- Posted by Johanna on November 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm
- Category: Shopping Guide
There are some interesting books in the latest Previews catalog I wanted to bring to your attention. In most cases, these graphic novels will be available in January 2010 or later. Orders are due at your local comic shop by Saturday.
|Blacksad (NOV09 0041, Dark Horse, $29.99) is like Philip Marlowe with furries. I really enjoyed the first two books when they were put out by the now-defunct ibooks five years ago. This hardcover reprints those with a new, never-before-translated third.||Showcase Presents Secrets of Sinister House (NOV09 0181, DC Comics, $17.99) is a black-and-white cheap paper collection of DC’s gothic romance title. And I’m glad to see this available at a budget price, since romance comic back issues go for too much for my budget. This should be a fun wallow. Remember, the series was first titled “The Sinister House of Secret Love”, which just cries out for appreciation.|
|Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities. (NOV09 0577, Abrams/Amulet Books, $15.95) Jason Shiga’s comics are amazing explorations of mathematics and formalism. I’ve seen a minicomic version of this, and it’s great fun to play with. I find his work brain-expanding in unexpected ways. Definitely one to experiment with.||Hicksville (NOV09 0750, Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95) is one of the books on my Comic Classics list, my take on a comic canon consisting of graphic novels everyone should be familiar with. This is a life-changing read. Bless D&Q for bringing it back into print, even if they’ve put in a “new 16-page drawn introduction by Dylan Horrocks” to annoy those who own the previous version.|
Little Nothings: Uneasy Happiness (NOV09 0881, NBM, $14.95) is the third in the series of Lewis Trondheim’s journal comics. Read book samples at the NBM blog. Funny, well-observed, excellently cartooned stuff.