This week’s highlights, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Big Nate: Game On (Pocket Books, 9781449427771)
Snow: I just finished Big Nate Game On. I’m not a sports fan, but it was really cute. I am very addicted to the Big Nate books, both the comic collections and the hybrid novels.
Jennifer W: We love Big Nate at our library – personally, I think they are a LOT funnier than Wimpy Kid.
Castle Waiting Volume 2: Definitive Edition (Fantagraphics, 9781606996331)
Andrew: I’m itching to get my hands on the reissue of Castle Waiting. I’ve just been re-reading the first volume and it’s every bit as good as I remembered.
Gail: Me too! I am hoping to be able to introduce it to my students in the near future.
Jennifer W: I was introduced to Castle Waiting in grad school and…um…never Got The Point. I know everybody else in the world but me apparently loves it, but I just don’t get it.
Snow: Do you know what’s different between this volume and the previously released volume? I’d love to have the definitive, but there’s a cost issue there.
Andrew: Three more issues that tie things up a bit. Apparently Fantagraphics will sell you just those issues for $8?
Get Jiro (DC Comics/Vertigo, 9781401228279)
Michael: Get Jiro is a really imaginative book about a city run by two rival mobs who have opposing philosophies about food. It’s really clever and has an interesting plot.
Holiday Wars Volume 1: the Holiday Spirit (Th3rd World Studios, 9780983216148)
Michael: Holiday Wars is a webcomic where various holidays fight for supremacy, much like the Rise of the Guardians movie. if you liked that, give this a look.
Twilight Saga: New Moon Volume 1 (Yen Press, 9780316217187)
Jennifer W: I’m not sure if buying New Moon was a good idea or not – the first graphic adaptation was HUGELY popular, but it came out while Twilight was still a Big Deal. I bought it for the library, but not sure if it will go or not.
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
- FUBAR SC VOL 03 AMERICAN HISTORY Z
- CROODS PREQUEL DIGEST GN
- GREY MUSEUM GN
- KORAK SON OF TARZAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 01
- GET JIRO TP
- GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC VOL 02
- JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
- SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 02 BULLETPROOF
- SUPERMAN ACTION TP VOL 01 SUPERMAN MEN OF STEEL
- SUPERMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01
- WORLD OF WARCRAFT DARK RIDERS HC
- ARMY OF DARKNESS OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
- ARMY OF DARKNESS TP VOL 01 HAIL TO THE QUEEN BABY
- LONE RANGER SNAKE OF IRON TP
- CASTLE WAITING HC VOL 02 DEFINITIVE ED
- COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 05 HAPPY HIPPY
- PETER BAGGE OTHER STUFF TP
- FEYNMAN TP
- LITTLE PRINCE GN VOL 07 PLANET OF OVERHEARERS
- LITTLE PRINCE GN VOL 08 PLANET OF TORTOISE DRIVER
- PIETROLINO HC
- WHAT LIES BENEATH HC
- DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DRIZZT TP VOL 01 NEVERWINTER
- JACK DAVIS EC STORIES ARTIST ED HC
- MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 03 PATH OF VENGEANCE
- MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 04
- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING TP VOL 05
- TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE TP VOL 02
- BEDLAM TP VOL 01
- BLACKACRE TP VOL 01
- G-MAN TP VOL 03 COMING HOME
- GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES TP
- GREAT PACIFIC TP VOL 01 TRASHED
- BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 10
- FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 25
- NEGIMA GN VOL 38
- CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 01 WANTED NOW
- IRON MAN WAR MACHINE TP HANDS OF MANDARIN
- KICK-ASS HC VOL 01
- MARVELS IRON MAN 3 SLIPCASE HC ART OF MOVIE
- MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES DIGEST TP VOL 03
- BIG NATE GAME ON TP
- WHAT LIES BENEATH HC
Renegade Arts Entertainment
- SHAME GN VOL 02 PURSUIT
Th3rd World Studios
- HOLIDAY WARS GN
- TWILIGHT SAGA NEW MOON HC VOL 01
- Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee – Complete Uncut Japanese Language Collection
- Eden of the East – the Complete Series
- Slayers Revolution R – Seasons 4 & 5
- Patlabor the Mobile Police – Complete Collection
- Qwaser of Stigmata
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!