COMICS FOR HEROES Presents: The November File

This is the first in what will be a regular series that briefly reviews the books that I (Brian, President and Founder of Comics for Heroes) have read every month.

There is no such thing as a bad comic — just one that may not be for you.  One of the great things about comics is the diversity in the different stories.  There is literally something for everyone.  If you don’t like something you read, give it to someone who you think would.  Take that one step further and give that book to someone who doesn’t already read comics and show them it isn’t all about capes and tights.  That is why I rate everything with BUY, TRADE WAIT, or GIFT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE IT.

Note: Previews pages are linked to the title, when available.


Action Comics (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Grant Morrison    Artist: Brad Walker



All New X-Men #1

All New X-Men #2

Marvel Comics    Writer: Brian M. Bendis    Artist:  Stuart Immonen

A great start to what looks to be a promising series.  A great post-AvX starting point.

Verdict:  BUY


American Vampire #33

DC Comics/Vertigo    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

One of the best arcs in this amazing series wraps with a heart wrenching conclusion.

Verdict: BUY


Animal Man (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Jeff Lemire    Artist: Steve Pugh



Atomic Robo: The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #4 (of 5)

Red 5    Writer:  Brian Clevinger    Artist:  Scott Wegener

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT


Batgirl (2011-) #14

DC Comics   Writer:  Gail Simone    Artist:  Ed Benes

I dropped Batgirl a few issues ago, but picked this issue up because it ties into “Death of the Family” and it did not disappoint.

Verdict: BUY


Batman (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Greg Capullo

This is the second issue of the “Death of the Family” arc and this is shaping up to be one of the best Batman stories ever written.

Verdict: BUY


Batman Incorporated (2012-) #5

DC Comics    Writer: Grant Morrison    Artist: Chris Burnham

I could read a monthly book about a grim future with Damian as Batman.  Can you make this happen, DC?

Verdict: BUY


Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 (of 4)

DC Comics    Writer:  Darwyn Cooke    Artist:  Amanda Connor

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT


Captain America Vol. 7 #1

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Rick Remender    Artist:  John Romita Jr.



Daredevil Vol. 3 #20

Marvel Comics    Writer: Mark Waid    Artist: Chris Samnee

Verdict: BUY


Detective Comics (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: John Layman    Artist: Jason Fabok



Indestructible Hulk #1

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Mark Waid    Artist:  Lenil Yu



I, Vampire (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Joshua Fialkov    Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Are you reading this series yet?  You’re missing out if you are not.

Verdict: BUY


Journey Into Mystery #646

Marvel Comics    Writer:  Kathryn Immonen    Artist:  Valerio Schiti



Justice League (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Geoff Johns    Artist: Tony Daniel

Probably the best issue of this series so far.

Verdict: BUY


Locke & Key Omega #1 (of 7)

IDW Publishing    Writer:  Joe Hill    Artist:  Gabriel Rodriguez

The start of the final chapter in what has been a great horror/suspense/mystery series.  If you’re not reading it already, get the trades of the previous volumes, you won’t regret it.

Verdict: BUY


Lot 13 #2 (of 5) (MR)

DC Comics    Writer: Steve Niles    Artist: Glenn Fabry

More great stuff from Steve Niles.

Verdict: BUY


The Manhattan Projects #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Jonathan Hickman    Artist:  Nick Pitarra

A magnificent blend of sci-fi and alternate history that only Hickman could deliver.

Verdict: BUY


Peter Panzerfaust #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Kurtis J. Wiebe     Artist:  Tyler Jenkins

Verdict:  TRADE WAIT


Planetoid #4

Image Comics    Writer/Artist:  Ken Garing

Verdict: BUY


Punk Rock Jesus #5 (of 6)

DC Comics/Vertigo    Writer/Artist: Sean Murphy

I cannot wait to see how this series will wrap next month.  I have no idea what is coming and I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation.

Verdict: BUY


Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Lobdell    Artist: Timothy Green

Everyone who judged this book by some minor happenings in the first issue needs to give this series another shot.  This issue has a great exploration of who Superman is from the perspective of Jason Todd.

 Verdict: BUY


Road To Oz #3 (of 6)

Marvel Comics    Writer: Eric Shanower    Artist: Skottie Young

I could stare at Skottie Young art all day long and never get sick of it.

Verdict: BUY


Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 (of 4)

IDW Publishing    Writer: Mark Waid    Artist: Chris Samnee



Saga #7

Image Comics    Writer:  Brian K. Vaughan     Artist:  Fiona Staples

One of the best 3 comics I am reading at the moment.  Consistently brilliant every month.

Verdict: BUY


Superman (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Lobdell    Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

Verdict: BUY


Swamp Thing (2011-) #14

DC Comics    Writer: Scott Snyder    Artist: Yanick Paquette

Verdict: BUY


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16

IDW Publishing    Writer: Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz    Artist: Andy Kuhn

Verdict: BUY

 Editor’s Note: I just want to say a huge thanks to Brian for his fantastic work at Comics for Heroes and for crafting this article. Comics for Heroes is a fantastic organization that every comic fan needs to check out and Comicosity is proud to be a friend of. -AL


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