Best of
Comics

2001

Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue


Bill Watterson - 2001
    Then Bill Watterson came along and reminded a new generation of what older readers and comic strip aficionados knew: A well-written and beautifully drawn strip is an intricate, powerful form of communication. And with Calvin and Hobbes, we had fun—just like readers of Krazy Kat and Pogo did. Opening the newspaper each day was an adventure. The heights of Watterson's creative imagination took us places we had never been. We miss that.This book was published in conjunction with the first exhibition of original Calvin and Hobbes Sunday pages at The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. Although the work was created for reproduction, not for gallery display, was a pleasure to see the cartoonist's carefully placed lines and exquisite brush strokes. In an attempt to share this experience with those who were unable to visit the exhibition, all of the original Sunday pages displayed are reproduced in color in this book so that every detail, such as sketch lines, corrections, and registration marks, are visible. On the opposite page the same comic strip is printed in full color. Because Watterson was unusually intentional and creative in his use of color, this juxtaposition provides Calvin and Hobbes readers the opportunity to consider the impact of color on its narrative and content.When I first contacted Bill Watterson about the possibility of exhibiting his original work, I used the term "retrospective." He replied that we might be able to do an exhibit, but that calling it a retrospective made him uncomfortable. He felt that a longer time was needed to put Calvin and Hobbes in the historical perspective implied by that term. Nonetheless, this show is a "look back" at the comic strip as we revisit favorites that we remember. Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995 is particularly interesting because each work that is included was selected by Bill Watterson. His comments about the thirty-six Sunday pages he chose are part of this volume. In addition, he reflects on Calvin and Hobbes from the perspective of six years, and his essay provides insights into his life as a syndicated cartoonist.Reprint books of Calvin and Hobbes are nice to have, but the opportunity to see the original work and read Bill Watterson's thoughts about it is a privilege. He generously shared not only the art, but also his time and his thoughts. When I first reviewed the works included in the exhibit, I knew that everyone who visited it would begin with laughter and end with tears.On behalf of all who enjoyed Calvin and Hobbes, thank you, Bill Watterson.--Lucy Shelton Caswell, Professor and Curator The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, June 2001

Bone, Vol. 7: Ghost Circles


Jeff Smith - 2001
    The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home.

Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City


Warren Ellis - 2001
    In the vein of TRANSMETROPOLITAN: I HATE IT HERE, this one-shot collects more of Spider Jerusalem's columns from The Word--all culminating in his ultimate departure from the paper! Featuring art by all-star creative talent, including Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller, Vol. 2


Frank Miller - 2001
    I (1964), issues 168-182.

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 1


Walt Simonson - 2001
    Producing the adventures of the Norse thunder god was an intimidating task; making the travails of Asgardian heroes interesting to a comic book audience was a staggering chore. It didn't help that any creator who leant his skills to the title would inevitably draw comparisons to the Wagnerian power of the character's initial artist, comics legend Jack Kirby. Defying convention, writer-artist Walt Simonson threw all preconceived notions out the window and over a two-and-a-half-year span produced epic adventure that held an ever-growing readership in thrall. Simonson wove a complex series of adventures that shuttled mercilessly from the golden spires of fabled Asgard to the streets of New York City to the farthest stars in the Universe. The entire pantheon of the Aesir was completely reimagined through Simonson's powerful images, becoming both more contemporary while retaining their regal, mythic trappings. Now Marvel presents the finest work of this visionary creator in this collection. Close your eyes and allow yourself to enter a world of rock trolls and frost giants, fire demons and trickster gods. Walt Simonson will take you into this fantastic world and make seem as real as your own.

Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz


Chip Kidd - 2001
    Schulz and his art, providing an unprecedented look at the work of the most brilliant and beloved cartoonist of the twentieth century. Here is the whole gang–Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, and all the others from the original Peanuts strips.More than five hundred comic strips are reproduced, as well as such rare or never-before-seen items as a sketchbook from Schulz's army days in the early 1940s; his very first printed strip, Just Keep Laughing; his private scrapbook of pre-Peanuts Li'l Folks strips; developmental sketches for the first versions of Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts characters; a sketchbook from 1963; and many more materials gathered from the Schulz archives in Santa Rosa, California.The art has been stunningly photographed by Geoff Spear in full color, capturing the subtle textures of paper, ink, and line. The strips–which were shot only from the original art or vintage newsprint–reveal how, from the 1950s through 2000, Schulz's style and the Peanuts world evolved. The book features an introduction by Jean Schulz and has been designed and edited by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, who also provides an informed and appreciative commentary. This celebration of the genius of the most revered cartoonist of our time is a must for anyone who has ever come under the spell of Peanuts.From the Hardcover edition.

The Punisher, Vol. 1: Welcome Back, Frank


Garth Ennis - 2001
    Payback, and The Holy.

