Variety is the word of the day for today’s suggestions and recommendations. Yay bo!
BATTLING BOY HC
It’s finally here! Paul Pope projects don’t come out every year so I’ll have to savor this one for a length of time. Maybe one page per month just to be safe?
BOMBING NAZI GERMANY GN
Recognize the author’s name? Wayne Vansant was the penciller on Marvel’s the ‘Nam for all but 25 issues or so. He’s still doing graphic novels and this is one of two out this week alone. The other is Grant vs Lee: The Graphic History of the Civil War’s Greatest Rivals GN (not pictured above).
COFFIN HILL 1
By novelist Caitlin Kittredge, the premise reads dangerously close to Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising. I’m trying to give all new Vertigo titles a chance, so we’ll see if this wins out.
ELFQUEST: THE FINAL QUEST oneshot
I’ve never been an Elfquest reader – so I’m giving this a nod for those that are. I believe Charlito from the Indie Spinner Rack podcast is a huge fan.
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS TPB vol.1
I came across this title and its creator’s work at C2e2 in 2010 or ’11. Ryan Browne’s book is a surreal parody of everything we love about comics and geek culture.
MOLLY DANGER HC BOOK ONE
Another long-awaited book release. From idea to Kickstarter to the comic shelf, Jamal Igle and company’s Molly Danger is sure to please. Really looking forward to this and future volumes.
MULTIPLE WARHEADS: DOWN FALL oneshot
I’m late to the game on this one and, as a mainstream reader, I completely stay away from his Twitter rantings, but Brandon Graham’s comic work is a breath of freshness and raw creativity. The most I’ve read of his output is his writing on Prophet. I still need to jump into King City and all the rest.
ROCKET GIRL 1
Another successful Kickstarter project comes to the shelves. Although from the future, Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder’s Rocket Girl is set in 1986 as a love letter to that year’s worth of amazing comicbooks. The cover alone sold me.
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN 1
Another new #1 from DC to add to my collection. Interesting to note that the title logo is based more on the Wonder Woman title design than on Superman’s. His part of the title design has been altered to fit hers.
TREASURY OF MINI-COMICS HC vol.1
A look at the evolution of the mini-comic from the 1960s onward. I’ve been wanting to expand my Underground Comix knowledge and this will certainly help shed light on that material.
TRIPLE HELIX 1
It’s always X with this guy, ain’t it? NeXt Men (which just about sounds like “X-Men”). His JLA run by Chris Claremont was titled the Tenth Circle (ten being X – an image splashed all over those covers). And now Triple HeliX. Gotta dig the cover homage to his OHOTMU Deluxe cover designs.
I know very little of this outside of the premise and a few previews. Worth it for a nod at least.
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