Best of
Comics

2006

The Absolute Sandman, Volume One


Neil Gaiman - 2006
    Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the first of four definitive Absolute Editions collecting this groundbreaking series in its entirety. The Absolute Sandman, Volume One reprints issues 1-20 of The Sandman , and features all-new coloring on issues 1-18, commissioned especially for this edition. This volume also includes a full reproduction of Gaiman's original proposal for the series and the complete script and pencils by Gaiman and Charles Vess for the World Fantasy Award-winning story "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from The Sandman 19. Finally, a gallery of character design sketches show the evolution of Dream of the Endless.

Absolute DC: The New Frontier


Darwyn Cooke - 2006
    Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: The New Frontier takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America. Darwyn Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's President and Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.

Batman: Under the Red Hood


Judd Winick - 2006
    But the Red Hood’s violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight in his hunt for the very person responsible for his death: The Joker.This volume collects Batman #635-641, #645-50 and Batman Annual #25.

Blacksad


Juan Díaz Canales - 2006
    Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans!Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.* Dark Horse is very proud to present the first three Blacksad stories in a beautiful hardcover collection, completely relettered to the artist's specifications and with the latest album, Red Soul, in English for the very first time.* This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards — including the Angoulême Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.

Astonishing X-Men: Ultimate Collection, Volume 1


Joss Whedon - 2006
    As demand for the mutant cure escalates, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord. In 'Dangerous' a tragic death reveals a powerful enemy living among them that they could never have suspected.

The Marvel Encyclopedia


Tom DeFalco - 2006
    Full color.

Alias, Vol. 1 Omnibus


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, Jessica Jones never found her niche. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex, Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations - a small, private-investigative firm specializing in super-human cases. In her inaugural arc, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable when she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Plus: Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town, goes on a date with the Astonishing Ant-Man, teams up with Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman; and confronts the demons of her past. Collects Alias #1-28, What If? Jessica Jones had Joined the Avengers.

Hellboy: Unnatural Selection


Tim Lebbon - 2006
    . .""A werewolf stalks the streets of Baltimore . . .""A griffin slaughters a herd of horses in Madrid . . ."Weird sightings of cryptozoological and mythological creatures abound around the globe. Sometimes the creatures simply appear and then vanish again, content merely to put in an appearance. Other times they make themselves known to entire cities, and leave their mark. Damaged buildings. Scars on the landscape. The occasional death.Then suddenly, the death toll escalates. One by one Hellboy and his friends at the BPRD are dispatched to avert disaster. Hellboy encounters a dragon in Brazil. Abe Sapien tackles a giant alligator in Venice. Liz Sherman faces off against a phoenix in the Mediterranean.But in dawning horror they realize it's all a distraction -- heralding nothing so much as an event of apocalyptic proportions . . .

Absolute All-Star Superman


Grant Morrison - 2006
    Plus: a bonus sketchbook section and more!

Essential Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2006
    Learning he had gained great arachnid-like abilities, the timid teenager donned a colorful costume of his own design - seeking fame and fortune as the Amazing Spider-Man! But his Uncle Ben's death - tragedy he could have prevented - taught Peter that with great power there must also come great responsibility...and on that day a legend was born!Volume #1: Reprints Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-20, and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

Will Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City


Will Eisner - 2006
    Henry." - Neil Gaiman With an unparalleled eye for stories and expressive illustration, Will Eisner, the master and pioneer of American comics art, presents graphic fiction's greatest celebration of the Big Apple. No illustrator evoked the melancholy duskiness of New York City as expressively as Eisner, who knew the city from the bottom up. This new hardcover presents a quartet of graphic works (New York, The Building, City People Notebook, and Invisible People) and features what Neil Gaiman describes as "tales as brutal, as uncaring as the city itself." From ancient buildings "barnacled with laughter and stained with tears" to the subways, "humorless iron reptiles, clacking stupidly on a webbing of graceful steel rails," Will Eisner's New York includes cameo appearances by the author himself; several new illustrations sketched by Eisner, posthumously inked by Peter Poplaski; and three previously unpublished "out-takes" - treasure for any Eisner fan, and sure to become a collectible. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.

The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1


Chris Claremont - 2006
    When Chris Claremont took over X-Men in 1976, few fans could predict the impact he would have on the Marvel Comics series. With a flair for realistic dialogue, heartfelt storylines and hard-hitting action, Claremont's writing breathed life into the characters. This title brings together his first five years work in one volume.

Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My!: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury


Stephan Pastis - 2006
    Collecting strips from his last two books, Nighthogs and The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised, cartoonist Stephan Pastis takes you on a magically malicious journey over the rainbow and into the rat trap of Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My! As in the previous Pearls treasury collection, Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic, the comic strips are annotated, as only the smart-alecky, misanthropic-but-lovable Pastis can do. Following his yellow brick road of notes, readers gain great insights into the making of such classic Pearls bits as Rat's stint as a New York Times reporter, Angry Bob, Pig's plastic surgery, the Mallet o' Understanding, Mrs. Bootyworth, and the fraternal order of the Zeeba Zeeba Eetas.A special bonus feature included in Lions and Tigers and Crocs is "The Good, the Banned, and the Ugly," a section of never-before-published and unedited Pearls strips.So go, as fast as lightning, to the Emerald City-or the cash register-and buy this book, before a twister drops a Box o' Stupid People on you!

