This week we have a special bonus episode of Sequential Fiction. Brian is flying solo talking about the October Previews for comics being released in December 2015.
Brian will talk to you about what looks good this month, his own personal pick, something Liam thought looked good, and Peter from All New Comics has his own choice for December.
This is a much shorter episode than normal, but we really wanted to bring our picks to you.
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Brian’s Pick of the month:
Star Wars: C3PO Special
Written by James Robinson, Art by Tony Harris
Follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC’s Starman reunite for the first time in nearly two decades!
You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99
Liam’s Pick of the Month:
Marvel – Totally Awesome Hulk
Greg Pak and Frank Cho
Get ready for the craziest Hulk story of the millennium as a kid genius decides he’s gonna be the best Hulk ever — and just possibly brings the entire Marvel Universe crashing down into chaos! Totally awesome beach day! Massive monster mayhem! She-Hulk and Lady Hellbender! Massive heart and ridiculous action brought to you by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak and superstar artist Frank Cho! Is it possible for us to fit in one more exclamation point? YES!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
All New Comics Pick of the Month:
Written by Charles Soule, art by Ron Garney
Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney’s office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it’s a whole new chapter for our man without fear—including the arrival of the devil’s advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot.
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)
If you’re a subscriber at All New Comics, you will get this for $3.00, rather than the usual $3.99 for issue #1
Marvel – All New Inhumans
Written by Charles Soule and James Asmus, art by Steafano Caselli
As the Terrigen Clouds move around the world they leave in their wake the wrecked lives of the Inhumanized. Crystal and her team are tasked to help as many of these NuHumans as possible, but it’s not going to be easy. Not only are views of these new super-powered people varied (from fear to anger to amazement) but even those who get the powers aren’t always glad to get them. Add to that the nineteen mysterious Skyspears that recently crashed into the Earth, and the Inhuman world just got a lot more complicated.
Issue #1 – 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
Issue #2 – 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Marvel – Spidey #1
Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw
Think you know everything about Peter Parker’s early days? Think again. It’s action, adventure and a rip-roaring romp in classic Marvel style as SPIDEY swings onto shelves this winter! Featuring adventures from throughout the web-slinging wonder’s younger years, it’s a return to the days of overdue homework, not knowing how to talk to girls (or anybody, really) and just a plenty of danger. Witness some of Spidey’s earliest tangles with the likes of DOC OCK, SANDMAN and a host of other unexpected guests!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
DC Comics – Harley’s Little Black Book
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER and a bunch of people who owe her favors
It’s the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There’s a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)
48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
DC Comics – TMNT / Batman
Written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Freddie Williams III.
DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!
32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US
DC Comics – Batman The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller Gallery Edition
Commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most defining works in comics history with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – FRANK MILLER Gallery Edition. Sourced from the original art that has been scanned from collectors worldwide, this is the collection we’ve all been waiting for. Featured within the hardcovers of this Smythe-sewn edition is Miller’s artwork from DKR #1-4, scanned in full color from the original black-and-white pages. Also included are the covers, related art and previously unpublished pieces showcasing Miller’s artwork as never seen before.
Graphitti Designs’ Gallery Editions replicate the look, feel and attitude of the artwork. Every page is reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide the fan and collector with museum-quality reproductions that are obtainable nowhere else.
Though we were unable to locate every original from this story, we are pleased to present to fans everywhere the best presentation of the artwork from this historic series ever seen. This is your only opportunity to see the artwork that truly changed Batman forever.
On sale February 2016 • 216 pg. FC, 13” x 20” • $175.00 US
Vertigo – Lucifer #1
Written by Holly Black with art by Lee Garbett.
The anti-hero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki)!
As this series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair.
32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Image Comics presents Brian K Vaughn’s The Private Eye Hardcover
THE EISNER AWARD-WINNING “BEST DIGITAL COMIC” IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN PRINT! Because retailers, readers, and ROBERT KIRKMAN demanded it, the online sensation from PanelSyndicate.com’s BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange: The Oath) is finally coming to print with this gorgeous deluxe hardcover edition, presented in the story’s original widescreen format! Years after the digital cloud “bursts” and exposes all of our worst secrets, THE PRIVATE EYE is set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity. Following an unlicensed P.I. who is thrust into the most important case of his life, this sci-fi mystery explores the nature of privacy with frightening prescience. Collects THE PRIVATE EYE #1-10 –
304 PAGES / FC / M / 12 x 7.5 / $49.99
Image Comics – Symmetry
STORY: MATT HAWKINS, ART: RAFFAELE IENCO
Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work…all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution…but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?
32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Archie Collector’s Edition
ARCHIE: COLLECTOR’S EDITIONThis direct market-only, 80-page special collects the first three issues of the landmark new Archie series. Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways with a new school year, new changes, new questions and new storylines for the teens of Riverdale. Take another look at all of the gorgeous artwork by the incomparable Fiona Staples in this must-have collector special! And if you haven’t experienced the historical, groundbreaking new Riverdale yet, now is your chance to get in on the ground floor! This collector’s edition contains special features you won’t want to miss out on!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale Date: 12/16
80-page, full color comic
Archaia Press – Jim Henson’s Storyteller Dragons
What’s to Love: We explored the many different myths and legends about witches in Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, and we’re thrilled to rejoin the Storyteller and his faithful dog as they explore a whole new set of stories about dragons from talented creators with beautiful and unique styles.
What It Is: Dragons have taken many different shapes in cultures across the world, from serpents and “worms” to thunderbirds and the classic European firebreather. In this first issue, Fabian Rangel Jr. (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) bring us “Son of the Serpent,” inspired by Native American stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird.
Steven Universe Volume 1 Too Cool for Schoool OGN
The first original graphic novel tied to Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (created by Rebecca Sugar) will bring together the show’s Supervising Director Ian Jones-Quarterly, regular comic series writer Jeremy Sorese, and artist Coleman Engle as the creative team, publisher BOOM! Studios announced Thursday. It is planned for release in December, with a cover by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.
Steven Universe: Too Cool for School will feature Steve, Connie, and the Gems in the story of what happens when Steven joins Connie at school.