Friday, December 26, 2008

Previews: March '09 Comics

Here are the highlights from Previews Catalogue of book shipping to comic shops in March!

Dark Horse

Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years (Volumes 1 & 2) - This influential work from the 40's is being given the star treatment from Dark Horse Archives in these beautiful new hardcovers.

DC Comics

Batman: Battle For the Cowl #1 - Batman's various protegees struggle to keep Gotham under control in his absence in this new book.

Green Lantern Chronicles (Volume 1) TP - Some great material's collected here in the first volume of a new "Chronicle" series.

Oracle #1 - Despite the end of Birds of Prey, Oracle's still around delivering justice in her own way. This new series ties in to Battle For the Cowl.

Showcase Presents: The Doom Patrol (Volume 1) TP - This is supposed to be a really great series, and here's a nice affordable black-and-white edition.

Fantagraphics Books

The Complete Peanuts (Volume 11): 1971-1972 - Charlie Brown's younger sister Sally graces the cover of the latest volume from one of the best archival projects of our time.

Tales Designed To Thrizzle #5 - More crazy fun from Michael Kupperman!

Hyperion Books

Jellaby (Volume 2): Jellaby In the City GN - Kean Soo's purple dinosuar returns in a new adventure for all ages!

Image Comics

Savage Dragon #148 - Boasting a great jumping-on point for new readers, Dragon gets the honor of being the free comic at Free Comic Book Day this year from Image.

Marvel Comics

Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5) - I've always liked Elektra, and since she was what kicked off the whole Secret Invasion, it'll be interesting to see where her and her bruised ego are left when the dust settles.

New Avengers: The Reunion #1 (of 4) - This was just previewed in Dark Reign: New Nation, and it looks like a decent mini-series, focusing on Hawkeye and Mockingbird's relationship following their deaths and subsequent resurrections.

War of Kings #1 (of 6) - Who will rule at the end of this intergalactic battle? Vulcan? Blackbolt? As long as this mini's cool, I'm indifferent when it comes to the outcome.

X-Men: Misfits (Volume 1) - One of two new Marvel faux-manga, featuring a Totoro-like Beast. Sigh.

Oni Press

Courtney Crumrin (Volume 4): Courtney Crumrin's Monstrous Vacation TP - The one-shots The Fire Thief's Tale and The Prince of Nowhere are being collected as the fourth volume of Ted Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin to fit in with the other collections.

Villard Books

Life With Mr. Dangerous HC - Paul Hornschemeier of Mother, Come Home returns with a new graphic novel this month!

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