Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In Stores 10/24

Here are our picks for what books will most likely be worth the price of admission, coming this Wednesday to a comic shop near you...

Dave's Pick:

Crossgen collections from Checker Books - It's kind of a slow week for comics, but these stood out for me. I was a huge Crossgen fan, so I'm happy to see the final issues of various series collected courtesy of Checker Book Publishing Group, who do quite a few reprint projects of varying quality. While some series ended quite abruptly, it's still nice to have the option of completing the collections of trade paperbacks. This week's Crossgen offerings include: Scion (Volume 6): Royal Wedding, Sigil (Volume 5): Death March, and Way of the Rat (Volume 3): Haunted Zhumar. I enjoyed all three series, particularly Scion, and other collections have already arrived from Checker or will arrive shortly, such as Sojourn and Negation.

Patrick's Pick:

Serenity HC Those Left Behind
This is a new, hardcover collection of the three issue Serenity mini-series that came out around the time of the film, written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews with art by Will Conrad. The story fills in the gaps between the film and Firefly, the cancelled television series on which the film was based. This material has previously been collected in a digest sized paperback.

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