The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
P. Craig Russell - 2008
This graphic novel was illustrated by the legendary P. Craig Russell. A humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.
Astonishing X-Men Omnibus
Joss Whedon - 2008
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Whedon and Cassaday (Captain America, Planetary) assembled a tight cast - Cyclops, the Beast, Wolverine, and Emma Frost, joined by returning fan-favorite Kitty Pryde - and set forth a groundbreaking pace, from the opening pages of a Sentinel attack to the unexpected return of a beloved X-Man. Then, building on early momentum, they ratcheted up the danger and drama with a shocking second year, creating a must-read book that can truly be called "astonishing " Collects Astonishing X-Men #1-24, and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.
Hellboy, Volume 2: The Chained Coffin & The Right Hand of Doom and Others
Mike Mignola - 2008
Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at a generous 9' x 12', and handsomely bound to match The Art of Hellboy, each volume contains the equivalent of two full trade paperbacks.
Hellboy, Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil
Mike Mignola - 2008
Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at 9" by 12", and handsomely bound to match The Art of Hellboy hardcover, each volume contains two full story-arcs — the equivalent of two trade-paperbacks. Each volume of the Hellboy Library Editions also includes extensive supplemental materials, including previously unreleased sketches and designs.Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1 collects the first two story-arcs — Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil — with the original introductions by Robert Bloch and Alan Moore and expanded Mignola sketchbook sections.
I Smell a Pop Quiz!
Lincoln Peirce - 2008
Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food and all-around conventionality. He¿s the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight A¿s in laughs along the way. Big Nate appears in more than 600 newspapers worldwide and on the web at www.comics.com.
Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book One
Brian K. Vaughan - 2008
Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.Collects Y THE LAST MAN #1-10.
Christophe Chabouté - 2008
Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock—a lifetime, really—with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit’s solitary life.... Filled with stunning and richly executed black-and-white illustrations, Alone is Chabouté’s masterpiece—an unforgettable tale where tenderness, despair, and humor intertwine to flawlessly portray how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. Translated from the French by Ivanka Hahnenberger.
Gotham Central, Book One: In the Line of Duty
Ed Brubaker - 2008
1. In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka:Mister Freeze kills a cop, and the squad is in a race against time to bring him in without the help of the Dark Knight. 2. Motive by Ed Brubaker:Bonnie Lewis 14 disappeared after babysitting Friday night, ransom note faxed to dad next day. Body found, dead since Friday, so someone close to her was trying to divert suspicion. Meanwhile, convicted Firebug sold his special fire-powered suit as memorabilia on internet.3. Half a Life by Greg Rucka:Detective Renee Montoya is outed as a lesbian and finds her work environment and personal life turned upside down, complicated when she is kidnapped by Two-Face.
Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis Omnibus, Vol. 1
Brian Michael Bendis - 2008
An epic of ambition, betrayal, and comeuppance culminates with the world learning the devil's mask hides a pair of blind eyes The hero of Hell's Kitchen is assailed as both civilian and super hero by a wave of his worst enemies - including the Owl, Mister Hyde, Bullseye, Typhoid, and the Kingpin of Crime But it's the heart of the Man Without Fear that gets the real workout with not only the introduction of Milla Donovan - but also the Black Widow, Elektra, and Echo Who? Echo Plus: the mystery of Leap-Frog and the trial of the White Tiger Also featuring Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and enough other guest-stars to fill a jury box Collects Daredevil #16-19, #26-60
Lackadaisy: Volume #1
Tracy J. Butler - 2008
Louis 0 1927.Times change. Laws change. People still want booze.For the better part of a decade, hidden beneath the inconspicuous Little Daisy Cafe, the city's best-kept secret has slaked the thirst of a prohibition-wearied populace.Lackadaisy.Unfortunately, the once raucous and roaring speakeasy now rests at a crossroads, its golden age seemingly at an end. Lackadaisy's remaining loyalists are left with few options.But with all the cunning, tenacity, and sly ingenuity they can muster, they might just have a chance.And if that doesn't work, fire does.
Allan Heinberg - 2008
But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? And in Family Matters, the newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut - but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Collecting Young Avengers #1-12 and Young Avengers Special.Collects Young Avengers #1-12 and Young Avengers Special.
Evan Dahm - 2008
It follows a lonely creature called Rice Boy and an ageless machine-man called The One Electronic as they journey through a strange world to fulfill an ancient prophecy with implications few understand.This book contains the entire comic as originally published online, and extra maps and things in the appendix.
Astonishing X-Men: Ultimate Collection, Volume 2
Joss Whedon - 2008
In Torn, things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed Who is it, and what will be their fate? And in Unstoppable, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same No, really, we mean it Collects Astonishing X-Men #13-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1
The Crass Menagerie: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
Stephan Pastis - 2008
Joining him for the journey are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; and Zebra and the eternally inept Crocodiles who pursue him. Together this mindful menagerie mocks the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's cynically biting wit.* The third Pearls Before Swine treasury, this book combines all the cartoons from Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata and The Sopratos, along with annotations by Pastis.* From courtroom antics to references of other cartoon strips, Pastis's strip is a fresh presence on the comic pages.