W.I.T.C.H all comics


Elisabetta Gnone - 2001
    Italian fantasy- about magical girl in series .W.I.T.C.H in over 65 countries.The series tells the story of five teenage girls who are chosen to be the new Guardians .They protectors of the center of the universe.It has 139 issues with some special issues.

Butt-Naked Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury


Rick Kirkman - 2001
    As usual, Darryl and Wanda have their hands full chasing, refereeing, and pleading with their adorable and hilariously true-to-life kids. Featuring the best of Lift and Separate, I Shouldn't Have to Scream More Than Once!, and Motherhood Is Not for Wimps, it also includes original gems and insight from the creators themselves.

Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller, Vol. 3


Frank Miller - 2001
    The concluding volume of the must-have series! The action, drama and artistic brilliance continue as we reprint Daredevil #183 - #191, plus What If? #28 ('What If Elektra Had Lived?') and #35 ('What If Daredevil Joined S.H.I.E.L.D.?) - and as a special treat, an Elektra story from Bizarre Adventures #28! It's more amazing visuals and gut-wrenching twists from the master of crime noir as Matt Murdock tussles with the Black Widow, collides with the Punisher, and has a sickening showdown with the Hand as they try to kill Stick and resurrect Elektra! Plus: an intro by collaborator Klaus Janson and a new cover by Frank!

Asterix Omnibus, vol. 4


René Goscinny - 2001
    In ASTERIX THE LEGIONARY, Obelix is in love - but the lovely Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Asterix and Obelix must join up to resue him.In ASTERIX AND THE CHIEFTAIN'S SHIELD, Caesar plans to hold a triumph using the shield of his defeated enemy, Vercingetorix, but the shielf is missing! Romans and Gauls race to track it down.The athletes of the ancient world assemble in ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES. Asterix and the Gauls enter the games, but magic potion is banned! Can our friends win without it?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Kabuki, Vol. 1: Circle of Blood


David W. Mack - 2001
    It also includes in-depth notes and story analysis about the subtext of the story. Circle of Blood recounts the origins of the government operative known as Kabuki who works in Japan's near future, It's an exploration of the relationship between Japan's government and organized crime on a truly epic scale!

The World of Edena


Mœbius - 2001
    When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc comprises five chapters--Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra--which are all collected here. A storyboard artist and designer ("Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element," among many others) as well as comic book master, Moebius's work has influenced creators in countless fields.

Stray Bullets, Vol. 4: Dark Days


David Lapham - 2001
    STRAY BULLETS: DARK DAYS tells the story of Beth and Virginia's time in Los Angeles, fourteen-year-old Virginia's growing relationship with the young boy Bobby, and the horrible kidnapping that rips apart all of their lives. A gut-wrenching noir thriller of small joys, big horrors, and the crushing weight of guilt... Collects STRAY BULLETS #23-30.

The Dog Is Not a Toy: House Rule #4


Darby Conley - 2001
    This freshly amusing strip is a darling among readers who enjoy pets with an attitude. This wry cartoon features Rob Wilco, a mild-mannered ad guy who's guardian to two rambunctious pets: Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, and Satchel, a gentle canine who tries to remain neutral even when he bears the brunt of Bucky's mischief. Together, this unlikely trio hangs out together, watching TV, cooking for friends, and attempting the occasional adventure outside. Anyone who has a pet or even knows one will find this Get Fuzzy collection, The Dog is Not a Toy, an astutely witty take on relationships between the species.

What Now: MUTTS VII


Patrick McDonnell - 2001
    As usual, the endearing pair can be counted on for laughs and charming adventures. In this collection, Mooch professes his love . . . for a little pink sock."How can I take you seriously with a little pink sock in your mouth?" asks Earl."This from a guy who wears a 'Shnoopy' collar," retorts Mooch.Mooch's affection for his sock is so deep, he sings little songs about it. But the love affair comes to an abrupt end when his pal Earl buries it to try to end the obsession. Fortunately for Mooch, socks come in pairs, and he's soon reunited with "its twin sister."  Earl and Mooch put their comic spin on a wide range of subjects, from napping and poetry to summer vacations and Christmas anticipations. Interspersed with its charming humor are more weighty messages on issues important to McDonnell, such as animal shelters, saving our endangered species, and other animal-protection topics.What Now? delivers creative style and the charm of yesteryear unlike any other strip on the funny pages today.

The Twelfth Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack


Jim Davis - 2001
    "The Twelfth Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack" carries on this tremendous tradition with a gut-busting team-up featuring a trio of classic collections. It's guaranteed to make "Garfield's" fans triple up with laughter!

