Published on August 19th, 2012 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys0
Looking Forward to October: Everything Else
We’ve seen what Marvel has to offer, we’ve seen DC. But now it’s time to check all those publishers that make up the Everything Else category! What do THEY have to offer for the month of October? Well, there’s plenty of good books out there, but as for this month, the Looking Forward solely consists of two publishers! We’ve got one Dark Horse book and then a whoooooole lot of Image. Which isn’t to say that the other publishers don’t have anything, because they most definitely do. But this is the stuff that caught our eye. And we gotta lead off with Michonne…
WALKING DEAD MICHONNE SPECIAL
Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
This special issue of THE WALKING DEAD represents THE WALKING DEAD #19, featuring the first appearance of Michonne as well as the Michonne origin story that first appeared in Playboy Magazine. Just in time for Michonne’s appearance in THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3!
Though this book does reprint issue #19, what makes it special is the Michonne origin story! Until now, it’s only appeared in Playboy. You might have noticed the photocopy of the story hanging from our bulletin board. This is its first time in comic book form!
BPRD 1948 #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
Written by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Art by Max Fiumara
The Nazi occult bureau threatened to destroy the peace that followed the end of World War II. One year after the war, Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, enlisted a special task force to connect the dots between a series of massacres and a mad vampire nobleman. Now the B.P.R.D. launches an investigation of an atomic-fueled space-travel experiment that’s apparently unleashed horrific monsters in the Utah desert.
It’s our one non-Image book! Important because, as Dark Horse will tell you, it’s the end of the Secret Origins trilogy. Spinning out of the pages of Hellboy, BPRD has been one of the most epic tales in comics and we’ve proudly featured it for some time. We now even stock the massive hardcovers that collect three TPB’s worth of material!
CYBER FORCE #1
Written by Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins
Art by Khoi Pham, Sunny Gho
Top Cow’s top-selling series returns in a ground-breaking way! Top Cow celebrates its 20th anniversary with the return of the series that started it all: CYBER FORCE! Top Cow founder MARC SILVESTRI (THE DARKNESS, Incredible Hulk) returns to his first Image series as co-writer, art director and cover artist! Co-writer MATT HAWKINS (THINK TANK, LADY PENDRAGON) and artist KHOI PHAM (Mighty Avengers, Daredevil) join SILVESTRI to bring you a contemporary re-imagining rooted in cutting edge, real world technology.
Carin Taylor, codenamed Velocity, has escaped from the CDI controlled Millennium City and is desperately trying to find the one man she believes can help her prevent the end of the world. When she runs a group of other CDI escapees, will they help her… or turn their backs? Not content in pushing the envelope just in terms of story and art, Top Cow will be the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties with top tier creators concurrently for both the traditional print market and exploding worldwide digital market for FREE. That’s right: Thanks to the support of fans through Kickstarter and participating comic shops, you can get the first FIVE issues of CYBER FORCE at no cost.
Can’t add too much to that! All I will say is this: I know fans of the original are gonna be all over this, but if you’ve never seen it before you should definitely check it out. Technology vs. humanity!
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Riley Rossmo
Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who terrorized the town of Bedlam for years. Then he got better. This is what happens next. A double-sized introduction to a blood-soaked cityscape of murder, mayhem, and mystery by NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES, THIEF OF THIEVES) and RILEY ROSSMO (REBEL BLOOD, GREEN WAKE)!
Two of the hottest creators to ever come through Image team up for this one! We’re big fans of both Morning Glories and of course Cowboy Ninja Viking (which Image doesn’t give Rossmo credit for, but it’s the reason we know his name)!
CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 #5
Written and illustrated by various
A Comic Book Legal Defense Fund benefit book! Image Publisher ERIC STEPHENSON gathers an all-star line-up of writers and artists to battle censorship with 48 ALL-NEW stories highlighting the benefits of freedom! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years! All proceeds from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will benefit the important First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians and readers.
Story by Andy Diggle, Warren Ellis, Chris Giarrusso, Kieron Gillen, Brandon Graham, Jonathan Hickman, David Hine, Joe Keatinge, Robert Kirkman, Jim Mccann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, Jonathan Ross, Richard Starkings & Eric Stephenson Art Charlie Adlard, Mike Allred, Nate Bellegarde, J. Bone, Doug Braithwaite, Mitch Breitweiser, Ian Churchill, Chris Giarrusso, Brandon Graham, Phil Jimenez, Jonathan Hickman, Roger Landridge, John Paul Leon, Jamie Mckelvie, Terry Moore & Ben Templesmith
We’ve spotlighted these CBLDF books on many occasions before and they’re almost always worth the price of admission. Just look at the murderer’s row of creators!
SAGA TP VOL 01
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN K.VAUGHAN (Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (MYSTERY SOCIETY, NORTH 40), SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make." Collects SAGA #1-6
I know, we don’t usually include trades… AND we give Sage way too much play around here already… but that play is SO deserved! And people have been asking about when the trade is coming out. So here’s the answer: October!