Saturday, March 09, 2013

March Preview Picks

I know the month is already underway, but here are the books shipping to comic shops in March that caught my eye in Previews Catalogue...

Unico SC - An all-ages classic manga from Osamu Tezuka!  Featuring a cute little unicorn!

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Guardians of the Galaxy is of course the next Marvel franchise to hit the silver screen, so I bet a lot of people are eagerly awaiting this series to familiarize themselves with the characters.  I really like the comics from a few years ago, so I'm definitely on board for this new series.

John Byrne's Fantastic Four: Artist's Edition HC - If there was ever a time to get on board for IDW's excellent Artist's edition, this is it!

Age of Ultron #1 (of 10) - The next big Marvel event begins here, in which the near future is ruled by Avengers villain Ultron.

Constantine #1 - Leaving Vertigo behind, Constantine gets a solo series in the larger DC Universe, fresh from Justice League Dark.

Kitaro GN - This book from Shigeru Mizuki (Nonnonba) features one of Japan's most popular characters - a one-eyed boy named Kitaro who happens to be a 350-year-old yokai (spirit monster).

Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #1 (of 3) - I really enjoyed the first Memorial mini-series, so I'm happy to see more from Chris Roberson, and Rich Ellis.

The Strange World of Your Dreams: Comics Meet Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali HC - Huh.  The complete 1950's comic from Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Wolverine #1 - A new series featuring Wolverine from the creative team of Paul Cornell (back from his exclusive DC stint) and Alan Davis (one of my favorite mainstream artists).

Sex #1 - A new series by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalski. Catchy title.

East of West #1 - A new scifi Western series from Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, featuring a dytopian America.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (Volume 1) - 25 years after Gundam debuted, the creators return to tell the origin story.

Valerian (Volume 1): The City of Shifting Waters GN - A new European comic featuring agents who protect the world from rogue time-travelers.

The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley HC - Kim Deitch's first full-length original graphic novel, in widescreen format.

Domovoi TP - This looks like a cute supernatural story, taking place in a town where creatures of folklore are real.

Ultimate Comics: Wolverine #1 (of 4) - And more Wolverine.  Wolverine's son, Jimmy Hudson, learns about his past in this mini-series that tells about the mission Logan was on that led to Jimmy's birth.  Cullen Bunn writes this one!

Judge Dredd: Year One #1 (of 4) - The first "Year One" story featuring the judge.

Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus (Volume 1) TP - This value-priced manga, collecting the beginnings of the classic series by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, is in a larger format than the original Dark Horse releases, with plenty more pages (the first two volumes, and then some).

Helheim #1 - A horror comic featuring vikings, from Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Volume 1) TP - I like that these paperback editions are getting to comics like this one!

Pepita: Inouse Meets Gaudi - A travel memoir manga that follows Takehiko Inoue's travels to Catalan as he admires Gaudi's architecture.

The Secret History of Marvel Comics HC - Blake Bell and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo dig into 1930's Marvel and tell the tale of the publishing giant's past, while producing some nice artwork to ogle.

Mark Waid's Green Hornet #1 - Kind of speaks for itself.

Bazooka Joe and His Gang HC - A celebration of Wesley Morse, creator and artist of Bazooka Joe.  Includes 200 reproduced comics.

Barry's Best Buddy HC - Renee French does this new Toon Books release, with her creepy looking character designs that are somehow perfect for this book.

Ame-Comi Girls #1 - The manga-ized DC heroines from the digital comic see print in a new ongoing series.

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