Issuu on Google+

The Love and RockeTs companion: 30 YeaRs (and counTing) sc

amuLeT voLume 5: pRince oF The eLves gn

FanTagRaphics Books The centerpiece of Fantagraphics’ 30th-anniversary celebration of Love and Rockets features interviews, character profiles, and much more!

gRaphix Kazu Kibuishi’s magical adventure for young readers continue as the mysteries deepen and secrets are revealed!

ameLia RuLes! voLume 8: heR peRmanenT RecoRd gn

The undeRwaTeR weLdeR gn

simon & schusTeR The adventures of Jimmy Gownley’s plucky heroine come to an end in the final volume of the beloved series!

Top sheLF pRoducTions In Jeff Lemire’s first graphic novel since his break-out DC Comics work, diver/welder Jack Joseph deals with the pressures of his future as a father and his past as a son.

aRcheR & aRmsTRong #1

Tezuka’s message To adoLF gn

vaLianT enTeRTainmenT Two more of Valiant’s classic characters return in a brand-new series written by Fred Van Lente with pencils by Clayton Henry.

Jun12 Comics FI.indd 223

veRTicaL inc One of Osamu Tezuka’s most important works, Message to Adolf explores the Japanese perspective on World War II.

223

5/9/2012 4:52:51 PM


SFxT:SFxT.qxd

5/9/2012

11:49 AM

Page 1


DIGITAL MANGA dmpbooks.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 293

Digital Manga Section.indd 293

5/7/2012 10:51:45 AM


DIGITAL MANGA dmpbooks.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 294

Digital Manga Section.indd 294

5/7/2012 10:51:47 AM


DIGITAL MANGA dmpbooks.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 295

Digital Manga Section.indd 295

5/7/2012 10:51:49 AM


DIGITAL MANGA dmpbooks.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 296

Digital Manga Section.indd 296

5/7/2012 10:51:51 AM


Toychest News_prev size:Layout 1

5/8/2012

3:28 PM

Page 1


Jun12 A-D Comics:section

5/7/2012

10:20 AM

Page 298

DOG YEAR ENTERTAINMENT FOSTER #2 (W) Brian Buccellato (A) Noel Tauzon (CA) Brian Buccellato After learning a dark truth about Ben, an overmatched Foster tries to keep him safe while he figures out what to do with the boy. This issue also reveals Ben’s father and the fate of his mother. (STK469843) MATURE THEMES 32pgs, FC...................................$3.99

NIPPER VOLUME 3: 1967-1968 TP (W/A/CA) Doug Wright Doug Wright’s masterful newspaper strip returns to suburban life in the late 1960s, where not even the countercultural tumult of the times could ruin domestic bliss or distract from sibling rivalry. Things are still fun, innocent, and wholesome in the suburbs: there’s road hockey in the streets, boys have their friends over for sleepovers, and kids play freely on their own outside, with little or no parental supervision. Wright’s stellar draftsmanship, fond eye for detail, and brilliant sense of comic timing shines throughout this volume of the Nipper series. (STK469802) SC, 8x5.25, 112pgs, PC...............................................................................$16.95

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

CAVE-IN GN (A/CA) Brian Ralph A rat darts across the opening pages, into a hole, and down a long tunnel, stopping under a hammock. A mole man stretches and wakes up, leading the rat and the reader deeper into the tunnel. What follows is a series of dreamlike sequences, each stranger than the last. Brian Ralph, author of Daybreak, was a founding member of the influential Fort Thunder art collective, which was renowned for the way its members’ work intermingled lowbrow and highbrow art forms. In this wordless classic, special emphasis is placed on the power of gesture. Cave-In is an all-ages adventure story, jam-packed with monsters, bats, and all manner of unimaginable underground mystery. (STK469795) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 4.75x6, 96pgs, PC.....................................................................$17.95

NIPPER TP’S (W/A) Doug Wright (CA) Seth In 1963, Canadian cartoonish Doug Wright introduced the world to Nipper, the mischievous little kid who starred in the ingenious and enduring comic strip. These volumes cover a peak period in Wright’s four-decade career as he comes into his own as an iconic cartoonist capable of documenting middle-class suburban existence in all its minute joys and indignities. (STK421736) VOLUME 1: 1963-1964 (JUN100987)—SC, 6x8, 112pgs, FC.......................$16.95 VOLUME 2: 1965-1966 (APR111003)—SC, 8x5.25, 112pgs, PC..................$16.95

JUNE 2012

DAYBREAK HC

298

(W/A/CA) Brian Ralph You wake up in the rubble and see a ragged, desperate one-armed man greeting you. He takes you underground to a safe space, feeds you, offers you a place to sleep. And then announces that he’ll take the first watch. It’s not long before the peril of the jagged landscape has located you and your newfound protector and is scratching at the door. What transpires is a moment-to-moment struggle for survival — The Road meets Dawn of the Dead. Daybreak is seen first-person through the eyes of a silent observer as he follows his protector and runs from the shadows of the imminent zombie threat. (STK448029) MATURE THEMES HC, 6x8.5, 160pgs, PC .............$21.95

LENORE: SWIRLIES HC Titan Books Despite the fact this series is a little too creepy for some tastes, I love Lenore, the little living dead girl. It has a charm I haven’t found in too many other comics out there, and always look forward to the next issue.While this isn’t new material because it’s a collection of some of the ongoing issues in hardcover format, it’s still exciting nonetheless. ~ Heather Wiegand See PREVIEWS page 330


Jun12 A-D Comics copy:section

5/8/2012

2:27 PM

Page 299

THE COLLECTED DOUG WRIGHT: CANADA’S MASTER CARTOONIST HC (W/A) Doug Wright (CA) Seth With an introduction by Lynn Johnston, The Collected Doug Wright presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the life and career of one of the most-read and best-loved cartoonists of the 1960’s. Compiled in cooperation with his family, it draws from thousands of pieces of art, pictures, letters, and the artist’s own journals. (STK392341) HC, 9.5x14, 240pgs, FC............$39.99

AMELIA RULES! VOLUME 8: HER PERMANENT RECORD Simon & Schuster

(W/A/CA) Matthew Forsythe Jinchalo is Korean for “Really?” and that question is at the heart of this book. When the mischevious shapeshifter Jinchalo hatches from a mysterious egg, he starts our heroine adventuring anew. Magical troubles drag the pair out of the safety of her home. These comics are firmly rooted in Korean folktakes and stylistic conventions, with a playful, joyous line to create a Miyazaki-tinged dreamscape where spotted octopi fly and bears give piggyback rides. (STK458112) (C: 0-0-1) SC, 5.5x7.5, 152pgs, PC ...........$17.95

OFFERED AGAIN

O/A ALINE AND THE OTHERS GN (W/A/CA) Guy Delisle Women literally lose their heads as they swap limbs and lovers in Aline and the others, a collection of 26 sublimely perverse wordless strips by Guy Delisle, best known for his books from D+Q, Pyongyang and Shenzhen. Arranged alphabetically, the strips are named after their 26 vivacious female protagonists who stretch, shrink, disappear into one another’s orifices and jump off the page in stories that are as hilarious as they are utterly bizarre. (STK326026) MATURE THEMES SC, 72pgs, B&W.........................$9.95

ALBERT AND THE OTHERS GN (W/A/CA) Guy Delisle Limbs are swapped and pants are dropped in Albert and The Others, a collection of wordless strips that expose the pleasures, pitfalls and perversities of masculinity. Guy Delisle delves deep into the male psyche and emerges with 26 alphabetically arranged strips, named after the men who tumble through the pages. These elastic protagonists risk damnation and dismemberment in a series of improbable slapstick relationships with women that veer from the titillating to the downright macabre. (STK358208) SC, 6x9, 72pgs, PC .....................$9.95

THE RIDE: SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1 12 Gauge Comics It’s been some time since the titular ’68 Camaro has graced comic pages, acting as the core for a variety of strange, intriguing, and action-packed stories about the lives of those who come in contact with this mysterious piece of Detroit muscle. Years have passed, but these tires still have good tread on them. It looks like the dust cover is off, and this iconic catalyst for vehicular mayhem is leaving the garage once again. They say the road to hell is often paved with good intentions but The Ride: Southern Gothic shows us that; regardless of the intentions, the road to hell is usually whatever stretch of blacktop we find the pitch-black machine.The adventures continue and more people find themselves behind the wheel but some of them have evil in mind. The Ride: Southern Gothic brings us the same high-caliber art and writing readers have come to expect from the series with the likes of Ron Marz, David Lapham, Rick Leonardi, and others so it’s not a question of whether readers will enjoy the ride, it’s only a matter of whether they can bear to wait for the next issue. ~ Jay Spence See PREVIEWS page 334

JUNE 2012

JINCHALO GN

Once you first met Amelia Louise McBride you understood immediately why Amelia Rules.Amelia was real, as were her friends and family, even those wannabe superheroes like Pajamaman.Amelia has dealt with parents divorcing, moving to a different city, new school, new friends,“dating,” and – worse! – her mom dating a man not her father. Eleven years and many comic books, self published trades, and seven collected volumes later, Amelia Rules! Volume 8 Her Permanent Record brings Jimmy Gownley’s Amelia Rules series to an end — I’m hoping not a permanent end! In this “last” book in the series Amelia is now on the cheerleading squad, her friend Reggie is finding success, her Aunt Tanner was finding success again in the music field, but like Peter Parker you know something has to happen when life runs too smoothly.When Amelia’s aunt Tanner disappears it’s up to her to get on the bus and try to find her and bring her home to family and friends. Jimmy has a way to make the most absurd characters real and those already real like family.Amelia definitely rules! ~ Steve Leaf See PREVIEWS page 327

299


DYNAMIC FORCES dynamicforces.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 300

Dynamic Forces section.indd 300

5/8/2012 9:51:46 AM


DYNAMIC FORCES dynamicforces.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 301

Dynamic Forces section.indd 301

5/8/2012 9:51:48 AM


Jun12 Gemstone Horror Base 2:section

5/3/2012

1:48 PM

Page 302

®

EC ARCHIVES: SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES

JUNE 2012

EC ARCHIVES: CRIME SUSPENSTORIES VOLUME 1 HC

302

(W/A) Various Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins re-introduces us to the thrilling and mysterious first volume of Crime SuspenStories — six full issues and 24 complete stories by the likes of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Harvey Kurtzman. Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, George Roussos and others, originally published between 1950 and 1951! (OCT073542) HC, 9x12, 212pgs, FC .........$49.95

EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM THE CRYPT HC (W/A) Various From stories by the legendary team of Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein come the classic horror Tales from the Crypt written by Feldstein and illustrated by the all-star line-up of Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Johnny Craig, Feldstein, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, and Marie Severin. Volume 2 reprints issues #7-12, and Volume 3 reprints #13-18. VOLUME 2 (APR073724)— HC, 8x11, 212pgs, FC .............$49.95 VOLUME 3 (MAR083734)— HC, 8x11, 212pgs, FC .............$49.95

(W/A) Various These beautiful hardcovers reprint issues of the classic EC comic book Shock SuspenStories, originally published between 1952 and 1954. Includes stories by Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein with art by Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingles, and Wally Wood. Volume 1 contains issues #1-6, and Volume 2 reprints issues #7-12, including the stories “Small Assassins” (#7) and “October Game” (#9) by science-fiction grandmaster Ray Bradbury. VOLUME 1 (SEP063328)— HC, 8x11, 212pgs, FC .............$49.95 VOLUME 2 (FEB073490)— HC, 8x11, 212pgs, FC .............$49.95

EC ARCHIVES: VAULT OF HORROR VOLUME 1 HC

® Entertaining Comics bullet logo is a trademark of William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

®

(W/A) Various Legendary publisher Bill Gaines provided the forum and creators like Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Harry Harrison, Jack Kamen, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Davis provided the mayhem. Six full issues and 24 complete stories are collected in this full-color, deluxe volume. (AUG073676) HC, 8x11, 212pgs, FC .........$49.95


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:32 PM

Page 303

801 MEDIA Project H AN IDEAL DAY TO FALL IN LOVE GN For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK468832) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W.................................................................................$17.95

HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY: KING-SIZED SPECIAL For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK212442) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 7x10, 48pgs.............................................................................................$9.95

MILFS ON MARS GN For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK351763) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 8x10, 48pgs, FC.......................................................................................$9.95

