The November File

This is the first in what will be a regular series that we do in conjunction with Comicosity.  I will  briefly review the books that I (Brian, President and Founder of Comics for Heroes) have read every month.

There is no such thing as a bad comic — just one that may not be for you.  One of the great things about comics is the diversity in the different stories.  There is literally something for everyone.  If you don’t like something you read, give it to someone who you think would.  Take that one step further and give that book to someone who doesn’t already read comics and show them it isn’t all about capes and tights.  That is why I rate everything with BUY, TRADE WAIT, or GIFT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE IT.

Note: Previews pages are linked to the title, when available.

 

Action Comics (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Grant Morrison    Artist: Brad Walker

Verdict: TRADE WAIT

All New X-Men #1

All New X-Men #2

Marvel Comics    Writer: Brian M. Bendis    Artist:  Stuart Immonen

A great start to what looks to be a promising series.  A great post-AvX starting point.

Verdict:  BUY

American Vampire #33

DC Comics/Vertigo    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

One of the best arcs in this amazing series wraps with a heart wrenching conclusion.

Verdict: BUY

Animal Man (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Jeff Lemire    Artist: Steve Pugh

Verdict: TRADE WAIT

Atomic Robo: The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #4 (of 5)

Red 5    Writer:  Brian Clevinger    Artist:  Scott Wegener

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT

Batgirl (2011-) #14

DC Comics   Writer:  Gail Simone    Artist:  Ed Benes

I dropped Batgirl a few issues ago, but picked this issue up because it ties into “Death of the Family” and it did not disappoint.

Verdict: BUY

Batman (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Greg Capullo

This is the second issue of the “Death of the Family” arc and this is shaping up to be one of the best Batman stories ever written.

Verdict: BUY

Batman Incorporated (2012-) #5

DC Comics    Writer: Grant Morrison    Artist: Chris Burnham

I could read a monthly book about a grim future with Damian as Batman.  Can you make this happen, DC?

Verdict: BUY

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 (of 4)

DC Comics    Writer:  Darwyn Cooke    Artist:  Amanda Connor

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT

Captain America Vol. 7 #1

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Rick Remender    Artist:  John Romita Jr.

Verdict: GIFT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE IT

Daredevil Vol. 3 #20

Marvel Comics    Writer: Mark Waid    Artist: Chris Samnee

Verdict: BUY

Detective Comics (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: John Layman    Artist: Jason Fabok

Verdict: TRADE WAIT

Indestructible Hulk #1

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Mark Waid    Artist:  Lenil Yu

Verdict: TRADE WAIT

I, Vampire (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Joshua Fialkov    Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Are you reading this series yet?  You’re missing out if you are not.

Verdict: BUY

Journey Into Mystery #646

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Kathryn Immonen    Artist:  Valerio Schiti

Verdict:  GIFT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE IT

Justice League (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Geoff Johns    Artist: Tony Daniel

Probably the best issue of this series so far.

Verdict: BUY

Locke & Key Omega #1 (of 7)

IDW Publishing    Writer:  Joe Hill    Artist:  Gabriel Rodriguez

The start of the final chapter in what has been a great horror/suspense/mystery series.  If you’re not reading it already, get the trades of the previous volumes, you won’t regret it.

Verdict: BUY

Lot 13 #2 (of 5) (MR)

DC Comics    Writer: Steve Niles    Artist: Glenn Fabry

More great stuff from Steve Niles.

Verdict: BUY

The Manhattan Projects #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Jonathan Hickman    Artist:  Nick Pitarra

A magnificent blend of sci-fi and alternate history that only Hickman could deliver.

Verdict: BUY

Peter Panzerfaust #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Kurtis J. Wiebe     Artist:  Tyler Jenkins

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT

Planetoid #4

Image Comics    Writer/Artist:  Ken Garing

Verdict: BUY

Punk Rock Jesus #5 (of 6)

DC Comics/Vertigo    Writer/Artist: Sean Murphy

I cannot wait to see how this series will wrap next month.  I have no idea what is coming and I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation.

Verdict: BUY

Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Lobdell    Artist: Timothy Green

Everyone who judged this book by some minor happenings in the first issue needs to give this series another shot.  This issue has a great exploration of who Superman is from the perspective of Jason Todd.

 Verdict: BUY

Road To Oz #3 (of 6)

Marvel Comics    Writer: Eric Shanower    Artist: Skottie Young

I could stare at Skottie Young art all day long and never get sick of it.

Verdict: BUY

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 (of 4)

IDW Publishing    Writer: Mark Waid    Artist: Chris Samnee

Verdict: TRADE WAIT

Saga #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Brian K. Vaughan     Artist:  Fiona Staples

One of the best 3 comics I am reading at the moment.  Consistently brilliant every month.

Verdict: BUY

Superman (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Lobdell    Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

Verdict: BUY

Swamp Thing (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Yanick Paquette

Verdict: BUY

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16

IDW Publishing    Writer: Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz    Artist: Andy Kuhn

Verdict: BUY

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