Saturday, August 15, 2009

Martian Sightings for October, 2009



MARTIAN MANHUNTER CLASSIC
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 3 TP
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Ty Templeton, Mike McKone, Bill Willingham, Joe Rubinstein and Dick Giordano
Cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein
The 1980s adventures of the Justice League continue! This new volume, now in trade paperback, collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

This one includes a great Invasion: Aftermath story and the recruitment drive for the League's European branch, both highlighting J'Onn J'Onzz. The other issues fall into that fallow period between Kevin Maguire and Adam Hughes on art, usually sporting work by Ty Templeton. The stories were pretty blah, focusing on a semi-serious Blue Beetle arc.


BLACKEST NIGHT
BLACKEST NIGHT #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis
Summer’s hottest event explodes in this critical issue! Hold on to your power rings, because the secrets behind the Blackest Night finally stand revealed! While Earth is evacuated, Hal Jordan embarks on a brave journey to the darkest depths to uncover the truth behind the Black Lanterns! You won’t believe what he uncovers!
Continuing the best-selling epic from superstars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 21 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Not sure if Black Lantern Martian Manhunter is here, but the odds seem decent, and the book has been pretty good so far.


The Human Flame
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #6
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO
This is it! The chase is over as everything finally catches up to the Human Flame. But if he’s going down, he’s going down punching and setting stuff on fire! And maybe, just maybe, he’s about to find out he’s got more power than he ever imagined. Now if he can only manage not to screw things up…
On sale October 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


It's finally over. Anyone willing to recommend the trade paperback collection to me?

Miss Martian
TEEN TITANS #76
WWritten by Felicia D. Henderson; co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson; co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Guest-starring Beast Boy and Raven! With the Teen Titans unraveling at the seams, two former members must return to Titans Tower to help Wonder Girl right the sinking ship! If only it were that easy…
And in the Ravager second feature, Rose uncovers a horrific black market. And she deals with it the only way she knows how: with blood.
On sale October 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #3
Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by George Pérez
With their backs against the walls of a battered Titans Tower, the few remaining Titans face their dead former teammates who have now become Black Lanterns! Meanwhile, one Titan discovers a secret weapon...but at what price? Don’t miss this finale from writer J.T. Krul (JSA CLASSIFIED, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by George Pérez). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 28 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


She's still on the team, right? I can't keep up with these constant line-up changes.

Jemm, Son of Saturn
SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Joe Kubert
On a mission in space, Superman and his fellow Kryptonians encounter the might of the Thanagarian Army. Can Superman keep things peaceful between the two races – or will The Man of Steel discover that Hawkman’s legendary temper is shared by all his people?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary
Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Joe Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale October 7 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Just a cameo, but foreshadowing a major appearance by a revamped Jemm next month.

4 comments:

mathematicscore said...

I've been enjoying Run. Great art. Obscure villains. And the Human Flame's characterization as a full on scumbag is delightfully take no prisoners. None of his "dastardly deeds" feels forced. He's genuinely a stupid, self centered bad guy, instead of Pure Evil or insane. I find that somehow refreshing. An everyman for the supervillain set.

Frank Lee Delano said...

I don't exactly have a deep personal investment in the Human Flame's characterization, so "scumbag" is fine by me. I just want to be sure this is a lot better than Sturges' awful work on Salvation Run...?

mathematicscore said...

So far, yeah, mostly because I don't care about any of the characters. I'm not even sure who General Immortus arches (to borrow a term from Venture Bros.) As far as Salvation Run, the situation was just ludicrous and pointless. I blame the editors for it.

Frank Lee Delano said...

Immortus was the Doom Patrol's main baddie, and the one who "killed" them the first time out. Hopefully, knowing things like that won't bug me if I give the book a try (likely, I'm thinking.)