The Sandman: King of Dreams
Alisa Kwitney - 2003
Author Alisa Kwitney explores its beginnings and chronicles the comic's emergence as a unique and undeniable force in the literary world. Richly illustrated, this history shows how Gaiman and The Sandman's gifted artists, such as Dave McKean and Yoshitaka Amano, create a haunting (and haunted) main character who wields immense power. With illustrations never before published, behind-the-scenes stories, handwritten notes, and interviews with Gaiman himself, this volume is a true testament to the dream king and his creator.
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi - 2003
It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.
The Frank Book
Jim Woodring - 2003
All the Frank stories in one massive and deluxe tome. Between its handsome cloth covers are 344 pages of Frank comics, drawings and oddities. A fancy dust jacket, swoon-inducing end papers and ribbon bookmark make this book a decorative object as well as a repository of storytelling genius. Frank is a unique, visionary comic, exquisitely drawn and so fully realized that readers find themselves drawn deeply into Woodring's hallucinatory mindscape. The stories, almost entirely wordless, are told with brilliant, candy colors that people of all ages find alluring. This beautiful collection contains new material and lots of rare and previously-unpublished material (including the very first Frank story, not seen in over 10 years). Plus, this book includes an introduction from prominent Jim Woodring fan and acclaimed film director Francis Ford Coppola! This definitive collection is the very best way to give, receive, and experience one of the great cartoon achievements of the 20th century.
Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories
Gilbert Hernández - 2003
This massive volume collects every "Heartbreak Soup" story from 1993 to 2002 in one 500-page deluxe hardcover edition, presenting the epic for the first time as the single novel it was always intended to be. Palomar is the mythical Central American town where the "Heartbreak Soup" stories take place. The stories weave in and out of the town's entire population, crafting an intricate tapestry of Latin American experience. Hernandez's densely plotted and deeply imagined tales are often compared with magic realist authors like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende (House of the Spirits). His depictions of women and Mexican-American experience have been universally lauded as the best examples the artform has to offer. Luba, the guiding spirit of Palomar since the outset, has been hailed by The Nation, Rolling Stone, and Time magazine as one of the great characters of contemporary American fiction. Hernandez's work, in addition to the obvious magic realist comparisons, shares an affinity with other Latin American and Spanish writer/artists, like Frida Kahlo, Federico Garcia Lorca and Pablo Picasso, all of whom applied a surrealist eye to what they saw and experienced. Palomar follows the lives of its residents from Luba's arrival in the town to her exit, twenty years later. Included are such classic tales as "Sopa de Gran Pena," "Ecce Homo," "An American in Palomar," "Human Diastrophism," and "Farewell, Mi Palomar." Palomar presents one of the richest accomplishments in the history of the artform in its ideal format for the first time, making it a must-have for longtime Love & Rockets fans and new readers alike.
Emmanuel Guibert - 2003
This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporters arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefevres photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war.
Hellboy: Weird Tales, Vol. 1
Scott Allie - 2003
Over the years, many of the best artists in the industry have asked if they could do a backup story, just to get a chance to play with the characters and worlds Mignola has created. As Dark Horse gears up for the release of the 2004 Hellboy motion picture, we present this lavish colection of these stories. One of the most popular features in recent Hellboy books has been the sketchbook section, so we've asked these stellar artists to let us present some of their behind the scenes work in this collection. Some of the best writers and artists in comics team up to present stories of giant bats, demon children, jet packs, haunted circuses, and rusted-out spaceships. Old-fashioned pulp fun featuring one of the greatest heroes of modern comics.
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Marjane Satrapi - 2003
Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran.As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up--here compounded by Marjane's status as an outsider both abroad and at home--it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
Superman: Red Son
Mark Millar - 2003
and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, Socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.In this Elseworlds tale, a familiar rocketship crash-lands on Earth carrying an infant who will one day become the most powerful being on the planet. But his ship doesn't land in America. He is not raised in Smallville, Kansas. Instead, he makes his new home on a collective in the Soviet Union!Collecting SUPERMAN: RED SON #1-3.
