Hot Off the Press!

Highlights from the past two weeks, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

Gate7v4

Gate 7 Volume 4 (Dark Horse, 9781595829610)
Jenny: I’m glad to see another Gate 7 is coming out.  The visuals so far are predictably CLAMP-y swell, but I want to see if they go a little further in building their characters and developing a plot that’s not so exposition-heavy.

GoddamnThisWar

Goddamn This War! (Fantagraphics, 9781606995822)

Jenny: Jacques Tardi melds the silly and the tragic in bitterly funny, powerful, and heartbreaking ways and I want to find out if Goddamn This War! is anything like his harrowing, eye-opening It Was the War of the Trenches, inspired by his traumatized grandfather’s experiences in WWI.

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Princeless Volume 2: Get Over Yourself (Action Lab Entertainment, 9780985965242)

Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 4: Materia (Archaia, 9781936393992)

Dance Class Volume 5: to Russia With Love (Papercutz, 9781597074230)

Snow: I’m excited about Princeless 2, Gunnerkrigg Court 4, and Dance Class 5. Always nice to see new volumes in favorite series!

Abby: I second Snow on Princeless and Gunnerkrigg Court.  Both are so much fun and feature strong female characters, which usually ensures I’ll like something.  I’d say Dance Class 5 too, but I haven’t read it yet.

LovCom

Lovely Complex – the Complete Series (Eastern Star)

Jenny: Yay, Lovely Complex!  I adore Aya Nakahara’s romantic comedy manga and am excited to finally be able to watch the anime adaptation.  Her characters are sweet and funny and human, and their story makes me grin from ear-to-ear.

 SpecialAEdit

Special A – Complete Collection (Sentai)

Abby: I’m excited about Special A.  I’ve never seen the anime, but Special A was one of my first mangas and is, therefore, very close to my heart.  I can’t wait to check out the anime!

 

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

  • INFERNAL FYRE DRAGON GN
  • TALES OF DISCORD GN

Action Lab Entertainment

  • PRINCELESS TP VOL 02 GET OVER YOURSELF

Alterna Comics

  • KILL ALL MONSTERS VOL 01 RUINS OF PARIS

Archaia

  • GUNNERKRIGG COURT HC VOL 04 MATERIA
  • KILLER HC VOL 04 UNFAIR COMPETITION
  • KILLER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
  • MOUSE GUARD HC VOL 03 BLACK AXE
  • STORYTELLER GN

Archie Comics

  • ARCHIE MEETS GLEE TP
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 21

BOOM! Studios

  • BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 01

Cinebook

  • ALDEBARAN TP VOL 03 CREATURE
  • ANTARES TP VOL 02 EPISODE 2
  • BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 14 CURSE OF 30 PIECES OF SILVER PT 2
  • LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 33 ONE ARMED BANDIT
  • LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 34 DALTONS ALWAYS ON THE RUN
  • THORGAL GN VOL 09 GUARDIAN OF THE KEYS
  • VALERIAN GN VOL 03 LAND WITHOUT STARS
  • XIII CINEBOOK ED GN VOL 18 LAST ROUND

Dark Horse

  • ADVENTURES OF DR MCNINJA OMNIBUS TP
  • AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 05 SEARCH PART 2
  • BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 05 PICKENS COUNTY HORROR
  • CONAN HC VOL 14 THE DEATH
  • GATE 7 TP VOL 04
  • LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE AIR HC
  • SKY ART OF FINAL FANTASY SLIPCASE ED
  • STAR WARS PURGE TP
  • TOKYO BABYLON GN VOL 02

DC Comics

  • ABSOLUTE BLACKEST NIGHT HC
  • BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
  • BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS
  • BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN RORSCHACH DLX HC
  • BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL DR MANHATTAN DLX HC
  • BLACK ORCHID TP
  • DIABLO SWORD OF JUSTICE TP
  • HARLAN ELLISONS 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC
  • HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 01
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 02 BOOKS OF MAGIC
  • SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 04
  • SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 GIRL IN THE WORLD
  • SUPERMAN PHANTOM ZONE TP
  • TALES OF BATMAN ARCHIE GOODWIN HC

