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    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    New issue of Previews hit today, for the books shipping in February. Anybody notice anything of interest in it? Haven't had time to go through it really closely yet. Any hidden gems in there?

    For me the big news is the solicitation for Scud: The Disposable Assassin #21. I've been waiting for this comic for about ten years. I loved me some Scud back in the day. Can't wait for February!
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Woah, so is that the long lost final issue of Scud?
    I've never read it, but my co-worker always talked about it, and I've wanted to check it out. He'll be soooo stoked.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Yup! It's only about ten years late ;) And it'll be four issues. After which Image is putting out a big omnibus edition of the entire series.
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    One of the highlights of this month is that Last Gasp is finally releasing new volumes of Keiji Nakazawa's BAREFOOT GEN. The series' first four volumes had been published in English a long time ago, now they've been re-released (in a new translation) by Last Gasp, and the plan is to do 10 volumes in total. Volumes 5 and 6 are solicited this month:

    by Keiji Nakazawa Hiroshima's citizens face massive food shortages and horrendous health problems. Gen is in school, but he is forced to choose between making money to support his family or staying in school. His choice is further complicated when his mother becomes sick, and his old friends reappear as part of a street gang. There is no help for his mother, save for the costly medicine procured on the black market. Gen becomes entangled with black market gangs and faces an internal struggle of honor, ethics, and duty to resolve his problems. SC, 8 x 6, 266pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

    by Keiji Nakazawa The story of life in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb continues! Gen fights against a corrupt medical system, the discriminatory practices of his neighbors, and the American presence in Postwar Japan. Gen's brother, Koji, has gone away to work in the coal mines, but has since disappeared. To make up for the shortage, he and his friends must resort to more drastic measures, which lands one of the bunch in a juvenile detention center. SC, 8 x 6, 262pgs, B&W SRP: $14.95

    Other books I'll be ordering this month include the LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE collection, and the book of Art Spiegelman interviews edited by Joseph Witek.

    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    ahh's my favorite thing to do every month...
    I'd mention the stuff i'm looking foward to, but I can't find my copy...:( hubby must have left it at the shop...
    it's so very easy to spend lots of money on stuff for yourself when you have to order for a comic book store...i get so much cool shit. Already ordered it, but you know what I'm looking forward to? Japanese candies. We got this awesome box of tin mario bro. mushrooms (red, blue, and green) filled with sour candy. I kept me a blue one...we sold the rest to the pot/shroomheads...
    i love me some kiwi gummies....