Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

DC COMICS

OCT130224 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #8 $3.99
OCT130217 ALL STAR WESTERN #26 $3.99
OCT130143 AQUAMAN #26 $2.99
AUG130303 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 03 $24.99
OCT130249 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 02 $14.99
SEP130278 BATMAN JUDGE DREDD TP $19.99
OCT130198 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #26 $2.99
OCT130202 BATWOMAN #26 $2.99
OCT130265 BEWARE THE BATMAN #3 $2.99
OCT130196 CATWOMAN #26 $2.99
OCT130182 DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN #3 $3.99
OCT130271 DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1 $2.99
OCT130288 FABLES #136 (MR) $2.99
OCT130147 FLASH #26 $2.99
OCT130131 FOREVER EVIL ARGUS #3 $2.99
OCT130218 GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #7 $2.99
OCT130230 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #9 $2.99
OCT130283 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 07 TAINTED LOVE (MR) $19.99
OCT130232 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #12 $3.99
OCT130129 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #26 (EVIL) $3.99
OCT130213 LARFLEEZE #6 $2.99
OCT130270 MAD MAGAZINE #525 $5.99
OCT130214 RED LANTERNS #26 $2.99
OCT130244 SUPERBOY TP VOL 03 LOST (N52) $16.99
OCT130172 SUPERMAN #26 $2.99
OCT130252 SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL TP VOL 08 $16.99
SEP130208 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #5 $3.99
SEP130210 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #5 COMBO PACK $4.99
OCT130205 TALON #14 $2.99
OCT130222 TEEN TITANS #26 $2.99
OCT130296 TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #6 $2.99
OCT130257 VERTIGO ESSENTIALS AMERCIAN VAMPIRE #1 (MR) $1.00


Marvel Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

MARVEL COMICS

OCT130760 AVENGERS AI TP VOL 01 HUMAN AFTER ALL $16.99
OCT130770 AVENGERS WEST COAST AVENGERS TP SINS OF PAST $29.99
AUG130864 DEADPOOL BY JOE KELLY OMNIBUS HC $125.00
OCT130699 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #10 $3.99
OCT130773 IRON MAN EXTREMIS PROSE NOVEL MASS MARKET TP $7.99
OCT130643 NEW AVENGERS #13.INH $3.99
OCT130753 NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 INFINITY $24.99
OCT130729 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #13 $3.99
OCT130692 SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #7 $2.99


IDW Publishing from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

IDW PUBLISHING

NOV130386 DEADWORLD RESTORATION #2 [DIG] $3.99
OCT130325 DOCTOR WHO 3 TP VOL 04 DEAD MANS HAND $17.99
OCT130327 DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME DLX HC $49.99
NOV130361 GI JOE #12 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130323 JUDGE DREDD (IDW) TP VOL 03 [DIG] $17.99
NOV130322 JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS #7 [DIG/P+] $3.99
NOV130339 MY LITTLE PONY DIGEST TP VOL 02 $6.99
NOV130340 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 03 [DIG] $17.99
SEP138352 SAMURAI JACK #1 2ND PTG $3.99
NOV130403 SINISTER DEXTER #2 [DIG/P+] $3.99
AUG138338 STAR TREK NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE HC BLACK LABEL ED PI
NOV130401 THUNDER AGENTS #5 [DIG/P+] $3.99
OCT130412 TMNT ANIMATED TP VOL 03 SHOWDOWN $7.99
AUG130501 TMNT ULTIMATE COLLECTION HC VOL 03 RED LABEL ED PI
NOV130373 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE TP VOL 03 $19.99
AUG130422 WALTER SIMONSON MIGHTY THOR ARTIST ED HC NEW PTG $100.00
JUN130415 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS THIS MEANS WAR LTD HC PROSE $60.00


