Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monkey Covers

Sunday is Monkey Covers day here at YACB. Because there's nothing better than a comic with a monkey on the cover!

The staff of MAD Magazine become banana-friendly on the cover of MAD #488 (2008) by Irving Schild & Jack Syracuse!


Image courtesy of the GCD. Click on the image for a larger version.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Vault in the Daily

Local comic store Vault of Midnight was recently profiled in the Michigan Daily (the U-M student newspaper): "Mining the Vault: How A2's premier comic store came to be"

It's a pretty good piece, though I'm amused at the titles that the reporter chose in the last paragraph to illustrate the "independent comics" that Vault carries, especially since the store has a very wide selection and far more independent-ish comics than are mentioned.

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (-). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 *
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
6 (+2). Kick-Ass
7 (-1). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
8 (+3). The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition
9 (-). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
10 (-3). Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
11 (-1). Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
12 (-). Watchmen
13 (+1). Star Wars: Legacy Volume 8 - Tatooine *
14 (+15). Dark Avengers, Vol. 2: Molecule Man *
15 (N). Negima! 25
16 (+1). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
17 (+1). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
18 (+8). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
19 (-4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
20 (+15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
21 (+27). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
22 (+6). Batman: The Killing Joke
23 (+21). Asterios Polyp
24 (+3). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
25 (N). Halo: Helljumper *
26 (+6). V for Vendetta
27 (-14). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
28 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
29 (-6). Starman Omnibus Vol. 4 *
30 (-6). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
31 (R). Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid
32 (+10). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
33 (-11). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
34 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
35 (N). Bleach, Vol. 30 *
36 (+3). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
37 (-4). The Complete Persepolis
38 (R). The Arrival
39 (-23). Naruto, Vol. 47
40 (-15). Stitches: A Memoir
41 (R). Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
42 (-3). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
43 (N). Twelve Kingdoms, The - Hardcover Edition Volume 4: Skies of Dawn *
44 (N). Deadpool Volume 1: Secret Invasion Premiere HC *
45 (-26). All Star Superman, Vol. 2
46 (R). The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
47 (R). The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House
48 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
49 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
50 (-7). Berserk Volume 33



Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks


Commentary:

* Kick-Ass continues to inch up the charts. For comparison, it is #316 on the overall chart, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid, just above it on the comics chart, is #183 on the overall chart. So it still has a way to go to challenge Twilight (#96 overall) and the Wimpy Kid. (But as the movie draws closer...?)

* Marvel have a second good week in a row. In addition to their non-Marvel Universe properties remaining strong, the second Dark Avengers hardcover moves up into the top 20, and a Deadpool hardcover debuts in the bottom half of the list.

* The Walking Dead continues to grow, with four collections now sitting in the top 50.

* The highest debut at #15 is the latest Negima! volume. Last week's manga champ, Naruto, takes a steep drop to #39.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Monkey Covers

Sunday is Monkey Covers day here at YACB. Because there's nothing better than a comic with a monkey on the cover!

The Tiny Titans have all been turned into monkeys on Art Baltazar's cover for Tiny Titans #9!


Image courtesy of the GCD. Click on the image for a larger version.

Friday, February 19, 2010

What If There Was an Anniversary, But Nobody Threw a Party?

2010 marks DC Comics' 75th Anniversary, but you wouldn't know it by anything the company is doing!

Back in 1985, DC made a big deal out of their 50th anniversary, designing a special logo; launching Who's Who; and of course running the big Crisis on Infinite Earths mega-crossover, the comic that set the template for big company-wide crossovers for the next 25 years.

But for #75? Nary a peep!

Chalk it up to several factors, including a management shake-up and also running into the tail-end of Blackest Night, which started back in 2009.

But there some obvious things that could be done, such as marking Brightest Day as the big 75th Anniversary series.

Also, Superman #700, Batman #700, & Wonder Woman #600 will all be coming out within a few months of each other in 2010. Your big three characters, all with anniversary issues, in your 75th anniversary year? That should be an opportunity too big to ignore! A big, massive three-part epic written by Geoff Johns and/or Grant Morrison (or your new writer JMS), drawn by Jim Lee, staring Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman? That would be like printing money.