1821 COMICS :01 FIRST SECOND

BAKE SALE GN (W/A/CA) Sara Varon Cupcake’s bakery makes delicious desserts and snacks that delight all his customers. But when Cupcake’s recipes start going wrong, he begins to look for a 100% guaranteed path to happiness. But maybe he’ll be able to find the answer to his problems is closer to home than he thought. This delightfully delicious graphic novel is also a cookbook, so you can make all of Cupcake’s recipes yourself. (STK447239) SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC .................$16.99

ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR GN

EROS COMIX OFFERED AGAIN

O/A LOVE SELECTION GN (NEW PRINTING) For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK421443) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 212pgs, B&W ........................................................................................$18.99

BAZONGAS VOLUME 2 GN For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK222267) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 64pgs, B&W ............................................................................................$9.95

DOMIN-8 ME GN (NEW PRINTING) For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK334212) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 212pgs, B&W ........................................................................................$18.95

NURSERY RHYME COMICS: 50 TIMELESS RHYMES HC Featuring 50 classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators! From New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s “There Was a Crooked Man” to Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel’s “Three Little Kittens” to Gene Yang’s “Pata-Cake,” this collection will put a grin on your face and keep it there. Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers. (STK450040) HC, 7.5 x10, 128pgs, FC...........$18.99

THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN GN (W/A/CA) Aaron Renier Walker Bean never wanted to be a highseas pirate waging a pitched battle against the forces of the deep. It just worked out that way. Mild, meek, and a little geeky, Walker is always happiest in his grandfather’s workshop, messing around with his inventions. But when his beloved grandfather is struck by an ancient curse, it falls on Walker to return an accursed pearl skull to the witches who created it — and his path is strewn with pirates, magical machines, ancient lore, and deadly peril! (STK419332) SC, 7.5x10, 176pgs, FC ............$13.99

JUNE 2012

(W) Stan Lee & Various (A/CA) Skan Srisuwan The Montagues, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, worked in tandem to destroy all threats to the Empire of Verone. With no one left to fight, the Montagues and Capulets found themselves a new enemy: each other. A young Montague boy and Capulet girl who fall in love. They secretly plan to marry, hoping their union can be what brings peace between the warring factions. But forces beyond their control begin to conspire against them, threatening their love, their lives — and the entire Empire. Available in Softcover and Collector’s Edition Hardcover (with bonus art pages). (STK453742) SOFTCOVER (OCT111090)—SC, 10x13, 140pgs, FC ...................................$19.99 COLLECTOR’S EDITION HARDCOVER (OCT111091)—HC, 10x13, 152pgs, FC ......$29.99

303


304

Fantagraphics.indd 304

5/4/2012 8:42:03 AM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 fantagraphics.com

fantagRaPhIcS bookS


305

Fantagraphics.indd 305

5/4/2012 8:42:04 AM

PREVIEWS

June 2012

fantagraphics.com

fantagRaPhIcS bookS


306

Fantagraphics.indd 306

5/4/2012 8:42:05 AM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 fantagraphics.com

fantagRaPhIcS bookS


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:32 PM

Page 307

FULCRUM PUBLISHING DISTRICT COMICS: AN UNCONVENTIANAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON, DC GN (W) Scott O. Brown & Various District Comics is a graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis. Spanning 1794-2009, District Comics stops along the way for a duel, a drink in the Senate’s speakeasy, a look into the punk scene, and much more. (STK469195) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 8x8, 256pgs, FC ..................$24.95

GALACTIC PRESS GALAXY MAN #1 (W) Kyle Puttkammer, Patrick Gallagher (A/CA) Allen Belk He’s a husband, a father, and a Hero! Meet Galaxy Man! While battling skelasaurs in downtown Stellar City, he’s joined by a mysterious sidekick named Cosmic Girl. Girl he helps him discover the real cause of all this chaos... the villainous Dr. Ross Rex! (STK468771) 20pgs, FC ...................................$3.99

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING

O/A THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 42

GEN MANGA ENTERTAINMENT WOLF GN (W/A/CA) Shige Nakamura Naoto heads for the city to find the father who abandoned him as a child. He is determined to get vengeance. But he finds out it won’t be that easy. Dad is a champion boxer. Naoto must train to face his own father for the Japanese featherweight title. (STK469573) SC, 5x7, 448pgs, B&W .............$12.95

JUNE 2012

(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A) Various (CA) Joe Jusko There’s a good reason The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the definitive guide for collectors and dealers alike since 1970. In addition to being the preeminent source of comic book pricing information, it features a ton of other data as well. The 42nd edition includes all new insights and features and along with the most comprehensive listing of comics, all new entries in the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more. This edition offers a choice of covers: A vibrant Catwoman caught in the act by signature artist Adam Hughes, or a stunning re-creation of John Buscema’s Avengers #58 cover by superstar painter Joe Jusko. Either version is perfect for both new collectors and seasoned enthusiasts alike, and they’re both available in softcover and hardcover editions. (STK462899) AVENGERS SC—SC, 7x9, 1136pgs, PC.........................................................$29.95 AVENGERS HC—HC, 7x9, 1136pgs, PC........................................................$35.00 CATWOMAN SC—SC, 7x9, 1136pgs, PC .....................................................$29.95 CATWOMAN HC—HC, 7x9, 1136pgs, PC ....................................................$35.00

307


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/8/2012

2:38 PM

Page 308

GRAPHIX

AMULET BOOK 5: PRINCE OF THE ELVES SC

JUNE 2012

(W/A/CA) Kazu Kibuishi Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. With it, the Elf King forges new Amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in a fight to stop him, but Max stands in their way. Emily seeks information from the Voice of her Amulet, but instead she discovers the Voice is much more sinister than she ever could have imagined. (STK469229) (C:0-1-1) SC, 6x9, 208pgs, FC ..........................................................$12.99

AMULET SC’S

308

(W/A/CA) Kazu Kibuishi In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Emily, Navin and their mother move to an ancestral home to begin a new life. On their first night in the mysterious house, a tentacled creature kidnaps Em and Navin’s mom! Now Em and Navin must figure out how to set things right and save their mom’s life! (STK410367) BOOK 1: THE STONEKEEPER (NEW PRINTING) (OCT098142)—SC, 6x9, 208pgs, FC ..$10.99 BOOK 2: THE STONEKEEPER’S CURSE (JUN090924)—SC, 224pgs, FC .......................$10.99 BOOK 3: THE CLOUD SEARCHERS—SC, 6x9, 208pgs, FC............................................$12.99 BOOK 4: THE LAST COUNCIL (NEW PRINTING) (NOV118145)—SC, 6x9, 224pgs, FC.$12.99

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB VOLUME 1: KRISTY’S GREAT IDEA SC (NEW PRINTING)

THE BABY SITTERS CLUB VOLUME 2: THE TRUTH ABOUT STACEY SC (NEW PRINTING)

(W) Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier Based on Ann M. Martin’s bestselling series, America’s favorite baby-sitters are back — this time, in a heartwarming and hilarious graphic novel. In this new graphic novel edition of the very first Baby-Sitters Club book, Raina Telgemeier captures all the drama of the original in warm, spunky illustrations. Witness Kristy’s eureka moment, when she gets the idea for a “baby-sitters club” and enlists her best friends, shy Mary Anne and artistic Claudia, in an exciting new venture. But the baby-sitting business isn’t the only thing absorbing their attention: Kristy is having a hard time accepting her stepdad-to-be, and the newest member of the gang, Stacey, seems to be hiding a secret. (STK469442) SC, 6x9, 192pgs, FC ...................$9.99

(W) Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier Poor Stacey. She’s moved to a new town. She’s still coming to terms with her diabetes. She’s facing baby-sitting problems left and right. And her parents are no help. Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends — Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they’re the BSC — and they will deal with whatever’s thrown their way, even if it’s a rival baby-sitting club! (STK469443) SC, 6x9, 144pgs, FC ...................$9.99

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB VOLUME 3: MARY ANNE SAVES THE DAY SC (NEW PRINTING)

THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB VOLUME 4: CLAUDIA AND MEAN JANINE SC (NEW PRINTING)

(W) Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier When a terrible fight breaks out among the four BabySitters Club friends, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to sit by herself at lunch, make new friends, and deal with her overprotective father without advice from the BSC gang. But the worst part is when she faces a terrible baby-sitting predicament, and she can’t find any help. Luckily, Mary Anne rises to the occasion! (STK469444) SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC ...................$9.99

(W) Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier Claudia and her sister Janine may as well be from two different planets. Claudia pays more attention to her art than her grades. Janine studies non-stop to get straight As. The girls are nothing alike, and they can’t agree on anything. But when something terrible happens to their grandmother Mimi, the two sisters discover they’re more alike than they originally thought! (STK469445) SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC ...................$9.99


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:33 PM

Page 309

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE FAKK 2 MOVIE SPECIAL: SIMON BISLEY ARTBOOK HC (W) Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Simon Bisley Part behind-the-scenes making-of-themovie, and part graphic novel that inspired the movie, this book is a hardcover edition of the FAKK 2 graphic novel, which chronicles the Heavy Metal 2000 movie, based on the Melting Pot comic. The cover features an amazing painting by the great Simon Bisley, wrapping a story written by Kevin Eastman and drawn by the Biz himself. (STK469576) MATURE THEMES HC, 8x11, 104pgs, FC...............$19.95

MILTON CANIFF’S MALE CALL HC (W/A/CA) Milton Caniff Milton Caniff’s famous good girl, created just for servicemen during World War II, known to G.I. Joes everywhere as “Lace,” is available to all her fans in a deluxe hardcover art book reprinting the entire run of the comic strip. Move over Rita Hayworth, sultry, sassy Miss Lace and her daily adventures are being given royal treatment with a host of extras including a detailed intro by noted Caniff historian R.C. Harvey. (STK436057) HC, 12x9, 156pgs, PC .................................................................................$39.99

HUMANOIDS INC THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE BOOK 2: THE CHOSEN (W) Michael Mendheim & Various (A/CA) Simon Bisley Adam Cahill has been sent to Hell where he must find three lost souls — a drug addict, a killer, and a corrupt politician — and convince them to join him in his battle against the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The fate of the world hangs in the balance as the end of days approaches. Available in Hardcover and Softcover editions. (STK469574) MATURE THEMES SC, 7x10, 72pgs, FC (2 of 3) .....$14.95

CRUSADES HC BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 7 HC The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world’s most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with Volume Seven of Hermes Press’ critically acclaimed complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1938 to 1940, featuring three complete adventures — “Overturned World,” “Martian War Threat,” and “Super-Dwarf of Space.” The strips contained in this volume have never been printed before and have been painstakingly restored to perfection! (STK466835) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 9x12, 272pgs, PC ................................................$49.99

(W) Alex Nikolavitch, Izu (A/CA) Zhang Xiaoyu An epic tale where history blends with fantasy to explosive and cinematic results. Follow the Knights Templar’s elite faction as they are sent on a secretive and perilous mission, a crusade to determine the true causes of the Plague of Damietta. For fans of A Game of Thrones. (STK469577) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Not Available in India. MATURE THEMES HC, 272pgs, FC ........................$34.95

THE SHADOW’S TREASURE DELUXE HC (W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A/CA) Francois Boucq Before the creative duo of Alexandro Jodorowsky and Francois Boucq would bring us their gritty Western series Bouncer, they collaborated and playfully challenged each other in this stunning publication of simple and seductive beauty where the thoughts of one guide the hand of the other. Publishing in English for the first time. (STK469578) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Not Available in India. MATURE THEMES HC, 88pgs, 2C ..........................$69.95

KENZER & COMPANY KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #190

STEVE CANYON: THE COMPLETE COMIC BOOK SERIES VOLUME 1 HC (W/A/CA) Milton Caniff Now for the first time in almost fifty years, fans of Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon will have an opportunity to read the comic book incarnation of one of the most important comic strips ever. Hermes Press has painstakingly restored the artwork of Milton Caniff, William Overgard, and Ray Bailey so that it looks better than the originals. Reprints all 7 complete issues of the Dell Four Color Comics Steve Canyon comic books (numbers #519, 578, 641, 737, 804, 939, and 1033). (STK430663) HC, 7x10, 256pgs, FC...............$49.99

