Coming Attractions: April 2008

February 11, 2008

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Dave’s PREVIEWS PICKS – Cool comics from the February edition of Previews

Parents, look for the kidfriendlya.jpg logo for great all-ages picks!

AARDVARK VANAHEIM
Glamourpuss #1
– Cerebus creator, Dave Sim, returns to comics with an innovative new series. This is described as “three comic books in one: a parody of fashion magazines, a history of photorealism in comics…and the strangest super-heroine comic book of all time!” [p. 202]

ARCANA STUDIO
Wendigo #1
– This is a four issue all-ages series about a young Wendigo searching the Canadian wilds for his mother. [p. 217] kidfriendlya.jpg

ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 1: Orientation
Hard Cover
– The popular web comic comes to print in this first collection. A girl, a mystery, robots, and mythical creatures all add up to fun and adventure. [p. 218] kidfriendlya.jpg

The Grave Doug Freshley #1 – Revenge on the range and violence in Sweetwater are in this five issue Western. [p. 225]

CHECKER BOOK PUBLISHING GROUP
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Scion Volume 6: Royal Wedding
TPB
– Reprinting the CrossGen science fiction/fantasy epic series, this features pre-Marvel art from Jimmy Cheung (Young Avengers). [p. 252]

CINEBOOK
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Papyrus Volume 2: Imhotep’s Transformation
Soft Cover
– Papyrus and Imhotep’s adventures on the Nile during the time of the Pharoahs. [p. 252] kidfriendlya.jpg

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED
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Classics Illustrated #60: Black Beauty
; Classics Illustrated #64: Treasure Island; Classics Illustrated #42: Swiss Family Robinson; Classics Illustrated #47: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Soft Covers
– The original Classics Illustrated adaptations reprinted. [p. 254] kidfriendlya.jpg

DARK HORSE COMICS
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 2: No Future For You
TPB
– Buffy creator Joss Whedon and Y: The Last Man creator Brian K. Vaughan write this section (issue #6-10) of Season 8 featuring Faith and Giles. [p. 50]

Creepy Archives Hard Cover – Stories from classic issues of Creepy Magazine circa 1964-1966 get the royal treatment in this hard cover collection. [p. 51]

DC COMICS
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DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #1 – In this mini-series, DC heroes are popping into the Wildstorm Universe—they don’t know why and they don’t know how to get back. [p. 75]

Titans #1 – After the Nightwing leaves the Outsiders, he gets the old gang back together. Judd Winick and Ian Churchill start a new chapter for the former “New Teen Titans”—Dick Grayson, Starfire, Donna Troy, Beast Boy, and Raven. [p. 76]

Batman #676 – This is the beginning of Grant Morrison’s epic arc “Batman R.I.P.” [p. 80]

Blue Beetle #26 – This extra-sized issue is an experiment along the same lines as Marvel’s Fantastic Four La Isla Muerta—it’s all in Spanish! Jaime (Blue Beetle) brings his girlfriend to a family get-together and she’s the only one who doesn’t speak any Spanish. If you’re like Jaime’s girlfriend, don’t worry—there is an English translation provided. [p. 90]

Countdown Special: Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth 80-Page Giant – The DC Universe is veering towards an apocalypse, but what kind? Jack Kirby presented an end-of-days story in his Kamandi series. This one shot presents the King’s #1, #10, and #29. [p. 95]

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Legion of Super-Heroes: 1050 Years in the Future TPB – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s creation, DC has put this best-of collection together featuring work by such creators as: Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, Paul Levitz, and Curt Swan. [p. 98]

DC COMICS/Johnny DC
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Scooby-Doo #131 – This is a special issue of everyone’s favorite detective team put together to celebrate Earth Day (April 22). [p. 110] kidfriendlya.jpg

DC COMICS/Wildstorm
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Ex Machina Deluxe Edition Volume 1 Hard Cover – This deluxe hard cover collects the first 11 issues of Brian K. Vaughan’s super hero/political procedural comic. [p. 112]

Ex Machina #36 – Have you been curious about this series, but not enough to shell out for the deluxe edition? Hop on for an “all-new action-packed storyline”. [p. 112]

Supernatural: Rising Son #1 – Do you love the Supernatural TV show? Did you read last year’s comic prequel? This mini-series is a sequel that follows the Winchester brothers during a family hunting trip. [p. 118]

