Holiday 2011 Gift Guide
African-American Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 22
edited by Tom Pomplun and Lance Tooks
This volume presents comics adaptations of great stories and poems by America’s earliest black authors, illustrated by contemporary black artists. The volume is co-edited by Tom Pomplun and Lance Tooks, a longtime contributing artist to the series. Stories include “Two Americans” by Florence Lewis Bentley, “The Goophered Grapevine” by Charles W. Chesnutt, “Becky” by Jean Toomer, two short plays by Zora Neale Hurston, and six more tales of humor and tragedy. Also featured are graphic interpretations of 11 poems, including Langston Hughes’ “The Negro,” Claude McKay’s “America,” and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy.” The comics adaptations and illustrations are by some of the best black talent in the comics and illustration fields today, including Kyle Baker, Alex Simmons, Christopher Priest, Afua Richardson, Trevor Von Eeden, Jeremy Love, and Milton Knight.
Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic
edited by Alan Moore
The complete set of Dodgem Logic magazines—issues #1 thru #8—edited and published by Alan Moore in Northampton England, all at a special sale price!
American Vampire, Vol. 2
by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, and Mateo Santoluco
This second volume of the hit New York Times bestselling series collects issues #6-11 and is set in Las Vegas circa 1935. Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.
by Nate Powell
Nate Powell's follow-up to the Eisner award-winning Swallow Me Whole examines war and violence, and their trickle-down effects on middle America. As a gang of small-town kids find themselves reunited in adulthood, their dark histories collide in a struggle for the future. Any Empire follows three kids in a Southern town as a rash of mysterious turtle mutilations forces each to confront their relationship to their privileged suburban fantasies of violence. Then, after years apart, the three are thrown together again as adults, amid questions of choice and force, belonging, and betrayal.
Batman: Noel, Deluxe Edition
by Lee Bermejo
Inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol, the original graphic novel Batman: Noel features different interpretations of The Dark Knight, along with enemies and allies, in different eras.
Blankets Deluxe Hardcover
by Craig Thompson
A brand-new hardcover edition, resized and with a new cover! Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. Blankets is a tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.
The Boys, Vol. 9: The Big Ride
by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun, and John McCrea
The Boys, Vol. 9 collects three separate story arcs, including the momentous issue #50, with bonus pin-ups and more! In issues #48-51, "Proper Preparation and Planning": With Hughie absent, Butcher reexamines The Boys' first encounter with the Seven, trying to figure out what went wrong. But first there's some disquiet in the ranks to be dealt with, not to mention the return of an old and unexpected enemy who finally, incredibly, has come into his own. Meanwhile, on the Seven's floating headquarters, a flying lesson goes badly awry. In issues #52-55, "Barbary Coast": Hughie travels out west to finally meet Lieutenant-Colonel Greg Mallory, the man who started The Boys. All kinds of secrets await our hero, beginning with the terrible story of the first supes to see action in World War II. When the revelations cease, will Hughie return, or walk away from the team forever? In issues #56-59, "The Big Ride": The countdown to the end begins, as Jack from Jupiter takes one step beyond...or does he? Hughie's triumphant return is not all he'd hoped for, but Butcher has bigger fish to fry. And The Boys meet the mysterious Doctor Peculiar...
The Canterbury Tales
by Seymour Chwast
Accompany a band of merry medieval pilgrims as they make their way—on motorcycles, of course—to Canterbury. Meeting at the Tabard Inn, the travelers, including a battle-worn knight, a sweetly pretentious prioress, the bawdy Wife of Bath, and an emaciated scholar-clerk, come up with a plan to pass time on the journey to Thomas à Becket’s shrine by telling stories. The 24 tales, which range from high romance set in ancient Greece to low comedy in contemporary England, are adapted into graphic novel form by Seymour Chwast—a pitch-perfect transposition of Chaucer’s pointed satire. Chwast’s illustrations and diagrams relate tales of trust and treachery, of piety and bawdiness, in an engaging style that will appeal to those who have enjoyed The Canterbury Tales for years, and those for whom this is a first, delectable introduction.
Carnal: Pride of the Lions
by Jason Bergenstock and John Connell
Sea Lion Books
The first graphic novel in the Carnal series, Pride of the Lions takes place on the continent of New Africa and focuses on three main species of humanistic animals. After the Great War decades earlier between the hyenas and the lions, the victorious and once-united lion prides now lay scattered across the land, torn by civil unrest over territory disputes and food shortages. The hyena clans that survived the war were forced deep into the Earth and now live in a massive underground city under the control of a terrible witch. The buffalo race is indifferent to most other species and have walled themselves off from the rest of the kingdoms. Humans lost their hold on the African territories long ago and live as a simple, nomadic species. The first book opens with Long Eyes, an old sapphire-eyed lion who is determined to save the lion kingdom and rescue his warrior son, Oron, who has gone missing. Long Eyes believes Oron is the key to uniting the prides. A young lioness tracker named Omi is sent out with the protection of two lion brothers to locate the missing warrior, but what they find is something that may unravel the very foundation of life for all species.
Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Nineteen
edited by Tom Pomplun
This book presents comics adaptations of both holiday favorites and rarities, featuring Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Also included are an early F. Scott Fitzgerald tale, an O. Henry western, a fairy tale by Willa Cather, and a yuletide horror story by Fitz-James O'Brien. Plus a seasonal Sherlock Holmes adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle, Clement C. Moore's classic poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," and a letter from Santa Claus to Mark Twain's daughter.
Dark Swan: Storm Born, Vol. 1
by Richelle Mead, Grant Alter, and Dave Hamann
Sea Lion Books
Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she's been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld's most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past....
