- Posted by Johanna on November 10, 2010 at 7:30 am
- Category: Shopping Guide
Decisions, decisions. Thankfully, due to convention shopping earlier this year, I don’t have to make one. If I hadn’t already bought The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (Fantagraphics, $24.99), it would be a very difficult choice for me this week between that and Scott Chantler’s Two Generals (McClelland & Stewart, $24.95). But since I do have the first book already, I can look forward to enjoying the second with a clear budget.
(The books, by the way, are both historicals, although Adele Blanc-Sec is wild adventure fantasy and Two Generals is non-fiction, based on the 1943 diary of the author’s grandfather and other letters sent during World War II.)
For manga readers, I recommend a two-pack: the fourth volume of Twin Spica (Vertical, $10.95), about a young girl working to become an astronaut, and the latest chapter of Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs (Book 17, Viz, $9.99) as a guilty pleasure with some costume play and creative pet business ideas. That purchase is even almost within my $20 budget!
At a later date, I’ll be trying to find a way to buy Archie Firsts (Dark Horse, $24.99) as a gift for KC. This collection of key “first issues, first appearances, and other milestones” will be a lovely addition to his Archie comic collection.
On the periodical front, I’m looking forward to seeing how the Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book miniseries concludes with issue #5 (Bongo Comics, $2.99) — I bet it’ll be funny! I’ll also try to sneak Batgirl #15 (DC, $2.99) and Tiny Titans/Little Archie #2 (DC, $2.99) onto my stack without my noticing.