The following comics and graphic novels (and things) are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto, Canada. All items may not arrive at all retailers at the same time, but if you see an item you want listed below, it’s probably at least worth asking about.
Speaking of which, Diamond is not filling our LOEG order, as anticipated. Will we have copies Wednesday? Who can say. :)
JUN070172 ALL STAR SUPERMAN #9 2.99
That’s pretty awesome. Even though it’s a June code, I wasn’t expecting another All Star Superman for a long time. That last storyline with Bizarro was fantastic, and I can’t wait to see how Morrison and Quitely wrap the whole thing up over the next four issues.
AUG073995 ASIAN BEAT GN (MR) 9.99
“A negligent mother, an affair, a broken family, domestic abuse, and drugs are among the subjects in these Goth short stories that revolve around the lives of teenagers with complicated problems.” - This sounds pretty great in a car-crash sort of way. The title just makes it so much better/worse as well.
MAY073664 COURTNEY CRUMRIN AND THE FIRE THIEFS TALE 5.95
Yay! As much as I appreciate Ted Naifeh as a diverse and multi-talented creator (with bills to pay), I kind of wish someone would drop a pile of money on him to just come up with new Courtney Crumrin stories for the next four or five years. Build up a nice library of fantastic, spooky material for kids (that adults enjoy too!).
AUG073984 FRUITS BASKET VOL 18 GN (OF 22) 9.99
I feel kind of bad that I stopped reading this after the second volume. It’s so popular I feel like I should at least know what’s going on, and reading it through Wiki feels like cheating.
AUG073419 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD HC (MR) 27.99
Was this any good? It sold really well for us but I never really read any of it.
APR073696 PALESTINE HC 29.95
One of the weird things about working at a comic store, or having worked at a comic store for 13 years now, is that you’re always kind of surprised by what you DON’T own, rather than what you do. I’ve read Palestine at least twice, met Mr. Sacco a few times, and have hand-sold at least a couple hundred of these books. But I went to go and grab it from my bookshelf the other day and it turns out I don’t have it. I’ll be remedying that this week with this HC, which looks absolutely gorgeous, is stuffed to the gills with new material, and is really an essential for any bookshelf, being one of the first long-form journalistic works in the comics medium.
JUN073779 SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 4 SCOTT PILGRIM GETS IT TOGETHER 11.95
I turned down the Advance Reader Copy, I haven’t read any of the reviews or interviews, and except for a 4 or 5 page sequence that I actually performed live one day (that was a lot of fun) I have no idea what to expect, more or less, with this one. I can’t wait. :)
AUG072225 WORLD WAR HULK #5 (OF 5) WWH 3.99
I can’t get over how good this series is, when so much of what Marvel publishes these days is so terrible. Here’s hoping that they don’t cop-out on the ending.
SEP073317 ZOMBIES CALLING GN 9.95
Canadian Faith Erin Hicks releases her first original graphic novel this week, and sure, it’s about zombies, but there are actually lots of good zombie books coming out right now, even if you’re not one of those hardcore WWZ-types. I like Faith Hicks’ work a lot, she’s been doing this great webcomic called ICE online for (I think…) a few years now, and she’s been around ‘the scene’ longer still. I read a preview of this one somewhere and the dialogue, humour, pacing, and especially the art are all really excellent. If you get a chance, give this one a look because I think it’s going to be something of a sleeper hit, and I’m sure that the author and the publisher (Slave Labor Graphics) would rather it was an out-and-out spectacular hit, you know what I’m saying? Anyway, if you’re a Scott Pilgrim type looking for something else to pick-up this week, this is my pick for you.
Alright, like I said, League is also shipping this week, but only to U.S. Stores. I hope that as customers outside of the U.S. that you won’t be pissed off at your local comic book guy or gal, the situation really is out of their hands. If Scott Dunbier, arguably the most beloved guy at Wildstorm, lost his job over defending this one and trying to get it into the U.K. and Canada, then believe me, there’s nothing that the poor schmuck behind the counter at your local shop can do. Just try and be happy and understanding, make the world a better place, etc.
And with that, the full shipping list is behind the cut: