Shipping March 14th, 2007

Hi 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… 

A Late Freeze

JAN073653 A LATE FREEZE 6.50
I was lucky enough to have the creator of this book, Danica Novgorodoff, send a copy to the store for me to take a look at. I’m really glad I did too, because this “mini-comic”, a full-colour, full-length dreamlike story, is absolutely excellent. The winner of the “Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics,” A Late Freeze is all about lost love and family and is really beautifully illustrated and realised. If all of my effusive praise isn’t enough for you to track down a copy for yourself, you can check out some strips from the book online at the author’s website, http://www.danicanovgorodoff.com.

American Elf Volume 2DEC063936 AMERICAN ELF VOL 2 COLL SKETCHBOOK DIARIES OF JAMES KOCHALKA 19.95
The book we were all kind of worried would never be published! This second collection of James Kochalka’s fantastic diary comics weighs in a bit less than the previous collection (Volume 2 collects 2 years of strips to the first volume’s 5-or-so) but I don’t think it’s an exageration to say that this material is his best work. While Kochalka may actively be trying to shine a light on the nature of art and comics in his more formal productions, it’s the small illuminations that dot his sketchbook diaries that really speak work for me.

JAN070051 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 2.99
…if you think retailers ‘under-ordered’ Captain America… Seriously, the only saving grace is that the press on this book has been a slow, consistant build and is unlikely to get the blitz that the ‘death’ did. But I have a feeling that this book will be just as tough to find, in its way.

OCT061854 COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY VOL 1 HC 125.00
OCT061855 COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY VOL 1 LTD ED SGN HC (C 175.00
You know, I actually really like Invincible and am buying this series in Hardcover, more for readability and durability than not, but I don’t actually think the material warrants this sort of collection. It’s fun, pulpy, well-done superhero material, but this kind of retrospective presentation is generally reserved for works that have… you know… stood the test of time. It’s a pretty audacious move at the very least. I probably shouldn’t say anything at all here, and I don’t begrudge the creative team the mortgage payment or two that they’re going to make with this thing, but even Kirby’s work doesn’t get this kind of treatment.

King City VOl 1 TPJAN073850 KING CITY VOL 1 GN (OF 3) (MR) 9.99
A Direct-Market exclusive! You won’t find this one in your Borders or Barnes & Noble. Honestly, it’s because they didn’t think they would sell any of it, but then they’ve got pretty specific ideas about what works and what doesn’t. Let’s try and prove them wrong, shall we?

King City is the new graphic novel series by Brandon Graham, a very talented young artist who’s been floating around the periphery of alternative comics for quite some time. The most easy-to-find collection of his work is Elevator, a bunch of short stories collected into a very handsome little book by Alternative Comics. King City is his first long-form work, and I’m really curious to see how Graham works in this format, let alone within the constraints of Tokyopop’s OEL line (which I’m not foolish enough to get into right now). Publisher’s Weekly put an eight-page preview of the book online, and I gotta say it looks pretty great. Gives me a lot of hope. Graham is a contemporary of Bryan Lee O’Malley and L0cke, as well as a member of the Meathaus group with Farel Dalrymple, Becky Cloonan, and James Jean, amongst others. I guess what I’m getting at is that I Think This Might Be A Very Good Book, cuz it reads well, has a great concept (cat-as-weapon-of-mass-destruction), and has a pedigree, if you will.

Don’t miss out.

OCT063730 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS VOL 1 SAKURA TP 11.95
APR063425 STREET FIGHTER VOL 1 TP NEW EDITION 9.99
APR063426 STREET FIGHTER VOL 2 TP NEW EDITION 13.99
MAY063447 STREET FIGHTER VOL 3 FIGHTERS DESTINY TP 13.99
I’ve got a bigger post on this, but I just wanted to give props to my buddies at UDON because their new trades look fantastic. They’re on way better paper, and seriously, the books are so much sharper looking than before and twice as thick. The material is not to everyone’s tastes (heh, no, really?) but if you want to see Chun-Li kicking some dudes in the face, it has never looked better.

