Market Monday: Week of June 12, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
Wake Up, Percy Gloom by Cathy Malkasian
A BRAND NEW FULL-LENGTH PERCY GLOOM ADVENTURE. Cartoonist and animator Cathy Malkasian follows up her 2007 graphic novel Percy Gloom (a minor classic) with the further adventures of the small, immortal man with a light-up head. In Wake Up, Percy Gloom, kindhearted Percy awakens from (what he thinks is) a 200-year nap and finds himself in a strange new land. As Percy goes on a quest to locate his mother, he encounters many inspired inventions and bizarre, and sometimes dangerous, characters and situations, such as singing goats and furniture parades. Through it all he pines for his longlost love and soul mate, Miss Margaret-but his love may not be as doomed as he thinks.
Malkasian’s lush and detailed pencil drawings, surreal humor, absurdist characters and stunning visual storytelling ensure that fans of the first graphic novel will find the sequel just as fantastical, touching, and hilarious; new readers will discover a gorgeously rendered world of luminous landscapes, gentle humor, and a cast composed variously of wise, naïve, and flawed characters in a wide-ranging story that stands on its own.
Firsts of the Week
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1, art by Becky Cloonan
Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one-the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!
Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes #1, written by Nancy Holder
Join New York Times-bestselling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt! Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx. Okay, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!
Collection of the Week
Evil Diva Vol.1, art by Cassandra Wedeking
Diva Beelze is an average suburban tween-age devil with uncontrollable urges to do good. Diva’s world grows more complicated when her mysterious guidance counselor grants her control over a powerful Magic Wand, which seems to have a mind of its own. Clearly, the best solution is to be a superhero
More new releases under the cut!
Astonishing X-Men #63, written by Marjorie Liu, colored by Cris Peter
Over the course of his life, Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, has taken on and beaten the worst enemies the world — and the universe — can throw at him. But is the most dangerous villain yet to come? And could it be none other than…Bobby himself?
Avengers Assemble #16, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, colored by Jordie Bellaire
THE ENEMY WITHIN: PART 2 OF 5 Who wants YOU for dinner? The Brood! Spider Woman & Captain Marvel declare war on the Magnetron! (Who?) Hawkeye has a bright idea!
Batgirl #21, written by Gail Simone
Has Barbara gone too far? How can she carry on as Batgirl? What choices will she make, and how will her new, decidedly deadly admirer affect her decision?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #22, colored by Michelle Madsen
Buffy, Xander, and Willow must fight against all odds to get past the mystical council and gain entry to a magical hotspot—the Deeper Well! New allies are born while old enemies bring the heat. Grave dangers await our heroes at the center of the earth!
A Distant Soil #40 by Colleen Doran
The final chapter of the A DISTANT SOIL saga continues as fifteen-year-old Liana, the ultimate psionic weapon of mass destruction, loses control of her power and threatens to destroy everyone and everything in her path.
Guardians of the Galaxy #3, art by Sara Pichelli
THE BIGGEST NEW BOOK OF THE YEAR CONTINUES! As the Guardians first story wraps up, the mysteries leading to the next great Marvel event become clearer.
Helheim #4, art by Joëlle Jones
THE NEW SERIES FROM SIXTH GUN WRITER CULLEN BUNN AND FAN-FAVORITE ARTIST JOËLLE JONES CONTINUES! His sense of purpose renewed, Rikard takes the fight to both Groa and Bera… but he will not face the fury of the witches alone. Raising an army of fierce warriors, Rikard marches against a demonic horde. But can even the mightiest of human warriors stand against such ungodly might? Find out in a mass battle unlike anything that has been depicted in comics before!
Katana #5, written by Ann Nocenti
Katana travels to Japan in search of the one person who can fix her sword, Soultaker-but first she must contend with one of the souls that escaped when the sword was shattered!
The Manhattan Projects #12, colored by Jordie Bellaire
"THE FERMI PARADOX" Learn the secret history of Enrico Fermi and, more importantly, "if someone is out there" why we haven’t "found them yet." The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12: THE FERMI PARADOX!
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #8, written by Heather Nuhfer, art by Amy Mebberson
The awesome ending to My Little Pony’s epic 2nd story arc! The Nightmare forces of the moon descend down on Ponyville! Princess Celestia will try her best to stop the dark forces, but she may be overwhelmed! It’ll be up to our favorite ponies to stop the new Nightmare Moon!
Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #5, co-written by Leah Moore
Having seen the Liverpool Demon with his own eyes, Dr. Watson sets out to find the fiend’s lair. Fearing the worst, Holmes searches frantically for his companion in the vast, uncharted labyrinth beneath the city’s streets. Meanwhile, at Hitchcock’s Menagerie, Inspector Thornton discovers to his horror that it’s feeding time…
Supurbia #8, written by Grace Randolph
The Galactic Protection Systems Expo finally comes to its explosive finish…and you won’t believe who’s making the deadly keynote address! Will the Meta Legion be able to save a convention center under villainous assault? And will the housewives in attendance make it back to the neighborhood alive? Don’t miss the next thrilling installment of SUPURBIA from Grace Randolph and Russell Dauterman!
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #2, co-written by Mairghread Scott
THE WORLD BELOW! Deep beneath the surface of CYBERTRON, the last vestiges of life struggles to survive. Their only protectors: GRIMLOCK and his loyal DINOBOTS-who find themselves at the center of a dark mystery!
World’s Finest #13, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino
As DeSaad’s Hellhound hunts Power Girl and Huntress, the duo must struggle with how far underground they’ll have to go before they can turn the tide and take the fight back to the man who’s been impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific.
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