PARTY SC (YAOI) - B&W. Creators: Writer/Artist Tatsumi Kaiya. Description: Be careful what you ask for in life, you just might get it! Mamoru and Natsu are now dating after a long courtship. But just because they’re finally together doesn’t mean they can live happily ever after. Watch how things unfold between them and their friends at the university in this story of youth, friendship and (boys) love. 196 pages. (6x9) Publisher Rating: RECOMMENDED AGE 18+.
PRINCE CHARMING VOL. 2 SC (YAOI) - [of 3] B&W. Creators: Writer/Artist Akemi Takaido. Description: Asahina was a normal teacher until he met Yuasa. After a world-wind romance, Yuasa has moved in and the two are living like newlyweds. But there is trouble in paradise in the form of Yuasa’s old friend, Nagai. Nagai has liked Yuasa for years and has finally gotten the nerve to confess his feelings. Is this the end of Asahina and Yuasa? 170 pages. (6x9) Publisher Rating: RECOMMENDED AGE 18+.
BLOODRAYNE: PRIME CUTS #1 (HARDIN COVER A) - Full Color. Creators: Chad Lambert, Chad Hardin & Jake Bilbao. Description: Ever wonder what happened between the two groundbreaking BloodRayne video games? Prime Cuts offers two bloody tales that set the stage! First, the Cult of Kagan kidnaps a member of the Brimstone Society and guess who has to spring the trap? Next, a mysterious foe thought long-dead from the first game is back and he's. robbing a convenience store? Features two covers, one by Chad Hardin, the other by Jake Bilbao! 32 pages.
BLOODRAYNE: PRIME CUTS #1 (BILBAO COVER B) - Full Color. Creators: Chad Lambert, Chad Hardin & Jake Bilbao. Description: Ever wonder what happened between the two groundbreaking BloodRayne video games? Prime Cuts offers two bloody tales that set the stage! First, the Cult of Kagan kidnaps a member of the Brimstone Society and guess who has to spring the trap? Next, a mysterious foe thought long-dead from the first game is back and he's. robbing a convenience store? Features two covers, one by Chad Hardin, the other by Jake Bilbao! 32 pages.
DARK 48 #1 - Full Color. Creators: Steven O'Connell, Daniel Indro & Joel Seguin. Description: History will come to know it as Dark 48. It began when a terrorist cell intercepted a designer Soviet plague, a virus genetically engineered to attack the Y-chromosome of males, inducing rage. In the ‘80s the Russians had hoped the Afghan rebels would turn on each other saving them lives and ammunition. Thankfully they never used it. An ex-Russian General brought it to the attention of the CDC. They confiscated it. The terror cell got wind of it and the rest is history. We follow an all-female strike team — Battle Corp Delta — whose mission is to traverse the contiguous lower 48 searching for survivors — and hopefully a cure. 32 pages.
Do Gooder Press
PS238 #29 - B&W. Creators: Aaron Williams. Description: Miss Kyle’s Las Vegas vacation continues to spiral out of control as she and her stowaway students are called upon to solve a mystery that even the greatest casino security team has been unable to crack. Can Miss Kyle, Poly Mer, Zodon, Julie, and the Flea figure out who is robbing the casino blind? Meanwhile, back at ps238, Tyler finds that being in stasis isn’t as peaceful as one would think! All this and more in ps238 #29! 32 pages.
Dr. Master Publications Inc.
