Shipping March 28th, 2007

Alice in SunderlandHi there folks. These are the comics that are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto, Canada this week. These books may not show up at all retailers at the same time, but if you see a title here it’s probably at least worth asking your local retailer about… 

Kind of a small week this week, overall, but there are some really solid books on the list. This looks to be the week that DramaQueen finally starts shipping their manga through Diamond, though due to Canadian customs issues I have no idea if any of their titles besides Audition are going to ship. But as far as graphic novels go, there are a couple of solid, high-profile releases worth noting.

OCT060027 ALICE IN SUNDERLAND GN (C: 0-1-2) 29.95
This is the new graphic novel by Bryan Talbot, but between the digitally painted cover art and the solicitation text that doesn’t actually say anything at all, I have no idea what this is actually going to be. It sounds completely outside of Talbot’s ouevre, at least so far as I’m familiar with it, and at least the solicit text is helpful enough to say that it’s “like no graphic novel before it”, so perhaps I’m not alone in feeling lost. The Beguiling is set to be doing an even with Mr. Talbot in April, which admittedly makes me even more anxious about this one, as we have an awful lot of fans of One Bad Rat looking forward to this new book and I’ve no idea whatsoever if it will appeal…

FEB078049 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VAR CVR NEW PTG #1 (PP #7 2.99
JAN078263 CAPTAIN AMERICA 2ND PTG EPTING VAR #25 CW 3.99

Just a heads-up, the second printings on these titles are in fact shipping this week. We’re now out of our reorder of Buffy first prints, and probably a day or two away from sold-out on the Captain America #25s.

Houdini GN coverJAN073666 HOUDINI HANDCUFF KING CENTER OF CARTOON STUDIES HC 16.99
The first ‘work for hire’ from The Centre for Cartoon Studies makes it’s debut this week, a graphic novella on the life of Harry Houdini. Call it ‘confluence’ if you like, but this morning there was a feature on the news about the mysterious death of Houdini, and a new examination of it. Coupled with the popularity of modern day illusionists like David Blaine and Criss Angel, not to mention films like The Illusionist and The Prestige, and I think there might just be a groundswell of interest in this material, so good on Hyperion for being just at the top of the curve there.

The work is illustrated by Nick Bertozzi over layouts from Jason Lutes, and Lutes’ early graphic novel Jar Of Fools features themes of illusion and Houdini, making for a nice companion-piece to this new work. Bertozzi also has a controversial graphic novel named The Salon coming out later this year; my employer has read it and says it’s outstanding. So, confluence being what it is, it looks like a heck of a lot of factors are going to go into making this one a success. Let’s see if I call it correctly or not…

You can see a preview of the Houdini: Handcuff King as Nick Bertozzi’s website, http://www.nickbertozzi.com/comics/houdini/houdini.htm.

NOV063528 OH SKINNAY HC 24.95
I’ve had a chance to see this and it’s a lovely book; a new edition of the original lovingly restored by Drawn & Quarterly. I’ve read about 20 pages and it’s just sort of… lovely. A gentle, affectionate celebration of youth. Also, in the vein of D&Q’s lovely Gasoline Alley reprints, this edition features an excellent afterword on cartoonist Claire Briggs that will be of note to classic cartooning fans. Actually, I may as well just steal the photo from the Drawn & Quarterly blog:

Oh, Skinnay! With Bonus Tom Devlin hand.

Pictured: Tom Devlin’s hand, Claire Briggs’ book. Photo by Tom Devlin.

