24 January 2006

On the Shelves: 10/25/06

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My weekly look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 1/25/06. 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]

A FINE LINE
Desert Peach Bread & Swans Novel, $21.95


A fast pick, but I'm thinking this one holds on for Best Title of the Week.

AIT/PLANETLAR
Charlie Adlard 3 GN Pack, $38.85


Is this the equivalent of running a sale to clear out inventory?

AVATAR PRESS INC
Warren Ellis Black Gas #1, $3.99
Warren Ellis Black Gas Gore #1, $3.99
Warren Ellis Black Gas Platinum Incentive Cvr #1, AR
Warren Ellis Black Gas Terror #1, $3.99
Warren Ellis Black Gas Wraparound #1, $3.99


Ellis giveth (Fell), Ellis taketh away?

DARK HORSE COMICS
Revelations #6 (Of 6), $2.99
Sexy Chix TPB, $12.95


I can finally finish reading Revelations, as I was stockpiling the floppies for a DIY TPB. I would have probably picked it up anyway, but all the hoopla over the unfortunately titled Sexy Chix certainly helped to keep it on my radar.

DC COMICS
Vigilante #5 (Of 6), $2.99


As much as my wallet appreciates it, my inner fanboy will be thankful for OYL so I can add some regular DC pulls back onto my list.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Exile Seeley Cvr A #3 (Of 3), $4.95


Another DIY TPB; has it always been $4.95/issue?

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Comics Journal Library Vol 6 The Writers TPB, $19.95


Depending on whom's interviewed, I might have to pick this up. It's the one thing TCJ is good for.

GRAPHIX
Bone Vol 3 Eyes Of The Storm Color Ed SC (resolicited), $9.99


Still haven't gotten around to finishing Vol. 1, but I'm picking this up anyway.

IDW PUBLISHING
Fallen Angel Idw #2 (Of 5), $3.99


Damn Peter David for breaking my IDW embargo!

IMAGE COMICS
Godland Vol 1 Hello Cosmic TPB, $14.99
Pact #4 (Of 4), $2.99
Season Of The Witch #3 (Of 4), $3.50


Okay internet, GØDLAND better be everything you've said it is! Finally, The Pact finishes; I've dropped ShadowHawk twice since I first picked up the initial three issues. Season Of The Witch is going to end up being another DIY TPB, as I remember enjoying it, but can't really remember too much about it.

MARKOSIA
Lexian Chronicles Full Circle #4 (resolicited), $3.50


Entries in the "Which Month They Realize They Bit Off More Than They Could Chew" pool starts now. I'm taking October 2006.

MARVEL COMICS
All New Off Handbook Marvel Universe A To Z #1, $3.99
Black Panther #12, $2.99
Daredevil #81, $2.99
Defenders #5 (Of 5), $2.99
Next Wave #1, $2.99
Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do #6 (Of 6), $2.99
X-Men And Power Pack #4 (Of 4), $2.99
X-Men Deadly Genesis #3 (Of 6), $3.50


I will not be suckered into buying the Handbook. I will not be suckered into buying the Handbook. I will not be suckered into buying the Handbook. I will not be suckered into buying the Handbook. I lie...

MERCURY COMICS
Atomika #6 (Of 12), $2.99


Thanks to Dabb and the whole Speakeasy fiasco, I feel some weird sense of loyalty to this title. It's another DIY TPB, though.

ONI PRESS INC.
Local #3 (Of 12), $2.99


I considered sticking around for another issue, but the previous one gets worse and worse the more I think about its unappealing lead character and really stupid premise. I don't care how young she is, she's exactly the kind of dumbass I can't stand in real life. (Oddly, I'm still on the fence about DMZ, crossing my fingers that there's room for it to improve before it loses me completely.)

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Surrogates #4 (Of 5), $2.95


Another DIY TPB, I haven't read any of it since its great first issue.

Magazines
Previews Vol XVI #2, AR


Is that hell freezing over? No, just me looking into an idea for a new, though totally unoriginal, column for Buzzscope.

6 comments:

Shane Bailey said...

"Damn Peter David for breaking my IDW embargo!"

I'm in the same boat.

Greg said...

You'll probably hate Godland just to be contrary. Just like we all know you have big posters of Morrison on your bedroom wall, but you have to pick on him in public. If you don't like Godland, by the way, the terrorists win.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

That's a Bendis poster, which is coming down now that I've dropped New Avengers! :-P

Seriously, though, despite my admitted bias against him, I think I gave Morrison a pretty fair shake, not to mention a decent chunk of my wallet. I just don't get the fanatical love for his work; he's a solid storyteller, but far from a god amongst men.

GØDLAND will get a fair read, too. Fairer, perhaps, as I actually like some of Joe Casey's work already.

Jason Martin said...

"Is that hell freezing over? No, just me looking into an idea for a new, though totally unoriginal, column for Buzzscope."

Spill, spill.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Nothing to spill, really; just your standard Previews review column, looking at the best (and worst) of what's being solicited that month. It'll include a primer on pre-ordering and, maybe, a pre-filled recommended list people can download? Dunno, actually. Still mulling it over.

Jason Martin said...

Cool.
Any "Previews is your friend"-type columns are a good thing.
Look forward to it.