Best of
Graphic-Novels

2003

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.

Batman: Hush, Vol. 2


Jeph Loeb - 2003
    Volume 2 is collecting Batman #613 - #619.

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 This beautiful collection contains new material and lots of rare and previously-unpublished material (including the very first Frank story, not seen in over 10 years).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.

The Walking Dead #1


Robert Kirkman - 2003
    Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking undead, who attack him on sight. He returns home to find his family, son Carl and wife Lori, gone. He meets his new neighbor, who points him towards Atlanta. After retrieving supplies from the abandoned Police Station, Rick sets off to Atlanta to search for his family.

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.

Big Nate Makes a Splash


Lincoln Peirce - 2003
    As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.

The Photographer


Emmanuel Guibert - 2003
    This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefevre’s 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.

Jane Eyre - The Graphic Novel


Amy Corzine - 2003
    Rochester.

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.

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.

Ordinary Victories


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...

Superman: Birthright


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.

Runaways: Marvel Age, Vol. 1: The Pride


Brian K. Vaughan - 2003
    

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?

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 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 Acme Novelty Datebook, Vol. 1, 1986-1995


Chris Ware - 2003
    His novel not only won the Manchester Guardian First Novel prize in 2001 but it has sold over 100,000 copies. This book is as much a companion volume to Jimmy Corrigan --one of the great crossover success stories-- as a tremendous art collection from of one of America's most interesting and popular graphic artist.Chris Ware has a passion for drawing that is surprisingly wide-ranging in style and subject. This book surprises the reader on every page with its sense of spontaneous vision. Architectural drawings from Chicago and interplanetary robot comics collide with cruelly doodled human figures and quietly troubling studies of the still life. A must for people with a passion for modern design and old-fashioned style.

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.

Batgirl: Year One


Scott Beatty - 2003
    A look into the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon! This volume collects the 9-issue miniseries that uncovered Gordon's transformation from average citizen into costumed super-heroine.

Narbonic


Shaenon K. Garrity - 2003
    Along with her evil intern Mell Kelly and her newest hire, hapless computer guy Dave Davenport, shell do battle with Antonio Smith Forensic Linguist, win the heart of Prof. Lupin Madblood, quell a rebellion of superintelligent gerbils, and face the greatest evil of all...her mother.

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.

Shrimpy and Paul and Friends


Marc Bell - 2003
    Collected and reformatted material which originally appeared in a variety of publications including Guillotine, The Mojo Action Companion, Vice Magazine, Expo 2000, The Montreal Mirror and The Halifax Coast.

Twisted Toyfare Theatre, Volume 1


Pat McCallum - 2003
    In addition to the strips, this book will present a feature on the origin of the series along with the very first Twisted Mego Theatre story ever and the Top 10 Greatest TMT Moments! Plus, learn about the coolest stories that we were forbidden from printing in ToyFare Magazine. See hilarious outtakes from the making of TMT. Filmmaker and toy fan Kevin Smith writes the introduction to this landmark collection.

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!

Fables: The Last Castle


Bill Willingham - 2003
    Beautifully illustrated prequel to the ongoing Fables series.

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.

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.

Xenozoic Tales Volume 2 The New World: New World v. 2


Mark Schultz - 2003
    Schultz's vision of our Earth's future includes guano-powered Cadillacs, warring factions of humanity battling for ruined cities, reborn dinosaurs, and their intelligent, humanoid descendants. The tough-as-nails shaman, Jack Tenrec, and the beautiful scientist, Hannah Dundee, seek to uncover the origins and secrets of their violent world while dealing with their own rocky relationship.

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.

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.

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.

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned


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. The Vertigo team of Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and José Marzán Jr. have given us a great read!Collects Y: The Last Man issues #01-#05

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

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.

Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way


Richard Starkings - 2003
    This full color step-by-step guide is filled to the brim with the wisdom -- and wit! -- of Comicraft founders Richard Starkings and John 'JG' Roshell.Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way features a stunning cover of HIP FLASK by Brian Bolland and two HIP FLASK comic strips created by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen and Jeph Loeb & Ian Churchill, alongside contributions from a galaxy of comic book stars including J. Scott Campbell, Dave Gibbons, Christian Gossett, Ladronn, Scott Lobdell, Joe Madureira, Carlos Pacheco, Joe Quesada, Tim Sale, Kurt Busiek, Joe Casey and Joe Kelly.Step by Step, Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way guides readers through the process of lettering a comic strip digitally. From font design to balloon placement, sound effects, signage, title page and publication design, the creators of The World's Greatest Comic Book Fonts cover every conceivable aspect of comic book lettering. Lavishly illustrated by examples drawn from Comicraft's ten years as America's premier comic book lettering studio, this manual is an essential tool for comic book creators everywhere.

