Tuesday, October 04, 2005

New This Week: October 5, 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 later today:

The pick of the week should be no surprise to those of you who read this blog regularly: Bone Sharps, Cowboys and Thunder Lizards, a story from the wild west days of paleantology, by Jim Ottaviani & Big Time Attic. You read the FCBD preview, so I'm sure you're all excited to read the whole thing, right?

In other comics:

Amazing Aaron Productions has the second collection A College Girl Named Joe strips.

Antarctic has the Gold Digger Halloween Special and the fourth issue of Oz: The Manga.

Boom Studios has the collection of Keith Giffen's Trencher.

DC has Dean Haspiel illustrating Harvey Pekar's The Quitter; another huge Showcase Presents volume, this time spotlighting Metamorpho; the final issues of Infinity Crisis prologue minis DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy (#4) and Rann/Thanagar War (#6); new issues of Albion (#3), Detective Comics (#812), Gotham Central (#36), JSA (#78), Superman/Shazam (#2), Swamp Thing (#20), and Wonder Woman (#221); and new editions of collections of Arkham Asylum, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen (in a deluxe hardcover).

Drawn & Quarterly have three hardcovers: Bagdad Journal: An Artist In Occupied Iraq, Push Man and Other Stories, and Pyongyang: A Journey In North Korea.

Fantagraphics have the 16th volume of Blab.

iBooks finally release their new Magnus: Robot Fighter comic.

Image have the long-delayed Rising Stars hardcover, and new issues of Fell (#2) and Freshmen (#3).

Marvel have Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur (with art by The Goon's Eric Powell); a digest-sized collection of the second Mary Jane mini; and new issues of Incredible Hulk (#87), Marvel Team-Up (#13), New Thunderbolts (#13), Powers (#13) (Hmmm, three #13s on the same day...), The Punisher (#26), and Supreme Power: Nighthawk (#2).

Speakeasy have a collected edition of the first three issues of Elk's Run.

Top Shelf have Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed.

Viz have a new volume of Banana Fish (vol. 10).

There are a slew of hardcovers out this week, so take care that you don't pull your back as you're bringing you loot home from the comic shop this week!

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