More braiiiiiiiiiiins

December 8, 2008

After the rich visuals and general uplift of Takehiko Inoue’s manga, I decided I needed a change of pace. So this week’s Flipped focuses on Tokyo Zombie (Last Gasp).

I prefer ‘extravaganza’ to ‘blowout’

December 8, 2008

Oni Press is having a “Holiday Sales Extravaganza,” with all volume one graphic novels reduced 15 to 25% and free shipping on orders over $30. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. PST Dec. 19, 2008, if you want them to arrive by Christmas.

Oni publishes some terrific stuff, so I thought I’d list some of my favorite first volumes in case you were tempted but didn’t quite know where to start:

  • Black Metal by Rick Spears and Chuck BB: I reviewed the book here.
  • Courtney Crumrin: The Night Things by Ted Naifeh: Quirky supernatural adventure starring a pointedly antisocial heroine, which makes it right up my alley.
  • Maintenance by Jim Massey and Robbi Rodriguez: I reviewed the first issue here, and I continue to enjoy the series.
  • Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh: I reviewed the first issue of the mini-series here, and loved the whole thing. When do we get the second volume?
  • Queen and Country: Operation Broken Ground by Greg Rucka, Steve Rolston and Stan Sakai: Smart stories starring grouchy British spies.
  • Salt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty by Matthew Loux: I reviewed the book here.
  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley: Chances are you own it already, but one never knows. I reviewed the book here.
  • Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber: A gritty mystery set at the bottom of the world, or the top, depending on your perspective.