Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New This Week: February 22, 2006

Mouse Guard #1Based 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 Mouse Guard #1 from Archaia Studio Press. Yes, its story of mice in a fantasy-like world is somewhat derivative of Redwall, but the art is charmingly realistic and well-done. It's a funny shape though (square) so don't miss it.

In other comics:

Aardvark-Vanaheim & Win-Mill have another installment of comics criticism with Following Cerebus #7.

Alias have collected editions of both Lions, Tigers & Bears and Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker.

Antarctic have the last issue of Oz: The Maga (#8), although I think there's also an epilogue on the way.

Boom! Studios have Zombie Tales: Death Valley #2.

Dark Horse have a new issue of Usagi Yojimbo (#91).

DC have the earliest adventures of the Man of Steel in Superman Chronicles, vol. 1; debut issues of John Ridley's American Way and Jones & Sears' Warlord revival; and new issues of Catwoman (#52), JLA Classified (#17), Legion of Super-Heroes (#15), Lucifer (#71); and the final issue of Wonder Woman (#226).

Fantagraphics have a new issue of Luba's Comics and Stories (#7).

Marvel have the return of Whedon & Cassiday's Astonishing X-Men (#13); the final issue of Black Widow 2 (#6); and new issues of Captain America (#15), Book of Lost Souls (#5), Kabuki (#6), Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (#3), Supreme Power: Hyperion (#4), and Ultimate Spider-Man (#90).

TokyoPop have a ton of books, including volume 3 of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.

That about does it. Looks like DC wasn't able to ship an issue of Infinite Crisis during February--that's really going to hurt their dollar share...

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