Coming Attractions: March 2011

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The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in March 2011.   This list is not comprehensive, just what I’ve discovered browsing the Internet.  Below, you’ll find selected titles which caught my interest.  If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, click here. These are not necessarily titles I will purchase, but which I will definitely look at once they arrive at my local comics shop or bookstore.

Quite a few reprints, some interesting all ages titles, and even some adaptations and tie-ins.  Marvel is pushing a lot of Thor and Captain America titles this month.  Not many X-Men titles… is Marvel Comics ignoring X-Men: First Class since it’s not a Marvel Studios production?  No Super Bowl commercial, very little buzz compared to Thor and Cap, fewer licensees…

Please be advised that publication dates are not set in stone, titles may change, and covers may be altered. Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library.  I consider my tastes to be rather eclectic. If you feel I’ve neglected or slighted a title, publisher, or creator, please feel free to mention it in the comments below. Yes, you may promote your own work, but please include the ISBN for easy searching (and shopping!)

Disclaimer: I am employed by Barnes & Noble. This and any other posts by me have no official connection to B&N. Neither I or Heidi MacDonald receive any remuneration from this post.  As always, feel free to send us your PR. Even better, send us some free books!


Takio Coming Attractions: March 2011

Takio
by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming

  • $ 9.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 96pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785153269
  • ISBN: 0785153268

phoenix Coming Attractions: March 2011

Phoenix Without Ashes
by Harlan Ellison, Alan Robinson, John K. Snyder III

  • $ 21.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 21pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108006
  • ISBN: 1600108008

Omaha Coming Attractions: March 2011

Omaha, the Cat Dancer Set
by Kate Worley, Reed Waller

  • $ 75.00
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: N B M Publishing Company
  • Format: Paperback, 816pp  [A set of all seven volumes]
  • ISBN-13: 9781561636013
  • ISBN: 1561636010

america Coming Attractions: March 2011

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty
by Mark Waid, Walter Mcdaniel, Anthony Williams, Ron Garney, Doug Braithwaite

  • $ 35.00
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 360pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785149637
  • ISBN: 0785149635
  • [I tried to find a better cover, but it seems everyone is using this one.  Marvel.com didn't even have the book listed, so is it coming out?]

valentine Coming Attractions: March 2011

The Vesha Valentine Story: A Pin-up Story Book
by Des Taylor

  • $ 12.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback, 88pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult [!!]
  • ISBN-13: 9781593622077
  • ISBN: 1593622074

starstruck2 Coming Attractions: March 2011

Starstruck
by Michael Wm. Kaluta, Elaine Lee

  • $ 49.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover , 360pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108723
  • ISBN: 1600108725
  • Edition Description: Deluxe Edition

super Coming Attractions: March 2011

Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture
by Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Barlow, Ron English, Lukas Ketner, Tony Millionaire, Ron Chan, and others

  • $ 12.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 88pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781595825117
  • ISBN: 1595825118

big baby Coming Attractions: March 2011

Big Blown Baby
by Bill Wray, Bob Fleming

  • $ 24.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 140pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108624
  • ISBN: 1600108628

perez Coming Attractions: March 2011

Art of George Perez
by George Perez

  • $ 49.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover, 256pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108594
  • ISBN: 1600108598

endless Coming Attractions: March 2011

The Little Endless Storybook
by Jill Thompson

  • $ 14.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardcover, 56pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781401204280
  • ISBN: 1401204287

katchor Coming Attractions: March 2011

The Cardboard Valise
by Ben Katchor

  • $ 25.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardcover, 128pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780375421143
  • ISBN: 0375421149

thor Coming Attractions: March 2011

Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus
by Walter Simonson

  • $ 125.00
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 1192pp   [About as difficult to lift as Mjolnir.]
  • ISBN-13: 9780785146339
  • ISBN: 0785146334

gangster Coming Attractions: March 2011

Jew Gangster
by Joe Kubert

  • $ 13.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: IBooks, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback, 144pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781596874091
  • ISBN: 1596874090

superstar Coming Attractions: March 2011

Superstar: As Seen on TV
by Stuart Immonen, Kurt Busiek

  • $ 14.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Hardcover , 80pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600108891
  • ISBN: 160010889X

girl1 Coming Attractions: March 2011Girl Comics

by Trina Robbins, Stephanie Buscema, Ming Doyle, Devin Grayson, Ann Nocenti

  • $ 15.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback, 120pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785147930 [Hardcover published last September: 978-0-7851-4792-3  No listing of the TPB on Marvel.com, so I'm using the cover from that edition.]
  • ISBN: 0785147934

snatch Coming Attractions: March 2011

Snatch Comics Treasury
by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson

  • $ 19.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Hippy Comix
  • Format: Paperback  [Limited signed editions also available.  Benefits S. Clay Wilson.  More information here.]
  • ISBN-13: 9780615439785
  • ISBN: 0615439780

new york Coming Attractions: March 2011

My New York Diary
by Julie Doucet

  • $ 16.95
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback, 104pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781896597836
  • ISBN: 1896597831

vi per Coming Attractions: March 2011

The White Viper
by Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin, Erin Holroyd,

  • $ 19.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Format: Paperback , 120pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781600106873
  • ISBN: 1600106870

kirby Coming Attractions: March 2011

Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus
by Jack Kirby

  • $ 74.99
  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 568pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780785149606
  • ISBN: 0785149600

Comments

  1. mauvecanary says:

    can’t wait to get that George Perez book. And the Waid/Garney Cap stories, some great stories in that collection. As for the Simonson Thor book, guess it’s time to take out that second mortgage.

  2. Gosh, I hope Marvel isn’t ignoring the X-men First Class franchise since I just busted my butt drawing the CYCLOPS one-shot coming out this March.

  3. Maybe it’s all on Fox… Marvel is probably hyp(erboliz)ing their movies more than Murdoch.

    Cyclops? Haspiel? Mmmm…

    Mauve, don’t forget to buy a forklift when you take out that second mortgage…

  4. My New York Diary has been out for a while. I seen it in BN for like a month.

  5. I find it amusing that the listing after Marvel’s “Girl comics” is “Snatch comics”

  6. “Also, your local comics shop might receive copies before your local neighborhood website or library.”

    Mario… HA! And yet you failed to notice the cover above “Girl Comics”…

  7. morganagrom says:

    It’s too bad so many of these books are being published as consumer-unfriendly hardcovers.

  8. Joe Heffernan says:

    KIRBY! KALUTA! PEREZ! SIMONSON! My book shelves are finally startin’ to look good with these type of books comin’ out! :)

  9. TommyRaiko says:

    Is that paperback of JEW GANGSTER really coming from iBooks? As in the late Byron Preiss’s long-bankrupt company iBooks?

  10. ibooks was liquidated in 2006, after Byron Preiss’ untimely death. It is possible that the current iteration came from that sale.

    “ibooks, Incorporated” is located in Jericho, NY. Distributed by NBN.
    Their website “ibooksinc.com” does not work.

    Morg, wait a few months… hardcovers, unless they are some deluxe edition, will be issued in paperback sometime in the future. (“Girls Comics” came out in HC in September 2010, TP in March 2011.) They aren’t really “unfriendly” as the publishers expect to sell enough copies to justify the price and edition. If it was unfriendly, it wouldn’t sell!

  11. morganagrom says:

    Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. Perhaps the publishers should release the books in softcover first, giving more people an opportunity to buy them.

    Hardcover comics are generally pretentious and a cynical money-grab.

  12. That’s the nature of capitalism… earn as much money selling something as many different ways as possible.

    Books do it with hardcovers, then trade paperbacks. (Comics do magazines first, then HC, then TP.) Hardcovers appeal to the fans and to libraries.

    Hollywood issues a 3-D IMAX release, then the DVD (sometimes charging $100+ the first month to make money from video stores and collectors), then pay-per-view, then cable and airlines, then commercial television (either networks or as a movie pack to local stations).

    Eventually, the publishers will note if something doesn’t sell in hardcover. (Visit Tales of Wonder, or check the discount bins at your local comics convention.)

    My opinion… graphic novels are art books. Same production costs. Sure, sometimes the collections costs more than the single issues, in which case, have the issues bound. (And if you’re frugal, buy the issues after the trade comes out, you’ll probably be able to buy them for a buck each!)

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