Your Creator-Owned Comics Shopping List for February 16th, 2011


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Every week I like to pull apart Diamond’s confirmed shipping list for the week, and create a list of all of the creator-owned titles that will be arriving in stores that Wednesday. I then use the magic of Flash and Javascript to pull the details on the books from, and hey presto!


Good question! Well, the primary reason is that there are a ton of great creator-owned comics out there, and they are mostly being created on a shoe-string budget. This generally means that the creators are able to spend little to no money on marketing these titles, and so many books go by unnoticed, and just end up gathering dust on the shelves. My hope is that by reading through this weekly list, something might catch your eye, and you might decide to give something new a try. It’s by no means a list of everything you should be buying every week, but more like a guideline to let you know what is available, should you wish to try out a creator-owned comic.

This week is a much more moderate week for creator owned titles than last week’s incredibly long list.  Of the comics listed here, I shall be picking up: Edge of Doom #4, Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising #2, DMZ #62, Memoir #2The Boys #51, Jennifer’s Blood #1, Fables #102, Cyclops #4, and Finder: Voice.

As always, if you noticed something in the list that isn’t creator-owned, please let me know, and I’ll remove it. It’s sometimes hard to determine who actually owns what! One situation that I’m particularly unclear on is comics based on novels - is the novel’s creator the owner, or the original publisher?



Avatar Press

Bluewater Productions

Creators Edge

Dark Horse

Dork Storm Press

Dynamite Entertainment



Image Comics


Red 5

Titan Books

Top Cow



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  4. Marvel Comics On-Sale February 16th 2011
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