Upcoming furry comics for April 2009 (Previews only)
Another busy month, including some kids' stuff like *Joey Fly, Private Eye: Creepy Crawly Crime*, and the brief *Benny and Penny: the Big No-no!*, which I pass over in silence below. And everyone will *love* the last item this month.
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
FEB090057 Sinfest vol. 1 tbp 8.25"x9.75", b&w, 208 pages $14.95
by Tatsuya Ishida
'AT LAST! "The webcomic to end all webcomics" has landed at Dark Horse, and we're starting the collections at the beginning! Sinfest is one of the most-read and longest-running webcomics out there, and explores religion, advertising, sex, and politics in a way fleen.com calls "both brutally funny and devastatingly on-target." In an era when most syndicated newspaper strips are watered down and uninspired, creator Tatsuya Ishida draws on influences ranging from Calvin and Hobbes and Peanuts to manga and pop culture to bring us a breath of fresh air. If your comic-strip craving hasn't been satisfied since the nineties, deliverance is finally at hand.
The first volume of Sinfest collects the first six hundred Sinfest strips, introducing the full cast of characters and the opening installments of Ninja Theatre, beat poetry, calligraphy lessons, and the irresistible Pooch & Percival strips.' I don't think it ends any webcomics, but it's pretty good, enough so that I mention it here despite its marginal furriness. Pooch and Percival are pets, and Squigley is an anthropomorphic pig who hangs around with Slick and the rest. Check it out at http://www.sinfest.net/ . Recommended.
FEB090229 Looney Tunes #173 32pg, color $2.50
by a variety
Road Runner/Coyote snow fight.
FEB090230 Scooby-Doo #143 32pg, color $2.50
by Robbie Busch and John Rozum & Scott Neely and Scott Gross
Only four people? Whaa?
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
FEB094030 Gold Digger #106 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Oh no! It's...plant tanks!
FEB094031 Gold Digger: Maidens of Twilight #4 (of 4) 32pg, b&w $3.50
by Fred Perry & Robby Bevard, & J.L. Anderson
'Wizards, bounty hunters and grim reapers have all joined together to deal with the threat of accidental apocalypse, even if it means fighting a full-issue battle up a vertical mountain of lava!'
FEB094032 Gold Digger Tech Manual #4 32pg, color $3.95
by Fred Perry with Doug Dlin
Will it never end?
FEB094033 Gold Digger: Tiffany & Charlotte Pocket Manga sc, 5"x7", 128pg, b&w 15.95
(W) Fred Perry (A) J.L. Anderson
Collects the four-issue miniseries.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
FEB094058 Sonic the Hedgehog #198 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley
'You simply cannot afford to miss this pulse-pounding lead-in to the mega-milestone Sonic #200!' That's why it's $.25 more?
FEB094059 Sonic Universe #2 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn & Tracy Yardley
Shadow and E-102 Gamma and E-123 Omega, oh my!
FEB094075 Part-Time Pets sc, 5"x7", 192pg, b&w $12.95
by Reno Amashiro
'Capable of loving as human beings, and as adoring and loyal pets, Kemonomimi Corporation is an elite service industry that provides highly skilled human/animal hybrid workers. But when Kemonomimi trouble maker, Tama Mikezaki is dispatched to author Souji Okano, problems were sure to erupt! Always ending up in a fight with his hired masters, this time was also no exception when he rebels against his latest master, Souji, who compares him (a human with rabbit ears) to his beloved deceased cat! However, Souji must "feed" his pet by the end of their contract. Does Souji have what it takes to make Tama nibble on his offering? MATURE THEMES' If the story's as bad as the English, you couldn't pay me to read this.
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
FEB094154 The Muppet Show #2 (of 4) 24pg, color $2.99
by Roger Langridge
More by Roger Langridge, an ornament to whatever he touches. Other anthropomorphoid stuff from Boom! this month: The Muppets' Robin Hood #1, Toy Story: the Mysterious Stranger #1, and Disney/Pixar's The World of Cars: The Rookie #2.
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
FEB094290 Uncle Scrooge #389 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks
'In Carl Barks' long-out-of-print "Treasure of Marco Polo," Scrooge McDuck orders a giant jade elephant from Unsteadystan -- but the jumbo-size crate arrives minus Jumbo! Street rat Soy Bheen seems to know where the treasure went-but its pursuit pits Scrooge and Donald against deadly militia leader Wahn Beeg Rhat!' Even epicker than a two-story issue!
