Shipping January 31st, 2007

The End #1

The following is a list of books scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto next week. This doesn’t mean they’re shipping to every store, but it’s probably at least worth asking about if these books don’t show up in your local shoppe.

…finally, a big week for comics. It seems like the last couple of weeks saw a lot of ‘oddball’ titles that made our subscribers happy, but very few of the broad-ranging, broad-interest titles that drive customers into the store. What are those titles? Well, because of the handy-dandy ‘read more’ function on WordPress, I’m going to put the list as a whole behind a cut and just list my picks for the week. Lemmie know what you think of the format…

Chris’s Picks of the Week:

NOV063549 CALVARIO HILLS #1 7.95
NOV063560 REFLECTIONS #2 7.95
NOV063562 THE END #1 7.95
The new IGNATZ books are shipping this week, for reals. Fantagraphics is always a little eager to announce their book releases, counting “it’s in stores” as “It’s in our store, Diamond will get it 2-4 weeks from now.” It’s a little frustrating explaining this to our customers, but I can understand their enthusiasm: there’s no line of books out right now as consistantly attractive both aesthetically and authorially as the Ignatz line. By no means is every book a success, but I certainly enjoy the successes a great deal. This selection of books features the debut titles from American Anders Nilsen and Spanish creator Marti, and the second installment of Italian Marco Corona’s Reflections. Cool beans.

NOV062292 DAREDEVIL #93 2.99
OCT060273 EX MACHINA #26  2.99
SEP061832 WALKING DEAD #34  2.99
A bunch of ongoing genre comics that I enjoy reading, though primarily in trade paperback (or in hardcover as Walking Dead goes…). Still, if I didn’t have the luxury of waiting for the collection, these are three titles I’d be picking up every week thanks to the visceral and immediate satisfaction they provide… I guess it’s no surprise that Brubaker, Vaughan, and Kirkman are have die-hard fans; they write comics that people want to read, not feel that they have to read because they tie into 300 other titles…

NOV063327 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD #1 (OF 6)  3.99
I’ll give this a shot, it feels like more Garth Ennis Hellblazer, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

NOV060011 USAGI YOJIMBO #100 (NOTE PRICE) 3.50
I just wanted to take the opportunity to once again commend Dark Horse for bringing these trade paperbacks back into print to celebrate the anniversary of this great series. It makes this issue considerably less shameful than just a few short months ago. Congrats to Stan Sakai on an amazing run!

Beasts!JUN063099 BEASTS HC 28.95
Well, the Fanta blog has been talking up this collection of illustrations by top artists for so long that I’m genuinely curious to see if it can live up to the hype. Looking at the list of participants, it’s not hard to imagine that it’ll be excellent. For the record, that includes: Craig Thompson, Souther Salazar, Jeff Soto, Glenn Barr, Dave Cooper, Tim Biskup, Seonna Hong, Anders Nilsen, Art Chantry, Brian Chippendale, Brian Ralph, Bwana Spoons, Colleen Coover, Jason Miles, Jesse LeDoux, Johnny Ryan, Jordan Crane, Keith Shore, Kevin Scalzo, Marc Bell, Martin Cendreda, Mat Brinkman, R. Kikuo Johnson, Richard Sala, Sammy Harkham, Stan Sakai, S. Britt, Steven Weissman, Ted Jouflas, Tom Gauld (and many more…).

OCT060288 DOOM PATROL VOL 5 MAGIC BUS TP  19.99
NOV060237 SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL 4 TP  14.99
You know Grant Morrison is cursed when even his trade paperbacks are delayed. Poor guy. I hope 2007 is much kinder to him. It’s already going to be kind to us though, with the publication of this classic and acclaimed series, and the conclusion to the most interesting (and successful…) superhero project of 2006. It’s all out in trade paperback now folks, no messing about. Make sure to pick it up!

NOV063235 RED EYE BLACK EYE GN  19.95
Apparently this is a post-9/11 journal comic about rediscovering America, by Thor Jensen. I have so many conflicting ideas about what this could be like… I’m curious to read it though. It’s apparently got a blurb from Perez Hilton of all people too. Just… wierd. Worth flipping through in the store I think.

