Upcoming Comics for May 2005
Trying to get caught up, here. I know I've missed a month or two, but here's Doodles' upcoming comics list for May 2005, along with Treesong's additions.May flowers and May comics. All high in fiber.
DARK HORSE (www.darkhorse.com)
Usagi Yojimbo #84 - $2.99 - order #MAR050047
In Part 2 of "The Treasure of the Mother of Mountains," a familiar ronin
rabbit enters into the upheaval...
What's Michael Vol. 10 - $8.95 - order #MAR050080
A new volume of Makoto Kobayashi's hilarious series starring the only truly
interesting orange everycat.
DC COMICS (www.dccomics.com)
Looney Toons #126 - $2.25 - order #MAR050438
Porky and Daffy do to "The Odessey" what "Loonatics" is going to do to the
Looney Toons. Cry.
Scooby-Doo #96 - $2.25 - order #MAR050441
Animal antics haunt Daphne's aunt. Probably leftover extras from "The
IMAGE COMICS (www.imagecomics.com)
Pigtale #3 - $2.95 - order #MAR051702
Taxx' dark cloud spreads over Portland like peanut butter(?), threatening
all living things. Will Boston & Clyde be able to stop his plans? Only one
way to find out. No, not downloading a scan from the internet, dummy.
ALIAS ENTREPRISES LLC (www.alisaenterprises.com)
Pakkin's Land Vol. 2 #2 - $2.99 - order #MAR052516
ANTARCTIC PRESS (www.antarctic-press.com)
Gold Digger #64 - $2.99 - order #MAR052560
Gold Digger Swimsuit Special 2005 - $4.50 - order #MAR052566
Ninja High School #128 - $2.99 - order #MAR052577
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS (www.fantagraphics.com)
Why Are You Doing This? - $12.95 - order #MAR052906
A graphic novel by Jason, this story can be considered an anthropomorphic
Hitchcok thriller. A moody 20-something is led into a web of intrigue when
his best friend is murdered and the evidence points to him.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (www.gemstonepub.com)
Donald Duck and Friends #328 - $2.95 - order #MAR052923
Donald Duck Adventures #12 - $7.95 - order #MAR052924
Mickey Mouse & Friends #277 - $2.95 - order #MAR052925
Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #657 - $6.95 - order #MAR052926
Uncle Scrooge #342 - $6.95 - order #MAR052927
Walt Disney's Vacation Parade #2 - $8.95 - order #MAR052928
MU PRESS (www.mupress.com)
Gone Wild - $9.99 - order #MAR053042
ADULTS ONLY - collects work from the first issues of Wild.
RADIO COMIX (www.radiocomix.com)
Furrlough #148 - $3.50 - order #MAR053088
Cover by Baron Engel, with the next "Ebin and May" installment and more.
SHANDA FANTASY ARTS (www.shandafantasyarts.net)
Kathmandu #33 - $4.99 - order #MAR053098
Ron Murphy takes over art chores on this issue, and includes "Beans and Hay"
and "Oona the cave Bunny."
That's all for this month, see you in 30!
But wait, there's more! 32-page black-and-white floppies except as
noted. Used to be 24, but 32 seems to be the furry standard this month.
MAR052590F Go Go Gorilla & the Jungle Crew Summer Special #1
by David Hedgecock, Mike Hall, Dustin Evans
'In the tropical paradise of Jungle City, a team of heroes will emerge:
Go-Go Gorilla, Anubia, Shellhead, Lady Waterdragon, Mega Mouse, and
Quick Cat--The Jungle Crew! Full-color, "funny-animal" super-heroes
return to comics in two rollicking, self-contained adventures! Featuring
a cover by the master of the genre, the inimitable Scott Shaw! Alternate
Cover by Jack Lawrence.' Gack.
IMAGE COMICS MAR051690D2 Imaginaries #3 color $2.95
See last month for why this comic seems furry (plushy). The plot summary
for #3 doesn't show it, though.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
MAR052609E Sonic the Hedgehog #149 color $2.19
Two stories: 'The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown' Part 4 (of 4) and
FELIX COMICS INC
MAR052919F Felix the Cat Silly Stories #1 $2.50
by Oriolo, McRae, Parent, Wetterauw, JR, Henning, Yardley, Thompson and
'Get ready to laff out loud! Felix The Cat Silly Stories is the funniest
comic book ever in the history of the comic world! Would we lie?'
Doodles doesn't do kids' comics but I have no such inhibitions.
I LOVE BUNNIES
MAR052953I Fluffy #3 (of 4) 40pg $15.99
'The penultimate chapter of the Fluffy series is set in Catania in
Sicily. Any hopes that Michael had of finding peace in the bosom of his
family are quickly dashed. There are plenty of family tensions and
misunderstandings as well as a tender moment as Fluffy makes a profound
realization.' Woo, profound. The central character is a talking rabbit
in (I think) an otherwise human world. See the 'Upcoming Comics for
December 2004' thread for more.
LAST GASP INC
MAR053021F No Ducks! #2 $2.95
edited by Tim Boxell
'A brilliant assault from the Underground against these favorites of the
funny animal set, ducks.' Actually, aside from the beautiful John Pound
front cover (M*ck** in German uniform and smiley armband has just shot
down D*n*ld with an anti-aircraft gun) and the fine Jim Boxell back
cover (characters from the stories eating duckburgers, ground on the
spot), they don't so much attack as ignore ducks. This is a 1979 comic,
perhaps a new printing, but as far as most of you reading this are
concerned it might as well be new. And if it were published today it
would be in the running for top anthro comic of the year.
George Metzger (*Moondog*, *Truckin'*, etc.) starts it off with Star
Rats in 'No Ducks!', a tale of spacers on leave on the sin planet Dante.
The wonderfully mad Hunt Emerson, my favorite British cartoonist (check
out his work on http://www.largecow.demon.co.uk/), has 'Large Cow
Comics', in which the inevitable process of evolution has led to the Mad
Bat Age and everybody has to flitter around and sleep upside down in a
belfry. Steve Leihaloa does a superb Moebius takeoff in 'The Underground
Cafeteria of Haré Cornelius', the most beautifully drawn story and
plotted with a decidedly Moebian feel. A fine nasty story of Stoned Wolf
by Tim Boxell, who used to do the most horrific horror stories in the
old undergrounds, but is more restrained here. Also shorter work by
Richard Larson, J. Michael Leonard, and Jim Schumeister. Most highly
MAR053034E Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 $3.25
by Murphy, Cohn, & Parsons
MAR053128E Tokyo Mew Mew à La Mode vol. 1 (of 2) 192pg, 5x7 pb
by Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi
'The cats are back! With Mew Ichigo studying abroad in London, the
remaining four girls from Cafe Mew Mew are one too few. Luckily, a new
Mew is about to emerge.' A cabbit.
Spongebob Squarepants Cinemanga Vol 9 (of 12): Gone Nutty! 96pg, 5x7
pb, color $7.99