Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Picks of the Week: 11/14

Patrick's Pick

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together GN - It’s another great week of new releases to comic book stores, with books by Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, and Joe Sacco, but I have to say the one I’m most looking forward to is this fourth volume in the saga of irreverent slacker Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley. I really enjoy O’Malley’s unique aesthetic, informed by equal parts shonen manga, alternative comics, video games, and hipster culture, so I’m more than happy to join the chorus of bloggers singing the praises of this graphic novel series. Preview.

Dave's Pick

Courtney Crumrin and the Fire Thief's Tale - Like Patrick said, there's a lot of great material coming out this week. I'm sure Alan Moore's new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is going to be one of the highlights of the year. But when it comes down to it, I have an uncanny fondness for Ted Naifeh's creation, the dark, sarcastic Courtney Crumrin and I just can't watch the latest offering in the series be buried beneath other powerhouse offerings this week. Courtney's latest exploit sees her and her mysterious Uncle Aloysius traveling to Romania in a 56-page all-ages adventure that's sure to be witty, suspenseful and a whole lot of fun.

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