‘This Week in Comics’ is a weekly column done by resident comic expert and nerd bastards contributor Empress Sith (A.K.A. Megan G.) . Empress works at Collectibles Unlimited in Concord N.H. and knows more about comics than anyone should know. She has boobs and reads comics. What more do you need to know? Empress Sith is here to tell you what’s out and what’s going on this week in comics. Enjoy. ~ Management
The big news out of the week is that Diamond has decided to keep new comics shipping on Wednesdays. There was some talk about moving it, and now they’ve decided retailers can opt-in to Tuesdays, but Wednesday is still New Comics Day.
This is a huge relief to me as I’ve arranged my life for the last fifteen years around new comics on Wednesdays. It’s a great way to get through the rest of the week knowing that you have comics at home to read!
The full release from Diamond is here:
I hope everyone had a great time at Baltimore! A special shout out to my very good friends at COMIC ART HOUSE who were there. And a special fangirl squee to the appearance of James “I made empressith fall madly in love with Starman” Robinson. I wish I could have been there. Next year maybe! (Hey readers, talk Nerdbastards into paying for my tickets and hotel room!).
On to this week’s ship list:
PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases
Shipping This Week: 9/1/2010
Every Monday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop.
Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time.
DARK HORSE COMICS
JUL100021 1 FOR DOLLAR GROO $1.00 – I like Dark Horse’s idea to have 1 for $1 books, however, they are reprints. I wish they were new stories. These days, I won’t complain about any book for only $1!
JUL100022 1 FOR DOLLAR STAR WARS LEGACY $1.00
JUL100069 AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS HC $17.99
JUL100073 BALTIMORE PLAGUE SHIPS #2 $3.50 – Mike Mignola is an amazing man. Here’s some gossip I heard about Hellboy 3: we won’t see a movie until Mike wraps up what he’s doing in the comics because he doesn’t want the movies to beat him to the punch.
JUL100078 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #36 LAST GLEAMING PT 1 (OF 5) JEANT $2.99
JUL100077 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #36 LAST GLEAMING PT 1 (OF 5) JO CH $2.99
APR100035 CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #23 $2.99 – Crom! Is it that time of month already??
JUL100072 HELLBOY THE STORM #3 (OF 3) $2.99 – Double Mignola week!
APR100074 NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 01 $10.99
FEB100088 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 15 $10.99
MAY100057 STAR WARS CLONE WARS YR TP HERO OF CONFEDERACY $7.99
JUL100081 STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #3 (OF 6) $2.99
MAR100143 UMBRELLA ACADEMY POCKET WATCH & STATUE SET $129.99
APR100075 VAMPIRE HUNTER D NOVEL VOL 15 DARK ROAD PT 3 $9.99
MAY100243 ASTRO CITY SILVER AGENT #2 (OF 2) $3.99
JUL100226 AUTHORITY #26 $2.99
JUN100204 BATMAN CACOPHONY TP $14.99 – Kevin Smith’s Batman Cacophony #6 may be the worst comic of the last decade. It’s just miserable. Don’t waste your time.
JUL100155 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #48 $2.99
JUL108007 BIRDS OF PREY #1 3RD PTG (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99 – I love Gail Simone but I find Hawk and Dove unnecessary in this book. I get it, they have the whole “bird” thing but you know what? They suck. I want to see Zinda, Huntress and Black Canary raise holy hell.
JUL100110 BRIGHTEST DAY #9 $2.99
JUL100162 FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 $2.99
JUL100178 JONAH HEX #59 $2.99 – Despite how awful the movie was, (and it was the worst movie I’ve seen this year), I’ve enjoyed the last five years of Jonah Hex comics. The stories are mostly one-shots, they are fun and it’s just awesome.
JUL100181 JSA ALL STARS #10 $3.99
JUL100132 OUR ARMY AT WAR #1 $3.99
JUL100179 REBELS #20 $2.99
JUL100148 RED HOOD LOST DAYS #4 (OF 6) $2.99 – Can we lose this comic?
JUL100184 SECRET SIX #25 $2.99 – I always think this book is cancelled because it feels like it comics out late all of the time. I love Gail Simone. I’m so far behind in this book, but I still pick it up because I love Gail’s writing.
JUL100159 SUPERMAN THE LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON #2 (OF 3) $4.99
JUN100232 TINY TITANS TP VOL 04 THE FIRST RULE OF PET CLUB $12.99 – If you don’t read this book, you are missing out. It’s my favorite comic. I had a long chat with Franco at Boston Comic Con, he was amazing and I got an awesome sketch of Krypto and Streaky.
