Welcome to the first Comics Guide of the new year -- and it's a doozy!

After two weeks of short lists -- thanks to the holidays -- the publishers have roared back strong. Especially those who publish manga! There are 39 new books from the Eastern hemisphere this week, about double the normal amount!

Now, normally in these circumstances I set alight The Baron Emergency Signal, summoning our resident Nipponophile from Monster Island to identify manga genres, explain cultural differences and make recommendations. But, alas, The Baron was unable to answer, as he has been shrunk to one-sixth his normal size and trapped in a cage with two similarly-sized hot chicks in bikinis called shobijin, singing hymns to Mothra. Strangely, The Baron strenuously declined any suggestion of rescue. Go figure.

So that left The Captain to his own devices when it comes to this veritable flood of manga. And I have no such devices! But I've never been one to shirk a challenge, so I will charge ahead, supremely confident in my utter ignorance.

Part of which is that I can't tell manga from manhwa from manhua. But I don't let that stop me! I'll call it all manga and say any old thing. Why? Because I'm an idiot!

That being said, there is a lot of good Western stuff this week, about which I can speak with a smidgen of authority. For example, be aware of ANMN titles (that's "All-New Marvel NOW!"), because each Marvel title with NOW in the numbering has a code by which you can access digital copies of -- and I am not kidding -- the entire first run of that particular title. Now, I haven't tried this, and I don't know exactly what that means. But it sounds pretty good!

This week the NOW titles are Avengers A.I. #8.NOW, Avengers World #1.NOW and Savage Wolverine #14.NOW. Buy 'em and try 'em, says I.

Also, IDW is releasing four "Artist Edition" hardbacks that should prove mouth-watering for any fan of comic art -- and which of us isn't? They're located in the IDW section, between DC and Image.

Now here's my first recommendation for the week:

 

ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1

Written by DAN SLOTT, AL EWING, JAMES ROBINSON, NATHAN EDMONDSON, G. WILLOW WILSON & NICK SPENCER

Art by MICHAEL ALLRED, LEE GARBETT, STEVE PUGH, PHIL NOTO, ADRIAN ALPHONA & RAGS MORALES

Cover by SALVADOR LAROCCA

Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This is the recharged All-New Marvel NOW!

And it’s starting right NOW! Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at All-New Marvel NOW! Point One – your one-stop jumping on point into the world of All-New Marvel NOW!

Featuring a star-studded creative cast, All-New Marvel NOW! Point One features exciting new lead-in stories for LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS. MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD!

Loki embarks on a mission for Asgard! The Silver Surfer and Dawn experience the cosmic rays of Nautikos! A Kree Pursuer and her Special Forces team prepare to invade the Earth! The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia! Who is the new Ms. Marvel? And can even the Indestructible Hulk survive the aid and assistance of fellow Avengers Cannonball and Sunspot?

"All-New Marvel NOW! Point One kicks off 2014 in style with six bold new stories that offer a glimpse into the exciting future of the Marvel Universe," said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “From the voyage of self-discovery of the new MS. MARVEL to eye-popping cosmic adventures of the SILVER SURFER to the globe-spanning espionage of BLACK WIDOW, All-New Marvel NOW! Point One is THE place for new and longtime fans to dive in.”

Join some of the industry’s top talent this January as they take the Marvel Universe in a brand new direction – starting with brand new stories providing a clean entry point for six of the hottest new series of 2014!

And it all starts this January in the pages of All-New Marvel NOW! Point One! You don’t want to miss this one!

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW! For more on All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AllNewMarvelNOW.

This is essentially an anthology, and I don't usually recommend anthologies. But this is the third or fourth "Point One" book Marvel has published, and I have found each of them to be good guides for what I will or won't like in whatever marketing scheme Marvel has cooked up.

And here are the preview pages:

NEXT:

AVENGERS WORLD #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER

Art by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Wraparound Variant by ART ADAMS

Variant Covers by MILO MANARA & SKOTTIE YOUNG

Animal Variant & Deadpool Variant Also Available

Blank Cover also available

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

“TROUBLE MAP”

The Avengers will be tested like never before – and it all starts in the exciting Avengers World #1 – an all-new series from the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli!

Following the events of INFINITY, our heroes have returned from the stars to find a very different Earth. New threats have emerged on the world they left behind, and new measures have risen up to deal with them. Earth has been marked an “Avengers World”, safely under the protection of Earth’s Mightiest.

But how will the nations and governments of the world respond to their claim – and what happens when it’s denied?

"The premise of the book is that it's the Avengers, doing big things, because it's an Avengers World now," editor Tom Brevoort said in an interview with Marvel.com. "But while we'll field the same potential lineup of 18+ Avengers in WORLD, we'll specifically be looking to give greater screen time to some of the newer Avengers, like Hyperion, Smasher, Cannonball, Shang-Chi, Starbrand and Sunspot."

Witness the beginning of a new globe-spanning epic of empires and armies – and the few heroes that stand between them and us this January in the blockbuster Avengers World #1!

Every FIRST ISSUE bearing the All New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. But that’s not all! Select .NOW! titles will also come with a digital code for the entire first collection of that series ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

For more on All-New Marvel NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelNOW.