Dark Horse Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

DARK HORSE COMICS

NOV130041 1 FOR $1 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 $1.00
NOV130038 1 FOR $1 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $1.00
NOV130049 1 FOR $1 X #1 $1.00
NOV130018 BAD BLOOD #1 $3.99
NOV130017 BALTIMORE CHAPEL OF BONES #1 $3.50
NOV130043 CATALYST COMIX #7 (MR) $2.99
NOV130019 GRINDHOUSE DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #4 $3.99
NOV130063 JUICE SQUEEZERS #1 $3.99
NOV130054 MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES #8 (MR) $3.99
NOV130048 OCCULTIST #4 $3.50
SEP130074 PARIAH TP $14.99
AUG130127 POWERS FIGURE SET FULL CASE W/ SGN CHASE SET $199.99
NOV130026 STAR WARS #0 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99
SEP130064 STAR WARS OMNIBUS DARK TIMES TP VOL 01 $24.99
NOV130033 TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #2 $3.99
SEP130043 TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #6 $3.99


Image Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

IMAGE COMICS

OCT130592 ARTIFACTS #33 [DIG] $3.99
OCT138205 BLACK SCIENCE #1 2ND PTG (MR) $3.50
OCT130597 CLONE #13 [DIG] $2.99
JUL130529 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #17 [DIG] $3.50
OCT130518 MANHATTAN PROJECTS T/S MENS WHITE SM $19.99
OCT130525 MANHATTAN PROJECTS T/S WOMENS WHITE LG $19.99
OCT130618 ROCKET GIRL #3 [DIG] $3.50
OCT130456 SIN BOLDLY ONE SHOT (MR) [DIG] $3.50
OCT130629 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #8 [DIG] $2.99


Comics, Magazines and Books from Diamond Distributors for December 31 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

NOTE: Due to the New Year's holiday, a Tuesday release date is scheduled for these books and merchandise to be in stores 12/31/2013.

