This week’s highlights, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Abrams, 9781419703980)
Snow: I am excited for more Hereville! I can’t wait to see what Mirka gets up to this time!
Abby: I cannot tell you how excited I am for Hereville. The first one was hilarious and had gorgeous artwork. Mirka is one of my favorite characters ever.
Rise of the Guardians: Hidden Truth and Other Stories (Ape Entertainment, 9781937676551)
Jennifer: I’m guessing the Rise of the Guardians is William Joyce’s stories? I purchased one picture book in the series, but it wasn’t really popular. It’s an interesting idea, familiar characters like the Tooth Fairy, Sandman, etc. as powerful fantasy creatures, but just didn’t work well with my audience. Maybe after the movie comes out there will be more interest.
Absolute Final Crisis (DC Comics, 9781401235116)
Michael: While Final Crisis read issue by issue was confusing, with all the material in one place and not separated by months of waiting it becomes a fairly cohesive well written event. Not a “must buy” but not bad.
All Star Western Volume 1: Guns and Gotham (DC Comics, 9781401237097)
Jack: I have heard such great things about All-Star Western and am really excited to read it. They do a lot with the history of Gotham City apparently… and Jonah Hex!
G.I. Joe: Complete Collection Volume 1 (IDW, 9781613773963)
Eva: People always look at me funny when I tell them this, but GI Joe was the first comic book I ever bought. IDW’s version of the story has been a lot of fun and has reminded me why I got such a kick out of the series, lo those many years ago.
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 9780785164036)
Jennifer: I’m personally a Deadpool fan but I thought this arc wasn’t really funny – too over the top and, although it sounds weird to say it about Deadpool, pointlessly violent.
Journey Into Mystery/ New Mutants: Exiled (Marvel, 9780785165408)
Michael: Any part of Kieron Gillen’s run of “Journey Into Mystery” is not to be missed and this crossover with the New Mutants (the subset of the X-Men with closest ties to Asgard) is no exception.
Secret Avengers Volume 3: Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World (Marvel, 9780785152552)
Jack: Secret Avengers: Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World by Warren Ellis is BRILLIANT. 6 done-in-one stories mixing espionage, high concept sci-fi, and pure audacity. The art’s nice, too. Anyone who missed the hardcover should pick up the trade. Seriously.
AAAA! A Foxtrot Kids Edition (Pocket Books, 9781449423056)
Michael: I haven’t read this particular collection of Foxtrot, but I’ve read every single strip elsewhere. I loved it as a kid and I love it now. It’s a really funny comic strip that any nerd, young or old will enjoy. I hope that this book, which is aimed at a younger audience will grab their interests as much as it grabbed mine.
Snow: Like Michael, I’m a Foxtrot fan, so I too am hoping the new compilation does well.
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
- HEREVILLE HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE HC
- OLD MCMONSTERS HAUNTED FARM BRIDE OF PORKULA GN
- RISE O/T GUARDIANS HIDDEN TRUTH & OTHER GN
- BILLY TUCCI’S A CHILD IS BORN HC
- HIGHER EARTH TP VOL 01
- IT’S TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN GN
- ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 07
- ABSOLUTE FINAL CRISIS HC
- ALL STAR WESTERN TP VOL 01 GUNS AND GOTHAM
- BATMAN EYE OF THE BEHOLDER TP
- EXTREMELY MORONIC MAD TP
- SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02
- SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 05 UNNATURAL HABITAT
- LORD OF THE JUNGLE TP VOL 01
- WARRIORS OF MARS TP
- CARTOON UTOPIA HC
- EC KURTZMAN CORPSE O/T IMJIN AND OTHER STORIES HC
- EC WALLY WOOD CAME THE DAWN AND OTHER STORIES HC
- HEADS OR TAILS TP
- LAST VISPO ANTHOLOGY SC
- METABARONS ULTIMATE COLL ED THROUGH THE WALLS HC
- COLONY TP
- GI JOE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 01
- KISS GREATEST HITS TP VOL 02
- LORE COMPLETE ED PROSE SC
- REAL GHOSTBUSTERS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
- TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 04
- EPOCH TP
- MICE TEMPLAR HC VOL 03
- HEAD FULL OF NOISE GN
- PURITY GN
- DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP JOURNEY BEGINS
- DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP
- FEAR ITSELF TP HOME FRONT FEAR ITSELF TP
- UNCANNY X-FORCE DEEP JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
- NEW MUTANTS TP EXILED
- NEW MUTANTS TP VOL 06 DEANIMATOR
- RED HULK TP MAYAN RULE
- SECRET AVENGERS TP RUN MISSION SAVE WORLD
- UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC BOOK 01 FINAL EXECUTION
- X-MEN HIDDEN YEARS TP VOL 02
- ABELARD HC
Perseus Book Group
- SHATTERED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMICS ANTHOLOGY TP
- FOXTROT KIDS ED VOL 01 AAAA
- KITE RUNNER GN
- AUGUST MOON GN
- FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 03
- AWKWARD SILENCE VOL 02
- INFERNAL DEVICES CLOCKWORK ANGEL GN VOL 01
- CALL OF WONDERLAND TP
- A Certain Magical Index – Season 1 Part 1
- Fafner: Dead Agressor – Heaven and Earth
- One Piece – Season 4 Part 2
- [C] – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility – Complete Series
- Un-Go – Complete Collection
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!