Market “Tuesday”: September 4th, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
Waluk GN, art by Ana Miralles
Waluk, a young polar bear, wakes to find his mother has left him alone in their icy den. This is the way of polar bears, and now he must fend for himself. But he doesn’t know much about the world. While the other bears raid tourists’ luggage and beg for sardines at a research base, Manitok, a cranky old bear with missing teeth and a bad sense of smell, teaches Waluk about seals, foxes, changing seasons, and - when Manitok is caught in a trap - human beings. The humans, who think they’re acting humanely, plan to put him down, but Waluk rallies the other bumbling polar bears on a rescue mission! An afterword by the author discusses animal habitats and environmental issues.
Singles of the Week
Batman: The Dark Knight - The Ventriloquist #23.1, written by Gail Simone
The origin of the Ventriloquist is revealed! One of them has powerful telekinesis and the other is a cold-blooded murderer—but who’s the real dummy in this act?
Hit #1, art by Vanesa Del Rey
JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE PROVEN GUILTY…DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE INNOCENT.” WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re suckers for classic film noir, crime comics, and pulp detective novels. We love the secret history of law enforcement in our hometown, Los Angeles. Mostly, we love stories about good men making hard decisions in unforgiving circumstances. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: HIT is a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and the men who will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. If you’re a fan of CRIMINAL, PARKER, and TUMOR, then HIT is the series for you. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark; it’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.
Suicide Risk #5, art by Joëlle Jones
Before Leo, before Memento Mori, before Diva…there was Ada Robins. When superpower slinging dealers Jed and Hailey find Adaa kindhearted, if downtrodden mother of twoshe had been watching her life fall apart in slow motion decades now, with no hope of putting it back together. Life having primed her for Jed and Hailey’s Faustian bargain, Ada finds herself at the moral crossroads finally have the freedom from crushing responsibility, or keep her beleaguered family together? And what’s stopping her, if she really thinks about it, from just having…both? A standalone tale perfect for new readers.
Licensed Book of the Week
Once Upon A Time: The Shadow of the Queen HC, co-written by Corinna Bechko
Dive into the immersive world of ABC’s Once Upon a Time like never before as Marvel Entertainment and Disney-ABC Television Group are proud to unveil your first look at Mike Del Mundo’s pages to Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen! The first official graphic fiction tie-in to the hit ABC series takes fans deep into the world of Fairy Tale Land, where the fabled storybook characters we all grew up with are real, with the forces of good and evil locked in an epic struggle!
Plotted by series writer & producer Daniel T. Thomsen, co-written by Corinna Bechko (Planet of The Apes), this landmark release fits into the official continuity of Once Upon a Time and features the lush art of Nimit Malavia, Vasilis Lolos, Mike Del Mundo, Mike Henderson and Michael Kaluta.
The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart — and now he’s her slave. This is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship — and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White — this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves — the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past — and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman’s loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?
More new releases under the cut!