This Week In Comics - 9/03

By Michael R. Murray,

Here's what's new in comics on October 3.

Another month has passed and the first publication I’d like to highlight this week is Diamond Comics’ Previews #289 October 2012, offering up a look at everything Diamond will start shipping to your favorite comic store or site in December.  This is a great tool to use even if all you’re doing is looking at creative teams and who’s doing what.  I generally don’t read the descriptions but I do love seeing what’s coming…

Part one of a four part epic in which Earth has fallen to the Rot comes in the form of Animal Man #13 “Rotworld: The Red Kingdom” by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh.  Guest appearances include Justice League Dark, Beast Boy, and many others from DC Comics and the DC Universe…

Swamp Thing #13 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette features the beginning of “Rotworld: The Green Kingdom” featuring Poison Ivy, Deadman, and the Parliament of Trees…

Before Watchmen continues the prequel stories with Before Watchmen Rorschach #2 (of 4) written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Lee Berjamo…

Green Lantern #13 by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Doug Mahnke and Mark Irwin with a cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado chronicles the “Rise of the Third Army” while Baz, Earth’s new Green Lantern battles the Justice League.  Lots of talk about this series and all that Geoff’s doing.  Other than the hiccup of Brightest Day it seems he can do no wrong and the excitement created since the Sinestro Corps War has not subsided at all…

Image Comics is serving up The Walking Dead Compendium volume 2 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn.  This is a very nice softcover collection representing The Walking Dead issue #49 through 96.  It’s got a hefty price at $59.99 but checking in at 1068 pages this is the way to go if you want to get caught up on the differences between the popular television series and the equally popular book.  That’s cheaper than cover price on the comics and it’s all in one printing…

Here we go!  Marvel Comics is now heading full tilt into #700, with Amazing Spider-man #695 by Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and a cover by Steve McNiven.  Danger Zone part one brings us the latest plan from the Kingpin and the return of the Hobgoblin…

Jason Aaron is scripting the last issue of AvX in the Avengers vs. X-Men #12 illustrated by Adam Kubert with a cover by Jim Cheung.  There are also six different variant covers available for this issue.   I’ve actually been a little put off by this series as I think it’s out of character and the creators have dismissed what was so perfect by Claremont and Byrne.  This is also a big factor in forming my opinion of other comics that I’m currently searching out and enjoying, but it’s here.  This is the end of it for now…

Rick Remender and Phil Noto create Uncanny X-Force #32 for us as Final Execution nears its brutal finish and X-Force meets up with the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.  The cover is done by Jerome Opena.  Despite Daredevil winning the Eisner award for Best Comic of 2012, this is what I’m hearing from the fans is the best comic Marvel’s producing right now.  I’m also hearing a lot of lamenting as Remender nears the end of his run.  Enjoy it while you can…

The best of the rest offers St. Martins PressA Wrinkle In Time graphic novel.  Written by Madeleine L’Engle and illustrated/adapted by Hope Larson.  This Newbery Award-winning classic is presented in a graphic format for the first time in its 50 year history and it’s perfect for old fans and winning over new ones as well…

And plenty more that’s not listed.  For a more complete list feel free to check with your favorite comic store or web site.  If you’re in any way curious about my thoughts on what I’ve read recently feel free to check out my Facebook page.

Michael R. Murray is a full time Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service who absolutely loves when his passions crossover as with his Sports Superstars John Elway comic.  He just wishes the trading cards included in the book were better so that they could fit into his card collection.

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