Hot Off the Press!

Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

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Avatar: the Last Airbender Volume 7: The Rift Part 1 (Dark Horse, 9781616552954)
Jessikah: I am looking forward to the next installment of the Avatar series, The Rift.  Supposedly it focuses more on Toph, and how can that be a bad thing?

Andrew S: As always, I’m excited to see the next adventure in the Avatar series, the Rift. It looks excellent and Gene Yang, who writes the series, shared this post: http://geneyang.com/ten-reasons-toph-beifong-should-be-your-hero  Like Jessikah said, how can more Toph be bad???

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The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Scholastic, 9780545453479)
Eva: I’m excited for the new Jimmy Gownley book, Dumbest Idea Ever. His Amelia Rules series is really delightful, so I’m interested to see what he can do when the story is about himself.

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Eve Source (Dark Horse, 9781616552718)
Allen: If Eve Source is what I think it is, then I definitely want to read it. Based on the incredibly dense but super popular MMO EVE Online, the graphic novels are based on real player stories (events of sabatoge, espionage and good old fashion grudges conducted by human players, not AI or NPCs). Very awesome stuff!!

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The Galaxy Railways – the Complete Series (Funimation)
Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water – Complete Collection (Sentai)
Jessikah: I am happy to see The Galaxy Railways is being released, but even more happy to see Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water coming out of retirement.  This is a good child friendly series!  It is also a brainchild of both Hayao Miyazaki, and was directed by Hideaki Anno.  Very cool stuff.

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Oz: the Emerald City of Oz (Marvel, 9780785183884)
Jessikah: Also, the kids at my library really love Marvel’s OZ comics.  I’m sure The Emerald City of Oz will be popular at my library.

Eva: Jessikah already mentioned Emerald City of Oz, so I’ll just second that.

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Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421565903)
Eva: I read some of the series back when it was published by CMX and liked it as much as I like any magical girl series (which is to say, my interest fades quickly). With a new translation and a new editor, I’m curious to see how my mileage varies.

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Pogo: the Complete Dell Comics Volume 1 (Hermes Press, 9781613450543)
Andrew S: Although I haven’t read it, the Pogo Dell Comic book collection, is going to make one of my professors very, very happy as he wrote his dissertation on Pogo and Walt Kelly!

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Therma Romae Volume 3 (Yen Press, 9780316369114)
Jenny: I just got my personal copy of Thermae Romae III today and I think I actually steepled my fingers when I pulled it out of the delivery envelope.  I haven’t even read it yet and I’m already cackling.

 

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

 

Ape Entertainment

  • BLACK COAT GN BLACKEST DYE

Archie

  • SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE TP VOL 02

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 SEEING RED
  • RUBICON TP

Dark Horse

  • AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 TP VOL 05 THE CORE
  • CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ARCHIVES HC VOL 02 SAVES THE WORLD
  • DREAM THIEF TP VOL 01
  • EVE SOURCE HC
  • GASOLINE ALLEY HC VOL 01 COMPLETE SUNDAYS 1920-1922

DC Comics

  • ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 SPLINTER SPECIES
  • HARLEY QUINN WELCOME TO METROPOLIS TP
  • HAWKWORLD TP NEW ED
  • HELLBLAZER SHOOT TP
  • PHANTOM STRANGER TP VOL 02 BREACH OF FAITH

Devil’s Due Entertainment

  • MERCY SPARX TP VOL 01

Drawn & Quarterly

  • WHITE CUBE HC

Dynamite

  • LORDS OF MARS TP VOL 01
  • SHADOW GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 DARK NIGHTS

Fantagraphics

  • BLIGHTED EYE HC
  • HENRY SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF TP
  • NIJIGAHARA HOLOGRAPH HC

Hermes Press

  • WALT KELLY POGO COMP DELL COMICS HC VOL 01

IDW

  • GI JOE COBRA FILES TP VOL 02
  • MICHAEL RECYCLE MEETS BOOTLEG PEG HC
  • POWERPUFF GIRLS CLASSICS TP VOL 03
  • TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES TP VOL 02

Image

  • FATALE DLX ED HC VOL 01
  • SATELLITE SAM TP VOL 01
  • WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1

Marvel

  • AVENGERS FALCON TP
  • MUPPETS OMNIBUS HC LANGRIDGE CVR
  • NOVA TP VOL 02 ROOKIE SEASON
  • OZ HC EMERALD CITY OF OZ
  • UNCANNY X-FORCE BY RICK REMENDER OMNIBUS HC
  • UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 REVOLUTION
  • X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST HC

Pocket Books

  • FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE HC ITS ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER

Scholastic

  • DUMBEST IDEA EVER GN

Titan

  • SIMON & KIRBY HC LIBRARY HORROR

Valiant

  • QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 02 IN SECURITY

Vertical

  • FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 03

Viz

  • 07 GHOST GN VOL 09
  • BLACK BIRD GN VOL 18
  • BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 11
  • D GRAY MAN 3IN1 TP VOL 03
  • DRAGONBALL 3IN1 TP VOL 04
  • FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN GN VOL 12
  • MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 04
  • NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 02
  • ONE PIECE GN VOL 70
  • ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 16
  • PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 01
  • POKEMON ADV BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 03
  • POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 21 RUBY SAPPHIRE
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 14
  • PSYREN GN VOL 15
  • RIN-NE GN VOL 14
  • SKIP BEAT 3IN1 TP VOL 07
  • STROBE EDGE GN VOL 09
  • TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 16

Yen

  • SOULLESS MANGA GN VOL 02 NEW PTG
  • THERMAE ROMAE HC VOL 03

Zenescope

  • GFT OZ HC

Anime

 

Funimation

  • Dragon Ball Z – Season Two
  • One Piece – Season 5 Part 6
  • The Galaxy Railways – the Complete Series

Maiden Japan

  • Myself; Yourself – Complete Collection

The Right Stuf International

  • Aria the Natural – Collection Part 2
  • Space Adventure Cobra – Part 1

Sentai

  • Cassahan – Complete Collection
  • Maria Holic – Complete Collection
  • Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water – 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!