JUN063096 TIMES OF BOTCHAN VOL 3 GN (OF 10) 19.99
Just a heads-up, really, as if you’re not already reading this story by Jiro Taniguchi about Japan opening it’s bordered to the West at the turn of the last century, you probably won’t start doing so now. You totally should, of course, because it’s surprisingly wonderful and the narrative antithesis of pretty-much anything else on the book shelf, but… yeah.

OCT063547 TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS GN 9.99
This right here? This is one of those important manga that you hear about every once in a while. Two short stories about the after-effects of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, years after the blast. I’ve already had the good fortune to read this and it’s absolutely incredible. Look for a review soon, but if you do happen to see it while you’re at the shop this week, pick it up.

And that’s it for this week!

Click on the link below to see the full list: 

 

JAN070275 52 WEEK #45 2.50
JAN073653 A LATE FREEZE 6.50
JAN072359 AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #6 2.99
DEC063936 AMERICAN ELF VOL 2 COLL SKETCHBOOK DIARIES OF JAME 19.95
JAN073708 ANGEL AULD LANG SYNE #5 3.99
SEP061807 ANT #11 2.99
DEC062300 AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES II #7 (OF 8) 3.99
JAN073984 BACK ISSUE #21 6.95
JAN070324 BATMAN STRIKES #31 2.25
NOV063458 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7 2.99
DEC063460 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON APOCALYPSE #1 3.50
NOV063459 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEJIC VIRGIN CVR INCV #7 2.99
NOV063475 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ZAREK SKETCH INCV CVR #3 3.50
DEC063313 BETTY & VERONICA #225 2.25
JAN072363 BLADE #7 2.99
JAN070080 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #123 (MR) 2.99
JAN070054 BPRD GARDEN OF SOULS #1 (OF 5) 2.99
DEC063461 BSG CYLON APOCALYPSE VIRGIN CVR INCV #1 3.50
JAN070051 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 2.99
JUL063777 CARNIVAL THE WORLD OF KATSU AKI 32.99
JAN070328 CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #11 2.25
DEC063443 CEST BON ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 GN (MR) 17.95
DEC063540 CHINESE HERO VOL 1 TALES O/T BLOOD SWORD SC 19.95
DEC068162 CIVIL WAR FALLEN SON DAILY BUGLE EDITION (BUNDLE O PI
DEC064027 COMICS REVUE #251 (#151 ON COVER) 6.95
OCT061854 COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY VOL 1 HC 125.00
OCT061855 COMPLETE INVINCIBLE LIBRARY VOL 1 LTD ED SGN HC (C 175.00
DEC060208 CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS THE TEAM UPS VOL 2 TP 14.99
NOV060044 CRYING FREEMAN VOL 5 TP (MR) 14.95
DEC063805 DAMNED #5 (MR) 3.50
DEC063805 DAMNED #5 (MR) 3.50
NOV063844 DEATH COMES TO DILLINGER COLL ED 6.99
NOV063844 DEATH COMES TO DILLINGER COLL ED 6.99
DEC063884 DIVALICIOUS VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 9.99
DEC064057 DUNGEON APR 2007 #145 7.99
DEC063892 ELEMENTAL GELADE VOL 3 GN (OF 10) 9.99
DEC060264 EMMA VOL 3 9.99
DEC060298 FABLES #58 (MR) 2.99
DEC063996 FIREFIGHTER DAIGO OF FIRE COMPANY M VOL 18 TP (C: 9.95
JAN072372 FRANKLIN RICHARDS MARCH MADNESS 2.99
JAN070362 FRIDAY THE 13TH #4 (MR) 2.99
DEC063330 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD #2 (OF 6) (MR) 3.99