Elfquest Archives, Vol. 1
Wendy Pini - 2003
1 introduces the legend of Cutter and his Wolfrider clan of elves. Existing on a prehistoric world in which humans and elves are bitter enemies, the Wolfriders live a dangerous life of fatal battles, deadly hunts, and tribal traditions. Proud of their history but unaware of their origin, the Wolfriders are on an eternal quest to learn the mysteries of their past. A fast-paced tale of action and conflict, this hardcover edition includes the Wolfriders' fateful battle with a band of humans, their surprising discovery of another clan of elves, and Cutter's first meeting with his lifemate Leetah.
Manu Larcenet - 2003
It’s the story of his art thrown against heavy anxiety attacks; of a really cute woman in his small town who seems to take to him against all odds; of the old neighbor, a peaceful likable fellah until you get to know his disturbing role in the war...
Batgirl/Robin: Year One
Chuck Dixon - 2003
In his earliest adventures, Robin learns very quickly that what he thought would be fun is actually a matter of life and death.And in the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl, explore Barbara Gordon's transformation from average citizen into costumed super-heroine.This volume collects BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #1-9 and ROBIN: YEAR ONE #1-4.
Tank Girl: The Odyssey
Peter Milligan - 2003
Booga, husband of Tank Girl, is being wooed by Hollywood producers, and without his wife there his resolve is crumbling. Tele, their TV-headed son, knows that he must contact his mother...setting off a chain of events that will see Tank Girl face death itsel
Mark Waid - 2003
Witness the making of a legend, as Clark Kent learns the tough lessons needed to become the World's Greatest Hero! Also watch as Lex Luthor comes to Smallville, befriending Clark. But it's a relationship that may ultimately spell disaster for Metropolis and the Man of Steel.
The Goon, Volume 1: Nothin' but Misery
Eric Powell - 2003
An insane priest is building himself an army of the undead, and there's only one man who can put them is their place: the man they call Goon. Collects The Goon series and The Goon Color Special, originally published by Albatross Exploding Funny Books; presented here for the first time in full color.
In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot
Graham Roumieu - 2003
Learn the hairy one's brave struggles with eating disorders, casual cannibalism, pop culture, and philosophical quandaries. In this crazed mutant graphic novel, Graham Roumieu gives us a portrait of the artist as a young ape that will leave the reader howling with laughter.
The Metabarons #2: Aghnar & Oda
Alejandro Jodorowsky - 2003
Follow Aghnar, the son of the first Metabaron, from his earliest battle against the psychic witches of the Shabda-Oud to his attempt to win the hand and heart of their target - Oda the Capricious.
Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 3
Brian Michael Bendis - 2003
5: Public Scrutiny and Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6: Venom, plus a 16-page story exclusive to Wizard magazine and other bonus material. Young Peter Parker faces his darkest hour yet in the story line you've been waiting for... the Venom Saga! Will Peter ever be able to think of himself as a hero again?
The Complete Strangers in Paradise, Volume 3, Part 5
Terry Moore - 2003
Francine and Katchoo are high-school best friends who are reunited when Francine comes back to town after years away from her hometown. David is their new friend entangled in their complicated lives. From creepy ex-boyfriends and insensitive bosses to the reality of AIDS and underworld prostitution, you never know what will come up next - but you can always count on laughing and crying at the same time. This foil-stamped casebound hardcover with color dust jacket includes a special color cover art section, sketches, and more.
100 Bullets, Vol. 6: Six Feet Under the Gun
Brian Azzarello - 2003
And behind each individual's story, the war between Shepherd and Graves continues to escalate, and the uneasy alliance of the 13 Families continues to fracture. Featuring an introduction by fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS)Written by Brian Azzarello; Art by Eduardo Risso; Painted Cover by Dave Johnson Reprinting 100 BULLETS #37-42.
The Little Endless Storybook
Jill Thompson - 2003
Her protector and favorite puppy Barnabas searched the waking world for his tiny princess to no avail. Now, Barnabas must travel to the strange and unlikely realms of each of the Endless to see if Delirium's siblings have seen their missing sister...For years fans have demanded to see more of Jill Thompson's Little Endless, the diminutive versions of the characters from Neil Gaiman's award-winning SANDMAN series, and now their dreams are answered.This special edition hardcover features Jill Thompson's original sketches and the secret history of the Little Endless.
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore
Alan MooreBill Willingham - 2003
Collected in this volume—which no comics fan should be without—are all of Moore's Superman and Batman stories, including Action Comics #583, Batman Annual #11, Batman The Killing Joke, DC Comics Presents #85, Detective Comics #549-550, Green Lantern #188, The Omega Men #26-27, Secret Origins #10, Superman #423, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 & 3, Supermaqn Annual #11 and Vigilante #17-18.
