Tom Spurgeon's Web site of comics news, reviews, interviews and commentary














October 25, 2017


This Isn't A Library: New, Notable Releases Into The Direct Market

image

*****

Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's no-doubt largely accurate list of books shipping from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. to comic book and hobby shops across North America.

I might not buy all of the works listed here. I might not buy any. You never know. I'd sure look at the following, though.

*****

AUG171709 CARTOON CLOUDS GN $22.99
This is the long-awaited first graphic novel from the talented artist Joseph Remnant. The work shows on the page; Remnant is maybe his generation's best drawer. The story is one of youthful artists struggling with post-graduation opportunities or the lack thereof.

imageAUG172094 FUTCHI PERF GN (MR) $15.95
AUG171707 HOUSE OF WOMEN HC $29.99
AUG172360 NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK HARPER CLASSIC HC $16.99
Three books I believe all of which are key works for their creators -- Kevin Czap, Sophie Goldstein, Neil Gaiman -- now back in print and available. You should own all three.

MAY170545 ART OF THE PULPS AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY HC $49.99
MAY170583 DISNEY CHRISTMAS COMICS HC $39.99
JUN170542 FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE COMP LIBRARY HC VOL 01 $39.99
Three more books for which it will be important to pull them off the shelves and give them a once-over: execution will be everything. I trust without looking that knowing Dean Mullaney's work the FBOFW material will be well-served.

JUN170507 HASBRO AW YEAH HC $14.99
I like the look of this material, although I'm not the audience for their version of these characters.

JUN170660 GREEN VALLEY HC $29.99
This is one of those comics that feels like a proof-of-concept statement rather than a full realized comic. It doesn't have a whole lot of authority as a story taking place in physical space, although many of the details are really fun.

AUG170725 SAGA #48 (MR) $2.99
AUG171884 KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #4 (MR) $3.99
AUG171057 STRANGE CEREBUS #1 (OF 1) $4.00
Hey! Comic book comics! I read the first two series. Saga because of its clear call back to late 1970s indy comics, Kaijumax because it reminds me of the idiosyncratically weird comics of my early teens.

AUG170741 STREET ANGEL SUPERHERO FOR A DAY HC $19.99
Jim Rugg is a remarkably talented artist and designer and I will buy everthing he does, period. This is a lovely-looking, oversized hardcover.

AUG172284 CELEBRATING SNOOPY HC $75.00
I'm pro-celebrating Snoopy. I'd have to comic-shop examine it to know if I wanted to buy it, but I'm backing the general idea. Good dog.

AUG171708 EC JACK KAMEN AL FELDSTEIN DADDY LOST HIS HEAD HC $29.99
I've enjoyed this series a lof because it's much easier to keep connection between stories if there's nothing much betwee.

JUL171917 ROBERT CAPA GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY $19.95
JUL171915 EGON SCHIELE HIS LIFE AND DEATH GN $19.95
These kind of straight-forward, earnest biographies have some semblance in market psi in Europe right now. The subject matter would drive me to pick themup, for sure.

SEP171573 UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN $19.95
Robert Sikoryak disappears into his work in an admirable way, and I look forward to his take on the Trump media creation.

*****

The full list of this week's releases, including some titles with multiple cover variations and a long, impressive list of toys and other stuff that isn't comics, can be found here. Despite this official list there's no guarantee a comic will show up in the stores as promised, or in all of the stores as opposed to just a few. Also, stores choose what they carry and don't carry so your shop may not carry a specific publication. There are a lot of comics out there.

To find your local comic book store, check this list; and for one I can personally recommend because I've shopped there, albeit a while back, try this.

The above titles are listed with their Diamond order code in the first field, which may assist you in finding comics at your shop or having them order something for you they don't have in-stock. Ordering through a direct market shop can be a frustrating experience, so if you have a direct line to something -- you know another shop has it, you know a bookstore has it -- I'd urge you to consider all of your options.

If I failed to list your comic, that's because I hate you.

*****

image

*****
*****
 
posted 1:25 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Daily Blog Archives
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
 
Full Archives