Hot Off the Press!

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

 AbovetheDreamlessDead

Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics (First Second, 9781626720657)
Jennifer W: I would personally like to read Above the Dreamless Dead. It’s not the kind of thing I’d usually enjoy, but I discovered WWI poetry as a teen and was obsessed with it for a while.

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An Age of License (Fantagraphics, 9781606997680)
Andrew S: This falls into the same type of category as Lucy Knisley’s first book, French Milk, but Lucy’s storytelling abilities and artistic talents have grown tremendously since then and the mix of life, crushes, and journeys is beautifully told.

 Batwoman-Proper-Cover

Batwoman Volume 4: This Blood is Thick (DC Comics, 9781401249991)
Thomas: Batwoman’s artwork continues to look so gorgeous my eyes hurt. J.H. Williams III just doesn’t quit.

 ElDeafor

El Deafo (Amulet, 9781419712173)
Andrew S: Everyone needs to go read it. Like now. I put El Deafo in the fictional realistic biographical section, similar to Drama by Raina Telgemeier. I had the chance to meet Cece Bell at BookExpo and she was kind, generous, and awesome.

 FinderThirdWorld

Finder: Third World (Dark Horse, 9781616554675)
Jenny: I’ve already put in a request for Finder: Third World. I will read anything Carla Speed McNeil writes/draws, especially if it’s a new Finder story.

 Forever_Evil_Vol_1_1_Textless

Forever Evil (DC Comics, 9781401248918)
Thomas: Forever Evil is a neat DC event that gives Lex Luthor an opportunity to begrudgingly play the good guy.

 KillMyMother

Kill My Mother (Liveright, 9780871403148)
Jenny: After reading encouraging NPR and NYT Book Review reviews of Jules Feiffer’s noir detective tale Kill My Mother, I thought it’d be perfect for a future graphic novel discussion.

 LibraryWars12

Library Wars: Love and War Volume 12 (Viz, 9781421569512)
Thomas: I am professionally obligated to endorse Kiiro Yumi’s Library Wars to all library-addicted people.

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New Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 2 (Dark Horse, 9781616553579)
Andrew S: The New Lone Wolf and Cub is also something that I can’t wait to pick up.

 Noragami1

Noragami: Stray God Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612629063)
Jessikah: Noragami is something to look out for.  It’s a fun story, and I think it will be popular.

Jenny: Ooh, yes, Noragami looks swell. The anime adaptation is quite well done and managed to make me get all emotionally invested, so I expect the source material will be just as good.

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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421571515)
Marissa: I really enjoyed Seraph of the End volume 1 and am excited to read the next volume. I don’t usually buy manga for myself anymore, but I was drawn to the summary and artwork in Barnes and Nobles and was not disappointed. I think I may actually buy the second one, as well. And, of course, I told the teen librarian to buy it for our library.

Jenny: I enjoyed the first volume of Seraph of the End, too! I wasn’t expecting much when I picked it up, but it surprised me and now I’m curious to see where the mix of darkly serious and silly tones goes next.

 SkipBeat33

Skip Beat Volume 33 (Viz, 9781421569529)
Jenny: Skip Beat is great fun. I always look forward to seeing how nutty, talented Kyoko tackles her next challenge, be it a new role or her wonderfully slow-boil romance. The tension has really ramped up with this arc, so I’m all impatient to get my hands on volume 33.

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Walt Disney – the Don Rosa Library Volume 1: Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun (Fantagraphics, 9781606997420)
Thomas: Don Rosa should be an institution here like he is in Europe.

 WhatDidYouEatYesterday4

What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 4 (Vertical, 9781939130792)
Jenny: I want to see how What Did You Eat Yesterday 4 quietly reveals more of its characters’ lives while making me feel hungry and domestically inadequate (but not in a bad way).  🙂

 Wrenchies

The Wrenchies (First Second, 9781596434219)
Andrew S: Like everything that First Second puts out, I can’t get enough of it. The Wrenchies is fantastic. While dystopian tales have been overdone lately, this one will make you think and leave you wondering what reality is, what it can be, and what life is about. Extremely well done and worth owning.

 WWESlamCity

WWE Slam City Volume 1: Finished (Papercutz, 9781597077217)
Jennifer W:  I don’t know about literary quality, but I can tell you that I have pre-ordered WWE Slam City and expect it to be crazy popular.

 

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

  • SKYWARD TP VOL 03 BATTLE AT THREE RIVERS

Amulet

  • EL DEAFO

Antarctic Press

  • GOLD DIGGER GOLD BRICK IV REMINTED ED

Avatar

  • GOD IS DEAD BOOK OF ACTS ALPHA GLYCON LEATHER CVR
  • GOD IS DEAD BOOK OF ACTS DLX COLL BOX SET

BOOM! Studios

  • WOODS TP VOL 01

Danger Zone

  • BO PLUSHY GANGSTA KINGDOM BO TP

Dark Horse

  • ALLEY OOP COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOL 02 1936 – 1938
  • AW YEAH COMICS TP VOL 01
  • FEAR AGENT TP VOL 06 2ND ED OUT OF STEP
  • FINDER THIRD WORLD TP
  • FURIOUS TP VOL 01 FALLEN STAR
  • JAYBIRD HC
  • LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES HC BOOK 02 SPIRITS
  • NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 02
  • PARIAH TP VOL 02

DC Comics 

  • BATWOMAN TP VOL 04 THIS BLOOD IS THICK
  • FOREVER EVIL HC
  • JLA EARTH 2 TP NEW ED
  • MARTIAN MANHUNTER RINGS OF SATURN TP
  • MR PUNCH 20TH ANNIVERSARY ED HC

Fantagraphics

  • AGE OF LICENSE GN
  • DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 01 SCROOGE SON OF SUN

First Second

  • ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD WWI IN POETRY & COMICS HC
  • WRENCHIES GN

