Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge Volume 1 (Seven Seas Entertainment, 9781626920576)
Renata: My library teens are crazy for Alice in the Country of Clover, so I’ll be ordering that.
Comics Squad: Recess (Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780385370035)
Jessikah: Comics Squad: Recess looks great. I’ll bet the kids at my library will eat it up.
Jennifer W: I just got Comics Squad in and was UTTERLY THRILLED to realize that it has a brand new story by Ursula Vernon!! Woo! All the other creators are awesome too – the kids are going to love this anthology.
Marissa: Comics Squad looks awesome!
In Clothes Called Fat (Vertical, 9781939130433)
Tessa: I hadn’t heard of In Clothes Called Fat but it looks intriguing. And the cover is a girl holding a hoagie with a crazed look on her face, so that is promising.
The Sakai Project: 30 Years of Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse, 9781616555566)
Andrew S: I love Usagi and Stan’s linework and it thrills me that other artists are honoring Stan and that proceeds will go to he and his wife to help with medical expenses.
Shadow Hero (First Second, 9781596436978)
Andrew S: This is a fantastic story and I love that Gene and Sonny revived a character that is supposed to be the first ever Asian superhero. It’s nice to see a superhero that brings a different perspective to things and who better to write it than Gene Yang?
Anna: Lots of good stuff coming out right now, but I’m definitely most excited about Shadow Hero. I’ve loved just about everything Yang’s ever done and the previews for this piece look fantastic!
Snow: Shadow Hero is wonderful! I think it might be my favorite from both creators.
Through the Woods (Margaret K McElderry Books, 9781442465954)
Tessa: Through The Woods is in transit to my library branch for pickup and I’m SO EXCITED. Emily Carroll is a fantastic horror wizard.
Gail: I’m especially looking forward to Through the Woods.
Wolverine Book 1: Three Months to Die (Marvel, 9780785154198)
Renata: I’m personally excited for Wolverine: Three Months to Die. I know it’s not, like, cool for Wolverine to be your favorite X-Man, but I can’t help but love him and all his manly Canadian angst. I know the deaths of superheros are rarely permanent, but I’m still invested in the death of Wolverine.
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
- STREET ANGEL HC
- DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR BETTY HC
- FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES TP VOL 05
- GERONIMO STILTON HC BOX SET VOL 10-12
Classic Comics Press
- STAN DRAKE HEART JULIET JONES TP VOL 02
- STAN DRAKE HEART JULIET JONES TP VOL 03
- DRAGON GIRL MONKEY KING ART OF KATSUYA TERADA HC
- SAKAI PROJECT HC 30 YEARS USAGI YOJIMBO
- STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT
- BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE HC VOL 04
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE TP VOL 01 BREACH
- SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 04 HYBRID
- SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 03 AT THE END OF DAYS
- SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP VOL 02
- UNWRITTEN TP VOL 09 THE UNWRITTEN FABLES
- SPECIAL EXITS GN
- SHADOW HERO GN
- BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY TP VOL 01 GRIEVOUS ANGELS
- ARTEMIS FOWL GN VOL 04 OPAL DECEPTION
- ARTEMIS FOWL HC GN VOL 04 OPAL DECEPTION
- MEMORY COLLECTORS HC
- TMNT HEROES COLLECTION HC
- TMNT UTROM EMPIRE TP
- TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 07
- ELEPHANTMEN MAMMOTH TP VOL 01
- HOWTOONS TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION TP
- MURDER ME DEAD TP
- SEX TP VOL 02 SUPERCOOL
- WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2
Margaret K McElderry Books
- THROUGH THE WOODS
- AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 ADAPT OR DIE
- CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BOOK 2
- DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL
- DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD HC
- FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP INTO TIMESTREAM
- GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD TP ACT ONE
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
- THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 04 NO MERCY
- WAR OF KINGS TP NEW PTG
- WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
- WOLVERINE ORIGIN II HC
- WOLVERINE TP BOOK 01 THREE MONTHS TO DIE
Random House Books for Young Readers
- COMICS SQUAD RECESS GN
- DREDD ILLUS MOVIE SCRIPT & VISUALS GN
Seven Seas Entertainment
- ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF CLOVER KNIGHTS KNOWLEDGE GN VOL 01
- WORLD WAR BLUE GN VOL 06
- LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN III CENTURY HC COMPLETE ED
- IN CLOTHES CALLED FAT GN
- GFT WONDERLAND OMNIBUS TP
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – 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!