Hot Off the Press!

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

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Batman: Court of Owls Book and Mask Set (DC Comics, 9781401242855)

Traci: I just know I want that mask that comes with the Batman Court of Owls book set.  :)

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Black Bird Volume 17 (Viz, 9781421558905)

Jenny: Black Bird’s almost done!  It’s sad it took so long for the heroine to develop some willpower and the hero not to come off as a complete jerk, but the melodrama has grown on me and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.

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A Bride’s Story Volume 5 (Yen Press, 9780316243094)

Jenny: A new volume of A Bride’s Story means more insanely detailed riches to linger over and more strong (physically and otherwise) women to look up to and cheer on.

Snow: Jenny, I just reviewed vol. 5 of A Bride’s Story for Booklist. Here’s a hint: It’s beautiful! Just like all the others. I want to dive in to Mori’s art and roll around in it.

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A Devil and Her Love Song Volume 11  (Viz, 9781421551340)

Jenny: I’m behind on A Devil and Her Love Song, but find each volume surprises me with its balance of sappy hokiness and compelling personal drama.  It’s often cheezy but in such an honest, heartfelt way that I can’t help but like it.

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Doctor Who Series 1: Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End (IDW, 9781613778098)
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Volume 2 (IDW, 9781613777558)
Snow: Doctor Who comics are like illustrated fan fiction, so I can’t pass that up.

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Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists (First Second, 9781596438231)
Snow: I can’t wait for First Second’s Fairy Tale Comics. It should be as beautiful as their Nursery Rhyme Comics.

Hakuoki

Hakuoki: Demon of the Floating Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi (Sentai)

Jenny: I avoided starting Hakuoki for a long time because I’ve never been a big fan of otome game adaptations (or game adaptations in general), but my weakness for Shinsengumi stories and the attractive character designs and animation finally won me over.  Plus, the series’ supernatural element actually works well with the historical context.  If this prequel has the added bonus of not including the main series’ heroine, whose lamentable uselessness is best ignored, then I’ll be even happier.

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Hello Kitty: Here We Go (Viz, 9781421558783)

Snow: Jacob Chabot’s art is always worth seeing and I’ve loved Hello Kitty since I was a kid, so that’s a good combo.

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Ooku: the Inner Chambers Volume 8 (Viz, 9781421554822)
Jenny: I just got my greedy hands on Ooku 8 and can’t wait to dive back into Yoshinaga’s involving alternate history.

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Pippi Longstocking Fixes Everything (Volume 2) (Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770461314)

Snow: I really enjoyed the first Pippi Longstocking comic collection, so I want to read the second.

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Sherlock Bones Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612624440)

Snow: I must say, I’m very intrigued by just the title “Sherlock Bones.” I’ll have to give that one a look-see!

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Slam Dunk Volume 30 (Viz, 9781421533377)

Jenny: Slam Dunk = whee!

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Spera Volume 3 (Archaia Entertainment, 9781939867018)
Snow: I’d like to see where the story goes in Spera, vol. 3. I liked the first two volumes, though they do meander a bit.

Jenny: I’d read Spera 3 just for more of Kyla Vanderklugt’s art.  The overall story’s enjoyable, too, but I agree that it can lose focus sometimes.

 

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

  • PROJECT LUNA 1947 GN

Abrams

  • REBETIKO HC GN
  • WE WON’T SEE AUSCHWITZ GN

Alterna Comics

  • MONSTROSITY GN

Archaia

  • SPERA HC VOL 03

Archie Comics

  • ARCHIE 1000 PG COMICS EXTRAVAGANZA TP
  • ARCHIES EVEN FUNNIER KIDS JOKE BOOK TP
  • SONIC SAGA TP VOL 04 HOUSE OF CARDS

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL ED HC VOL 02
  • SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 01

Committed Comics

  • HAUNTING REFRAIN GN

Dark Horse

  • ART OF AKANEIRO HC
  • CRIMINAL MACABRE FINAL NIGHT 30 DAYS NIGHT XOVER TP
  • SIN TITULO HC

DC Comics

  • AME COMI GIRLS TP VOL 01
  • BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET
  • BATMAN ODYSSEY TP
  • EARTH 2 HC VOL 02 THE TOWER OF FATE
  • EARTH 2 TP VOL 01 THE GATHERING
  • FABLES WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND TP
  • JLA EARTH 2 DELUXE EDITION HC
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 THE VILLAINS JOURNEY
  • LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT JIM APARO HC VOL 2
  • PREACHER TP BOOK 02
  • SHAZAM HC VOL 01
  • UNEXPECTED TP

Drawn &Quarterly

  • PIPPI LONGSTOCKING HC VOL 02 FIXES EVERYTHING

Epicenter Comics

  • MAGIC WIND GN VOL 02

First Second

  • FAIRY TALE COMICS HC

IDW

  • DOCTOR WHO SERIES 01 HC WINTERS DAWN SEASONS END
  • DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME TP VOL 02
  • GI JOE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 03
  • JACK COLE DEADLY HORROR HC
  • JUDGE DREDD COMPLETE CARLOS EZQUERRA HC VOL 02
  • MISS FURY HC SENSATIONAL SUNDAYS 1941-1944
  • MYSTERY SOCIETY DELUXE HC