Digital Manga

  • HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 07

Drawn & Quarterly

  • ANIMALS WITH SHARPIES HC

Dynamite

  • JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON PART 2 HC

Fantagraphics

  • AMAZING ENLIGHTENING TRUE ADV KATHERINE WHALEY HC
  • EYE O/T MAJESTIC CREATURE GN VOL 02
  • GODDAMN THIS WAR HC
  • LOST CAT HC
  • LOVE AND ROCKETS COMPANION 30 YEARS SC

First Second

  • GENIUS GN
  • TEMPLAR GN

Harper Collins

  • ARTEMIS FOWL VOL 03 ETERNITY CODE

Hermes

  • BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY WESTERN PUB YEARS HC VOL 01

Hill & Wang

  • CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS HC

Humanoids

  • ALEXANDRO JODOROWSKY SCREAMING PLANET HC NEW PTG
  • BEIRUT 1990 SNAPSHOTS OF A CIVIL WAR HC

IDW

  • BEST OF EC ARTIST ED HC
  • GHOSTBUSTERS TP VOL 05 NEW GHOSTBUSTERS
  • GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 07
  • JUDGE DREDD CAM KENNEDY COLLECTION HC VOL 01
  • LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 05 CLOCKWORKS
  • MARS ATTACKS TP VOL 02 ON ICE
  • ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC
  • STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS COMICS MEET FREUD & DALI HC
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES TP VOL 05
  • TMNT ULTIMATE COLLECTION HC VOL 02 RED LABEL ED
  • TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 04
  • X-FILES CLASSICS HC VOL 01

Image

  • GLORY TP VOL 02 WAR TORN
  • KAFKA HC
  • PROPHET TP VOL 02 BROTHERS
  • REVIVAL TP VOL 02 LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
  • SAVAGE DRAGON ON TRIAL TP
  • SKULLKICKERS TP VOL 04 EIGHTY EYES ON AN EVIL ISLAND
  • THINK TANK TP VOL 02

Marvel

  • AVENGERS ACADEMY TP FINAL EXAMS
  • AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP
  • AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 LAST WHITE EVENT NOW
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 04
  • DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP WAY STATION
  • DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
  • ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 07
  • FF TP VOL 01 FANTASTIC FAUX NOW
  • GAMBIT TP VOL 02 TOMBSTONE BLUES
  • HAWKEYE TP VOL 02 LITTLE HITS NOW
  • MIGHTY THOR AND JIM TP EVERYTHING BURNS
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 06
  • SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP SUPERIORITY COMPLEX
  • THOR GODS AND GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP
  • ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 04
  • UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 07 FINAL EXECUTION BOOK 2
  • WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 01 PERMANENT RAGE

Moonstone

  • KOLCHAK NECRONOMICON SC

NBM

  • ZOMBIELLENIUM HC VOL 01 GRETCHEN

Papercutz

  • DANCE CLASS HC VOL 05 TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
  • GARFIELD SHOW VOL 01 UNFAIR WEATHER

Picturebox

  • WALRUS GN

Scholastic

  • SILVER SIX GN

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 05
  • GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 BOOK 15
  • I DONT LIKE YOU AT ALL BIG BROTHER GN COLL ED VOL 03
  • MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 03
  • WORLD WAR BLUE GN VOL 01

Top Shelf

  • WORKBURGER GN

Vertical

  • FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 06
  • WOLFSMUND GN VOL 01

Viz

  • 07 GHOST GN VOL 05
  • CASE CLOSED GN VOL 47
  • FALSE MEMORIES TP VOL 01
  • FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3IN1 ED TP VOL 05
  • HIDE AND SEEK TP VOL 01
  • LOVELESS 2-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04
  • RIN-NE GN VOL 12
  • TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 02

Wisdom Tree Publishers

  • YOURS IN MUSIC AUTOBIO RAVI SHANKAR GN

Zenescope

  • GRIMM FAIRY TALES UNLEASHED TP VOL 01

Anime

Aniplex of America

  • Blue Exorcist – Complete 1st Season
  • Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack!

Eastern Star

  • Lovely Complex – the Complete Series

Funimation

  • Hetalia: Axis Powers – the Complete Series

Maiden Japan

  • Patlabor: the Mobile Police – the TV series – Collection 1

The Right Stuf International

  • Kimba the White Lion – the Complete Series
  • The Irresponsible Captain Tyler – Complete TV Series

Sentai

  • Special A – Complete Collection

Viz

  • Naruto Shippuden – box 15

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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