Saturday, September 6, 2008
"A General Survey of New Comics Out 9/10/08"
A more broad look at what is coming out...
100 BULLETS #95 and EX MACHINA #38; Both series setting up to their finite conclusions. 100 BULLETS seems to have at least worked through the scheduling issues it had over the last couple of years, and EX MACHINA seems to be stuck in those same problems. I re-read the series back in June, was all caught up...and I think one issues has come out since. EX MACHINA too reminds me that Brian K. Vaughn has kind of fallen behind in the monthly comics game (Y: THE LAST MAN has been over for over half a year, RUNAWAYS a year, and let's not talk about LOGAN). Hopefully he does another graphic novel ala PRIDE OF BAGHDAD sooner than later...
AFRO SAMURAI SC Vol. 1; This material was exhibited recently at the Vancouver Art Gallery for their comics show, and from what I saw in the art magazine, the pages for this look amazing.
ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #10; The order code for this starts at FEB08...so just a little over 4 months late...and I'm pretty sure #11 has been cancelled and has yet to be re-solicited. I would also like to remind you all that I cannot keep the hardcover collection of #1-9 instock.
BOYS #22 GLOW IN THE DARK COVER; Your's for the low low price of 14.95US. I was about to laugh and scoff at anyone who would buy this, but then I remembered I put myself down for the $15 'zombie variant' of GLAMOURPUSS #4. I really am in no position to judge.
CABLE KING SIZE SPECTACULAR #1; I laughed at the title.
COMICS JOURNAL #292, COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY Vol. 7: HARVEY KURTZMAN, LOVE & ROCKETS NEW STORIES #1, PORTABLE FRANK SC; Thanks Fantagraphics for this fall line-up beatdown! Again, the strange one-week later Canada thing strikes again. Actually, I thought that is what happened with ABANDONED CARS, but after one-week past and it still wasn't in, I went and consulted the orders and I totally forgot to mark myself down for it (or I'm forgetting that I told myself I was going to wait for the reviews). But yeah, that's a lot of stuff all at once. What I'm really looking forward to is the (reissue?) of the CJL Kurtzman book. I was actually starting to get antsy about when this was finally coming out (again?), but here it is.
DEADPOOL #1; It is unbelievable how many people are looking forward to this. I've had people telling me to make sure this goes into their file months before the first issue was even solicited. The only thing I hope that comes out of this is Marvel continues doing DEADPOOL CLASSIC trades, working their way into Joe Kelly's ok-to-great run on the character.
OMEGA THE UNKNOWN PREMIER HC; So I was originally picking these up individually, and we got shorted, didn't have enough for customers, no reorders, so I decided to forgo the rest of the series and wait until the hardcover was out. Artwise, this looks amazing. Story? What I read hadn't really captivated me as of yet, but we'll see how it works all together.
TRUTH SERUM Vol. 1; I haven't read THE LONELY PARADE yet, but Lawrence seemed to have loved it. I am expecting a similar reaction for this collection too.
ZORRO: COMPLETE ALEX TOTH; I have been contemplating buying these for such a long time, and finally I got sick of that Alex Toth shaped hole in my bookshelf staring me in the face.