Dark Tower Omnibus Slipcase
by Peter David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove
"The Man in Black fled across the desert…and the gunslinger followed." With those words from a short story published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Stephen King launched one of the most seminal characters in his lifetime of writing into a destiny fraught with danger, death, triumph, and loss. In the almost 30 years since that momentous occasion, King introduced millions of readers to the densely textured realm of Mid-World through his magnum opus, the Dark Tower series of novels. King joined with Marvel in 2007 to bring his masterwork of fantasy to a new generation of readers. Adding stunning new textures to the mythos of Roland and Mid-World for four years, the initial arc of King and Marvel's union is now complete, and the entire run is collected here. Collecting Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, The Long Road Home #1-5, Treachery #1-6, Sorcerer #1, The Fall of Gilead #1-6, and The Battle of Jericho Hill #1-5.
by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon
Daytripper explores the life of aspiring writer Brás de Oliva Domingos. With an introduction by Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), it tells a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence—from his loves to his death and all the possibilities in between.
by Pat Lee
Sea Lion Books
Just in time for the approach of the reputedly transformative year 2012, a comprehensive collection of extraterrestrial life forms as visualized and vividly rendered by Pat Lee of Transformers, DC, and Marvel comics fame. Within the UFO and exopolitics communities, there is both debate and consensus about many of the "known" extraterrestrial races, but seldom have they been revealed in this level of detail. To the believer, the curious, or just open-minded, Extraterrestrial Compendium provides fuel for thought.
by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
The complete adventures of the quirky Cold War superhero, launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America, are presented here in an affordable graphic novel format, with weird and wonderful characters like Yucha Liffso, Jiseppi the Jungle Boy, and Poison Ivan! This volume boasts a new introduction by co-creator Joe Simon as well as previously unpublished stories and covers!
Flight, Vol. 8
edited by Kazu Kibuishi
The series’ latest volume features incredible works by talents such as JP Ahonen, Matthew Armstrong, Bannister, Jason Caffoe, Scott Campbell, Tony Cliff, Cory Godbey, Grimaldi, Der-shing Helmer, Kostas Kiriakakis, Nicholas Kole, Sonny Liew, Leland Myrick, Jake Parker, Katie Shanahan, Steven Shanahan, Kean Soo, Kyla Vanderklugt, Dermot Walshe.
A Flight of Angels
by Rebecca Guay, Bill Willingham, Holly Black, Alisa Kwitney, Louise Hawes, and Todd Mitchell
A mysterious angel plummets to Earth and lands deep in a dark forest, where his dying body is found by the mystical denizens of this strange place. As the gathered fauns, fairies, hags, and hobgoblins debate what to do with him, each tells a different story of who they imagine this celestial creature to be: a hero, a lover, a protector, or a killer. Once the stories have been told, a verdict is rendered, and the outcome will leave you breathless.
Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s
by Richard Graham; foreword by Sid Jacobson
Since the 1940s, federal and state government agencies have published comics to disseminate public information. Comics legends Will Eisner and Milton Caniff produced comics for the army. Li’l Abner joined the navy. Walt Kelly’s Pogo told parents how much TV their kids should watch, Bert the Turtle showed them how to survive a nuclear attack, and Dennis the Menace took “A Poke at Poison.” Smokey Bear had his own comic, and so did Zippy, the USPS mascot. Dozens of artists and writers, known and unknown, were recruited to create comics about every aspect of American life, from jobs and money to health and safety to sex and drugs. Whether you want the lowdown on psychological warfare or the highlights of working in the sardine industry, the government has a comic for you!
by Craig Thompson
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, circumstance, and love. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and greed. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance; a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and the magic of storytelling.
The Homeland Directive
by Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston
As head of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Laura Regan is one of the world's foremost authorities on viral and bacteriological study. Having dedicated her career to halting the spread of infectious disease, she has always considered herself one of the good guys. But when her research partner is murdered and Laura is blamed for the crime, she finds herself at the heart of a vast and deadly conspiracy. Aided by three rogue federal agents who believe the government is behind the frame-up, Laura must evade law enforcement, mercenaries, and a team of cyber-detectives who know more about her life than she does—all while trying to expose a sinister plot that will impact the lives of every American. Set in the Orwellian present, The Homeland Directive is a modern-day political/medical thriller from Robert Venditti (creator and writer of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel The Surrogates).
Jack: Secret Histories: The Pines Abide
by F. Paul Wilson
Sea Lion Books
Based on the Jack: Secret Histories series, T" is an original comic book story by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson. The story is presented in black & white and limited to 1,000 copies (available only through http://store.sealionbookstore.com/jatpiab.html).
Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Full Moon, Vol. 1
by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Chase Conley
Harry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend) Lt. Karrin Murphy no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he's mobster Johnny Marcone's supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren't enough, a pack of werewolves has unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City. But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there's far more going on than meets the eye. Before it's all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can't find a date?
Joe the Barbarian, Deluxe Edition
by Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy
Joe lost his dad overseas in the Iraq war and suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior—a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. But is his quest really just an insulin deprived delirium—from which he can die if he doesn't take his meds—or something much bigger?
Kinky & Cosy
Shocking! Disgusting! Meet the most dangerous twin girls in the universe! Their record of wrongdoings, on purpose or not, will raise your hair on end. A darkly subversive collection of cynical comics gags that is sweeping Europe. Nothing is sacred for these two lil’ monsters! South Park meets Monty Python.
Legendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman
by Gonzalo Ordonez Arias
Bring a mythical quality to Christmas this year with this fantastic collection of artwork by Chile's premiere fantasy artist, Gonzalo Ordonez Arias (aka Genzoman). Features spectacular renderings of the gods and heroes of ancient Greece, Egypt, South America, Scandinavia, Asia, and more. This 208-page full-color volume will make an excellent addition to any mythology or art book aficionado's collection!
by Ludovic Debeurme
Winner of the Rene Goscinny Prize! With Lucille, Ludovic Debeurme takes on the difficult world of adolescence, following the life of a young anorexic woman and the difficult relationships she has with others who have significant problems of their own. Influenced by psychoanalysis and the exploration of dreams, Debeurme explores life and fantasies with elegant clean graphics and a profound love of the games of childhood.
The Man Who Grew His Beard
by Olivier Schrauwen
The Man Who Grew His Beard is Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen’s first American book after having staked a reputation over the last decade as one of Europe’s most talented storytellers. It collects seven short stories, each a head-spinning display of craft and storytelling that mixes early 20th-century comics influences like Winsor McCay with a thoroughly contemporary voice that provokes and entertains with subversively surreal humor and subtle criticism of 20th-century tropes and images. The stories themselves, though each stands alone, are intertwined thematically, offering peeks into the minds of semi-autistic, achingly isolated men and their feverish inner worlds and how they interact and contrast with their real environment.
Marvel Firsts: The 1960s
With the debut of 1961's Fantastic Four #1, Marvel Comics reinvented the superhero genre—and the hits just kept on coming! Compiled in one titanic tome: the famous first issues of dozens of your favorite superheroes and superhero teams, including the Hulk, Dr. Strange, Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Defenders! And witness the unlikely solo breakouts of the Human Torch, Red Wolf, Dr. Doom, the Silver Surfer, the Black Widow, and more!
by Art Spiegelman
Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of Metamaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published 25 years ago. Spiegelman probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process. Metamaus includes a bonus DVD that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches.
Miss Don't Touch Me Complete Set
by Kerascoet and Hubert
The banded complete set of both volumes of the Miss Don't Touch Me series. Paris in the thirties. The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw as murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands. In her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She even becomes quite good at certain lascivious practices while still remaining a virgin! But she also doesn’t lose sight of her goal: find the Butcher. A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, yet deceptive in its depth and realism.
by Daniel Clowes
The fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, Mister Wonderful is collected with 40 pages of new material. Mister Wonderful is a captivating, bittersweet, and hilarious look at the potential for human connection in an increasingly hopeless world, a graphic novel that more than lives up to its name.
100 Bullets, Vol. 1, Deluxe Edition
by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
The first ever hardcover collection of 100 Bullets includes issues #1-19 of the New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning crime series. A mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens, who seem chosen at random, and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.
Opera Adaptations Set
by P. Craig Russell
The great P. Craig Russell adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome, amongst others. This is a banded set of three beautiful volumes at a special price.
Pogo, Vol. 1 of the Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: "Through the Wild Blue Wonder"
by Walt Kelly
Walt Kelly started his career at age 13 in Connecticut as a cartoonist and reporter for the Bridgeport Post. In 1935, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Walt Disney Studio, where he worked on classic animated films, including Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Fantasia. Rather than take sides in a bitter labor strike, he moved back east in 1941 and began drawing comic books. It was during this time that Kelly created Pogo Possum. The character first appeared in Animal Comics as a secondary player in the “Albert the Alligator” feature. It didn’t take long until Pogo became the comic’s leading character. After WWII, Kelly became artistic director at the New York Star, where he turned Pogo into a daily strip. By late 1949, Pogo appeared in hundreds of newspapers. Until his death in 1973, Kelly produced a feature that has become widely cherished among casual readers and aficionados alike.
Ruse: The Victorian Guide to Murder
by Mark Waid, Mirco Pierfederici, and Minck Oosterveer
Renowned as the Victorian world’s greatest detective, Simon Archard is the most intelligent of men. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious and enchanting Emma Bishop, has the smartest man in the world met his equal? Collecting Ruse #1-4.
Sherlock Holmes: Year One
by Scott Beatty and Daniel Indro
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's dauntless detective returns in an all-new series of adventures exploring the sleuth's untold origins! Join Dr. John Watson as he meets young Sherlock Holmes in a fateful encounter that will forever shape both men's destinies. Mysteries and murders most foul abound as we discover clues that reveal just how Holmes became the world's most famous detective. Collecting the six-issue series in one volume, plus bonus material and a complete cover gallery timed to coincide with the new Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movie, A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
The Sky Over the Louvre
Bernar Yslaire and Jean-Claude Carriere
In the next volume in NBM’s co-editions with the Louvre museum, we go back to the very origins of the Louvre as a museum: the tumultuous years of the French revolution. It's the story of a painting of the Supreme Being, ordered by Robespierre from the famous painter David (a painting that was never made). It's also the story of another painting, that of the young Bara, a 13-year-old martyr of the Republic. From the inauguration of the Louvre, former royal palace, as the museum for the people, to the death of Robespierre, this is also the portrayal of the face to face of two major actors of a revolution in a great hurry. Robespierre appears equally enlightened and lost while David accomplishes his destiny: a painter torn between political engagement and artistic ambition. Yslaire, one the great stars of French comics, delivers a stunning masterwork in an epic and disturbing graphic novel seeped in a dramatic and fascinating period of history.
The Someday Funnies
by Michel Choquette
The Someday Funnies is the long-awaited collection of comic strips created in the early 1970s by world-famous artists and writers such as C. C. Beck, René Goscinny, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Art Spiegelman, and Gahan Wilson. What started out as a special insert for Rolling Stone took on a life—and mythology—of its own as writer/editor Michel Choquette traveled the world, commissioning this visual chronicle of the 1960s, only to find himself without a publishing partner or the financial support to continue. Forty years later, readers finally get to experience this legendary anthology as Choquette celebrates the birth, death, and resurrection of The Someday Funnies—129 previously unpublished strips by 169 writers and artists.