JUL100224 TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #4 (OF 6) $3.99
JUL100331 5 DAYS TO DIE #1 (OF 5) $3.99
JUL100316 ANGEL BARBARY COAST TP VOL 01 $14.99
JUN100359 BRAM STOKERS DEATH SHIP #4 $3.99
JUN100336 CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 09 $24.99 – Dear IDW: please, let it go. Love, empressith
JUL100307 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #158 $3.99
JUN100331 GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS #4 $3.99
JUL100372 J SCOTT CAMPBELLS FAIRY TALE FANTASIES 2011 CALENDAR $19.99
JUN100349 SPIKE THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #3 $3.99
JUN100352 STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #6 $3.99
JUL100348 STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #3 $3.99
JUN100322 TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS TP $19.99
JUL100369 WE WILL BURY YOU TP VOL 01 $17.99
JUN100375 WIRE HANGERS #4 $3.99 – No wire hangers!! Sorry, had to make the joke. I hope everyone gets it, or I am really and truly old…
JUN100371 YOURS TRULY JACK THE RIPPER #3 $3.99
MAR100457 ANGELUS #5 (OF 6) $2.99 – This series has a projected end? Awesome!
APR100460 HAUNT #9 $2.99
JUL100396 IMAGE FIRSTS DARKNESS #1 $1.00
JUN100417 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 13 GROWING PAINS $16.99
MAY100511 MAGDALENA (ONGOING) #3 $3.99
JUL108014 MORNING GLORIES #1 2ND PTG (PP #933) $3.99 – I’m pumped this has a second print because I missed the first issue and was quite cranky about it. I really shouldn’t surrender my comics to people who come in looking for them.
OCT090451 WITCHBLADE TP VOL 08 $14.99
JUN100547 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS BLACK CAT #3 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL100505 ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS DIRECTORS CUT #1 $4.99 – I don’t know what the hell is going on in this series. I mean, Storm has a Mohawk again? What’s that about? And Emma’s boobs are bigger than her head. And Warren Ellis is writing it.
JUL100554 AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #2 (OF 9) $3.99 – I love my teenage superheroes. And I love Wanda.
JUL100537 AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF INDEX MU #5 $3.99
JUL100561 CAPTAIN AMERICA FOREVER ALLIES #2 (OF 4) $3.99
JUN100692 DARK X-MEN TP $16.99
JUL100524 DEADPOOL PULP #1 (OF 4) $3.99 – As much as I love Deadpool, the Merc with the 9,000 titles is starting to strain my wallet!
JUN100531 DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #4 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL100716 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 03 NEW PTG $19.99
JUN100686 EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 05 $34.99 – Really? I mean, the idea was cool. The execution was terrible. If a series can boast that Judd Winck, Tony Bedard and Chris Claremont all wrote it, you know you are reading the wrong book.
JUN100589 FRANKEN-CASTLE #20 $2.99 – I can’t deal with this any more!
JUL100612 GORILLA MAN #3 (OF 3) $3.99
JUL100562 HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #4 $2.99
JUL100579 HERCULES TWILIGHT OF A GOD #4 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL100583 HEROIC AGE ONE MONTH TO LIVE #1 (OF 5) $2.99
JUL100542 I AM AN AVENGER #1 (OF 5) $3.99 – If this is an entire comic of those ads from Marvel, I’m going to be mad!
JUL100594 INCREDIBLE HULKS #612 $3.99 – Enough! No more Hulks plural. One Hulk is fine.
JUL100659 INVADERS BY ALEX ROSS POSTER $8.99
JUL100601 IRON MAN 2 AGENTS OF SHIELD #1 $3.99
JUN100673 IRON MAN EXTREMIS GN HC W/ MOTION COMIC DVD $24.99
JUL100602 IRON MAN LEGACY #6 $2.99
JUL100608 MARVEL UNIVERSE VS PUNISHER #3 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL100506 MARVELMAN FAMILYS FINEST #3 (OF 6) $3.99
JUL100648 NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #2 (OF 5) $3.99 – I shouldn’t but I’m going to. I love the New Mutants and am more than willing to spend money on them even when I know the story will be terrible.
JUL100620 ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS X-MEN #1 $3.99 – Ohhh the origin of the X-Men?? That’s never been told. I can’t wait to spend $4 to rehash it again!
JUL100654 SCARLET #2 $3.95 – Loved the first issue. Can’t wait for this.
JUN108163 SHADOWLAND #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG TAN VAR (PP #932)
JUL100566 SHADOWLAND #3 (OF 5) SL $3.99 – This has been cool so far. Matt Murdock finally lost it, killed Bullseye and is running Hell’s Kitchen from a ninja castle. Awesome!
