Picks of the Week: February 26th New Releases
Book of the Week
Insufficient Direction by Moyoco Anno
From the pen of internationally renowned comic artist Moyoco Anno, comes a biography of one of the animation world’s biggest and most polarizing names, her husband Hideaki Anno. Long before Hideaki Anno married Moyoco Anno, he was known as the creator of one of the most popular animated works of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion. But little was known about the author’s personal life. Along came comic artist Moyoco Anno, then came love, then came marriage and then came a comic about how she changed his life. Hopefully for the better.
Singles of the Week
Samurai Jack Special: Director’s Cut, includes art by Lynne Naylor
BACK TO THE PAST! As the evil demon Aku takes over the ancient world, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a noble samurai warrior. But when Aku blasts him into the future (a future ruled by the shapeshifting demon), Samurai Jack must find a way to return and right the wrongs of the past! This special Director’s Cut reprints the classic adaptation of the first three episodes of Samurai Jack, along with bonus pages and commentary from creator Genndy Tartakovsky and artist Bill Wray!
Superman: Lois Lane one-shot, written by Marguerite Bennett, includes art by Emanuela Lupacchino and Meghan Hetrick
Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories - but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois’s sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!
Tomb Raider #1, written by Gail Simone
Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off-in a new ongoing comics series! Following the game acclaimed for its bold and sophisticated new vision, this series launches Lara Croft on the formative adventures that will change her life forever! The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story! The 2013 video game sold over 3.5 million copies! "Tomb Raider is the quintessential example of a reboot done right."-Gaming Trend
Collection of the Week
Angel & Faith vol. 5: What You Want, Not What You Need TP, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Angel’s quest to restore Giles’s life has entered its last stage. As he and Faith prepare to carry out their task and resurrect an old friend, Season 9’s Big Bads enter the last phase of their own plan to restore balance to earth.
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