Best of
Comics

2007

Transmetropolitan V. 0-10


Warren Ellis - 2007
    Imagine Hunter S. Thompson finding a time machine and traveling to future and you have Transmetropolitan.Originally released as a 60-issue miniseries, since collected in a 10-volume series of trade paperbacks.

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1


Ed Brubaker - 2007
    Collecting Eisner Award-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker's first 25 landmark issues of Captain America in one titanic tome, plus the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills one-shots! This deluxe hardcover, fat-packed with extras, features the story that stunned readers worldwide and sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe: the death of Captain America! Also including the return of Cap's wartime partner, Bucky Barnes, as the Winter Soldier; the death and life of his greatest enemy, the Red Skull; and the emergences of a new threat, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world!Collecting: Captain America 1-25, 65th Anniversary Special; Winter Soldier: Winter Kills

Absolute Planetary Book Two


Warren Ellis - 2007
    in 1851! Will Snow be able to draw the last of the Four out of hiding, and can he act before his teammates lose their faith in him?

The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack


Nicholas Gurewitch - 2007
    Bonus features include lost strips, sketches, and a behind-the-scenes interview by "Wondermark"'s David Malki. Also includes an introduction by Diablo Cody.

Start of Darkness


Rich Burlew - 2007
    Containing 112 pages of all-new never-published-online comics in dramatic black-and-white, Start of Darkness is full of villainy goodness for any fan of the OOTS. Learn such secrets as: How did Xykon and Redcloak meet? How did Xykon became a lich? Why did Eugene Greenhilt swear revenge on Xykon? What ever happened to Lirian's Gate, anyway? How did Redcloak discover the Monster in the Darkness? Why on earth does Redcloak put up with Xykon's crap???The Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness is presented primarily in black-and-white, similar to our bestselling On the Origin of PCs, but features a special full-color insert detailing the Secret Lore of the Crimson Mantle--in the popular crayon format, first seen in No Cure for the Paladin Blues. Featuring introductions by the author and Miko Miyazaki, paladin of the Sapphire Guard, this book is a flat-out must have for fans of the OOTS plotline, as it fills in missing details in the story of who these evildoers are and why they do evil. Wallowing in unrepentant villainy has never been this much fun (legally)!

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1


Robin Furth - 2007
    Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland's past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times Best-seller Peter David, this series delves deep into Roland's origins-the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world, while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature!

NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 2: I Kick Your Face


Warren Ellis - 2007
    But don't worry, it's never too late to join the party. First up, the Nextwave Squad faces an army of Mindless Ones. Yes, insanely powerful stone men without faces. You cannot miss it.Collecting Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #7-12.

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War


Geoff Johns - 2007
    TOMASI and DAVE GIBBONS Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ETHAN VAN SCIVER and others Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT The epic adventure that set the stage for BLACKEST NIGHT is now available in a single trade paperback volume.Collecting: GREEN LANTERN #21-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-19 and GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1!

Spider-Man: Birth of Venom


Tom DeFalco - 2007
    Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #252-259, #300 and #315-317, Web Of Spider-Man (1985) #1 and material from Secret Wars #8, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #298-299, Fantastic Four #274, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #25.The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling...Bag-Man!? Guest-starring the Black Cat, the Fantastic Four and more!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel


Scott AllieTerry Moore - 2007
    Nearly every year since, the rich thematic material of good vs. evil, Slayer vs. vampire, friendship vs. isolation, and black vs. the new black has been explored at Dark Horse in over a hundred different issues - and by the biggest luminaries in the business. The stunning visuals unachievable on a small-screen budget have come to life, realized by Chris Bachalo, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Matsuda, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Eric Powell, Tim Sale and Ryan Sook, among others. Take a look back at the most dynamic and memorable line art and paintings from the first ten years of the Slayer in comics - the best visions of Buffy that comics have to offer is finally given the deluxe coffee-table treatment, in a tradition started by our popular Star Wars: Panel to Panel series.

The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2007
    The combination was pure magic during the course of 40 issues of web-slinging, wisecracking wonderment Lee and Ditko built the foundation for 45 years of Spidey spectaculars - girl trouble; bill trouble; bully trouble; the Daily Bugle; and a cast friends, family and, of course, supervillains unlike any other!Collecting: Amazing Fantasy 15; Amazing Spider-Man 1-38, Annual 1-2; Fantastic Four Annual 1; Strange Tales Annual 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1


Kevin Eastman - 2007
    Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting with this special edition hardcover collection of Mirage Studios'' issues #1-7 along with the Raphael one-shot by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird! With over 300 pages of mutated-martial arts action, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles'' origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomena began.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 320

Justice, Volume 2


Jim Krueger - 2007
    The members of the mighty Justice League of America have become victims of the deadliest criminal masterminds of our time. The villains have gained the trust of the general populace, while continuing their true plans for world domination. But the Justice League has had enough, and they are now ready to fight back!DC pantheon of heroes is reimagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES, KINGDOM COMES) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X), with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) painted by Ross in this fantastic new hardcover collecting issues 5-8 of the best-selling maxiseries, plus expansive character bios, sketches, and pencil art.

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus, Vol. 1


Jack Kirby - 2007
    Now, for the first time, DC collects these four series -- The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen -- in chronological order as they originally appeared. These comics spanned galaxies, from the streets of Metropolis to the far-flung worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, as cosmic-powered heroes and villains struggled for supremacy. Volume 1 features the debuts of Orion of the New Gods, the evil Darkseid, super-escape artist Mister Miracle and many others. It also features numerous appearances by Superman.

The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from Hate Comics, Vol. 2: Buddy Does Jersey, 1994-1998


Peter Bagge - 2007
    Older teens.

The Complete Peanuts, 1963-1966


Charles M. Schulz - 2007
    It's the perfect gift book item of the season!In The Complete Peanuts 1963-64: this volume is particularly rich in never-before-reprinted strips: Over 150 (more than one fifth of the book!) have never seen the light of day since their original appearance over 40 years ago, so this will be a trove of undiscovered treasures even for avid Peanuts collectors. These "lost" strips include Linus making a near-successful run for class president that is ultimately derailed by his religious beliefs (two words: "great" and "pumpkin"), and Snoopy getting involved with a group of politically fanatical birds. One wonders: Was it the political edge in these stories that got them consigned to oblivion for so long? Also worthy of note is an extended, never-reprinted sequence in which Snoopy gets ill and heads to the veterinarian hospital...Also in this volume: Lucy's attempts at improving her friends branches out from her increasingly well-visited nickel psychiatry booth to an educational slideshow of Charlie Brown's faults (it's so long there's an intermission!). Also, Snoopy's doghouse begins its conceptual expansion, as Schulz reveals that the dog owns a Van Gogh, and that the ceiling is so huge that Linus can paint a vast (and as it turns out unappreciated) "history of civilization" mural on it. And baseball continues to be a mainstay: Charlie Brown suffers from pitcher's elbow and is replaced by Linus, who turns out to be a vast improvement; he also blows several more crucial matches through various screw-ups (one with the little red haired girl in attendance); and adding insult to injury, his favorite baseball player is demoted to the minor league. The Complete Peanuts 1963-64 features a new introduction by animator Bill Melendez, producer of over 75 Peanuts animated specials and movies, including the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.In The Complete Peanuts 1965-66: We are now in the mid-1960s, one of Schulz's peak periods of creativity (and one third of the way through the strip's life!). Snoopy has become the strip's dominant personality, and this volume marks two milestones for the character: the first of many "dogfights" with the nefarious Red Baron, and the launch of his writing career ("It was a dark and stormy night..."). Two new characters—the first two from outside the strip's regular little neighborhood—make their bows. Roy (who befriends Charlie Brown and then Linus at summer camp) won't have a lasting impact, but upon his return from camp he regales a friend of his with tales of the strange kids he met, and she has to go check them out for herself. Her name? Peppermint Patty. The Complete Peanuts 1965-66 features a new introduction by Hal Hartley, writer/director of acclaimed independent films Trust, Henry Fool, Kimono, Simple Men, The Unbelievable Truth, and Fay Grim.

The Punisher MAX, Vol. 3


Garth Ennis - 2007
    5: The Slavers and The Punisher MAX, Vol. 6: Barracuda, plus extras. In The Slavers, Frank Castle brutally dispatches a crew of Albanian thugs menacing a young woman on a pitch-black Brooklyn night, in a dead-end alley. Her name is Viorica, she's from Moldavia, and when she tells Frank her story, that's when the real killing starts! And in Barracuda, the Punisher meets his match! Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian--Frank has faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as the Barracuda. He's big, he's mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile. Collects The Punisher MAX #25-#36.

Loserpalooza: A Get Fuzzy Treasury


Darby Conley - 2007
    Loserpalooza is the third treasury, collecting strips from New York Times best-sellers Say Cheesy and Scrum Bums.Loserpalooza is Darby Conley's latest look at the interspecies antics of his wildly popular characters Bucky, Satchel, and Rob. At the center of this not-so-warm-and-fuzzy arrangement is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad exec. Bucky is Rob's temperamental, buck-toothed Siamese cat with a penchant for mischief, a hatred of ferrets, and a love of rubber bands. Satchel is a sweet but naive shar-pei-yellow-Lab mix who haplessly ends up on the receiving end of Bucky's wayward schemes. An entertaining critique on popular culture and a bona fide hit, Get Fuzzy was named Best Comic Strip of the year in 2002 by the National Cartoonists Society and now appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide.

Silver Surfer: Requiem


J. Michael Straczynski - 2007
    Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot - a blemish that will spread until he is no more.

Justice, Volume 3


Jim Krueger - 2007
    It's the ultimate face-off of good vs. evil in a battle for the fate of the planet. And in order for the members of the fabled Justice League of America to have a chance of defeating their adversaries, they must make a radical change in their appearance. But will it be enough?DC's pantheon of heroes is reimagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES, KINGDOM COME) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X), with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) painted by Ross in this fantastic new hardcover collecting the final four issues of the best-selling maxiseries, plus expansive character bios, sketches, and more.

X-23: Target X


Craig Kyle - 2007
    But when your entire life has been about death and destruction, can you ever really escape the darkness? The rest of the story begins here, and won't end until X-23 faces off with the one man most responsible for her life: Wolverine.

The Best of MUTTS


Patrick McDonnell - 2007
    A decade. In dog and cat years it's even longer, and in cartooning years, well, it's just plain rare to maintain the popularity and consistent excellence that MUTTS and Patrick McDonnell have achieved. In The Best of MUTTS the 17th-and first-ever hardcover with Andrews McMeel Publishing- MUTTS cartoon collection, McDonnell selects his favorite strips from the past 10 years.* Certain to be a much-sought-after holiday gift and a special tome for collectors and fans, this collection is divided into ten chapters, each featuring an introduction by McDonnell.* Earl and Mooch, along with supporting sidekicks Shtinky Puddin', Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby, are featured. Including the Gift of Nothing, the introduction of the pink sock, belly rubs, angel visits, and the formation of the MUTTS Book Club, this treasury collects more than 300 poignantly entertaining MUTTS strips.* Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, McDonnell's work has been recognized by critics and the popular press for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet non-preachy stand on responsible pet ownership, animal protection and advocacy, art and artist appreciation, the celebration of nature, and the sanctity of all life.* MUTTS appears in 700 newspapers in over 20 countries and receives about two million visits each month to its official Web site, muttscomics.com

The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1


Roy ThomasPablo Marcos - 2007
    Now, for the first time in over thirty years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E. Howard's most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks, collecting all Savage Sword Conan stories beginning with issue one.Included in this volume are tales by Roy Thomas, featuring the breathtaking art of such legends as Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pablo Marcos, Walter Simonson and more.But that's not all. Also included in this tome are Conan's few appearances in the title Savage Tales - for the complete Conan collection!

Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys


Stan Lee - 2007
    Two of Spider-Man's greatest enemies, Doc Ock and the Green Goblin, made comic-book history by killing the wall-crawler's police officer mentor, Captain Stacy, and his first true love, Gwen.

All Over Coffee


Paul Madonna - 2007
    Accustomed to the familiar formats of comic strips and cartoons, some readers struggled to understand a creation that seemed to live both within and beyond those boundaries. All Over Coffee blends the timing of comics with the depth of poetry. Artist and writer Paul Madonna has fused art, literature, and comics by pairing timeless cityscapes with philosophical musings and poignant stories in masterfully rendered ink-wash drawings that surpass the art of Ben Katchor in elegance and architectural detail. His work has been compared to “a meeting of the tone of Edward Gorey, the uniqueness of Chris Ware, and the artfulness of Raymond Pettibon.”Quirky, whimsical, and often profound, All Over Coffee’s stunning imagery and thoughtful writing combine to create a conceptual world, both dreamlike and familiar. This selection will delight anyone who has ever lived in or visited San Francisco—or dreamed of doing so—with its original, off-the-beaten-path view of the city and its inhabitants. Paul Madonna moved to San Francisco and began to self-publish comics after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University’s fine arts program and an internship at MAD magazine. In 2002 he launched his incredibly popular website, www.paulmadonna.com, posting a new cartoon each week. In 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com picked up his strip “All Over Coffee,” which continues to appear weekly.

Spike: Asylum


Brian Lynch - 2007
    The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution - Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem - the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will...

Tintin


Michael Farr - 2007
    These books are intended for fans of Tintin – young or old, boy or girl, hopeful reporters or potential professors.

লাইলী


Shahrier Khan - 2007
    and suddenly one day she falls in love with one....

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 2


Al Feldstein - 2007
    Reprints 24 stories from Tales from the Crypt with a foreword by Joe Dante, director of Gremlins. Reprints issues #7-12 (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1951 and 1952, and the inspiration for the hit movie and HBO series!

Avatar the Last Airbender: The New Master


Taesoo Kim - 2007
    This 96-page activity book is chock-full of puzzles and games that will have fans walking on air as they join in Aang's challenges and adventures.

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 3


Frank Miller - 2007
    One hero. It didn't end well. But Elektra's death was only the foundation for one of Frank Miller's most staggering sagas of the Man Without Fear! The Hand and the Chaste are in a race for Elektra, body and soul, and Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow, almost follows her rival into the grave while Daredevil's trapped in a coffin of his own design! Can his sarcastic sensei Stick rescue him from sensory overload, just in time for hand-to-Hand combat? Plus, the continuing tragedy of Heather Glenn, Foggy Nelson's foray into organized crime, a path not taken to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and the only villain who gets less respect than Stilt-Man...a second Stilt-Man! Featuring the Kingpin, Bullseye, and Hydra! Collects Daredevil #185-191, #219; Daredevil: Love & War, and What If? #28

Rice Boy: The First Book


Evan Dahm - 2007
    Included in this volume are chapters 1 through 11 of the comic, and various additional artworks. The story of Rice Boy is available, in what may have been a poor financial decision, for free online at www.rice-boy.com

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 1


Al Feldstein - 2007
    Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency attacked horror comics as causes of the rise in juvenile delinquency and crimes by minors. These comic books were accused of having no redeeming value to society and were effectively banned by the actions of these groups in creating the Comics Code. EC Comics were superior to other comics of the 1950s because of a higher quality of writing and artwork, and they were widely imitated by other comics publishers. The subject matter for EC Comics were horror, science fiction/fantasy, crime stories, war stories and stories with a social message that generally had a twist or "shock" ending. This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1950, and features classic horror stories of vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters in the vein of hte early Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies. This title was EC's best seller, and was the inspiration of several feature films and the HBO series of the same name.

Madman Gargantua


Mike Allred - 2007
    Whether you're a new visitor to Snap City or a longtime fan of its most famous hero, this 852-page tome is guaranteed to rock your socks off!

Animal Friendly: A MUTTS Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2007
    Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes-cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart." -Matt Groening, creator of The SimpsonsCommenting on McDonnell's award-winning strip, Charles Schulz proclaimed, "To me, MUTTS is exactly what a comic strip should be."In MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell strikes a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary through the exploits of Earl the dog and Mooch the cat-now chronicled in their 16th book collection.* Earl and Mooch, along with supporting sidekicks Shtinky Puddin', Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby, humorously approach a range of subjects-from napping and daydreaming to summer vacations and Christmas anticipations-in addition to tackling important issues like responsible pet ownership, animal shelters, and saving our endangered species.Official Web site, www.muttscomics.com.

The Complete Invincible Library, Volume 1


Robert Kirkman - 2007
    This is a can't-miss for any Invincible fan and a perfect addition to any reinforced, sturdy bookshelf.

Art of Bone


Jeff Smith - 2007
    Now, for the first time anywhere, see the homemade comics, sketches and grand plans that set this masterpiece of literary fantasy in motion. From there, take a tour through piles of promotional art, holiday cards and pivotal storytelling moments from the revolutionary self-published years, where Bone went from "the little comic that could" to an industry leader that changed the face of comics. Finally, revel in the wonder of Bone as a complete 1300-page graphic novel, a work for the ages, filled with comedy and tragedy and adventure for generations to come.

Earl Mooch: A Mutts Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2007
    Whether they are contemplating the cosmos or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so grand.Earl &and Mooch contains nearly a year's worth of colored Sunday strips, along with black-and-white daily strips that mingle with impromptu splash pages highlighting McDonnell's imaginative artwork.

