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 Roadsong, vol. 1 by Allan Gross & Joanna Estep, the latest OEL Manga from TokyoPop. I met Estep briefly at SNAP! and ever since I've been greatly looking forward to this tale of musicians, sibling rivalry, and the mob.
In other comics:
Antarctic have issue #70 of Fred Perry's Gold Digger, which is odd because issue #69 came out just last week, and I'm sure that ol' Fred didn't turn #70 out in just a week...
Dark Horse have the penultimate issue of BPRD: The Black Flame (#5) and the debut volumes of their Harlequin Manga lina, A Girl in a Million (pink) and Response (violet).
DC have a trade of Lex Luthor: Man of Steel; the 6th Fables collection; and new issues of All Star Batman and Robin (#3), JLA Classified, and Solo (#8 - Teddy Kristiansen, with a story by Neil Gaiman).
Del Rey have a new volume of Negima! (vol. 8).
Drawn & Quarterly have a new issue of Jason Lutes' Berlin (#12).
iBooks have the 3rd volume of Blacksad, which is sure to have stunning art.
IDW bring back Peter David's Fallen Angel (#1).
Marvel debut Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (must... avoid... obvious... joke...); and bring us new issues of Black Widow 2 (#4), Daredevil (#80), Drax the Destroyer (#4), She-Hulk 2 (#3), Ultimate Spider-Man (#88), X-Factor (#2), and X-Men and Power Pack (#3).
Speakeasy have a new issue of Rocketo (#4).
Sunday Press Books' Little Nemo in Slumberland hits comic shops, although don't count on getting a copy if you didn't pre-order.
Must be the last shipping day of the month, becuase TokyoPop is dumping a ton of product in comic shops (just in time for Christmas shopping!)
W.W. Norton's Will Eisner's Contract with God Trilogy hadcover also shows up.
That's all for this last week of the year. If you find yourself with a few extra dollars, please consider donating to your favorite charity--your last chance for a tax deduction for 2005!