Delayed gratification

Before I delve too far into this week’s ComicList, I have a self-serving question. Has the third volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Dark Horse) shown up at anyone’s comic shop? I think it was due out a couple of weeks ago, and I know I have it on reserve, but there’s still no sign of it here in the mountains. I’m wondering if I should start nagging.

While the list offers plenty of great stuff, the common trait seems to be that none of them are showing up here. I’m going to attribute this to the vagaries of regional shipping instead of a conspiracy to deny me the comics I want. For now.

Del Rey offers the eighth volume of Kio Shimoku’s hilarious, sharply-observed, yet still emotionally generous Genshiken.

DramaQueen delivers the first volume of Kye Young Chong’s Audition, which is pleasant enough reading about the search for the ultimate boy band, though I prefer the creator’s other DQ license, the funny, touching, odd DVD.

The fourth volume of Satosumi Takaguchi’s Shout Out Loud! (Blu) promises more romantic and familial complications, and unless things have changed drastically, they’ll be executed with wit, intelligence and warmth.

Viz is unloading a vast quantity of Shonen Jump books, and if I had to choose only one, it would be the ninth volume of Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata’s Hikaru No Go.

And Self Made Hero gets its Bard on with the release of two Manga Shakespeare books: Hamlet, adapted by Emma Vieceli, and Romeo and Juliet, adapted by Sonia Leong. Spoiler warning: In these issues, just about everyone dies!

7 Responses to Delayed gratification

  1. ChunHyang72 says:

    Kurosagi No. 3 arrived in NYC on schedule, but it doesn’t seem to be available through amazon or bn.com yet.

    And speaking of no-shows, any idea of what happened to ICE Kunion’s Bring It On!?

  2. My DCBS account listing shows Kurosagi will be in my next shipment.

  3. ~raina says:

    Huh–another Shakespeare Manga series? I was only aware of the one coming up from Wiley & Sons.

  4. davidpwelsh says:

    One seems to be U.K., one U.S. I had forgotten all about the Wiley & Sons one. Who’s doing the Jane Austen manga? I’m blanking.

  5. Huff says:

    Kurosaki was indeed at my comic shop the last time I went there (in Boston). Maybe just a regional thing? Then again my shop supposidly got Mail 3 in yesterday, so who knows. Darkhorse works in strange ways (where’s Akira Club dammit!)
    But on the possitive end of DH messing around with release dates, Bryan Talbot’s sure-to-be-underappricated new graphic novel is out a month ahead of time, so its all good.

  6. Sebastian says:

    I’ve noticed that, generally, up to two weeks can pass between the final street date on the Dark Horse website and availability though TFAW/other online retailers and Diamond. But all indicators say Kurosagi 3 should be available by now (it’s also now in stock at amazon.com). Maybe just a Diamond shipping error (it was on their list for last week)?

  7. “Has the third volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Dark Horse) shown up at anyone’s comic shop? I think it was due out a couple of weeks ago”

    It was on the 03/21/07 ComicList, but as others have noted, that’s no guarantee of when any particular shop will have it.

    The last Bring It On I listed was volume 3, back on 08/02/06. Amazon says volume 4 came out December 20, 2006, but I have absolutely no evidence that occurred.

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