What I’m Buying (You Should Too)-11/16/2011

Batman #3

Solicitation Text-As Bruce digs deeper into the mystery of the recent owl murders, he soon finds himself face to face with a shocking enemy – an enemy the Wayne family has secretly been at war with for centuries. Be there for the first shots of the war for the soul of Gotham City. Friends will become deadly enemies and secrets will be revealed – revelations that will change the Bat-family forever.

The latest Batman epic by rising star Scott Snyder continues this week. Snyder has built up Gotham City as a character in his runs on Detective Comics and Batman: Gates of Gotham. He presents Gotham as a friend and ally to Batman in his war against crime which is interesting because Gotham is often represented as a place of evil, even being represented by a demonic figure in the last issue of Stormwatch. But now it seems that Bruce doesn’t know Gotham as well as he think he does and the city may have surprises in store, for Batman and the reader. With incredible art by Greg Capullo, this is super hero comics at their finest.

Justice League #3

Solicitation Text-The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman, who joins the battle against a bizarre threat! And the not-yet World’s Greatest Heroes need all the help they can get!

Continuing with the new origin of the Justice League, this issue promises to introduce Wonder Woman into the mix. I hope that this issue continues to momentum built up in the second issue, and that we get an appearance from a certain god of evil. (spoilers in link).

Wonder Woman #3

Solicitation Text-Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when it’s revealed, Wonder Woman’s life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera herself – so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told?

While Justice League is set to showcase Wonder Woman’s past, we pick up with her present in her title series. I’m expecting some pretty big consequences from last issue’s big reveal in regard to WW’s true father. I can’t wait to see how this new origin continues to tie into Greek mythology.

I, Vampire #3

Solicitation Text-Across the country, bodies litter the streets as the Queen of Blood builds her army. A weakened Andrew must seek the aid of an old ally, but the game of death has a new wild card who may help Andrew tip the balance of power – or decapitate him.

I’m not entirely sure if this issue is actually coming out this week, as it’s listed on DC’s website but doesn’t appear to be on Diamond’s shipping list. I hope that it is, because I can’t get enough of this incredible under dog of a book. After last issue’s slight retread of the events of the first issue I’m eager to see the story move forward. I know that Vampire fatigue is at an all time high these days, but I highly recommend giving this a shot if you aren’t already.

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