Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
The Big Feminist BUT (Alternative Comics, 9780615789385)
Tessa: I’m interested in looking at The Big Feminist But – themed anthologies can be hit or miss but I always love seeing the variety of creators and stories that come together.
Anna: I’m reviewing “Big Feminist But” now. I like it! It’s a good companion to broader women’s studies.
Thomas: I hope this anthology sees many sequels as good as this original.
Jessikah: Big Feminist But definitely piques my interest as well.
The Complete Cul de Sac (Andrews McMeel, 978-1449438821)
Andrew S: The Complete Cul de Sac is a comic that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It is one of the few print strips that is truly all ages and will make even the most curmudgeonly person alive laugh at least once. While I’m sad that it has ended, I am glad that it was able to appear even if but for a short while.
Hey Mister: Come Hell or High Water Pants (Top Shelf, 9781603090308)
Caitlin: I’m excited about new Hey Mister – it’s like being reunited with dear old dysfunctional friends!
I Kill Giants: Fifth Anniversary Edition (Image, 9781607069850)
Thomas: “I Kill Giants” is one of my go-to graphic novels for patrons who claim “I just can’t get into comics,” and most of them come back in tears asking for more like this.
Andrew S: Although I can’t figure out yet if the “I Kill Giants” 5th Anniversary paperback edition is any different from the “I Kill Giants” titan edition, this is one of my all time favorite graphic novels and one of the first that I recommend to people. It is fantastic storytelling, gorgeous art, and really showcases how and why graphic novels exist. So glad to see that it is being honored with a 5th anniversary edition and that new readers will be able to discover this fantastic story.
Persona 4 – Complete Collection (Sentai)
Allen: Huh, had I known that Sentai was going to bundle up Persona 4 Part 1 & 2, I might have held out a bit longer!
Thomas: I don’t know if I’ve said it before about an earlier Swamp Thing book, but this series repeatedly touches levels of greatness that should rival if not overshadow Watchmen and V For Vendetta.
Strobe Edge Volume 10 (Viz, 9781421564487)
Thomas: It’s about time this series reached a finale! Each book sets me on edge with constant, palpable moments of secret loves revealed. This could have ended in volume 9 if Sakisaka hadn’t stalled the plot, but I’m not mad, I just want to see the fated couple united and not making self-defeating excuses anymore.
Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 3 (Dark Horse, 9781616550127)
Jessikah: My brother and I bonded over Trigun years ago, so the series has a special place in my heart, always.
True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Dark Horse, 9781595824622)
Thomas: Gerard Way has yet to steer me wrong with his Umbrella Academy series, so I hope this continues his hot streak.
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
- THE BIG FEMINIST BUT: COMICS ABOUT WOMEN
- GET FUZZY TREASURY TP JERKTASTIC PARK
- THE COMPLETE CUL DE SAC
- DARWINS DIARIES GN VOL 02 DEATH OF BEAST
- LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 45 TYING THE KNOT
- PANDORA BOX GN VOL 04 GREED
- THORGAL GN VOL 15 CAGE
- ALLEY OOP COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOL 01 1934-1936
- CONAN AND PEOPLE OF BLACK CIRCLE HC
- EMILY AND THE STRANGERS HC VOL 01
- FEAR AGENT TP VOL 02 MY WAR (2ND ED)
- MAGNUS ARCHIVES TP VOL 03
- MURDER MYSTERIES HC 2ND ED
- SHOOT FIRST TP
- STAR WARS OMNIBUS DARK TIMES TP VOL 02
- TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
- TRUE LIVES OF FABULOUS KILLJOYS TP
- ALL STAR WESTERN TP VOL 04 GOLD STANDARD
- BATMAN HC VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY
- BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY
- GODZILLA HC
- SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 06
- WATCHMEN TP INTERNATIONAL EDITION NEW ED
- WATCHMEN TP NEW ED
- WORLD OF WARCRAFT DARK RIDERS TP
- VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC TP
- COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 21 1991-1992
- COMPLETE PEANUTS TP VOL 01 1950-1952
- CLOCKWORK GAME GN
- ANDROID ANGELS GN
- WHITE LAMA HC
- AMELIA COLE AND THE HIDDEN WAR GN
- GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 09
- IN THE DARK HORROR ANTHOLOGY HC
- MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 04
- OTHER DEAD HC
- TALES O/T TMNT TP VOL 04
- TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES TP VOL 02
- BURN THE ORPHANAGE TP VOL 01 BORN TO LOSE
- I KILL GIANTS FIFTH ANNV ED TP
- INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE TP VOL 02
- TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH TP VOL 02
- AGE OF ULTRON TP
- ANNIHILATION OMNIBUS HC
- CASTLE UNHOLY STORM PREM HC
- FIRE GN HC
- INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK TP VOL 02 GODS AND MONSTER
- IRON MAN FATAL FRONTIER HC
- UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND INHUMAN
- X-MEN ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION HC
- X-MEN NO MORE HUMANS OGN HC
- X-MEN VS HULK TP
- HEY MISTER COME HELL OR HIGHWATER PANTS GN
- SHADOWMAN TP VOL 04 FEAR BLOOD SHADOWS
- ALL YOU NEED IS KILL GN VOL 01
- BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 08
- CLAYMORE GN VOL 24
- HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT 3IN1 TP VOL 02
- MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 05
- NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 08
- NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 03
- OTOMEN GN VOL 18
- PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 02
- POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 22 RUBY SAPPHIRE
- PSYREN GN VOL 16
- RANMA 1/2 2IN1 TP VOL 02
- STROBE EDGE GN VOL 10
- VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 18
- Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress
The Right Stuf International
- Aria the Origination – Collection
- Space Adventure Cobra – Part 2
- Persona 4: the Animation – 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!