This week’s highlights, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song (Abrams, 9780810988361)
Snow: I just turned in my Unshelved Book Club review of The Carter Family and it was magnificent. Fans of folk music, Americana, roots music, and classic country should not miss it!
The Nao of Brown (Abrams/SelfMadeHero, 9781906838423)
Caitlin: I like the cover image a lot and I read an intriguing review of this on the Graphic Medicine site.
A Christmas Carol: the Night That Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge (Dark Horse, 978-1595829917)
Caitlin: Is it just a gender-switched Christmas Carol? What else has been changed? Are we going to start seeing more of these?
Superman Batman: Sorcerer Kings (DC, 9781401234461)
Michael: This is a really fun read, especially if you like post-apocalyptic scenarios and magic.
Queen Sonja Volume 4: Son of Set (Dynamite Entertainment, 9781606903391)
Matthew: Queen Sonja: Son Of Set is avoidable. The series started out with a good idea and grand execution and I’d recommend the earlier volumes. But with Son of Set, the series became less about Sonja and more about writer Luke Lieberman showcasing his version of Thulsa Doom. His version? Long story – I wrote all about it if you must know the details.
What is worse, it was also at this time that the Queen Sonja book became an exercise in how much fan-service you can sneak into an OT-rated book. I can say, on the bright side, that the fan-service has been equal opportunity with just as much gratuitous male nudity as there is female nudity. Still, the lengths they’ve gone through to justify it in story became ridiculous. (We need a distraction before we attack the slaver camp – have the hot blonde warrior run past it naked!)
A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 9780374386153)
Caitlin: Hope Larson’s adaptation has already been discussed favorably here – I’m jealous of anyone who’s read it already.
Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson (First Second, 9781596436367)
Snow: Now that Sailor Twain is out, so conveniently close to payday, that’s what I’m excited about picking up.
Caitlin: I’ve been curious about this for a while. It looks dark and lovely, and I enjoy pretty much anything having to do with mermaids.
Girl Friends: the Complete Collection 1 (Seven Seas Entertainment, 978-1935934899)
Caitlin: I’m a sucker for slow building forbidden romance, but it has to be done exactly right – I don’t really know anything about this one yet but I want to read it.
Snow: I am also intrigued by Girl Friends, as I’ve heard good things about Milk Morinaga’s work, but haven’t read any of it before.
AND NOW FOR THE COMPLETE LIST
- CARTER FAMILY DONT FORGET THIS SONG HC
- HEREVILLE HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD SC
- NAO OF BROWN GN
- ARCHIE LOVE SHOWDOWN TP
- NOBROW TP VOL 07 BRAVE NEW WORLD
- CHRISTMAS CAROL NIGHT THAT CHANGED ELIZA SCROOGE HC
- CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 14
- STAR WARS OMNIBUS CLONE WARS TP VOL 02 ENEMY SIDES
- STAR WARS OMNIBUS RISE OF THE SITH TP (2ND PTG)
- BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS
- DEATH THE DELUXE EDITION HC
- I VAMPIRE TP VOL 01 TAINTED LOVE
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA RISE OF ECLIPSO TP
- SUPERMAN BATMAN SORCERER KINGS TP
- V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET
- WORLD OF WARCRAFT CURSE OF THE WORGEN TP
- QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 04 SON OF SET
- VOLTRON TP VOL 01 SIXTH PILOT
Farrar , Straus and Giroux
- WRINKLE IN TIME GN
- BROXO GN
- SAILOR TWAIN GN
- CRUSADES HC
- 30 DAYS OF NIGHT OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
- GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 05
- MARS ATTACKS CLASSICS TP VOL 02
- PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ILLUS PROSE HC
- SKIPPY HC VOL 01 COMPLETE DAILIES 1925-1927
- TRIO TP VOL 01
- EPIC KILL TP VOL 01
- HELL YEAH TP VOL 01 LAST DAY ON EARTHS
- WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02
- 2048 HC GN VOL 01 STORY OF AMERICAS FUTURE
- AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01 X-TERMINATED
- ASM YOUNG READERS NOVEL TP VOL 03 DR OCTOPUS
- AVENGERS BRIDE OF ULTRON PREM HC
- CRIMINAL DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02
- HALO FALL OF REACH HC
- MAN-THING OMNIBUS HC
- MARVEL ZOMNIBUS HC
- SPIDER-MAN NOTHING STOP JUGGERNAUT PREM HC
- TWELVE TP VOL 02
- X-MEN BISHOPS CROSSING HC
- GERONIMO STILTON HC BOX SET VOL 7-9
- SMURFS GN BOX SET VOL 7-9
- JUDGE DREDD CRY O/T WEREWOLF GN
- EVERYTHING TOGETHER GN
- JUDGE DREDD RESTRICTED FILES TP VOL 04
- SHAKARA THE DESTROYER TP
Seven Seas Entertainment
- DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 13
- DRACULA EVERLASTING GN VOL 02
- GIRL FRIENDS COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
- VENUS VERSUS VIRUS OMNIBUS ED GN VOL 03
- WITCH HUNTER COLL TP VOL 02 BOOK 3-4
- LITTLE DEATH GN
- COMP FLASH GORDON LIBRARY HC VOL 01 ON PLANET MONGO
- POKEMON BLACK & WHITE BOX SET
- MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
- MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 02 NEW PTG
- MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 03
- MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 04
- MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 05
- Detroit Metal City – Complete Collection
- Mayo Chiki! Complete Collection
The Right Stuf International
- Rental Magica – Collection 2
- The Mysterious Cities of Gold – The Complete Series
Keep in mind that titles are not always available from book vendors on the same dates as they are released in comic book stores, so not all of these will be available everywhere at the same time. Check with your vendors, just to be sure!