JUL100570 SHADOWLAND ELEKTRA #1 SL $3.99
JUN100659 SIEGE NEW AVENGERS PREM HC $29.99 – This was awesome. If you missed it, pick it up.
JUN100678 SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC TP BOOK 03 $34.99 – I still can’t believe Marvel is reprinting this. It’s like if I posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook of me and the biggest loser I ever dated with the caption “OMG I LOVE THIS MAN”. Marvel shouldn’t remind everyone of their eternal shame.
JUL100598 TASKMASTER #1 (OF 4) $3.99 – I’m a sucker for Tasky. I’ll pick it up.
JUL100615 THOR FOR ASGARD #1 (OF 6) $3.99 – I know there’s a movie coming out and I’ll be seeing a lot of Thor and company, and that’s just fine with me. I’ve been enjoying the ride.
JUN100690 TORCH TP $19.99
JUL100629 WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 – Again?
JUL100719 WOLVERINE BY JAE LEE POSTER $8.99
JUL100628 WOLVERINE ROAD TO HELL #1 $3.99
JUL100624 X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS SMOKE AND BLOOD #1 $3.99 – I’m so sick of vampires I could scream. I refuse to read this on principle.
JUL100611 YOUNG ALLIES #4 $2.99
JUN100832 28 DAYS LATER TP VOL 01 LONDON CALLING $9.99
JUN100834 AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #4 $3.99
JUL101038 AMULET SC VOL 03 CLOUD SEARCHERS $10.99
JUL101112 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 04 OTHER STRANGENESS $17.95
MAY100752 BERONAS WAR FIELD GUIDE $19.95
JUN100757 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #207 $2.69
JUN101206 BEYOND WONDERLAND TP $17.99 – So I have may have accidently insulted Talent Caldwell at a con once by accident, who does work for Zenoscope by cleverly implying Zenoscope was nothing more than cheap pornography. Oops. He’s a great guy though and I owe him big hugs next time I see him.
MAR100893 BLACKBEARD LEGEND OF THE PYRATE KING #5 $3.99
FEB100934 BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY DAILIES HC VOL 04 $39.99
JUN100860 CARS ADVENTURES OF TOW MATER #2 $2.99
MAY101214 CHARMED #2 A CVR HORN $3.50 – Greg Horn doing Charmed covers? Blech. Let’s start combining other things I hate, like John Bryne could write a story starring Shadowhawk…
MAY101215 CHARMED #2 B CVR SEIDMAN $3.50
JUL101059 CHICAGOLAND DETECTIVE AGENCY GN VOL 01 DRAINED BRAINS CAPER $6.95
MAY100843 COLD SPACE #4 $3.99 – I tried the first issue and said “meh”.
MAY100720 CRYPT OF HORROR #9 $29.95
JUN100814 DANTES DIVINE COMEDY HC $20.00
JAN100960 DARK SHADOWS COMP SERIES HC VOL 01 $49.99
JUN108154 DARKWING DUCK #1 2ND PTG $3.99
MAY100949 DEAN KOONTZ FRANKENSTEIN PRODIGAL SON VOL 2 #1 $3.99
MAR100920 DF AVENGERS #1 ROMITA JR SGN ED $29.99
MAY101005 DF NEMESIS #1 EX CVR PLUS $14.99
MAY100845 DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #14 (OF 24) $3.99
JUN101124 DREAMING COLLECTION GN (NOTE PRICE) $19.99
JUN100998 DRUNKEN DREAM & OTHER STORIES HC $24.99
MAY101070 ELEPHANT MAN GN $9.99
MAY101216 ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND COVER GALLERY $3.99
JUN100844 FARSCAPE TP VOL 01 BEGINNING O/T END O/T BEGINNING $9.99
FEB100691 FATHOM BLUE DESCENT #1 CVR A SCOTT CLARK $2.99
FEB100692 FATHOM BLUE DESCENT #1 CVR B DAVID FINCH $2.99
MAY100719 FEMFORCE #153 $9.95
JUN100749 FRAGGLE ROCK HC VOL 01 $19.95
MAY100732 GD NHS MAIDENS OF TWILIGHT PKT MANGA TP $14.99
MAY101208 GFT INFERNO #3 (OF 5) A CVR ASRAR $2.99
MAY101209 GFT INFERNO #3 (OF 5) B CVR SHASTEEN $2.99
JUN101118 HAPPY CAFE GN VOL 04 (OF 14) $10.99
JUN100847 INCORRUPTIBLE #9 $3.99 – Mark Waid is just awesome.