FEB094291 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #704 sc, 7"x10", 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks, William Ward
'We're celebrating Donald Duck's 75th anniversary with two very special tales! Carl Barks' legendary "Voodoo Hoodoo" finds Donald stuck with a hex meant for Scrooge -- and pursued by unlucky stiff Bombie the Zombie. Then journey "Among the Hillbillies With Donald and Mac" in a 1938 saga by Britain's legendary William Ward!' Ah, whadda them Brits know about hillbillies?
HOT CIDER PRESS (http://shop.clubstripes.com/)
FEB094306 Cocktails: Winter Special 2008 sc, 72pg, b&w 13.95
'Try out this hot Cocktails mix and spice up the season! Club Stripes presents an all-new collection of 100% male Furry comics! Fans of cute, fuzzy guy comics will find their favorite artists here: Miu, Meesh, gNaw, and more, plus, this issue hails the return of artists such as Blueblur8lover and Onta from Volume 1. Kamicheetah joins the lineup with a sweet, winter-themed cover and a sizzling new story inside; Bonk and gNaw have crafted sexy, brand-new stories for your yaoi-loving enjoyment.'
FEB094307 LOVE CAN BE DIFFERENT #2 32pg, b&w $5.95
'Dawn finally arrives, and the beautiful fox girl Huska finds herself alone with conflicting emotions. Dismissed, she finds her freedom tarnished by leaving Richard behind. To save her new love, where will she go, who will she seek out, and what will she have to do?' Furry porn from a Russian artist, pricey but (if like #1) good.
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
FEB094397 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #57 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Dan Berger & Jim Lawson
'The Turtles are in turmoil, arguing amongst themselves regarding where they should reside. Raph wants to take up residence in an abandoned church, Leo wants to return to the sewers, Don wants to go to Massachusetts and Mike wants to stay in April's building to protect their friends, a plan that seems all the more necessary when a gang attacks a man living next door. The Turtles intervene and find themselves battling enemies new and old - very old!'
RADIO COMIX (http://www.radiocomix.com/)
FEB094432 Genus Presents: Bun Buns #1 32pg, b&w $4.99
'They're rascally, they're raunchy - they're rabbits! This all-new special from the Genus alumni features nothing but bunnies doing what they do best, and all focusing on the derriere! Sexy stories and art spotlighting bushels of backdoor action featuring straight couples, gay couples, and everything in-between. Bouncing buns of all persuasions by J. K. Blacklin, Terrie Smith, Shon Howell, DAQ, and more!' Also, *Genus* #91 is resolicited from August.
FEB094457 Sgt. Frog #17 sc, 5"x7", 192pg, b&w $9.99
by Mine Yoshizaki
Keroro wants to spend Christmas in a special way, but no one seems to want to teach him how. But to everyone's surprise, Keron Forces send the Platoon a Christmas present they'll never forget.
FEB094459 Animal Academy: Hakobune Hakusho #1 (of 7) sc, 5"x7", 192pg, b&w $9.99
by Moyamu Fujino
'The only thing special about 15-year-old Neko is her peculiar name that means "cat". After being rejected from every high school she tried to enroll in due to her bad grades, Neko is finally accepted to a mysterious school called Morimori. Neko immediately senses that something is off about this school...and it turns out that all the other students besides her are magical animals who can transform into human form. Now Neko must pretend to be a magical cat and not allow any of the other students to find out her secret-that she's a human in a school of animals!'
CHRONICLE BOOKS (http://www.chroniclebooks.com/)
FEB094632 Furverts hc, 6"x6", 24pg, color $12.95
(W) Michael Cogliantry
'The term "Furries" originated at a science fiction convention in 1980, and has since grown to encompass a whole world of fans who dress up in furry costumes, creating anthropomorphic animal characters and engaging in roleplaying sessions. Featuring a patch of fur on the cover to give readers a tactile piece of this illicit world, this book offers a hilarious, shocking, and thoroughly entertaining peek into the craziest things furries do.' Board-book format, 12 photographs. Who would want to buy this?
Always carry a grapefruit, Treesong