Ultimate Comics X: Origins Premiere
by Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams
The world was on the brink of destruction. Countless heroes died. The Fantastic Four have disbanded. The X-Men are gone. Mutants are hunted as criminals. But there is hope—in the form of an unlikely group of young heroes gathered together to save tomorrow. Who, or what, is Ultimate X? Collecting Ultimate X #1-5.
Vampirella Archive, Vol. 2
More classic stories of Vampirella in complete reprints from issues 8-14 of the original Vampirella Magazine series. A rogue's gallery of creators are on board in these classic tales faithfully collected and brought to you by Dynamite Entertainment. Archie Goodwin begins writing the tales of Vampirella and evolves the heroine to a new, more sophisticated level of depth into what became the most treasured Vampirella stories of all time. Contributing to Archie's storylines and the quintessential look of Vampirella was the art of Jose Gonzalez, which kicks off in this very collection with "Death's Dark Angel." It hardly ends there with classic short stories from the likes of Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Barry Windsor Smith, Jeff Jones, Denny O'Neil, Steve Englehart, Dave Cockrum, Frank Brunner, Esteban Maroto and more! All encased in a beautiful bound volume with a cover by master artist Sanjulian.
Willie & Joe: The WWII Years + Back Home
by Bill Mauldin; edited by Todd DePastino
During WW II, the closest many Americans ever came to combat was through the cartoons of Bill Mauldin, the most beloved enlisted man in the U.S. Army. This giant, comprehensive collection brings together Mauldin’s complete works from 1940 through the end of the war under one cover. This collection of over 600 cartoons, most never before reprinted, is more than the record of a great artist: It is an essential chronicle of America’s citizen-soldiers from peace through war to victory.
Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land
edited by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle, with an introduction by Neal Gabler
Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh, schlep, and schmutz all the time, but how did these words come to pepper American English? In Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side. This comics anthology contains original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, and Sharon Rudahl. Through illustrations, comics art, and a full-length play, four major themes are explored: culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language. The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar, this book is a thoughtful compilation that reveals the far-reaching influences of Yiddish.
Art of Marvel Studios Slipcase
by Matthew K. Manning, John Barber, and John Rhett Thomas
This is your insider look at the making of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster hits! Including Iron Man: The Art of Iron Man The Movie, Iron Man: The Art of Iron Man 2, Thor: The Art of Thor The Movie, and Captain America: The Art of Captain America—The First Avenger, this book shows how the biggest cinematic superhero universe of all-time came together with exclusive production artwork, behind-the-scenes photography, and preliminary character designs! Find out what it’s like inside Iron Man’s armor, or what it’s like to throw Thor’s hammer and wield Captain America’s shield in this mammoth collection.
Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies and Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig
by Jeanne Steig
Children, octogenarians, and everyone in between know the work of William Steig, the beloved cartoonist and award-winning children’s book author whose work graced the covers and pages of the New Yorker for more than 70 years. In Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig, Jeanne Steig uncovers more than 450 never-before-published cartoons by her husband and provides personal insight and anecdotes about his work and her relationship with Bill, shedding new light on this celebrated genius.
Drawing the Head and Hands
by Andrew Loomis
The human head and hands are the most difficult elements in figure drawing, but world-class illustrator Andrew Loomis’s classic primer offers the solution. Revered among artists for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, realist style, Loomis’s hugely influential art instruction books have never been bettered.
The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
by Alex Ross
Alex Ross's ultra-realistic, painted renditions of iconic superheroes have made him a superstar. Collecting all of Alex's Dynamite covers and interior art in one complete hardcover volume, also featuring Marvel pages, along with commentary throughout the book by Alex Ross himself, as well as special bonus material, this is a package not to be missed. A must-buy for Alex Ross's legion of fans!
Health Care Reform
by Jonathan Gruber
Hill and Wang
Healthcare reform is one of the most contested issues of our political moment—and one of the most misunderstood. While polls show Americans’ opinions on healthcare reform ranging across the spectrum, few people can articulate what the Affordable Care Act actually says and does. Enter the award-winning MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of the Massachusetts healthcare reform law and a trusted adviser to President Obama on the national reform bill. Named 19th in the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and called “possibly the [Democratic] Party’s most influential health-care expert” by The Washington Post, Gruber is the perfect choice to guide readers through the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act—and he does so in the illuminating pages of a comic book: Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works.
Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly"
by Harvey Pekar
Harvey Pekar changed the face of comics when his American Splendor series replaced traditional slam-bang superhero action with slice-of-life tales of his own very ordinary existence in Cleveland, Ohio, as a file clerk, jazz-record collector, and philosophical curmudgeon. Much as Seinfeld famously transcended sitcom conventions by being “a show about nothing,” Pekar’s deadpan chronicles of regular life—peppered with wry and caustic reflections—have transformed comics from escapist fantasy into social commentary with voice balloons.Huntington, West Virginia “On the Fly” is prime Pekar, recounting the irascible everyman’s on-the-road encounters with a cross-section of characters—a career criminal turned limo-driving entrepreneur, a toy merchant obsessed with restoring a vintage diner, comic-book archivists, indie filmmakers, and children of the sixties—all of whom have stories to tell.
I Thought You Would Be Funnier
by Shannon Wheeler
A cartoon collection from the mind of Eisner Award-winning, Harvey Award-nominated and current New Yorker magazine cartoonist Shannon Wheeler. It's the best-of-the-best of what's left on the cutting-room floor from Wheeler's cartoon submissions to The New Yorker magazine. First time in a hardcover, gift-friendly format!