Gen Manga

  • KAMEN GN VOL 01

IDW

  • DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
  • GI JOE ORIGINS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
  • JUDGE DREDD (IDW) TP VOL 05
  • JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO TP
  • MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 05
  • TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES TP VOL 03
  • TMNT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SP ED HC
  • TRANSFORMERS IDW COLL PHASE 2 HC VOL 01

Image

  • EGOS TP VOL 01 QUINTESSENCE
  • MERCENARY SEA TP VOL 01
  • WALKING DEAD HC VOL 10

Kodansha

  • NORAGAMI STRAY GOD GN VOL 01

Liveright

  • KILL MY MOTHER GN

Marvel

  • DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE
  • DEADPOOL MINIBUS HC
  • INFINITY TP
  • KICK-ASS 3 PREM HC
  • MMW FAMOUS FIRSTS 75TH ANNIV SLIPCASE SET
  • OZ OMNIBUS HC
  • REVENGE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE PREM HC

Papercutz

  • WWE SLAM CITY HC VOL 01 FINISHED

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • A CENTAURS LIFE GN VOL 04
  • ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF CLOVER KNIGHTS KNOWLEDGE GN VOL 02
  • MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 07
  • ZEROS FAMILIAR CHEVALIER GN VOL 02

Shambhala

  • MUSASHI GN

Simon & Schuster

  • MASTERFUL MARKS CARTOONIST WHO CHANGED THE WORLD HC

Studio Farlaine

  • FARLAINE GOBLIN TP VOL 01

Titan

  • A1 PRESENTS CARPE DIEM HC VOL 01 I HATE MONDAYS
  • ALIEN LEGION DEAD & BURIED OMNIBUS TP
  • DOCTOR GRORDBORT PRES ONSLAUGHT HC
  • EPIC CHRONICLES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE HC 1980-81
  • FOUR HORSEMEN O/T APOCALYPSE HC
  • VOID HC

Vertical

  • WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN VOL 04

Viz

  • BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 09
  • DAWN OF THE ARCANA GN VOL 13
  • DRAGON BALL 3IN1 TP VOL 06
  • LIBRARY WARS LOVE & WAR GN VOL 12
  • MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 07
  • NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 09
  • NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 05
  • ONE PIECE GN VOL 72
  • PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 04
  • POKEMON ADVENTURES GN BOX SET VOL 03 RUBY SAPPHIRE
  • POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 24 FIRE RED LEAF GREEN
  • POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN BOX SET VOL 02
  • SERAPH OF END VAMPIRE REIGN GN VOL 02
  • SKIP BEAT GN VOL 33
  • TIME KILLERS GN
  • YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 06

Anime

Funimation

  • Baka and Test Season 1 Collection
  • Baka and Test Season 2 Collection
  • Hal – the Movie

NIS America

  • Love Live! School Idol Project – Season 1

The Right Stuf International

  • Junjo Romantica – Season 1 Collection

Sentai

  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya
  • Gatchaman Crowds – Complete Collection
  • Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3 – Complete Collection

Viz

  • Blood Lad Complete Series

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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens: Mathematical Edition (BOOM! Studios, 9781608863884)
Anna: I’m really impressed at the Adventure Time comics. They work on their own but augment the show. Definitely a must-have for fans, but also a good all-ages pick for a library.

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Attack on Titan Volume 13 (Kodansha, 9781612626796)
Thomas: Ever since the anime studio behind Attack On Titan said they’re waiting on the manga to give them enough story to produce a second season’s worth of anime, each volume release has become that much more exciting.

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Avengers Undercover Volume 1: Descent (Marvel, 9780785189404)

Mark: Avengers Undercover continues the story of the kids from Avengers Arena and it’s still a great read.  If you’re looking for a teen centric superhero book, this is a good option. The kids go undercover with a group of villains to find Arcade, the villain who abused them in the last storyline. Each teen’s loyalty is tested and some of them decide that being heroic may not be the path they want to follow anymore. I hope they stick the landing on this one. It finishes up in a few months.

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Even More Bad Parenting Advice (Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770461673)
Jenny: Even More Bad Parenting Advice is another little collection by Guy Delisle. The small format of these humorous musings may be awkward for library shelves, but I still want to read them!!

TheseusTOON

Theseus and the Minotaur (TOON Books, 9781935179610)
Marissa: Theseus and the Minotaur was good; I reviewed it for School Library Journal. It’s great for younger fans of Greek Mythology.

Tomboy

Tomboy: a Graphic Memoir (Zest Books, 9781936976553)
Robin: I’m very curious to read Tomboy by Liz Prince — despite my particularly girly dress-up nature now, for the entirety of my childhood and teenhood I was a definite tomboy.  I’ve heard good things about this title, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

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

Arcana

  • STEAM ENGINES OF OZ COMP COLL HC VOL 01

Archie Comics

  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 01 COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL ED HC
  • RUST HC VOL 01 VISITOR IN FIELD
  • SUPURBIA TP VOL 04
  • TALENT DLX ED TP

Dark Horse

  • ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 10
  • BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT TP VOL 06
  • BURROUGHS TARZAN SUNDAY COMICS 1934-1936 HC VOL 02
  • CONAN HC VOL 16 SONG OF BELIT
  • HATSUNE MIKU UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX TP
  • X TP VOL 03 SIEGE

DC Comics 

  • DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP
  • FABLES TP VOL 20 CAMELOT
  • GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 04 GODS MONSTERS

Drawn & Quarterly

  • EVEN MORE BAD PARENTING ADVICE GN

Dynamite

  • LADY RAWHIDE TP VOL 01
  • TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 01 CONQUEST

Hermes

  • JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES HC VOL 03 1947-1949

IDW

  • ILLEGITIMATES HC
  • MAGIC THE GATHERING COMP COLL HC
  • MARS ATTACKS DLX ED HC
  • TMNT WORKS HC VOL 03

Image

  • FUSE TP VOL 01
  • WHITE DEATH HC

Kodansha

  • ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 13
  • CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 15
  • NO 6 GN VOL 08
  • SANKAREA GN VOL 08
  • SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 03

Marvel

  • AVENGERS UNDERCOVER TP VOL 01 DESCENT
  • DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP
  • FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 01 FALL OF FANTASTIC FOUR
  • JESSICA JONES PULSE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
  • MMW ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE TP VOL 01
  • MMW MARVEL RARITIES HC VOL 01
  • NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT
  • OZ DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ TP
  • SECRET SERVICE PREM HC KINGSMAN
  • X-FORCE BY KYLE AND YOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
  • X-FORCE TP VOL 01 DIRTY TRICKS

Moonstone

  • THE SAINT: THE MAN WHO WOULDNT DIE GN

NBM

  • INVINCIBLE DAYS HC

Papercutz

  • ARIOL SC VOL 05 BIZZBILLA HITS BULLSEYE
  • LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA HC VOL 02 RIGHT DECISION

Salazar Entertainment

  • PARIAH MISSOURI GN VOL 01

Titan

  • CHARLEY’S WAR OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

TOON Books

  • THESEUS & MINOTAUR GN

Tor

  • CLOCKWORK SKY GN VOL 02

Vertical

  • CARDFIGHT VANGUARD GN VOL 03

Viz

  • HIS FAVORITE GN VOL 06
  • WALLFLOWER GN VOL 33

Yen

  • BTOOOM GN VOL 07
  • HIGH SCHOOL DXD GN VOL 02
  • MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 08
  • TRIAGE X GN VOL 07

Zest Books

  • TOMBOY GRAPHIC MEMOIR

Anime

Funimation

  • Toriko – Collection 1

Sentai

  • Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic – Complete Collection
  • Uta no Prince Sama 2 – Complete Collection
  • Watamote – Complete Collection

Viz

  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit – the Complete Series

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!

Hot Off the Press!

Highlights from the past two weeks, with commentary from the NFNT gang:

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Amulet Volume 6: Escape from Lucien (Scholastic/Graphix, 9780545433150)

Ellen: I already read an ARC of the new Amulet, but I’m STILL psyched to have the book coming out!  Totally going to grab it and read it again.

Jessikah: Amulet is also a constant favorite on our shelves, and I don’t blame the kids, because I LOVE this series.

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Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 11 (Vertical, 9781939130518)

Marissa: I love Chi’s Sweet Home and cannot wait for volume 11! I got a lot of my kids into it, as well. It’s such an adorable series.

Jessikah: I am also happy to see more Chi’s sweet home.  My kids eat those volumes alive, and I’m always in need to reorders.  Plus, who can resist that cute kitty?

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Displaced Persons (Image, 9781632151216)

Gail: I am certainly looking forward to Displaced Persons — have a signed copy in my hands but have not yet had a chance to read it.

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Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 (Fantagraphics, 9781606997567)

Garrett: I’ve been following Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree on boingboing…really good stuff.

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Jellaby Volume 2: Monster in the City (Capstone, 9781434291967)

Jessikah: I am happy to see the second Jellaby back in print.  I would love to see a third issue come about.  I can dream, right?

Andrew S: I’m also excited about the new release of Jellaby (and I think that he is working on a 3rd volume…or thought I read that somewhere. Maybe. Hopefully.)

SamuraiExecutioner2

Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 2 (Dark Horse, 9781616553203)

?Garrett: I’ve always been a fan of the black & white samurai dramas and Dark Horse has been re-releasing Lone Wolf and Cub and Samurai Executioner in omnibus editions. I think that’s great primarily because they were first released in those teeny little pulp-style books, and I found those to be completely infuriating to read. The omnibus editions are about twice as big…the art and text are much easier to digest in addition to the books themselves being easier to hold and read.

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Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Volume 5 (Oni, 9781620100042)

Andrew S: I’m happy to see the 5th volume of Scott Pilgrim color coming out. I love the original and the color just really enhances it.

Sisters

Sisters (Scholastic/Graphix, 9780545540605)

Robin: Yay for Sisters!  I got a chance to read this ahead, and it brought back all the joys (and grumpiness) of being a younger sister to my older, much cooler sister.  Or so she thought.  And I thought too, I admit. 🙂

Jessikah: Yay for Sisters, and all things Raina! (Including the reprint of the Babysitters Club graphic novels.)

Andrew S: Love, love, LOVE Sisters and the latest version of Amulet!  Got both at BEA and got Raina to sign Sisters for me. Just as awesome as Smile and Drama.

Rachel: I just read Smile earlier this summer and loved it, so I’m psyched to read Sisters too!

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume 1 (Fantagraphics, 9781606997642)

?Garrett: I’d love to have Tales Designed to Thrizzle for my home shelf; alas, I missed the boat on the hardback of volume 1, and now it’s all expensive. Michael Kupperman is a national treasure. I’m dead serious. If you haven’t checked this out or Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010, I highly suggest you do so.

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Tsubasa Omnibus Volume 1 (Kodansha, 9781612625959)

?Jessikah: An omnibus edition of Tsubasa?  That’s plain fantastic.