Looney Tunes (1994-) #78


David Cody Weiss - 2001
    A classic Looney rivalry hits prime time as Elmer hosts a TV fix-it show and Bugs throws a monkey wrench into the mix! Plus, Daffy and Porky become superspies, and Sylvester is forced to guard Tweety with his life!

MUTTS Sunday Mornings: A MUTTS Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2001
    The colors are delicately applied, a visual feast. In short, not only is this tome exemplary of the cartoonist's art, it is similarly an exemplar of the printer's. A well-made book." - Comics Buyer's Guide, on MUTTS' first Sunday treasury, MUTTS SundaysMUTTS is known for its straight-forward, delightful artwork, its positive messages, and, of course, the antics of its charming furry protagonists, Earl the dog and Mooch the cat. But MUTTS has also garnered praise for its creative and colorful Sunday strips.Sunday Mornings is a collection of MUTTS Sunday strips hand-picked by creator Patrick McDonnell. Monday through Saturday, readers of every generation have wide-ranging reasons why they love MUTTS. But Sunday is a special visual adventure. The logo panel is almost a strip unto itself, often paying homage to cartooning of yesteryear, with Mooch and Earl in a comic book cover tribute or parodying a strip from decades gone by. Some readers may have never seen the logo panel, since they are sometimes dropped for space. Those cheated readers, as well as those who have come to love MUTTS' special Sunday full-color strips, will cherish this vibrant collection.

Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1: Power and Responsibility


Brian Michael Bendis - 2001
    In a retelling of the Spider-Man saga that has been updated for the twenty-first century, teenager Peter Parker is bitten by an experimental spider from the laboratory of Osborn Industries, and develops super powers as a result.

Spy vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook


Antonio Prohías - 2001
    This commemorative issue features their creation, history and illustrious late creator, Prohias. Illustrations.

Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 2: Dracula and The Vampires Ball


Pat Mills - 2001
    Heinrich Augsburg, a German soldier who died on the Eastern Front and awoke to find himself a Vampire Knight on Resurrection (Hell), now discovers that Rebecca, who was his Jewish lover on Earth, is on also on Resurrection - but as a victim who haunts and seeks to kill those who tormented her in her Earthly life.Battling the ghoul pirates and the abomination Anthrax, he also faces more sinister forces within his own kind: powerful Vampires who plan his destruction.

Superman for All Seasons


Jeph Loeb - 2001
    Living in a small Kansas town, the boy who would grow to be the Man of Steel must come to terms with his true origin and his uncanny abilities. In this mythic tale, we witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world's greatest hero.

Asterix Omnibus, vol. 9


Albert Uderzo - 2001
    That’s the problem for Histrionix and the beautiful Melodrama in Asterix and the Great Divide. Asterix and Obelix face a dangerous double agent in Asterix and the Black Gold. And it’s two Gauls and a baby when Asterix and Obelix tare of an abandoned infant—and try to keep it out of Roman hands—in Asterix and Son.

JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel


Mark WaidEric Battle - 2001
    BETRAYAL!The JLA is the single most powerful group of super-heroes ever to be assembled—AND THEY'RE DROPPING LIKE FLIES!Batman's secret files on the Justice League have fallen into the hands of one of his oldest and deadliest foes—Ra's al Ghul! Now, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Plastic Man and the Flash are being led into traps specifically engineered to counteract their remarkable abilities.The JLA faces its greatest challenge—possible treason within their own ranks! Will the JLA survive? And if they do, can Batman's hand in their betrayal ever be forgiven?The answers lie inside.

Hitman, Vol. 5: Who Dares Wins


Garth Ennis - 2001
    When both a group of S.A.S. British commandos and an avenging troop of mafia soldiers target hit man Tommy Monaghan and his best friend and partner, Natt, the two odd couple assassins stand side by side in a fight they know they can not win. With their deaths imminent, the two friends who have made a living through death examine their existence and the lives they've led.

Poison Elves: The Mulehide Years


Drew Hayes - 2001
    This work contains 200 issues of author's seminal work, the origin story of an anti-hero named Lusiphur.

Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway


Mike Carey - 2001
    Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness' demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.This volume contains:The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1–3Lucifer #1–4

Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running


Scott Peterson - 2001
    Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight's allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man's Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn the lessons of how to live a normal life, lessons she never learned from her mentor, the deadly assassin known as Cain. And when a mercenary from her past resurfaces, bent on revenge, can Batgirl bury her own violent tendencies and break the cycle of death and destruction that has dogged her since childhood?

100 Bullets, Vol. 3: Hang Up on the Hang Low


Brian Azzarello - 2001
    The Eisner Award-winning third "100 Bullets" trade paperback returns to the gritty streets of the inner city, where a mysterious Agent Graves hands a young man named Loop one of his "special" briefcases. Taking the information, handgun, and 100 rounds of ammunition contained in the case, Loop tracks down his father who deserted him. Loop, through his father, is introduced to the world of mob enforcement. In the violence that inevitably follows Agent Graves's generosity, more of the Trust's conspiracy is revealed while even more questions are raised.