Asterix Omnibus, vol. 1
René Goscinny - 2008
These engagingly witty and record-breaking books have become the highest-selling series ever even surpassing Harry Potter. Every fan will have to own these gift-quality volumes, the first two in a projected series. They’ll all be released in one-off printings to increase their collectibility, and each will have special spine artwork that builds across the entire set. It’s an incredible, irresistible value!For the first time ever, the three stories that started it all are gathered together in one beautiful collector’s volume! Asterix the Gaul introduces us to our indomitable hero and his friends, who try to defend one small Gallic village from the surrounding Romans. In Asterix and the Golden Sickle, he, Obelix, and Lutetia try to buy a new sickle for Getafix. But somehow the sicklesmith has disappeared without a trace. And Asterix and Obelix have to ride to the rescue when the Goths kidnap Getafix in Asterix and the Goths.
Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight
Chris Onstad - 2008
Intelligent, hilarious, and adult (but not filthy), it's the strip you'll wish you'd discovered as an underappreciated fifteen-year-old. Dark Horse presents the hardbound edition of Achewood's The Great Outdoor Fight, the story of "Three Days, Three Acres, Three Thousand Men."
Scud: The Disposable Assassin - The Whole Shebang!
Rob Schrab - 2008
Corner vending machines provide any weapon you might need. The most popular weapons are Scud disposable assassins: Robot hitmen that self-destruct when they kill their target. This volume follows Scud 1373, assigned to take out a hideous female man-eater named Jeff. While fighting the indestructible Jeff, Scud discovers his infamous warning panel in a bathroom mirror. Realizing that to kill Jeff is to kill himself, Scud blows off her arms and legs and hospitalizes her. Her life support bills will have to be paid, and Scud will have to find more work to stay alive.
Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond
Lucy Shelton Caswell - 2008
In July of 1991, he launched Cartoon Books in Columbus, Ohio, to publish his black-and-white comic strip Bone. A tale of three marshmallowy creatures named Bone, adrift in a world of humans, monsters and fantasy creatures, Bone has since been translated into 15 languages and won Smith countless awards. Bone and Beyond is the first volume to offer an overview of Smith's work. Published in conjunction with the Wexner Center and Cartoon Research Library's 2008 exhibition, this catalogue presents work featured in the show, including examples of Smith's original drawings for Bone, plus the more recent Shazam and Rasl, a forthcoming time travel story. Also featured are selected works by cartoonists who have influenced Smith, such as George Herriman, Charles Schulz and Walt Kelly, and essays by comic book and fantasy author Neil Gaiman, comic book artist and scholar Scott McCloud and Wexner Center film/video curator David Filipi, the exhibition's co-curator. Cartoon Research Library curator Lucy Shelton Caswell, the exhibition's other co-curator, provides an introduction.
The Complete Kake Comics
Tom of Finland - 2008
He tried out a blond named Vicky—a common male name in Finland—followed by a Tarzan-inspired Jack. Then in 1968 Tom settled on Kake, a dark-haired, mustached leatherman who often wore a tight white t-shirt bearing the motto “Fucker.” Kake lived up to this moniker, a sort of post-Stonewall, hyper-masculine Johnny Appleseed traveling the world on his motorcycle to spread the seeds of liberated, mutually satisfying, ecstatically explicit gay sex. Tom lived out many of his most personal fantasies through Kake, and Kake’s international fans made him the template for what came to be known as the gay clone look of the 1970s.Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published 26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20 page booklets. Tom of Finland – The Complete Kake Comics collects all these stories in one volume. Return with Kake to the days when men were men, sex was carefree, and everyone wore a big thick mustache.
The Portable Frank
Jim Woodring - 2008
The stories, almost entirely wordless, unravel like a good puzzle, rewarding re-reading, providing an experience as immersive as that first love affair, that first samadhi, or that first breath. Simply put, the world of Frank must be experienced to be understood.Frank is an 11-year-old generic anthropomorph who lives in a force-laden landscape called the Unifactor. He is curious but not smart, naive but not noble, and his most outstanding character trait is his ineducability. Along with Pupshaw, Frank’s semi-subservient housedog-like godling, the two traipse across their surreal landscape, occasionally encountering Manhog, the bloated bladder of sin with a heart of radiance who exists to thwart their prosperity. And then there’s the platonic Jerry Chickens, and the lachrymose Lucky, as well as Frank’s Real Pa and Faux Pa, each a part of one of the great cartoon achievements of the 20th century.For all its mystery, the world of Frank is a simple, delightful, mesmerizing example of world-building at its most fanciful, surely to delight parents and children alike.
The Tick: The Complete Edlund
Ben Edlund - 2008
All 12 issues of Ben Edlund's original classic comic book series are collected in The Tick: The Complete Edlund, plus as a bonus the 13th Pseudo-Tick, "what-might-have-been" final issue! Extra materials include the first Tick story from the NEC Newsletter, rarely-seen backup stories, pin-ups, and original commentary by Edlund!
