First off, don't forget that because of the Fourth of July holiday, comics are going to be a day late, and will arrive on Thursday. Honestly, don't come in on Wednesday looking for them, because we're laughing at you behind your back once you walk out the door. Yet another high volume week -- this time on titles, rather than on units, but there's just a metric fuckton of things arriving on this shortened holiday week. Joy.
2000 AD #1490 2000 AD #1491 52 WEEK #9 A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #36 (A) ALL NEW ATOM #1 ARCHENEMIES #4 (OF 4) ARES #5 (OF 5) ART O/T WITCHBLADE ONE SHOT BABEL #2 BATMAN SECRETS #5 (OF 5) BATTLER BRITTON #1 (OF 5) BETTY & VERONICA #219 BEYOND #1 (OF 6) BLOOD OF THE DEMON #17 BPRD UNIVERSAL MACHINE #4 (OF5) CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #24 CLIVE BARKERS GREAT AND SECRET SHOW #4 (OF 12) CONAN & THE SONGS OF THE DEAD #1 (OF 5) CYBERFORCE #4 DARK HORSE TWENTY YEARS DEATH JR VOL 2 #1 DETECTIVE COMICS #821 DEVI #1 DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES VOL 2 KURTH CVR A #1 (OF 4) ED THE HAPPY CLOWN #8 (OF 9) FANTASTIC FOUR FIRST FAMILY #5 (OF 6) FRANKLIN RICHARDS SON OF A GENIUS SUPER SUMMER SPECTACULAR FRIDAY THE 13TH FEARBOOK #1 FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VS JASON X WRAP CVR #2 (OF 2) FURY PEACEMAKER #6 (OF 6) GOON #18 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #7 HACK SLASH HARD SLICE HATE ANNUAL #6 HOAX #4 IN THE HANDS OF BOYS #1 (OF 2) INCREDIBLE HULK #96 INSOMNIA #2 JONAH HEX #9 JSA #87 JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #246 JUGHEAD AND FRIENDS DIGEST #12 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #23 LAST PLANET STANDING #5 (OF 5) LEADING MAN #1 (OF 5) LOONEY TUNES #140 LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE #1 MANIFEST ETERNITY #2 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #17 MARVEL TEAM-UP #22 MARVEL WESTERNS KID COLT AND ARIZONA GIRL MARVELS GREATEST COMICS FANTASTIC FOUR #52 MIDNIGHT SUN #1 (OF 5) NEGATIVE BURN #2 NEW EXCALIBUR #9 NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST FEARBOOK #1 NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST PARANOID #3 (OF 3) OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE #1 (OF 4) OMAC #1 (OF 8) OUTSIDERS #38 PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #104 PHANTOM #11 PIGTALE #4 POISON ELVES LOST TALES #5 POLLY & THE PIRATES #6 (OF 6) PUNISHER #35 RAYMOND E FEIST MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #2 CVR A REVOLUTION ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 6) SECOND WAVE WAR O/T WORLDS #4 SECRET SIX #2 (OF 6) SIDEKICK #1 (OF 5) SKYE RUNNER #3 SUPER TABOO XXX #2 (A) SUPERGIRL #7 SUPERMAN RETURNS THE MOVIE ADAPTATION TALENT #2 (OF 4) TEEN TITANS #37 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE FEARBOOK #1 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE GRIND #2 (OF 3) TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE GRIND #3 (OF 3) THEY FOUND THE CAR THING #8 TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTIONS HEARTS OF STEEL #1 UMBRA #2 (OF 3) UNCANNY X-MEN #475 USAGI YOJIMBO #94 Y THE LAST MAN #47
Books / Mags / Stuff ALAN MOORE COMPLETE FUTURE SHOCK TP ALTER EGO COLLECTION VOL 1 TP BATMAN CITY OF CRIME TP BLACK PANTHER BY JACK KIRBY VOL 2 TP BPRD THE BLACK FLAME TP CONAN AND THE DEMONS OF KHITAI TP CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SER2 MASTER CASE ASST DEATH NOTE VOL 6 TP EIGHTBALL PUSSEY TP NEW PTG EPILEPTIC VOL 1 TP PANTHEON ED FABLES VOL 7 ARABIAN NIGHTS AND DAYS TP FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT GN FLIGHT VOL 3 GN FORTEAN TIMES #211 G FAN #76 GREEN LANTERN PLASTIC BUST BANK INVINCIBLE VOL 2 ULTIMATE COLL HC JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #46 JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER HC JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SEASON 2 DVD SET MINERVA VOL 2 (A) MONOLOGUES FOR THE COMING PLAGUE SC OLD BOY VOL 1 TP OZ THE MANGA POCKET MANGA VOL1 PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOL 1 SERVING IN THE DARK TP PETE VON SHOLLY EXTREMELY WEIRD STORIES TP R CRUMBS COUNTRY MUSIC T/C SET (NEW PTG) SHOWCASE PRESENTS ELONGATED MAN VOL 1 TP SUPERMAN ANIMATED SERIES VOL 3 DVD SET SUPERMAN BRAINIACS ATTACKS DVD SUPERMAN RETURNS THE MOVIE & MORE TALES OF THE MAN OF STEEL SUPREME POWER HYPERION TP TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSEVOL 4 TP TARZAN THE JOE KUBERT YEARS VOL 3 HC TOP 10 BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT TP WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E HOWARD VOL 3 PEOPLE OF DARK TP WET MOON VOL 2 UNSEEN FEET GN
But we do absolutely have ASSHAT OF THE WEEK this go round, in fact, I'll give you three candidates, and you can choose:
Is it MARVEL COMICS for shipping SIX "Civil War" crossovers last week, and NONE this week?
Is it IMAGE COMICS for releasing issue #4 of PIGTALE a full YEAR after it is due? (July, *2005*)
Is it AVATAR COMICS for deciding it's a terrific little idea to pump out 2 different "Nightmare on Elm Street", 2 different "Friday the 13th" and THREE different "Texas CHainsaw Massacre" comics, all in a single week, ensuring that no one other than *the most* hardcore fans of those properties will buy any of them?
You get to vote, but I have to tell you that I'm basically never going to order an Avatar comic for my rack ever again, because they're such an epicly fucked up, irresponsible, and incompetent publisher. (Though, this still means we'll be *receiving* Avatar comics over the next 6-12 months, since they're chronically late and behind) -- even those Ellis and Ennis comics where they get all of the creative freedom they want. I really and truly want to support Warren and Garth's work, but I'd rather be gang-raped by a group of angry, AIDS-infested, Samoans, then to give Avatar comics a single penny of *my* money EVER again.
Anyway, with that aside, what looks good to YOU this week?