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Vinland Saga Volume 4 (Kodansha, 9781612624235)

Thomas: Vinland Saga Volume 4 is essentially the “Red Wedding” of the series and y’all need to hop on board the hype train WOO WOOOOOO

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

  • VAMPLETS NIGHTMARE NURSERY HC BOOK 02

Alternative Comics

  • NIGHT O/T LIVING VIDIOTS GN

Ape Entertainment

  • RUN LIKE HELL GN

Archie Comics

  • BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 04
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 23

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE MATHEMATICAL ED HC
  • BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 03
  • DEAD LETTERS TP VOL 01
  • KILLER OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
  • SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 03

Caliber Entertainment

  • CARBON GN
  • Capstone
  • JELLABY GN VOL 02 MONSTER IN THE CITY

Comixtribe

  • RED TEN TP VOL 01

Dark Horse

  • GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY HC
  • SAMURAI EXECUTIONER OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
  • SECOND CHANCE AT SARAH HC
  • STAR WARS LEGACY II TP VOL 03 WANTED ANIA SOLO
  • STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT DELUXE ED HC BOX SET

DC Comics

  • BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 04
  • BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 03
  • BATMAN EARTH ONE TP
  • BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 02 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED
  • BRIGHTEST DAY OMNIBUS HC
  • FLASH HC VOL 04 REVERSE
  • FLASH TP VOL 03 GORILLA WARFARE
  • GREEN LANTERN WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN TP
  • HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 03
  • INVISIBLES HC BOOK 02 DELUXE EDITION
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 04 THE REBIRTH OF EVIL
  • KATANA TP VOL 01 SOULTAKER
  • LUCIFER TP VOL 04
  • PREACHER TP BOOK 05

Dynamite

  • DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS TP VOL 02
  • GRIMM PORTLAND WU GN
  • HEART OF THE BEAST HC 20TH ANNV ED
  • KINGS WATCH TP VOL 01
  • LEGENDS OF RED SONJA TP VOL 01
  • PATHFINDER HC VOL 02 TOOTH & CLAW
  • VAMPIRELLA BITES TP
  • WARLORD OF MARS TP VOL 04

Fantagraphics

  • CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST HC
  • HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 02
  • JIM HC
  • PEANUTS WAITING FOR GREAT PUMPKIN HC
  • TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE TP VOL 01

First Second

  • GIANTS BEWARE GN
  • ODD DUCK GN

Hermes

  • PHANTOM COMP SUNDAYS HC VOL 02 1943-1945

Humanoids

  • EL NINO OMNIBUS HC
  • MEGALEX HC

IDW

  • AIRBOY ARCHIVE TP VOL 02
  • GI JOE SILENT INTERLUDE 30TH ANNV ED HC
  • MONSTER & MADMAN TP
  • MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 03 RETURN OF HARMONY
  • SINISTER DEXTER TP
  • TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 08

Image

  • DISPLACED PERSONS OGN

Jet City Comics

  • HUGH HOWEYS WOOL GN

Kenzer & Co.

  • KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 45

Kickstart Comics

  • ROBOT CLOWN MOB GN

Kodansha

  • ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 02
  • FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 41
  • HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN GN VOL 01
  • MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 08
  • MONSTER SOUL GN VOL 02
  • MY LITTLE MONSTER GN VOL 03
  • NEGIMA GN VOL 28 NEW PTG
  • TSUBASA OMNIBUS GN VOL 01
  • VINLAND SAGA GN VOL 04

Magnetic Press

  • ZAYA HC

Marvel

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION SOCIETY SERPENTS TP
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 04 IRON NAIL
  • DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 06
  • DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 04
  • JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY GILLEN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLL
  • LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME
  • PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE
  • WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH

Microcosm

  • SNAKEPIT 10 YEAR ANNVERSARY ED GN

NBM

  • ZOMBILLENIUM HC VOL 02 HUMAN RESOURCES

Oni

  • SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 05
  • THE PEOPLE INSIDE HC

Panini

  • DOCTOR WHO CRUEL SEA GN

Papercutz

  • DINOSAURS HC VOL 03 JURASSIC SMARTS
  • LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA GN VOL 02 RIGHT DECISION
  • SMURFS ANTHOLOGY HC VOL 03
  • TOTO TROUBLE VOL 02 DEADLY JOKESTER
  • WWE SLAM CITY GN VOL 01 FINISHED

Penguin

  • LENA FINKLES MAGIC BARREL GN

PS Artbooks

  • ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN SLIPCASE ED VOL 08
  • ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS HC VOL 07
  • ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS SLIPCASE ED VOL 07
  • HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SOFTIE TP VOL 03
  • HARVEY HORRORS COLL PACK BLACK CAT MYSTERY HC ED
  • ROY THOMAS PRESENTS SHEENA QUEEN JUNGLE VOL 01

Razor Wolf Entertainment

  • SWORD AND THE BUTTERFLY GN

Rebellion/2000 AD

  • ABC WARRIORS VOLGAN WAR GN VOL 04
  • US JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 08

Rorschach Entertainment

  • BULLYS BULLY TP VOL 01

Scholastic Graphix

  • AMULET SC VOL 06 ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN
  • BABY SITTERS CLUB GN VOL 01 KRISTYS GREAT IDEA NEW PTG
  • SISTERS GN
  • SMILE SISTERS SC BOX SET

SelfMadeHero

  • LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY TP VOL 02

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ALICES ADV IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH LOOKING GLASS GN VOL 01
  • HAGANAI I DONT HAVE MANY FRIENDS GN VOL 08
  • MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 04
  • STRIKE WITCHES TP VOL 01 1937 FUSO SEA INCIDENT

Titan

  • FIRST KINGDOM HC VOL 05

T Pub

  • TWISTED DARK GN VOL 01

TOON Books

  • SHARK KING TP

Valiant

  • BLOODSHOT TP VOL 05 GET SOME
  • SHADOWMAN END TIMES TP

Vertical

  • CHI’S SWEET HOME GN VOL 11
  • FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 05
  • WOLFSMUND GN VOL 05

Viz

  • DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 04?DOROHEDORO GN VOL 13
  • GANGSTA GN VOL 03
  • GYO GN VOL 01 2ND ED
  • GYO GN VOL 02 2ND ED
  • IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 10
  • ITSUWARIBITO GN VOL 12
  • LOVELESS GN VOL 12
  • MAGI GN VOL 07

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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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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.

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Batman: Lil’ Gotham Volume 2 (DC Comics, 9781401247232)

Thomas: Oh look, themed villains who commit non-lethal crimes! I’m pacified now.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Monster Perfect Edition Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421569062)

Thomas: Praise be unto Urasawa, patron saint of cliffhangers, suspenseful are we meager readers.

