Best of
Comics

2009

The Walking Dead Compendium 1


Robert Kirkman - 2009
    With The Walking Dead #1-48, this compendium features more than one thousand pages chronicling the start of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning story of zombie horror, from Rick Grimes waking up alone in a hospital, his band of survivors seeking refuge on an isolated farm and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot, The Governor.

Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Two


Brian K. VaughanJ.G. Jones - 2009
    Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth.Now, the entire critically acclaimed Y: THE LAST MAN saga written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a new edition. In this second volume, a Russian space from the International Space Station is returning to earth carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male? Plus, the group runs up against a roadblock in Arizona where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government.Collects Y: The Last Man #11-23

Preacher, Book 1


Garth Ennis - 2009
    After merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan preacher Jesse Custer has become completely disillusioned with the beliefs to which he had dedicated his entire life. Now possessing the power of "the word," an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer loses faith in both God and man as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America. This new collected edition features an all-new introduction by series writer Garth Ennis.

Hellboy, Volume 3: Conqueror Worm and Strange Places


Mike Mignola - 2009
    Hellboy Library Edition Volume 3 collects three pivotal stories of Hellboy's journey, as he leaves behind the world of men and journeys into the unknown: the award-winning Conqueror Worm, which brings back some of Hellboy's earliest foes, in the story that ends his career with the B.P.R.D., and marks his first run-in with the fan-favorite masked hero Lobster Johnson; the haunting fairy tale The Third Wish; and The Island, a dark and surreal glimpse into the true origin of the Right Hand of Doom and Hellboy's own destiny; along with a new, expanded sketchbook of never-before-seen Mignola artwork.

All-Star Superman, Vol. 2


Grant Morrison - 2009
    In this follow-up to the award-winning All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet.

Criminal: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1


Ed Brubaker - 2009
    Also features many extras, including a Criminal short story and the never-before-printed five page "movie trailer in comics form" that Brubaker and Phillips created to announce the series online, plus illustrations, selected articles, behind-the-scenes glimpses, painted covers, and much more! Features an introduction by comics legend and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons.Collects Criminal (2006) #1-10 and Criminal (2008) #1-3.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: #1-3 [Collection]


Jeff Kinney - 2009
    Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. Three fantastic titles in a box set: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.

Wolverine: Old Man Logan


Mark Millar - 2009
    Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him... and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the Hulk Gang. A man forced to help an old friend - the blind archer, Hawkeye - to drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan!Collecting: Wolverine 66-72, Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan

Essex County


Jeff Lemire - 2009
    In Essex County, Lemire crafts an intimate study of one community through the years, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a young artist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free. This new edition collects the complete, critically-acclaimed trilogy (Tales from the Farm, Ghost Stories, and The Country Nurse) in one deluxe volume! Also included are over 40-pages of previously unpublished material, including two new stories.

Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book One


Bill WillinghamSherilyn van Valkenburgh - 2009
    But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Bigby, Fabletown's sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.Collecting: Fables 1-10, and Bill Willingham's prose story from Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile, as well as character sketches Awards: YALSA: 2004 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers·Willingham, Bill. Animal Farm (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo. ·Willingham, Bill. Legends in Exile (Fables series). DC Comics: Vertigo. YALSA: 2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens·Willingham, Bill, Todd Klein, and others. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. 2006. DC Comics/ Vertigo As of 2008, Fables has won twelve Eisner Awards.·Best New Series in 2003 ·Best Serialized Story in 2003, 2005 and 2006 (Legends In Exile, March of the Wooden Soldiers and Homelands) ·Best Anthology in 2007 (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall) ·Best Short Story in 2007 (A Frog’s Eye View, by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall) Hugo Award Nomination 2009:·Fables: War and Pieces was nominated for the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story

The Bloom County Library, Vol. 1: 1980-1982


Berkeley Breathed - 2009
    Bloom County ran from December 8th, 1980 to August 6th, 1989 and was published in an astounding 1200 newspapers on a daily basis. The huge popularity of Bloom County spawned a merchandizing bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus. The Bloom County Library Volume 1 highlights the first time the entire run of the immensely popular Bloom County strip has been collected in beautifully designed hard cover books with exceptional reproduction.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/6/2009 Pages: 288

Simon's Cat


Simon Tofield - 2009
    Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. Simon's Cat depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.

Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition


Stan Sakai - 2009
    Stuffed with engaging supporting characters, villains, and even a romantic interest or two, Usagi Yojimbo chronicles the action-packed wanderings of a masterless samurai (a “ronin”) in feudal Japan — as told with funny-animals. (If Pixar and the late Akira Kurosawa were to collaborate on a movie, it might very well look like this.)For the first ten years of his career, the battling bunny was published by Fantagraphics Books. In honor of his 25th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing a deluxe slipcase set collecting the first seven Usagi books, including the earliest stories; the origin story, “Samurai”; “The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy,” a full graphic novel; and literally dozens more. With over 1000 pages of story, this is the complete, definitive, early Usagi. But that’s not all! This Special Edition (our third in a line of books revisiting Fantagraphics’ most beloved classics, following Palestine: The Special Edition and Ghost World: The Special Edition) will also be brimming with extra material, some from the long-out-of-print hardcover editions of those first seven volumes, some brand new. Just a few of the goodies are a complete full-color gallery of the more than 50 Usagi covers from that period (never-before-collected); many preparatory sketches, including Sakai’s original first draft of the “Samurai” story; two “non-canon” Usagi stories by Sakai co-starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with whom Usagi also shared screen time in the TMNTs’ TV series); and an updated and expanded, long out-of-print and feature-length, career-spanning interview with Sakai from the pages of The Comics Journal.

