Tuesday, March 01, 2005

New This Week: March 2, 2005

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 the fourth paperback collection of Alan Moore & J. H. Williams III's Promethea, which finishes off Promethea's mind- and soul-bending tour of the various spirit realms. It allows Moore to opine on various belief systems and Williams to wow us with page after page of gorgeous art. Even though I already own all of the individual comics, I'm getting the Promethea collections because it makes them easy to reference and to loan out to others.

In other comics:

Antarctic has a new issue of Gold Digger (#61).

Dark Horse has volumes 2 and 5 of the Sin City reissues. I have the other three that are out so far, and I must say that they make for handsome packages. If only they hadn't slapped a stupid 'Now a Major Motion Picture' sticker on the front cover.

DC has a new Fables collection (vol. 5: The Mean Seasons); the return (briefly) of Fallen Angels (#19); and new issues of Detective Comics (#804), Firestorm (#11), and The Intimates (#5).

Fantagraphics has the long-awaited fifth and final issue of Jessica Abel's La Perdida.

Gigantic has a collection of Teenagers from Mars.

Image has the long-awaited final issue of Rising Stars (#24), and a trade collection of Ministry of Space.

Kenzer & Company's Knights of the Dinner Table celebrated issue #100 with a super-sized tome of poorly-drawn but funny comics about gamers.

Marvel has the penultimate issues of Captain America and The Falcon (#13) and Doctor Spectrum (#5), new issues of Marvel Team-Up (#6) and Ultimate Spider-Man (#73), as well as the debut of the much-despised Orson Scott Card's Ultimate Iron Man.

Oni has the second volume of Love as a Foreign Language.

Penny Farthing has the final issue of The Victorian (#25).

Shanda Fantasy Arts releases this year's Giant Shanda Animal (#9).

Both TokyoPop & Viz have a bucket-load of releases; too many to list, really. Hey guys, try spreading things out a bit, huh?

And finally, Marvel has a Marvel Universe Kitty Pryde Bust for just $50, and I'll let you write your own snarky comments about that...

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