Upcoming furry comics for August 2008 (Previews only)
Anthrocon's a-comin'! I haven't been able to make it in years, but this time for sure! I hope to pick up the three paperbacks of Ursula Vernon's *Digger*, at the very least.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/) including CMX (manga)
JUN080266 Looney Tunes #165 32pg, color $2.25
by everybody in the solar system except Marvin
Speedy Gonzales and the Road Runner race.
JUN080266 Scooby-Doo #135 32pg, color $2.25
by everybody in the solar system including Marvin
'Ever wonder what those Scooby-Doo villains are up to when they aren't busy trying to chase off the Mystery Inc. gang? Now's your chance to find out as Captain Cutler finds himself up against Those Meddling Kids!'
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
JUN082256 Elephantmen #17 32pg, color $2.99
by Richard Starkings and Rob Steen
'Freed from his lonely prison cell, the Elephantman known as Tusk wanders aimlessly along the dark avenues and alleyways of Mystery City...'
PAGES 200, 201
AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR (http://www.slgpublishing.com/)
JUN083612 Gargoyles: Bad Guys #5 24pg, b&w $3.50
JUN083613 Gargoyles: Bad Guys #6 24pg, b&w $3.50
by Greg Weisman & various
The bad gargoyles fight the Illuminati and questions are answered.
JUN083619 Ubu Bubu #3 24pg, b&w $3.50
by Jamie Smart
'As the apocalypse counts down, Ubu Bubu continues his reaping, sloughing and maiming in style! And the filthy soiled stench of death gets a sexy makeover as NubNub, daemon of perversion, thrusts his way into the world and begins a rampage of the most horrifically degraded morals! It all snowballs towards a cliffhanger ending as Ubu Bubu, his new and cute evil buddies, and the doomed innocents Henry and Sissy find themselves assailed and brought to destruction by not only the Nephilim, but a certain someone from Hell itself!'
24pgs, B&W SRP: $3.50
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
JUN083634 Gold Digger #99 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Gina and Britanny escape the Soul Furnace. Something really should be done about the Dynasty.
JUN083635 Gold Digger Sourcebook: the Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #20 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
More places, the Library of Time to Oblivion. Last month they said 'Library of Time to Quasi-Space'; one of these is a lie.
JUN083636 Gold Digger End of Summer Swimsuit Special 2008 48pg, color $4.50
by all and sundry
JUN083637 Gold Digger: Tangent Pocket Manga vol. 1 sc, 120pg, b&w $12.95
by Fred Perry
Perry's online stories of Ayane Anno and the Northern Edge Guard, having been comics, are now pocketmangafied.
JUN083638 Gold Digger: Tiffany & Charlotte #3 32pg, b&w $3.50
by Fred Perry & J.L. Anderson
'Charlotte's "mother," Penny Pincer, offers to take Tiffany and Charlie to Pismo Beach for a weekend getaway.' Doesn't work out that way.
JUN083639 The Land of Oz: the Manga #3 (of 8) 32pg, b&w $2.99
by David Hutchison
No new furries in this one, I think.
ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS (http://www.archaiasp.com/)
JUN083655 Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #6 (of 6) 24 pg, 8"x8", color $3.50
by David Petersen
'With the food and medicine shortage still unresolved, hares and riders depart from Lockhaven, but not to redistribute food throughout the territories; instead they ride on a desperate search and rescue mission for Celanawe and Lieam, still unaccounted-for.'
JUN083656 Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game 320pg, 8"x8", color $34.95
by David Petersen & Luke Crane
'Join the Mouse Guard and defend the Mouse Territories against predators and dangers, in this roleplaying game for the acclaimed Mouse Guard comic book series! Players form their own Mouse Guard patrol and attempt to complete missions while the Game Master takes on the roles of the weather, animals, and the wilderness all trying to thwart the fearless mice. Designed by Origins Award-winning game designer Luke Crane for beginners and veterans alike, the game comes complete with three sample patrols and three sample missions, so you and your friends can get started playing immediately. Includes art and extensive background material on the Mouse Territories specially prepared by Mouse Guard creator David Petersen. Suitable for ages 10 and up.'
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
JUN083668 Sonic the Hedgehog #191 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
"Metal and Mettle," Part 1.
JUN083669 Sonic X #36 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn, James Fry & Terry Austin
Spoiled rich girl gets her hi-tech limo stolen by Eggman. New robot a-comin'.
