May Previews Edition!
Previews is a once-a-month catalog showcasing all publishers, new comics, ongoing series and trade paperbacks as well as toys, shirts, DVDs and more! For the price of a comic you can get the catalog in your LCS (Local Comic Shop). Place your pre-orders with your LCS so we can get you covered. It also helps us get a sense of what will sell so we stock up. Knowledge is both fun for you and dangerous to your bank account!
Here are my recommendations in the May Previews:
Pg 46 The New Deal HC
Written & Drawn by Jonathan Case this looks to be a cool period piece with crime, mystery and humor. Plus, I’m a big fan of Case’s art style. He did the best art on Batman ’66.
Pg 54 Heart in a Box TP
Written by Kelly Thompson (Jem & the Holograms) and Drawn by Meredith McClaren (Hinges). These two have teamed up to tell the tale of a girl who wishes away her heart and it comes true. Now she must go on a journey to pick up the pieces and face her own history.
Pg 72 Lady Killer TP
Written and drawn by Joelle Jones, co-written by Jamie S. Rich, colored by Laura Allred. The premise of this book is my jam: Josie Schuller is the perfect housewife and a professional assassin. Her perfect American Dream love is in danger when the t Love! Joelle Jones’ art. Can’t wait to read this is full.
Pg 202 Island #1
This looks to be an anthology series. In this first issue we get art by 2 awesome artists: Brandon Graham and Emma Rios. Also, a written piece by Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Pg 244 They’re Not Like Us TP
I am super digging this series. Written by Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men, Publisher at image Comics) Simon Gane’s art is beautiful. Jodie Bellaire is the colorist and is EVERYWHERE these days. This team is awesome!
The main woman finds herself in a hospital after attempting to take her own life. Everything is quiet for once. A mysterious man shows up and brings her to a mansion where she finds out she has telepathy. And she’s not alone. The mansion is home to many super powered people. They aren’t out for doing good in the world, though. They are better than others and will take what they want.
Pg 226 Shutter TP Vol 2
Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca & Owen Gieni brings us more. Definitely pick this one up and if you haven’t read the first one, get on it. It’s only $9.99 for vol 1. The “gateway price” I call it.
So, the Princess series as thus far been in Volumes 1,2,3. With the Princeless Pirate Princess coming on the scene they now are breaking off into 2 series, Princeless Be Yourself (Volume 4) and Raven Pirate Princess (Volume 1). Very excited for the success and continuation of this series!
Pg 300 Power Up #1
Keth Leth does it again with an awesome looking comic called Power Up. Matt Cummings makes very fun & super cute art. Just check out these cuties on the preview posted on Tumblr.
Pg 302 Hexed TP Vol 1
I love Dan Mora’s art. I have to say it was the art that got me, then I stayed for the story and I’m glad I did. There was a Hexed book before this, where Emma Rios’ (Pretty Deadly) art shined. This is a good horror/supernatural comic dealing with Luci (or Lucifer) as a thief who steals unique items from the netherworld, but as usual things go awry and now it’s up to Luci to fix it.
Pg 348 Scorch TP Vol 1
The webcomic by artist Ashley Witter (Squarriors). It looks like a mix between Tim Burton’s Oyster Boy and Deathnote. The genre is definitely horror, with Scorch the main character, a young girl who has lived a long time (how long?) has a payment she owes the monster in the closet and the deal is, by the end of the night on Halloween she will have collected a 100 souls. A bit a dark comedy and quirky art it’s a series I recommend checking out, that is if all this sounds like your jam. And since Ashley has been busy with a few comic projects, if we support her here we are hopefully likely to see more story in the future (and possible kickstarter!)! And by goddess check out her art. It is fantastic, albeit a little dark and potentially kinky. LOVE!
If you are a fan of Adventure Time and you like fake notebooks made by fake characters then this is your jam! I am looking way forward to this. If you ever saw the Encyclopedia that came out about a year back, narrated by the Lord of the Nightosphere, and liked that this is going to be similar. Not sure what the type of book would be called. If you do e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s one of my favorite types of books.
Anyway, for big fans of the series, who doesn’t want to know what’s in the Enchiridion and who wouldn’t want a scrapbook made by Marceline?
Phew, that was a bunch of previes and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what the full catalog offers. If you’d like to preorder please e-mail us or use our webform (just put phone# in place of box #). We offer mail order or in-store pick-up.