Here's a new book representing a broadened approach to Avengering, which I recently wrote a column about. And, you know, I'm an old hand at this sort of thing, and have read The Authority, and Avengers Annual #2, and all sorts of alt-future hoo-ha that show how awful it is when superheroes try to step outside of the little sandbox sketched out by Superman in 1938.

Well, you know what? I'm not cynical about this. I want it to be a good story, and I have enough confidence in the people doing it that it will be a good story, and I'm eager to read it. You should be, too.

BLACK WIDOW #1

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

Variant Covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, MILO MINARA, and SKOTTIE YOUNG also available!

Blank Variant Also Available

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

“The Finely Woven Thread”

This January, Natasha fights off her demons in the new Black Widow #1, the action-packed new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto! You’ve seen her as an Avenger and even an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. – now prepare for a side of her you’ve never seen before!

Though she now walks a righteous path, Natasha’s past is paved with bloody memories. The death and destruction from her past as a KGB assassin still haunts her – and she now seeks atonement for past sins. Atonement that will take her to the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe and beyond. And commit acts the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. would not approve of.

“Phil Noto and Nathan Edmondson have one those magical creative partnerships that brings out the best in both of them,” says series Editor Ellie Pyle. “Together they bring you a Natasha who is unsettlingly human in the midst of all the action and intrigue you’d expect.”

Deadly foes and lethal threats await around every turn – and the Black Widow stands alone. Don’t miss this new series that’s as gorgeous and dangerous as Natasha herself!

I love, love, love the Black Widow. Not as she is, necessarily, but as I want her to be.

I didn't like her at first. In the early '60s, Stan Lee wrote her, and Don Heck drew her, as some sort of '50s femme fatale that struck me, as a youngster who had seen Natasha Fatale on Rocky & Bullwinkle, as some kind of joke or parody of a femme fatale. It was only in reading the reactions by other characters to her that I twigged that she was supposed to be attractive. Despite, you know, looking like one of my aunts wearing my grandmother's gloves, hat and veil.

Later she became a superhero of sorts in a gray-and-blue outfit (with fishnets!) that looked like something from a circus. And her "powers" consisted of suction cups and a grapple line. (When you're reading Amazing Spider-Man at the same time, that's not very impressive.)  I guess Stan Lee (or Roy Thomas) realized she was a dead end and wrote her out of Avengers.

But then Stan rebooted her in Amazing Spider-Man #86 (1970), with a modern, skin-tight suit and some weaponry you can't get at Radio Shack. Then in Daredevil, of all places, she became a bit more ... ah, modern ... in her approach to sex, and lived "in sin" with Matt Murdock in San Francisco. Of course, that perked up the ears of an adolescent. But more importantly, she stopped being an artificial, comic-booky person and more like, well, girls that I knew.

Finally, Marvel stopped tippy-toeing around her past, and established that, yes, she had once been a very bad person who stole and spied and killed a lot of people, and, yes, she had grown up in the Soviet espionage program, which we know now from declassified documents was a really awful way to grow up, and, yes, there's a lot more to Black Widow than suction cups and a grapple line. In fact, she may not be the most powerful Avenger, but she is, bar none, the scariest one. Or should be. Marvel even published a series of low-selling but terrific short series and miniseries starring Natasha as a brittle but ultra-competent survivor of terrible things.

And incidentally, another interesting thing about her is that her name changed. When Stan Lee named her in a 1964 Tales of Suspense, he called Natasha (See: Rocky & Bullwinkle) and Romanov (or Romanoff). That last is a Westernized version of the surname of the last Russian czar, Nikolas II, one of the few Russian names most '60s Westerners had heard of outside of Kruschev. ("Stalin" wasn't Russian, or even real -- it means "Man of Steel." Stalin was from Georgia, and his birth name wasn't Stalin.)

Apparently later writers decided that was a bit too phony, and started monkeying with the Black Widow's civilian name. But, unfortunately, none of them knew a lick of Russian, and came up with all kinds o' things. Some worked, though. Chris Claremont, I think, established Natalia as her first name, which makes sense, because Natasha is the familiar form of Natalia, like Joe is for Joseph. And someone realized that Nat lacked a patronymic, a very important part of a Russian person's name, derived from their father. Some tried to turn Romanova into the patronymic, because it sounded right, but it isn't right -- a patronymic would be Romanovna (daughter of Roman). Nat's name was Romanova, a very specific and real Russian surname. Kurt Busiek gave her Ivanovna (daughter of Ivan) as a patronymic, which I liked, but it didn't stick, and someone -- probably Claremont -- gave her Alianovna, which did stick, but I don't know what it means. (Daughter of ... Alia? Alan? Aloysius?) So now, after many twists and turns, Black Widow is Natalia Alianovna Romanova. Natasha to her friends.

Although, in Russia, her nickname would be some derivative of her patronymic. Alyosha, or something.

Maybe. MAYBE. She's a spy. She could have a lot of names. And she -- like most long-running secondary characters -- has multiple origins. But because she IS a spy, any of them could be true or lies or be false identities or some combination thereof. She has been established as the wife of a cosmonaut, a ballerina, an orphan raised in "the Red Room" to be an assassin, all kinds of things. And they could all be true. Or none of them. Or a combination.