Stray Bullets, Vol. 7
David Lapham - 2003
This seventh volume trade paperback reprints issues twenty-five through twenty-eight of the critically acclaimed and Eisner Award winning series - Stray Bullets Truly horrifying The kidnapping and nightmarish search for Virginia Applejack The Collected Stray Bullets Series is a perfect introduction for new readers, a great way for fans to complete the series.
SpongeBob SquarePants, Volume 2: Friends Forever
Stephen Hillenburg - 2003
Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a lovable, optimistic, and well-meaning sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab making everyone's favorite Krabby Patty Burgers, and lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, He doesn't mean to, but he's terrific at creating problems for himself and everyone else around him, because he just tries too darn hard But no matter what silly mess SpongeBob gets himself into, he's always got a positive outlook about practically everything, which makes him downright irresistible
Winshluss - 2003
In this dark rendition, a greedy Geppetto builds Pinocchio as a metallic weapon of war, while Jiminy Cockroach is a homeless squatter living the good life in Pinocchio's skull. Critically acclaimed, Pinocchio won the Grand Prize at France's Angouleme comics festival in 2009. Exquisite drawings by celebrated cartoonist Winshluss bring to life a rich tale of greedy fools, lust, sadness, redemption, and hope. Teamed with brilliant colorist Cizo, Winshluss creates an epic adventure through a lush world. As we follow Pinocchio along the way, the stories and vinettes intertwine, offering subtle political critiques and send ups of popular culture. We meet seven sleazy dwarves, follow Jiminy's struggles as a novelist, watch a blind tramp find God, and see the innocent, yet powerful Pinocchio encircled by those who would use him for their own ends. Winshluss has perfected the wordless comic. Each page is perfectly composed - not a panel is wasted. The artwork is primarily done in pen and ink, and watercolor but switches to paint for larger splash panels. The art also references a terrific range of illustrative styles and history in the story from late 18th century pen and ink, to early French film pioneer Georges Melies, through early Disney, and underground comix. Born in 1970, Winshluss is the creator of numerous comics and graphic novels that have garnered awards and acclaim across Europe. Winshluss is the pen name of Vincent Parronnaud, perhaps best known as co-director of the animated film Persepolis (with Marjane Satrapi), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Cannes' Palm d'Or. Currently, he and Satrapi are teaming up again to adapt Satrapi's 2006 book "Chicken with Plums.""
Dork Volume 2: Circling the Drain
Evan Dorkin - 2003
The second collection from Evan Dorkin's award-winning humor anthology Dork includes all the non-Eltingville material from issues #7-10, plus extras, with 16 pages in color! Highlighted by the acclaimed "Cluttered Like My Head" autobiographical tour de force.
Nemi - Vol. 1
Lise Myhre - 2003
Meet Nemi Montoya, the vegetarian, cynical/romantic, hilariously honest twenty-something goth, in this brand new collection from artist Lise Myhre!Hang out in the pub with Nemi and her friends, including her flatmate, the blue-haired Cyan; hear her opinions on romance and dating; watch her watch TV in her untidy flat; learn how she feels about birch trees, spiders and blondes; and generally experience the highs and lows of being Nemi in the modern world!A superstar in her native Norway thanks to the immense success of Nemi — also reprinted in the 1.12 million-circulation UK Metro newspaper — you too can enter Lise Myhre’s witty, wonderful world!
The Four Constables, Volume 1
Tony Wong - 2003
Yet the Constables' reputation strongly precedes them. Wu Chen - The Emotionless cripple is a master of weapons and devices. Tie Sho - The Iron Hand possesses incredible chi and can stop the sharpest blades bare-handed. Zhue-Min - The Life Snatcher is highly skilled in lightfoot granting him undaunted legwork. Lastly Len Hsueh - The Cold Blooded was raised by wolves and since learned to transfer his pain when fighting to strength enabling him to defeat opponents much stronger than himself. Each of them is entrusted by the Emperor with the power to arrest and execute any corrupt officials or lawless criminals with the Chinese Empire. These Imperial Constables act as protectors. With their venerable skill they root out potential usurpers and discern the cause of many strange occurrences happening during Sung Dynasty! In ancient China the game is afoot!