The Complete Strangers In Paradise, Volume 3, Part 8


Terry Moore - 2007
    When her famous brother-in-law falls prey to a crazed fan's bullet, Francine is forced to confront her own doubts and fears about the life she has chosen. In a bold move, she leaves her cheating husband and tries to reconnect with the only person she ever truly loved, Katchoo. But things have changed since Francine left, Katchoo has changed, and it soon becomes apparent that if Francine wants her friend back she's going to have to fight for her.

Krazy and Ignatz, 1939-1940: A Brick Stuffed With Moom-bins


George Herriman - 2007
    The gorgeous evolution continues in our second color volume. Which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1939 and 1940. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files, including an unpublished Herriman painting from the 1920s and other surprises.Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationships of its three main characters. Krazy Kat adored Ignatz Mouse. Ignatz Mouse simply tolerated Krazy Kat, except for recurrent onsets of targeted tumescence, which found expression in the fast delivery of bricks to Krazy's cranium. Offisa Pup loved Krazy and sought to protect "her" (Herriman always maintained that Krazy was gender-less) by throwing Ignatz in jail. Each of the characters was ignorant of the others' true motivations, and this simple structure allowed Herriman to build entire worlds of meaning into the actions, building thematic depth and sweeping his readers up by the looping verbal rhythms of Krazy Co.'s unique dialogue. Most of these strips in this volume have not seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago.

The Adventures Of Dr. McNinja


Christopher Hastings - 2007
    BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! There are also the first five .Net Magazine Dr. McNinja comics, previously unavailable outside of the UK. It's got the 2005 April Fools Day comic, and a page with some sketches and other interesting/embarrassing goodies. Last, but not least, all the alt-text has been preserved in the printing, with brand new commentary added for Meet the Doctor and His Friendly Staff.

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow


Anders Nilsen - 2007
    It is an appreciation of the time they shared together, and a heartbreaking account of the progression of her illness. Including early love notes, simple and poetic postcards, tales of their travels together in written and comics form, journal entries and drawings done in the hospital during her final days, and a beautifully rendered tear-jerking account of Weaver's memorial, Don't Go Where I Can't Follow is a deeply personal romance, and a universal reminder of our mortality and the significance of the relationships we build.

Liō: Happiness is a Squishy Cephalopod


Mark Tatulli - 2007
    That's right, LIO is so crafty it doesn't need word balloons, dialogue boxes, or clever captions. Mark Tatulli's cartoon also employs a unique drawing style influenced by cartooning greats Gahan Wilson, Charles Addams, and 19th-century satirist A. J. Volck.* In describing his strip, Tatulli explains he was eager "to bring something truly different to the comics pages . . . something to appeal to all ages, drawn in pictures only. To tell a story without text, while updating the pantomime concept with a modern audience in mind."* The result is a mind-bendingly humorous and astute journey into the darkly detailed world of young LiO--where a spit wad can put a school bus out of commission faster than a spider can hamper the efforts of the U.S. Postal Service.

Krazy and Ignatz, 1941-1942: A Ragout of Raspberries


George Herriman - 2007
    The gorgeous evolution continues in Fantagraphics's fourth color volume (subtitled "A Ragout of Raspberries"), which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1941 and 1942. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular, rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files. Most of these strips in this volume have not seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 60 years ago.For this volume, critic Jeet Heer contributes an essay about the history and precedents of Herriman's unique use of language, exploring his characters' loquacious lexicography.

Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War #1


Christos Gage - 2007
    Discover how these two friends end up leading opposing armies in the conflict tearing apart the Marvel Universe!

Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories


Jill Thompson - 2007
    Jill Thompson's award-winning children's series Scary Godmother—widely known from the Cartoon Network animated feature—is back with more entertainment for readers of all ages in this complete comic-book collection!This volume collects Scary Godmother: Ghoul's Out for Summer; Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktakular; Scary Godmother: Bloody Valentine Special; Scary Godmother Activity Book; Scary Godmother: Wild about Harry #1–#3; Scary Godmother and Friends Ashcan; "Scary Godmother: Six Feet South of the Border" from Action Girl #13; a nineteen-page, full-color sketchbook section; and more!• "Scary Godmother and her friends are cheerful and reassuring, and their message is that monsters are really very nice, once you get to know them."—School Library Journal• "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches."—Frank Miller (Sin City)

The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories, Vol. 2


Al Feldstein - 2007
    This second beautiful hardcover volume of Shock SuspenStories reprints issues #7-12, featuring 24 stories in all by an all-star line-up that includes Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Al Williamson, Jack Kamen, George Evans, John Severin, Bill Elder, Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, and Marie Severin.

The Acme Novelty Datebook, Vol. 2, 1995-2002


Chris Ware - 2007
    All phone numbers, references to ex-girlfriends, "false starts," and embarrassing experiments with unfamiliar drawing media have been generously excised to present the reader with the most pleasant and colorful sketchbook reading experience available. Included are Ware's frustrated doodles for his book covers, angry personal assaults on friends, half-finished comic strips, and lengthy and tiresome fulminations of personal disappointments both social and sexual, as well as his now-beloved drawings of the generally miserable inhabitants of the city of Chicago. All in all, a necessary volume for fans of fine art, water-based media, and personal diatribe. This hardcover is attractively designed and easy to resell.

Krazy and Ignatz: The Kat Who Walked in Beauty


George Herriman - 2007
    A unique, stand-alone collection of some of the most graphic and brilliantly conceived daily strips ever created, along with many other gems, including the very first stand-alone Krazy & Ignatz strips and more rarities.

The Ultimates 2: Ultimate Collection


Mark Millar - 2007
    Is this the end for the Ultimate Universe's hottest couple? Is this the beginning of the end for the Ultimates? This deluxe hardcover collects Ultimates 2 Vol. 1: Gods & Monsters and Ultimates 2 Vol. 2: Grand-Theft America, plus Ultimates Annual #1.

