Friday, November 21, 2008

DC's February Solicits

I've missed the past couple months because there's nothing really good, other than Final Crisis being late and yet another edition of Watchmen in print. Let's get started with February, the post-Crisis month...
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Cover by Jim Lee
From Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this oversized, slipcased volume collecting the entire 12-issue "For Tomorrow" epic originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-215!
A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected — not even Superman! Now, the Man of Steel must face the mystery of how millions of people vanished without a trace, only to find that he may be responsible. But the solution leads to a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!
Featuring an introduction by Azzarello, an afterward and sketch section by Lee and a newly illustrated 2-page origin of Superman by Lee & Williams!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 340 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $75.00 US
I absolutely cannot believe this is an Absolute edition. Not only is the story confusing and preachy but the art isn't that great. Let's see All-Star Superman in Absolute, please and thank you.
100 BULLETS #100
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
This is it. Nearly a decade in the making, the Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed series comes to its inevitably blood-soaked end. What final fate do agent Graves and the rest of the cast face? Who will be left standing when the gun smoke clears? Find out in the epic, final issue of the series Playboy magazine called “a meditation on money, power and morality...for our money, the best current ongoing series.”
FINAL ISSUE • On sale February 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
God I can't wait. This is such a terrific series. I'm reading it in trade, so nobody spoil it for me.
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
"Agent Orange" Part 1 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup tale! As the orange light of avarice erupts in violence within the Vega System, the secrets of the Guardians' pact with the criminals of the universe that has kept the Vega System off limits is revealed. Hal Jordan comes face to face with the mysterious and immensely powerful Agent Orange in a bizarre confrontation.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari ). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Remember when I complained about the simplistic way Johns was taking this story? Yeah, this slow slow slow build-up to seeing Zombie Lanterns running around is getting to me.

That's it for DC. Nothing good, see?

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