Best of
Graphic-Novels

2007

Transmetropolitan V. 0-10


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

The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel


Khaled Hosseini - 2007
    Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers.

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1


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

Absolute Planetary Book Two


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

The Arrival


Shaun Tan - 2007
    He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.

Avatar Volume 5: The Last Airbender


Michael Dante DiMartino - 2007
    When young waterbender Katara and her warrior brother, Sokka, rescue a mysterious boy named Aang, who is the last airbender and the long-lost Avatar, Katara and Sokka must make sure that Aang fulfills his destiny and saves the world.

Avatar Volume 7: The Last Airbender


Michael Dante DiMartino - 2007
    When he fails miserably, Sokka is kidnapped and accidentally pulled into the spirit world himself! Once there, will he gain the knowledge and experience it will take to bring peace back to the village?

Redwall: The Graphic Novel


Brian Jacques - 2007
    Illustrated by renowned comics artist Bret Blevins, Redwall: The Graphic Novel brings to life all the battles, all the heroes, and all the villains in a fun new format perfect for reluctant readers, those just entering the Redwall world, or the countless existing fans of the series.

Start of Darkness


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

Magician: Apprentice, Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)


Raymond E. Feist - 2007
    

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1


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

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


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

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War


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

Spider-Man: Birth of Venom


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

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel


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

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


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

Justice, Volume 2


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

Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus, Vol. 1


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

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


Peter Bagge - 2007
    Older teens.

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child


Keiko Tobe - 2007
    But during one play date, his mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children. In the alternately heartwarming and bittersweet tale, a young mother tries to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child's autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together. This is a story that resonates not only for those whose families have been affected by autism, but also for all past, present, and future parents.

The Punisher MAX, Vol. 3


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

King Lear


Gareth Hinds - 2007
    An old king seeks to set aside his crown and divide his realm among his three daughters. But treachery and madness lie ahead for King Lear

The Legend of Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 1


R.A. Salvatore - 2007
    Salvatore, Forgotten Realms Trilogy: Omnibus combines all three books - Homeland, Exile and Sojourn - into one great book This story takes you from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his home world and ventures to the unknown.

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures vol 1


Laurell K. Hamilton - 2007
    Hamilton brings Anita Blake to the world of graphic novels. Anita Blake lives in a world where vampires, zombies and werewolves have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" - a profession that involves raising the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she's often employed to investigate cases that are far too much for conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters of her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself - the source of her unusual strength and power.

Silver Surfer: Requiem


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

Justice, Volume 3


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

X-23: Target X


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

The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1


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

Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys


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

All Over Coffee


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

Spike: Asylum


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

লাইলী


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

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 2


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

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 3


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

Rice Boy: The First Book


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

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 1


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

Madman Gargantua


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

The Complete Invincible Library, Volume 1


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

Art of Bone


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

The Complete Strangers In Paradise, Volume 3, Part 8


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

The Adventures Of Dr. McNinja


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

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow


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

Scary Godmother Comic Book Stories


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

The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories, Vol. 2


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

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


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

Moby Dick


Sam Ita - 2007
    Now, the epic saga of Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest for the white whale comes vividly to life in this three-dimensional graphic novel, the first of its kind. This phenomenal work is the creation of multi-talented artist Sam Ita, apprentice to Robert Sabuda—one of the world’s master paper engineers. Every amazing element is awe-inspiring: there’s not just one pop-up per spread, but several, surrounded by colorful comic book-style panels that convey the story’s drama.Some of the pops-ups are huge and incredibly detailed, like the Pequod itself, which rises gloriously from the page, complete with rigging. Others, smaller but no less wonderful, hide beneath flaps and folds. In one instance, readers actually get to look through a 3-D periscope and see Ishmael through the “lens,” drifting in the ocean.The quality of Ita’s paper engineering is nothing short of breathtaking and will carry you off on an unforgettable adventure.

The Ultimates 2: Ultimate Collection


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

The Wonderful World of Kim Pine


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

King-Cat Classix


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

Gargoyles: Clan Building, Volume 1


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

Not Another Learning Experience!


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

Gone with the Blastwave, Vol. 1


Kimmo Lemetti - 2007
    The human race is finally killing itself, and the remaining three airmies - The Reds, the Blues, and the Yellows - are locked in a desperate battle over whatever is left of the planet.Follow the story of two soldiers of the Reds trying to cope in the ruthless, but darkly humorous world of Gone With The Blastwave.

Howtoons: The Possibilities Are Endless!


