Friday, April 09, 2010

Previews HYPE: June '10

Diligently wading through the phone book that is Previews Catalogue so you don't have are ten choice books shipping to comic shops in June that I think may get overlooked or that I'm just plain excited about...

1. New reprint collections - There a ton of new reprint projects debuting this month, from Beetle Bailey to The Wizard of Id to Best of Dick Tracy.  The ones I'm most excited about are (not necessarily in this order) 1) Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays HC, reprinting the greatest Krazy Kat Sunday pages in their original size and color from the wonderful publisher Sunday Press Books, 2) Felix the Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails HC, from Craig Yoe's IDW imprint, this collects comics from original Felix artist Otto Messmer, and 3) Archie: The Classic Newspaper Comics (Volume 1) HC, which sees Bob Montana work his magic with the gang.

2. Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1 (of 3) - I really enjoyed the Hulk: Winter Guard one-shot, so I'm happy to see the same creative team do more with the characters in a new mini-series. 

3. Werewolves of Montpellier GN - I've never actually read anything by Jason, but his stuff always looks great and with werewolves thrown into his new graphic novella, this is probably going to be a great way to experience the creator for the first time.

4. Chi's Sweet Home (Volume 1) - This new cute manga from Vertical follows a family who take in a cute little lost kitten...even though pets aren't allowed in their building.

5. Young Allies #1 - Five young superheroes from the Marvel universe band together in a new team, including Arana, Firestar, Gravity, Nomad and Toro.

6. Ghostopolis GN - I love a good genre work, especially supernatural stuff.  This one by Graphix looks like it has great art, following a kid who gets pulled into the spirit world.  Another little horror story on my radar this month is Whispers In the Walls #1 about an ancient children's infirmary.

7. Darkwing Duck #1: The Duck Knight Returns - The first issue in a four-issue mini-series sees "the terror that flaps in the night" come out of retirement.

8. Critical Millenium #1 (of 4) - A new mini-series from Archaia that sounds very Star Trek-ish and epic.

9. Jurassic Park #1 - IDW is bringing back Jurassic Park with this new series of dinosaurs vs. man.  Could be a lot of fun in comic form.

10. The Thanos Imperative #1 (of 6) - The latest of Marvel's galactic crossovers, written by the team who makes these sorts of things look effortless, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning of Annihilation fame.

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