(Of course, since DC refuse to do a Sugar & Spike reprint project, we know that they must hate money...)

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (-). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 *
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
6 (+3). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
7 (-3). Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
8 (+7). Kick-Ass *
9 (-2). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
10 (-2). Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
11 (-1). The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition *
12 (-1). Watchmen
13 (+1). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
14 (+5). Star Wars: Legacy Volume 8 - Tatooine *
15 (-2). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
16 (+7). Naruto, Vol. 47
17 (+22). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
18 (-). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
19 (R). All Star Superman, Vol. 2
20 (+4). Batman: Year One
21 (-1). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
22 (-10). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
23 (R). Starman Omnibus Vol. 4 *
24 (-8). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
25 (+6). Stitches: A Memoir
26 (R). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
27 (+13). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
28 (-11). Batman: The Killing Joke
29 (N). Dark Avengers, Vol. 2: Molecule Man *
30 (+4). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
31 (R). Simon's Cat
32 (-11). V for Vendetta
33 (-5). The Complete Persepolis
34 (+10). Thor, Vol. 3
35 (+12). The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
36 (+10). Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
37 (R). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 1: Captain Trips
38 (N). Garfield from the Trash Bin: Rescued Rejects & Outrageous Outtakes *
39 (+9). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
40 (R). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 2: American Nightmares
41 (R). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
42 (-16). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
43 (N). Berserk Volume 33
44 (-22). Asterios Polyp
45 (R). Incognito
46 (R). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4)
47 (-15). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 8 - Destroyer
48 (-7). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
49 (-14). Vampire Knight, Vol. 9
50 (R). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores



Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks


Commentary:

* A very good week for Marvel: they place two titles in the top 10 (neither of which, however, are Marvel Entertainment properties), have the highest debut with the new Dark Avengers hardcover, and have 8 titles overall in the top 50.

* Twilight watch: #61 on the overall list, with a month to go before its release. When the date draws closer, expect it to climb back up again.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why Does Marvel Front-Load Its Release Schedule?

Here's something that's bothered me for a while now:

Take a look at Marvel's release schedule for May, in terms of how many new comics are being released each week:

May 5: 46 titles
May 12: 20 titles
May 19: 18 titles
May 26: 14 titles

There are more than twice as may titles being released on the first week as there are any other week. That's 47% of their total monthly output scheduled for the first week. This pattern is not atypical for Marvel.

Mu question is: why? Do they count on many of these titles slipping a week or two? Are they playing games with FOC dates? Do they want reorders to show up on that month's shipping to game the monthly Diamond market share?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

About that Smallville Episode

An episode of the long-running Smallville, written by a DC Comics scribe, directed by one of the show's stars, and featuring a classic DC character.

No, not "Absolute Justice." That was something of a train wreck.

Instead I refer to last night's episode, "Warrior." It was written by Bryan Q. Miller (recent scribe of Batgirl & Teen Titans), directed by Allison Mack, and featured the return of Zatanna in a supporting role.

And it was a good deal of fun.

The plot involved a cursed comic book that turned an eleven-year-old kid into an adult super-hero (shades of Captain Marvel). While Clark & Zatanna try to find the comic and restore the kid to normal, Chloe crushes on the new hero in town. Oh, and Lois Lane dresses up as both a Storm Trooper and Xena at the Metropolis Comic Con.

One of the themes of the episode was that you need a bit of whimsy in your life and not be so serious all the time; a lesson the show itself could stand to learn. If only Smallville were this much fun more often, it would be a much better show.