INFINITE RYVIUS COLLECTED ED. VOL. 1 SC - B&W. Creators: Shinsuke Kurihashi & Hajime Yatate. Description: Based on the dramatic and popular sci-fi anime thriller, Infinite Ryvius the manga is about a ship full of teenage cadets lost in space desperately trying to get home while dealing with the inner strife and egos of each other. This is set includes Infinite Ryvius, Volumes 1 and 2. 192 pages. (5x7)
PURI PURI VOL. 4 SC - B&W. Creators: Chiaki Taro. Description: A demon had shattered Kamioda-kun's conviction that he had the competence to be a priest when it exposed to him the suppressed erotic yearnings buried in his heart. But Ayano-chan proves the perfect pill to cure him of his ills, and the summer break offers hope and promise for the boy who, confidence restored, intends to use the time working on his priesthood exams. 192 pages. (5x7)
SNK VS. CAPCOM VOL. 8: SVC CHAOS SC - Full Color. Creators: Chi Wan Shum. Description: The battle of the parallel world and for the future of mankind is drawing to an thrilling conclusion on the last volume of SNK vs. CAPCOM:SVC Chaos! Order — as represented by Princess Athena, Shin and Cap — seems squarely matched up to Chaos, represented by Red Arremer, Dr. Jones and Professor Chisan. The contestants must continue onwards until only one ultimate fighter each is left to represent Chaos and Order! 140 pages. (5x7)
Drawn & Quarterly
ALL WE EVER DO IS TALK ABOUT WOOD GN - B&W. Creators: Tom Horacek. Description: Tom Horacek’s characters possess the hydrocephalic proportions of Playmobil people, but they’ve traded the colorful plastic environs of childhood for a bleaker, twisted landscape where insanity, loneliness and death are fodder for laughs. Heard from their pinhole mouths and seen in their beady eyes is fear, desperation, resignation, and pure misanthropy, all presented across a single-panel canvas. Join in the fun with this first collection of Horacek’s bitingly bitter gag cartoons, All We Ever Do Is Talk About Wood. 88 pages. (7x7) Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
BANNOCK, BEANS & BLACK TEA HC - Partial Color. Creators: John Gallant & Seth. Description: Available again. The classic memoir by John Gallant, illustrated by his son Seth, is now back in print. This gripping and poignant memoir recounts one boy's experiences of deprivation and poverty growing up in a rural farming village during the Great Depression. The short stories are written by John Gallant and illustrated by his son Seth, better know to many as the New Yorker illustrator. Written with a concise honesty and clarity, the stories reveal the sad reality of a boy growing up in brutal social and economic conditions. 104 pages. (6x7)
CLYDE FANS: BOOK 1 HC - Partial Color. Creators: Seth. Description: Available again. A compelling look at the life of two electric fan salesman, both brothers, and their fan manufacturing company by master cartoonist Seth. After one more disastrous attempt at selling, Simon returns to the office defeated and unsure of what he'll do next. Even after studying manuals on the art of selling, he still can't seem to clinch that final deal. In the eyes of his brother Abraham, he is a failure. Here, Seth brilliantly explores the complex and fascinating relationship of the two brothers behind Clyde Fans. 160 pages. (6x9) Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
PALOOKA-VILLE #19 - Partial Color. Creators: Seth. Description: Simon Matchcard haunts the upper stories of his family’s failing business, caring for his mentally ailing mother and refining a “special brand of loneliness… something so long and so wide that it ceases to be defined as merely loneliness.” His solitude and melancholia develop into hallucinations in which he inhabits a past constructed of his own memories and a desperate nostalgia for a time that never was, in which he imagines his mother as a vibrant young woman. Simon struggles to fabricate a fulfilling past for his mother to atone for being bullied by his overbearing brother into committing her to a rest home. 24 pages. Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
WIMBLEDON GREEN: THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK COLLECTOR IN THE WORLD HC - Full Color. Creators: Seth. Description: Available again. Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green? 128 pages. (6x8) Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
DF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #549 (EXCLUSIVE SIGNED ALTERNATE COVER) - Full Color. Description: In this issue, meet the villain from the fifth Spider-Man movie today! Marc (Wolverine) Guggenheim and Salvador (Uncanny X-Men) Larroca bring you the next great Spidey villain: Menace! Celebrate this historic event with this brand new DF Alternate cover, featuring a new cover by legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr. and available signed by the legendary creator as part of this special limited offer! 32 pages.
DF ARMY OF DARKNESS: FROM ASHES #1 (FAN EXPO CANADA 2007 FOIL COVER) - Full Color. Description: Dynamite prepared this exclusive foil edition for Fan Expo Canada in 2007, and now a limited supply are available for your collection thanks to your friends at Dynamic Forces! 32 pages.
