October 30, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

In October, oh boy, it’s a boat load of comics that begs for me to open my wallet. You get my girl America Chavez, awesome DC heroes and heroines (Cassandra Cain! Wonder Woman! Bombshells!), animals who plot revenge, a P.I., tea dragons, and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

DETECTIVE COMICS (REBIRTH) • VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS

The sweeping new chapter in writer James Tynion IV’s acclaimed saga—featuring a league of talented artists including Marcio Takara (THE FLASH) and Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL)—is here, in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS.

Batwoman, an accomplished crime-fighter who’s overcome the darkest of betrayals. Clayface, a reformed villain whose potential is eclipsed only by his astonishing powers. New heroes like Azrael, an avenging angel, and Batwing, whose incredible armor makes him a true dark knight. Led by the Batman himself, this team of guardians stands ready to protect Gotham City.

But the secrets of the team’s most mysterious member, Cassandra Cain, are about to come to light. And that light will cast a shadow darker than anything they’ve ever seen before.

They thought the League of Shadows was just a rumor—a secret society of nihilistic killers often whispered about but never seen. But now the League is here, in Gotham. They’re destroying Batman’s team one by one. And their sinister leader, Lady Shiva, has come to reclaim her daughter—or destroy her.

Can even Batman’s arch-enemy Ra’s al Ghul and his League of Assassins stop the onslaught? Or have the Shadows come to stay?

Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #950-956. DC Comics

Publication date: October 4, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: I’m expecting Cassandra Cain to play a biiiiiiiiig part in this volume, and I hope that is true because I love Cassandra.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS (REBIRTH) • VOL 2: WHO IS ARTEMIS?

Writer Scott Lobdell (SUPERMAN, TEEN TITANS) and artist Dexter Soy (RED HOOD/ARSENAL) shed fiery light on the Outlaws’ most mysterious member in RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 2: WHO IS ARTEMIS?

Little is known about the Amazon warrior Artemis, even by her teammates in the so-called “Outlaws.” But Red Hood and Bizarro are about to get a crash course when her past comes back to haunt all three of them—with a vengeance!

Soon the team finds itself a long way from the streets of Gotham in Qurac[AR1] . Not only is the war-torn Middle Eastern country Artemis’ former home, it’s also the site of great personal tragedy for both the wayward Amazon and for Red Hood. It was in Qurac where Artemis lost her best friend, and where Jason Todd got himself murdered by the Joker, back before Robin became the Red Hood.

Now someone in Qurac is using the ancient weapon of Artemis’ people—the Bow of Ra—to commit genocide, and only an Amazon can tame its incredible power. But stopping the Bow means marching right into the middle of a war zone…and in a war between Amazons and mankind, whose side will Artemis take?

Collects RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #7-11. — DC Comics

Publication date: October 4, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: Any comics that we get to see Jason Todd is A+++. I don’t have much interest in Artemis herself, but I want to see Jason Todd’s part in all this.

WONDER WOMAN (REBIRTH) • DELUXE VOL. 1 HC

An incredible collection that marks the long-awaited return of legendary WONDER WOMAN writer Greg Rucka, featuring stunning art from Nicola Scott (EARTH 2) and Liam Sharp (GEARS OF WAR)—WONDER WOMAN: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 collects stories from one of the breakout hits of DC Rebirth. This series is a perfect jumping-on point into the world of Wonder Woman and the first hardcover collection of the new Rebirth series!

She is one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known—an icon of equality, a symbol of power, a tireless champion of peace and justice. But who is Wonder Woman really? She’s about to find out.

Themyscira, the island paradise she left behind to defend Earth from the war god Ares, has vanished, and the magical power of her Lasso of Truth has disappeared along with it. In a sprawling saga that bridges her first year as a hero with the present day, the Amazon Princess must team up with her greatest enemy—the brutal beast-woman Cheetah—to find her vanished homeland and seek the truth about her origins.

Can this unlikely alliance save her sisters and the world? Or will Wonder Woman’s quest for answers lead to even deeper, darker and deadlier places? Find out in WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1!

This volume contains the first two paperback collections of the landmark series and includes WONDER WOMAN #1-14 and WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH #1. DC Comics

Publication date: October 4, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: Wonder Woman. We get a deluxe hardcover version with a beautiful new cover!

