Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for December 2012

Popeye #8Here’s what’s of interest from various miscellaneous comics companies for December 2012.

IDW

Full solicitations are available here.

  • Popeye #8, $4
  • Love and Capes: What to Expect #5 (of 6), $4

Boom Studios

Full solicitations are available here.

  • Garfield #8, $4
  • Peanuts #1 (of 4), $4

Comments

A reboot of classic comic strip “Joe Palooka” is coming from IDW, only now he’s a mixed martial arts fighter instead of a boxer. Has boxing’s prestige—such as it is—fallen off that much that it’s now considered inferior to something like MMA?

“Popeye” sounds funny, if a bit “eww” (the “Poopdeck Pappy hasn’t bathed longer than I’ve been alive” part)…

While I’m not a big viewer of the show, “Adventure Time” fans should be thrilled by this month’s various offerings from Boom!, including some variant covers and the final issue of a miniseries about one of the characters. There’s also an “Adventure Time” cover of “Bleeding Cool Magazine,” a magazine spun off from the website Bleeding Cool.

Fans of “My Little Pony,” or “bronies,” will also get a variant cover this month. It looks like the MLP book is also only a four-issue miniseries, though I suppose if popular enough, it could get a full-fledged ongoing monthly…

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