JUL101125 JAMES BOND OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (O/A) $16.95
APR100728 KADE RED SUN TP $14.95
JUN101120 KARAKURI ODETTE GN VOL 04 (OF 6) $10.99
JUL100917 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #7 $3.99
JUN100929 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET ANNUAL #1 $5.99
JUN100927 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET HC VOL 01 SINS OF THE FATHER $24.99
JUN100741 KONI WAVES PERFECT WAVE GN $19.95
JAN100908 KURASHINA SENSEIS PASSION GN VOL 03 (OF 3) $12.95
JUN101122 KYO KARA MAOH GN VOL 07 (OF 8) $10.99
NOV090806 LAND OF THE GIANTS COMP SERIES HC $49.99
JUN101092 LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #3 (OF 3) A CVR MALEEV (RES) (MR $4.99
JUN101093 LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #3 (OF 3) B CVR TOCCHINI (RES) ( $4.99
JUL100957 LEGENDARY TALESPINNERS GN $12.99
JUL100890 LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 01 (AUG090745) $24.99
JUN100738 LITTLE GREEN MEN GN $9.95
FEB100657 MECHA-NATION #1 (OF 3) CVR A SEAN GALLOWAY $3.95
MAY100747 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #3 (OF 4) $3.50
JUN100980 PANIC X PANIC GN VOL 02 $10.99
FEB101028 PHANTOM DOUBLE SHOT #5 (OF 6) KGB NOIR $2.99
APR101016 PHANTOM GHOST WHO WALKS #12 $3.99
MAR101073 PHANTOM UNMASKED #2 (OF 2) $3.99
JUN100981 PINK INNOCENT GN VOL 02 $10.99
JUN101119 PORTRAIT OF M & N GN VOL 03 (OF 6) $10.99
MAY100988 PS238 #46 $2.99
APR100902 QUEEN SONJA #9 $2.99
JUN101090 RADICAL PREMIERE MATA HARI $1.00
JUL100940 RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS TP VOL 01 $19.99
JUN100769 SCOURGE #1 COVER A ERIC BATTLE $2.99
JUN100770 SCOURGE #1 COVER B MICAH GUNNELL $2.99
JUN100771 SCOURGE #1 COVER C TALENT CALDWELL $2.99
JUN101128 SILVER DIAMOND GN VOL 07 (OF 10) $10.99
MAY100954 STARGATE VALA MAL DORAN #3 $3.99
JUL101162 STITCHES GN $15.95
MAY101212 TFW MAD HATTER VS QUEEN OF HEARTS A CVR CUMMINGS $4.99
MAY101213 TFW MAD HATTER VS QUEEN OF HEARTS B CVR SHASTEEN $4.99
MAY101082 TICK NEW SERIES #5 $4.95
JUN100887 TIME MACHINE CAMPFIRE GN $9.99
JUL101129 TORCHWOOD #2 $3.99
JUL100839 TWO CENTS PLAIN HC $26.00
JUN100763 VERONICA #202 $2.99 – The gay guy is coming to Riverdale! No, Veronica’s not a ‘hag. She likes the new boy and doesn’t realize he’s gay. Jughead figures it out and neglects to tell Veronica because frankly, Jughead’s a dick. Can’t wait!
JUN100877 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #710 $2.99
JUN101117 WITCH OF ARTEMIS GN VOL 01 (OF 3) $10.99
JUN101107 WWE HEROES #6 $3.99
MAY100745 ZOMBIE WARRIORS GN $14.95
JUN101236 ALTER EGO #96 $7.95
JUN101237 BACK ISSUE #43 $7.95 – Best magazine on the market. ‘Nuff said.
JUN101246 COMICS REVUE PRESENTS AUG 2010 $19.95
JUN101226 JUXTAPOZ VOL 17 #9 SEP 2010 $5.99
MAY101806 KOBOLD QUARTERLY MAGAZINE #14 $7.99
APR101258 STAR WARS VEHICLES COLL MAG #23 STAP $18.00 – These magazines contain lead figures and I’m not sure they are even supposed to sell them in the United States. I guess if you’ll spend $18 on a magazine you have been licking too much paint off your wall.
APR101259 STAR WARS VEHICLES COLL MAG #24 CLOUD CAR $18.00
APR101260 STAR WARS VEHICLES COLL MAG #49 AAT $18.00
APR101261 STAR WARS VEHICLES COLL MAG #50 DROID FIGHTER $18.00
That’s it for me! See you in the funny books!