NOV063863 HEAVEN!! VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 9.99
This is the first of Tokyopop’s “Direct Market Exclusive” titles… I’m curious if that affected sales at all. I know we’re gonna do a little thing in store to help promote it and track the sales pretty closely, but… yeah. If you happen to be curious about it though… it sounds like stereotypical manga. Seriously, if I was going to describe popular manga to someone who had never heard of it, I’d say “Well, it’s a bit like… a girl who can see and exorcise ghosts, right? The school punk saves her from getting hit by a truck, but ends up in a coma himself, and so she, and his disembodied spirit must defend his prone body from being possessed by this, that and the other local spirits. Unfortunately, she fails in her task, and an ancient playboy takes over the punk’s body, leaving him to inhabit a pink stuffed monkey. Hilarity ensues.”

I’m gonna get in trouble for this…

Mushishi Vol 1 Cover

NOV063489 MUSHISHI VOL 1 GN  12.95
I was really curious about this one myself, but then Jog went and saved me the trouble of wondering and wrote up an extensive, glowing review of this first volume.

“If it’s really the author’s wish that fabulous creatures do exist, her greatest success is in prompting the same feeling in her readers, despite the horror that understandably courses through the thoughtful author’s world. She manipulates the senses, like a Mushi herself. She’s got me hooked, and I’m not going to be the last.” – Jog, http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/

It sounds almost like manga-as-magical-realism, actually, which I can’t really think of too many examples of in manga.

AUG060058 SATSUMA GISHIDEN VOL 2 TP 14.95
Apparently, Dark Horse and/or Diamond put this stupid fucking book on a shipping list before Christmas some time, and we’re JUST getting it this week. Lots of angry, annoyed customers that don’t understand how both Dark Horse and Diamond are both saying this book is out, BUT IT ISN’T AT THEIR LOCAL STORE. I only ordered like 15 of these things, but thanks for making me look like an asshole anyway guys, really appreciated.

So, alright, let’s see if I can work the “more” feature. The complete shipping list is behind the cut…

– Chris

New Comics
NOV060201 52 WEEK #39 2.50
NOV061849 ADVENTURES OF SPAWN #1 DIRECTORS CUT #1 5.99
NOV060291 AMERICAN VIRGIN #11  2.99
NOV062339 ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES #4 (OF 12) 2.99
NOV062282 ANNIHILATION #6 (OF 6) 2.99
NOV060179 BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #6 (OF 6) 3.50
NOV060177 BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #214 2.99
NOV062287 BLACK PANTHER #24 CW 2.99
NOV060206 BLUE BEETLE #11 2.99
NOV063549 CALVARIO HILLS #1 7.95
NOV060255 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #29 2.25
NOV060211 CREEPER #6 (OF 6) 2.99
NOV062292 DAREDEVIL #93 2.99
NOV060268 DEATHBLOW #3 2.99
NOV060269 DEATHBLOW VAR ED #3 2.99
NOV063927 DEVI #7 2.99
NOV061868 ELEPHANTMEN #6 2.99
OCT060273 EX MACHINA #26  2.99
NOV063328 GARTH ENNIS CHRON OF WORMWOODWRAPAROUND CVR #1 (OF 6)  3.99
NOV063327 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD #1 (OF 6)  3.99
NOV063329 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD INCV CVR #1 (OF 6)  5.40
NOV063276 GD SOURCEBOOK OFF HANDBOOK TOTHE GD UNIVERSE #2 3.95
NOV062296 GHOST RIDER FINALE 3.99
NOV063274 GOLD DIGGER #81 2.99
NOV063275 GOLD DIGGER 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #2 4.95
NOV060228 HAWKGIRL #60 2.99
AUG061803 HUNTER KILLER ROCAFORT CVR A #11 2.99
AUG061804 HUNTER KILLER ROCAFORT CVR B #11 2.99
SEP063460 INFINITEENS #2  3.50
NOV060216 ION #10 (OF 12) 2.99
NOV060299 JACK OF FABLES #7  2.99
NOV060223 JLA CLASSIFIED #33 2.99
NOV060227 JSA CLASSIFIED #22 2.99
AUG062092 KABUKI #8  2.99
AUG062094 KABUKI KENT WILLIAMS VAR #8  2.99
NOV060253 KRYPTO THE SUPER DOG #5 (OF 6) 2.25
NOV062269 MARVEL SPOTLIGHT DARK TOWER 2.99
NOV062308 MS MARVEL SPECIAL 2.99
OCT061877 NEGATIVE BURN #8  5.99
NOV063280 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #146 2.99
OCT063381 NODWICK #36 2.99
NOV061851 PIECES FOR MOM A TALE OF THE UNDEAD (ONE SHOT)  3.99
NOV062342 PTOLUS CITY BY THE SPIRE #4 (OF 6) 2.99
NOV063560 REFLECTIONS #2 7.95
NOV063304 SABRINA VOL 2 #82 2.25
NOV063667 SCARFACE SCARRED FOR LIFE #2  3.99
NOV063939 SHONEN JUMP MAR 07 #51  4.99
OCT063247 SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #4 2.99
NOV063935 SNAKEWOMAN BLUE CVR #7 2.99
NOV063934 SNAKEWOMAN RED CVR #7 2.99
SEP061830 SPAWN #164 2.95
NOV060035 STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #13  2.99
OCT063033 STRANGERS IN PARADISE #87 2.99
OCT063565 TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJATURTLES #30 3.25
NOV063756 TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJATURTLES #31 3.25
NOV060247 TEEN TITANS #43 2.99
NOV063562 THE END #1 7.95
NOV063659 TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MOVIE ADAPTATION #4 (OF 4) 3.99
NOV062278 ULTIMATE CIVIL WAR SPIDER-HAMCRISIS #1 2.99
NOV062270 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #38 2.99
NOV060249 UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7 (OF 8) 2.99
NOV063583 UNCLE SCROOGE #362 (NOTE PRICE) 7.50
NOV060011 USAGI YOJIMBO #100 (NOTE PRICE) 3.50
OCT063032 VAULT OF MICHAEL ALLRED #4 (OF 4) 6.99
SEP061832 WALKING DEAD #34  2.99
NOV063584 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #677 (NOTE PRICE) 7.50
NOV063800 WASTELAND #6  2.99
OCT061848 WONDERLOST #1 5.99
NOV062332 X-MEN #195 2.99
New Magazines
SEP063707 ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #18  10.00
DEC063194 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE CIVIL WAR THE END CVR #185  5.99
DEC063196 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE GHOST RIDER PHOTO CVR #185  5.99
DEC063195 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE HEROESPHOTO CVR #185  5.99

