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Market Monday: New Releases January 29, 2014

Book of the Week

The Art of Ramona Fradon

For the first time ever! The DEFINITIVE retrospective of Ramona Fradon’s career is presented in The Art of Ramona Fradon. The Art of Ramona Fradon is a hardcover book that highlights the magnificent career of the artistic legend, plus never-before-seen sketches. 

Interviewed by legendary creator Howard Chaykin, Fradon talks about her artistic career, accomplishments and creations from her the early days at DC in the 1950’s to her later work on Marvel’s The Cat and Fantastic Four and DC’s Plastic Man, Freedom Fighters, Super Friends and more!  Featuring a forward by Walt Simonson!

Singles of the Week

Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual, stories by Kate Leth, Monica Ray, and Sloane Leong, covers by Carrie Hankins and Jennifer Jeong

WHY WE LOVE IT: Because Catbug. Everything is Catbug.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: This is first time we’ve let loose a bunch of creators to make the BRAVEST WARRIORS comic book universe their own. And, obviously, you love Catbug. Everyone loves Catbug.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s a Catbug special!! All new original short stories starring your favorite Catbug! Join Catbug and his friends, the Bravest Warriors, as they fight new enemies and embrace talking about feelings with this crazy collection of shorts!

Have a preview right here!

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1, colored by Laura Martin

Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ‘verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government-the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question …

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Star Trek #29, art by Yasmin Liang, cover by Cat Staggs

The all-new Five Year Mission of the Enterprise continues as Captain Jane Tiberius Kirk and her crew encounter a never-before-seen enemy in deep space! Wait… Jane Kirk? What’s going on?! All will be revealed in the first chapter of this new two-part story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Collection of the Week

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2: Angela TP, art by Sara Pichelli

Spinning out of the dramatic conclusion of AGE OF ULTRON, dimensions collide and Heaven’s most fearsome Angel arrives - and comes straight for the Guardians! Gamora, one of the galaxy’s greatest warriors, holds a deadly secret that could bring down the entire team. And when Gamora battles Angela, the entire universe hangs in the balance! Then, the galaxy’s most mismatched heroes find themselves at a crossroads when the effects of INFINITY begin to rise. Can even the mysterious Angela’s power help combat the fallout from Thanos’ master plan? And what will it take for Star-Lord to betray the entire Marvel Universe? The biggest blockbuster hit of the year continues as critically acclaimed artists Sara Pichelli and Francesco Francavilla climb aboard, and comics legend Neil Gaiman joins the team in this one-of-a-kind comic book event! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #4-8.

Market Monday: July 3rd, 2013 New Releases

I’m back! Still unpacking and getting settled in to my new apartment, but I figured no more excuses! I’m getting back in the blogging game with my Monday tradition. And it’s a good week too, because Comixology is finally offering digital subscriptions— time to build your digital pull lists!

On to the new releases:

Book of the Week

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Uglydolls: Going Places GN, co-written by Sun-Min Kim

For the first time ever, the Uglydolls star in their own comic book adventures, and you’re invited! Join the Uglys as they rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas or at least one of them. Plus, J.Otto Seibold, Eisner award-winning artist James Kochalka, and Mike LM Kelly lend their Ugly talents and storytelling. You don’t need a passport or driver’s license to ride this ride, but please bring cookies!

Firsts of the Week

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers #1, includes art by Ming Doyle

Leaping off the pages of the biggest comic of the year comes stories about the biggest heroes in the Marvel universe! Find out who the Guardians are - and why they’re worthy of guarding the galaxy. Featuring: Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot!

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What If…? AvX #1 colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

 The biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest miniseries of 2013!•  We all know what happened to the Avengers and the X-Men… but what if the story had gone differently? The one and only Jimmy Palmiotti brings his signature style to a mind-blowing reinterpretation of a key event in the history of the Marvel Universe. Featuring Magneto, Hope, and every Avenger and X-Man you can imagine!

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Collection of the Week

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Star Trek vol. 5 TPB, art by Claudia Balboni

Find out how Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy found himself on a shuttle to Starfleet Academy with James T. Kirk! Learn new secrets about Uhura’s past and witness her first meeting with Spock! Discover what led young Montgomery Scott to devote himself to engineering. And, witness Sulu’s and Chekov’s first meeting at Starfleet Academy, and learn how their paths intertwined all the way to the bridge of the Enterprise! All overseen by Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci.

More new releases under the cut!

