Restocking the Graphic Novels.

March 29, 2006

Our graphic novel selection is finally getting back to normal. The last couple of weeks have been big on graphic novel and trade paperback reorders. Stop in and check out the selection. Here are a few highlights:

(Marvel) – a new release, but essential nontheless. This monster collects the entire run of Bendis’ ALIAS plus a couple of extra issues, including the WHAT IF…? issue. This was a really great series, and I was sorely disapointed to see it end. (PULSE was never as good.)

A COMPLETE LOWLIFE (Topshelf) – So you say you like Ed Brubaker’s writing on CAPTAIN AMERICA and DAREDEVIL? Well, did you know that he used to write and draw an indie comic called LOWLIFE? Betcha didn’t. This is a really good comic that is part fact, part fiction, and always humorous.

INFINITY WAR (Marvel) – Check out Marvel’s cosmic opus, featuring just about every Marvel character that’s worth a damn.

OMAC PROJECT (DC) – The best of the mini-series leading up to INFINITE CRISIS is back in stock in trade form. Make sure you get this one because the OMAC stuff isn’t going away anytime soon, and you’ll want to make sure you know what’s going on.

UNLIKELY (Top Shelf) – The first big Jeffrey Brown book might be the best. Guaranteed to make you laugh (and possibly cry).


New Comics Shipping Wednesday, March 29.

March 27, 2006

Action Comics #837
Alias Omnibus
All-Star Superman #3
Arm of Kannon vol. 8 GN
Batman: Journey Into Knight #8
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #202
Battle Royale vol. 15 GN
Bleach vol. 12 GN

Blue Beetle #1
Book of Shadows #1
Books of Doom #5
Captain America: 65th Anniversary Special
Chicanos #5
Chrono Crusade vol. 7 GN
Daredevil #83 (restock)
Daredevil vol. 13: The Murdock Papers TP
Deadworld #3
Dragonlance Chronicles #8

East Coast Rising vol. 1 GN
Essential Arsenic Lullaby vol. 2: Donut Cometh TP
Eyeshield 21 vol. 7 GN
Fallen Angel #4
Fantastic Four #536
Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy vol. 2: Exile TP
Fruits Basket vol. 13 GN
Full Metal Panic vol. 9 GN
Godland #9
Green Lantern #10
How To Self-Publish Comics #2
Infinity War TP
Invincible #30
Iron Man #6
JLA Classified #19
Killer 7 #2
Lady Snowblood vol. 3 GN
Lucifer #72
Marvel Romance Redux: Guys & Doll
Middleman vol. 2 #2

New Avengers: Illuminati Special
New Avengers vol. 3 HC
Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos #6
Nightwing: Mobbed Up TP
One Piece vol. 10 GN
Or Else #4
Queen & Country #29
Rising Stars: Untouchable #2
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #5
Rurouni Kenshin vol. 25 GN
Savage Dragon #124
Sea of Red vol. 2: No Quarter TP
Sentry #7
Soulfire #6
Spawn #154
Spawn Manga vol. 3 GN
Spider-man & Arana Special
Spike vs. Dracula #2
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #3
Star Wars: Return of Tag & Bink Special Ed. #1
Strange Girl #7
Superman/Batman #24
Surrorgates #5
Thing #5
Ultimate Spider-man #92

Uncanny X-Men #471
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force
Usagi Yojimbo #92
Walking Dead #27
Warlord #2
X-Men: Deadly Genisis #5
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #3
Zombie Tales: The Dead #1

Von’s Recommends…

March 24, 2006

Here are the two best books of the week (at least in my opinion).

DAREDEVIL #83 (Marvel) – Oh, Foggy how we will miss thee. Brubaker is pushing Matt Murdock beyond the point of no return and I’m lovin’ it. And who is this other Daredevil? I didn’t think it was possible to get better than Bendis’ run, but I think Brubaker may be doing just that.