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Problem Children are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? (Sentai)

Allen: Sentai’s offering wins the Best Title of the Week award

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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 )-:

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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.

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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

Graphic Novels

Adhouse

Amulet Books

  • EXPLORER SC VOL 01 MYSTERY BOXES

Andrews McMeel

  • FUN WITH KIRK & SPOCK HC

Archie Comics

  • 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

Cinebook

  • LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 47 OUTLAWS

Dark Horse

  • EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES HC VOL 03
  • GASOLINE ALLEY HC VOL 02 COMPLETE SUNDAYS 1923-1925

DC Comics

  • 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

Dynamite

  • VAMPIRELLA TP VOL 06 FINAL CURTAIN

Fantagraphics

  • GAST GN
  • HOW TO BE HAPPY HC

Fantasy Prone

  • OPERATION REDUX GN

Hermes

  • BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY PX HC VOL 01 GRIEVOUS ANGELS

IDW

  • 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

Image

  • LAZARUS TP VOL 02 LIFT
  • SHELTERED TP VOL 02

Kodansha

  • BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 04

Magnetic Press

  • NAJA HC

Marvel

  • 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

Oni

  • LETTER 44 TP VOL 01 ESCAPE VELOCITY

PS Artbooks

  • 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

Rebellion/2000AD

  • 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

Scholastic Graphix

  • 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

Titan

  • SNOWPIERCER GN

Viz

  • MONSTER TP VOL 01 PERFECT ED URASAWA
  • TERRA FORMARS GN VOL 01

Yen Press

  • 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

Zenescope

  • GFT NEVERLAND AGE OF DARKNESS TP
  • GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS TP

Anime

Anime Sols

  • Dear Brother – Box 1

Eastern Star

  • Dr. Slump: The Movies (Films 1-5)
  • Monster Rancher – Complete Season 2
  • Monster Rancher – Complete Season 3

Funimation

  • Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash – The Complete Series

Sentai

  • Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?

Viz

  • 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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Graphic Novels

Adhouse

  • STREET ANGEL HC

Archie Comics

  • DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR BETTY HC

BOOM! Studios

  • FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES TP VOL 05

Cinebook

  • 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

Dark Horse

  • DRAGON GIRL MONKEY KING ART OF KATSUYA TERADA HC
  • SAKAI PROJECT HC 30 YEARS USAGI YOJIMBO
  • STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT

DC Comics

  • 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

Fantagraphics

  • SPECIAL EXITS GN

First Second

  • SHADOW HERO GN

Hermes

  • BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY TP VOL 01 GRIEVOUS ANGELS

Hyperion

  • ARTEMIS FOWL GN VOL 04 OPAL DECEPTION
  • ARTEMIS FOWL HC GN VOL 04 OPAL DECEPTION

IDW

  • MEMORY COLLECTORS HC
  • TMNT HEROES COLLECTION HC
  • TMNT UTROM EMPIRE TP
  • TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 07

Image

  • 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

Marvel

  • 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

Rebellion/2000AD

  • 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

Top Shelf

  • LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN III CENTURY HC COMPLETE ED

Vertical

  • IN CLOTHES CALLED FAT GN

Zenescope

  • GFT WONDERLAND OMNIBUS TP

Anime

Sentai

  • 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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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Alex & Ada Volume 1 (Image, 9781632150066)

Anna: I’m definitely buying Alex + Ada for my library. It’s a sweet, beautiful book that ought to appeal strongly to people who liked “Her.”

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anohana: the Flower We Saw that Day (Aniplex)

Jessikah: I am looking forward to anohana.

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Chew Omnivore Edition Volume 4 (Image, 9781632150318)

Thomas: I had trouble getting into this series after the first two skinny trades, but I always see it recommended as a can’t-miss comedy. Would anyone like to nudge me into giving this series a second chance? (Invitation goes for NFNT members and site commenters)
Andrew S: I’m also really, really happy to see Chew Omnivore Edition coming out. I almost missed it, but this is one of my favorite series and I only buy it in the Omnivore Edition (yes, I’m one of those) because…well because I can. Thomas you should definitely give it second look! For me I think I really got hooked with the 1st Omnivore edition and it just gets better from there in my opinion.

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Kill la Kill  (Aniplex)
Jessikah: I am pleased to see Kill la Kill being released!
Allen: I’m thrilled that Kill La Kill is getting out there, even if the release is a bit out of whack (I believe it’s only four episodes). Best to just wait for the inevitable Complete release. The whole show is available on Crunchyroll for a much cheaper price.
Thomas: This anime and High School of the Dead are both series that my anime?club’s teens know and like but acknowledge we will never watch in the library.

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Seconds (Ballantine, 9780345529374)
Caitlin: I’m curious to read Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new book – I enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim series and the premise for this one sounds interesting.
Jessikah: I’m super excited to see Seconds!
Thomas: Pretty sure this will be the “Did you read it?” title among comics fans for the next year.
Tessa: I’m also excited for Seconds.
Andrew S: I’m really looking forward to Seconds and I’ve had my copy staring at me since Monday and I just haven’t had a chance to pick it up and read it through yet, but what I did read is fantastic.

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Tales of the Batman J.H. Williams III (DC Comics, 9781401247621)

Thomas: JH Williams III can illustrate the tales of anyone and I will get in?line to read it.

Usagi Yojimbo Volume 28: Red Scorpion (Dark Horse, 9781616553982)

Andrew S: I’m always, always, ALWAYS happy to see more Usagi Yojimbo. Stan Sakai’s is one of my favorite storytellers and his line work is just absolutely drop dead gorgeous.

