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Up first is the most promising tid-bit, and one that soothes the pain of Sweet Tooth having only two issues left...
Vertigo announced a new Jeff Lemire series titled Trillium. It's plugged as "The last love story ever told", and since it is written and drawn by Jeff Lemire, that means it will be poignant, heart wrenching and will probably make me cry.
It follows a space-botanist from the far future and an explorer from the 1920's who manage to fall in love despite the separation of space and time. Trillium is set to be a ten issue series, which is good news given that there'll be a gaping hole left in my comics reading when Sweet Tooth comes to an end. I'll be hard up for some new Jeff Lemire comics come 2013, but I do wish this was an ongoing rather than a limited series...either way, it sounds awesome. This one is published by Vertigo and is set to hit the shelves sometime in 2013. I'll be there for it.
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I personally have fairly limited experience with these two creators. I've read a year's worth of Snyder's DCnU Batman, but I recently gave that title the drop when DC announced that there'd be a giant sprawling crossover story with the Joker where I'd have to buy a shit load of other Batman-family books just to keep up. I've also read the first five issues worth of American Vampire, and wasn't that interested, but that's likely more due to that fact that I'm bored by vampires. Anyway, I've only been moderately impressed with Snyder's writing, but I'm willing to give the guy another shot. He seems to be writing everything these days, so hopefully he isn't spreading himself too thin, and can put together a good run on The Wake.
The big draw here for me is that fact that Sean Murphy will be doing the art. I have to give a lot of credit to Murphy, his art on Joe the Barbarian was a big reason I got back into reading comics as an adult. To put it simply, the guy is a phenomenal artist, and I can't wait to see what he does with a sci-fi horror story.
The Wake is set to hit shelves in Spring of 2013.
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Also on the webcomic-serial front, Oni has a science-fiction-romance meets Blade Runner story
coming from Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat. It features the rather drab title, A Boy and a Girl. Nourigat got her start writing and drawing her bio-comic Switching Gears, and I really like her art, so I'll be checking this one out as well.
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This six issue mini series will feature origin stories for General Hume's four lieutenants from the series' first story arc. I have always hoped for more Sixth Gun material featuring these villains, and I'm finally getting my wish. These four were some bad-ass dudes, so this should be one dark and compelling story. I always like a story about villains. Also, it should be cool to learn more about the guns of power and the effect they have on their owners.
Brian Churilla will be handling the art for this one. He's pretty much an unknown for me, but that teaser image looks pretty cool, so hopefully he can do justice to the series and the material.
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Based on the strength of The Sixth Gun I'll be more than willing to give this series a shot. Bunn has impressed me with his ability to deliver some awesome fantasy elements in The Sixth Gun, so I'll be interested to see what he does in a more standard fantasy setting.
Jones is another unknown artist for me, but her art from the teaser image looks pretty cool. It reminds me a bit of Becky Cloonan, which definitely isn't a bad thing. I'll be looking forward to this one.
Judging from all these great announcements, it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a solid year on the comics front. Lots of cool new stuff to check out. I'm sure most, if not all, of these comics I mentioned above will get some attention here in the future. Keep an eye out.
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Lastly, thanks to Scott's Snazzy Sketchblog for the Down Set Fight art.