Upcoming Furry Comics for July 2004
Combined the updates from Doodles and Treesong this month. From Doodles: "This is the big month, with ComicCon International taking place in the middle, and so the publishers pull out all the stops to get new titles available. The bigger pubs also like to do listings of all their backstock, a hint of which can be found in the gaps between a mess of these listings. In addition, the industry has moved their Free Comic Book Day to July 3, so you'll be able to pick up all kinds of goodies from your local store. (Personal recommendation: grab Gemstone Publishing's "Mickey Mouse and Friends" freebie.)"Meanwhile, here's the stuff you have to pay for...
DARK HORSE (www.darkhorse.com)
Usagi Yojimbo #77 - $2.99 - order #MAY040046
This issue brings the return of fan favorite Inspector Ishida, who is on the trail of a master thief. But when the thief is blamed for the murder of a prominent merchant, Ishida suspects there is more to the story. ???????????? (I wonder if that translated properly...)
DC COMICS (www.dccomics.com)
Looney Tunes #116 - $2.25 - order #MAY040347
As if it wasn't bad enough that poor penelope gets chased all the time by Pepe LePew, now _Taz_ is after her. Where's N.O.W. when you need them?
Scooby-Doo - $2.25 - order #MAY040349
The gang is on a haunted ranch. Moo, baby.
Thundercats: Enemy's Pride #2 - $2.95 - order #MAY040357
Lion-O's Thunderguard get out of control, a lot like things in
IMAGE COMICS (www.imagecomics.com)
Flight GN - $19.95 - order #MAY041415
An anthology of stories by numerous artists/writers based around the concept of flight, which I'm listing here because three of the stories from their sample would be of interest to this group. "Copper - Maiden Voyage" by Kazu Kibushi, "Hugo Earheart" by Jake Parker, and "Beneath The Trees - Jump" by Rad Sechrist. And there may be more, though a thorough list of what's inside wasn't in the catalog.
ADV MANGA (www.advmanga.com)
Apocalypse Meow Vol. 1 TPB - $9.99 - order #MAY042185
This is a translation of a manga by Motofumi Kobayashi, with rabbits and cats taking the place of the Americans and Vietnamese in this story of the Vietnam War. Focusing on a Special Operations unit led by Sgt. "Perky" Perkins, this is a unique synthesis of gritty war and fable-like characters.
AIRSHIP ENTERTAINMENT (www.studiofoglio.com)
Girl Genius #12 - $3.95 - order #MAY042203
ANTARCTIC PRESS (www.antarctic-press.com)
Gold Digger #55 - $2.99 - order #MAY042277
Ninja High School #119 - $2.99 - order #MAY042285
The Lab Vol. 1 Hey... Test this! TPB - $14.95 - order #MAY042340
This book collects all the previous issues of Scott Sava's wacky
computer-drawn title, and adds new stories and other material. Watch as Esteban and Livingston prove that science isn't pretty, but it's hilarious to watch.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (www.gemstonepub.com)
Donald Duck & Friends #318 - $2.95 - order #MAY042711
Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 6 TP - $7.95 - order #MAY042712
Mickey Mouse & Friends #267 - $2.95 - order #MAY042713
Uncle Scrooge #232 - $6.95 - order #MAY042714
Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #647 - $6.95 - order #MAY042715
MIRAGE STUDIOS (www.ninjaturtles.com)
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 - $2.95 - order #MAY042811
MU PRESS (www.mupress.com)
Wild #7 - $3.75 - order #MAY042820
ADULTS ONLY In this issue, Karno kicks off a series of adventures starring a bouncy bunny named Teeka, while Zephrey Hughes continues the fantasy theme with "Taris & Calban."
NITE OWL COMIX (www.cammuso.com)
Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective Vol. 2 #3 - $4.95 - order #MAY042844
The conclusion to "The Long Ever After." Will the Tooth Fairy extract what she wants from Max? Will he squeal? Will I stop making horrible puns? I can't answer the first two, but the answer to the third is "HELL NO!"
RADIO COMIX (www.radiocomix.com)
Furrlough #139 - $2.99 - order #MAY042865
Cover by Baron Engel, "Claire's Stupid Life" by Kyle Carrozza, plus work by David Goodman, OsoZeth, and Shon Howell.
Havoc, Inc. #10 - $3.50 - order #MAY042866
After a long hiatus, the story of Deck and Chester returns where it left off, with Deck mistaken for a masked wrestling hero and the pair of them trying to stop a monster maker loose in the city. Ringtail fans, UNITE!
Hit The Beach 2004 - $4.99 - order #MAY042867
The annual collection of summer fun art is back, and this year promises as big a line up as ever! 48 pages of your fave artists, including Joe Rosales, Megan Giles, Chris Whalen, Trump, Terrie Smith, Phil Morrissey, John Barrett, Christina hanson, DAQ, Gary Bedell Jr. and many many more! Cover by Diana Harlan-Stein.
SHANDA FANTASY ARTS (www.shandafantasyarts.net)
Albedo Anthropomorphics Vol. 5 #1 - $4.99 - order #MAY042888
Steve Gallacci's classic SF story, one of the two series that started it all ("Omaha the Cat Dancer" being the other) returns, as Erma Felna finds herself captain of an EDF starship during the Confederation-Republic War. No crowbars.
The Adventures of Hanno and Lois - $5.25 - order #MAY042889
This set of tales written by Brock Hoagland ("The Iron Star") revole around mouse mage Hanno and her partner, leopardess armsfur Lois, as well as Lois' cubs Keres and Neres and their genet slave, Zia.
That's for this month. See you in another 30!
And from Treesong:
Not much to add this month either. All these are $2.95 24-page
black-and-white floppies except as noted.
(Amaze Ink) / SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
MAY042230E Ghouly Boys #2
'A family of werewolves sacrifices their lives protecting their infant
from an angry mob, and it's up to The Ghouly Boys to protect the
orphaned were-pup. But being the child of two werewolves, this cub bears a "reverse curse"--werewolf puppy by day... feral little boy by full moon's light!'
MAY042242E Egg Story (graphic novel) 64pg $3.95
by J. Marc Schmidt
OK, they're not furry, but they're anthro. Talking eggs that escape from the refrigerator. 'But life takes a grim turn when one of them turns into a suicidal maniac who yearns to become a soufflé, and it all ends up tragically (and messily) on the kitchen floor. What does an egg do after witnessing so much pointless, random death and destruction? For Feather, a good-hearted boy egg, the answer is simple. He becomes a ninja.' This I gotta see.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
MAY042317E Sonic the Hedgehog #139 color, 32pg $2.19
Two stories, one in the "Mobius, 25 Years Later" series.