DEC063331 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD WRAP CVR #2 (OF 3.99
DEC063282 GD SOURCEBOOK OFF HANDBOOK TO THE GD UNIVERSE #3 3.95
JAN070346 GEN 13 #6 2.99
JAN072373 GHOST RIDER #9 2.99
JAN070289 GREEN ARROW #72 2.99
JAN070294 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10 2.99
JAN070342 GRIFTER MIDNIGHTER #1 (OF 6) 2.99
JAN073980 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #13 (RES) (MR) 2.99
JAN073559 HACK SLASH VS CHUCKY MORENO CVR C 5.50
JAN073558 HACK SLASH VS CHUCKY RODRIGUEZ CVR B 5.50
JAN073557 HACK SLASH VS CHUCKY SEELEY CVR A 5.50
NOV063812 HARDY BOYS VOL 8 BOARD TO DEATH GN 7.95
NOV063813 HARDY BOYS VOL 8 BOARD TO DEATH HC 12.95
JUL060023 HARLAN ELLISONS DREAM CORRIDOR VOL 2 TP (C: 0-1- 19.95
NOV060014 HELLGATE LONDON #3 (OF 4) 2.99
NOV061859 HIP FLASK CONCRETE JUNGLE HC 29.95
DEC063933 INNOCENT BIRD VOL 1 GN (OF 3) (MR) 9.99
DEC063539 IRON WOK JAN GN #23 9.95
JAN072380 IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #6 2.99
NOV062345 JACK KIRBYS GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #5 2.99
JAN070301 JLA CLASSIFIED #36 2.99
DEC063887 KEDAMONO DAMONO VOL 1 GN (OF 2) (MR) 9.99
JAN073850 KING CITY VOL 1 GN (OF 3) (MR) 9.99
DEC063717 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #124 4.99
NOV063466 LONE RANGER #5 2.99
NOV063467 LONE RANGER VIRGIN CVR INCV #5 2.99
DEC063453 LUCKY LUKE I/T SHADOWS O/T DERRICKS TP 9.99
JAN070332 MAD CLASSICS #14 4.99
JAN070331 MAD MAGAZINE #476 3.99
FEB073980 MAGIC MIRROR OF MC ESCHER TASCHEN 25TH ANIV ED (C: 12.99
JAN070306 MARTIAN MANHUNTER #8 (OF 8) 2.99
JAN072381 MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #22 2.99
JAN072424 MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE VOL 3 HC VAR ED 54.99
JAN072423 MARVEL MASTERWORKS DOCTOR STRANGE VOL 3 NEW ED HC 54.99
DEC062308 MARVEL SPOTLIGHT CIVIL WAR AFTERMATH 2.99
JAN072455 MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #22 4.99
DEC063454 MELUSINE HOCUS POCUS TP 9.99
DEC063888 METAMO KISS VOL 1 GN (OF 3) 9.99
DEC063924 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ECOLE DU CIEL VOL 5 GN (OF 8) 9.99
JAN073903 MODERN MASTERS VOL 1 ALAN DAVIS SC 2ND PTG (NOTE P 14.95
DEC060266 MOON CHILD VOL 6 9.99
OCT062164 MOON KNIGHT #8 CW 2.99
JAN072446 MS MARVEL VOL 1 BEST OF THE BEST TP 14.99
JAN070308 MYSTERY IN SPACE #7 (OF 8) 3.99
JAN072387 NEW AVENGERS #28 2.99
JAN072445 NEW EXCALIBUR VOL 2 LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT TP 19.99
JAN072409 NEW X-MEN #36 2.99
AUG063404 NININ GA SHINOBUDEN VOL 2 GN (APR068190) 9.95
DEC063444 PIRACY IS LIBERATION VOL 1 INFORMATION WANTS TO BE 13.95
DEC063987 PLEASE SAVE MY EARTH VOL 21 TP 9.99
DEC062358 PTOLUS CITY BY THE SPIRE #5 (OF 6) 2.99
JAN072390 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5 2.99
OCT061863 PVP VOL 4 PVP GOES BANANAS TP 12.99
DEC063999 READ OR DREAM VOL 3 TP 9.99
DEC063893 RECAST VOL 2 GN (OF 6) (MR) 9.99
DEC063926 REDRUM 327 VOL 3 GN (OF 3) (MR) 9.99
JAN070263 ROBIN #160 2.99
JAN074105 ROCCO VARGAS SKETCHBOOK HC 39.95
DEC063891 ROSE HIP ZERO VOL 2 GN (OF 4) (MR) 9.99
DEC063318 SABRINA VOL 2 #83 2.25
JAN071942 SAM NOIR RONIN HOLIDAY #2 (OF 3) 2.99
JAN070378 SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE SLEEP OF REASON #4 (OF 5) 2.99
SEP063790 SCRIBBLINGS VOL 3 SC (MR) 15.00
NOV063442 SOULSEARCHERS #82 2.50
JAN074010 SPACESHIP AWAY AUTUMN 2006 #11 15.00