DF CAPTAIN AMERICA #34 (ALEX ROSS COVER CGC GRADED 9.6) - Full Color. Description: The new year starts off with a BANG! Who is the new Captain America!?! With designs and a painted cover by Alex Ross, Marvel’s most patriotic hero enters into a new chapter in his most illustrious history. Is it the man, or the stars and stripes that make the legend!? Celebrate this historic event with this brand new DF Alternate cover, featuring a new painting by Ross and available signed by the legendary painter as part of this special limited offer! This issue is also available in a CGC Graded edition. 32 pages.
DF CAPTAIN AMERICA #34 (ALEX ROSS PAINTED COVER) - Full Color. Description: The new year starts off with a BANG! Who is the new Captain America!?! With designs and a painted cover by Alex Ross, Marvel’s most patriotic hero enters into a new chapter in his most illustrious history. Is it the man, or the stars and stripes that make the legend!? Celebrate this historic event with this brand new DF Alternate cover, featuring a new painting by Ross and available signed by the legendary painter as part of this special limited offer! This issue is also available in a CGC Graded edition. 32 pages.
DF GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1 (ALT COVER) - Full Color. Description: Dynamic Forces and Zenescope team up in this titantic offering of an all-new exclusive cover for the RED HOT Grimm Fairy Tales #1! A staple of best-seller lists and in demand and expensive back issues, Grimm Fairy Tales #1 is now available at a reasonable price and part of this limited offer thanks to your friends at Dynamic Forces! 32 pages.
DF HULK #1 (EXCLUSIVE SIGNED VARIANT COVER) - Full Color. Description: DF exclusive cover artist Dale Keown joins superstars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will change the way you see The Hulk! In this startling origin epic, the breathtaking events that ended World War Hulk rocket into this brand-new Hulk title! Celebrate this all-new begnning for The Hulk with this brand new DF Alternate cover, featuring a new cover by legendary Hulk artist Dale Keown, signed by the legendary painter as part of this special limited offer! 32 pages.
DF MATT WAGNER GRENDEL 25TH ANNIVERSARY STATUE - Description: Designed and overseen by Grendel creator and legendary writer and artist Matt Wagner, the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, takes center stage in this all-new, limited edition 25th Anniversary Statue! Resplendent in his tux, weapon casually thrown over his shoulder, Grendel strikes a bloody pose among the blood and roses and art-deco backdrop featuring his arch-nemesis, Argent the Wolf! Crafted, sculpted and paint-mastered by Tom and Joy Studios, the Grendel 25th Anniversary Statue stands over 7 ½” tall on a 6” x 4” base! Strictly limited, this piece will be the centerpiece of your collection!
DF SPIDER MAN/ RED SONJA #2 (LIMITED ED. MICHAEL TURNER COVER) - Full Color. Description: This Aspen/Dynamite alternate features an exclusive cover image by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald! Here’s your chance to add one to your collection, courtesy of your friends at Dynamic Forces! 32 pages.
Other Comics Publishers (E-O)
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: THE WORLD ASKEW #4 - [of 4] B&W. Creators: Steven Prouse, Rob Hicks & Keith Barnett. Description: Jennifer faces the final day of her career with new murder charges hanging over her head. Marduk finishes his final investigation job as he bids farewell to his former life. The course is set for a cast of characters that will ultimately destroy them in their quest for forgotten knowledge that can reshape the world! Cover by Ty Romsa. 24 pages.
Eighty Eight MPH Studios
GHOSTBUSTERS: DR. PETER VENKMAN LIMITED ED. LITHOGRAPH - Creators: Dan Brereton. Description: This lithograph is part of a limited series that will each feature each of the four Ghostbusters painted by Dan Brereton. Superior printing materials were used to create this exceptional lithograph. The final results does justice to this stunning work of art. Printed on high quality, 100lbs thick, feltweave-textured, acid-free paper, this limited edition print measures 11" x 17" and is ideal for framing. (11x17)
HEARTBREAK SC - B&W. Creators: Jonathan Rivera & Nick Destefano. Description: Available again. Recently selected as one of Wizard Magazine's "Indie Buzz" books, Heartbreak tells the hilarious true stories of two cartoonists as they chronicle all of the embarrassment, desperation, regret, and terror we all must face in the world of dating. Featuring a foreword by Gerard Way of The Umbrella Academy! 152 pages.
