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Monday, January 16, 2006

Finally Getting Around to January Previews 

(plus, thoughts on manga orders)

Dark Horse
I was going to get Conan: Book of Thoth, but at $4.99 for four issues, I can wait for the trade.
Lullabies from Hell is the "new" Hideshi Hino collection. He's got a great cute/horror style and I've enjoyed all his other work, but it's been a real hard sell to get your average manga reader to look at something that looks old-fashioned compared to more recent manga.
Space Pinchy still looks awful to me.
I'd consider getting Star Wars: The Return of Tag and Bink, but I think I'd much rather just have a collection of all the Tag and Bink stories.

I think I'm just about the only fan of Aaron Williams' work who isn't at all interested in Truth, Justin and the American Way. Part of it may be that Scott Kurtz is involved and I don't enjoy his work at all. Part of it is probably that I don't much like the art. But mostly it's probably the strong Greatest American Hero vibe it gives off.
Man, I hated that show...
Oh, and I'll probably wait for the trade on the second series of Lions, Tigers and Bears.

Gosh, wouldn't it be an actually interesting twist if Ultimate Extinction ends with Galactus eating the Ultimate Marvel Universe...
I really liked the New Universe books at the time. Of course, I was, what, ten? Yet, I'm really not interested in any of these one-shots. They just have the air of perfunctoryness about them. I suppose I might pick up the DP7 one, as that was always my favorite of the New U titles.

I've found all of Scott Morse's work to be worthwhile and enjoyable, and I expect his latest, Noble Boy to be no exception.

ADV Films
Anne Freaks looks to be the kind of dramatic noir/mystery manga series I've been enjoying lately, so I'm going to give it a shot.

AIT/Planet Lar
Skyape: King of Girls. New Skyape.
I'm a happy boy. Skyape brings me all kinds of joy.

Antarctic Press
Mischief and Mayhem looks eerily like a Love Is strip with heavy weaponry.

Archie #565 features Archie writing an essay about manga. Morbid curiosity may compel me to purchase that issue.

Drawn and Quarterly
Maurice Vellekoop has a new book coming out, A Nut at the Opera. His art is gorgeous, but $20 may be a stretch for my budget

Shockingly, the ratio of "looks good" to "looks god-awfully pretentious" is very good this month.

At this point, I'd like to mention that our former Diamond rep, in the "Staff Picks" section, is recommending Red Sonja.
I'm not quite sure what to say about that, but it makes me sad for some reason...

Ignite Entertainment
The second volume of Jayson comes out, as well as Ralf Konig's sequel to Maybe...Maybe Not, Maybe...Maybe Not Again.

The charming Banana Sunday has a collected edition on the schedule. Buy it and you too can learn of the greatness that is Go-Go.

Radio Comix
A new issue of gay-porn anthology Dangerous is solicited. Come on, everybody likes gay porn!

Seven Seas
I understand this Boogiepop thing is rather popular.

Terra Major
Gunned Down is a collection of short western stories by Brazilian artists, including Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba. Come on, everybody likes westerns by Brazilians!

Life has over-serious after-school special written all over it.
East Coast Rising is Becky Cloonan's original graphic novel, and I've enjoyed her work quite a bit in the past, so this one should make it onto the purchase list. Sunken treasure and sea monsters should make for a good combo.
X-Kai may be good, but I'll actually have to take a look at it first. It sounds very pretty and moody, but Tokyopop's solicitations have burned me before.
Yubisaki Milk Tea, the "fan service" title about a cross-dressing boy sounds absolutely dreadful. It's like every horrible thing I hate about certain genres of manga mashed into one book.

Monster has been delayed so many times now I'm half suspecting that it'll never come out...

And lastly, in the international section is another Ralf Konig book, Like Rabbits, which is solicited as having English text, though its presence in the "Spanish Imports" section makes me leery.


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