Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Genshiken Second Season Volume 4 (Kodansha, 9781612625492)
Jenny: Genshiken Second Season is just silly otaku fun. I’ve already seen the anime adaptation of this sequel series but am happily reading the books just to enjoy the giggles again.
Green Arrow: the Kill Machine (DC Comics, 9781401246907)
Mark: It’s really nice to see Jeff Lemire turn the Green Arrow book around after a rough start and the Fialkov artwork is phenomenal.
Hellboy: the First 20 Years (Dark Horse, 9781616553531)
Thomas: We should all be fortunate enough for Hellboy to be measured in segments of twenty years. Here’s to another twenty!
Princeless Volume 1 New Printing (Action Lab Comics, 9781939352545)
Robin: I’m really excited Princeless volume 1 is back in print and available! For anyone who missed it, or has been unable to replace the first volume, now’s your chance. It’s an outstanding older kids/younger teen series, and every library should have it on their shelves.
Jessikah: Hmmm. I missed that one. I’m going to try and get that for our collection. Thanks, Robin!
Jennifer W: I really like Princeless myself, but I’m reluctant to buy it for the library. For one thing, it’s not available through Baker and Taylor, and for another the original printing I own of the first volume is not very good quality – some printing errors and it’s bound badly.
Robin: Jennifer, this is a case where I make the exception and order it via Amazon and just don’t worry about the fact that the binding is less than great. This kind of title is so rare (and so great!) that I think it’s worth getting despite issues of wear or vendor availability.
Saga Volume 3 (Image Comics, 9781607069317)
Andrew S: Saga volume 3 all day long. It seems like I’ve been waiting forever for the 3rd volume to come out, but this is one of my favorite continuing series.
Marcela: Saga! I’ve converted 4 of my coworkers into Saga readers. The volumes have been bouncing around between staff. I’ve been avoiding buying single issues to I could inhale it all at once.
Jenny: I’m looking forward to Saga 3, too!
Shakugan no Shana – Season 1 (Funimation)
Marissa: Very excited for Shakugan no Shana on DVD. I’ve only read the first few volumes of the manga, but I am looking forward to watching it as an anime. Good to see it’s being released!
Vagabond Volume 35 (Viz, 9781421564456)
Jenny: I am so in love with Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond (as well as everything else he does). I wish I owned them all! Volume 35 is bringing us closer to the conclusion, which I don’t think I’m ready for. Luckily, Inoue’s taking a little research break this spring, so there’s time to let the idea of there someday not being any more sink in.
XXXholic Omnibus Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612625911)
Jennifer W: I’m SUPER excited that xxxholic is available! This was the first manga that I ever read that I liked and read the whole series of! So excited that I can get it for the library!
AND NOW FOR THE COMPLETE LIST
- AAMA GN VOL 01 SMELL OF WARM DUST
- THE PARK GN
- PRINCELESS TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
- BASEWOOD HC
- SPOTLIGHT GN
- STEAM ENGINES OF OZ TP VOL 02 GEARED LEVIATHAN
- OKKO HC VOL 04 CYCLE OF FIRE
- SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 02
- ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 09
- BLOOD BROTHERS TP
- HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC
- BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE MURDERER TP NEW ED
- BATMAN BY DOUG MOENCH AND KELLEY JONES HC VOL 01
- DEATH TP
- DEATHBLOW DELUXE EDITION HC
- GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE KILL MACHINE
- GREEN LANTERN RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY TP
- JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND IN GODS WE TRUST TP
- MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 ORIGINS OF ETERNIA
- SHOWCASE PRESENTS JONAH HEX TP VOL 02
- SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 TP VOL 04 ARGO
- TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA TP VOL 01 THE CURSE
- ARMY OF DARKNESS OMNIBUS TP NEW PTG VOL 01
- CANNON WALLY WOOD TP
- ARTFUL DAGGERS FIFTY YEARS LATER TP
- DANGER GIRL THE CHASE TP
- DREAMER TP VOL 03
- EDISON REX TP VOL 02 HEIR APPARENT
- FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS HC
- JUDGE DREDD BIG DROKKIN TREASURY ED
- MEAN STREETS CRIME ANTHOLOGY GN
- STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 07
- STEVE CANYON HC VOL 04 1953-1954
- TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS TP VOL 02
- NOAH HC
- PETER PANZERFAUST DLX HC CURR PTG
- SAGA TP VOL 03
- GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 04
- UQ HOLDER GN VOL 01
- XXXHOLIC OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
- IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP WAR GAMES
- MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 NO SINGLE HERO
- MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 07
- NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 01 EVERYTHING DIES
- ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS TP VOL 04
- WOLVERINE JAPANS MOST WANTED HC
- WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 03 VEGAS
- YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 03 MIC DROP EDGE TIME AND SPACE
- THE SAINT: THE MAN WHO WAS CLEVER GN
- WASTELAND TP VOL 09 THOUSAND LIES
- DOCTOR WHO TP FLOOD
- CLASSICS ILLUS DLX VOL 11 SEA WOLF
- US BANZAI BATTALION JUST ANOTHER BUG HUNT GN
- ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN SLIPCASE ED VOL 05
- MONSTER MASSACRE HC VOL 02
- NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC
- MARCH STORY GN VOL 05
- VAGABOND GN VOL 35
- Magi: the Magic of Labyrinth – Set 2
- Shakugan no Shana – Season 1
- To Love Ru – Complete Collection
- Upotte!! 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!