Exhibit A Press
MAVIS #5 - B&W. Creators: Batton Lash. Description: Wolff & Byrd’s intrepid secretary Mavis gets the night off so she and her boyfriend can attend a birthday party for the slacker brother of an old high school friend. But an already weird evening gets weirder when three of W&B’s clients show up at the party! Note: This is actually Slaw #43, which will be included in the comic's indicia, but not indicated on the cover. 32 pages.
CASTLE WAITING VOL. II #10 - B&W. Creators: Linda Medley. Description: Jain, Tolly and Simon get some unexpected help when they find an unpleasant surprise in the Castle's hidden passageways, while the other castle folk learn how not to construct a doorway. Thanks to the runaway success of the Castle Waiting graphic novel, many new readers have become addicted to this wonderfully creative and involving series, and are enjoying each new issue as it hits the comics rack. 24 pages.
DER STRUWWELMAAKIES HC - B&W. Creators: Tony Millionaire. Description: Available again. Maakies features the comical adventures of a drunken crow on the high seas, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that harkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. Der Struwwelmaakies features over two years’ worth of Maakies in a deluxe hardcover format! 96 pages. (12x5) Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
FREEDOM FRIES SC - Full Color. Creators: Steve Brodner. Description: Available again. A superlative craftsman as a caricaturist and a no-holds-barred satirist, Steve Brodner is a familiar and beloved contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and every other magazine that counts. Freedom Fries is Brodner’s absurdly nightmarish journey through the last 30 years of American politics. What a cast of characters — Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II. And those are just the presidents! 240 pages. (9x12) Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
FUNERAL OF THE HEART SC - B&W. Creators: Leah Hayes. Description:Funeral of the Heart is Leah Hayes’ stylistic graphic novel tour-de-force debut, featuring a series of short stories by Hayes and illustrated entirely using the otherworldly medium of scratchboard. Hayes creates a world of unease and ambiguity populated by obsessive characters, forlorn animals, and mysterious, inanimate objects. Odd occurrences, unnerving deaths and unconventional but genuine love bind these characters and their stories together. Stories with titles like “The Bathroom,” “The Needle,” and “The Hair” sound innocuous, but they aren’t fables that should be read to one’s children — unless your children enjoy being made uneasy by beautiful things. 120 pages. (8x10)
HOLY MOLY - B&W. Creators: Leah Hayes. Description: Available again. Written and illustrated almost entirely during class time over several years, Holy Moly is a baffling example of how profoundly interesting drawing, instead of paying attention, can be. Leah Hayes is an illustrator, musician, and has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various music magazines. 40 pages. Publisher Rating: MATURE THEMES.
