Saturday, May 19, 2012

Previews HYPE: June 2012

Here are the books that caught my eye in Previews Catalogue, for books shipping to comic shops in June...

Fantagraphics EC Reprint Line - Two offerings become available through Fantagraphics' new line of EC reprints, focusing on the artists of the classic tales.  "Came the Dawn" and Other Stories from Wally Wood, and "Corpse of the Imjini" and Other Stories from Harvey Kurtzman.

Fatima: The Blood Spinners #1 - A new series from Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets) featuring zombies?  Yes, please!

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3: 2009 - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill bring the League into current time!

Dark Avengers #175 - They're baaack!  Thunderbolts become Dark Avengers this month, featuring your favorite Avengers to hate.

Before Watchmen - The debut issues in several mini-series featuring characters from Alan Moore's Watchmen come out this month, including Minutemen #1, Silk Spectre #1, Comedian #1 and Nite Owl #1.

Out of the Shadows by Mort Meskin SC - Featuring the best works from Mort Meskins' stories from the 30's through the 50's, spanning many genres.

Spider-Men #1 (of 5) - Peter Parker from the Marvel Universe and Miles Morales from the Ultimate Universe meet in this mini from Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Drusilla #1 (of 5) - Coming off of a recent story arc in Angel & Faith, Bat-crazy Buffy villain Drusilla gets her own mini-series, written by the actress who played her character on TV, Juliet Landau herself!  Also available this month, the first volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine!

Courtney Crumrin (Volume 2): The Coven of Mystics, Special Edition - My favorite Courtney Crumrin tale from Ted Naifeh gets the hardcover treatment in this colored edition of the story.

Mars Attacks #1 - The new series comes with 55 different covers, each depicting a card from the original 1962 set, which is kind of awesome.  Also available this month, Mars Attacks Classics (Volume 1) TP.

The Massive #1 - At the end of the world, when Earth is dying, an environmentalist searches for a missing ship along with his crew.  Brian Wood writes, Kristian Donaldson draws.

The Invisibles Omnibus HC - Grant Morrison's acclaimed series all together for the first time in one volume. 47+ issues for $150.

Hit-Girl #1 (of 5) - From out of the pages of Kick-Ass comes a spinoff featuring Hit-Girl in a solo adventure.  From Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Iron, or, The War After GN - Who doesn't like a good anthropomorphic comic?  Animals in the aftermath of a long war.

The Crackle of the Frost GN - Lorenzo Mattotti offers pages of full-color paintings in this new graphic novel from Fantagraphics.

Riven TP - An original horror graphic novel featuring werewolves, from Dark Horse.

Spellbinders: Signs and Wonders TP - If you haven't checked out this book about teen witches from Mike Carey and Mike Perkins, do yourself a favor and pick this book up!

The Manara Library (Volume 3): Trip To Tulum and Other Stories HC - More Milo Manara goodness!

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic (Volume 1) TP - Late 80's, early 90's material.  Could be fun.

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