DC Comics Behind the Scenes
While on the subject of DC, it seems there are a lot of creators leaving the company for the time being, some going out in a spectacular fashion like Rob Liefield, as he will not be writing any of the books he is solicited for in October & November, ending with the #0 issues. Judd Winick is also leaving, creators are moving around, it seems like anyone not on an A-list book is part of massive reshuffling.
Best Things in November
This new Image title, from Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh, genuinely excites me. Maybe it's because I've already spoken to Ed about it. Maybe it's because Walsh's art is so damn good. Maybe it's because I like great new comics. Mix all that up and you have every reason to trust me when I say you need this book in your life. Thank me later.
Judge Dredd by Swierczynski
Yep, this one didn't slip past me. My favourite pulp writer on a very pulpy character. I'm sure many are worried about the conversion for Dredd to the US, I have faith in Duane Swierczynski to do me proud. Plus Nelson Daniel on art doesn't hurt a damn bit. That guy is phenomenal.
Locke & Key: Omega #1
This series is easily one of the best things to happen to and in comics the past decade. Seek out every trade in lead up to this book because it's something you have to be reading.
Worst Things in November
Jason Aaron - The $3.99 Machine
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Jason Aaron is a hell of a writer. I want to read everything he writes. But Marvel keeps pricing everything he does at $3.99 thus meaning I absolutely cannot buy into all his cool stuff. Thor: God of Thunder sounds incredibly interesting to me right now. But if it double ships and I want to buy other books, this one just might not happen for me. And that would suck.
Possibly say the same thing for Rick Remender. However, I will buy his double shipped $3.99 books because he has that much in street credits in my account.
The Defenders Ends
I don't know if this is the worst because it's ending or because it rarely lived up to what I wanted it to be and thus it needed to end. I'm torn...
Coolest Things in November
MAD Artist's Edition
If cool doesn't encapsulate this book then I don't know what to say. I wish I could afford more of these, and I know I can't get this one, but my heart goes out for it. I managed to get my hands on the Daredevil: Born Again one so I can't complain. But I still will. This things is going to be bananas.
Storm Dogs #1
This book from Image is written by David Hine. That should be enough. If not, know it's described as a 'science-fiction crime thriller." I know, right, you're sold. I am, too.
Robert E Howard's Savage Sword Vol 1
Scope out the best comic anthology for the past year by far. This book, in monthly format, is dense and intensely enjoyable. I can only imagine what getting your mitts on the first 4 issues will be like. There is a lot of grand talent to be found in here, both yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's.
I'm genuinely excited about a few of these titles. Though, I would have been regardless of the timing or 'linewide' status. I like good comics and I have faith in Remender's Cap and Uncanny Avengers as well as Fraction's attempt to do something new with the First Family of the Marvel U.