Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang.
Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures Volume 2 (Red 5 Comics, 9780986898556)
Anna: I always enjoy Atomic Robo. Though it’s not new, I’ll be purchasing vol. 2 for my library this week!??Robin: Carl Sagan jokes FTW! I too was thinking I’ll be checking in on my Atomic Robo volumes to make sure they’re holding up, and order some new copies.
Breath of Bones: a Tale of the Golem (Dark Horse, 9781616553449)
?Tessa: I’m also interested in Breath of Bones – I hadn’t heard of it before but if it involves a Golem, I am so there.
Dance Class Volume 7: School Night Fever (Papercutz, 9781597075046)
Jennifer W: I have a very enthusiastic group of fans for Dance Class – they will be very happy to see another collection of these funny, dance-themed short comics.
Insufficient Direction (Vertical, 9781939130112)
Caitlin: True-life comics from the marriage of Moyoco and Hideaki Anno. I like to be reminded that there are real people behind every fictional world. This looks good!
Jessikah: I am also curious about Insufficient Direction. Hideaki Anno has been such a mysterious figure in the anime world. I’ve heard tons of rumors about him for years, and it would be grand to see how his wife views him and their marriage.
Jenny: Add me to the very interested list for Insufficient Direction. I enjoyed Moyoco Anno’s Sakuran and am patiently waiting for the next volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga (by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto) to exist. (Amusingly, I’ve only seen the psychedelic last episode of the original anime series.) When I realized the imaginations behind these things were married and that she wrote about daily life with him, my curiosity was piqued.
Jellaby Volume 1: Lost Monster (Capstone, 9781434264206)
Jessikah: I am so happy to see Jellaby back in print. I absolutely adored it when it first came out, and so did all the children at my library. It’s a wonderful child friendly graphic novel, and I was heartbroken when I heard that it was going out of print.
Gail: I agree with you about Jellaby — so glad to see it being republished.
Nancy Drew Diaries #1 (Papercutz, 9781597075015)
?Jennifer W: I’m interested to see Papercutz’ GN for Nancy Drew Diaries – I wasn’t very impressed with the new reboot of Nancy Drew, and I thought the art for Papercutz gns for Clue Crew was awful, but kids are very enthusiastic about both series.
Will Eisner’s Contract with God Trilogy (New Printing) (W.W. Norton, 9780393061055)
?Thomas: Always bet on Eisner – his talent and influence only get more apparent with age.
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
- PIRATE EYE TP VOL 01
- ROBOCOP TP VOL 02 LAST STAND PT 1
- GANDHI MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE GN
- JELLABY CAPSTONE ED GN VOL 01 LOST MONSTER
- VALERIAN GN VOL 06 AMBASSADOR OF THE SHADOWS
Classic Comics Press
- LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 12
- RUSTY RILEY DAILIES HC VOL 01 1948 -1949
- ADVENTURES OF DOG MENDONCA PIZZABOY TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE
- ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 05 WHAT YOU WANT NOT WHAT YOU NEED
- BREATH OF BONES A TALE O/T GOLEM HC
- CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN TP VOL 07 DAY OF WRATH
- CREEPY COMICS TP VOL 03 LURKING FATE
- DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS TP VOL 03 BLACK LIGHTNING BLUE DEVIL
- THRESHOLD TP VOL 01 THE HUNTED
- UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP NEW ED
- UNCANNY TP VOL 01 SEASON OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
- GRAPHIC CLASSICS GN VOL 03 HG WELLS 3RD ED
Gen Manga Entertainment
- STONE COLLECTOR GN VOL 01
- CAPE HORN HC
- LOVING DEAD HC
- THUNDER AGENTS ONGOING TP VOL 01
- INVINCIBLE TP VOL 19 THE WAR AT HOME
- MICE TEMPLAR TP VOL 04 .1 LEGEND PT 1
- PETER PANZERFAUST TP VOL 03 CRY O/T WOLF
- THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 03
- FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 35
- NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 09
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ART OF MOVIE HC SLIPCASE
- CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER HC MOVIE CVR
- MMW FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 10
- SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 02 ILIAD
- SECRET SERVICE TP
- SUPERIOR FOES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 GETTING BAND BACK
- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP TP VERSUS
- THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 04
- UNCANNY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 RED SHADOW
- X-FORCE BY KYLE AND YOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
- SPIDER ULTIMATE WIDESCREEN COLLECTION TP
- MEGAGOGO GN VOL 01
- DANCE CLASS HC VOL 07 SCHOOL NIGHT FEVER
- NANCY DREW DIARIES GN VOL 01
- CHARLIE BROWN & FRIENDS TP
Red 5 Comics
- ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV TP VOL 02
Slave Labor Graphics
- WHERE BOLD STARS GO TO DIE GN
- FIRST KINGDOM HC VOL 03
- SNOWPIERCER HC VOL 02 THE EXPLORERS
- ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 04 SECT CIVIL WAR
- INSUFFICIENT DIRECTION GN
- WILL EISNER DREAMER GN
- WILL EISNER READER GN
- WILL EISNERS CONTRACT WITH GOD TRILOGY HC NEW PTG
Aniplex of America
- Blast of Tempest – Complete 2nd Season
- Lily C.A.T.
- Mighty Space Miners
- Dallos – Complete OVA Series
- Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos
- Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden
- Love, Election & Chocolate – Complete Collection
- K – Complete 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!