It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the complete Vigilante Southland!
Vigilante Southland collects the entire series by Gary Phillips, Elena Casagrande, and Giulia Brusco.
Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores January 30th. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.
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(W) Gary Phillips (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Mitch Gerads
In Shops: Nov 23, 2016
Donny has lost everything-his girlfriend, his home, and nearly his life-but the men who did this to him have also woken him up. To put it all back together, Donny will need to tear apart the conspiracy that rocked his world. And for that, he’ll need help. Namely, the retired Los Angeles vigilante known as the Eastsider is going to teach Donny a thing or two about putting on a mask and kicking some butt.
In July, DC Comics announced The Vigilante: Southland, a new miniseries updating the classic character! The series will be written by Gary Phillips with pencils and inks by Elena Casagrande, colors by Giulia Brusco and covers by Mitch Gerads. The series hits shelves this week.
I got a chance to talk to Gary about the series at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 about the series and what we can expect.
Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!
We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Top Pick: The Vision #12 (Marvel) – All good things come to an end, and so bad things. The Vision isn’t a bad book, it’s a phenomenal one, but it does contain a lot of bad things. Heartbreaking things. Tom King has been a machine on this book to use that pun, and has written a fantastic modern day Shakespearean tragedy. This series was something truly special at Marvel, and everyone should see how this ends.
Seven To Eternity #2 (Image Comics) – I loved the first issue of this dark fantasy story by Remender and Opena. It set a high bar for the series and really got me excited to see where it will go next, especially with Remender’s usual gut punches and twists that he does better than anyone in the business.
Saga #39 (Image Comics) – It’s Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples creating one of the best epics we’ve seen in years. I love this book, and it’s always at the top of my read pile. Even when there is sad moments, the series does a good job of giving you hope. You should be reading this book.
Detective Comics #943 (DC Comics) – Now that the Night of the Monster Men is over, we can get back to the focused awesome stories this book has been telling. Tynion has been so good on this book, and we still have some unanswered questions from the issue before monster men, but I doubt we get answers just yet. Either way, I love this book and what they’ve been doing with the other members of the bat family.
Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special (DC Comics) – A large sized comic with a bunch of different writers and artists dedicated to Wonder Woman? Yes please! I’ve loved the different takes on Wonder Woman and especially what Greg Rucka is doing with the character, but it is always great to get different perspectives on such an icon.
Top Pick: Bloodshot USA #1 (Valiant) – Are we surprised that I’m looking forward to a Valiant comic? We shouldn’t be. Nanite infested plague of killers? Check. A gang of Bloodshots from across the last 70 years? Check. Ninjak? Check. It’s going to be awesome.
Conan The Slayer #4 (Dark Horse) – If you’ve ever read any of Robert E. Howard’s original novels, then you’ll find a sense of familiarity in Cullen Bunn’s narrative. The art is also beautiful, atmospheric and brutal.
Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook #3 (Titan Comics) – We’ve all got our mental picture of Sherlock Holmes as a brilliant, yet socially awkward fellow. Imagine, then, what an equally brilliant and less socially awkward Holmes would be like (hint: awesome).
Moebius Library: The World Of Edena (Dark Horse) – Be prepared to experience some of the best sequential art you’re ever likely to read.
Top Pick: Vigilante: Southland #1 (DC Comics) – The Vigilante is updated with a new name behind the mask and this one looks to take on some of today’s social issues. I’ve really been looking forward to this one since it was announced as it hopefully gives us a more relevant take on the classic character.
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 (Marvel) – Marvel is pushing Doctor Strange with a bunch of series now and pushing the character and the magic aspect of the Marvel Universe into its own special corner. I’m intrigued in seeing how this series stands out and what comes out of it.
The Skeptics #1 (Black Mask Studios) – It’s the 60s and the Russians have the A-bomb, the H-bomb, and a pair of superpowered young people. The US needs a weapon and get their own, except it’s all a trick. The concept sounds amazing. It’s the Cold War in DC, how can I not dig it?
Teen Titans #1 (DC Comics) – Damian leading the Teen Titans? The concept just sounds like fun in a watching a trainwreck sort of way. His attitude plus what I’d consider the Teen Titans’ positive attitude should make for some fun times. Out of all of the Rebirth titles, this one has me really excited to check out.
Transformers: Revolution #1 (IDW Publishing) – I love me some Transformers and to see them brought into a world with so many other properties is really cool. But, I want to see how their bigger world and story folds in and hopefully none of it loses momentum.
In July, DC Comics announced The Vigilante: Southland, a new miniseries updating the classic character! The series will be written by Gary Phillips with pencils and inks by Elena Casagrande, colors by Giulia Brusco and covers by Mitch Gerads. The series will be hitting comic retailers October 5.
We got a chance to talk to Gary about the series at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 about the series and what we can expect.
The spirits of Greg Saunders and Adrian Chase are alive and well at DC, but instead of the open prairie or the skyscrapers of Manhattan, the next Vigilante will be battling crime on the seedy backstreets of Los Angeles, as DC Entertainment has announced The Vigilante: Southland, a six-issue miniseries written by Gary Phillips with pencils and inks by Elena Casagrande, colors by Giulia Brusco and covers by Mitch Gerads, will be hitting comic retailers October 5.
In the announcement and release, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said that “this take on Vigilante incorporates current social and political issues.”
Phillips in the release said the series is “…relevant to our times. It’s a politically tinged story that touches on a myriad of contemporary issues, such as gun violence, class struggle and Black Lives Matter. The book also provides me an opportunity to contemporize classic issues/tropes, like the fight over water rights in Southern California. I’m very excited to show readers this character, reimagined for the 21st century.”
The Vigilante: Southland is the story of Donny Fairchild, a failed NBA player who’s just making ends meet as a maintenance man. When his girlfriend stumbles on a conspiracy to steal water rights through a series of shady land-development deals, she’s mysteriously murdered. Once Donny starts getting too close to the cause of her death, his house is blown up and he’s left for dead. Determined to bring the killers to justice, Donny undergoes training from an urban legend known as the Eastsider to become a masked vigilante.
The Vigilante: Southland#1 arrives at comic retailers on October 5.