Saul Griffith - 2007
    Combining a fun, full-color cartoon format and real life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.Readers meet Tucker and Celine, a lovable brother and sister pair. Sick of watching TV and playing video games, Tucker and Celine decide to conquer every kid's nightmare: the dreaded summer o' boredom. Armed with countless ideas for fun projects, they set out to reclaim the sheer joy of playing. Fifteen practical, build-it-yourself projects are weaved into the Tucker and Celine storyline. With the narrators' help and clear step-by-step instructions, young readers will learn how to set up a workshop, create a marshmallow shooting gun, make ice cream without a freezer, play songs on a turkey baster flute, explore a homemade terrarium, launch a pressure-powered rocket, and moreUtilizing inexpensive, kid-friendly materials, Howtoons will prove that the world at large is infinitely more exciting than anything happening on the TV or computer screen. Plus, each project will provide readers with practical skills and problem solving know-how that they can use in their everyday lives. These funny, interactive Howtoons are sure to inspire independence and creative savvy in young people everywhere.

The Tub of Happiness


Howard Tayler - 2007
    They want to revolutionize space travel. Schlock just wants to hurt people and break things. This 240-page volume takes the reader back to the very start of Schlock Mercenary, and then some. It opens with nine pages of all-new strips telling the story of how Schlock came to enlist, and then forges onward chronologically from the very first strip. It also includes concept sketches, commentary, excellent guest art, deck plans for the Kitesfear. If you've been waiting to devour this Schlock Mercenary from the very beginning, the wait is over: grab your big spoon and dig into the Tub of Happiness.

Teen Titans Go!, Volume 6: Titans Together


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

The EC Archives: Weird Science, Vol. 2


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

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


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

Elvis Road


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

Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser


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

BEIRUT WON'T CRY


Mazen Kerbaj - 2007
    Both historically vital and hilarious, Beirut Won’t Cry introduces Mazen Kerbaj’s unique voice and urgent pen to an American audience for the very first time, teaching readers how to carry on and resist in times of war and oppression.

Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations


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

Betrayal


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

Little Lulu, Volume 14: Queen Lulu


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

Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Night Powers


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

Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle Trilogy Graphic Novels, Book 1)


Matt Hansen - 2007
    There is no vaccine. There is no anti-virus. The world's only hope is Thomas Hunter, and he has already been kill

Powr Mastrs 1


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

Peanuts Guide to Life: Book 1


Charles M. Schulz - 2007
    Schulz, this work presents his wry obervations and advice, filtered through his lovable cast of characters. It contains sections under headings, such as: people skills, life's little quirks, and wisdom and self-confidence.

Dracula


Luis Scafati - 2007
    Dead while the sun illuminates the world, Count Dracula awaits the return of the shadows that will awaken him to search, like a nocturnal animal, for new victims whose blood will feed his immortality.Award-winning artist Luis Scafati vividly captures the classic vampire myth in the eerie darkness of his ink.

Kamandi Archives, Vol. 2


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

Polo: The Runaway Book


Régis Faller - 2007
    When the resourceful dog sets aside his brand-new book and drifts off to sleep, a curious little creature makes off with it. Polo follows in hot pursuit, setting the stage for a new series of adventures--into the sky, to a mysterious cloud made of cotton candy, through fun-house mirrors, on hot air balloons, across a desert and into the jungle. As before, Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression--80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling that call to mind  the worlds of classic animated film, comics, and books.

Elixir: In Silence


Mélanie Delon - 2007
    Moments of solitude and silence.

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


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

Twisted Toyfare Theatre


Pat McCallum - 2007
    

Madman and the Atomics


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

Tintin & Co.


Michael Farr - 2007
    Farr presents his choice of the dozen most important and colorful characters from "The Adventures of Tintin." This handsome, lavishly-illustrated volume takes a closer look at the remarkable cast that enriches the adventures.

The Art of Grendel


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

Akiko: Flights of Fancy - The High Flying Expanded Edition


Mark Crilley - 2007
    This enormous new edition is twice the size of the sold-out original and includes many more rare, clever and outrageous comic innovations from one unique mind.

Delilah Dirk and The Treasure of Constantinople


Tony Cliff - 2007
    Delilah Dirk, English-Greek heroine and master of forty-seven different sword-fighting techniques, has been captured breaking into the palace in Constantinople. Her goal: to "repatriate" several of His Majesty’s prized ancient scrolls. But how will she accomplish that from the dungeon? And what does her arrival mean for mild-mannered, dutiful and loquacious Captain Selim?

Milk Teeth


Julie Morstad - 2007
    Milk Teeth was one of the first books in D+Q's petit livre art book series, and quickly sold out.

Tomo, Volume 2: My Double-Edged Life


Jim Krueger - 2007
    Will she be able to discover the truth behind the mysterious weapon and the unique role she's been called to play in protecting her family?