The Batman Adventures: Mad Love and Other Stories


Paul Dini - 2009
    Also included are tales by Dini, Timm and others that feature the Scarecrow, Ra's Al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and more.

Marvel Encyclopedia


Alastair Dougall - 2009
    Features over 1,000 classic characters created by comic giant Marvel which include the Spider-Man, the Avengers, Hulk, Wolverine, the X-Men and more.

Sleeper: Season One


Ed Brubaker - 2009
    Holden Carver is also an agent of global spy group International Operations, working in deep cover. But the only person who knows his secret is lying in a coma.

The Death of Captain America Omnibus


Ed Brubaker - 2009
    But the collapse of Steve Rogers' dream was merely the first step in the wicked machinations of the Red Skull, who is determined to see the death of America follow soon after the death of the Captain. As the Skull's master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the United States, only one man stands in its way - but is he up to the task? Freed from the psychosis that transformed him into the relentless mercenary known as the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes is called on to live up to the dream in ways he never imagined. Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker refuses to let up on the action, suspense, and human drama in a tale that ties together all eras of the star-spangled warrior's history!Collecting: Captain America 25-42

Deadpool: Suicide Kings


Mike Benson - 2009
    Everyone wants a piece of him - and for a crime he didn't commit! That's right: Someone's framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade's going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, he's first got to avoid getting captured - or killed - by some of the Marvel Universe's heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher, and Spider-Man. Plus, see what happens when Deadpool goes behind the scenes of "Pain Factor" - the reality TV game show so controversial, it's been banned around the world! Collects Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1-5 and Deadpool: Games of Death.

Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years


Charles M. Schulz - 2009
    Schulz.Andrews McMeel is proud to showcase the exclusive Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years. It is packed with commentary from throughout Schulz's career, making this book not only a heartwarming tribute but also a true collector's item.This special 60th anniversary tribute is arranged decade, to spotlight the highlights and development of this world favorite classic.

Sleeper Season Two


Ed Brubaker - 2009
    While spymaster John Lynch slept in a coma, his protégé Holden Carver was trapped undercover. Now that his star has risen in criminal mastermind Tao's organization, Carver is shocked by the news that Lynch is awake. Torn between new loyalties and his original mission, Carver must decide whose side he's really on – and if they're on his.This collection features SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-12, the full second year of the critically acclaimed series by Brubaker and Phillips, plus the never-before-collected prequel story from COUP D'ETAT: AFTERWORD."SLEEPER could hold its own against any noir, from any medium...Brubaker is without a doubt the best crime fiction writer in comics today."--AIN'T IT COOL NEWS

Asterios Polyp


David Mazzucchelli - 2009
    An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this “escape” really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he’s gotten to where he is. And isn’t. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she’s gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually.In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli’s extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception.Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchelli’s masterpiece: a great American graphic novel.

Blackest Night


Geoff Johns - 2009
    But to what end? As the War between the different colored Lantern Corps rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends and it's up to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to lead DC's greatest champions in a battle to save the Universe from an army of undead Black Lanterns made up of fallen Green Lanterns and DC's deceased heroes and villains.Collecting: BLACKEST NIGHT #0-8, BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTOR'S CUT #1.

Hellboy: The Ice Wolves


Mark Chadbourn - 2009
    In Dublin, Ireland, the clientele of a backstreet pub are found dead. In Kyoto, Japan, the bullet train pulls into the station with blood-spattered windows. It is the time of the Black Sun. Across the world, the wolves are calling to each other. Locked in bodies that had no idea they were there, they rise from the depths of the unconscious and turn towards America! For Hellboy, it's a race against time to prevent a devastating wave of primal savagery washing across the land. And so he is drawn to Boston's Beacon Hill and the Grant Mansion, believed to be the most haunted house in New England, where the truth may lie buried.

Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter


Darwyn Cooke - 2009
    Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind - to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him! Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark's groundbreaking Parker books are adapted for the first time as a series of graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke. The initial graphic novel brings to life the first Parker book, The Hunter, which introduces readers to the dangerous anti-hero's cold and calculated world of criminals, thugs, and grifters.

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1


Ed BrubakerGene Colan - 2009
    Now, pushed beyond the limit, he finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell's Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? And if you think Matt's life is going to start getting simpler after that, think again As he tries to find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight. And with the post-Civil War fallout all around him, he finds himself fighting a battle on both fronts of his life: in the courtroom and on the rooftops of Hell's Kitchen.Collecting: Daredevil 82-105

Strangers in Paradise (Omnibus, Books One & Two)


Terry Moore - 2009
    All 107 issues of the Strangers In Paradise series are here, including the spin-offs Molly & Poo, Princess Warrior, When World's Collide, and David's Story.

