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This Week In Comics - 1/30

By Michael R. Murray,

I should’ve gotten to this sooner but instead have spent all of my free time lately reading.  I thoroughly enjoyed Gunnerkrigg Court and am kicking myself that only now am I discovering Fables

Here’s what I’m looking forward to getting into this week; Dark Horse Comics is shipping out the Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia HC, $34.99 and $69.99 for a limited collector’s edition.  Both copies are sold out from Diamond Comics. Here's how the book is described by the publisher:

"Dark Horse Books and Nintendo bring you The Legend of Zelda containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link's adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga-Akira Himekawa!" 

DC Comics is also involved with the video game adaptations.  Based on DC’s highly anticipated game from the maker’s of Mortal Kombat, Tom Taylor and Jheremy Raapack explain the events leading up to the start of this epic game, Injustice: Gods Among Us #1, $3.99.  This is the first time in print for these digital first stories…

Invincible #100, $3.99, is scheduled to be here, by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, John Rauch, and Image Comics.  The Death of Everyone: CONCLUSION! It's all been building to this. Mark Grayson's entire life as a superhero, all he's learned, all he's endured, it's all been leading to this one moment.  Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose... a DIFFERENT path?  The aftermath of this EXTRA-SIZED issue is promised to shock you…

Marvel Comics, specifically Matt Fraction, are looking out for the hometown New York.  Hawkeye #7, $2.99, features two stories directly involving Hurricane Sandy and its devastating results, and Fraction has promised his proceeds and incentives to the Red Cross for Sandy relief.  If you find it on a shelf, buy it.  It’s already sold out from Diamond.  Hawkeye has a rabid following and coverage of this book on Newsarama and MTV have further gotten the word out there…

And that’s where we’re at this week.  I’m starting to think the sell outs aren’t such a big deal anymore as it seems more than half of Marvel’s shipping schedule is subsequent print books.  There’s a whole gaggle of second and third print books although by no means has Marvel got the market cornered on reprints.

There is still plenty more that aren't listed. For a more complete list, feel free to visit your local comic store or favorite site. If you’re interested in more of what I think, follow me on Twitter at Mycomicstore001 or like my Facebook page.

 

Michael R. Murray is a full time Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service who is embarrassed that it took this long for him to notice Fables.  Halfway through the first deluxe hardcover and based on one page she saw over his shoulder, his wife, Ann, now wants to read this as well.

 

 
 

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