Upcoming furry comics for January 2008 (Previews only)
Buy *Krazy and Ignatz*. Now.
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DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
NOV070049D3 Usagi Yojimbo #109 24pg, b&w $2.99
by Stan Sakai
Everybody's in one place for the finale; Sanshobo needs to exorcise Jei, the identity of Isamu is revealed, stuff like that.
NOV070050V3 Al Capp's Complete Shmoo: the Comic Books hb, 176pg, 7"x10½" $49.95
by Al Capp Studios (W/A)
All issues of *Shmoo Comics* from 1949 and 1950, plus assorted bonuses. 'Treat yourself to these hilarious adventures, featuring Washable Jones, Super Shmoo, Frankenshmoo, Fu Manshmoo and truly a cast of thousands!' Notes by Denis Kitchen, cover by Peter Poplaski.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
NOV070251D1 Looney Tunes #158 32pg, color $2.25
by a horde
'Tweety is on the tail of that notorious art thief, Sylvester!'
NOV070252D1 Scooby-Doo #127 32pg, color $2.25
by more than necessary
The opera house that Scooby built??
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IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
NOV072025D2 Captain Stoneheart & the Truth Fairy hc, 80pg, color $19.99
by Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo
A 'grim but beautiful tale of broken bones and broken hearts, featuring characters created for Richard Starkings' Elephantmen series. This special hardcover edition features BACHALO's pencil artwork and JOE KELLY's full script and a special Audio CD reading of the story.'
NOV072040D2 Elephantmen #13 32pg, color $2.99
by Richard Starkings and Moritat
'SPORE WARS! Don't go down to the beach in Santa Monica today, people are dying -- and it's not because they didn't put on their sun block! LAPD's resident Elephantman, Lieutenant Trench, investigates and what he finds isn't pretty.'
NOV072048D2 Mice Templar #3 32pg, color, $2.99
by Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming
Karic and his mentor Pilot are stuck between Scylla and a hard place.
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AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR (http://www.slgpublishing.com/)
NOV073272E Chumble Spuzz Volume 1: Kill the Devil tpb, 120pg, b&w $10.95
by Ethan Nicolle
'When two idiots named Gunther and Klem enter a pig race at the local carnival, neither realize that the pig they've won is possessed by the Dark Lord, Satan. After a consult with Reverend Mofo, a foul-mouthed southern baptist preacher monkey, they conclude the only way to repair the possessed swine is to go straight to the source. Calling upon the help of the trigger happy General Woodchuck [who is indeed a woodchuck] and his sidekick Kernel Cornnut, the gang heads into hell. Their goal? To kill the Devil!' And that's only the first of two stories. Visit http://www.slgcomic.com/cspuzz.php to see a YouTube interview and download the first chapter. The protagonists aren't exactly furry--they aren't exactly anything--but a number of the deuteragonists are, so this qualifies for the furry list. I'm getting this one.
NOV073278E Gargoyles #9 24pg, b&w $3.950
by Greg Weisman & Karine Charlebois
'David Xanatos makes his final play for the Rock--in broad daylight when the gargoyles sleep as stone!' Hey, no fair!
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ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
NOV073293E Gold Digger #92 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Gina makes it to the center of Gigliathon and accesses its information bank. Sex-ay.
NOV073294E Gold Digger II Pocket Manga vol. 3 sc, 5" x7", 136pg $14.95
Collects volume 2, #16-21.
NOV073295E Gold Digger Sourcebook: the Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #13 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
Sith to Team Elite. The end is near.
ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS (http://www.archaiasp.com/)
NOV073316F Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #4 (of 6) 24 pg, 8"x8", color $3.50
by David Petersen
Saxon finds himself in a mass mouse grave while Lieam and Celanawe face the one-eyed owl.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
NOV073329E Sonic the Hedgehog #183 32pg, color $2.25
by Flynn, Yardley & Amash
The world has been ravaged by Enerjak. What's this guy's problem?
NOV073334E Sonic X #28 32pg, color $2.25
by Yardley & Butler
Dr. Eggman combines three 'green' energy bots--wind, solar, and water--into an unstoppable whole. This comic brought to you by Exxon.
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NOV073547F Krazy & Ignatz: 1941-42: Ragout of Raspberries sc, 9"x12", 120pg, color $19.95
by George Herriman
'This, the third color volume in Fantagraphics' Krazy & Ignatz reprint series, includes all the Sunday strips from 1941 and 1942, with most of these strips not having seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago.' Krazy Kat is one of the two greatest furry strips of all time (Pogo being the other contender); if you only get one thing this month, it should be this book.
NOV073551F Castle Waiting #2.10 24pg, b&w $3.95
by Linda Medley
'Jain, Tolly and Simon get some unexpected help when they find an unpleasant surprise in the Castle's hidden passageways, while the other castle folk learn how not to construct a doorway.'
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
NOV073569E Uncle Scrooge #374 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by William Van Horn & Lars Jensen
NOV073570E Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #688 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks & Marco Rota
Seven stories, heavy on the valentines, as is Uncle Scrooge.
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
NOV073728F Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #42 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Murphy & Dumais
'Casey Jones is interrogated by the "Men in Black" after he and Raphael battled an alien robot that crash-landed on Earth.' Sequence of tenses, fellas.
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
NOV073774F Furrlough #179 32pg, b&w $3.99
Three continuing series, as usual: 'Ebin and May,' by Christina Hanson and Ed Garcia; 'Lancaster' by Phil Gibson; and 'Treasure Hunters' by Remi Perron. Not a bad batch.
NOV073775F Genus Male #7 48pg, b&w $5.99
by likewise various
I don't know if this is crap like the heteroGenus. Anyone?
SHANDA FANTASY ARTS
NOV073797F Shanda the Panda #47 40pg, b&w $4.99
by six folx
Shanda's getting married, there's a thief in the theater, Quinn is bullying Perry, and in the back are 'Medics' and 'Nikki'.
VIRGIN COMICS LLC (http://www.virgincomicsstore.com/eos.html)
NOV073882E The Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma: Panchatantra #3 32pg, color $2.99
by Samit Basu & Ashish Padlekar
'As the new guardian of the Panchatantra, a book of Indian fables, Vishnu must now protect its heroes from disappearing into storybook history forever. The modern evil-doers (a.k.a. TaleCorps) seek to control and manipulate stories worldwide, and their dark and mysterious leader, Professor Shadow, finally has Vishnu within his grasp.'