2 Δεκ 2012



Ο τελευταίος κατάλογος για το 2012 κυκλοφόρησε πριν κανα δυο μέρες κι εγώ σπατάλησα με χαρά πολλές ώρες για να τον ξεφυλλίσω. Το Previews Δεκεμβρίου περιέχει κόμικς, περιοδικά, αφίσες, αγαλματάκια και πολλά λοιπά παραφερνάλια που θα κυκλοφορήσουν τον Φεβρουάριο (σε ορισμένες περιπτώσεις μπορεί και αργότερα).



Υπάρχουν αρκετές εκδόσεις που αξίζουν την προσοχή μας:

Όσοι έχουν μικρά παιδιά που βρίσκονται στα πρώτα στάδια εκμάθησης αγγλικών είναι πιθανό ότι θα βρουν ενδιαφέρουσες αρκετές προσφορές του καταλόγου. Αυτά τα ολιγοσέλιδα κόμικς μπορούν ίσως να λειτουργήσουν ως βοηθητικό υλικό χάρη στα όμορφα χρώματα και σχέδιά τους. Στη συνέχεια θα βρείτε περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για τέσσερα κόμικ που ανήκουν σ'αυτήν την κατηγορία.

Τέσσερα είναι επίσης και τα κόμικς ευρωπαϊκής προέλευσης που σας προτείνω γι αυτό το μήνα. Είναι οι δεύτεροι τόμοι των Long John Silver και Spooks από την Cinebook, το Last Laugh από την Fantagraphics, και το Moomin Builds a House από την Drawn and Quarterly.
Όσον αφορά στο Moomin, σε όσους άρεσαν οι ασπρόμαυρες hardcover εκδόσεις της ίδιας εταιρείας είμαι σίγουρος ότι θα λατρέψουν τις έγχρωμες αυτές εκδοχές τους. Κάθε ένα από αυτά τα τευχάκια περιλαμβάνει μια ολοκληρωμένη ιστορία, σε αντίθεση με τα hardcover που περιείχαν από 3 έως 5 (οπότε από οικονομικής απόψεως η τιμή τους είναι αρκετά τσιμπημένη).

Επίσης μας δελεάζει...
- η IDW με μια νέα προσθήκη στην τεραστίων διαστάσεων (και πανάκριβη) σειρά Artist's Edition, και με την πρώτη συλλογή Popeye του Sagendorf,
- η Fantagraphics με ένα βιβλίο-οδηγό για το έργο του Daniel Clowes,
- η Top Shelf με μια νέα προσθήκη στην League of Extraordinary Gentlemen από τον Αλαν Μούρ,
- η DC Comics με την softcover έκδοση του Joe the Barbarian, την επανατύπωση του Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, και τα άπαντα(?) του Marshal Law,
- η Boom! Studios με το πρώτο τεύχος του Fairy Quest, και τέλος
- η Dark Horse με δύο hardcovers, το The Creep και το Mind MGMT



Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking SC
Philippe Coudray (writer/artist)
Full Color, 32 pages
Publisher: Toon Books
Τιμή: 4.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 330
Benjamin Bear does everything in his own funny way, whether it's drying dishes on a rabbit's back or sharing his sweater without taking it off. In this series of gags starring a very loopy bear, Philippe Coudray creates a zany world that makes kids think and solve puzzles, drawing all readers into the game.
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Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker SC
Geoffrey Hayes (writer/artist)
Full Color, 32 pages
Publisher: Toon Books
Τιμή: 4.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 330
Benny and Penny hide every toy and tell Cousin Bo he can't play with them. Will the three mice find a way to play without something getting torn, ripped, or snatched away? Best-selling author Geoffrey Hayes thrills us with this hilarious tale of tiny cousins who discover a game that can't ever be ruined.
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Chick and Chickie in Play All Day! SC
Claude Ponti (writer/artist)
Full Color, 32 pages
Publisher: Toon Books
Τιμή: 4.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 330
Chick and Chickie love to play in their very own way, whether scaring each other silly or tickling the letter A. As young readers eagerly turn the pages of the story, they'll look forward to spotting all the witty side jokes and hilarious details. The fast-paced and zany narrative by Claude Ponti, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors, will instantly delight early readers and will just as surely turn reading into play.
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Little Mouse Gets Ready SC
Jeff Smith (writer/artist)
Full Color, 32 pages
Publisher: Toon Books
Τιμή: 4.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 330
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book! There's lots to do before Little Mouse is ready to go visit the barn. Will he master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes? Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures of this daily task.
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Classic Popeye Vol. 01 HC
Bud Sagendorf (writer/artist)
Full Color, Hardcover, 212 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Τιμή: 29.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 152
Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Volume 1 contains issues #1–4, with stories such as That's What I Yam, Ghost Island, and Dead Valley. Also includes all of Sagendorf's gloriously funny one-pagers.
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Moomin: Builds a House GN
και στην ίδια σειρά:
Moomin Falls in Love
Moomin Turns Jungle
Moomin Winter Follies
Tove Jansson (writer/artist)
Full Color, Softcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Τιμή: 9.95$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 299
After Mymble's family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin's bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin's house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home.
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Fairy Quest #1
Paul Jenkins (writer), Humberto Ramos (artist)
Full Color, Μίνι σειρά 2 τευχών, 32 pages
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Τιμή: 3.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 265
The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf must risk everything to try and escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World. Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, DEATHMATCH) and drawn by comics superstar Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the smash Kickstarter success story, FAIRY QUEST, is now available in single issue format for the first time!
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Nemo: Heart of Ice HC
Alan Moore (writer), Kevin O'Neill (artist)
Full Color, Hardcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Τιμή: 14.95$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 330
In the grim cold of February surfaces a thrilling new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book - Nemo: Heart of Ice, a full-color 48-page adventure in the classic pulp tradition by the inestimable Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. It's 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her dying science-pirate father, only to accept her destiny as the new Nemo, captain of the legendary Nautilus. Now, tired of her unending spree of plunder and destruction, Janni launches a grand expedition to surpass her father's greatest failure: the exploration of Antarctica. Hot on her frozen trail are a trio of genius inventors, hired by the megalomaniacal Charles Foster Kane to retrieve the plundered valuables of an African queen. It's a deadly race to the bottom of the world - an uncharted land of wonder and horror where time is broken and the mountains bring madness.
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Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition HC
Pat Mills (writer), Kevin O'Neill (artist)
Full Color, Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
Τιμή: 49.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 132
• MARSHAL LAW is back in a new, deluxe edition hardcover! This futuristic law official is charged with policing super-heroes gone rogue by any means necessary, all while fighting his own self-hatred for being the thing he hates most: a super-hero. • Featuring art by Kevin O'Neill, illustrator of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, the centerpiece of this massive volume is the six-part tale in which Marshal Law hunts down the Sleepman, a serial killer who is somehow connected to the popular hero known as The Public Spirit. • Collects Marshal Law #1-6, Marshal Law: Fear and Loathing, Marshal Law Takes Manhattan, Marshal Law: Kingdom of the Blind and Marshal Law: The Hateful Dead, Marshal Law: Super Babylon and Marshal Law: Secret Tribunal #1-2.
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The Creep HC
John Arcudi (writer), Jonathan Case (artist), Tonci Zonjic (cover artist)
Full Color, Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Τιμή: 19.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 65
A young boy puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The police don't care—not about his death or the death of his best friend two months earlier. The dead boy's mom seeks help from an old flame that's employed as a detective. Will the detective's freakish appearance get in the way of uncovering the terrible secrets of these two teenagers? Collects issues #0-#4. • From the writer of B.P.R.D. and the artist of Green River Killer. • Additional art by Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, and Ryan Sook.

