As I’m sure you’re acutely aware, Comic-Con 2010 is finally upon us. While the whole world (and his/her dog) descends in droves to the San Diego Convention Center, some of us have been left behind to make sure you all have some nice new books to read. Jealous? You bet.
Luckily, this week sees a veritable plethora of eye-catching new releases to, erm, catch your eye.
Ever fancy sinking your teeth into a nearby nubile neck? Longing for some erotically-charged romance, wry humour and intriguing mystery and suspense? Fill your boots with True Blood, an all-new comic book series based on HBO’s hit show about the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers and all manner of creatures. Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown).
Turning the tables somewhat, IDW also bring us a new volume of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D from Digital Manga Publishing. A new breed of vampire has emerged; one which can seemingly hunt during the daytime. O-oh. Losing the safety daylight offers, panic and mass hysteria begins to grip the townspeople—inciting riots and lynch-mobs. Amidst the turmoil, the enigmatic vampire slayer known only as “D” is called in to investigate.
Jeff Smith’s beloved award-winning epic “Bone” and the ongoing “RASL” make their PSP debuts this week under the Cartoon Books imprint. Jeff will be making a number of appearances during Comic-Con – check out boneville.com for more info.
Matthew Michael “Matt” Murdock, or Daredevil as he’s known to everyone except his dear old mother (who probably calls him “Matty”) leaps out of Hell’s Kitchen once again in the groundbreaking “Without Fear” story arc. Check out the star-studded, triple-sized 100th issue for additional WIN.
That’s just some of the highlights. Here’s the full list.
- 2000AD Prog #1689 – 2000AD
- Astonishing Tales (2009) – #6 Marvel
- Azure #2 – DC Comics
- Bayou #3 & #4 – DC Comics
- Bone #1 – Cartoon Books
- DMZ #14: Public Works #2 – DC Comics
- Daredevil (1998) #100-#103 – Marvel
- Eleventh Hour #4 – Markosia
- Fables #16: Storybook Love #3 – DC Comics
- Gen13 #22 – DC Comics
- Green Lantern: Secret Origin #5 – DC Comics
- High Moon #4 – DC Comics
- Kingdom Come #2 – DC Comics
- Project Eon #3 – Markosia
- RASL #1 – Cartoon Books
- Red Faction: Armageddon #0 (FREE!) – DC Comics
- Red Faction: Guerrilla #1 – DC Comics
- Stormwatch PHD #14 – DC Comics
- Superman/Batman #26 – DC Comics
- The Authority #2 – DC Comics
- The Invaders (1975) #5-#8 – Marvel
- The Lexian Chronicles – Markosia
- The Night Owls #3 – DC Comics
- The Unwritten #3 – DC Comics
- True Blood #1 – IDW
- Vampire Hunter D Volume 2: Chapter #1 – IDW
- Wildcats #2 – DC Comics
We’ll be blogging and tweeting regularly during Comic-con (we’ve sent a crack team of glamourous spies to get the lowdown) so stay tuned to playstationcomics.com, where you can also see prices, age ratings or the whole catalogue.