Upcoming furry comics for March 2011 (Previews only)
Free Comic Book Day coming up! Wahoolazooma. Herewith FCBD furriness for which I have no order numbers, though they're presumably in the range JAN110001-JAN110041.
I'm unfamiliar with most of the stuff so I rely on quoting the blurbs more than usual.
Kizoic Presents: Kung Fu Panda/Richie Rich FCBD 2011 Edition 32pg, color FREE
'Kizoic presents DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda and Classic Media's Richie Rich. Featuring stories from the artists and writers of the upcoming all-ages titles, due in stores April 2011. Also a never-before-seen sneak peek at the upcoming Strawberry Shortcake series and more!'
ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal Flip-book FCBD 2011 Edition 8"x8", 32pg, color FREE
Mouse Guard by David Petersen
The Dark Crystal by three or four people and groups
'Archaia presents two, amazing, all-new stories in one fantastic flip-book -- David Petersen's Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard and Jim Henson's beloved The Dark Crystal, featuring a cover, art direction and concepts by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the original film! This exclusive prelude begins the epic creation story of the world of Thra, and explores the origins of the world of the Dark Crystal!'
Darkwing Duck/Rescue Rangers FCBD 2011 Edition 48pg, color FREE
by Ian Brill and James Silvani & Leonel Castellani
'An all-ages flip-book from BOOM! Studios, reprinting the blockbuster sold-out first issue of the Darkwing Duck ongoing series! And don't forget to flip this comic over, or you'll miss Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, reprinting the first issue of the critically acclaimed bestseller from BOOM!'
Super Dinosaur Origin Special #1 FCBD 2011 Edition 32pg, color FREE
by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard
'Super Dinosaur is finally here! In this stand-alone origin special you will learn everything there is to know about Derek Dynamo's best friend, Super Dinosaur! Where did he come from? How did he avoid extinction? What is Inner-Earth? And what the heck is DynOre and why is it so dangerous?!'
Geronimo Stilton/The Smurfs FCBD 2011 Edition 32pg, color FREE
Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton
Smurfs by Peyo and Yvan Delporte
'A sampling of one of the bestselling children's books characters (over 12 Million sold, 300,000+ this year) plus a full-color Smurfs story! Geronimo Stilton, editor of the Rodent's Gazette, stars in "Play it Again, Mozart", as the Pirate Cats travel back in time to Milan, Italy in the year 1770, to steal a symphony composed by Mozart. Plus: The evil Gargamel takes his battle with the Smurfs to the seas - with surprising results - in "The Smurf Submarine"!'
Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD 2011 Edition 32pg, color FREE
by Ian Flynn and Steven Butler etc.
'While paying his respects for a fallen friend in the Southern Tundra, Somic encounters Ixis Naugus! How has the evil wizard returned?! Plus: Exclusive new data files to tell you just who's who!'
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse FCBD 2011 Edition 32pg, color FREE
by Floyd Gottfredson
'Today, everyone knows Mickey Mouse as the cheerful ambassador of all things Disney. But back in the 1930s, Mickey gained fame as a rough-and-tumble, two-fisted epic hero -- an adventurous scrapper matching wits with mobsters, kidnappers, spies, and even (gulp!) city slickers! And Mickey's greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, written and drawn by one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th century, Floyd Gottfredson!'
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Top Shelf Kids' Club FCBD 2011 Edition 24 pg, b&w FREE
'This FCBD edition not only presents three adventures from their established all-ages series: Owly by Andy Runton, Johnny Boo by James Kochalka, and Korgi by Christian Slade, it will also feature three all-new stories from brand new all-ages series coming in 2011: Okie Dokie Donuts by Chris Eliopoulos, Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken by Ray Friesen, and Upside Down by Jess Smart Smiley! Perfect for everyone in the family!'
And now back to our regular comics that cost you money.
DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.darkhorse.com)
JAN110116 Usagi Yojimbo #136 24pg, b&w $3.50
by Stan Sakai
'The honorable rabbit ronin Usagi is accused of being a member of the Red Scorpion Gang -- the same greedy, bloodthirsty miscreants that have been terrorizing the countryside!
To celebrate Dark Horse's twenty-fifth anniversary, Stan Sakai created an outstanding variant cover for this issue.'
DC COMICS (http://www.dccomics.com/)
JAN110407 Looney Tunes #196 32pg, color $2.99
by Bill Matheny, David Santana, and Scott Gross
'Ralph E. Wolf [is] not meeting his sheep-catching quota, so a "success coach" is brought in to help him. Unfortunately for Ralph, that coach is Daffy Duck.'
JAN110408 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #7 32pg, color $2.99
by Sholly Fisch and Fabio Laguna
'With so many successful cases under their belts and their fame spreading far and wide, Scooby and the gang receive the ultimate honor: a pair of big-shot producers are making a Saturday-morning cartoon based on their adventures! But there may not be a TV series if production keeps getting derailed by the ghost that's haunting the studio!' How recursive.
PAGES 172-3, 196
IMAGE COMICS (http://www.imagecomics.com/)
JAN110548 Elephantmen: Man and Elephantman #1 40pg, color $3.99
by Richard Starkings, Axel Medellin, and various cover artists
'Hip Flask awakens one morning to find everything is not as it seems...
A great jump-on issue for new readers -- in the style of INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1!'
JAN110548 Elephantmen, Vol. 4: Questionable Things hc, 312pg, color $34.99
by Richard Starkings and artists.