SUPERMARKET #2 (IDW) – Brian Wood’s futuristic tale of Yakuza and… Swedish porn assassins? This is a fun ride and the art is fantastic. Better pick this one up while you can, because it’s been selling out fast.

Better hurry…

March 22, 2006

DC’s ONE YEAR LATER stories are flying off the shelf. We still have ROBIN #148 and SUPERGIRL & THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #16, but supplies are limited so you better hurry up. We also still have some DETECTIVE COMICS #816 left, as well as SUPERMAN #651.

Also, if you want to know exactly what’s going on when Marvel’s CIVIL WAR hits, you might want to considered picking up the last two issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. But again, you better hurry because they’re flying off the shelves as we speak.


New Comics Shipping Wednesday, March 22.

March 20, 2006

All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: A-Z #3
Amazing Fantasy #19
Amazing Spider-man #530
American Way #2
Ares #3

Batman #651
Billy Hazelnuts HC
Black Panther #14
Captain America #16
Catwoman #53
Concrete vol. 4: Killer Smile TP
Cyberforce #1
Daredevil #83
Daughters of the Dragon #3

Every Girl is the End of the World For Me GN
Exiles #78
Fathom #8
Fell #4 (restock)
Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf Sojourn #1
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 6 GN
Futurama Comics #24
Gold Digger #72
Gun Fu: Showgirls Are Forever #1
Hawkgirl #50
Hellblazer #218
Incredible Hulk #93
Infinite Crisis: Secret Files 2006 (restock)

Iron Man: The Inevitable #4
JSA Classified #10
Kare Kano vol. 19 GN
Kingdom Hearts vol. 3 GN
Lady Death: Lost Souls #1
Living In Infamy #3
Loveless #5
Manhunter #20
New Avengers #17
Nextwave #3
Read or Die vol. 1 GN
Red Sonja #8
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #5
Robin #148
Runaways vol. 5: Escape To New York Digest TP
Sable & Fortune #3
Sakura Taisen vol. 3 GN
Seven Soldiers of Victory vol. 2 TP
Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy #3
She-Hulk 2 #6
Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos TP
Spider-man Loves Mary Jane #4

Squadron Supreme #1
Storm #2
Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes #16
Supermarket #2
Supreme Power: Hyperion #5
Switchblade Honey GN
Testament #4
13th Son: Worse Thing Waiting #4
Top 10: the 49ers TP
True Story Swear to God #16
Ultimate Fantastic Four #28
Untold Tales of the New Universe: DP7

V For Vendetta TP (restock)
Wolverine #40
X-Factor #5
X-Men #184

Von’s Recommends

March 16, 2006

BATMAN: YEAR 100 (DC): Remember Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One? Remember how good they were? Well, Year 100 comes about as close as you can to being that good. Paul Pope is an amazing artist and with these books he’s proving to be an amazing writer as well. Batman is again dark, mysterious and dangerous. As a prestige format book it’s a little pricey ($5.99), but it’s well worth it.

GREEN ARROW #60 (DC): Where’s ol’ Ollie been for the past year? And why is Deadshot so happy about his new job? This issue mixes a little mystery with a little political intrigue. DC is taking some interesting direction with their bigger characters, and I suggest checking them out now while you still can.

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #3 (Marvel): Wait…what? Since when was the Silver Surfer so awesome? Warren Ellis sure knows how to write good stories using mediocre characters. Be sure to check out the last leg of the Ultimate Galactus story arch.

Other sure bets:
CONAN: BOOK OF THOTH #1 (Dark Horse)
DMZ #5 (Vertigo)
GIRLS #11 (Image)
ULTIMATE X-MEN #68 (Marvel)
WALKING DEAD #26 (Image)

Blog redesign.

March 15, 2006

How does it look? Leave a comment if something doesn’t look right. This is the first time I’ve successfully got a blogger site to have two sidebars. I hope you guys like it – I plan on adding more features soon, so look out!