Hot Off the Press!

Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

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Black Rose Alice Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421571607)

Robin: I just realized that Black Rose Alice is by Setona Mizushiro, a long time favorite creator of mine — she did After School Nightmare, which remains one of my absolute favorite mangas (as well as X-Day, from years back via Tokyopop.)  Her art is always gorgeous, and she delights in absolutely ripping apart manga tropes and exposing the sheer weirdness of many of the standard set ups.  Her take on vampires will be fascinating.  *makes grabby hands*

Jenny: New Setona Mizushiro! After School Nightmare was twisty goodness, so I look forward to jumping into Black Rose Alice.

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Cardcaptor Sakura – Complete Collection (NIS America)

Jessikah: I am really excited to see Cardcaptor Sakura being rereleased. I mean really, really.

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Complete ElfQuest Volume 1 (Dark Horse, 9781616554071)

Thomas: Elfquest is one of those series a lot of my friends have read but I somehow missed. I will try not to miss this new opportunity!

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The Death of Archie: a Life Celebrated (Archie Comics, 9781627389822)

Anna: “The Death of Archie” promises to be a historic event, which I think is good enough reason to read it – how could I call myself a comics person and miss it?

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The Graveyard Book Volume 1 (Harper Collins, 9780062194817)

Jessikah: I’m really looking forward to the adaptation of The Graveyard Book.

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Kaze Hikaru Volume 22 (Viz, 9781421535869)

Jenny: Every new volume of Kaze Hikaru is reason to celebrate! I just want to wave my arms and fangirl as loudly as possible so Viz not only keeps releasing them but considers doing so at a rate greater than one a year.  *pretty please*

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Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice (Udon, 9781927925171)

Robin: There have been many adaptations of classic novels into the graphic novel format over the years, some more successful than others.  The new manga classics line from Udon (Les Miserables is coming out at the same time) is the effort that I hope will work for readers.  They’ve worked hard to make the adaptations faithful but also have fun with the manga traditions within the retelling, and there are both softcover and hardcover editions depending on what will work best for your library.  Full disclosure — I do know the Udon folks from my many visits to TCAF, which many of their staff also run, and their appearances at ALA, and thus I did get a bit of a behind the scenes look at how much work they put in to these titles.

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Short Peace (Sentai)

Jenny: Short Peace is definitely on my watch-this list.

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Spell of Desire Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421567754)

Jenny: I want to take a look at Spell of Desire just because it’s josei and there’s not nearly enough of that published in English. And since I like Ohmi’s Midnight Secretary well enough, office-vampire romantic melodrama though it is, I’m happy to give another of her works a shot.

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Yellow, Blue and Gray (Marvel, 9780785188315)

Garrett: I had no idea that there was a new Loeb and Sale collection coming out. I’ve got Yellow and Blue (Daredevil and Spider-man) but I had never gotten the chance to read Gray (Hulk).  They were tales from the very early careers of the characters, and I thought they were extremely well-conceived and executed. 60s aesthetics, gorgeous art, young heroes learning the ropes, learning how to fail…really great stuff.

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

Action Lab

  • FRACTURE VICE & VIRTUE TP

AMP! Comics for Kids

  • MUDDY MAX GN VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MARSH CREEK

Antarctic Press

  • ROD ESPINOSA’S STEAMPUNK FABLES TP

Archie Comics

  • ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 05
  • DEATH OF ARCHIE LIFE CELEBRATED TP

Automatic Pictures

  • HATTER M LOOKING GLASS WARS TP VOL 01 FAR (NEW PTG)

Avatar

  • GOD IS DEAD TP VOL 02

Cinebook

  • SCORPION GN VOL 08 NAME OF THE SON

ComicMix

  • BEARDO TP VOL 01 ART DEGREE GUARANTEE

Dark Horse

  • COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL QUEST
  • FEAR AGENT TP VOL 05 I AGAINST I (2ND ED)
  • JUICE SQUEEZERS TP VOL 01 GREAT BUG ELEVATOR
  • OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 46
  • RING OF NIBELUNG HC
  • SKYMAN TP VOL 01 RIGHT STUFF
  • TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 04