The Complete Wendel


Howard Cruse - 2001
    Originally published in The Advocate throughout the 1980s, Howard Cruse’s Wendel is widely considered the first gay comic strip to be featured in mainstream media. A topical and heartfelt chronicle of one gay man’s journey through the often-rocky Reagan-Bush years, the strip followed the adventures of Wendel Trupstock, his boyfriend Ollie, and an unforgettable cast of supporting characters. More realistic than most comics of the time, Wendel did not observe the traditional comic strip formula. Instead, it presented realistic depictions of relationships, politics, personal struggles, and public triumphs, all seen through a gay perspective that was just coming into relative widespread acceptance. Wendel became more than a comic strip as it, and Cruse, were propelled into the rarefied pop culture category reserved for art and artists that not only entertain, but also influence and are influenced by shifts in public consciousness. Its influence was such that Tony Kushner wrote, "Wendel unfolds with the narrative complexity, nuance, detail, and honesty of a great satirical novel." The Complete Wendel contains every episode of the series and includes a new foreword by Cruse, who contextualizes the story of the creation and publication of the strip within the often tumultuous political zeitgeist of the 1980s. It also features a new cover and a special "where are they now" section created for this book.

The Complete Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers: Volume One


Gilbert Shelton - 2001
    

All About April: Our Little Girl Grows Up!: A For Better or For Worse Special Edition


Lynn Johnston - 2001
    Since then she has continued to add surprise and sparkle to the Patterson family. Cartoonist Lynn Johnston has gathered her favorite strips about April, chronicling her fun-filled and rambunctious first 10 years. From the wonder she brought to the family as a tiny baby through her exploits as a toddler, her traumatic fall into a raging river and subsequent rescue by Farley, and her other adventures while growing up, making friends, and going to school, April's life is told through cartoons, new art, and written commentary in All About April.

Pictures That [Tick]


Dave McKean - 2001
    A true iconoclast, McKean mixes illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and digital art for a comics experience unlike any other. Some pieces are poignant, some are silly, but all are beautiful and thought provoking. Each is completely unique, and gathered together they represent a tour-de-force achievement. A perfect companion to McKean's Cages, Pictures That Tick stretches the boundaries of comics art, and the short-story format in some ways allows him to create an even broader artistic vision.

The Twelve Portals


Elisabetta Gnone - 2001
    They find that balancing this honorable position along with keeping up with their lives on Earth is a difficult task. Their first mission is to defeat the evil Prince Phobos who rules over Meridian, the capital of Metamoor. He plans to suck Metamoor dry of its magic and then move on to the next world and repeat this process until he is ruler of the universe and able to defeat the Oracle.Includes issues 1-12:1. Halloween2. The Twelve Portals3. The Dark Dimension4. The Power of Fire5. So Be It Forever6. Illusions and Lies7. One Day You'll Meet Him8. The Black Roses of Meridian9. The Four Dragons10. A Bridge Between Two Worlds11. The Crown of Light12. The Challenge of Phobos

Art of Rick Griffin


Rick Griffin - 2001
    Crumb. His poster art and comix are descended from dada and surrealism, but take unique life in their representation of surf culture, psychedelic realities and religious experience. This book covers the span of Griffin's career and is an excellent retrospective of the work of this magnificent artist. Griffin illustrated top flight album covers for classic rock acts including the Grateful Dead.

The Ring of the Nibelung, Vol. 1


P. Craig Russell - 2001
    Craig Russell's adaptation of the Ring cycle by German composer Richard Wagner is about to be collected in a handsome two-volume set. Volume One, with new introductions and behind-the-scenes production art, presents The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie. The magical gold of the Rhine maidens is stolen, leading to a twisted story of vengeance and betrayal. The tainted product of the theft, a simple ring, perverts the will of everyone it comes in contact with, from the most lowly hunchback to the father of the Gods. Read the original tale of the cursed Ring, as adapted by one of comics' finest creators, P. Craig Russell.

Frumpy the Clown, Volume 1: Freaking Out the Neighbors


Judd Winick - 2001
    Their parents, neighbors, and local law enforcement, on the other hand, wish he would go away.

Haw!


Ivan Brunetti - 2001
    HAW! is not for the young or weak of heart!

