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STILL AVAILABLE
LUBA HC

(W/A) Gilbert Hernandez

The imposing Luba (along with her ever-expanding family) takes center stage in this omnibus hardcover collection — over 100 stories chronicling Luba’s life as an immigrant in turn-of-the-millennium Southern California. (NOV084061)

HC, 7x10, 600pgs, B&W $39.99


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PENNY CENTURY TP

(W/A) Jaime Hernandez

A collection in the style of Maggie The Mechanic. Penny Century collects the well-loved comic book series of the same title and select stories featuring Penny from Love and Rockets, as well as the long out-of-print graphic novel, Whoa Nellie! The Penny material features... Penny! The hottest super heroin of Earth and beyond! Whoa Nellie is hands down the best female wrestling comic of ALL TIME. From the master cartoonist Jaime Hernandez!

SC, 8x9, 240pgs, B&W $18.99


STILL AVAILABLE
PERCY GLOOM HC

(W/A) Cathy Malkasian

A unique gem of a story, humorous and bewitching at the same time. Its diminutive hero is as complex and unique as the fantastical world he inhabits. An absurd-but-hopeful fable for these strange times we live in. (APR073700)

HC, 8x10, 174pgs, PC $18.95


RECIDIVIST #3

(W/A) Zak Sally

Five long years in the making, and it’s finally done: ladies and gentlemen, it’s the third (and final) issue. 106 pages, hardcover, with fancy embossed cover and endpaper stock. Stories about cars, love, eating, fear and secrets, or something. Eric Lorberer of Rain Taxi called this book “an eloquent step forward for the graphic novel.” (SEP053009)

HC, 7x7, 106pgs, PC $15.00


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THE BEST AMERICAN CRITICISM OF THE 21ST CENTURY

(E) Ben Schwartz

Conventional wisdom states that cartooning and graphic novels exist in a golden age of creativity, popularity, and critical acceptance. But why? Today, the signal is stronger than ever, but so is the noise. New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Bookforum critic Ben Schwartz assembles the greatest lineup of comics critics the world has yet seen to testify on behalf of this increasingly vital medium.

This volume includes Daniel Clowes, Jonathan Lethem, Frank Miller, Will Eisner, John Updike, Donald Phelps and more! This collection functions as a valuable guide for fans, retailers, civilians, and maladjusted children, tracing the current comics renaissance from its beginnings and creative growth to the cutting edge of today’s artists. Killer!

SC, 7x9, 280pgs, B&W $19.99
GRAPHIC NOVEL ART CWPM
THE MARAT/SADE JOURNALS — ULTIMATE REVISED EDITION HC

(W/A) Barron Storey

Sixteen years after The Marat/Sade Journals were first published, Graphic Novel Art presents a fully re-edited version of this much-sought-after classic. Reconstructed mainly from re-scanning the original journals, printed on high quality 140gr paper, and section-sewn binding give this book the look and feel of Barron's real journals. Introduction by David Mack (Kabuki). (C: 0-1-2)

MATURE THEMES

HC, 136pgs, FC SRP: $39.00
GRAPHIX
SMILE

(W/A) Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

SOFTCOVER—SC, 5.5x8, 224pgs, FC SRP: $10.99

HARDCOVER—SC, 5.5x8, 224pgs, FC SRP: $21.99
GROUNDWOOD BOOKS
SKIM GN

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Jillian Tamaki

"Skim" is a would-be Wiccan goth who attends a private girls' school in Toronto. When her classmate Katie is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself because he was (maybe) gay, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time for Skim to fall in love when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. When Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation, as her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. The whole gamut of teen life is explored in this softcover edition of the 2009 Eisner-nominated, Ignatz-winning literary graphic novel. (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 7x10, 140pgs, B&W SRP: $12.95


HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
HEAVY METAL SPRING 2010

(W/A) Various

The best graphic fiction from the magazine that started it all — Heavy Metal! (C: 0-1-1)

MATURE THEMES

Magazine, 150pgs, PC SRP: $6.95
LA BIBLE BOOK 1: GENESIS HC

(W) J.C. Camus, Michel Dufranne (A) Damir Zitko

"In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth." This is the first line of Genesis, one of the most important texts in the Judeo-Christian culture. This faithful and ecumenical adaptation of the 31 first chapers of Genesis speaks of the creation of the world, of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the sacrifice of Abraham, and Jacob's dream.

