4 Οκτ 2013





Το Previews του μήνα γι'ακόμη μια φορά δεν μου γέμισε το μάτι. Οι επερχόμενες κυκλοφορίες αποδείχθηκαν φτωχές για τα γούστα μου, και μόνο οι 13 επιλογές που ακολουθούν μου τράβηξαν την προσοχή.

ATTENTION
Αν δεν έχει πέσει στα χέρια σας το εξαιρετικό Wake των Scott Snyder και Sean Murphy μην αμελήσετε να προπαραγγείλετε τον πρώτο τόμο.
Ακόμη, μην αφήσετε να σας ξεφύγει ο δεύτερος τόμος του Siegfried από την Archaia. Αν δεν έχετε διαβάσει τον πρώτο τόμο ακόμη καλύτερα. Απλά αγοράστε και τους δύο μαζί και απολαύστε μια καλή δόση αυτού του πανέμορφου ευρωπαϊκού κόμικ.
Το νού σας επίσης και στoυς πρώτους τόμους των Sheltered και Polarity από τις "hipster" εταιρείες του χώρου, Image και Boom (ο χαρακτηρισμός αφορά κυρίως την Image).

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BREATH OF BONES: A TALE OF THE GOLEM HC
page 69, $14.99

PUBLISHER  Dark Horse Comics
WRITER  Steve Niles
ARTIST  Dave Wachter
COVER ARTIST  Dave Wachter
PAGES  80 pages
COLOR   B&W.
SIZE  8 x 12
A British plane crashes in a Jewish village, sparking a Nazi invasion. Using clay and mud from the river, the villagers bring to life a giant monster to battle for their freedom and future. Collects the entire miniseries.
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BATMAN UNWRAPPED BY ANDY KUBERT HC (DELUXE EDITION)
page 129, $34.99



PUBLISHER  DC Comics
WRITER  Neil Gaiman
ARTIST  Andy Kubert
COVER ARTIST  Andy Kubert
SPECIAL NOTES   Relist, Previous Orders are Canceled
DC collects the Batman stories by acclaimed artist Andy Kubert in pencil form in this spectacular new hardcover, including the tales that introduced Damian Wayne and the now-classic story 'Whatever Happened to The Caped Crusader?' Don't miss these stories from BATMAN #655-658, 664-666, 686 and 700, BATMAN (New 52) #18, DETECTIVE COMICS #853 and a story from 52 #46
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DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1
page 136, $2.99


PUBLISHER  DC Comics
WRITER  Toby Litt
ARTIST   Mark Buckingham
COVER ARTIST  Mark Buckingham
PAGES   32 pages.
COLOR  Full Color.
From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's dead boys get their own monthly series! As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries - including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.
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WAKE PART ONE #1
page 139, $9.99


PUBLISHER  DC Comics
WRITER  Scott Snyder
ARTIST  Sean Murphy
COVER ARTIST  Sean Murphy
PAGES  112 pages.
COLOR  Full Color.
The first five issues of the acclaimed new Vertigo series THE WAKE are all collected in this new special!
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COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS SC
page 201, $17.99


PUBLISHER  Image Comics
WRITER  Brandon Graham
ARTIST  Brandon Graham
COVER ARTIST  Brandon Graham
PAGES  208 pages.
COLOR  Full Color
Ex-organ smuggler Sexica and her werewolf boyfriend Nikoli travel across a sci-fi/fantasy version of Russia while the hardcore organ hound Blue Nura tracks a bounty across radioactive wastelands. Slice of life comics from a world where magic and monsters are commonplace. Collects Multiple Warheads #1-4 and Multiple Warheads: Down Fall.
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SHELTERED VOL. 01 SC
page 201, $9.99


PUBLISHER  Image Comics
WRITER  Ed Brisson
ARTIST  John Christmas
COVER ARTIST  John Christmas
PAGES  128 pages.
COLOR  Full Color
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE! A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST. The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any and all end-of-world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons, and training can't save them from the one threat they never could have expected: their own children. Collects Sheltered #1-5.
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WHERE BOLD STARS GO TO DIE GN
page 238, $7.95


PUBLISHER   Amaze Ink (Slave Labor Graphics)
WRITER   Gerry Alanguilan
ARTIST   Arlan Esmena
COVER ARTIST   Arlan Esmena
PAGES  70 pages.
COLOR    B&W.
SPECIAL NOTES   Mature Content
SIZE  6x9
From the creator of the acclaimed Elmer graphic novel comes this new story of love, lust and compulsion. Love struck Daniel fell in love with a long forgotten, once popular sex starlet by the name of Anna Marie through a video cassette he found at an old downtown thrift shop. What began as an infatuation soon becomes an obsession as Daniel's fantasies push him to find love in places beyond reason, beyond reality, and beyond this world.

