Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New This Week: June 22, 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 debut issue of Viz's new anthology, Shojo Beat. It's hundreds of pages of girl-friendly manga for the price of just two House of M or Infinite Crisis crossover comics--you should at least give it a try.

In other comics:

Aeon have the final issue of Matt Howarth's Bugtown (#6).

Alias actually have some second issues: Deal with the devil, Judo Girl, Killer Stunts, and Lethal Instinct.

Antarctic have the Heaven Sent Stand Alone Special and Fred Perry's last issue of his Ninja High School arc (#129).

APC debut three series: Dark Mists, Gloom, and Lexian Chronicles Full Circle.

Dark Horse have the debut of Hellboy: The Island, a trade of Steve Rude's The Moth, and new volumes of What's Michael (vol. 10) and Little Lulu (vol. 4).

DC have the debut of a new Astro City maxi-series, The Dark Age, and the debut of the rather unnecessary adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere (read the book or watch the video instead!) They also have new issue's of Legion of Super-Heroes (#7), Otherworld (#4), and Teen Titans. Lots of Batman stuff too--you'd think there's a movie out or something...

IDW have the penultimate issue of Grimjack: Killer Instinct (#5).

Image have a new issue of Noble Causes (#11) and a third paperback collection of Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows strip.

Marvel have the second issue of House of M, along with many crossover comics, and new issues of Captain America (#7), Spellbinders (#4), Supreme Power (#17), and Ultimate X-Men (#60).

NBM have the second volumes of their Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew OGNs.

Shuck Comics have the first issue of Shuck: The Sulfurstar.

TokyoPop have a gaggle of new manga volumes, including the debut of the rock-n-roll manga Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.

That's it for this week. As always, plenty of comics, no matter your tastes!


James Meeley said...

Oh, Dave! How could you mention NBM and fail to note that Boneyard #18 came out this week? That's only one of the best series they produce (on a quarterly basis). If you haven't read it yet, you should definately check it out.

Dave Carter said...

I've read the first Boneyard collection, but have yet to read any more. Given its quarterly frequency, it seems best to read it in trade format. I see that there are now four collections available...

James Meeley said...


Yeah, there are, which would bring you up to date on the book, up until about three or four issue ago.

Also, coming soon is the re-release of the Vol. 1 trade in COLOR. Should be interesting to see the series like that.