Highlights from the past two weeks, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Adventures of Superman Volume 1 (DC Comics, 9781401246884)
Thomas: This will be the comic I throw at people who say they never read Superman’s comics because “every story ends with how perfect he is, boring!”
Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Volume 1 (BOOM! Studios, 9781608863617)
Abby: Adventure Time is exciting for me. So far, the AT comics have been really solid and going out constantly at my library. Beemo wanting to be a princess in the last one I read was too adorable. I melted a bit.
Books of Magic: New Edition (DC Comics, 9781401246860)
Renata: I’ll probably order the new edition of Books of Magic for my teen GN collection–Neil Gaiman is perennially popular, even if that one, in my opinion, is not his strongest work.
Daytripper Deluxe Edition (DC Comics, 9781401245115)
Andrew S: I’m interested in seeing what the Deluxe Edition of Daytripper looks like, because it’s one of my favorite graphic novels that has come out in the last couple of years. I’m hoping that it adds some additional notes, drawings, etc to it that might…maybe, just make it worth buying again. Maybe.
Final Crisis: New Edition (DC Comics, 9781401245177)
Thomas: Will this event age well? It seems more mired in its surrounding continuity than any other Crisis-level trade.
Itty Bitty Hellboy (Dark Horse, 9781616554149)
Andrew S: ‘m always up for more adventures in the Hellboy realm with BPRD Hell on Earth and Itty Bitty Hellboy. I had a chance to read an electronic ARC of Itty Bitty Hellboy and thought that it was a cheery, funny, bright look at the Hellboy world….which is completely weird as we’re used to seeing them as dark and moody and brooding, but still fun.
Jessikah: I second the excitement for Itty Bitty Hellboy. Too adorable? No way!
Anna: I loved Itty Bitty Hellboy too!
Thomas: I feel mean for criticizing a children’s rendition of Hellboy, but it could have used more humor that derived from the source material. The style is cute and attractive, but the script needs to borrow a page from Tiny Titans.
Kurt Cobain: When I Was an Alien (One Peace Books, 9781935548515)
Traci: I’m curious to see this. I just, I don’t what it’s going to be. I’m hoping it’s better than other biographical comics, but I just don’t know.
Over Easy (Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770461536)
Andrew S: Over Easy by Drawn & Quarterly caught my attention, just because it sounds fascinating and I can’t wait to see how the artist has captured the 70’s time period of drugs and hippies and everything else.
Powerpuff Girls Volume 1 (IDW, 9781613779064)
Jessikah: I’m a life long fan of Power Puff Girls, and I would love to see them become popular again! Second that sentiment with Samurai Jack. I won’t apologize for my love of Cartoon Network titles.
Regular Show Volume 1 (BOOM! Studios)
Thomas: I have been a hysterical fan of KC Green ever since reading his brief webcomic Anime Club and Regular Show has been an excellent outlet for further exaggerated, rough-and-tumble friendships.
Sex Criminals Volume 1 (Image, 9781607069461)
Renata: I’m excited to check out the trade of Sex Criminals! I’ve heard nothing but good things but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.
Abby: I’m excited to read Sex Criminals, too (although a bit afraid to put it on hold where my co-workers might see…). I’ve been told it’s awesome.
Thomas: Much like Saga before it, this series was hyped to high heaven to the point that I was nearly prepared to join the backlash, except then I read it and was hooked.
Anna: I’m psyched for Sex Criminals. Like everyone else, I’ve heard amazing things and just didn’t happen to pick up the first issue.
Spice and Wolf – the Complete Series: Season 1 & Season 2 (Funimation)
Jessikah: I am glad to see Spice and Wolf being re-released.