The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1
Ed BrubakerSal Buscema - 2008
After learning that the legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed, Danny is invited to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor...and the future of K'un-Lun! COLLECTING: Immortal Iron Fist 1-16, Annual 1; Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death 1; Immortal Iron Fist: The Origin of Danny Rand 1; Civil War: Choosing Sides 1
Jim Krueger - 2008
But the members of the fabled Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal. The deadliest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert — with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could!But it’s just the latest attempt at world domination — and our heroes strive to expose the truth, to fight…for JUSTICE!DC's pantheon of heroes is reimagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME, Marvels) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X), with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) painted by Ross. This ultimate slipcased Absolute edition contains all twelve issues of the best-selling maxiseries, plus expansive character bios, developmental sketches, pencil art, bonus covers, DC Direct gallery, and much more!
The Adventures of Suppandi-1: A Collection of Stories from 25 Years of Tinkle
Luis Fernandes - 2008
He has been creating trouble and evoking laughter since January 1983, issue Tinkle 27. He’s a total goof and will make you laugh with his silly antics. Suppandi has had multiple jobs however none of them have lasted very long. He takes instructions from his employers, applies his own literal logic to them and causes total mayhem. The character of Suppandi is based on a Tamil folklore character, Chappandi. Ram Waeerkar, the legendary Tinkle artist gave form to Suppandi. Currently, his daughter, Archana Amberkar, illustrates the strip.Meet the Cool CastMaddy: Suppandi’s best friend who often gives him advice and nearly always regrets it, but he is the only one who will stick with Suppandi and bears his gaffes.Soupy: Suppandi’s admirer, who usually has Suppandi fleeing her attentions.Frooty: Suppandi’s crush, she is the only one who understands the intent behind Suppandi’s actions and so always has a smile for SuppandiAbout TinkleContinuously published since 1980, Tinkle is one of the oldest and most cherished children’s comics magazines in India. It boasts of a large fan following and beloved characters that include such household names as Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and Tantri the Mantri.
Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 3: Calamari Rising
Ben Templesmith - 2008
Since their last meeting, they've tracked him across the thousand million dimensional possibilities of existence -- and this time the entire Squideeverse is with them! Wormwood is going to learn the hard way he can't keep running from his problems as his oldest foe now threatens his favorite watering hole, Earth, with absorption into the Calamari group mind!
The Potpourrific Great Big Grab Bag of Get Fuzzy
Darby Conley - 2008
On the Media lauds Darby Conley as "the most successful cartoonist of the new generation." --National Public RadioAs Darby Conley's fourth treasury, this title presents strips from I'm Ready for My Movie Contract and Take Our Cat, Please!Named Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2002 by the National Cartoonists Society, Darby Conley's Get Fuzzy takes a keen and witty look at the dynamics of interspecies cohabitation.Beleaguered ad exec Rob Wilco is the mild-mannered guardian to Bucky, a sharp-fanged, self-absorbed house cat with a penchant for scheming and screenwriting, and Satchel, a gentle laid-back Shar-pei-Lab who frequently finds himself on the receiving end of Bucky's mischief.Inside this fourth treasury, Get Fuzzy fans will follow Bucky's vainglorious pursuit of fame while Rob holds a magazine intervention with Satchel.
New X-Men by Grant Morrison: Ultimate Collection, Book 1
Grant Morrison - 2008
Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes - replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Now, his entire Eisner Award-nominated run on New X-Men is collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! Collects New X-Men #114-126, and Annual 2001.
Atomic Robo and the Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne
Brian ClevingerNick Frost - 2008
until he unveils a robot with automatic intelligence -- ATOMIC ROBO! After decades of dealing with all manner of weirdness, Atomic Robo and the so-called Action Scientists of Tesladyne become the go-to defense force against the unexplained! See ROBO take on Nazis, giant ants, clockwork mummies, walking pyramids, Mars, cyborgs, and his nemesis, Baron von Helsingard, in his first trade paperback graphic novel. This edition collects the hard-to-find, sold-out, debut issues of Atomic Robo #1-6, complete with cover gallery, pin-ups, concept sketches, and bonus stories.
Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of the War on Terror 2001-2008
David Rees - 2008
From the first few days of Operation Enduring Freedom to the overhyped pseudo-success of the �surge”—years of fear, bewilderment, violence, and death—Rees has succeeded in depicting a country of grieving, angry, and confused citizens, feeling hatred for—and hatred of—the world beyond our shores. Get Your War On is a kaleidoscopic cavalcade of emotions and moods, including (but not limited to) despair, enraged bewilderment, grief (with a touch of loathing), ecstatic contempt, disgust, and nihilistic exhilaration. This definitive edition of Get Your War On combines strips from the first two publications with sixty-five percent new material created in the last three years.
Jef Mallett - 2008
And boy does he make his first appearance count. --The Bob and Tom Radio ShowNominated by the National Cartoonist Society as Best Comic Strip, Jef Mallett's Frazz follows the life of Bryson Elementary School janitor and hit-songwriting-wonder Edwin Frazier. An all-round Renaissance man, role model, and friend rolled into one, Frazz feels as comfortable philosophizing with the students as he is with the teachers and principal.Always placing an emphasis on the importance of seizing opportunities to learn and grow, Frazz is a family favorite and multiple-year recipient of the Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council for excellence in communicating values and ethics.
