11 October 2005

On The Shelves: 10/12/05

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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 10/12/05. 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]

DARK HORSE COMICS
Goon 25 Cent Comic, $0.25
Tony Millionaire Little & Large HC, $7.95


The Goon is one of those internet favorites I've yet to check out, so I'll pick this preview up and see what the deal is. The track record on these previews hasn't been too good, so far, though. Red Sonja, Invincible, PvP...none of them made the jump to my pull list. Meanwhile, I'm a big fan of Millionaire's Maakies strip, so if that's what this HC is - for only $7.95?!?! - I'm all over it!

DC COMICS
Astro City Local Heroes TPB, $17.99
Ex Machina #15, $2.99
Infinite Crisis #1 (Of 7), $3.99


And so it begins... I bailed on the minis after the disappointing Countdown killed my interest completely, but like House of M, I'm a sucker for the primary story in these big, dumb crossovers. I thought there was a George Perez variant cover for this, though? Old school, baby! As for Astro City, the current Dark Age mini has me curious about the rest of Busiek's little world.

IMAGE COMICS
Necromancer #2, $2.99


I was really looking forward to this one, but the first issue was boring.

LIGHTSPEED PRESS
Finder #38, $2.95


Picking this up to see what all the buzz is about, what with it moving to web-only after this issue, with print trade collections.

MARVEL COMICS
Essential Werewolf By Night Vol 1 TPB, $16.99
House Of M #7 (Of 8), $2.99
Marvel Milestones Blade Man-Thing & Satana, $3.99


I'll be keeping an eye out for that Essential collection in the sales bin in a few months, whether it includes the Moon Knight issues or not, but that "Blade Man-Thing & Satana" sounds interesting.

MU PRESS
How To Draw Furry By Kit Fox, $2.95


And we have a winner for best title of the week!

RENAISSANCE PRESS
Amelia Rules #15 (resolicited), $2.95


I could've sworn this came out a few weeks ago, and I bought it!

SPEAKEASY COMICS
Grimoire #6, $2.99


Before they picked up Elk's Run, this was my favorite Speakeasy book. Considering it was one of their launch titles, though, and the number of new titles they've released since, that's not a good sign.

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Street Fighter Eternal Challenge TPB Udon Ed, $34.99
Street Fighter II #0, AR


Who buys this stuff? I mean, really, what's the appeal here? I still have a soft spot for Mortal Kombat, and the first movie was a hoot, but I wouldn't buy a comic book based on it! Do these licenses just come really cheap?

VIPER COMICS
Karma Incorporated #3 (Of 3), $2.95


This was a pleasant surprise, so it'll be interesting to see how they wrap it up.

1 comment:

jdonelson.nyc said...

You've never read The Goon? Holy cripes, I love that comic book. What did you think of the 25-cent issue?