Miscellaneous Adventures of Stykman #3: I’m picking my copy up in Chicago this weekend. Who wants to wait for it to hit the stores? But if you can’t get it at a convention, it’ll be worth the wait. This comic is fun and funny and deserves a long life.
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Killer #5: It’s a great story. I’m entranced.
Okko: The Cycle of Water: I’ve been looking forward to the first collection of this wonderfully illustrated, beautifully realized fantasy series.
X Isle, Vol. 1: Another great series collected. Perfect blend of modern-day suspense and ‘50s scifi-horror.
City of Others #4: I wasn’t real sure where this was going after the first issue, but the next two revealed a solid concept that should let Niles and Wrightson play around indefinitely with whatever kinds of horror they want to do. I’m sorry to see the mini-series come to an end with this issue and hope that sequels – many, many sequels – are in the works.
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1: I’ve still somehow neglected to read the Free Comic Book Day issue of Umbrella Academy, but that’s not going to stop me from checking out the real thing. It’s just too pretty not to read.
Gear School: I think I’d really dig giant war machine manga, but my usual problem with it is that by the time I hear about it, it’s already on volume 35 of the sixteenth sequel series. Here’s a chance to get in from the beginning, and Núria Peris’ art looks like a treat.
The Groo 25th Anniversary Special: New Groo is like snuggling with your favorite teddy bear.
Bride of the Water God: Girl is sacrificed to water god. Water god rescues girl and takes her back to his magical kingdom to live with him. This is going to be trite and cliché or it’s going to be a fascinating drama/character study. I’m gonna have to read some reviews or at least give it a pre-buy flip-through.
Jungle Girl #1: After the disappointing Sheena from Devil’s Due, I’m crossing my fingers and pinning my hopes for a good jungle-adventure series on Dynamite.
Red Sonja, Vol. 3: The Rise of Gath: I dig Red Sonja, but grew frustrated with all the variant covers. Here’s the solution: a collection that includes all the covers. Looks like I missed Volume 2 though. Have to check into that.
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966: Continuing the collection.
30 Days of Night: Red Snow: Templesmith’s back on 30 Days. That’s all I need to know.
30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella #4: Is this the last issue? I don’t remember how many there are. Doesn’t matter. I’ll keep buying them until they quit putting them out. I’m 30 Days of Night’s bitch, especially when it’s about Eben and Stella. Especially especially when Kelly Sue DeConnick’s writing it.
Star Trek: Klingons – Blood Will Tell #5: This series has been feeding my Star Trek geek very nicely. Sorry to see it end.
Clive Barker’s Great & Secret Show, Vol. 1: I’ve been waiting a very long time for this collection. Gabriel Rodrigues’ art is amazing.
Casanova #8: He’s back! Yay! He’s back! He’s back!
Elephantmen: War Toys: Mmmm… Elephantmen…
Killing Girl #1: Even though I loved Frank Espinosa’s art on Rocketo, a big part of the appeal of that series was its Saturday matinee sci-fi feel. I’m not sure whether or not I’m going to be as into a story about a mafia assassin. But, I’m way too fond of Espinosa’s work to let it go without at least trying it.
Sorrow #1: Rick Remender I’ve learned to trust completely, regardless of genre. And small-town ghost-stories are a genre that I love anyway. Easy math.
Steve Niles’ Strange Cases: I’m not a video gamer, but Steve Niles and Dan Wickline are names that I don’t pass up when I see them on the cover. Another easy sell.
24seven, Vol. 2: Way too many of my favorite writers and artists participating in this: Ash Wood, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Michael Avon Oeming, Jason Aaron, Ben Templesmith, Gabriel Bá, Mike Huddleston, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Chris Arrant. To name a few.
Bad Planet #3: In 3D! Can’t wait to get back into this series. The first issue was fantastic.
Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer #5: I expected to like this series knowing that Josh Ortega was writing it. I didn’t expect to like it this much. Much more than a heavy metal horror-opera, Death Dealer us just damn good dark fantasy with believable, likeable characters in a desperate situation.
Black Metal, Vol. 1: The book Chuck BB was born to draw. And it looks funny as hell too.
Death and the Man Who Would Not Die #2: Part horror; part spaghetti-western; all good.
Paris Collection: Maybe it’s Ratatouille’s whetting my appetite, but I’m really in the mood for more stories in Paris. This one about two girls experiencing the city together should do the trick nicely.
I Luv Halloween, Vol. 3: Damn. It’s over.