New Books
APR063572 ANDRU AND ESPOSITO PARTNERS FOR LIFE SC  29.99
NOV062359 ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 3 TORN TP 14.99
OCT060162 BATMAN SECRETS TP 12.99
JUN063099 BEASTS HC 28.95
NOV062375 CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 4 BOSOM BUDDIES TP  (JAN062096) 14.99
DEC063563 CHARLES BURNS LIBRARY VOL 2 BIG BABY SC 16.95
NOV063696 CHICANOS VOL 2 TP 19.99
SEP061793 COYOTE VOL 4 TP 14.99
NOV063551 CURIOUSLY SINISTER ART OF JIMFLORA GN 34.95
NOV062369 DEFENDERS INDEFENSIBLE TP 13.99
OCT060288 DOOM PATROL VOL 5 MAGIC BUS TP  19.99
NOV062377 ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL 2 TP 16.99
SEP063096 FRANK MILLERS ROBOCOP TP (C: 0-0-2) 29.99
SEP063928 FRANK PUPSHAW AND PUSHPAW IN LUTE STRING 5.69
NOV061858 GEAR GN 14.99
OCT063404 GRAVE ROBBERS DAUGHTER GN 9.95
SEP060025 HELLBOY ANIMATED VOL 1 BLACK WEDDING TP  6.95
AUG061806 HUNTER KILLER LTD ED HC 19.99
OCT060196 ION VOL 1 THE TORCHBEARER TP 14.99
NOV062366 IRON MAN EXTREMIS TP 14.99
NOV062348 MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS ERA HEROES VOL 1 HC VAR ED 73 54.99
NOV062347 MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS ERA HEROES VOL 1 NEW ED HC 54.99
NOV063846 MR BIG GN 9.99
DEC063866 NORM SUNDAY COLLECTION VOL 1 TP 14.95
OCT063412 PIN-UP ART OF BILL WARD  19.95
NOV063235 RED EYE BLACK EYE GN  19.95
DEC064155 REVELATION X BOB APOCRYPHON REVISED ED  18.95
NOV060237 SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL4 TP  14.99
OCT060173 SUPERMAN BACK IN ACTION TP 14.99
NOV062343 XIII TP  14.99

