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Market Monday Picks of the Week: March 12, 2014 New Releases

Book of the Week

Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013 by M.K. Brown

One of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades, M.K. Brown has accumulated a body of work long savored by aficionados but never comprehensively collected — until now. Stranger Than Life is the first retrospective collection of Brown’s cartoons and comic strips from the National Lampoon from 1972-1981, as well as such other magazines as Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Playboy; and her comics from underground publications like Arcade, Wimmin’s Comics, Young Lust, and Twisted Sisters. Brown satirizes suburban anxiety and ennui by turning it upside-down and sideways, and her slightly grotesque yet lovable characters are perfectly captured in her restless pen line and delicate jewel-tone watercolors.

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Singles of the Week

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers one-shot, art by Jill Thompson

This standalone adventure is the perfect entry point for readers new to this award-winning series. The town of Burden Hill is defended from monsters and madmen by a brave crew of dogs and cats-and one werewolf hybrid. This book packs serious scares and occasional gross-outs, and sometimes drives readers to tears. Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson return to the characters that won them the 2005 Eisner.

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Captain Marvel #1, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing series! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life and the entire Marvel Universe in the months to come. It’s time to go HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER and more in the most super-powered comic around!

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Deadpool #25, colored by Jordie Bellaire, variant cover by Katie Cook

"Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.," Part 5 of 5. — First Marvel NOW! title to reach the landmark 25th issue! Avengers doesn’t count. Because. When Deadpool re-killed the reanimated dead Presidents of the United States, Agent Gorman of S.H.I.E.L.D. stiffed him on his well-earned pay. Now, his vengeance is finally wrought! But now that former S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Preston’s consciousness is stuck inside his head, will she be ok with this wreaking? And is all this SHIELD stuff a shameless cash in because of the TV show? Ask guest-star AGENT COULSON

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Collection of the Week

Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus 4 (vol. 8 & 9) TP, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Shiei

Luna’s control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara, is given an ultimatum by her superiors at the Agency. If Luna fails in her newest mission, Project Luna will be terminated - permanently. As Luna delves deeper into the shadowy organization known as Knightfall, what she learns may not only derail her mission, but it could tear apart her makeshift family, and send her down a dark path from which she may never return. This omnibus edition collects Volumes 8 and 9 of Amazing Agent Luna, Seven Seas’ premier shoujo manga series that blends high school romance with super spy action. It directly ties in with events that occurred in the two-volume Amazing Agent Jennifer prequel, but can be read independently.

Great Comics Out Tomorrow (January 31)

This week’s Market Monday was pre-empted by my grown-up job and a business trip I had to go on. So here are some highlights of ladymade comics you should check out tomorrow:

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Adventure Time #12, art by Shelli Paroline, colored by Lisa Moore

BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus…it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!” (Preview)

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Bad Medicine vol. 1 TP, co-written by Christina Weir

Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringemedicine- eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other seemingly unexplainable medical phenomenon in a world where the line between medical science and science fiction is blurry at best. (Preview)

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Damsels #5, co-written by Leah Moore, art by Aneke

From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels! Transported magically to the northern Enchanted Forest, Rapa and Heinrich find themselves under the protection of an axe-wielding woods-woman. Out on the desolate Myvathen Mire our little mermaid seizes the chance to confess all to her beloved prince. King Oberon welcomes new recruits to his faerie army as the secret of what lies at the heart of the Enchanted forest, and what is at stake in the war to come, is revealed. (Preview)

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Emily and the Strangers #1, co-written by Mariah Huehner, art by Emily Ivie

With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar … but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure-what Emily wants, Emily gets … sometimes. (Preview)

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The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry

The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of a troubled, often dysfunctional family. Collected from Lynda Barry’s beloved Ernie Pook’s Comeek, these four-panel entries, each representing an episode in the life of Freddie, bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddie. With consummate skill, Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about how difficult it can be to be a teenager.

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Journey Into Mystery #648, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

Lady-like? There’s no lady like SIF! Spoiling for a fight since the day she was born, Sif makes her OWN action! Exiled to a forgotten island, things heat up when our heroine falls in with a group of brutal Asgardian savages! Whatever is a lady to do?! Why, join them in their millennia-old battle against monsters of course! (Preview)

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Mara #2, art by Ming Doyle, colored by Jordie Bellaire

As superstar athlete Mara Prince’s superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she’s doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE! (Preview)

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney

Shortly before her 13th-birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would impair her creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Forney finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind. Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work.

