On the fence about BOOM! Studios new series Kennel Block Blues? BOOM! Studios has something of a treat this weekend, right before final orders are due into Diamond. Why in the world would a publisher intentionally give an entire issue away for free before it even goes on sale?
BOOM! Studios is starting off the new year with the launch of a new mini-series from Ed Brisson and the continuation of several hit series. Fans of Munchkin will want to get the first trade paperback collection for an offer to receive an exclusive Munchkin item. Check out the BOOM! Studios Previews, and then show up at your local comic shop on (or after) January 6 for these comics.
Well, It's a bit later than the other solicitations we've gotten, but here is are the BOOM! Studios Solicitations for March. Here are the covers and full solicitations. Read it over and let your local comic shop know if something catches your eye.
One of the must reads for any science fiction fan is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick. The most proper film adaptation is the director's cut of Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner. For a comics adaptation, you need to read the 24 issue series published by BOOM! Studios starting in 2009. It was even nominated for an Eisner in 2010 for "Best New Series." If you really wanted to read the series, tracking down all of the issues or collected editions (four hardcover, six paperback) could be daunting. BOOM! Studios has your back, releasing this week an Omnibus edition of all 24 issues in one book.
We've already covered the new series that are included in BOOM! Studios Solicitations for next February. Here's what's coming out as part of their current series and collections. Check them out so you can see if you need to have your local comic shop add something to your pull list.
This week, among all of the solicitations from various publishers we got word that BOOM! Studios New Titles debuting in February of next year. BOOM! publishes some really great books by great creators, so seeing what's new is always exciting. Of particular interest is a new Steven Universe mini-series! The only downside is that we have to wait until February to see them!
Welcome Back #1 is going to a third printing, while the second issue is going to a second printing, according to a press release sent out by BOOM! Studios. Press releases from publishers come in all the time about issues going to second printing, and given that many publishers only print to their Diamond orders, its not unusual to see a comic go to a second printing. Third printings are a different thing altogether. Given how much attention Welcome Back is getting from retailers, the question comes to mind, "what is up with this series?"
Since it was announced, Grant Morrison's Klaus has been an intriguing book. The first looks at this book showed a Santa Claus that was built like a super-hero, and was decidedly less jolly than the Santa we've all come to know. However strong Grant Morrison's reputation is, this story's premise seemed unlike something that could actually work as a comic. Despite all of these doubts, Grant Morrison has written some of the best comics of the last twenty years. Will Klaus stand up next to Invisibles, All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin?
Reviewing the last issue of a series, especially one like Day Men, is hard to do. Obviously, there's the reluctance to give anything that could be construed a spoiler. There's also the reluctance to say goodbye to a series and characters that I really enjoyed, cared about, and want to see go on indefinitely. I'll get more into these elements in our review of Day Men #8.
I'm always on the lookout for something new, so when I saw the previews come in for Power Up, by Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and Matt Cummings (Adventure Time), I was sure to give it a shot. How is it? Read on, preview pages follow the review.
Lumberjanes won two Eisner awards at San Diego Comic-Con, which means that its way past time for us to do a proper review of an issue. This series has gotten a lot of positive word of mouth, but is more directed to teenage girls, so I might not be the target audience for it. However, I do appreciate good comics, so if it's as good as people say, my age and gender shouldn't matter.