Mark Millar - 2008
WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE's team of MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (WORLD WAR HULK) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century. Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you--the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. KICK-ASS is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you're an idiot! Explicit Content
The Cream of Tank Girl
Alan C. Martin - 2008
Spewing filth and fury since 1988, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett’s foul-mouthed, anarchic creation with The Cream of Tank Girl! Boasting tons of unseen artwork, rarely seen comic strips, every Jamie Hewlett Tank Girl cover ever, publicity posters, script samples and more besides, this is the ultimate guide to Tank Girl and her world! Bask in the glory of exclusive new commentary from writer Alan Martin! Shiver with pleasure at the sight of rarely seen drawings by Gorillaz genius Jamie Hewlett! Have a nice cup of tea whilst studying the recipe page! Verily, The Cream of Tank Girl is a smorgasbord of Tank Girl-osity.
Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 2: It Only Hurts When I Pee
Ben Templesmith - 2008
But if rabid leprechauns and inter-dimensional travel isn't enough to get your head spinning, enter the Squidmen, a terrifying collective of "gatherers," hell bent on ingesting everything they can get their tentacles on!
Tom and Jerry
Jerry Beck - 2008
With some fo the most elaborate and explosive prusuits imaginable, Tom and Jerry have invented invisible paint, traveled back in time, and defied amost every law of physics. Explore and enjoy the Oscar-winning series that made Hanna-Barbera, delighted millions, and defined the word of Saturday morning cartoons.
Tales Of Vishnu (Amar Chitra Katha)
Anant Pai - 2008
However, though Brahma has created the universe and Shiva can destroy it, it is up to the great god Vishnu to keep all creatures within it well and happy. Always compassionate, he is also the wisest of the trinity. It is he who good-naturedly sorts out the mess the others create. And above all, Vishnu always favours the good and the pure.
Dan Nadel - 2008
Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual culture since the mid-1970s. From his era-defining punk graphics to his cartoon icon Jimbo to his visionary design for "Pee-wee's Playhouse," he has left his mark on every medium he's touched. Working in close collaboration with the artist, PictureBox has assembled the definitive volume on Panter's work from the early 1970s to the present. This monumental, slipcased set is split into two 350-page volumes. The first is a comprehensive monograph featuring over 700 images of paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters and comics, alongside essays by Robert Storr, Mike Kelley, Richard Klein, Richard Gehr, Karrie Jacobs and Byron Coley, as well a substantial commentary by the artist himself. The second volume features a selection from Panter's sketchbooks--the site of some of his most audacious work--most of which has never been published in any form.A three-time Emmy Award-winner for his production design on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" and the recipient of the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence, graphic artist Gary Panter has drawn inspiration from diverse vernacular and traditional art arenas over the course of the past four decades. Closely associated with the underground comics and music scenes on both coasts, he is responsible for designing the Screamers iconic 1970s poster, many record covers for Frank Zappa, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Residents and the ongoing comic character Jimbo. Most recently Panter has performed psychedelic light shows at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and at New York's Anthology Film Archives. He was a featured artist in the major 2006-2007 touring exhibition, "Masters of American Comics."
The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 3
Al Feldstein - 2008
Originally published in 1952 and 1953, this volume of Gemstone''s EC Archives series reprints issues #13-18 of Tales from the Crypt! Creators include writers Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein, and artists Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, and George Evans.
The Walking Dead: The Covers Volume 1
Robert Kirkman - 2008
In celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of The Walking Dead, Image Comics presents this full-color hardback collection of the first 50 covers of the series, as well as covers for the various collected editions of the series, with added sketch material and commentary by series creator/writer Robert Kirkman, and artists Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn.
Judge Dredd: America
John Wagner - 2008
But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city... bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation - with the Judges in its sights! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: The Chief Judge's Man) this dark and complex tale is a true 2000 AD classic!
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia
Robert Greenberger - 2008
. . and the mythology behind the man.“Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible. . . . I shall become a bat!” So declared millionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne, orphaned as a boy by a murderous thug and driven as a man to battle the scourge of crime by becoming Batman. Batman swooped into popular culture in 1939–and for nearly seventy years has thrilled audiences in countless comics, live-action and animated television programs, and seven feature films. Prowling the darkened rooftops of Gotham City, roaring through the teeming streets in the sleek, high-powered Batmobile, and leaping into action when the iconic Bat-Signal pierces the night sky, the Caped Crusader is a larger-than-life legend. And now, for the first time in more than thirty years, everything there is to know about Batman–from the beginning to the present, and from A to Z–is collected in one comprehensive new sourcebook. More than 500 pages of entries and illustrations include:• fascinating details and the complete background on Batman’s origins • biographies of every major character in the Batman universe–including his closest allies, from Robin the Boy Wonder and faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth to Commissioner Gordon; and his countless enemies, from the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, and the Riddler to Scarecrow, Two-Face, Ra’s al Ghul and Poison Ivy• classic black-and-white comic book artwork throughout• two sixteen-page full-color artwork insertsEven an all-access pass to the Batcave couldn’t rival former DC Comics editor and Batman scholar extraordinaire Robert Greenberger’s exhaustive ultimate archive. The Essential Batman Encyclopedia is a must for every Batman fan’s bookshelf.BATMAN, the DC Logo, and all related names, characters and elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2008. All rights reserved.
