September 19, 2007
This Isn’t A Library: New and Notable Releases to the Comics Direct Market
Here are those books that jump out at me from this week's probably mostly 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 following -- I might not buy any -- but were I in a comic book shop I would likely pick up the following and look them over, potentially resulting in mean words and hurt feelings when my retailer objected.
JUN073939 ANDROMEDA STORIES GN VOL 01 $11.95
This latest from Vertical's Takemiya publishing track looks odd, and pretty, and pretty odd.
AUG070124 APOCALYPSE NERD #5 (OF 6) $2.99
New Peter Bagge! New Founding Fathers!
JUL070294 ARMY @ LOVE #7 (MR) $2.99
JUL072149 CAPTAIN AMERICA #30 CWI $2.99
The two best old-fashioned, mainstream-company, everyone-has-a-single-job comic books out this week.
MAY073449 COMICS JOURNAL #285 (NOTE PRICE) $11.95
I'd buy it to read this issue's chat with mainstream comics maverick Darwyn Cooke.
JUN073990 PHOENIX VOL 11 TP $16.99
The latest volume in the foundational Osamu Tezuka series.
JUL073971 WITH THE LIGHT VOL 1 RAISING AN AUTISTIC CHILD GN $14.99
This still-being-serialized by Keiko Tobe sounds good, albeit I wouldn't be surprised if it were kind of ruthlessly middlebrow, either. I had to go look it up
, because I hadn't heard of it until know.
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.
To find your local comic book store, check this list
; and for one I can personally recommend because I've shopped there, 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.
If I didn't list your new comic, you're welcome to assume the worst of me, but it's likely I just missed it. I am not a good person.
posted 9:00 am PST
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