Hot Off the Press

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

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Batman 66 Volume 1 (DC Comics, 9781401247218)

?Thomas: Batman 66 is so whimsical and fun. I would love to see an updated campy Batman movie done with today’s comedians. The stories always start so straight-laced, then ramp up the goofiness until the anti-seriousness loops back on itself and makes the restored status quo feel like a relief.

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (DC Comics, 9781401242862)

?Saeyong: I’m intrigued by the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo GN - I’m interested in seeing how it has been interpreted. I haven’t seen the movie, so it should be fun to experience them side-by-side.

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Happy Marriage?! Volume 5 (Viz, 9781421559384)

Jenny: I’m a little behind on Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji, but I enjoyed the first one’s mix of romantic melodrama and comedy and look forward to reading more.  We need more josei manga in English!

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Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust (First Second, 9781596438736)

Andrew S: I’m most excited about First Second’s Hidden.  I had a chance to read a galley copy of it and it’s an absolutely beautifully illustrated and well written story, one that every library should own.
Gail: I am in total agreement with Andrew here!

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Hunter X Hunter Volume 32 (Viz, 9781421559124)

Saeyong: HunterxHunter is always enjoyable. It is like a clinical analysis of the classic shonen adventure series. It hits all the right spots, but keeps things just slightly off-kilter enough that you stop to think about why you feel so disturbed by the Infinite Potential of Youth, or Endless Determination the characters display…

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Library Wars: Love and War Volume 11 (Viz, 9781421564319)

Jenny: Library Wars’ earnest schmaltz continues to keep me reading despite myself.

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Locas Volume 1: Maggie the Mechanic (New Printing) (Fantagraphics, 9781560977841)
Anna: I am always excited to see Locas get new printings!

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Pre-Code Classics: Weird Mysteries Volume 1 (PS Artbooks, 9781848636439)
Anna: I love the old pre-code comics – so lurid! Weird Mysteries is probably one I’ll try to snag for my collection.

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

Archie Comics

  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BETTY & VERONICA TP VOL 01

Avatar

  • NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD AFTERMATH TP VOL 02

BOOM! Studios

  • BEAUTIFUL SCARS HC

Broadway Books

  • HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS GN

Campfire

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR LET FREEDOM RING GN

Dark Horse

  • BRODYS GHOST TP VOL 05
  • BUZZKILL TP
  • EDEN TP VOL 14 ITS AN ENDLESS WORLD
  • FATIMA BLOOD SPINNERS HC
  • FEAR AGENT TP VOL 01 RE-IGNITION
  • LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 04
  • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION SHINJI DETECTIVE DIARY TP VOL 02

DC Comics

  • BATMAN 66 HC VOL 01
  • BATMAN BEYOND BATGIRL BEYOND TP
  • GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO TP
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 04 THE GRID
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS
  • SUPERMAN RED SON TP NEW EDITION

Fantagraphics

  • BATTER UP CHARLIE BROWN HC
  • LOCAS TP VOL 01 MAGGIE THE MECHANIC (NEW PTG)

First Second

  • HIDDEN: A CHILD’S STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST HC GN

Hermes Press

  • PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOL 01 1936-1937 DLX ED

IDW

  • JUDGE DREDD CAM KENNEDY COLLECTION HC VOL 02
  • ROCKY & BULLWINKLE CLASSICS GN VOL 01 STAR BILLING
  • STAR TREK GOLD KEY ARCHIVES HC VOL 01
  • STAR TREK STARDATE COLL HC VOL 02 UNDER COMMAND PIKE

Image

  • CLONE TP VOL 03

Iron Circus

  • SLEEP OF REASON GN

Lerner

  • CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY GN VOL 06 MIDTERM NIGHTS SCHEME
  • TIB & TUMTUM GN VOL 02 MY AMAZING DINOSAUR

Marvel

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY BUSINESS OGN HC
  • GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS
  • MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN TP FIGHT NIGHT
  • MARVELS CA WINTER SOLDIER ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC
  • OZ HC WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ NEW PTG
  • PAINKILLER JANE TP PRICE OF FREEDOM
  • SPIDER-MAN FIRSTS TP
  • STAR LORD TEARS FOR HEAVEN TP
  • SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 02
  • X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS COMPANION HC

Oni

  • BLACK METAL GN VOL 03

PS Artbooks

  • ACG CLASSICS COLL PACK ADV INTO UNKNOWN ED
  • ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN SLIPCASE ED VOL 06
  • ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS SLIPCASE ED VOL 05
  • ACG COLL WORKS OUT OF THE NIGHT SLIPCASE ED VOL 03
  • HARVEY HORRORS COLL PACK WITCHES TALES HC ED
  • HARVEY HORRORS COLL WORKS BLACK CAT MYSTERY HC VOL 04
  • HARVEY HORRORS SOFTIE COLL PACK
  • HARVEY HORRORS WITCHES TALES SOFTIE TP VOL 04
  • PRE CODE CLASSICS WEIRD MYSTERIES HC VOL 02

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • DANCE IN VAMPIRE BUND OMNIBUS VOL 05
  • DICTATORIAL GRIMOIRE GN VOL 03 RED RIDING HOOD
  • STRIKE WITCHES MAIDENS I/T SKY GN VOL 02

Valiant

  • BLOODSHOT DLX ED HC VOL 01

Viz

  • BEN 10 OMNIVERSE GN PARALLEL PARADOX
  • BLEACH GN VOL 60
  • DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR TP VOL 02
  • HANA KIMI 3IN1 TP VOL 08
  • HAPPY MARRIAGE GN VOL 05
  • HELLO KITTY GN SURPRISE
  • HUNTER X HUNTER GN VOL 32
  • LIBRARY WARS LOVE & WAR GN VOL 11
  • MAX STEEL GN HAYWIRE
  • NARUTO GN VOL 65
  • NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 20
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 15
  • SWEET REIN GN VOL 02
  • TORIKO GN VOL 21
  • UGLYDOLL GN MY HERO
  • VOICE OVER SEIYU ACADEMY GN VOL 04

Anime

Funimation

  • Dragon Ball Z – Season 3
  • Smuggler

Maiden Japan

  • Happiness! Complete Collection

The Right Stuf International

  • Princess Nine – Complete Collection
  • Third: the Girl With the Blue Eye – Complete Collection

Sentai

  • Ebiten: Ebisugawa Public High School’s Tenmonbu – 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!

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