13 September 2005

On the Shelves: 9/15/05

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The column formerly known as "Try Something Different" has become something different. Instead of listing every single comic book shipping each week, the newly rechristened "On the Shelves" will instead take a look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 9/15/05. The full shipping is list available at ComicList.

[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]

ADHOUSE BOOKS
Salamander Dream GN, $15.00


Thanks to Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Project: Superior and Bumperboy, I'll give anything AdHouse puts out a shot.

ARCANA STUDIO
100 Girls #6, $2.95
El Arsenal #2 (Of 3), $2.95


As seen over in the left column there, 100 Girls is one of my favorite comics of the year, and El Arsenal #1 was rocking fun.

DC COMICS
Absolute Batman Hush Oversized HC, $49.99
All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #2, $2.99
Winter Men #2 (Of 8), $2.99


Truth-in-advertising should require a title change to: Absolute Batman Hush OverRATED HC. All Star Robin (everyone realizes now that's what it really is, right?) better make a huge jump this issue or it's getting left at the store. Winter Men #1 was interesting.

IMAGE COMICS
Ant #2, $2.99
Ronin Hood Of The 47 Samurai GN, $9.99


Thought I was going to stick with Ant for another issue or two until the cover of my copy of #1 got all wet and I realized I didn't care. Ronin Hood, on the other hand, looks like it should be good.

MARVEL COMICS
Fantastic Four Presents Franklin Richards Son Of A Genius, $2.99


Oh, Marvel! Why have you forsaken me? Is this really the only thing of interest this week? A reprint of stories I already own?

NBM
Zorro #4, $0.99


I really wanted to like this one but it started off shaky and got worse. :-(

NEW RELIABLE PRESS
You Aint No Dancer Vol 1 GN, $5.95


Winner for best title of the week!

4 comments:

Ryan Murray said...

Wasn't Ronin Hood one of the giveaways on Free Comic Book Day? I seem to remember reading an issue of it. As you can see, it left a lasting impression.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

LOL! Yeah, they released a preview of it for FCBD. I thought it had promise, and I've enjoyed a few of their other offerings, especially Fade From Grace. I'll be reviewing it for Buzzscope, so we'll see!

redlib said...

Ant #1 was very disappointing to me also...The only 2 things I liked were the fight over the Invincible doll (Image tie in) and the Hotel Pennsylvania, unnamed, where the Big Apple Con is held. I won't buy Ant #2, which is fine because my 'to be read' pile is out of control right now!

Redhead Fangirl
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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

There's Image tie-ins aplenty in Ant #2 as Savage Dragon, She-Dragon (?) and Spawn all make appearances as Gully lives out his fanboy wet dream to the fullest! Flipped through it at the LCBS and the bits I read were pretty lame. I'm happy for the guy, but he's not getting any more of my money.