PREVIEWS PUBLICATIONS
NOV130004 PREVIEWS #304 JAN 2014 CUSTOMER ORDER FORM PI
NOV130001 PREVIEWS #304 JANUARY 2014 $4.50

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
SEP138355 SHAHRAZAD #1 2ND PTG $3.50
JUL131260 ABC WARRIORS RETURN TO EARTH HC (MR) $23.99
APR131206 ACG COLL WORKS OUT OF THE NIGHT HC VOL 03 $47.99
OCT138176 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2 2ND PTG $2.99
OCT130882 ALL NEW SOULFIRE #2 ASPEN RESERVED CVR $3.99
OCT130881 ALL NEW SOULFIRE #2 DIRECT MARKET CVR [DIG] $3.99
OCT131018 ANTARES TP VOL 04 EPISODE 4 $11.95
AUG131429 ATOMIC ROBO SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR #4 $3.50
OCT130868 B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #237 [DIG/P+] $5.99
OCT130867 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #219 [DIG/P+] $3.99
SEP131170 CELEBRATED SUMMER GN $16.99
OCT131019 CRUSADE GN VOL 03 MASTER OF MACHINES $13.95
SEP131321 DEATH SENTENCE #4 $3.99
MAR131132 DF AGE OF ULTRON #1 MIDTOWN EXC CVR PI
MAR131133 DF AGE OF ULTRON #1 MIDTOWN EXC SKETCH CVR $40.00
MAR131134 DF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MIDTOWN EXC CVR $19.69
APR131108 DF JUPITERS LEGACY #1 MIDTOWN EXC CVR $29.99
MAY131097 DF MISS FURY #1 MIDTOWN EXC $19.99
FEB131003 DF STAR TREK DOCTOR WHO #8 PURCELL REMARK ED $69.99
APR131109 DF WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #1 MIDTOWN GRIMES EXC $16.99
APR131110 DF WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #1 MIDTOWN MICHONNE EXC $16.99
SEP131214 DISTRICT 14 HC SEASON 02 (MR) $39.95
JUN131242 DOCTOR WHO TP CHAINS OF OLYMPUS $18.99
JUN131243 DOCTOR WHO TP HUNTER O/T BURNING STONE $19.99
SEP130927 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #17 CVR A GUNDERSON [DIG] $3.99
SEP130928 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #17 CVR B VALENTINO $3.99
SEP130929 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #17 CVR C ANDOLFO PI
OCT131240 FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE HC VOL 03 NEW PTG $16.99
OCT131218 FIFTH ESSENCE HC PT 02 PLANET DIFOOL (MR) $79.95
NOV130916 GARFIELD #21 [DIG] $3.99
OCT131420 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #92 A CVR REI $2.99
OCT131421 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #92 B CVR MYCHAELS $2.99
OCT131422 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #92 C CVR QUALANO $2.99
SEP131423 GFT OZ #5 A CVR LASHLEY (MR) $2.99
SEP131424 GFT OZ #5 B CVR REYES (MR) $2.99
SEP131425 GFT OZ #5 C CVR RUFFINO (MR) $2.99
SEP131426 GFT OZ #5 D CVR GARZA (MR) $2.99
OCT131413 GFT QUEST #2 A CVR TYNDALL $3.99
OCT131414 GFT QUEST #2 B CVR REYES $3.99
OCT131415 GFT QUEST #2 C CVR LAISO $3.99
AUG131443 GRAPHIC CANON TP BOX SET VOL 1-3 (MR) $125.00
MAY131236 HARVEY HORRORS COLL WORKS BLACK CAT MYSTERY HC VOL 03 $47.99
NOV130887 HAWKEN MELEE #3 [DIG] $3.99
OCT131236 HONEY WEST & T.H.E. CAT #2 [DIG] $3.99
OCT138173 IMAGINE AGENTS #2 (2ND PTG) $3.99
OCT131122 JENNIFER BLOOD #34 (MR) $3.99
AUG131354 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #204 $5.99
OCT131020 LADY S GN VOL 02 LATITUDE 59 DEGREES NORTH $11.95
OCT131021 LARGO WINCH GN VOL 10 LAW OF THE DOLLAR $11.95
OCT131022 LARGO WINCH GN VOL 11 3 EYES OF GUARDIANS OF TAO $11.95
NOV130945 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #1 $3.99
NOV130950 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX CVR $3.99
NOV130965 LIL ERNIE #1 $3.99
NOV130966 LIL ERNIE #1 EXC SUBSCRIPTION CVR $3.99
OCT131238 LONE RANGER CHRONICLES NOVEL HC $29.95
OCT131023 LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 41 DAILY STAR $11.95
SEP131140 MERCY SPARX #3 (MR) $3.99
OCT130790 RACHEL RISING #22 $3.99
NOV130862 REVELATIONS #1 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
MAY131239 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS VOL 02 PLANET COMICS HC $47.99
NOV131224 SAMSON THE NAZIRITE GN $8.99
NOV131282 SHADOWMAN TP VOL 03 DEADSIDE BLUES $14.99
OCT130876 SONIC UNIVERSE #59 REG CVR [P+] $2.99
SEP131030 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #83 DLX ED (MR) $19.99
AUG131448 THE PACK TP (MR) $16.99
OCT131026 THORGAL GN VOL 14 GIANTS $11.95
NOV130938 TWILIGHT ZONE #1 $3.99
SEP131111 VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC #4 $3.99
OCT130870 WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #35 [DIG/P+] $3.99
OCT131347 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 04 HOMECOMING $14.99

MAGAZINES
SEP131290 2000 AD PACK NOV 2013 $21.00
NOV131442 COMIC SHOP NEWS #1385 PI
SEP131530 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #22 BATMAN #164 ANIMATED $20.00
JUN131442 DC CHESS FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL #3 SUPERMAN & LEX LUTHOR ALT K $38.00
SEP131522 MARVEL FACT FILES SPECIAL #1 THOR $32.00
SEP131550 SCREEM #27 $8.95

