- Posted by Johanna on April 18, 2012 at 8:09 am
- Category: Shopping Guide
It’s the revenge of the single issue, as this week has more out than typical for me!
My favorite discovery was Resident Alien #0 (Dark Horse, $3.50), which I reviewed this weekend, while my most anticipated is the return of Linda Medley’s Castle Waiting! Issue #16 ($3.95) is out from Fantagraphics, and I hope it begins a long and enjoyable run of the title. Here’s some more information from Kim Thompson.
On the superhero side, I’ve been enjoying Wolverine and the X-Men #9 (Marvel, $3.99). And perhaps it’s shallow of me, but I’m going to try Defenders #5 again because there’s a Walt Simonson Variant Cover (Marvel, whatever your retailer will charge).
Autobio readers will want to be sure to check out Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland (Top Shelf, $21.99). Back when Flashmob Fridays was running, I posted my reactions to the title as part of that roundup; the short version is that it’s a great book and a particularly good introduction to Pekar’s flavor of comics, blending his life memories with thoughts on his hometown. Artist Joseph Remnant is very well-suited to the material. Publishers Weekly has more background on how the book came about.
For history buffs, Archie Archives Volume 5 (Dark Horse, $49.99) brings new comedy adventures of the classic teen boy.
Horror fans, it’s bonus time for you. I enjoyed the stories in Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest (Dark Horse, $17.99) and the illustrations Becky Cloonan added to Dracula: The Illustrated Novel (Harper Collins, $17.99). For more vampires, Matt Maxwell brings us Strangeways: The Thirsty (Highway 62 Press, $17.95). His first book in the Western/horror series was Strangeways: Murder Moon, which tackled werewolves.
I’m not sure where to categorize The Shark King (Toon Books, $12.95) by R. Kikuo Johnson — it’s a fable/monster/fantasy/kid-grows-up story, but regardless, it’s lovely to look at.
What are you looking forward to this week?