Kenk: A Graphic Portrait
by Richard Poplak, Alex Jansen, Jason Gilmore, and Nick Marinkovich
A multiple award-winning 300-page journalistic comic book surrounding Igor Kenk—"the world's most prolific bicycle thief" (The New York Times).
Marzi: A Memoir
by Marzena Sowa and Sylvain Savoia
Told from a young girl's perspective, as a series of vignettes that build on one another, Marzi is Marzena Sowa's memoir of her childhood shaped by politics in Communist Poland. Marzi is a compelling and powerful coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood.
My Life in Comics
by Joe Simon
In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.
The Next Day
by John Porcellino, Jason Gilmore, and Paul Peterson
A groundbreaking graphic novella constructed from intimate interviews with real survivors of near-fatal suicide attempts.
PS Magazine: The Best of The Preventive Maintenance Monthly
by Will Eisner
Will Eisner—best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God—believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971, he produced PS magazine for the U.S. Army. This Preventive Maintenance Monthly (called PS because it was a postscript to the standard technical manuals) was aimed at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firearms, and electronics. Eisner illustrated these vital lessons in drawings, pinups, step-by-step guides, and comic strips. This collection contains the best of Eisner’s 227 issues of PS, reproduced in a portable digest format. This relatively unknown work by Eisner is finally explored—the missing link between his comic books and his later, more mature graphic novel style.
by Ross Mackintosh
Seeds is the autobiographical story about a man’s experience of family, life, love, and death. Beginning with the diagnosis, then taking us through the journey of his father’s eventual decline, Seeds is a powerful account combining humor, philosophy, and honesty.
The Simon and Kirby Library: Crime
by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
The creators of Captain America and the Boy Commandos produced some of the hardest-hitting crime comics of the 1950s. Often featuring real-world criminals like Ma Barker, Al Capone, and Pretty Boy Floyd, and true-to-life events like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, these adventures were torn from post-Prohibition headlines. With an introduction from crime writer Max Allan Collins.
Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge
A stunning full-color celebration of the eye-catchingly original artwork of Lenore creator Roman Dirge. This lavish hardback includes an introduction and background information on the imagery by Dirge himself, plus rare and previously unpublished artwork. An unmissable collection for fans of Roman Dirge!
by Jennifer Hayden
Sometimes you just gotta pick yourself up by your brastraps. Underwire collects the wise and witty autobiographical comics of a captivating new voice: Jennifer Hayden, cartoonist and politically incorrect mother of two. She may not have all the answers, but she's not gonna let that stop her from enjoying the prime of her life—her forties!
What I Hate: From A to Z
by Roz Chast
The pages of the New Yorker are hallowed ground for cartoonists, and for the last 30 years, Roz Chast has helped set the magazine’s cartooning standard, while creating work that is unmistakably her own—characterized by her shaggy lines, an ecstatic way with words, and her characters’ histrionic masks of urban and suburban anxiety, bedragglement, and elation. What I Hate is an A to Z of epic horrors and daily unpleasantries, including but by no means limited to rabies, abduction, tunnels, and the triple-layered terror of Jell-O 1-2-3.
by GB Tran
GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family’s history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past—and to focus on their children’s future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind.
A Bride’s Story, Vol. 1 and 2
by Kaoru Mori
Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a 12-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.
Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm
by Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Lan Medina
For the first time anywhere, Castle's titular hero Derrick Storm comes to life in the pages of this all-new graphic novel. This "adaptation" of Derrick Storm's first novel adventure takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA.
DC Comics: The New 52
This September, DC Comics launched 52 new #1 issues. To commemorate this incredible initiative, DC collected every one of these debut issues in a once-in-a-lifetime massive (more than 1,000 pages!) hardcover that includes Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales, Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Green Lantern #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke, Swamp Thing #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette, Stormwatch #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda, and more.
DC Universe Online Legends, Vol. 1
by Marv Wolfman, Tony Bedard, Howard Porter, Adriana Melo, Livesay, and Norman Lee
Based on the hit DC Universe Online game from Sony, this volume collects issues #0-7. As this epic adventure begins, Lex Luthor's obsession with destroying Superman reaches fever pitch when he cuts the ultimate Devil's deal with Brainiac—but with the shake of a hand, has Luthor consigned humanity to extinction?
The Definitive Irredeemable, Vol. 1
by Mark Waid and Peter Krause
The first three volumes of the Eisner and Harvey nominated series collected together for the first time in one oversized edition in premium hardcover slipcase format. Irredeemable dares to ask: What if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain? A "twilight of the superheroes"-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of Kingdom Come and Empire!
by Nancy Butler and Janet Lee
Award-winning writer Nancy Butler—adapter of Marvel’s bestselling Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice— brings you another Jane Austen classic, breathing life into the author’s most precocious heroine, Emma Woodhouse. Discover what has made this story so enduring as it’s retold in the Mighty Marvel Manner with the beautiful illustrations of Janet Lee.
Formic Wars: Burning Earth
by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston, and Giancarlo Caracuzzo
The never-before-told prequel to Ender's Game! An unidentified ship is rocketing toward Earth with tech far beyond anything we've ever seen, and the only people who can give warning are a small band of asteroid miners millions of miles from home. The clock is ticking, and it doesn't look good for the human race. From New York Times-bestselling author Orson Scott Card comes the tale of humanity's first contact with the Formics—and the horrible toll it took on mankind. Collecting Formic Wars: Burning Earth #1-7.
High School of the Dead Color Omnibus
by Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato
A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected students collapse and are reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak—among them Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend, Rei. He manages to protect Rei from the initial onslaught, but how long can Takashi and the other students hope to survive when the whole school—maybe the whole town—is out for their blood?