The Wonderful World of Kim Pine


Bryan Lee O'Malley - 2007
    3, a.k.a. Scott Pilgrim & the infinite Sadness in Hardback as well as Comics Festival 2007 and Scott Pilgrim Full Colour Odds Ends 2008. It is a 4-page side story written by Bryan Lee O'Malley and, as indicated by the title, it centers around Kim Pine and also features Hollie, Sara, Emily and Tracy. It is set between Volumes 3 and 4. The story illustrates the monumentally dysfunctional relationship (or lack of relationship) between Kim and her three roommates and further sets up Kim's wish to move in with Hollie.

King-Cat Classix


John Porcellino - 2007
    His spare approach with words and pictures focuses on the smallest of details, revealing a wealth of meaning and emotion in everyday events that most of us overlook in our daily hustle and bustle. Since 1989, he has released more than sixty-five issues of his self-published comic King-Cat Comics and Stories. This large collection focuses on the first fifty issues, with extensive endnotes and an index, along with selections of all the extra ephemera that makes an individual issue of King-Cat its own unique experience—essays, articles, stories, and letters from friends. Included are more than two hundred and fifty pages of comics, ranging from Porcellino's earliest scrawls to his later, perfectly minimalist delineations. The comics range through all of his concerns—family, family pets, the natural world, work, music, romance. This book presents an artist who always knew what he wanted to do. King-Cat Classics shows Porcellino's confidence and skill as it grows steadily through the past fifteen years.

Spider-Man the Icon: The Life and Times of a Pop Culture Phenomenon


Steve Saffel - 2007
    This full-colour book charts the career of Spider-Man from his four-colour comic days to his big-budget blockbuster present, taking in every aspect of the phenomenon, including rare images of merchandise and unseen artwork from the cartoons.

Gargoyles: Clan Building, Volume 1


Greg Weisman - 2007
    Now here in modern Manhattan, the spell that held them frozen for a thousand years is broken, and the Gargoyles live again! Based on the popular Disney/Buena Vista animated television series of the 90s, Gargoyles is back with original canon stories from series creator Greg Weisman.

Not Another Learning Experience!


Aaron Williams - 2007
     The legendary events at ps238, the first public school for super-kids continue! Will Guardian Angel recover from her life-threatening illness? What does a child with the power to heal hold? And what will come of the school's first impromptu super-team? Join Moon Shadow, The Flea, Emerald Gauntlet, and all the other students at ps238 as they save the playground from teleporting bullies, alien machines, and time-traveling evil geniuses! A Collection of the ps238 Comic Book, issues #16 through #21

F Minus


Tony Carrillo - 2007
    (Then it feels a little bit guilty and gives some of the money back.)* As Carrillo explains, "I draw my material from my experiences at a wide array of failed careers. Over time, I have worked as a pizza cook, Web site designer, dancing costumed character, portrait artist, insurance drone, waiter, custom framer, camel ride attendant at the zoo, and the guy at the airport that waves orange wands at the airplanes. As varied as these jobs were, eventually I had the profound realization that they all had two important things in common: Each offered a wealth of comedic inspiration and there was always a creepy guy named Larry."Author's web site: www.fminus.net

Star Wars Omnibus: X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Vol. 3


Michael A. Stackpole - 2007
    x 9-in., 360 pages, full color. Cover price $24.95.

Teen Titans Go!, Volume 6: Titans Together


J. Torres - 2007
    Torres Art by Mike Norton, Todd Nauck, Lary Stucker and others Cover by Nauck A new full-size collection featuring TEEN TITANS GO #27-32!

The EC Archives: Weird Science, Vol. 2


Al Feldstein - 2007
    This stunning collection reprints issues Weird Science #7-12, a total of 24 complete breathtaking EC science fiction stories, originally published in 1951 and 1952.

The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales, Vol. 2


Harvey Kurtzman - 2007
    Reprints six complete issues (24 stories), #7-12.

Little Nemo in Slumberland, Vol. 1


Winsor McCay - 2007
    The first in a full color oversized collection of the signature strip from America's greatest comic illustrator of all time. It includes rare Nemo promo art, the series that featured many of Nemo's characters first " Tales of The Jungle Imp" in color, and that wonderful New strip from 1905-1909.

Kirby: King of Comics


Mark Evanier - 2007
    More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. There were comics before Kirby, but for the most part their page layout, graphics, and visual dynamic aped what was being done in syndicated newspaper strips. Almost everything that was different about comic books began in the forties on the drawing table of Jack Kirby. This is his story by one who knew him well—the authorized celebration of the one and only “King of Comics” and his groundbreaking work.“I don’t think it’s any accident that . . . the entire Marvel universe and the entire DC universe are all pinned or rooted on Kirby’s concepts.” —Michael Chabon

Elvis Road


Xavier Robel - 2007
    A stunning art book which unfolds into a 24 foot long cartoon landscape in which . A paradoxical mix of terrifying social commentary and cartooning fun! A single drawing: a world overflowing with hundreds of mini-narratives with armed maniacs, rampaging crowds, chaotic policemen, a tree-house of women, a forest of literal tree-huggers, and hordes of shoppers, frenzied, inspired, and dense. 8,433 characters, 3,546 vehicles, 1,847 buildings, 763 cartoon icons, 526 corporate billboards, 189 religious figures, 25 parade floats, 1 super-dildo, a junkyard purgatory, a porno strip-mall, and more. . . A free-flowing visual fantasia. Corporate culture and the mass media have finally come unglued.

Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser


Howard Chaykin - 2007
    Their rollicking adventures in the fantastic land of Nehwon have influenced the work of some of the best in modern fantasy, including Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and countless others.

Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations


Jeffrey Brown - 2007
    Featured in McSweeney's and on NPR's This American Life, and praised by comic luminaries Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, Brown's work has always paid tribute to felines as they curl up on couches and purr on the peripheries of his autobiographical stories. Cat Getting Out of a Bag follows his cat Misty -really, any cat- as she goes about her everyday activities and adventures. In a series of drawings, Brown perfectly captures the universal charm of cats in a lovely book sure to please fans and cat lovers of any stripe.

The Churning of the Ocean (Amar Chitra Katha)


Anant Pai - 2007
    Only the great Lord Vishnu could make things right again. He got both devas and asuras to churn up life-giving nectar from the ocean of milk and then ensured that the asuras were kept away from this gift of immortality.

Betrayal


Eric Shanower - 2007
    On the island of Tenedos, just off the coast of Troy, Achilles leads the attack. When the dust settles, Achilles finds himself one step closer to his tragic fate. Meanwhile, the Trojans prepare their defenses and gather allies. Agamemnon's offer of a peace embassy to King Priam reassures few. War appears inevitable. Even Helen dreads to face what lies ahead for her and everyone she loves or once loved.

Born of Nifty


Pete Abrams - 2007
    It contains every single daily strip from August 25th, 1997 to May 30th, 1999, with full color Sundays. There are also over 50 pages of additional content, with original full bleed splash artwork, the Sluggy Pirate Board Game "Plund-Aaaar," 42 pages of bonus stories, and more

Little Lulu, Volume 14: Queen Lulu


John Stanley - 2007
    Whether it's growing worms in her parents' bedroom, coming up with creative uses for custard pies or nabbing a jewel thief, Lulu and the gang fearlessly face some of the funniest fiascos ever concocted.

The ACME Novelty Library #18 1/2


Chris Ware - 2007
    18 1/2, contains all four "Thanksgiving" covers drawn by cartoonist and cultural commentator F. C. Ware for the November 27th, 2006 issue of the New Yorker, as well as the additional fifth comic strip which heretofore only appeared in digital form, all carefully printed in full color at an oversized 15" x 20" size on heavy paper and folded in half for easy recycling.As if this wasn't dreary enough, included is a new supplementary folded comic strip, measuring 16" x 11," which is also folded in half. Presented as the "Lower East Side" version of the even more ridiculously priced signed "Upper East Side" portfolio (which is, however, not folded in half) the consumer is asked to carefully weigh whether purchase of this object is truly necessary, and to act accordingly.

Lokamanya Tilak (Amar Chitra Katha)


Indu J. Tilak - 2007
    The British succeeded in putting down the uprising and the people of India accepted British rule a fact of life.While on the one hand, the erstwhile Hindi and Muslim rulers, feudal landowners, the peasantry and the working classes were crushed by the imperialistic British administration, on the other, a large section of the intelligentsia was so awed by the transformation wrought by the railways and the posts and telegraphs that they began to consider the alien rule as a blessing.It was at this critical juncture that Lokmanya Tilak dedicated himself to the cause of the nation with the avowed object of throwing off the British yoke.'Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it' - this was the inspiring message Tilak gave to his countrymen. He stirred the people to fight injustice and foreign rule. He directed them towards the four-fold programme of Swaraj, Swadeshi, boycott of foreign goods and national education. Long years of imprisonement did not dampen his enthusiasm and the fire of patriotism kindled by him began to burn more and more fiercely. His denigrators labelled him as the leader iof the lowly classes, wheras the British called him 'the Father of Indian unrest'. In the end however, the brickbats became bouquets and he was hailed as the uncrowned king of India.

Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Night Powers


Christopher Hastings - 2007
    McNinja, as well as an exclusive story by Benito Cereno and Les McClaine.* Collects "Monster Mart," "Death Volley," and "Doc Gets Rad" (previously published at drmcninja.com), and the new, exclusive-to-print story "Winter Wonderdome."* Drmcninja.com receives up to 200,000 unique visitors on update days.

Powr Mastrs 1


C.F. - 2007
    might be the best choice." This first book by C.F. (also known in the East Coast underground music scene as Kites) is perhaps the most anticipated graphic novel debut of the year. Coming out of the fabled Providence, Rhode Island, art and noise scene, "Powr Mastrs" is an intense fantasy story projected to run to 10 volumes. In it, C.F. narrates the story of a tribe of mystical warriors whose power relations are constantly in flux. As power shifts, so do physical and psychological identities. In this first volume, we are introduced to the central characters and the complex geographies in which they wander. Overflowing with graphic ideas, from the intricately designed costumes each character wears to C.F.'s exacting architectural detail, "Powr Mastrs" is rendered in a distinctive pencil line that has already attracted much attention in sources like the groundbreaking comics anthology, "Kramers Ergot,"

Thorgal, Vol. 1: Child of the Stars


Grzegorz Rosiński - 2007
    Leif Haraldson adopts him and gives him the names of his gods: Thorgal Aegirsson, son of Thor (god of lightning) and son of Aegir (master of the sea). Upon Leif’s death, the Viking chief Gandalf the Insane isolates Thorgal from others. Only the friendship of Aaricia, the daughter of Gandalf, brightens Thorgal’s solitary childhood. Their mutual affection quickly turns into true love. This two-volume book includes "Child of the Stars" & “Aaricia”

Kamandi Archives, Vol. 2


Jack Kirby - 2007
    Bruce Berry, The Kamandi Archives Vol. 2 features such classic doses of dystopian future-shock as "Hell at Hialeah," "The Human Gophers of Ohio " and "The Last Gang in Chicago "

The Marvel Vault: A Museum-In-A-Book with Rare Collectibles from the World of Marvel


Roy Thomas - 2007
    Chock-full of historic and never-before-seen memorabilia (think: early sketches of Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch, Bullpen birthday cards, and a membership certificate for the Merry Marvel Marching Society), this vibrant chronicle contains over 30 plastic-encased archival gems that you can hold in your hand while reading about the artists, writers, and heroes who make up the Marvel Universe.Organized by decade, The Marvel Vault leads readers through every era by letting them hold such rare items as holiday cards, the welcome kit from the original Merry Marvel Marching Society, the program for the first comics convention, and even the first sketches for characters who went on to become beloved Marvel icons.Whether you've been collecting Sub-Mariner dime-books since the 1940s, or have just started to crack the pages of current Spidey sagas, you'll want to gear up for Marvel-ous adventures with this dynamic collection!

