Previews time! Callooh Callay! What treasures await inside this magical tome of wonder and wow? Let’s take a look!
Gantz vol. 1 (p. 34) – The write-up for this manga series — dead folks who are somehow in the thrall of an alien orb — is intriguing enough for me to gamble on the first volume.
Lobster Johnson: Iron Prometheus vol 1 (p. 53) – The Hellboy parade marches on. I’m very much looking forward to this one.
The Spirit #16 (p. 96)
Showcase Presents: Green Lantern vol 3 (p. 104) – Essential.
Heroes SC (p. 118) – When the hardcover came out, I decided to wait for the softcover. Here it is, but now I find I just don’t care. Pass.
Vertigo: First Cut TP (p. 128) – This is your chance to get an inexpensive look at the first issues of series you’re kind of surprised are still going on.
Jack Staff # 16 (p. 168) – Well, I’ll be! The Jack Staff Special actually came out the other week! I know better to hope that this “now monthly!” thing is for real because I’ve been heartbroken so many times before.
Glamourpuss #1 (p. 201) – Holy cow, a new series from Dave Sim! I’m going to not buy this 250 times!!!
Thoreau at Walden (p. 304) – Pick of the month! Thoreau’s words illustrated by John Porcellino…I can’t wait!
Doctor Who #4 (p. 310) – Please please please be good.
Wasteland #17 (p. 325)
Little Things (p. 356) – I have come to really like Jeffrey Brown’s work.
Brickjournal Compendium vol 1 (p. 357) – It’s a shame this is so pricey cause man oh man do I want it.
Hikaru no Go vol 12 (p. 380) – I need to catch up on these. I always enjoy them, but for some reason I never get to them right away.
(pp 408-409) – All these Indiana Jones tie-in books and not one, “The Philosophy of Indiana Jones”? Someone is not doing his job.
Heroes action figures (p. 437) – Long before Weapon X, there was the poorly thought out “Weapon P”:
X-Wing Fighter something something statue something (pp. 492-493) – Meet the unhappiest rebel!
“Guys, how does this defeat the Empire again?”
Doctor Who “Damaged Cyberman” action figure (p. 502) – Same price as a regular Cyberman figure, but with 40% less plastic!
Doctor Who Micro Universe Game (p. 535) – Oh man. These need to never be easily purchasable by me at all. Cause if they are, it’ll be just like popcorn.
That’s it for this month, folks!