ORDER UP! – Final Installment for September
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The next most critical category (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, seethe original ORDER UP! column, and the previousPart 1 andPart 2for this month). Announcement: New website coming soon. I’m very excited, with any luck it will be ready by next month’s ORDER UP!
I bold TRADE PAPERBACK because this is really the best way to catch up on past comics. And if you’re reading comics, but not reading any trades, then you’re just missing out and should find a TPB to catch up on. There is guaranteed to be something great that you haven’t read before. Right now I’m working my way through Scalped, best book on the stands for many I’m sure. What trades are you reading? I would love to hear that from people.
- Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life – written by Matt Sturges, the guy who did Jack of Fables (I can’t speak to how good that was, only read the Fables crossover piece). Covers are by regular Fables artist Mark Buckingham. And folks on @GetGlue (I’m following @TheNerdyBird) seem to be big into The Doctor. I wish I had been watching that for years. Maybe I can get hooked in through a comic.
- Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors Vol 1 – I’ve caught some peripheral buzz on that, and am hoping for something approaching The Umbrella Academy.
- Reed Gunther Vol 1 – You had me at “freak show freaks”. Looks like it has potential on the order of iZombie in the wild west.
- Krazy & Ignatz: 1922 – 1924 Drim of Love – Chris Ware cover is enough to get me on this. But I’ve always wanted to read Krazy & Ignatz for some reason, and this is the last volume in a 13 volume series. So I’ll suspend my inner Woody Allen and check out the end rather than the beginning.
- Miss Don’t Touch Me Box Set – This looks interesting. Paris in the 1930s, plus a possible Jack-the-Ripper-type story.If you’re not sure, here’s a good article to help.
- Wally Wood: Strange Worlds of Science Fiction – Really? Nobody pulling this Wally Wood book? I’m going to be the only one? 1950′s SciFi. This guy did the 1962 Mars Attacks trading card series that the Tim Burton movie was based on.
This is the next most important category.
- Serenity Vol 1: Those Left Behind – I so enjoyed The Shephard’s Tale in a nice hard cover, that I really need to have the original volume on my bookshelf. And I wouldn’t mind revisiting a great universe.
- Rocketeer Adventures Vol 1 – A serious collection of current talent on this series.
- Brooklyn Dreams – Expensive at $39.99, but it looks really cool. Originally from 1994.
- Morning Glories Vol 1 – If you’re interested in catching this one and having it in hard cover, I really enjoyed this in TPB form. It’s also available as a TPB pretty much anytime.
- The Nightly News Anniversary Edition – Former Fantom manager @RAPorter32 loved this one. I didn’t, but he would want me to promote this book.
- The Sigh – I still have never read Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, so I’ll check out her next one. Sadly, only 4 pulls at press time!
- The Adventures of Herge – Biography of the Tintin creator, drawn in the Tintin style. There are actually at least 3 other Herge/Tintin books being solicited this month, gearing up for the upcoming Spielberg/Jackson movie.
- Last Days of an Immortal – “Serious, hard science fiction, translated from the award winning French graphic novel.”