Collects Elephantmen #24-30. Volumes 1-3 are resolicited.
JAN110613 Mice Templar vol. 3 #3 32pg, color $2.99
JAN110614 ditto with another cover
by Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming et patati et patata
'One-Arm Leito begins his training under the tutelage of the scheming betrayer Pilot the Tall, while only the blind mouse Harad has the remaining senses to suspect the truth. Aquila leads her own trio of mice on an ill-fated expedition to rescue Karic and Cassius. While at the Great Ash Tree, the Templar triad of priests place defrocked high priest Micah on trial for what has become of Karic's legacy -- a growing resistance movement the priesthood cannot control.' Busy busy.
ANTARCTIC PRESS (http://www.antarctic-press.com/)
JAN110915 Gold Digger #127 32pg, color $2.99
by Fred Perry
'With all immediate research, projects and emergencies resolved, Gina, Britanny and the rest of the Diggers family are off on a well-earned vacation to Hawaii, leaving Gina's class in the expert(?) hands of Aljabra Gihom, Gina's talented but slightly scatterbrained grad-student/TA.'
JAN110916 Women of Gold Digger: Spring Break (one-shot) 32pg, b&w $3.99
by Fred Perry
'Celebrate 20 years of the fabulous females of Gold Digger! This new combination of profile pages and short stories offers you informative and entertaining glimpses at the diverse distaff of Fred Perry's incredible universe.'
JAN110918 Justin Beaver (one-shot) 32pg, b&w $3.99
by Ben Dunn
'Follow the adventures of America's top tween rodent singer heartthrob as he works his way from the riverbanks of the Canadian wilderness to fame and fortune in the big city! On his way to the big music industry awards, he must do battle with some of the most dangerous animals in show business--and not just the lawyers!' From this I learned of the existence of Justin Bieber.
APE ENTERTAINMENT (http://apecmx.com/)
JAN110929 Scratch 9 vol. 1: Pet Project sc, 100pg, color $9.95
by Rob M. Worley and Jason T. Kruse & Mike Kunkel
'Mad science gives an ordinary cat named Scratch the ability to summon any of his nine lives. He must use his powers to save his pet friends from the CRUEL Corporation. The critically acclaimed all-ages story collected for the first time!'
ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC (http://www.archaia.com)
JAN110935 The Skrumps (one-shot) 32pg, color $3.95
by Jason Chandler
'First introduced as a bonus strip in the Fraggle Rock hardcover, The Skrumps are back in their own special issue! The Skrumps are a uniquely colorful troupe of hilarious characters that live in the imaginary world of Skrumpland.' You mean Skrumpland isn't real? I'm shattered.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS (http://www.archiecomics.com/)
JAN110952 Sonic the Hedgehog #223 32pg, color $2.99
by Ian Flynn and only three artists
'The vile wizard Ixis Naugus finally makes his bold move, and the Republic of Acorn will never be the same!' Nothing's ever the same.
JAN110953 Sonic Universe #26 32pg, color $2.99
by Ian Flynn and only two artists; next month--none at all!
'Silver the Hedgehog is stranded on a strange, dark version of Mobius and fights stranger, darker versions of heroes you know and love!'
BOOM! STUDIOS (http://www.boom-studios.net/)
Even quieter this month, with one item fewer than in December: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers #4, Darkwing Duck #10, Darkwing Duck Annual #1, Donald Duck and Friends #364, Donald Duck & Friends: Feathers of Fury tp, Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck vol. 1 tp (all Don Rosa), Mickey Mouse & Friends #306, Uncle Scrooge #401, and Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #717 (where'd #716 go?).
CREATORS EDGE PRESS (http://creatorsedgepress.com/)
JAN111084 Rottentail sc, 6.7"x10.2", 64pg, b&w $12.99
by David Hayes and Kurt Belcher
'Peter Cotton accidentally transforms himself into the half-man/half-bunny Rottentail! Pursued by the military, he hops and chops his way to his old hometown of Easter Falls to exact some long overdue revenge and "reconnect" with an old flame.' At least he's not a zombie.
DRAWN & QUARTERLY (http://www.drawnandquarterly.com)
JAN111175 Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip vol. 6 hc, 8.5"x12", 88pg, b&w $19.95
by Lars Jansson
'After the multifaceted Tove Jansson quit the daily grind of the newspaper comic strip, the reins were picked up by her younger brother, Lars, who, not being an artist, taught himself how to draw so that he could continue bringing the Moomin charm to millions of readers around the world. . . . The delightful and gentle skewering of life's foibles continued with such antics as Moomin becoming a vegetarian; the genie from a magic lamp bringing stolen diamonds; a railway through Moominvalley turning into a roller coaster, and, of course, hijinks with international spies invading Moominvalley.' Of course. Volumes 1-5, by Tove Jansson, are offered again.
JAN111261 Sizzle #49 8.5"x11", 48pg, color $5.99
May contain traces of Omaha.
JAN111330 Neko Ramen vol. 4 sc, 5"x7", 192pg, b&w $10.99
bu Kenji Sonishi
'Taisho [the nasty ramen cat] adopts more cats, puppies, prairie dogs and even anteaters! Can all the species cohabitate in his crazy ramen shop? And when Taisho attempts to go eco-friendly, will Tanaka-san be able to stomach it? And what will Tanaka-san do when Taisho discovers ramen fencing?!'