A Herculean Hodge-Podge of Heroic Histories and Helpful Handbooks Honourably Hoarded and Handed-Out to those Who Have A Hardy Hankering on May 23rd, 2012

Not a bad week at all on May 23rd, and we have a remarkably good number of non-fiction works coming in that are likely to be of interest for comics fans.  The COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS takes a look at the medium, in comic book format, from it’s earliest beginnings to the present day with a special emphasis on the significant moments and creators who influenced the industry – by Fred Van Vente and  Ryan Dunlavey who brought us ACTION PHILOSOPHERS!   Andrew Loomis’ SUCCESSFUL DRAWING is a wonderful text for artists and comic fans interested in anatomy and expressive illustration.  Toronto’s son and longtime LOUNGE-friend Scott Robins’ PARENT’S GUIDE TO COMICS FOR KIDS showcases the most kid-friendly entries in the market today and outlines the ingrediants that make for something that is entertaining and appropriate for younger readers.  Meanwhile, as far as the ongoing periodicals are concerned, the machinations of the Parliament of Owls are still happening in DC’s Batman titles, the Avengers are still laying the smackdown, and vice versa, on the X-Men, Darth Vader gets his own title from Dark Horse Publishing, and Wil Wheaton’s character in THE GUILD gets his own spin-off comic while GODZILLA, the King of All Monsters gets his own ongoing from IDW.

Poor Alan, back when he was poor.
An accurate, if irreverent, look at Alan Moore’s beginnings from THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS — wait’ll you see how they handle Stan!

 

ALL STAR WESTERN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)     $3.99

ANDREW LOOMIS SUCCESFUL DRAWING HC     $39.95

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686 ENDS     $3.99

AQUAMAN #9     $2.99

ARCHIE #633     $2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50

BART SIMPSON COMICS #71     $2.99

BATMAN INCORPORATED #1     $2.99

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9  (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)     $2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #12     $3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631     $2.99

CHEW #26 (MR)     $2.99

COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS GN     $21.99

DEADPOOL #55     $2.99

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #3 (MR)     $2.99

DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #7 (OF 8)     $3.99

FABLES #117 (MR)     $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #606     $2.99

FLASH #9     $2.99

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #9     $2.99

KRRRREEEEEEEEEOOOONNNK!!!!!!!
Godzilla rumbles into his own new ongoing series from IDW this week!

 

GODZILLA ONGOING #1     $3.99

GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #9     $2.99

GUILD FAWKES #1     $3.50

HERO COMICS 2012     $3.99

HULK #52     $2.99

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #4 (OF 5)     $2.99

INCORRUPTIBLE #29     $3.99

IRREDEEMABLE #37     $3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #638 EXILED     $2.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9     $2.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2     $2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #2 (OF 5)     $3.99

MIGHTY THOR #14     $3.99

MIND MGMT #1     $3.99

ORCHID #7     $3.50

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE  BEST KIDS COMICS     $16.99

PROPHET #25     $2.99

RAGEMOOR #3     $3.50

SECRET AVENGERS #27 AVX     $3.99

STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #1 (OF 5)     $3.50

SUPERMAN #9     $2.99

TIME MASTERS TP     $19.99

TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #1     $3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12     $3.99

UNWRITTEN #37 (MR)     $2.99

VAMPIRELLA #17     $3.99

VOODOO #9     $2.99

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #12 (MR)     $3.99

 

A well-researched and extensive guide for parents, teachers and librarians looking for the best material for young readers of a variety of ages. Scott and Snow have really knocked themselves out on this one.

 

 

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