Monday, February 5, 2007

In which I talk to creators that won't hear me

New comics this week (Wednesday, 2/7/07):
EDEN VOL 6 ITS AN ENDLESS WORLD TP (MR) $12.95
I keep meaning to pick up the first volume of this manga series. I've heard it's pretty good sci-fi. I guess I'll keep an eye out for it.
KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOL 2 TP  $10.95
I did get the first volume of this series, and it's quite good. I'll pick this up if/when I see it.
MAIL VOL 2 TP (MR)  $10.95
Another horror manga from Dark Horse that I've heard is good. I haven't got the first volume, but it's another one I'll be watching for.
MIGHTY SKULLBOY ARMY VOL 1 TP  $9.95
A non-manga graphic novel from Dark Horse! Or maybe it's "OEL manga". Whatever; it might be worth looking at. I don't know of anything else that Jacob Chabot has done. Is he any good?
SECRET #1 (OF 4) $2.99
This one's a horror/mystery from Mike Richardson and Jason Alexander (The Escapists). Again, might be worth looking at.
DMZ VOL 2 BODY OF A JOURNALIST TP (MR) $12.99
The most recent collection of the excellent series. This one's a very good story. Intense. I recommend!
MIDNIGHTER #4 $2.99
All right, more time-travel wackiness from Ennis and (hopefully) Sprouse. We'll see how long Ennis stays on this title after DC's cancellation of The Boys. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't want to work for them any more.
OTHER SIDE #5 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99
Final issue of the miniseries! Don't let me down, Aaron and Stewart!
SHAZAM THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #1 (OF 4) $5.99
Ooh, the Jeff Smith Captain Marvel series finally arrives! I hope it'll be good!
FELL #7 (RES) $1.99
Wow, it's been a while since the last issue of this series. It's a damn good series; I've been waiting patiently. Try to stay on schedule, Ellis and Templesmith!
PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #4 (OF 8) $2.99
The halfway point of this crazy series. It's been fun so far; keep it up, Spears and Lolos (and Cloonan)!
SAM NOIR SAMURAI DETECTIVE SPECIAL ED $7.99
Is this the collection of the first miniseries? I hope so, because then I could pick up:
SAM NOIR RONIN HOLIDAY #1 (OF 3) $2.99
That would be fortuitous. If so, good planning, Image!
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN #1 (OF 7) $3.99
Well, after reading all about this and looking at the previews, I've pretty much decided I'll get at least the first issue of this miniseries. If there are any left; my shop's doing one of Marvel's much-vaunted midnight openings to sell the book. I guess Stephen King's fans are die-hards. But, damn, Jae Lee's art looks good.
IRON MAN HYPERVELOCITY #2 (OF 6) $2.99
Ooh, a new issue of this fun series. Adam Warren is always good for goofy techno-wackiness, so this should continue to be fun. Plus, the last issue ended on a fun twist, and I'm interested to see where it's going.
NEWUNIVERSAL #3 $2.99
More photo-referenced sci-fi worldbuilding. I did like the first two issues, although many reviews I read said they were too slow. Pick up the pace, Ellis and Larocca!
MAINTENANCE #2 (MR) $3.50
I really liked the first issue of this series, so I'll definitely pick up this issue. I hope it keeps up the fun.
WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #5 (MR) $3.99
I keep meaning to pick up the early issues of this series, since it looks good, and I like Ben Templesmith's art, but I can never find it. I might check out a trade if I see one.
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And I think that's it. I'll also look for Chronicles of Wormwood #1, which came out last week but wasn't at the shop I went to. Huh. Any thoughts, anyone?