Coming Attractions: Andrews McMeel: Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

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___________________________________________________________________________ Andrews McMeel is the publishing division of what was once known as the Universal Press Syndicate. If one ignores the various archival publishers of comicstrips, then AMU is the predominant publisher of comicstrip collections in the United States. This Fall, AMU launches a line aimed at kids, known as AMP!. Diary of a Wimpy […]

Coming Attractions: Winter 2013: Macmillan, and Friends

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___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Macmillan is one of the “Big Six” book publishers.  In addition to their own imprints, such as First Second, they also distribute a variety of other publishers, such as Seven Seas, Drawn + Quarterly, and Papercutz. What follows are books scheduled for the first third of 2013.  All information [aside from my bracketed […]

Coming Attractions: DC Comics: Spring 2013

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___________________________________________________________________________ The following are new titles from DC, scheduled for the first four months of 2013. It’s dominated by New 52 titles, as DC releases the first volumes in paperback while releasing hardcovers of the second volumes. There are some interesting archival collections, in a variety of formats.  DC has one Absolute Edition for after […]

SDCC12: IDW Announces Convention Exclusives

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Concerned that Comic-Con International won’t have some awesome comics? IDW announces their convention exclusives!

Coming Attractions: March 2012, Part Two

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. Here are a selection of books due out this month. All of the information presented below [aside from my aside/snide comments] are from publisher or distributor websites. ALL information is subject to change, and something which might ship this month to a comics shop might show up months later in regular bookstores.  So, if […]

Coming Attractions: March 2012: Part One [updated with intro]

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I’ve already previewed Marvel and DC, so here are the other publishers, with titles MAYBE shipping this month!

Coming Attractions: Marvel: January – August 2012

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Here are some of the more interesting titles being published in the first three quarters of this year! Get ‘em while you can…

Coming Attractions: DC Comics: More 2012 Titles!

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MORE! GREAT! DC! GRAPHIC! NOVELS!

Coming Attractions 2012: DC Comics: March – October

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Eight! Count ‘em, EIGHT! Months! Of DC Graphic Novels!

Coming Attractions: February 2012: Part Three

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Here it is, the stunning conclusion of new titles shipping in February!

Since this is Oscars weekend, I’ve included some award winners below! Hugo! Edgar! Carnegie! Stoker! Even Shamus! (No, not that one!)

Lots of adaptations! One is a comic based on a movie based on a prose novel!

Coming Attractions: February 2012: Marvel Publishes Justice League Zombies, DC Publishes Captain America and the Silver Surfer!

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New collections from Marvel, including a storyline which takes place between paragraphs in another book! And the Justice League as zombies!

New Titles from DC, including Silver Surfer and Captain America!

Coming Attractions: February 2012: Part Two: D+Q, Small Press, Christianity

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. Here’s the second part of February’s preview.  There’s some unusual titles here (including a publisher of religious graphic novels), some which don’t seem to exist beyond a listing on Books In Print. As usual, my boilerplate: So, here’s what caught my eye.  Please comment below, and please feel free to mention titles I may […]

Coming Attractions: February 2012: Part One

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Ut oh, guys… it’s a leap year! So if you’re the type to skedaddle from matrimonial minded maidens, be sure to grab some reading material before you head off to the Valley of the Shmoon!

Coming Attractions: January 2012: For Kids of All Ages!

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New comics! Fun stuff for everyone! (And, of course, before you hand the book over to a young impressionable mind, you have to read it first to make sure it is age-appropriate!)

Coming Attractions: January 2012: Manga

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New manga! Fast cars! Sexy women (and men)! Nazis! Cats! Rock ‘n’ Roll! Murder!

Coming Attractions: January 2012: Image, IDW, Dark Horse

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The March of Coming Attractions continues, like a North Korean state funeral! This installment: Dark Horse! IDW! Image!