That's what's so cool about the Black Widow. I think she has ENORMOUS potential as a character, in a variety of genres. And then came Scarlett Johansson, taking the "we need a girl" part in the Avengers movie and breathing life and purpose and suggestions of backstory into it.

Now, I may be prejudiced by my love of all things Russian, from language to literature to history. But I want to see more of Black Widow. I want to see her live up to her potential, where even Captain America isn't quite sure what she's going to do, but assigns her to things and looks the other way, because he won't like how she gets it done. And I want to read a series that explores what it's like to be that person, and dare me to be sympathetic.

And I want a Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson, that dares to be as down and dirty as the down and dirtiest of Bond, that doesn't stint at violence, cruelty, betrayal and moments of heart-stopping empathy. I want a movie about an espionage agent that never notices it stars a woman -- except that when the star uses being a woman to lull people into letting down their guard.

Will this Black Widow series be what I want it to be? Will it give me the movie I want? Probably not. But I do want to see more of Black Widow -- on screen, in print, everywhere. And I want people to be a little uncomfortable when they see her.

So I'm recommending this book so that you will buy it and help the ol' Captain out. Deal?

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18

Publisher: VALIANT COMICS

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART

Art by BART SEARS

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Pullbox Exclusive Variant by LEWIS LAROSA

Variant Cover by CULLY HAMNER

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.

GET SOME – PART 1

Valiant is sending Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps into action alongside legendary artist and Valiant icon Bart Sears (X-O Manowar) for "GET SOME!" – an all-new story arc beginning in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18!

As revealed at MTV Geek, Sears will join ongoing co-writers Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart for an all-new, two-part story pitting Valiant's 21st century shock troops against the first wave of superhuman specialists.

"['Get Some' is] both a term that’s used going into a war zone, referring to confirmed kills, as well as a catch phrase often used by action heroes," Gage told MTV Geek. "We’re being a bit facetious in that, with the premise and setup, it could appear like this is a straightforward action-fest, but with me and Josh at the helm, it’s inevitably going to take some weird and subversive turns."

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot escaped to bring war down upon his former masters at Project Rising Spirit ... but now they've made him an offer he can't refuse. Partnered with the weaponized men and women of the H.A.R.D. Corps, Bloodshot and this black budget, technologically-augmented strike force is facing off against a network of terrorist saboteurs in the heart of the Persian Gulf! But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate that's signing his paychecks, he'll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror – and face-to-face with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of superhuman soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.

As the next installment of Valiant's MUST READ VALIANT campaign, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #18 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher Max) and Cully Hamner (RedBlue Beetle– is a perfect entry point into the series that Uproxx calls "fun, snarky, and fast-paced; pretty much a perfect read for action fans"!

And, in addition to Bloodshot, look for other all-new, self-contained entry points into Valiant's ongoing series all winter long with new MUST READ VALIANT milestones for each of Valiant's can't-miss monthly titles – Shadowman #13 by Peter Milligan and Roberto De La Torre in December; and Harbinger #20 by Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry, and Eternal Warrior #5 by Greg Pak and Diego Bernard – both on sale in January!

For more information on Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit Valiant.CinderBlock.com.

I don't hear much buzz about Valiant on this board. That's disappointing.

All of Valiant's books are as good as the top ranks of Marvel and DC -- there's not a loser in the bunch. And all of them are better than Valiant 1.0 or Valiant 2.0, which happened in the 1980s and '90s, when for a time Valiant was the No. 3 publisher in America.

All of them are readable as individual books, or you can see them ganged together in Unity. And two books -- Archer & Armstrong and Quantum and Woody -- dare to be funny as well as dramatic. And folks, funny is a lot harder than dramatic.

So let me recommend this book, because of two reasons: 1) I think Bloodshot has been Valiant's weakest book -- until now, when it's taking the lead in the direction the Valiant Universe is going to go. And 2) it's part of the "Get Some" promotion that, if history is a judge, will actually go somewhere.

So there's my recommendation. Here's the weakest Valiant book, and I think it's still better than 90 percent of The New 52. Try it, and see if you disagree.

 

THE COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS TP

Story / art / cover BRANDON GRAHAM

208 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99

Rare, obscure, and new material from Brandon Graham collected for the first time

Before he broke new ground and shot to the forefront of the comics industry after KING CITY and PROPHET, Brandon Graham created MULTIPLE WARHEADS, a slice-of-life take on an alternate version of Russia rooted in science-fiction and fantasy. The original one-shot comic starred Sexica, an organ smuggler, and her werewolf boyfriend Nikoli, who worked as a mechanic. Out of print for years, MULTIPLE WARHEADS is being reprinted, along with a more recent miniseries, in THE COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS, on sale this December 4 from Image Comics.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS features ghosts, magic, and monsters, which doesn't make it sound much like slice-of-life comics. But the twist is that while Graham enjoys exploring the supernatural and sci-fi elements of the world, the focus is squarely on the characters and their relationships with each other. Wild things do happen, and absurd characters do appear, but if you're reading MULTIPLE WARHEADS, you're reading it to see what happens to the cast, in addition to exploring their vibrant world.

