Welcome to November my friends. Wow that sure came at us fast didn’t it? Did you have a nice Halloween? Get lots of treats? Did you dress up for any parties or rock out the Cosplay that you did for NY Comic Con at the beginning of the month? Well, let’s pack that stuff away until next time because now it’s time to start making your Thanksgiving plans as it will be here before you know it. I’m starting the comic book solicitation posts with the DC Comics stuff this time around so check out the first issues and special editions that we shall be seeing on the stands at your local shop.
MOTHER PANIC #1: Meet Violet Paige, a celebutante with a bad attitude and a temper to match, who no one suspects of having anything lying beneath the surface of her outrageous exploits. But Violet isn’t just another bored heiress in the upper echelons of Gotham City’s elite. Motivated by her traumatic youth, Violet seeks to exact vengeance on her privileged peers as the terrifying new vigilante known only as Mother Panic.
Written by Jody Houser; Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
BATMAN ANNUAL #1: “SILENT NIGHT”! A hush of winter snowfall has fallen over Gotham City…but a quiet night in this place is never truly quiet. Batman and his allies—and his many foes—stalk the streets in this icy showcase of top talent.
Written by Tom King, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Steve Orlando and Scott Wilson; Art by David Finch, Riley Rossmo, Neal Adams +; Cover by David Finch
SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1: “EARTH TO EARTH, ASHES TO ASHES”! Mr. Oz told Superman he was not what he thought. Now, Swamp Thing comes hunting for the Man of Steel to discover what strange connection this new Superman has to the planet. But their contact is something neither is prepared for, leading to Kal-El battling the Earth elemental who wants to bury him
Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason; Art and cover by Jorge Jimenez
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE ANNUAL #1: Catch up on three untold tales from the final year of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US. Harley Quinn goes to The Joker’s oldest hideout only to find a band of ex-Joker lackeys have taken up residence there. Ares returns from his imprisonment on Apokolips to try and win the favor of Superman’s regime, but can anyone trust him? Black Lightning—not seen since Year One—switches sides and takes a leadership role in Superman’s plans to rebuild Metropolis
Written by Brian Buccellato; Art by Mike S. Miller, Marco Santucci and Xermanico; Cover by David Yardin
CATWOMAN: ELECTION NIGHT #1: It’s mayoral election time in Gotham City, and while the city is up in arms, Catwoman couldn’t care less! But when the candidates get personal, the Feline Fatale decides to get involved—much to the detriment of…well, everyone! This issue contains a special bonus story featuring the return of President Beth Ross from the critically acclaimed PREZ miniseries.
Written by Meredith Finch and Mark Russell; Art and cover by Shane Davis and Ben Caldwell
NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1: In this new one-shot, Wonder Woman unleashes her true god of war against a parade of monsters! Superman discovers a new threat that might be bigger and badder than the joker himself! Hawkgirl solves crimes in the weird weapons unit for the GCPD! Carol Ferris and Kyle Rayner fight about ice cream in space! You’ll find all of this and so much more in NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, where recent graduate writers from the inaugural DC Talent Development workshop showcase some of their strongest work yet! See what they’ve learned from masters of the craft Scott Snyder, Jim Lee and Klaus Janson.
Written by Vita Ayala, Emma Beeby, Joelle Jones, Hena Khan, Michal Mcmillian, Michael Moreci, Erica Schultz, Chris Sebela and Adam Smith; Art by Barnaby Bagenda, Juan Ferreyra, Sonny Liew, David Messina, Khary Randolph and more.
SUPER POWERS #1: Aw yeah, the World’s Greatest Heroes are back in a new, all-ages miniseries—except for Batman! Superman helps out by cleaning up in Gotham City, where he discovers a clue that sends Wonder Woman into space to find the Caped Crusader. Her journey brings her a step closer to Batman, but can she uncover the truth behind his disappearance? From the award-winning creative team that brought you TINY TITANS and SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES!
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco; Art and cover by Art Baltazar
PiercingMetal Thoughts: To be honest about this bunch of titles I will likely only be snagging the annuals for Superman and Batman. I love the “Injustice” stuff, but I never collected past the second half of the second year so would be so out of touch with the run at this point. I might investigate a trade paperback collection of them if the finances allow. I am intrigued by the “New Talent Showcase” title but that is an $8 purchase so I am going to have to peruse a copy when it is on the stands. I was slightly disappointed by the “Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special” which held the same price point and yet was not all that special to me at the end of the day. Oh yeah and lastly this “Super Powers” title is the perfect gift for the young readers in your family so consider purchasing that for a younger sibling or a friends kids. What do you readers think about these few titles coming out? Will you be picking them up? Let me know in the comments section below.
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