1 Μαρ 2013






   

Corben, Kaluta, Barks, Moebius, Matsumoto, και πολλοί άλλοι... 20 προτάσεις, από 13 εκδοτικές, συνθέτουν το Previews Wishlist από τον κατάλογο του Μαρτίου.

Όσο μικραίνει το μπάτζετ μου, τόσο μεγαλώνει ο αριθμός των κόμικς που θα ήθελα να αγοράσω! Δεν μπορώ να καταλάβω τί γίνεται...




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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER VOL. 01 THE GOD BUTCHER HC 


Jason Aaron (writer), Esad Ribic (artist)
Publisher: Marvel Comics, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: M79
Full Color, Hardcover, 136 pages, Τιμή: 24.99$

Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW!, Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods ? and is shocked to find himself among them! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher's berserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape! Collecting Thor: God of Thunder #1-5.

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER #1 (of 2)



Richard Corben (writer/artist)
Full Color, comicbook, 32 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 65
Τιμή: 3.99$

Corben adapts Poe! A sickness resides in the house of Usher. Its history is cursed, its tenants plagued by abominable love, and it's hallways lined with coffins and the rotted dead. Things are about to get worse. • An incestuous nightmare brought to you by horror legend Richard Corben.

HARLAN ELLISON'S 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC


Harlan Ellison (writer), Paul Chadwick (artist)
Publisher: DC Comics, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 128
Full Color, Hardcover, 208 pages, Τιμή: 24.99$

Harlan Ellison, science fiction's brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, to bring you 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond. In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth's survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?

WAKE #1


Scott Snyder (writer), Sean Murphy (artist)
Publisher: DC Comics - Vertigo, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 146
Full Color, comicbook, 32 pages, Τιμή: 2.99$

THERE'S SOMETHING DOWN THERE? When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they've discovered something miraculous and terrifying... Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC


Grant Morrison (writer)
Chaz Truog, Doug Hazlewood, Tom Grummett, Paris Cu (artists)
Publisher: DC Comics - Vertigo, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 147
Full Color, Hardcover, 712 pages, Τιμή: 75$

Grant Morrison's epic run on Animal Man collected in one massive hardcover for the first time, including issues #1-26 and a tale from Secret Origins #39. Buddy Baker is more than just a second rate Super Hero?he's also a family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.


PREACHER BOOK 01 SC


Garth Ennis (writer), Steve Dillon (artist)
Publisher: DC Comics - Vertigo, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 149
Full Color, Hardcover, 352 pages, Τιμή: 19.99$

Preacher #1-12?plus pinups from Preacher #50 and #66?are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.


BEST OF EC VOL. 01: ARTIST'S EDITION HC


Various writers/artists
Publisher: IDW Publishing, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 165
Black and white, Hardcover, 160 pages, Τιμή: ???$

EC Comics is arguably the finest line of comics ever produced. Whether it was science fiction or war, crime or horror, their entire line stood head and shoulders above the rest of the comics on the newsstands. Now IDW Publishing is pleased to present an Artist's Edition unlike any other, featuring the best stories by the brightest stars of EC Comics. Remember these stories? 50 Girls 50 by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta, The Corpse by Harvey Kurtzman, The Flying Machine by Bernie Krigstein, Touch and Go by Johnny Craig, Judgment Day by Joe Orlando. All these plus more! And a stunning cover gallery crammed with glorious EC goodness!

HOLLOWS HC


Chris Ryall (writer), Sam Keith (artist)
Publisher: IDW Publishing, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 179
Full Color, Hardcover, 104 pages, Τιμή: 21.99$

Sam Kieth and Chris Ryall transport you to a near-future Japan, where burned-out husks - the Hollows - wantonly devour souls throughout the city. Far above, a segment of society lives safely in giant tree-cities, but the problems below have a way of growing out of control?


MICHAEL WM. KALUTA: SKETCHBOOK SERIES VOL. 04 SC


Michael William Kaluta (artist)
Publisher: IDW Publishing, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 183
Black and white, Softcover, 48 pages, Τιμή: 9.99$

Michael Wm. Kaluta has been creating beautiful imagery for more than 40 years. Highlights of his career include what many consider to be the definitive version of The Shadow, the still in-progress Starstruck, and a myriad of stunning covers illustrated for nearly every comics publisher-as well as being part of the legendary The Studio (along with Jeffery Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Bernie Wrightson).

BEDLAM VOL. 01 SC


Nick Spencer (writer), Riley Rossmo (artist)
Publisher: Image Comics, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 202
Full Color, Softcover, 178 pages, Τιμή: 9.99$

One of the hottest new series of the year gets its first, new reader friendly-priced collection! Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who ruled the city of Bedlam. Now he's been cured of his mania, and says he wants to help protect the place he once terrorized - but can he be trusted? Collects Bedlam #1-6.