The Complete Peanuts, 1971-1974


Charles M. Schulz - 2009
    A boxed set of the eleventh and twelfth volumes, just in time for the holidays, designed by the Award-winning graphic novelist, Seth! This collection of books—identical to the individual volumes—ships shrinkwrapped, with two hardcovers containing complete strips from the years 1971-1972 and 1973-1974, packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set. The perfect gift item. The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 : Sally Brown elbows her way to center stage, at least among the humans, and is thus the logical choice for cover girl... and in her honor, the introduction is provided by none other than Broadway, television and film star Kristin (Wicked) Chenoweth, who first rose to Tony-winning fame with her scene-stealing performance as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Two long Summer-camp sequences involve Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, who has decided that Charlie Brown is madly in love with her, much to his clueless confusion. Snoopy shows up at camp as well, as does Peppermint Patty’s new permanent sidekick, the one and only Marcie. The eternally mutable Snoopy mostly shakes off his World War I Flying Ace identity and turns into Joe Cool, college hipster extraordinaire. And in three long sequences he writes a fan letter to his favorite author, Miss Helen Sweetstory, then goes on a journey to meet her, and finally enlists Charlie Brown’s help when her latest opus, “The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out,” falls afoul of censors. Also, Woodstock attends worm school, falls in love with a worm (perhaps the most doomed unrequited Peanuts love story ever!), and is nearly eaten by the neighbors’ cat... Peppermint Patty is put on trial for another dress code violation and makes a very ill-advised choice in terms of lawyers... Snoopy turns Linus’s blanket into not one but two sportcoats... Lucy hits a home run... and the birth of one Rerun Van Pelt! The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 : This volume features a number of tennis strips and several extended sequences involving Peppermint Patty’s friend Marcie (including a riotous, rarely seen sequence in which Marcie’s costume-making and hairstyling skills utterly spoil a skating competition for PP), so it seems only right that this volume’s introduction should be served up by Schulz’s longtime friend, tennis champion Billie Jean King. This volume also picks up on a few loose threads from the previous year, as the mysterious “Poochie” shows up in the flesh; Linus and Lucy’s new kid brother “Rerun” makes his first appearance, is almost immediately drafted onto the baseball team (where, thanks to his tiny strike zone, he wins a game), and embarks on his first terrifying journey on the back of his mom’s bike; and, in one of Peanuts’ oddest recurring storylines, the schoolhouse Sally used to talk to starts talking, or at least thinking, back at her! The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 also includes one of the all-time classic Peanuts sequences, in which Charlie Brown’s baseball-oriented hallucinations finally manifest themselves in a baseball-shaped rash on his head. Forced to conceal the embarrassing discoloration with a bag worn over his head, Charlie Brown goes to camp as “Mister Sack” and discovers that, shorn of his identity, he’s suddenly well liked and successful. 1460 b/w cartoons.

The Big Book of Barry Ween, Boy Genius


Judd Winick - 2009
    What does a ten-year-old boy do with a 350 I.Q.? Anything he wants! Cranky, egotistical, arrogant, and foul-mouthed, Barry in general wants to conduct his experiments and be left alone, but it never seems to work out. Hurdles that Barry must outmaneuver range from time warps, to art thieves, to inter-dimensional warfare with gorillas, to accidentally turning his best friend into a dinosaur! This massive volume collects all three BARRY WEEN mini-series—12 issues in all—for a complete compilation of the hit series, THE ADVENTURES OF BARRY WEEN, BOY GENIUS.

I Kill Giants


Joe Kelly - 2009
    Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in this bittersweet, coming-of-age story called "Best Indy Book of 2008" by IGN.

Wrapped-Up FoxTrot: A Treasury with the Final Daily Strips


Bill Amend - 2009
    Life is always fresh, topical, and irreverent in this wacky house.* Amend's FoxTrot won the National Cartoonists Society's prestigious Reuben Award in 2007.

X-Men: Magneto Testament


Greg Pak - 2009
    But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy - who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel's greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl - and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler's Final Solution From X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong writer Greg Pak and award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico. Collects X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5.

ALPHA…Directions


Jens Harder - 2009
    We see our infant universe as it rapidly expands, formed by black holes belonging to another universe. He uses a cinematic style to show every step, with imagery taken from popular culture, archaeology, science, film, and art sources, and to take use through the formation of our solar system and the earth itself, charting the long course of biological evolution.Alpha is the first in a trilogy covering the world and mankind's evolution. Alpha is the starting point of investigating the pre-history of Earth, from just a speck in the sky to the birth of life that we cherish so much today. It is the 'greatest story in the world'

The Adventures Of Suppandi 2


Luis Fernandes - 2009
    A special part 2 collection of hilarious tales about Tinkle's best-loved comic character - Suppandi, the goof, whose antics leave his bosses bothered and bewildered.

100 Bullets, Vol. 13: Wilt


Brian Azzarello - 2009
    Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.In this final volume, we learn more about the past history of The Trust and the Minutemen's place in contemporary history as secrets are revealed about what really caused Graves' war with the Trust.

Secret Six, Vol. 1: Unhinged


Gail Simone - 2009
    The Secret Six are back in an all-new ongoing series that promises to deliver some of the darkest, most twisted action-adventure the DC Universe has seen since...well, the last time the Secret Six got together!Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and their two newest members as they hit the road on the run from some of the world's most dangerous killers! A contract has been put out on the lives of the Six, but the sly team has some tricks - and a whole lot of bullets - up their own sleeves! Prepare for an adventure that will take them through a gauntlet across the seediest parts of the DC Universe, and will ultimately pit them against a foe more monstrous and murderous than any they've ever had to face!Collecting SECRET SIX #1-7!

The Punisher MAX, Vol. 5


Garth Ennis - 2009
    Heart full of blackest hate and loving every minute of it, he's out to crush the vigilante to pulp - and take his time over killing what remains.

Pim and Francie: The Golden Bear Days


Al Columbia - 2009
    Collecting over a decade s worth of artifacts, excavations, comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and much more, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a book tells the story of Pim & Francie, a pair of childlike, male and female imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. Their loosely defined relationship only contributes to the existential fear that lingers underneath the various perils they are subjected to. Columbia s brilliant, fairytale-like backdrops hint at further layers of reality lurking under every gingerbread house or behind every sunny afternoon. Never have such colorful, imaginative vistas instilled such an atmosphere of dread, and with such a wicked sense of humor. This is a comprehensive collection of Columbia s Pim & Francie work, including paintings, comics, character designs, and much more, all woven into something greater than the sum of its parts, with Pim & Francie careening from danger to danger, threaded together through text and notes by the artist. This is the first book collection by Columbia, a well-regarded talent amongst longtime fans of the alternative comic book scene, and one who will thrill an entirely new audience with the singular, inspired, fully-realized fantasies within Pim & Francie.

Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection, Book 1


J. Michael Straczynski - 2009
    Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. introduce an enigmatic stranger who will forever change the way Peter Parker views himself ... and the origins of his amazing alter ego Plus, the web-slinger struggles with the most horrific tragedy ever to befall his city: the events of Sept. 11. Then, for years, Peter Parker kept his heroic double identity a guarded secret from his beloved Aunt May. Now that she's finally learned the truth, how will May react to the shocking revelation? Plus: On a trip to California, Spider-Man takes on his classic foe, Doctor Octopus Collects Amazing Spider-Man #30-45.

The Ultimates Omnibus


Mark Millar - 2009
    But just as they begin to get comfortable in their roles as international celebrities and America's champions, things get hard Can the Ultimates survive the Hulk's execution, Thor's imprisonment - and the advent of the Ultimate Defenders? The world's greatest heroes are in for the battle of the century - and not all of them will be walking away Collects Ultimates #1-13, Ultimates 2 #1-13, Ultimates Annual #1, and Ultimates 2 #1 Variant Sketch Edition.

Warlock: The Complete Collection


Jim Starlin - 2009
    Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilisti c menace Thanos, Warlock's conflicts weren't just knuckle-grinding throw-downs; they were epic, existenti al struggles for his very soul. Featuring the fi rst-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems. COLLECTING: Strange Tales 178-181, Warlock 9-15, Avengers Annual 7, Marvel Two-In-One Annual 2

Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #1


Robin Furth - 2009
    

Multiforce


Mat Brinkman - 2009
    22 big pages of some of the best comic strips I've ever seen. PictureBox scanned and carefully retouched these pages in collaboration with Brinkman. Come with Brinkman as he creates, explores and explodes his visual universe. Deeply personal, extravagantly visual, often hilarious: Multiforce is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 2


Tim Seeley - 2009
    All this and the first-ever Hack/Slash Annual in one mega-volumeCollects: Hack/Slash 1-11, Annual 1 featuring the Suicide Girls, portions of 12 and 13, and 14-17.TPB Equivalent: A portion of Friday the 31st (volume 3) and all of Revenge of the Return Part 4 (volume 4) and Reanimation Games (volume 5).Extras: Cover and pinup gallery, sketchbook, and Psychofiles featuring The Lunch Lady, Dr. Gross, Father Wrath 2, Six Sixx, Emily Cristy, The Children, Tin Woodsman, Diaboliq and Dr. Herbert West.

Math, Science, and UNIX Underpants


Bill Amend - 2009
    In this first ever FoxTrot themed book, the best math, science, and other geek-worthy cartoons are collected for all of FoxTrot's many fans.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #14


Jim Davis - 2009
    . . hacking up a monster hair ball, unleashing a killer burp, or giving Jon a tongue-lashing (with Odie's tongue). It's all in a day's play for the famous feline!The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!

Beanworld, Vol. 1: Wahoolazuma!


Larry Marder - 2009
    Dark Horse proudly introduces Beanworld to a new generation of fans with this first volume in a series of standalone graphic novels Meet Mr. Spook, Professor Garbanzo, Beanish, and the Chow Sol'jer Army as they experience adventures that prove, whether friends or adversaries, we all ultimately depend on each other for survival. Beanworld reflects deep truths about our world, including themes of ecology, advertising, culture, and art, making the experiences of these fanciful creatures feel as true, funny, moving, and relatable as anything in our own reality.

Astonishing X-Men Trilogy Collection


Joss Whedon - 2009
    A new menace emerges, however, that tests the team to their limits, forcing them to question their every ideal, as they discover that the threat is a 'cure' for the mutant phenomenon - a cure that holds a dark secret! Three graphic novels collected in an attractive slipcase.

The Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus


Gilbert Shelton - 2009
    

Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus


Shannon Wheeler - 2009
    Who would have ever guessed that ten years later, he would have multiple volumes of critically acclaimed cartoons under his belt and a rich, satisfying career? The Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus gathers all of the cartoons from four hilarious volumes of work, bringing together all of Wheeler's signature satire and sweetness in one convenient package. Essential for Too Much Coffee Man fans, and sure to convert new ones!

Deadpool, Volume 1: Secret Invasion


Daniel Way - 2009
    but, in Deadpool's world, that just means it's Monday! Crazy times call for crazy men, but c'mon, this guy's insane! Like it or not, Deadpool may be the only person on the planet who can save us... but who's to say he wants to? An explosive debut story by writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Ghost Rider, Bullseye: Greatest Hits) and fan-favorite artist Paco Medina (New Warriors, New X-Men)! Deadpool: His madness is his method! You won't want to miss it!Collecting: Deadpool 1-5

The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913-1940


Nell Brinkley - 2009
    This sumptuously designed oversized hardcover collects Brinkley's breathtakingly spectacular, exquisitely colored full page art from 1913 to 1940. Here are her earliest silent movie serial-inspired adventure series, "Golden Eyes" and Her Hero, "Bill"; her almost too romantic series, Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages; her snappy flapper comics from the 1920s; her 1937 pulp magazine-inspired Heroines of Today. Included are photos of Nell, reproductions of her hitherto unpublished paintings, and an informative introduction by the book's editor, Trina Robbins.In 1907, at the tender age of 22, Nell Brinkley came to New York to draw for the Hearst syndicate. Within a year, she had become a household name. Flo Ziegfeld dressed his dancers as "Brinkley Girls" in the Ziegfeld Follies. Three popular songs were written about her.Women, aspiring to the masses of curly hair with which Nell adorned her fetching and idealized creations, could buy Nell Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents a card. Young girls cut out and saved her drawings, copied them, colored them, and pasted them in scrapbooks. The Brinkley Girls took over from the Gibson Girls.Nell Brinkley widened her scope to include pen and ink depictions of working women. Brinkley used her fame to campaign for better working conditions and higher pay for women who had joined in the war effort, and who were suffering economic and social dislocation due to acting on their patriotism. Unlike most of her contemporaries, she drew women of different races and cultures. Except among a small group of avid collectors, she has been unjustly forgotten...until now.Nominated for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (Best Archival Collection/Project: Strips; Best Publication Design).

