Hard times, brethren and cistern. Hard times.
And so, just before the cutoff:
BENITO VS. SEPTEMBER PREVIEWS
As always, these books will not be available until September or later, as they are in the no-longer-current-as-of-Wednesday Previews catalog.
1) The Goon: Chinatown
New Goon OGN! No laughter! Just what I was looking for in The Goon.
Dark Horse is very proud to present the first original graphic novel from Eisner Award-laden swami Eric Powell. Powell has been sowing the seeds of Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker for years in his award-winning bimonthly series The Goon, and salivating fans may now feast their eyes on the Goon's formative backstory of love, loss, and extortion--a lengthy tale that demanded to be told in this uninterrupted format.
Spiritual leader of Tennessee and hero to the Great Unwashed, Powell escaped catastrophic death and mother-shaming scandal to bring this work to fruition. He's a sensitive man in insensitive times. But be warned: this book ain't funny.
* "The Goon is one of the most imaginative and original comic books on the market today." -TheComicsReview.com
* Presenting the long-awaited and highly anticipated backstory to the Goon-and Powell's very first original graphic novel!
Eric Powell's first original graphic novel!
Publication Date: Sep 19, 2007
Format: Full color, 128 pages, Hard cover, 7" x 10"
Age range: 16+
2) The Question: Zen and Violence
Remember when the Question wasn't a woman? And he was a crazy urban zen warrior? Hotcha.
Written by Dennis O'Neil; Art by Denys Cowan and Rick Magyar; Cover by Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
A new trade paperback collecting the 1980s adventures of The Question, the faceless, morally conflicted avenger based in corrupt Hub City! A martial arts master, The Question delved into Eastern philosophy as he battled crime and the crooked politicians of his hometown. This volume, collecting issues #1-6, features appearances by Batman and many of DC's martial arts heroes.
DC Universe | 176pg. | Color | Softcover | $19.99 US
3) Showcase Presents: Metal Men vol. 1
BECAUSE EM EFFIN ROBERT KANIGHER, THAT'S EM EFFIN WHY.
Written by Robert Kanigher; Art and Cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
From the 1960s comes this volume collecting BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55, METAL MEN #1-16 and SHOWCASE #37-40, starring one of the strangest super-hero teams ever, now featured in a new miniseries! Created by Dr. Will Magnus, the team includes six robotic heroes: noble Gold, powerful Iron, loyal Lead, hot-headed Mercury, timid Tin and lovely Platinum!
DC Universe | 528pg. | B&W | Softcover | $16.99 US
On Sale September 26, 2007
4) Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus vol. 3
The preceding has been things that are totally obvious, duh.
Written by Jack Kirby; Art by Kirby and Mike Royer; Cover by Kirby
The third of four volumes collecting Jack Kirby's classic 1970s classic "Fourth World" magnum opus! In this volume collecting THE NEW GODS #7-10, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #8-10, SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #146-148, MISTER MIRACLE #7-10, Darkseid's deadly schemes reach Earth as Orion of the New Gods battles Kalibak, son of Darkseid, the Forever People run afoul of the DC Comics hero Deadman and more!
DC Universe | 396pg. | Color | Softcover | $49.99 US
On Sale November 21, 2007
5) The Devil in Design: Krampus Postcards
BENITO LOVE KRAMPUS
OFFICIAL BOOK DESCRIPTION:
"A collection of vintage Christmas cards for very bad little girls and boys. The Devil in Design is a fascinating, full-color compendium of extremely rare, late 19th and early 20th-century Krampus postcards culled from key postcard collections from around the world. Lavishly illustrated with over a 150 striking and stylized full-page examples, the book also includes a short introduction tracing the character's origin and its overwhelming popularity throughout Europe. In the Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus is Saint Nicholas's dark servant—a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! Whereas Saint Nicholas would reward children who had been good all year with treats, those that had been disobedient were paid a visit by the Krampus.
The Krampus terrorized the bad until they promised to be good. Some he'd spank; others he'd whip, while others he'd shackle, stuff into his large wooden basket, and then hurl into the flames of Hell! Such scenarios were delineated by skilled and imaginative Old World craftsmen, printed on penny postcards and disseminated throughout Europe.
The Devil in Design is the first English-language book to offer this breathtaking collection of the finest, rarest, and most visually-stunning Krampus cards history has left to offer. 168 pages full-color illustrations."
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