ANIMOSITY • VOL. 2

One day, for no reason, the Animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking REVENGE. The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to her and her protection.

Collecting issues 5-8 issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue THE WORLD OF ANIMOSITY.. – Aftershock Comics

Publication date: September 27, 2017 by Aftershock Comics

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Why I’m excited: The story continues for Jesse and beloved Sandor as they navigate this world of animals taking revenge for what had been done to them.

BLACK CLOUD • VOL. 1: NO EXIT

Zelda’s about to start a war of dreams.

In the days when story and reality were one, the old blood — people with the power to shape stories — built a new world to escape the future we all came to live in. Generations later, Zelda rejects the old blood’s dreams and escapes into our world to run from destiny. But destiny has a nasty way of catching up to you.

From the creators of Spider-Gwen, Southern Bastards, Drifter, and Airboy, comes a new fantasy where heroes are hard to find. Collects issues 1 – 5.– Image Comics

Publication date: October 11, 2017 by Image Comics

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Why I’m excited: Black Cloud is about dreams! What is reality and what are dreams? I’m also excited about this comic because Matt Wilson!! (He colors this comic!)

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS • VOL. 5: THE DEATH OF ILLUSION

The extraordinary heroines known as the Bombshells are fighting on all fronts in an increasingly brutal war. Will the return of two long-lost allies—and a squad of unlikely teammates—be enough to secure victory?

One of those ready to rejoin the fight is Supergirl—but Lex Luthor and Hugo Strange have plans of their own for the Maid of Might. When Supergirl is pitted against her clone, will they find there’s room for more than one Kryptonian on this planet? Meanwhile, Raven stows away with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, but a mission of mercy becomes one of revenge when she meets Lois Lane!

Plus, meet French flying ace Barbara Gourdon—also known as Batgirl. Her search for her lost love brought her to the Louisiana bayou, where she disappeared for years. But when Bombshells commander Amanda Waller sends Lieutenant Francine Charles on a mission to recruit her, Batgirl and her friends Ravager and Enchantress will form a new kind of super-team: the Suicide Squad!

From writer Marguerite Bennett (BATGIRL, EARTH 2: WORLD’S END) and astonishing artists including Laura Braga (Witchblade), Mirka Andolfo (Ms. Marvel) and Elsa Charretier (HARLEY QUINN, The Infinite Loop) comes the next adventure in the DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS saga, bringing the incredibly popular DC Collectibles line to life in stories from issues #26-29 and DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS ANNUAL #1! DC Comics

Publication date: October 11, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: I love the DC Bombshells. I want more and more books about them because they are divine.

LADYCASTLE

When the King and all the men of the castle die, it’s time for the women to knight up.

When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on a crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out—that’s a lot less armor polishing to do. Of course, when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle . . . well, the women take umbrage with that.

Now, Merinor, the blacksmith’s wife is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight, Sir Riddick, is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to fight, defend, build, and do all manner of noisy things the men had done while the women assumed they were just drunk.

Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants) brings her first original series to the graphic novel world, and is joined by breakthrough illustrator Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) for a rollicking fantasy adventure in Ladycastle. — Boom! Studios

Publication date: October 11, 2017 by Boom! Studios

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Why I’m excited: This is all about the ladies the King and the men of the castle left behind when they went off to fight in a crusade and died.They don’t need men in their lives. These ladies learn to fight, build, defend, and so on.

STUMPTOWN • VOL. 1: THE CASE OF THE GIRL WHO TOOK HER SHAMPOO

Join the investigation on Dex Parios’s first case for just $10!

Dex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke―she’s into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’ debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. Is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper? Oni Press

Publication date: October 11, 2017 by Oni Press

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Why I’m excited: I am always excited for Greg Rucka’s works. I can’t say no to his writing nor of books and comics about female P.I.s!

SUPER SONS (REBIRTH) • VOL. 1: WHEN I GROW UP…

Superboy and Robin, the sons of Superman and Batman, take center stage as a reluctant super-team in an all-new series bursting out of the DC Universe Rebirth event!

When Robin (Damian Wayne) discovers a connection between a series of mysterious crimes and the aftermath of the bizarre and deadly Amazo Virus, he needs Superboy (Jonathan Kent) to aid in the investigation. But when the duo learn that the teenage Kid Amazo has plans that put the entire Justice League in danger, they need help from an unlikely source: Lex Luthor!

