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











June 16, 2009


This Isn’t A Library: New And Notable Releases To The Comics Direct Market

image

*****

Here are the books that make an impression on me staring at this week's 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. But were I in a comic book shop tomorrow I would more than likely pick up the following and give them a full read before my retailer complained and forced my hand.

*****

MAR090210 SLEEPER SEASON 1 TP (MR) $24.99
APR090492 CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 $4.99
FEB092597 INCOGNITO #4 (MR) $3.50
Big Ed Brubaker week: a more substantial-per-volume reprinting of his Sleeper work begins, an anniversary edition of Captain America with broad media coverage, and the latest issue of his Incognito serial with Sleeper co-creator Sean Phillips.

FEB090214 STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $49.99
More of the James Robinson/Tony Harris/other talented people superhero series, much-loved during a mostly fallow period for the men in costumes punching each other books.

APR090384 INVINCIBLE #63 $2.99
Arguably Image's current flagship title, in the midst of a multiple-issue summer punch-up.

APR090362 MICE TEMPLAR TP VOL 01 $17.99
There was something a little to pre-packaged about this comic, but a lot of people love their anthropomorphic, just-outside-of-human-sight fantasies.

APR090495 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #14 $2.99
Marvel's current below-the-radar, well-liked, already-canceled comic that folks have already started to buy in the discount bins.

APR090682 FART PARTY GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.95
Julia Wertz is funny.

MAR094447 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 03 $12.99
Your new volume from a well-liked manga series of the week.

APR090982 NEXUS AS IT HAPPENED TP VOL 01 $9.99
A sort-of manga-style repackaging of the 1980s independent superhero title. It worked well for Love & Rockets.

MAR094038 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WORLD OF TOMORROW HC $24.95
Brian Fies follow-up to Mom's Cancer and quite the fancy-looking book, I understand.

APR090843 LEGACY $14.95
The great Jack Katz will lay you down and make you sleep, sleep, sleep like a puppy.

*****

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 didn't list your comic, you're welcome.

*****

image
 
posted 11:00 am PST | Permalink
 

 
Daily Blog Archives
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
 
Full Archives