Monday, March 19, 2012

MARCH Previews - pt.2

Here's a look at what's coming in May from DC and Vertigo.

The month's solicitations includes the second wave of the DC New 52 titles. Among
the new #1s coming to stores in May, Grant Morrison continues the Leviathan
storyline in the pages of Batman, Incorporated.
G.I. Combat replaces Men at War and features two promising stories: the newest incarnations of "War That Time Forgot" written by J.T. Krul, art by Ariel Olivetti, and "Unknown Soldier" penned by All-Star Western co-writers by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. Joshua Dysart's
recent version, both breathtaking and frightening in its take on the bloody struggle
in Uganda, was nominated for an Eisner. It will be interesting to see what Gray and
Palmiotti have prepared for fans.

One of the more intriguing new titles is Dial H, the latest incarnation of Dial H for Hero, a series often fondly remembered for its use of superheroes created by readers in the 80s. China Mieville (w) and Mateus Santolouco (a) are at the helm.
Mieville is a Hugo winner who falls into a group of writers sometimes referred to as New Weird - a genre-crossing brand of fiction that dabbles in horror and speculative fiction. You may have seen penciller Santolouco's work in the pages of DC and Marvel, but the gorgeous indie webcomics on his Web site are worth checking out for a chuckle.

Among the creative team changes happening this month include Peter Milligan picking up writing duties on Stormwatch and Animal Man scribe Jeff Lemire taking over on Justice League Dark.
The month's two big crossovers are Night of Owls in the pages of a number of Batman titles, and The Culling, which crosses through Teen Titans, Superboy and Legion Lost.

Across the hall at VERTIGO, Jason Aaron's award-winning Scapled continues the
countdown to the last issue in June. Sweet Tooth promises a major plot change. And a
new storyline begins in The Unwritten for new readers or those who've been following
the collected editions and are looking for a jumping-on point.

We also get "Mystery in Space", this year's edition of the imprint's new sci-fi anthology. It features the talents of Paul Pope, Mike Allred and Davide Gianfelice among many others. If you missed last year's inaugural entry, "Stranger Adventures," be sure to reserve yourself a copy of Mystery today.

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