Best Music of 2009

Here are four mixes on 8track.com with my picks for the best songs of 2009:











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Friday, February 12, 2010

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this afternoon. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (-). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 *
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 (+6). Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
5 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
6 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
7 (-1). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
8 (-). Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
9 (-2). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
10 (N). The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition *
11 (-1). Watchmen
12 (+4). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
13 (-2). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
14 (-1). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
15 (N). Kick-Ass *
16 (+13). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
17 (+10). Batman: The Killing Joke
18 (-1). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
19 (N). Star Wars: Legacy Volume 8 - Tatooine *
20 (+6). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
21 (-2). V for Vendetta
22 (+3). Asterios Polyp
23 (-14). Naruto, Vol. 47
24 (+10). Batman: Year One
25 (+12). Marvel Encyclopedia
26 (-2). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
27 (R). Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
28 (-14). The Complete Persepolis
29 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
30 (-6). Seekers: Toklo's Story
31 (+5). Stitches: A Memoir
32 (+6). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 8 - Destroyer
33 (+8). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
34 (R). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
35 (-5). Vampire Knight, Vol. 9
36 (+12). Black Bird, Vol. 3
37 (R). The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
38 (+2). Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid
39 (-18). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
40 (-5). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
41 (-26). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
42 (R). The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists
43 (+4). The Arrival
44 (-22). Thor, Vol. 3 *
45 (R). Serenity, Vol. 1: Those Left Behind
46 (R). Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
47 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
48 (-15). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
49 (-18). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
50 (R). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)



Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks


Commentary:

* Twilight: The Graphic Novel stays pretty steady, at #53 on the overall chart and on top of the comics chart. We're still a month away from its release though, so expect it to rise up on the overall chart once it actually comes art.

* I'm quite surprised to see The Great Fables Crossover rise all the way to #4. It appears that Fables continues to add readers and each successive collection seems to do better than the last.

* Also debuting high are The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade and the Kick-Ass collection. No doubt the interest in Kick-Ass is due to the upcoming movie; the question is will interest remain in the comic after the movie is released? It's probably good news for comic sales that the movie's release date has been pushed back...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Monkey Covers

Sunday is Monkey Covers day here at YACB. Because there's nothing better than a comic with a monkey on the cover!

Do not experiment on monkeys; as we see on the cover of Gespenster Geschichten Spezial #182, they do not like it!


Image courtesy of the GCD. Click on the image for a larger version.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this afternoon. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (-). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 *
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
6 (-). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
7 (+2). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
8 (+7). Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
9 (+13). Naruto, Vol. 47
10 (+14). Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover *
11 (+19). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
12 (-4). Watchmen
13 (-6). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
14 (-4). The Complete Persepolis
15 (-3). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
16 (+1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
17 (-4). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
18 (-4). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
19 (+20). V for Vendetta
20 (+14). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
21 (+6). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
22 (+11). Thor, Vol. 3 *
23 (-5). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
24 (N). Seekers: Toklo's Story *
25 (-). Asterios Polyp
26 (-10). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
27 (-16). Batman: The Killing Joke
28 (+9). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
29 (-9). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
30 (+2). Vampire Knight, Vol. 9
31 (R). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
32 (-11). The Walking Dead Book 5 *
33 (R). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
34 (-15). Batman: Year One
35 (+7). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
36 (-8). Stitches: A Memoir
37 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
38 (+2). Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 8 - Destroyer
39 (R). Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 1: 1980-1982
40 (R). Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid
41 (-). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
42 (R). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles
43 (R). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step
44 (-15). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 2: American Nightmares
45 (R). Pride and Prejudice
46 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
47 (R). The Arrival
48 (-12). Black Bird, Vol. 3 *
49 (-1). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
50 (R). Scott Pilgrim, Vol 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks


Commentary:

* Twilight: The Graphic Novel dips down to #54 on the overall list, still good enough for 1st place on the comic & graphic novels list.

* This is the week that Amazon threw a hissy fit and stopped selling all Macmillan titles, which includes their First Second graphic novel imprint. Which may or may not have a bearing on the rankings.

* Naruto cracks the top ten, which it was not able to do back when Viz was releasing four titles at the same time. Now that it's coming out less frequent, its sales may be concentrated enough to show some charting power.

* Only one new title on the list this week: Seekers: Toklo's Story at #24.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Circle the Date: March 17

On March 17, 2010, I will be moderating a Graphic Novels Panel as part of the Shapiro Library's Spotlight Series.

On the panel will be three members of the U-M faculty who are involved in one way or another with comics: Phoebe Gloeckner, Jim Ottaviani, and Eric Rabkin.