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
- RACHEL RISING TP VOL 04 WINTER GRAVES
- SKYWARD TP VOL 02 STRANGE CREATURES
- OPERATION MARGARINE GN
- COLLECTED NINJA HIGH SCHOOL V2 TP
- ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR SPORTS TIME TP
- BART SIMPSON TO THE RESCUE GN
- ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS TP VOL 01
- PLANET OF THE APES CATACLYSM TP VOL 03
- REGULAR SHOW TP VOL 01
- STEED & MRS PEEL TP VOL 03
- GHOST TOWN TP
- BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 08
- BRAIN BOY TP VOL 01 PSY VS PSY
- BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 15
- CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 26 LEGION O/T DEAD
- CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES HC VOL 07
- EC ARCHIVES WEIRD FANTASY HC VOL 01
- GANTZ TP VOL 31
- GHOST OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
- ITTY BITTY HELLBOY TP
- SOMEPLACE STRANGE HC
- STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 03
- STAR WARS ONGOING TP VOL 02 FROM RUINS OF ALDERAAN
- TREKKER TRAIN TO AVALON BAY TP
- ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TP VOL 01
- BOOKS OF MAGIC TP NEW ED
- DAYTRIPPER DELUXE ED HC
- DEADMAN TP VOL 05
- FINAL CRISIS TP NEW EDITION
- GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 04 DARK DAYS
- GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 03 THE END
- JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
Drawn & Quarterly
- OVER EASY HC
- FRANK THORNE RED SONJA ART ED HC
- GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS HC VOL 03
- VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES HC VOL 09
Gen Manga Entertainment
- ALIVE GN
- GAIJIN AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR GN
- 24 OMNIBUS TP
- DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
- GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 07 HAPPY HORROR DAYS
- GODZILLA HISTORYS GREATEST MONSTER TP
- GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 02
- MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 04 THEROS
- POWERPUFF GIRLS TP VOL 01
- ROCKETEER SPIRIT PULP FRICTION HC
- SAMURAI JACK CLASSICS TP VOL 02
- SUPERMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES HC VOL 02 1961-1963
- TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 07
- TRANSFORMERS DARK CYBERTRON TP VOL 01
- X-FILES SEASON 10 HC VOL 02
- ART OF MILLARWORLD HC
- DISTANT SOIL TP VOL 02 THE ASCENDANT
- GENESIS GN
- SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01
- ANIMAL LAND GN VOL 09
- FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 37
- MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 07
- NO 6 GN VOL 06
- BRILLIANT PREM HC VOL 01
- DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 07
- MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 16
- SAVAGE WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 KILL ISLAND
- SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 03 HOW TO MAIM MOCKINGBIRD
- SPIDER-MAN NEWSPAPER STRIPS TP VOL 01
- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 SUPERIOR VENOM
- THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 05
- THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP KINGDOM LOST
- UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
- X-MEN LEGACY TP VOL 04 FOR WE ARE MANY
- FAMILY TIES GN
One Peace Books
- KURT COBAIN WHEN I WAS AN ALIEN GN
- ARIOL SC VOL 04 BEAUTIFUL COW
- THEA STILTON HC VOL 03 VIKING SHIP
- ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS SLIPCASE ED VOL 04
- PRE CODE CLASSICS WEIRD MYSTERIES SLIPCASED ED VOL 02
- JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 22
- DOCTOR GRORDBORT PRES TRIUMPH HC
- STREET FIGHTER CLASSIC HC VOL 03 PSYCHO CRUSHER
- BOHEMIANS GN
- FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 09
- WOLFSMUND GN VOL 04
- AFTERSCHOOL CHARISMA GN VOL 09
- DOROHEDORO GN VOL 12
- SUNNY HC VOL 03
- BUNNY DROP GN VOL 10
- INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 03
- NO MATTER HOW I LOOK AT IT, IT’S YOU GUYS’ FAULT I’M NOT POPULAR VOL 03
- UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 06 BANQUET GOLDEN WITCH PT 2
- GFT TALES FROM OZ TP VOL 01
Aniplex of America
- Nekomonogatari Black – Tsubasa Family
- Eureka Seven – Part 1
- Eureka Seven – Part 2
- Heaven’s Lost Property – Season 1 Complete Set
- One Piece – Collection 9
- Spice and Wolf – the Complete Series: Season 1 & Season 2
- Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 1 Set
- From the New World – Collection 1
- Hidamari Sketch x 365 – Complete Collection
- Little Busters! Collection 2
- Berserk: the Golden Age Arc III – the Advent
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!