07 March 2006

On The Shelves: 3/8/06

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My weekly look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 3/8/06. 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]

PICK OF THE WEEK


Brownsville


ABRAMS
Moms Cancer HC, $12.95


No idea what this is, but it's a catchy title that would certainly get me to pick it up and give it a flip-through. That it's published by Abrams amps the curiosity level, too. [EDIT: Former webcomic hits it big.]

ACC STUDIOS
Liberality For All #2 (Of 8), $2.99


Certainly took them a long time to get this second issue out. You'd think with all of the "mainstream" coverage it received, they'd have wanted to strike while the iron was hot. Months later, it doesn't even have the curiosity angle going for it anymore.

DC COMICS
Batman And The Monster Men #5 (Of 6), $2.99
Firestorm The Nuclear Man #23, $2.50
Teen Titans #33, $2.50


Matt Wagner is rocking my Batman world right now, though Robinson's OYL Detective last week gave me hope that it won't be mini-series only for my Batfix anymore. OYL also earns Firestorm and Teen Titans a chance to return to my pull list.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
GI Joe Americas Elite #9, $2.95
GI Joe Vs Transformers Vol 3 Art Of War Cvr A #1 (Of 5), $2.95


Since America's Elite! launched, I've bought every G.I. Joe spinoff so far, but this ...Vs. Transformers thing holds zero appeal for me. I never got into the robots as a kid, and none of their various comics incarnations over the years have managed to engage me.

IMAGE COMICS
Bomb Queen #2 (Of 4), $3.50
Fell #4, $1.99
Hysteria One Man Gang #1, $2.99
Rocketo Vol 1 Journey To The Hidden Sea TPB, $19.99


Bomb Queen #1 was...interesting. I like Jimmie Robinson, though, so I'm going to keep the faith and stick with it. I loved the Hysteria Free Comic Book Day sampler, and the GN I picked up last summer in Philly was a lot of fun, so I'm looking forward to this new series. The Fell experiment continues, and so far, so good. Rocketo is a big maybe, as the first issue rapidly sank to the bottom of my to-read pile, partly due to the landscape format which I'm not a fan of, and partly due to the first few pages not reeling me in. I'll flip through it, though.

MARVEL COMICS
Incredible Hulk Planet Hulk Prelude TPB, $13.99
Powers #17, $2.95
Son Of M #4 (Of 6), $2.99
Thunderbolts #100, $3.99


Hearing Greg Pak talk about "Planet Hulk" on the NYCC Mondo Marvel panel last week, and then talking to him while he signed at our booth the next day, my interest was piqued. Not sure what this Prelude entails, and whether or not it's essential reading, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick up the main story. The power of personal interaction! Son of M has hit flip-through status, and I just may drop it mid-run, something I don't usually do with mini-series after committing to three issues. It's not bad, but it's not exactly essential reading, either. Powers picked up nicely with the Green Lantern Corps spin Bendis threw in last issue, so I'm back onboard for another few issues. Thunderbolts is one of my Top 5 Marvel comics these days, up there with Young Avengers, X-Factor, Captain America and, believe it or not, the surprisingly fun Black Panther.

NBM
Brownsville HC, $18.95


Meant to pick this up at NYCC last weekend and simply never got around to it, despite having Kleid signing them at our booth on Sunday! Will rectify that this week, though.

PANTHEON BOOKS
La Perdida GN, $19.95


I've heard a lot of good things about this one, and Pantheon earned my trust with Black Hole. I believe they're the ones who snatched up Flight from Image, too, yes? [EDIT: Nope! It was Ballantine. See comments...]

VIZ MEDIA LLC
Godchild Vol 1 TPB, $8.99


I've read a handful of manga to-date, but nothing from Viz as of yet. (Not counting an issue of Shonen Jump I flipped through.) If it's there on Wednesday, this will be my totally random selection for the week.

3 comments:

Brian Wood said...

Ballantine is publishing the Flight books now.

CalvinPitt said...

I have to warn you, I don't think this issue of Teen Titans is OYL. I think it's another damned Infinite Crisis tie-in, this one dealing with Nightwing and Superboy's plan to do. . . something.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Brian: Thanks! Just checked Pantheon's site and I'm guessing I was confusing their having signed Craig Thompson.

Odd that Ballantine doesn't have Flight anywhere on their website yet, even though Amazon has it slated for a June release.

Calvin: Ugh.