Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
High School Debut 3-in-1 Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421565880)
Abby: I have to say I’m really excited for the 3-in-1 edition High School Debut. The copies in my teen room are looking pretty ragged from use, so this is the perfect excuse to replace them. Plus, it’s one of the first manga I ever read, so it will always have a place in my heart. And Yoh is just so dreamy.
Lost at Sea (Oni, 9781620101131)
Andrew S: I’m excited about the “Lost at Sea” hardcover edition! I didn’t think it was supposed to come out for a few more weeks, but I love the story and even though I have a paperback copy of it, I’m still going to get the hardcover version. Oni’s done an excellent job with the Scott Pilgrim HC editions, and while I don’t think there will be any color in this one, I’m still excited to see the special features that they’ve added.
Jessikah: I am definitely looking forward to the reissue of “Lost at Sea”! I helped my brother’s girlfriend make a Raleigh costume for NYCC a few years back.
Mr Peabody & Sherman (IDW, 9781613778722)
Jessikah: The idea of a Mr. Peabody and Sherman graphic is pretty cool, though I am not sure it is more than just for nostalgia value.
Ninjago Volume 9 (Papercutz, 9781597077071)
Jennifer W: I can’t keep enough Lego Ninjago to satisfy demand, so a new book is great! I tried to read these myself and couldn’t stomach them, but the kids, specifically 6-8 year old boys, are obsessed with them.
Jessikah: Yes! We have a ton of Ninjago lovers here! They are crowd pleasers.
Prince Valiant Volume 8 1951-1952 (Fantagraphics, 9781606996997)
Thomas: Prince Valiant is never less than gorgeous. Hal Foster knew how to fill a newspaper page!
Saeyong: I’m interested in Prince Valiant – I never read the comics but I have vague memories of a TV series. Looking up the comic strip, I am impressed with the artwork and the history attached to the series!
Snowpiercer Volume 1: the Escape (Titan Books, 9781782761334)
Tessa: I’m excited about the English translation of Snowpiercer – maybe reading it will make up for the 20 minutes Harvey Weinstein cut from the U.S. movie release?
Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode Omnibus (Kodansha, 9781612624198)
Jennifer W: I’m really exasperated with Tokyo Mew Mew – I bought the first three omnibuses, but they seem to have stopped giving information. Is this a fourth omnibus? A reissue? Baker and Taylor can’t tell me either.
Robin: I believe this is an omnibus of the sequel series, which was only a few volumes long. Anime News Network to the rescue!
Mark: I’m looking forward to reading more of Brian Michael Bendis’ work on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ultimate Comics Spider-man. He’s definitely back in strong form the past few months.
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
- ROLL HARD GN
- SIEGFRIED HC VOL 02 VALKYRIE
- SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 22
- GANTZ TP VOL 30
- BATMAN: BATMAN AND SON TP NEW ED
- GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS HC VOL 03 LOVE & DEATH
- GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 02 BEYOND HOPE
- JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 03 DEATH OF MAGIC
- UNWRITTEN TP VOL 08 ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLDS
- DEFLOWER THE BOSS
- RED SONJA TP VOL 13 THE LONG MARCH HOME
- PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 08 1951-1952
- DAY OF THE MAGICIANS GN
- HALF PAST DANGER HC
- LIBRARY OF AMERICAN COMICS ESSENTIALS HC VOL 04 ALLEY OOP 1939
- MR PEABODY & SHERMAN TP
- SUPERMAN GOLDEN AGE SUNDAYS 1943-1946 HC
- DARKNESS REBIRTH TP VOL 03
- PERHAPANAUTS TP VOL 03
- HARTLEPOOL MONKEY HC
- ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 11
- TOKYO MEW MEW A LA MODE OMNIBUS
- CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 03 THIS WON’T END WELL
- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 02 ANGELA
- MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN TP VOL 06
- SUPERIOR CARNAGE TP
- THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 03 INFINITY
- ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 05
- WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
- LOST AT SEA HC
- NINJAGO GN VOL 09
- ACCIDENT MAN HC
- GARTH ENNIS PRESENTS BATTLE CLASSICS HC
- SNOWPIERCER HC VOL 01 THE ESCAPE
- ASSASSINS CREED BRAHMAN GN
- TEZUKA BUDDHA SC 03 DEVADATTA
- BLEACH GN VOL 59
- BLUE MORNING GN VOL 04
- BOKURANO OURS GN VOL 10
- DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 01
- DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 13
- DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR TP VOL 01 SAIYAN ARC
- GANGSTA GN VOL 01
- HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER TP VOL 23
- HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT 3IN1 TP VOL 01
- INU YASHA VIZBIG ED TP VOL 18
- MAGI GN VOL 04
- NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 19
- ONE PIECE 3IN1 TP VOL 08
- POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN VOL 10
- SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA GN VOL 12
- TORIKO GN VOL 20
- VOICE OVER SEIYU ACADEMY GN VOL 03
- BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 16
- DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 03
- GOONG GN VOL 14 ROYAL PALACE
- HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT 3IN1 TP VOL 01
- KINGDOM HEARTS 358 / 2 DAYS GN VOL 02
- OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 11
- SOUL EATER TP VOL 18
- TRIAGE X GN VOL 05
- UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 05 BANQUET O/T GOLDEN WITCH PT
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital – Set 1
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!