Infinite Kung Fu
by Kagan McLeod
Infinite Kung Fu walks you through familiar corridors in the house of martial mayhem, but still smashes your face through walls of wonder and into rooms where kung fu is afraid to go! The Martial World is ruled by a mysterious emperor whose five armies are each headed by a cruel and highly skilled kung fu master. Lei Kung, a soldier in one of these armies, grows tired of his master's evil ways and seeks enlightenment elsewhere. However, he soon finds that he's been chosen as the one who will put an end to the emperor's tyrannical rule—personally! Allegiances are blurred as techniques are perfected, and Lei Kung becomes less certain who's friend and who's foe in each chapter!
Mega Man Tribute
Hundreds of artists of every imaginable style join forces to show their love for the blue bomber! Featuring over 300 pages of art starring the characters of Mega Man Classic, Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, and of course, Mega Man Legends! A great gift idea for video game fans, designers, aspiring creators, or simply people who enjoy great pop-culture art!
Mighty Thor, Vol. 1
by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel
It’s a shining, golden, new age for the Thunder God—and Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel are back to lead the charge! Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree to reclaim an artifact from beyond time and space, an artifact that attracts the attention of the Silver Surfer. And when a herald such as he arrives on Earth, the arrival of his master is certain to follow. Prepare for the return of the World Eater. Prepare for the return of Galactus! Collecting Mighty Thor #1-6.
Planet of the Apes, Vol. 1
by Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno
Get your hands on these damn dirty Apes! Beginning an all-new series that takes place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in the continuity of the first five films. Ape society has reached a new golden age. But there are ripples of dissent in both the ape and human ranks. Tensions will rise and soon all will be caught in chaos! And amidst all this uncertainty, what is the fate of...The Lawgiver?
Randomveus, Vol. 1
by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
All-out action meets off-the-wall wackiness in RandomVeus, Vol. 1! Join boofont-sporting hero Raimundo and the team of One-Dimensional Couriers as they deliver mysterious packages to every corner of the wild world known as the RandomVeus! Octopus ninjas, jazz playing demons, robot gorillas, samurai mushrooms, and giant furry squid monsters are all on tap in this zaniest of zany adventures.
Skullkickers, Vol. 1: 1,000 Opas and a Dead Body
by Jim Zubkavich, Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens, and Misty Coats
Two nameless mercenaries are mashing monsters and making a name for themselves. This new hit fantasy action-comedy series has gone through multiple printings of each issue released so far and is getting rave reviews from readers and critics alike. Pick up the first collection and find out what all the excitement is about! Collects SKULLKICKERS #1-5 and short stories
Skullkickers, Vol. 2: Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood
by Jim Zubkavich, Edwin Huang, and Misty Coats
The second Skullkickers adventure is a wondrous tornado of action-adventure: a den of thieves, a city of danger, nobility, stupidity, plant monsters, dinner parties, and bloodthirsty faerie folk. Jump onboard to see why Ain’t It Cool News says, “Everyone who loves comics should buy Skullkickers.” Collects Skullkickers #6-11
Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero, Vol. 2
by Stan Lee, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning
In the aftermath of the previous volume’s epic battle, Soldier Zero finds himself hated by the public, and alter-ego Stewart Trautmann finds himself more confused than ever—while a new threat emerges.
Stan Lee's Starborn, Vol. 2
by Stan Lee, Chris Roberson, and Khary Randolph
Benjamin Warner is a failed fantasy novelist, always dreaming of far-off worlds and exciting adventures. But when a familiar face reenters his life, and devastating trouble follows, Benjamin learns his rejected stories weren't fiction but memories of his home planet. Benjamin's forgotten past comes crashing down around him as he finds himself at the center of a galactic war and is forced to face the truth that he is...not of this world.
Stan Lee’s The Traveler, Vol. 2
by Stan Lee, Mark Waid, and Chad Hardin
Volume 2 continues to explore the mysterious hero known only as The Traveler as he battles the forces of evil in a time-bending thriller that finds all of history and the future hanging in the balance.
Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV: Official Complete Works
The perfect gift for the video game fan or aspiring designer, this amazing art book includes all of the official artwork for Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV, with original character designs, finished promotional art, alt-costumes, and bonus material not featured in the original Japanese publication.
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente [with Free Signed Bookplate]
by Wilfred Santiago
The biographical 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a human drama of courage, faith, and dignity, inspired by the life of baseball star Roberto Clemente. No other baseball player dominated the 1960s like Roberto Clemente and no other Latin American player achieved his numbers. Born in 1934 in Puerto Rico, Clemente excelled in track and field and loved baseball. By the age of 17, he was playing in the PR Winter league. Spotted by the big-league scouts because of his hitting, fielding, and throwing abilities, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954. A fierce competitor, within two seasons he was hitting above .300 consistently. He played like a man possessed, fielding superbly, unleashing his rifle arm, and hitting in clutch situations. Despite his aesthetic brilliance, he faced prejudice throughout his career and was given his due only after his unexpected and tragic death in a 1972 plane crash. Although baseball was his obsession, Clemente never lost sight of his dreams and his greater responsibilities outside the game.
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1
by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret…
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2
by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her?
X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 1
by Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, and Marc Silvestri
What happens when you combine an industry veteran at the top of his game with a hot, up-and-coming young artist and let them loose on Marvel's mightiest mutants? You get a fan-favorite, multi-year X-Men run unequaled in style, pizzazz, and wall-to-wall action! It's Chris Claremont's most ambitious story arc ever, featuring Jim Lee's dynamic debut issues and major changes to the X-Men's status quo! Jubilee debuts just as the X-Men disband, granted new lives by the Siege Perilous! The Reavers enact gruesome revenge on Wolverine and decimate Muir Island, while Psylocke is transformed into a ninja! The Shadow King makes his play for Storm, culminating in the action-packed introduction of Gambit! Wolverine's hidden past with Captain America and the Black Widow is revealed! And this is just the first volume! Collecting Uncanny X-Men #244-269, X-Men Annual #13, and Classic X-Men #39.