"I love showing what the day to day lives of these characters who live in a world which is basically if Russian fairy tales made it into the modern age of cars and rock and roll. The more I work in the world the more I've been allowing myself to stray off the main path and show what else is out there. That's always a big part of the fun of making comics for me, you can open every fictional treasure chest or book on the characters shelves to show what might be inside."

The original MULTIPLE WARHEADS one-shot was a highly-prized and rare part of Graham's body of work. Recently reprinted as MULTIPLE WARHEADS: DOWN FALL with new material, the original story set the foundation for the MULTIPLE WARHEADS miniseries, published by Image Comics in 2012. The miniseries depicted the further adventures of Sexica and Nikoli, and introduced Blue Nura, a no-nonsense bounty hunter thrown in over her head on a job.

"I'm thrilled to finally be able to get all of the Warheads pages I've done in one big book. The newer stuff was always built off of the book's strange beginnings as a porn comic and then the slow build in a couple short stories before the color issues at Image. It's nice to know that people won't have to dig forever through quarter bins or buy them overpriced on the internet to be able to read the stuff."

Again, my love of all things Russian may be affecting my judgment. Nevertheless, this is a book that is known and appreciated outside the U.S., has a few literary pretensions, and appears to be a good read for us linear, unejjamicated Americans as well. I think it's worth a look.

HEAVEN’S WAR TP (NEW PRINTING)

Story MICAH HARRIS

Art / cover MICHAEL GAYDOS

120 PAGES / BW / T+ / $16.99

BACK IN PRINT!

J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams team up in this historical fantasy

Do what thou wilt shall NOT be the whole of the Law—not if Charles Williams has anything to say about it! Joined by fellow writer’s group companions J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, Charles sets out to stop the nefarious occultist Aleister Crowley from gaining access to the Heavenly realms in HEAVEN’S WAR. If they fail, Aleister Crowley may succeed in a plot to manipulate the angelic battles in Heaven and reshape humanity’s destiny to fit his will.

Drawing on the famous religious writers and fantasists from history and creating fresh and engaging characters all their own, Micah Harris and Michael Gaydos (Alias, Daredevil Redemption) create a Miltonian adventure that has captivated readers for years and returns in this new printing.

If you took a single literature course in college and your ears did NOT prick up on reading the first line of this solicitation, then you are an engineer or something. YES, I want to read a book that puts all those literary lions in the same story! Now, please!

MINIMUM WAGE #1

Story / art / cover BOB FINGERMAN

24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50

After a nearly 15-year hiatus, one of the most celebrated alternative cartoonists of all time, Bob Fingerman, is returning to his roots this January with the return of his comic book series MINIMUM WAGE. The refreshingly honest comic, based loosely on Fingerman’s own life, follows the life of the main character Rob as he stumbles through life in New York City. Praised by critics and celebrities alike, MINIMUM WAGE set the standard for cringe comedy, with fans ranging from Robert Kirkman and Patton Oswalt to Marc Maron and Trey Parker.

Earlier this year, Image Comics released the definitive hardcover collection of the series, MAXIMUM MINIMUM WAGE, which received critical acclaim, including placement on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List and rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and The New York Times. With such an overwhelming response to the collection of previously-released issues, Fingerman felt the time was right to return to his definitive series.

"Working on the massive MAXIMUM MINIMUM WAGE, just going through all that material, stoked my desire to return to these characters,” said Fingerman. "I'd deliberately given that chunk an open ending, thinking someday I'd come back and do more. Now seemed the perfect time and Image Comics seemed the perfect place."

Launching in January, 2014, MINIMUM WAGE #1 will pick up the story of Rob three years later, where much has changed in his life. When we last saw him, he was exchanging vows with his girlfriend Sylvia. Now he's single, owns a cell phone, lives with his mother again, and is giving some thought to diving back into dating. What could go wrong?

MAXIMUM MINIMUM WAGE HC is still available at finer bookstores and comic book stores, and available for order.

I confess, I will not buy this. I grew up during the '60s and '70s, and am damn tired of "slice-of-life" and comix-style, Baby Boom navel-gazing. But this book has a good pedigree, and is getting good notices. I thought I should bring it to everyone's attention. 

 

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

ABE SAPIEN #9

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELLBOY!

Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover)

Scott Allie (W)

Max Fiumara (A/Cover)

Dave Stewart (C)

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

Abe seeks shelter from the apocalypse in a small Arizona town that’s been invaded by a familiar group of punks—but the more immediate problem is a field full of strange monsters sprouting out of the dead like wheat!

• Variant cover by Mike Mignola!

• Art by Max Fiumara (B.P.R.D.: 1948)!

• New arc begins here!

“Fiumara’s art is gorgeous.”— Comic Book Resources

Abe Sapien seems an unlikely supporting character to be promoted to headliner. As Sub-Mariner and Aquaman have demonstrated over the decades, it's difficult for water-based characters to hold their own titles, or even to remain useful members of land-based teams. So Abe Sapien jumping to his own title from Hellboy/B.P.R.D. is kinda like Aquaman's sidekick spinning off from 1960s Teen Titans into Aqualad #1!

But only superficially. Because one thing Abe has that other water-based characters don't is that he's interesting. His characterization over the years has been a long-form, slow-motion effort that has rendered him a more layered and three-dimensional character than most. Plus, he's an easy guy to like, which you can't say for other water-logged wonders!

