Sunday, August 18, 2013

SWEET AS: The Best From IDW Publishing's November 2013 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. From the Transformers crossover Dark Cybertron to the debut of Ben 10, when I'm looking at the best and new releases from IDW Publishing for November 2013, these comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 COVER OF THE MONTH:  PHIL JIMENEZ 
 TRANSFORMERS: DARK CYBERTRON #1 

Umm because it's Phil Jimenez drawing Dinbots, Starscream and Optimus Prime. Literally 'Nuff said!

IDW say: THE END OF EVERYTHING! Shockwave makes a move millions of years in the planning--an ultimate plan to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons!

(W) James Roberts and John Barber (A) Phil Jimenez and Andrew Griffith with Brendan Cahill.

 THE NEWBIES   

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN #1 
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Jorge Monlogo 
The world's smartest individual who happens to be a dog, Mr. Peabody, and his son Sherman, travel through history for the first time!

BEN 10 #1 
(W) Jason Henderson (A) Gordon Purcell
Ben Tennyson and co take an ocean cruise, one that interrupts Ssserpent finding a long-lost underwater society! But does Ben's new, slightly oddball love interest harbor dark secrets of her own?

JOHN ROMITA'S AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, VOL. 2: ARTIST'S EDITION HC
(W) Stan Lee, Gerry Conway (A) John Romita
Collecting over eight consecutive issues of John Romita's Amazing Spider-Man run, (and nearly all pencilled AND inked by Jazzy JR) this book features 216 pages! Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and more, with nearly every page scanned from Romita's original art!

THE MAXX: MAXXIMIZED #1
(W) Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (A) Kieth
Re-mastered (with new scans of the original art) with revised coloring, overseen by Kieth, The Maxx tells the story of a homeless person who moves between our reality and "The Outback," a heroic fantasy realm.

DOOMSDAY.1 
(W and A) John Byrne
The Earth may have dodged a bullet on 12/21/2012, but there are worse things in store. Seven adventurers aboard the International Space Station watch as most of the world is decimated. Their only choice; return and face whatever awaits them! 

THE CROW: CURARE 
(W) James O'Barr (A) Antoine Dode
Retired policeman Joe Salk lost his wife as he couldn't let a little girl's murder go. Now completely alone, he just might be helped by the victim, returned and empowered by the spirit of vengeance, the Crow.

THUMBPRINT BY JOE HILL HC 
(W) Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella (A) Vic Malhotra
Private Mallory Grennan did terrible things as a prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind. But some can't be left behind and some don't want to be.

G.I. JOE: FUTURE NOIR
(W) Andy Schmidt (A) Giacomo Bevilacqua
The hi-tech G.I. JOE team is young at heart, while COBRA is more sinister than ever! With Japan at stake, the JOE's have to overcome the odds in 120 pages of pure black and white action! 

THE WRAITH: WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND #1 
(W) Joe Hill (A) Charles P. Wilson III
Joe Hill's New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the madman who rules there. Now, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story for new readers and fans alike.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: CUTTER 
(W) R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore (A) David Baldeon
Tierflin and Doum'weille are siblings, competing for the bloodthirsty sword Khazid'hea--the Cutter! As their father goes to choose his heir, the sword decides to have an opinion.

 What do you think?  For the full list of IDW's November 2013 solicitations, click the jump!

4 comments:

  1. Phil Jimenez drawing the transformers? Sold!

    Now we all know where he's been since leaving behind the the big two.

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  2. I reckon Dale - and he's drawing the G1 guys too. Life is good.

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  3. Seriously, all you have to do is start the name "Phil J..." and I begin squealing. He's that good.

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  4. He's also doing variants for Archie Comics in November Random, which is good. If there's no job in comics for a guy as talented as Phil, that doesn't leave much hope for anybody else!

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