Zombies Christmas Carol
by Jim McCann
Gather your family close, board up the doors, and heed well the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge—a man whom no fire could warm, whose cold heart pumped ice through his veins, and whose lips uttered a firm "BAH!" to any sort of happiness. Learn from his experience as he is visited by the undead corpse of his old friend, Jacob Marley, on Christmas Eve. And join him on his journey to Christmases past aided by another corpse intent on showing Scrooge the origin of the Hungry Death consuming the land. God help us, every one!
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: Reloaded
by Poulomi Mukherjee and Amit Tayal
Ali Baba's life was far from fantastic. A small house in the poorest part of Mumbai, a loving son, and his own autorickshaw—that was his world…. Until one day, he accidentally stumbles upon the secret stash of a gang of forty thieves. What follows is a storm that changes his life completely. One little dip into the pile, and Ali Baba brings on more trouble than he had bargained for, as he finds that the robbers aren't ones to take things lightly. They are dangerous, armed, and cunning. And while Ali Baba himself isn't a greedy man, the secret doesn't stay with him.
Archie: Cyber Adventures
by Stephen Oswald and Joe Staton
Dive right into a new gaming universe filled with danger and excitement in this wild new adventure full of pixelated peril!
Archie: The Married Life, Book 1
by Michael Uslan and Norm Breyfogle
This giant graphic novel collects from Life with Archie Magazine 1-6 the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie Comics history, following two separate paths for Archie as a newlywed if he had married Betty Cooper or if he had married Veronica Lodge.
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking
by Philippe Coudray
Benjamin Bear does everything in his own funny way, whether it's drying dishes on a rabbit’s back or sharing his sweater without taking it off. In this series of gags starring a very loopy bear, Philippe Coudray creates a zany world that makes kids think and solve puzzles, drawing all readers into the game.
The Best of Archie Comics
Celebrate 70 years of Archie Comics fun with this massive full-color collection of over 50 favorite comic book stories hand-selected by noted Archie writers, artists, editors, and historians. Also included are loads of entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the comics, their creators, and Archie's unique impact on America's pop culture!
Bubbles & Gondola
by Renaud Dilliès
On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot-on observations about life. Charlie is a mouse who’s trying to write but has a block. Writing is a solitary endeavor. A bird named Solitude comes to visit him to keep him company. We’re never sure he actually exists but in Charlie's mind, yet he brings him out into the world, dares him to experience the unknown, unblocking his little existence… This is a drama about the blank page for Charlie, who so wants to make the world more beautiful with his writing. We are transported into a tender and moving tale with a twinge of lyrical melancholy yet sweet, warm and ultimately elevating.
Classics Illustrated Deluxe #7: Around the World in 80 Days
by Jules Verne, Aude Soleilhac, and Loïc Dauvillier
Jules Verne’s adventure story about a wager to circumvent the globe in 80 days was so popular when it was first published that it spawned several real-life copycats who tried to replicate the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout. Artist Aude Soleilhac’s vibrant and detailed work captures the numerous people and places encountered in Verne’s epic tale, which still manages to elicit wonder and excitement in readers more than 125 years after it was first published.
Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
by Lewis Helfand and Amit Tayal
Tenzing Norgay was the son of poor Tibetan immigrants living in Nepal. He longed to see the world but was told he could aspire to be little more than a servant. Edmund Hillary was a humble beekeeper from New Zealand, who spent his youth dreaming of adventures he could never hope to experience. And Everest was the ultimate adventure. The mountain's peak is the highest point on Earth, stretching beyond the clouds. So dangerous and challenging, Everest had never been successfully climbed and many had died trying. In 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary joined a team of explorers determined to reach its top. Alone at the top of the world with their oxygen running low, they faced brutal elements and new dangers at every turn.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
by Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts, he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
Garfield & Co. #4: "Caroling Capers"
by Jim Davis, Mark Evanier, and Ellipsanime/Dargaud Media
Just in time for the Holidays, Garfield’s winter shenanigans! 'Tis the season to be jolly and Garfield, always looking for an opportunity to stuff his face, goes caroling in the hopes that his neighbors will reward him with tasty holiday treats. There's only one problem: Garfield can't sing and therefore no one will give him a crumb! But Nermal and Odie are also out caroling, with greater success, and Garfield knows he has to find a way to get in on their goodies. Also featuring "King Nermal" and "The Amazing Flying Dog."
Geronimo Stilton: #4-6 Boxed Set
Volumes 4 through 6 collected into one boxed set with over 150 pages of full-color comics! From Marco Polo to the Ice Ages to Renaissance France, this boxed set offers a wide variety of Geronimo Stilton adventures.
Korgi, Book 3: A Hollow Beginning
by Christian Slade
Every story has a beginning. It is time for this one to be told. Ivy and Sprout follow their curiosity about the shard of stained glass they discovered in the woods. What they find is a clue to the very origin of their beloved home, the Korgi Hollow. In this third book, many questions are answered and a few are created.