JAN072360 SPIDER-MAN REIGN #4 (OF 4) 3.99
NOV060033 STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 1 HC FREEDON NADD UP 16.95
JAN070350 STORMWATCH PHD #5 2.99
DEC063929 STRAWBERRY MARSHMALLOW ICHIGO MASHIMARO VOL 3 GN ( 9.99
OCT063730 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS VOL 1 SAKURA TP 11.95
APR063425 STREET FIGHTER VOL 1 TP NEW EDITION 9.99
APR063426 STREET FIGHTER VOL 2 TP NEW EDITION 13.99
MAY063447 STREET FIGHTER VOL 3 FIGHTERS DESTINY TP 13.99
DEC068028 SUPER REAL VS COMIC BK INDUSTRY SPCL JIM MAHFOOD A 3.50
NOV060188 SUPERMAN #660 2.99
DEC060196 SUPERMAN BATMAN THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD 19.99
SEP063424 SWEETY VOL 2 GN 9.95
JAN073471 TAG CURSED CVR A #2 (OF 5) 3.99
JAN073472 TAG CURSED CVR B #2 (OF 5) 3.99
JAN070322 TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6 (OF 8) 3.99
DEC060249 TEEN TITANS #44 2.99
DEC063931 THREADS OF TIME VOL 9 GN (OF 11) 9.99
SEP063550 THRUD THE BARBARIAN #5 (MR) 3.95
JAN072396 THUNDERBOLTS #112 2.99
JAN072397 THUNDERBOLTS FERRY VAR #112 2.99
JAN072395 THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS ZEMO BORN BETTER #2 (OF 4) 2.99
JUN063096 TIMES OF BOTCHAN VOL 3 GN (OF 10) 19.99
OCT063547 TOWN OF EVENING CALM COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS GN 9.99
JAN073276 TOYFARE HASBRO SPIDER-MAN 3 MOVIE CVR #117 (C: 0-1 4.99
DEC061873 TRAKK MONSTER HUNTER TP 15.99
JAN073694 TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS MANGA VOL 1 TP 9.99
DEC063890 TRINITY BLOOD VOL 2 GN (OF 7) (MR) 9.99
DEC063932 TSUKUYOMI MOON PHASE VOL 6 GN (OF 10) (MR) 9.99
DEC063889 TWELVE KINGDOMS VOL 1 SEA OF SHADOWS NOVEL HC 16.99
JAN072434 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 1 TP 24.99
SEP063761 VIDEO WATCHDOG #129 7.95
JAN073632 WALT DISNEYS SPRING FEVER VOL 1 TP 9.50
DEC063881 WARCRAFT VOL 3 GN (OF 3) 9.99
NOV063402 WHAT WERE THEY THINKING GO WEST YOUNG MAN ONE SHOT 3.99
JAN070354 WILDSTORM FINE ARTS SPOTLIGHT J SCOTT CAMPBELL 3.50
JAN072406 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #12 2.99
JAN072431 WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 2 SAVIOR PREMIERE HC 19.99
AUG060310 WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE ZATANNA BUST 45.00
JAN070319 WONDER WOMAN #5 (RES) 2.99
SEP063015 WONDERLAND #3 3.50
AUG060049 WORLDS OF AMANO HC 27.95
DEC063685 WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #6 (MR) 3.99
JAN073684 WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE VOL 1 TP (MR) 19.99
DEC064000 YAKITATE JAPAN VOL 4 TP 9.99
DEC063240 YURI MONOGATARI VOL 4 GN (MR) 15.95

5 thoughts on “Shipping March 14th, 2007”

  1. Derik- I think it’s actually been printed for a little while too, which is the worst part. Just the vagaries of international shipping and production. I keep meaning to ask Stephen Robson why, if 90+ percent of his business is in North America, he doesn’t just get the books printed in North America.

    Bitter Matt: hah, thanks. I should probably do one of my own “overlooked manga” lists eventually. But then I’d have to include all ‘overlooked’ comics, and that would be the only thing I ever posted about again.

    Nadine: Yay! Now you can come pick it up from us at the store. Haha! Another $8 generated for my employer through this blog.

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