Market Monday
Amazing Agent Luna vol. 8, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Shiei

Luna’s control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara, is given an ultimatum by her superiors in the Agency. If Luna fails in her newest mission, Project Luna will be terminated - literally! As Luna delves deeper into the shadowy organization known as Knightfall, what she learns may not only jeopardize her mission but could destroy her makeshift family forever.

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Market Monday

Amazing Agent Luna vol. 8, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Shiei

Luna’s control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara, is given an ultimatum by her superiors in the Agency. If Luna fails in her newest mission, Project Luna will be terminated - literally! As Luna delves deeper into the shadowy organization known as Knightfall, what she learns may not only jeopardize her mission but could destroy her makeshift family forever.

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Market Monday
Dracula Everlasting Vol. 2, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Rhea Silvan

Nicholas Harker discovered he is heir to the legacy of an ancestor he never knew he had: Dracula. Under his progenitor’s evil influence, Nichalas has begun to rebuild Castle Dracula in the outskirts of Boston, leaving behind a wake of corpses. While the love of Jill Hawthorne seems to be the only thing that weakens Dracula’s hold over Nicholas, Mason Renfield realizes he must remove her from the picture, in order to usher in the full reemergence of his dark lord. But Jill’s new friend, the fiery wiccan Cate, has plans of her own - to destroy Nicholas and avenge her mother’s death!

Market Monday

Dracula Everlasting Vol. 2, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Rhea Silvan

Nicholas Harker discovered he is heir to the legacy of an ancestor he never knew he had: Dracula. Under his progenitor’s evil influence, Nichalas has begun to rebuild Castle Dracula in the outskirts of Boston, leaving behind a wake of corpses. While the love of Jill Hawthorne seems to be the only thing that weakens Dracula’s hold over Nicholas, Mason Renfield realizes he must remove her from the picture, in order to usher in the full reemergence of his dark lord. But Jill’s new friend, the fiery wiccan Cate, has plans of her own - to destroy Nicholas and avenge her mother’s death!

Market Monday
Bad Medicine #5, co-written by Christina Weir

"Killing Moon" Part 3 (of 3) Doctor Randal Horne and Detective Joely Huffman race to solve Deer Falls’ werewolf problem before anyone else gets hurt. But are the citizens of Deer Falls with them or against them?

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Market Monday

Bad Medicine #5, co-written by Christina Weir

"Killing Moon" Part 3 (of 3) Doctor Randal Horne and Detective Joely Huffman race to solve Deer Falls’ werewolf problem before anyone else gets hurt. But are the citizens of Deer Falls with them or against them?

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Market Monday
Amazing Agent Jennifer Omnibus, co-written by Christina Weir

Before Luna’s hard-as-nails boss known simply as “Control” ever became a control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara was once a rookie herself. From Jennifer’s freshman year in the Agency as a late teen, through her struggles with her parents and her grueling training, to her first dangerous mission as a field agent (and first big romance!), being a young secret agent is never easy. Jennifer must learn the hard way how to play the deadly spy games that make her such a competent control agent years hence, as she becomes embroiled in a secret war full of intrigue, betrayal and deadly consequences.

Market Monday

Amazing Agent Jennifer Omnibus, co-written by Christina Weir

Before Luna’s hard-as-nails boss known simply as “Control” ever became a control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara was once a rookie herself. From Jennifer’s freshman year in the Agency as a late teen, through her struggles with her parents and her grueling training, to her first dangerous mission as a field agent (and first big romance!), being a young secret agent is never easy. Jennifer must learn the hard way how to play the deadly spy games that make her such a competent control agent years hence, as she becomes embroiled in a secret war full of intrigue, betrayal and deadly consequences.

Market Monday
Bad Medicine #4, co-written by Christina Weir

'Killing Moon,' Part 2. Can Doctor Home and his team recover after another attack takes down one of their own? Strange things are happening in Deer Falls, and it's up to the doctor and his detective partner to find the explanation before more blood is spilled!

