Liam Sharp, Your Metal Collaborator Is Bryan Hitch! 14 Things We Noticed In DC’s November 2017 Solicits

DC Comics solicitations are out for November 2017. I had a little browse through what was being offered. This is what stuck out for me…

1. Are They Already Planning For Doomsday Clock To Be Late?

Doomsday Clock is solicited for November 2017. Yet the cover date?

January 2018. Well, it’s an insurance policy I guess.

2. Who Is Liam Sharp’s Dance Partner For Metal?

A few days ago, Liam Sharp tweeted the following.

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But who was he working with? Not even Liam knew.

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Well now we do, with the November 2017 solicits.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #32
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by LIAM SHARP
Connecting covers by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
JUSTICE LEAGUE variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Chapter one of this story was solicited in the August Previews in THE FLASH #33 under the title “Justice Insurgence.”
A METAL tie-in! “BATS OUT OF HELL” part two! The Justice League have been separated by the dreaded Dark Knights and are forced into twisted Bat-Caves designed to kill them! The Batman Who Laughs and the Murder Machine experiment on Cyborg, seeing how he reacts to the horrors of the Dark Multiverse! Can the Justice League survive their worst nightmares made real?!
On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

3. From Flintstones To Superman

Steve Pugh is one of Britain’s great comic book creators, when he is given time and space to create something remarkable. His work on The Flintstones has been the closest to recreating the grit and the grain of his Animal Man run, and now he’s moving from Fred to Clark with Action Comics…

ACTION COMICS #992
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by STEVE PUGH
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Please see the August Previews for ACTION COMICS #991, also shipping in November.
“AFTER EFFECTS”! Crippled by the events of “The Oz Effect,” Superman struggles to regain a sense of hope for humanity. As a strange new threat brews in the background, a faithless Son of both Krypton and Earth must make a choice: stay and fight for his adoptive homeworld, or answer a call from the stars.
On sale NOVEMBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

4. BOOM! Comes To Aquaman

DC Writers Workshop placewinner Phillip Kennedy Johnson, known for Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia, Smoketown, Adventure Time Comics and The Power of the Dark Crystal comes to DC Comics…

AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAX FIUMARA
Aquaman’s dream of unity between surface and sea has come true! A utopia of human and Atlantean ingenuity, and a symbol of harmony between the two cultures, the city of Crownspire is Arthur Curry’s greatest achievement. There Aquaman, Mera, and Tom Curry live in content. But who built Crownspire? Where is Murk? And what exactly is Tom Curry?
Something is very wrong with Aquaman’s world, and if he doesn’t find out soon he may never live to see another day.
On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

5. Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, I’m Hunting Batman

Tom King is reunited with Lee Weeks, who created the incredible Batman/Elmer Fudd Special together. Will lightning strike twice?

BATMAN ANNUAL #2
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by LEE WEEKS
Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too.
On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

6. Now I’m Hoax Hunting Flash…

Michael Moreci of Hoax Hunters is getting his first DCU writing credit (he had a short story in a Vertigo quarterly anthology) co-writing The Flash with current writer Joshua Williamson.

THE FLASH #34
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and MICHAEL MORECI
Art by POP MHAN
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
JUSTICE LEAGUE variant cover by MIKE McKONE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Black Hole” part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash’s new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive!
On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

7. Bring On The Bad Guyers… The Badder Guys, Anyway.

Well, looks like Reverse-Flash will survive being killed by Iris West after all. And then get killed again by Deathstroke. Maybe.

DEATHSTROKE #25
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“The Society”! After betraying another assassin and violating an unwritten code of conduct, Deathstroke is kidnapped and brought to stand trial before the Secret Society of Super Villains! Will Deathstroke pay for his crime? And what of Slade Wilson’s recent turn toward heroism? Don’t miss this special bonus-size landmark issue guest-starring The Riddler, Black Manta, Reverse-Flash and more!
On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

8. So Why Did Lobo Join The JLA?

It seems such an anathema. The main man bounty hunter joining a bunch of goody- two-shoes- superheroes under Batman’s command. Now, with the fine heavy blacks of Kelly Jones, we get an answer.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art and cover by KELLEY JONES
Lobo’s secret—revealed! Only Batman has known why Lobo is in the JLA—until now! The Main Man’s secret is laid bare when he recruits Black Canary alone for a mission into deep space to take on one of the nastiest bastiches the galaxy’s ever known. But will this be a one-way trip for Canary? Legendary artist Kelley Jones joins series writer Steve Orlando to find out in what promises to be one of the greatest Lobo epics ever told!
On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

9. John Constantine Gains An Author.

Novelist Richard Kadrey has been writing the Lucifer comic book, but now he;s going to the DCU and writing Hellblazer, as Tim Seeley moves to double duty on Green Lanterns, still on Nightwing and starting his new Vertigo series, Imaginary Fiends.

