Your Creator-Owned Comics Shopping List for July 6th, 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 may 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 books listed this week, I shall be picking up: 50 Girls 50 #2, The Boys #56, Chew #19, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull #2, Elephantmen #32, Irredeemable #27, and Sweet Tooth #23.

If you missed the single issue, I’d also recommend getting: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields Vol. 2 HC, Locke & Key Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows TP, Locke & Key Vol. 4: Keys To the Kingdom HC, Northlanders Vol. 5: Metal TP, and X-files/30 Days of Night 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.

215 Ink

AiT/Planet Lar

Arc Entertainment



Avatar Press

BOOM! Studios

DC Comics

Dynamite Entertainment




Image Comics

Marvel Comics



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