Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Graphic Novel Day

I'm usually not very good with any kind of feature that has to be out on a regular schedule, but I've been wanting to try posting the promising new graphic novels that are coming out each week. This is based on Diamond Distribution's weekly list, so the caveat will be that these are books going into comics specialty shops on Wednesday. I'm not sure what kind of schedule mainstream bookstore distributors follow.

This week there are six that caught my attention:

Criminal Macabre: Cell Block 666 - The further adventures of Cal McDonald, one of my favorite paranormal investigators.

Dark Reign: Young Avengers - I like the teenage-girl version of Hawkeye. Not sure if she figures heavily into this or not, so I'll need to flip through it before I buy.

Incredible Hercules: Dark Reign - I've dearly missed Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente's awesomeness on this series since I stopped buying single issues.

Marvel Masterworks: Uncanny X-Men, Volume 3 - A great way to move one of the greatest runs of any comic ever from my storage boxes to my bookshelf.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

Usually I try to limit myself to one new book a week (with the rest going on my Wish List that I'm steadily working through), but I can't make a decision this week. Gonna have to get two:

Agenst of Atlas: Dark Reign



There are only two comics series that I still buy in single-issue form. I don't read them, but I buy them to show my support because they epitomize everything that's awesome about comics and I want more like them. Agents of Atlas is one of those (not that it did any good since Marvel cancelled it anyway), so it'll be nice to finally read the stories.

Atomic Robo, Volume 3: Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time



This, coincidentally, is the other one.
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