The panel will be from 7-8:30pm in the Screening Room on the 2nd floor of the Shapiro Library.

I'm quite looking forward to having the three of them together in a room talking comics creation and theory!

New Library Comics: November 2009

Here's a list of the comics we added to our library collection in November:


Abstract comics : the anthology : 1967-2009 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2009.

Act-i-vate primer / San Diego, Calif. : IDW, 2009.

Arakawa, Hiromu, 1973- Hagane no renkinjutsushi = Fullmetal alchemist vol. 1 / Tōkyō : Sukuuea Enikkusu, 2002-

Arleston, Christophe, 1963- Ythaq : no escape / New York : Marvel ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009.

Asano, Inio, 1980- What a wonderful world vols. 1-2 / San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, 2009-

Baku, Yumemakura. The summit of the gods / Wisbech, England : Fanfare/Ponent Mon, c2009.

The best American comics. 2009 / Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-

Bible. O.T. Genesis. English. Alter-Crumb. 2009. The book of Genesis / New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.

Blechman, R. O. (Robert O.), 1930- Talking lines : the graphic stories of R.O. Blechman / Montréal, Quebec : Drawn and Quarterly ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2009.

Box Brown. Love is a peculiar type of thing / Box Brown, 2009.

Braddock, Paige. Jane's world vol. 9 / [Sebastopol, Calif.] : Girl Twirl Comics, 2003-

Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- The kind of strength that comes from madness! / [Marietta, Ga.] : Top Shelf Productions, [2009]

Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- Unlikely : a true love story / Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, c2003.

Buckley, Tim (Timothy William) Ctrl+alt+del. Volume 2, Darwin would be proud / Montreal, Quebec : Blind Ferret Entertainment, c2009-

Campbell, Ross. Wet moon bk. 5. where all stars fail to burn / Portland, Or. : Oni Press, 2004-

Clement, Mr. When we fall / London : Lapin Factory ; Hong Kong : Rewind Records, 2009

D'Errico, Camilla. Camilla d'Errico / San Diego, Calif. : IDW ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009.

Daly, Joe, 1979- The red monkey double happiness book / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2009

Dudley the dragon. / Chicago, Ill. : American Dental Association, c1974.

Dyer, Jamaica. Weird fishes / San Jose, CA : SLG Pub., 2009.

Eichler, Glenn. Stuffed! / New York : First Second, 2009.

Flaxen. no. 1 / Los Angeles, CA : Golden Apple Comics, 1992-

Gaiman, Neil. Crazy hair / New York : HarperCollins, c2009.

Gallaher, David, 1975- High moon / New York : DC Comics : Zudacomics, c2009.

Geary, Rick. Trotsky : a graphic biography / New York : Hill and Wang : Serious Comics, 2009

Ghost comics : a benefit anthology for RS Eden / [S.l.] : Bare Bones Press, c2009.

Gonick, Larry. The cartoon history of the modern world. Part II, From the Bastille to Baghdad / New York : Collins, 2007-

Gould, Chester. The complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy v. 3. Dailies & Sundays, 1935-1936 / San Diego, Calif. : IDW Publishing, 2006-

Gould, Chester. The complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy v. 4. Dailies & Sundays, 1936-1938 / San Diego, Calif. : IDW Publishing, 2006-

Hayes, Drew. Deathreats : the life and times of a comic book rock star / Unadilla, NY : Sirius Entertainment, 2009

Hernandez, Jaime. Love and rockets : new stories vol. 2 / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2008-

Kariya, Tetsu, 1941- Oishinbo, a la carte v.5. Vegetables / San Francisco : VIZ Media, 2009.

Kawachi, Izumi. Enchanter vol. 2 / Gardena, CA : Digital Manga Pub., 2006-

Kim, Tong-hwa, 1950- The color of heaven / New York : First Second, 2009.

King, Gonta. Sōtenkōro. vols. 1-3, 7 / Tōkyō : Kōdansha, 1995-

Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- Naruto = Naruto vols. 10-17 / Tōkyō : Shūeisha, 2000-

Kitchen, Alexa, 1997- Grown-ups are dumb! : (no offense) / New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2009.

