Upcoming Comics: November 28th, 2012

Who’s ready to take a break from Joker and all the Death of the Family shenanigans? I know I could use a breather and thankfully this week offers a nice vacation. You can take a trip to a possible future where Damian takes on the mantle of the bat, go on the offensive against Jonathan Crane, or go to yet another possible future with Batman Beyond and the whole Justice League Beyond gang!

Here’s a list of all the Batman comics coming out this week, November 28th, graded on a scale of my own anticipation.

None.  –   I’ll get to it…eventually   –   Eh…meh.  –  Bring it.  –  TAKE MY MONEY

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

November 28th

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #5

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING

1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Anticipation Level:   Bring it.

Ready for another glimpse into the possible Batman 666 future? Well here it is. Damian is Batman and…that’s it. That’s all I know about this comic. At the very least this little one-shot will be a nice change of pace, but at the same time I didn’t much care for the 666 timeline and I would rather see Batman Inc. move forward with its plot rather than doing these all too frequent tangents. Issue #1 good, #2 flashback, DELAY, #3 good, #0 flashback, #4 good, #5 flash forward. Let’s just stick with the story for a bit, okay? That’s all I ask. Also, fun-fact, the mark of the beast is more likely to be the number 616 rather than 666. It was mistranslated or something. Oh and the “Camel through the eye of the needle.” thing was also mistranslated and should be “rope” through the eye of a needle– rope makes more sense, but both heart of both phrases is the same only I gotta say the camel is a more dramatic example. Or I’m wrong. You shouldn’t be getting scripture facts from a Batman Comic reviewer.


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #14

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH

1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Bring it.

Think Scarecrow and Batman’s battle will wrap up quick so a cheap Death of the Family crossover issue can be squeezed in? Think again! Batman: The Dark Knight isn’t wasting its time with a tie-in. In fact, the Scarecrow story won’t even wrap up until next month. Batman broke free from his restraints at the end of the last issue so I’m very curious as to how Hurwitz will stretch this story out over another 2 chapters. What’s Scarecrow have up his sleeve that can keep Batman at bay a little bit longer?

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #10

Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and NORM BREYFOGLE

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

48 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Bring it.

I don’t even know where to start with this comic. It’s really, really, REALLY unfriendly to new readers so either you’ve been reading this book from the beginning or there’s no chance of you hopping on board anytime soon. Sure, the Superman Beyond section will be starting a brand new arc, but Justice League Beyond is a conclusion, and things are just heating up in Batman Beyond’s battle against an army of suicide bomber Jokerz. These stories are all very entertaining, but they’re chopped up so small and scattered across such a long period of time (10 months to see the end of the first Justice League arc?) that it’s even tough for me to keep up with it and I’ve read it from issue #1. I highly recommend you pick this up as a TPB but if you’ve never read a single issue before it might be best to look the other way.

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