New Manga
NOV063883 AI YORI AOSHI VOL 15 GN (OF 17)  9.99
NOV063484 AIR GEAR VOL 3 GN  10.95
NOV063887 BLOOD SUCKER LEGEND OF ZIPANGU VOL 3 GN (OF 9)  9.99
NOV063888 BOYS BE VOL 12 GN (OF 20)  9.99
DEC063593 CANTARELLA VOL 6 GN 10.99
NOV063904 CINDERELLA III CINEMANGA GN 5.99
DEC063981 CLAYMORE VOL 3 TP  7.99
DEC063982 CLAYMORE VOL 4 TP 7.99
DEC063594 CROSSROAD VOL 6 GN 10.99
NOV063890 DRAGON KNIGHTS VOL 24 GN (OF 24) 9.99
NOV063891 FAERIES LANDING VOL 15 GN (OF18) 9.99
NOV063485 FREE COLLARS KINGDOM VOL 1 GN(OF 3)  10.95
NOV063981 GOLGO 13 VOL 7 GN   9.99
NOV063907 GORGEOUS CARAT VOL 4 GN (OF 4)  9.99
NOV063893 GTO EARLY YEARS SHONAN JUNAI GUMI VOL 3 GN (OF 15)  12.99
NOV063486 GURU GURU PON CHAN VOL 7 GN 10.95
NOV063863 HEAVEN VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 9.99
NOV063604 HER MAJESTYS DOG VOL 3 GN  10.99
NOV063908 JUNJO ROMANTICA VOL 2 GN (OF 7)  9.99
NOV063896 KAMICHAMA KARIN VOL 6 GN (OF 7) 9.99
DEC063438 KAMUI GN #6  9.99
NOV063487 KITCHEN PRINCESS VOL 1 GN 10.95
NOV063905 MEET THE ROBINSONS CINEMANGA GN 5.99
NOV063489 MUSHISHI VOL 1 GN  12.95
NOV063488 NODAME CANTABILE VOL 8 GN  10.95
OCT060249 PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL 2  9.99
NOV063490 PICHI PICHI PITCH VOL 4 GN 10.95
NOV063873 PIXIE POP GOKKUN PUCHO VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 9.99
NOV063900 QUEENS KNIGHT VOL 8 GN (OF 17) 9.99
NOV063902 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 21 GN (OF 38)  9.99
AUG060058 SATSUMA GISHIDEN VOL 2 TP 14.95
NOV063491 SUGAR SUGAR RUNE VOL 5 GN 10.95
DEC063595 TENSHI JA NAI (IM NO ANGEL) VOL 6 GN  10.99
NOV063492 TSUBASA VOL 12 GN 10.95
NOV063882 WELCOME TO THE NHK VOL 2 GN (OF 5)  9.99
NOV063869 WILD ADAPTER VOL 1 GN (OF 5)  9.99

6 thoughts on “Shipping January 31st, 2007”

  1. This doesn’t have anything to do with this entry, but with the new site and rss feed. Is it intentional that only the first line or two of a post shows up in the rss feed?

  2. Hey Ralf,

    I just checked the feed, and it includes both the two-sentence version AND the complete text of all entries. Maybe it’s a setting on your end?

    – Chris

  3. “I have so many conflicting ideas about what this could be like…” – hahahaha, that’s EXACTLY MY CLEVER PLAN. Hopefully it could be like a good graphic novel. I got my copies yesterday and they look pretty nice. My wife is kind of shocked at how dirty it is.

  4. Thor- Well, you’ve totally piqued my curiosity. I was gonna check out some of the online previews I saw on your site, but I figured I’d just wait two days for the finished project. Glad to hear you’re happy with how it printed…!

  5. Re: Dark Horse / Satsuma Gishiden

    I’ve noticed a couple of titles in the past month that weren’t available through Diamond or TFAW (DH’s web outlet) for at least 2 weeks after DH’s website stated they were published.

    For Satsuma Gishiden v2 DH currently lists a pub-date of 2007-01-03 while Diamond says it shipped 2007-01-17 (and my own recollection says it was on preorder at TFAW at least until then). Obviously it took them another 2 weeks to finally get it to all stores, so since it was solicited for 2006-12-20, it was effectively up to 6 weeks late, not only 2. I think I have to reconsider what dates to include on my delay-watchlist.

    http://home.wtal.de/caerdroia/DH_delays.txt

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