BOOKS
OCT131502 BOUNTY HUNTER CODE FROM FILES OF BOBA FETT DLX HC $99.99
APR131424 HOW TO DRAW SC $39.95
AUG131641 MINIFIGURE CUSTOMIZATION SC VOL 02 WHY LIVE I/T BOX $10.95


Monday, December 30, 2013

I Reads You Review: SCOOBY-DOO, Where Are You? #40

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #40
DC COMICS – @DCComics

STORY: Sholly Fisch, John Rozum
PENCILS: Walter Carzon, Robert Pope, Fabio Laguna
INKS: Horatio Ottolini, Scott McRae, Fabio Laguna
COLORS: Heroic Age
LETTERS: Saida Temofonte, Travis Lanham
COVER: Scott Gross
28pp, Color, $2.99 U.S. (February 2014)

Rated “E” for Everyone

I previously wrote that I subscribe to DC Comics’ current incarnation of a Scooby-Doo comic book series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (2010).  I bought the subscription through a fundraising drive for the school my nephew attends.  I recently received the second issue of my subscription.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #40 opens with “Scare Mail” (written by Sholly Fisch and penciled by Walter Carzon).  The story finds Mystery Inc. working for “Tex Mex” delivery service (a spoof of FedEx).  They are delivering a package to the ghost town of Jackpot, but the gang’s true purpose is to investigate the disappearance of previous TexMex trucks that entered Jackpot and never returned.

Next up is a “Howling Good Time” (written by Sholly Fisch and penciled by Robert Pope).  Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of the gang visit a carnival run by their old pals, the Ghastleys, who first appeared in Scooby-Doo (1997) #107.  The gang learns that everything about the carnival is just fine, except for one small detail.  For the past week, a monster has been rampaging through the carnival and scaring customers away.  If this monster mystery isn’t solved, it will put the carnival out of business.

After reading the first issue of my subscription, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #39, I was disappointed.  This time around, I am disappointed that Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #40 is not double-sized… or even triple-sized.  Sholly Fisch offers two highly-enjoyable stories that capture the fun of the classic Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? television cartoons.  In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing Fisch’s two stories here adapted into Scooby-Doo cartoons.

Penciller Robert Pope and inker Scott McRae, who were excellent in issue #39, return for another story.  I like how Pope fills the panels with characters and background details that give each panel a sense of environment; McRae’s clean inking keeps Pope’s details from becoming cluttered.  However, I have to say that I’m especially impressed by Walter Carzon.  From his drawing hand, classic Scooby-Doo is reborn in the graphics of comic book storytelling.  Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #40 would make an excellent comic book gift for a young reader.

Obviously, I’m ready for the next issue in my subscription.

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Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Saturday, December 28, 2013

I Reads You Review: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2
ARCHIE COMICS – @archiecomics and @AfterlifeArchie

STORY: Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa
ART: Francesco Francavilla
LETTERS: Jack Morelli
COVER: Francesco Francavilla
VARIANT COVER: Tim Seeley
32pp, Color, $2.99 U.S. (January 2014)

Rated Teen+ for Violence and Mature Content

Escape from Riverdale:  Chapter Two – “Dance of the Dead”

I am captivated by the surprising new Archie comics series (that I assume it is going to be a miniseries or limited series of some kind).  Entitled Afterlife with Archie, this Archie comics horror series is written by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and drawn by Francesco Francavilla.  Afterlife with Archie pits Archie Andrews and the other beloved Archie comics characters against a zombie horde – led by their pal, Jughead.

What may be the end of the world begins when Forsythe P. “Jughead” Jones shows up at the door of Sabrina (the Teenaged Witch).  Jughead is holding the mangled body of his beloved pooch, Hot Dog.  Sabrina helps her friend, but her use of forbidden magic has dire consequences for her, Jughead, and the rest of Riverdale.

Afterlife with Archie #2 is mostly told in flashback from Lodge Mansion.  There, Veronica Lodge tells her father, Mr. Lodge, about the terror that occurred at the annual Halloween dance and about the unfolding horror that is heading their way.  The familiar has now turned very hungry, and Mr. Lodge may have to accept Archie as he never believed he would ever have to do.