Rosary Comic Book
Gene Luen Yang - 2003
Stories of each mystery are told through colorful, glossy illustrations and simple language, helping children ages 9-12 understand and enjoy this beautiful prayer. The story of the lives of Jesus and his mother Mary can be read, as any other comic book would be read, or you can pray with it, using the pictures instead of the beads of a traditional rosary.
My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable
David Rees - 2003
The New Fighting Technique may have sprung from the crucible of cubicle culture----Rees created the strip while working a deathly boring temp job, harnessing the potential energy of his PowerPoint software, Internet connection, laser printer, and vast expanses of fallow hours into this Unstoppable ass-kicking phenomenon----but the result has less to do with clockwatching than with the explosive energy of freestyling gangsta rap, airborne Bruce Lee maneuvers, and a profane, deadpan sense of humor that just may establish David Rees as the Lenny Bruce of our times. As soon as Rees began faxing MNFTIU comics to friends, those friends were faxing it to friends who were faxing it to more friends. It was the birth of a genuine underground publishing sensation. Soon it was a regular serial, then there was merchandise, then a website that received 25 million hits last year.
Brian K. Vaughan - 2003
But why are he and his faithful companion, the often testy male monkey Ampersand, still alive? He sets out to find the answer (and his girlfriend), while running from angry female Republicans (now running the government), Amazon wannabes that include his own sister (seemingly brainwashed), and other threats.
Titans of Townsville
Sean Carolan - 2003
1: TITANS OF TOWNSVILLE is an action-packed adventure of crime-fighting fun and adolescent innocence. Created by Professor Utonium from a mixture of sugar, spice, and everything nice plus the mysterious Chemical X, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are the lovable super-powered protectors of Townsville. In this intriguing tale, the trio of sisters must deal with a meteor that gives everyone super-powers, an interactive video game that creates real-life havoc, and a scorned former boyfriend who wants his revenge.
Judge Dredd: Necropolis Book 1 (Judge Dredd (Titan Books Numbered))
John Wagner - 2003
In his place, Judge Kraken, a genetic clone of Dredd who was rehabilitated after trying to destroy the Judges. But is Kraken worthy of Dredd's beat... and badge? Dredd thought not, and rejected the trainee Judge before he could hit the streets. As far as he knows, Kraken is dead, having administered a lethal injection into his own arm. But not only is Kraken alive, he's also the target of Phobia and Nausea, the vile sisters of Judge Death So begins Necropolis, the transformation of Mega-City One and the return of Judge Death and the other Dark Judges from dimensional limbo
Judge Dredd: Necropolis Book Two
John Wagner - 2003
Now its up to Dredd, Anderson, and all the other Judges in Mega-City One to stop these extraordinarily powerful beings...before they can completely lay waste to the city, and go on to kill all the inhabitants of Dredd's future Earth
Gotta Have 'em: Portraits of Women by R. Crumb
Robert Crumb - 2003
Crumb, the visionary founder of the underground comics movement and unwilling hipster to multiple generations, celebrated for his viciously funny take on modern America, is also lauded as a draughtsman on par with Breughel. For the first time ever, his drawings of women are collected in one brilliantly offensive yet hilarious volume, in chronological order, spanning the 38 years since his pen-and-ink beginnings. The usual fetishes are on display, natch--the built-from-the-ground-up body type, the lovingly fixated-upon solid thighs and buttocks--but so is Crumb's heart, on his sleeve, in the great tenderness with which he has rendered the women in his life. They're all here: his high-school crushes, his paramours, the girls and women who tormented him--and to whom he gave it right back--or who caught his eye on the street, and, of course, his wife and fiery sometime collaborator, Aline, and their daughter Sophie. Add to this his mistress of fifteen years, and you have not only a catalogue raisonne of Crumb's portraits of women but also a revealing record of a passionate life. Crumb calls it "an autobiography of sorts" and it is--these aren't just portraits of women but the most intimate portrait of Crumb's life in love.
Betty & Veronica Summer Fun
Frank Doyle - 2003
Blondes, brunettes, beach balls and bikinis- now you can cherish the innocence of summer days gone by with this paperback edition collecting the earliest stories from the hard-to-find BETTY & VERONICA SUMMER FUN editions of the ARCHIE GIANT SERIES! Whether chasing after hunky new lifeguards, modeling the latest swimwear or putting up with Archie and Reggie's goofy rivalry for their affections, Betty and Veronica are truly the queens of summer!