Kleist, Reinhard, 1970- Johnny Cash : I see a darkness : a graphic novel / New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009.

Kupperman, Michael, 1966- Tales designed to thrizzle vol. 1 / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2009-

Lee, T. S. The Obama story : the boy with the biggest dream! / Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Joyful Stories Press, 2009.

Lonergan, Jesse. Joe and Azat / New York : Comics Lit/NBM, c2009.

Looney tunes. no. 141 / New York : DC Comics, 2006.

Marder, Larry. Beanworld vol. 2 / Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2009-

Maresca, Peter. The upside-down world of Gustave Verbeek : presenting the upside downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo featuring the Loony Lyrics of Lulu & the Terror of the Tiny Tads / Palo Alta, CA : Sunday Press Books, 2009.

Matano, Hisako. Mother Teresa / Los Angeles, CA : Emotional Content, c2008

Matsumoto, Taiyō. Tekkon kinkurīto vol. 1 / Tōkyō : Shōgakkan, 1994.

McCarthy, Helen, 1951- The art of Osamu Tezuka : god of manga / New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009.

McDuffie, Dwayne. Icon : a hero's welcome / New York : DC Comics, c2009.

McGregor, Don. Detectives Inc. / San Diego, Calif. : IDW, 2009.

Mihara, Mitsukazu, 1970- Shigeshōshi vols. 1-2 / Tokyō : Shōdensha, 2003-

Minekura, Kazuya. Wairudo adaputā = Wild adapter vols. 1-4 / Tōkyō : Tokuma Shoten, 2001-

Miuchi, Suzue. Garasu no kamen vols. 5, 32, 35 / Tōkyō : Hakusensha, 1976-.

Mizuki, Shigeru, 1922- Nonnonbā monogatari / Tōkyō : Chikuma Shobō, 1995

Mome. vol. 16 Fall 2009 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2005-

Moore, Terry, 1954- Echo v. 1. Moon lake / Houston, Tex. : Abstract Studio, c2008-

Moore, Terry, 1954- Echo v. 2. Atomic dreams / Houston, Tex. : Abstract Studio, c2008-

Moore, Terry, 1954- Echo v. 3. Desert Run / Houston, Tex. : Abstract Studio, c2008-

Mori, Kaoru, 1978- Emma vol. 9 / La Jolla, CA : WildStorm Productions, 2006-

Motter, Dean. Mister X : condemned / Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2009.

Naville, Maryam. Temet nosce / Rockville Centre, NY : Heavy Metal, [2009]

Nihei, Tsutomu, 1971- Blame! = Buramu! vol. 2 / Tōkyō : Kōdansha, 1998-

Nilsen, Anders, 1973- Big questions no. 12 / Montreal, Quebec : Drawn and Quarterly

Novgorodoff, Danica. Refresh, refresh : a graphic novel / New York : First Second, 2009.

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- Akira = [Akira] vol. 1 / New York : Kodansha Comics, 2009-

Pope, Paul. Heavy Liquid / New York : Vertigo/DC Comcs, c2008.

Reynolds, Grant. Comic diorama / Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2009

Russell, P. Craig. The Sandman : the dream hunters / New York, NY : DC Comics/Vertigo, c2009

Ryan, Johnny. Prison Pit. Book 1 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2009.

Schiffrin, André. Dr. Seuss & Co. go to war : the World War II editorial cartoons of America's leading comic artists / New York : New Press ; San Diego : In cooperation with the Dr. Seuss Collection at the University of California, c2009.

Shelton, Gilbert. The fat Freddy's cat omnibus / London : Knockabout, c2009.

Shimano, Chie. Che Guevara / Los Angeles, CA : Emotional Content, c2008.

Shinseiki evangerion = Neon genesis Evangelion. vols. 1-18 / Tōkyō : Kadokawa Shoten, 1995-

Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957- InuYasha vols. 39-41 / San Francisco, CA : Viz, LLC, c2003-

Talbot, Bryan. Grandville : a fantasy / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse, 2009.

