Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DC News & Solicits

Keep an eye out for the February 2009 solicits that were posted yesterday. The biggest news bits seem to be a R.E.B.E.L.S. relaunch by Tony Bedard and Peter Tomasi taking over Outsiders. As near as I can tell, the Outsiders team will be Geo Force, Katanna, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Creeper, and OWLMAN. I'm a little more worried when I read the solicits for the Bat-books. The Nightwing solicit actually states "Batman is dead." Now we're probably talking about Batman and not Bruce Wayne, but still that is kind of a big deal. Neil Gaiman is writing the last issues of Batman and Detective Comics with Andy Kubert on art. Sounds like a great last issue for me, I'll be jumping off.

We've also got Adventure Comics starting back up and is supposedly starring the Legion. I'm reasonably sure we'll get Johns at least co-writing the title, since he is the hand behind most launches these days.

I am bummed we still don't have any trades solicited for Gail Simone's Wonder Woman, the Legion arc on Action Comics, or any of the last 3 storylines in Paul Dini's Detective Comics. In fact, the only trade I'm ordering this month is Jack of Fables vol 5. Shocking.


Always Right said...

So by jumping off you will never be buying another Batman title?

Timbotron said...

I'm more thinking I'll be avoiding Battle for the Cowl like the plague. As for any future Batman titles, if the reviews are good I'll pick up trades. But yeah, I think I'm wrapping up my run of Batman monthlies.