These are my (overdue) picks for January comics. I
won’t be buying all of these, but anything that struck
me as being of interest was listed anyway.

DC Comics

  • ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #4: The
    Frank Miller
    series continues.
  • YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA’S AL GHUL TP: Originally
    released to tie in
    with Batman Begins. This is the TPB
    collection.
  • BATMAN: HUSH RETURNS TP: This is the sequel to the
    recent
    Hush storylin.
  • SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP: This is the first
    collection of
    stories that will publish every Superman story ever
    published in
    chronological order. Very tempting.
  • INFINITE CRISIS #4: The latest “event” story
    continues.
  • DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL: This is a
    48 page one shot.
  • THE FLASH: ROGUE WAR TP: This was written by Geoff
    Johns, who has
    been writing so much for DC lately.
  • GOLDEN AGE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC: This is the
    stuff from 1941.
    If you can afford it, go for it.
  • GREEN LANTERN #8: Geoff Johns and Carlos Pacheco
    continue their run.
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #5: Dave Gibbons and
    Geoff Johns are
    writing this miniseries. There will be six issues in
    the end, and the
    first two weren’t bad.
  • SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 TP: The
    Silver Age edition
    is also collected.
  • DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP: This is
    a wide variety
    of material written by Moore for DC.
  • JLA: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE TP: Geoff Johns and
    Allan Heinberg wrote
    this one, which fits between Identity Crisis and
    Infinite Crisis.

Marvel Comics

  • Ultimate Extinction #1 (of 5): Kicks of the third
    part of the
    Ultimate Galactus storyline. Maybe Galactus will
    actually be in this
    one.
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four / X-Men: The second part
    of the story
    begun in Ultimate X-Men / Fantastic Four in
    December.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man #89: The Silver Sable
    storyline continues.
  • Ultimate X-Men #66: Robert Kirkman is writing
    this, the first of
    three parts in the “Date Night” storyline.
  • Ultimates 2 #10: Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
    continue the run.
  • Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man #4 / Marvel
    Knights Spider-Man
    #22 / Amazing Spider-Man #528: This three part
    storyline is back to
    having each title’s writer writing just that issue.
    It’s about time.
    Had they kicked off FNSM with just Peter David doing
    his thing, I’ve
    have probably picked it up, but I’ll pass on this
    mega-crossover
    stuff, and probably won’t get issue 5.
  • Spider-Man / Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #6
    (of 6): It’s
    actually happening. The final issue has actually been
    solicited, and
    might actually be out some time soon.
  • Daredevil #81: The final issue of the
    Bendis/Maleev run. It’s
    been good so far.
  • Marvel Knights 4 #26: The second Fantastic Four
    title continues.
  • All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A
    to Z #1: This
    is the first in a 12 month series that will cover the
    entire Marvel
    Universe. I wonder how out of date issue #1 will be
    when issue #12
    sees print…
  • Fantastic Four #534: The Hulk guest stars as JMS
    continues his run.
  • Nextwave #1 (of 12): This has an unappealing
    solicitation text,
    but with Warren Ellis writing and Stuart Immonen on
    pencils, it could
    be alright.
  • New Avengers #15: This still has Bendis on
    writing, but will have
    Frank Cho on pencils.
  • Pulse #13: Bendis recently announced on his
    bulletin board that
    his last issue on the title will be #14. There’s
    still no word on who
    will follow him, if anyone. I loved the first story
    arc, which was
    actually about reporters in the Marvel Universe, along
    the lines of
    the original pitch. Since then, it’s been a book
    about Jessica Jones,
    the advisor to the group. It’s not bad, but it’s not
    the concept I
    signed up for. If someone else were to take over and
    bring it back to
    that concept, I’d be quite excited.
  • Astonishing X-Men Saga: A 48 page summary of 12
    issues of
    Astonishing X-Men. It could be interesting,
    but I’d rather
    just get the 12 issues.
  • Exiles #75 and 76: The World Tour takes them to
    the Marvel 2099
    universe that hasn’t been seen in so long.
  • Mythos: X-Men: Written by Paul Jenkins and painted
    by Paolo
    Rivera, this is the first in a series of
    one-shots.
  • Uncanny X-Men #468: This is another tie-in to the
    “House of M” via
    the “Decimation” fallout.
  • X-Men: The End – Men and X-Men #1: This series is
    finally coming
    to a close. I left the second book for the TPB
    format. I bought it,
    but haven’t read it yet.
  • Supreme Power: Hyperion #5 (of 5): I’ve enjoyed
    the first two
    issues. This could continue to be quite good.
  • Supreme Power: Nighthawk #5 (of 6): Again, the
    first two issues
    are quite enjoyable.
  • Essential Godzilla TPB: There’s no mention in the
    solicitation,
    but rumour has it that Marvel only managed to
    renegotiate the license
    for a single printing, so you might want to strongly
    consider this
    one.
  • Essential Avengers Vol 5: I’m on board for this
    one for sure.
  • Essential Handbook to the Marvel Universe Vol. 1:
    Collects issues
    1-15 of Mark Gruenwald’s original run.