In this regular column, we collect the one-shot books, special anthologies, and original graphic novels that are being released this month. In November, there are quite a few that caught our attention. You can check out our regular New Number Ones column for the month here.
There is an alphabetical list of these special books below by release date, and don’t forget to check for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about these comics.
There are books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Humanoids, Inc., AfterShock Comics, and AWA Studios.
Crossgen Tales #1
Written by Barbara Randall Kesel, Ron Marz, & Mark Waid
Art by Butch Guice, Greg Land, Ben Lai, & Brandon Peterson
Cover Art by Paco Medina
Surprising tales from a universe of fantasy, folklore and science fiction! The debut issues of four of the signature titles from the 21st century’s most innovative imprint—and some of the biggest names in comics—offer a window into other worlds! In RUSE (2001) #1, Detective Simon Archer and his assistant Emma Bishop face magic and mystery on the Victorianesque planet Arcadia! In MYSTIC (2000) #1, meet sisters Genevieve and Giselle—one is a sorceress, one is a socialite, but their destinies are about to be transformed! In SIGIL (2000) #1, a planetary union is locked in a centuries-long war with the starfaring Saurians! And in SOJOURN (2001) #1, the archer Arwyn and her allies fight for survival in the shadow of the undead dictator Mordath! But who are the Sigil-Bearers who unite these four stories?
Release Date: November 2, 2022
PCS NOTES: This is a reprint collection but if you are a fan of Crossgen or brand new to the concept of this imprint, this is a great place to get aquainted.
The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1
Written by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, & Roger Stern
Art by Jurgens, Butch Guice, Tom Grummett, Lee Weeks, John Bogdanove, Bill Sienkiewicz, Clay Mann, Brett Breeding, Walter Simonson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Fabio Moon, Jamal Campbell
Cover Art by Jurgens & Breeding
THE LIFE OF SUPERMAN / STANDING GUARD / TIME / ABOVE AND BEYOND
30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing himself to stop the unstoppable global threat, Doomsday, Metropolis and the rest of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their greatest hero. To mark this monumental moment in comics, DC has reunited the complete creative team behind the original event for four brand-new stories. Led by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the special kicks off with a new Superman story and villain…DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a series of short stories revisiting some of Superman’s greatest allies and exclusive pinups done by some of comics’ greatest artistic talent including LEE WEEKS, GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, and WALTER SIMONSON.
Release Date: November 8, 2022
PCS NOTES: The event that helped to define comics in the 90s is remembered in this special issue with legendary creators contributing new content.
It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth
Written by Zoe Thorogood
Art by Thorogood
Cover Art by Thorogood
ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
Cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD records six months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. IT’S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival.
A poignant, slice-of-life-style story perfect for fans of Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.
Release Date: November 9, 2022
PCS NOTES: As soon as I heard about this OGN, I was excited for it. I can’t believe it is almost here. Zoe Thorogood is a fantastic cartoonist.
The New Golden Age #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, & Diego Olortegui
Cover Art by Mikel Janín
From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC’s epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC’s future…and its past…will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is…Nostalgia? Don’t miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe.
Release Date: November 8, 2022
PCS NOTES: I am not sure what Geoff Johns is up to, but I think I might like it. This book should lead into the Justice Society of America book that launches later in the month. Check out our regular New Number Ones for the details. Continue reading “New Number Ones: One-Shots and Special Editions for November 2022”