Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Alice in Comicland (IDW, 9781613779132)
Marissa: I love anything related to Alice in Wonderland, so I am really excited about Alice in Comicland! I really like the idea of a short story collection by famous artists putting their own spin on the Alice story. This may be something I end up buying!
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge (NIS America)
?Jenny: Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge is the standard release of season 2 (as opposed to the spiffier but pricier premium edition which came out first), so now it’s more affordable for anyone who just wants to watch the continuation of the ridiculousness. If only they’d make a season 3! I don’t know where they’d go or what they’d do with it, but I’d watch it.
Atomic Legion (Dark Horse, 9781616553128)
Garrett: That Atomic Legion hardcover hits all my buttons…love to get my paws on that one.
Buddy Buys a Dump (Fantagraphics, 9781606997451)
Caitlin: I’d like to read Buddy Buys a Dump – I usually enjoy the Hate collections.
Cleopatra in Space (Scholastic Graphix, 9780545528436)
?Andrew S: I am most excited about “Cleopatra in Space.” I’ve been reading and collecting the minicomics that he’s been producing and I’m thrilled that Scholastic is going to let him do an entire series and really develop and explore the world. Even better is that Cleopatra acts like a typical kid, headstrong, kick-butt, and compassionate. I can’t wait for volume 2.
Darklight (BOOM! Studios, 9781608862948)
Anna: I really like “Darklight.” It’s got a very “Star Trek” vibe, but the setting’s much more interesting.
Kids Are Weird and Other Observations From Parenthood (Touchstone, 9781452118703)
?Andrew S: I love Jeffrey’s quirky sense of humor and his simple, yet evocative marker drawings of the world. I read a copy of this and loved some of what he captured.
King Conan Volume 3: Hour of the Dragon (Dark Horse, 9781616553074)
?Matthew: I personally find what Truman and Giorello have been doing with the King Conan mini-series far more engaging than the regular monthly title. Unlike Brian Wood, who has made some rather dramatic changes while interpreting the original Howard text, Truman sticks close to the original text and the original feeling of Howard’s work. This new collection – the first volume of an adaptation of Howard’s only full-length Conan novel The Hour Of The Dragon – is one of the best adaptations of any work I’ve seen in a graphic novel format, let alone a great Conan story.
Garrett: I might have to check out the King Conan mini-series after Mr. Morrison’s recommendation. I’ve been plowing through all the Savage Sword trades, but I’m not familiar with anything that’s been published in the last few years. I’m a softy for mighty-thewed, hill-pantherish protagonists.
Space Battleship Yamoto (Funimation)
Allen: Wow, Space Battleship Yamato! I understand that’s a classic but never got a chance to see it. Adding that to my MUST HAVE pile!
Jessikah: I second Yamato, Allen! I love me some Matsumoto.
Vinland Saga Volume 3 (Kodansha, 9781612624228)
Jenny: I can’t wait to delve into Vinland Saga 3. I’m loving watching Thorfinn grow up little by little and hope he someday realizes his dad had the right idea.
Thomas: Attack On Titan, your gore and suspense are really popular and people seem to love cosplaying your cast, but let’s be real, Vinland Saga is ten times better in every respect.
xxxHolic Rei Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612629391)
Jenny: XxxHolic Rei 1. Again with my not being able to say no to CLAMP. More Watanuki and Yûko and nunununu wishes and beautiful things to look at? I’m in!
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
- MOSTLY WORDLESS HC
- LAST ZOMBIE ZOMNIBUS TP
- CHAMBERS GN
- 28 DAYS LATER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
- DARKLIGHT HC
- ALABASTER GRIMMER TALES HC
- ATOMIC LEGION HC
- KING CONAN TP VOL 03 HOUR O/T DRAGON
- MESMO DELIVERY 2ND EDITION HC
- STAR WARS DARK TIMES TP VOL 07 SPARK REMAINS
- X TP VOL 02 DOGS OF WAR
- BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 CROSS WORLD
- FLEX MENTALLO MAN OF MUSCLE MYSTERY TP
- SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH
- SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 01
- MERCY SPARX TP VOL 02
- PLUME TP
- QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 06 HEAVY IS THE CROWN
- VAMPIRELLA TP VOL 05 MOTHERS SONS & HOLY GHOST
- WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 05
- BUDDY BUYS A DUMP GN
- EC COMICS FOUR HC SLIPCASE VOL 01
- UNLOVABLE HC VOL 03
- SILLY FUN ADVENTURES OF MIKO & COLA GN
- ALICE IN COMICLAND HC
- GI JOE IDW COLLECTION HC VOL 04
- JERICHO TP SEASON 4
- SKYBREAKER TP
- THUNDER AGENTS CLASSICS TP VOL 03
- CBLDF PRESENTS LIBERTY HC
- PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01
- SECRET TP VOL 01 NEVER GET CAUGHT
- SIDEKICK TP VOL 01
Jet City Comics
- HEDGE KNIGHT JET CITY ED TP VOL 02 SWORN SWORD
- ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 12
- SANKAREA GN VOL 06
- SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 01
- VINLAND SAGA GN VOL 03
- XXXHOLIC REI GN VOL 01
- ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT
- DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 03
- IRON MAN TP VOL 02 SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 1
- MARVEL ZOMBIES TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 02
- MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 03
- WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 08
- X-MEN TP VOL 02 MUERTAS
- ANNOYING ORANGE HC VOL 05 TRANSFARMERS
Red 5 Comics
- ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 08 SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR
Red Giant Entertainment
- DROW TALES TP VOL 01 MOONLESS AGE
- CLEOPATRA IN SPACE VOL 01
- BOXER TRUE STORY OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR HARRY HAFT GN
- CIGAR THAT FELL IN LOVE WITH PIPE GN
- DRAGONS RIDERS OF BERK GN VOL 01
- ROBERT JORDAN EYE OF THE WORLD TP VOL 02
- KIDS ARE WEIRD OBSERVATIONS FROM PARENTHOOD HC
- CARDFIGHT VANGUARD GN VOL 01
- CARDFIGHT VANGUARD GN VOL 01 SPECIAL ED BOXED SET
- HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 25 FESTIVAL ACCOMPANYING ARC
- GFT QUEST TP
- Amazing Nuts!
- Jin-Roh: the Wolf Brigade?Mazinger Z – TV Series Volume 1
- Unico Double Feature
- Cat Planet Cuties – Complete Series
- Shangri-La – Complete Series
- Space Battleship Yamato
- Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
- Cuticle Detective Inaba – the 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!