Based on the NCRL list for this week's comics shipping from Diamond, here are a few things to look for at the local comic shop later today:
The pick of the week is the first collection of Illusive Arts' Dorothy, a fascinating photo-art retelling of the Oz story in a modern (and not-for-kids) vein. Yes, it's vastly decompressed, but it sure looks pretty while getting along the Yellow Brick Road.
In other comics:
About Comics have their 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2005 collection.
Abstract Studios have another issue of Strangers in Paradise (#77).
Amaze Ink debut their Disney license Haunted Mansion just in time for Halloween; and also the first issue of Andi Watson's Paris.
Antarctic Press have a new issue of Gold Digger (#68).
Dark Horse have the second Conan collection in paperback, and new issues of BPRD: The Black Flame (#3) and Usagi Yojimbo (#88).
DC weigh in with the debut of the Azzarello & Frusin's western Loveless; and new issues of JLA Classified (#13), JSA Classified (#4), Jack Cross (#3), Legion of Super-Heroes (#11), The Losers (#29), and Solo (#7--Mike Allred!).
Fantagraphics have Richard Sala's Mad Night Featuring Judy Drood Girl Detective, more spooky fun for your Halloween weekend.
iBooks have the long-delayed second Mister X collection.
IDW have the final issue of Angel: The Curse (#5).
Image have new issues of Age of Bronze (#21), Ferro City (#3), Noble Causes (#14), and Stardust Kid (#3).
Kenzer & Co. have a new issue of Knights of the Dinner Table (#108).
Mavel debut JMS & Colleen Doran's Book of Lost Souls, and heft up new issues of Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her (#2), Captain America (#11), Daredevil (#78), Defenders (#4), Drax the Destroyer (#2), Kabuki (#5), and New Thunderbolts (#14).
Oni have the penultimate issue of Andi Watson's Little Star (#5).
Radio Comix have a collection fo the furry comic Ebin & May.
Speakeasy have the second issue of Hero at Large (#2).
TokyoPop have the second volume of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and the debuts of the OEL titles A Midnight Opera and Mark of the Succubus.
And finally, stuck way down in the Books sections is The Life of Groo as 'available again'--if this shows up at your LCS, grab it, because there are few things better than the Sergio Aragonés funny.