Comics Journeyman

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Comics Journeyman

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Order Up! Comic Journeyman’s Picks for the Week of 11/7!

Order Up! Comic Journeyman’s Picks for the Week of 11/7!
47 RONIN #1 (OF 5) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Mike Richardson (A/CA) Stan Sakai Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, “To know the story of the…

ORDER UP!!! – My full list of selections from the October catalog

ORDER UP!!! – My full list of selections from the October catalog

┬áIt’s deadline day again, and this time we’re picking through the October Previews catalog. Here’s a glimpse of what intrigues me from this month’s crop.

TRADE PAPERBACK (TPB) – FIRST VOLUMES

Revival Vol. 1: You’re Among Friends TP | $12.99 – (W) Tim Seeley…

Order Up! Comics Journeyman’s Picks for the Week of October 10th!

Order Up! Comics Journeyman’s Picks for the Week of October 10th!
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA (Hardcover, $22.99) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS (W/A/CA) Steven Weissman

“Steven Weissman presents a dada-esque, surrealistic parallel America where Joe Biden, Hillary, Newt and Obama wander through an America they have made and now must live in, like it or not. Weissman gives them new lives that are withering and oblique, devastating…

Order Up! Comic Journeyman’s Picks for the Week!

Order Up! Comic Journeyman’s Picks for the Week!

Good day, true believers. Here is a preview of the comic books coming out this Wednesday with the Journeyman’s stamp o’ approval. Look for them on the Fantom Comics bookshelves, and don’t forget to let me know what you thought.

 

 

CARTER FAMILY: Don’t Forget This Song (Hardcover, $24.95) Abrams Books Writer: Frank M. Young Artist: David…

ORDER UP!!! – My full list of selections from the September catalog

ORDER UP!!! – My full list of selections from the September catalog

We’re T minus 8 hours from this month’s reservation deadline, and I’ve saved this post until the last possible minute. So we’re going with the quick & dirty method of getting my picks. No frills, no explanations – just titles and prices. Click on any link to go directly to the page where you can reserve that title either as a pull or as a subscription.

Cheers, and keep reading…

ORDER UP!!! My graphic novel choices for the August catalog

ORDER UP!!! My graphic novel choices for the August catalog

There are hundreds of graphic novels listed in each month’s Diamond Catalog. Hundreds! So to help you sift through it all, I’ve picked out a few books that I can’t wait to read.

SftC works in conjunction with Fantom Comics in Washington, DC (and nation-wide, via their online store and mail-order service). The deadline to order August books from Fantom and guarantee they’ll have them is this coming Wednesday at…

Announcing The Comics Journeyman’s Shelf at Fantom Comics

Announcing The Comics Journeyman’s Shelf at Fantom Comics

 

I’ve got my own shelf!

I’ve made it my mission to identify those books out there that push the creative boundaries of the sequential art medium. And since – as a simple journeyman – I’m not looking to get rich, I’ve arranged a 10% discount for the featured books on my shelf! And a 50% discount for titles I’ve already flipped through.

The first 2…

NOTABLE REPRINTS & ONGOING TPBs

NOTABLE REPRINTS & ONGOING TPBs
Here’s the newest upcoming collections of previously published comic books, hitting shelves in July… Click a link below and associate your comiXology account with Fantom Comics to reserve these books via the Comic Book Reservation Service. Orders due by 5/23.

Casanova: Avaritia TP (MR) – (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Gabriel Ba | The Casanova series continues to be continues…

TRADE PAPERBACK (TPB) – FIRST VOLUMES

TRADE PAPERBACK (TPB) – FIRST VOLUMES
Here’s the newest upcoming collections of previously published comic books, hitting shelves in July… Click a link below and associate your comiXology account with Fantom Comics to reserve these books via the Comic Book Reservation Service. Orders due by 5/23.

Heart TP (MR) – (W) Blair Butler (A/CA) Kevin Mellon | I really enjoyed this black & white portrayal…

Last Call for April Reservations

Last Call for April Reservations

The April catalog yielded a manageable crop of picks (which is just as well, as I’m currently drowning in piles of unread material). I can highly recommend the first two new trades on the list, FATALE and THE ACTIVITY as I’ve been on board with both since inception. And there are several ongoing trades to look forward to, including MORNING GLORIES, SCALPED and LOCKE & KEY! And it’s a…

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