Upcoming furry comics for June 2007 (Previews only)
This is an expensive month for me--I'm buying two books priced over $20 from the list below. But there are plenty of the cheaper pamphlet comics, too. Just look:
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com)
APR070230D1 Looney Tunes #151 32pg, color $2.25
by lots and lots
'Yosemite Sam has become a charming man-about-town! What's his terrible scheme? Plus, Sam Sheepdog and Ralph just want to get away from it all, but it seems they're destined for a working vacation.'
APR070231D1 Scooby-Doo #121 32pg, color $2.25
More of the same, with pirates. Next month, ninjas.
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com)
APR071866D2 Elephantmen #10 40pg, color $2.99
Stories by Richard Starkings, art by three one-name people.
Obadiah Horn agonizes over his animalitude.
A FINE LINE
APR073304F Afterdead Collection Color Edition, vol. 1 sc, 7"x10", 330pg, 64 color $29.95
by Donna Barr
The Desert Peach, Stinz, and others in the afterlife. Stinz is one of the first indy anthro series I ever got into, in the pages of Ed Pegg's _Centaurs Gatherum_, so I think this belongs here even if the Peach predominates. DP ##31-32 are reprinted here, among other things. Recommended sight unseen.
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com)
PAGES 225, 228
APR073365E Gold Digger #86 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Penny Pincer finds a Dweomer ruin from the Age of Magic, but her bodyguard, Charlotte the harpy, fails to observe communication security. Claim-jumping ensues.
APR073366E Gold Digger: Peebo Tales Summer Fun Special #2 48pg, color $3.50
by Fred Perry
More tales of cute anthropomorphic bombs.
APR073367E The Gold Digger Sourcebook: The Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #6 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
More of the same, this time in the G-to-J region.
APR073368E "Gold Digger's 11" Pocket Manga Pack set of 11 sc's, 5"x7", b&w $74.95
by Joeming Dunn & Rod Espinosa
11 Volumes, 54 issues, and over 1200 pages, more than 1/3 off the retail price of $120 or so.
Also a couple of Ninja HS items continuing the celebration from #150.
APE ENTERTAINMENT (http://www.ape-entertainment.com/)
APR073372F Teddy Scares vol. 2 6"x9" tp, 52pg, color $6.95
by Hankins, Roman, Moreno, Mallado, & Larsen
The undead teddy bears return with stories about the introduction of the bears' archenemy, Rasputin; the rise of Hester Golem's evil roach army; and the sad, tragic origins of Rita Mortis.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
PAGES 232, 236
APR073407E Sonic the Hedgehog #177 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn & Tracy Yardley
Dr. Eggman's Egg Fleet is bombarding the city. City? What city?
APR073408E Sonic the Hedgehog Archives vol. 4 5"x7" tp, 112pg, color $7.49
Collects issues 13-16.
APR073409E Sonic X #20 32pg, color $2.25
by Mike Bullock
Sonic et al. may have found a way to escape from Earth.
APR073468F Flight #4 sc, 6"x9", 352pg, color $24.95
edited by Kazu Kibuishi
I didn't like volume 3 as much as the previous two; less fantasy (including anthros) and more realism and biography. Still worth the price. I think I'll like volume 4 more, judging from the 57 pages of previews, from every story in the book, at http://www.newsarama.com/Flight/v4Mar07/preview/Flightgallery.html . See also http://www.flightcomics.com/ . Recommended.
APR073688F Castle Waiting #2.7 32pg, b&w $3.95
by Linda Medley
For some reason, I seem to remember to list only the odd-numbered issues of this excellent comic, one of the few black-and-white ones I list these days. 'In this issue: Rackham [a storkmorph] searches for a missing shovel and ends up arguing with Chess [a horsemorph] about the finer points of the "manly arts"; Flora the Goat is fed up with being penned up; and Tolly finishes opening the secret passageway...with disastrous results!' Always recommended.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com)
APR073715E Uncle Scrooge #367 sc, 64pg, color $7.50
by Barks, Rosa, Milton, & Jensen
Four stories, including Carl Barks' 'The Golden River'.