HC, 8x11, 64pgs, FC SRP: $16.95


STARS OF THE MONTH
VINTAGE KISS SC

(W) Marc Scallantio

Compiled by veteran KISS photographer Marc Scallatino, hundreds of rare images of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and Eric Carr are collected in this volume. Take a thrilling ride through KISS history with the photographer who knows the iconic band best as your guide.

SC SRP: $39.95


THE HERO INITIATIVE
OFFERED AGAIN
O/A THE HULK 100 PROJECT TP

(A) Various

Following hot on the heels of last year's über-successful Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, The Hero Initiative gets mean and green! All of Hero's 100 original covers to Marvel Comics' Hulk #1 and the Red Rampager himself, the Red Hulk, are on display in this great book, with art by J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Frank Cho, Terry Dodson, Dale Keown, Joe Quesada, John Romita Sr. and Jr. and more!

SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC SRP: $10.00


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THE INVINCIBLE GENE COLAN TP

(W) Various (A) Gene Colan

With over 65 years at the drawing board, Gene Colan proved himself to be Marvel's most dedicated, and one of its most important artists. This breathtaking art collection looks back at his important career and phenomenal work, with analysis from Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Walter Simonson, Neil Gaiman, Tom Spurgeon, and Tom Palmer. Edited by comics historian Clifford Meth. Note: Through special arrangement with Marvel Comics, there will be only one printing of this book ever!

SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC SRP: $19.99


HYPERION BOOKS
AMELIA EARHART: THIS BROAD OCEAN HC

(W) Sarah Stewart Taylor (A) Ben Towie

Amelia Earhart's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 offers readers a glimpse into her relentless ambition and her tireless will to promote women's rights. She developed a love of flying at a very young age. As she followed her dream, breaking records along the way, she inpsired other women to soar to new heights. (C: 0-1-2)

HC, 7x10, 96pgs, FC SRP: $17.99


KENZER & COMPANY
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #160

(W/A) Jolly Blackburn, Various

This multiple award-winning comic magazine features the hilarious misadventures of a group of gamers (the Knights) and their friends, along with useful D&D, HackMaster, and other articles for gamers, from a gamer's perspective. It's a slice of (fantasy) life in strips and features, and a wonderful celebration of the gaming culture!

80pgs, B&W SRP: $4.99


KODANSHA COMICS
STARS OF THE MONTH
AKIRA VOLUME 1 GN (KODANSHA EDITION)

(W/A) Katsuhiro Otomo

The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. Now available again, this classic adventure is ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers! (AUG090981)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 7x10, 368pgs, B&W SRP: $24.99
KING HELL
CRYPTO ZOO TP

(W/A) Rick Veitch

Fans of the dream-like narrative in Rick Veitch's critically acclaimed graphic novel Can't Get No will want to experience the real thing in these dream-based collections of his original dream comics. Filled with amazing and incredible images that will make you ponder your place in the collective unconscious. (AUG042832)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 7x10, 152pgs, PC SRP: $17.95
MAXIMORTAL TP

(W/A) Rick Veitch

Seven years before Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Rick Veitch married the larcenous history of the comics business to the outrageous themes and characters from his infamous Brat Pack universe, and created one of the most startling and uncompromising visions of the superhero archetype ever put to paper. King Hell Press brings The Maximortal back into print with a brand new edition of the classic Eisner nominated graphic novel. (FEB052952)

SC, 7x10, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $17.95


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IDW PUBLISHING
MERCY THOMPSON: MOON CALLED #1

Patricia Briggs, Derek Ruiz (w) • Clint Hilinski (a & c)

Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire...

This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...

