August 6, 2019
This Isn’t A Library: New, Notable Releases Into Comics’ Direct Market
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.
JUN191740 ANTHOLOGY OF MIND GN (MR) $24.99
Tommi Musturi short stories in different styles? Yes, please.
FEB192024 AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES HC 1940-44 $44.95
This is the first of many comics this week where I'm no sure if it's been out or not but I know I eventually want it so let's list them all today. I'm never going to read all the comics stuff I want.
JUN191304 GIANT DAYS #53 $3.99
JUN190273 BERSERKER UNBOUND #1 (OF 4) CVR A DEODATO $3.99
JUN190274 BERSERKER UNBOUND #1 (OF 4) CVR B MIGNOLA $3.99
JUN190524 LOIS LANE #2 (OF 12) $3.99
JUN190525 LOIS LANE #2 (OF 12) VAR ED $3.99
Not the strongest showing for classic comic book formatted comics, but it's worth noting the production juggernaut that is Giant Days
, the level of other-cover support given Berserker Unbound
and the Lois Lane boy is a limited series -- I probably knew that but I didn't recall that when I pondered the title this morning. Great character, Lois Lane. Hard to tap one of those great approaches for modern superhero narratives.
JUN191736 EMPRESS CIXTISIS HC (MR) $16.99
New Anne Simon, extension of the same world used last time. I like the look of this material.
JUN191730 POE CLAN MANGA HC VOL 01 MOTO HAGIO $39.99
Another book I will own one day that I'm not sure has been published quite yet. I'd look.
JUN191764 PEEP SHOW UNCENSORED & BEAUTIFULLY SEXY ENGLISH ED SC (MR) ($44.99)
Joe Matt is back, baby! Actually no, check that, this is just sexy pictures. Not that Joe isn't handsome.
MAR190747 WALTER SIMONSONS STAR WARS ARTISTS EDITION HC $125.00
FEB190977 KIRBY RETURNS KING SIZE HC $100.00
MAY191993 GEORGE HERRIMAN COMPLETE KRAZY KAT IN COLOR 1935-1944 HC $200.00
APR191956 STAN LEE STORY TASCHEN HC $200.00
There aren't many alternate universes where I could buy all of these expensive book, but it would be a fun one. I want them all, and am curious most about the Stan Lee Taschen.
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.
posted 5:25 pm PST
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