Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Gangsta Volume 2 (Viz, 9781421564531)
Jenny: Gangsta’s first volume caught and maintained my interest with its scratchy, bold art, dark world-building, and intense characters and left me eager for the second.
Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth (Aniplex)
Allen: I’m excited for Persona 3 The Movie. Just like Persona 4: The Animation, the movie is a summarized adaptation of the video game. It stars a group of teens who have the special ability to traverse the world during The Midnight Hour, a strange phenomenon that sends people to a different plane of reality overrun with monsters. By night, they do battle with monsters in an attempt to solve the mystery of the Midnight Hour. By day, they engage in fairly atypical high school shenanigans.
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (First Second, 9781596438767)
Robin: My niece is ALMOST old enough for this, and I am just counting the time until I can give them all to her. Also, that Ben Hatke, he’s a charmer, and he does awesome backflips.
Andrew S: I’m sad that this is the last book in the trilogy, but what a fantastic series that Ben Hatke has given us. Fantastic characters, gorgeous illustrations, and a lovely story.
Elizabeth: I agree, I am so excited for this book. I love this character and this world and I’m really going to miss them. Zita is FANTASTIC. Highly recommend it.
What Did You Eat Yesterday? Volume 2 (Vertical, 9781939130396)
Jenny: Yoshinaga’s great at subtle, gradual character and relationship developments side-by-side with lots of delicious-sounding food I wish I had the skill and patience to make. I want to see what she reveals about her characters next! I want her to arrange for someone to cook all the recipes for me!
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.
- JONATHAN KELLERMAN ALEX DELAWARE GN BOOK 02 WEB
- CLIVE BARKERS NEXT TESTAMENT TP VOL 01
- PLANET OF THE APES TP VOL 05
- ZOMBIE TRAMP VOL 2 TP
- MIND MGMT HC VOL 03 HOME MAKER
- SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 16
- STAR WARS LEGACY II TP VOL 02 OUTCASTS BROKEN RING
- BATGIRL HC VOL 04 WANTED
- BATGIRL TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY
- BATMAN DEATHBLOW AFTER THE FIRE TP
- BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA BLOODSPELL HC
- EX MACHINA TP BOOK 02
- MOVEMENT TP VOL 01 CLASS WARFARE
- SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPER FRIENDS TP VOL 01
- ITAZURA NA KISS GN VOL 10
- PRIVATE TEACHER GN VOL 04
- TAKASUGI SANS OBENTO GN VOL 02
- RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL
- GENIUS ANIMATED CARTOON ART OF ALEX TOTH HC VOL 03
- STAR TREK KHAN TP
- TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
- TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
- MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 04 FOUR DISCIPLINES
- AIR GEAR OMNIBUS GN VOL 03
- GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 05
- A PLUS X TP VOL 03 EQUALS OUTSTANDING
- ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 03 OUT OF THEIR DEPTH
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GHOSTS OF PAST
- DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 DEADPOOL VS SHIELD
- IMMORTAL IRON FIST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
- LONGSHOT SAVES MARVEL UNIVERSE TP
- MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK TP TRANSFORME
- NOVA TP VOL 03 NOVA CORPSE
- X-FACTOR BY PETER DAVID TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION
- BUCKAROO BANZAI TP VOL 01 RETURN OF THE SCREW NEW PTG
- BUCKAROO BANZAI TP VOL 02 NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO
- AMY DEVLIN MYSTERY HC VOL 03 LOST AND FOUND
- BENNY BREAKIRON HC VOL 04 UNCLE PLACID
- NINJAGO VOL 10 PHANTOM NINJA
- TOTO TROUBLE VOL 01 BACK TO CRASS
- DEVLIN WAUGH SWIMMING IN BLOOD TP
- FIRST KINGDOM HC VOL 04
- VALIANT MASTERS HARD CORPS HC VOL 01
- WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN VOL 02
- GANGSTA GN VOL 02
- REAL GN VOL 12
- Persona 3 The Movie 1: Spring of Birth
- Fairy Tail – Part 10
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!