Moon Called faithfully adapts New York Times best-selling author Patricia Briggs’ first Mercy Thompson novel to comics. Prepare to see the fantastic characters and supernatural settings that have made her novels a hit with fans worldwide come to four-color life!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE: OPERATION HISS #1

Brian Reed (w) • Agustin Padilla, Alex Cal (a) • Padilla, Joe Corroney (c)

G.I. JOE thinks they've won the day, and stopped the rise of Cobra... but their battle is just beginning! Scarlett and Snake Eyes are dispatched to investigate a disturbance at a Chinese weapons facility—and come face to face with the first stages of Cobra's latest and most deadly plan. 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE COBRA II #2

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Howard Chaykin, Fuso (c)

General Hawk's new operative has found Chuckles... who’s in no mood to be rescued. And considering how his last handler ended up, maybe she should take his advice and leave him alone. Meanwhile, delve deeper into Cobra's twisted inner circles as Tomax and Xamot are called before the high command. 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE #15

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • David Williams, Atkins (c)

The M.A.S.S. Device is activated and COBRA’s got it! A world-wide crime spree ensues as COBRA can send killers, thieves and spies anywhere in the world in an instant. No place on the planet is safe from their influence. Also, Duke and Scarlett are under arrest and another Joe is in a body bag! 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE: ORIGINS #12

Marc Andreyko (w) • Ben Templesmith (a) • Tom Feister, Templesmith (c)

The Baroness was once part of a respectable, aristocratic family, before leaving them in search of her own destiny. Soon, she would meet the man that changes her path in life forever. Now a deadly COBRA operative, The Baroness seeks this man once more, but perhaps rescue is not her intention… 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


G.I. JOE, VOL. 2 TP

Chuck Dixon (w) • SL Gallant (a) • David Williams (c)

Scarlett on trial! Mainframe gone insane! Snake Eyes on his own! And Cobra revealed! G.I. JOE squares off against COBRA, face-to-face and for the first time! But the battle doesn't go anything like what you think! G.I. JOE's first year concludes in this pulse-pounding climax that no action and adventure fan will dare miss!

SC, 7x10, 152pgs, FC $19.99


CLASSIC G.I. JOE VOLUME 7 TP

Larry Hama (w) • Marshall Rogers, Danny Bulanadi, William Johnson, Ron Wagner, Russ Heath, Andy Mushynsky (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

More classic G.I. JOE action in this seventh collection of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero! Including the issues “Beginnings and Endings,” “Manuevering for Position,” and “Into the Beach,” read along with the action as the G.I. JOE team battles COBRA around the globe.

SC, 7x10, 232pgs, FC $19.99


TRANSFORMERS #4

Mike Costa (w) • Don Figueroa (a) • Figueroa, Andrew Wildman (c)

His ambivalence cost him his allegiance. His betrayal set the stage for AUTOBOT victory. His name is THUNDERCRACKER, and this issue reveals what he's been doing these past three years after his brutal expulsion from the DECEPTICONS in ALL HAIL MEGATRON! Mike Costa and Don Figueroa show you perhaps the most unique transformation of all... 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE #3

Zander Cannon (w) • Chee (a) • Guido Guidi, Chee (c)

“Things Fall Apart,” Part 3: After leaving a decoy for the Skywatch colonel, BUMBLEBEE embarks on a solo quest to find the device that will free the AUTOBOTS. He befriends the child of the one man who holds the device they need, and finally has to ask himself if what he's doing is right. 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS #2

Nick Roche, James Roberts (w) • Roche (a) • Trevor Hutchison, Roche (c)

The AUTOBOTS’ finest begin their descent into hell, and all bets are off. The true nature of the WRECKERS’ mission is revealed and the reappearance of an old enemy drastically reduces the chances of anyone making it back alive. Nick Roche and co-writer James Roberts start lining up the body bags. 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


TRANSFORMERS MOVIE COLLECTION VOLUME 1 HC

Simon Furman, Chris Ryall, Chris Mowry (w) • Alex Milne, Don Figueroa (a) • John Nizzi (c)

Now available in one handsome, oversize hardcover collection, get all the action surrounding the first TRANSFORMERS film. This volume includes the TRANSFORMERS Movie Prequel, Movie Adaptation, and the sequel, The Reign of Starscream.

