- Posted by Johanna on March 9, 2011 at 8:38 am
- Category: Shopping Guide
The graphic novel I’m most interested in this week is Freeway (Fantagraphics, $28.99), Mark Kalesniko’s traffic jam ruminations of animation as a career then and now. The description of the book (at the link) has a lot of hooks to relate to: work frustration, realizing even a dream job has its pitfalls, and rush-hour traffic.
Comics this week are extremely promising. Pick of the week is the long-awaited Comic Book Comics #5 (Evil Twin Comics), the All-Lawsuit Issue. I managed to get this last week at my shop, but I haven’t read it yet, because it’s a treat, to be saved until I have time to savor it.
Also, DC’s lineup is ridiculously good. I was surprised to note that I wanted to read the first *seven* titles on their list:
- All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #5
- Batgirl #19
- Batman and Robin #21
- the long-delayed Batman Incorporated #3
- Birds of Prey #10
- Booster Gold #42
- and Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2
The $2.99 price for all of them is a big help. Plus, there’s Superboy #5 and Zatanna #10, but the week’s topper is the genius Vertigo Resurrected Finals #1 ($7.99). I’m so thrilled more people will get to read this astounding dark college satire.
Manga to look for this week, from Viz (all $9.99): Butterflies, Flowers 6 and Rasetsu 8. I’ve also reviewed Library Wars Love & War 4, and I’m curious to try Oresama Teacher 1. Vertical is releasing Twin Spica 6 ($10.95), but I think I’m stalled out on that series — I found out it was 16 volumes, and I’m not sure I’m that interested.
To end on a down note, I don’t recommend you buy Impact’s Creating Comics From Start to Finish ($24.99), although there’s more to it than the title suggests.