Recalling George Romero, The Walking Dead, EC Comics, and other like zombie horror fiction in general, Afterlife with Archie is the real deal.  It is really an excellent and hugely entertaining horror comic book.  Writer Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa has simply turned Archie dark, and he retains what is familiar about the characters.  I think Aquirre-Sacasa is depicting their characteristics and quirks as if they were characters in a nighttime teen soap opera, rather than as in the usual Archie stories.

Certainly, what Afterlife with Archie artist, Francesco Francavilla, is doing is creating a true horror comic book.  It may not look like Dan DeCarlo’s classic Archie, but the spirit of the classic is there, somewhere behind the mood and the dark.

As an extra, Afterlife with Archie #2 reprints the comic book short story, “…Cat!” written and drawn by the late Gray Morrow, a story originally published in Chilling Adventures in Sorcery in the mid-1970s.  Morrow also edited Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, which was part of Archie Comics’ Red Circle Comics imprint.

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Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Review: TIGER AND BUNNY Comic Anthology 2-in-1, Volume 2

TIGER & BUNNY COMIC ANTHOLOGY 2-IN-1, VOL. 2
VIZ MEDIA – @VIZMedia

CARTOONISTS: Various
PLANNING/STORY: Sunrise
TRANSLATION/ENGLISH ADAPTATION: Labaamen and John Werry, HC Language Solutions
LETTERS: Evan Waldinger
COVER:  Chinatsu Kurahana with Masami Suzuki
EDITOR: Asuka Henshubu
ISBN: 978-1-4215-5560-7; paperback (December 2013); Rated “T” for “Teen”
372pp, B&W, $12.99 U.S., $14.99 CAN, £8.99 U.K.

Some of Japan’s top amateur manga creators enter the world of Tiger & Bunny in Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology.  A science fiction and superhero anime series, Tiger & Bunny ran for 25 episodes in 2011.  The series was also adapted into manga, produced by manga and comic book artist Mizuki Sakakibara.  Tiger & Bunny takes place in a world where 45 years earlier, super-powered humans, known as NEXT, started appearing in the world.

The setting is Sternbild City (a re-imagined version of New York City).  There, superheroes promote their corporate sponsors while appearing on the hit television show, Hero TV (or HERO TV).  Each season, the superheroes compete to be named the “King of Heroes.” Tiger & Bunny focuses on two superheroes, Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks, Jr.  Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Wild Tiger) is a veteran superhero whose his ratings keep declining.  His new employer, Apollon Media, forces him to team-up with the newest NEXT sensation, Barnaby Brooks, Jr., the “Super Rookie,” whom Tiger calls “Bunny.”

The latest Tiger & Bunny manga for English readers is the two-volume Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology.  Back in 2011 and 2012, Kadokawa Shoten Co. Ltd. published the four-volume series, Tiger & Bunny Official Comic Anthology.  VIZ Media published the four Japanese volumes in its 2-in-1 edition format, which collects two graphic novels in one double-sized graphic novel.  VIZ Media gave me a copy of Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology, Vol. 2 for review.

Inspired by the Tiger & Bunny anime, Tiger & Bunny Official Comic Anthology is a collection of humorous manga shorts created by an all-star manga artist line-up and by Japan’s top doujinshi, self-published, and amateur manga artists.  The stories extend the world of Tiger & Bunny with new adventures, featuring Wild Tiger, Barnaby Brooks Jr. and other memorable characters from the anime.  Some of the stories reveal a whole new “off-duty” side of the characters, in particularly depicting stories set in the rural hometown where Wild Tiger grew up.

First, I have to admit to being a new, but huge fan of Tiger & Bunny, although I have yet to see the original anime series.  I have enjoyed the manga that I have thus far read, and I was happy to hear about the publication of Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology when it was announced a few months ago.  Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology Volume 2 reprints Tiger & Bunny Official Comic Anthology #3: Hitch Your Wagon to a Star and Tiger & Bunny Official Comic Anthology #4: The Age of Miracles is Past…!?

