Every month, I go through Diamond's Previews to figure out what I want.
From now until, I will blog about what I see that catches my attention.
Keep in mind that most of my comic buying consist of #1s, collected
editions (hardcovers or TPBs), or OGN (original graphic novels). I buy
#1s to see if it's something that I will get later in a collected
This covers everything else in Previews.
Page 186: Terry Moore's Echo Volume 4: Collider TP (Abstract)
Terry Moore earned me checking out this new series just purely based upon his work on Strangers in Paradise. This, if possible, is as good as SiP.
Page 190: Shrek Forever After: The Prequel (Ape) Ape doesn't have the same resources as Boom! or IDW or the other larger small publishers. I'm pleasantly surprised to see them with a big license and I'm hoping that it's as good as their best books. Scott Shaw is a creator that I trust, so I'm looking forward to this book doing well.
Page 195-197: Fraggle Rock #1 (Archaia) The sketches look beautiful. Without the the preview on 195, then I would have likely passed on this book. Right now, I'm on the fence because the creative team is not listed. I trust Archaia, so I'm keeping my eye on this on in collected format.
Page 215-218: Cold Space #1 (Boom!) The Dave Johnson cover is awesome! The interior artist is not so awe inspiring. The interior art is not bad, it just looks bad next to the Johnson cover. Johnson captured Sam Jackson perfectly and the interior art doesn't even resemble Jackson.
Page 228: RASL Volume 2: The Fire of George (Cartoon Books) I'm following this in signed HC format, so with the TP released, the next HC can't be that far behind.
Page 270: Grimjack: The Manx Cat (IDW) I already own this story in collected BUT I'm hoping this follows the same design as the other IDW trades. I'll have to contact Tim Truman and ask him.
Page 272: Danger Girl: The Deluxe Collection (IDW) The first Danger Girl series is being collected once again, but this time it's not under Wildstorm. I'm sure there's a story there, but I'm just happy to get this and Codename: Knockout collection in the same month.
Page 273: The Art of P. Craig Russell (IDW) Russell is one of my favorite artist, so I'm looking forward to getting this. Apparently, this a reprint. I missed it the first time, but I'm not missing it again.
That's it for this month. I'll see you back here next month for more Previews.