Tuesday, May 06, 2008

In Stores 5/7

This is another crazy-good week in comics. It's been hit or miss lately, but this week, comic stores have got the goods. Patrick and I pick out the books with most potential hitting stores on Wednesday...
Patrick's Pick
Gary Panter - Here it is. Expensive, yes, but this two-volume slipcased set of 350-page books sounds like it’s going to be worth it. Billed as “the definitive volume of Panter’s work from the early 1970’s to the present,” the first book features work by the artist across a variety of media (paintings, sculpture, posters….even comics!), as well as essays by a variety of writers and commentary from Panter himself. The second book features selections from the artist's sketchbook. This is the book I’m most looking forward to this year.
Dave's Pick
Suburban Glamour (Vol. 1) TP - Any other week, any number of books could have been my pick out of the great books shipping to stores, but I loved this book by Jamie McKelvie and I feel like it was kind of overlooked. It has fantastic art and a fun fantasy story. One of my favorite books of last year - read my review of the first issue.
Other Noteworthy Releases
Absolute Boyfriend (Volume 6) - Final volume.
Amor y Cohetes SC - The latest Love & Rockets book in the fantastic
.....new packaging, collecting odds and ends from the acclaimed series.
Angel: After the Fall #7
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14
Hikaru No Go (Volume 12) - Reviewed yesterday.
House of Mystery #1
Hulk: World War Hulk TP
Invincible Iron Man #1
JLA Presents: Aztek: The Ultimate Man
Nana (Volume 10) - Reviewed last week.
Naruto (Volume 29)
Salt Water Taffy (Volume 1): Legend of Old Salty
Sand Chronicles (Volume 2) - Also reviewed yesterday.
Secret Invasion #2
Three Shadows GN - Read review here.

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