Shipping March 3rd, 2010

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books & Art on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010. 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.

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Wotta Deal!

Invincible Iron Man #1 – Marvel’s Greatest Comics Edition – $1.00
Always wanted to read Matt Fraction’s IRON MAN series but weren’t sure where to start? One week only, we’ll be giving away a copy of Invincible Iron Man #1 FREE with any other purchase. It’s a solid and enjoyable series, particularly geared to folks who enjoyed the first Iron Man movie and are anticipating the second. (If you only want the comic, it’s just $1.)

The Beguiling Recommends:

NOV090207 Planetary HC Vol 04 24.99
Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! The final collection of Planetary! (SC this fall, sorry kids). We ordered… not exactly light on this, but not exactly heavy on it either, since almost no one had preordered it (holding out for the softcovers, I assume). If you want one maybe come by on Wednesday for sure.

DEC090594 Strange Tales HC 29.99
Marvel collects last year’s pretty-awesome three issue STRANGE TALES mini-series featuring the likes of Peter Bagge, James Kochalka, Paul Pope, Michael Kupperman, and dozens more creators! Also includes Bagge’s “Megalomaniacal Spider-Man” one-shot, and a bunch of extras. Designed by Chip Kidd. Should be an easy, automatic purchase.
DEC091017 Tezukas MW Softcover 19.95
Now available in an inexpensive softcover edition is MW by Osamu Tezuka, one of the most bugfuck-nuts manga I’ve ever read. Seriously, a product of its time in the best way. Cannot recommend highly enough, even if you don’t like manga. It’s like a mangasploitation movie, if that makes any sense to you.
NOV090785 Unlovable HC Vol 02 22.99
The second charming volume of Esther Pearl Watson’s diary comics… Tragicomedy at its finest.

JAN100517 Girl Comics #1 (of 3) 4.99
This is Marvel’s 3 issue mini featuring stories created entirely by a bunch of top-flight female comics creators. There are some great artists and authors in this one, and for my money I’ve found Marvel’s anthology minis to be a lot more enjoyable than their main line (on the whole). Don’t let the title scare you off, fellas.

Notable Books This Week…
JAN100182 BtVS #33 Twilight Pt 2 (of 5) Jeanty Cvr 2.99
JAN100181 BtVS #33 Twilight Pt 2 (of 5) Jo Chen Cv 2.99
NOV090048 BtVS Season 8 TP Vol 06 Retreat 15.99
Big Buffy news this week, as the identity of the villain TWILIGHT whose been plaguing the gang since issue 1 is finally revealed, and it’s a doozy. Also this week is the next trade paperback in the series, for the folks following the series in that format.

JUN090743 Crossed #9 (of 9) 4.99
– Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows’s truly disturbed survival horror comic CROSSED finally concludes, and I think I speak for all of The Beguiling’s staff when I say we haven’t sold a comic this hilariously repulsive since Battle Royale, with its penis-monsters and characters being fucked-to-death. So, bravo, Mr. Ennis and Mr. Burrows.

JAN100862 Kevin Smith Green Hornet #1 3.99
JAN100863 Kevin Smith Green Hornet #1 25-copy Segovia B&w Incv 15.00

JAN100920 Green Hornet #1 Campbell Green Cvr DF 8.00
JAN100924 Green Hornet #1 Cassaday Surprise Cvr DF 8.00
Apparently, they’ve turned Kevin Smith’s unproduced Green Hornet film into a comic book series.
JAN100332 Sparta Usa #1 (of 6) 2.99
This is a new 6 issue sci-fi/social commentary mini by David Lapham (Stray Bullets). The first issue is actually really good, I was totally surprised by it.
JAN100524 Stephen Kings N #1 (of 4) 3.99
Marvel’s adaptation of a Stephen King short story.
OCT090488 Ultimate Comics Avengers #5 3.99
Finally arriving, just in time…
JAN100547 Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1 3.99
… for the next mini-series to start up.

Chris @ The Beguiling