I'm also not sure what kind of a logo to throw up to kick this off. So, while I'm making that terribly important decision read this disclaimer, (or, if you're getting sick of reading it you have my permission to skip ahead):
All of this information is suggested. Sometimes books get delayed, sometimes they get cancelled all together. Most of the time the trades will be available. Prices are also suggested and subject to change at the discretion of the shop owner or the publisher themselves.
Oh, you're done all ready? Be honest, you skipped it didn't you? Ya, I don't blame you. So, I'm still working on the graphic for the Indie's. While you wait feast your eyes on this awesome What If? cover and ponder the age old question:
Pretty amazing, eh? One day I'll find this and read it. But, let's get this movable feast underway. Let me know what you guys think of the graphic. I'm also open to suggestion if somebody knows of something better.
Shadow Double Novel Vol. 93
I believe this is the right cover. I'll have to plead some ignorance on this. The main reason I posted it is because, VOL. 93?! Are you kidding me?! That's an insane number of books. And each one has two stories. That's 186 stories starring the Shadow. Ridiculous. Something tells me there's not much I HAVE to say about this one. If you've bought 92 different volumes of this, why stop now?
Publisher: Sanctum Productions, (or Sanctum Books. I found two names for this company. That's not confusing...)
Contains: 128 pages of Shadowy goodness
CRD: couldn't find an exact date, if it IS released in Canada I'd assume it's a week or two later
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Tales From Oz Vol. 2
So, some of the appeal to this book is fairly evident by this scantily clad cover. I'll fully admit I spent WAY more time then I needed to looking through images trying to find the "best" one. Total deer in the headlights territory. As far as the story goes it also sounds pretty awesome. This volume focuses on the back stories for all the various Witches of OZ. Cool. I love the original Wizard of OZ and always thought it would do well with a more adult approach. I'll probably get these one day.
Contains: Tales From OZ #4-6
The Rocketeer The Complete Adventures
I have very fond memories of this movie when I was a kid. I also remember being surprised that he wasn't an infallible hero. I've heard the old Disney movie captured the spirit of the comics while also making it a little more family friendly, (lots of panels of scantily clad women from what I could see while perusing pictures for the cover). Anyone who wants to recapture some of their youth or just wants to read some old pulp comics should check this out. Should be a blast.
Contains: All of Dave Stevens original Rocketeer comics making a healthy 148 pages
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Vol. 2
I always thought this character was created for the Ninja Turtles cartoon to sell more toys, but he wasn't. He was a comic character of some acclaim on his own, before the Turtles thing happened, which now just seems odder that he was put in to that universe. This bad boy is almost 700 pages of anthropomorphic, samurai-licious, rabbit battlin' action. Might not be the best starting point as there is a volume 1 that I assume would come in handy to read first, but these collections look like the way to get your Usagi fix in.
Publisher: Dark Horse
SRP: a darn respectable $24.99, (that's roughly 3-4 cents a page, can't beat that)
Contains: Usagi Yojimbo (3rd series) #7-30 and the Color Special - Green Persimmon
There's quite a few books to throw up here. For now I'll put them all up but I may find I want to cut the list down in later dates. If you guys want me to keep it long, let me know. If it's too much extra junk at the end, again, let me know. The Indies list was always going to be longer because of the amount of publishers it covers but we'll see how this goes. It may need some work in the future.