(W/A) Jolly Blackburn (CA) TBD This multiple award-winning comic magazine features the hilarious misadventures of a group of gamers (the Knights) and their friends, along with useful roleplaying and other articles for gamers, from a gamer’s perspective. It’s a slice of (fantasy) life in strips, articles, reviews and features, and a wonderful celebration of the gaming culture! (STK469956) (C: 0-0-1) 64pgs, B&W ...............................$5.99

JUNE 2012

HERMES PRESS

309


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:33 PM

Page 310

KICKSTART COMICS

KODANSHA COMICS All Art Not Final

DIVINE WIND GN (W) Jeff Amano (A/CA) Julian Totino Tedesco Five years ago the Samurai drove back the Mongols from their shores where the invaders were swallowed by the Divine Wind. But their return has been inevitable and their armies gather, thirsty for revenge. Young fisherman Shoichi follows his dream of becoming a Samurai when Kublai Khan’s Mongol hordes invade again. Led by the wise warrior-monk Tametomo, Shoichi and the samurai battle to the last to defend their island. (STK469579) SC, 7x10, 96pgs, FC ...................$8.99

KIDS CAN PRESS

BINKY TAKES CHARGE GN (BOOK 4)

JUNE 2012

(W/A/CA) Ashley Spires Binky the space cat has been promoted to lieutenant. He’s now in charge of training the next generation of space cadets. But then he meets the new space kitten — who isn’t a space kitten at all! Is someone trying to pull the fur over his eyes? Binky and Captain Gracie need to figure out the new cadet before the next alien attack! (STK469580) (C: 0-0-1) SC, 6x9, 64pgs, FC..........$8.95

310

ATTACK ON TITAN VOLUME 2 GN (W/A/CA) Isayama Hajime For one hundred years, what’s left of mankind has lived in the city on earth, protected by walls that tower over even the Titans. But Eren Jaeger has had enough. While his fellow citizens are content to hide, Jaeger has the passion to take action to not only protect the city, but to learn what the Titans actually are. But on his first mission he comes face to face with horrors beyond his imagination — and secrets from his own past that could shift the tides of war! (STK469037) (C: 1-1-2) SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W .............$10.99

FAIRY TAIL VOLUME 9 GN (KONDANSHA ED) (W/A) Hiro Mashima Stylish wizard Loke is the ladies’ man of the Fairy Tail guild. But now he’s suddenly broken up with all his girlfriends, claiming he simply doesn’t have the time! It turns out that Loke’s life may be about to end, and Lucy, a freshman, is the only one who can save him! But what can a firstyear wizard do that an experienced wizard can’t? (STK469041) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 208pgs, B&W .............$10.99

FAIRY TAIL VOLUME 12 GN (KONDANSHA ED) (W/A/CA) Hiro Mashima Erza and Natsu are trying to stop Jellal from reviving the most feared black wizard the world has ever known! To help in the effort, the Magic Council launches its magic of mass destruction, Etherion. But Jellal knows that the Council’s attack could kill both him and the Fairy Tail wizards — and he isn’t running away. What is he plotting? (STK469040) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 208pgs, B&W .............$10.99

THE CAPTIVE PRINCE GN (W/A/CA) Scott Chantler In this third title of the cinematic Three Thieves graphic novel series, Dessa, Topper, and Fisk are still running from the Queen’s Dragons and trying to find Dessa’s missing twin brother. But when Dessa inadvertently rescues a prince — putting kingdoms at stake and love on the line — the adventure quickly becomes a royal mess! (STK469581)0 (C: 0-0-1) SC, 6x9, 116pgs, FC .......$8.95

GENSHIKEN: SECOND SEASON VOLUME 1 GN (W/A/CA) Kio Shimoku Genshiken returns! The new series picks up from where the old one left off, checking in on the lives of the fan-favorite characters while introducing a few new ones at the same time. Find out what happens when the most otaku of the otaku get together to form The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, aka, the Genshiken! (STK469039) (C: 1-1-1) SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W ..........$10.99


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:34 PM

Page 311

THE LITTLE PRINCE BOOK 1: THE PLANET OF WIND GN

SAILOR MOON VOLUME 7 GN (W/A/CA) Naoko Takeuchi Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil! (STK469038) (C: 1-1-2) SC, 5x7, 200pgs, B&W .............$10.99

LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP THE CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY VOLUME 4: THE BIG FLUSH GN

(W) Guillaume Dorison (A/CA) Elyeum Studio Inspired by Antoine SaintExupéry’ beloved story, The Little Prince! The universe is in danger: the stars are going out one by one along the path of the Serpent. The Little Prince, determined not to let evil rule the galaxy, leaves his asteroid and his beloved Rose on a monumental quest. Accompanied by this faithful friend Fox, he will discover vast worlds set off kilter by strange rules and dangerous strife and will use his extraordinary gifts to help bring balance to each planet. (STK469473) (C: 01-2) SC, 7x10, 56pgs, FC .........................................................................$7.95

THE LITTLE PRINCE BOOK 2: THE PLANET OF THE FIREBIRD GN

(W) Trina Robbins (A/CA) Tyler Page Poor Megan-history’s repeating itself. She’s been booted from Stepford Prep, and her father is sending her to visit Pine Lake Academy, a boarding school. This could mean the end of the Chicagoland Detective Agency! Raf and Bradley come along to get a sniff at the new school, but something spooky is knocking around in the pipes, and now it has its hooks in them. Have Raf and Megan really been taken over by a ghost from a hundred years ago? Can Bradley dig up the mystery that’s dogged Pine Lake Academy for a century? What deeply buried dastardly deeds will bubble to the surface? (STK469465) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 64pgs, B&W .................$6.95

(W) Guillaume Dorison (A/CA) Elyeum Studio Inspired by the beloved story by Antoine Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince series was developed by prestigious French publisher Glénat with the guidance of the author’s estate. Characters in this graphic novel series have been reimagined in new adventures while maintaining the essential mood and spirit of the classic original. Accompanied by this faithful friend Fox, the Little Prince will discover vast worlds set off kilter by strange rules and dangerous strife and will use his extraordinary gifts to help bring balance to each planet. (STK469474) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 7x10, 56pgs, FC .........................................................................$7.95

A GAME FOR SWALLOWS: TO DIE, TO LEAVE, TO RETURN GN

(STK469475) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 192pgs, B&W..................................................................................$9.95

LITTLE WHITE DUCK: A CHILDHOOD IN CHINA GN (W) Andres Vera Martinez, Na Liu (A/CA) Andres Vera Martinez The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin-Big Piano and her younger sister, Xiao Qin-Little Piano, live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China’s government had kept the country separated from the rest of the world. When their country’s leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. Da Qin and Xiao Qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced. Eight short stories, based on the author’s own life, give readers a unique look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in history. (STK469476) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 108pgs, FC ...................$9.95

JUNE 2012

(W/A/CA) Zeina Abirached The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina’s parents don’t return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic evening in the one place they hoped they would always be safe — home. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood memories of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

311


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:34 PM

Page 312

MY BOYFRIEND IS A MONSTER VOLUME 6: WRAPPED UP IN YOU GN

LOU! VOLUME 3: DOWN IN THE DUMPS GN

(W) Dan Jolley (A/CA) Natalie Nourigat Staci Glass feels cursed — whenever there’s a crisis, she’s stuck in the middle. Now her best friend, Faith, has a new hobby, and Staci conjures up the courage to go along. They join a trio of wannabe witches for a magical ceremony in an Incan history exhibit. Their chanting is loud enough to raise the dead, it seems. Why else would a shriveled-up mummy go missing — and a mysterious and gorgeous Incan prince suddenly appear? (STK469466) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 128pgs, B&W ...............$9.95

(W/A/CA) Julien Neel Lou’s school year is off to a rocky start. Her BFF, Mina, won’t speak to her, but a new friend, Mary Emily, never shuts up. Lou’s mom and her new boyfriend are madly in love, but all their smooching is getting on Lou’s nerves. Meanwhile, a wrecking ball is smashing down the apartment that used to belong to her beloved Tristan. Lou still has a friend in Paul, if she can just work up the courage to write him a letter. Is it any wonder that Lou is down in the dumps? (STK469468) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 48pgs, FC.............................$8.95

LITTLE WOLF COMICS

LITTLE WOLF VOLUME 1 GN MORTENSEN’S ESCAPADES VOLUME 1: THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT GN (W/A/CA) Lars Jakobsen On a dark and stormy night, a book collector shows Mortensen the prize of his collection: an illuminated manuscript from 1512. When Mortensen sees a painting of an airplane on one of its pages, he knows he has a mystery to unravel. With a zap from his time gun, he travels back to medieval Scotland to look for clues. A wise scribe and a mute witch help him on his adventure, but neither of them can answer his question: how did an airplane crash land in the Middle Ages? (STK469470) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 7x9, 48pgs, FC ............................................................................$6.95

(W/A/CA) Jesse Cowan Little Wolf knows in his heart that he is ready to be a brave. It’s everyone else who needs convincing, and his new Mohawk isn’t doing the trick. Will his ambitions take him too far when he plots to steal fur from the sacred and deadly white wolf? (STK469647) SC, 5x7, 68pgs, FC .....................$7.99

MOONSTONE

JUNE 2012

MORTENSEN’S ESCAPADES VOLUME 2: THE SANTA FE JAIL GN

312

(W/A/CA) Lars Jakobsen A genius scientist has been kidnapped, and Mortensen is given a special assignment: deliver the ransom to the Santa Fe Jail. But the kidnappers are time travelers, so nothing is as simple as it seems. Before Mortensen sets foot in Santa Fe, he is drugged by a mysterious woman. He awakens to find himself packed inside a cargo plane that is about to nose dive into the jungles of Tanzania. Can Mortensen survive long enough to track down a clue that will lead him to the missing scientist? (STK469471) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 7x9, 48pgs, FC ...........$6.95

HONEY WEST #7

ART NOT FINAL

(W) Trina Robbins (A) Silvestre Szilagyi (CA) Marat Mychaels “Murder, Forsooth,” Part 2. Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios! (STK469608) 32pgs, FC......................................................................................................$3.99


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:34 PM

Page 313

FULL MOON: PHASES OF THE MOON HC

THE JUSTICE MACHINE HC (W) Mark Ellis (A) David Enebral, Mar Degano (CA) Jeff Slemons The Justice Machine Is Back! The Justice Machine fought to destroy tyranny on two worlds — but nearly twenty years ago they vanished, never to be seen again. Until now! The Machine’s explosive return plunges them into a nightmarish landscape of two realities warring for dominion! The team races to thwart a dark destiny awaiting all humanity if they fail to stop an unspeakable evil from gaining a foothold to the future! (STK457811) (C: 0-1-0) RES. from Previews Vol. XXI #12 (DEC111131) HC, 7x10, 100pgs, FC...............$39.99

KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER — THE LOST WORLD SC (W) C. J. Henderson (CA) Doug Klauba After getting a serial killer to confess, Kolchak is offered an international assignment with massive coverage around the world. With fame and fortune finally within reach, Kolchak is ready to cover the story, when he’s confronted by a mysterious monk who warns him that “the seventytwo must always be.” What this means is not explained. But, before he knows it, Kolchak’s dreams are invaded by unexplainable images that let him know every step he takes toward this story is bringing him closer to death. Previously offered in P+ #1017. (STK455372) 4x6, 130pgs, B&W ..............................$4.99

THE SPIDER: SHADOW OF EVIL (W) C. J. Henderson (CA) J. Anthony Kosar Richard Wentworth, the Spider, wonders if his long struggle against the forces of evil has been worth it? Should he continue, or grab for personal happiness before his time runs out? Then, at the moment he makes his decision, fate unleashes the most hellish horrors against New York City of all time! Available in Softcover and Limited Edition Hardcover editions! (STK457285) (C: 0-1-0) RES. from Previews Vol. XXII #1 (JAN121187) SOFTCOVER— SC, 4x6, 190pgs, B&W ...............$6.99 HARDCOVER— HC, 6x7, 210pgs, B&W.............$22.99

WEREWOLVES OF NEW IDRIA SC (W) John Chadwell (A/CA) Duncan Long The Aceves family is like no other. With patriarch, Roberto Aceves, forever a Spanish knight after being bitten by a werewolf, he and his clan have secretly fought man’s wars for 900 years. Today, near the abandoned mining town of New Idria, they must battle against a demon and his biker gang who want nothing more than to destroy the entire clan. (STK440251) (C: 0-0-1) RES. from Previews Vol. XXI #5 (MAY111139) SC, 7x10, 152pgs, B&W ...........$15.95

ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS PRESENTS: THE MISADVENTURES OF BECKY AND BOB #1 (W) Steven L. Frank (A) David Namisato, Danielle Gransaull (CA) David Namisato Straight from the pages of Zombies vs Cheerleaders! Becky is the plucky and caring cheerleader. Bob is the zombie who doesn’t want to eat brains, he just wants to fit in and have friends. What sort of craziness do they get into? Check it out in this spectacular first issue! One’s hot and the other’s a zombie! (STK469605) 32pgs, FC .............................$3.99

NBM DUNGEON: THE EARLY YEARS VOLUMES 1-2 SET THE LONE RANGER: VENDETTA SC (W) Howard Hopkins (CA) Doug Klauba From out of the past comes a mysterious killer systematically murdering anyone with a connection to the Masked Rider of the Plains’ former identity. When all signs point to Butch Cavendish, a man long dead, The Ranger finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the life of his faithful Indian companion hanging in the balance. Previously offered in P+ #1017. (STK455373) 4x6, 130pgs, B&W ................................$4.99

(W/A) Lewis Trondheim & Various (CA) Lewis Trondheim Banding together the two volumes of this branch of the vast history of Dungeon, a tonguein-cheek epic by a trio of grand masters of the new comics generation, The Early Years relates the origins. From leaving home a lad full of enterprise to becoming the Night Shirt, a misguided vigilante, to his initiation to the very dark realities of governing, we follow the Dungeon Keeper on his dramatic dangerous path to power. (STK469627) (C: 0-0-1) SC, 7x9, 192pgs, FC .................$24.99

JUNE 2012

(W) Earl Mac Rauch & Various (A) Nathan Stockman, Glen Fernandez (CA) Andy Black The only occasion this crazy timetravelling serial killer saga will appear all together in color! What started with The Spider, Domino Lady, Honey West, Kolchak, and others ends here! Plus — The unseen final chapter starring Sheena! A recently uncovered Buckaroo Banzai part of this tale! And a never before seen epilogue starring Kolchak, as years later he uncovers the even more startling truth behind the lies! (STK469603) (C: 0-1-0) HC, 7x10, 78pgs, PC ..........$29.99

313


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:34 PM

Page 314

Papercutz CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 15: KIDNAPPED HC

OFFERED AGAIN

O/A DUNGEON: ZENITH VOLUMES 1-3 SET

(W) Robert Louis Stevenson (A/CA) Mike Vosburg A never-before-published comics adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped comes to Classics Illustrated. This powerful tale has enthralled audiences since it was first published over 100 years ago. A classic work, Stevenson weaves actual historical events into his adventure, creating a heightened sense of realism brought to life by Mike Vosburg’s adaptation. (STK469614) HC, 7x9, 56pgs, FC.....................$9.99

(W/A) Lewis Trondheim & Various (CA) Lewis Trondheim Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press! (STK459596) SC, 7x9, 288pgs, FC ..................$39.99

JEWISH IN AMERICA VOLUMES 1-2 SET (W) Neil Kleid (A) Jake Allen, Nicholas Cinquegrani (CA) Nicholas Cinquegrani, Jake Allen Rising star and award-winning comics writer Neil Kleid explores two aspects of being Jewish in America in this banded set of his two highly praised graphic novels: Brownsville and The Big Kahn. Brownsville presents factually the rise and fall of “Murder, Inc.,” a group of assassin for hire Jews in the mob in the twenties. The Big Kahn, with its Rabbi who turns out to have never been Jewish, explores the very nature of faith. (STK469628) (C: 0-0-1) SC, 6x9, 390pgs, B&W .............$24.99

Eurotica LE DONNE HC For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK469616) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL HC, 9x12, 168pgs, FC ..................................................................................$39.99

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 14: WUTHERING HEIGHTS HC (W/A/CA) Rick Geary Bronte’s romantic classic established the quintessentially dark, brooding antihero in the form of Heathcliff. Heavily influenced by the poet Lord Byron, the beautiful flow of her words is matched by Rick Geary’s art in this comics adaptation. (STK445821) HC, 7x9, 56pgs, FC.....................$9.99

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 15: THE CALL OF THE WILD HC (W/A) Ricardo Villagran, Charles Dixon (CA) Charles Dixon, Ricardo Villagran The story of Buck, the fiercely loyal and powerful dog of the Yukon, has been author Jack London’s most popular novel since it was first published in 1903. Celebrated comics writer Charles Dixon teams with artist Ricardo Villagran in this adaptation of London’s novel, which School Library Journal described as “handsome to look at, inviting to read, and a boon to anyone charged with introducing today’s youth to classic works.” (STK453702) HC, 7x9, 56pgs, FC......................$9.99

OFFERED AGAIN

JUNE 2012

O/A BODY BY TAYLOR: GIRLS AND OTHER MUSINGS TP For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK267435) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 9x12, 80pgs, FC.....................................................................................$18.95

GORGEOUS AND... HUNG?! SC For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK381047) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 8x11, 80pgs, FC.....................................................................................$18.95

314

LEGO NINJAGO VOLUME 4: TOMB OF THE FANGPYRE (W) Greg Farstey (A/CA) Paul Lee Cole and his ninja team discover the secret nest of the evil Fangpyre — only to find out the shocking secrets of the Serpentine! Continuing the all-new Ninjago 2012 storylines with new villains and heroes. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STK469617) SOFTCOVER— SC, 6x9, 64pgs, FC...........$6.99 HARDCOVER— HC, 6x9, 64pgs, FC ........$10.99


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 315

Oni Section.indd 315

5/3/2012 2:17:00 PM


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 316

Oni Section.indd 316

5/3/2012 2:17:02 PM


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 317

Oni Section.indd 317

5/3/2012 2:17:04 PM


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 318

Oni Section.indd 318

5/3/2012 2:17:06 PM


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 319

Oni Section.indd 319

5/3/2012 2:17:08 PM


OnI PRESS onipress.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 320

Oni Section.indd 320

5/3/2012 2:17:09 PM


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:35 PM

Page 321

OMNIBUS PRESS ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TP (NEW PRINTING) Asterix, Obelix, and their friends have entered the famous Olympic games in Athens. They’re determined to taste victory, but the Gauls face formidable competition from both Greeks and Romans. Will it be a Gold Medal for Asterix? Or will he suffer the agony of defeat? (STK452902) SC, 8x11, 48pgs, FC .................$10.95

THE BEATLES GRAPHIC GN

ORION ASTERIX OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 HC (W) Rene Goscinny (A/CA) Albert Uderzo Fans of Asterix, rejoice: here are three fabulous Asterix stories in one book! In Asterix and the Cauldron, Asterix and Obelix will try anything to replace some mysteriously missing money. Asterix in Spain features the daring rescue of Chief Huevos y Bacon’s son — but returning him to Spain is more than the Gauls have bargained for! And in Asterix and the Roman Agent, a sneaky spy named Tortuous Convolvulus tries to turn our heroes against each other! (STK469080) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only within the United States—No U.S. Territories. HC, 8x11, 152pgs, FC...............$27.95

ASTERIX: WHERE’S ASTERIX? SC (W) Rene Goscinny (A/CA) Albert Uderzo Can you find Asterix, Obelix, and their friends? This hilarious volume features everyone’s favorite Gauls in a variety of comic escapades, from fighting to feasting. Searching through these humorous scenes will sharpen the observational skills of young readers even as it tickles their funny bones! (STK469081) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 9x12, 32pgs, FC ...................$9.95

PANINI PUBLISHING LTD

DOCTOR WHO: THE CRIMSON HAND GN

ASTERIX THE GAUL TP (NEW PRINTING) When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix’s magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects. (STK452871) SC, 8x11, 48pgs, FC .................$10.95

ASTERIX AND CLEOPATRA TP (NEW PRINTING) To impress Julius Caesar, Queen Cleopatra promises to build the Roman Emperor a magnificent palace in just three months. Of course, Asterix has to get involved. By the time his feisty group from Gaul have finished, they’ve outwitted the Roman army, too. (STK452878) SC, 8x11, 48pgs, FC ..................$10.95

(W) Dan McDaid (A) Mike Collins & Various (CA) TBD In this third volume of comic strips collecting the tenth Doctor’s adventures in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the famous Time Lord joins forces with his newest companion, Majenta Pryce and embarks on his most remarkable series of adventures yet! Collecting her first appearance in “Hotel Historia,” her return in “Thinktwice,” and then the adventures that she and the Doctor share that bring them into a terrifying encounter with the Crimson Hand, this volume concludes the tenth Doctor’s comic strip era. Introduction by Russell T. Davies. (STK411945) (C: 0-1-2) RES. from Previews Vol. XX #2 (FEB101059) SC, 260pgs, FC.........................$31.95

PINWHEEL PRESS

MAN OF GOD #3 (W) Craig Partin (A) Yvel Guichet & Various (CA) Yvel Guichet, Daniel Brereton Having found a new home John Morris must now use his powers to protect it. For the first time he puts himself in harm’s way and, in the process, finds the first clue to unlock the secrets of his past. New allies emerge as the dark creatures of the night continue to move toward him. (STK469606) 32pgs, B&W (3 of 6) ...................$3.50

JUNE 2012

(W/A/CA) Hervé Bourhis Hervé Bourhis turns his unique graphic talents to the legend of The Beatles, told from the very beginning. Bourhis’ visual imagination illuminates the lives of each band member from their pre-Beatles youth to what would become a rock band of phenomenal worldwide fame. All of the epic details of their story are vividly evoked: the triumphs, the quarrels, the supreme musical creativity, and, of course, the inevitable break-up. Theirs was the ultimate rock band story and Hervé Bourhis has done it and them full justice in this superb and exuberant graphic biography. (STK469598) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC ........................................................................$27.95

321


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:35 PM

Page 322

HARVEY HORRORS COLLECTED WORKS: CHAMBER OF CHILLS VOLUME 2 HC

PS ARTBOOKS

(W) Joe Hill Tales of terror and suspense from this precode 1950’s classic title! Harvey Horrors originally published 26 issues of the Chamber Of Chills in the 1950’s. Now they have been collected together into this exclusive 4-volume set. Each volume contains 6 to 7 complete issues reprinted for the very first time as a complete collection. Featuring a special introduction from Joe Hill and illustration by Glenn Chadbourne and profiles of some of the genre’s leading artists, such as Al Avison, Lee Elias, Bob Powell, and Vic Donahue, plus examples of their original artwork. (STK469648) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 288pgs, PC ..............$47.99

HARVEY HORRORS COLLECTED WORKS: TOMB OF TERROR VOLUME 1 HC ACG COLLECTED WORKS: ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN VOLUME 1 HC

ACG COLLECTED WORKS: FORBIDDEN WORLDS VOLUME 1 HC

(A) Edvard Moritz & Various Richard Hughes’s groundbreaking Adventures Into The Unknown, the world’s first anthology-title, boldly stepped where no comicbook had gone before. And now, the lovely folks at PS Artbooks are making them all available again, this time in state-of-the-art hardcover volumes. Collecting issues 1 to 5, published between Fall 1948 and June/July 1949, this volume features an essay by British author Barry Forshaw. (STK469673) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 288pgs, FC...............$47.99

(A) Frank Frazetta & Various (CA) Ken Bald They may have been Forbidden to some — particularly when Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent hit the newsstands — but to kids the length and breadth of the United States, Richard Hughes and his tremblin’ team of terrific tormenters were where it was at. Big time. And now, a half-century since the first issue appeared, ACG’s wonderful Forbidden Worlds are accessible once more in this volume exploring the supernatural featuring issues #1-5 from July/August 1951 to March/April 1952. Introduction by Stan Nicholls. (STK469723) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 288pgs, FC...............$47.99

(W) Howard Nostrand (A) Howard Nostrand & Various (CA) Warren Kremer Tales beyond belief and imagination from this pre-code 1950’s classic title! From the Harvey Horror stable first published in the 1950’s, the Tomb of Terror ran for 16 issues, now collected together in this exclusive 3 volume set. Each volume contains 5 to 6 issues digitally enhanced and reprinted together for the very first time. With a special introduction from an leading horror-genre author, each volume will profile some of the leading artists working on the title, including greats such as Moe Marcus, John Giunta, and Abe Simon, together with some fine examples of their original artwork. Volume 1 features issues #1-5 from June 1952 to November 1952. (STK469645) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 288pgs, PC .................................................................................$47.99

