Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Anya’s Ghost (First Second, 9781250040015)
Jessikah: Is that a reprint of Anya’s Ghost? I really liked that one when it came out. I found it to be a well-written story with great artwork.
Chew Volume 8: Family Recipes (Image, 9781607069386)
Andrew S: I’m really looking forward to seeing Chew continue! I prefer buying the bigger collections, both for myself and the library, and with the 8th collection coming out it means that the bigger collection will be coming soon! (I hope)
Dragon Half (Eastern Star)
Jessikah: I’m happy to see Dragon Half back in print. It brings back some good memories of watching anime with my brother, back when the only way to watch anime was by trading video tapes.
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (First Second, 9781596439177)
Andrew S: I love everything that First Second puts out and the Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza just looks like a lot of fun.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story Volume 1 (Yen Press, 9780316370516)
Jessikah: I am kind of interested in the alternate story for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The original anime blew me away. I’m always trying to rekindle that feeling.
Ranma ½ – Set 1 (Special Edition) (Viz)
Jessikah: Add the Blu-Ray for Ranma 1/2 to my “excited because of pure nostalgia” list.
Marissa: I am very excited for a special addition release of the classic series Ranma 1/2!
Allen: It’s cool to see Ranma getting a Blu-ray release. I’m waiting for the day I see a Blu-ray version of Cowboy Bebop show up on this list
Thomas: Ranma 1/2 needs two versions packed together: crystal-clear blu-ray and friend’s used VHS tape.
Red Team Volume 1 (Dynamite, 9781606904435)
Anna: “Red Team” is coming out just in time for my great aunt’s birthday. Hooray! I’ll probably read this one before I wrap it.
The Undertaking of Lily Chen (First Second, 9781596435865)
Gail: I am looking forward to this — enjoyed her art work in previous titles and always am intrigued with references to folklore in the comic book format.
The Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki (Yen Press, 9780316401654)
Marissa: I’m looking forward to seeing how they adapt The Wolf Children movie into manga form. It was a moving story with gorgeous animation and made me tear up at the end. I hope the manga will do the same.
Allen: Same here!
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
Big Dog Ink
- KNIGHTINGAIL TP VOL 02 SHADOW DIVISIONS
- ALPHA GN VOL 03 LIST
- IZNOGOUD GN VOL 04 MAGIC COMPUTER
- IZNOGOUD GN VOL 05 CARROT FOR IZNOGOUD
- PANDORA BOX GN VOL 01 PRIDE
- PANDORA BOX GN VOL 02 SLOTH
- SCORPION GN VOL 06 ANGELS SHADOW
- SCORPION GN VOL 07 MASK OF TRUTH
- SPOOKS GN VOL 04 46TH STATE
- WAYNE SHELTON GN VOL 02 BETRAYAL
- AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 06
- CASTLE MANGO GN VOL 02
- GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM TP VOL 01 SEASON ONE
- ANYA’S GHOST GN
- GLORKIAN WARRIOR DELIVERS A PIZZA
- UNDERTAKING OF LILY CHEN GN
- HOW ABOUT NEVER – IS NEVER GOOD FOR YOU? MY LIFE IN CARTOONS HC
- BATMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 01 1966-1967
- COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY HC VOL 16
- DEVICE TP VOL 03 TRAVELING DEVICE
- GHOSTBUSTERS TOTAL CONTAINMENT HC
- LEGENDS OF OZ TP DOROTHYS RETURN
- POPEYE CLASSICS NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 01 1986-1989
- CHEW TP VOL 08 FAMILY RECIPES
- JANS ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES TP
- PAUL POPE MONSTERS & TITANS BATTLING BOY ART ON TOUR SC
- RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY
- THINK TANK TP VOL 03
- WALKING DEAD SPANISH LANGUAGE ED TP VOL 03
- FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 36
- CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 04 VENDETTAS
- DAREDEVIL TP END OF DAYS
- FANTOMEX MAX TP
- MMW RAWHIDE KID TP VOL 01
- UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 RAGNAROK NOW
- UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 03 GREAT CORRUPTION
- WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
Seven Seas Entertainment
- DANCE IN VAMPIRE BUND MEMORIES OF SLEDGE HAMMER GN VOL 02
- WITCH BUSTER TP VOL 05 BOOKS 9 & 10
- ARE YOU ALICE GN VOL 04
- BLOODY BRAT GN VOL 01
- BLOODY CROSS GN VOL 02
- KINGDOM HEARTS 358 / 2 DAYS GN VOL 03
- PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA DIFFERENT STORY GN VOL 01
- SOUL EATER TP VOL 19
- SWORD ART ONLINE GN VOL 01 AINCRAD
- WOLF CHILDREN AME & YUKI DLX HC
- DIM SUM WARRIORS GN VOL 02 FEAST OF FURY
- GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 15
- HIT LIST TP
- Dragon Half
- Fairy Tail – Part 9
- Is This a Zombie? – The Complete Series
- Robotics;Notes – Part 2
- Rio – Rainbow Gate! Complete Collection
- Mardock Scramble: the Third Exhaust
- Maria Holic Alive – Complete Collection
- Pokemon: Black & White: Rival Destinies
- Ranma ½- Set 1 (Special Edition)
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!