Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Canary Comics for November '13

Cover by Jorge Molina.
BLACK CANARY: ZERO YEAR?!  Well, it's definitely a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in issue as we look into a pivotal moment in Black Canary's history!  Don't miss assassins, mystery men and an ancient evil in Gotham City!

Written by Christy Marx
Art by Romano Molenaar and Jonathan Glapion
On sale November 20
40 Pages
U.S. Price: 3.99

I'm torn. On the one hand, I'm sick of Birds of Prey getting the sloppy seconds (or thirds, or eighths) of the Batman universe, even though "Zero Year" is clearly affecting a lot of other non-Batman books, like The Flash and Action Comics.  On the other hand, I do like the description in that write-up, so maybe it'll work out!

Cover by Alex Maleev.
Time and time again, Clayface has proven to be one of Batman's most elusive adversaries.  On the loose once more, it's time for the Dark Knight to call in some back-up!  Guest starring Black Canary and Condor!

Written by Gregg Hurwitz
Art by Alex Maleev
On sale November 27
32 Pages
U.S. Price: 2.99

Are you kidding me?!!  Black Canary is going to appear in a Batman book drawn by ALEX MALEEV?!!  This news made my day!  I just read Hurwitz's first story arc and I like what he does with villains.  I am thrilled to see him taking on Clayface--and with Maleev, one of my favorite artists in the business--and with Black Canary guest starring!  This should be great!

Cover by Mico Suayan.
Batman has inside information on the pill Lex Luthor's developed to build an army of super soldiers.  He knows where to get it, but it's in the most dangerous place on Earth: Superman's Fortress of Solitude.  He and his team are about to take their biggest risk yet, and tragedy lies ahead!

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller and Tom Derenick
On sale November 27
40 Pages
U.S. Price: 3.99

Despite my mounting hatred for the darker, bloodier DC Universe, I have really, really enjoyed the digital first Injustice comic.  And Black Canary's costume--within the context of the video game redesigns--is pretty good, much preferred to her New 52 look!

Cover by Romano Molenaar.
The Birds lose one member but gain another in these tales from issues #13-17 and BATGIRL ANNUAL #1, all while the team itself is pulled apart by personal demons and a traitor in their midst.

Written by Duane Swierczynski and Gail Simone
Art by Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes, Juan Jose Ryp, Daniel Sampere and Admira Wijaya
On sale December 18
160 Pages
U.S. Price: 14.99

This trade collects Swierczynski's final issues on the series.  Strix is introduced in Batgirl before joining the team to replace Katana who went on to bigger things.

Cover by John K. Snyder III.
The classic adventure is back in print! Dr. Pieter Cross uses his scientific genius and acquired wealth to assume the identity of vigilante Doctor Mid-Nite.  As Doctor Mid-Nite, he swears to protect the downtrodden from the vermin that prey on them.  But in order to fulfill his mission, he must take down an evil criminal triumvirate bent on profiting from the demise of his city.

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by John K. Snyder III
On sale December 11
160 Pages
U.S. Price: 14.99

This isn't a Black Canary comic, but Dinah was involved romantically with Doctor Mid-Nite for a time in the pages of JSA.  Plus, who needs an excuse to plug a book written by Matt Wagner?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up, I had no Idea about Dr Midnite will be picking up the book!