Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New This Week: December 7, 2005

Vimanarama coverBased 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 Grant Morrison & Philip Bond's Vimanarama collection from DC/Vertigo. It's Bollywood meets Jack Kirby--big and bold and alternately funny and tragic.

In other comics:

Aardvark-Vanaheim & Win-Mill have a new issue of Following Cerebus (#6).

Abstract have a new issue of Strangers in Paradise (#78), as well as the fifth massive SiP Pocket collection.

AiT/PlanetLAR have the collection of Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan's Demo.

Dark Horse have a special 25 cent issue of Penny Arcade.

DC have the finale of David Lapham's "City of Crime" in Detective Comics #814; Showcase Presents: Justice League of America with lots of silver age super-hero fun; and new issues of Gotham Central (#38), JSA (#80), Jonah Hex (#2), Swamp Thing (#22), and Y, the Last Man (#40).

Drawn & Quarterly have a new issue of Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve (#10).

Fantagraphics have a new edition of Charles Burns' El Borbah as well as a new issue of Love & Rockets (vol. 2 #15).

IDW have the return of Maze Agency and the first issue of the new Angel: Old Friends mini.

Image have new printings of the first two issues of Ellis & Templesmith's Fell--so if you missed them the first time, pilgrim, be sure to get these (as well as #3, which came out last week). And you can get the latest issue of Age of Bronze (#22) too.

Kyle Baker has the second issue of his Nat Turner bio-comic.

Marvel have new issues of Powers (#15), The Punisher (#28), Supreme Power: Nighthawk (#4), Ultimate Spider-Man (#87), and Ultimates 2 (#9).

Tetragrammatron Press have the first issue of something called Caveman Robot, which I know nothing about, but that sure is a cool title!

Top Shelf have a new issue of Surrogates (#3).

Viz have a new volume of Banana Fish (vol. 11) and the re-issue of Maison Ikkoku (vol. 14).

That just about does it. If you have any money left over, consider giving to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund--I'll match your contribution if you join at the $25 level. Who knows--the comic you save may just be your own!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found your page noting FOLLOWING CEREBUS #6 on a net search. I'm also an Ann Arborite, and most of the issue is devoted to my influence on Dave Sim's work. I mentioned this issue in a January 3, 2006 interview on the internationally syndicated Z-Zone radio program. You can still listen by going to the following URL, scrolling down to the Tuesday, January 3, 2006 show, and clicking on the blue letters, PLAY NOW:





T. Casey Brennan