Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Where my money goes


I just received an order from Amazon this morning. It contained four books:

A God Somewhere, by John Arcudi, Peter Sneijbjerg and Bjarne Hansen (Wildstorm)
Mesmo Delivery, by Rafael Grampa (Dark Horse)
Pluto, vol. 5 and 6, by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka (Viz)

I am super-excited about all four of these. I got A God Somewhere mostly because it sounds like a good story, and Mesmo Delivery mostly because the art looks absolutely fantastic. Meanwhile, my mind has been completely blown by the first four volumes of the epic Pluto, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into these two. Somehow, I don't want this series to end, yet as soon as I finish one volume I just want to rush out and read the next one. Only two more to go after these two.


A few exciting comics coming out this week:

Batman #700 (DC): A double-sized anniversary extravaganza written by Grant Morrison and featuring various incarnations of Batman (Bruce, Dick, Damian and an unconfirmed fourth one set in the distant future), with art by Tony Daniels, Frank Quitely, Andy Kubert and David Finch. It's pretty hard to imagine more reasons to get excited about a single issue!

Daytripper #7 (of 10) (Vertigo): Loving this series. I've been tempted to write about it since it started, but I think I'm going to wait until after the final issue.

Meta 4 #1 (of 5) (Image): Ted McKeever's new miniseries about an amnesiac astronaut and a "muscular woman who dresses up as Santa all year round" sounds weird, weird, weird. And the art looks beautiful. I don't really know what to expect with this one, but I'm looking forward to it. I just hope they'll have it at my comic book story, because I found out about it too late to special-order it.

Orc Stain #4 was supposed to come out this week, but it looks like there are some delays. Bummer.

I'm also eyeing the first issues of Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom (Wildstorm) and Avengers Academy (Marvel). Not quite sold on either, but I'll probably check 'em out at the store to see if they strike my fancy.


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