The Absolute Authority, Vol. 2


Mark Millar - 2003
    2 cleverly redefines the traditional roles and methods of super-heroes. After the death of team leader Jenny Sparks, the members of the Authority decide to use their abilities to truly improve the world. Looking to affect change instead of simply protecting the status quo and fighting maniacal villains, the super-powered group intervenes in global politics as they overthrow corrupt regimes and violently force occupying countries out of foreign lands. Employing extreme measures against a variety of opponents that include a sadistic U.S. government team of super-beings, the countries of Russia and China, and the Earth itself, the Authority are successful in their new mission until a devastating defeat results in their own deaths.

Shrek


Mark Evanier - 2003
    Original.

Herbie Archives Volume 1


Shane O'Shea - 2003
    Coming from the strange, wry imaginations of classic comics scribe Richard Hughes and artist Ogden Whitney, Herbie Popnecker looks like a plump lump, but with his collection of supernatural lollipops, there is pretty much nothing that he can't do. Herbie Archives Volume 1 collects the earliest appearances of Herbie, as he battles monsters, bends time and space, and gets the better of Fidel Castro Herbie is a delightfully weird, all-ages barrel of laughs

Herobear and the Kid Volume 1: The Inheritance


Mike Kunkel - 2003
    1) Paperbackby Mike Kunkel (Author, Artist)

Nemesis the Warlock: Death to All Aliens


Pat Mills - 2003
    Warriors, Marshal Law) and Kevin O'Neill (A.B.C. Warriors, Marshal Law, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) comes the ultimate tale of futuristic rebellion! zealots rule with an iron fist, stamping out alien life and culture wherever they find it. However, one alien stands in his way: the mysterious Nemesis. Battle is soon joined as Nemesis attempts to lead the alien races to freedom -- and bloody vengeance! the legendary characters of British sci-fi and rates amongst 2000 AD's finest hours!

Transformers: War Within, Volume 1


Simon Furman - 2003
    The War Within. Four million years before the Transformers came to Earth, civil war rocks their home world of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime faces his first -- and greatest -- challenge. But before he can deal with the Decepticons, the new Autobot leader must look within... and decide if Cybertron is worth saving at all! If you think you know the Transformers... think again! IDW is proud to present an all-new collection of this long-out-of-print tale from the Transformers' past.

Vietnam Journal


Don Lomax - 2003
    The stories may be fiction, but their intensity and emotional resonance point to social and personal truths that go beyond mere facts. Writer and artist Don Lomax is a Vietnam war Veteran.

Scooby-Doo (1997-2010) #79


Alex Simmons - 2003
    Two creepy castles for the price of one issue! Shaggy poses as a prince to investigate a royal haunting, and a beautiful ghost stalks a castle-turned-hotel.

Xenozoic Tales Vol 1 After The End


Mark Schultz - 2003
    Collecting award winning cartoonish Mark Schultz's decade-long run of Xenozoic Tales in its entirety, this is the first volume of a two-volume set.

Pooch Café: All Dogs Naturally Know How to Swim


Paul Gilligan - 2003
    When Poncho's beloved master Chazz marries cat lover Carmen and forces them to move in with her and her feline brood, Poncho's world is shaken to the core. Carmen's attempts to bribe Poncho with cheese cannot overcome his inexplicable but undeniable disdain for all things cat, and now that his home has become a haven for them, his only recourse is to seek refuge in the cafe, where he, Boomer, and his other canine pals pore over their top-secret plans to construct a giant catapult with which to hurl all the Earth's cats into the sun. As much as he dislikes kitties, he's equally passionate about his love for Chazz. Poncho will do just about anything to keep his position as man's best friend secure, including enduring the physical torments of Chazz's passion for biking, camping, and mountain climbing, which he can only get through with the help of classic Russian literature and a nice cup of tea. Pooch Cafe‚ captures the intensity of the human-dog bond in a way that will resonate with pet lovers everywhere.

Five Star Stories #9


Mamoru Nagano - 2003
    Volume nine centers around the planet's newest visitor, the upstanding knight Muse Van Reyback and the planet's most notorious resident, the renegade Dougulus Kaien.

The Best of Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury - 2003
    6-up. Here's a collection that will have graphic novel fans and die-hard Bradbury readers scrambling for the shelves. Some of the best artists in the business have adapted the author's short stories for the comics page. Each adaptation is accompanied by a preface by Bradbury, offering insight into the inspiration for the story, and each artist is paired with a story that suits his artwork perfectly. Among the best are "Come into My Cellar," from Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), a Tales from the Crypt -like story of invaders from outer space, complete with a cliff-hanger ending and retro artwork, and "The Golden Apples of the Sun," adapted by P. Craig Russell (Sandman), an interstellar exploration of the uninhabitable star. A wonderful showcase of graphic novel artists and a great introduction for readers new to Bradbury's dark fantasy world. -Carlos Orellana

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

Ogner Stump's One Thousand Sorrows


Andrew Goldfarb - 2003
    There's a moral lesson to be learned in each story. There must be. "Genuinely creepy. Like early David Lynch, like 'Eraserhead.' Goldfarb needs help." from the foreword by "Too Much Coffee Man" creator Shannon Wheeler

The Legendary Couple #2


Tony Wong - 2003
    

Rogue Trooper: Future War


Gerry Finley-Day - 2003
    But they tell tales of a blue-skinned man who needs no respirator, a man with a talking helmet.

