Hot Off the Press!

New Graphic Novels and Anime

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

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Books of Magic Deluxe Edition (Vertigo, 9781401237813)
Andrew: Oooo, I didn’t know there was a deluxe Books of Magic coming out. That’s certainly worth having a look at.

Snow: I pretty much said what Andrew said!

Gail: This is one title that caught my attention as well.

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Black Butler Volume 12 (Yen Press, 9780316225342)
Jenny: I’m looking forward to the darkly supernatural Victorian doings of Black Butler 12, though I need to catch up first.  I want to see if and how different the manga is from the anime adaptation.  Also, Sebatsian’s scary cool.

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A Bride’s Story Volume 4 (Yen Press, 9780316232036)
Snow: I did a little happy dance for Bride’s Story 4. Soooooooo gooooooood.
Jenny: I’m already on hold for Bride’s Story 4 and add my “o”s to the chorus of “soooo gooood!”s.  :)

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Calling Dr. Laura (Mariner Books, 9780547615592)
Robin: From the buzz I’ve been hearing, and the related author tour info, my interest has been piqued by Calling Dr. Laura.  It looks like it’ll appeal on many points to my Alison Bechdel fans, plus it looks like there’s a great sense of humor to go along with a startling family mystery.

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Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Hickman Volume 2 (Marvel Comics, 9780785157199)
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Nick Spencer Volume 2 (Marvel Comics, 9780785161349)
Michael: Pretty much all of Marvel’s Ultimate Comics line has been innovative and interesting due to their freedom from maintaining a status quo. They’re totally worth picking up just to see the sheer amount of change allowed in them.

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

Arcana

  • CLAY COUNTY GN

Archie

  • SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 04 JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Avatar

  • DAN THE UNHARMABLE TP VOL 01

Bongo

  • SIMPSONS COMICS SUPERNOVA TP

Dark Horse

  • DEVA ZAN HC
  • EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 12
  • STAR WARS BLOOD TIES TP VOL 02 BOBA FETT IS DEAD

DC Comics

  • BATMAN DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES HC VOL 08
  • BOOKS OF MAGIC DELUXE EDITION HC
  • CULLING RISE OF THE RAVAGERS TP
  • GREEN ARROW TP VOL 02 TRIPLE THREAT

Dynamic Forces

  • THE SPIDER TP VOL 01 TERROR O/T ZOMBIE QUEEN

IDW

  • CROW MIDNIGHT LEGENDS TP VOL 03 WILD JUSTICE
  • MAD ARTIST ED HC
  • TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION TP VOL 01

Image

  • FRANK CHO WOMEN HC BOOK 02
  • SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 17

Mariner Books

  • CALLING DR LAURA GRAPHIC MEMOIR GN

Marvel

  • GAMBIT CLASSIC TP VOL 02
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 02
  • SECRET AVENGERS BY RICK REMENDER TP VOL 01
  • ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES BY HICKMAN TP VOL 02
  • ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 02
  • WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP ALPHA AND OMEGA
  • WOLVERINE SABRETOOTH REBORN PREM HC

Vertical

  • FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 04

Yen

  • BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 12
  • BLACK GOD TP VOL 18
  • BRIDE’S STORY HC GN BOOK 04
  • DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 03
  • SOUL EATER TP VOL 12

Anime

Funimation

  • Shakugan no Shana S
  • Shakugan no Shana: Movie

Sentai

  • Saiyuki Gaiden – the Complete OVA Collection

Viz

  • Pokemon: Black and White – Set 2

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!