The stories featured in this volume are mostly humorous and nearly all are built on a various comic situations and scenarios.  In “Hero Freak” (by Ryoji Hido), Tiger and Barnaby try to come up with a dramatic entry they can use whenever they spring into action.  In “My Story” (by Sana Kirioka), Fire Emblem and Dragon Kid help Blue Rose do her homework, which is to write a short story, with hilarious results, of course.  There is actually a story built around Wild Tiger’s popular recipe for friend rice (“Fried Rice!!!!” by Majiko!).  Origami, whose power is similar to Mystique of the X-Men, pretends to be Tiger for a parent-teacher conference at his daughter’s school in “Mimic Panic! (by Ryo Nakajo).  Blue Rose dreams of teachers in “If Heroes Were Teachers” (by Waka Sagami).

For the most part, the mangaka and cartoonists capture the humor of Tiger & Bunny, offering new spins on the characters, while mostly staying true to what they are.  Many of the stories emphasize Blue Rose’s unrequited love for Wild Tiger in humorous, even occasionally poignant ways.  The glimpses into Wild Tiger’s personal life make this volume worth having for Tiger & Bunny fans.

In fact, these amateur and self-published artists show themselves quite well with their work here.  They prove that Tiger & Bunny is a concept that is strong enough to be interpreted by many different kinds of manga and comics creators.


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Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

To all readers, visitors, and guests:  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

DC COMICS

OCT130115 FOREVER EVIL #4 $3.99
OCT130120 FOREVER EVIL #4 COMBO PACK $4.99
OCT130121 JUSTICE LEAGUE #26 (EVIL) $3.99
OCT130124 JUSTICE LEAGUE #26 COMBO PACK (EVIL) $4.99


Marvel Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

MARVEL COMICS

OCT130656 AVENGERS #24.NOW ANMN $4.99
OCT130650 ORIGIN II #1 $4.99


IDW Publishing from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

IDW PUBLISHING

OCT130328 DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL 2013 #1 $7.99


Dark Horse Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

DARK HORSE COMICS

AUG130073 CONAN TP VOL 14 THE DEATH $19.99
AUG130084 STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 02 $24.99


Image Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

IMAGE COMICS

OCT130447 SAVIORS #1 (MR) [DIG] $2.99


Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 24 2013

Digital Comics: Digital new releases available from your local comic book shop are marked below. [DIG] = Digital version available. [DIG/P+] = Print-Plus digital/print combo pack available. For more information, go to www.digitalcomicsreader.com.

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
OCT130993 DECEIVERS #1 [DIG] $3.99
OCT131008 FAIRY QUEST TP VOL 01 OUTLAWS $14.99
OCT131057 ROBOTECH VOLTRON #1 $3.99


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review: THE KINGDOM #1

THE KINGDOM #1 (OF 6) - Reviewed by Amos Semien

IC GEEKS PUBLISHING – @comixtribe
CARTOONIST: Jason Bienvenu – @jasonwelcome
EDITOR: Natalie Bienvenu
24pp, Color, No cover price

Jason Bienvenu is an illustrator and designer based in Lafayette, Louisiana.  He is also a new comic book creator.  The Kingdom is a six-issue miniseries written and drawn by Bienvenu.

The series is set in a place called “The Kingdom,” where mankind never existed.  In man’s absence, animals thrived and evolved, but some of them came to share mankind’s darker nature.  For instance, there is a civil war between ape-kind that threatens all of animal kind.

The Kingdom #1 opens in the aftermath of a grand battle.  Victory was claimed by the forces of a vicious mandrill named Baron Kah Lee, who wages constant war throughout the Ape Empire.  Two apes, Mala and Thane, escape from the Baron, and during their flight, they find an infant they name “Pale.”  They will discover that their past, however, still pursues them, even into the future...

