Hot Off the Press!

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

Angel & Faith Volume 2: Daddy Issues (Dark Horse, 9781595829603)

Michael: That “Angel and Faith” was fantastic. Any fans of the Buffy series should absolutely pick it up. It’s wonderful and resolves some long-standing character issues.

Digestate (Birdcage Bottom Books)

Caitlin: Digestate is a comics anthology that is all about food. I don’t know much about it but I like many of the artists involved and I love the cover. I know we had a Top Comics That Make You Hungry list a while back, but this seems to be a subject that just works well with comics.

Drawing Comics Lab: 52 Exercises on Characters, Panels, Storytelling, Publishing and Professional Practices (Quarry Books, 9781592538126)

Caitlin: I’m very excited to see Drawing Comics Lab, a book of all-ages comics making and publishing exercises by my friend and former roommate Robyn Chapman. Robyn works tremendously hard and her books are always beautiful!

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – OVA Collection (Manga Entertainment)

Michael: I did a full review of this here.

Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat (Digital Manga, 978-1569702857)

Caitlin: That is one provocative title…others might know more than me, but it looks like it means hentai in the sense of “creepy” rather than “pornographic”.

Tune: Vanishing Point (First Second, 9781596435162)

Jack: Tune: Vanishing Point is a terrific book. It’s the first part of a story that promises to have a sci-fi bent, though the first volume isn’t sci-fi at all. Instead it’s about a kid who drops out of art school to try to get a job, finds out that getting a job is really hard, and falls for a girl. It’s really cute, and captures the angst of young adulthood very well. Great for older teens.

 

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

Abstract Studios

  • RACHEL RISING TP VOL 02 FEAR NO MALUS

Archaia

  • AN ELEGY FOR AMELIA JOHNSON HC LEATHER BOUND
  • GRAND DUKE HC
  • LAST DAYS OF AN IMMORTAL HC

Archie Comics

  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG LEGACY VOL 02

Avatar

  • STITCHED VOL 01

Big Dog Ink

  • CRITTER TP
  • LEGEND OF OZ WICKED WEST TP

Birdcage Bottom Books

  • DIGESTATE GN

Dark Horse

  • ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 02 DADDY ISSUES
  • BETTIE PAGE RULES TP (NEW PTG)
  • GOON TP VOL 00 ROUGH STUFF REVISED ED (NEW PTG)
  • MARKED MAN HC
  • NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
  • TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

DC

  • 52 OMNIBUS HC
  • BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION HC
  • BLACKHAWKS TP VOL 01 THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD
  • FAIREST TP VOL 01 WIDE AWAKE
  • MAD ARCHIVES HC VOL 01
  • MAD ARCHIVES HC VOL 02
  • MAD ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
  • SAUCER COUNTRY TP VOL 01 RUN
  • SHOWCASE PRESENTS WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 04

Digital Manga

  • HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT GN VOL 01
  • HONEY SMILE GN
  • LOVEPHOBIA GN VOL 02

First Second

  • TUNE: VANISHING POINT SC

IDW

  • CONTROPUSSY GN
  • HAWKEN TP
  • LIBRARY OF AMERICAN COMICS ESSENTIALS HC VOL 01 BARON BEAN

Image

  • ART OF TODD MCFARLANE DEVILS IN THE DETAILS HC
  • RETROVIRUS HC
  • SPAWN ORIGINS DLX ED HC VOL 03
  • WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR
  • WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 02

Kodansha

  • ANIMAL LAND GN VOL 06
  • LOVE HINA OMNIBUS TP VOL 04
  • MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 03

Marvel

  • ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 06
  • FEAR ITSELF TP DEADPOOL FEARSOME FOUR
  • OZ TP MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ
  • SECRET AVENGERS BY RICK REMENDER PREM HC VOL 02 AVX
  • UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 05 OTHERWORLD

NBM

  • FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET HC

Quarry Books

  • DRAWING COMICS LAB SC

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF CLOVER: CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 03
  • ANGEL PARA BELLUM GN VOL 02
  • HAGANAI: I DON’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS GN VOL 01
  • YOUNG MISS HOLMES COLL TP VOL 02 CASEBOOK 3-4

Shambhala

  • BOOK OF FIVE RINGS GN

Titan Books

  • MODESTY BLAISE TP VOL 22 LADY IN THE DARK

Top Shelf

  • UPSIDE DOWN A VAMPIRE TALE HC

Viz

  • BOKURANO OURS GN VOL 07
  • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 13
  • REAL GN VOL 11
  • SATURN APARTMENTS TP VOL 06
  • X 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04

Yen Press

  • INTERVIEW W/T VAMPIRE GN VOL 01 CLAUDIAS STORY
  • SOULLESS MANGA GN VOL 02
  • THERMAE ROMAE HC VOL 01

Zenescope

  • THEATER TP

Anime

Funimation

  • Soul Eater – Complete Series

Manga Entertainment

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – OVA Collection

Sentai

  • Cluster Edge – Collection 2

S’more

  • Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo – The Complete Series Part 2

Viz

  • InuYasha: the Final Act – Set 1
  • Pokemon: Black and White –  Set 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!