HARVEY HORRORS COLLECTED WORKS: WITCHES TALES VOLUME 1 HC

JUNE 2012

(A) Al Avison & Various Dare you read these eerie tales of the supernatural from this classic title? Another classic title from Harvey Horror, Witches Tales ran for 28 issues in the 1950’s. Now, these comics are collected together in a 4-volume set all of these classic tales. Digitally enhanced and reproduced in their entirety, with a special introduction from Ramsey Campbell and illustration by Bryan Talbot. Volume One features issues #1-7 from January 1951 to January 1952. (STK469655) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 288pgs, PC ..............$47.99

PURE IMAGINATION PUBLISHING HARVEY HORRORS COLLECTED WORKS: BLACK CAT MYSTERY VOLUME 1 HC

322

(A) Vic Donahue & Various (CA) Lee Elias Launched in the 1950’s, The Black Cat Mystery later evolved into Black Cat, The Black Cat Western, and The Black Cat Mystic. We’ve collected the mystery titles together here for the first time in this unique 4-volume collection. Each contains 5 to 6 issues, digitally enhanced and faithfully reproduced. Each volume also features profiles of the artists such as Howard Nostrand, Rudy Palais, Joe Certa, and Manny Stallman with some fine examples of their original artwork. Volume One features issues #30-35 from August 1951 to May 1952. (STK469659) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 7x10, 258pgs, FC........................................................................$47.99

YOUNG LOVE TP (W) Various (A/CA) Jack Kirby Presenting 160 pages of great romance comics by Jack Kirby at the peak of his powers. Some of the best comics ever published, reproduced using Theakstonization for maximum reproduction. Most stories have never been reprinted. (STK469610) (C: 0-0-1) MATURE THEMES SC, 6x9, 160pgs, B&W .............$25.00


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:35 PM

Page 323

PUTNAM JUVENILE

JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #327 More action and adventure in the futureshocked world of Judge Dredd! Charlie Wackett is given a target to kill in the finale to “Judge Dredd: Great Executions”; there’s the start of a new Psi-Judge Anderson story “Stone Voices” in which an ancient evil is released in Mega-City One; there’s a complete “Tales from the Black Museum”; and the action and intrigue continue in “Snapshot.” In the bagged graphic novel this month, there’s a vigilante on the loose in Mega-City One in “Marauder” by Robbie Morrison and Richard Elson. (STK469619) (C: 0-1-2) Magazine (w/Graphic Novel), 64pgs, PC.................................$12.25

FANGBONE! THIRD GRADE BARBARIAN VOLUME 3: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE DEAD GN (W/A/CA) MIchael Rex The graphic novel series that boys go wild for! Fangbone and his friends are full of ideas for Eastwood Elementary’s “Invention Convention.” Unfortunately, Venomous Drool has ideas of his own — like sending a curse to crush Fangbone! But when the misdirected spell sends a terrifying monster to attack Bill at his birthday party instead, Fangbone must invent a way to save his best friend — and fast! (STK469202) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 128pgs, PC .........$5.99

RADIO COMIX UNTAMED VOLUME 2 GN

REBEL STUDIOS OFFERED AGAIN

O/A FAUST COMMUNION EDTION 1 (ACTS 1-3) TP For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK160847) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 96pgs, FC ..............................................................................................$12.95

O/A FAUST COMMUNION EDITION 2 (ACTS 4-6) TP For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK171147) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL SC, 96pgs, FC ..............................................................................................$12.95

REBELLION / 2000AD 2000 AD #1794-1798 The scorching summer continues for the UK’s premier SF anthology comic, 2000 AD, with a stunning line-up of stories by some of the top writers and artists in the business. Mega-City heister Lenny Zero assembles his team to pull off an audacious robbery in “Zero’s 7”; gunslinger Ichabod Azrael tumbles through time as reality breaks apart in “The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael”; servent of the Devourer Aquilla has a target to kill but first he must get past the walls of Londinium in “Blood of the Iceni”; we enter an alternate 1940s London in which the British government has allied itself with aliens in “1947”; and the fallout from the shocking events of “Day of Chaos” continues to spiral for Judge Dredd! (STK469618) (C: 0-1-2) Magazine, 32pgs, PC....................$5.25

JUDGE DREDD: RESTRICTED FILES VOLUME 4 TP (W) John Wagner, Mark Millar (A) Bryan Talbot, Henry Flint (CA) Bryan Talbot Mega-City One: an especially violent city of the future that requires a special kind of police force — the Judges — to maintain law and order. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd. He is the law! Featuring rare thrills from 2000 AD annuals and specials released through the mid-90s into the new millennium, experience some of the most outrageous Dredd stories ever published. (STK469666) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 272pgs, PC.........................$31.99

SHAKARA THE DESTROYER TP (W) Robbie Morrison (A/CA) Henry Flint Reality is teetering on the edge of oblivion! The Shakaran warrior known as Cinnibar Brennekka has activated a terrifying weapon called the God Machine, and once it destroys everything he will be the ultimate master of a new universe created in his image. Only one thing can stop Brennekka from succeeding — a vengeance-fuelled being called Shakara, the living embodiment of a murdered species! (STK469667) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 160pgs, PC.........................$23.99

STRONTIUM DOG: MUTANT FOR HIRE TP (W) John Wagner (A/CA) Carlos Ezquerra Following the Atomic War of 2150, a large proportion of the survivors were warped by Strontium-90 fallout. Their mutated offspring, defeated in a war against the “norms,” were forced to live as second-class citizens in poverty-stricken ghettos. The only job available to them was bounty hunting. One such Search/Destroy agent is Johnny Alpha, who has the power to emit piercing Alpha rays from his eyes which enable him to see through solid objects and into the minds of men. (STK469669) (C: 1-1-2) SC, 192pgs, PC.........................$19.99

JUNE 2012

For more information on this item and a copy of the PREVIEWS Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (STK469613) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, & the U.K. ADULT MATERIAL 64pgs, B&W ...............................................................................................$12.99

323


Jun12 E-R Comics:section

5/8/2012

2:55 PM

Page 324

RED 5 COMICS ATOMIC ROBO AND THE FLYING SHE-DEVILS OF THE PACIFIC #3 (W) Brian Clevinger (A) Matt Speroni (CA) Scott Wegener The triumph of intellect and romance Over brute force and cynicism The triumph of intellect and romance Over brute force and cynicism (STK469852) 32pgs, FC (3 of 5) .......................$3.50

Looking for Something Different?

T

hroughout Previews, you’ll find a selection of some of the coolest comics around, but let’s face it, some comics are so cool that they deserve to be singled out. So every month, we “certify” some of the best and brightest. “Certified Cool” is Previews’ way of showing you a comics world that is powerfully unique unto itself. The titles listed below stood out to us as perfect examples of distinct comic stories that will broaden your entertainment experience and the industry. Dive right in and enjoy some of these wonderful tales...

RZG COMICS PHAZER #5 (W) Mariano Nicieza (A) Ariel Olivetti & Various (CA) Tom Grindberg, Jim Steranko Phazer is joined by Agent Three Zero through time and space on a rescue mission to retrieve him. Together they fight Krauhzz to the finish! Special appearance by Dark Phazer! More shocking flashback revelations in the early days of Project: P.H.A.Z.E.R.! Flip-book story with Blue Sultan as the search for the legendary Prime Guardian device and the nexus of the mysterious power source AlphaZachyon energy culminates in Egypt. Forces clash and Phazer is caught in the middle! (STK469670) 32pgs, FC...................................$3.99

DC COMICS • Sweet Tooth #36 • V for Vendetta Book and Mask Set IDW PUBLISHING • Classic Popeye #1 • Love And Capes: What To Expect #1 MARVEL COMICS • Muppets #2 COMICS Aazurn Publishing • Indie Comics Magazine #6 Blank Slate • Hunch Parsons SC Fantagraphics Books • Barack Hussein Obama HC NBM • Dungeon: The Early Years Volumes 1-2 Set • Dungeon: Zenith Volumes 1-3 Set

UNDERWATER WELDER Top Shelf

STEED & PEEL #0 The real Avengers assemble! Extraordinary crimes against the people and the state must be avenged, and two such people step up — John Steed, top professional, and Emma Peel, talented amateur, together known as The Avengers. Emma Peel and John Steed continue avenging in new adventures written by Mark Waid for BOOM! Studios, giving this iconic team the attention befitting the spy team supreme.This time around, the Hellfire Club has returned but they no longer pine for the glory days of the past but instead hearken to a new era, leather required! Once again, as Steed so quaintly says,“Mrs. Peel, we’re needed!“ I trust Mark Waid to do this right, and while I’ve always wished to see them illustrated by Neal Adams, Jim Steranko,Walt Simonson, or John Byrne, there are many artists working today I know will do their adventures justice. Otherwise, Steed and Mrs. Peel will be avenged by fans extraordinaire!

Welder Jack Joseph is under a lot of stress. His diving job on an oil rig takes him away from his wife for weeks at a time, and on some level he’s already questioning whether he can be a good father to the child they’re expecting. After a strange encounter on the ocean floor, Jack must return home on forced shore leave. Shaken and disconnected, he can’t stop questioning what he saw underwater and what it means. Jack’s fixation on this episode and its emerging ties to his youth drive him deeper and deeper into his memories until the combined pressures of future and past, fatherhood and childhood, begin to break down reality. Damon Lindelof’s introduction hits the nail on the head, calling Welder “the most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced.” Jeff Lemire’s long-awaited original graphic novel tackles the difficult legacy of imperfect fatherhood with a surreal and sensitive story rich in metaphor. Like many great works of fiction, The UnderwaterWelder delivers an emotional payoff that’s difficult to describe in writing, but stays with you for weeks.

~ Steve Leaf See PREVIEWS page 263

~ Kate Henning See PREVIEWS page 332

JUNE 2012

BOOM! Studios

324


Project4:Layout 1

5/3/2012

11:33 AM

Page 1


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:42 PM

Page 326

SECRET ACRES SEA LION BOOKS ARON WARNER’S PARIAH VOLUME 2 #3 (W) Aaron Warner, Phillip Gelatt (A/CA) Brett Weldele The last Vitro on earth is sent on a desperate mission by Lila and Hyde. His goal: discover the identity of the Vitro’s enemy and stop them once and for all. To do this he has to enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with an enemy much more powerful than he thought. At risk is not only his own life, but the lives of all of the Vitros. Can he expose their enemy? Or will he doom them all? (STK469224) 32pgs, FC (3 of 4) .............................$3.99

ONLY SKIN GN (W/A/CA) Sean Ford Featured in the Awesome anthology and listed among the best comics of the year by Indie Spinner Rack, the Daily Crosshatch, and Best American Comics, Only Skin is a grim exploration of the hallucinatory and tragic landscape of modern rural America, as seen through the eyes of a pair of orphaned siblings, searching for answers in a world filled with terrible, terrible questions. (STK469226) MATURE THEMES 6x9, 268pgs, B&W............$21.95

MORTIFERA #1 (W) Stephan Frost (A/CA) S. Partington Demon hunter Catherine Gregor, her brother Ethan, and the demon Durin are in pursuit of the demon Kanisus, who has stolen the power to return his fallen brethren to Earth and slaughter humanity. The Mortifera are an order of knights that are venerably versed in using the dark arts against the damned. From the green, mythical hills of Ireland, land of legend, an archaic rivalry culminates in a battle between the demon Kanisus and Elias Gregor, founder of Mortifera. When Ethan and Catherine discover their slain father, not only are they faced with his death, but the knowledge that Kanisus has possession of vast qu---ties of demon blood — which will allow him to raise demons from hell. (STK469225) 32pgs, FC ..........................................$3.99

SELFMADEHERO

A CHINESE LIFE GN (W) Philippe Otie (A/CA) Li Kunwu A Chinese Life is an astonishing graphic novel set against the backdrop of the creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This distinctively drawn work chronicles the rise and reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his sweeping, often cataclysmic vision for the most populated country on the planet. Li Kunwu spent more than 30 years as a state artist for the Communist Party. Working with Philippe Ôtié, the artist has created a memoir of self and state, a rich, very human account of a major historical moment with contemporary consequences. (STK469228) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and Mexico. SC, 6x9, 750pgs, B&W .............$27.50

