August 26, 2012

Anthony's trade paperback picks for November 2012

Anthony's trade paperback picks for November 2012

A Christmas For ShacktownHere’s the trade paperbacks and comic strip compilations of interest coming out for November 2012. Information taken from the separate comics posts, as well as Amazon.com (for the comic strips).

Marvel

  • Spider-Man: Trouble on the Horizon TPB, on sale Dec. 19, $17

Fantagraphics

  • Walt Disney’s Donald Duck, vol. 2: A Christmas For Shacktown (HC), on sale Nov. 7, $29

Boom Studios

  • Garfield, vol. 1 TPB, on sale Nov. 28, $14
  • It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown TPB, on sale Nov. 6, $14

Comic strips

  • Jasotron 2012: A FoxTrot Collection, on sale Nov. 6, $17
  • The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback), on sale Nov. 13, $100
  • The Stinking: A Get Fuzzy Treasury, on sale Nov. 20, $17

Comments

Quite a few fun choices this month. The most popular of the two, I suspect, will be the Donald Duck volume and the Calvin and Hobbes collection. The Donald Duck volume includes the classic cover-featured story, “A Christmas for Shacktown,” where Donald and the boys try to collect money to give a poor Duckburg neighborhood a nice Christmas. Said story also features an early appearance of Uncle Scrooge, before he gained his own comic.

The Calvin and Hobbes collection has already been released, but as a hardcover edition. This set is in paperback form, and thus is $50 cheaper (according to the retail prices).

The Spider-Man volume collects the storylines where Spidey tries to prevent a disaster he saw in the future (it makes sense in context), plus a trip to a space station along with the Human Torch.

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