Thoughts & Observations on the January 2013 Diamond Previews – Part Two

Previews for January:

My thoughts and observations – part 2

You know what they say…last, but not least…

January 2013 Previews

Publisher: Diamond Distributor
Cover Date: January 2012
Cover Price: $4.99

You can check out the first part of this article here. I’m only providing you the link as a reference. ‘Cause I KNOW you checked it out already. Right?!?!?

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Ethan Van Sciver Takes Over Batman: The Dark Knight With Issue #16

Ethan Van Sciver Takes On The Dark Knight
In January!

Batman: The Dark Knight #16

Industry legend Ethan Van Sciver will take over as the series artist with Batman: The Dark Knight #16. Not only is this his first issue of the series, but it also marks the NEW 52 introduction of one of Batman’s most notorious adversaries – The Mad Hatter.

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First Look – Cable And The X-Force #3 by Dennis Hopeless & Salvador Larocca

CABLE AND THE X-FORCE #3 FIRST LOOK!

Cable and the X-Force #3

Here’s your 3 page first look preview of Cable and the X-Force #3, by Dennis Hopeless & Salvador Larocca, from Marvel Comics – on sale January 9th, 2012.

Press release

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Cable and the X-Force #3, by the creative team of writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Salvador Larroca! Cable orders the team to attack a civilian company, but with his powers on the fritz will his judgment be brought into question?  And see where the mighty Colossus has been since the end of Avengers vs. X-Men!

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Repossessed #1 by JM Ringuet Arrives in January From Image Comics

FIGHTING YOUR INNER DEMONS IN REPOSSESSED

Repossessed #1

Exorcism is a blue-collar job in new Image Comics mini-series


Press release

A plague of demons getting you down? Has a loved one started gibbering in the inscrutable language of Hell? Not to worry—there are people trained to cast out those spirits! In January 2013, Image Comics will introduce you to the Dee Agency and three of its tough-as-demon-claws agents in REPOSSESSED, a raucous new mini-series by JM Ringuet (TRANSHUMAN).

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First Look At Iron Man #5 by Kieron Gillen & Greg Land

Marvel NOW! – IRON MAN #5 First Look!

IRON MAN #5

Here’s your first look at the first 3 unlettered pages of Iron Man #5, by writer Kieron Gillen & artist Greg Land, from Marvel Comics – on sale January 2nd, 2013.

Press release

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Iron Man #5, from the blockbuster creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land! Iron Man sets his sights on the last Extremis target, a threat that sends him into the cold of space as he debuts an all-new suit of armor and betrays an old friend.

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Preview: PLANET DEATH Begins In X-O Manowar #9 by Venditti & Hairsine

Venditti & Hairsine Enter PLANET DEATH
in X-O MANOWAR #9

X-O Manowar #9

Here is a first look at the PLANET DEATH two-part prelude in X-O Manowar #9, by Robert Venditti & Trevor Hairsine, beginning this January from Valiant Comics.

Press release

The most ambitious X-O Manowar event EVER – Planet Death – kicks off this January with a two-part prologue beginning in X-O Manowar #9 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti and comics superstar Trevor Hairsine! Jump on board one of the most buzzed about books of the year as X-O Manowar ignites an interstellar war and changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe forever.

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Preview: The Standard #1 (ComixTribe)

13-Page Preview of THE STANDARD #1
from ComixTribe!

The Standard #1

The Critically Acclaimed, Award Winning Series Makes it’s World-wide Debut in January 2013!

We’re proud to present a 13 page preview of The Standard #1, by John Lees & Jonathan Rector, on sale in January 2013 from our friends at ComixTribe.

Press release

ComixTribe has released an 13-page preview of the Diamond debut issue of THE STANDARD #1THE STANDARD is an award-winning series created by Scottish scribe John Lees (Best Writer – Scottish Independent Comics Awards 2012) with art by Jonathan Rector.  Until now, THE STANDARD has only been available at conventions, via mail order, and digitally. Earlier this year, ComixTribe signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. to bring its books to shops worldwide. The Diamond release of THE STANDARD #1 (NOV121047) features a stunning new cover, and will be available in shops January 2013. 

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DC Comics February 2013: Batman Solicitations

Batman February 2013 Releases!

BATMAN #17

Here are the February 2013 Batman Group solicitations courtesy of DC Comics.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #8BATMAN, INCORPORATED #8

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

• Everything Grant Morrison has been planning since the start of BATMAN, INCORPORATED leads to this stunning issue!

• You must not miss this one!

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DC Comics February 2013: Superman Solicitations

Superman February 2013 Releases!

SUPERBOY #17

Here are the February 2013 Superman Group solicitations courtesy of DC Comics.

ACTION COMICS #17ACTION COMICS #17

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES, BRAD WALKER, MARK PROPST and DREW HENNESSY
Backup story art by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
1:100 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $5.99 US

• You don’t dare miss Grant Morrison’s stunning, extra-sized final issue of ACTION COMICS!

• It’s no small battle as Superman fights to save all of creation in this epic!

• This issue is destined to be a milestone in The New 52!

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