THE STEREOTYPICAL FREAKS GN (W) Howard Shapiro (A/CA) Joe Pekar Tom, Dan, Mark, and Jacoby — not exactly John, Paul, George, and Ringo, but don’t tell them that! These four friends form the band, “The Stereotypical Freaks,” to compete in their high school’s Battle of the Bands. Each has something to prove, not only to themselves but to each other, their families, and their classmates. Right before the Battle, a devastating secret is revealed. Can the guys keep it together and still come out on top? (STK469425) SC, 6x9, 140pgs, B&W ......................$8.99

JUNE 2012

THE NAO OF BROWN GN

326

TREASURE ISLAND GN (W) Robert Louis Stevenson, Carlo Rispoli (A/CA) Carlo Rispoli Treasure Island is an exciting adventure story, filled with morals that need to be incubated in a growing child. The author narrates these through the protagonist, Jim Hawkins, who is an immature, naturally curious, and adventurous young boy. The continuing theme of adventure throughout the story is interspersed with fear, sorrow, surprise, hope, and nostalgia; all the essential elements of life. The story is one of dream fulfillment that reflects the enthusiastic and adventurous nature possessed by young men. (STK469399) SC, 6x9, 120pgs, B&W ........$12.99

(W/A/CA) Glyn Dillon Twenty-eight-year-old Nao Brown, who’s hafu (half Japanese, half English), is not well. She’s suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and fighting violent urges to harm other people. But that’s not who she really wants to be. Nao has dreams. She wants to quiet her unruly mind; she wants to get her design and illustration career off the ground; and she wants to find love, perfect love. She meets Gregory, an interesting washing-machine repairman, and Ray, an art teacher at the Buddhist Center. She begins to meditate to ease her mind and open her heart — and in doing so comes to realize that life isn’t black-and-white after all; it’s much more like brown. (STK469252) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and Mexico. HC, 8x11, 208pgs, FC .................................................................................$24.95


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:42 PM

Page 327

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC

SHH! PRODUCTIONS

THE DISTURBINGLY PERVERTED DIARY OF DOKTORMENTOR: JAIL BABE SURGEON #8 (W/A/CA) Peter Pants The time has come for one nubile nudie to meet her end at the hands and instruments of the demented Doktormentor — unless she can stop the hands of time! Will her own lurid urges determine her fate as she finds more pleasure with the Dok’s time machine, revisiting her “first time,” or can she pull herself away from the temptation of sex long enough to thwart the mad doctor’s plan? (STK469233) MATURE THEMES 36pgs, FC...................................$9.95

(W) Quinrose (A/CA) Mamenosuke Fujimaru His name is Boris, and despite his human form and piercings and tattoos, he is not your typical punk teenager. For he is the Cheshire Cat, complete with cat ears and a tail, and a penchant for riddles. Boris is in madly love with Alice, and Alice is vulnerable and lonely. But will she fall for the Cheshire Cat? (STK468244) (C: 0-1-1) MATURE THEMES SC, 6x9, 192pgs, B&W .............$12.99

GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 TP (W/A/CA) Yu Aida After years in exile, Giacomo Dante, the infamous mastermind of the “The Croce Incident,” has returned to take his rightful place as leader of the Five Republics. His first act as new leader is to seize control of Venice’s landmark St. Mark’s Campanile and demand the release of fellow terrorist Aaron Cicero, along with fifty of their comrades-in-arms who are being held as political prisoners. Unable to bow to Dante’s demands, the Italian government has no choice but to meet force with force, in a battle that will have dire consequences! (STK468249) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 320pgs, B&W .............$16.99

AMAZING AGENT JENNIFER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 GN (W) Nunzio DeFillipis, Christina Weir (A/CA) Kriss Sison Before Luna’s hard-as-nails boss known simply as “Control” ever became a control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara was once a rookie herself. From Jennifer’s freshman year in the Agency as a late teen, through her struggles with her parents and her grueling training, to her first dangerous mission as a field agent (and first big romance!), being a young secret agent is never easy. Jennifer must learn the hard way how to play the deadly spy games that make her such a competent control agent years hence, as she becomes embroiled in a secret war full of intrigue, betrayal and deadly consequences. (STK468247) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 320pgs, B&W (1 of 2) .$15.99

SIMON & SCHUSTER

TORADORA VOLUME 5 GN (W) Yuyuko Takemiya (A/CA) Zekkyo Ryuji Takasu thought that his ill-fated luck had turned around now that he was in Junior High sitting next to the girl of his dreams, Minori Kushieda. Ryuji was wrong; for after unwittingly crossing the most feared and fearsome girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, everything went off the deep end! New transfer student Ami might have won Ryuuji all to herself for the summer, but Taiga, Minori, and Kitamura won’t be giving them a moment of peace! Let the wet hot Japanese summer begin! (STK469042) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 192pgs, B&W.....................$11.99

AMELIA RULES! VOLUME 8: HER PERMANENT RECORD (W/A/CA) Jimmy Gownley Amelia Louise McBride has weathered her share of storms. Then Aunt Tanner disappears, humiliated by an ex-boyfriend’s tell-all book, sending Amelia into full panic mode. And when she boards a bus on an epic journey to find Tanner — with frenemy Rhonda in tow, and a little help from a certain boy she never thought See page 299. she’d see again — it quickly becomes clear that if Amelia has learned anything in her eleven years, it’s that life is never through with surprises. In his heartwarmingly hilarious eighth volume of the acclaimed Amelia Rules! series, Jimmy Gownley takes us on Amelia’s most thrilling adventure yet-and back again. (STK469296) (C: 0-1-1) SOFTCOVER—SC, 6x9, 160pgs ..........................................................$10.99 HARDCOVER—HC, 6x9, 160pgs.........................................................$19.99

JUNE 2012

ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF CLOVER VOLUME 2: THE CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN

327


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:43 PM

Page 328

STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE

AMELIA RULES! TP’S (W/A/CA) Jimmy Gownley Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She’s been forced to move out of Manhattan after her parents decided to get divorced, and is now living in a small town (who cares which one) with her mom and her aunt, Tanner. Not to mention the fact that she’s dealing with being the new kid in school, many trips to the principal’s office, first kisses, etc. But you know what? She’s got her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course, when it isn’t. (STK417566) See page 299. (C: 0-1-2) VOLUME 1: THE WHOLE WORLD’S CRAZY (FEB108060)— SC, 6x9, 176pgs...........................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 2: WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY (APR118228)— SC, 6x9, FC..................................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 3: SUPERHEROES (OCT091069)— SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC.....................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 4: WHEN THE PAST IS A PRESENT (FEB101072)— SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC.....................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 5: THE TWEENAGE GUILD TO BEING POPULAR— SC, 6x9, 176pgs, FC.....................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 6: TRUE THINGS (ADULTS DON’T WANT KIDS TO KNOW) (JUL101117)— SC, 6x9, 176pgs, FC.....................................................................................$10.99 VOLUME 7: THE MEANING OF LIFE (JUN111239)— SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC.....................................................................................$10.99 A VERY NINJA CHRISTMAS (JUL091030)— SC, 5x7.5, 80pgs, FC......................................................................................$7.99

ONCE UPON A TIME SC (W/A/CA) Dani Jones A fun-loving children’s picture book about a pig that has a story to tell. But every time he starts to tell the tale, another animal friends pops onto the page, interrupting him. (STK469427) SC, 9x11, 32pgs, FC ........................................................................$5.99

STERLING PUBLISHING

ALL-ACTION CLASSICS: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ GN (W) L. Frank Baum (A/CA) Ben Caldwell The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has arrived, now in an exciting new, high-octane graphic novel rendition! Filled with kid-grabbing details, L. Frank Baum’s classic fantasy looks fabulous in this vivid retelling. Thanks to the brilliant, actionpacked color, the Yellow Brick Road has never seemed brighter, the Wicked Witch more evil, or the Land of Oz more magical. This is the freshest, hippest approach to classic literature yet. (STK469393) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 128pgs, FC ...................$7.95

SOARING PENGUIN

JUNE 2012

LITTLE DEATH GN

328

(W/A/CA) Thomas Kriebaum There’s a knock at the door. You fear the worst. It’s Little Death. But is he here for you — or your cat? Thomas Kriebaum’s little man in the black suit is the ultimate travelling salesman: all deals are final. His dissatisfaction with his vocation is the source of our amusement! (STK469453) (C: 0-0-1) MATURE THEMES SC, 6x9, 96pgs, 2C...................$14.99

ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS: A PRINCESS OF MARS GN (W) Ian Edginton, Edgar Rice Burroughs (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard “I was filled with a terrible, single purpose ... to survive!” First serialized a century ago as Under the Moons of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs’s planetary romance is recognized today as a genre-bending pulp-fiction classic, more influential even than the Tarzan stories that earned its author fortune and fame. Perhaps the founding text of modern sci-fi, its doomed love story (between the heroic explorer John Carter and Dejah Thoris, “The Princess of Mars”) was the first to imagine the “green men of the Red Planet! (STK468268) SC, 6.5 x9.5, 136pgs, FC ..........$15.95


SublImE manga sublimemanga.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 329

Viz Section SuBLime.indd 329

5/4/2012 9:42:08 AM


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:43 PM

Page 330

THE WIZARD OF ID: THE DAILIES & SUNDAYS 1972 HC

TITAN BOOKS

(W) Johnny Hart (A/CA) Brant Parker This is a collection of Brant Parker and Johnny Hart’s award-winning newspaper strip, featuring a cast of wisecracking wizards and rotten rulers, drunken has-been jesters and cowardly knights. Welcome to the Kingdom of Id! This volume collects the daily and Sunday strips from 1972 for the very first time, as well as new background feature material! (STK469118)

THE BLACK DRAGON HC (W) Chris Claremont (A/CA) John Bolton Digitally restored for the very first time from John Bolton’s original artwork, and penned by X-Men star writer Chris Claremont, The Black Dragon returns in a new restored hardback edition packed with extra material! In the year 1193, murder and treachery stalk the lush hills and valleys of England. James Dunreith, branded a sorceror and exiled from his homeland, returns to reclaim his birthright. Pressed into the service of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, a faery and mortal both, Dunreith must uncover those who plot against the crown even if they were once the closest of allies. Yet great danger awaits in the form of a great evil that plans to rip apart the ancient and magical soul of the land. (STK469117) (C: 0-1-1) HC, 7x10, 192pgs, PC...........$24.95

THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 2: THE TYRANT OF MONGO HC

JUNE 2012

(W) Alex Raymond, Don Moore (A/CA) Alex Raymond This volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless. Also features new background material that explores the origins and development of the Flash Gordon strip! Newly restored, this volume includes “The Beast Men of Mongo,” “The Outlaws of Mongo,” “The Tyrant of Mongo,” “The Ice Kingdom of Mongo,” and “The Power Men of Mongo.” Carefully restored by noted comics historian Peter Maresca, with an introduction by comics writer and expert Doug Murray. (STK461300) (C: 0-1-0) RES. from Previews Vol. XXII #2 (FEB121154) HC, 11x10, 176pgs, FC ...............................................................................$39.95

330

(C: 0-1-1) HC, 9x9, 224pgs, FC ...................................................................................$19.95

TITAN COMICS

EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL #3 (W) Alan Martin (A/CA) Jim Mahfood Meet total head-case Barney, discover Jet Girl’s latest aircraft, find out what the second Tank Girl movie would look like, check out new superhero Alan, and reach the unbelievable conclusion of this 3-part story. Mahfood. Martin. Tank Girl. Seriously, what more do you need? (STK469245) (C: 0-0-1) MATURE THEMES 32pgs, FC (3 of 3) .......................$3.99

TOOL PUBLICATIONS

LENORE: SWIRLIES HC (W/A/CA) Roman Dirge Everyone’s favorite cute little dead girl is showcased in all her morbid glory in this all-new collection of the timeless See page 298. comic strip from Roman Dirge! Return once against to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this fourth volume that includes the extremely rare #13, beautifully and painstakingly illustrated by creator Roman Dirge himself. (STK469116) (C: 0-1-0) HC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC...............$16.99

TANK GIRL: CARIOCA HC (W) Alan Martin (A/CA) Mike McMahon Tank Girl returns again in a brand new graphic novel written by original co-creator Alan Martin with artwork by the amazing Mike McMahon (2000AD, Judge Dredd)! After our heroine is rudely snubbed on a TV game show, she plots the death of the vulgar host in question — unwittingly releasing the vengeance of his embittered wife and a gang of highly trained assassins as a result! (STK469119) (C: 0-1-1) HC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC...............$24.95

WESTWARD #1 (W/A/CA) Ken Krekeler Victor West did not ask to be born into wealth. He did not seek out the titans of industry that surround him, that pressure and push him toward a life of grand production and unending work. Heir to the fortune of Westward Enterprises, Victor has never had to try for anything; he has never had to strive or conquer or build. But that was before the accident. Today, Victor is a new man with a new body — and someone out there has resolved to make him pay for it. From the award-winning creator of The Colodin Project comes an all-new ongoing steampunk series, where the world follows only one real law: Achieve or die. (STK469232) 6x9, 48pgs, B&W ..............................................................................$2.99


06 JUNE Previews Apparel Shirt Ad:Layout 1

5/8/2012

2:59 PM

Page 1

Available only from your local comic shop!

