Even though the reboot hasn't happened yet, we know what will happen in the new DCU. Well, at least as much as the solicits will let us know, which is not much. DC along as all the other companies such as Marvel IDW, Image and Dark Horse have posted their solicits for November, and as always, we look through them so you know what to look for, what to avoid, and what to check out. Hit the jump to see our thoughts.
The Best Things in November
Wolverine #18 & #19
I forgot to talk about it last month, or decided to talk about other things, but once again we have Jason Aaron reunited with usual partner in crime Ron Garney. The two of them have done some very awesome Wolverine stories in the past, and having them reunited again is wonderful. Add to the fact that this arc features guest appearances by Fat Cobra and Gorilla Man fighting through Chinatown all the way to the center of the Earth, (that's like six of my favorite things all together at the same time) and you know you are in for a crazy ride. Check this (and the previous issue) out, you won't be disappointed.
Rocking Rocketeer Adventures HC
Normally, when any solicit claims to have a "a veritable Who’s Who of writers and artists", you know that there normally is some hyperbolic sales pitch behind it. However, looking at the people that collaborated for this anthology that is now getting collected into one oversize HC, it's hard to argue against it. Just look through the list of collaborators, and you are bound to find one of your favorite creators somewhere in there. I'm really looking forward to checking out this bad boy.
The Worst Things in November
Boobs and Blood
Look, I don't know which one of you was it that saw Bleez, one of the members of the Red Lanterns, known for vomiting blood all over the place and thought "Wow, that's sexy!". All I want you to know is that I kind of hate you on principle alone, but DC seemingly is trying to appeal to your baser instincts with the upcoming Red Lanterns #3. The cover features the aforementioned Bleez touching herself in a seductive manner as a shower of blood falls on her rather big breasts. And who is doing the cover? None other than Ed Benes himself. It has to be seen to be believed.
Magneto: Not a Hero
It's always sad when a villain inevitably returns to their all-too-familiar status quo, but to have a miniseries explicitly claim in the title? That's straight up overkill. I really did enjoy Magneto's turn to ambivalence and partnership with the X-Men, and I honestly found him more interesting as the old man willing to relegate to the younger generation, acting as a guiding role. In any case, this could all be a very elaborate ruse and he will remain the same. I guess we will find out, but until then, I remain cautiously apprehensive to this whole thing. Also, the solicitations don't really explicitly say if this is going to be a mini or an ongoing. Weird.
The Coolest Things in November
Nothing to Shame...
I'll be checking out Shame Itself, which is not the latest last-minute Fear Itself tie-in, but one of those comics that Marvel likes to publish on occasion to remind us that they still like poking fun at themselves. I've checked out some of those before, such as Who Won't Wield The Shield? and they had their share of laugh-out-loud moments. Add in the fact that it has some really good artists attached to it, and I figure it should be pretty good. Also of note is that despite being $3.99, it features 40 pages of content.
Chase Finally Gets Collected
It's one of those hidden gems that didn't hit the right audience at the time but still managed to become a critical hit. Chase was a short lived series in the late 90's about a character named Cameron Chase and it featured the early artwork of J.H. Williams III, who you might now as the artist of Detective Comics/Batwoman. As a matter of fact, Cameron Chase is supposed to show up in an upcoming issue of Batwoman, so it might be a good time to catch up on her exploits. The only thing I'm not quite sure of is why this collection brings a bunch of "Secret Files" issues. I seriously hope that half of this book isn't assorted data entries that are not related to the character at all.