FEB070001 PREVIEWS VOL XVII #4 (NET) 4.50
It’s Previews time again… I think I’m going to do a Previews Review on this if it kills me. Hopefully it won’t. As for the covers? Fear Agent and Sinestro Corps. At least one of them is creator-owned…

JAN073851 TACTICS VOL 1 GN (OF 8) 9.99
Giving hope to manga fans, TACTICS is one of the many manga started by ADV and then abandoned after a volume or two, when ADV figured out they didn’t know what the hell they were doing, and now it’s back! From Tokyopop! Rejoice! Maybe ADV will finally drop the license for Yotsuba, and a publisher who actually, you know, publishes, will put out volumes 4 through 6. And maybe a new printing of 1-3… that certainly wouldn’t hurt…

The rest of this week’s shipping list is behind the cut:

JAN070364 100 BULLETS #82 (MR) 2.99
JAN073296 24 HOUR COMICS DAY HIGHLIGHTS 2006 TP (MR) 11.99
JAN073714 24 NIGHTFALL #5 (OF 6) 3.99
JAN070277 52 WEEK #47 2.50
DEC060189 ACTION COMICS #847 2.99
OCT060027 ALICE IN SUNDERLAND GN (C: 0-1-2) 29.95
DEC063298 AMERICAN WASTELAND BLOOD AND DIESEL #1 (OF 4) (MR) 3.95
FEB073409 AUDITION VOL 1 GN 11.99
JAN070257 BATMAN #664 2.99
DEC060182 BATMAN SNOW TP 14.99
JAN073863 BATTLE CLUB VOL 4 GN (OF 4) (MR) (C: 1-0-0) 9.99
JAN073865 BECAUSE IM THE GODDESS VOL 3 GN (OF 3) (MR) 9.99
NOV060043 BERSERK VOL 16 TP (MR) (C: 1-1-2) 13.95
JAN073868 BIRD KISS VOL 3 GN (OF 5) 9.99
JAN072364 BLACK PANTHER #26 2.99
JAN070283 BLUE BEETLE #13 2.99
NOV063803 BLUE MONDAY VOL 1 THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT TP NEW PTG 11.95
FEB078049 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VAR CVR NEW PTG #1 (PP #7 2.99
JAN078263 CAPTAIN AMERICA 2ND PTG EPTING VAR #25 CW 3.99
JAN070329 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #31 2.25
JAN070262 CATWOMAN #65 2.99
DEC061911 CITY OF HEROES #18 2.99
FEB078016 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE 2ND PTG SILVESTRI VAR 4.99
DEC063604 CODE #2 2.99
DEC060023 CONAN & THE SONGS O/T DEAD TP (C: 0-1-2) 14.95
JAN070290 CONNOR HAWKE DRAGONS BLOOD #5 (OF 6) 2.99
JAN070368 CROSSING MIDNIGHT #5 (MR) 2.99
JAN072367 DAREDEVIL #95 2.99
JAN073920 DEVI #9 2.99
JAN070370 DMZ #17 (MR) 2.99
SEP063065 DRAGONS LAIR #3 (OF 4) (NOTE PRICE) 3.95
JAN073854 DUAN SURK VOL 2 TWO HEADED WIZARD NOVEL (OF 11) 10.99
JAN071933 ELEPHANTMEN #8 2.99
DEC063456 ELVIRA #166 2.50
DEC064190 ES VOL 16 FALL 2006 (C: 1-1-3) 22.99
JAN072450 ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL 5 TP NEW PTG 16.99
JAN073875 ET CETERA VOL 9 GN (OF 9) 9.99
JAN070372 FABLES #59 (MR) 2.99
JAN072368 FANTASTIC FOUR #544 2.99
JAN073398 FATHOM KIANI #1 2.99
JAN070288 FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN #34 2.99
JAN073462 FUTURAMA COMICS #30 2.99
JAN073921 GAMEKEEPER GREG HORN COVER #1 2.99
JAN073923 GAMEKEEPER JOHN CASSADAY COVER #1 2.99
JAN073922 GAMEKEEPER MUKESH SINGH COVER #1 2.99
SEP063013 GARGOYLES #3 3.50
DEC063605 GENESIS FIVE #2 2.99
JAN073876 GENJU NO SEIZA VOL 3 GN (OF 13) (MR) 9.99
JAN073332 GLOOMCOOKIE VOL 1 TP (NEW PTG) (STAR12671) 18.95
DEC061882 GODLAND #17 2.99
