The Shrew eyeballs the Image solicits
DC's solicits brought out the snark, Marvel's just made my eyes cross, but Image has some stuff coming out in December that might be entertaining:
DUSTY STAR #1
Written by Andrew Robinson and Joe Pruett, art and cover by Robinson.
It's a different time and a strange place. It's burlesque shows and all-night poker games, robots and flying ships, tattooed horses and new wave cowboys and cowgirls with bad attitudes. This is the world of Dusty Star, a tough-as-nails gunslinger with a steely-eyed gaze and a draw as fast as greased lighting! An appealing blend of western, science fiction, adventure and humor.
.... I liked Daisy Kutter, so I may give this a try.
THE LOOKING GLASS WARS: HATTER M. #1
Written by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier, art by Ben Templesmith.
Like a violent birth, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan explodes through a puddle on the Champs Elysées from his world in the year 1859, shockingly separated from the future Queen of Wonderland he had been entrusted to protect. Pursued by the police, taunted by nationalistic Frenchmen and challenged by an evil black magician, Hatter must evade the authorities while simultaneously searching for lost princess Alyss! The myth of Hatter M begins here.
... this is either going to be totally awesome or a hopeless mess.
KISS & TELL TP
Written and created by Jeff Amano, art by Craig Rousseau, colors by Giulia Brusco, cover by Amano.
Betrayed by all legs and even more curves, Sam Swede finds himself alone and in-between the mob and dirty cops. Having immense strength never gave Sam a reason to use his noggin' much, not even as a private dick. So no one was surprised that Sam got taken to the bank when he met a dame with the upstairs to match her downstairs. The real surprise was how Sam came back and made the whole stinkin' town pay. The critically acclaimed film noir take on the Samson & Delilah classic in one complete volume.
... It having been established that the Shrew will try almost anything with the word "noir" in the description....
BURGLAR BILL #6
CASE FILES: SAM AND TWITCH #24
.... Three series I am helplessly, hopelessly behind on and quite ashamed of the fact.
HAWAIIAN DICK: THE LAST RESORT #4
Before the ridiculous delays made it seem like this series would never get finished, I had made the choice to wait for the trade on this one -- the TPB for the Hawaiian Dick: Byrd of Paradise collection remains my gold standard for 'dvd extras' put into a TPB collection. I'm an either/or insectivore when it comes to floppies and trades, but it has taken years for Moore to finish this and I'm antsy and may not be able to wait.