01.02.13 Shipping Report

I guess this is a good start to the new year since all the titles that I’m picking up in singles this week appeared on my best of 2012 list. First up is Godzilla: Half Century War #4 (IDW) by James Stokoe. Next is the final issue of this great mini-series, with Punk Rock Jesus #6 (DC/Vertigo). The last in this great trio is Prophet #32 (Image). Speaking of interesting sci-fi in done in a European style, I’m curious about Orbital: Vol. 01: Scars (Cinebook, Ltd.) and Orbital: Vol. 02: Ruptures (Cinebook, Ltd.) by Sylvain Runberg and Serge Pelle. They’re both around 50 pages for $12 and the art looks like something that you’d find in a Humanoids publication, so I’ll give them a flip. I can also recommend The Killer: Vol. 01 Leather Bound Edition (Archaia), which is $39.95 for only the first 4-issue volume, but it’s a limited edition of only 400 with superior design and production quality. It’s a great dramatic series about moral flexibility by Matz and Luc Jacamon, but at that price point I’d imagine this edition will only appeal to die hard completists or fans looking to upgrade their existing singles or trades. Too bad they didn’t make something like this available prior to Christmas.


At 1:28 AM, Blogger Matt C said...

Cinebook have been operating in the UK for a number of years and I've picked up a selection of their titles over that time, including the first two volumes of Orbital. I enjoyed them (they work as a two part story) and while they won't be winning prizes for originality the art's great and they're definitely worth a look.

At 8:13 PM, Blogger Justin said...

Good to know. Thanks, Matt!


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