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Wulf #1

Time for another (belated) trip through Previews looking for good, new adventure comics.

AdHouse

Johnny Hiro, Volume 1 – I missed Johnny’s giant-lizard and ronin adventures when they came out in single issues. Don’t want to make that mistake with the collection.

Archaia

Cyclops – The scifi plot sounds interesting, but it’s the storytelling team behind The Killer that’s the real draw.

Ardden

Wulf #1 – I’ve never read any of the old Atlas Comics books, so I’m not really hooked by just that. I do like barbarian comics though and one of my favorites was that What If issue where Conan comes to the future, becomes a gang lord, and meets Captain America. Not that I’m expecting this to be exactly like that, but it reminds me of it. And it’s by Steve Niles and Nat Jones. I love it when those guys work together and can’t imagine a better concept for them than a gritty, barbarian-in-modern-New-York comic.

Xombi #1

Dark Horse

Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1 – The axe-wielding cop and his partner Dinosaur Soldier get an original mini-series.

DC

Xombi#1 – There’s only one downside to John Rozum’s getting to continue my favorite Milestone series (and calling it my favorite is saying something because I loved that line like I’ve never loved a comics line) and that’s that I have to dig out the original run and re-read them. Oh wait. That’s not a downside at all.

Birds of Prey, Volume 1: Endrun – Gail Simone’s return to the series that put her (and Black Canary) on the map is finally collected.

Disney

Pirates of the Caribbean: Six Sea Chanties – I’ve long wondered why there wasn’t a Pirates of the Caribbean comic, so while this is a long time coming, I hope it’s the start of more like it. An anthology – given the right creators (and this one was at one time announced to include Eric Powell, Andy Kuhn, and Tom Mandrake) – seems like the right way to go too.

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1

Dynamite

Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #1 – I’ve yet to read Dynamites Warlord of Mars series, but I like the Edgar Rice Burroughs stuff enough that if they’re going to do a bunch of spin-offs of a comic, I don’t mind if it’s this one. And Dejah Thoris’ backstory seems like a good place to go for extra stories.

Eureka

Graphic Classics, Volume 20: Western Classics - Featuring stories by Zane Grey and Robert E Howard as well as a Hopalong Cassidy story by original newspaper strip artist Dan Spiegle.

IDW

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 – It’s called Monster World in Previews, but that’s changed. Eric Powell writing, Phil Hester drawing, and they get to use all the other Toho monsters that Marvel and Dark Horse never got to. This is gonna be goooood.

Danger Girl, Volume 1: Destination Danger – I’ve been meaning to read some Danger Girl for a while and this collection with art by Phil Noto and Art Adams seems like an excellent place to start.

Rat Bastards #1

Image

Carbon Grey #1 – I’m in the mood for some steampunk. Especially when it’s this pretty.

Rat Bastards #1 – The girl with the jetpack and her cool-looking friends are great and all, but all the cover really needed was the giant, cybernetic bear. Okay, that’s not true, but it’s almost true. Anyway: comic about a bunch of kids who fight mad scientists. I’m in.

Lorna: Relic Wrangler – Lara Croft meets Lovecraft. Those are two of my favorite “L” words.

Marvel

Ruse #1 – If Marvel had asked me which CrossGen title most deserved a comeback, this would’ve been in my Top Two. My only caveat would’ve been that they please please please set it on Earth and not the almost-Earth that the original series was in. Which they’ve very kindly decided to do even without my input. Couldn’t be more thrilled.

Sigil #1 – This wouldn’t have been in my Top Two, though I enjoyed the original very much. Even with the too-often, radical shifts in tone with every new writer that came on, it was still a fun, pulpy space adventure book. Tough-guy hero Samdahl Rey is now 16-year-old Southern girl Samantha, but that actually sounds more interesting. Plus, a certain pirate ship from another highly-praised CrossGen title makes an appearance in an upcoming issue.

The Heap #1

Captain America and the Secret Avengers #1 – As long as I’m dreaming about Marvel’s asking me what they should publish, they couldn’t have guessed the top of my Wish List much better than a Black Widow/Agent 13 comic written by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Lots of collections – Marvel has several good collections coming out this month. Or June or whenever they really come out. The Strange Tales II hardcover leads the pack, but I’m also looking forward to Girl Comics, Heralds, and Hawkeye & Mockingbird/Black Widow: Widowmaker.

Moonstone

The Heap #1 – The description for this sounds like the Swamp Thing meets Thor in WWII. I’m always up for a good swamp monster story; throwing in Vikings and Nazis almost isn’t fair. Not that I mind.

Nemo

Sea Ghost #1 – “Let’s take Space Ghost and let him have underwater adventures instead of outer space ones.” Okay!

Oni

Salt Water Taffy, Volume 4: Caldera’s Revenge – Matthew Loux’s sea-side series continues with a “spooky whaling ship” and a Moby Dick-like adventure.

Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour

Radical

Driver for the Dead – I read the first issue of this voodooey version of The Transporter and liked it. Intriguing characters and an interesting mystery. Looking forward to finally seeing how it ends.

Top Shelf

Incredible Change-Bots Two – I missed the first one, so I need to catch up. Jeffrey Brown’s the last guy in the world I figured to do a giant robot book, much less the sequel to one.

Night Animals – Creepy and delicious. I reviewed it based on a PDF copy. I’m going to want the real book.

TwoMorrows

Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour – Not really comics, but certainly comics-related. I’ve recently discovered Baker’s work thanks to blogs like The Comic Book Catacombs and am a fan. I’d love to learn more about the guy and see more of his stuff.

Zenescope

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators – I’m having a hard time accepting that Zenescope has an all-ages imprint, but even more concerning is that – though the catalog description calls it a graphic novel – nothing is said about any sort of plot. Does the Discovery Channel logo mean that this is really an educational book that uses comics to get its lessons across? Because while that’s cool too, I have a lot of questions about just what this is. It’s going to require a flip-through before purchase.

And that’s it for me. What are you looking forward to?

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Um….you don’t have to wait to see how Driver For the Dead ends, it was in my pull box at the comic store last week. I double-checked, and it is indeed issue 3 of 3. Now, if you mean you are waiting for the trade, I get ya.

Yeah, I’ve been waiting for the trade.

I cannot recommend “Johnny Hiro” enough. It’s one of my all-time favorites. Everyone needs to check it out.

FYI, the collected edition of JOHNNY HIRO was released two years ago, and is available now from Amazon, etc. I have a copy signed by Fred Chao at HeroesCon ’09.

The podcast I co-host recently interviewed Fred Chao and he talks about the 2nd installment and other projects. It’s here:

http://hideousenergy.blogspot.com/2010/11/010-totally-creeped-out-fred-chao.html

Thanks for including LORNA: RELIC WRANGLER in your article, Michael! Micah and I appreciate the plug! Readers can find out more about LORNA here on CBR:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=29983

Micah and I also did a podcast interview on the Book Cave site here:

http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/ric-s-comics-episode-49-lorna-relic-wrangler

If you like fun comics with a little adventure, intrigue and a dose of horror, LORNA’s for you! There’s still time to order LORNA: RELIC WRANGLER at the comic shop, so place your order while there’s still time! Your support will be greatly appreciated, folks!

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