DC Comics

  • CONSTANTINE TP VOL 02 BLIGHT
  • SUPERMAN HC VOL 04 PSI-WAR
  • SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 FURY AT WORLDS END
  • TRILLIUM TP
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT BLOODSWORN TP

Epicenter Comics

  • ENTROPY GN VOL 01 TAMARA
  • MAGIC WIND GN VOL 04

Eurotica

  • MAGENTA NOIR FATALE GN

Fantagraphics

  • WANDERING SON HC VOL 07

First Second

  • HOW THE WORLD WAS CALIFORNIA CHILDHOOD GN

Harper Collins

  • NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK HC GN VOL 01

IDW

  • DANGER GIRL BACK IN BLACK TP
  • GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 08 MASS HYSTERIA PT 1
  • GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE DISAVOWED TP VOL 04
  • ROCKY & BULLWINKLE CLASSICS GN VOL 02
  • THUNDER AGENTS CLASSICS TP VOL 04
  • TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 05

Image

  • INVINCIBLE HC VOL 09 ULTIMATE COLL

Kenzer & Co.

  • KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 44

Kodansha

  • FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 40

Marvel

  • DEXTER DOWN UNDER PREM HC
  • FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY
  • IRON MAN TP VOL 03 SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 2
  • JEPH LOEB AND TIM SALE HC YELLOW BLUE AND GRAY
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DIGEST TP VOL 02
  • MARVELS PLATINUM EDITION SLIPCASE HC
  • THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC
  • UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 01

Microcosm

  • HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER AND EVER TP

Northwest Press

  • CAPITOL HILLBILLIES GN

Oni

  • BUNKER TP VOL 01
  • I WAS THE CAT HC

Papercutz

  • DISNEY FAIRIES HC VOL 15 SECRET WINGS

Perfect Square

  • HELLO KITTY GN JUST IMAGINE

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER GN VOL 01 NIGHTMARE TRILOGY
  • D-FRAG! GN VOL 01
  • DEVILS & REALIST GN VOL 02
  • DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 03
  • KOKORO CONNECT GN VOL 01
  • WITCH BUSTER TP VOL 06 BOOKS 11 & 12

Slave Labor Graphics

  • FILLER BUNNY COLLECTED WORKS TP

Th3rd World Studios

  • STUFF OF LEGEND OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 EXPANDED ED

Titan

  • AI PRESENTS ODYSSEY HC VOL 01

TOON Books

  • BENNY AND PENNY IN LOST & FOUND GN

Toonhound Studios

  • PHABLES WHO NEEDS TREES TP

Uncivilized Books

  • IT NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN 2 STORIES GN

Udon

  • LES MISERABLES MANGA CLASSICS
  • PRIDE & PREJUDICE MANGA CLASSICS

Valiant

  • X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 06 PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS

Vertical

  • KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 10
  • WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN VOL 03

Virtual Graphics

  • ENDLESS SKY GN

Viz

  • BLACK ROSE ALICE GN VOL 01
  • BLEACH GN VOL 61
  • D GRAY MAN GN VOL 24
  • FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 01
  • HAPPY MARRIAGE GN VOL 07
  • HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT 3IN1 TP VOL 03
  • KAZE HIKARU GN VOL 22
  • NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 22
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 17
  • ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II GN VOL 13
  • SPELL OF DESIRE GN VOL 01
  • TORIKO GN VOL 23
  • VOICE OVER SEIYU ACADEMY GN VOL 06

Anime

Aniplex

  • Oreimo 2 – Complete Collection

Funimation

  • Dragon Ball Z – Season 6
  • Freezing – the Complete First Season

NIS America

  • Cardcaptor Sakura – Complete Collection
  • Cardcaptor Sakura – Set 1
  • Cardcaptor Sakura – Set 2
  • Cardcaptor Sakura – Set 3

The Right Stuf International

  • Sengoku Collection – Complete Collection

Sentai

  • Love Lab – Complete Collection
  • Short Peace
  • Yuyushiki – 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!

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