Upcoming furry comics for December 2009 (Previews only)
Nothing special this month, which may be why I'm two weeks late posting this. (Though Zuma addition is a likelier reason.) I got the four anthologies with the *Beasts of Burden* stories from the library; pretty good. Maybe they'll extract them into a collection; I'd buy it.
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DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
OCT090025 Usagi Yojimbo #125 24 pg, b&w, $3.50
by Stan Sakai
The gang war concludes in this quasquicentissual and it looks like Usagi's employer has double-crossed him.
OCT090051 Beasts of Burden #4 (of 4) 32pg, color, $2.99
by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
'When a four-legged friend is found disoriented and traumatized, Pugs, Red, Ace, and Whitey call in the troops to investigate. Something has gone awry at the local cemetery, and it's up to a gang of cats and dogs to unravel the paranormal mysteries of Burden Hill.' These characters first appeared in the four *Dark Horse Book of ...* anthologies, three of which are also offered this month in paperback.
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
OCT090270 Looney Tunes #181 32pg, color $2.50
by not terribly many
Duck Dodgers battles a universal honey shortage.
OCT090271 Scooby-Doo #151 32pg, color $2.50
by slightly fewer than that
Mystery, Inc. and a mysterious painting.
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
OCT090372 Elephantmen vol. 2: Fatal Diseases tp, 312pg, color $24.99
by more people than two Looney Toonses
'Collects ELEPHANTMEN #8-15, plus the Pilot issue and loads of extras!'
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
OCT090674 Gold Digger: Tech Manual #10 32pg, color $3.99
by Fred Perry & Doug Dlin
Tech talk, take ten.
OCT090675 Gold Digger #113 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
Ace vanishes to duel Skippy, and hijinx ensue.
OCT090676 Gold Digger Christmas Special #3 32pg, b&w $3.50
by Fred Perry and various other A.P. artists
The usual of the season.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
OCT090706 Sonic the Hedgehog #208 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn and Steven Butler
'The unthinkable happens as the Iron Queen finds a way around New Mobotropolis's defenses!' Who'd'a thunk it?
OCT090707 Sonic Universe #101 32pg, color $2.50
by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley
Now who's who?
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
SEP090710 The Muppet Show #1 24pg, color $2.99
by Roger Langridge
The Muppets are taking it on the road.
Also Cars #1, Donald Duck and Friends #349, Mickey Mouse & Friends #299, Mickey Mouse Classics trade paperback, Muppet Peter Pan trade paperback, Muppet King Arthur #1, Muppet Show #1, Toy Story #1, Uncle Scrooge #386, Wall-E #1, and Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #702.
OCT090937-38 Missile Mouse book 1: The Star Crusher 6"x9", 128pg, color sc $10.99, hc $21.99
'Missile Mouse, secret agent for the Galactic Security Agency, is a risk taker and a rule breaker, which is why he's in hot water at GSA headquarters. Then RIP, the Rogue Imperium of Planets, kidnaps a scientist who knows about the Star Crusher, a doomsday machine capable of destroying the entire universe.' A juvie, but I'll give it one mention here. See http://agent44.com/blog2/?cat=8 for more.
MIRAGE STUDIOS (http://www.ninjaturtles.com/)
OCT091014 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #65 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Ryan Brown, Dan Berger, Jim Lawson, and Eric Talbot
The Turtles versus an ice demon summoned by the post-shredder Foot Clan.
OCT091015 Donatello: the Brain Thief #4 (of 4) 32pg, b&w $3.25
by Jim Lawson
Can't stop the robot; now what?
OCT091016 Mirage Universe sc, 7"x10", 160pg, b&w $24.95
'At long last, an official sourcebook to the major characters that have appeared in the pages of Mirage Studios' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books since the birth of the TMNT in 1984!'
TERMINUS MEDIA LLC (http://www.terminusmedia.com/)
OCT091075 Terminus Tales Presents #1: Platypus vs Monkey 48pg, color $3.99
'The Cold War explodes onto American shores when a lab monkey from the doomed Sputnik 4 probe is found adrift in deep space by aliens and returned to Earth as a cybernetically-enchanced Soviet super-monkey menace! The only hope to defeat this resurgence of Communist aggression is the unlikely alliance of a heroic hard-boiled platypus detective and a fiery young redhead.' Can't say I'm thrilled by the prospect.
OCT091096 Sgt. Frog #18 sc, 5"x7", 192pg $10.99
'Sgt. Frog comes up with yet another wacky plan to get back at Natsumi. His bright idea? Turn himself into a mosquito and suck her blood!' Have we jumped the shark yet?