Nothing Nice to Say
Mitch Clem - 2008
Enter Nothing Nice to Say. Mitch Clem's Nothing Nice to Say leaves no mohawked, leather-jacket-clad stone unturned in its mission to expose the awesomeness and the absurdity of punk culture. Sometimes esoteric and always hilarious, Nothing Nice is so punk you'd think the book was bound with safety pins.
A Baby Blues Treasury: X-Treme Parenting
Rick Kirkman - 2008
And laundry." --Baby Blues proverbWhen the recipe box has more pizza coupons than recipes, or for those parenting days when all you seem to accomplish is brushing your hair and making a tray of ice cubes, Baby Blues offers parental fatigue redemption. The brainchild of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, this Baby Blues treasury features cartoons from Briefcase Full of Baby Blues and Night Shift. From prophetic Baby Blues proverbs like, "The grass is always greener on the knees of your kid's new white pants," to Dinner Table Olympics where Synchronized Whining is the main event, young parents Darryl and Wanda keep pace with energetic children Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren, as Kirkman and Scott expertly navigate the daily nuances of newborns, nocturnal diaper changes, and the nirvana of family life.
Jeremy and Mom: A Zits Retrospective You Should Definitely Buy for Your Mom
Jerry Scott - 2008
It's an age when nurturing moms who've spent years cuddling, tucking, and rocking their little boys suddenly find themselves on the outside trying to see in. Most moms and sons do not make the transition gracefully.Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman are trying something different with this collection of their phenomenally successful comic strip, Zits. They have combed through more than 10 years of strips and selected more than 200 of the most popular of the Mom/Son themed strips into one book.The idea is to provide a more focused look at the dynamic that drives almost all of the mountain of Zits e-mail and letters we receive every month," says Scott. Borgman adds, "If moms can stop what they're doing long enough to discover this book, we think they'll find a lot of comfort (and laughs) in seeing that their struggles with their grunting, slouching, uncommunicative, sloppy, and ultimately incomprehensible sons are universal."
Call of the Wild: A MUTTS Comic Strip Treasury
Patrick McDonnell - 2008
To me, Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be." -Charles Schulz, Peanuts creatorMUTTS appears in 700 newspapers in more than 20 countries and receives about 1 million visits each month to its official Web site at www.muttscomics.com.Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS has been recognized by the National Cartoonists Society as Best Strip of the Year for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet gentle stand on important social issues.McDonnell, a New York Times best-selling author, has been awarded the Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist of the Year, as well as the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist, and multiple Genesis Awards.
Secret Six, Book 2: Money for Murder
Gail Simone - 2008
Join the team as they shoot, swindle, and scam their way out of the most dangerous parts of the DC Universe, and the grips of its most dangerous killers!New York Times best-selling writer Gail Simone (BATGIRL, Red Sonja, Deadpool), is joined by artists Nicola Scott (EARTH 2), Douglas Hazlewood (TEEN TITANS), Javier Pina (SWAMP THING) and more in SECRET SIX: MONEY AND MURDER (collects SECRET SIX #1-14), for the most brutal battles yet of the DCU's band of baddies!
Da Crockydile Book o' Frendsheep: A Pearls Before Swine Gift Book
Stephan Pastis - 2008
Do geeft book.' And we is like, 'OKay. Whatevers. Just pays us monees.'Den dey is say, 'Make book about frensheep.' And we is like, 'But we ees hate evrybodies.' ANd dey is go, 'But dat make most monees.' So we is like, 'Okay. We expert.'"And experts they are, as they show in such an endearing expression of care as, "If you is have a beeg butt, frend sometime honesst and say, 'you have beeg butt.'"Named Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 2004 and 2007, Pearls Before Swine has a devoted fan following of crockydiles and humans alike.
The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics
Denis Kitchen - 2008
Terry Gilliam also started at his side, met an unknown John Cleese in the process, and the genesis of Monty Python was formed. Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him. And he's one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner's favorite artists.Harvey Kurtzman had a Midas touch for talent, but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, and satirist. The creator of MAD and Playboy's "Little Annie Fanny" was called, "One of the most important figures in postwar America" by the New York Times. Kurtzman's groundbreaking "realistic" war comics of the early '50s and various satirical publications (MAD, Trump, Humbug, and Help!) had an immense impact on popular culture, inspiring a generation of underground cartoonists. Without Kurtzman, it's unlikely we'd have had Airplane, SNL, or National Lampoon.The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is the first and only authorized celebration of this "Master of American Comics." This definitive book includes hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, illustrated correspondence, and vintage photos from the rich Kurtzman archives
Asterix Omnibus, vol. 11
Albert Uderzo - 2008
Asterix and the Class Act goes back to the day of Asterix’s birth, and follows him through school and the bid for the very first Gaulish Olympics. In Asterix and the Falling Sky it looks as if the Gauls’ one big fear that the sky will fall on their heads just might come true. But it turns out to be something very different: a space race!