The Magic Needle And Other Stories


Enid Blyton - 2001
    Contents:- The Magic Needle- The Tale of the Tadpoles- A Bunny Family- Here Comes the Wizard!- Goldie, the Cat Who Said Thank You- Teapot Head- The Red and Yellow Hoop- The Naughty Little Squirrel- The Big Fur Monkey- I Shall Sit Here- They Met Mr Pink-Whistle- The Sticky Gnomes's Prank- Ho-Ho Plays a Trick- Mrs Tap-Tap-Tap- The Land of P's and Q's- Go Away, Bee!- You Help Me, and I'll Help You- The Mouse and the Snail

Frumpy the Clown, Volume 2: The Fat Lady Sings


Judd Winick - 2001
    He doesn't do birthday parties, he isn't in the circus, and he's never run for public office. Instead, Frumpy is a chain-smoking, cynical anarchist who is more interested in sticking it to the stuffed-shirt establishment than making balloon animals or performing in the center ring.

Stray Bullets, Vol. 4


David Lapham - 2001
    Be awed and amazed at a mystical, five-legged cow whose untimely death inspires a revolution. Stare agast at the depraved actions of a group of small-town freaks as they unleash a night of savagery and violence. Be astonished by the sadism of an ordinary housewife and her cohorts, as their foul afternoon entertainment turns deadly for an innocent young child. And roar with laughter at the infidelities of a middle-aged clown with blood on his hands who claws his way out of the darkness only to take the ultimate fall...This fourth volume collects four more complete stories from David Lapham's Eisner Award-winning series.

Sense Of Wonder: A Life In Comic Fandom


Bill Schelly - 2001
    As Fandom's leading historian, Schelly recounts his strange-but-true encounters with Steve Ditko, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Jim Shooter, Bob Kane and more. Also included are over 150 photos and illustrations, including rare work by Dick Giordano, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Mike Kaluta, Wally Wood, Doug Potter, Dave Cockrum, C. C. Beck, Don Newton, and a knock-out Captain America frontispiece by Jack Kirby and Mike Allred.

Fathom featuring Tomb Raider: Child of Two Worlds


Michael Layne Turner - 2001
    From the depths they rose in search of the child of two worlds, she who walked among the air-breathers but was part of another world, the world below. Her name is Aspen Matthews, and they showed her her heritage, the beauty of the oceans. But behind their concern lurked a darker agenda, a brewing war with mankind and an anicent mystery. Aspen is the key, a vessel of immense power, and she stands at a crossroads, torn between the world that birthed her and world that raised her. Her destiny unfolds...

Powers Scriptbook


Brian Michael Bendis - 2001
    The perfect companion to BENDIS's Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels, the POWERS SCRIPTBOOK gives you a look behind the creation of a graphic novel from an angle few creators allow the audience to see.

Girl: The Second Coming, Volume 1


Kevin J. Taylor - 2001
    She's just as sexy and lustful as ever, but has matured into a professional business woman. The first story picks up three years after "The Rule of Darkness" and Girl is at the top of her game. High society, fame and wealth takes her into new adventures with old friends and new. She's also acquired the power of sorcery and she's had to learn to be careful how she wields it, especially against those who just can't resist pissing her off. The issue also introduces Girls' mega-club 'Girl World', as well as new adversaries, and ends with Girl witnessing a moment in history that changed the entire planet.

8 Bit Theater Vol. 1


Brian Clevinger - 2001
    Follow the Fighter and Black Mage as they go on many quests and adventures, normally ending in peril and hilarity. Each page is in "Episode" format. Issue one consists of 31 adventures that the dumb Fighter and sadistic Black Mage travel on.

The 1001 Nights of Scheherazade


Éric Maltaite - 2001
    Except you will note how his art has gotten even more remarkably beautiful and sensuous. The heroine, condemned to death, is able to save her life every night by telling a spicy tale to the pasha. And lusciously spicy they are!

Druuna X


Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri - 2001
    Each month features ample grid space and holidays highlighted.

Gold Digger Gold Brick I


Fred Perry - 2001
    Cheetah: A were-cheetah, she is Gina's adopted sister and shares her adventures. Strong and fast, she almost always has to pull her sibling's hash out of the fire.Brianna Diggers: An amalgam of both Gina and Cheetah, she has a hot temper and is adept at all forms of combat (armed and unarmed)!Gold Digger is a unique blend of humor, adventure, and science! It's fast paced, and full of action in exotic locales like The Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, and Atlantis to name a few. Rocket along with the Diggers sisters through fantastic excitement and family hijinks alike!

John Buscema Sketchbook


John Buscema - 2001
    Hundreds of vintage, new and unpublished drawings are included. Also featured is an introduction by comic book creator, illustrator, filmmaker, and pop-culture historian Jim Steranko. The John Buscema Sketchbook is a valuable addition to the collection of comic book and Conan the Barbarian enthusiasts and is also of unique interest for aspiring artists. This deluxe, hardcover, limited edition of the John Buscema Sketchbook was hand-signed by the late Mr. Buscema and features a 14-page bonus portfolio, absent from other editions. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

Green Lantern/Green Arrow: The Collection


Dennis O'Neil - 2001
    While battling crime across the country, Green Lantern and Green Arrow also dealt with issues of ecology, feminism, drug addition, and much more. This special anniversary edition collects the entire run of thirteen stories, plus three shorter stories reprinted here for the first time.Collects Green Lantern #76-87, 89, and stories from The Flash #217-219 and 226.

