Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Anohana: The Flower we Saw that Day – Complete Series (NIS America)
Jenny: Anohana is on my list of things to watch, as the animation looks attractive, the story sounds involving, and I’ve heard nothing but praise for it. I just keep putting it off because I know it will make me cry.
Black Butler Volume 15 (Yen, 9780316254199)
Jenny: I’m always impatient for more Black Butler! Toboso’s dark, twisty takes on familiar names and stories are a fun, unpredictable, and pleasantly unnerving diversion from the real world.
The Last of Us: American Dreams (Dark Horse, 9781616552121)
Robin: I’m very excited to read Last of Us: American Dreams. I admit I’m a bit of a Faith Erin Hicks fangirl, and I was a bit worried that I might now understand this titles if I wasn’t also going to play the game (since it’s a prequel to the game Last of Us), but I’ve been reassured that it stands alone. I’ll never get enough of Hicks’s style, and this appears to be the kind of intriguing, tough, girl-surviving-in-a-post-virus-apocalypse world tale I like.
Jennifer W: I want to read that too, just because it’s Faith Erin Hicks, even
though it’s totally not the genre I’d normally read.
Allen: I didn’t know they were making a GN for The Last of Us. Good thing it’s a prequel, I’d hate for anything to cheapen that ending.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: the Graphic Novel (Yen, 9780316245289)
Abby: I am really interested to see how Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children translates into the graphic format. It was already so visual. I am hoping the pictures the author found that inspired the story will still be involved. It was such a good read – should be fun to see what changes were made for the different format.
Gail: I just got my copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home to review so looking forward to this one for sure.
Therma Romae – Complete Collection (Eastern Star)
Jenny: I’d love to see the 3-episode Thermae Romae series. Flash animation isn’t something I’d normally get too excited about, but for earnest, uptight Lucius I’d happily give it a whirl.
Caitlin: This one caught my eye too. I hadn’t heard of it before, but the premise – a Roman architect travels through time and is inspired by modern Japanese bath houses – sounds like ridiculous fun.
Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition (Viz, 9781421561325)
Abby: I’m really excited for the 3-in-1 Uzumaki. I pre-ordered it for my library months ago. And just in time for Halloween!
AND NOW FOR THE COMPLETE LIST
- ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR IT’S A DATE TP
- LARGO WINCH GN VOL 06 AND DIE
- LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 38 DOC DOXEYS ELIXIR
- AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 06 SEARCH PART 3
- BAD HOUSES TP
- BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 14
- CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 25 EXODUS
- EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM THE CRYPT HC VOL 04
- GANTZ TP VOL 29
- LAST OF US TP AMERICAN DREAMS
- BATGIRL TP VOL 02 KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS
- BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY
- DC COMICS ONE MILLION OMNIBUS HC
- DEADSHOT BEGINNINGS TP
- JSA LIBERTY FILES THE WHISTLING SKULL TP
- SUPERMAN ADVENTURES THE MAN OF STEEL TP
- SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL BELIEVE TP
Drawn & Quarterly
- MOOMIN COMPLETE LARS JANSSON COMIC STRIP HC VOL 08
- RAGE OF POSEIDON HC
- VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 08 MIKE CAREY & MORE
- COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 06 CREST WAVE
- COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 08 DEATH FRITZ CAT
- DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS BOX SET VOL 01
- DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS HC VOL 02 ROBIN HOOD
- STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES HC VOL 04 IMPOSSIBLE TALES
- WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC XMAS BOX SET
- LEGEND OF THE SCARLET BLADES DLX HC
- SAMURAI JACK CLASSICS TP VOL 01
- DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TP
- MARA TP
- PLANETOID TP VOL 01
- REVIVAL DLX COLL HC VOL 01
- WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 04
- BITES GN
- UNSPEAKABLE VAULT OF DOOM GN VOL 02
- CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 02 DEAD OR ALIVE
- INHUMANS TP BY RIGHT OF BIRTH
- MARVEL UNIVERSE THOR DIGEST TP
- SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 03 BIG LEAGUES
- THOR VS THANOS TP
- ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES TP DISASSEMBLED
- WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 07
- SPELL CHECKERS GN VOL 03
- CLASSICS ILLUS HC VOL 18 AESOPS FABLES
- ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN SLIPCASE ED VOL 04
- HARVEY HORRORS WITCHES TALES SOFTIE TP VOL 02
- PRE CODE CLASSICS WEIRD MYSTERIES SLIPCASED ED VOL 01
- X-O MANOWAR DLX HC VOL 01
- UZUMAKI 3-IN-1 DLX ED HC
- ANOTHER TP
- BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 15
- NO MATTER HOW I LOOK AT IT, IT’S YOU GUYS’ FAULT I’M NOT POPULAR! GN 1
- INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 01
- IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 06
- K-ON! HIGH SCHOOL GN VOL 05
- MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 16
- MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN HC GN
- PUELLA MAGI ORIKO MAGICA GN VOL 02
- TRIAGE X GN VOL 04
- GRIMM FAIRY TALES UNLEASHED TP VOL 02
- Tekkaman Blade II – Complete Collection
- Thermae Romae – Complete Collection
- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Complete Series
- Gatchaman: Complete Collection
- Gatchaman: OVA Collection
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!