Market Monday

Bad Medicine #4, co-written by Christina Weir

'Killing Moon,' Part 2. Can Doctor Home and his team recover after another attack takes down one of their own? Strange things are happening in Deer Falls, and it's up to the doctor and his detective partner to find the explanation before more blood is spilled!

Market Monday
Bad Medicine #3, co-written by Christina Weir

“Killing Moon” Part 1 (of 3) When a bizarre attack rocks a small New England town, Doctor Randal Horne, Detective Joely Huffman, and their special team at the CDC are dispatched to Deer Falls, ME to investigate the condition plaguing the attacker!

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Market Monday

Bad Medicine #3, co-written by Christina Weir

“Killing Moon” Part 1 (of 3) When a bizarre attack rocks a small New England town, Doctor Randal Horne, Detective Joely Huffman, and their special team at the CDC are dispatched to Deer Falls, ME to investigate the condition plaguing the attacker!

~Preview~

Market Monday

Bad Medicine #1 & 2, co-written by Christina Weir

As disgraced surgeon Randal Horne and NYPD officer Joely Huffman pursue an invisible man on the run for murder, forces in the US Government intervene with their own plans for the unseeable man and his scientific breakthrough. But does either party really know what they’re dealing with?

Market Monday
Play Ball HC, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Jackie Lewis

Most girls, when they get to a new school, just want to fit in. But Dashiell Brody isn’t like most girls. A natural at softball, Dashiell discovers her new school has a championship level baseball team, and Dashiell wants to play ball. One girl’s quest to play the national pastime with the boys will turn her family, her school, and her state upside down.

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Market Monday

Play Ball HC, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Jackie Lewis

Most girls, when they get to a new school, just want to fit in. But Dashiell Brody isn’t like most girls. A natural at softball, Dashiell discovers her new school has a championship level baseball team, and Dashiell wants to play ball. One girl’s quest to play the national pastime with the boys will turn her family, her school, and her state upside down.

~Preview~

Market Monday
Avalon Chronicles Vol. 1 HC, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Emma Vieceli

When Aeslin Finn was a little girl, her parents read to her from a magical book called THE AVALON CHRONICLES. But that was a long time ago. Now a teenager, Aeslin is about to discover just how magical she and that book really are.
Transported to the world of Avalon, she discovers a kingdom in need of a Dragon Knight - and the last dragon, Blue Moon, is waiting for her!

Market Monday

Avalon Chronicles Vol. 1 HC, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Emma Vieceli

When Aeslin Finn was a little girl, her parents read to her from a magical book called THE AVALON CHRONICLES. But that was a long time ago. Now a teenager, Aeslin is about to discover just how magical she and that book really are.

Transported to the world of Avalon, she discovers a kingdom in need of a Dragon Knight - and the last dragon, Blue Moon, is waiting for her!

I’ve been too occupied to keep up with the events of the past week and a half, so I thought I’d get kind of caught up today!

Featured Event of March 28-April 8:

Saturday, March 31 – Sunday, April 1, 2012

There are a lot of conventions this weekend, but I’m compelled to recommend Oz Comic Con at the Goyder Pavillion in Adelaide, South Australia!

I know from past messages that Aussie comics fans aren’t always sure which pros are among their numbers, and aspiring Aussie creators have to contend with the vast distance between them and the Big Two editors.

Pros at this year’s Adelaide Oz Con include none other than DC artist Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, the upcoming Earth-Two) and OEL mangaka Queenie Chan (The Dreaming, In Odd We Trust)!  In addition, Nicola Scott will be doing portfolio reviews on Sunday morning!  Be sure to sign up early at the Information Booth.

There is also an artists’ alley, but I can’t find a listing for who’s there— tell me if you are!  Or go there and discover new Aussie lady creators!

