Tuesday, October 26, 2004

New This Week

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 Fantagraphics' collected edition of Roger Langridge's wonderful Fred the Clown. It's funny, touching, and often insightful, in the way that only a comic about a sad clown can be. If you missed the individual comics, be sure to pick up this collected edition.

Also in collections are the fourth installment of Bill Willingham's Fables, and two collections of Sandman Mystery Theater.

DC has a new Planetary (#21), the second issue of We3, the second issue of Adam Strange, and Busiek's debut on JLA (#107). Marvel has the second issue of the Black Widow mini, the final issue of Silver Surfer, and another sure-to-piss-off-the-fanboys issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#513). Oni has the third issue of the latest Blue Monday series, Painted Moon.

In indy-land, a new Strangers in Paradise (#69), the third issue of Video, and the penultimate issue of Demo are all coming out.

So, plenty to be had for comics-readers of all stripes.


Dave Carter said...
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Gordon D said...

I am so glad Sandman Mystery Theater is getting a volume 2 printing. It's one of those series that has almost everything - great pulpy atmosphere; intelligent writing, good art, and a great revisionist take on a Golden Age hero...why DC hadn't reprinted this earlier on is beyond me.