Portajohnny: The Best of Angry Youth Comix: The Early Years
Johnny Ryan - 2003
His ongoing comics series, Angry Youth Comics, has earned raves from such cultural luminaries as Edward Gorey, Simpsons Producers George Meyer and Dana Gould, comix journalist Joe Sacco, and humor legends Bagge and Daniel Clowes. His work appears regularly in Nickelodeon magazine and he is creating a new, ongoing strip for the Portland Mercury. Portajohnny collects Ryan's "greatest hits" from his own self-published comic books from the 1990s (published before Fantagraphics began publishing Angry Youth Comix in 2000), as well as a host of anthologies like Zero Zero, Measles, Goody Good Comics, and elsewhere. Not for the kids (unlike his Nickelodeon work), Ryan's humor is lowbrow and dirty, often uncomfortable but usually hilarious. Featured are such mini-masterpieces as "The Nudist," in which a naked superhero battles the evil Captain Candy, a supervillain who wants to rot the teeth of our nation's children by having them eat the gumdrops that coat his entire body. The book also introduces Loady McGee, Ryan's most popular character, a misanthropic, acne-scarred hustler who will try anything and everything to avoid getting a real job, from rinsing out used toilet paper to re-sell as new to inventing appliances like the Pussy Hunter 6000. Also featuring: the scathing "Dildobert," a parody of Scott Adams's notorious office-worker; a parody of Dave Berg's insipid "Lighter Side Of" feature from MAD magazine; the adventures of God, the world's most righteous superhero, and much more. Ryan's utter unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious and hilarious bombardment of political incorrectness, taking full advantage of the medium's absurdist potential for maximum laughs. In an age when the medium is growing up and aspiring to more mature and lofty literary heights, Ryan builds on the visceral tradition that cartooning has had on our collective funny bone for over a century. 160 pages b/w illustrations.
Runoff Chapter One (Runoff)
Tom Manning - 2003
After three bodies are found one night, the residents of Range and the neighboring Snoquomish Indian reservation find themselves mysteriously trapped. But while they can't leave their town, people can keep coming in and get trapped with them. Kind of like an invisible bubble has surrounded this town letting people in, but no one out. And as this tiny town grows and grows over the three chapters, the cast of characters grows and evolves as well. And the situation they are stuck in begins to evolve in ways that get stranger and stranger...one of the bodies the police found wakes up and goes on a murder spree, and the series then takes a major turn into the horror genre in the second chapter. But by the third chapter you are stuck with a town full of ghosts, talking animals, monsters, and cute floating objects, and it basically almost becomes a comedy for a while until, well, the meaning of Runoff is explained."- Tom Manning Source: http://www.comicon.com/ubb/ubbthreads...
Brilliant Brits: The Beatles
Richard Brassey - 2003
Every record the Fab Four made went straight to number one. They were the Toppermost of the Poppermost! Richard Brassey's Brilliant Brits series covers famous English personalities, combining colorful drawings, lively captions, and interesting trivia to create a fascinating glimpse into the life of each figure covered.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Stealworks Anthology 3.0
John Yates - 2003
In this collection of recent work, Yates perfects semiotic capitulation."John could make millions designing commercial magazine ads but instead aims his skills at unmasking and destroying those very mechanisms used to keep society obedient and asleep."—Jello BiafraJohn Yates has designed cover art for artists ranging from Green Day to The Dead Kennedys to Mumia Abu--Jamal. His work has appeared in the socio-political graphics magazine Punchline, and has exhibited globally. This is his third collection published by AK Press. He lives in the Bay Area.
Castle Waiting Volume 2: Solicitine
Linda Medley - 2003
It's a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil... but about being a hero in your own home. Volume 2 tells the story of Peaceful Warren, a young woman destined and determined to live an unconventional life. With over fifteen years experience in Comics and Children's Books, Medley's lavish, classic style is reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson.