Nine Ways to Disappear


Lilli Carré - 2009
    Skillfully drawn single panels explore a rich imagined world where actions have unexpected consequences and loneliness pervades, but not without a sense of the absurd. The stories read like vignettes that can span a day or decades, all drawn within a bordered page in intimate detail.Each story unfolds quickly and features characters that run the gamut: joke-writing sisters gone awry, a wandering sleepwalker, a pearl with curious properties, an elusive coughing neighbor, a wide-eyed girl of questionable appeal, even a storm drain. Whether animate or inanimate, sweet or monstrous, Lilli has the ability to infuse them all with pathos, humanity, and humor.

G.I. Joe: COBRA


Christos Gage - 2009
    He's the Joes' top undercover agent. And he's just infiltrated a top secret, highly organized terrorist organization... one the Joes aren't familiar with... one with a snake motif. As Chuckles is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of Cobra, where one misstep means death, can he pull off the ultimate deception and bring them down from within?

They Still Suspect Nothing: Two Lumps Year Four


Mel Hynes - 2009
    It has since become a cult legend. Collected here in print, for the first time, are the strips from the fourth year of Two Lumps - complete with author and artist annotations. Forward by Chris Daily from "Punch an' Pie"!

Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury


Tony Millionaire - 2009
    weekly newspapers including the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger. The strip has also been adapted into the hit animated series The Drinky Crow Show on the Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim. Designed by publishing's foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury collects the second five years of the strip (previously reprinted in the volumes When We Were Very Maakies, The House at Maakies Corner and Der Struwwelmaakies) in a beautiful, deluxe, landscape hardcover format that complements the strip's elegant and classical style.Maakies features the comical high-seas adventures of a booze-soaked corvid (Drinky Crow) and his equally-soused simian pal(Uncle Gabby), blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that hearkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. The twosome also sometimes makes room for their stuffed-toy alter egos, a clockwork alligator, various other land-, air-, and sea-borne fauna,the Author and his Editor, the heavens, architecture, and occasional guest strips (by Kaz, Renee French, Eric Reynolds and others) and fumetti.Maakies suggests a contemporary collaboration between E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye, and seafaring novelist Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander). Millionaire has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and is also the creator of the popular Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts books.Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury is nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Best Humor Publication).

Liō's Astonishing Tales: From the Haunted Crypt of Unknown Horrors


Mark Tatulli - 2009
    The 2009 National Cartoonists Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip, Lio is unique in its pantomime content and drawing style. This treasury includes creator commentary and origins of Lio.It's slightly dark and terribly funny. Lio, the main character, a young boy with an imagination that has no limit, explores everything kid. From bumps in the night to things hiding under the bed, readers get an inside look at different shades of humor but always come out the other end unscathed and laughing."Lio is brilliant!" --Dallas Morning News

Naked Justice Beginnings #1


Patrick Fillion - 2009
    You may know how Felix Himner got his powers, but find out how the hero NAKED JUSTICE was born. The world is in turmoil after World War Two, and young Felix Himner struggles to gain control of his brand new super-human abilities. His life has not been easy since his fateful encounter with Cock-A-Tut. One fateful day, Felix finds himself seduced by a handsome stranger. But when Felix explodes in the form of an electrical discharge, he is soon plunged into a battle to save the Earth from Interstellar Invaders. This origins story is packed with new characters to meet, villains to loathe and hot, hard and hung male bodies to admire!

The Batman Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the Batcave


Robert Greenberger - 2009
    From his vigilante days to his television stardom, from Dark Knight to mentor, this memorabilia- and anecdote-packed collection follows the masked man on his crime-fighting career, and charts the history of the comics and movies that bear his name.How can one man be at times so vengeful, compassionate, determined, inspirational, and a true hero when he doesn’t possess special powers? Over the decades since his first appearance in the 1939, Batman and his alter-ego Bruce Wayne have thrilled readers with their adventures, close calls, dramatic storylines, and even death! Ultimately, the history of Batman is the history of America from the twentieth century to today.With removable artifacts and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and plans, The Batman Vault is the perfect gift for the genuine fan of all ages.

Amazing Spider-Man by J.M.S. Ultimate Collection Book Two


J. Michael Straczynski - 2009
    Michael Straczynski and artist John Romita Jr., featuring Spider-Man continuing to protect innocent citizens from harm as he struggles to keep his personal life together. Peter always believed the radioactive spider-bite that granted him his powers was an accident. Now, the mysterious Ezekiel offers a shockingly different explanation! Next, Peter's career as a teacher intersects with his life as Spider-Man in a touching story about family devotion. Then, the web-slinger teams up with Iron Man, Captain America and others to battle a group of monsters set on destroying New York City! Volume also includes the historic 500th issue featuring artwork by legendary Spidey artist John Romita Sr.! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #46-58, #500-502, and Best of Spider-Man Volume 3 HC, with extras.

G-Man Volume 1: Learning To Fly


Chris Giarrusso - 2009
    From the creator of the sold-out Mini-Marvels digests comes the first G-Man digest Writer/artist Chris Giarrusso continues his signature Mini-Marvels brand of comics with G-Man and his pals, the next wave of all-new kid super-heroes Collects the sold-out G-Man one-shot, the G-Man Christmas Story, an extensive collection of Comic Bits comic strips, and more.

