Monday, August 20, 2007

Picks of the Week: 8/22

It's weeks like this that make narrowing comics down to one title hard to do. So, as you'll see below, we both sort of cheated...

Patrick's Pick:

Classic Comic Strip Reprints - There is a ridiculous amount of books collecting classic comic strips out this week. If I had to choose just one as my pick of the week, it would be The Kat Who Walked In Beauty: Panoramic Dailies of 1920 HC, a kind of best-of collection of George Herriman's daily strips published by Fantagraphics, who are also responsible for the complete Krazy Kat Sunday strips reprint effort. Fortunately, I don't have to choose just one, so I'm also going to point you towards The Complete Terry & the Pirates (Volume 1): 1934-1936 HC and The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966 HC. All are well worth your time and money.

Dave's Pick:

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #1 - The first of another Mouse Guard six issue mini-series debuts this week from the talented David Petersen. A follow-up to the acclaimed Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, this should be another all-ages visual treat that follows up on the goings-on of the Mouse Guard following the events from the previous "season." Another all-ages book that's certainly worth checking out this week is the Tellos Colossal HC, collecting the creator-owned Tellos books from the recently deceased Mike Wieringo's great fantasy series.

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