Episode 3 – November Previews

Episode 3 Cover Image
Episode 3 Cover Image

This week Brian and Liam run down the November issue of Previews Magazine to see what interesting things are coming out November 2015.

Liam’s Preview of the Month:

Marvel Comics – Star Wars: Vader Down
Jason Aaron (W)
Star Wars: Vader Down is an upcoming Marvel comic book crossover event. The six-issue run begins with Star Wars: Vader Down 1 and continues in the comic series Star Wars and Star Wars: Darth Vader. The crossover event brings together characters from both series, as Darth Vader faces off against the Rebel Alliance on his own.

Brian’s pick of the month:

DC Comics – The Dark Knight III – The Master Race
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (W), Andy Kubert (A) Klaus Janson (A)
32pages standard comic, plus a 16 page mini-comic. – $5.99

After each issue, a collector’s edition at oversized trim will be released for $19.99, at the end of the 8 issues, DC will also release a special edition slipcase for the entire series.

All New Comics pick of the month:

Dynamite Entertainment – James Bond 007
Warren Ellis(W), Jason Masters (A)
Beginning Vargr, the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best selling writer Warren Ellis. James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section Agent. But something is moving through the back streets of London and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin!

All New Comics is offering this issue for only $3.00 rather than the regular $3.99 exclusively for subscribers.

 

DC Comics Previews
DC Comics Previews

Superman: American Alien
Max Landis (W)
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Batman: Europa
Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello (W) Jim Lee (A)
4 issue mini-series, about Batman fighting a virus he can’t cure, and the Joker is his only hope. Each issue will be finished by a different artist over layouts by Giuseppe Camuncoli – who is a significant Italian comics artist

The Omega Men #6
READ THIS COMIC!!! Such a good series.

Note, shortly after we recorded this episode, DC Entertainment informed CBR News that Omega Men was among Five DC Titles Set to End in December.

Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman Trinity Deluxe HC
Matt Wagner (W, A)
Batman working with Superman and WonderWoman to defeat Ra’s Al Ghul.

Batman by Neal Adams Omnibus HC
Neal Adams entire run on Batman is collected in one massive volume, $100!

iZombie Omnibus HC
Chris Robertson (W), Michael Allred (A)
All 28 issues of iZombie in one collection – $75

Marvel Comics Previews
Marvel Comics Previews

All New All Different Avengers
Mark Waid (W), Adam Kubert (A)
In the aftermath of Secret Wars, an all-new team of Avengers will assemble for an all-different ongoing series. Writer Mark Waid joins with artists Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar to head up what promises to be a very different roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from any previous line-ups.

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS features Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Ms. Marvel, Nova, and Spider-Man.

Venom Space Knight
Robbie Thompson (W), Ariel Olivetti (A)
With all of the awesome stuff that has happened to Venom in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, this is a very cool place to grow into. Basically, Venom was broken. During Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom returned to his home planet where it was discovered that he had been cut off from the collective consciousness. By restoring him to the collective, he regained his sanity and the symbiosis between the Venom Symbiote and Flash Thompson is now stronger than ever.

Daredevil & Elektra Omnibus
These are omnibuses of some of the best Daredevil comics of all time. These were out before, but they’re back in print now.

Daredevil Omnibus
Frank Miller (W, A), Klaus Janson (A)
Reprints all of Frank Miller’s Daredevil (158-161, 163-191).

Electra Omnibus
Frank Miller (W), Bill Sienkiewicz (A)< Frank Miller (A)
Reprints Electra Assasin 1-8, Electra Lives Again

 

Image Comics Previews
Image Comics Previews

Saga #31
Brian K Vaughn (W), Fiona Staples (A)
READ SAGA!!! The first four trades are now available, and they do a great job of building arcs, giving a small break, and going into the next arc.

IDW
Andre the Giant – Closer to Heaven
Brandon Easton (W), Denis Medri (A)
An amazing biography of Andre the Giant, 104 pages, $12.99

Other Publishers:

Archie Comics
The Shield, Archie, Jughead
Mark Waid is writing Archie now, the art is really great looking by artist Annie Wu, they have totally updated Archie. Toronto’s own Chip Zdarsky is writing the all new Jughead.

Don’t worry, the classic Bob Montanna, Dan Parent style archie stuff is still around.

Boom Studios:
LumberJanes To The Max Edition Volume 1 HC
This is such fun comics. It’s about five girls who get together to have an awesome time, and end up fighting an array of supernatural critters.
This hardcover edition is 8 issues in an oversized hardcover.

Alien Next Door
W: Joey Spiotto
A hilarious take on how the xenobite from Alien relaxes after a day of battling space marines.

Peter as the Iceman
Peter as the Iceman from Hellblazer

The guys also talked about the Hellblazer Iceman villian from the “Freezes Over” arc in Hellblazer (erroneously called “The Ice Truck Killer” by Brian), and how his inspiration was Peter from All New Comics.

Forest City Comicon and Shuster Awards
Forest City Comicon and Shuster Awards

Future guests will include the Forest City Comicon, and Kevin from the Shuster Awards, now celebrating its 11th year.