29 November 2005

On The Shelves: 11/30/05

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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 11/30/05. 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
Secret Voice #1, $4.95


I think I have a review copy of this coming my way, but I'd have checked it out regardless since the preview in Superior Showcase #0 put it on my radar and AdHouse always puts out interesting work.

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

I still haven't picked up Tania Del Rio's Sabrina - is there a digest out for it yet? Archie's web site is horrible. - but I'm excited about her new column starting up this week. Oh wait...that's still a secret! ;-)

CLAYPOOL COMICS
Deadbeats #74, $2.50


Considering Claypool's apparent dire straits, that's a suddenly awkward title for them to be publishing.

DARK HORSE COMICS
Revelations #4 (Of 6), $2.99


Is this late? Seems like a while since I read #3 and my interest is waning.

DC COMICS
Batman #647, $2.50
Losers #30, $2.99
Silent Dragon #5 (Of 6), $2.99


Andy Diggle Week is always a sure bet. Only two more issues of The Losers is a bad thing, though. In an ironic twist, I'm only buying Batman for the variant Vs. card that comes with it!

IDW PUBLISHING
Chicanos #1, $3.99


I have no idea what this is as I refuse to pay $3.99 for IDW's comics on general principle, but the title is simultaneously intriguing and worrisome.

IMAGE COMICS
Expatriate #4 (resolicited), $2.99
Fear Agent #2, $2.99
Fell #3, $1.99
Ferro City #4, $2.99
Season Of The Witch #2 (Of 4), $3.50
Strange Girl #5, $2.99


Fear Agent and Fell are two of the best new comics to come out of Image this year, and Season of the Witch has potential. Expatriate is a lot of fun but late shipping is a sure bet for losing my interest, not to mention getting axed from my pull list. I've been curious about Ferro City, but at this point I guess I'm waiting for the trade; and Remender was supposed to be sending me review copies of Strange Girl, but I haven't received them yet, so it's a wait for the trade, too.

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Fantasy #15, $3.99
Black Panther #10, $2.99
Marvel Universe Moon Knight Bust, $50.00
New Avengers #13, $2.50
X-Men And Power Pack #2 (Of 4), $2.99


I wouldn't spend $50 on a bust, but I'd happily accept this one as a gift. And yes, Black Panther's back on my pull list. I felt guilty about dropping it and not New Avengers, too. I mean, seriously, what's the difference? Considering I don't know (or care) who the hell Echo is, there's a good chance that's about to change. Those of you not buying X-Men And Power Pack will burn in hell for your oversight.

SADDLE TRAMP PRESS
Silent Screams TPB, $5.95


Saddle Tramp...Silent Screams? Not sure why, but this wins for Best Title of the Week.

TOKYOPOP

Got my free copy of Manga (Takuhai) today, so I may be picking up some new [to me] manga this week. That's effective marketing.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
Grimm Fairy Tales #2, $2.99


I meant to check this out and forgot about it. If Midtown still has the first issue, depending on the size of my stash, I may pick it up.

Magazines
Buffy Magazine #22 Newsstand Ed, $6.99
Buffy Magazine #22 Px Ed, $6.99

Scrye Jan 06 #91, $5.99


Wasn't the Buffy series cancelled? Like, years ago? Let it go, people! Is Scrye a TCG magazine? And if so, is it the one published by Wizard? If not, I may have to pick it up. Vs. has me hooked! Hmmm...maybe Buzzscope needs a card game section?

5 comments:

Matt said...

I understand what you are saying about IDW and the pricetag, but if you like anything horror-related, you should add The Keep to your list.

Issue #2 (of 5) comes out tomorrow and issue #1 was downright awesome.

Mark Fossen said...

In an ironic twist, I'm only buying Batman for the variant Vs. card that comes with it!
You, sir, are killing comics. Yes you are.

Is Scrye a TCG magazine?
Yes.

And if so, is it the one published by Wizard?
No - that's Inquest.

I remember Scrye being deadly dull, and mainly concerned with pricing. It may have changed, but it never appealed to me.

Sumerak said...

Those of you not buying X-Men And Power Pack will burn in hell for your oversight.

How's THAT for a tagline for an all-ages book?!
Thanks for the support, Guy. Glad you're enjoying the series!

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Matt: Thanks for the tip. I do like horror - bought a couple of Steve Niles' IDW minis and liked them - so I'll check it out tomorrow.

Mark: Killing 'em dead. Then I can spend more time building my deck! No interest in price guides, though. On the verge of cutting Comics Buyer's Guide for that reason.

Sumerak: Much to my chagrin, my son started Catholic school this year. Hell IS all-ages! Keep up the good work.

Dan Diaz said...

What Buzzscope needs is a better Senior Comics Editor.

Ooh Snap!

Must be the Vs. muscles speaking. All the beatdowns I've dished out with Cosmic Spider-Man got me pumped up!