Mega Man 1: Let the Games Begin
by Ian Flynn and Pat Spaziante
The exciting new Archie series is collected.
by Lewis Trondheim
By the artist of Dungeon and Little Nothings, a charming new series for kids! Peter and Jean, two mischievous kids, love to draw monsters. They create Kriss, with three legs, four arms, and ten mouths, who escapes from the sheet of paper and becomes the family’s new pet! For Christmas, Jean and Peter go on vacation to the mountains with their parents. Kriss is supposed to stay at home, but he manages to make the trip on the roof of the car. Suddenly an avalanche blocks the road, caused by a monster in hot pursuit of…Santa Claus! It’s up to the kids and their pet monster to Save Santa and Christmas! But it looks like this other monster can eat Kriss for breakfast!
Nina in That Makes Me Mad!
by Hilary Knight, based on a text by Steven Kroll
What makes Nina mad? Lots of things—lots of little, everyday things, frustrations that all children will recognize. But Nina knows how to speak her mind and that makes her feel much better. In a series of humorous vignettes, Hilary Knight, the artist who brought the enormously successful Eloise to life, applies his magic to a text by veteran children's book writer Steven Kroll, and creates a spunky character who will show young readers how to articulate their feelings.
Oz: Ozma of Oz
by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
Dorothy Gale plunges into adventure again, this time with a talking chicken named Billina. Dorothy and Billina are washed off their sailing ship to face drowning, starvation—and screaming Wheelers, strange men with wheels instead of hands and feet. The multiple Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young returns to Oz with this comics adaptation of L. Frank Baum's third Oz book.
Page by Paige
by Laura Lee Gulledge
Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she's having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.
Patrick in A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories
by Geoffrey Hayes
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes delights young readers with these easy-to-read short stories about Patrick Brown, in a collection perfect for emerging readers. Patrick is a puddle-jumping teddy whose biggest challenge is avoiding nap time…until Big Bear shows up!
Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken
by Ray Friesen
Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken are friends. Or maybe they're enemies. Heck, if they can't keep track, then how can we? Whatever they are, they're definitely hilarious. Sometimes the stories are really teeny, about stuff like ice cream smoothies or making fun of your friends (just like real life!), and sometimes the story gets really epic-tastic, filled with spaceships and giant monsters and evil koalas and stuff (just like real life!). Plus, since it's about pirates, there are at least 17 swordfights (that's the rule with pirates).
Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?
by Agnès Rosenstiehl
No job is too tough for Silly Lilly: First she’s a cook who paints, then an acrobat who tumbles, then a city planner. Agnès Rosenstiehl’s spunky heroine, one of France’s most beloved children’s book characters, takes on a new role every day of the week. Lilly’s unstoppable antics are bound to spark young readers’ imaginations.
The Smurfs #1-3 Boxed Set
by Peyo and Yvan Delporte
Volumes 1 through 3 collected into one boxed set with close to 150 pages of comics! Value priced under $20.
Sonic Universe 1: The Shadow Saga
by Ian Flynn and Patrick Spaziante
Shadow the Hedgehog, the dark and grim Ultimate Lifeform, embarks on his first mission for the Guardian Units of the Nation! He will travel across time and space, fighting deadly killer robots and facing down beings of godlike power! Sonic Universe, Vol. 1 collects the entire “Shadow Saga” storyline from Sonic Universe #1-4, plus exclusive sketches and special features!
Swans in Space
by Lun Lun Yamamoto
Corona and Lan have joined the Space Patrol and are ready to help outer-space friends in trouble! Full-color Japanese manga for kids age 7+, the complete Swans in Space series is available in three full-color volumes just right for introducing nieces, nephews, and other little readers to the exciting world of international comics. Each book works as a stand-alone story, so you can give one as a stocking stuffer or all three as a complete set.
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1 + 2 Boxed Set
by Floyd Gottfredson; edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth
Today's America knows Mickey Mouse as a gentle do-gooder. But in his 1930s heyday, Mickey rose to fame as an epic hero—a bold, adventurous scrapper battling mobsters, kidnappers, and spies! And Mickey’s greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, crafted by one of history's greatest cartoonists—Floyd Gottfredson. For 25 years, Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse was a trendsetting adventure serial that led where other adventure comics would follow. But famed as Gottfredson's life's work is, it has never been comprehensively collected in English... until now!
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells; adapted by Ryan Foley and Bhupendra Ahluwalia
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern English countryside. But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and wonderful first contact between two alien worlds turns instead into disaster. The annihilative weapons of the Martians leave no doubt whatsoever about the nature of the alien contact—an outright invasion of Earth. In the midst of the chaos and devastation, one man makes a desperate attempt to save himself and make his way back to his family. Follow his account of the incredible events he encounters in Campfire's vivid adaptation of H G Wells's masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.
WordGirl: Coalition of Malice
by Chris Karwowski and Steve Young
Disguised as mild-mannered 5th grader Becky Botsford, WordGirl arrived on planet Earth when she and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, crashed their spaceship. In classic superhero form, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. WordGirl has a family and friends who have no idea of her secret identity or that she battles and prevails over evil (albeit ridiculous and comical) villains. Each book introduces new vocabulary words and will reinforce their meaning in a variety of contexts.
The Wright Brothers
by Lewis Helfand and Sankha Banerjee
Everyone knows the story of the Wright Brothers. Or do they? This biography conveys the well-known and the lesser-known facts about Orville and Wilbur's lives, and does so by weaving the biographical information into a wonderful story. The evocative illustrations combine with the storytelling prowess of Lewis Helfand to relate the Wright Brothers' joint biography in a way never done before.
Yotsuba&!, Vol. 1–10
by Kiyohiko Azuma
Yotsuba is a strange little girl with a big personality! Even in the most trivial, unremarkable encounters, Yotsuba’s curiosity and enthusiasm quickly turn the everyday into the extraordinary. Join Yotsuba’s adventures as she explores the wonders of the world around her.