Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang.
All New X-Factor Volume 1: Not Brand X (Marvel, 9780785188162)
Renata: I’m excited for the All New X-Factor trade, because I personally cannot get enough?of Gambit and his kittens.
Mark: Looking forward to picking up the new X-Factor and trying it out.
Battle Royale: Angel’s Border (Viz, 9781421571683)
Thomas: New Battle Royale – I’m definitely on the lookout for this. I was entranced by the book/manga/movie zeitgeist when it hit US shores and I will likely eat this up, too.
Blake & Mortimer Volume 18: Oath of the Five Lords (Cinebook, 9781849181914)
Jennifer W: I really like Blake and Mortimer, even though I don’t see them circulating in a library. I love old-time adventure stories and I’m looking forward to seeing their latest adventure.
Dark Shadows: Year One (Dynamite, 9781606904954)
Jessikah: So embarrassed to admit to this, but I’ve been a not so closeted Dark Shadows fan since the original series ran in reruns summer of 1997. I can’t help but do a little fist punch when ever I see anything related to it, even if the recent movie version was pretty lacking.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Origin Volume 6 (Vertical, 9781939130204)
Thomas: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin continues setting the bar for mecha stories, and I understand Char Aznable will school some fools on the basketball court in this volume, as well.
Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer – Complete Edition (Top Shelf, 9781603093477)
Anna: I really, really want to read “Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer.” I love the concept, and the previews look great, too!
Twilight Zone Volume 1 (Dynamite, 9781606905050)
Jessikah: I love all things Twilight Zone, so thumbs up!
xxxHolic Omnibus Volume 2 (Kodansha, 9781612625928)
Eva: Remember when xxxHolic first came out and we all went nuts for the art and the story and the shipping and the art and the shipping? I’m so happy these are being re-released in omnibus form so that new teens can get as excited as we were when we first saw this story.
Robin: Eva, you said it. I’m very happy these are coming out as omnibus (omnibi?) and can thus replace my sad sack original copies, and save me some shelf space to boot. That particular period of CLAMP was just too gorgeous, and I never tire of creators playing with their own worlds (and creating alternate versions) like they did in xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles.
Jessikah: Man, I really have to give xxxHolic a shot. I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with CLAMP, though I cannot deny that their artwork is the bee’s knees!
Jennifer W: I’m happy to be buying xxxHolic for the library – the only manga series I read all the way to the end! I have at least one teen who joined me in the excitement, so that’s justification enough!
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
- LAST WEST GN
- DICKS TP VOL 02
- ADVENTURE TIME ENCHIRIDION ED HC VOL 01
- SCHOOL BITES GN VOL 01
- SCHOOL BITES GN VOL 02
- BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 18 OATH FIVE LORDS
- LARGO WINCH GN VOL 13 COLD BLACK SEA
- PHOTOBOOTH A BIOGRAPHY GN
- FINAL PLAGUE TP
- ZOMBIE TRAMP VOL 2 TP
- BLOODHOUND TP VOL 02 CROWBAR MEDICINE
- CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN TP VOL 08 ROAD EMPIRE
- CLOWN FATALE TP
- CRIMINAL MACABRE EYES OF FRANKENSTEIN TP
- NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 14
- PORTENT TP ASHES
- BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN RORSCHACH TP
- BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL DR MANHATTAN TP
- GRAPHIC INK THE DC COMICS ART OF FRANK QUITELY HC
- GREEN LANTERN LIGHTS OUT HC
- LARFLEEZE TP VOL 01 REVOLT OF THE ORANGE LANTERNS
- SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREAT DISASTER FEAT THE ATOMIC KNIGHTS TP
- SUPERMAN HEL ON EARTH TP
- ALICE THE 101ST GN VOL 04
- HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT GN VOL 02
- BIONIC MAN TP VOL 03 END OF EVERYTHING
- DARK SHADOWS YEAR ONE TP
- RED SONJA OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
- TWILIGHT ZONE TP VOL 01
- EC JOHN SEVERIN BOMB RUN HC
- STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES TP VOL 01 STRANGE SUSPENSE
- WITZEND HC BOX SET WALLY WOOD
- ARCHIE SWINGIN SIXTIES DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS 1963-1965 HC
- DEADWORLD RESTORATION TP
- STARSTRUCK TREASURY ED
- GLORY COMPLETE SAGA HC
- VELVET TP VOL 01 BEFORE THE LIVING END
- FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 39
- NO 6 GN VOL 07
- SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 02
- XXXHOLIC OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
- ALL NEW X-FACTOR TP VOL 01 NOT BRAND X
- AMAZING X-MEN TP VOL 01 QUEST FOR NIGHTCRAWLER
- AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP JUDGMENT DAY
- AVENGERS WORLD TP VOL 01 AIMPIRE
- GALACTUS DEVOURER TP
- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 GOBLIN NATION
- HARVEY HORRORS COLL PACK WITCHES TALES SOFTIE SLIPCASE ED
- ROY THOMAS PRESENTS BRIEFER FRANKENSTEIN 1947
- PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN COMPLETE ED
- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN HC VOL 06
- BATTLE ROYALE ANGELS BORDER GN
- ESCAPO HC
- FEAR MY DEAR BILLY DOGMA EXPERIENCE HC
- GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM TP
- Red Data Girl
- Shiki – Complete Series
- Busou Shinki
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!