HC, 9x13, 320pgs, FC $50.00


ARMY OF TWO #2

Peter Milligan (w) • Dexter Soy (a) • Chester Ocampo (c)

ACROSS THE BORDER: Part 2: Trans World Operations’ first mission is off to a bad start. With one operative dead, Salem and Rios find themselves in the middle of what looks like a civil war. Now, with trust eroding between them, Rios and Salem have to put their lives on the line as they’re drawn deeper into the violent world of a murderous Mexican street gang known as the Maras.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: TAINTED LOVE

Dara Naraghi (w) • Salgood Sam (a) • Salgood Sam, Nick Runge (c)

Love is in the air—literally!—as Winston befriends an attractive woman with a ghostly problem in her apartment. But trapping the love-struck apparition proves to be more complicated than the Ghostbusters originally thought. Can Winston step up and save the day? Just how far will Peter go to find a date? And do Ray and Egon ever stop to think about girls, or is it always about trans-dimensional ectoplasmic anomolies with those two? 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • one-shot • 32 pages • $3.99


STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #1

Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones, Mike Johnson (w) • David Messina (a & c)

JJ Abrams' blockbuster revitalization of the Star Trek franchise was the most thrilling film of the year. Now, under the direction of Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, comes the highly anticipated graphic adaptation of the film! Additionally, new scenes and moments cut from the movie are revealed—an event no Star Trek fan can dare miss!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


STAR TREK: NERO

Mike Johnson, Tim Jones (w) • David Messina (a) & (c)

From STAR TREK writer/producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman and artist David Messina, comes an all-new story set within the events of the hit film! Not an adaptation, this exclusive story follows the villainous Nero as he seeks to destroy the Federation.

SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC $17.99


STAR TREK: ROMULANS: PAWNS OF WAR TP

John Byrne (w) & (a) & (c)

Collecting legendary creator John Byrne's tales of STAR TREK's Romulans in one volume. This special edition tells tales leading up to the seminal “Balance of Terror” episode. Included within is the Romulans Alien Spotlight, the two-part Hollow Crown story, and the three-issue Schism series. As an added bonus, Byrne writes and draws an all-new 12-page “Balance of Terror” adaptation just for this collection.

SC, 7x10, 164pgs, FC $19.99


STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: FOOL’S GOLD #3

Scott & David Tipton (w) • Fabio Mantovani (a) • Sharp Brothers, David Messina (c)

As the temperature rises aboard Deep Space Nine, Captain Sisko, Kira and Odo come closer to getting to the bottom of the mystery. Can Sisko calm the volatile situation and restore order before another riot breaks out? And what does Garak have to do with all that has transpired? 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION—GHOSTS #4

Zander Cannon (w) • Javier Aranda (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

With Captain Picard shifted into another dimension, Commander Riker takes command of the Enterprise and negotiates with Worf's hot-tempered captors for his release. Troi tries to pick through the noise in her patient's head to unravel information on the extra-dimensional ghosts. Meanwhile, the missing Picard finds himself in a peculiar leadership role.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


ANGEL #30

Bill Willingham (w) • Brian Denham (a) • Jenny Frison, David Messina (c)

Things are not going so well for either our famously intrepid hero or his “merry” band of assistant heroes. Spike and Gunn finds themselves committing rooftop shenanigans, Connor is in over his head back at the office, and Angel is starting to wonder if anyone is going to find him before he dies of boredom. And just what is Connor “chosen” for, anyway? 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


ANGEL: A HOLE IN THE WORLD #3

Scott Tipton (w) • Elena Casagrande (a & c)

Continuing the harrowing story of one of the Angelverse’s most controversial characters, Fred continues to be gutted from the inside out as Angel and Spike discover that the cost of saving her might be more than they can sacrifice.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


ANGEL: ONLY HUMAN TP

Scott Lobdell (w) • David Messina (a) • David Messina (c)

Now that the Fall is over, Illyria and Gunn are trying to get back on the straight and narrow. But having tasted their truly darker sides, is there any way to really come back from trying to end existence? Maybe a road trip will help. But visiting Fred’s folks brings up more than just memories as the Scourge makes an appearance, along with an old enemy of Illyria’s who’s looking for a little payback...