The Day Phonics Kicked In: Baby Blues Goes Back to School
Rick Kirkman - 2008
Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have scoured their archives for the very best of the Baby Blues school--and education-related strips to include in this retrospective. From sack lunches to show-and-tell, this hilarious collection of Baby Blues strips will earn high marks from loyal readers everywhere.
The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 1: The Five Nightmares
Matt Fraction - 2008
- faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony's late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius, and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What's worse, he's got Iron Man tech, and he's every bit Iron Man's equal and opposite - except younger, faster, smarter, and immeasurably evil! Rising-star writer Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (Uncanny X-Men) join forces to repulsor-ray your comic books to a cinder!Collecting: Invincible Iron Man 1-7
Krazy and Ignatz, 1943-1944: He Nods in Quiescent Siesta
George Herriman - 2008
With this volume, Fantagraphics and its precursor Eclipse will have reprinted the entire 29-year run of the Krazy Kat Sundays! Like Charles Schulz, George Herriman was a cartoonist to the very end. Aside from collecting the last masterful year and a half of "Krazy Kat," this new volume will offer a retrospective look at Herriman's life at the drawing table, offering many never before seen samples of his original art (which the cartoonist often lovingly hand-colored for friends). Gathered from many scattered collections, these pages testify to Herriman's inveterate passion for drawing. Rounding out the volume are scores of Krazy Kat daily strips also from Herriman's last years, further testament to the cartoonists vitality. Series editor and veteran comics historian, Bill Blackbeard, also provides a concluding, wide-ranging essay on the life and art of Herriman. More than a simple reprint collection, Krazy and Ignatz, 1943-1944 portrays the full range of a cartoonist who remained an artist all his life.
The Art of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse
Ben Templesmith - 2008
See the art, read the story, ride the worm! Ben Templesmith collects all the notable art plus a large amount of unpublished ideas, sketches, and never-before-seen paintings from his cult classic, semi-regular, off-beat serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.
Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 9
Brian Michael Bendis - 2008
Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, the Ultimates, the X-Men and the all-new, all-different Spider-Woman And in "Ultimate Knights," Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider-Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin - permanently. But with his Aunt's life hanging by a thread, and his serious girl problems with MJ and Kitty Pryde, crimebusting may be the last thing on young Mr. Parker's mind.Collecting: Ultimate Spider-Man 97-111
Pugs: God's Little Weirdos
Dave Kellett - 2008
Their lungs sound like an asthmatic jogger in a Beijing smog. And they move like they've had 48 more espressos than they should. They're pugs: The dogs that prove breeding can make massive, massive mistakes...and still create awesome dogs. The first Sheldon "theme" book collects all your favorite pug strips into one book -- with a few extra tidbits not seen online! It's the perfect collection for dog-lovers like you. (And yes, we do mean *you*, the one with dog hair all over you.)
Howard the Duck Omnibus
Steve Gerber - 2008
It's an election year, and what better way to celebrate than to cast your vote for the one candidate who'll tell it like it is. Born on a planet populated by talking waterfowl, Howard the Duck found himself trapped in a world he never made: ours Howard was the archetypal outsider, able to see through the absurdities of human society in the 1970s with uncanny accuracy and an acerbic wit. His adventures presented writer Steve Gerber with a platform from which to engage in an ongoing critique of contemporary fools and pretenders, from power-mad capitalist wizard Pro-Rata to cult leader Reverend Joon Moon Yuc to the dreaded Doctor Bong Experience for yourself the complete comic adventures of Howard in this Omnibus collection, reprinting his first appearances and the entire run of his first series. Collecting stories from Adventures Into Fear #19, Man-Thing #1, Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5, Howard the Duck #1-33, Marvel Treasury Edition #12, and Marvel Team-Up #96.
The Punisher Max by Garth Ennis Omnibus, Vol. 2
Garth Ennis - 2008
But even that hell can't match the fury of five women scorned: Frank killed their husbands, and now they're out for payback. Plus, the Punisher hunts the biggest game of all! Barracuda seeks bloody revenge! And tales from Frank Castle's beginning and end - featuring his childhood and his last stand in an apocalyptic future. Nobody takes Punisher to the MAX like Garth Ennis! COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2004) 31-60, PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA 1-5, PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL, UNISHER: THE END
G.I. Joe: Classics #1
Larry Hama - 2008
Adele Burkhart, a controversial scientist privy to pivotal secrets that could spell doom for America! It's up to G.I. Joe to infiltrate Cobra's island base and rescue Dr. Burkhart before it is too late. Will they make it in time or will Cobra succeed? Find out in the issue that started it all!
Zits 13: Pierced
Jerry Scott - 2008
One of Jeremy's best friends and the drummer in the band, Pierce's audacious body art gives all of the outward signs of a fierce nonconformist kid living on the edge. But beneath the metal and tattoo ink lies the soul of the caring, loyal friend and animal lover within. Or as Jeremy describes him, "Face of silver, heart of gold."
