Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Batman: the Dark Knight Volume 3: Mad (DC Comics, 9781401246198)
Thomas: I understand the New 52 is all about reinventing classic characters for new readers, and I actually like Mad Hatter’s story, but does he have to be a serial killer like all the other villains these days? Kind of makes Batman’s no-kill rule look silly if he keeps giving mass murderers second chances as opposed to themed villains who commit non-lethal crimes.
Batman: Lil’ Gotham Volume 2 (DC Comics, 9781401247232)
Thomas: Oh look, themed villains who commit non-lethal crimes! I’m pacified now.
Black Butler Volume 17 (Yen, 9780316376709)
Thomas: Anime fan-ticipation over the new season of Black Butler means the manga is in higher demand than usual.
Doom Patrol Omnibus (DC Comics, 9781401245627)
Thomas: Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol is the best thing that ever happened to that team, everyone go pick up the omnibus and never let it go!
Garrett: Oh myyyyy…a new Doom Patrol Omnibus? I think my birthday list just got a new addition.
Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5) (Eastern Star)
Marissa: I am so excited for the Dr. Slump movies! I absolutely love the manga, and I know they have an anime and movies, but they have never been released in America before. I am definitely getting them for my personal collection!
Monster Perfect Edition Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421569062)
Thomas: Praise be unto Urasawa, patron saint of cliffhangers, suspenseful are we meager readers.
Problem Children are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? (Sentai)
Allen: Sentai’s offering wins the Best Title of the Week award
Runaways: Complete Collection Volume 1 (Marvel, 9780785185581)
Thomas: Not a bad entry point into Marvel. This series is responsible for the conversion of some of my friends into comics readers.
Renata: I’M SO happy they’re reprinting Runaways in a collected TPB form! I’ve replaced so many of the manga-size volumes after only one or two circs. The physical quality was so terrible for those books but I kept trying to replace them because I liked Runaways so much and wanted kids to have access. Huzzah!
Andrew S: I’ve not read Runaways before but it’s been on my list to read for a while. I’ve avoided buying it after hearing Renata’s and others’ horror stories of the manga falling apart quickly, so I’m excited to see it coming out in trade!
Jennifer W: My Runaways volumes have last just fine….probably because no one is checking them out )-:
Soul Eater Not Volume 3 (Yen, 9780316376662)?Renata: I just had to look up what Soul Eater Not is. A lot of my teens are crazy for regular Soul Eater, so I’d better order that spinoff for them.
X-Men: Magneto: Testament (Marvel, 9780785191728)
Renata: I’m excited for the reprint of Magneto Testament. I love Greg Pak’s work and I love Magneto, so I’m glad this is available again.
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
- EXPLORER SC VOL 01 MYSTERY BOXES
- FUN WITH KIRK & SPOCK HC
- ARCHIE 1000 PG COMICS EXPLOSION TP
Black Squirrel Books
- COMPLETE FUNKY WINKERBEAN HC VOL 02 1975-1977
- COMPLETE FUNKY WINKERBEAN HC VOL 03 1978-1980
- LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 47 OUTLAWS
- EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES HC VOL 03
- GASOLINE ALLEY HC VOL 02 COMPLETE SUNDAYS 1923-1925
- AME COMI GIRLS TP VOL 02 RISE OF BRAINIAC
- BATMAN DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 04 CLAY
- BATMAN DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 03 MAD
- BATMAN LIL GOTHAM TP VOL 02
- BATWING TP VOL 04 WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
- DOOM PATROL OMNIBUS HC
Death Ray Graphics
- WEAPON BROWN HC OMEGA ED
- VAMPIRELLA TP VOL 06 FINAL CURTAIN
- GAST GN
- HOW TO BE HAPPY HC
- OPERATION REDUX GN
- BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY PX HC VOL 01 GRIEVOUS ANGELS
- GI JOE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 05
- INFESTATION OMNIBUS TP
- JINNRISE TP VOL 02
- LOCKE & KEY COVERS OF GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ HC
- METAL GEAR SOLID DLX ED HC
- RIP KIRBY HC VOL 07
- TALES O/T TMNT TP VOL 05
- WELL HC ARON WIESENFELD ART BOOK
- WRAITH WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND HC
- ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS Z-BOYZ I/T ROBOT GRAVEYARD PROSE TP
- LAZARUS TP VOL 02 LIFT
- SHELTERED TP VOL 02
- BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 04
- NAJA HC
- HUMAN TORCH BY KESEL AND YOUNG COMP COLL TP
- MARVELS GUARDIANS GALAXY ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC
- MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 02 FAMILY BONDING
- MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 08
- RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
- SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE ALIEN COSTUME SAGA TP BOOK 01
- X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT TP NEW PTG
- LETTER 44 TP VOL 01 ESCAPE VELOCITY
- ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN HC VOL 08
- HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SOFTIE TP VOL 02
- HARVEY HORRORS COLL PACK TOMB OF TERROR
- ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN FLASH SLIPCASE ED VOL 01
- ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN FLASH W/ TORMENTED HC VOL 01
- JUDGE ANDERSON PSI FILES TP VOL 04
- JUDGE DREDD DAY OF CHAOS FALLOUT GN
- NIKOLAI DANTE GREAT GAME GN
- ROGUE TROOPER TALES OF NU EARTH GN VOL 04
- AMULET SC VOL 02 STONEKEEPERS CURSE NEW PTG
- AMULET SC VOL 03 CLOUD SEARCHERS NEW PTG
- BABY SITTERS CLUB GN VOL 03 MARY ANNE SAVES THE DAY NEW PTG
- BABY SITTERS CLUB GN VOL 04 CLAUDIA & MEAN JANINE NEW PTG
- BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 09 CROWN OF HORNS NEW PTG
Soaring Penguin Press
- NEWT GN
- SNOWPIERCER GN
- MONSTER TP VOL 01 PERFECT ED URASAWA
- TERRA FORMARS GN VOL 01
- BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 17
- BLOOD LAD OMNIBUS GN VOL 05
- IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 04
- INFERNAL DEVICES GN VOL 03 CLOCKWORK PRINCESS
- INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 04
- OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 12
- PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 21
- SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 03
- SOUL EATER TP VOL 21
- GFT NEVERLAND AGE OF DARKNESS TP
- GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS TP
- Dear Brother – Box 1
- Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5)
- Monster Rancher – Complete Season 2
- Monster Rancher – Complete Season 3
- Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash – The Complete Series
- Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?
- Bleach Movies 1-2 Double Feature
- Vampire Knight – the 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!