Brian Michael Bendis, Colder, comics, Daredevil: End of Days, Dark Horse, David Mack, David Marquez, David Mazzucchelli, DC, Ed Brubaker, Fatale, Frankenstein, Fury Max, Fury: My War Gone By, Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov, Image, Jeff Lemire, Juan Ferreyra, Justice League Dark, Klaus Janson, Marvel, Mikel Janin, Paul Tobin, Sara Pichelli, Sean Phillips, Ultimate Spider-Man
To heck with the fancy shmancy ball: we all know that the new year doesn’t officially start until the books drop into our bags on Wednesday. Here’s what I expect to find:
- Colder #3 (Dark Horse): I’ve really enjoyed the first two issues–both the nimble storytelling by Paul Tobin and the crazy-good art by Juan Ferreyra. Can’t wait to bust it out of the bag.
- Justice League Dark #15 (DC): Jeff Lemire’s shining on the Dark. And this arc sounds downright magical–illegally so! Happy to know that Frankenstein has found a home, too, after his–our #6 title of 2012–was, sadly, shuttered.
- Fatale #11 (Image): Our #5 title of 2012! It’s showing no signs of slowing down, either. Looks like Ed Brubaker’s going to share some secrets about Josephine. I’m listening.
- Daredevil: End of Days #4 (Marvel): It’s Daredevil, so I’m down–even if I’m not blown away by it. I don’t think I’m too far off: the whole “Mapone” thing may be the least compelling mystery of the year. Yet I buy, and I read.
- Fury: My War Gone By #8 (Marvel): Our #9 title of 2012! Garth Ennis is comicdom’s reigning war general; and he’s got two super soldiers primed to punish the Viet Cong. Can’t go wrong.
- Ultimate Spider-Man #19 (Marvel): After a long, hard slog through the United We Stand storyline, #18 finds Brian Michael Bendis finally returning to what makes this title swing: Miles sans mask. (My favorite panel–wonderfully wordless–only works because we can see his face.) While I’m excited that #19 promises the return of the terrific Sarah Pichelli, I’m not exactly thrilled that it also threatens a potentially poisonous villain: the one-note Venom. We’ll see what happens.
That ought to do it. However…
Like most of you, I’ve read quite a few Top Ten Comics of 2012 lists over the last few days. Now, thanks to my comrades-in-comics, I’ve got a lot of other bag-worthy books to consider. Looks like I’ll be rackin’ it on Wednesday.
Let me know if there’s something I shouldn’t pass up.