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Youth is Wasted (Adhouse, 9781935233275)
Tessa: I’m excited for the Noah Van Sciver short story collection from Adhouse (Youth is Wasted).
Andrew S: I’m also interested in taking a look at Youth Is Wasted. I’ve heard Noah’s name for a couple of years now and the work looks interesting and Adhouse puts out some good stuff, so…

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

Adhouse

  • YOUTH IS WASTED GN

Archie Comics

  • SONIC SAGA TP VOL 05 ENERJAK REBORN
  • SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 07

Ballantine

  • SECONDS GN

BOOM! Studios

  • HACKTIVIST HC

Burlyman Entertainment

  • DOC FRANKENSTEIN TP VOL 01 MESSIAH OF SCIENCE RESURRECTED

Cinebook

  • ALONE GN VOL 01
  • IZNOGOUD GN VOL 08 ROCKETS TO STARDOM
  • IZNOGOUD GN VOL 10 RELENTLESS
  • LARGO WINCH GN VOL 14 RED HOT WRATH
  • LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 46 PONY EXPRESS

Dark Horse

  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE: INTO THE LIGHT HC
  • GRINDHOUSE MIDNIGHT TP VOL 01
  • PICTURES THAT TICK VOL 02
  • USAGI YOJIMBO LTD HC VOL 28 RED SCORPION

DC Comics

  • BATMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
  • BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 04 THE CRUELEST CUT
  • DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN DELUXE ED HC
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED TP
  • JOKER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
  • SUPERGIRL TP VOL 04 OUT OF THE PAST
  • TALES OF THE BATMAN JH WILLIAMS III HC
  • TEEN TITANS TP VOL 04 LIGHT AND DARK

Dynamite

  • CODENAME ACTION TP VOL 01
  • SPIDER TP VOL 03 CITY OF CRIME

Fantagraphics

  • DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 05 PHANTOM BLOT
  • PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 09 1953-1954

Gen Manga Entertainment

  • ANOMAL GN
  • ONE IS ENOUGH GN

Humanoids

  • SANCTUM HC

IDW

  • GATE WAY NEW WORLD TP
  • LUST TP
  • POWERPUFF GIRLS CLASSICS TP VOL 04 PICTURE PERFECT
  • TARZAN RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS HC VOL 03 1971-1974
  • TMNT ANIMATED TP VOL 04 MUTAGEN MAYHEM
  • X-FILES CLASSICS HC VOL 04

Image

  • ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01
  • APHRODITE IX REBIRTH TP VOL 02
  • BAD DOG TP VOL 01 IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
  • CHEW OMNIVORE ED HC VOL 04
  • DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH

Lerner

  • LILY RENEE ESCAPE ARTIST GN

Little, Brown

  • MONSTER HIGH HOPES & SCREAMS GN

Marvel

  • BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD
  • MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 14

PS Artbooks

  • ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS SLIPCASE ED VOL 06

Udon

  • STREET FIGHTER IV HC VOL 01 WAGES OF SIN

 

Anime

Aniplex

  • anohana: the Flower We Saw That Day
  • Kill la Kill
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: the Movie Part 1 & 2

Funimation

  • Deadman Wonderland: Complete Series

New Video Group

  • Mononoke –  Complete Collection
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Complete Set

Sentai

  • To Love Ru Darkness

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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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Abe Sapien Volume 4: The Shape of Things to Come (Dark Horse, 9781616554439)

Andrew S: I’m really looking forward to seeing the next Abe Sapien volume.  I’ve enjoyed seeing where they’ve taken the character and can’t wait to see what comes next for him.

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Barbarian Lord  (Clarion Books, 9780547859064)

Thomas: Some readers, especially younger ones, may ask “aren’t barbarians people who fight all the time and act tough and use old speak?” And this comic answers with an adorable yes.

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Charlie Brown: Pow! (AMP! Comics for Kids, 9781449458263)

Andrew S: I’m always up for seeing more Charlie Brown collections, and AMP! collections so far have been fantastic (I reviewed two of the other ones)  So I’m pleased to see another collection coming out.

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Disney Fairies Volume 15: Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (Papercutz, 9781597077293)

Jennifer W: Disney Fairies – very popular. I think I might be a couple volumes behind though.

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Flowers of Evil Volume 10 (Vertical, 9781939130662)

Thomas: We’re nearing the end! Will bad habits die hard, or have the protagonists truly matured into a new age?

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Flowers of Evil: Complete Collection (Sentai)

Thomas: Episode 7: that classroom scene completely validates animating the manga.

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Hilda and the Black Hound (Flying Eye Books, 9781909263185)

Jessikah: Love Hilda.  Love, love, love.
Jennifer W: I just handed one to a girl who complained that they don’t make enough “girl comics”!! and all her friends took one as well.
Marissa: I absolutely love the Hilda series! I keep recommending them to patrons and then they never return!
Andrew S: Like others have mentioned I’ve become a huge fan of Hilda and I’m always happy to see more of her come out so that new readers can discover her and what comes next.

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Moomin Volume 9: the Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip (Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770461574)

Eva: Moomins! Moomins, Moomins, MOOMINS! I’ll never get enough of them!
Jennifer W: I love Moomins and have been buying the collection for myself, but I had to weed the volumes we had – they just don’t circulate. The smaller, colored paperbacks do a little better, but not much.

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My Love Story Volume 1 (Viz, 9781421571447)

Jenny: I’m looking forward to My Love Story. It’s by the same creator as the sweetly goofy High School Debut and sounds like it’ll be another fun, refreshing series that doesn’t quite fit the usual shojo mold.

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Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 3 (Viz, 9781421566276)

Jessikah: Solid Magical Girl story.  Very nice art work.  I think it will be a hit.

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Ranma ½ 2-in-1 Volume 3 (Viz, 9781421566160)

Thomas: This volume includes volumes 5 and 6 of the original series, meaning it contains the story of Ryoga undergoing insane strength training in a bid to keep up with Ranma’s developing speed and ability. That’s always the sweet spot of a shonen manga to me, when the characters all reach “the next level” together and their skills start to really reflect their personalities. In this case, Ranma has learned the “Chestnuts Roasting Over An Open Fire” technique that uses his speed to throw punches all over the place (chaotic, scatterbrained). Ryoga learns “Breaking Point,” which focuses all his strength into his finger to shatter rocks (focused, singleminded).??I could do this for a lot of Ranma ½ stories. Pardon the fanboy, everyone.