Image

  • AGE OF BRONZE HC VOL 03.B BETRAYAL PT 2
  • CARBON GREY TP VOL 02 DAUGHTERS OF STONE
  • CYBER FORCE REBIRTH TP VOL 01
  • HIP FLASK UNNATURAL SELECTION 10TH ANNIV ELEPHANTMEN ED HC
  • IT GIRL & ATOMICS ROUND TWO WORLD IS FLAT TP
  • MACGYVER FUGITIVE GAUNTLET TP
  • NON HUMANS TP VOL 01 RUNAWAY AMERICAN DREAM
  • SKULLKICKERS TREASURE TROVE HC VOL 02
  • SOHO DIVES SOHO DIVAS TP
  • SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 19
  • WALKING DEAD 100 PROJECT TP

Kettledrummer Books

  • BACON AND FRIENDS GN
  • CTHULHU GN VOL 02

Kodansha

  • ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 07
  • BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 18
  • FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 30
  • GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 03
  • SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED BOX SET #1 VOL 1-6
  • SHERLOCK BONES VOL 01

Marvel

  • DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP LAST SHOTS
  • FANTASTIC FOUR BY HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
  • FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
  • HALO HC OVERSIZED COLLECTION
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 04
  • MMW ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH TP VOL 01
  • SHIELD TP NICK FURY VS SHIELD NEW PTG
  • SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 02
  • SUPERCROOKS TP
  • THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 02
  • THOR SEASON ONE PREM HC
  • ULTIMATE COMICS DIVIDED WE FALL UNITED WE STAND TP
  • WHAT IF AVX TP
  • WOLVERINE TP BLOOD WEDDING
  • YOUNG MARVEL TP LITTLE X-MEN LITTLE AVENGERS BIG TROUBLE

Monsterverse

  • FLESH AND BLOOD GN VOL 03

Moonstone

  • SPIDER MASTER OF MEN HC

Papercutz

  • BENNY BREAKIRON HC VOL 02 MADAME ADOLPHINE
  • STARDOLL VOL 01 SECRETS AND DREAMS

Picturebox

  • WORLD MAP ROOM GN

Pocket Books

  • FIRST KINGDOM HC VOL 01
  • MUTTS TREASURY CAT CRAZY SC
  • PEARLS BEFORE SWINE TP RATS WARS

Rebellion/2000AD

  • BUTTON MAN GET HARRY EX GN
  • JUDGE DREDD TRIFECTA GN
  • STRONTIUM DOG DIGEST TP PORTRAIT OF A MUTANT

Reckless Sidekick Productions

  • HERO ENVY GN

Scholastic Graphix

  • LOST BOY GN

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 06
  • DICTATORIAL GRIMOIRE CINDERELLA VOL 01

Th3rd World Studios

  • FINDING GOSSAMYR HC VOL 01

Titan Books

  • DMC DEVIL MAY CRY CHRONICLES OF VERGIL HC
  • MONSTER MASSACRE HC VOL 01
  • RAZORJACK COLL HC
  • SHARKY HC
  • THRUD THE BARBARIAN HC

Valiant

  • HARBINGER TP VOL 03 HARBINGER WARS

Vertical

  • MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN HC VOL 03 RAMBA RAL
  • SICKNESS UNTO DEATH GN PART 01
  • TROPIC OF THE SEA GN

Viz

  • BEN 10 OMNIVERSE GN VOL 01 GHOST SHIP
  • BLACK BIRD GN VOL 17
  • BLEACH TP VOL 58
  • BOKURANO OURS GN VOL 09
  • CLAYMORE TP VOL 23
  • DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 11
  • DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 11
  • HANA KIMI 3IN1 ED TP VOL 06
  • HAPPY MARRIAGE GN VOL 02
  • HELLO KITTY HERE WE GO GN
  • MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO PICTURE BOOK HC NEW ED
  • NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 17
  • ONE PIECE COLL TP 3IN1 VOL 07
  • OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 08
  • POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 12
  • POKEMON POCKET COMICS BLACK & WHITE GN
  • ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 12
  • SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA GN VOL 11
  • SLAM DUNK GN VOL 30
  • TORIKO GN VOL 18
  • UGLYDOLL SHHHHHHHH GN
  • VOICE OVER SEIYU ACADEMY GN VOL 01

Yen Press

  • ARE YOU ALICE GN VOL 02
  • BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME GN VOL 06
  • BRIDES STORY HC GN BOOK 05
  • MELANCHOLY OF SUZUMIYA HARUHI CHAN GN VOL 07
  • SOUL EATER TP VOL 16

Anime

 

Funimation

  • Sankarea: Undying Love – Complete Series

The Right Stuf International

  • Aria the Animation – Season 1

Sentai

  • Godannar – Complete Collection
  • Hakuoki: Demon of the Floating Blossom – Dawn of the Shinsengumi

Viz

  • Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning

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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