Feather #2 Comic Book
Steve Uy - 2003
Seeking only to become a great dragonslayer in order to fulfill his lifelong dream, Sehv needs only to find a full-blooded dragon to kill, but in a time when dragons are thought to be long extinct, this could prove to be much easier said than done. And then there’s Leeka, his best friend, and self-proclaimed full-blood. But if it’s true, will Sehv be able to accomplish his goal through her?-Completely remastered for digital distribution by Steve Uy himself!-Part 2 of a 5 part series, also available as a complete graphic novel purchase ("Feather the Complete Collection")-Optimized for full color devices.-Also available from Steve Uy: Feather the Complete Collection Graphic NovelJova's Harvest (separate issues or the complete collection)Mortal/ ImmortalTitan's Tears novel
Five Star Stories #12
Mamoru Nagano - 2003
Knights, known as "Headliners," control giant robots called Mortar Heads to protect the sanctity of each kingdom. Bound to the knights are the fatimas, fabricated humanoids who possess expanded mental abilities that make it possible for Headliners to control their robotic armor. Available in North America and the U.K. exclusively through Diamond
Five Star Stories #4
Mamoru Nagano - 2003
Next there is young John Weinzel, of ignoble, obscure origins, aspiring to the knighthood but plagued by a rather unchivalrous attitude toward fatimas. It seems in his younger years he was befriended by a mysterious fatima who turned out to be none other than Est in search of the next Black Knight. Her choice of Decors Weissmel instead of John seems to be the cause of his fatimantic syndrome.
Gahan Wilson's Monster Party
Gahan Wilson - 2003
Now, for a mere pittance, you can enjoy the best musings from this mad monster of the wild and the weird in the privacy of your own cave, hovel or castle.Cannibals around the world have celebrated the clever cartoons of Gahan Wilson. Now it's your turn
Joss Whedon - 2003
Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn't notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to consume mankind? Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale. As inventive in the comics medium as in that of television or film, Whedon spins a complex tale of a skilled thief coming of age without the help of friends or family, guided only by a demonic Watcher.
100 Bullets, Vol. 7: Samurai
Brian Azzarello - 2003
This seventh volume, featuring the story arcs "Chill in the Oven" and "In Stinked," features a new cover by Dave Johnson and an introduction by legendary Argentinean comics writer Carlos Trillo. This 168-page trade paperback returns first to the character of Loop Hughes, who is joined in prison by Lono, and then to Jack Daw, who finds himself in a roadside zoo face to face with several varieties of wild animals - both two - and four-legged!
Landmarks of American Women's History
Page Putnam Miller - 2003
Landmarks of American Women's History describes the sites that represent a wide variety of women's experiences and accomplishments.As early as the fourteenth century, the women of New Mexico's Taos Pueblo lived equal lives of responsibility with men, even building most of the pueblo. Mary Chase Perry Stratton's Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan exemplifies women's contributions to the arts. Bryn Mawr College's M. Cary Thomas Library is tangible evidence of Thomas's drive to secure equal educational opportunities for women. The boardinghouse at Boot Cotton Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts provides a glimpse into the daily life of women in the industrial workforce. New York City's United Charities Building was- and still is- the headquarters of numerous reform organizations, many headed by women. In vivid sketches of eleven historic sites from across the country- in addition to numerous related location that act as supporting characters- Page Putnam Miller tells an engaging story of the accomplishments and the lasting influence of women on American history.
Mother, Come Home
Paul Hornschemeier - 2003
Mother, Come Home is Hornschemeier's graphic novel debut—the quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the family's mother. The story seamlessly weaves through the surreal and the painfully factual, guided by the careful, somber colors and inventive pacing unique to Hornschmeier's storytelling. Mother, Come Home extracts almost tangible drama from the most tranquil of moments, making that which is unspoken in each panel easily audible, and almost uncomfortably experienced.
Halo and Sprocket: Welcome to Humanity
Kerry Callen - 2003
Contains the critically acclaimed issues #1-4 of Halo & Sprocket, the special Free Comic Book Day story "Aw Heck," and eight brand new pages! Plus, pin-ups by Andi Watson (Skeleton Key, Namor), Phil Hester (The Coffin), and others!
Rurouni Kenshin (Complete 24-volume Set)
Nobuhiro Watsuki - 2003
The world's most popular manga (and also a hit anime series) Rurouni Kenshin is beloved by fans around the world for its mix of historical detail, spectacular battles, and of course, romantic comedy!
Wildcat: Anarchists Against Bombs
Donald Rooum - 2003
The anarchist black cat and friends (including a walking round bomb) take on the global arms trade, and militarism, in this latest collection of barbed (and hilarious) anarchist political commentary in the venerable comic strip form.