Little Lulu, Volume 15: The Explorers


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

New Engineering


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

Suicide is the Highest Form of Art


Dominic Peloso - 2007
    It covers years 1 and 2.Tiny Ghosts is a creepy, melancholy, sometimes depressing, sometimes darkly humorous, weekly, photo webcomic. It's maybe about what it feels like to be a monster or a ghost or a robot, but not the scary kind. It's about being frightened of war and what you might turn into when you grow up - if you aren't careful. It's about loss and longing and love and hope and being small and scared of a big world and not knowing your place in it and wanting to belong but always being on the outside and not being sure that God loves you but really hoping he does, because pretty much everyone else thinks you are a weirdo.Each comic is a combination of two sentences of a story and two photographs. The reader is encouraged to use this fragment as a seed and develop the rest of the story within their own minds.

Tyrannosaurus: The Tyrant Lizard


Rob Shone - 2007
    The fact-filled front and back matter is enhanced by vivid color and exciting photos and graphics.

Ryan Heshka's ABC Spookshow


Ryan Heshka - 2007
    A Witch stirs her caldron, casting evil spells, while a pig moans in pain from too much Yucky candy. A Quagmire monster rises from the dead while an Unlucky black cat lies squashed and still, the last of its nine lives gone. With eerie, pop-art illustrations reminiscent of old comics and monster movies, this book is a must-have for readers young and old who relish the uncanny and macabre.

Kane Volume 6: Partners


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

Little Lulu, Volume 17: The Valentine


John Stanley - 2007
    With wit and grace, Stanley and Tripp dismantle the suburban landscape only to rebuild it as the silly and fantastic place anyone who has ever grown up there knows it to be. Some of the finest specimens from the Golden Age of comics, these stories are testament to the transcendent nature of quality. Kids and their parents are sure to fall in love with this crazy cast of characters and the quirky conundrums they get themselves into

Teen Power!


Joey Alison Sayers - 2007
    Passing Periods deals with the trials and tribulations of being a teenager while Absolute Power does the same for super (or not so super) heroes. Thus Teen Power!. All the comics in Teen Power! were drawn in 5 minutes or less and that speaks volumes as to the comic genius that is Joey. She has this uncanny ability to put the perfect, slightly bent twist to the most simple of even one-panel comics. Passing Periods was featured in the Best American Non-Required Reading 2005. Teen Power! is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks by 1984 Printing in Oakland, CA. The book measures 4.25 inches x 7 inches with a 2-color cover and blue ink interior.

Annihilation Omnibus


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

Finder: Sin-Eater


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

Nemu Nemu Volume 1


Audra Ann Furuichi - 2007
    Anise and Kana have shared a lot of adventures together, but nothing quite like this Hilarity ensues when Anpan and Nemu, two walking, talking plushy pups, drop in on their new owners and turn their world upside down The collected 12 chapters include never before seen sketches and commentary

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


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

How To Be Everywhere


Warren Craghead - 2007
    Craghead III, based on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire.

Courtney Crumrin and the Fire Thief's Tale


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

Unicorn Jelly


Jennifer Diane Reitz - 2007
    A philosophical and metaphorical science fiction story with a definite beginning and ending, originally told as a web comic.

House of Sugar


Rebecca Kraatz - 2007
    Originally published in 2006 (by Tulip Tree) these small, four-panel episodes, with their heavy lines and slightly squashed faces, resemble high school drawings that have grown up. The collection's themes are consistent: our immediate pasts are messy and painful places, but if we look so far back that we have to squint to see, everything is strong and elegant. Autobiographical anecdotes make up the bulk of House of Sugar, detailing Kraatz' childhood in the prairies and West Coast. Recurring characters include her wise and sentimental grandfather, her unattainable peers, and her treasured brother. The book is also peppered with appearances by the various idealized men and women from the 1940s who comfort and inspire Kraatz throughout her life. The stories contain tales of Ogopogo, reasons to not become a makeup artist, Kraatz's experimentation with drugs, and the deflating realization that trapeze artists get runs in their stockings, too. House of Sugar also boasts an introduction by Canadian singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett.

Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword, Volume 1


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

Spy vs. Spy 2: The Joke and Dagger Files


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

The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist


Liam O'Donnell - 2007
    Written in graphic-novel format.

Marvel Visionaries: John Buscema


Stan Lee - 2007
    none of it was too much for Big John One of comicdom's most acclaimed creators takes center stage in this genre-spanning gathering of greats Nick Fury vs. Hydra Thor vs. the Silver Surfer The origins of Wolverine and Dracula The twilight of the Masters of Evil Includes crime, horror, romance and western work from the pre-Marvel era Plus: rare Silver Surfer stories unseen for decades Collects Crime Fighters #4; Western Outlaws & Sheriffs #60; Strange Tales #22 & #150; Tales To Astonish #85-87; Avengers #41-42, #75-76, #277 & Annual #2; Silver Surfer #4; My Love #2; Fantastic Four #111-112; Thor #200; Dracula Lives #3; Marvel Spotlight #30; Epic Illustrated #1; Wolverine #10 and Marvel Shadows & Light #3