The Art of P. Craig Russell: A Retrospective


P. Craig Russell - 2007
    Craig Russell! This book offers readers and fans a chance to witness his immense and phenomenal career from start to present, offering glimpses of previously never-before-seen material from Russell's files and sketchbooks, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites.

Pithy Seedy Pulpy Juicy: Eleven Rhymes with Orange Books in One


Hilary B. Price - 2007
    . . in a B-cup. When readers flip through this cartoon collection, they’ll see their own foibles called to the carpet. Perfect for a gift book or commode companion, each of the eleven topics — including Pets, Love, and Play — is treated to its own distinct book, complete with author commentary on different strips, and their funny (or odd) back stories. Twice nominated for the best cartoon panel division of the National Cartoonist’s Society, Rhymes With Orange appeals to the smart, attractive, and well-read, all with buckets of money to spend on books. “Hilary Price is one of the freshest voices the comic strip industry has seen in years. Her innocent, pastoral-like artwork blended with the diction and wit of an English major make for one of the best comic strips out there.” — Dave Coverly, Speed Bump cartoonist

Madman and the Atomics


Mike Allred - 2007
    They fight crime, befriend monster aliens and find love in Snap City! Spun off from the pages of Madman, Frank "Madman" Einstein also appears alongside the Mutant Street Beatniks turned Super-Heroes.Contains: The Atomics #1-15

The Great Hopeful Someday


Elisabeth Belliveau - 2007
    

Thrill-power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000 AD


David Bishop - 2007
    Many writers and artists got their first break through '2000 AD'. This title explores it's varied and often controversial history.

Unhuman: The Elephantmen Art of Ladrönn


José Ladrönn - 2007
    The very first American art work by the Eisner award-winning artist Spotlights the career of the cover artist behind the industry's biggest titles, including The Incredible Hulk

The Art of Grendel


Matt Wagner - 2007
    Now, take a step inside one of the most daring comic book projects ever created as Matt Wagner guides you through the artwork that changed contemporary comics forever. As beautiful and graceful as it is thrilling and surprising, each piece - many seen for the first time or previously long out of print - brings you deeper into the seductive mystery that is Grendel.

Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence


Doug Harvey - 2007
    A cult figure that set the iconographic terrain for three distinct West Coast subcultures, Griffin has been hugely influential on contemporary visual culture.

Little Lulu, Volume 15: The Explorers


John Stanley - 2007
    When comic book geniuses John Stanley and Irving Tripp put pen to paper, they brought to life an unforgettable cast of endearing, intelligent, believable characters that have had an unmistakable influence on American culture. Collecting Dell Comics' Marge's Little Lulu #64-68, originally published between October 1953 and February 1954, this laugh-a-minute volume features some of the funniest stories to ever star Lulu, Tubby, Annie, Iggy and all the other little bundles of humor that started a comedy revolution.

MAD for Decades: 50 Years of Forgettable Humor from MAD Magazine


John Ficarra - 2007
    MAD for Decades is a ridiculous look back at a ridiculous half century that you’re sure to find ridiculous—because it was and is. Ridiculous, we mean.

New Engineering


Yuichi Yokoyama - 2007
    If the history of the world had turned out differently from what we know today, men would live according to different sets of values and different aesthetics It would be a civilization completely alien to ours." This first U.S. book on Yokoyama's work combines two of the artist's central themes: fighting and building. One set of graphic stories, "Public Works," details massive structures being erected across a landscape. Plot is pushed aside in favor of sheer formal verve as we watch buildings, about which we know nothing, come into being. The other set of stories, "Combats," is one sequence after another of elegantly choreographed battles. Manga comics have never seen a talent that combines this level of formal ambition with such exquisitely drawn depictions of fashion, art and architecture.

Runaways Omnibus


Brian K. Vaughan - 2007
    Vaughan and Adrian Alphona introduce teen sensations - the Runaways! All young people believe that their parents are evil...but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico. Their lives are about to take an incredible turn. When these six young friends discover that their mothers and fathers are all secretly super villains, they flee their homes together and head straight into the adventure of their lives - vowing to turn the tables on their parents' evil organization, the Pride! But will all of them survive into the next stage of their runaway lives? Cloak and Dagger, the New Avengers and the X-Men await, on an unparalleled emotional journey that takes the Runaways from Los Angeles to New York - and beyond! COLLECTING: RUNAWAYS (2003) 1-18, RUNAWAYS (2005) 1-24, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2006

The Fun Never Stops!: An Anthology of Comic Art, 1991-2006


Drew Friedman - 2007
    Most ofthe work is from the 1990s, and show Friedman's gradual phasing out ofhis famous (and amazing) black-and-white stipple look to his current(and equally amazing) lush watercolor style. In addition to the workswritten by Friedman, Fun includes many collaborations with his longtime partner K. Bidus, as well as Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), Mark Newgarden (We All Die Alone), and Bruce Handy, among others. Also included is artwork from the notorious Topps Bubble Gum Card series Toxic High, as well as art from the card sets Beauties and Cuties and Ed Wood Players. Comic strip highlights include "Everybody's Buddy" (RAW), which examines the legendarily combustible temper of drummer Buddy Rich; "Where's Johnny?" (Entertainment Weekly), a journey into what would have become of Johnny Carson's career had he never hosted the "Tonight Show"; "Hey, Academy!" (NY Observer),a demand from Friedman that Jerry Lewis be awarded a lifetimeachievement award by the Motion Picture Academy; "The 10 Least PowerfulPeople in Hollywood" (Details); "Howard Stern & Al Sharpton run for political office in NY" (The New Yorker); and "Kasablanca" (Esquire), which imagines Casablancaas directed by Oliver Stone. The book is topped off with a detailed,career-spanning biographical introduction by Ben Schwartz and aforeword by Daniel Clowes.