COMPLEX VOL. 01: WAYS OF LIFE GN


Michael Malkin (writer), Kay (artist)
Publisher: Alterna Comics Inc, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 238
Black and white, Softcover, 160 pages, Τιμή: 11.99$

Welcome to Towne. From the outside, Towne appears to be just a normal suburban village, however, that is simply a veneer. In Towne there are two factions, a group of scientists working behind the scenes and another that appear to be the guinea pigs for their experiments. What is their ultimate goal and who's behind it all? Welcome to the neighborhood, we hope you enjoy your stay.


CLIVE BARKER'S NEW GENESIS #1 (of 12)



Clive Barker (writer), Haemi Jang (artist)
Publisher: Boom! Studios, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 280
Full Color, Comic-book, 32 pages, Τιμή: 3.99$

The first original comic series created and written by Clive Barker is here! Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a walkabout - he believes he's on a mission from God. While in the wasteland, he comes across a figure unlike any other, who calls himself Wick...and claims to be God. Their journey will span the globe, as neither man merely wants to make a mark on the world, but a scar. Clive Barker, with internationally acclaimed artist Haemi Jang (HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW), come together to create the next legendary work in the canon of one of the great writers of our era.

EC: JOHNNY CRAIG'S
FALL GUY FOR MURDER AND OTHER STORIES HC




Johnny Craig (writer/artist)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 320
Black and white, Hardcover, 160 pages, Τιμή: 28.99$

The 23 stories in Fall Guy For Murder and Other Stories comprise some of the very best of EC's crime and horror work, as stunningly executed by the peerless writer/artist Johnny Craig. Fall Guy... is the first of four projected volumes to showcase, for the first time, the full chronological run of Craig's EC stories from Crime SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, and elsewhere, supplemented with several fascinating essays and informative historical notes.


FRAN HC



Jim Woodring (writer/artist)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 320
Black and white, Hardcover, 120 pages, Τιμή: 19.99$

As a follow-up to 2011's acclaimed Congress Of The Animals, Jim Woodring's new graphic novel, Fran, answers, in strange and unpredictable ways, many questions left dangling at the end of that book. Fans of Frank, connoisseurs of bizarre romance, and spelunkers in the radiant depths of graphic metaphysical psychodrama will want to add this singular cartoon adventure story to their lifetime reading list.


WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK VOL. 01:
THE OLD CASTLE'S SECRET HC



Carl Barks (writer/artist)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 320
Full Color, Hardcover, 240 pages, Τιμή: 28.99$

This volume collects the entirety of Carl Barks' astounding 1948 output, including two longform stories plus 10 of Barks' dynamic Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 10-pagers. Once again all the stories have been shot from crisp originals, then re-colored to match the colorful yet soft hues of the originals. The book is rounded off with essays about Barks, the Ducks, and these specific stories by Barks experts from all over the world.

THE EYES OF THE CAT: THE YELLOW EDITION HC


Alejandro Jodorowsky (writer), Moebius (artist)
Publisher: Humanoids Inc, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 326
(yellow paper stock), Hardcover, 56 pages, Τιμή: 34.95$

The very first graphic storytelling collaboration between two masters of the medium, Alexandro Jodorowsky and M?bius. In a desolate dreamscape world, a man, a bird, and a cat interact in a uniquely apocalyptic yet poetic fashion. This new edition is presented in the standard hardcover graphic novel format but with a new cover and featuring the yellow paper stock as seen in the sold-out deluxe super-oversized version as well as in the original 1978 publication of the title. Behold The Eyes of the Cat, the Yellow Edition!


WARS IN TOYLAND HC


Nick Spencer (writer), Adam Pollina (artist)
Publisher: Oni Press Inc, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 334
Full Color, Hardcover, 104 pages, Τιμή: 19.99$

Toyland was once a place of wonder and beauty, at least until the teddy dictator Roxbury took over. After Matthew's brother and playmate, Alex, disappears, Matthew finds himself carried into Toyland by his own loyal toy soldiers. Matthew soon learns that Alex has been here, too - and is now being held captive by Roxbury. Leading an attack on the teddy bear's fortress, Matthew never considers that his brother might be beyond saving.


