Action Comics #901: Artist Kenneth Rocafort joins writer Paul Cornell on Action Comics, which has returned its focus to Superman after Cornell’s Luthor-starring arc. Rocafort and Cornell will be continuing that weird “Reign of Doomsday” storyline that’s been running through various DC Comics for months now. The main page has a preview here. Meanwhile, if you missed it, DC also has a reprint of the over-sized, $6 Action Comics #900 coming out this week.
DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern: Willworld: This 2001 origial graphic novel was most notable for its amazing artwork, courtesy of the young and up-and-coming artist Seth Fisher, who unfortunately passed away in 2006. This is a hell of a showcase for his skills, as the story features a young Hal Jordan waking up on a strange world full of bizarre imagery. J.M. DeMatteis scripted. Like all of the DCCP reprints, its $8 for somewhere in the neighborhood of 100-pages.
Deep Sleeper: IDW is reprinting this follow-up graphic novel to The Coffin, by the creative team of Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston. It’s a 145-page, $22 hardcover.
Emma Frost Ultimate Collection, Mystique By Brian K. Vaughan Ultimate Collection: Two big books featuring characters featured in this summers X-Men: First Class film. The former is a 430-page, $35 trade featuring all 18 issues of the 2003-launched Emma Frost ongoing from writer Karl Bollers and a variety of artists. The latter is a 310-page, $25 trade collecting the first 13 issues of the Vaughan-written 2003 Mystique monthly.
Green Lantern #66, Green Lantern Corps #60 and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10: You know how DC plans to publish only one single comic book the week of August 31, Flashpoint #5? Can they really pull that off? Because that would demonstrate an extraordinary amount of control of what they publish and when, and if they can do that, why on Earth would they publish issues of all three titles participating in the “War of the Green Lanterns” crossover story on the exact same day? That seems kind of insane, doesn’t it? There’s a whole lot of Green Lantern material out this week besides those three issues, too. There’s the aforementioned DCCP reprint of Green Lantern: Willworld, the 180-page, $23 trade collection Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns and the 130-page, $13 trade collection Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Emerald Knight has six stories in it, two of which feature Hal Jordan and the GLC.
Kirby: Genesis #0: This is a bargain-priced, $1 introduction to writer Kurt Busiek and lay-out and cover artist Alex Ross and artist Jackson Herbert’s world-building on Jack Kirby-created characters and concepts.
The Marvels Project: Ed Brubaker and Steve Eptings’ 2009 eight-issue miniseries about the Golden Age birth of superheroes in the Marvel Universe gets collected into a 225-page, $30 trade.
Strange Adventures: DC dusts off an old title, repurposing it for this $8, 80-page anthology of science fiction story. The highlight is a new story by the 100 Bullets team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, although Scott Snyder, Peter Milligan, Jeff Lemire and others also contribute.
The Tattered Man: The Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray writing team and artist Norberto Fernandez unite for a 40-page, $5 one-shot. Publisher Image Comics says it’s about a spirit of vengeance from German concentration camps that reawakens in modern day New York. It sounds rather Ragman-esque, which actually makes me even more curious.