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New Comics Day 2/10/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steven WeissmanNew Comics DayHo Che AndersonDennis the Menace 10 Feb 2010 3:00 PM

We're a bit late with this update but perhaps your comics will be too, due to East Coast Snowpocalypse '010? It's a big day for Fantagraphics releases at comic shops across the land today, with the following titles scheduled to ship:

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Chocolate Cheeks
By Steven Weissman

Newsarama calls it "adorably dark — or perhaps darkly adorable," Robot 6's Chris Mautner asserts "If you like the Our Gang comics or Archie or the general 'kids pal around, go on adventures and make each other miserable' type of comic, chances are you'll really like this," The Stranger's Paul Constant called it "a doozy of a book," somebody at Austin Books & Comics "is raving about the latest @fantagraphics 'Yikes' collection. Something about most warped kids since Garbage Pail Kids" and webcomic character Lydia Park declares "Weissman is a genius."

Most importantly, Steven says "When you get yours, post a pic to YIKES! friendship and we'll mail you a FREE GIFT!" It's for real!

 

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1959-1962 Box Set by Hank Ketcham

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1959-1962 Box Set
By Hank Ketcham

Robot 6's Chris Mautner declares "See Dennis bother the barber! Pester the construction workers! Annoy Margaret! Confuse Joey! And generally drive Mr. Wilson and his parents up a frickin' wall. All in the name of fun. And adorableness."

 

King: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson

King: The Special Edition
By Ho Che Anderson

Robot 6's Chris Mautner calls it "lush," Jog highlights it, and Gosh! Comics admires my "big sausagey fingers" in the preview video.

Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s by various artists; edited by Michael Dowers

Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s
By various artists; edited by Michael Dowers

Robot 6's Chris Mautner again: "I'm a sucker for discovering unexplored corners of comics history, and this collection of mini-comics from the Reagan era... seems to do just that." The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon says "A really good book and quite effective as raw" and then forgets to finish his sentence but be sure to read his full rave review. Jog predicts "the real fun will likely be in editor Michael Dowers' selection -- honed in on life signs of the older 'underground' period -- of now-obscure period talents..." There's also a nice plug from Gosh! Comics.

All right, your local shop can let you know if they got 'em (or order 'em for you if they didn't) and of course you can get your fill of previews and info at the links above.