Flee, Puny Humans! The Comic Book Heaven Collection
Scott Saavedra - 2003
Comic books are about mothers forcing their daughters to date assistant lion tamers. Comic books are about giant, all-powerful monsters from superior races threatening, above all else, to talk us all to death. Prepare to have comic book artist and writer Scott Saavedra reveal comic books for what they really are, the weirdest and most wonderfully bizarre star in the popular culture heavens. "Flee, Puny Humans crams into one spiffy volume the best vintage art, jaw-dropping dialog, smarty-pants reviews, and other relevant strangeness from the first seven issues of the extremely rare cult zine, "Comic Book Heaven.
Punch and Judy: A Grand Guignol
Chris Reilly - 2003
Punch still doesn't think he deserves to be on Santa's naughty list. And since no one can have Christmas if he can't, Mr. Punch makes it his goal to ruin Christmas for the last two good children on earth. Armed with a volatile temper, a slap-stick and painful memories of his childhood, Mr. Punch discovers the scandalous truth about Santa Claus and somehow finds himself on the noble side of things.
Urotsukidoji The Legend Of The Overfiend Book 6: Reincarnation Of The Chojin
Toshio Maeda - 2003
He's not the innocent college student that he once was...he's become a conduit of arcane sexual powers great enough to bring about the annihilation of the world! Once unleashed will bring about Armageddon? From the creator of "the Erotic Grotesque" style of manga and anime - Toshio Maeda! The final chapter in the supernatural horror series - Urotsukidoji.
Five Star Stories #10
Mamoru Nagano - 2003
Knights, known as "Headliners," control giant robots called Mortar Heads to protect the sanctity of each kingdom. Bound to the knights are the fatimas, fabricated humanoids who possess expanded mental abilities that make it possible for Headliners to control their robotic armor. The story shifts to the Kastenpo region on the planet Both, a rather desolate mining area along the Dragon Road and a training-cum-vacation spot for Headliners, their fatimas, groupies, etc. The events center around the region's newest visitor, the upstanding cleric/knight Muse Van Reyback, and its most notorious resident, the renegade Dougulus Kaien.
Alice Sinn and the Waking Dream
Aaron Bordner - 2003
Trapped ever since in a dream, she wanders the ethereal world confused, hounded by demons. How will she wake up, if she's even alive? The only person with answers is Springheel Jack, a murderous Victorian monster that haunted London rooftops in 1888, yet continues to hunt Alice across the nightmarish landscape. To find the meaning to her existence, she must triumph over the sheer terror of his attacks. However, does she seek answers that are more frightful than an eternity spent in the Waking Dream?
Five Star Stories #11
Mamoru Nagano - 2003
Knights, known as "Headliners," control giant robots called Mortar Heads to protect the sanctity of each kingdom. Bound to the knights are the fatimas, fabricated humanoids who possess expanded mental abilities that make it possible for Headliners to control their robotic armor.
Fildor - 2003
While floating between realities, she is the center of sexual activity that involves all kinds of human and nonhuman characters. Fildor and Shiny Beast's imaginative characters and fantastic sets take the adult graphic novel genre to steamy new frontiers.
The Ghost Who Walks
Benjamin Raab - 2003
Plunge headlong into danger with this rollercoaster-ride trio of action packed stories, as the Phantom tries to untangle himself from an exotic raven-haired killing machine, stop a supernatural force from ripping through the land, and then stomps on some thieving pirates just for good measure Plus: cool introduction/history lesson from Phantom scholar Dr Bryan Shedden, "liner notes" commentary from the authors, and unpublished art from the series With a new cover painting by the man, Doug Klauba
The Norm Magazine, No. 1
Michael Jantze - 2003
1 issue introduces a new format for collecting Michael Jantze's critically-acclaimed work. The magazine starts at the beginning with the first The Norm strip from August 12, 1996. SAnd each strip is paired with a brand-new journal entry written by Norm himself. An hilarious addition that flushes out Norm's skewed world. With an introduction by Jerry Scott, writer of Zits and Baby Blues, and the first ever installment of The Norm Extra, featuring the new fresh comic talent of Rob McClurkan, "The Norm Magazine No. 1" is sure to be a collector's edition.
The Land of Sokmunster
Mike Kunkel - 2003
Sam will come to find that this is a land of many wondrous things. A land that is filled with creatures big and small, good and bad. A land where friends are made and lessons learned. A land that is closer than we think.