JUN083954 the Portable Frank sc, 7"x10", 200pg, b&w $16.99
by Jim Woodring
'A visionary work of comic art, for all-ages! Readers who haven't discovered Jim Woodring's "Frank" stories have a colossal treat waiting for them in this all-ages gem collecting the character's greatest adventures. Frank is a unique, visionary comic, exquisitely drawn and so fully realized that adults and children alike find themselves drawn deeply into Woodring's hallucinatory mindscape. The stories, almost entirely wordless, are told with brilliant, candy colors that people of all ages find alluring. The stories themselves unravel like a good puzzle, rewarding re-reading, providing an experience as immersive as that first love affair, that first samadhi, or that first breath. Simply put, the world of Frank must be experienced to be understood.Frank is an 11-year-old generic anthropomorph who lives in a force-laden landscape called the Unifactor. He is curious but not smart, naïve but not noble, and his most outstanding character trait is his ineducability. Along with Pupshaw, Frank's semi-subservient housedog-like godling, the two traipse across their surreal landscape, occasionally encountering Manhog, the bloated bladder of sin with a heart of radiance who exists to thwart their prosperity. And then there's the platonic Jerry Chickens, and the lachrymose Lucky, as well as Frank's Real Pa and Faux Pa, each a part of one of the great cartoon achievements of the 20th century.For all its mystery, the world of Frank is a simple, delightful, mesmerizing example of world-building at its most fanciful, surely to delight parents and children alike.' Oh yes. Recommended; most highly recommended to fans of the weird.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
JUN083981 Uncle Scrooge #381 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks, John Lustig, Freddy Milton, & Don Rosa
'When Scrooge hides his money in an ancient cathedral, he must battle Carl Barks' "Phantom of Notre Duck!" John Lustig (Last Kiss) finds Scrooge "A Soft Job For a Hard Head"; then Freddy Milton pits Beagle Boys against pit bulls in "Bow-Wow-Wow-Yippee-Yikes!"'
JUN083982 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #696 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks, William Van Horn, & Noel Van Horn
'We all know clowns are evil: now Donald Duck proves it in William Van Horn's "Lost and Clowned!" Mickey Mouse takes a bite out of Phantom Blot crime in Noel Van Horn's "Fame," then it's back-to-school scandal with three honor-roll Duck adventures, including Carl Barks' Donald in "Playin' Hookey!"'
HARPER COLLINS or maybe TOKYOPOP (http://www.tokyopop.com)
JUN084011 Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha v. 1: into the Woods sc, 5"x7", 112pg, b&w $6.99
by Erin Hunter & Don Hudson
'The legions of Warriors fans who have catapulted the Warriors series up the bestseller lists have long clamored to hear more about Tigerstar - the most infamous and dreaded villain in Warriors history - and his mysterious mate, the rogue Sasha. . . . these felines come alive in this fully illustrated black-and-white manga novel.'
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
JUN084113 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #49 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Dan Gerger & Jim Lawson
'"Mind Games." Discover what actually happened when the Turtles went west to save Raphael from the clutches of DARPA (as seen in TMNT Volume 2)!'
JUN084135 Dungeon Monstres vol. 2: The Dark Lord sc, 96pg, color $12.95
by Sfar, Trondheim, Blanquet & Andreas
'Terra Amata has exploded into many little floating islands, and Herbert has become a very dark and very powerful lord, a far cry from his goofy, shoot-from-the-belt self. In both tales in this volume, the key is to find the map to the new world, and a great many forces stand in the way.' Recommended, like vol. 1 (O/A this month) and all others in the Dungeon series.
Also from NBM is Sizzle #39, including various stories 'and if we're lucky, Omaha the Cat Dancer'. Buy at your own risk.
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
JUN084172 Genus #85 32pg, b&w $3.99
Includes 'another chapter of Kjartan Arnorsson's comedic raunch-fest starring the busty Teeka.'
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS (http://www.topshelfcomix.com/)
JUN084266 Owly v. 5: Tiny Tales sc, 5"x7", 144pg, b&w 10.00
by Andy Runton
'The fifth graphic novel in the amazing all-ages Owly series, Tiny Tales, kicks off with a brand new Owly adventure, and also collects the very first out-of-print stories from the original mini-comics, as well as the out-of-print Free Comic Book Day stories "Splashin' Around," "Breakin' The Ice," and "Helping Hands."' A must for completists. 1-4 are resolicited.