I can't comment on this specific book, as I trade-wait the Mignolaverse. But I heartily recommend anything from it.

DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 TP

THE ORIGINAL RADIOACTIVE HERO!

Paul S. Newman (W)

Frank Bolle (A)

George Wilson (A)

FC, 216 pages, $19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

After absorbing dangerous amounts of radiation in a nuclear accident, Doctor Philip Solar finds himself endowed with incredible powers over matter and energy. In these classic 1960s stories created by Paul S. Newman and Frank Bolle, Solar finds his powers evolving and his fight against archcriminal Nuro intensifying!

• With a foreword by Jim Shooter.

The Li'l Capn was strangely fascinated by Solar in the Silver Age. Was it the mysterious visor? (I liked Cyclops, too.) Was it the science-based powers? (I was as much a science/math-y sort of kid as an English/language-y sort of kid.) Was it the terrific painted covers by George Wilson? (I thought they were awesome on Gold Key's The Phantom, too.) Whatever it was, Solar looms large in my Silver Age memories, despite pretty pedestrian stories and mediocre art.

Which is what you'll find here. But maybe you'll also find whatever it was that excited the Li'l Capn lo, those many years ago. And if you do, tell me what it is!

HALO: ESCALATION #2

THE ALL-NEW HALO ONGOING EPIC CONTINUES!

Chris Schlerf (W)

Sergio Ariño (P)

Juan Castro (I)

Michael Atiyeh (C)

Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Ongoing

Halo®, one of the most celebrated video game series of all time, joins forces with Dark Horse for a thrilling new ongoing series!

As Sarah Palmer fights to get the Arbiter and the Brute Ambassador to safety, Captain Lasky sneaks behind enemy lines to reestablish communications with the UNSC Infinity. Their plans for escape are jeopardized, however, by a turncoat in their midst!

• An essential addition to the Halo canon!

• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

• From Chris Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!

HALO: INITIATION HC

Brian Reed (W)

Marco Castiello (A)

Michael Atiyeh (C)

John Liberto (Cover)

FC, 72 pages, $14.99

HC,  7” x 10”

Halo® — one of the most iconic video game franchises in history — comes to Dark Horse!

Before she was a super-solider defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST — Orbital Drop Shock Trooper — carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines!

Join her on her dramatic journey from the ranks of humanity’s toughest leathernecks to the highest echelon of elite warriors in the galaxy. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

• A new era of Halo® comics begins at Dark Horse!

• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

• From one of the writers on Halo 4—comics veteran Brian Reed!

SHAOLIN COWBOY #4 (of 4)

THE SHAOLIN COWBOY’S LAST STAND!

Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover)

Dave Stewart (C)

FC, 40 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

It is high doom in the low desert, as the Shaolin Cowboy tries to turn the tide on a dead sea of kamikaze zombies and learns that the devil you know may be easier to deal with than the devil you don’t. Thirty-one pages of fists and feet versus rotting flesh. It’s not J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Die.

• From multiple Eisner winner Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Big Guy and Rusty)!

• The blood-rushing conclusion!

• So much action, you’ll get an adrenaline contact high!

• Don’t miss Darrow each month in Dark Horse Presents!

It seems to me that fighting zombies with kung fu would be a good way to get your toe bitten off.

STAR WARS #13

CLOSING IN ON SKYWALKER!

Brian Wood (W)

Facundo Percio (P)

Dan Parsons (I)

Gabe Eltaeb (C)

Hugh Fleming (Cover)

FC, 32 pages, $2.99

Ongoing

After a defeat by Rebel forces and the escape of prisoner Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader decides to clean house. From one end of the galaxy to the other, Vader’s “new broom” — a squad of elite stormtroopers backed by the Dark Lord’s own lightsaber — is sweeping the ranks of the Empire!

“Brian Wood’s writing of this new Star Wars series has been excellent from the first issue.” — Den of Geek

I suppose you've all heard the news that the Star Wars franchise will go to Marvel next year. That was easy to predict (and I did!), as Lucasfilm and Marvel are now both owned by Disney, and it would be silly for the House of Mouse to let this cash cow continue somewhere else when it's got the country's biggest comics publisher under the same roof.

But Dark Horse really does a great job with these books, so I hope Marvel picks up some of DH's top-flight creators, like John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, and maybe a couple of the better titles/scenarios. Regardless, though, I suspect we're going to see a lot less attention on this line of books from DH in the next year than we have in the past. We won't see any new titles or miniseries, I imagine, and the existing books will probably wind down one by one. Or maybe they'll surprise us, and go out with a bang!

Either way: Adios, DH Star Wars. We'll miss you.

STAR WARS OMNIBUS ADVENTURES TP

(W) Chris Cerasi & Various

(A) Daxiong & Various

(CA) Michael Atiyeh & Various

$24.99

Star Wars headliners Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and others feature in six tales of galaxy-shaking adventure for readers of all ages! Han and Chewie are caught between the Empire and the underworld in a quest to pay off a debt. Boba Fett is on a treasure hunt, racing two vengeful bounty-hunter brothers to the prize. Princess Leia becomes entangled in the kidnapping of the beautiful Princess Mi-and soon the Millennium Falcon is the target of kidnappers, bounty hunters, gangsters, and the Empire! And other tales of galactic proportion!

