Catalog shopping

Okay, order forms are due tomorrow, but the new Previews just showed up in the shop this week. Let’s see what’s there!

If you’ve been even vaguely intrigued with Phil and Kaja Foglio’s Girl Genius, Airship is giving you a great opportunity to see what it’s all about. They’re publishing a black and white, manga-sized Omnibus Edition priced at $14.95 for 312 pages of story.

Who knew First Second’s Mark Siegel had spare time? He’s illustrated two graphic novels for Aladdin Books: A new soft-cover version of Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta, written by Lisa Wheeler, and To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel, written by Sienna Cherson Siegel.

I loved Gabrielle Bell’s When I’m Old and Other Stories, so chances are good I’ll feel the same about her new collection, Lucky (Drawn and Quarterly).

I mentioned it yesterday, but it bears repeating. Fanfare/Ponent Mon has a new collection of stories from Kan (Kinderbook) Takahama, called Awabi. Takahama’s stuff is gorgeous, and chances are slim that you’ll run across much of it in a bookstore, so if you’re interested, you might consider pre-ordering.

The solicitation text for Escape from Special (Fantagraphics) isn’t particularly helpful until it gets around to describing creator Miss Lask-Gross as “a love child of Linda Barry and David B. mid-wifed by Judy Blume.” Now that catches my attention. (Fantagraphics also seems to be having a summer sale with 20% off orders of $40 or more.)

This also seems to be one of those months where new volumes of tons of ongoing manga series I love come out. CMX has Emma vol. 2. Dark Horse has The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service vol. 2 (which I’m sure I’ll love if the first volume ever shows up). Del Rey has ES vol. 3. Seven Seas has Inverloch vol. 2. Tokyopop has Fruits Basket vol. 15, Sgt. Frog vol. 12 (of 12, apparently), and Shout Out Loud vol. 3. Vertical has the fourth soft-cover volume of Buddha. Viz has The Drifting Classroom vol. 3 and Monster vol. 6.

Okay, what did I miss?

3 Responses to Catalog shopping

  1. John Jakala says:

    I’m pretty sure Sgt. Frog is still being published in Japan; Volume 13 is listed on Kadokawa’s site as having come out July 2006.

    I think Tokyopop just hasn’t gotten around to updating the series info page to show that there are new volumes forthcoming. If I’m remembering correctly, TP used to only list through volume 11. The release of new volumes in English will probably slow down now that TP is so close to the Japanese releases.

  2. David Welsh says:

    They should master the use of the “+” key. Or maybe they just like scaring me.

  3. Althalus says:

    Well, Dark Horse has some reprints back from the days when Shirow was still readable: Appleseed Hypernotes and a new printing of Dominion. At Image we finally get the solictitation for the sixth Kane trade. Scholastic/Graphix has Breaking Up by Christine Norrie. Oni Press has a GN called Shenanigans (I really like the cover art, but I want interior art previews before I order. Unfortunately, the books for November aren’t even listed on their site yet).

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