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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Saga #10, art by Fiona Staples
Marko and Alana’s long-lost babysitter Izabel finally returns to the fold, but at what cost?
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.
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!
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!
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!