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SIEGFRIED VOL. 02: VALKARIE HC
page 248, $24.95


PUBLISHER  Archaia Entertainment LLC
WRITER  Alex Alice
ARTIST  Alex Alice
COVER ARTIST  Alex Alice
PAGES   144 pages.
COLOR  Full Color
SPECIAL NOTES  Relist, Previous Orders are Canceled
SIZE   8x11
A three-part story inspired by Wagner's classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung: Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold. In this second volume, Siegfried sets off from his safe, forest home to find the world of men. With Mime as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir!
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POLARITY VOL. 01 SC
page 285, $14.99


PUBLISHER   Boom! Studios
WRITER   Max Bemis
ARTIST   Jorge Coelho
COVER ARTIST  Frazer Irving
PAGES   128 pages.
COLOR   Full Color
SIZE   7x10
What if having super powers meant losing your mind? Tim Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art - better known as Brooklyn. But after surviving a near fatal car accident, Tim discovers that his bipolar medication hasn't just been subduing his manic depression - it's been suppressing his super powers. Max Bemis is not only an incredibly talented songwriter (and lead singer for the band Say Anything), but an exciting, fresh voice in comics. Jorge Coelho serves up dynamic, expressive action while keeping POLARITY grounded. This collection comes with a free download code for the entire POLARITY E.P., including a fifth original song written and performed by Max Bemis!
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FRANK THORNE RED SONJA ART EDITION HC
page 293, $150.00


PUBLISHER  Dynamite
WRITER  Roy Thomas
ARTIST  Frank Thorne
COVER ARTIST  Frank Thorne
PAGES  120 pages.
COLOR  B&W.
SIZE  12x17
Celebrate the seminal work of legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Thorne with this gorgeous hardcover collection, presenting for the first time the actual storyboard artwork from his complete 1976 run of swords-and-sorcery icon Red Sonja appearances in the Marvel Feature comic book series. Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size, Frank Thorne's Red Sonja Art Edition preserves every detail of the artist's meticulous skill and hard work, while simultaneously presenting a complete storyline for the enjoyment of longtime She-Devil fans. Limited to initial orders ONLY. • Presenting the art of the definitive Red Sonja artist at its original size in an oversized hardcover edition! • Featuring high resolution, color scans of Frank Thorne's original artwork from his personal collection! • The first in a series of art editions from Dynamite!
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BLIGHTED EYE HC
page 318, $75.00


PUBLISHER  Fantagraphics Books
WRITER  Glenn Bray
ARTIST  Glenn Bray
COVER ARTIST  Glenn Bray
PAGES  400 pages.
COLOR  Full Color.
SIZE  10.25 x 11.75
Glenn Bray began collecting original comic art in 1965 and eventually amassed the most eclectic collection of comic art in private hands. The Blighted Eye features work by an A to Z of cartooning masters from Charles Addams and Carl Barks to Robert Williams and Art Young and almost everyone in between. The Blighted Eye is a testament to Bray's dogged and visionary commitment to preserving the work by the greatest artists working in an art form habitually sneered at by cultural gatekeepers throughout most of the 20th century.
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COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY VOL. 08: EC ARTISTS SC
page 318, $34.99


PUBLISHER  Fantagraphics Books
WRITER  William M Gaines
ARTIST  Al Jaffee
PAGES  240 pages.
COLOR  Partial Color.
SIZE  10 x 12
To celebrate Fantagraphics' republication of the legendary EC line, we proudly present the first of a two-volume set of interviews with the artists and writers (and publisher) who made EC great. This issue includes such luminaries as Will Elder, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman and William Gaines among others. Every interview is profusely illustrated by pertinent examples of the work under discussion. The EC artists were renowned for their attention to detail, and the reproduction here takes full advantage of the oversized art book format.
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SUCKER BAIT AND OTHER STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY GRAHAM INGELS HC
page 319, $28.99


PUBLISHER   Fantagraphics Books
WRITER   Graham Ingels
ARTIST  Gary Groth
PAGES  208 pages.
COLOR  B&W.
SIZE  7 x 10
Even sixty years after their original release, EC Comics superstar Graham Ghastly Ingels's grisly pages retain the power to shock. Sucker Bait And Other Stories features 25 classic stories from Tales From the Crypt, Shock SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, and Ingels signature Old Witch character's special showcase Haunt of Fear- plus the usual fascinating historical, critical, and biographical material.
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FOLIGATTO HC
page 323, $24.95


PUBLISHER  Humanoids Inc
WRITER   Alexios Tjoyas
ARTIST  Nicolas De Crecy
COVER ARTIST   Nicolas De Crecy
PAGES   64 pages.
COLOR    Full Color
SIZE   9x12
The first work by the one and only Nicolas de Crécy (The Celestial Bibendum, NBM's Salvatore series, Glacial Period) is a lyrical and gorgeously illustrated dark tale, and nothing short of a milestone of its time! In order to revive the image of the town of Eccenihilo, a big carnival is organized with as a grand finale, the homecoming of the local golden child, the famous opera star and eunuch Foligatto. The artist's return to his roots, however, triggers a whirlwind series of dark and eccentric tribulations.
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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.

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