MARVEL HEROES: “SLICES” CHARCOAL T-SHIRT PREORDER NOW!

GODZILLA: “GOJIRA POSTER” BLACK T-SHIRT PREORDER NOW!

THE OUTER LIMITS: “THE MAN FROM TOMORROW” STRIPED T-SHIRT

COMMUNITY: “INSPECTOR SPACETIME” LIGHT BLUE T-SHIRT

PREORDER NOW!

PREORDER NOW!


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:44 PM

Page 332

TOON BOOKS THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE GN (W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Mike Huddleston A New York Times Best-Seller! Having dedicated her career to halting the spread of infectious disease, Dr. Laura Regan has always considered herself one of the good guys. But when her research partner is murdered and Laura is blamed for the crime, she finds herself at the heart of a vast and deadly conspiracy. Laura must evade law enforcement and a team of cyber-detectives, all while trying to expose a sinister plot that will impact the lives of every American. (STK418885) MATURE THEMES SC, 144pgs, FC ........................................$14.95

BENNY AND PENNY IN... LIGHTS OUT HC (W/A/CA) Geoffrey Hayes It’s nearly time for lights out but Benny and Penny just can’t settle down. The moon has gone missing, there’s a flashlight to play with, Benny can’t sleep without his favorite pirate hatand he left it inside the spooky backyard playhouse! Geoffrey Hayes’ loveable mice are about to find out just how many adventures can be packed in before bedtime. (STK469176) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 6x9, 32pgs, FC...................$12.95

MAYA MAKES A MESS HC

THE COMPLETE ESSEX COUNTY TP

(W/A/CA) Rutu Modan In the midst of a family dinner with her scolding parents, Maya receieves an unexpected invitation to dine with the Queen. Suddenly, her messy manners are put to the ultimate test and she begins to improvise her very own set of rules, with uproarious results. Filled with humor and exquisitely imagined detail, this book by Eisner Award winner Rutu Modan is bound to turn every child into a voracious reader. (STK469177) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 6x9, 32pgs, FC...................$12.95

(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was recently chosen as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade, and it is also the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award. Set in an imaginary version of Jeff Lemire’s hometown, Essex County is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. (STK395136) SC, 6.5x9, 512pgs ..........................$29.95

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS

JUNE 2012

THE SURROGATES TP

332

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Brett Weldele Life in the year 2054 has been reduced to a data feed. The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics allow citizens to employ android substitutes that let them interact with the world without ever leaving their homes. It’s a perfect world, and it’s up to Detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford of the Metro Police Department to keep it that way. But to do so they’ll need to stop a techno-terrorist bent on returning society to a time when people lived their lives instead of merely experiencing them. Go deeper into the world of The Surrogates with these trade paperbacks collecting the original mini-series and its sequel, Flesh and Bone! (STK311100) THE SURROGATES (MAY063435)—SC, 7x10, 208pgs, FC .............................$19.95 THE SURROGATES: FLESH & BONE (FEB098170)—SC, 6.5x10, 144pgs, FC....$14.95

UNDERWATER WELDER GN

See page 324.

(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire The all-new literary masterpiece from the creator of Essex County is finally here! As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife, and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor: Jack has a strange and mindbending encounter that will change the course of his life forever. (STK464886) (C: 0-0-2) HC, 7x10, 224pgs, B&W ......................................................$19.95

FROM HELL TP (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Eddie Campbell From Hell features the story of Jack the Ripper, the most infamous serial murderer of all time. Alan Moore names Dr. William Gull as the villain and undertakes one of the most compelling and terrifying psychological study ever written. Together with artist Eddie Campbell, all of the conspiracies and coverups are considered and bound together in this vortex of terror, creating a book that is regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published. A gripping, crime noir, modern masterpiece of historical fiction. (STK235919) MATURE THEMES SC, 7x10, 560pgs, B&W..........................$35.00


Project4:Layout 1

4/24/2012

12:06 PM

Page 1


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:44 PM

Page 334

12-GAUGE COMICS

LUCILLE GN (W/A/CA) Ludovic Debeurme This internationally acclaimed graphic novel was named one of Les Essentiels D’Angouleme (the 5 “Essential” graphic novels of the Angouleme International Comics Festival) and recipient of the prestigious René Goscinny Prize. Author Ludovic Debeurme takes on the difficult world of adolescence, following the life of a young anorexic woman and her troubled relationships. Debeurme explores life and fantasies with elegant clean graphics and a profound love of the games of childhood. (STK436053) MATURE THEMES SC, 6x9, 544pgs, B&W .............$29.95

ANTI #2 (W) Peter Calloway (A) Daniel Hillyard (CA) Brian Stelfreeze Zachary is an expert at running from his past, but the future is his biggest problem now, even if he doesn’t know it yet. While his new powers continue to manifest, demon-hunter Jordan has no choice but to form an alliance with Zachary or risk certain death. And while their relationship grows, questions about Charles and his “message” continue to be asked. (STK469246) 24pgs, FC...................................$3.99

O/A BLANKETS GN (W/A/CA) Craig Thompson Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson. (STK211041) SC, 592pgs, B&W .....................$29.95

TOR BOOKS

THE RIDE: SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1

See page 344.

(W) Ron Marz & Various (A) Rick Leonardi & Various (CA) Andrew Robinson Featuring a line-up of creators that is literally a who’s-who of legendary talent, fans of crime and action books will not be disappointed. Join Rick Leonardi, David Lapham, Ron Marz, Nathan Edmondson, Paul Azaceta, and more! With fast cars, hot babes, and a healthy serving of Dixie-Mafia, you simply can’t miss The Ride: Southern Gothic! (STK469248) 48pgs, B&W (1 of 2) ..........................................................................$5.99

215 INK

JUNE 2012

KUZIMU COLLECTED EDITION TP

334

THE CLOCKWORK SKY VOLUME 1 SC (W/A/CA) Madeleine Rosca London, 1895: Riots in the streets! Erasmus Croach’s miraculous factory, Ember, has flooded London with steampowered automatons. When the working class take to the streets to protest the jobs lost to these machines, Scotland Yard calls in Ember’s latest and greatest creation, the automatic police boy, Sky! Meanwhile, Sally Peppers, Croach’s headstrong and brilliant niece, dreams of a life beyond manners and marriageability. When she escapes her overbearing governess, Croach sends Sky to bring her back, preferably alive. Together, the impulsive Sally and the naive Sky crash headlong into a mystery involving rogue automatons prowling the sewers, children disappearing without a trace, and a dark secret so big it could overturn all of London. But the biggest mystery of all is why Sky is the first robot who can dream. (STK469053) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W...................................................................$10.99

(W/A/CA) Brett Uren Ku-zimu is the East African name for the forgotten world of spirits. An underground realm where the dead reside, overshadowed by oppression and war. Pt’eros is a lonely reptilian traveler in the timeless, boundless place that is Ku-zimu, where the beliefs and memories of all cultures are given form. Haunted by visions of the young Maasai boy that he was, events from his life play out before him. Powerful beings and warlords manipulate events to use or capture him, seeking Pt’eros’ gift to see and walk between life and death. To escape the world of the dead, Pt’eros must face the ghosts of his life. (STK469271) MATURE THEMES SC, 190pgs, FC.........................$19.99


12 Gauge Ride:Layout 1

4/27/2012

12:03 PM

Page 1


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:56 PM

Page 336

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

MATT BAKER: THE ART OF GLAMOUR HC (W) Jim Amash (A) Matt Baker In the early 1940s, Matt Baker became of one the earliest African-American comic book artists. But it wasn’t the color of his skin which made him such a significant figure in the history of the medium. Imagine Dave Stevens or Adam Hughes working in the ’40s, drawing a new story every month, and you’ll have a good idea of Matt Baker’s place in the industry throughout his career. Yet few of today’s comic book fans know of the artist or his work, because he died in 1959 at the young age of 38, just as the Silver Age of Comics was bringing in a new generation of readers. (STK434132) (C: 0-0-2) RES. from Previews Vol. XXI #1 (JAN111352) HC, 8x11, 192pgs, PC ..............$39.95

THE VOYEURS GN (W/A/CA) Gabrielle Bell The Voyeurs is a real-time memoir of a turbulent five years in the life of renowned cartoonist, diarist, and filmmaker Gabrielle Bell. It collects episodes from her awardwinning series Lucky, in which she travels to Tokyo, Paris, the South of France, and all over the United States, but remains anchored by her beloved Brooklyn, where sidekick Tony provides ongoing insight, offbeat humor, and enduring friendship. (STK469184) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 6x9, 160pgs, FC .................$24.95

VERTICAL INC

MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 7: JOHN BYRNE SC (NEW PRINTING) (W/A/CA) John Byrne From the death of Phoenix to the rebirth of Superman, John Byrne is one of the most influential comic book artists working in the business. On the X-Men, he penciled the greatest stories in the history of the title and helped propel the X-Men to their current household-name status. His work as writer and artist of Fantastic Four returned the group to prominence within the Marvel Universe. And his reboot of the Superman mythology brought national attention to the comic book industry. (STK469272) (C: 0-0-2) SC, 128pgs, B&W.....................$15.95

CHI’S SWEET HOME VOLUME 9 GN (W/A/CA) Kanata Konami Chi’s Sweet Home is recognized as one of the mot popular cartoon properties in Japan today. Chi, the titular cat character, is beloved by fans worldwide. A tender fun adventure focusing on the life of a newborn kitten and the young family that decides to raise her. (STK468253) (C: 0-1-1) SC, 5x7, 160pgs, FC .................$13.95

IMAGE COMICS: THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE SC

JUNE 2012

(W) George Khoury (A) Jim Lee & Various In 1992, seven artists shook the comic book industry when they left Marvel Comic to jointly form a new company. In Image Comics, they formed a home that would allow themselves and other artists the opportunity to tell stories without any censorship or editorial restraints and give creators full ownership of their properties. Image Comics: The Road to Independence presents an unprecedented look at the history of this important comic book company. (STK336223) SC, 8x11, 280pgs, PC .........................$34.95

336

MODERN MASTERS VOLUMED 18: JOHN ROMITA, JR. SC (W) Tom Field, George Khoury (A/CA) John Romita John Romita, Jr.’s gritty visuals and powerful tenacity for illustrating action have graced the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Avengers, and most of Marvel Comics’ top-tier books over the course of his career. This book presents a career-spanning interview and discussion of JRJR’s creative process, complete with both rare and unseen art, including an enormous gallery of commissioned work by one of the Modern Masters of comics! (STK360987) SC, 128pgs, B&W................................$14.95

GTO: THE EARLY YEARS VOLUME 14 GN (W/A/CA) Tohru Fujisawa The series that started a comic revolution restarts with Onizuka and Danma riding their way to graduation. A fan favorite, GTO returns to the States shedding new light on its unique anti-hero Eikichi Onizuka, soon to be the World’s Greatest Teacher. (STK468255) (C: 0-1-2) MATURE THEMES SC, 5x7, 360pgs, B&W (14 of 15) ................................$12.95


RhinoAd:RhinoAd.qxd

5/9/2012

11:54 AM

Page 1


338

Udon Section.indd 338

5/3/2012 4:12:44 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 udoncomics.com

Udon EnTERTAInMEnT


339

Udon Section.indd 339

5/3/2012 4:12:47 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012

udoncomics.com

Udon EnTERTAInMEnT


340

Valiant Ent.indd 340

5/3/2012 2:30:07 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 ValiantUniverse.com

ValIant EntERtaInmEnt


341

Valiant Ent.indd 341

5/3/2012 2:30:08 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012

ValiantUniverse.com

ValIant EntERtaInmEnt


342

Valiant Ent.indd 342

5/3/2012 2:30:10 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 ValiantUniverse.com

ValIant EntERtaInmEnt


343

Valiant Ent.indd 343

5/3/2012 2:30:12 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012

ValiantUniverse.com

ValIant EntERtaInmEnt


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:44 PM

Page 344

MESSAGE TO ADOLF VOLUME 1 GN

See page 355.