And Kadrey is joined in Constantine with Star Wars artist Davide Fabbri…

THE HELLBLAZER #16
Written by RICHARD KADREY
Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by JESUS MERINO
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“The Bardo SCORE” part one! Another one of John’s magician friends has died—with a smile on his face and the words “thank you” scrawled in his own blood beside him. He wants to nail the killer and get revenge. But it happened in San Francisco so, above all, he wants to go home before he drinks himself to death in that loathsome city.
On sale NOVEMBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

10. Homespun Assassination

There was a Suicide Squad in the nineteen fifties? Well, it’s not like they bother with civil rights now, so why not?

SUICIDE SQUAD #29
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by ELEANORA CARLINI
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and DANNY MIKI
Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X” part three! What happened to the Suicide Squad of the 1950s? Led by Rick Flag Sr., the original Task Force X defended the world from aliens, robots and even dinosaurs before vanishing into myth. But when Amanda Waller learns the shocking truth, it will fall to Harley Quinn to complete her predecessors’ final mission to save the world! The most surprising Suicide Squad story of all time continues here!
On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

11. Don’t Panic!

Jody Houser jumps from Mother Panic to join Steve Orlando on Supergirl. Like Michael Moreci, this may also be a way of gently handing over the baton…

SUPERGIRL #15
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and JODY HOUSER
Art and cover by ROBSON ROCHA and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“PLAIN SIGHT part one!” This public service announcement is brought to you by the Department of Extranormal Operations! You saw how Supergirl hid a murderer underneath National City right before our eyes. What other dangerous secrets is she hiding? She is not human, and therefore, she cannot be trusted. D.E.O. agents will be stationed at every school to ensure their safety! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

12. Creature Of The Wainwright

Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon are giving Batman the Superman: Secret Identity treatment, could they be running through all the big DC characters in this fashion? The equivalent of the Marvel Colours series?

BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art and cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. But as grief and rage builds inside Bruce until he feels he can’t keep it inside anymore, something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Perhaps Bruce’s grief isn’t inside him after all?
Modern masters Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon unite for the spiritual companion to the beloved SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, putting a new spin you’ve never seen before on the legend of Batman—and the dark emotions that drive him!
On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $5.99 US • RATED T+

13. Exclusive No More

Remember when you got an exclusive Harley Quinn comic in a Loot Crate? And it was by the actual regular Harley Quinn team? Well, feel special no more (there were only half a million of them printed after all) as now any shmoe can pony up five bucks for a copy. But did they get a T-shirt with it. No, they did not.

HARLEY QUINN: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR SPECIAL EDITION #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER and CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
If you thought you’d seen all the mayhem Harley was capable of unleashing with the help of an all-powerful genie and infinite wishes…well, we wish you’d known better! This oversize special presents the Loot Crate-exclusive story as a stand-alone comic, available in comics shops for the first time ever, with an additional eighteen (18!) pages of brand-new story and art by Amanda Conner!
ONE-SHOT • On sale NOVEMBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

14. Bug Back

Bug: The Adventures Of Forager was cancelled, ahead of resolicitation, just like Suicide Squad: Black Files. But this one is coming back sooner…

BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #5
Written by LEE ALLRED
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover by JAMES HARREN
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
In this issue, Bug’s pursuit of Chagra takes him not to the past but to a strange future: The world that’s coming! The latest reality shard pings Bug into OMAC’s timeline at a point where things look dire for Buddy Blank. Is it possible that Buddy’s family is the key to this whole thing? You could say that Chagra’s scheme just might be a Blank slate!
RESOLICIT • On sale NOVEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

So… what did you notice?

Liam Sharp, Your Metal Collaborator Is Bryan Hitch! 14 Things We Noticed In DC’s November 2017 Solicits


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