At NYCC last week Dark Horse announced a new series written by Greg Rucka due in March. Here’s some of the PR on Veil described as a “gritty urban drama.”
The story opens when a beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from? And what is she capable of?
Rucka, of course, also has his terrific Lazarus series from Image in addition to his webcomic, Lady Sabre.
I don’t know if you are aware of this but I am somewhat fond of Mr. Rucka’s writing so I think it is highly likely I’ll be checking this one out.
Here’s the artwork release for Veil.
Here’s some things to think about for you pull list this week and as always I’ll start with a first issue that people can jump on.
I interviewed Nocenti about the book a few weeks ago. I’m looking forward to this.
If you didn’t pick up the first issue of this, I really recommend it. I wasn’t going to read this series but that first issue convinced me.
If you want a team book with a vibe similar to the movie, this is it.
After a long delay, Deena Pilgrim is back.
And finally, it’s the conclusion of The Death of the Family.
Going to be interested in what people think about this.
That’s it for me. What’s on your list?
Oh sure you’re supposed to be shopping for presents for other people on Cyber Monday but why not spend a little on yourself, too? Tomorrow Dark Horse is having a massive sale in their digital store with 50% off of you total offer (use code “dhdcyber”).
Here are a few things you may want to pick up (I’ll pass on recommending Buffy because … well … you know).
I recommend the first three issues of Ghost by Kelly DeConnick and Phil Noto
I also highly recommend Brian Wood’s run on Conan with art by Becky Cloonan
And also from Brian Woods’ The Massive with art by Kristian Donaldson.
I also recommend you give B.P.R.D. one of the best comics month after month, a try. Here’s an arc enjoyed:
Much smaller week this than last week. But I do have a first issue for you even if it is a bit of a cheat because it also had a 0 issue.
Now that’s a good a team. Pick it up!
And from DC Comics
Now that I know Grant Morrison asked to use both Stephanie and Cass Cain but was turned down I have just a teeny tiny bit more love for this book. Which I still liked a lot anyway.
Here’s another case of DC changing covers from solicits (see BoP from last week). I am not sure why there was a change but while I love Sook I much prefer the original by Mikel Janin (despite it saying Sook) with Zatanna and Black Orchid leading the charge. And now that Arrow has been picked up for the year I hope we lose the promo banner.
Fiona Staples cover! It’s Madame Xanadu but with a modern take - she’s now working for a law firm. The National Comics one-shots have been hit and miss but I’ll give this one a try.
And finally from Marvel:
I’m going to miss Rucka’s Punisher series but here’s the mini that’s wrapping it up.
It’s Frank vs. the Avengers. Go get popcorn, I’ll wait here.
We start with a Phil Noto cover and end with one too!
What’s on your list?