(W/A/CA) Osamu Tezuka One of Osamu Tezuka’s most cherished works returns in a new two-volume hardcover reprint. The godfather of manga returns with another tour de force as he takes on the topic of Adolf Hitler as told through two young men in Kobe, Japan, both named Adolf. Message to Adolf was a literary masterpiece in its time. Published in Japan’s top literary journal, it is a provocative political thriller that poses the question of Hitler’s past while examining Nazi Germany from a Japanese perspective. (STK468254) (C: 0-1-2) HC, 6x9, 592pgs, FC ................................$26.95

WW NORTON MR. BIG: A TALE OF POND LIFE GN

JUNE 2012

(W) Carol Dembicki (A/CA) Matt Dembicki A stunning graphic novel for kids about an ornery snapping turtle, a murder of crows, and the importance of ecosystems. The reptiles and fish living in a small pond launch a plan to eradicate Mr. Big, a snapping turtle that terrorizes them. Despite a few protests from some pond dwellers, the animals solicit the support of a murder of crows to carry out their plot. But the scheming crows have their own motives to kill the large reptile. As the plan is put into action, a different, greater terror has found itself a member of the pond. Will Mr. Big be ousted forever? Or will the pond dwellers come to realize that even the old snapping turtle might serve his purpose in their small environment? (STK469391) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only within the United States—No U.S. Territories. SC, 6x10, 100pgs, FC .......................$12.95

344

WILL EISNER’S CONTRACT WITH GOD TRILOGY HC (NEW PRINTING) (W/A/CA) Will Eisner The legendary graphic novel and the sequels that launched an art form. Set during the Great Depression, this literary trilogy, assembled in one volume for the first time, presents a treasure house of now near-mythic stories that fictionally illustrate the bittersweet tenement life of Eisner’s youth. With nearly one dozen new illustrations and a revealing brand-new foreword, this book ultimately tells the epic story of life, death, and resurrection while exploring man’s fractious relationship with an all-too-vengeful God. This mesmerizing, fictional chronicle of the universal American immigrant experience is Eisner’s most poignant and enduring legacy. (STK468342) HC, 7x10, 544pgs, B&W...........$35.00

PREVIOUS COVER SHOWN

THE RIDE: SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1 12 Gauge Comics

It’s been some time since the titular ’68 Camaro has graced comic pages, acting as the core for a variety of strange, intriguing, and action-packed stories about the lives of those who come in contact with this mysterious piece of Detroit muscle.Years have passed, but these tires still have good tread on them. It looks like the dust cover is off, and this iconic catalyst for vehicular mayhem is leaving the garage once again. They say the road to hell is often paved with good intentions but The Ride: Southern Gothic shows us that; regardless of the intentions, the road to hell is usually whatever stretch of blacktop we find the pitch-black machine. The adventures continue and more people find themselves behind the wheel but some of them have evil in mind. The Ride: Southern Gothic brings us the same high-caliber art and writing readers have come to expect from the series with the likes of Ron Marz, David Lapham, Rick Leonardi, and others so it’s not a question of whether readers will enjoy the ride, it’s only a matter of whether they can bear to wait for the next issue. ~ Jay Spence See PREVIEWS page 334

LOVELESS VOLUME 9 GN VIZ Media Loveless fans are ecstatic the long wait is over! Ritsuka/Loveless and the gang are coming back to the US! Yes, that’s right girls and boys (well, mostly girls), Loveless (Volume 9) is finally coming out! It’s been almost four years since Tokyopop released volume 8 (and then went kaput!), but now Viz Media is picking up exactly where the story left off with volume 9 this September. In addition,Viz is also planning on re-printing volumes 1-8. If you’ve never read it, be warned: it’s shotacon-esque and borderline yaoi. But beyond that, Loveless is an intriguing, surprisingly intelligent, and philosophical series with thought-provoking commentary on the hidden facets of our own society. Get ready for some cat-boy action! ~ Daria Medved See PREVIEWS page 348


Veritical Inc.:Layout 1

5/8/2012

12:42 PM

Page 1


Koto filler ads:Layout 1

5/4/2012

2:40 PM

Page 1


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 347

June Previews Sections.indd 347

5/4/2012 1:39:21 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 348

June Previews Sections.indd 348

5/4/2012 1:39:23 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 349

June Previews Sections.indd 349

5/4/2012 1:39:24 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 350

June Previews Sections.indd 350

5/4/2012 1:39:26 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 351

June Previews Sections.indd 351

5/4/2012 1:39:27 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 352

June Previews Sections.indd 352

5/4/2012 1:39:29 PM


VIZ MEDIA viz.com

June 2012

PREVIEWS 353

June Previews Sections.indd 353

5/4/2012 1:39:30 PM


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:45 PM

Page 354

YEN PRESS All Art Not Final

NABARI NO OU VOLUME 11 TP

BAMBOO BLADE VOLUME 14 TP (W) Masahiro Totsuka (A/CA) Aguri Igarashi Final volume! After witnessing the incredible kendo skills of their peers, Tamaki and the rest of the Muroe team begin to realize their own potential and strive onto new heights. This newfound passion may push Tamaki toward a greater dream in the final volume of Bamboo Blade. (STK467770) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 224pgs, B&W .............$11.99

THE BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME VOLUME 4 GN (W/A/CA) Hotaru Odagiri In the heat of battle against the Opast Elegy, Luka is stopped in his tracks when confronted by a vision of Yuki’s former incarnation, his beloved. Upon hearing his lover tell him she still lives, will Luka let his consternation at this new development leave him exposed to the vicious attacks of an Opast scorned? (STK467776) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 352pgs, B&W .............$18.99

(W/A/CA) Yuhki Kamatani The Shinra Banshou activated, Miharu has finally become the Nabari no Ou. But at what price? Something has been lost, but no one seems to remember what — or who — it is. All that remains is a hollow in the ninjas’ hearts and minds as they nurse a sense of loss for the memories that have been torn away from them. (STK467772) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W .............$11.99

OMAMORI HIMARI VOLUME 8 GN (W/A/CA) Milan Matra A trip to the hot springs sounds like a whale of a good time, but Yuuto and his friends head to the vacation hotspot on business in a bid to assist the local ayakashi who are being threated by the tiny-but-deadly Tamamo-no-mae, the nine-tailed fox, and her ally Shuten-Douji. Unexpectedly, however, Their enemy confronts them not in guise of a little girl, but a sizzling hot vixen? Will Yuuto be able to suppress his hormones and summon his own power to defeat this formidable enemy and come into his own as a demon slayer? Or will Himari, who unleashes her magical power once more and rushes into battle, end up on the mneu for the ninetail’s next meal? (STK467773) (C: 0-1-2) MATURE THEMES SC, 5x7, 160pgs, B&W .............$11.99

PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA VOLUME 2 GN

JUNE 2012

BUNNY DROP VOLUME 6 GN

354

(W/A/CA) Yumi Unita Rin rejected Kouki flat not long ago, but her feelings are still a mess. However, Akari, Kouki’s ex-girlfriend, isn’t one to forget a grudge, and she’s always had her eye on Rin! Will Rin be able to escape the wrath of a woman scorned, or does Akari have another mean trick or two up her sleeve? (STK467777) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 224pgs, B&W .............$12.99

THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA VOLUME 13 GN (W) Nagaru Tanigawa (A) Gaku Tsugano (CA) Noizi Ito With the threat of disbandment hanging over their heads, the SOS Brigade, after months of squatting in the Literature Club’s clubroom, puts pen to paper and starts writing some literature of their own! The Brigade has exactly one week to create a literature antholology if they want to keep the Lit Club’s space from being reallocated by the student council. As each member prepares his or her contribution, Supreme Editor in Chief Harhi keeps a watchful eye on her team, especially as Kyon’s assigned romance story unfolds! (STK467771) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 176pgs, B&W .............$11.99

(W/A) Magica Quartet (CA) Hanokage While Madoka continues to deliberate over the decision to join Akemi as a Puella Magi, her best friend, Sayaka, seizes the chance to wish for the recovery of the boy she loves after he was injured in an accident. But being a Puella Magi is more than a simple matter of wielding magic and fighting evil, and Sayaka is soon caught in a territory dispute with a more experienced (and more deadly) Puella Magi named Kyouko. Madoka wants desperately for her friend to leave the Puella Magi and return to their care-free school days, but leaving the Magi is more than a matter of hanging up the costume — it is a matter of life and death! (STK467774) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 144pgs, B&W .............$11.99

SOUL EATER VOLUME 10 TP (W/A/CA) Atsushi Ohkubo With Doctor Stein unable to carry on, Maka, Kid, and Black Star enter the magnetic field trip to take up the mission and locate the tempestuous demon tool known as Brew. Time is quickly running out as the three face off against Mosquito, struggling to harmonize their wavelengths within the magnetized vortex. They’ll be lucky to escape with their lives, let alone the demon tool! (STK467775) (C: 0-1-2) SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W .............$11.99


Jun12 S-Z Comics:section

5/4/2012

2:45 PM

Page 355

ZENEITH PRESS NORMANDY: A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION OF D-DAY TP (W/A/CA) Wayne Vansant Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full-color pages. The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five DDay beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. But the story does not end there. Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore. The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea. This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as the Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port; the American fight through the hedgerows to take the vital town of Saint-Lô, the British-Canadian struggle for the city of Caen, and the breakout of General Patton’s Third Army. (STK469084) (C: 11-2) NOTE: Available only within the United States—No U.S. Territories. SC, 6x9, 96pgs, PC......................................................................................$19.99

ZYO COMICS

ULTIMATE 7 VOLUME 2 TP (W) Robert Wawrzyniak (A) Shawn Surface (CA) Billy Tucci Can Jenny Rocket battle her way through the planet of Moltic, fighting the Evil King Toehoona’s Amphibious Horde? Will our heroes survive subzero temperatures on the planet of Gosha? On the insect planet of Bucoon General Dargin must fight the deadly Bibulbanok in Queen Prockna’s Arena of Death. Will the heroes rescue him in time? (STK469424) (C: 0-0-1) SC, 128pgs, FC .................$17.99

TEZUKA’S MESSAGE TO ADOLF If you have ever wondered why Osamu Tezuka is often credited as “the father of manga,” “the god of comics,” and even the “Godfather of Anime,” read Message to Adolf. Woven within the setting of World War II, the story follows three young men sharing the same name – Adolf.The first is a half-German, half-Japanese boy named Adolf Kauffmann and the second is his best friend,Adolf Kamil – a German Jew; their lives and fate become intertwined surrounding the biggest secret of the third Adolf – the infamous Adolf Hitler. This is Tezuka’s critique: a study of WWII from the Japanese perspective. While, it may sound dry and educational, it isn’t.The flow of the narrative is well paced and reads like a movie with twists and turns that build suspense as the monumental secret gets passed around waiting to be revealed. Message to Adolf is a breathtaking, tragic, and deeply moving. It is a significant piece of cultural work that has earned every award it has won.While it is not light reading, it is a must-read. ~ Daria Medved See PREVIEWS page 344

JUNE 2012

Vertical

355


356

Zenescope Enter.indd 356

5/3/2012 1:26:19 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 Zenescope.com

zEnEScoPE EntERtaInmEnt Inc


357

Zenescope Enter.indd 357

5/3/2012 1:26:21 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012

Zenescope.com

zEnEScoPE EntERtaInmEnt Inc


358

Zenescope Enter.indd 358

5/3/2012 1:26:22 PM

PREVIEWS

June 2012 Zenescope.com

zEnEScoPE EntERtaInmEnt Inc


PREVIEWS USA GIUGNO 2012 INDY D-Z