Hot Off the Press!

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

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Earth 2 Volume 1: the Gathering  (DC Comics, 9781401237745)
Matthew: Earth 2 is probably my favorite new title out of DC’s most recent wave of new titles.  Granted, my opinion is biased and my hopes were high as I’m a huge fan of James Robinson and Nicola Scott… but they’re both putting forth some of the best work of their lives in this title, in my professional opinion.  The first issue was an awesome fake-out after the press going into the new series and how Earth 2 is a different world than the world the rest of the new DC Comics titles are built around.   I shan’t spoil the twist here but suffice it to say it confirmed right away that Robinson was not going to fall back on the tried-and-true standards that set up so many other alternate-Earth stories.

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Hand Drying in America (Pantheon, 9780307906908)
Caitlin: I’m excited about Ben Katchor’s new book – I love the deadpan oddness of his comics and am looking forward to more.

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Queen’s Blade – Complete Collection (Media Blasters)
Allen: Queen’s Blade is an…interesting series. It’s a fantasy series that isn’t afraid to show off some (okay, a lot) of skin from its largely female cast.

Trigun

Trigun – The Complete Series (Funimation)
Snow: I’m not a big anime person, but I did love Trigun. It passed my treadmill test: I work out in the mornings, on the treadmill in my craft room, while watching TV on my Roku. The show I pick has to be interesting enough to make me actually get out of bed at 5:30 and get onto the treadmill. Trigun definitely did that.

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

Abrams

  • HAIRSHIRT HC GN

Archie Comics

  • SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH MAGIC WITHIN TP VOL 01

BOOM! Entertainment

  • ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL ED HC VOL 01

Dark Horse

  • BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 26 BLIZZARD
  • BTVS SEASON 8 LIBRARY HC VOL 04
  • CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 23 WELL OF SOULS
  • CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
  • STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP DEFENDERS LOST TEMPLE
  • TOKYO BABYLON GN VOL 01

DC Comics

  • ALL NEW BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD SMALL MIRACLES TP
  • EARTH 2 HC VOL 01 THE GATHERING
  • I VAMPIRE TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE VAMPIRES

Dynamite

  • GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 03
  • VOLTRON YEAR ONE TP

Eureka

  • GRAPHIC CLASSICS GN VOL 24 NATIVE AMERICAN CLASSICS

Hermes Press

  • MICKEY SPILLANE FROM FILES OF MIKE HAMMER VOL 01

IDW

  • CROW DEATH AND REBIRTH HC
  • GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 04 WHO YA GONNA CALL
  • GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 07
  • POUND TP VOL 02 GHOULS NIGHT OUT
  • STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 04

Image

  • CHEW OMNIVORE ED HC VOL 03

Marvel

  • AVENGERS SEASON ONE PREM HC
  • AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVENGERS ACADEMY
  • ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02
  • GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 TOMORROWS AVENGERS
  • HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW
  • WOLVERINE ROT TP
  • X-FACTOR TP VOL 19 SHORT STORIES

Pantheon

  • HAND DRYING IN AMERICA HC

Red 5 Comics

  • MOON GIRL TP

Vertical

  • PARADISE KISS TP VOL 03

Viz

  • 07 GHOST GN VOL 03
  • ARATA THE LEGEND TP
  • FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04
  • HIS FAVORITE GN VOL 03
  • NAOKI URASAWA 21ST CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 02
  • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02
  • RIN-NE GN VOL 11

Zenescope

  • GRIMM FAIRY TALES MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 05

 

Anime

Funimation

  • Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season 4
  • Trigun – the Complete Series

Kaze

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – Complete Season 2

Media Blasters

  • Queen’s Blade – Complete Collection [Seasons 1-2]

The Right Stuf International

  • Maria Watches Over Us Season 4
  • Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars – Complete Collection

Sentai

  • Penguindrum – Collection 2

Viz

  • Bleach – Season 16 Uncut Box Set

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!

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