Tardi, Jacques. You are there / Seattle WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

TMNT : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vol. 4 no. 28 / Haydenville, MA : Mirage Publishing

Tomine, Adrian, 1974- 32 stories : the complete Optic nerve mini-comics (1st box-set ed.) / Montreal : Drawn and Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Farrer, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

The Toon treasury of classic children's comics / New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009.

Trondheim, Lewis. Tiny tyrant v. 2. The Lucky Winner / New York : First Second, 2007-

Ubu Bubu. v. 1. Filth / San Jose, CA : SLG Publishing, 2009-

Urasawa, Naoki, 1960- Pluto : Urasawa x Tezuka vols. 4-5 / San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, c2008-

Watase, Yuu. Ayashi no seresu vols. 1-10 / Tōkyō : Shōgakkan, 1997-2000.

Whedon, Joss, 1964- Sugar shock / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Comics, 2009.

White, Shane, 1970- Things undone / New York : NBM, c2009.

Wiedeman, Sophia. The deformitory / [S.l.] : Heart Monster Press, c2008.

Wilson, Jason. Him & her's smuggling vacation / Great Britain : Dealer Comics, 2008, c2006.

Yang, Gene Luen. The eternal smile : three stories / New York : London : First Second, 2009.

Yost, J. T. Old man winter & other sordid tales / [United States] : Birdcage Bottom Books, c2009.

Yuki, Kaori. Tenshi kinryō-ku vols. 1-15 / Tōkyō : Hakusensha, 1995-2001.


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Monday, February 01, 2010

New Library Comics: October 2009

Here's a list of the comics we added to our library collection in October:


Abrams, Lamar. Remake / Richmond, VA : Adhouse Books, 2009.

Arleston, Christophe, 1963- Ythaq : the forsaken world / [France] : Soleil ; New York, NY : Marvel Pub., c2009.

Asker, Niklas. Second thoughts / Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf ; London : Diamond [distributor], c2009.

Baron, Mike, 1949- Nexus : as it happened vol. 1 / written by Mike Baron ; art by Steve Rude. / Peoria, AZ : Rude Dude Productions, LLC, 2009.

Byun, Byung Jun. Mijeong / New York, NY : ComicsLit, c2009.

Cannon, Kevin. Far Arden / Atlanta : Top Shelf Productions, 2009.

Chopra, Gotham, 1975- The Sadhu vols. 1-2 / New York, N.Y. : Virgin Comics, 2007.

CLAMP (Mangaka group) Clover / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009.

Comely, Richard. Captain Canuck v. 1 / San Diego, Calif. : IDW ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009

Cooke, Darwyn. The hunter : a graphic novel / San Diego : IDW Publishing ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009.

Coxe, George Harmon, 1901-1984. Four frightened women : a Kent Murdock murder mystery / adapted from the book by George Harmon Coxe. New York, N.Y. : Dell : Pure Imagination Publishing, 2009.

Crumb, R. The complete Crumb v. 9. R. crumb versus the sisterhood / Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, [1987?]-

Dasgupta, Shamik. Ramayan 3392 AD vol. 2 / New York, N.Y. : Virgin Comics ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2007-

Fies, Brian. Whatever happened to the world of tomorrow? / New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009.

Flight vol. 6 / Orange, CA : Image Comics, c2004-

Foster, Harold, 1892- Prince Valiant Vol. 1, 1937-1938 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2009.

Fox, Gardner F. (Gardner Francis), 1911-1986. The Flash of two worlds / New York, NY : DC Comics, c2009.

From wonderland with love : Danish comics in the Third Millennium / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

Hanks, Fletcher, b. 1879. You shall die by your own evil creation! / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

Hernandez, Jaime. Locas II : Maggie, Hopey & Ray / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

Hickman, Jonathan. Pax Romana / Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2009.

Hsu, Jack. 8-9-3. / Los Angeles, Calif : Automaton, [2009].

Immonen, Kathryn. Patsy Walker : Hellcat / New York : Marvel, 2009

Ishida, Tatsuya. Sinfest. vol. 1 / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2009-

Jansson, Tove. Moomin : the complete Tove Jansson comic strip v. 4 : 14. Moomin goes wild west ; 15. Snorkmaiden goes rococo ; 16. The conscientious Moomins ; 17. Moomin and the comet ; 18. Moomin and the golden tail / Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Girioux, c2006-

Jason, 1965- Low moon / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton, c2009.