One more thing: I hope DH finds another money machine to replace Star Wars. Dark Horse's comics line is mostly books that are high quality but low sales, and I suspect the Star Wars books' profits under-wrote some of them. I don't know that for sure, but I do want DH to continue on its current path of eclectic, high-quality books. Plus, a healthy DH is just good for everyone.

TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS VOL 2 TP

(W/A/CA) Yasuhiro Nightow

$19.99

Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is "Peace and Love." But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his bootheels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability-if Vash survives! Collects Trigun Maximum Volumes 4-6.

MANGA #1.

True to my word, I will try to thrust my abysmal ignorance onto every manga title this week.

Thank God my first evaluation is of a title that's been around a while in the U.S. and is simple, straightforward sci-fi. So there you go: If you like sci-fi, you'd probably like this. Despite what looks to be spiky blue hair.

DC COMICS

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #7

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The penultimate issue of the book fans have been raving about has arrived! Will Lono continue down the path of redemption or give in to his violent nature? Find out in the intoxicating and deadly world of 100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO!

Mas cerveza por favor. Donde esta el bano?

 

 

ACTION COMICS #27

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Superman takes on the brutal Beast Lord as startling revelations are made about our Earth’s underground world! Plus: more on the mysterious Ghost Soldier!BATMAN ‘66: THE TV STORIES TP

Written by BILL FINGER, GARDNER FOX,

JOHN BROOME and others

Art by BOB KANE, DICK SPRANG, SHELDON

MOLDOFF, CARMINE INFANTINO and others

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

For the first time, DC Comics collects Batman stories originally published between 1948 and 1966 that were adapted into specific episodes of the classic Batman TV series! Starring The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze (here called “Mr. Zero”), and featuring the debut of Batgirl, these stories have never been collected together before. Collected from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359.

I read these stories back in the day, but I don't recall them being in the same vein as the TV show. Batman was still in his "New Look" phase then, so the stories were very grounded and detective-oriented, but sure, late in the '60s some "Holy such-and-so" and "To the Batmobile, chum" kinda phrases began to creep in, plus the occasional "Pow" or "Zap" sound effect. I was very young when I read these -- and even when I re-read them -- so my memory may not be entirely accurate. But Batman was always Bruce Wayne in the comics, not Adam West, so don't buy into this thinking these stories will follow the TV show slavishly. They won't.

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #5

Written by IVAN BRANDON, KEITH GIFFEN,

BLAIR BUTLER, LEN WEIN and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by PAOLO RIVERA, JAVIER PULIDO, CHRIS WESTON, VICTOR IBANEZ and ANDREW ROBINSON

Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

48 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T

The Dark Knight’s adventures continue in this latest issue of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, featuring stories by superstar teams including Ivan Brandon and Paolo Rivera, Keith Giffen and Javier Pulido, Blair Butler and Chris Weston, Len Wein and Victor Ibanez, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Robinson!

Nice cover! Not every character works in B&W, but the form was invented for Batman.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE TP

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art by DAVID FINCH, RICHARD FRIEND and others

Cover by DAVID FINCH

160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this second New 52 volume, The Scarecrow has returned! The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but now he’s refined his fear toxin to greater effectiveness—and deadlier consequences. As The Scarecrow’s origin is revealed, Batman must find out not only how to defeat this dangerous psychopath, but how to conquer his own worst fears. This volume collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0.

Hurwitz and Finch do their best to make Scarecrow interesting. I thought they were marginally successful. (Your mileage may vary.)

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #7

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

This issue will ship with three covers.

Batman versus Superman! Trapped by the Toymaster and Mongul, our heroes turn on each other! Who will save Batman and Superman if they can’t save themselves? This epic issue is presented in a special sideways format!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

Batman and Superman fighting? Why has no one thought of this angle before?

Seriously, S&B fighting was on the cover of, like, every issue of late '60s World's Finest Comics. Two decades later Frank Miller came along, and after Dark Knight Returns it became difficult to remember when those two had ever been friends.

BATWING #27

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by JASON MASTERS

Cover by DARWYN COOKE

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A “GOTHTOPIA” tie-in! Luke Fox has never been happier in his life. He’s tearing up Gotham City as its protector, and his father, Lucius, couldn’t be prouder of him. How did THAT happen?\

Now that Gray & Palmiotti are writing this book, I may have to start reading it!

DEADMAN BOOK FOUR TP

Written by BOB HANEY, LEN WEIN and GERRY CONWAY

Art by RIC ESTRADA, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, JIM APARO and others

Cover by JIM APARO

168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Deadman continue his quest to bring his killer to justice while battling occult menaces in stories from DC SPECIAL SERIES #8, DC COMICS PRESENTS #24 and stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #459-466, guest starring Superman, Batman, Sgt. Rock and more!

I wonder about young readers who have read only The New 52 buying something like this because they like Deadman in Justice League Dark, and wondering what the heck is going on.

Then I remember that there are no young readers, and my anxiety fades.

