Things of interest to me...
Dark Horse - Tom, my brother-in-law as of this coming Sunday, was asked me if there were more Serenity comics out there. He's read everything so far and was looking for more. Luckily, I can direct him to Serenity: Float Out starring Wash and written by (!) Patton Oswalt. I guess I shouldn't be so shocked, I liked Oswalt's JLA book a few years ago. I'm picking up, as I will as long as Sakai keeps making 'em, the new issue of Usagi Yojimbo. The new Star Wars Adventures digest starring Darth Vader looks to be a humorous story...sold!
DC - Yeah, I'm a sucker...I'm buying the three big issues starring DC's big three. Morrison's Batman is hot and cold with me, but Bruce Wayne through time is too cool to miss. I would be skipping Barry Allen's new stories if it wasn't for Francis Manapul's amazing art. I'm peeking at Brightest Day, but not committed. The girls love the Batman:Brave and Bold and Tiny Titans comics. I buy Billy Batson for my sister-in-law's school library...Mike Norton's art is great on that book.
IDW - Before you ask, no, I don't buy any of the Doctor Who comics. Why? One, the art never seems to be very good. Two, the comics in Doctor Who Magazine (which I do order every month) seem better. I'm picking up the Last Unicorn series for my sister because she LOVED that story as a kid. I may pick up the John Byrne Dr. McCoy mini as it looks like a bit of fun.
Marvel - The teen girls who babysit my girls will be receiving, along with their usual pay, Heralds, Sense & Sensibility (good move letting the cover artist do interiors this time), X-Campus, and Black Widow. Marvelman Classics start this month (huzzah!). The school library gets Her-oes, the Bendis Avengers books, and Paul Tobin's Spider-Man and Avengers titles. Holly continues to keep up with Powers...having been a guest star, she'll never quit that book. Matt Fraction's Iron Man continues and his Thor begins much to my delight. I'm also very interested in Avengers Prime by Bendis...a sort of guys' weekend (fighting bad guys) with Steve, Thor, and Tony.
Archie - One more month until the big Married Archie titles begin.
Boom! - I get Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Muppet Show for the library.
Disney Press - My daughter Rose finally gets her wish, Phineas & Ferb comics.
Oni - One great thing about Rucka leaving DC, hopefully more Stumptown. LOVE this book.
Other - I'm picking up the Vintage Archie calendar from Asgard Press. I have the DC one for this year and it's a beautiful thing.
Next month: I think, maybe, the final Scott Pilgrim volume hits the shelves. I hope!
What about you?
Most of the comics I buy for the school library are single issues...if they're stolen, no biggie. So far, though, my sister-in-law has reported only one stolen graphic novel...Bone.