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 tomorrow:
The Pick of the Week is Jeff Nicholson's Colonia, vol. 2: On Into Great Lands from AiT/PlanetLAR, the second chapter in his alternate world fantasy. I can understand how, with Nicholson's slow production schedule, you may not have wanted to buy Colonia in the individual issues; but now that it's collected, you should really pick it up.
In other comics:
Aeon have the second issue of Matt Howarth's latest Keif Llama: Xenotech series. I get the feeling sometimes that I'm the only person around who loves Howarth's stuff. Won't you please give it a try?
Dark Horse have new issues of BPRD: The Black Flame (#4) and Usagi Yojimbo (#89).
DC have a collection of Warren Ellis's 'reclarified' Ocean; the penultimate issue of Kyle Baker's Plastic Man (#19); and new issues of JLA: Classified (#14), Legion of Super-Heroes (#12), and The Losers (#30).
IDW have a new collection of classic Grimjack: Legend of Grimjack, vol. 4.
Image have a fourth Walking Dead collection; and new issues of Fell (#3) and Ferro City (#4).
Ludovico Technique debut their new high-concept series Living in Infamy. (The concept? Witness protection for super-villains.)
Marvel have the Marvel Holiday Special 2005, anew issue of X-Men and Power Pack (#2), and the final issue of X-Men: Kitty Pride - Shadow & Flame (#5).
NBM have the latest of Rick Geary's Treasury of Victorian Murder: Vol. 7: Abraham Lincoln.
If it's the last week of the month, that must mean that TokyoPop is dumping a pile of books on the market. Among their 30(!) tankobons is the debut of Queenie Chan's OEL manga The Dreaming.
Viper have the final issue of the first Middleman mini (#4)--with monkeys on the cover!
Another relatively short week, so how about spending some of your hard-earned dough on some comics as presents for your friends and family?