Upcoming furry comics for May 2008 (Previews only)
Nothing exciting this month, I'd say, except the marginally furry Girl Genius collection from Airship Entertainment, my Pick of the Month. There's also a gn from Aurora Publishing if you're into pint-sized human cats. Pint-sized human cats! Pint-sized human cats!
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
MAR080033 Usagi Yojimbo #112 24pg, b&w $2.99
by Stan Sakai
Usagi and Gen face down the angry gamblers to give the slave girl a chance to escape.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
MAR080205 Looney Tunes #162 32pg, color $2.25
by about 738 people
Daffy and Porky are TV journalists, getting back to nature.
MAR080206 Scooby-Doo #132 32pg, color $2.25
by about 569 people
Spring at the beach.
PAGES 161, 164
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
MAR082094 Elephantmen #16 40pg, color $2.99
by Richard Starkings and Moritat
'[T]he story of The Silencer, who he is and how he came to be. Plus: THE SLEEZE BROTHERS by JOHN CARNELL and ANDY LANNING.' The brothers had a brief Marvel run, as I recall.
MAY 21 • 40 PAGES • FC • $2.99
MAR082102 Mice Templar #5 32pg, color, $2.99
by Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming
'The sacred Readers of the Wheat declare final judgment on Karic's life and his validity to fulfill the Prophecy within the heart of the Great Ash Tree. While Templar rivals Pilot and Cassius each face the ancient vengeance of bats.' I don't remember the writing being this bad in #1, but it certainly is in #2.
AIRSHIP ENTERTAINMENT/STUDIO FOGLIO (http://www.airshipbooks.com/)
MAR083390 Girl Genius vol. 7 sc, 8"x11", 160pg, color $21.95
MAR083391 Girl Genius vol. 7 hc, 8"x11", 160pg, color $39.95
by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio, & Cheyenne Wright
*Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle*. I said it before and I'll say it again: 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/)
MAR083399 Gargoyles #11 24pg, b&w $3.95
by Greg Weisman & David Hedgecock
'A TimeDancing Brooklyn from the present comes face to face with his past self, frozen in stone for a thousand years!'
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
MAR083413 Gold Digger #96 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Brittany and Gina, lost in quasi space, find the masterpiece of the Nomad Artificers.
MAR083414 Gold Digger II Pocket Manga vol. 4 tp
by Fred Perry
Collects Gold Digger Volume 3 #23-30.
SC, 5x7, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95
MAR083415 Gold Digger Sourcebook: the Official Handbook to the Gold Digger Universe #17 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
It's not over. Having done the people, they turn to the places: Astral Rifts to Quasi-Space. And after this, the things!
MAR083416 Gold Digger's 12 pocket manga pack each sc, 5"x7", b&w 79.95
Twelve volumes, 58 issues, over 1300 pages. GD pocket mangas 1 through 11, plus the GD Max crossover/special collection.
MAR083417 Gold Digger Swimsuit Special 2007 [#15] 48pg, color $4.50
By fans and pros.
APE ENTERTAINMENT (http://www.ape-entertainment.com/)
MAR083430 Teddy Scares vol. 4 6"x9" tp, 52pg, color $6.95
I seem to have missed vol. 3. More adventures of the five zombie teddy bears.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
MAR083451 Sonic the Hedgehog #188 32pg, color $2.25
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
Sonic is captured by the Destructix, and imprisoned beneath a flashy casino owned by Mammoth Mogul.
MAR083452 Sonic the Hedgehog Archives v. 7 5"x7", 112 pg, color $7.49
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley & Jim Amash
Collects issues #25-28.
MAR083453 Sonic X #33 32pg, color $2.25
by Joe Edkin, David Hutchison & Terry Austin
A meteoroid containing a Chaos Emerald is headed for the South Pole and the Knotholers have to go keep it out of Eggman's hands.
AURORA PUBLISHING INC.
MAR083462 Tomcats 5"x7", 192pg, b&w $12.95
by Mashiro Minamino
'Pint-sized human cats, shady "men in black," cat gods and more! Mao was just your typical disillusioned young man with a part-time job. But soon he is thrust into a countryside adventure after he meets his old friend Sora, a pint-sized human cat, and shady "men in black" suddenly start showing up at his workplace! Mao's countryside escape could not be complete without his team of the speechless Tora, of whom everyone can understand perfectly, Koyuki the magic pint-sized human cat who can make all sorts of things appear, and the rest of the pint-sized human cats. MATURE THEMES' Pint-sized human cats! Pint-sized human cats! Pint-sized human cats!
MAR083701 Sizzle #36 mag, 64pg, b&w $5.95
Another installment of Omaha the Cat Dancer but still mostly four other things.
PAGES 290, 291
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
MAR083725 Uncle Scrooge #378 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Romano Scarpa and Michael T. Gilbert
Two stories, and a Don Rosa pinup.
MAR083726 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #693 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks, Stefan Petrucha & Cesar Ferioli
Three assorted stories.
MAR083727 Donald Duck Adventures: the Barks/Rosa Collection Volume 3 sc, 64pg, color $8.99
by Carl Barks & Don Rosa
'It's the third Gemstone book pairing Carl Barks' Duck classics with Don Rosa's modern sequels! In "The Golden Helmet," Donald battles Azure Blue for a relic that makes its owner king of North America! Next, "The Lost Charts of Columbus" switch hands between Blue, Donald -- and show-off cousin Gladstone!'
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE (http://www.metaltv.com/)
MAR083763 Body Count sc, 7"x10", 112pg, color $16.95
by Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley
Casey Jones and Raphael the TMNT find themselves caught up in the middle of an international family murder/revenge/assassination plot. MATURE THEMES
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
MAR083868 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Dan Berger & Jim Lawson
'"Temps" is a tale that takes place during the "City At War" story line from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume One.'
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
MAR083923 Furrlough #184 32pg, b&w $3.99
by the aftermentioned
The usual three new episodes: 'Ace and Queenie' by Rusty Haller, 'Whomper' by Chris Farrington, and 'Treasure Hunters' by Remi Perron, all solid series.