Stop and Smell the Roses: A Mutts Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2009
    He's also a prominent proponent of funny and a keen observer of the small, everyday moments that make up our lives. Stop and Smell the Roses: A Mutts Treasury is a collection of dailies and Sundays of the adventures of McDonnell's dynamic dog and cat duo.* "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 Simpsons* McDonnell was awarded Germany's Max and Moritz Award for best international comic strip and the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist. Mutts was also honored with the Genesis Award for highlighting animal welfare issues.* Mutts characters are featured on special New Jersey license plates to raise funds for low-cost spaying and neutering.

Today I Hunt...Humankind: Two Lumps - Year Three


Mel Hynes - 2009
    It has since become a cult legend. Collected here in print, for the first time, are the strips from the third year of Two Lumps - complete with author and artist annotations.

Hagar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles: The Dailies 1973-1974


Dik Browne - 2009
    that movie, The Vikings, comes the epic saga of the best-known Viking in the history of the world, the lovable, Hågar the Horrible – and his unending quest to put meat, mead and swag on the family table.

Al Williamson's Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic


Al Williamson - 2009
    Initially envisioned and drawn by the brilliant Alex Raymond, the strip's melange of alien wonders, beautiful damsels, interplanetary evil and peerless derring-do remains potent today, as witness its many adaptations in print, motion pictures and television. It has been cited by no less a popular fantasist than George Lucas as a primary influence on his Star Wars series. Beyond the lasting impact of the strip's heroic themes, the drawing skills of Raymond inspired a small army of succeeding cartoonists to take up his illustration-based stylistic mantle. Al Williamson is arguably the foremost of these acolytes, widely acclaimed as the artist who best exemplifies the original spirit of Raymond's creation, as well as being the most distinctive and lyric. His vision of the character, formed in childhood and deeply personal, captured the hearts of Flash Gordon readers like no other. Al Williamson's Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, collects all the major works of the artist featuring the character. At 256 pages, it encompasses Williamson's three stints of depicting Flash in comic book format: the legendary King Comics stories from the 1960s, the 1980 adaptation of the Universal Flash Gordon motion picture, and the Marvel Comics miniseries of 1994. In addition to these classics of sequential storytelling, Al Williamson's Flash Gordon features Williamson's Flash drawings done for commercial illustration and prints, his assists on the Flash Gordon comic strip, a variety of Flash images contributed to amateur publications, and a selection of largely unpublished images spanning his interest in the character from childhood to the conclusion of his career. With an introduction by Sergio Aragones, text by Mark Schultz, and images reproduced directly from the artist's original drawings, this long-overdue collection of evocative artwork documents the lifelong impact that Flash Gordon had on Williamson and the particular impact that Williamson had on Flash Gordon.

The Creature


Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (Leo) - 2009
    Telling the story of humanity's first attempts to colonise distant planets, this is the tale of Kim and his companions and the strange creatures and perilous dangers they face in the unknown worlds.

I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips


Johnny Hart - 2009
    Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. "This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared," says his wife, Bobby. "I knew I had to finish our dream."

The EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 4


Al Feldstein - 2009
    Reprints issues #19 through #22 (16 stories) of the comic book Weird Science and issues #23-24 of Weird Science-Fantasy (8 stories), original published in 1953 and 1954.

I Want You #1


Lisa Hanawalt - 2009
    This issue tackles interspecies romance, freeway accidents, bug sex, and animal obsessions with a sense of humor equally sophisticated and crass. But don't be fooled: This is one of the most genre-defying, formally inventive comic books of the last decade. It features narrative comics, illustrated lists, newspaper-style color comics, plus so much more. And Hanawalt draws some of the most attractive, skillfully rendered animals in absurd hats you'll ever see.

Art of Herge, Inventor of Tintin V2


Philippe Goddin - 2009
    This volume covers a fascinating period in the artist's career, when Herge began to render the adventures of Tintin in colour."

The Legion of Super-Heroes: Life and Death of Ferro Lad


Jim Shooter - 2009
    Collecting ADVENTURE COMICS #346, 347, 352-355 and 357! The Legion battles both the Fatal Five and the Sun Eater – and only the ultimate sacrifice can save Ferro Lad's friends!

The Complete Battlefields, Volume One


Garth Ennis - 2009
    As the German army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new bomber squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Its crews will fly flimsy wooden biplanes on lethal night missions over German lines, risking fiery death as they fling themselves against the invader- but for these pilots, the consequences of capture will be even worse. For the pilots of the 599th Night Bomber Regiment are women. In the deadly skies of the Eastern front, they will become a legend- known, to friend and foe alike, as the Night Witches. Dynamite presents the first stories of the acclaimed Battlefields series in one massive, oversized hardcover - Night Witches, Dear Billy, and Tankies. This edition features some ever-so-slight tweaks the creators have meticulously restored, plus bonus art material including a complete cover gallery and a special look at the making of the stories.

Luba


Gilbert Hernández - 2009
    But he soon picked up the story of Luba: The hammer-wielding matriarch had emigrated to the U. S. where she contended not only with an unwelcoming new culture but also her extended family. These "America" stories - over 80 of them, ranging from quick one-page blackout sketches to graphic novellas—were originally published in a number of different comics and reprinted in a trilogy of oversized paperbacks. Luba collects in one compact, affordable hardcover the entirety of these tales, showcasing Gilbert Hernandez's wicked wit, great compassion, and uncanny understanding of how human beings love, squabble, and ultimately find a way to make it through this life.