UTSUBORA: THE STORY OF A NOVELIST OMNIBUS SC


Asumiko Nakamura (writer/artist)
Publisher: Vertical Inc, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 360
Black and white, Softcover, 460 pages, Τιμή: 18.95$

An aspiring author passes away with a mysterious death. And within news of her death going public, the work she was planning on publishing is released by one of Japan's premiere authors. Now her sister hopes to solve this mystery. The breakthrough work by one of Japan's hottest young authors finally released in English. A modern day murder mystery that is made for the silver screen, in the palms of your hands.

SUNNY VOL. 01 HC


Taiyo Matsumoto (writer/artist)
Publisher: Viz Media LLC, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 362
Black and white, Hardcover, 224 pages, Τιμή: 22.99$

What is Sunny? Sunny is a car. Sunny is a car you take on a drive with your mind. It takes you to the place of your dreams. Sunny is the story of beating the odds, in the ways that count. It is the story of beating the odds, in ways that count, for a group of orphans who discover the care and let it take them to better places in their imagination. Sunny is the brand-new masterwork from Eisner Award-winner Taiyo Matsumoto, one of Japan's most innovative and acclaimed manga artists. Translated by Tekkonkinkreet film director Michael Arias!

MARK RYDEN: PINXIT HC


Mark Ryden (artist)
Publisher: Taschen, Σελίδα στον κατάλογο: 378
Full Color, Hardcover, 178 pages, Τιμή: 69.99$

Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. Ryden's vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic clich‚ and disturbing archetype. Complex in its arcane and idiosyncratic subject matter, Ryden's work can leave no viewer unmoved. Pinxit, whose title refers to the Latin term meaning painted by, is organized by the themes of Ryden's major exhibitions and includes collected essays by Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick, and others, and a new essay by culture critic Kristine McKenna.
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Και ως συνήθως, μερικά εξώφυλλα που μου τράβηξαν την προσοχή...

Creepy Comics #12, Richard Corben, Dark Horse Comics, pg.57
Batman, Incorporated #11 (New 52), Chris Burnham, DC Comics, pg.99
Colonized #2, Dave Sim, IDW, pg.176

  

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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, 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.

3 comments:

  1. Όντως φίλε Αλέξανδρε, πολύ ωραία πραγματάκια μας επιφυλάσσει ο Μάρτιος.

    Corben, Kaluta, Barks, Moebius, Matsumoto όπως λες, + Jim Woodring, Taiyo Matsumoto, EC - Πανικός ! Όσο για το budget, πρέπει αναγκαστικά να γίνει ιεράρχηση των τίτλων. Μόνο έτσι βγαίνει.

    Η τελευταία "τρέλα" που έκανα εγώ ήταν με το Eyes of the cat που αναφέρεις κι εδώ - φανταστικό, αλλά όχι και 35 ευρώ ρε Humanoids για 50 σελίδες. Limited edition και... άντε μην πώ.

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  2. Τί εννοείς "τρέλα"; Δεν νομίζω να πήρες την πρώτη, υπερμεγέθη και πανάκριβη έκδοση της Humanoids;

    Σε γενικές γραμμές πάντως νομίζω ότι η έκδοση κόμικς ευρωπαϊκής προέλευσης στις ΗΠΑ, είναι αρκετά επικίνδυνη ενασχόληση. Γι'αυτό πιστεύω πως η Humanoids προσπαθεί να στηρίξει την λειτουργία της σε ένα σίγουρο χαρτί, τον Moebius, με εκδόσεις όπως αυτήν.

    Χαρακτηριστικό παράδειγμα αυτής της λογικής νομίζω πως είναι και η νέα έκδοση του Incal, σε έξι τεράστια και πανάκριβα άλμπουμ (http://www.humanoids.com/album/297).

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  3. Όχι, όχι φίλε μου. Τρέλα είπα, όχι αυτοκτονία !
    Πήρα την έκδοση που αναφέρεις κι εδώ, αλλά τη σκέτη ασπρόμαυρη, χωρίς το κίτρινο.

    Έχεις απόλυτο δίκιο σε αυτό που λες για τις ευρωπαϊκές "εξαγωγές" στις ΗΠΑ. Και μόνο αν δείς αμερικάνικες κριτικές σε ευρωπαϊκούς τίτλους, θα καταλάβεις το μέγεθος της καχυποψίας (για να το πω ευγενικά) με την οποία τους αντιμετωπίζουν.

    Αλλά και η Humanoids δεν καταλαβαίνω τί προσπαθεί να κάνει με αυτή την πρακτική της limited, πανάκριβης edition. Θέλουν να καταστήσουν τα comics ένα είδος για "εκλεκτούς" λίγους ? Βρήκα ένα τόμο που συλλέγει τα 7 albums των Μεταβαρόνων - υπέροχη έκδοση, αλλά... 60 ευρώ. Ποιός να τα δώσει ?

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