Your Creator-Owned Comics Shopping List for April 27th, 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 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 many are 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.

Of the comics listed this week, I shall be picking up: 68 #1, American Vampire #14, Hate Annual #9, Locke & Key: Keys To the Kingdom #6, Love From the Shadows HC, Morning Glories #9,Rasl #10, Scalped #48, The New York Five #4, The Walking Dead #84, and Y: The Last Man Vol. 5 HC Deluxe Edition.

Trades that I read in single-issue format, and would strongly recommend picking up this week are: The Bulletproof Coffin TP, Invincible Vol. 14: Viltrumite War TP, and Phoenix Without Ashes TP.

What are you picking up this week?

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! Please also let me know if I have missed a book that should be on the list, and I’ll be sure to add it!

Please note though that not all of these comics may be available at your local comic shop, particularly those found in the non-premiere publisher section, so it’s best to check to check ahead to see if your retailer has ordered in the comics you are after.

*If you are wondering why Incorruptible isn’t on this week’s list, that’s because I looked into it, and the comic is 100% owned by BOOM! Studios, unlike its sister comic Irredeemable, which is co-owned by BOOM! & Mark Waid.


Amryl Entertainment

Antarctic Press

Ape Entertainment

BOOM! Studi0os

Cartoon Books

DC - Vertigo


GG Studio

Harry N. Abrams


Image Comics

Image Comics - Top Cow

Kenzer & Company

Marvel Comics

Radical Comics

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