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Daniel Clowes - 1992
This 1991 paperback includes stories from Eightball #1-6, along with strips Clowes created for alternative comics anthologies Blab!, Young Lust, and Weirdo. It includes several of the cartoonist’s one-page collaborations with The Duplex Planet creator David Greenberger and two of his most well-known comic-strip rants: “I Hate You Deeply” and “I Love You Tenderly.”
Orc Stain, Vol. 1
James Stokoe - 2010
Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone, one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever.
Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Manga, Vol. 1
Nekomint - 2017
She wants an average life! Unfortunately for her, thanks to God’s…interesting interpretation of “average,” she is reborn as a young girl with incredible magical powers. Can she achieve the normal life she’s always longed for or will her not-so-average abilities betray her?
God Hates Astronauts, Vol. 1: The Head That Wouldn't Die!
Ryan Browne - 2013
Unfortunately, for NASA, this goal is scarcely even addressed and the book focuses more on extramarital affairs, bank robbing owls, big gross swollen heads, ghost cow heads, olde-tyme boxers, tigers eating cheeseburgers in the Crab Nebula, buffalo judges and tons of aggressive swearing. Not as much a superhero book as it is a parody of basically everything and a celebration of weird that is jam-packed with references to Robo-Cop and Die Hard.
Son of the Gun: Sinner - Volume 1
Alejandro Jodorowsky - 1995
Jodorowsky and Bess pull no punches in this tale of a modern-day gunslinger's path through the darkest places in the human soul Juan's ascension from an orphan in the slums to the governor's number one bodyguard will cost him his soul - and finding redemption may cost him his life From master storyteller Alexandro Jodorowsky (The Incal, The Metabarons), with art by Georges Bess (The White Lama, Anibal 5).
Empowered Unchained Volume 1
Adam Warren - 2015
With every Empowered Special collected under one vast roof, Empowered Unchained sprays a searing shrapnel salvo of scintillating superhero satire, written by the almighty Adam Warren and illustrated by comicdom's most talented and feared makers of pictures heroic! Featuring graverobbing supervillains! Broom-swinging vigilantes! Slutty cyberangels! Animal crimebots! Boozy ninja! Angry spaceships! And more! And more! AND MORE!
If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You
Nick Galifianakis - 2010
Zach Galifianakis, start of The Hangover, will provide the foreword.Everyone knows the only thing more painful than relationships is not having them--or is it the other way around? Whatever, says author and cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. In his first book, If You Loved Me, You'd Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You, he makes the case that either way, the only recourse is to embrace our frailties and laugh. Taken from Carolyn Hax's nationally syndicated advice column, this compilation spins the pain of dating, mothers-in-law, "beneficial" friends and more into ... the pain of self-recognition. The intricately drawn pen-and-ink panels and pointed captions explore some of life's most uncomfortable truths, exposing the humanity in our mistakes, the underbelly of our triumphs and the sheer heroism of trying and trying again.Throughout this character study of men and women (and the dogs who love them), Galifianakis mines our hopes and insecurities for a unifying truth: If we can't laugh at ourselves, he'll do it for us."Nick snuck me into my first comedy club when I was only a back-acned teenager. The back acne went away but the comedy stuck. I know that last sentence sounds like a lyric from a Joan Baez song, but trust me, it's original." --Zach Galifianakis, from the foreword"Nick's cartoons are funny, witty, and smart. But what makes them so special are how universal and true they are, making the laughs they bring all the more poignant. Relationships, in all their glory, have never been captured quite so succinctly and with such charm." --Amy B. Harris, writer/producer for Sex and the City"Nick Galifianakis understands relationships unbelievably well, for a guy. My guess is he actually menstruates." --Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Washington Post humor columnist
It's the Thought That Counts:: A For Better or For Worse Fifteenth Anniversary Collection
Lynn Johnston - 1994
Her strip is poignant and funny--and very often, universal. She captures a mother's frustration at an unruly teenager, a father's surprise in a growing daughter, and kids' various views about their future as they grow up.In It's the Thought That Counts, For Better or For Worse looks back on many of the series' high points through Lynn's hand-picked selection of color Sundays: the unexpected birth of baby April in 1991; the daring revelation that teenage family friend Lawrence was gay; the fear that comes with aging parents. The collection also includes those quietly funny moments in families: a father and his kids romping with abandon; a closet full of clothes that no longer span a middle-aged girth; a teenage son's first experience with a crush.Lynn Johnston fashioned the Patterson family after her own lively brood. Her real life experiences--divorce, childbirth, pets, and parents--show through in her work in the most wise and wonderful ways. Even better, this anniversary book contains Johnston's comments about some of her favorite strips in an amusing and informative narrative.
Plastic Man, Vol. 1: On the Lam!
Kyle Baker - 2005
Watch as Plas--with the help of sidekick Woozy Winks--gets into all sorts of trouble, as his not-so-innocent past as "Eel" O'Brian comes back to haunt him. Our hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and now he's on the lam Featuring a new "plastic" cover
Battle Pope, Volume 1: Genesis
Robert Kirkman - 2001
God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest. Now presented in full-color!