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Most Anticipated 2012 Comic Books

Postby Babos » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:37 pm

Well, its that time of year again. My Top 5 1/2 anticipated comics of 2012 include projects from IDW, Valiant, Image Comics, Dynamite & DC Comics Relaunch 2.0. ;)

Sadly, no Marvel Comics on the list. Marvel may well wow me with their Spring or Summer announcements. I’m hoping for a Sojourn and another Ruse book under their CrossGen banner in 2012. I am crossing my fingers, but until announced I can’t put them on this list.

I am really happy to be dipping my toes into independent publisher’s pond again. Over 80% of my list are in the "independents" field. With IDW taking up 2 slots. So happy about that.

And, a big one involves a John Byrne property! The other a Hasbro property.

What are you looking forward to in 2012?
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Postby Torpedo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:51 pm

I'm really looking forward to Dynamite's The Shadow in 2012.

Assuming it comes out in 2012.
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Postby Torpedo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:04 pm

What else? Hmm...

From IDW I'm looking forward to the two new Transformers ongoing series and hoping they live up to the hype. Also looking forward to whatever comes of G.I. Joe's 30th Anniversary. Looking forward to IDW signing a digital distribution deal with Nickelodeon so they can publish Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles digitally on ComiXology.

From DC I'm looking forward to the culmination/conclusion of Scott Snyder's "Court of Owls" story arc in Batman. Also, the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover. Looking forward to Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continuing to astonish on Aquaman, and Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang continuing to thrill with Wonder Woman. Also looking forward to "The Curse of Shazam" backup feature in Justice League.

From Marvel, I'm looking forward to ...

From Dark Horse I'm looking forward to ... You know what would be great, if Dark Horse could pull their collective heads out of their @$$es and start telling great stories with the Aliens and Predator franchises. And they don't have to be at war with one another to do that.

Marvel, umm...

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Postby Sprite » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:03 am

Gosh, what aren't I looking forward to? Transformers: More than Meets the Eye has the distinct position of actually outranking the new ElfQuest as "upcoming release I'm most excited about" and I cannot begin to express how remarkable that is. But yeah, ElfQuest: The Final Quest (!!!) comes after that. And then it's, um... Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Regenerations, that excellent new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (seriously if you have even a passing interest in TMNT, check it out, it's great!) and more Dungeons & Dragons. Lessee... do new editions of old stuff count? I hear there's a wonderful hardback edition of Last Stand of the Wreckers coming out soon...
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Postby ultramagnus1 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:28 am

The two new Ongoings

Autocracy
Regeneration.

Fairly obvious for me :lol:
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Postby Thunderwing » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:23 am

Obviously all the Transformers books.

Scarlet Spider # 1 comes out next week, really looking forward to that.

Rick Remender's run on Secret Avengers as well.
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Postby Sprite » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:29 pm

Dwah! I can't believe I left out Andrew Wildman's Horizon! Been excited about that ever since I saw the first few pictures!
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Postby FDrowned » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:13 pm

The Wreckers hardcover

The final volume of Locke & Key

ReGeneration One

Infestation 2

Anything to do with ZvR
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Postby hook line and sinker » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:09 pm

More Than Meets the Eye #'s 2 and 3.

RiD #'s 1-3.

Infestation Tranformers 2.
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Postby Bovy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:17 am

I look forward to more Locke & Key.

I also keep my fingers crossed for more of Starstruck, by Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta, and Ben Templesmith's Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.
As long as there's hope...
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Postby The Rev » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:32 pm

My most anticipated are already here with a few on the way.

All of GI Joe: Cobra Command -- seriously, can this series get any better!

All of TF!

And as a devout constant reader, I can't wait for Stephen King's Road Rage to hit next month!
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Postby temple » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:28 am

Lessee...

Pretty much everything Transformers this year...

Continued genius in Secret Avengers...

Locke and Key...

Dark Horse's trilogy bridging the old Avatar series and the upcoming new one...

Seeing what Fraction can do with The Defenders...

Bendis finally leaving the main Avengers book... :twisted:
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Postby Thunderwing » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:42 am

temple wrote:Bendis finally leaving the main Avengers book... :twisted:


THANK.

GOD.

The man ran out of new ideas for Avengers before he even STARTED.
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Postby Sprite » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:42 am

Oh! Oh! What about Dan Harris and Kris Carter's Lou Scannon? Totally putting the "funny" in "funny books"... :lol:
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Postby HdE » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:47 am

Sprite wrote:Oh! Oh! What about Dan Harris and Kris Carter's Lou Scannon? Totally putting the "funny" in "funny books"... :lol:


That book is indeed proper funny! Got my money for issue #3 stashed away already!
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