Market Monday: New Releases for April 17, 2013
Featured Book of the Week
muZz vol. 1 by Foo Swee Chin
There is heaven and hell for those dearly departed remembered by the living, but muZz is the place where unspoken, untold dreams and secrets go when those who made and hid them expired. On the train heading towards muZz, a girl wakes up and finds herself unable to remember anything about herself and surrounded odd creatures. From Nightmares & Fairy Tales co-creator Foo Swee Chin comes this new graphic novel filled with the vivid imagery only she can deliver.
Collection of the Week
Angel & Faith vol. 3: Family Reunion TP, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Angel’s quest to resurrect Giles has brought an old friend to London-Willow! Tensions run high as these two confront the loss of Giles, but before blood can be shed, Willow has a proposition. She’ll help Angel on his quest if he’ll help her find magic. To do that, she’ll need Connor to get them into Quor’toth, a hell dimension where magic runs deep. Collects issues #11-#15.
More of this week’s new releases under the cut!
Buffyverse Sampler one-shot, includes art by Rebekah Isaacs, colors by Michelle Madsen
Following the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Dark Horse launched four separate series for the anticipated Buffy Season 9: Buffy Season 9 and Angel & Faith are direct follow-ups to Season 8, and both Spike and Willow are spinoffs from those two ongoing series. Collected here are all four #1 issues!
Country Ass-Whuppin’: A Tornado Relief Anthology, includes art by Rebekah Isaacs
Many of the industry’s finest creators, all with roots or ties to the south, have banded together and donated their time for a uniquely southern anthology. Enjoy both tall-tales and true stories, told by some of the best in the business; including Jason Aaron, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cully Hamner, Brian Stelfreeze, Rebekah Isaacs, Jason Pearson, Nathan Edmondson, and many more. 100% of the proceeds from this book will go directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Angel & Faith #17, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Longtime nemesis Ethan Rayne has set the final piece of Giles’s soul practically in Angel’s lap. To complicate things further, the loss of a Slayer has sent Nadira and her group into the fray with their sights set on Angel now more than ever!
Angel & Faith #16, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Angel’s plan to resurrect Giles inches ever closer toward success. As he and Faith hack their way toward one more magical item to help in their venture, Angel reveals it is time to get the final part of Giles’s soul. But their triumphant return to London holds more than one surprise: first, the revenge-seeking Nadira and the Slayers come calling …
Angel & Faith vol. 2: Daddy Issues TP, art by Rebekah Isaacs
The dark streets of London are increasingly dangerous as murderers, mystically devoid of emotion, begin to impact the lives of Angel and Faith. In unraveling this new mystery, the pair follow clues in the Watcher’s Files to a demon from Giles’s past and a “child” from Angel’s. Then, Drusilla returns to her homeland and becomes the hot new vampire in the underground scene! While Angel faces Dru, Faith must deal with issues that reawaken her inner turmoil-a visit from her deadbeat dad, who’s looking for a favor, and a troubled Slayer hell bent on revenge. Collects Angel & Faith #6-10.
Angel & Faith #15, cover by Rebekah Isaacs
One-time friends Angel and Whistler attempt to hash things out, each giving the other a final chance to either save himself or succumb to battle. Plus, a peek into the past of villainous siblings Pearl and Nash.
Angel & Faith #14, art by Rebekah Isaacs
In Quor-Toth, Angel, Faith, and Connor realize that their problems are only increasing the longer they are in this unpredictable hell dimension. As Willow fervently tapped into the dimension’s magic, she engaged a little too much darkness … Now, the crew has another danger to face: dark Willow!
Angel & Faith #12, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Using remnants of magic, Angel, Faith, Willow, and Connor have entered the hell dimension where no one should-or really, could-dare go: Quor-Toth! Willow’s quest to restore magic to Earth was her objective in attempting the impossible; Angel’s objective was … something else. And Faith? She’s along to make sure that everyone’s feet stay on the ground, and out of anything they might regret.
Angel and Faith #11, art by Rebekah Isaacs
When yet another unexpected visitor shows up on Faith and Angel’s doorstep, the pair are pulled into a quest that has the potential to give Angel everything he’s been looking for-you know, if they succeed and survive. First issue in a new arc! Angel returns to Los Angeles!
Angel and Faith Vol. 1: Live Through This TPB, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Angel has made bad choices in his life. Most recently? While possessed, he killed Giles. However, he believes he’s found a way to make amends, by bringing the Watcher back from the grave! Cue Faith—rebel Slayer, and Angel’s only ally—who only supports this harebrained scheme in order to keep her friend from catatonia. New threats emerge as this unlikely duo struggles against real and personal demons alike, while hitting the dark streets of London!
Collects Angel & Faith #1-5, plus the Harmony one-shot.
Angel and Faith #9, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Still reeling from her father’s unexpected appearance, Faith goes rogue, taking on Drusilla and her pet demon. It’s time to burn off some anger. Angel is hot on her tail, but he may be too late to save her from Dru, and ultimately herself.
Angel and Faith #8, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Faith faces off against a troubled Slayer and the Irish mob, which is no easy task with a visitor from her past clouding her thoughts! Even with support from Angel, will Faith be able to maintain her sanity and follow her new righteous path or will she take the easy route and fall back on her old, murderous tendencies? Two Slayers go head to head! Angel & Faith series writer Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and series artist Rebekah Isaacs (DV8) are bringing the blood and the pain!
This Week’s Featured Event:
If you’re stuck on the East Coast this weekend during WonderCon, why not head up to Allentown, PA on March 17 for the Great Allentown Comic Con at the Merchant Square Mall! Ladies in attendance include:
Donyae Coles, creator of the watercolor webcomic, Carnival Grotesque (set for a relaunch in July). You can see more of her work at her DeviantArt.
Mina Sanwald, who currently works at Hound Comics as a colorist and animator. You can see her artwork at her DeviantArt and find out more about her other projects at her blog.
Dawn Griffin, creator of webcomic Zorphbert and Fred and illustrator of the Abby’s Adventures children’s books.
Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks, artist, animator and art teacher!
Erica Schultz, writer of such series as M3 and Judo Girl.
Monday, March 12
Wednesday, March 14
Friday, March 16
Friday-Sunday, March 16-18
Angel & Faith #7, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Horrors across the London landscape have led Angel and Faith to a certain hot new vampire in the underground scene … Drusilla. She is back in her homeland and feeling better than ever!
While Angel indecisively deals with Dru, Faith must sort out an unexpected guest of her own who promises to rile up her inner turmoil with stories from the past.