Showing posts from October, 2012

Pick of the Week 10/31

The past few months have been so busy for me that I've had little time to devote to regular posts, but I should be back on track shortly.  As for this week's new releases, here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops today...

EC Comics - Two of Fantagraphics' new line of EC Comics collections debut today!  EC Harvey Kurtzman: Corpse of the Imjin and Other Stories and EC Wally Wood: Came the Dawn and Other Stories HC.

Other Noteworthy Releases
A+X #1
Abelard HC
Absolute Final Crisis HC
All Star Western (Volume 1): Guns and Gotham TP
Archie Archives (Volume 5) HC
August Moon GN
Extremely Moronic Mad TP
G.I. Joe: The Complete Collection (Volume 1) HC
Joe Kubert Presents #1
Lot 13 #1
The Real Ghostbusters Omnibus (Volume 1) TP
Red Hulk: Mayan Rule TP
Superman: Earth One (Volume 2) HC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012
Through the Walls HC
Uncanny X-Force: Final Execution (Book 1) HC

Pick of the Week 10/24

Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops tomorrow...

Ralph Azham (Volume 1): "Why Would You Lie To Someone You Love?" - This is a new landscape-format collection featuring the wonderful Ralph Azham comics of Lewis Trondheim.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Ghost #1
Huntress: Crossbow at the Crossroads TP
The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here: Images From the Graphic Novel HC
Multiple Warheads: Alphabet To Infinity #1
Punisher: War Zone #1
Savage Hawkman (Volume 1): Darkness Rising TP
Supercrooks HC
Wolverine MAX #1
You'll Never Know (Book 3): Soldier's Heart HC

Pick of the Week 10/17

This is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops today!

The Hive GN - The second volume of Charles Burns' new horror epic, this follows up on X'ed Out from a few years ago.

Other Noteworthy Releases
A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1
B.P.R.D. 1948 #1
Bloodstrike (Volume 1): Reborn Under a Bad Sign TP
Cyber Force #1
Green Lantern - New Guardians (Volume 1): Ring Bearer HC
Infernal Man-Thing TP
Limit (Volume 1)
Marvel NOW! Point One
Marvel Zombies Halloween
Mind the Gap (Volume 1): Intimate Strangers TP
Mudman (Volume 1) TP
Nancy Drew & the Clue Crew (Volume 1): Small Volcanoes GN
Supergirl (Volume 1): Last Daughter of Krypton TP
Sword of Sorcery #1
Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1
The Wizard of Id: Dailies & Sundays 1972 HC

Comics-and-More Podcast: Marvel NOW! Part One

On the latest Comics-and-More Podcast, Patrick Markfort and I discuss the first two debuts from Marvel Comics' Marvel NOW!

Uncanny Avengers #1
Rick Remender & John Cassaday

Red She-Hulk #1
Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan & Wellington Alves

For further reading:
Uncanny X-Force (Volume 1): The Apocalypse Solution TP
Rick Remender &Jerome Opena

Red Hulk: Mayan Rule TP
Jeff Parker & Dale Eaglesham

Agents of Atlas (Volume 1) TP
Jeff Parker & Leonard Kirk

Astonishing X-Men (Volume 1): Gifted TP
Joss Whedon & John Cassaday

Pick of the Week 10/10

Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops tomorrow...

Building Stories HC - Good lord, there are a lot of good releases this week.  It's that time of year when publishers are putting out their high quality material for the holidays, including several books that are certainly contenders for some of the best graphic novel releases of the year, including Theo Ellsworth's The Understanding Monster, Adrian Tomine's New York Drawings, the first volume in the Pippi Longstocking reprint series and the latest edition of the Best American Comics anthology, edited this year by Franoise Mauly.  The most exciting of the new releases, however, would have to be the highly-anticipated masterpiece from Chris Ware, Building Stories, an elaborately designed book that's $50, and worth every penny.  It's been a long time coming, and is sure to be on the top of many lists as the best thing to come from comics this year.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Alien: The Illustra…

Fairest #8

Lauren Beukes & Inaki Miranda

The latest issue of the Fables spin-off title, Fairest, begins a new story arc featuring Rapunzel, written by a new creative team.  I have to say that I was a little let down by the first arc of this series, from Fables series creator Bill Willingham, especially since it picked up a pretty exciting storyline from that main title.  It felt drawn out and it was kind of dull overall.  So I'm happy to report that with this new storyarc, Lauren Beukes injects some life back into this title with a stunning story that promises some cool Japanese mythology to come.  It seems like a no-brainer that a series featuring the women from Fables would be written by a woman, but this is the first issue that that's the case, and Lauren Beukes takes the reins on the title masterfully, easily putting out the best issue to date.  In this story, we see Rapunzel receive a mysterious message insinuating that her children may still be alive, in a story that takes place…

Pick of the Week 10/3

This is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops this Wednesday...

Skippy: The Complete Dailies (Volume 1): 1925-1927 HC - The classic comic strip from Percy Crosby begins being collected here.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Age of Apocalypse (Volume 1): X-Terminated TP
Avengers: Bride of Ultron HC
Avengers vs. X-Men #12 (of 12)
Batman - The Dark Knight (Volume 1): Knight Terrors HC
Broxo GN
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Volume 1): On the Planet Mongo HC
Creepy Archives (Volume 14) HC
Crusades HC
Daredevil: End of Days #1
Epic Kill (Volume 1) TP
Hell Yeah (Volume 1): Last Day on Earths TP
I, Vampire (Volume 1): Tainted Love TP
Man-Thing Omnibus HC
Marvel Zomnibus HC
The Nao of Brown GN
Sailor Twain GN
Trio (Volume 1) TP
Voltron (Volume 1): The Sixth Pilot TP
The Walking Dead Compendium (Volume 2) TP
A Wrinkle In Time GN
X-Men: Bishop's Crossing HC

Previews HYPE: October '12

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

Uncanny Avengers #1 - Rick Remender and John Cassaday team up for the new flagship title in Marvel's Marvel NOW! with a team made up of a mixture of Avengers and X-Men characters, with Havok taking center stage.

The Understanding Monster (Volume 1) GN - Theo Ellsworth's Capacity was one of my favorite comics from 2008, and finally, we get his follow up!!!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012 - Co-creator Kevin Eastman writes and draws a full TMNT comic for the first time in almost twenty years!  Also available this month, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (Volume 2) TP, in which the Archie material begins to venture away from adaptations of the classic cartoon series, and venture into exciting, new territory.

Wolverine: MAX #1 - A new ongoing series, which appropriately lets creators cut loose with one of the more brutal and bloody Marvel characters out there.