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)
Writer: Frank M. Young
Artist: David Lasky
“The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family – the first superstar group of country music – who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. This is not only a unique illustrated biography, but a moving account that reveals the family’s rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music. It is a story of success and failure, of poverty and wealth, of racism and tolerance, of creativity and business, and of the power of music and love. Includes bonus CD with original Carter Family music.”
Also: For a behind-the-scenes look at the process of the making of this graphic novel, check out the blog: Carter Family Comics.
WHITE CLAY One Shot ($4.99)
Writer, Artist: Thomas Herpich
From Thomas Herpich (a writer/character designer/storyboard artist on the smash hit Adventure Time cartoon) comes a collection of experimental adventure/fantasy stories. Beautiful and strange, these comics are heartfelt attempts to examine the paradoxes and traps facing a human mind living today.
CRIMINAL: The Deluxe Edition (Hardcover, $49.99)
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips
“The second oversized hardback of the award-winning crime series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is finally here! The first edition has gone through four printings, in sellout after sellout, and now the rest of Brubaker and Phillips’ noir masterpiece is collected in the same format. Collecting BAD NIGHT, THE SINNERS and THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT – along with short stories, behind-the-scenes pieces, art and articles, all previously uncollected. Don’t miss out on this beautiful package from the best-selling team behind such hits as INCOGNITO and FATALE. Colors by Val Staples and Dave Stewart.”
WRINKLE IN TIME ($19.99)
ST. MARTINS PRESS
Writer: Madeleine L’Engle
Artist: Hope Larson
“The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, and the three Mrs – Who, Whatsit, and Which – the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.”