THE DEMON: FROM THE DARKNESS TP

Written by MATT WAGNER

Art by MATT WAGNER and ART NICHOLS

Cover by MATT WAGNER

128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Jason Blood travels to Cornwall to find the spirit of Merlin and lift the curse that binds him to Etrigan, The Demon. But unraveling a centuries old curse is anything but easy, and Blood learns more about his mystical alter ego than he could have imagined. Collects the 4-issue miniseries from 1987 and issue #22 of The Demon’s monthly series.

See above.

DEMON KNIGHTS VOL. 3: THE GATHERING STORM TP

Written by PAUL CORNELL and ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Betrayed by Etrigan and trapped in Hell, the Demon Knights must find a way to escape the clutches of Lucifer in these stories from issues #13-23. But to make their escape, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.

DETECTIVE COMICS #27

Written by JOHN LAYMAN, SCOTT SNYDER, PAUL DINI, BRAD MELTZER, GREGG HURWITZ and PETER J. TOMASI

Art by JASON FABOK, NEAL ADAMS, DUSTIN NGUYEN, GUILLEM MARCH, FRANK MILLER and others

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:100 Variant cover by JASON FABOK

1:50 Variant cover by KELLEY JONES

1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $8.99 US

This issue will ship with five covers.

DC Entertainment presents this mega-sized issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present!

Don’t miss a modern-day retelling of The Dark Knight’s origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch! Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams, new art by legendary Batman writer/artist Frank Miller and more!

Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline “GOTHTOPIA”! It’s a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come true...as long as you don’t look at things too closely.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

This solicitation doesn't list the controversial Catwoman cover by Frank Miller, but then, this solicitation is about two months old.

Evidently Miller did a two-page spread that became a cover option and then wasn't an option due to complaints, but the last I heard -- from Bleeding Cool -- was that it was once again a cover option.

Wondering what all the fuss is about? All right, send the kids out of the room and wonder no more:

Misogyny much, Mr. Miller? And how did you resist the ball gag and leash when you had your girl on all fours?

And, folks, whatever you do, don't think about how or where that tail is attached. It's not healthy to dwell on such things.

EARTH 2 #19

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

The Dark Knight of Earth 2 discovers the one man who may be able to stop Superman’s reign of terror across the planet.

EX MACHINA BOOK ONE TP

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Art by TONY HARRIS, TOM FEISTER

and KARL STORY

Cover by TONY HARRIS

272 pg, FC, $19.99 US

MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA stars Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first super hero after a strange accident gives him super powers—but the adventure really begins when Mitchell runs for mayor of New York City. This title collects EX MACHINA #1-11, plus bonus features.

This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

This was a good book that fell just short of being a great book. I'm not sure what would have put it over the top, but it's still an interesting read if you haven't read it before.

FAIREST #22

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by SHAWN McMANUS

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Cinderella returns in an all-new epic! After an assassination attempt on Snow White, Cind is called back into service to unravel an age-old conspiracy that dates back to that fateful midnight ball! Can Cind uncover the plot and prevent a massacre in Fabletown? For the first time in FAIREST, this globe-spanning adventure ties in directly with events in FABLES! Join us for “Of Men and Mice” a 6-issue tale by critically acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER, Torso, The Lost) and legendary artist Shawn McManus (CINDERELLA, SWAMP THING)!

Weird. Cinderella was also the star of the Fairest in All the Land GN, where she was trying to stop a serial killer of female Fables. And, yes, Snow White was a target. Surely this story will develop differently, but it's a little too similar at the outset for comfort. When I first read this solicitation, I thought "I've already read this, haven't I?"

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #7

Written by SIMON OLIVER

Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

Cover by NATHAN FOX

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

When a straightforward time dilation takes a turn for the strange, one FBP agent gets more than she bargained for...and with a young life on the line, how far is she willing to go?

FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #4

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA

Cover by JASON FABOK

1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK

32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

As the freed villaIns from Blackgate and Arkham continue to wage war, an all-new, all-deadly Dynamic Duo hits the streets of Gotham City! It’s Bane and the Talon known as Cobb as you’ve never seen them before!

Heh. Cute. But they should have posed them like in that classic Carmine Infantino/Murphy Anderson rooftop scene:

Now, that would be funny!

GREEN ARROW #27

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“The Outsiders War” part 2! Green Arrow fights for his life against the head of the Shield Clan, the deadly Kodiak! Plus, learn the tragic secret that turned Oliver Queen into Green Arrow!

Is Green Arrow still young and stupid? Is he still the least competent and least interesting character in his own book? Fine. Give me a call when he's a grown-up, and I'll start reading this.

GREEN LANTERN #27

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by BILLY TAN

1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

This issue will ship with three covers.

Has Hal dealt a major blow to crime in Sector 0563, or has he invited the enemy to his door? New adversaries reveal themselves in an all-out effort to dismantle the Green Lantern Corps!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

Uh oh! Durlans! Whee!

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES VOL. 2 TP

Written by ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO and IVAN COHEN

Art by DARIO BRIZUELA and LUCIANO VECCHIO

Animation art cover

128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

In this second GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES collection, featuring issues #6-11, Hal Jordan leads his team into battle against Atrocitus and a horde of other Red Lanterns!

I actually liked this animated series. I didn't like the computer-generated art at first, but I grew to like it. Maybe I was the only one.