DEC060217 GREEN ARROW CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP 12.99
JAN070293 GREEN LANTERN #18 2.99
DEC060220 GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH TP 14.99
OCT060033 GRENDEL DEVIL BY THE DEED HC 12.95
JAN072417 HALF DEAD TP (MR) 10.99
JAN070291 HAWKGIRL #62 2.99
JAN072370 HEROES FOR HIRE #8 2.99
JAN073666 HOUDINI HANDCUFF KING CENTER OF CARTOON STUDIES HC 16.99
OCT064034 HTDM SAMURAI & NINJA ACTION SCENE COLLECTION 24.99
SEP061870 HUNTER KILLER ROCAFORT CVR #12 2.99
SEP061871 HUNTER KILLER SILVESTRI CVR #12 2.99
JAN073877 ID ENTITY VOL 9 GN (OF 13) 9.99
DEC063603 JOE & MAX #2 2.99
JAN070302 JSA CLASSIFIED #24 2.99
DEC063835 JUDGE DREDD COMPLETE CASE FILES VOL 7 TP (C: 0-1-2 26.99
JAN073761 KOLCHAK TALES FRANKENSTEIN AGENDA #3 (OF 3) 3.50
JAN073884 KUNG FU KLUTZ & KARATE COOL VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 4.99
JAN073869 LILING PO VOL 6 GN (OF 9) 9.99
DEC060301 LOVELESS VOL 2 THICKER THAN BLACKWATER TP (MR) 14.99
JAN073870 MAGICAL X MIRACLE VOL 4 GN (OF 6) 9.99
OCT060055 MAIL VOL 3 TP (MR) (C: 1-1-2) 10.95
DEC063218 MANGA SHAKESPEARE HAMLET GN (C: 0-1-2) 9.95
DEC063219 MANGA SHAKESPEARE ROMEO & JULIET GN (C: 0-1-2) 9.95
JAN072426 MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE USA COMICS VOL 1 HC 59.99
JAN072425 MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE USA COMICS VOL 1 NEW 59.99
FEB070002 MARVEL PREVIEWS APRIL 2007 EXTRAS (NET) 0.99
FEB073612 MEGILLAT ESTHER GN 18.00
JAN073878 MITSUKAZU MIHARA THE EMBALMER VOL 3 GN (OF 4) (MR) 9.99
JAN074008 NEWTYPE ENG ED APR 2007 (C: 0-1-2) 12.98
JAN070358 NINJA SCROLL #7 2.99
NOV063528 OH SKINNAY HC 24.95
DEC060265 OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL 4 9.99
DEC061888 PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #5 (OF 8) 2.99
FEB070005 PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XVII #4 (NET) 0.95
FEB070001 PREVIEWS VOL XVII #4 (NET) 4.50
JAN073867 PRIEST VOL 16 GN (OF 16) (MR) 9.99
JAN073590 PS238 #21 2.99
DEC062359 RED PROPHET TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #6 (OF 12) 2.99
DEC063471 RED SONJA FIERY RED FOIL #20 (NET) PI
NOV060046 REIKO THE ZOMBIE SHOP VOL 6 TP (C: 0-1-2) 12.95
FEB073511 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE GN (C: 0-1-2) 7.99
FEB071913 SAM NOIR RONIN HOLIDAY #3 (OF 3) 2.99
FEB071882 SAM NOIR SAMURAI DETECTIVE SPECIAL ED (PP #745) 7.99
JAN073872 SAVER VOL 3 GN (OF 8) 9.99
JAN073703 SCARFACE SCARRED FOR LIFE #4 (MR) 3.99
DEC060243 SECRET SIX SIX DEGREES OF DEVASTATION TP 14.99
JAN072355 SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #36 2.99
JAN073932 SHONEN JUMP MAY 07 #53 (C: 1-0-0) 4.99
JAN073886 SHOUT OUT LOUD VOL 4 GN (OF 5) (MR) 9.99
JAN072391 SILENT WAR #3 (OF 6) 2.99
JAN073928 SNAKEWOMAN #9 2.99
JAN073859 SOMEDAYS DREAMERS SPELLBOUND VOL 2 GN (OF 5) 9.99
NOV061883 SPAWN #166 2.95
DEC061870 SPAWN ARMAGEDDON VOL 2 TP 15.95
JAN072432 SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL 1 HC 24.99
JAN078204 SPIRIT 2ND PTG #1 2.99
DEC060048 STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 2 HC JEDI VS SITH (C 24.95
