Sunday, July 15, 2012

Previews HYPE: August '12

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

Barbara SC - Another Osamu Tezuka work sees print, thanks to DMP!  This one's a 400+ page thriller.

The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) SC - Interviews, unpublished art, posters and plenty more can be found in this companion to the ground-breaking series from The Hernandez Brothers. Also available this month, Love and Rockets: New Stories #5.
Hawkeye #1 - Hot off of the Avengers movie, Hawkeye gets his own ongoing solo series courtesy of Matt Fraction and David Aja.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #1 (of 5) - Following up his appearances in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine, fan-favorite character Spike gets a solo adventure.

Essential Warlock (Volume 1) TP - Hard to believe that there are still more of these out there that need to be collected, but here's proof of that.

Skippy: Complete Dailies (Volume 1): 1925-1927 HC - The classic comics strip from Percy Crosby begins its collecting here!

Three Thieves (Volume 3): The Captive Prince SC - This fantastic and criminally overlooked fantasy series from Scott Chandler is already in its third volume!

First X-Men #1 (of 5) - Neal Adams recounts the history of the X-Men that fans don't know, from before Professor Xavier formed the team.

Peanuts (Volume 2) #1 (of 4) - Apparently KaBOOM!'s original comics featuring Charles Schulz' creations is doing well enough to continue the project with a second volume.

Underwater Welder GN - An original graphic novel from Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Essex County) from Top Shelf.

Memorial HC - This lovely, clever fantasy series from Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis gets collected in a nice hardcover edition.

The Little Prince (Book 1): The Planet of Wind GN & The Little Prince (Book 2): The Planet of the Firebird GN - This is a new graphic novel fantasy series inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery's classic tale.

Showcase Presents: Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (Volume 1) TP - The fantasy series from the 80's is being collected just in time for the new incarnation of Amethyst to hit the stands.

Message To Adolf (Volume 1) GN - And here's another Osamu Tezuka title being published this month, the first of two volumes to be released in hardcover.

Doctor Strange: Season One HC - The Season One original graphic novels continue, this one from Greg Pak and Emma Rios.

Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #1 (of 5) - A new superhero title from Dark Horse, featuring six heroes and the talent of Michael Avon Oeming (The Mice Templar).

Godzilla: The Half-Century War #1 (of 5) - James Stokoe (Orc Stain) brings us an eye-popping look at everyone's favorite giant monster.

It Girl & The Atomics #1 - Jamie S. Rich and Mike Norton give It Girl her own book, from out of Mike Allred's Madman.

Weird Horrors & Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives (Volume 1) HC - Thirty-three of Joe Kubert's stories are collected here, emphasizing horror and crime.  Also available this month, Joe Kubert's Tarzan of the Apes: Artist's Edition HC.

Classic Popeye #1 - IDW begins reprinting Bud Sagendorf's classic Popeye comic book series with this issue.

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