Groo: Mightier Than the Sword


Sergio Aragonés - 2001
    That must be why so many accountants are buying Groo collections This trade paperback collects the latest and greatest adventures of Groo, the world's stupidest barbarian. In a savage land of another era, a goodly segment of the world has long been under the heavy thumb of the evil, power-mad despot known as Pipil Khan. The tyrant wants nothing more than to name an heir and shuck his mortal coil, but one thing stands in his way: Groo It seems Khan just can't rest easy until Groo is out of the way. He'll give his kingdom to the one of his sons who can accomplish this. One of them has a foolproof plan how to do it. Unfortunately for him, it may be that no plan is foolproof enough to thwart Groo. Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Sergio Aragones and "World's Greatest Soccer Mom" Award-winning wordsmith Mark Evanier bring you more moronic mayhem from the barbarian who made "mulch" a household word.

Part I: The Twelve Portals (W.I.T.C.H #1 - #12)


Elisabetta Gnone - 2001
    Years ago, Prince Phobos caused the disappearances of his parents and took over the capital city, Meridian. To prevent his spreading tyranny, the Oracle lowered a veil over the planet, separating Metamoor from the rest of the worlds under Kandrakar's protection. However, twelve portals opened between Meridian and Earth, creating a series of passageways for the desperate refugees and monsters of Meridian to infiltrate Earth. The portals also weaken the veil and in order to prevent this, generations of Guardians were sent to protect it from collapsing. In the present day, five girls are chosen to become the new Guardians: Wilhelmina Vandom, the Guardian of Energy and the Keeper of the Heart, making her the leader; Irma Lair, the new Guardian of Water; Taranee Cook, the Guardian of Fire; Cornelia Hale, the Guardian of Earth; and Hay Lin, the Guardian of Air. Together, they must prevent the collapse of the veil and promote justice throughout the universe under the guidance of the Oracle of Kandrakar.

Land of Nod Treasury


Jay Stephens - 2001
    Step into the Eisner Award-nominated world of Jay Stephens—a place where Roald Dahl walks arm-in-arm with Salvadore Dali and Winsor McCay to create fun and hilarious comics where the only thing that can be expected is to never know what's coming next.

The Punisher (2001-2003) #1


Garth Ennis - 2001
    Frank Castle returns to bring punishment to the mean streets of New York City! But with Castle's war reinvigorated, the hapless Detective Soap finds his loyalties torn and his manhood tested!

Pokemon Adventures, Band 1


Hidenori Kusaka - 2001
    

Scooby-Doo (1997-2010) #55 (Scooby-Doo (1997-))


Scott Cunningham - 2001
    gang goes to Martha's Vineyard to judge a chili cookoff and gets a mouthful of mystery!

The Atom Archives, Vol. 1


Gardner F. Fox - 2001
    Reprinting the earliest adventures of Ray Palmer and his belt of White Dwarf Star material, which allowed him to shrink his body in size, these classic tales show the beginnings of one of the most well-known heroes of all time. In this collection of stories, the Atom must take on a tiny planet-hopping thief, solve the mystery of a lingering curse from the ancient Salem Witch Trials, and capture a communist spy attempting to steal American defense plans.

Sock Monkey: A Children's Book


Tony Millionaire - 2001
    Have you ever wondered why Sock Monkey seems so creepy and lovable at the same time? Well, here's the answer!

Horny Tails


Richard Moore - 2001
    This sexy collection includes the luscious furry adventures of The Pound, the forest romps of M'Lady, Tin God, imps, angels and many delicious pin-ups of all species!

Eagle: The Making Of An Asian American President, Book 3


Kaiji Kawaguchi - 2001
    Eagle tells the story of the 2000 election that should have been, where the darkest of dark horses is Senator Kenneth Yamaoka, a third-generation Japanese-American who surprises the country and the world by deciding to challenge the Vice-President for the Democratic nomination.

Zorro: The Dailies


Don McGregor - 2001
    Written by award winning mystery author Don McGregor and gorgeously illustrated by modern master Thomas Yeates, this huge 248 page book is a must have for newspaper strip enthusiasts, western aficionados and Zorro fans everywhere.