Even if the odd couple of young heroes survive Luthor’s assistance, they’ll have to face a possibly greater threat: the combined forces of Robin’s tutor, Alfred Pennyworth, and Superboy’s mother, Lois Lane!

Acclaimed writer Peter J. Tomasi (SUPERMAN) and superstar artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2: SOCIETY) launch an explosive new generation of adventure in SUPER SONS VOL. 1, collecting issues #1-5 of the popular series. DC Comics

Publication date: October 11, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: I am all for an unexpected team-up between the great Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jonathan Kent (aka Superboy). I just mainly want to see what they say about their fathers and how they work as a team.

AMERICA • VOL. 1: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AMERICA CHAVEZ

At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!

Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America’s high-octane and hard-hitting adventures!

She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what’s a super-powered teenager to do when she’s looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first and shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits before work can begin. Then she can get on with her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II – with Captain America as her wingman!Marvel Comics

Publication date: October 18, 2017 by Marvel Comics

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Why I’m excited: America Chavez! My bb girl! do not know how to express my overwhelming excitement about America Chavez and this book without screaming. She finally has her own solo series, and I just love her so much. I’m excited to see her punch her enemies and just being the best person she can be.

THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives–and eventually her own. Oni Press

Publication date: October 18, 2017 by Oni Press

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Why I’m excited: Tea dragons! We’re gonna wish we owned a tea dragon of our own. I can guarantee this.

JEAN GREY • VOL. 1: NIGHTMARE FUEL

When the teenage Marvel Girl traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her adult counterpart. Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, that Jean Grey was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Now, determined to escape that future, young Jean sets out to write her own destiny. But when she has a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her, she’ll have to fight tooth and nail not to become its next victim! Jean enlists the help of some of its previous hosts – but will the ultimate brain trust of Rachel Grey, Quentin Quire and Hope Summers have the answers she’s searching for?

COLLECTING: JEAN GREY 1-6Marvel Comics

Publication date: October 18, 2017 by Marvel Comics

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Why I’m excited: It’s strange that Jean Grey never had her own solo comic series. Out of all the X-Men, I would’ve thought she had her own—considering the legacy she left—but nope. That’s why I’m extra excited to get to know about this Jean Grey and what she struggles with.

GRAYSON: THE SUPER SPY OMINBUS HC

GRAYSON, the high-octane, highly acclaimed superspy thriller featuring ex-Nightwing Dick Grayson, is now collected in its entirety for the first time in this gorgeous hardcover compendium, featuring all of the infamous Agent 37’s adventures, from his first mission to his very last.

As Robin, he was the Dark Knight’s partner and protégé. As Nightwing, he forged a heroic legacy of his own. And when vicious killers invaded our dimension, he sacrificed his secret identity—and his life—to save the world.

At least, that’s what the world believes.

To the heroes, villains and ordinary citizens of Earth, Dick Grayson is dead—but death is the perfect cover story for an agent of Spyral. As the newest member of this top-secret spy ring, Grayson helps scour the globe for the pieces of the Paragon, a slain god whose every organ is a weapon of mass destruction.

But he’s also Batman’s man inside Spyral, uncovering their secrets even as they strive to uncover the secret identity of every superhero on the globe.

His life as he knew it is over. His loyalty is divided like never before. Now it’s time for Dick Grayson to discover who he really is…

Co-writers Tim Seeley and Tom King, along with sensational artist Mikel Janín, have their masterwork series collected here, featuring GRAYSON #1-20, GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1, SECRET ORIGINS #8, GRAYSON ANNUAL #1-3, ROBIN WAR #1-2 and NIGHTWING: REBIRTH #1.

Collects EXTREMITY #1-6. DC Comics

Publication date: October 18, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: All of Dick Grayson as Agent 37 of Spyral in one volume? Hell yes.

SPECIAL MENTIONS: New Superman (Rebirth) • Vol. 2: Coming to America, The Castoffs: Into the Wastelands, Black Panther & The Crew • We Are the Streets, Giant Days • Vol. 6

Do any of these comics interest you? Tell me which ones you’re excited about! Have you read any of these?

 


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