SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 (OF 6) How could it be anything else? Sandman by Neil Gaiman is still a literary heavyweight that crushes almost all before it.  So why now?  And is Gaiman simply delivering this offering from the shed of milking or does it have purpose?  It’d be reasonable to suggest Gaiman doesn’t do anything for sheer monetary pursuit having established his well being back in the 90s.  For those of you who follow comics news you’ll know this deals with setting up just how Morpheus got himself in the predicament that opens Sandman #1.   However, this tale goes further than that, back into the history of the Endless – details that Gaiman  has stated he has carried for 25 years.  This will be a nice book end to the Sandman mythology, and  yes you will be able to have the choice of covers by either Dave McKean or interior artist J.H. Williams III (currently doing Batwoman).  Return to the world of the Sandman, which is Endless.

 

 

Justice League 3000 #1 Brought to you by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, this sees the heroes of the 52 universe today, in the future of 3000.  The how’s and why’s will be covered in this series.  If you like you’re ‘what if’s’ and anything Giffen  has done in the past (including the legendary ‘one punch’ Batman scene!)  This should be an enjoyable romp as while Giffen may not offer the edge of some of the new generation of writers, his ability for subtle humor, and plain zaniness can be unmissable when he’s at his best.

 

 

 

Damian: Son of Batman #1 (of 4) – Many people were surprised by the fate of Damian in Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc run.  So to understand it more, or at least to satisfy Damian’s fan base for more information, co-creator Andy Kubert is writing and drawing this new four part mini-series which will look at what set Damian on the road to wearing the red tunic and yellow cape.

 

 

 

Hinterkind #1 (New Vertigo series) – I like the sound of this, an interesting angle.  The Hinterkind are very real creatures, only thought to be myth and magic legend.  These creatures work for mother nature, who after a blight that has all but driver mankind from the face of the earth, serve to eradicate the remaining outposts of man.  Enter vertigo’s newest charge, Prosper Monday (a strong sounding character name don’t you think?) who sets out on a search for her Grandfather who has not returned.  Through her eyes we will discover no doubt what an unforgiving and foreign place the world has become.

 

 

And Forever Evil, the first 52 Universe wide event continues with ‘good’ on the back foot.  Check the three keystone JLA books, where the JLA is dead – so the question is what will fill that void? Of the special tie-in mini series, I’d suggest taking a look at Forever Evil: Arkham War – this time there is no Batman to stop the tide of the breakout.

Superman and Wonderwoman co-star in a new ongoing title.  This is a brave move (depending on how you view the whole new 52) whereby there is currently no Clark and Lois.  The forever simmering tension of Clark and Diana has finally been given a chance to shine and be explored in full in this brave new world.  And I suspect the cryptic wording in the solicitation for this title means a force of ‘super killing’ stature will be helping kick of this new ongoing title.

Check out the full DC listings here at CBR for the entire October offerings.  If nothing else, look forward to revisiting the Morpheus’ and the Endless clan…… pleasant dreams…..

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Here’s the November Previews for all good things shipping in January.  Now I’ve already done a highlight of the many Marvel titles you may want to consider as well as some great stuff form Dark Horse.  You can see these highlights discussed below .

DC have a minor cross-over going through Justice League and Aquaman.  A lot of what’s going on is building to next year’s major event ‘Trinity Wars’ which has been in the works since earlier this year.  Also, I can’t emphasise enough how good Scott Synder’s run on Batman is, particularly his latest story arc ‘Death of the Family’ bring the Joker back to front lines of Gotham.  Great stuff.

Check out all of Images January releases here

Check out all of DC’s January releases here

 

 Strikes #1 – From Dynamite comes one of the true Queens of the damned, Vampirella.  Sultry and brooding story telling is normally the flavour for our girl who makes her ‘Borat man-kini’ like costume look very wearable!  Tom Sniegoski of Usagi and Bone Rat Tails is the writer so I’d expect a decent yarn.

 

 

 

 

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1 (of 4) If you’re a Star Trek fan all you need to know is this is a prequel mini-series from IDW that will set up the next movie in this franchise reboot!

 

 

 

 

 

So what are you waiting for?  Check out all the great stuff and drop your orders back to me any time from now.  Orders for the November Previews officially close on Saturday 20th.