Paper Theater


Ben Catmull - 2001
    Included are a dream like story of childhood memories titled 'Emily'; A Victorian era space Adventure in 'An Illustrated depiction of the 273rd day of Interstellar Bathysphere 12'; 'Jeff goes to the Store' in which everything goes wrong on a mans quest for a bottle of whiskey, and more. See Death try in vain to keep zombies dead. Watch a drunken astronaut accidentally fly his rocket down to hell. Fun for the whole family except kids and old people

Scary Godmother: Wild About Harry


Jill Thompson - 2001
    But it only takes the obnoxious Harry a few hours to destroy his neighbors' good will, leaving him right back where he started. Desperate, Harry grudgingly takes a job with Bug-a-Boo's boss as a replacement monster to scare some local lumberjacks. The results are completely unexpected and nothing short of hilarious

Daredevil: Yellow #1


Jeph Loeb - 2001
    Book One: The Championship SeasonJeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the fan-favorite creators of Batman: The Long Halloween, bring their signature style to Marvel's Man Without Fear...Daredevil composes his thoughts to his recently deceased love Karen Page and reflects back on his life.

Marquis Vol. 1: Danse Macabre


Guy Davis - 2001
    In the world of The Marquis, faith and religion are the strict laws of life and death. It is into this world that the souls of hell have escaped to sin, murder, and be free by taking possession of the living. During this time, a man of the Inquisition finds himself blessed with the ability to see into the very souls of the damned and fight the demons within. But as The Marquis begins his holy crusade to send back the escapees of hell, the battle between good and evil starts to blur into a struggle between faith and sanity.

The Coffin


Phil Hester - 2001
    For Dr. Ashtar Ahmad, it has been more than a dream; it's been a lifelong obsession. And while he has not conquered death's rule over the body, he has found a way to keep the soul alive - a complex suit that houses the inner being of the deceased and allows them to go on living. When a group of unknown assailants come of Ahmad's research, the doctor is caught in the crossfire, and his only chance at survival is an untested prototype of his most prized invention. But when the megalomaniacal tycoon responsible for the break-in kidnaps Ashar's daughter to use as a bargaining chip in acquiring the groundbreaking discovery, the good doctor must discover how to stop his enemy and keep his soul intact. Can he make up in death for his misdeeds from life? A mix of classic science fiction and superhero comic books, The Coffin points in the direction of the bold new future of the genre-driven graphic novel.

Hellspawn #9


Steve Niles - 2001
    A young woman's death opens a gate, which sidesteps the War's rules of engagement. Cy-Gor is back, reprogrammed and looking for blood under the watchful eye of Agent Damascus, the new leader of the post-Jason Wynn USSG. But something is about to go very wrong. The will of the beast is proving stronger than anything a mere man can hope to contain. Two friends turned deadly foes will meet again and a new player is on the scene. Spawn's world is about to turn upside-down and only a miracle will save him.

An Sclábhaí


Colmán Ó Raghallaigh - 2001
    Ach nuair a thagann a dheis éalaithe tá contúirtí a dhóthain fós roimhe.Ghnóthaigh an t-úrscéal iontach seo le Colmán Ó Raghallaigh duais Bisto i Mí Bealtaine 2002.

Cheez 100


Fiona Smyth - 2001
    Cheez 100 is Toronto-based artist Fiona Smyth's first 100 graphic panels from her celebrated comic Cheez, a comic that ran for many years in the monthly paper Xclaim! Luminously reproduced and accompanied by musings from six of Canada's best art writers, including Lynn Crosbie, Jane Farrow, Michael Holmes, Roy Mitchell, SiSi Penaloza and Gary Michael Dault.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 1


John Byrne - 2001
    Again. Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the very mythology known as the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style, and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's first family of heroes - the Fantastic Four. Writer. Penciler. Inker. Visionary. John Byrne reminded us all there was a family at the heart of this team of adventurers. The Fantastic Four has always been called "The World's Greatest Comics Magazine." The evidence is found in these very pages.Collecting Fantastic Four #232-240.

Schizophrenia


Vaughn Bodé - 2001
    Presented in a smaller, more intimate format than earlier volumes, it will reprint his long out-of-print early caveman masterpiece "The Man," as well as the autobiographical title strip "Schizophrenia" (in full color for the first time anywhere, shot from the original art!), plus a wealth of rare and hard-to-find illustrations, strips, and other goodies—including at least a few surprises for even the most hardcore Bodé collector.

Green Arrow, Vol. 1: Quiver


Kevin Smith - 2001
    This deluxe hardcover edition collects the first ten issues of the best-selling Green Arrow monthly series, includes the original painted covers by Matt Wagner and features a new introduction by Kevin Smith.

Enemy Ace: War in Heaven. 1/2.


Garth Ennis - 2001
    Von Hammer is placed in charge of his own gruppe and initially (Book 1) serves on the Eastern Front.