APR073716E Uncle Scrooge Adventures: Land of the Pygmy Indians & The War of Wendigo sc, 64pg, color $8.50
by Carl Barks & Don Rosa
'It's the first in a new series of Gemstone trade paperbacks--pairing Carl Barks' Scrooge classics with Don Rosa's modern-day sequels! This time "Land of the Pygmy Indians" is teamed with its follow-up, "War of the Wendigo"!' The first of these is one of my favorite Barks stories. I remember that the first time I saw Burmese, I thought it looked like the bubble-talk the Peewegahs used when speaking with fish.
APR073716E Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #682 sc, 64pg, color $7.99
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com)
APR073863F Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #35 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Chris Allan & Dean Clarrain
Splinter versus the Rat King.
APR073864F Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Collected Books vol. 3 sc, 7"x10", 144pg, b&w $13.00
No overall theme this time, just reprints of TotTMNT ##6, 20, 24, and 27-28.
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com)
PAGES 335, 336
APR073918F Genus #84 32pg, b&w $3.50
It's 14 years old this issue, and features more 'Lenny Elkhound' by ReDaDillio and shorter pieces by several others.
APR073919F Furrlough #173 32pg, b&w $3.50
The latest from three ongoing stories: 'Lancaster: The Ghost Hunter' by Phil Gibson, 'Ebin and May' by Christina Hanson and Ed Garcia, and 'Cosmic Dash' by David Davis. Cover by Heather Bruton.
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
APR073934F Kanokon vol. 1 sc, 4"x6", 250pg, b&w $7.95
by Katsumi Nishino & Koin
'A love triangle comedy in the vein of Fruits Basket about a boy named Kouta and the fox and wolf girls that love him! . . . Winner of the First Annual Media Factory Japan Best Newcomer for Light Novel Award!' MATURE THEMES
SHANDA FANTASY ARTS
APR073939F Shanda the Panda #46 40 pg, b&w $4.99
by Curtis, Garcia, Crusoe, Loomis, & Clark
Resolicited from Aug 06. 'This issue looks at the Shandaverse through "Keri's Blog." Shanda's getting ready for her wedding, Quinn has a problem, and there's big trouble at the college. Then, look in on the Cedar Rabbits response team in "Medics" by Jon Crusoe and Jerry Loomis, followed by "Nikki The Chipmunk" by Dennis Clark, as she rides herd (literally) on the criminals in Cedar Rabbits.' MATURE THEMES
SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING
APR073945H Fog Mound Book 1: Travels of Thelonious hc, 6"x9", 224pg, b&w $14.95
by Susan Schade & Jon Buller
For grades 4-7. 'In ancient times human beings ruled the Earth. At least that's what the old legends claim. But is it true? Thelonious Chipmunk is a Talker--an animal who has inherited the gift of language--and he, for one, believes in humans. Who else could have made the old paper postcard he treasures? His desire to know more about humans is fulfilled in a surprising and dangerous way when Thelonious is swept down the river into a strange new world--a world where gangs and warlords prowl amongst the crumbling remains of civilization. With three new companions--a bear, a porcupine, and a lizard--Thelonious embarks on a search for the far-off Fog Mound. It is a journey that becomes nothing less than a quest to uncover the secrets of Earth's past.' This book alternates prose and graphic-novel sections. It was published in May 2006 but only now is appearing in Previews; presumably book 2, due out this fall, will not be so delayed. See http://www.bullersooz.com/ for more. Looks attractive.
TITAN PUBLISHING (http://www.titanpublishinggroup.com/)
APR073958H Wallace & Gromit Magazine #23 magazine, 52pg, color $5.99
APR073957H Shaun the Sheep Comic #4 magazine, 52pg, color $5.99
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS (http://www.topshelfcomix.com/)
APR074013F Fox Bunny Funny sc, 6"x9", 104pg, b&w $10.00
by Andy Hartzell
'The rules are simple: you're either a fox or a bunny. Foxes oppress and devour, bunnies suffer and die. Everyone knows their place. Everyone's satisfied. So what happens when a secret desire puts you at odds with your society?' See a six-page preview of this wordless comic at http://www.topshelfcomix.com/preview.php?preview=foxbunny&page=1 .