Jumps the Shark / San Jose, Calif. : SLG Publishing, 2009.

Kariya, Tetsu, 1941- Oishinbo, a la carte vol. 4 : Fish, Sushi & Sashimi / San Francisco : VIZ Media, 2009.

Kim, Tong-hwa, 1950- The color of water / New York : First Second, 2009

Lapham, David. Young liars vol. 2 / New York : DC Comics, c2008-

Lee, Stan, 1922- The Fantastic Four vol. 2 / New York : Marvel, 2009-

Lemire, Jeff. The nobody / New York, N.Y. : Vertigo, c2009.

Lewis, Jon. True swamp no. 5 / San Jose, Calif. : Slave Labor Graphics, 1994-1995.

Lott, Renee. Festering romance / Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2009.

Mazzucchelli, David. Asterios Polyp / New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.

McManus, George, 1884-1954. George McManus's Bringing up father / New York : NBM Publ., 2009.

Millidge, Gary Spencer. Comic book design / New York : Watson-Guptill, 2009.

Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- Starting point : 1979-1996 / San Francisco, Calif. : VIZ Media, 2009.

Mohapatra, Saurav, 1978- India authentic vols. 1-2 / New York, N.Y. : Virgin Comics ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2007-

Moriarty, Jerry. The complete Jack survives / Oakland, Calif. : Buenaventura ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2008.

Nowlan, Philip Francis. Buck Rogers in the 25th century : the complete newspaper dailies vol. 2. 1930-1932 / Neshannock, Pa. : Hermes Press, c2008-

Petersen, David, 1977- Mouse Guard 2. Winter 1152 / Fort Lee, N.J. : Archaia Studio, 2007-

Pixu / Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2009.

Ponchione, Sergio. Grotesque no. 3. Cryptic City - Part 2 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books ; [Bologna, Italy] : Coconino Press, c2007-

Rosenberg, Jonathan. Infinite typewriters / New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2009.

Royo, Luis. Dead Moon. / New York : Heavy Metal, 2009.

Ryall, Chris. Comic books 101 : the history, methods and madness / Cincinnati, Ohio : IMPACT, c2009.

Saiwai, Tetsu. The 14th Dalai Lama / Los Angeles, CA : Emotional Content, c2008.

Sala, Richard. Delphine no. 4 / Seattle : Fantagraphics Books ; [Bologna, Italy] : Coconino Press, 2006-

Sandell, Laurie. The impostor's daughter : a true memoir / New York : Little, Brown, 2009

Science fiction classics / Mount Horeb, Wis. : Eureka Productions, c2009.

Shekhar Kapur's Devi vols. 1-4 / New York, N.Y. : Virgin Comics ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2007-

Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27- Bone. [10], Rose. / New York : Graphix, 2009.

Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27- Little Mouse gets ready / New York : Toon Books, c2009.

Syncopated : an anthology of nonfiction picto-essays / New York : Villard, c2009.

Tezuka, Osamu. Swallowing the earth. / Gardena, CA : Digital Manga Pub, 2009.

Thompson, Jill, 1966- Magic Trixie and the dragon / New York : HarperTrophy, c2009.

Trondheim, Lewis. Tiny tyrant : The Ethelbertosaurus / New York : First Second, 2007-

Turner, Jason. True loves v. 2. Trouble in paradise / Maple Ridge, BC : New Reliable Press, 2006-

Urosawa, Naoki, 1960- 20th century boys vol. 3 / San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2009-

Vankin, Jonathan, 1962- Tasty Bullet / Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2009.

Wells, Zeb. Shekhar Kapur's Snake woman vols. 1, 3 / New York, N.Y. : Virgin Comics ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2007-

Wertz, Julia. The fart party vol. 2 / Atomic Book Co, 2009.

Williamson, Al. Al Williamson's Flash Gordon : a lifelong vision of the heroic. / Santa Cruz, Calif. : Flesk Publications, 2009.


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