The Bawlplayers and Other Stories


John Stanley - 2009
    The gang is all here as Tubby teaches Lulu to turn purple so she can get ice cream, Alvin refuses to go home until everyone says they like him, and the boys go to war over their clubhouse presidency.

Homestuck, Act 1: The Note Desolation Plays


Andrew Hussie - 2009
    

Romantically Apocalyptic - Book 1


Vitaly S. Alexius - 2009
    I stopped counting a while ago, and therefore not sure what day it is. Humanity is virtually wiped out in a nuclear holocaust. Me and my last squad: pilot and sniper, live in the wasteland ruins of tomorrow.This is my story.I am captain.

PS Comics


Minty Lewis - 2009
    They might be strawberries or terriers, but they're the drunken coworkers, troubled classmates, and vindictive roommates that haunt everybody.

not a book - Postcard Box


NOT A BOOK - 2009
    Includes 8 all-new strips!

Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1


Mark Millar - 2009
    Prepare yourselves for the most brutal battle in the history of comics as Wolverine returns-and unleashes a tidal wave of bloody revenge! It's Wolverine versus the Hulk Gang to the death!

Wolverine: Inside The World Of The Living Weapon


Matthew K. Manning - 2009
    While he was part of the Weapon X program his skeletal structure was bonded with the near-destructible alloy adamantium, and now very little can stop him. DK's publishing program celebrates Wolverine's classic comic book roots, with gorgeous imagery, classic story lines, and a nod to the franchise that Wolverine has become. Super-fans can learn about Wolverine's comic book debut (a cameo in a Hulk comic in 1974), and the development of his character, his story, the X-Men, and more in our comprehensive and spectacularly illustrated Ultimate Guide. MARVEL, Wolverine and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. _ Copyright (c) 2008 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com. This book is produced under license from Marvel Characters, Inc.

Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Volume One


Michael Kupperman - 2009
    And now the first four issues of Michael Kupperman s revered series are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color These tales are more thrizzling than ever What are tales designed to thrizzle? Tales designed to thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls. They are about Jesus half-brother Pagus, the Mysterious Avenger, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, Private Eye Johnny Silhouette, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn t Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps (and their logical inverse, sex holes), the hot boy band Boybank, soccer joust, Underpants-On-His-Head Man, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, Mark Twain, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the Thirties.The stories in Tales Designed to Thrizzle made their debut in 2009 on the Cartoon Network s Adult Swim program as Snake N Bacon. The show, a mix of live-action, puppetry and animation, stars David Rakoff (This American Life), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), and Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), and is produced by Kupperman, Robert Smigel (SNL, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show) and Rich Bloomquist (The Daily Show).

Owly: Back in the Swing


Andy Runton - 2009
    but how can they all fit? Well, sometimes the perfect idea es when you least expect it.

Nightlife


Dale Lazarov - 2009
    lazarov's wordless short stories are full of humor and lust. after StiCKy and Manly the master of sexual pantomime shows this time with Swedish artist Bastian Jonsson how men seduce men: sweet, romantic, and very direct.

The City of Shells


Evan Dahm - 2009
    In seeking the Ascent of the Bone Ziggurat, Koark finds instead a strange being made of glass, and becomes involved in a secret conflict involving a centuries-old Machine Man, Black-bird warrior, and thousands of years of violent history.This book contains the first five chapters of the story as originally published online, and extra material.

Miss Feeny's Folly and Other Stories


John Stanley - 2009
    A compendium of collected stories that makes you laugh along with neighborhood kids Lulu, Tubby, Alvin, Annie, and the rest as they play practical jokes, solve mysteries, connive for dimes, and have all manner of hilarious adventures.

The Family Circus: Daily and Sunday Comics, Vol. 1: 1960-1961


Bil Keane - 2009
    The Family Circus is the comic strip equivalent of a Norman Rockwell painting, enjoying the same kind of huge universal public appeal. Collecting the classic newspaper strip in chronological order for the very first time in beautifully designed hardcover books, and starting with the very first strip, originally published on February 29th, 1960, The Family Circus Library Volume 1 will feature a complete run of the first two years' worth of dailies and Sundays. -The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints... The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop

Map of My Heart


John Porcellino - 2009
    In this collection, while Porcellino is living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce, he crafts a melancholic, tender graphic ballad of heartbreak and reflection.Known for his sad, quiet honesty rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino has a command of graphic storytelling as sophisticated as the medium's more visually intricate masters. Few other artists are able to so expertly contemplate the sadness, beauty, and wonder of life in so few lines.

Angel: Not Fade Away


Scott Tipton - 2009
    As a bonus, this collection also includes the original episode script by Joss Whedon and Jeffrey Bell, including spot illustrations by artist Jeff Johnson.Originally published as Angel : not fade away issue #1-3 and :Not fade away" from Angel scriptbook, vol. 2

Tiny Titans, Volume 1: Welcome to the Treehouse


Art Baltazar - 2009
    You'll see what life is like for the very young heroes of Sidekick Elementary and learn what could go wrong when the kids of Sidekick Elementary spend an afternoon in the Batcave in this new graphic novel.These all ages tales from the DC Universe, beautifully written and illustrated by Art Baltazar and Franco, will entertain new readers and seasoned fans of comics.Collecting: Tiny Titans 1-6

Share Your Universe: Captain America


Scott Gray - 2009
    An Alternate Cover Edition for this.In the 1940s, Scrawny teen STEVE ROGERS volunteered for a government experiment that turned his body into the peak of physical perfection...CAPTAIN AMERICA! Cap busted heads during World War II, but then mysteriously disappeared...only to be found decades later, still young and ready to whup up on some bad guys!

