sfrevu Logo with link to Main Page  
Manga Received- 10/2013  Next Month / Last Month
In order to provide timely reviews, we prefer to receive Advance Reader Copies of books when possible. Send books to Gayle Surrette / Editor c/o SFRevu 16440 Baden Westwood Road Brandywine, MD 20613

Hopeless, Maine Volume 2: Inheritance by Tom Brown and Nimue Brown (Archaia Entertainment, LLC 29 October 2013 / $19.95) - Product Description: Continue with the adventures of young Salamandra, the orphaned, mysterious, witch-in-training on the haunted island of Hopeless, Maine! When Sal discovers she might have a grandfather living on the island, she seeks him out, only to find him full of even more mystery than the rest of her past. Before she can unravel the secrets of her family's past, however, her best friend, Owen, is thrust into a family trauma of his own. Salamandra must choose between helping Owen and finding the home and family she has always longed for. (see review)

The Shadow 1941: Hitler's Astrologer by Dennis O'Neil and Michael Kaluta (Dynamite Entertainment 08 October 2013 / $19.99) - Product Description: On Easter Sunday of April 1941, a young woman pushes through the holiday crowds, racing for her life through the streets of Manhattan. It's a chase that leads from the bustling American metropolis all the way to Berlin, the dark heart of the Nazi regime... a chase of screeching taxis and motorcycle escapes, of a fantastic battle between a German U-boat and an autogyro over Coney Island! Like marionettes dangling from invisible hands, neither Allies nor Axis agents can tell if they are the puppeteers... or the dolls whose strings get cut! Behind it all, The Shadow looms, a master of men with cold, hollow laughter and blazing .45 pistols! The acclaimed, complete Shadow 1941: Hitler's Astrologer collaboration of Batman scribe Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Kaluta, available for the first time in over two decades, completely remastered! (see review)

A Very Klingon Khristmas (Star Trek) by Paul Ruditis (Gallery Books 29 October 2013 / $16.99) - Product Description: This hilarious parody firmly plants Klingons at the center of the Christmas story--where they rightly should be--including everything from a Santa equipped with retractable claws, tribbles in the stockings of naughty Klingon boys and girls, and the spirited holiday warmth of a hot cup of mulled blood wine. Illustrated in a classic Norman Rockwell–inspired style, A Very Klingon Khristmas is the perfect holiday gift for every Star Trek fan! (see review)

Five Ghosts Volume 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere (Image Comics 01 October 2013 / $9.99) - Product Description: After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as "The Dreamstone", infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray is possessed by five literary ghosts and granted access to their unique abilities. (see review)

Alternate Histories of the World by Matthew Buchholz (Perigee 01 October 2013 / $25.00) - Product Description: This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence. Learn how a mechanical man helped write America's Declaration of Independence. Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World. View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age. More than 100 full-color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem. (Source: Perigee)

Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao (Tor Books 29 October 2013 / $17.99) - Product Description: The sequel to Fred Chao's graphic novel, Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero.

After a couple of years as an underpaid sushi chef for his incredibly stingy and negative boss, Mr. Masago, Johnny Hiro doubts his abilities to provide his girlfriend Mayumi with the kind of life he thinks she deserves. Though their relationship is happy, he wonders if he can create something more stable for the long term: a partnership she can find a lasting happiness in.

Throw in the aftereffects of Johnny's past relationships and Mr. Masago's prior business ventures with his current rival Shinto Pete, and it's all a big case study in how each decision influences the next and can create vast differences in the way life develops. Figuring all of this out is even harder in New York City, with its giant gorillas, sumo wrestlers, Japanese gangsters, and rogue catering companies.

And within this crazy day-to-day existence, Hiro must find a way to look beyond the fact that he can barely make rent...and figure out how to have faith in his future. (Source: Tor Books)

The Sandman: Overture (2013- ) #1 by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo 30 October 2013 / ) - Product Description: Discover the events leading up to Morpheus' capture at the beginning of the SANDMAN series with this prequel limited series by the legendary Neil Gaiman and award-winning artist J.H. Williams III. (see review)

Return to Index

With a few exceptions, books sent get listed, and possibly even commented on.
With fewer exceptions, books not sent don't.
Send books to: Gayle Surrette / Editor
c/o SFRevu 16440 Baden Westwood Road Brandywine, MD 20613

© 2002-SFRevu

advertising index / info
Our advertisers make Gumshoe possible, and your consideration is appreciated.

Our Other Pubs:

Do You SFRevu? Thousands of Intelligent Beings Do Every Month

Gumshoe Review - a literary investigation.

© 2002-SFRevu