The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books & Art on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate to what we will be charging in store, but all disputes between prices will defer to the stickered, in-store price.
The Beguiling Recommends:
SPECIAL: AUG090241 SWEET TOOTH #2 (MR) 2.99
The second issue of Jeff Lemire’s excellent new Vertigo series SWEET TOOTH drops this week, a seemingly magical-realist take on the post-apocalypse. To celebrate the release of this book and give props to our buddy Jeff, we’ve got a special deal for you, one week only: If you buy SWEET TOOTH #2, we’ll give you a copy of SWEET TOOTH #1 for free.
That means all you latecomers can catch up on the series for the price of the second issue, and anyone who already picked up #1 can get a copy to lend to friends, give away, or just leave on the rack (if you don’t really want an extra copy).
Make sure to check it out!
MAR094248 A DISTANT NEIGHBORHOOD GN VOL 01 23.00
APR090822 SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 01 (OF 5) 25.00
What’s that? Why, it’s two new graphic novels (manga) by Taniguchi Jiro, author of The Walking Man and The Ice Wanderer. Taniguchi is one of my favourite manga-ka, and I find his work tremendously inspiring… not to mention incredibly accomplished. Really, he’s doing stuff on an entirely different level to most manga-ka, hell to most comics creators in the entire world. A Distant Neighborhood is considered his masterwork, and now that it’s available in English expect me to recommend it non-stop to all who will hear: It’s pretty great stuff, you should buy it. Also available is another Taniguchi work, Summit of the Gods, which I haven’t read but… it’s Taniguchi. I mean… yeah. Really. AWESOME.
JUL090583 CRIMINAL SINNERS #1 (MR) 3.50
Yay! Criminal starts again this week! Don’t miss out…!
AUG090209 PLANETARY #27 3.99
AUG090509 STRANGE TALES #2 (OF 3) (MR) 4.99
AUG090510 STRANGE TALES #2 (OF 3) RED HULK VAR (MR) 4.99
I dug the first issue of this collection of indy-comix all-stars doing stories featuring their fav Marvel characters. This second issue continues along with the strip I’ve been waiting for since more-or-less the series was announced, Jim STREET ANGEL/PLAIN JANES Rugg doing Brother Voodoo. If you’ve read any of Rugg’s awesome Afrodisiac stories you know you’re in for a treat.
Oh, and surprisingly enough Brother Voodoo actually gets his own ongoing series starting this week as well. Apparently he is the new Sorcerer Supreme!
Other items of note…
JUN090027 GRANDVILLE HC 17.95
This is the new original graphic novel by Bryan Talbot, author of the Luther Awrkright series and the incredibly popular Alice In Sunderland. We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Talbot through town on his tour for Alice, and when he mentioned that his next major project was going to be a detective story told with talking animals, we were perhaps a little skeptical. But this looks surprisingly good, check it out.
JUN090257 PETER & MAX A FABLES NOVEL HC (MR) 22.99It’s a novel, based on Fables. They’ve been running previews in the back of the comic books for the past few months now.
AUG090511 ASTONISHING X-MEN #31 2.99
It’s the first issue of the relaunch of Warren Ellis’ Astonishing X-Men run, now with Phil Jimmenez on artistic duties to ensure it should stay on something resembling a schedule.
AUG090106 BATMAN AND ROBIN #5 2.99
I honestly expected quite a few more people to drop the series with Frank Quitely off the artistic chores… I was proven very wrong. Bumped the orders back up and no quick sell-out of #5. Sorry folks.
JUL098323 CHEW #2 4TH PTG (MR) (PP #886) 2.99
JUL098325 CHEW #4 2ND PTG (MR) (PP #886) 2.99
We’ve got all of these still in stock, btw, in various printings. Since folks seem to love this mini (I thought it was pretty solid myself) we’ve comitted to keeping every issue in stock as long as we can. So feel free to try it out and get caught up, it looks to continue going strong for a while!
JUL090703 CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #1 (OF 6) (MR) 3.99
JUL090704 CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #1 (OF 6) WRAP 3.99
New Garth Ennis, sequel to the first series. Not the same thing as Ben Templesmith’s WormWood Gentleman Corpse.
AUG090458 DAREDEVIL #501 2.99
FWIW Daredevil fans, the recently released DARK REIGN: DAREDEVIL: THE LIST #1 actually takes place between issue #500 (Brubaker’s last ish) and this one (Andy Diggle’s first ish) and is pretty essential if you’re going to be reading it. Just a heads-up.
AUG090463 DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #1 3.99
That’s right, it’s the Doctor Voodoo ongoing series! I am actually surprisingly interested in this one. New Avengers fans should probably give this one a good long look.
AUG090285 HAUNT #1 2.99
New from Todd McFarlane. And Robert Kirkman. And Ryan Ottley. And Greg Capullo.
AUG090301 I SELL THE DEAD (ONE SHOT) 4.99
This one looked like one of the most interesting books I’d seen from Image in a while, a one-shot about two graverobbers that notice some of their purloined corpses are coming back to life. Yeah, ZOMBIES, I know some of you are kind of sick of ’em, but a good story is a good story regardless of genre. Anyway, turns out it’s based on (or an adaptation of) an indy film with the original creators involved, and it’s adapted by the guy who did the beautiful-looking GUERILLAS comic from Image, so why not?
JUL090399 KING CITY #2 2.99
It’s the second issue of an amazing series! First issue still in stock! Bonus material!
AUG090454 X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (OF 2) 3.99
All you X-men fans take note: Agents of Atlas is a pretty darned-good series, and you should read it. Hopefully this two-issue crossover with the X-Men will convince you of that very fact…!
There are more than 100 new comics this week, dozens and dozens of graphic novels, dozens and dozens of trade paperbacks and graphic novels, and probably a ton of stuff not on this list. It’s a great week!
– Chris @ The Beguiling