Tuesday, July 12, 2005

New This Week: July 13, 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 Banana Sunday from Oni Press. This all ages comic has talking monkeys and wonderful cartooning from Colleen Coover. How can you go wrong? You can't! Check out the online preview and see for yourself.

(Yeah yeah, I know, All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder. Yes it's the biggest release of the week, if not of the year so far. But you already know if you're going to be getting it or not--you don't need me to tell you about it. Besides, I don't care how good you think Jim Lee can draw Batman, it can't compare to Colleen Coover drawing cute girls and talking monkeys!)

In other comics:

Alias have the second issue of Penny & Aggie. Yeah it's color reprints of the online strips, but if you haven't read those then it's all new for you.

Archie have a new issue of Sabrina (#68).

Dark Horse have the debut of the Serenity preview mini, a Too Much Coffee Man collection (How to be Happy), and a new issue of The Escapist (#7).

DC, in addition to the aforementioned All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #1, also have new issues of Action Comics (#829), Desolation Jones (#2), Fables (#39), JLA (#116), Majestic (#7), Rann/Thanagar War (#3), Seven Soldiers: Guardian (#3), and Wonder Woman (#218); plus a new Y, the Last Man collection (vol. 5: Ring of Truth.

Fantasgraphics have the special Shojo issue of The Comics Journal (#269).

Headless Shakespeare have the debut of the Xeric-winning The Brontes: Infernal Angria with art by Rick Geary.

IDW have the second issue of Angel: The Curse (didn't the first issue come out just a couple of weeks ago?)

Image have the debut of The Freshmen, a Small Gods Special, and new issues of Invincible (#24) and The Walking Dead (#20).

Marvel have new issues of Gravity (#2), New Thunderbolts (#10), and The Punisher (#23).

Too Hip Gotta Go have the debut issue of a new Wahoo Morris series.

Viper debut the Middleman mini.

W. W. Norton have Will Eisner's final graphic novel, The Plot.

As usual, comics for all tastes. And dude, don't forget: Talking Monkeys!


Anonymous said...

Banana Sunday looks like a hoot, but I'm waiting for the trade on it (and a little word-of-mouth).

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

I think I'll check Banana Sunday out. Did either of you check out Bumperboy last week? No talking monkeys but the greatest comics depiction of a marble tournament EVER! Seriously, it's hands-down the best "all ages" comic I've read yet, surpassing even Owly.

Dave Carter said...

That's pretty high praise for Bumperboy--I'll have to check it out at some point...

Dave Carter said...

Dave L.: Yes, like all things Oni, I'm sure that Banana Sunday will be collected at some point, but it's the sort of thing that I feel needs to be supported by buying in floppy form. Plus, with Colleen Coover drawing cute girls & talking monkeys, I don't think that I can wait for the trade!