Zits 14: Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones: A Zits Look At Relationships


Jerry Scott - 2009
    . . Oh, who are we kidding? When do guys NOT think about girls?Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones contains Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman's favorite Zits strips about love. They searched their archives and found enough romance, attempted romance, and failed romance to fill the pages of this collection to the brim.Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision and merciless honesty. Anyone who has spent any time around an adolescent boy knows that his brain is locked in a constant battle between lust and reason, where lust is Crazy Horse and reason is George Armstrong Custer. This is the natural state of the teen male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.

Secret Six, Book 3: Cat's Cradle


Gail Simone - 2009
    Leaving his teammates behind, Blake sets off on a blood-soaked rampage. He tracks those responsible across the world, never knowing if his son is even still alive. Catman’s own childhood was one of blood and fear; can he protect his son from the same fate? Plus, Black Alice, a goth teen with unique magical abilities, joins the Secret Six, and an encounter with Deadshot’s former teammates in the Suicide Squad becomes even more dangerous when the Blackest Night descends and the dead begin to rise again...Star writer Gail Simone (BATGIRL) continues her fan-favorite run in SECRET SIX: CAT’S CRADLE, along with fellow writer John Ostrander (SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist J. Calafiore (RED LANTERNS). Collects SECRET SIX #15-24 and SUICIDE SQUAD #67.

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1


Victor Gischler - 2009
    HEAD TRIP, Part 1 of 6It's the Merc with two mouths! Deadpool travels to the Savage Land to retrieve the severed-but-still-hungry head of the Marvel Zombies Deadpool! Now, Deadpool must dodge Hydra operatives, dinosaurs, and zombie cavemen as he attempts to take his not-so-precious cargo back where it came from: the Marvel Zombies Universe.

Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender #1


Onrie Kompan - 2009
    Now he controls a very deadly military force and is determined to conquer the world. His quest for domination begins with the invasion of Korea. But before Hideyoshi can claim it for himself, he will have to answer to a vengeful armada led by Admiral Yi Soon Shin.

Dungeon: The Early Years - Vol. 2: Innocence Lost


Joann Sfar - 2009
    In the second story which happens quite a few years later, he’s married and a poor husband, worse even, a poor lover, until Alexandra plots to gain him back. Cloak and dagger with romantic bravura! And you thought he didn’t have it in him. Art by Eisner nominated Blain (Isaac The Pirate, Gus) and story by legendary Trondheim and Eisner nominated Sfar (Rabbi’s Cat).

Mini-Marvels: Secret Invasion Digest


Chris Giarrusso - 2009
    All-ages fun featuring the wild and crazy kid counterparts to Marvel's greatest heroes! Here come the Mini Marvels in their second comedy/adventure digest! Featuring Spidey, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites - reimagined for an all-ages audience!

The Group


Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (Leo) - 2009
    Telling the story of humanity's first attempts to colonise distant planets, this is the tale of Kim and his companions and the strange creatures and perilous dangers they face in the unknown worlds.

The Art Of Top Cow


Michael Layne Turner - 2009
    Today's top artist lists are filled with alumi of the famous Top Cow "Pit". The Art of Top Cow is a massive collection that combines The Art of The Darkness, The Art of Witchblade, and The Art of Marc Silvestri into a single tome, complete with select additional pieces rendered by some of the best artists to have graced the pages and covers of Top Cow titles.

Spy vs Spy Masters of Mayhem


Antonio Prohías - 2009
    Spy" was the brainchild of Cuban-born political cartoonist Antonio Prohias, who fled his country after receiving death threats from Fidel Castro. Prohias settled in America, and in 1960 he began a 26-year run of Spy misadventures in MAD Magazine. This book by Prohias, long out of print, showcases his genius as an artist, storyteller, and graphic designer.

Blazing Combat


Archie GoodwinGene Colan - 2009
    Written and edited by Archie Goodwin, with artwork by such industry notables as Gene Colan, Frank Frazetta, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Wally Wood, it featured war stories in both contemporary and period settings, unified by a humanistic theme of the personal costs of war, rather than by traditional men's adventure motifs. As one letter-writer in the third issue put it, “Do you seriously expect to make money with a war magazine that publishes nothing but anti-war stories?”While most stories took place during World War II, they ranged in settings from the 18th century to the present-day. Some dealt with historical figures, such as Revolutionary War general Benedict Arnold and his pre-traitorous victory at the battle of Saratoga, while “Foragers” focused on a fictional soldier in General William T. Sherman’s devastating March to the Sea during the American Civil War. “Holding Action,” set on the last day of the Korean War, ended with a gung-ho young soldier, unwilling to quit, being escorted over his protests into a medical vehicle.What proved to be the most controversial were stories set during the then-contemporary Vietnam War, particularly the classic short “Landscape,” which follows the thoughts of a Vietnamese peasant rice-farmer devoid of ideology, who nonetheless pays the ultimate price simply for living where he does. While writer Goodwin evenhandedly portrays the North Vietnamese Army’s brutal summary executions of village officials, and a well-meaning U.S. Army fatally bludgeoning its way through the village in a counterattack, the story caused key distributors to stop selling the title.Fantagraphics is proud to present a deluxe, hardcover edition, magnificently printed and bound, of these stories, superbly reproduced from the original printer's film negatives.Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award: (Best Archival Collection/Project: Comic Books).

Tales Of The Dead Man


John Wagner - 2009
    But the 'dead man' lives and when Yassa takes him back to his village to help him recover, something evil follows. Soon villagers start dying and the Dead Man is sent into exile. Yassa follows, curious to know more about the stranger. However, it is a decision he will come to regret, as Yassa is plunged into a world of horror when the Dead Man discovers the shocking truth behind his identity! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with stunning black and white artwork by John Ridgway (Hellblazer) this 2000 AD classic is sure to chill your blood!