Upcoming furry comics for July 2007 (Previews only)
Sorry to be late with this--when I did it for Usenet and tried to put it in here, Flayrah was down. Then I forgot it for a few days.
Any month with a Girl Genius collection is a good one (yay, Krosp!) but there are lots of other goodies, too. As witness:
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
MAY070195D1 Looney Tunes #152 32pg, color $2.25
by so many
Marvin and the Glambots.
MAY070196D1 Scooby-Doo #122 32pg, color $2.25
by too many
No ninjas. What the hell?
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
MAY071869D2 Elephantmen #11 32pg, color $2.99
by Richard Starkings, Moritat, Ladrönn
The creator and an enemy of the Elephantmen are yet pawns in a bigger game.
ABOUT COMICS (http://www.aboutcomics.com/)
MAY073113F Destroyer Duck sc, 7"x10", 120pg, b&w $8.99
by Steve Gerber, Jack Kirby, & Alfredo Alcala
'Destroyer Duck takes on GodCorp to fight for the Little Guy in this 25th anniversary collection of this historic comic. Includes the complete Gerber/Kirby run, and a new introduction by Gerber.'
MAY073114F Licensable Bear #4 32pg, b&w $2.99
by Nat Gertler & Various
'The world's most lovable marketing icon inserts his trademarked charm into the realms of music festivals, twelve-step programs, and more in this latest collection of short romps. And what all-American patriotic hero comes back from the dead in this issue?'
MAY073115F Stewart the Rat #1 [and only] 48pg, b&w $3.95
by Gerber, Colan, & Palmer
What Steve Gerber and Gene Colan did in 1980 after falling out with Marvel over Howard the Duck. This is in the cheaper pamphlet format. It's an O/A, but I don't recall seeing it offered the first time. MATURE THEMES
AIRSHIP ENTERTAINMENT/STUDIO FOGLIO (http://www.airshipbooks.com/)
MAY073134F Girl Genius vol. 6 sc, 160pg, color $21.95
MAY073135F Girl Genius vol. 6 hc, 160pg, color $39.95
by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio, & Cheyenne Wright
'Adventure, Romance, Mad Science! Agatha Heterodyne is the last heir to the Maddest of
Mad Scientist families. In a fairy-tale castle on a mountain pass, she faces a deadly enemy who threatens to destroy her mind.' Only marginally furry, but the best comic strip on the Web. See for yourself at http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/index.php . Very highly recommended.
AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR (http://www.slgpublishing.com/)
MAY073141E Peter the Pirate Squid 6"x6", 32pg, b&w $4.95
by Roman Dirge & Steven Daily
'A swashbuckling tale of a pirate squid and his gaggle of oysters, sea horses, crabs, and other scourges of one-seventh of the sea. Inspired by the pirate who passed to and fro over their murky depths, this fishy band pursued their own pirate lifestyle and engaged human buccaneers on their own turf... which was kind of hard since these intrepid sea beasties were pretty small.' Roman Dirge is the creator of Lenore, which has a 13th issue this month.
PAGES 226, 227
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
MAY073161H New Alice in Wonderland: Masterpiece Edition hc, 7"x10", 122pg, color $24.95
by Rod Espinosa
A signed numbered 1000-copy edition of his adaptation of the book. Why not just read the book?
MAY073162E Gold Digger #87 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Gina and Penny battle a nasty artifact in dwarven ruins miles below the surface. Do they kick it to death? We'll see.
MAY073163E Fred Perry's Gold Digger Sketchbook 48pg, color $4.95
by Fred Perry
What it says.
MAY073164E Gold Digger Sourcebook: the Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #7 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
More of the same, this time in the J-to-L region. Jetta, Lich King, stuff like that.
ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS (http://www.archaiasp.com/)
MAY073192F Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #1 24 pg, color $3.50
by David Petersen
A new series. 'In the Winter of 1152, the Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many through a cold and icy season.'
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
MAY073206E Sonic the Hedgehog #178 32pg, color $2.25
by Flynn, Yardley, & Amash
Oh, it's New Mobotropolis that was bombed. And now it's Sonic vs. Tails in the ruins.
MAY073207E Sonic X #20 32pg, color $2.25
by Edkin, Hutchison, & Austin
New robots for Sonic to fight.
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS (http://www.fantagraphicsbooks.com/)
MAY073459F Niger #2 8"x11", 32pg, b&w $7.95
by Leila Marzocchi
'Seasons change and many things occur in the second issue of Leila Marzocchi's wildly original, beautifully drawn [in woodcuts], ecologically-minded fable. Saved from the threat of a giant centipede by the birds who are taking care of her, the little maggot protagonist "Doll" goes into hibernation as Winter looms.' Also, #1 from last May is offered again.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
MAY073479E Uncle Scrooge #368 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Barks, Rosa, Milton, & Jensen
Three stories, by the likes of Stefan Petrucha and Janet Gilbert.
MAY073480E Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #683 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
MAY073618F Tales of Raphael: Bad Moon Rising #1 (of 4) 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Campbell, Murphy, Lawson, & Talbot
'This all-new 4-issue mini-series picks up immediately after the events of the werewolf-filled pages of Tales of the TMNT #7!'
MAY073619F Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Paul Harmon & Tristan Jones
'[T]he aftermath of the classic Mirage "City At War" story arc by Eastman and Laird.'
MAY073620F Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Collected Movie Books sc, 216pg, b&w $16.00
'To coincide with the July 10 release on DVD of the blockbuster and cutting edge TMNT movie, this special trade paperback collects all five movie prequel comic books, along with the official movie adaptation!'
MAY073629F Dungeon Parade vol. 2: Day of the Toads sc, 6"x9", 64pg, color $9.95
by Sfar, Trondheim, & Larcenet
This humor/horror furry series is a big thing in France, and two more albums are collected in this volume. After doing some stories of a dungeon run as a paying proposition to suck in adventurers, the creators branched out into stories of its past, its gloomy future, and (as here) humorous stories happening between the first and second volumes of Zenith: an attack by a swarm of flying venomous toads and Herbert the not-so-heroic duck going on a mission to clear out the septic tank. Also, five 96-page volumes, comprising (I believe) fifteen of the French albums, are offered again so you can catch up. Recommended.
NEW RELIABLE PRESS (http://www.newreliable.com/)
MAY073656F Beaver and Steve vol. 1: A Shoeful of Trouble sc, 6"x9", 112pg, color $12.95
by James Turner
This collects the first year of strips from the website (http://www.beaverandsteve.com/) and three pages of new material. The comic won the Cartoonists Choice Award for Best Newcomer of 2005; amusing, but I am not all that impressed. Beaver, by the way, is a beaver, and Steve is a somewhat smaller dinosaur, a couple of steps up from stick figures.
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
MAY073680F Furrlough #174 32pg, b&w $3.50
The latest from three good ongoing stories: 'Lancaster: The Ghost Hunter' by Phil Gibson, 'Ace and Queenie' by Rusty Haller, and 'Cosmic Dash' by David Davis. Isn't that lovely? Hm? Cover by Diana Harlan-Stein.
MAY073682F Hit the Beach 2007 40pg, b&w $5.99
Pinups and comic strips by Joe Rosales, Megan Giles, Trump, Ursula Husted, Christina Hanson, DAQ, Eddie Perkins, Shon Howell, Brian Sutton, Yamaneko-Ya and like that.
TITAN PUBLISHING (http://www.titanpublishinggroup.com/)
MAY073722H Shaun the Sheep Comic #5 magazine, 52pg, color $5.99
MAY073723H Wallace & Gromit Magazine #24 magazine, 52pg, color $5.99
The cracking usual.