It’s a decent showing this week, coming on the heels of NYCC. There are plenty of mystery titles to sate that hunger with Cinebook, Papercutz, and new to the list publisher Transfuzion bring out old favorites and new sleuths. Doctor Who Classics continues with its latest issue as well as Marvel’s adaptation of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Keep watching MAD Magazine as well, as it prepares to hit the big 500!
Archie & Friends #128, $2.25
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #168, $3.69
Sonic The Hedgehog #197, $2.25
Blake & Mortimer GN Strange Encounter, $15.95 ^^AA Pick^^
Cartoon Network Action Pack #34, $2.50
MAD Magazine #499, $4.99
Super Friends #12, $2.50
Doctor Who Classics Series 2 #3 (Dave Gibbons Regular Cover), $3.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #48, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #8, $2.99
Wonderful Wizard Of Oz #3 (of 8), $3.99
Hardy Boys HC Vol 15 Live Free Die Hardy, $12.95
Mr Holmes & Dr Watson Their Strangest Cases GN, $17.99 ^^AA Pick^^
Blake & Mortimer GN Strange Encounter – This is another title from Cinebook of European origin, and created in Post WWII, but the premise is still relevant today. Professor Philip Mortimer, a nuclear physicist and Captain Francis Blake, head of MI-5, the British version of the FBI, investigate extraordinary objects and phenomena, all in the realm of science. Much like Fringe or Eleventh Hour. In this volume, Blake and Mortimer go to America to investigate a 177-year old body which appears to have only died recently. Aliens are hinted at with the appearance of Men in Black with laser guns, and lights appearing from the sky. Anyone interested in strange phenomena, UFOs or X-Files-like shows will no doubt enjoy this book.
Mr. Holmes & Dr. Watson Their Strangest Cases GN – I’m a big mystery fan, and love reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries, especially when I was in Middle School. This book is a collection of comic strips detailing some of the more unusual cases of the Greatest Detective in the World. Holmes and Watson face up against a thumbless voodoo priest, a spectral pirate, a Victorian vampire and the return of Hound of the Baskervilles! These strips add a touch of the supernatural to the Master Detective’s repertoire. Drawn by the legendary artist Gil Kane, the art is sure to please as well as the stories. Both Mystery lovers and fans of the supernatural will find something to enjoy in this book.