Market Monday: February 12, 2014 New Releases
Book of the Week
Beautiful Darkness HC, art by Kerascoet [co-artist Marie Pommepuy]
A dark fairy tale about surviving the human experience. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look at the human psyche and the darkness that hides behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët’s joyful watercolors only serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath, as characters allow their pettiness, greed, and jealousy to take over. It a bleak allegory on the human condition; Kerascoët’s and Fabien Vehlmann’s work is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny.
Singles of the Week
Red Sonja: Berserker one-shot, written by Nancy A. Collins
After a fight in a tavern results in Red Sonja being arrested and becoming a prisoner, she is sold to a promoter who stages gladiatorial games. There, in the blood-soaked sand of the arena, she finds herself pitted against an old friend-a huge snow bear that she once saved from hunters. But will they unite to wreak havoc on their enemies, or will they fight one another to the death?
She-Hulk #1, colored by Munsta Vicente
JENNIFER WALTERS IS…THE SHE-HULK! A stalwart Avenger, valued member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. A 7-foot-tall drink of cool, emerald water, she’s tough enough to knock out Galactus with one punch (possibly?) and has a heart bigger than the moon. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is starting to be a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off a little more than she can chew…but she just calls that that Tuesday.
Spongebob Comics #29, includes story by Maris Wicks
United Plankton finally cashes in on the trend that’s sweeping comics - science stories starring sea-dwelling squirrels! That’s right! It’s a whole issue starring Sandy Cheeks, SpongeBob’s Texas twangin’ rodent pal, who’s an athlete and a lady scientist t’boot! See Sandy save Bikini Bottom from the horror of the gargantuan Aqua Chimp! Gasp as she goes paw-to-tentacle against Plankton in an invention showdown! Scratch your head as you try to comprehend what her oddest invention has done to SpongeBob’s holes! And quake in fear as she discoveres the source of that awful noise coming from deep within an unexplored trench! All this, plus ocean facts about squirrels!
Collection of the Week
Power Girl: Power Trip TP, art by Amanda Conner
Every Power Girl story illustrated by Amanda Conner is collected in one volume that includes JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4 and POWER GIRL #1-12! Don’t miss these stories featuring the Psycho-Pirate, Ultra-Humanite, Vartox and some very sexy alien marauders!