Other Events

Wednesday-Friday, March 28-30

Friday, March 30

Friday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1

  • Athens: Zara Slattery at Comicdom Con at the Hellenic American Union
  • Seattle: Emerald City Comic-Con at Washington State Convention Center, with a long list of ladies attending: Trixie Biltmore, Marian Churchland, Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Camilla d’Errico, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Rachel Dodson, Becky Driesdadt, Cat Farris, Agnes Garbowska, Joëlle Jones, Emi Lenox, Natalie Nourigat, Nei Ruffino, Gail Simone, Jen Van Meter, Christina Weir, Chrissie Zullo.  PLUS: A Womanthology Panel with Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Bonnie Burton, and Joamette Gil! 
  • Birmingham UK: MCM Expo featuring Lily Mitchell, Gemma Bedeau, Lisa Cummins, Alice de Ste Croix, Lizz Lunney, Nikki Wynne, Jade Thompson, Katherine Ellis, Charlotte Bailey, Lily Beardshaw, Sarah Fogg, Shaz Jubeen, Laura McNulty, Gem Sheldrake, Catherine Reda, Jenika Ioffreda, Kit Jo Yuki, and Elenawing at the National Exhibition Centre
  • Inverness: Hi-Ex Con, featuring Sally Hurst, Inko, Maura McHugh and Tanya Roberts at Eden Court Theatre

Saturday, March 31

  • Somerville MA: Womanthology Signing at Hub Comics, featuring Cathy Leamy, Ming Doyle, Renae de Liz, and Ellen Crenshaw. 12-4pm EST

Sunday, April 1

Monday, April 2

Wednesday, April 4

Saturday, April 7

Market Monday
Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus 3, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Shiei

Luna’s original mission is over, but her adventures are just beginning! Luna’s former nemesis and ex-boyfriend, Jonah V on Brucken, son of the evil Count V on Brucken, is returning to Nobel High and the Agency has sent Luna back with him. When the daughter of a scientific genius working on cold fusion arrives a t Nobel, Jonah instantly takes a liking to her and Luna springs into espionage action. But is she worried about the secrets of fusion falling into the wrong hands, or is she just jealous that Jonah has found someone new? A new dangerous agent shows up who is also interested in the secrets of cold fusion-and in Luna herself. Who is he, and what is his mysterious agenda? The answers to these questions will shock Luna to the core, and may lead her down a dark path from which she can never return.

Market Monday

Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus 3, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Shiei

Luna’s original mission is over, but her adventures are just beginning! Luna’s former nemesis and ex-boyfriend, Jonah V on Brucken, son of the evil Count V on Brucken, is returning to Nobel High and the Agency has sent Luna back with him. When the daughter of a scientific genius working on cold fusion arrives a t Nobel, Jonah instantly takes a liking to her and Luna springs into espionage action. But is she worried about the secrets of fusion falling into the wrong hands, or is she just jealous that Jonah has found someone new? A new dangerous agent shows up who is also interested in the secrets of cold fusion-and in Luna herself. Who is he, and what is his mysterious agenda? The answers to these questions will shock Luna to the core, and may lead her down a dark path from which she can never return.

Interviewsy Bits

  • Karrie Fransman interviews herself about her new graphic novel The House That Groaned, about the lonely, broken lives of the people who live in apartments inside an old Victorian house. Watch the trailer for it here (kinda NSFW):

  • MTV Geek talks to Jan Duursema and John Ostrander about Dawn of the Jedi.
  • Becky Cloonan talks about her acclaimed minicomic Wolves, its follow-up Orcs, and of course, Conan the Barbarian.
  • Jessica Abel and Matt Madden talk about moving to France and their upcoming projects (including Abel’s return to drawing her own stories with the GN Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars!)
  • Marjorie Liu answers reader questions about Astonishing X-Men.
  • Bryan and Mary Talbot discuss the Joycean graphic novel/memoir written by Mary and drawn by Bryan (Video).
  • Multiversity Comics checks in with Joelle Jones and Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Camilla d’Errico discusses the forthcoming Boom Studios collection and continuation of her self-published series Tanpopo.
  • Christina Weir, Jackie Lewis, and Nunzio DeFilippis talk about their new graphic novel Play Ball!  It did not shock me one bit to learn that Weir is a fellow Bostonian, and therefore a Red Sox fan (it is one of the requirements to live here).
  • Denise Mina comments briefly on the challenges and rewards of writing comics as opposed to prose. (Video)
Market Monday
Amazing Agent Jennifer vol. 2, co-written by Christina Weir

Market Monday

Amazing Agent Jennifer vol. 2, co-written by Christina Weir

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