Trade Waiting: Week of November 6, 2013

We are a mere 48 hours away from new comic books, and a whole fresh crop of collections as well! If your bookshelf is in need of a trade or hardcover infusion, look no further than the top five releases of November 6, 2013:

Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Ron Chan
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2013

The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty “Game of the Year” awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto all-ages bookshelves to tickle funny bones and thrill . . . brains.

Why to watch for it: Paul Tobin’s digital first series hits the physical world! Plants Vs. Zombies 2 is in stores, now check out the comic!


Written by Reginald Hudlin, Danijel Zezelj
Art by R.M. Guera, various
Published by Vertigo Entertainment
Release Date: November 6, 2013

The seven-issue comics adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie by Quentin Tarantino is now collected in hardcover! Don’t miss this blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner Django, a recently freed slave, as they search the post-Civil War South for Django’s wife!

Why to watch for it: The smash film, in graphic novel format from the original script! Tarantino’s words, brought to life by Guera’s images!


Written by Geoff Johns, various
Art by David Finch, various
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2013

Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest Super Heroes-they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!

Why to watch for it: One of the big trinity of DC titles, the Justice League, JLA & JLD are driving all the big stories in the DCU. Check out the origin of the JL’s doppleganger team from some of DC’s top creators.

Written by Matt Fraction
Art by David Aja, various
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2013

The must-read, sleeper-hit book of 2012! Clint Barton – a.k.a. the self-made hero Hawkeye, breakout star of the Avengers film, fights for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! And with Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, it’s double the Hawkeye and double the trouble as they battle Superstorm Sandy, digital doomsday, dog detectives, lady problems, murder for money, tracksuited killers and more! It’s cars, guns and videotape as Matt Fraction and David Aja (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) reunite for this exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Plus: Relive Kate’s first meeting with Clint as she learns wanting something can be miles away from actually earning it. And most important, Pizza Dog gets his own story! Can he solve the grisly murder that shocked Team Hawkguy? Who knows! He’s a dog! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #1-11 and YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #6.

Why to watch for it: The first 11 issues of the critically acclaimed Hawkeye made waves throughout the comics world and this is the perfect (deluxe!) way to check it out!

manhattanvol3-webMANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL. 3
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nick Pitarra
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2013

What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs?

The acclaimed FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE epic series now in one super educational package. It’s THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOLUME 3: BUILDING!

Collecting issues 11-15 of the world’s most irreverent alt history book.

Why to watch for it: Hickman is on fire and he and Pitarra have one of the most unique comics in the industry with Manhattan Projects. This is one to experience and a great example of how wildly creative creator owned comics can be.


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