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December 12, 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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OCT070014 BPRD KILLING GROUND #5 (OF 5) $2.99
SEP072010 WALKING DEAD #45 (MR) $2.99
Two of the better-regarded fantasy adventure comics. They're due for a big plot shift in Walking Dead, I think.

OCT072158 CRIMINAL VOL 2 LAWLESS TPB $14.99
This is the Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips crime book, and the only Marvel effort I pursue into multiple formats.

OCT072194 ESSENTIAL DR STRANGE TP VOL 03 $16.99
I can't resist the Essential series. They could have Essential Hostess Ads and I'd buy it. Essential Stan Lee's Soapbox. Essential Forbush Man. Essential Photos of Bearded Twenty-Somethings Playing Softball. I don't care, I'm there.

SEP073595 ACME NOVELTY DATEBOOK VOL 2 HC (MR) $39.95
This is a stunning book and my carry-around companion for the forthcoming holiday season.

AUG073862 ART OF BRYAN TALBOT SC $19.95
MAY073373 ART OF P CRAIG RUSSELL HC $49.99
Two formidable artists and cartoonists should make for two pretty good art books, or at least a couple I'd take off the shelf.

SEP078140 BLACK HOLE COLLECTED HC NEW PTG $27.50
I don't know exactly what this release is, but that's a great-looking book you'd probably want in hard cover.

SEP073494 DONDI VOL 1 TP $21.95
SEP073491 LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE VOL 1 TP $19.95
SEP073492 LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE VOL 2 TP $21.95
SEP073493 LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE VOL 3 TP $21.95
I think I would rather have any of the Mary Perkins' book than the new Dondi release, but I'm curious to see what it looks like.

AUG073648 HATE ANNUAL #7 (MR) $4.95
If I lived near a comic book shop, I would go in just to buy this.

SEP074047 NARUTO VOL 25 TP $7.95
SEP074048 NARUTO VOL 26 TP $7.95
SEP074049 NARUTO VOL 27 TP $7.95
This is I assume the last of the well-publicized three-book releases in the Naruto series designed to draw attention to the book and get everything onto a more popular point in the serial.

SEP073916 NEXUS ORIGIN ONE SHOT $3.99
I don't know what this is, and I remember Nexus origin while having completely forgotten my CPR training, but I like Nexus and everything.

SEP073935 POISON ELVES #80 (RES) (MR) $3.50
SEP073937 POISON ELVES PENCIL SKETCH PORTFOLIO (MR) $24.95
Inked by Tupac Shakur.

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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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