Upcoming furry comics for July 2008 (Previews only)
This was delayed a bit by a trip to Morphicon. Nice little (but growing) convention, well done 'Hooray for Furrywood' theme, some fine fursuits, not much for me as a mostly comic-book furfan. I'll probably try again next year, though.
A number of notable nonpamphlets this month, like Chumble Spuzz and Flight, and some equally notable nonfurry stuff like a trade paperback of new Halo & Sprocket stories, yay!
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
MAY080051 Usagi Yojimbo #113 24pg, b&w $2.99
by Stan Sakai
Gen and Stray Dog are struggling over a bounty and Usagi is in the middle.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/) including CMX (manga)
MAY080232 Looney Tunes #164 32pg, color $2.25
by everybody in the world
Bugs and Daffy are merry knights.
MAY080232 Scooby-Doo #134 32pg, color $2.25
by everybody else in the world
The first summer issue. Daphne gets all sweaty.
PAGES 162, 168
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
MAY082184 Elephantmen: War Toys sc, 104pg, b&w $9.99
by Richard Starkings and Moritat
Collects Elephantmen: War Toys #1-3.
MAY082208 The Mice Templar #6 32pg, color, $2.99
by Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming
'As bitter dissension is revealed within the Templar priesthood, Lord Wotan himself makes a powerful public declaration regarding Karic's destiny.' Etc.
AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR (http://www.slgpublishing.com/)
MAY083546E Chumble Spuzz Volume 2: Pigeon Man & Death Sings the Blues tpb, 144pg, b&w $12.95
by Ethan Nicolle
'Gunther and Klem return in two new tales from the warped and endearingly disturbed world of Chumble Spuzz! In their first adventure, "Pigeon Man," Klem befriends a man who was raised by pigeons, but Gunther sells the pigeon man out to a local Zoo for Feral Humans to buy himself a new robot. When Klem discovers that the zoo is only a coverup for an illegal underground feral-human fighting operation, he'll do anything to rescue his new friend from the inhumane zoo's cruel death matches! Then, "Death Sings the Blues" stars the Grim Reaper himself. After a conversation with Klem about his recently deceased pet sea monkey, Death realizes all of the pain and suffering he has caused the world through taking away life, and he can't bear the pain anymore, so he kills himself. When Death commits suicide, everything that has ever died begins to come back to life!' I recently got volume 1 and was very happy with it; extremely silly and weird and amusingly drawn. It's offered again this month. I recommend both.
MAY083548 Gargoyles #12 24pg, b&w $3.95
by Greg Weisman
'Can a Time Dancing Brooklyn change the course of human history - and should he? Can he find his way back to the present? And if so, who will he bring along to the dance?' Yes, yes, yes, Sadie Hawkins.
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
MAY083565 Gold Digger #98 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Gina and Britanny versus the Dynasty search parties.
MAY083566 Gold Digger Sourcebook: the Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #19 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
More places, the Library of Time to Quasi-space.
MAY083567 Gold Digger: Tiffany & Charlotte #2 32pg, b&w $3.50
by Fred Perry & J.L. Anderson
'When [eight-year-old Tiffany's] homeroom teacher, Miss Giggle, restarts the after-school exploration club, Tifanny's all set to join--until Miss Giggle mentions previous fatalities.' Why would that stop her?
MAY083568 The Land of Oz: the Manga #2 (of 8) 32pg, b&w $2.99
by David Hutchison
This is an adaptation of Baum's second Oz book. I haven't covered this or the previous series, but given that it includes Jack Pumpkinhead, the Sawhorse, and the Scarecrow, and maybe the Gump, I think it belongs in a furry list.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
MAY083614 Sonic the Hedgehog #190 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
Fight fight fight.
MAY083615 Sonic X #35 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn, James Fry & Terry Austin
'The city is being ransacked in a series of robberies perpetrated by cowboys, astronauts, pirates, ninjas, knights and more -- all who mysteriously look like Eggman!'
MAY083616 Sonic the Hedgehog Archives v.8 sc, 5"x7", 112pg, color $7.95
MAY083872 Castle Waiting #2.12 24pg, b&w $3.95
by Linda Medley
'Henry, Dayne, Chess, Tolly, Peace, and Simon wage an all-out ninepin war -- and it turns out one of them has heretofore unsuspected bowling skills! Like all good sports competitions it's a high-stakes battle to the very last frame. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, Dinah and Jain pull out more and more dresses from the bottomless trunk and use a not-terribly-resistant Rackham to model them. All this, plus conjectures about what the heck's going on with the mysterious, elusive, and somewhat sinister Dr. Fell.'
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
MAY083891 Uncle Scrooge #380 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by five people including Gorm Transgaard
Four stories and a pinup.
MAY083892 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #695 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks & Byron Erickson
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
MAY084039 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #47 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Jake Black & Jim Lawson
'"The Secret Origins of the Super Turtles." Enter an alternate dimension to discover how the super hero Turtles (featured in TMNT Volume Four #7) came to be!'
MAY084039 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #48 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Jack [sic] Black & Jim Lawson
'"The Decider." A brutal crime wave wrecks [sic] havoc upon the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts and all evidence points to the perpetrators as being mutant turtles!'
PAGES 340, 342
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
MAY084084 Furrlough #185 48pg, b&w $4.99
It switches to a 48-page format this issue. Good buy if the contents are good, and there are three installments of good, long-running series this time: "Ebin & May" by Christina "Smudge" Hanson and Ed Garcia; "Dragon Quest" by Greg Older & Style Wager; and "Lancaster" by Phil Gibson
MAY084085 Hit the Beach 2007 48pg, b&w $6.99
by even variouser
Pinups and comic strips by Joe Rosales, Megan Giles, Trump, Ursula Husted, Christina Hanson, DAQ, Eddie Perkins, Shon Howell, Brian Sutton, Yamaneko-ya etc/ etc.
VILLARD BOOKS (http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/villard/ )
MAY084175 Flight #5 sc, 6"x9", 352pg, color $25.00
Recommended like the last four. Contributors are Michel Gagné, Reagan Lodge, Kazu Kibuishi, Phil Craven, Kean Soo, Matthew Bernier, Tony Cliff, Chris Appelhans, JP Ahonen, Sarah Mensinga, Joey Weiser, Bannister, Steve Hamaker, John Martz, Ryan North, Dave Roman, Svetlana Chmakova, Sonny Liew, Graham Annable, Scott Campbell, Kness Made, Richard Pose, and Paul Rivoche.