Grant Morrison: The Early Years


Timothy Callahan - 2007
    Along the way, he also addressed Batman with his multi-layered ARKHAM ASYLUM and his literary "Gothic" storyline. Callahan examines all five works in detail, drawing out their evolving themes and exploring Morrison's sometimes difficult texts in plain language. Rounding out the volume: an exclusive interview with Morrison, a foreword by popular comics writer Jason Aaron, and an appendix addressing Morrison's even earlier, shorter work. From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. More info at http: //Sequart.org

Elephanta


Anant Pai - 2007
    Visitors to an emerald-green island off the coast of Mumbai are reminded of these dramatic episodes by the work of skilful, dedicated sculptors, who lived more than 1,300 years ago! Their carvings have survived in the caves of Elephanta, despite the ravages of time and vandals and destroying armies.

Kane Volume 6: Partners


Paul Grist - 2007
    The legendary hitman known as The Blind Man is after Detective Kane. When Kane goes missing, his partner Kate Felix has to turn to Darke for help...

Annihilation Omnibus


Dan AbnettAndy Lanning - 2007
    Marvel's cosmic superstars return in explosive, widescreen sci-fi style! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! And as his unstoppable Annihilation Wave swarms into the Marvel Universe, demolishing all in its path, only a handful of heroes can resist the destruction! As Nova learns the ways of war from Drax the Destroyer, the Silver Surfer seeks out his former master Galactus for aid, the Super-Skrull fights for his son's life and Ronan the Accuser faces Gamora and her woman warriors! Nova and Quasar's army leads the charge, but as heroes fall and Annihilus rises, the universe's one remaining hope may be Thanos, the Mad Titan!Collecting: Drax the Destroyer 1-4; Annihilation Prologue, 1-6; Annihilation: Nova 1-4; Annihilation: Silver Surfer 1-4; Annihilation: Super-Skrull 1-4; Annihilation: Ronan 1-4; Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus 1-2, Annihilation: Nova Corps Files

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!


Tim Rickard - 2007
    U. Sirius. Together with his bumbling crew of misfits, including Engineer Cliff Clewless and Science Officer Doctor Mel Practice, Brewster encounters a constantly challenging set of interplanetary anomalies that push the limits of space, time, and humor continuums.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home, Part 1


Joss Whedon - 2007
    But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains . . .Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series.

Finder: Sin-Eater


Carla Speed McNeil - 2007
    381 pages, collecting original issues 1-14 plus never-collected stand-alone issue 22, and exhaustive footnotes. Lovely, damage-resistant hardcover.Jaeger is a finder, or aboriginal detective. He’s gotten involved with an old friend’s ex-wife, only to discover that the old friend isn’t really out of the picture and appears to be dangerously crazy. A tale of conflicting loyalties in a science fiction setting full of talking dinosaurs and sentient toasters.

Courtney Crumrin and the Fire Thief's Tale


Ted Naifeh - 2007
    Uncle Aloysius and Courtney are off to Romania for the first installment of the pair's European vacation! But even with the rich and mystic history of Eastern Europe, there's no way Courtney ever could have expected what she and her uncle will find in the Land of Roma!

Zogonia: Slice of Death


Tony Moseley - 2007
    It also features an introduction by Tony Moseley revealing the artist's overview of the series."Simply put, I absolutely adore Zogonia. Tony Moseley's world is warped and crazed and insanely hilarious. Sadly, it reminds me of my actual roleplaying group far more than it should." - John Kovalic, Dork Tower"Tony Moseley's Zogonia eloquently and hilariously communicates why Game Masters are often tempted to kill every single player character... then relent, realizing that nobody would learn anything from the experience anyway." - Aaron Williams, Nodwick"Zogonia is hilarious. I used to think there were only two ways to be funny about D&D - horrible puns and nerdy rules observations. Neither works too well. Tony Moseley reminds us that the old favorites like psychopathic greed and treachery are comedy gold. Zogonia's Kev should be counted alongside Ren Hoek, Daffy Duck, and Moe Szyslak as one of comedy's great craven bastards. Murder CAN be fun." - Kyle Hunter, Downer

Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword, Volume 1


Wing Shing Ma - 2007
    This assassin was tasked, by the affluent head of a local triad, to retrieve Hero's family heirloom - the legendary Blood Sword. Barely escaping with his life, Hero has now reached adulthood, having mastered several forms of kung fu to aid him in his lifelong endeavor to safeguard the family treasure. But now his enemies turn their gaze to his newborn son. The tales of Blood Sword begin here.

Spy vs. Spy 2: The Joke and Dagger Files


Peter Kuper - 2007
    Yin versus yang. Good versus...wait, they’re both evil. Or are they both good? Discuss. Everyone knows and loves Spy vs. Spy, the two MAD magazine spies locked in eternal, existential battle. In the rich tradition of Spy vs. Spy oneupsmanship, Spy vs. Spy 2: The Joke and Dagger Files is the follow-up to Spy vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook. This full-color sequel (only the spies are still black and white) takes up where the first volume left off and includes a foreword by J.J. Abrams, 230 Spy strips by Spy artist Peter Kuper, 56 Spy strips by Bob Clarke, 85 Spy strips and Sunday newspaper strips by Dave Manak, and material from the popular Spy Mountain Dew commercials, MAD TV spots, and MAD Kids Spy vs. Spy Jr. More colorful than the Casebook, evenmore packed with international intrigue, this is the one spy book to buy when you've already got the first one on your bookshelf.