Upcoming furry comics for May 2011 (Previews only)
Another recommended hardback from Fantagraphics this month, a French classic you've probably never heard of.
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
MAR110027 Usagi Yojimbo vol. 25: Fox Hunt tp, 192pg, b&w $16.99
MAR110028 Usagi Yojimbo vol. 25: Fox Hunt hc, 192pg, b&w $59.99
by Stan Sakai
Trade paperback and 350-copy limited edition hardback. Collects UY #110--#116 and "Saya" from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #18.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
MAR110370 Looney Tunes #198 32pg, color $2.99
by Bill Matheny and David Santana & Scott Gross
Sylvester vs. Tweety and Eggbert.
MAR110370 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #8 32pg, color $2.99
by Bob Greenberger & Sholly Fisch and Fabio Laguna
PAGES 177, 196, 201, 205
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
MAR110518 Super Dinosaur Origin Special #1 32pg, color $2.99
by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard
The origin of Derek Dynamo's dinosaur buddy, if you care.
MAR110579 Elephantmen #32 44pg, color $3.99
by Richard Starkings and Axel Medellin & cover artists
'Ebony's cravings lead him into a world undreamed of, where he journeys dark-eyed, axe in hand, and...' oh, bring back the one-line summaries!
MAR110591 Mice Templar vol. 3 #5 32pg, color $2.99
MAR110592 ditto with another cover
by Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming and three cover artists
'Cassius stands alone!'
MAR110601 Super Dinosaur #2 32pg, color $2.99
by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard
'At long last, Max Maximus makes his move!' Jeez, I thought they'd never get around to it!
PAGE 224 (AP before AN, guys)
APE ENTERTAINMENT (http://apecmx.com/)
MAR110833 Kung Fu Panda #1 (of 4) 32pg, color $3.95
by Matt Anderson and CV Design
Po and the Five are stuck in a prison.
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
MAR110838 Gold Digger #129 32pg, color $3.99 (note new price)
by Fred Perry
Gina and her advanced archaeology class revisit the site of her first expedition and discover something awful that she missed.
MAR110839 Gold Brick VI tp, 664pg, color $59.95
by Fred Perry
The last Gold Brick ever. Collects Collects Gold Digger color series #76-100.
MAR110840 GD-ROM 3.0 (#1-125) 2 DVD-ROMs $39.95
Collects twenty years of Gold Digger, from the first miniseries to the current #125.
MAR110841 GD-ROM 2.5 upgrade (#101-125)
An upgrade to GD-ROM 2.0 with Gold Digger color issues #101-125, in both PDF and JPG format.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
MAR110876 Sonic the Hedgehog #225 32pg, color $2.99
MAR110877 Sonic the Hedgehog #225 w/sketch gatefold variant cover 32pg, color $2.99
by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley & Terry Austin
Sonic has to team up with Ixis Naugus against Dr. Eggman.
MAR110878 Sonic Universe #28 32pg, color $2.99
by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
Silver the Hedgehog vs. Enerjak, part 4 of 4.
MAR110879 Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, vol. 15 sc, 5"x7", 112pg, color $7.95
Collects StH #55-#58.
PAGES 255, 258
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
Will there ever be Langridge Muppets again? Or only Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers #6, Darkwing Duck #12, Donald Duck #366, Uncle Scrooge: the Mysterious Stone Ray & Cash Flow one-shot, DuckTales #1, Mickey Mouse & Friends #308, Uncle Scrooge #403, Uncle Scrooge: Messes Become Successes tp, and Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #719?
CARTOON BOOKS (http://www.boneville.com)
MAR111015 Bone: 20th-Anniversary Full Color One Volume Collector's Box Set hc in boxed set with extras like pewter figures, 1344pg, color $350.00
by Jeff Smith
MAR111133 Sibyl-Anne vs. Ratticus hc, 8"x11", 64pg, color $16.99
by R. Macherot
'Macherot's charming mouse's-eye views of bucolic idyll and his fast-paced, witty storytelling turn this book into something like a Pixar version of The Wind in the Willows. Part of Fantagraphics' program of bringing American readers the best of post-Tintin Franco-Belgian all-ages comics, Macherot's "Sibylline" series (as it is called in French) is widely regarded as one of the great classics of the field.'
The best Franco-Belgian anthromorphica matches the best in English, and I'm glad to see this appear. I've only read one Macherot album, Chaminou et le Khrompire, a very good one intended to start a series but ended after #1 because it was too noir for the publisher. (It was continued later by others; I thought Yann and Bodart's L'affaire Carotassis was even better.) See http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/showthread.php?27199-Fantagraphics-To-Publish... for a sample page in French. It's not clear to me which album this is, or even if its contents match any French album; possibly *Sibylline en danger*. In any case, recommended.
HOT CIDER PRESS (http://shop.clubstripes.com/shop/)
MAR111168 Cocktails vol. 4: Hard and Strong tp, 64pg, b&w $15.95
'Cocktails brings you male on male furry comics with a whole new flavor--this time highlighting the big and buff side of the male spectrum!' ADULT MATERIAL
MAR112015 Killer Bunnies: Ultimate Odyssey Crops Expansion $9.00
'Build your own unique deck with this non-collectible, but constructable, Killer Bunnies card game! Each Expansion Deck adds 30 cards to expand your customization options!'