Sunday, December 13, 2009

Highlights From This Weeks New Releases

Finding a single highlight from this weeks new releases has been difficult so I've selected a few titles to highlight this week rather than just the one.

Daredevil #503

It’s blood, sweat, and brutal truths as the new creative team of Andy Diggle (Thunderbolts) and Roberto De La Torre (Iron Man) continue their first breathtaking story arc! While the Kingpin secretly builds his power base, Daredevil and Master Izo collide violently over the future of the guild of assassins known as The Hand, and Foggy fears the Matt Murdock he once knew may be gone for good.


Consistently one of my favourite reads Diggle and De La Torre are doing a great job - Matt Murdock, The Kingpin and The Hand: what more can you ask for? Check out these fantastic preview pages at over at

The Darkness/Pitt #3

Jackie Estacado, the bearer of The Darkness, Timmy and Pitt are forced into a final showdown with The Infected and their Leader! But when The Infected display previously unrevealed powers, will the two anti-heroes be able to triumph? Featuring two covers by series artist Keown and a variant cover by Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual 2009).

Top Cow]

Having initially planned to pick up this three-part mini as a trade I read the first issue in full - for free - at and was hooked. As I've said before there aren't many Top Cow titles that I don't enjoy and this series features great writing and superb artwork.

Once again, credit to Top Cow for making their titles so assessable for existing and new readers: visit the
Top Cow Reader for a 7-page preview of this issue.

Batman #694

While Black Mask and his Ministry of Death struggle to maintain control of Gotham City, The Dark Knight sets his sights on Kittyhawk – a young thief pivotal to the outcome of Black Mask's gang war. But will a powerful adversary thought long dead spoil all of Batman's plans? Guest-starring Oracle and the Penguin!

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I like what Tony Daniel is doing with Batman - I'm enjoying his writing and his artwork - along with Sandu Florea - is very much to my taste: take a look over at
Tony Daniel's blog.

Batman 80 Page Giant #1

The Batman 80 Page Giant features can't-miss action from some of today's premiere up-and-coming talent working on your favorite characters! It's the biggest blizzard of the year, and everyone in Gotham City is doing what they can to help.
Find out what Batman, Robin, Alfred, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Veil, Poison Ivy and more get up to when snow brings Gotham City to a standstill!

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Continuing the Batman theme, I'm REALLY looking forward to the 80-page giant: I've struggled to find a complete breakdown of the creators involved but we're promised writing from Steve Niles, Ivory Madison, David Tischman and Simon Spurrier with art from Chris Samnee, Clayton Henry, Marcus To and Saleem Crawford - not to mention a striking cover from Andy Kubert.