Market Monday: May 1st, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vol. 2, adapted by Denise Mina
Vertigo presents the concluding volume of the official graphic novel adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!
In Book 2, the mystery of Harriet Vanger’s disappearance deepens as crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the indomitable Lisbeth Salander join forces to crack the decades-old case. Together they uncover a twisted secret that may end up costing them their lives. Don’t miss the gripping conclusion to one of the most thrilling books of all time!
Firsts of the Week
The Movement #1, written by Gail Simone, cover by Amanda Conner
We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.
Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT?
When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK.
Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED.
We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.
OMG YOU GAIZ IT’S A SESAME STREET COMIC!
Sesame Street #1, art by Amy Mebberson
Sunny Day! Chase the clouds away as Sesame Street comes to comics for the first time! Join Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and all of your favorites in this fantastic first issue! Featured this issue, Elmo decides to become a superhero, but he doesn’t have any powers! It will be up to the always lovable Super Grover to teach Elmo that he can have any superpowers he wants, because he already has the greatest superpower - imagination! Available with 5 interlocking covers.
Collection of the Week
Castle Waiting vol. II: Definitive Edition HC by Linda Medley
THE SECOND VOLUME OF THIS CLASSIC FANTASY, NOW IN AN EXTENDED AND IMPROVED VERSION
With its long-awaited second volume, Linda Medley’s witty and sublimely drawn fantasy eases into a relaxed comedy of manners as Lady Jain settles into her new life in Castle Waiting.
Unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway, not to mention an epic bowling tournament. A quest for ladies’ underpants, the identity of her baby son Pindar’s father, the education of Simon, Rackham and Chess arguing about the “manly arts,” and an escape-prone goat are just a few of the elements in this delightful new volume. The book also includes many flashbacks that deepen the stories behind the characters, including Jain’s earliest romantic entanglements and conflicts with her bratty older sisters, the horrific past of the enigmatic Dr. Fell, and more.
Originally released in a slightly shorter version when the series ceased publication, this new edition includes over 60 pages’ worth of brand new additional story and epilogue, and the entire book has been re-lettered in a livelier, more inviting style for an even more engaging reading experience.
It’s a light week so the rest aren’t below a cut!
Earth 2 #12, art by Nicola Scott
The drums of war begin to sound as the heroes of Earth 2 rally behind Dr. Fate—and a threat from Apokolips becomes all too real!
Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #9, co-written by Corinna Bechko
WHAT DANGER LURKS IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE? Still recovering from the terrible cataclysm that rocked the planet, Doctor Zaius tries to maintain the fragile coalition of apes, chimps and orangutans, in an effort to ensure that the rebuilding of Ape City continues apace. But the cataclysm also shook something loose in the Forbidden Zone that could fracture Ape society as we know it…
Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #4, co-written by Leah Moore
Drummond, now on the run, seeks shelter in Hitchcock’s Menagerie, but how long will it be before Inspector Thornton tracks him down? The final piece of the puzzle falls into place for Holmes as he and Watson return to the scene of Tom Christian’s murder. Yet the route they take is far from straight and perhaps more dangerous than even the Great Detective could imagine.
Ultimate Comics X-Men #26, colored by Jordie Bellaire
“NATURAL RESOURCES” CONTINUES! Fortress Utopia! The Mutant Nation is Under Siege! And General Ross is leading the charge!! Can Kitty and Mach Two work together for the good of mutantkind?! Jimmy Hudson prepares for war!!