Hot Off the Press!

Highlights from the past two weeks, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

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Afterlife with Archie (Archie Comics, 9781619889088)

Thomas: This has been hyped to the moon and back and I can’t wait to finally read it.

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Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612629711)

Thomas: Having Attack On Titan in physical media is bound to help some anime clubs get around navigating the licensing issues currently taking place with streaming sources.

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Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre (DC, 9781401245122)

Allen: Has anyone read those Before Watchmen books? Are they worth reading? Necessary? I want to pass on them but man…dat Darwyn Cooke.

Thomas: They’re good comics in their own right and worth reading, especially if you like the creative teams assigned to each character. However, I don’t consider them necessary or enlightening, just well done tributes.

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Dragon Ball Full Color Volume 3: Saiyan Arc (Viz, 9781421566016)

Thomas: The teens in my library go nuts for these editions, even if (especially if) they have read the original manga and watched the anime. This series will never die!

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Dragon Girl Volume 1: Secret Valley (Andrews McMeel, 9781449441838)

Jennifer W: Has anyone read Dragon Girl? It looks interesting.

Jessikah: I am looking forward to Dragon Girl.  I just finished reading it, and I really enjoyed it!

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Hellblazer Volume 8: Rake at the Gates of Hell (DC, 9781401247492)

Thomas: Garth Ennis knows how to end his story runs, y’all.

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Lupin the 3rd: the Complete First Series (Discotek)

Allen: Oooooh I want to get my hands on that Lupin collection! I’ve been pining to see the original series after the seeing The Woman Called Fujiko Hime.

Saeyong: Me, too, excitement for Lupin the Third! My only prior experience with the series was The Castle of Cagliostro, which made The Woman…Fujiko a rather shocking experience. I hear the original manga were a lot more gritty and adult. (glee)

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Millenium Snow Volume 3 (Viz, 9781421572444)
Eva: Volume 3 of Millennium Snow is finally here! I’ve been waiting literally years for this book. It’s by the same author as Ouran High School Host Club, so if you’re a fan of that series, check this one out, too.

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The Misadventures of Salem Hyde Volume 2: Big Birthday Bash (Amulet, 9781419710261)

Jennifer W: I really liked the first Salem Hyde book and I’m very pleased the series is continuing. Another popular book to hand out this summer.

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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Volume 4: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Abrams, 9781419708084)

Jennifer W: I’m VERY excited about Nathan Hale’s latest historical adventure. Our library’s copy just came and I’m eagerly waiting to be first to read it. Big Bad Ironclad is still my favorite, but I’m willing to change my mind!

Eva: A new Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales book? I’m ALL IN! The funny in these books make the history painless and, man, is the funny funny. Good stuff.

Jessikah: I also love anything Nathan Hale does, so I second (third?) the excitement for the newest issue of his historical fiction series.

Tessa: I’m another one who is super excited about the new Nathan Hale!!

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Samurai Jack Volume 1 (IDW, 9781613778944)

Marissa: Looking forward to Samurai Jack. That brings back memories.

Jessikah: I do have to say, I am really looking forward to Samurai Jack!  I used to love the animated series, but there was never any real closure!  It’s been a while since Samurai Jack was popular.  I hope having a graphic novel series renews interest in the original material.  And, of course I also hope we get to see Jack finally defeat Aku once and for all!

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Seraph of the End Volume 1: Vampire Reign (Viz, 9781421571508)
Marissa: I’m super excited for Seraph of the End. I saw it advertised at Bookcon.

 

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

 

Abrams

  • NATHAN HALES HAZARDOUS TALES HC VOL 04 TREATIES TRENCHES

Amulet

  • MISADVENTURES OF SALEM HYDE VOL 02 BIG BIRTHDAY BASH

Andrews McMeel

  • DRAGON GIRL GN VOL 01 SECRET VALLEY

Antarctic Press

  • GHOST COP TP

Archaia

  • INTERESTING DRUG HC

Archie Comics

  • AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE TP

Big Dog Ink

  • IN CROWD TP HIGH TIDE
  • SHAHRAZAD TP VOL 01

BOOM! Studios

  • TANPOPO COLLECTION HC VOL 02

ComixTribe

  • SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION HC

Conundrum Press

  • AMERIKA GN
  • SPAIN & MOROCCO HC
  • WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW HC

Dark Horse

  • CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TP VOL 02 BRAVE OLD WORLD
  • DRAGON AGE LIBRARY ED HC VOL 01
  • EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 16
  • FEAR AGENT TP VOL 03 LAST GOODBYE (2ND ED)
  • MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION TP VOL 02
  • NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
  • RESIDENT ALIEN TP VOL 02 SUCIDE BLONDE
  • SLEDGEHAMMER 44 TP VOL 01
  • TOSHIRO TP

DC Comics 

  • BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 04 REQUIEM FOR DAMIAN
  • BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY
  • BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM LIVING HELL DLX ED HC
  • BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN SILK SPECTRE TP
  • CATWOMAN TP VOL 04 GOTHAM UNDERGROUND
  • FAIREST TP VOL 03 RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA
  • GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE HC
  • HELLBLAZER TP VOL 08 RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL
  • RED LANTERNS TP VOL 04 BLOOD BROTHERS
  • SHAZAM TP
  • STORMWATCH TP VOL 02
  • STORMWATCH TP VOL 04 RESET
  • SWAMP THING TP VOL 04 SEEDER
  • TALES OF THE BATMAN CARMINE INFANTINO HC

