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My weekly look at select comic books being released tomorrow, 11/9/05. 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
Lethal Instinct #4 (Of 6), $2.99
Sixgun Samurai #2, $2.99
Comics like Lethal Instinct still being published makes me think Alias is run like a vanity press. Sixgun Samurai totally slipped under my radar, so I might give it a quick flip-through tomorrow.
AMAZE INK (SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS)
Corporate Ninja #1, $2.95
No idea what this one is, but I love the title – Best Title of the Week! – and I just may pick it up.
Sundown #2 (Of 3), $2.95
Considering the art in the first issue didn’t impress me very much, I’m looking forward to the new guy.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Sabrina Vol 2 #71, $2.25
Never picked this up before, but considering the cool Buzzscope-related news I got last night, I’m going to have to check it out.
Alan Moore’s Hypothetical Lizard Tarot Cvr #3 (Of 4), $3.99
I’m confused here. I thought the 3rd issue already came out and that’s what’s buried under my To Read pile. If it’s the 2nd issue in there, I might have to reassess my interest in this. Suspect it’s best read all at once, but is a low-selling Alan Moore adaptation guaranteed a trade?
DARK HORSE COMICS
Other than Conan and the Star Wars comics, how exactly is Dark Horse still considered a Premier Publisher?
DMZ #1, $2.99
Gotham Central #37, $2.50
Infinite Crisis #2 (Of 7), $3.99
Losers Close Quarters TPB, $14.99
Son Of Vulcan #6 (Of 6), $2.99
The DMZ preview actually looked pretty interesting, and I’m curious to see what Brian Wood can do with an editor overseeing his work. Infinite Crisis fallout finally comes to Gotham Central, and I fear it’s the beginning of the end for the series. If Corrigan turns into an OMAC, I may have to hop on a plane and pay Mr. Rucka a visit. As for The Losers, I follow it monthly, but for those of you waiting for the trade, there it is!
Red Sonja One More Day One Shot, $4.99
aka, “Milk it for all it’s worth, because the end is near” one shot.
Blacklight #2, $3.50
Mora #4 (Of 4), $2.99
Holy cow! Two of the more ridiculously delayed Image books finally come out! I’d all but given up on Mora, and I’m pretty sure the “4 (of 4)” wasn’t the original plan, so I hope Harmon pulls off a satisfying conclusion. Meanwhile, the Shadowline people have been claiming Blacklight‘s been inexplicably held hostage by their printer for weeks now, though I contacted Quebecor for a response and they never got back to me. As much as Image wants to distance themselves from their “late-shipping” reputation, it seems a ton of their titles still ship late. Another Premiere Publisher whose position I don’t understand.
Diary Of A Mosquito Abatement Man GN, $12.00
I take it back. This here’s the Best Title of the Week! I’m still giving Corporate Ninja a looksee, though.
Decimation House Of M The Day After, $3.99
New Thunderbolts #15, $2.99
New Thunderbolts Vol 2 Modern Marvels TPB, $14.99
I’m still kind of surprised how much I enjoyed #13-14 of New Thunderbolts. Good clean fun! I just picked up the first TPB last week, so Vol 2 goes on the waiting list.
PLANET BRONX PRODUCTIONS
Tales Of The Closet Vol 1 One Two Three TPB, $8.50
Planet Bronx Productions? Why have I never heard of this? (Note to self: Google.)
Lo Fi Nov 2005 Vol 2 Cvr A #2, $5.95
The last issue was an incredible disappointment, especially considering it was their big relaunch, but I’ll give it a second chance because I’d really like it to succeed.