Wednesday, September 19, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From DC Comics' December 2012 Solicitations

You know what the DC December 2012 solicitations highlight? DC has done a sweet job on the creative teams for Grifter, Hawkman and Deathstroke post Rob Liefeld. These books look artistically fantastic, as Deathstroke artist Scott Clark shows above - Slade looks meaner then ever! The best covers of DC's December range look like this;


This battle shot, the style of the background and how the artistic duo weild their use of black even makes me forget for a few seconds, how frustrating this book's title still is. I'll be back in New Zealand mid-December, and as writer Fabian Nicieza is fleshing out the plot, I just might pick this up for the flight.

DC says: Hawkman Wanted continues! Hawkman is a fugitive — and everybody wants to kill him for his Nth Metal Armor. Good thing Carter’s always ready for a fight! Guest-starring Deathstroke!!

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Django Unchained #15 Quentin Tarantino’s latest epic film script is adapted for comics - and this cover taken from the movie art sure puts it right alongside the pulp art of his other hits!
Scott Clark - Grifter #15 Clark strikes again! But how can you really go wrong with Grifter and Voodoo vs The Suicide Squad? Do you get the feeling a WildC.A.T's reunion is on the cards?

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For December 2012 solicits from other publishers as they're released click here, or for DC's full December line-up, follow the jump!


  1. Grifter AND the Suicide Squad? That might be good!

  2. yeah I agree, even though that title is a clusterfuck, the idea of a semi-WildCats vs. Suicide Squad sounds at least mildly interesting.

    That new Deathstroke art does look pretty damn impressive. Better than Liefield by far!

    And if you remember, years ago in the mid-late 90's there was a storyline in Deathstroke's title back then called "Hunted" the then alien/native american Hawkman guest-starred in an issue, and if you look at that particular cover of that issue, this cover and the poses pretty much match up. They might be reversed, but they pretty much match up.

  3. Looking forward to the Hawkman arc featuring Deathstroke...the art is certainly well worth shelling out the sheckles.
    Although a massive WW fan, Im not sure of the Orion connection in her upcoming ish; too much focus on other characters instead of Diana herself. Great shiny cover tho.
    Gonna get Django. Remember well the late Sunday night old Django movie re-runs we had here in England, with the fabulous laconic Franco Nero. Bet Tarantion's version is shit.
    Hate how its being retconned that Tim Drake was never Robin, even tho Teen Titans blatantly stated he had...bad, bad, bad continuity, DC!
    Still, lots to get...the Showcase JLA edition for example.

  4. Don't...don't even get me started on the Titans. I'm avoiding talking about it. Denial is a beautiful beautiful thing.

    I might actually pick up that Grifter. It looks pretty sweet, and I've been pulling for a WildC.A.T's reunion on my Christmas list. Of course, that then depends on me behaving. Scratch that. Not putting it on the Christmas list.
    I like that version of Deathstroke, actually, even if they did deviate from the traditional costume. And that's something, coming from me. But he still looks like himself. 'Course, it doesn't hurt that the rest of the scene is just magnificent, does it? I don't know much about Hawk's book, but that shot would grab people.

  5. I hear ya' on that Tim Drake ret-con @Karl. It absolutely, positi-fucking-tively makes no sense at all. It's like Didio and Co. are actively trying their best to drive away older, and to an extent, newer fans. Why? And even if the story some how matched up earlier on, it makes no sense, no sense at all. They are openly contradicting themselves. Maybe I should switch to the same drugs they're all taking over there:(

  6. Oh please don't Dale. Although, maybe for one day. And then do one of your funny action figure postings. That could be a hoot.

    I haven't ever missed an issue of Titans. And they'll have a hard time convincing me that those issues with Tim Drake didn't occur, because I can open them up and READ THEM.

    In fact, I did so just this morning. Over coffee. So there, D.C. Take that.

  7. Thanks for all the great comments folks - I'd love to see the C.A.T's meet the Squad, if not just to see Ladytron vs Amanda Waller. For some reason that match up of hard vs crazy robot chick just works.

    Thanks for suggesting the cover Dale - I didn't know about that! It is a great homage too!

    I'm with Random Karl, and yourself it seems. I can't hear the word Titans without feeling like I should be dropping flowers on a grave somewhere. Geez I have comics that celebrate Titans being the industries #1 title. How do you go from that to this?

    Random, rumours are swirling a C.A.T's reunion might be the reson Lee is leaving Justice League... that would be cool. The one issue he drew of the C.A.T's written by Grant Morrison was one of the best first issues ever. I think I even have a few pages up on IADW as a Grifter moment in cool. If Lee can recapture the magic he showed there any reunion would be sweet sweet victory after all these months of waiting.

    I'm looking forward to Orion in Wonder Woman as cliche as it may sound, I just like the sparks new gods meets the old throws up. And ya know Darkseid destroyed her home a few thousand times so there's the odd grudge or too... if those events still exist in the new 52.

  8. Yeah hopefully they'll do right by the New Gods this time, and showcase with the respect they deserve, buuuuuuut, this is DC we're talking about. The same company that felt they had to kill them off thrice, in Countdown, Death of the New Gods, and Final Crisis, sooooooo.

    A Morrison/Lee WildCATS project would be cool, especially since they only made that one issue, and never followed up on itbnly have to talk about other than rehashing old stuff with new Morisonian twists, but yes cool nonetheless.

    @Random, Ha ha. You know what, I'll admit to having the occasional drink or two that helped inspire some of my skits, so no, you're not too far off on that one:) But yeah if I did take Didio's drugs(trademark that Didio, I dare you!)I'd soon be creating skits that constantly rebooted things, made no sense, contradicted themselves, and totally bastardized the characters I was I guess to just another typical skit of mine then huh?:)

    Of course doing all that and actually owing up to it is another thing I wouldn't do if I was on those types of drugs:)

  9. I think if I ran either of the big two a staff member suggesting the death of a Kirby character would be grounds for instant dismissal. Even the Joker's not that crazy.

    Well Grant has mentioned drugs used to help him write, so who knows if others at DC have gone 'well it worked for him'. Knowing he's a huge fan of DC's Silver Age it kind of makes you wonder what he and other DC fanboys like Johns think and miss of the old great continuity DC. If only comic staff did autobiographies!