Hot Off the Press!

This week’s highlights, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

    

Disney Fairies GN Box Set Volumes 5-8 (NBM/Papercutz, 9781597073417)

Ninjago Volume 5: Kingdom of the Snakes (NBM/Papercutz, 9781597073561)

Jennifer: Disney Fairies and Lego Ninjago are both very popular at my library. I will admit the commercialism kind of bothers me, but Lego Ninjago is a lot funnier and more clever than I had expected and I really like the vibrant colors of Disney fairies, even if they do lay on the glitter. I pretty much have those series on standing order and I am currently buying double copies of Lego Ninjago, which is a big deal for my small library.

    

Ralph Azham Volume 1: Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love (Fantagraphics, 9781606995938)

You’ll Never Know Volume 3: Soldier’s Heart (Fantagraphics, 9781606995488)

Caitlin: From Fantagraphics, a promising-looking new series begins and another concludes. The new fantasy adventure series by Dungeon’s Lewis Trondheim focuses on a has-been “chosen one” who never lived up to his potential (I love this concept), while Carol Tyler concludes her memoir about her father’s experiences in World War II and consequences for her family. I have been meaning to read this for a while and the fact that it’s now complete gives me extra incentive.

Kaleido Star Season 2 with OVAs (Funimation)

Robin: I just wanted to chime in and rec Kaleido Star (the anime, with season 2 coming out) as a solid, younger teen choice for anime clubs.  It’s Cirque du Soleil, but in anime form, and with all the behind the scenes drama of any good skill-based reality show.  I admit, I kind of love seeing the circus rendered in animation, and I am a devoted follower of the real Cirque, so this show holds special appeal for me. It’s a bit like Princess Tutu, but less magical, and much more a window into the athleticism and commitment that it takes to be in a professional circus.  When you’re navigating a see of anime trying to find a great one for younger teens, this series is an easy choice.

AND NOW FOR THE COMPLETE LIST

The following list of new releases is compiled from Diamond Comic Distributors’ complete weekly shipping list and Anime News Network’s Releases encyclopedia

Graphic Novels

Antarctic

  • LAST ZOMBIE NEVERLAND TP

Archie

  • ARCHIES GIANT KIDS JOKEBOOK TP

Avatar

  • FREAKANGELS COMPLETE COLL SLIPCASE ED

Dark Horse

  • BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 12
  • GANTZ TP VOL 25
  • SHAOLIN COWBOY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE TP
  • STAR WARS AGENT OF THE EMPIRE TP VOL 01 IRON ECLIPSE
  • STAR WARS DARK TIMES TP VOL 05 OUT WILDERNESS
  • STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 10 WAR

DC

  • HUNTRESS CROSSBOW AT THE CROSSROADS TP
  • LEGION SECRET ORIGIN TP
  • SAVAGE HAWKMAN TP VOL 01 DARKNESS RISING
  • SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH TP VOL 04

Fantagraphics

  • RALPH AZHAM HC VOL 01 WHY WOULD YOU LIE TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE
  • YOU’LL NEVER KNOW HC VOL 03 SOLDIERS HEART

IDW

  • CROW MIDNIGHT LEGENDS TP VOL 02 FLESH & BLOOD
  • GHOSTBUSTERS 100 PAGE SPOOKTACULAR

Image

  • DANCER TP

Kodansha

  • BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 08

Marvel

  • ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 09 EXALTED
  • FEAR ITSELF TP YOUTH IN REVOLT
  • MARVEL TALES BY ALAN DAVIS TP
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02
  • SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE BEN REILLY EPIC TP BOOK 06
  • SPIDER-MAN FLYING BLIND TP
  • SUPERCROOKS PREM HC
  • WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 01
  • X-FACTOR TP VOL 16 TOGETHER AGAIN FOR FIRST TIME

NBM

  • CLASSICS ILLUS DLX HC VOL 09 CHRISTMAS CAROL & MUGBY
  • DISNEY FAIRIES GN BOX SET VOL 5-8
  • NINJAGO VOL 05 KINGDOM O/T SNAKES

Pocket Books

  • DILBERT I CANT REMEMBER IF WERE CHEAP OR SMART TP
  • MUTTS BONK SC
  • THARGS CREEPY CHRONICLES GN

Random House UK

  • DOCTOR WHO DALEK PROJECT GN

Valiant

  • VALIANT MASTERS: BLOODSHOT HC VOL 01

Yen

  • BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 11
  • BLACK GOD TP VOL 17
  • DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 02
  • DURARARA GN VOL 04
  • PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 12
  • TRIAGE X GN VOL 01
  • TWILIGHT MANGA COLLECTORS ED GN

Anime

Funimation

  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo – Complete Series
  • Kaleido Star – Season 2 + OVAs

Media Blasters

  • Fushigi Yugi – Season 2 Box Set

Sentai

  • Majikoi – Oh! Samurai Girls – Complete Collection

Viz

  • Naruto Shippuden – The Will of Fire

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!