Invincible Summer: An Anthology, Volume II: Issues 9-14
Nicole J. Georges - 2008
It begins, blossoms, and then falls apart - as she sails solo on the ocean, pictorally speaking. The first Invincible Summer character to use a real name goes from hero to villain in these 5 issues. We're also treated to the usual vegan recipes, priceless moments, friendships, humor, fashion, and heart from this rad Portland lady.
Goddamn This War!
Jacques Tardi - 2008
Vastly different sequentially (eschewing Trenches' splintered narrative, Goddamn is split into six chronological chapters, one for each year of the war), graphically (Tardi deploys his more recent pen-ink-and-watercolor technique, with the bold colors of the early chapters fading into a grimy near-monochrome in the later ones as the war drags on), and narratively (all of Goddamn is told, with insight, dark wit and despair, as a first-person reminiscence/narration by an unnamed soldier), Goddamn This War! shares with Trenches its sustained sense of outrage, pitch-black gallows humor, and impeccably scrupulous historical exactitude. In fact, Goddamn This War! includes an extensive year-by-year historical text section written by Tardi's frequent World War I research helpmate, the historian and collector Jean-Pierre Verney, including dozens of stunning rare photographs and visual documents from his personal collection.
Annihilation: Conquest Omnibus
Dan AbnettKyle Holtz - 2008
The Nova Corps are destroyed, leaving only Richard Rider. Who will rise to guard the galaxy from the threat of Ultron? When the Kree homeworld is invaded by the techno-organic Phalanx, Star-Lord must lead a ragtag team into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar seeks a mysterious savior - and Nova and Gamora are taken over by the Phalanx! Who is the haunted loner called Wraith? Can the New Mutants' Warlock free Nova? And what are Ultron and the Phalanx really after?Collecting: Nova 1-12, Annual; Annihilation: Conquest Prologue, 1-6; Annihilation: Conquest: Star-Lord 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest: Quasar 1-4; Annihilation: Conquest: Wraith 1-4; Annihilation Saga
Ex Machina: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1
Brian K. Vaughan - 2008
Vaughan (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y: THE LAST MAN) uniquely combines big city politics and superheroes in this criticially acclaimed series. Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide after the events of 9/11.Illustrated by Tony Harris, EX MACHINA BOOK ONE is the first chapter of one of the finest series ever from Vertigo.Collects Ex Machina issues #1-11.
Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist
Will Eisner - 2008
The final volume of legendary cartoonist Will Eisner's celebrated instructional trilogy explores the critical principle of body grammar in comics storytelling.
Love Potion #8
Molly Reisner - 2008
After drinking a special berry juice called Love Potion #8, they all start letting their true feelings shine -- even Toph! Of course, when they blame it all on the crazy love potion, they learn that their nomad friends had more than one trick up their sleeves! Find out the juicy secret in this easy-to-follow, full-color reader.
Creepy Archives, Vol. 1
Archie GoodwinFrank Frazetta - 2008
Dark Horse Comics further corners the market on high quality horror storytelling with one of the most anticipated releases of the decade, a hardcover archive collection of legendary Creepy Magazine.This groundbreaking material turned the world of graphic storytelling on its head in the early 1960s, as phenomenal young artists like Bernie Wrightson and Neal Adams reached new artistic heights with their fascinating explorations of classic and modern horror stories.*Brilliant, classic Creepy stories from 1964-1966 raised from the dead after twenty-five years.*Featuring work by such comics luminaries as Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, Alex Toth, and Frank Frazetta.* Archive editions of Creepy will be the cornerstone of any comic-book library.*Volume One reprints the first five terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, reprinted in the original magazine size!
Kawaii Not: Cute Gone Bad [With Stickers]
Meghan Murphy - 2008
These subversive comics combine Japanese-inspired cute with Meghan Murphy's truly quirky sense of humor, creating a strange and beautiful hybrid that is as crazy and crude as it is adorable.Inside, find: 100 original comics with perforated pagesStickers Nothing is more kawaii than stickers A "How Kawaii Are You?" quiz, a Kawaii Horoscope, and a Kawaii Manifesto
Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles
Dean Mullaney - 2008
They moved away from the simple outline approach then popular, and created a chiaroscuro style that still influences comics artists today. Having blazed a trail through the comics world, Sickles left the medium in favor of a 40-year career as one of America's most successful magazine illustrators. A regular at Life magazine, his work also appeared in Look, Reader's Digest, National Geographic, and The Saturday Evening Post.A massive, comprehensive, oversized 392-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Sickles Scorchy Smith strip, from December 1933 through November 1936. It also features, in a 140-page biography, an extensive examination of Sickles's life and the decades-long influence of his work, while also showcasing the full breadth of his career as one of America's foremost magazine illustrators.
World War Robot: Illustrated Number One
Ashley Wood - 2008
Robots) has handled his share of robots over the years. And now, he presents total robot war! In World War Robot, a dwindling band of humans and robots face off in a battle that will likely end humanity as we know it -- on Earth, on the Moon, and on Mars, too! Badass battles, really intense human/robot drama, and even a little black humor and political intrigue are the order of the day in this oversize, standalone epic courtesy of Wood.