The Kingdom is like the Planet of the Apes film franchise, but without human characters.  For a novice comics creator, Jason Bienvenu is good at introducing the concept, characters, and setting.  He introduces the plot in a way that does not give up too much, but does drop enough knowledge to intrigue the reader into deciding to try the second issue.  Bienvenu is, at least, credible at storytelling in comics form, which helps his cause and his comic book series.  The Kingdom is not great, but it is interesting.  I have decided to try the second issue.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

DC Comics and Madefire Team on Batman Digital Graphic Novel

Batman Arrives on the App Store in Epic New Interactive Graphic Novel ‘BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL’

Groundbreaking Storytelling Experience Created by DC Entertainment and Madefire Based on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s New Game BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS

Blockbuster Digital First Comic INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Also Re-mastered for Madefire Platform with new Motion and Sound Elements

BURBANK, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DC Entertainment, the most prolific digital comic book publisher, and cutting edge digital studio Madefire unveil a new partnership today that will take digital comics to the next level of interactivity through a new app, BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL. The new iOS app is the first DC2 MultiVerse title featuring a multi-path reading experience. The graphic novel tells the prequel story to the recently released game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL immerses readers into the world of Batman through dynamic artwork and action sounds integrated with a full soundtrack. The graphic novel is divided into eight chapters available for individual purchase or as an entire series. A new chapter will arrive every two weeks and each will offer dozens of possible story outcomes, with multiple story branches. Some choices will successfully lead to Batman’s next mission and carry through to the following week’s episode. Other choices could have deadly consequences. Readers who complete the series will be rewarded with two skins for the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS game: Injustice Batman and the exclusive New 52 Metallic Batman. Or, customers can purchase a series pass in advance and be rewarded with both skins upfront.

“DC2 MultiVerse is the latest in a series of innovations that demonstrates how we work with digital partners like Madefire to organically enhance comics and the digital storytelling art form,” stated Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Entertainment. “With the launch of the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL app, fans can choose the destiny of their characters – and follow both Batman or his rogues gallery of Super-Villains, all within an immersive reading experience tied to the actual game through prequel storylines and an exclusive skin.”

“We have supercomputers in our pockets – we should expect more than just scanned in print,” stated Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire CEO. “It is immense to have DC Entertainment bring Batman and Superman onto the Madefire platform.”

As part of its new partnership with Madefire, DC Entertainment’s blockbuster Digital First title INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US has been re-mastered and features new, innovative storytelling elements including dynamic artwork and sound effects. The newly re-imagined INJUSTICE comic provides the perfect opportunity for fans to revisit the record breaking series prior to its return in January 2014 with all new chapters written by red hot, up-and-coming scribe, Tom Taylor. INJUSTICE is available for download on the Madefire app as well as on deviantART.com, the largest creative community in the world.

About DC Digital:
In addition to offering its Same-Day-Digital print line-up, DC Entertainment’s unparalleled line-up of Digital First titles includes DC2 titles BATMAN ’66, and TEEN TITANS GO!, along with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, SMALLVILLE, the BEYOND series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM, and SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION. Additionally, DC Entertainment has the most expansive digital distribution of all comic publishers, including deals with comiXology, Kindle Store, iBookstore, Google Play, Nook Store and now Madefire.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

About Madefire
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire provides artists and writers a publishing solution for iOS and web reading allowing them to build their stories in an exciting new format called Motion Books. Madefire has signed with top publishers in the comics and graphic novel industry to create Motion Books with their top IP, including DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Top Cow, Boom, and iTV Studios America. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The CEO of Automattic makers of WordPress, with angel investors including Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc--both of whom are on Madefire’s Board of Advisors. The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

About BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Game
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by WB Games MontrĂ©al, BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young, unrefined Batman as he faces the defining moment of his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. The game is available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system and Windows PC.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS software © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review: LOVE AND ROCKETS: New Stories #6

LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES #6
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS – @fantagraphics

WRITERS: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez
ARTISTS: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez
EDITOR: Eric Reynolds
COVER: Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN: 978-1-60699-679-9; paperback (September 2013)
100pp, B&W, $14.99 U.S.