Five Star Stories #13
Mamoru Nagano - 2003
Unfortunately, he is mortally wounded when his transport is attacked by a secret mission led by Diver DiBarrow in search of the dying LED Dragon Meanwhile, with its commander-in-chief's departure, the Floating Temple is thrown into a state of mass confusion, with headliners and divers running amok and safety barriers breaking apart However, Lachesis ultimately proves to all her ability to rule in Amaterasu's absence.
Michael Turner's Soulfire: The Definitive Edition
Michael Layne Turner - 2003
Still one of today's most popular independent comic book titles, this long awaited volume 1 collection contains it all! Take a look at what's inside...The never before solicited Soulfire: Beginnings issues, the rare Soulfire Preview, issue #0, and issues #1 through #10, including the special recap story by Joe Benitez featured in Aspen Seasons: Winter. As well, this incredible TPB contains a huge section of original Soulfire designs, sketches, and script treatments, pin-ups from the Aspen Splash issues, along with a jam-packed complete Soulfire cover gallery and more seldom seen Soulfire goodies as only Michael Turner and Aspen could deliver! It's all here, including Michael Turner's very last illustrated Soulfire art. Combine that together, and you have 376 giant pages of everything that was Soulfire Volume 1. This is THE DEFINITIVE SOULFIRE collection and an absolute must for any Aspen, Soulfire, Michael Turner, or comic book fan, period.
The White House Tapes: Eavesdropping on the President
John Prados - 2003
Edited by historian John Prados, the book contains transcripts of the heat-of-the-moment Oval Office phone conversations and confidential meetings (often with participants who did not know they were being recorded) that changed the course of history. A comprehensive introductory essay on the history of presidential recordings and detailed introductions to the transcripts themselves put these key moments in American history in context.Never intended for public consumption, one exchange captured here constitutes the famous smoking gun tapes of the Watergate era. Another sequence has Lyndon Johnson finding out from J. Edgar Hoover about the murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi just as he also learns from Robert McNamara about the breaking crisis in Vietnam's Gulf of Tonkin. Take together, the selected conversations with top aides, political figures, and heads of state (including Walter White, Sam Rayburn, William Colby, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham, H.R. Haldeman, Henry Kissinger, Yitzhak Rabin, and Anwar el-Sadat), reveal the true inner workings of the American presidency and offer us an unparalleled opportunity to be a fly on the wall at the meetings we were never supposed to hear.This book is published in conjunction with White House Tapes: The President Calling, a new radio documentary produced by Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis of American Radio Works(R). A compact disc of the program accompanies this book in a set that also includes eight compact discs on the secret Oval Office recordings featured here.
Marquis Vol. 2: Intermezzo
Guy Davis - 2003
His days are filled with the politics and duties a man of his social stature should be accustomed to. His nights are filled with violence and blood as he continues his quest to rid the demons from his town Venisalle. INTERMEZZO finds de Galle as the only obstacle between a pair of supernatural killers and a townspeople already victimized by the subtler evil of the theocracy.
Paradigm Shift: Equilibrium
Dirk I. Tiede - 2003
Only things don't quite go as planned, and a screw-up earns them a reassignment to a new case investigating the bizarre murder of a man found in an alleyway. Little do they know that this mysterious body will soon plunge them in a world far bigger and more dangerous than they could ever imagine.
Archie's Classic Christmas Stories Volume 1 (Archie' Classics)
Frank Doyle - 2003
These stories proved so popular that in 1954 an entire series devoted to stories of Holiday Cheer and Good Will to all premiered: ARCHIE'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING! Now you can relive the magic, warmth and hilarity as Archie and his friends show their holiday spirit in this special collection of classic tales from the first decade of Santa Claus himself! This high quality book features painstaking restorations of original stories and a cover art by Archie fan favorite, Rex Lindsey, with a special Foreword by Kris Kringle himself!
Jackie Chan Adventures, Volume 1: Enter the Dark Hand
Duane Capizzi - 2003
Jackie's mission: to travel around the world, and capture the 12 magical talismans of the Chinese zodiac and keep them from the criminal group, The Dark Hand. In his spare time, Jackie must keep his young niece Jade out of trouble - but that's a full-time job in itself! Good thing Jackie, Jade and Uncle don't mind kicking a little butt to stay one step ahead of danger!