Help Is on the Way: A Collection of Basic Instructions: Collection of Basic Instructions v. 1
Scott Meyer - 2008
This is the kind of stuff that jumps from the weekly paper onto your cubicle wall in seconds flat! Learn how to apply the laws of physics to your personal relationships! "Help Is on the Way", by Basic Instructions creator Scott Meyer, is your "all-inclusive guide to a life well-lived."
St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business
Ronald Searle - 2008
Trinian's, the gloriously anarchic boarding school for young ladies, became synonymous with outrageous behavior when Ronald Searle's drawings first appeared in Britain's Lilliput magazine in the 1940s. Searle said about his creations: "A St. Trinian's girl would be sadistic, cunning, dissolute, crooked, sordid, lacking morals of any sort and capable of any excess. She would also be well-spoken, even well-mannered and polite. Sardonic, witty and very amusing. She would be good company. In short: typically human and, despite everything, endearing." St. Trinian's girls are experts in the maidenly arts of torture, witchcraft, and mayhem of all description; their antics take the reader back to those authoritarian school days that begged for serious rebellion and all-embracing non-conformity. Poisonous mushrooms, medieval racks, and field hockey sticks as weapons of choice figure prominently. Gin-swigging and cigar-smoking are popular pastimes. Now, black humor and black stockings intact, the St. Trinian's girls reach American shores in this gleefully wicked collection of cartoons, published to coincide with the major film, St. Trinian's, starring Rupert Everett, Mischa Barton, and Colin Firth.
Little Orphan Annie Volume 1: Will Tomorrow Ever Come? 1924-1927
Harold Gray - 2008
In the pages of "Will Tomorrow Ever Come?" readers will discover how Annie escapes the orphanage and is ultimately adopted by "Daddy;" how she finds that loveable mutt Sandy and rescues him from being tortured; how she meets the Silos, who become recurring characters throughout the series; how she joins the circus and first encounters Pee Wee the elephant; and how, broke and alone, she hits the road on a succession of dangerous yet spiritually uplifting adventures. This volume also includes an index, and a biographical essay by Jeet Heer.
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Blake Bell - 2008
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a coffee table art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, his strict adherence to his own (and Randian) principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics he's drawn over the last 55 years.
Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
Jessica Abel - 2008
Highly recommended." --Scott McCloudDrawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation – for college classes or for independent study – that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen lessons offered – each complete with homework, extra credit activities and supplementary reading suggestions – provide a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Additional resources, lessons, and after-class help are available on the DW-WP website.
Ex Machina: The Complete Series Omnibus
Brian K. Vaughan - 2008
Vaughan uniquely combines big-city politics and superheroes in this criticially acclaimed series. Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing superhero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines.Written by Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y: THE LAST MAN), illustrated by Tony Harris, Tom Feister, Jim Clark, Chris Sprouse and John Paul Leon. Starting with issue #1 up to the shocking last storyline in series final issue#50 which reveals a terrifying plan that's been in the works since the very first issue. EX MACHINA: THE COMPLETE SERIES OMNIBUS collects the complete sereis plus extras including the original series proposal, two scripts and behind-the-scenes features on interior and cover art creation, all in hardcover format.Collects EX MACHINA #1-50 and EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-4.
Angel: After the Fall (Issue #3)
Joss Whedon - 2008
The Hell dimension is playing havoc with Illyria's powers, and she is time-skipping as she did in "Time Bomb". Connor arrives revealing that he and Spike have been working as partners; Spike's "Hugh Hefner" lifestyle is part of his act. Angel confronts the Lords of Los Angeles, and challenges them to a battle for all of Los Angeles in two days.
Steve MacIsaac - 2008
This third volume also features contributions from Justin Hall (Hard to Swallow) and a new cartoonist named Fuzzbelly. Hall's contribution is an excerpt from his upcoming graphic novel "The Liar", while Fuzzbelly's is an autobiographical rumination on eroticism.
Jean-Pierre Gibrat - 2008
Dead to the world, he takes advantage of the situation and hides in the small village of Cambeyrac, using his secret observation post overlooking the village square to watch the permanent theater that people offer in the course of the day. Loves, hatreds, jealousies, cowardice, acts of heroism... nothing escapes the observer's eye, especially not the beautiful waitress Cecile. Until the moment comes when, spectator no more, he must become an actor himself and meet his destiny. This hidden life he had hoped to live was just a reprieve. The book also includes a portfolio of pin-ups and sketches featuring its heroine.
Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions
Jim Shooter - 2008
However, instead of revenge he finds Armstrong, the centuries-old immortal wanderer who spends his time drinking, fighting, and spinning tales of his hedonistic adventures throughout history! When a ruthless cult and its bumbling agents try to enlist Archer to kill Armstrong (the one they believe to be the Devil), the two most unlikely traveling companions turn the tables and team up to face down the threat that could destroy the world!
Tomo, Volume 5: Secret Alliance
Jim Krueger - 2008
The time arrives to employ her skills and the Spirit Sword as she and Tomo pursue deadly assassins returning to earth to remove the source of protective prayer. As the struggle against evil and oppression continues in book five, Hana learns that, because of the power of prayer, not all warriors fight with fists and swords.