GREEN LANTERN: SECTOR 2814 VOL. 3 TP

Written by STEVE ENGLEHART

Art by JOE STATON and others

Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

200 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this new collection of GREEN LANTERN #194-200, John Stewart clashes with Guy Gardner to see who will be the Green Lantern of Earth. And while Stewart battles Harbinger during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Gardner recruits enemies of the Green Lantern Corps to stand against an evil that could destroy the entire universe—including The Shark, Hector Hammond, Sonar, Goldface and more!

For many, this was the "good ol' days" of the GLC. For me that would be the Silver Age John Broome/Gil Kane era, but this is a close second and good times for Hal and the gang.

HINTERKIND #4

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI

Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Prosper’s reunited with Asa but that’s all the good news there is. Along with Angus and Jon Hobb, they’re prisoners – the patchwork survivors of old America led by Colonel Doctor Godwin. Godwin intends to survive at any cost, but it’s Prosper and the others who may pay the price.

THE MOVEMENT #8

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

Cover by JUAN DOE

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Vengeance Moth and Burden are left alone to fight the Graveyard Faction! Only they and Tremor stand can prevent a disaster beneath Coral City!

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #2

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are affected, leaving Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gang trapped facing “monsters” from their own imaginations. Now, it’s up to canine crusaders Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound to save the day!

So far the Scooby Gang have only teamed up with Batman and Robin (and now Bat-Hound). I wonder if that will become the status quo? They really should only team up with non-powered types, and no magical character should ever show their top hats in this series. The whole point of Scooby Doo is to prove that magic doesn't exist! If Shaggy met The Spectre, he'd probably have a heart attack.

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I'd forgotten about The Crossing, Luis. And didn't that try to establish that Iron Man had been under Kang's control since Avengers #8? What an incredibly bad idea. Not only would it have ruined the character, but it would have meant no Iron Man movies, which would have killed Marvel Films in its crib.

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ALL NEW X-FACTOR #1 ANMN
AVENGERS WORLD #1 ANMN
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Black Widow 1

Green Lantern Sector 2814 Vol. 3

Manifest Destiny 2 & 3

All-New X-Factor 1

Quantum & Woody 7

and Shadowman 14 for me.

What I'm buying:

Avengers World #1 - I don't need to be adding more books, but this has me intrigued.

Black Widow #1 - Cap's essay convinced me to give this a try.  Doesn't hurt that there's been lots of buzz on the net today about it.

Action Comics #27 - Greg Pak hit it out of the park on his first two issues, just as he did on the first arc on Batman/Superman.  I like Aaron Kuder's art better than I do Jim Lee on Superman Unchained and Tony Daniel on Superman/Wonder Woman.

Batman/Superman #7 - Hoping this is better than the last two issues.  The videogame storyline seems pointless so far and presenting it sideways even more pointless.  

Batwing #27 - Maybe.  I love Gray and Palmiotti on All-Star Western, so I may check this out.

Demon Knights TPB Vol 3

Detective Comics #27 - Excluding the Frank Miller garbage, should be good.

Earth 2 #19

Green Arrow #27 - Tradewaiting.  Jeff Lemire is kind of under the radar at the moment.  I think he's got star potential.

Green Lantern #27

Green Lantern: Sector 2814 Vol 3 TP - Beautiful Simonson cover.  Englehart and Staton were doing a quirky thing here that will be fun to revisit.

Swamp Thing #27

All-New X-Factor #1 - Peter David has been working on this title forever (ok, about a decade) and that alright with me.

OK, quick question; on the cover of this new Detective Comics #27, who is the character in white trim with the owl? I know I've been somewhat out of the loop since this "new 52!" [expletive] started, but I don't recognize that one.

That is Talon an ex-assassin for the Court of Owls. I think that is right.

Horn'd One said:

OK, quick question; on the cover of this new Detective Comics #27, who is the character in white trim with the owl? I know I've been somewhat out of the loop since this "new 52!" [expletive] started, but I don't recognize that one.

I ended up picking up Avengers World, All New X-factor, All New X-men vol 1, Black Widow #1 and the All New Marvel Now point one #1 oneshot or whatever they're calling it. I read most of it before falling asleep (I was  tired, nothing wrong with the book) I'll post thoughts on it later but it was very good. Also got Detective Comics #27. I don't read the title but flipped through it and it looked good.

I got the usual stuff too GL, Star Wars, MK Spidey and Deadman Vol. 4.

I'll have to start a Deadman reading project. I have all 4 volumes now which I haven't read plus two minis from back issue bins- the Dead Again mini and the Vertigo series by Bruce Jones.

I got about halfway through 'Tec #27 myself before falling asleep. Just like you say, it wasn't the material, it was the need for sleep.

The character Horn'd One asked about is, in fact, a Talon from the Court of Owls. One of them broke away from the Court, and starred as a hero in his own series for a while, so I imagine it's that one.

I had to look this up, but Henry Flint is British, and a different person to Flint Henry. His career started a bit later: there's an interview with him from 2003 here (change the number in the URL for the subsequent pages).

This post displaced the thread Has anyone heard this audio book, Velveteen versus the Junior Super... from the home page.

So there's both a Henry Flint and a Flint Henry in comics? That's just weird. Thanks, Luke!

Thanks, Luke! I'd been wondering about that myself!

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