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Market Monday and Announcement

Henceforth, I will be switching permanently to the “one-shot” format of Market Monday, primarily because my work days are not getting any shorter, and this takes a whole bunch of time to do individually, especially now that Tumblr changed their posting interface. This change also means that it will no longer be an exhaustive posting of every single book that I can ascertain has female talent on it each week, but will hopefully still hit an eclectic mix of comics from a variety of publishers; I also still intend to make an effort to highlight important supporting talent like colorists, inkers, and cover artists.

I will also be spending more time on producing posts of more substantive content throughout the week, rather than get burnt out on blogging on Mondays and feel like I’m letting you all down. Of course, I continue to curate news, reviews, and the like on Pinterest and Scoop.it (which you can also follow if you like the LMC Facebook page!)

Now, on to this week’s releases! Complete list available at Previews World.

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Adventure Time #13, art by Shelli Paroline, variant cover by Kel McDonald

CRITICS ARE CALLING ADVENTURE TIME THE “BEST SERIES OF 2012!” The latest issue of the hottest all-ages comic on the stands now! Join Finn and Jake as they work to save BMO from a magical virus…by going INSIDE THE GAME!

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Betty & Veronica #264, variant cover by Alitha Martinez

"Bad Hair Daze! The Story of Rapunzels." In this retelling of the storybook classic "Rapunzel," we find two princesses cursed to remain in a tower until they are married off. The only way suitors can get up to the tower is by climbing the long locks of hair they’ve been cursed with. Prince Charming can’t wait, so the girls sneak out and run into a commoner named Archie. Risking their place in the kingdom, the girls naturally compete for Archie’s affections; however, leaving the tower can jeopardize the magic spell! Who will win his love before the sorceress who banished them to the tower catches up with them?

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Captain Marvel #10, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, colored by Jordie Bellaire

GROUNDED! Captain Marvel, lover of flight, can fly no longer! What keeps the super hero from being super heroic? And who wants her to stay that way? Find out why Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, is one of the fan-favorite characters of the year.

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Catwoman #17, written by Ann Nocenti

After facing down The Joker and the power of Eclipso, Catwoman needs some downtime-which for her means a crime spree! Detective Alvarev is back on her tail-this kitty needs to watch her step!

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Eternal: Zachary’s Story written by Cynthia Leitich Smith, art by Ming Doyle

Reckless guardian angel Zachary has an unusual assignment. He’s meant to save the soul of Miranda, high-school theater wannabe turned glamorous royal vampire. Completely devoted to Miranda, Zachary takes his demotion to human form in stride, taking a job as the princess’s personal assistant. Of course, this means he has to balance his soul-saving efforts with planning the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala.

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Helmetgirls: The Art of Camilla d’Errico vol. 2

Camilla d’Errico is a powerful voice in pop surrealism, her work combining diverse influences in imagery both singular and hauntingly familiar. Compelling and deeply personal, Helmetgirls documents Camilla’s art and lifestyle brand that fuses manga, steampunk, and fine art into an original and meaningful aggregate. Gargantuan biomechanical headgear adorns beautiful, wide-eyed, and seemingly fragile girls. More than just decoration, the helmets express each girl’s character, needs, and desires. Look deeply into the Helmetgirls’ eyes-they have a story to tell.

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Jericho Season 4 #2, written by Kalinda Vazquez

Jake and Hawkins grow more entrenched with John Smith, mastermind of the September Attacks and the only man capable of operating The Precipice-a key element to defeating the Allied States. As Smith spearheads a daring new resistance mission to strike back at the ASA, Jake and Hawkins grow wary of what Smith’s ulterior motives might be. But that’s not all they have to worry about because Smith isn’t just getting involved in their rebellion… he’s finding his own place in the town of Jericho and infiltrating every part of their lives… And there’s nothing they can do to stop him.

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Moomin Builds a House & Moomin Falls in Love by Tove Jansson

After Mymble’s family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin’s bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin’s house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home.

Moominvalley is flooded, so Snorkmaiden and Moomin head out to rescue anyone stranded in the deluge. They bring home Miss La Goona, the leading lady of the visiting circus, who turns out to be quite a demanding houseguest. Nonetheless, Moomin, having read a few too many romantic novels, falls head over heels in love with her, and chaos ensues.

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Plume #2 by K. Lynn Smith

Vesper quickly gets up to speed on her new super-powered guardian, Corrick’s abilities, but learns little else about him before. Could her Father’s return be the beginning of the events that lead to the carnage seen at the beginning of the series?

