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Upcoming Comics For September 2004

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Comics updates from both Doodles and Treesong! "Beware the Ides of March and the doldrums of Labor Day. And any class in college where the instructor wrote the book..."

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DARK HORSE www.darkhorse.com
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo - $39.95 - order #JUL040019
In time for the rabbit ronin's 20th anniversary, this hardcover collects 200 pages of unseen sketches and out-of-print material from creator Stan Sakai's hands, and includes a gallery where tribute is paid by such comics luminaries as Matt Wagner, Sergio Aragones, Frank Miller, and Jeff Smith. A must-have for all fans of the book.

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DC COMICS www.dccomics.com
Looney Tunes #118 - $2.25 - order #JUL040660
A full issue of "Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a Half Century!" Joy! (I'm guessing it's a test to see if there's enough interest to give it a title of its own.)

Scooby-Doo #88 - - $2.25 - order #JUL040661
Velma's cousin is suspected of a crime, and how I _wish_ it was poisoning dogs..

pg 106
Thundercats: Enemy's Pride #4 - $2.95 - order #JUL040678
It's Snarf to the rescue. They're doomed.

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ADV MANGA www.advmanga.com
Apocalypse Meow Vol. 2 TP - $9.99 - order #JUL042512
The saga of Sgt. "Perky" Perkins, Rats, and Bota continues as they have to deal with the moral quandry of the war, the home front, and being POWs. BUN HO!

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AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR www.slavelabor.com
Bear #6 - $2.95 - order #JUL042525
Special extra-spooky issue.

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ANTARCTIC PRESS www.antarctic-press.com
Gold Digger Annual 2004 - $4.95 - order #JUL042589

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Ninja High School Yearbook 2004 - $4.95 - order #JUL042597

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COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND www.cbldf.org
Even More Fund Comics - $10.00 - order #JUL042759
No, it's not furry related, but it's quite important. This benefit book is intended to raise money for the CBLDF, a non-profit group that fights censorship and provides legal help for creators, retailers, and publishers facing prosecution from draconian obscenity laws. In it, you'll find one-of-a-kind work from creators as diveres as Frank Cho (who does the Spider-Man cover of the book), Bill Willingham, Adam Hughes, and Jim Lee. That's just a very small sample of the work in the book. Of course, if you don't want the book, you can always go direct to their website and make a donation. (Or are you too busy stuffing your face with Ho-Ho's while jacking off to that porn pic of Lola Bunny to care?)

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FELIX COMICS
The Comic Adventures of Felix the Cat TP - $12.95 - order #JUL042925
Back in print after 20 years, this collection of eight comic adventures will charm the whole family.

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GEMSTONE PUBLISHING www.gemstonepub.com
Though it's September these will be released, the Disney titles will be celebrating Halloween, with all sorts of spooky stories throughout their issues. Maybe some of them will star zombie Michael Eisner.

Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 8 TP - $7.95 - order #JUL042935

Donald Duck and Friends #320 - $2.95 - order #JUL042936

Mickey Mouse and Friends #269 - $2.95 - order #JUL042937

Uncle Scrooge #334 - $6.95 - order #JUL042938

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #649 - $6.95 - order #JUL042939

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LIGHTSPEED PRESS www.lightspeedpress.com
Finder #35 - $2.95 - order #JUL043012
Smithson's case grows increasingly complex, and he's now dogged by the man who _didn't_ do it...

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MIRAGE STUDIOS www.ninjaturtles.com
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 - $2.95 - order #JUL043020

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MU PRESS www.mupress.com
Wild #8 - $3.75 - order #JUL043045
ADULTS ONLY - Taral Wayne and Paul Kidd offer up "Hot Buttered Mice," Karno show's Teeka's new job in "Inflates!", and Zephrey Hughes shows what happens when hunters become "The Hunted."

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RADIO COMIX www.radiocomix.com
Furrlough #141 - $3.50 - order #JUL043091
A new chapter of "Neo-Bioform GO!" and of "Claire's Stupid Life."

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SHANDA FANTASY ARTS www.furnation.com/shanda/ and www.shandafantasyarts.com
Codename Mousetrap #1 - $4.99 - order #JUL043111
This two-issue series about a pair of bounty hunters is by Lomax, Teruel, Beaulieu, Garcia, Gray, & Calvin. With cover by Fred Perry.

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TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP www.titanmagazines.com
Wallace and Grommit: The Whippet Vanishes GN - $8.95 - order #JUL043132
By Ina Rimmer and Jimmy Hansen. Wallace & Grommit turn pet detectives, and are immediately sued by Jim Carrey.

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TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS www.topshelfcomix.com
Owly GN - $10.00 - order #JUL043246
A new series by Andy Runton, Owly is a kind, lonely, little owl who's always on the lookout for new friends and adventures. The artwork samples in the catalog look quite charming, so it would be worth taking a peek.

That's all for this month, folks! See you in 30!

And from Treesong:

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DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
JUL040002 Dark Horse 2004 Halloween Special #1 12 pg? $6.00
This is a comic shop freebie from Dark Horse about Jack and his haunted doghouse. 'Stray!' is by Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) and Evan Dorkin (Hectic Planet, Dork!). The $6 is for a bundle of 25; go to your local comic shop to pick one up.

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AMAZE INK (SLAVE LABOR)
JUL042562 Little Scrowlie vol. 1 120 pg, tpb $10.95
JUL042563 Little Scrowlie #7 24 pg $2.95
by Todd Meister & Jen Feinberg
The trade paperback "Little Scrowlie: The Call of Cuthbert" 'chronicles the adventures of a particularly scrowlie cat and her friends (human, cat, and ghost) in their cosmic battle with an evil straight out of today's headlines, as bad fashion, imaginary Lovecraftian horrors, and the instability of post internet gold rush Oakland combine with nefarious cat furrier conspiracies in a veritable Voltron of terror. The trade paperback collects issues one through four, along with bonus stories and pinups.' This seems to be a pretty solidly furry theme; I don't know why we've missed it before. In #7, 'After rescuing James from the clutches of an evil succubus, the fierce Lick Monsters of the Nether Regions find themselves pursued by a demonic horde intent on re-integrating their human captive into his proper (torturee) role in the Satanic hierarchy.' But where are the cats?

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ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
JUL042634 Sonic the Hedgehog #141 32 pg, color $2.19
by Various
"The Return to Angel Island" Part 4 of 4, and another installment of
"Mobius 25 Years Later".

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GEEK PUNK http://www.crackurz.com/
JUL042933 Lionxor #2 (of 6) 24 pg $3.00
by James Patrick & D.J. Coffman
I figure this qualifies as furry because Lionxor is a lion-headed guy
(looks like a mask but you can't be sure) and part of his super-team is 'four mechanical tigers that can come together to form a giant
unstoppable robot' but won't because they're irritated with each other at the moment. This is a team of '80s losers put together to save the more popular '80s cartoon properties, like the Transformers, which have been captured by some evil. MATURE READERS

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VIZ COMMUNICATIONS
JUL043296 My Neighbor Totoro vol. 1 152pg tpb $9.99
JUL043297 My Neighbor Totoro vol. 2 152pg tpb $9.99
by Hayao Miyazaki
Did the manga or the anime come first? I dunno, but in any case it's
furry. I don't know if the catbus shows up in these volumes.

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