“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! ECBC: Daredevil by Mark Waid is our next meeting.
Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a copy!
From the Previews Catalog #346, July 2017 (for books expected starting in September)…
One Man, One Adventure
THE MAN FROM THE GREAT NORTH HC (page 187) – Hugo Pratt was a genius writer/artist of historical fiction, as well regarded in Europe as Will Eisner is in the US. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of his cartooning — his storytelling was sophisticated and exciting. If you like “spaghetti westerns,” you have to try his work! ($24.99)
It should be as sexy, bloody and violent as it is thoughtful.
THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME HC (page 221) – What if you had one week before crime became impossible? Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, the creative team on Low, collaborate on a dystopian crime story, set in a near-future of totalitarian control. ($17.99)
A happy family… of super-freaks!
SAVAGE DRAGON #227 (page 230) – Another ‘Canadian’ selection, this time part of the continuing adventures of Savage Dragon by Erik Larsen. One of Image Comics founding creators, Larsen has spent the last 25 years telling his story in real time. A great example of what superhero comics might have been like if Kirby had been born in the 1960s. ($3.99)
‘A dreamlike fairy tale with bite and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Kind of like really good dark chocolate.” Jack Khouri
THE LITTLE RED WOLF OGN (page 404) – Written and beautifully illustrated by French cartoonist Amelie Flechais, this book is a haunting reinterpretation of the familiar fairy tale. Appropriate for ages 8 to 80, with artwork that tastes like classic Sleeping Beauty era Disney animation with a twist of lime. ($19.99)
Hela, Goddess of Death!
THOR EPIC COLLECTION: THE WRATH OF ODIN TPB (page 107 of the Marvel Previews) – Stan “The Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby were at the height of their powers in 1967-1968 and created some of the best Thor stories ever. If you’ve wondered about the Marvel Age of comics, this is it. Fever-dream visions of gods and monsters delivered with operatic passion. Buy it! ($39.99)