Shipping December 10th, 2008

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008. Note: All prices listed in U.S. dollars.

Click here to view the list: /081210shipping.txt

The Beguiling Recommends

AUG084225 Nocturnal Conspiracies Gn 14.95
Thanks to the nice folks at NBM I’ve got a copy of this one sitting on the desk in front of me already. The full title is “Nocturnal Conspiracies: Nineteen Dreams from December 1979 to September 1994.” It’s an interesting work from recent Beguiling guest David B., a collection of dream comics drawn in his trademark heavy-lined style, accompanied by an eerie near-incandescent blue spot-colour. Really potent imagery in this one too. I’m very much looking forward to sitting down to read it.

AUG084349 Tezuka’s Black Jack Px Hc Vol 02 24.95
So following a two-week delay (seriously, we have no idea why) the second volume of Osamu Tezuka’s awesome amoral surgeon comic BLACK JACK makes an appearance in its special hard cover form, with Bonus Story! Seriously, if you read the bonus story in the first volume of this, you know it’s worth the extra few bucks for the hardcover. A fantastic series.

OCT084120 Nicolas Gn 9.95
I mentioned this one a little bit yesterday, but this is the newest graphic novella in the “Petit Livres” line of books from Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a sparsely-drawn short story about two little boys, sort of. It’s really quite a good, affecting little book.

OCT084306 Courtney Crumrin And Prince Of Nowhere 5.95
This is the third Courtney Crumrin one-shot book in the past few years, and all of the first two were really outstanding. Now that this is out, we’ll likely see a fourth digest-sized volume early next year. I quite enjoy this series.

OCT082373 Wonderful Wizard Of Oz #1 (Of 8) 3.99
SPECIAL: First Week Only, Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1 just $2!
Curiously, Marvel is going all-out on this new adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. They’ve got avowed OZ-fan Eric Shanower writing it (and providing a variant cover), and “hot” artist Skottie Young providing art chores, making for one of the nicest-looking books in their line of adaptations. They even slapped a J. Scott Campbell variant on it! So what the hell, we’ll meet them half-way. Try out the first issue for just a couple bucks.


SEP084094 Thieves & Kings Apprentices Gn Vol 01 15.00
A new collection from Mark Oakley.

OCT082440 Punisher War Zone #1 (Of 6) 3.99
This six-issue mini-series reunites Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon to square The Punisher off against one of the more amusing villains from the previous series. If you’re itching for a “Preacher” fix, you should dig this.

OCT080160 Watchmen #1 New Ptg 1.50
Yes, they’re doing a new printing of Watchmen #1. No, they are not doing a new printing of the other 11 issues. This would have made a much better Free Comic Book Day book, in my humble opinion…

AUG080114 Final Crisis #5 (Of 7) 3.99
Hey, look! Another issue of Final Crisis!

JUL080156 Camelot 3000 Hc Deluxe Edition 34.99
You know, I’ve never read this. But it’s getting the ‘deluxe hard cover’ treatment Watchmen just did? Sort of?

SEP080219 Jack Of Fables Tp Vol 04 Americana (Mr) 14.99
Any new Fables trade is usually a cause for celebration here at the store…

OCT083790 Zombies Calling Gn (O/A) 9.95
We’ve been having an awful time trying to get this book back in stock here at the store. Sorry about that. As it is, they aren’t sending us all of the copies we ordered here. Urgh. Hopefully we have some in time for Faith’s signing on the 17th.

– Christopher