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The Strain Volume 1 (Dark Horse, 9781616550325)

Thomas: I’m generally wary of horror comics, but The Strain is genuinely creepy to me!
Anna: I’m really excited to re-read “The Strain” in preparation for the TV show.

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X-Men: Battle of the Atom (Marvel, 9780785189060)

Thomas: A quintessential X-Men book insofar as multiple convoluted timelines and casts are combined, only to be discarded.

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

AC Comics

  • GOLDEN AGE GREATS SPOTLIGHT VOL 15

AMP! Comics for Kids

  • CHARLIE BROWN POW TP

Atheneum

  • MERCURY GN NEW PTG

Bongo

  • SIMPSONS COMICS COLOSSAL COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02

Clarion Books

  • BARBARIAN LORD GN

Dark Horse

  • ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 04 SHAPE THINGS TO COME
  • CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 27 SANDS UPON EARTH
  • DOCTOR SOLAR ARCHIVES TP VOL 03
  • STRAIN HC VOL 01

DC Comics

  • ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 06 FLESH AND BLOOD
  • BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE FUGITIVE TP NEW ED
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS
  • NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 SECOND CITY
  • TALON TP VOL 02 THE FALL OF THE OWLS

Digital Manga

  • BLUE SHEEP REVERIE GN VOL 06
  • KINOKOINU MUSHROOM PUP GN VOL 01

Drawn & Quarterly

  • BENSONS CUCKOOS GN
  • MOOMIN COMPLETE LARS JANSSON COMIC STRIP HC VOL 09

Hermes Press

  • BUCK ROGERS COMP MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS 1958-59 HC
  • PHANTOM COMP SERIES HC CHARLTON YEARS VOL 03

Hill & Wang

  • NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME TP

IDW

  • KNUCKLEHEADS FIST CONTACT TP
  • TMNT MICRO SERIES TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
  • TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 01 CHANGE IS CONSTANT NEW PTG

Image

  • ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 01 TIMES SQUARED

Kodansha

  • SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 03
  • SHERLOCK BONES GN VOL 06
  • UQ HOLDER GN VOL 02

Marvel

  • GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY JIM VALENTINO TP VOL 02
  • MARVELS AGENTS OF SHIELD DECLASSIFIED SLIPCASE HC
  • MU GUARDIANS OF GALAXY COSMIC TEAM UP DIGEST TP
  • STAR LORD TP GUARDIANS OF GALAXY
  • X-MEN TP BATTLE OF ATOM

Nobrow

  • HILDA & BIRD PARADE GN
  • HILDA & BLACK HOUND GN
  • HILDA & MIDNIGHT GIANT GN
  • HILDA & TROLL GN

Ossm Comics

  • FOSTER GN

Papercutz

  • DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 15 SECRET WINGS
  • NANCY DREW DIARIES GN VOL 02

Rebellion/2000AD

  • US HONDO CITY JUSTICE TP

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL GN VOL 01
  • HAGANAI I DONT HAVE MANY FRIENDS MORE FAIL GN
  • SACRED BLACKSMITH GN VOL 05

Sideshow Productions

  • SPARKS GN

Titan

  • AI PRESENTS WEIRDING WILLOWS HC VOL 01

Tor

  • RINGWORLD GN PART 1
  • ROBERT JORDAN EYE OF THE WORLD HC VOL 05

Valiant

  • HARBINGER WARS DLX HC VOL 01
  • UNITY TP VOL 02 TRAPPED BY WEBNET

Vertical

  • FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 10

Viz

  • 07 GHOST GN VOL 11
  • CASE CLOSED GN VOL 51
  • D GRAY MAN 3IN1 TP VOL 04
  • DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 06
  • FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3IN1 TP VOL 08
  • MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 06
  • MY LOVE STORY GN VOL 01
  • NARUTO GN VOL 66
  • NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 04
  • PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 03
  • POKEMON ADV BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 04
  • POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 23 FIRERED LEAFGREEN
  • RANMA 1/2 2IN1 TP VOL 03
  • RIN-NE GN VOL 15
  • SKIP BEAT 3IN1 TP VOL 08
  • SWEET REIN GN VOL 03
  • YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 05

Zenescope

  • GFT AGE OF DARKNESS TP VOL 01

Anime

Sentai

  • Flowers of Evil – Complete Collection
  • Sasami-san@Ganburanai

Viz

  • Naruto Shippuden 19

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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

AllNewXFactor
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Twilight Zone Volume 1 (Dynamite, 9781606905050)

Jessikah: I love all things Twilight Zone, so thumbs up!

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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

Graphic Novels

Alterna Comics

  • LAST WEST GN

Avatar

  • DICKS TP VOL 02

BOOM! Studios

  • ADVENTURE TIME ENCHIRIDION ED HC VOL 01

Broadsword Comics

  • SCHOOL BITES GN VOL 01
  • SCHOOL BITES GN VOL 02

Cinebook

  • BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 18 OATH FIVE LORDS
  • LARGO WINCH GN VOL 13 COLD BLACK SEA

Conundrum Press

  • PHOTOBOOTH A BIOGRAPHY GN

Danger Zone

  • FINAL PLAGUE TP
  • ZOMBIE TRAMP VOL 2 TP

Dark Horse

  • 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

DC Comics

  • 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

Digital Manga

  • ALICE THE 101ST GN VOL 04
  • HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT GN VOL 02

Dynamite

  • BIONIC MAN TP VOL 03 END OF EVERYTHING
  • DARK SHADOWS YEAR ONE TP
  • RED SONJA OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
  • TWILIGHT ZONE TP VOL 01

