August '07 Previews Pop Culture Crossover

Well, August is over. Tomorrow is Labor Day, holiday officially heralding the coming of Fall. When I started doing these, I honestly intended to do them toward the beginning of the month, instead of after the month was over. Anyway, here's the wrap up of notable (IMO) pop-culture-related trades, series, and graphic novels for August's Previews.

  • New Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus (One-shot, Dynamite Entertainment)
    Prequel of the new series, following the other Battlestar.
  • Doctor Who Volume 1: Voyager (TPB, Panini Publishing)
    From Previews (yes, I'm out of my own words, plus, I don't know anything about Dr. Who, except that he time travels, and there are about 27 versions of him): "The first of two volumes featuring the sixth Doctor's complete comic strip run from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine!"

  • Beowulf #1-4 and Beowulf TPB (mini/TPB, IDW)
    Adaptation of the Gaiman-scripted, completely CGI film. Yes, Previews is soliciting all four issues of the mini and the TPB in the same book.
  • Kong: King of Skull Island (mini, Markosia)
    Based on a book that is both a prequel and sequel to the original King Kong.
  • Legends of the Dark Crystal Vol 1: The Garthim Wars (Graphic Novel, Tokyopop)
    Actually, there's a preview of this manga prequel in Jim Henson's Fantasy Film Collection (I just got the cool gift for my birthday - it contains DVDs of Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask). But to be honest, there's not enough there to make any kind of judgement - I hate it when comic previews just amount to character sketches.
  • Trick 'R Treat #1, 2, 3, 4 (mini, Wildstorm)
    Adaptation of horror film Trick 'R Treat - in theaters this Halloween. At least it's not a prequel.

  • Beowulf (Graphic Novel, Markosia)
    This one is graphic novel based on the original myth. (Interesting timing!)
  • Brian Jacques' Redwall (Graphic Novel, Philomel Books)
    Adaptation of the first book of the Redwall series.

  • The Clive Barker Collections: Hellraiser vol 1-3 (TPBs, Checker Book Publishing)
    Anthologies based on Barker's film.
  • Dracula (Graphic Novel, Barron's Educational Series)
    Bram Stoker's classic, shipping in time for Halloween.
  • Myth Adventures! Another Fine Myth (Graphic Novel, Airship Entertainment)
    Ah, I loved the Myth Conceptions books in high school. It would be interesting to see how they translate to comic form.
  • The Savage Sword of Conan (TPB, Dark Horse)
    Massive 542-page collection from the 70s Savage Sword of Conan magazine.

  • Hellboy Animated, Vol 3: The Menagerie (TPB, Dark Horse)
    I hear these are really good (thanks, Bones), but haven't really tried them. Though I've enjoyed both movies.
  • Gargoyles: Bad Guys #1 (mini?, Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics)
    I always thought about watching it, but never caught Disney's toon on television - wasn't it on Fox? This comic highlights some of "the toughest villains in the Gargoyle's universe."
  • Mercs #1 (new series?, Dynamite Entertainment)
    Adaptation of the third-person shooter.

  • The Haunted Mansion Vol 1: Welcome Foolish Mortals (TPB, Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics)
    Special edition collection of stories from the first 6 issues of the comic series based on the Disney ride.

Previews has more than that, but I'm not about to list everything. What'd I miss that you're going to pick up?

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