Tuesday, June 14, 2005

New This Week: June 15, 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 trade collection of Jim Rugg & Brian Maruca's Street Angel (via Slave Labor). Good stuff, funny, tragic, and refreshing. If you like your comics about homeless tween skateboarding super-heroines with ninjas and squids, the what are you waiting for?

In other comics:

A-V and Win-Mill have the fourth issue of insightful Following Cerebus. Even if you were one of those who thought the series went way off the tracks, you should consider picking up this magazine of comics criticism (and I think that this issue is the Eisner tribute issue).

Abstract have a new issue of Strangers in Paradise (#74) and the Molly & Poo collection.

AiT/PlanetLAR have the Black Diamond On Ramp one-shot/preview.

Alais have the David's Mighty Men novella.

Antarctic have a new issue of Gold Digger (#64); the final issue of Heaven Sent (#11) (at least until the one-shot follow-up next month); and the debut issue of Oz: The Manga.

Dark Horse have the final issue of P. Craig Russell's Conan & The Jewels of Gwahlur (#3).

DC have a third Sandman Mystery Theatre trade collection; the final issue of Vimanarama (#3); new issues of Authority: Revolution (#9), Birds of Prey (#83), Day of Vengeance (#3), Ex Machina (#12), JLA: Classified (#8), Lucifer (#63), Manhunter (#11), Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy (#2); and digest collections for Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck.

Fantagraphics have a new edition of Richard Sala's wonderful & sublime Peculia collection.

Kenzer & Co. have a new issue of Knights of the Dinner Table (#103).

Marvel have the Captain America by Jack Kirby trade; new issues of GLA (#3) & Powers (#11); and the final issue of the Power Pack mini (#4).

Oni have the second Scott Pilgrim OGN.

Viper have the third issue of Oddly Normal.

And by all that is holy, please do not buy the trade collection of Superman: Godfall--it really is that bad! (Though sadly not the worst Superman story in recent memory...)

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