Johnny Mutton, He's So Him!


James Proimos - 2003
    This time he's saving the universe from the Sweet Baby Doll 5000, bobbing for broccoli at his best friend's birthday party, and spreading world peace with cupcakes. But whatever the adventure, Johnny's incredible zest for all that is ordinary showcases why he's so him--and why no one can resist his zany charm. Just beware of his momma's secret weapon. . . .

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.

Rick O'Shay: The Dailies: 1958


Stan Lynde - 2003
    These vintage cartoons introduce the strip's principal characters: Rick O'Shay, Deuces Wilde, Hipshot Percussion, Gaye Abandon, Quyat Burp, Chief Horse's Neck, Moonglow, Crazy Quilt, and many others.

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 #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.

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.

Batman: The Dynamic Duo Archives, Vol. 1


Gardner F. Fox - 2003
    Collected in this spectacular volume are the stories that celebrate that classic partnership between the World's Greatest Detective and the Boy Wonder. Presenting their greatest adventures as they originally appeared in the 1960s, this book includes an unforgettable battle with the Joker, the first appearance of the Elongated Man, and the first time Batman ever appeared with the yellow oval around the bat-symbol on his chest.

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.

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!

Wake: The Sign of the Demons/J.VJ,..\_


Jean-David Morvan - 2003
    Nävis, Booboo and three other special agents are sent down to investigate, and land in the middle of a slave rebellion. Led by the Princess Monéva, these Escote rebels are ordered to execute without pity all those that bear the insignia of Sillage: the sign of the demons!In J.VJ,..\_, Snivel and Booboo have a surprise for Nävis: they have mounted an exposition devoted to researching the history of humanity. But in the middle of the inauguration of the exposition, a terrorist attacks the agents. Nävis discovers then the history of the Ftoross. Living in complete poverty, decimated by disease and shown indifference by the Sillage convoy, the Ftoross have been reduced to terrorism to make known their voices heard. Their intention now is to eliminate Nävis, who represents the last of her race.

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.

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.

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!

Fray


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.

Spy Kids 3 D: Game Over (Spy Kids 3 D Game Over)


Robert Rodríguez - 2003
    Relying on humor, gadgetry, bravery, family bonds and lightning-quick reflexes, the Spy Kids must battle through tougher and tougher levels of the game -- facing challenges that include racing against road warriors and surfing on boiling lava -- in order to save the world from a power-hungry villain.

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman


Louise Simonson - 2003
    But before Batman and Robin can catch her, she escapes into the night.Who is the Batwoman? Three suspects emerge—all of whom have their own reasons for wanting to don the outfit. Batman must solve the mystery and convince Batwoman that they are on the same team. Before she hurts someone—or herself.

Sojourn, Volume 3: The Warrior's Tale


Ron Marz - 2003
    and sorcery most foul. fierce and beautiful, Arwyn the archer lost her family to Mordath's unstoppable troll armies. Now Arwyn journeys in search of a mythic hero's arrow of power--the one weapon that can forever and Mordath's reign of fire Her quest to destroy the undead tyrant Mordath reaches the land of Ankhara, inhabited by a winged race living in fabulous cliff cities. The archer Arwyn must decide whether to continue her quest, or help the Ankharans in their rebellion against troll occupiers.

Louis - Lying to Clive


Metaphrog - 2003
    

Wizard X-Men Masterpiece Edition Volume 1


Chris Claremont - 2003
    It also collects Days Of Future Past from Uncanny X-Men number 141 and number 142.

Reality Check, Book 2


Rosearik Rikki Simons - 2003
    This tool allows him to surf the endless expanse of the virtual internet, complete with interactive e-mail, video games galore, and much more. However, he's not the only one interested in this new world. His pet cat creates a mischievous alter-ego that allows her to participate with her master on his cyberspace adventures.

Alan Moore's the Courtyard (Alan Moore's the Courtyard #2)


Alan Moore - 2003
    What few leads there are all point to The Courtyard.

