Hot Off the Press!

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

Adventure Time Volume 1 (BOOM! Studios, 9781608862801)

Jack: Does one even need to mention that Adventure Time is awesome?  No, one does not.

The Annotated Sandman Volume 2 (DC Comics, 9781401235666)

Jack: Annotated Sandman vol. 2 promises to bring more of the erudite coolness that the first volume brought.  Not the definitive way to read the series as the art is printed black-and-white, but for fans it’s a goldmine of nerdy trivia and ephemera.

Avengers vs. X-Men (Marvel, 9780785163176)

Michael: Whatever you may think of the Avengers vs X-Men event, it brought a pretty definitive close to this chapter of Marvel’s history, which has been going since 2004. For that reason alone it’s worth getting.

Danger Club Volume 1 (Image, 9781607066347)

Jack: Danger Club is another great series from Image, who are on one hell of a roll lately.  It’s about what happens to all of the superhero sidekicks when the big guns go missing and the world spirals out of control.  Fun, fast, and occasionally shockingly violent, it’s kind of like Young Avengers if Young Avengers spent more time telling rad stories than developing characters.

Illiterature (BOOM! Studios, 9781608862825)

Caitlin: I’ve really enjoyed Carol Lay’s clever Story Minute cartoons and am looking forward to reading them all in one collection.

Kevin Keller Volume 1: Welcome to Riverdale (Archie Comics, 9781936975235)

Snow: I’m happy that Kevin Keller will be available in paperback. I know it’s gotten a lot of good press for having a positive gay character, but I would like to point out that Kevin is also a positive portrayal of a military kid. As a military brat myself, I was thrilled to see us represented in such a good light!

Negima Volume 36 (Kodansha, 9781612622392)

Michael: Negima volume 36 is basically the end of the series. While there are two volumes following it, this is the end of the big story arc that’s been running for (arguably) 16 volumes and the two following volumes are basically wrapping up every remaining plot thread in the series. So if you’re a fan, be sure not to miss it.

Ouran High School Host Club Box Set (Viz, 9781421550787)

Eva: If I didn’t already own all the volumes (and a hand towel, a shikishi, a phone charm, a note pad… You get the idea), I’d buy this thing in a hot second. There is nothing I don’t love about this shojo manga parody with heart.

Strobe Edge Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421550688)

Snow: Strobe Edge, a new series from VIZ, started off strong in volume 1. It seems like a typical shojo school romance, but has a strength all its own. I enjoyed the look at a girl learning about love and I’m eager to read future volumes.

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

AAM Markosia

  • DARK LIES DARKER TRUTHS GN
  • VOYAGA GN

Arcana

  • PIXIES SC

Archie Comics

  • KEVIN KELLER TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO RIVERDALE
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG GENESIS TP

Bliss On Tap

  • MONSTER CANDY GN VOL 01

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01
  • CAROL LAY’S ILLITERATURE HC
  • HELLRAISER TP VOL 04

Campfire

  • COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO GN

Com.X

  • MONSTER MYTHS GN

Dark Horse

  • BLAST OFF ROCKETS RAYGUNS ROBOTS & RARITIES TP
  • BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 04
  • MASS EFFECT TP VOL 04 HOMEWORLDS
  • RAGEMOOR HC

DC

  • ANNOTATED SANDMAN HC VOL 02
  • DC COMICS THE SEQUENTIAL ART OF AMANDA CONNER HC
  • FLASH HC VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD
  • GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC VOL 01
  • JLA EARTH II TP NEW PTG
  • RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 REDEMPTION
  • RETURN TO PERDITION TP
  • SANDMAN SLIPCASE SET
  • SANDMAN TP VOL 10 THE WAKE NEW ED
  • SPACEMAN DELUXE EDITION HC
  • WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 07

Del Rey

  • KIM HARRISON HOLLOWS HC GN VOL 02 BLOOD CRIME

Drawn & Quarterly

  • MILK TEETH GN
  • WAYSIDE HC

Dynamite

  • BOYS DEFINITIVE EDITION HC VOL 04
  • THE SHADOW TP VOL 01 FIRE OF CREATION

Fantagraphics

  • BLACKLUNG HC

Heavy Metal

  • FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE SC VOL 03
  • UNDERWHERE HC

Houghton Mifflin

  • MANGAMAN GN

IDW

  • ANGEL AFTER THE FALL SLIPCASE ED
  • DEADWORLD WAR OF THE DEAD TP
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES TP VOL 02
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES TP VOL 02

Image

  • DANGER CLUB TP VOL 01

Kids Can Press

  • BINKY GN VOL 04 TAKES CHARGE
  • CAPTIVE PRINCE GN

Kodansha

  • AIR GEAR GN VOL 26
  • MARDOCK SCRAMBLE GN VOL 06
  • NEGIMA GN VOL 36
  • SAILOR MOON TP VOL 08

Marvel

  • ALPHA FLIGHT CLASSIC TP VOL 03
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN YOUNG READERS NOVEL TP VOL 04 SANDMAN
  • AVENGERS ACADEMY TP SECOND SEMESTER
  • AVENGERS VS X-MEN CHEUNG HC AVX
  • FEAR ITSELF TP HEROES FOR HIRE
  • FEAR ITSELF TP WOLVERINE NEW MUTANTS
  • HULK ABOMINABLE PREM HC
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 01
  • SPIDER-MAN WORLDS GREATEST HERO TP

NBM

  • GARFIELD & CO HC VOL 07 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  • SMURFS VOL 13 SMURF SOUP

Oni Press

  • SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02

Pocket Books

  • BIG NATE ALL WORK AND NO PLAY TP

PS Artbooks

  • ACG COLL WORKS SKELETON HAND HC VOL 01
  • HARVEY HORRORS COLL WORKS CHAMBER OF CHILLS HC VOL 03

Rebellion

  • NIKOLAI DANTE SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL GN

Titan Books

  • ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 01 DESMOND
  • ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 02 AQUILUS
  • ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 03 ACCIPITER
  • TANK GIRL CARIOCA HC

Vertical

  • GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 15
  • HEROMAN GN VOL 01

Viz

  • AI ORE GN VOL 07
  • BAKUMAN TP VOL 16
  • BLEACH TP VOL 50
  • BLEACH TP VOL 51
  • BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 08
  • CLAYMORE TP VOL 21
  • KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 11
  • KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 15 FROM ME TO YOU
  • NARUTO TP VOL 59
  • NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND BOX SET
  • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 13
  • ONE PIECE TP VOL 65
  • ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 11
  • OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB BOX SET
  • PSYREN GN VOL 07
  • ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 10
  • STROBE EDGE GN VOL 01
  • TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 11
  • VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 15
  • VOLTRON FORCE GN VOL 04
  • WE WERE THERE GN VOL 15
  • WINX CLUB GN VOL 04

Zenescope

  • CHARMED TP VOL 04

Anime

Eastern Star

  • The Golden Boy – The Complete Series
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • Locke the Superman

Funimation

  • Sengoku Basura: the Last Party

New Video Group

  • Digimon: Digital Monsters – The Official First Season Volume 1

The Right Stuf International

  • Maria Watches Over Us Season 2: Printemps
  • Ristorante Paradiso – Complete Series

Sentai

  • Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere – The Complete First Season
  • Psychic Squad  - Collection 4

Viz

  • InuYasha – Season 1

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!

Leave a Reply