Coming Soon in 2012: Part 1

2012 promises to be a great year comic book fans.  The Big Two, Marvel and DC, as well as top independent talent for Image, Zenescope, IDW Publishing and more have have eyes locked to the future.  Here’s a short list of what I think is worth a look in the new year!

Saga (Image Comics)  Critically acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics in a big way with his new creator-owned ongoing series, Saga.  Basically, to mythical beings, whose races are in a never-ending war with one another, fall within the throws passion, and end up with a daughter!  In order to save their child, the two run off from star system to star system in hopes of raising their family in peace.  The series debuts in March with a special extra-sized issue for the standard price of three dollars.

Earth 2 (DC New 52)  As part of the “Second Wave” of DC Comics New 52, Earth 2 marks the long awaited return of the fan-favorite team, the Justice Society of America.  Earth 2 by James Robinson and Nicola Scott sees a new version of the classic superhero team on an alternate version of the New 52 Earth.  Not much is known of the series, but DC editorial has confirmed the series will have an impact on the world of New 52.  The ongoing debuts in May.

Avengers Assemble (Marvel Comics)  With the long awaited debut of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the silver screen, Marvel is firing the opening salvo in their comic line with Avengers Assemble.  Written by the legendary creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, Avengers Assemble sees Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, bring in a team of veteran Avengers to stop a new iteration of the classic Avengers villain Zodiac.  This team will comprise the cast of the upcoming film, including Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Incredible Hulk.  This series will also mark the last time Brian Michael Bendis will launch an Avengers comic as the creator will move away from the franchise before the end of the year.  Bendis has stated, however, the plot threads from this series will roll into unannounced comics he has in store for later this year!  Avengers Assemble launches in March.

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for even more awesome comics as this ongoing feature continues!

Happy New Year!

Andrew Mathieu