NOV060036 STAR WARS BOBA FETT VOL 1 TP MAN WITH A MISSION (C 12.95
JAN070092 STAR WARS LEGACY #10 2.99
NOV068124 STARDUST DC DIRECT PROMO POSTER (NET) PI
NOV061881 STRANGE GIRL #15 3.50
JAN071946 STRONGARM #2 2.99
NOV060193 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL 5 HC 49.99
DEC060197 SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4 2.99
JAN073851 TACTICS VOL 1 GN (OF 8) 9.99
JAN073480 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #43 (MR) 2.95
JAN070326 TEEN TITANS GO #41 2.25
FEB073734 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VOL 1 ATTACK OF THE M 12.95
FEB073735 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VOL 2 OUT OF THE SHAD 12.95
JAN071921 TEXAS STRANGERS #1 2.99
DEC063820 TOTALLY SPIES VOL 4 SPIES IN SPACE GN 7.95
DEC063821 TOTALLY SPIES VOL 4 SPIES IN SPACE HC 12.95
JAN073691 TRANSFORMERS ESCALATION #5 3.99
JAN073697 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN IDW VOL 1 TP 19.99
JAN073852 TRINITY BLOOD RAGE AGAINST MOONS VOL 1 NOVEL (OF 6 7.99
JAN072347 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #40 2.99
JAN072441 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 7 GOD WAR TP 16.99
JAN072350 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #107 2.99
JAN072427 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 HC 29.99
JAN072352 ULTIMATE X-MEN #80 2.99
JAN073873 ULTRA CUTE VOL 6 GN (OF 9) (C: 1-0-0) 9.99
JAN073630 UNCLE SCROOGE #364 7.50
JAN071973 UNIQUE #1 (OF 3) 2.99
JAN070076 USAGI YOJIMBO #101 (NOTE PRICE) 2.99
JAN073394 VERONICA #179 2.25
DEC063962 VIRULENTS (ONE SHOT) #1 4.99
FEB073419 VISION O/T OTHER SIDE VOL 1 GN 11.50
FEB073420 VISION O/T OTHER SIDE VOL 2 GN 10.99
JAN073929 WALK-IN #4 2.99
JAN073631 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #679 7.50
JAN070351 WETWORKS #7 2.99
OCT061904 WITCHBLADE #104 2.99
JAN071967 WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA GONZO CVR B #2 2.99
JAN071966 WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA SUMITA CVR A #2 2.99
JAN073460 WITCHBLADE VOL 3 TP (BANDAI) 9.99
FEB073048 WIZARD MAGAZINE CIVIL WAR FALLEN SON CVR #187 (C: 5.99
FEB073047 WIZARD MAGAZINE GRINDHOUSE PHOTO CVR #187 (C: 0-1- 5.99
FEB073046 WIZARD MAGAZINE SPIDER-MAN 3 MOVIE CVR #187 (C: 0- 5.99
JAN072405 WOLVERINE #52 2.99
NOV068198 WOLVERINE BLACK AND WHITE VAR #52 (PP #749) 2.99
JAN070320 WONDER WOMAN #6 2.99
DEC064005 YAOI VOL 1 ANTHOLOGY OF BOYS LOVE GN (MR) 12.95
JAN073885 ZAPT VOL 2 GN (OF 3) 5.99
JAN072447 ZOMBIE TP 13.99

4 thoughts on “Shipping March 28th, 2007”

  1. “Maybe ADV will finally drop the license for Yotsuba, and a publisher who actually, you know, publishes, will put out volumes 4 through 6.”

    From your lips to God’s ears.

  2. I’m doing the rewrite for Tokyopop’s re-release of Tactics, and it sound like people really like our Volume 1. We’re trying to not only continue Tactics, but improve upon the ADV version of the first two volumes (not that I have anything against ADV, mind you ^_^). Tactics fans are getting special love this year.

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