It’s been all the rage in Hollywood for the last few years, but 3D hasn’t really made its way back to comics in a big way since the shoot-everything-in-3D trend got going at the major movie studios. Well, it looks like Image Comics is going to fill the void, with their Captain Wonder 3D special. It’s a $5, 48-page one-shot from Brian Haberlin and Philip Tan, which includes “special” 3D glasses and promises “The Most Advanced 3D Ever In Print.” Preview here.
Amazing Spider-Man #654.1: Dan Slott and Paulo Siqueira present a weirdly-numbered, but good-jumping-on point for the Spider-Man series.
Detective Comics Classics: This is a random little 50-page, $6 compilation of Batman comics from the late sixties and mid-seventies. Included are stories from TEC #377, #384, and #385, as well Batman Family #1.That means work from Gil Kane, Mike Grell, Murphy Anderson, Gardner Fox, Elliot S. Maggin, Frank Springer and others. Apparently this was put together to sell with a boxed set of toys, but is now being made available sans toys.
Finder: Voice: Carla Speed McNeil’s acclaimed science fiction series gets an original 210-page, $20 graphic novel. Dark Horse plans a Finder Library collection to follow. Preview here.
Hawkeye: Blind Spot #1: Marvel has apparently decided to go the series-of-miniseries route with Hawkeye comics after the cancellation of Hawkeye and Mockingbird, as writer Jim McCann follows that and Widowmaker up with a new four-issue mini.
Kill Shakespeare #1: IDW’s offers a special $1 reprint of the series about all of Shakespeare’s characters starring in a big Big Two-style crossover story.
Marvel Girl: Writer Josh Fialkov and pencil artist Nuno Plati team on a one-shot about young, First Class-era Jean Grey. The main site has a preview here.
Morning Glories Vol. 1: For a Better Future: The solicitation for this $10, 190-page trade says that the Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma created series is about “six gifted but troubled” students, but looking at the cover image, those kids don’t really look like either the gifted or troubled kids at a prep school. For one thing, they’re all attractive looking. Maybe I went to the wrong school…? Preview here.
Noche Roja: Vertigo Crime’s latest offering is a $20, 185-page original graphic novel by writer Simon Oliver and artist Jason Latour. It’s set just south of the border, and follows an ex-private eye searching for a single missing girl and stumbling on to a much bigger case.
Tiny Titans #37: This month, the cover says it all—
All I can really add is yes.
True Blood: All Together Now: IDW’s first miniseries based on the popular TV show (itself based on a series of prose novels) gets collected into a $25, 160-page hardcover. Series creator Alan Ball co-plotted this one, David Tischman and Mariah Huehner wrote it, and David Messina drew it. Meanwhile, in other collections-of-comics-based-on-TV-shows news, DC’s six-issues miniseries based on the J.J. Abram’s sci-fi show, Fringe: Tales From The Fringe, gets collected into a $15, 145-page trade paperback.