More solicits from October with more commentary! This time it’s DC’s “Edge” line…which basically is any title we couldn’t figure out what to do with.
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA and AL BARRIONUEVO
Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The moon is alive! Following the events of SUPERMAN #1 where [TEXT REDACTED], the covert team of sci-fi Super Heroes known as Stormwatch must not only battle the Earth’s moon, but find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth! How? Uh, they’re working on it. Meanwhile, the recruitment of Midnighter goes poorly, and we learn why the Martian Manhunter is a member of the team. Written by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)!
Skitch Commentary: The moon is alive? I am genuinely curious what could possible happen in Superman 1 that brought the moon to life. I’ve said it many times, but I think Stormwatch is really going to be the series to watch. I am a little sad that it looks like Ellis’s great work on Stormwatch/Authority no longer is part of continuity, but Paul Cornell is definitely going to make this book a must read.
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Deathstroke’s tactical prowess is put to the test when the man who hired him attempts to renege on the contract. Pitted against a salvo of new assassins, including the vicious Road Rage, Slade must take his giant sword to the 405 freeway and proclaim himself the most vicious killer in the city of Angels!
Skitch Commentary: Giant sword? When did Slade become Seripoth? I do love the irony of an assassin named Road Rage causing havoc in Los Angeles.
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art and cover by CAFU and JASON GORDER
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The police are looking for him. Government operatives are hunting him down. And Cole Cash can hear the voices of an alien race in his head. Escaping New Orleans will require quick thinking and a violent streak straight out of Cole’s Special Operations background – and just like that, his life will be turned upside down, figuratively as well as literally.
Skitch Commentary: Something about this solicit hints to me that we’ll be seeing more Wild C.A.T.S.pop up in this series. Though that could just be my own false hope.
SUICIDE SQUAD #2
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FEDERICO DELLOCCHIO and RANSOM GETTY
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
80,000 ordinary people vs. the Squad! Well, they’re not really “people.” Not anymore. With an entire sports stadium on lockdown following the outbreak of an unknown virus, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the rest of the Squad must sneak past a military perimeter and fight their way through the infected to retrieve… “it.” What is “it”…? Brace yourself for a stomach-churning reveal as the most brutal version of the Suicide Squad soldiers on! Plus: Bring a body bag – it’s the team’s first Squad fatality!
Skitch Commentary: They should have just set this story in Oakland. You wouldn’t need a virus to have Raiders fans go crazy and start attacking people. I do think it’s cheap to mention a fatality in the solicit. I would rather be surprised by it, than it used in an attempt to sell more comics.
Written by RON MARZ
Art and cover by SAMI BASRI
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Voodoo is on the run in the new DC Universe, trying to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, using all of her considerable skills to complete a mission that will put the entire Earth in danger. DC’s sexy, edgy new series goes into overdrive with one of the most unexpected opening scenes ever!
Skitch Commentary: I am waiting for the inevitable Voodoo and Grifter crossover issue. Actually, I wonder if these books are going to be connected. Logic would dictate yes, but logic often fails when it comes to comic writing.
Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Brother Eye gives Kevin Kho the ground rules to their new “arrangement.” New players are introduced to the game as Sarge Steel and Checkmate begin their hunt for the One Machine Army Corp, but O.M.A.C.’s appearance may be short-lived when he faces the incredible threat of Rocker Bonn, the Amazing Man!
Skitch Commentary: Rocker Bonn, the Amazing Man? Sounds like a joke villain Giffen would have created for Trencher back in the day. I still have no idea what to make of this series, and I still am not sure it has any reason to exist.
MEN OF WAR #2
Written by IVAN BRANDON and JONATHAN VANKIN
Art by TOM DERENICK and PHIL WINSLADE
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
In the split second after a heavy-weapons blast the air goes silent and still, just as it does in the ghostly realm of Circe. How will Rock and his team of men – battle-hardened, but still human – survive a villainess who can walk on the very wind?
Plus, Navy Seals Ice and Tracker go where no boots are on the ground, but when their mission is compromised, how will they tell friend from foe?
Skitch Commentary: I was surprised when Thomas Derenick mentioned that super villains would be a major part of this book, and Circe showing up in issues 2 is definitely a big one. Ice and Tracker as codenames really continues to remind me of GI Joe, but I am a huge GI Joe fan, so that’s far from a horrible thing.
Written by MIKE COSTA
Art and GRAHAM NOLAN and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
While the Blackhawks deal with a potential public exposure, Lady Blackhawk is keeping dangerous secrets of her own! And the first clues of a vast conspiracy throughout the DC Universe begin to take shape. The action ratchets up for DC’s newest team of high-tech military operatives.
Skitch Commentary: This solicit tells us very little. When they were first announced, I had ranked Blackhawks above Men of War, but the more I hear, the more I am leaning the other way. DC is not doing a great job selling me on this title.
ALL-STAR WESTERN #2
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT and JORDI BERNET
Cover by MORITAT
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
What happens when a psychologist and a sociopath have to work together to track down Gotham City’s first serial killer? They’ll soon find that crime in the big city runs deeper than its foundations, and it’s all mapped out in the mysterious Crime Bible – that is, if they don’t kill each other first.
Plus: No zombie is safe in the Wild West when Lazarus Lane summons the demon known as El Diablo!
Skitch Commentary: Demons, serial killers, Crime Bible, the old west. This sounds like one hell of a comic! All Star Western seems like it’s gonna be a real fun title.
Tags: All Star Western, DC Comics Relaunch, OMAC, Paul Cornell, Stormwatch, Suicide Squad
Source: DC Source