Fantagraphics

  • EC JOHN SEVERIN BOMB RUN HC
  • STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES TP VOL 01 STRANGE SUSPENSE
  • WITZEND HC BOX SET WALLY WOOD

IDW

  • ARCHIE SWINGIN SIXTIES DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS 1963-1965 HC
  • DEADWORLD RESTORATION TP
  • STARSTRUCK TREASURY ED

Image

  • GLORY COMPLETE SAGA HC
  • VELVET TP VOL 01 BEFORE THE LIVING END

Kodansha

  • FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 39
  • NO 6 GN VOL 07
  • SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 02
  • XXXHOLIC OMNIBUS TP VOL 02

Marvel

  • 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

PS Artbooks

  • HARVEY HORRORS COLL PACK WITCHES TALES SOFTIE SLIPCASE ED
  • ROY THOMAS PRESENTS BRIEFER FRANKENSTEIN 1947

Top Shelf

  • PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN COMPLETE ED

Vertical

  • MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN HC VOL 06

Viz

  • BATTLE ROYALE ANGELS BORDER GN

Z2 Comics

  • ESCAPO HC
  • FEAR MY DEAR BILLY DOGMA EXPERIENCE HC

Zenescope

  • GFT WONDERLAND ASYLUM TP

Anime

Funimation

  • Red Data Girl
  • Shiki – Complete Series

Sentai

  • 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!

Hot Off the Press!

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

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Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Volume 5 (Seven Seas Entertainment, 9781626920552)

Renata: Oh man, I missed all of Alice in the Country of Joker. I’ll have to order those–I know the other Alice books in that series have been super popular with my teens here.

AratatheLegend18

Arata: the Legend Volume 18 (Viz, 9781421565057)

Jenny: I want to see if Arata: The Legend improves now that Yuu Watase has gotten a new editor (the former one having been both a terrible editor and an abusive human being). I’ll have to find out which chapter marks her return to freedom and see if she can pull the story out of the mess she was forced to create.

Jessikah: Oh, yeah. Arata: the Legend, lost me a while ago.

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Baltimore Volume 4: Chapel of Bones (Dark Horse, 9781616553289)

Elizabeth: I really enjoy the Baltimore series and am excited for another hardcover edition. It’s doing well with my patrons too.

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Godland Volume 6: Goodbye Divine (Image, 9781607066200)

Garrett: Holy Cosmic! Godland vol 6! I had given up hope that anything else would be collected.  Godland is one of my favorites!

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Maoyu (Sentai)

Jessikah: I’m curious about Maoyu, since it’s connected to the people responsible for the series Spice and Wolf.

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Night of the Living Deadpool (Marvel, 9780785190172)

Jessikah: Night of the Living Deadpool looks hilarious, even if I am beyond tired of the Zombie Apocolypse Meme.

Renata: I’m sure Night of the Living Deadpool will be a hit with my teens here–zombies + Deadpool = win!

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Showa: A History of Japan Volume 2 (Drawn & Quarterly)

Jenny: I want to check out Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa: A History of Japan (both volumes so far).

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

Adhouse Books

  • BAD VENTURES BOBO BACKSLACK GN

Avatar

  • CROSSED VOL 09
  • STITCHED TP VOL 03

BOOM! Studios

  • PEANUTS: THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED CHARLIE BROWN ORIGINAL GN
  • SAVAGE BROTHERS DELUXE ED TP

Broadsword Comics

  • SCHOOL BITES NIGHT CLASSES PT 1 JUST DESSERTS

Dark Horse

  • BALTIMORE HC VOL 04 CHAPEL OF BONES
  • CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 19
  • CRIME DOES NOT PAY CITY OF ROSES HC
  • EVE TRUE STORIES HC
  • MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES TP VOL 03 POSTHUMAN
  • NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 01
  • STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI TP VOL 03 FORCE WAR
  • TWO PAST MIDNIGHT TP

DC Comics

  • DMZ DELUXE EDITION HC BOOK 02
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 03 WILLPOWER
  • JLA TP VOL 05
  • RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 04
  • WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 03 CONTROL ISSUES

Drawn & Quarterly

  • SHOWA HISTORY OF JAPAN TP VOL 02 1939-1944
  • WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX HC 1919-1920

First Second

  • LEWIS & CLARK GN

IDW

  • CHICACABRA TP
  • POPEYE CLASSICS HC VOL 04
  • TMNT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2ND PTG
  • TRANSFORMERS DARK CYBERTRON TP VOL 02

Image

  • GHOSTED TP VOL 02
  • GODLAND TP VOL 06 GOODBYE DIVINE
  • LIQUID CITY GN VOL 03
  • WHISPERS TP

Machine Gun Bob Comics

  • CHOSIN HOLD THE LINE GN

Marvel

  • AVENGERS TP LEGACY OF THANOS
  • AVENGERS TP VOL 03 PRELUDE TO INFINITY
  • INVADERS CLASSIC TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01
  • MMW CAPTAIN MARVEL HC VOL 05
  • NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP
  • THOR GOD OF THUNDER TP VOL 02 GODBOMB

Papercutz

  • MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS HC VOL 01 RITA REPULSA

Rebellion/2000 AD

  • US JUDGE DREDD XXX FILES TP

Scholastic

  • BONE COLOR ED HC VOL 07 GHOST CIRCLES NEW PTG

Seven Seas Entertainment

  • A CENTAURS LIFE GN VOL 03
  • ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER CIRCUS & LIARS GAME VOL 05
  • GIRLS UND PANZER GN VOL 01

Udon

  • WONDER MOMO BATTLE IDOL HC VOL 01

Valiant

  • ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 05 MISSION IMPROBABLE

Viz

  • ARATA THE LEGEND GN VOL 18
  • DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 03
  • MAGI GN VOL 06
  • TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 05

Zenescope

  • BAR MAID TP VOL 01

Anime

Sentai

  • Maoyu

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!