SC, 7x10, 152pgs, FC $19.99


DOCTOR WHO #8

Tony Lee (w) • Al Davison (a) • Paul Grist, Davison (c)

“Tessaract” Part 2 (of 2): With the TARDIS breached by invaders and with only moments before both vessels implode, The Doctor and his friends must find a working console and escape the fifth dimension. But what happens when the clock runs out—and everything ends? What happens to a Time Lord when his song finally ends? 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE #1

Chris Ryall (w) • Menton Matthews III, Paul McCaffrey, Gabriel Hernandez (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

Zombies vs Robots is back, retooled and rarin’ to go monthly in this new 4-part series. Chris Ryall scripts, Ashley Wood provides the covers, and a cadre of new artists tackle three serialized tales. Beginning in this issue, the war story of “Kampf” (art by Menton Matthews III); the growth of the human resistance in “Masques” (art by Paul McCaffrey); and a new form of zombies is born in “Zuvembies vs Robots” (with art by Gabriel Hernandez).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


WE WILL BURY YOU #1

Brea & Zane Grant (w) • Kyle Strahm (a) • Ben Templesmith (c)

1927: The first talkie ended the silent film era, the first man completed a solo transatlantic flight, and… a zombie virus decimated the human race. Two unlikely heroines use their unorthodox skills to survive as a zombie infection spreads through the streets of New York and beyond. Brea Grant (Heroes) and Zane Grant promise the worst breakup ever and an epic beginning to this historical horror miniseries.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


DAN DECARLO’S JETTA TP

Dan DeCarlo (w) & (a) & (c)

Dan DeCarlo's futuristic curvy teenage girl Jetta zoomed through the future a full decade before Judy Jetson. In the 1950s, the fan favorite artist, beloved for his portrayals of Betty and Veronica, Josie and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, delineated the madcap adventures of Jetta, "Teen-Age Sweetheart of the 21st Century" with obvious delight. The comics, collected for the first time in their entirety and in living color will be accompanied by a revealing introduction by Craig Yoe. There will also be a bevy of rare unpublished original art and photographs. Plus, as a highly desirable bonus, Jetta pinups by top comic book artists and Hollywood animators.

SC, 9x11, 104pgs, PC $21.99


SAM KIETH: THE SKETCHBOOKS VOLUME 1

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

From the mind of Sam Kieth comes a behind-the-scenes peek at 48 pages of unseen art, collected from his moldy collection of sketchbooks dating back 25 years. Featuring pen, pencil, brush, feathers, straws, twigs, watercolor, acrylic, glue, sand, mud, grease, dirt, garbage, and any other debris handy. Enjoy everything: tons of unpublished sketches, pin-ups, thumbnails, and visual tangents.

SC, 9x11, 48pgs, FC $9.99


SPARROW 17: PUSHEAD

Pushead (a & c)

Few artists known for their skateboard designs or album cover art can compare with Pushead. A long-time punk art icon, particularly acclaimed for his unforgettable Metallica cover art, Pushead now gets the Sparrow treatment in a deliciously devious sampling of his images.

HC, 6x6, 48pgs, FC $11.99


BELLADONNA

Ben Ross (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)

The tables are turned on the worlds most beautiful—and most vicious—assassin. Gunned down, comatose in a city hospital for months, and with no clue to her identity, she eventually awakens. Fully recovered but with no memory and few clues to her past, she sets out on a dangerous journey to discover who she is—But will she like what she finds? Art for this special one-shot by Fallen Angel’s J.K. Woodward!




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