By Will Hermes
Updated November 21, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST


PLASTIC MAN (DC) Writer-artist Kyle Baker (King David) takes a crack at one of the bendiest superheroes out there.

DEC 17

MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS…THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE ESCAPIST (Dark Horse) From the pages of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay comes this anthology series. Will it win a Pulitzer Prize like its predecessor?

SLEEPER: OUT IN THE COLD (DC) Collecting the first six issues of a perfectly paranoid superpowered espionage tale.

DEC 31

BRIT: COLD DEATH (Image) What do you do with a nigh-indestructible secret agent who doesn’t want to retire?

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR (Marvel) Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar revamp that quintessential quartet.


THE MIRROR OF LOVE (Top Shelf) Superfamous comics writer Alan Moore offers an epic poem about same-sex romance throughout history, told from the perspectives of superfamous artists like Michelangelo, Shakespeare, and Oscar Wilde.