KAT WHO WALKED IN BEAUTY: THE PANORAMIC DAILIES OF 1920 HC - B&W. Creators: George Herriman. Description: Available again. Though many readers are aware of Herriman’s dynamic Sunday pages, few know that during 1920, in what must have been an editorially unrestrictive period for Herriman, he drew some of the most graphic and brilliantly conceived daily strips ever created — they look like “mini-Sunday” strips. This nine-month stretch of dailies, never-before-reprinted, is among the treasures included in this collection edited by Derya Ataker. 144 pages. (11x15)
KRAZY & IGNATZ: 1941-1942 RAGOUT OF RASPBERRIES SC - Full Color. Creators: George Herriman. Description: This, the third color volume in Fantagraphics' Krazy & Ignatz reprint series, includes all the Sunday strips from 1941 and 1942, with most of these strips not having seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago. Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationships of its three main characters: Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse, and Offisa Pup. Critic Jeet Heer contributes an essay about the friendship between Herriman and John and Louisa Wetherill, who ran a trading post in Monument Valley where Herriman often visited. It was through the Wetherills that Herriman absorbed much of his knowledge about Native American culture, specifically Navajo, which made its way into Krazy Kat. 120 pages. (9x12)
LET US BE PERFECTLY CLEAR HC - Full Color. Creators: Paul Hornschemeier. Description: Available again. Let Us Be Perfectly Clear collects Paul Hornschemeier’s full-color short stories and shows off his playful experimental side. With almost every page, we see a new style, a new direction; with the resultant effect being that of an anthology by creators of vastly contrasting sensibilities. Let Us Be Perfectly Clear demonstrates Paul Hornschemeier’s versatility and breadth in an elegantly produced book that will appeal to connoisseurs of contemporary, cutting-edge cartoons and graphic novels. 136 pages. (7x9)
MAAKIES WITH WRINKLED KNEES HC - B&W. Creators: Tony Millionaire. Description: Here is the newest collection of Tony Millionaire’s strip, Maakies, never before published in book form. The suicide jokes may come less frequently than in earlier years, but the comedy and superb drawing style are at their peak, as is the volume of triple-X cartoon booze consumed. Maakies features the comical adventures of a drunken crow on the high seas, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that harkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees features over two years of strips in a beautiful landscape hardcover format that complements the strip’s elegant and classical style. 120 pages. (12x5)
PREMILLENNIAL MAAKIES: THE 1ST FIVE YEARS HC - B&W. Creators: Tony Millionaire. Description: Available again. Designed by publishing’s foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, Premillenial Maakies is a newly designed edition of the long out-of-print first Maakies collection, featuring the first five years of the strip! 256 pages. (12x5)
THREE PARADOXES GN - Full Color. Creators: Paul Hornschemeier. Description: Available again. The Three Paradoxes is an intricate and complex autobiographical comic. The story begins with a story inside the story — the cartoon character Paul Hornschemeier is trying to finish a story called “Paul and the Magic Pencil” and draws each chapter in a completely different style, with strikingly unique production and color themes, and yet, somehow, despite — or perhaps because of — this non-linear progression, it all comes together as one story: a story questioning change, progress, and worth within the author’s life. 80 pages. (6x8)
WILLIE & JOE: THE WW II YEARS SLIPCASE - B&W. Creators: Bill Mauldin. Description: Here, for the first time, Fantagraphics Books brings together Bill Mauldin’s complete works from 1940 through the end of the World War II. This collection of over 600 cartoons, most never before reprinted, is more than the record of a great artist — it is an essential chronicle of America’s citizen-soldiers from peace through war to victory. Mauldin's brilliant send-ups of officers were pure infantry, and the men loved it. Willie & Joe will be presented in a deluxe, beautifully designed two-volume slipcased edition of over 600 pages, with an introduction and running commentary by Mauldin scholar Todd DePastino; providing context for the drawings, pertinent biographical details of Mauldin’s life, and occasional background on specific cartoons — such as the ones that made General Patton howl. 650 pages. (7x9)
:01 First Second
JOURNEY INTO MOHAWK COUNTRY SC - Full Color. Creators: George O'Connor. Description: Available again. In 1634, Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert set off on a remarkable journey through old New York State in an attempt to revive the struggling Dutch fur trade. This is his diary, boldly brought to life by George O’Connor’s striking artwork. Meticulously researched, Journey Into Mohawk Country is both an historical document and an exciting adventure story — a book to be read in the classroom and with a flashlight under the covers. 144 pages.
LAIKA COLLECTOR'S ED. HC - Full Color. Creators: Nick Abadzis. Description: Available again. Laika was an abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, the driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika's health and life. This triangle is rendered with the pitch-perfect emotionality of classics like Because of Winn Dixie, Shiloh, and Old Yeller. Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. Available in Softcover and a Collector's Edition Hardcover. 208 pages.
LAIKA SC - Full Color. Creators: Nick Abadzis. Description: Available again. Laika was an abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, the driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika's health and life. This triangle is rendered with the pitch-perfect emotionality of classics like Because of Winn Dixie, Shiloh, and Old Yeller. Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. Available in Softcover and a Collector's Edition Hardcover. 208 pages.