DC COMICS/Minx
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Burnout
Original Graphic Novel
– More from “The face of modern fiction”. Romance and hardcore environmentalism in the Pacific Northwest are the themes in Burnout. [p. 122]

Water Baby Original Graphic Novel – How does Brody adjust to life after a shark takes her leg? How does this surfer survive the return of her shiftless ex-boyfriend? From “The face of modern fiction”. [p. 124]

DC COMICS/Vertigo
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American Splendor Season Two #1 – More drama of the mundane from Harvey Pekar featuring the art of Dave Lapham, Chris Weston, Dean Haspiel, and others. [p. 126]

D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
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Brothers in Arms #1 – This series is based on a video game that is itself based on real life stories of World War II battles. [p. 263]

DABEL BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS
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George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Hard Call
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– Will you draw the Ace or will you draw the Joker? This six issue series is based on Martin’s books about his own universe of super-powered beings. [p. 266]

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #1 – Harry Dresden is a wizard who investigates mystical mysteries featured in a series of books by Jim Butcher. Butcher himself writes a new Dresden story just for this four issue series. [p. 266]

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
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Get A Life
Hard Cover
– Collecting early Mr. Jean stories by acclaimed French cartoonists about the life of a single Parisian in his twenties. Check out the Get A Life preview.pdf. [p. 294]

Shortcomings Hard Cover – This collects the most recent storyline from Adrian Tomine’s brilliant Optic Nerve. Each arc features a new story with new character. Shortcomings is about a troubled post-collegiate couple and tackles themes of prejudice in the Asian-American community. Check out the Shortcomings pdf. [p. 294]

HYPERIAN BOOKS
Thoreau At Walden Soft or Hard Cover
– Cartoonist John Porcellino uses the adapts the writings of Henry David Thoreau into a graphic novel. Intrigued? I am, too. [p. 304]

IDW PUBLISHING
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Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream
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– This is an official continuation of last summer’s blockbuster movie. [p. 305]

Mack Bolan, The Executioner: The Devil’s Tools #1 – Novels starring Don Pendleton’s character have been steadily entertaining since 1969. IDW figured it was time for The Executioner to step into the comic world again. [p. 306]

The Mummy Movie Prequel: The Rise & Fall of Xango’s Ax #1 – This mini-series sets up the next Mummy movie due this summer. [p. 307]

IMAGE COMICS
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Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom
#1
– For fans of Death Dealer and Conan. [p. 154]

Witchblade/Devi #1 – Top Cow crosses over with Virgin Comics when Sara Pezzini runs into Devi during a murder investigation in India. [p. 183]

MARVEL COMICS
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ron Man: Legacy of Doom #1 – David Michelinie and Bob Layton return for the last installment of the “Camelot Trilogy” where we see a showdown between the Armored Avenger and Dr. Doom in King Arthur’s Court. [p. 33]

Secret Invasion #1 – New Avengers team Brian Bendis and Leinil Yu pit Marvel’s best against…Marvel’s best? Shape-shifting aliens have taken key spots in the super-community to take over the Earth. Also, don’t miss tie-ins: Mighty Avengers #12, New Avengers #40, and Ms. Marvel #26. [p. 41-46]

X-Men Divided We Stand #1 – This is a collection of solo stories about former X-Men the post-“Messiah CompleX” crossover. Look for “DWS” tie-ins. [p. 58]

Young X-Men #1 – A “DWS” tie-in. Former Xavier School students from New X-Men look for a new home and purpose. [p. 62]

MOONSTONE
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Captain Action
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– Cap is a master of disguise and head of a spy organization that must save a world that has been secretly conquered by aliens. [p. 319]

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“Twighlight Crusade” crossover
– Five new series premiere documenting the War between Heaven and Hell featuring the major opponents: The Envoy, Gabriel, Succubus, Templar, and Wolf. [p. 323]

NASCAR COMICS
Nascar Heroes Volume 1: From Zero to Hero! TPB
– Check out the superhero and racing action! Also, look for a Nascar Heroes comic on Free Comic Book Day. [p. 324] kidfriendlya.jpg

PLATINUM STUDIOS COMICS
Big Amoeba Graphic Novel
– Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans) writes and draws an original story about a teen cartoonist getting caught up in a scam. [p. 334]

SKY DOG PRESS
Buzzboy: Sidekicks Rule! #3
– By CBH Free Comic Book Day 2008 guests John Gallagher and Rich Faber and featuring our favorite upbeat superhero! [p. 340] kidfriendlya.jpg

1 Comment
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