Death Ray Graphics

  • WEAPON BROWN TP

Drawn & Quarterly

  • EVERYWHERE ANTENNAS GN
  • PETTY THEFT GN

Fantagraphics

  • AMATEURS GN

Harper Perennial

  • THE FORGOTTEN MAN: NEW HISTORY OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION GN

Humanoids

  • FINAL INCAL DLX ED HC
  • FINAL INCAL ULTRA DLX ED HC

IDW

  • COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HC VOL 10
  • GI JOE ORIGINS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
  • SAMURAI JACK TP VOL 01
  • TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 08 NORTHAMPTON

Image

  • ADVENTURES OF APOCALYPSE AL TP VOL 01
  • BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER
  • CRAWL SPACE OVERSIZED OMNIBUS HC
  • DRUMHELLAR TP VOL 01 BADLANDS AND BAD TRIPS
  • MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 07
  • PROTECTORS INC TP VOL 01
  • UMBRAL TP VOL 01 OUT O/T SHADOWS
  • WALKING DEAD SPANISH LANGUAGE ED TP VOL 04

Kenzer & Co.

  • KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 43

Kodansha

  • ATTACK ON TITAN COLOSSAL ED TP VOL 01
  • CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 14
  • MY LITTLE MONSTER GN VOL 02

Magnetic Press

  • SUPER EGO HC

Marvel

  • AVENGERS ASSEMBLE TP FORGERIES OF JEALOUSY
  • CATACLYSM HC ULTIMATES LAST STAND
  • DEVIL DINOSAUR BY JACK KIRBY TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ALL NEW X-MEN TRIAL OF JEAN GREY PREM HC
  • INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 04 HUMANITY BOMB
  • INHUMANITY HC
  • MARVEL BOY TP NEW PTG
  • MARVEL FIRSTS TP VOL 02 1980S
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 06
  • MIRACLEMAN PREM HC BOOK 01 DREAM OF FLYING
  • MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 03
  • NOVA CLASSIC TP VOL 03
  • PUNISHER MAX BY AARON OMNIBUS HC
  • OZ OZMA OF OZ TP
  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR TP
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE TWINS
  • WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS HC

NBM

  • GLACIAL PERIOD HC NEW PTG
  • PHANTOMS OF THE LOUVRE HC

PS Artbooks

  • ACG CLASSICS COLL PACK FORBIDDEN WORLDS
  • ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN HC VOL 07
  • HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SLIPCASE ED VOL 04
  • HARVEY HORRORS TOMB OF TERROR SOFTIE TP VOL 02
  • HARVEY HORRORS WITCHES TALES SOFTIE TP VOL 05
  • ROY THOMAS PRESENTS COLL PACK PLANET COMICS

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 02
  • KANOKON GN COLL ED VOL 04
  • MY BOYFRIEND IS A VAMPIRE GN COLL ED VOL 07

Titan

  • STAR TREK COMICS CLASSICS TP VOL 02 DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
  • STAR TREK COMICS CLASSICS TP VOL 04 RETURN OF THE WORTHY

Vertical

  • KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 09

Viz

  • DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 14
  • DRAGON BALL 3IN1 TP VOL 05
  • DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR TP VOL 03 SAIYAN ARC
  • HAPPY MARRIAGE GN VOL 06
  • KAMISAMA KISS GN VOL 15
  • KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 19
  • MILLENNIUM SNOW 2IN1 TP VOL 01
  • MILLENNIUM SNOW TP VOL 03
  • NATSUMES BOOK OF FRIENDS GN VOL 16
  • NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 21
  • ONE PIECE 3IN1 TP VOL 09
  • ONE PIECE GN VOL 71
  • POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN VOL 11
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 16
  • SERAPH OF END GN VOL 01 VAMPIRE REIGN
  • TORIKO GN VOL 22
  • VOICE OVER SEIYU ACADEMY GN VOL 05

Yen

  • BTOOOM GN VOL 06
  • GOONG GN VOL 15 ROYAL PALACE
  • HIGH SCHOOL DXD GN VOL 01
  • JACK FROST TP VOL 10
  • MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 18
  • PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 05 INNOCENT MALICE
  • SOUL EATER TP VOL 20
  • TRIAGE X GN VOL 06
  • UNTIL DEATH DO US PART GN VOL 06

Zenescope

  • DISCOVERY GREAT WHITE SHARKS GN
  • GRIMM FAIRY TALES CODE RED TP VOL 01

 

Anime

 

Aniplex

  • Servant x Service – Complete Collection

Discotek

  • Lupin the 3rd – the Complete First Series

Eastern Star

  • DearS – Complete Collection
  • Lupin the 3rd: the Hemingway Papers
  • Tenjho Tenge – Complete Collection

Funimation

  • Aquarion Evol – Part Two
  • Attack on Titan – Part 1

Sentai

  • Amnesia – Complete Collection
  • Love, Chinibyo & Other Delusions! – Complete Collection
  • Motto To Love-Ru

Viz

  • Bleach – Season 21 Uncut Box Set

 

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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