Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New This Week: November 7, 2007

What looks good at the comic shop this week?

The Middleman: The Third Volume Inescapability is a new OGN from Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Les McClaine. The first two volumes (released as mini-series) were a good deal of fun with plenty of action, so this should be good too.

I'm a huge fan of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&!, but I've never really warmed to her earlier comic, Azumanga Daioh. However, many other people have, so if you're looking to give it a try, ADV has a massive omnibus edition collecting the first three volumes.

Lots of manga from both Viz and TokyoPop (nothing that particularly excites me, but YYMV).

Dark Horse makes a bid for your pocketbook with a new issue of Buffy (#8); the first issue of the new Groo mini, Hell on Earth; and a new volume of Eden: It's an Endless World (vol. 9).

Marvel send new issues of Astonishing X-Men (#23) and Criminal (#10) your way.

Enjoy your new comics!

1 comment:

Seth T. Hahne said...

I was first introduced to Azuma's work through Azumanga Daioh. I very much enjoyed the oblique, strip-oriented humour. One of the techniques that Azuma excelled in portraying was the overlong comic pause (a humour-tool he brings back often in Yotsuba&!).

Really, I found the strip charming - if slight - and was excited when I heard he was developing another book (Yotsuba&!). And one that wasn't a strip either!

Azumanga Daioh will always have a soft spot in my heart because it led me to Yotsuba&! - though Osaka is almost as awesome a character as Yotsuba.