The Sandwalk Adventures: An Adventure in Evolution in Five Chapters


Jay Hosler - 2003
    

Tits, Ass, & Real Estate: An Autobiographical Road Trip Through the Other America


Eve Gilbert - 2003
    If you put Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Kathy Acker in a blender and added the ratty, unadorned drawing style of of Charles Rodriguez, you'd have some idea of how hot and incendiary a brew this is.A collection of autobiographical stories, Eve Gilbert allows readers full access to her unglamorous world, filled with people most of us hope we never have to meet. "The Real Resume" is a depressingly realistic tour of the various wage-slave jobs Gilbert has held over the years. Another highlight is "Pregnate?"--which was written in San Fransisco porn store while Gilbert was waiting for an interview-- in which Gilbert relates to how she ended up pregnant despite a safety net of latex, with no money for even a pregnancy test, let alone an abortion. Unflinchingly, candid and caustic, Gilbert has one of the most uniquely confident and iconoclastic voices to hit the world of graphic novels in several years.

X-Men Legends Volume 3: Arthur Adams


Arthur Adams - 2003
    This volume collects some of the best of Adams' Marvel work, from the X-Men, to his odd-couple new FF team of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost RiderIncluded in this volume:*New Mutants Special Edition #1 *X-Men Annual #9, 10, 12 *Fantastic Four #347-349

Reality Check 1


Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons - 2003
    This tool allows him to surf the endless expanse of the virtual internet, complete with interactive e-mail, video games galore, and much more. However, he's not the only one interested in this new world. His pet cat creates a mischievous alter-ego that allows her to participate with her master on his cyberspace adventures.

Farewell, Georgia: Four Folktales


Ben Towle - 2003
    A raccoon-hunting monkey, Ches "Goatman" McCartney, and an aging and cantankerous Ty Cobb are only a few of the oddball characters you'll encounter in this anthology of four authentic folk legends and tall tales from the American South.

Feather #1 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 one 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

Masters of the Universe Volume 1: The Shards of Darkness


Val Staples - 2003
    In their most desperate mission yet, He-Man, Man-at-Arms, and Orko face off against Evil-lyn, Trapjaw, Tri-Klops, and the master of evil, Skeletor! If they lose this battle, evil will dominate the world!

Judge Anderson: Triad


Alan Grant - 2003
    That's when they call for Psi Division, the elite psychic department of the Judiciary and Psi's top judge, Cassandra Anderson In 'Triad', mysterious events start to kill Mega-City One's citizens. But what is their connection to an abused child? And who is the mysterious Psi-Division imposter who has sparked these events off? And in bonus stories "Beyond the Void," "Contact," "The Prophet" and "The Screaming Skull', Anderson revisits Judge Death, meets an alien race, takes on a man-machine, and faces down a terrifying apparition

Fallen Angel Volume 3: Back In Noire


Peter David - 2003
    The notorious drug dealer Asia Minor stands trial before Magistrate Jude, and the Fallen Angel comes face to face with her predecessor.

Kunde Jag Älska Skulle Jag Älska Det Här


Jan Stenmark - 2003
    Then he writes a comment, a sentence or a whim to these collages. There is often an idea unlike anything else.

Alice in Wonderland: Alice nel paese delle meraviglie


Suzy Lee - 2003
    A first attempt by this young Korean illustrator living in London.

Kreeky Playground


Aaron Bordner - 2003
    If the brothers Grimm, Boris Karloff, and Rob Zombie baked a cake, Aaron Bordner would be the creamy, rancid filling! Jam-packed with dozens of comics and stories, Kreeky Playground explores the comic genius of a truly twisted mind! What horrors plague the nightmares of Alice Sinn, a girl cursed with endless sleep? What kind of mischief can teenage schoolgirl werewolves and vampires cook up at Monster High School? This book offers macabre fun for mature readers!

The Atomics: Spaced Out & Grounded in Snap City


Mike Allred - 2003
    On Earth, It Girl gets tangled up in a rock 'n' roll romance while Mr. Gum stretches the heartstrings to their full length. And in the far reaches of the cosmos, both Spaceman and Crash Metro lead the charge against intergalactic evil.

Yeast Hoist 11: Does Music Make You Cry?


Ron Regé Jr. - 2003
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . emo autobio about being in a band in 2003! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . insound said: "Ron Rege Jr.'s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, Skibber Bee-Bye, Yeast Hoist uses a more traditional short story structure to tell the tale of a young man's trip to Europe with a popular underground rock band and his subsequent journey to Italy. In some ways, Yeast Hoist (subtitled "Does Music Make You Cry?") is a throw back to Ron's early work--a straighter narrative about a trip to Europe and friendship (Dum-Dum Posse Reader) and an end piece with Ron's earliest collaborator, his friend Andy Bernick (Andy Remembers.) How does the bass player cope each night on tour? Ron and Andy tell you in the mini-comics insert "Where I Slept."

It Started with a Kiss


Mirai Takadono - 2003
    After she was deceived by a man a year ago, she swore never to fall in love again, so she didn't think meeting Luke Cunningham would lead to anything…