Market Monday: July 10th, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2 by Leslie Stein
LARRYBEAR HAS MOVED TO THE CITY IN NEW VOLUME
Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2 is the second book collecting Leslie Stein’s loose, funny and charming autobiographical narratives that combine idiosyncratic fantasy and stark reality. Larrybear, our hero, has moved from the countryside to the city, where she finds work as a shop girl. Quotes from Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie are sprinkled throughout the story to add humor and poignancy. Stein then takes us back to a childhood in the ’80s filled with odd experiences including joining a rock band with older people, sitting in on her mother’s AA groups, and the mystery of the disappearing gumballs. Finally, a fun story in which Larrybear and her new friend, Poppin the Flower go on a strange trip to see his father. Let us not forget that Marshmallow, Ping-Ping and Mimolette, Larry’s walking and talking instruments, have adventures all their own.
Stein’s gorgeous cartooning, highlighted by incredibly detailed stippling, and her dry sense of humor combine to make one of the most unique and immersive narrative experiences in comics.
Firsts of the Week
Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1, co-written by Yuko Ota, colored by Martha Laiho, lettered by Hannah Nance Partlow, covers by Josceline Fenton, Rebecca Mock, Tessa Stone, and Magnolia Porter
A SUGARY WHODONEIT IN THE LAND OF ADVENTURE TIME! Something rotten is afoot in the land of Ooo, and someone’s gotta sniff out what it is! When Finn and Jake are suddenly kidnapped, Princess Bubblegum deputizes two of her most trusted citizens…Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun?! The crime movie homages come hard and fast in the Candy Kingdom that never sleeps, written by acclaimed cartoonists Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya (JOHNNY WANDER)! Don’t miss the newest hardboiled addition to the ADVENTURE TIME comic book family!
Princeless: Tales of the Family Ashe one-shot, art by Adriana Blake, Isabelle Melançon, and Jessi Sheron, cover by Nilah Magruder
While Adrienne is having the adventure of her lifetime, her family is getting pulled into the fray! Learn what happens to the ethereal Angelica in the aftermath of Adrienne’s rescue attempt! Shudder to learn what horrible fate has befallen Adrienne’s next sister, Angoisse! And learn the rest of the tale of the young King Ashe, ensnared in the trap of the fiendish elves.
Supurbia #9, written by Grace Randolph
BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The Galactic Protection Systems Expo has ended in tragedy, leaving the Meta Legion in tatters. Helen and Gio have been captured by evil forces as the shapeshifter “Ruth’s” ultimate plans start to come to fruition…
Collection of the Week
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Way Station TP, co-written by Robin Furth
When last we saw the gunslinger Roland, he was following the Man in Black’s path to find the Dark Tower and set Mid-World right. Along the trail, Roland came to Tull, a sleepy little town in the middle of the desert where the Man in Black’s sinister power had taken hold. Barely escaping with his life and leaving a pile of bodies in his wake, Roland arrived at the Way Station, where he meets Jake Chambers. Who is this sophisticated boy, and what is his connection to the world outside Mid-World? And is the Man in Black’s flight across the desert just an illusion? Prepare for a tale of fantasy, horror, revenge and betrayal - a tale that could only come from the mind of master storyteller Stephen King. Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE WAY STATION #1-5.
More new releases under the cut!