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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 10/19/05. The full shipping is list available at ComicList.
[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]
ALIAS ENTERPRISES LLC
10th Muse Vol 2 #5, $2.99
David Shepherds Song #2 (Of 3), $2.99
Deal With The Devil #5 (Of 5), $2.99
Legend Of Isis #4, $2.99
Opposite Forces Vol 2 #2 (Of 4), $2.99
Now that they’ve lost both Elsinore and Monkey vs. Lemur, the only two titles of theirs I liked, let the Deathwatch begin. I’ll take April 2006 in the pool.
Mr T #2, $3.50
I thought these guys went under already? I know they lost several of their titles to Markosia, and Mr. T #1 wasn’t very good…
Dead Men Tell No Tales #2 (Of 4), $3.95
Flipped through the first issue at the store – as I’ll do with anything from Arcana – and wasn’t terribly impressed.
ARSENIC LULLABY PUBLISHING
1000 Deaths Of Baron Von Donut #1, $2.99
Winner of the Best Title of the Week prize!
AVATAR PRESS INC.
Garth Ennis 303 #6 (Of 6), $3.99
Still have #0-1 sitting near the bottom of my To Read pile.
DARK HORSE COMICS
Conan #21, $2.99
Still going strong.
Astro City The Dark Age #4 (Of 16), $2.99
Batgirl #69, $2.50
If one of the outcomes of Infinite Crisis is Barbara Gordon resuming the Batgirl mantle, I’m going to be really pissed.
DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
GI Joe Americas Elite Data Desk Handbook, $2.95
GI Joe Snake-Eyes Declassified #3 (Of 6), $2.95
What? Screw you, I’m hooked!
Transformers #0, $0.99
Considering my reborn love for G.I. Joe, I shouldn’t talk, but is there really any reason for this series?
NYC Mech Vol 1 Lets Electrify TPB, $14.99
Ruule Ganglords Of Chinatown TPB, $19.99
I’m loving the current arc of NYC Mech (“Beta Love”), so I’m curious to see how the first arc was. Image had the complete first two issues online a while back, and I didn’t like them nearly as much as the current storyline. Ruule is Beckett’s second release under Image which I’ll probably pick up one of these days.
Daredevil Vol 12 Decalogue TPB, $14.99
Nick Fury Howling Commandos #1, $2.99
Official Handbook Marvel Universe Horror 2005, $3.99
She-Hulk 2 #1, $2.99
X-Men And Power Pack #1 (Of 4), $2.99
As a monthly, Decalogue was pretty good up until the last issue’s weird-ass left turn into horrorville. Speaking of horror, I’m looking forward to both Howling Commandos and that Official Handbook. Haven’t bought an OHTTMU in years! She-Hulk was one of those buzz books from last year, like Runaways, that’s getting a second chance and the preview of the first issue actually looks kind of fun. Of course, I cut Runaways after the first arc of its second go-round so, we’ll see. And a big “HOORAY” for the new Power Pack mini-series. The first was one of the most entertaining minis of the year.
Wallace And Gromit A Pier Too Far HC, $12.95
Allow me to take this opportunity to recommend the new Wallace & Gromit movie. Cracking good time, that! And the Madagascar short that precedes it is way better than the bloated, tedious movie was.
Battle Royale Vol 14 GN (Of 15), $9.99
Read Volume 1 of this a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still on the fence about whether I liked it or not. It was entertaining, in a “leaves you feeling dirty” kind of way, and I’m not sure if I’ll continue with it or not.
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Surrogates #2 (Of 5), $2.95
About time! First issue was pretty good, though.
Comics Buyers Guide Jan 2006 #1612, $5.99
Wallace & Gromit Magazine #1, $5.99
Got CBG last week, with a great feature package on horror comics. Have to give the W&G magazine a looksee.