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Joe the Barbarian SC
Grant Morrison (writer), Sean Murphy (artist)
Full Color, Softcover, 224 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
Τιμή: 19.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 144
Joe is an imaginative eleven-year-old boy. He can't fit in at school. He's the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior-a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. His desperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom transform into an incredible, epic adventure through a bizarre landscape of submarine pirate dwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles. But is his quest really just an insulin-deprived delirium-from which he can die if he doesn't take his meds-or something much bigger? Collecting the 8-issue miniseries!
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Mind MGMT Vol. 01 HC
Matt Kindt (writer/artist)
Full Color, Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Τιμή: 19.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 46
Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight's missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT's greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees? Collects MIND MGMT #1-#6.
Διαβάστε ένα μικρό δείγμα στο CBR.
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight SC
Brian Augustyn (writer), Mike Mignola (artist)
Full Color, Softcover, 112 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
Τιμή: 12.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 131
• A new edition of the classic starring the Victorian-era!
• Includes Gotham by Gaslight and Master of the Future, tales that pit The Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper and a death dealer from the skies over Gotham City!
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Jack Davis' EC Stories Artist's Edition HC
Harvey Kurtzman (writer), Jack Davis (artist)
Black and white, Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Τιμή: ??? $, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 174
Μέγεθος: 38 x 56 εκατοστά
Jack Davis is one of the founding fathers of EC Comics, he is a master of horror, humor, and nearly every other genre EC published. Aside from his work at EC, Davis is one of the most prolific and popular commercial artists of all time. His instantly recognizable style has graced covers of Time Magazine and TV Guide, as well as movie posters and stamps. Jack Davis' EC Stories: Artist's Edition will present not only a beautiful selection of some of Davis' best and most memorable stories-such as FOUL PLAY-and an extensive cover gallery-and all at the same size as originally drawn!
•    What is an Artist’s Edition?
•    AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
•    While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
•    See these classic tales as they first appeared on the drawing board of Jack Davis!
•    Advance solicited for a March release!
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Long John Silver Vol. 02: Neptune GN
Xavier Dorison (writer), Mathieu Lauffray (artist)
Full color, Softcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Cinebook
Τιμή: 13.95$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 276
Μέγεθος: 20 x 28 εκατοστά
The long journey of the Neptune is well underway. Lady Vivian is counting on her associate Long John Silver to take control of the expedition. But Silver doesn't have enough men to take over the ship, and Captain Hastings doesn't trust him. In the close quarters of a tall ship, tensions rise; betrayal looms. Blood will be spilled before the vessel reaches the Amazon, and a single act of routine brutality will throw the Neptune into a maelstrom of death.
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Spooks Vol. 02: Century Club GN
Xavier Dorison (writer), Christine Rossi (artist)
Full color, Softcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Cinebook
Τιμή: 13.95$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 277
Μέγεθος: 23 x 30.5 εκατοστά
Important personalities have been dying or going crazy. Investigator Morton Chapel and his men discover that they are on the trail of an ancient evil, something dating back to ancient Babylon and brought back to life by a British occultist. As the dark magician leaves a trail of corruption throughout the country's ruling elite, the Spooks realise that the threat is directed at the highest level of government - and only they can stop it.
Διαβάστε ένα μικρό δείγμα στο comicbits.
Review και μικρό δείγμα στο forbiddenplanet.co.uk.
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Franquin's Last Laugh HC 
Franquin (writer/artist)
Black and white, Hardcover, 72 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Τιμή: 16.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 306
Μέγεθος: 18.5 x 26.5 εκατοστά
In the late 1970's and early 1980's, as the great Franco-Belgian artist (and creator of Gaston Lafgaffe) Andre Franquin's world view became ever-more depressed, so his work took on a darker hue culminating in a series of joyfully morbid blackout pages that pictured the world as a bleak, miserable, and hopeless hell, all executed in an exquisite blackand-blacker symphony of pen lines. Fantagraphics is proud to present Franquin's complete Idees Noires collection, including many strips translated into English for the first time.
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Daniel Clowes' Reader SC 
Daniel Clowes (writer/artist)
Partial Color, Softcover, 300 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Τιμή: 29.99$, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 307
SPECIAL NOTES: Relist, Previous Orders are Canceled
A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, With Essays, Interviews, and Annotations. This landmark collection features ten of Clowes' most influential stories, along with interviews in which he talks about the creative process and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics. A wide ranging introduction to the work of one of the most important living cartoonists, the book features Ghost World and several other stories - some reprinted for the first time - about girls and boys coming of age, troubled superheroes, and the place of artists and critics in popular culture.
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Tintin Boxed Magic Mug: The Submarine
Τιμή: 26.00$/mug, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 427
What fun! Both the featured image and the colour of these magic Tintin mugs change when the mugs are filled with a hot beverage. These high quality porcelain mugs are the perfect addition to any kitchen or office.
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Και ως συνήθως, μερικά εξώφυλλα που μου τράβηξαν την προσοχή...

Deadpool Killustrated #2, Michael Del Mundo, Marvel Comics, pg.M79
Phantom Stranger #5, Jae Lee, DC Comics, pg.110
Spawn #228, Todd McFarlane, Image Comics, pg.216
Shadow Year One #1 (cover C), Chris Samnee, Dynamite Entertainment, pg.282
X-Men Legacy #6 (Now), Mike Del Mundo, Marvel Comics, pg.Μ50





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Για όσους δεν το γνωρίζουν ήδη, η Diamond Comic Distributors είναι ο μεγαλύτερος προμηθευτής (χονδρέμπορας) των εξειδικευμένων καταστημάτων με κόμικς στα αγγλικά. Μέσα από τον κατάλογο Previews της εν λόγω εταιρείας, τα καταστήματα λιανικής έχουν τη δυνατότητα να προπαραγγείλουν προιόντα που θα κυκλοφορήσουν στην αγορά δύο μήνες αργότερα (σε ορισμένες περιπτώσεις μπορεί και παραπάνω). Ο κατάλογος έχει συνήθως γύρω στις 400 σελίδες και συνοδεύεται από έναν δεύτερο κατάλογο 100 σελίδων αποκλειστικά για τα προϊόντα της Marvel Comics.

Οποιοδήποτε ελληνικό κατάστημα με κόμικς κι αν επισκεφθείτε (δείτε τη λίστα στα δεξιά), θα μπορέσετε είτε να αγοράσετε το συγκεκριμένο κατάλογο (5 ευρώ περίπου) είτε να τον ξεφυλλίσετε στο κατάστημα, και αν βρείτε κάτι που σας ενδιαφέρει να το παραγγείλετε.

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