DC’s December solicitations contained the usual amount of interesting stuff, and the usual amount of “colon spin-offs*” but in addition, two items of more than passing notice.
#1, There’s going to be a new hardcover printing of classic Alan Moore SWAMP THING, and this time it will include the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, in which Moore “wraps up the previous storyline and sets the stage for the groundbreaking tales that were to come” in addition to the more usual #21-#27 stories. Available in February the book will run you $24.99 for 208 pages.
The other note was at long last the finale to WINTERMEN by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon in a double-sized issue wrapping up the story.
WINTERMEN WINTER SPECIAL #1
Written by Brett Lewis
Art and cover by John Paul Leon
Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon’s carefully crafted, acclaimed epic reaches its oversized conclusion! Combining the Super Hero genre with a sociopolitical thrill ride, this finale will leave readers breathless! Who lives? Who dies? And what will befall the Wintermen?
On sale December 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Considering that the last issue came out two years ago, and we remember reading a B&W photocopy of the first issue in 2002, this has to be the most tortured — and yet highly praised — miniseries of all time. After all the heartbreak of getting this produced, asking Wildstorm to collect it might be a bit much, but it will certainly have better reviews than most of the stuff they publish, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.