Upcoming furry comics for October 2010 (Previews only)
This is another good month for furry stuff beyond the usual periodical pamphlets. The Saga of Rex is the standout but there’s plenty more, including a couple of interesting comic strip collections.
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
AUG100025 Beasts of Burden/Hellboy 32pg, color $3.50
by Mike Mignola & Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
Bad weird things continue happening to animals in Burden Hill and contact with the Wise Dog Society has broken off, so Hellboy sticks his little red nose in.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
AUG100222 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #2 32pg, color $2.99
by Scott Gross and Scott Gross
The Gang go to Area 15 (an anagram, geddit?). Buy this and see what the reboot has done to continuity!
AUG100223 Looney Tunes #191 32pg, color $2.99
by Bill Matheny and David Alvarez, with a Scott Gross cover
Sylvester vs. Tweety and Taz.
PAGES 170, 176
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
AUG100414 Elephantmen: War Toys 32pg, color $3.50
by Marian Churchland and Moritat
Yvette is alive.
AUG100440 The Saga of Rex sc, 200pg, color $17.99
by Michel Gagné
‘Michel Gagne’s lush and colorful illustrations, combined with cinematic storytelling, have earned The Saga of Rex a worldwide following. For the first time, the complete and unabridged tale originally serialized over a period of seven years in the award-winning anthology Flight is now available in all its glory.
Gagne’s work on The Saga of Rex was nominated twice for the Joe Shuster Award in the best writer/artist category.’
If you haven’t been following this wordless story in Flight you’ve been missing a beautiful work. Enigmatic aliens, strange landscapes, cyclopean structures, overall beautiful drawing and coloring, and an epilogue that gives some idea of what the hell was going on. I’m not sure it qualifies as anthro, since it isn’t clear that Rex is anything but a plain red fox (unlike his morphing honeybunch), but who cares? Highly recommended.
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
AUG100740 Gold Digger #122 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Charlotte the harpy wants to play matchmaker with Madrid and Dao.
AUG100741 Gold Digger Halloween Special 2010 32pg, color $3.99
by Fred Perry and fans
Mostly fan art, for only 33% more than the real thing.
JUL100746 Chip: Second Crack #1 (of 3) 32pg, color $3.99
by Richard Moore
Further adventures of Chip, ‘the four-inch gargoyle who’s determined to prove he can be as scary as his big cousins from the big city’.
APE ENTERTAINMENT (http://apecmx.com/)
AUG100752 Shrek: Once upon a Slime... sc, 50pg, color 6.95
Stories of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss, et al. by Scott Shaw, Arie Kaplan, Troy Dye, et al.
AUG100753 Scratch 9 #3 (of 4) 28pg, color $3.95
by Rob M. Worley and Jason T. Kruse
Agh, not Dr. Schrodinger!
AUG100754 The Penguins of Madagascar #4 (of 4) 32pg, color $3.95
by David Server, Jackson Lanzing, and Antonio Campo
They swim to Australia and dismantle a platypus-unfriendly irrigation system.
ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC (http://www.archaia.com)
AUG100760 Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard hc, 8"x8", 144pg, color $19.95
Collects Legends of the Guard 1-4 with an epilogue and other stuff.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
AUG100780 Sonic Universe #21 32pg, color $2.99
by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
Blaze the Cat returns to Mobius.
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
AUG100896 The Muppet Show #11 32pg, color $2.99
by Roger Langridge
Beaker is experimented on and hugeness ensues. This looks to have fewer of the heartwarming moments that have marred recent issues. Recommended.
This month, as the push to get rid of SDCC cover variants begins, we also see Cars: The Adventures of Tow Mater #4, Cars #7 San Diego Comic-Con Get-a-Sketch Cover, Darkwing Duck #5, Darkwing Duck #1 San Diego Comic-Con Variant, Donald Duck and Friends #359, Donald Duck and Friends: Double Duck vol. 3 sc, Finding Nemo: Losing Dory #4, Mickey Mouse & Friends #301, Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3, The Muppet Show #7 San Diego Comic-Con Cover, The Muppet Show #7 San Diego Comic-Con Get-a-SketchCover, Toy Story: Tales from the Toy Chest #4, Toy Story #4 San Diego Comic-Con Get-a-Sketch Cover, Uncle Scrooge #396, Uncle Scrooge #392 San Diego Comic-Con Get-a-Sketch Cover, and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #712.
CARTOON BOOKS (http://www.boneville.com/)
AUG100915 Fish n Chips vol. 1 sc, 6" x9", 172pg, b&w and color $12.99
by Steve Hamaker
‘Solomon City is under attack by vampyres and the only people willing to stand in their way are a telekinetic goldfish with a robotic body and a lightning-charged cat! Don’t miss the origin story of the superhero team of Jaxer “Fish” and Clave “Chips”!’ Flight #6, which you should have, included a FnC story. It was OK for a superhero story. The main story here is b&w but there’s also a color reprint from the YA anthology Flight Explorer #1.
DMF COMICS INC (http://www.dmfcomics.com/)
AUG100979 Bear Nuts vol. 1: the Book of Prozac sc, 7" x10", 114pg, color $18.99
by Alison Acton
‘As one of the largest exhibits at the Discount Zoo (in both size and number of inhabitants), the bears attract a lot of attention, something none of them are happy about. Between gawking adults, jeering children, and their own rather profound personality clashes, it’s a wonder the bears can get through each day without maiming each other... well, most days! MATURE THEMES’ See the Webcomic at http://www.bearnutscomic.com/ .
AUG101014 Little Maakies on the Prairie hc, 112pg, b&w $19.99
by Tony Millionaire
$19.99 / HC / 112 pgs / BW
‘Drinky Crow may be the drunken star of the weekly comic strip Maakies, but more often than not, he plays straight man to the hapless drunk ape, Uncle Gabby. Here is the newest, drunkest collection of Tony Millionaire’s drunk strip, featuring two drunk years of drunk comics collected for the first time, drunk.’ Dook dook dook. I think there are alligators in there too.