Tuesday, August 02, 2005

New This Week: August 3, 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 Top Ten: The Forty-Niners from DC/WildStorm/ABC. Yes, it's an expensive hardcover OGN, but it's Alan Moore telling the history of the Top Ten universe, and with art by Gene Ha you just know that's it's going to look fabulous in this upscale production.

In other comics:

Abstract have the seventy-fifth issue of Strangers in Paradise.

Active Images have the new Hip Flask: Mystery City one-shot.

Alias debut the second volume of the fun Opposite Forces, at just 75 cents.

Dark Horse have the second issue of Serenity (I'll be getting the Jo Chen cover.)

DC bring on the Alan Moore love, as in addition to the Top Ten OGN they also have a collection of The Ballad of Halo Jones, with art by Ian Gibson. Other trades include a collection of The Sandman Presents: Thessaly, Witch for Hire and DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories. New comics include the debut of Alex Ross's Super Friends-inspired Justice, as well as new issues of The Return of Donna Troy (#3), Gotham Central (#34), The Intimates (#10), JSA (#76), Swamp Thing (#18), and Y, the Last Man (#36).

Digital Manga have the debuts of Antique Bakery for the yaoi fans, and Bambi & Her Pink Gun for the cute-punk/goth-chicks-with-firearms fans.

IDW have the third Legend of Grimjack collection.

Kenzer & Co. have the latest issue of Knights of the Dinner Table (#105).

Marvel have the debut of the Gaiman-less Marvel 1602: New World, plus a new issue of Ultimate Spider-Man (#81).

And that's it. Not a great number of items, but there's several expensive trades and GNs, so you should have no trouble spending your money this week!

1 comment:

Grotesqueticle said...

Thank God I already have the Halo Jones collection, or I really and truly would go broke this week.