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December 5, 2007


This Isn’t A Library: New and Notable Releases to the Comics Direct Market

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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.

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OCT070015 LOBSTER JOHNSON IRON PROMETHEUS #4 (OF 5) $2.99
AUG072016 INVINCIBLE #47 $2.99
OCT072024 SWORD #3 $2.99
AUG072034 SUBURBAN GLAMOUR #2 (OF 4) $3.50
OCT070241 NORTHLANDERS #1 (MR) $2.99
OCT072121 OMEGA UNKNOWN #3 (OF 10) $2.99
These are the stronger fantasy adventure titles out this week. I heard that some fans may not like Sword.

JUN070039 SIGNAL TO NOISE 2ND ED HC $24.95
This is my favorite of the Dave McKean/Neil Gaiman collaborations, which I'm told makes me a horrible snob.

AUG074028 OWLY TP VOL 04 DONT BE AFRAID $10.00
I haven't read any of this material since Vol. 1, but the series has been very successful.

AUG073644 POPEYE VOL 2 WELL BLOW ME DOWN HC $29.95
The gem of the week, and some of the greatest comics of all time. Has comics had a War and Peace or a Ulysses? No. But what other art form has a Thimble Theatre? None!

OCT073513 COMICS JOURNAL #287 $11.95
I would like to read Tom Crippen's Mort Weisinger essay.

AUG073275 FOLLOWING CEREBUS #11 (RES) $3.95
I'm behind on these, but I sort of liked the first few. I look forward to catching up.

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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.
 
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