Upcoming furry comics for May 2009 (Previews only)
Can there be too much Gold Digger? Find out this month as Antarctic Press brings out three new comics and two reprints.
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
MAR090069 Usagi Yojimbo 24pg, b&w $3.50
by Stan Sakai
‘There’s no calm after the storm for the rabbit ronin as Usagi grapples with the fallout from “Traitors of the Earth” and uncovers a new mystery.’
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
MAR090204 Looney Tunes #174 32pg, color $2.50
by the usual gang of imbeciles
‘Foghorn and Barnyard Dawg compete to train the ultimate athlete.Eggbert! Ha! Haw! That's a joke, son, you need to lighten up.’
MAR090205 Scooby-Doo #144 32pg, color $2.50
by Terrance Griep & John Rozum & Vincent Deporter
Only *three* people? Whaaaaa?
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
MAR092446 Elephantmen #19 32pg, color $3.50
by Richard Starkings and Marian Churchland
‘“MONSOON” The story of Sahara.’ Resolicited from October because the solicitation text was so short they thought everyone missed it.
PAGES 193, 196
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
MAR094053 Furrlough Color Special #1 48pg, color $5.99
‘Antarctic Press and Radio Comix come together to amp up the longest-running anthropomorphic anthology with full color! In this very special issue, the hottest artists at both companies have joined forces to deliver plenty of funny animal fun! It's a shiny, star-studded extravaganza, as Phil "Poinko" Gibson, Smudge, David Davis, Remi Perron, and David and Arthur Goodman rub shoulders with the greats, Fred Perry and Ben Dunn! Don't miss it!’ Sounds good to me.
MAR094054 Gold Digger #107 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Were-rat thieves break into Gina’s home and make up with tons of stuff, including an artifact that they use to teleport to Xanadu, where they meet Dreadwing.
MAR094055 Gold Digger Color Remix: Mangazine Special #1 32pg, color $3.99
by Fred Perry
Reprinting the first Gold Digger story from the early *Mangazine*, now in color.
MAR094056 Gold Digger II Pocket Manga vol. 7 sc, 5”x7”, 136pg, b&w $14.95
by Fred Perry
Collects Gold Digger Volume 3 #43-47.
MAR094057 Gold Digger Sketchcard Album #1 32pg, b&w $2.99
by Fred Perry
‘Antarctic Press and Fred Perry present his sketchiest product yet — a collection of vibrant vignettes and pleasing pin-ups, all originally drawn on sketch cards! Thirty-two solid pages of card images laid out Watchmen-style, presenting Gold Digger characters in ways seen nowhere else, plus all-new short stories! See superhero Crush join Agency Zero and mess with the amazonian Agent Xane's head! See Crush's old partner Avenger in an all-new adventure! See how big Kevin "Ace" Koss's afro was when he was a kid! A true Fred Perry original!’ Gosh.
MAR094057 Gold Digger Swimsuit Special 2009 48pg, color $4.99
By GD fans.
PAGES 198, 199
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
I got the numbers on last month’s issues wrong–Sonic #199, Universe #3–but the rest was OK.
MAR094076 Sonic the Hedgehog #200 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and Jim Amash
‘The epic anniversary issue you've been waiting for is finally here! Back in Sonic #50, Sonic managed to win against his arch-rival, Dr. Robotnik. In Sonic #175, the doctor got his revenge! Now they duel for the fate of the world! Will freedom come to Mobius? Or will the Eggman Empire rule forever more? Place your bets - but be ready for the startling conclusion! Don't miss this cranium-creasing, brain-bending, mind-blowing saga!’ But I don’t *want* my cranium creased!
MAR094077 Sonic Universe #4 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn & Tracy Yardley
‘The all-out battle-turned-alliance between Shadow and Rouge takes a new twist, and there may be no turning back!’ This is comics, there’s always another retcon.
MAR094078 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 1: Heroes in a Half Shell sc, 7”x10”, 104pg, color $11.95
by Michael Dooney
‘Relive the very first Archie Turtles comic, a 3-issue adaptation of the original television mini-series, "Heroes in a Half Shell!"’
PAGES 222, 224
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
MAR094141 The Muppet Show #3 (of 4) 24pg, color $2.99
by Roger Langridge
Still by Langridge and thus worth getting. Other anthropomorphoid stuff from Boom! this month: The Muppets' Robin Hood #3, Toy Story: the Mysterious Stranger #2, and Disney/Pixar's The World of Cars: The Rookie #3 and Finding Nemo: Reef Rescue #1.
MAR094251 Castle Waiting #2.16 24pg, b&w $3.95
‘Housewarming! Everyone joins Jain to celebrate her new digs... not knowing that the Poltersprites, annoyed at this new invasion of "their" territory, appear to be planning some sort of retribution. Plus Jain has a heart-to-heart with Chess involving their past, their future, and footstools... and another close encounter with the ghost leads Jain to question Mr. Finny about it, to no great effect... The second volume of Linda Medley's deeply involving and often hilarious fantasy series continues toward its conclusion later this year.’
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING (http://www.gemstonepub.com/)
MAR094262 Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #705 sc, 7”x10”, 64pg, color $7.99
by Carl Barks, Paul Murry, Marco Rota
‘In Marco Rota's feature-length "Mess Transit," Donald Duck's new crosstown job requires disastrous daily commutes through the busiest parts of Duckburg! Next, a previously unpublished Paul Murry saga finds Mickey Mouse testing "The Great Invention,"only to wish he hadn't! Finally "Fireman Donald" goes to blazes in a classic Carl Barks tale.’
MAR094263 Uncle Scrooge #390 sc, 7”x10”, 64pg, color $7.99
by Marco Rota, Romano Scarpa
‘In Marco Rota's "Grasp of the Goddess," Scrooge McDuck is on the trail of an ancient Indian treasure, only to become trapped by a statue come to life! Then the fortune-hunting continues when Romano Scarpa's "Amazing Three" — Scrooge, Jubal Pomp, and John D. Rockerduck — seek ancient Phoenician secrets in a feature-length epic!’
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
MAR094367 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #58 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Steve Murphy and Dario Brizuela
‘A threat from beyond space and time is awakened by a renegade group of Utroms, leaving the fate of not one, but two worlds in the hands of the Turtles — our Earth, as well as the alternate Earth of the Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa! Guest-starring Cudley the Cowlick!’
SALTY SUGAR COMICS
MAR094423 Seaweed: a Cure for Mildew (vol. 1 of 2) hc, 12”x15”, 64pg, color $29.95
by Ben Balistreri
‘Emmy Award-winning designer Ben Balisteri, designer for Cartoon Network's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, releases his first self-published graphic novel. Mildew the bat doesn't have long to live, but he holds a mysterious map to the White Library, where eternal life and cures for any affliction can be found. He entices Seaweed and Poisson to take him in their boat on an incredible high sea adventure with the map as their guide. The volume also includes a bonus making-of segment detailing the artist's process for creating his lush animated-film style from thumbnail to finished product.’ See an enthusiastic review of this all-ages comic, with a couple of sample pages, at http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18357 .
MAR094506 Tales from Wonderland: Cheshire Cat 32pg, color, $3.99
by Ralph Tedesco and Angel Medina or Eric Basaldua
‘Decades ago a regular house cat was sent into the unnatural realm called Wonderland. Not long after did that feline grow to become another entity altogether as it formed a consciousness and self-awareness that only Wonderland could provide and found a power that turned an innocent kitten into a killing machine. Now the feline they call the Cheshire Cat is trapped back in this world and is beginning to develop something that never seemed possible: a conscience. After being taken in by a caring sorority girl, the once evil being is finally getting a taste of what being loved and cared for truly feels like. Can this cat change his stripes or will the evil inside of him ultimately be unleashed?’ Ties in to the Wonderland series, the latest grim-and-grittification of Lewis Carroll.