Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SWEET AS: The Best From DC Comics' December 2013 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. From a new writer for Aquaman to more Forever Evil than even the surgeon general can recommend, when I'm looking at the best and new releases from DC Comics for December 2013, these comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 COVER OF THE MONTH:  ALEX GARNER  BATGIRL #26 

When covers nail those genuine comic 'OMG' moments, you can't help but pick it up. This one will be used in art schools to teach just that.

DC says: The conclusion to Batgirl: Wanted! Can Barbara save her father's life without compromising the truth about her brother's death? (W) Gail Simone (A) Fernando Pasarin and Jonathan Glapion.

 JUMP ON POINT:
GREEN ARROW #26 
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Andrea Sorrentino

The Outsiders War begins here! Oliver Queen tracks the Outsiders' base, but first he returns to his 'homeland': The Island! Secrets revealed, new villains debut, and a mind-blowing final page all in one issue!

 THE NEWBIES: 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #1
(W) Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis (A) Howard Porter
Resolicited, with a new art team. What are today's heroes doing in tomorrow and better yet, who brought them there?

HARLEY QUINN #1 
(W) Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin,
Following her zero issue, Harley begins her new life job-hunting... and roller derbying. Did I mention Adam Hughes does a variant cover?

SMALLVILLE ALIEN #1 
(W) Bryan Q. Miller (A) Edgar Salazar and Dym
Has a Monitor fallen from space? Superman races Lex to find out in this new Smallville miniseries!

TEEN TITANS GO! #1 
(W) Sholly Fisch and Merrill Hagan (A) Ben Bates and Jorge Corona 
A new series based on the all-ages TV show hits! Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven create as much mayhem as they do justice - even against giant pizza monsters!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
(W) Dan Mishkin and Jim Zubkavich, (A) Tom Mandrake and Neil Googe

In "Without Sin," a disfigured body leads Batman to suspect one of his oldest foes, while in "Dr. Quinn's Diagnosis," Batman interrogates Harley Quinn, who might reveal her puddin's secrets...if Batman agrees to one strange demand. 

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

3 comments:

  1. Batgirl should win just for the glorious detail work on that costume. Wowza. That's before you even look at her face or the gorgeous shadow and light. Beautiful. I almost don't care about the plot.
    Harley looks more Harley here than she's looked for a while. I wasn't one who hated her new look in SS, but it kind of feels a bit relieving to see her more Diniesque. And with a giant mallet.

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  2. Beautiful Batgirl cover...Ive had my issues with Simone's writing Babs as some awkward teenager and I can do without this evil brother nonsense but this 'Wanted' storyline is so compelling - just when you think it goes one way it goes the other.
    Smallville Season 11 - Dan I forgot to add this to my picks list at the weekend. Normally I avoid anything Smallville0lite like the plague but the recent three-part LSH guest appearance was fabulous.
    Also is the appearance of Smallville's version of Wonder Woman...a stunning first issue and DELIGHTFUL reading, and the skinny on the upcoming second issue is well worth the hype. I wish Brian Q Miller was writing the current WW comic.

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  3. Mallets always make the Harley Random! Yeah I agree, it is good seeing her her oldself in time for Christmas too!

    Thanks for the run down Karl. I liked the evil brother in the old DCU, it was a great twist, but didn't realise he waz back causing a stir here. Will watch for the trade!

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