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Saga #10, art by Fiona Staples

Marko and Alana’s long-lost babysitter Izabel finally returns to the fold, but at what cost?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #2, co-written by Leah Moore

The streets of Liverpool are abuzz with rumors of a demon known as Spring Heeled Jack loose in the city. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson visit the city Bridewell to examine the body of one of Jack’s supposed victims but find the officer in change, Inspector Thornton, unimpressed by The Great Detective’s reputation. Meanwhile, a collection of mysterious, eldritch Australian Aboriginal artifacts arrive at the William Brown Museum while, in the city’s underworld, crime lord Mr. Drummond comes up with a novel solution to the problem of a lost dog.

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Star Trek #18, art by Claudia Balboni

The countdown to next summer’s STAR TREK movie series continues here in the pages of the hit ongoing comics series! This issue puts the brave and beautiful Uhura in the spotlight as we learn new secrets about her past and witness her first meeting with Spock! Don’t miss this all-new tale overseen by Trek movie writer/producer Roberto Orci!

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Sword of Sorcery #5, written by Christy Marx

Amy learns how her father died and is forced to test her skills when she’s attacked by assassins from House Onyx! Plus: In the backup story: STALKER, the immortal warrior without a soul, must beat Lucifer at his own game!

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Womanthology #5 written by Cecil Castelucci, Laura Morley, Alison Pang & Barbara Kesel, art by Kel McDonald, Chrissie Zullo & Polly Guo, cover by Hanie Mohd

The final issue of Womanthology: Space is here, and it’s a doozy. Each “tail” zooms into another galaxy as we follow stories of longing, love, and becoming who you’re meant to be. This issue is out of this world, don’t miss it!

Market Monday
Star Trek vol. 3 TP, includes art by Claudia Balboni

The countdown to the next Star Trek movie continues here. In “The Return of the Archons!” Kirk, Spock, and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation and in “The Truth About Tribbles!” the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an all-new story inspired by the fan-favorite episode.

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Star Trek vol. 3 TP, includes art by Claudia Balboni

The countdown to the next Star Trek movie continues here. In “The Return of the Archons!” Kirk, Spock, and the crew search for a lost Starfleet ship that may hold clues to the future of the entire Federation and in “The Truth About Tribbles!” the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an all-new story inspired by the fan-favorite episode.

Market Monday
Star Trek #12, art by Claudia Balboni

The conclusion of ‘The Truth About Tribbles!’ With production underway on next year’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel, the countdown continues here in the pages of the hit series overseen by the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci! The classic episode ‘The Trouble With Tribbles’ is re-imagined as part of the timeline of the new films!

Market Monday

Star Trek #12, art by Claudia Balboni

The conclusion of ‘The Truth About Tribbles!’ With production underway on next year’s blockbuster STAR TREK sequel, the countdown continues here in the pages of the hit series overseen by the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci! The classic episode ‘The Trouble With Tribbles’ is re-imagined as part of the timeline of the new films!

Market Monday
Star Trek #11, art by Claudia Balboni

'The Truth About Tribbles!' Part 1! The countdown to next year's blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, as the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story! Inspired by the fan-favorite episode 'The Trouble With Tribbles,' this new two-part adventure is overseen by STAR TREK sequel writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Market Monday

Star Trek #11, art by Claudia Balboni

'The Truth About Tribbles!' Part 1! The countdown to next year's blockbuster STAR TREK sequel continues here, as the crew of the Enterprise encounters the classic alien species in an ALL-NEW story! Inspired by the fan-favorite episode 'The Trouble With Tribbles,' this new two-part adventure is overseen by STAR TREK sequel writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Market Monday
Star Trek 100 Page Spectacular 2012 includes art by Elena Casagrande

Several classic Star Trek stories offer an exciting-and reasonably priced!-introduction to the exciting universe that is Star Trek. Including the origins of a tragic and heroic captain to a mischievous alien intent on causing mayhem, plus more!

Market Monday

Star Trek 100 Page Spectacular 2012 includes art by Elena Casagrande

Several classic Star Trek stories offer an exciting-and reasonably priced!-introduction to the exciting universe that is Star Trek. Including the origins of a tragic and heroic captain to a mischievous alien intent on causing mayhem, plus more!

Market Monday
Star Trek: 100 Page Spectacular, includes art by Frederica Manfredi

Market Monday

Star Trek: 100 Page Spectacular, includes art by Frederica Manfredi

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