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BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup for February 8th, 2012

A comics news article

 

 

Happy Comic Book Wednesday, kids! We know that the comic news you want to read is all out there in the black hole that is the Internet, but we've got all the good stuff here on another edition of Comics Bulletin's comic news roundup...

 

 

Bullet Points is Comics Bulletin's weekday roundup of some of the most notable news, criticism, tweets and other craziness of the comics industry.

Think of it as the entire comics Internet shrunk down into one convenient article, for people with not enough time to check every single comics website on the Internet.

 

 

 

LOOK AT THIS

 

 

Here is the cover for the upcoming Batman, Incorporated #1 by Chris Burnham. It's very pretty...

 

 

 

 

HERE'S THE NEWS

 

DC Announces Some New 52 Annuals

 

DC Entertainment has announced annual issues for three of their "New 52" series: Animal Man, Teen Titans and Batman.

For more info and a look at each of the covers, take a look over at the UPCOMING section.

 

(via The Source, The Source and The Source)

 

 

Mark Millar Creating an All-Ages Superhero Book: Kindergarten Heroes

Mark Millar, along with artist Curtis Tiegs, has announced his first superhero story for the all-ages market, Kindergarten Heroes.

The title is supposed to be a mix of comic book storytelling with picture book pacing, all geared towards the young'ins.

Millar says of the book, which is supposed to be the first in a series of kids books:

 

"It's very cute and their little adventures, in terms of tone, would be similar to Pixar. I'm trying to make it genuinely funny, genuinely exciting and genuinely dramatic when it needs to be. Pixar is pretty beat-perfect in terms of doing something that doesn't alienate the adults or the kids and that's what I'm trying to do here. I'd like my readers to buy this for their kids or little brothers and sisters, but at the same time really enjoy it themselves."

 

I have a nephew who just turned four-years-old and would like to get him into superheroes. But, would this be on par with titles like Art Baltazar's Tiny Titans? Only time will tell...

 

(via CBR)

 

 

Brian Buccellato's Creator-Owned Comic Sells Out Its First Issue!

Now, we all know Brian Buccellato as the co-writer and amazing colorist on DC's The Flash, but Booch has been working on something else lately. The first issue of his creator-owned series, Foster, was released as a very limited edition and is now sold out!

Foster follows the tale of Eddie Foster, a recovering alcoholic, whose life takes a sudden and unexpected turn when he has to face of against legendary monsters that creep in the shadows, the Dwellers.

But don't you fret if you had not picked this up (or even heard about it until now). A regular direct market edition of issue #1 will be released alongside Foster #2 on February 22. Be sure to let your local comic shop know as soon as you can!

 

(via Comic Vine)

 

 

Diamond Announces Top-Selling Comics for January 2012 and DC Holds the Top Ten!

 

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the top-selling comics for last month and the first ten spots are all held by DC!

 

Check out the Top Ten:

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2012

QTY
RANK

DOLLAR
RANK

INDEX

ITEM CODE

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

1

106.20

NOV110104-M

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5

$3.99

DC

2

3

100.00

NOV110133-M

BATMAN #5

$2.99

DC

3

2

80.53

NOV110125-M

ACTION COMICS #5

$3.99

DC

4

4

76.13

NOV110138-M

DETECTIVE COMICS #5

$2.99

DC

5

5

75.01

NOV110154-M

GREEN LANTERN #5

$2.99

DC

6

11

58.87

NOV110140-M

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #5

$2.99

DC

7

14

56.49

NOV110129-M

SUPERMAN #5

$2.99

DC

8

18

54.88

NOV110113-M

FLASH #5

$2.99

DC

9

15

50.20

NOV110145

BATMAN AND ROBIN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

10

24

49.88

NOV110109-M

AQUAMAN #5

$2.99

DC
 

 

Wait...how did Detective Comics and Batman: The Dark Knight make it on there while Wonder Woman and Animal Man didn't? I'm ashamed of you all, comic readers!

 

(via Diamond Comic Distributors)


 

 

 

 

PREVIEWS GALORE!

 

Here are a few preview images for Marvel's upcoming crossover, Avengers vs. X-Men #1:

 

  

  

 

Maybe I'm just a fanboy, but I'm excited that the Phoenix is returning!

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING

 

Teen Titans Annual #1

 

 

Release Date: May 2012

Creators: Scott Lobdell and Tom DeFalco (writers), Brett Booth (artist)

Publisher: DC Comics

The Skinny: This May brings a crossover between Teen Titans, Superboy and Legion Lost in Teen Titans Annual #1. The story pits all the heroes against one another beneath the surface of Antarctica.

Prejudgment: While I'm not a fan of DeFalco's Legion Lost, maybe this crossover might just make the story in that comic worth reading. Probably not, but what're you gonna do?

 

 

Animal Man Annual #1

 

 

Release Date: May 2012

Creators: Jeff Lemire (writer), Timothy Green II (artist), Travel Foreman (cover art)

Publisher: DC Comics

The Skinny: This annual brings a prequel to the upcoming crossover between Lemire's Animal Man and Scott Snyder's Swamp Thing. A standalone story that expands on the mythology of The Red, The Green and The Rot.

Prejudgment: As a fan of Lemire's Animal Man, I cannot wait to read this! And I have seen Timothy Green II's art and his look will lend itself well to the series. Definitely picking this up!

 

 

Batman Annual #1

 

 

Release Date: May 2012

Creators: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV (writers), Jay Fabok (artist)

Publisher: DC Comics

The Skinny: This story introduces Mr. Freeze to the DcnU and throws him right into the "Night of the Owls" story arc. This annual will not only explain Victor Fries' connection to the Court of Owls, but take a look at his dark past.

Prejudgment: Mr. Freeze? More Court of Owls? 48 more pages of Batman? Do I really have to say that I will be picking this up? Did you see the cover?!

 

 

 

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO

 

 

Yes, the extended Super Bowl trailer for The Avengers. It's awesome and Joss Whedon looks like he is going to make Warner Bros. regret that they didn't let him make his Wonder Woman movie!

 

 


 

Nick Boisson grew up on television, Woody Allen, video games, Hardy Boys mysteries and DC comic books, with the occasional Spider-Man issue thrown in for good measure. He currently roams the rainy streets of Miami, Florida, looking for a nice tie, a woman that gets him, and the windbreaker he lost when he was eight. He sometimes writes things down on Twitter as @nitroslick.

 

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