Turbulence: A Log Book


Henrik Drescher - 2001
    A tour of the vividly imagistic world of renowned illustrator Henrik Drescher, Turbulence follows one man through a troubled past, the uncertain future, and into the timeless realm of myth. A man boards a ship with a valise. In his cabin he opens the case, revealing a small replica of the boat he's on. Through its portholes he embarks on a journey filled with strange and terrible visions...Incorporating the symbolic language of Drescher's trademark illustration and collage style, Hindu mythology, and remarkable production elements, Turbulence is a rare occasion for a world-class artist to create a unique piece of art in book form, and a total immersion into a sophisticated visual experience.

The Supergirl Archives, Vol. 1


Jerry Siegel - 2001
    As demand for the colorful heroes grew in the late 1950s, DC Comics reacted by revamping many of their greatest heroes from the Golden Age -- heroes like the Flash, Green Lantern, and the JLA. But they also expanded their current super-hero franchises, with one of the most important being the Superman titles, headed by editor Mort Weisinger. The Man of Steel was already featured in several DC titles -- Superman, Action Comics, World's Finest (teamed with Batman), and Adventure Comics (featuring his adolescent, exploits as Superboy). Under Weisinger, however, the Superman mythos underwent a sustained expansion, with the introduction of the Phantom Zone, multicolored versions of Kryptonite, and Krypto the superdog (as well as the rest of the super-pets). But Weisinger's most notable contribution to the "Superman Family" was the introduction of Superman's long-lost cousin, Kara Zor-El -- Supergirl! Supergirl exploded into Superman's life in Action Comics #252. Although not the first time Superman had encountered a "Supergirl" -- see the first adventure in this volume from Superman #123 -- the introduction of Kara would become an important milestone in the Man of Steel's mythology. Escaping from the doomed city of Argo, Krypton's last surviving remnant, Kara is sent to Earth in a rocket to be reunited with Superman, and under his guidance is trained to become one of Earth's greatest heroes. Supergirl's early adventures, charmingly crafted by writer Otto Binder, had Supergirl's actions always hidden from society, giving her the status of "Superman's Secret Weapon." But inevitably Supergirl became a public figure, even breaking the bonds of the 20th century to fight alongside the Legion of Super-Heroes. In later years, with the coming of the universealtering series Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kara met a hero's fate, dying while saving her last family member, Superman. Supergirl's death was a most emotional event for professionals and fans alike. But let's not talk about the end. This is the beginning. So let us return to a simpler time, as a 15-year-old girl learns to fly, and learns to be a hero.

The Lower You Ride, the Cooler You Are


Hector Cantu - 2001
    The result is a merry combination of silliness that rings true, whether Baldo and his buddies are dreaming of girls or building the sweetest low-rider car imaginable.

A Heart Broken In Two (Harley Quinn #2)


Karl Kesel - 2001
    Even a bizarre cameo by Poison Ivy (among others) can't get our darling little nut job out of her funk -- but maybe a new job will? Enter Two-Face, and a wild kidnapping scheme which only gets stranger as the job unravels. And if that weren't enough, a familiar face is now hunting for Harley, and the Penguin drops by for a visit.

Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War


Peter Hogan - 2001
    We promise you a nonstop thrill ride, from a daring rescue, to the strangest battlefield you've ever encountered. One so strange that it will never make it into the history books." The heroes fight a WW2 battle on a magical Plane. Villains: the Red Skull, and Dormammu. Guest star: Clea.

Tales from Shock City


Gilbert Hernández - 2001
    A Bros. classic not to be missed! b&w, 24pg

Alias (2001-2003) #1


Brian Michael Bendis - 2001
    With powers unremarkable in comparison to the great icons of Marvel, Jessica never found her niche. But once she hung up her cape, she was surprised at how quickly she fell out of the spandex loop. Sure, she may hang out with some of the Avengers socially, but she`s not welcome in Avengers Mansion. And she feels the rejection. She's self-destructive, drinks too much, and has a huge inferiority complex. And did we mention that she's now a Private Investigator who specializes in cases of the super human variety? So if you're thirsty for the film noir feel and complex characterization, grab a stool at the bar!

Wolverine: Origin #1


Bill Jemas - 2001
    Wolverine's origin is finally revealed!

Bento: Story Art Box


Dave McKean - 2001
    

The Fifth Name


Santiago Cohen - 2001
    A personal story of a man searching for a sense of justice and responsibility towards the others, it takes place in India before Buddha when people had very different moral values. Divided into five sections, each section deals with different aspects of the life of the main character Virata as he tries to be righteous. Stefan Zweig was a humanist and after seeing what became of his beloved Europe when the Nazis took over he eventually committed suicide in Brazil in 1942 when he couldn't bare it any longer. Xeric Grant-winner Santiago Cohen's personal connection with the story is evident in each line of this wonderful book. GN, 6x9, 128pg