Fall means a new volume of Love and Rockets: New Stories.  Under a Gilbert Hernandez cover – featuring new player, “Killer,” Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 arrives with new stories featuring new characters.

Love and Rockets: New Stories is the third incarnation of the comic book series, Love and Rockets, rebooted as an annual, graphic novel-length package, resembling both a comic book and a literary magazine.  L&R remains the creation of Los. Bros, the brothers Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (with brother Mario occasionally contributing).  According to the publisher, this publishing format is designed to appeal to the people who decide what will be placed on the shelves in bookstores.

Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 brings Love and Rockets into its fourth decade with a focus on new lead characters.  Dora “Killer” Rivera, Gilbert’s new star is somewhere outside of the United States in the south of the border town of Palomar.  Killer strikes a hammer-wielding pose on New Stories #6’s cover that recalls her grandmother, Luba, Gilbert’s signature character.

Killer (also known as “Sad Girl”) discovers that Maria, her great-grandmother (and Luba’s mother) starred in a 1950s crime movie.  That leads her to begin to delve into the details of her family’s twisted history.  She’ll also discover that not everyone is interested in history, ancient or otherwise, and she is about to get a ghostly visit.

Meanwhile, on the other side of Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, Jaime continues to explore his intriguing new character, Tonta Agajanian.  Things start off innocently enough in “Fuck Summer,” as Tonta tries to get some attention from Eric Lopez of the garage punk band, Ooot.

Trying to get Tonta’s attention is Coach Angel Rivera, the new P.E. teacher at Bradbury’s Girl School.  Coach seems to know a lot about Tonta, but Tonta does not think that she has ever heard of Rivera.  “Tarzana Adventures” with “Pack Mules” will reveal all; keyword is “luchadora.”  It’s not all fun and games.  There is a dark mystery and something sinister going on in Tonta’s immediate and extended family that includes her older and squabbling half-siblings.

Each Hernandez bro approaches the introduction of new characters and storylines differently.  Gilbert depicts Killer as forging her own way by delving into the past.  Jaime has Tonta forging her way, but ensnared by the past.  The high school student is seemingly not interested in her family’s past, nor does she seem particularly interested in her siblings.

Killer loves the intricate connections that extend from Palomar outside to the United States and other places beyond the border of the U.S.  Gilbert, however, relishes muddying the past for his star, and making connections tenuous.  Is memory reliable?  Is history a story or fact?  After awhile, I start to see Satchel Paige’s axiom about not looking back in Killer’s adventures.  Gilbert’s final entry in New Stories #6 enforces that theme, but I know that I wanted Killer to turn around and look.

For Jaime’s Tonta, familial connections are not so much intricate, as they form a net.  Or maybe, they are like those hooked-laden Cenobite chains that snake out from the darkness in Hellraiser movies.  Jaime’s focus on Tonta is divided into 17 short stories in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (compared with Gilbert’s 8).  They form one large story through which run three stories or subplots.  Each one of the three recalls classic Jaime themes:  music (punk), wrestling (Mexican), and family.

Unlike Gilbert’s stories, which seem to want to connect Killer to the past, Jaime seems determined to disconnect Tonta from the past, at least by my reading.  The story of Tonta will be about her, not about her in a context of what came before her.  This comes through in Tonta’s visits to the “swimming hole,” as when one character declares that she did not invite Tonta’s companion.

I find that in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, Gilbert’s holds up his end of the volume better than he did in New Stories #5.  Here, both brothers are like great athletes that use human growth hormone (HGH) to extend their peak performance into middle age.  Los Bros. have found creative and artistic steroids, as they are producing Love and Rockets comics that are as good as they’ve ever been.  Or maybe genius never gets old and keeps producing all-star work.

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Review by Leroy Douresseaux

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for December 18 2013

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