Locas II


Jaime Hernández - 2006
    Even though her love life remains as chaotic as ever, Hopey takes her first few steps toward responsible adulthoodwith a real job (as a teacher), while a demoralized, divorced Maggie ends up as the manager of a fleabagapartment building where she continues to wrestlewith the demons of her past most prominently in thestunning centerpiece of the volume, the graphic-novel-length Maggie serial, with its stunning, hallucinatorydream finale.Meanwhile, Ray still carries a major torch for Maggie, butfalls in with the Frogmouth, the volatile bombshell whoseties to local thugs cause him no small amount of grief.Of course, Maggie, Hopey, and Ray s paths continue tointersect in Hernandez s increasingly complex, intricate, and always vitally realized world.This omnibus volume compiles stories originally printed in the pages of the comics Penny Century, the one-shot special Maggie & Hopey Color Fun (presented here in black and white), and Love and Rockets Vol. II, and was formerly collected in the volumes Dicks and Deedees, Locas in Love, Ghost of Hoppers and The Education of Hopey Glass.

Runaways Deluxe, Vol. 1


Brian K. Vaughan - 2006
    In Teenage Wasteland, the Runaways find a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcome him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents... or tear them apart? Plus: who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super-heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, make their first major appearance in years In The Good Die Young, the world as we know it is about to end, and the Runaways are the only hope to prevent it Our fledgling teenage heroes have learned how their parents' criminal organization began, and now they must decide how it should end. As the Runaways' epic battle against their evil parents reaches its shocking conclusion, the team's mole stands revealed, and blood must be shed. Which kids will still be standing when the smoke finally clears? Collects Runaways (Vol.1) #1-18.

The Complete Peanuts, 1959-1962


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    Shipping shrinkwrapped, with Volumes 1959-1960 and 1961-1962 packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set, it's the perfect gift book item of the season.This set collects almost 1500 daily and Sunday comic strips, the vast majority of which are not currently available in any in-print Peanuts collection, and many of which have never been reprinted since heir initial appearance in papers over 50 years ago. Using archival-quality syndicate proofs for virtually every strip in its history, the series boasts the best-looking, crispest reproduction for a classic comic strip ever achieved.Peanuts is the most successful comic strip in the history of the medium. A United Media poll in 2002 found Peanuts to be the second most recognizable cartoon property in the world, known by 94 percent of the total U.S. consumer market and a close second only to Mickey Mouse (96 percent).

Jam-Packed FoxTrot: A FoxTrot Treasury


Bill Amend - 2006
    It is one of the most entertaining comic strips in America.Meet the Fox family: *  Roger, the sports-enthusiast father stuck in the middle rung of the corporate ladder.*Andy, mother and mediator of the family. Always wanted lots of kids. Now knows better. Her gourmet specialty?-tofu casserole.* Peter has never known a food he couldn't eat, but otherwise is a typical high schooler. Inherited the sports nut gene from Roger.* Paige. Egads, a freshman! Mall rat, Cosmo queen. Knows full well Mr. Right is right around the corner . . . or the next one . . . or the next.* Jason is the youngest sibling. This warped little genius' favorite pastimes include tormenting his sister and get-rich-quick schemes.* And finally, Quincy, Jason's iguana. Vomits on Paige's pillow when not sleeping or eating. What more could a 10 year old boy ask for?FoxTrot is a hugely popular comic strip, with twenty-three successful collections and nine treasuries. Appearing in over 1000 newspapers, three million FoxTrot books are in circulation. Jam-Packed FoxTrot features strips from Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything, My Hot Dog Went Out, Can I Have Another?, and How Come I'm Always Luigi?

New X-Men: Omnibus


Grant Morrison - 2006
    In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, JLA, Fantastic Four: 1234) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century - masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel's mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes - replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Now, his entire Eisner Award-nominated run on New X-Men is collected in one Omnibus.Collecting: New X-Men 114-154, Annual 2001

Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006


Roz Chast - 2006
    At last, the comprehensive book of cartoons from beloved "New Yorker "cartoonist Roz Chast.

Popeye, Vol. 1: I Yam What I Yam!


E.C. Segar - 2006
    He was the most popular cartoonist of his day, his sense of humor coming straight out of Mark Twain, who also balanced exaggerated tall tales and a perfect ear for everyday speech with dark themes that undercut his laugh-out-loud stories. The series will consist of six volumes released annual through 2011.In this first volume, covering 1928-1930, Popeye's initial courtship of Olive Oyl takes center stage while Olive's brother Castor Oyl discovers the mysterious Whiffle Hen. Also, the entire cast meets the Sea Hag for the first time in their pursuit of the "Mystery House" (Popeye's first extended daily narrative), and Castor Oyl attempts to turn Popeye into a boxing champion in a series of hilarious Sunday strips. These strips are masterpieces of comic invention. Popeye's omnipotence pre-figures the rise of superheroes in the 1930s and 1940s, though Popeye is a much more sympathetic character, and his very name announces his vibrant personality. His mangled English pulsated with the vital spirit of immigrant America, its rhythm poetic in its own vulgar way: "I yam what I yam and tha's all I yam."2007 Eisner Award nominee: Best Archival Collection/Project: Strips; and Best Publication Design (Jacob Covey); 2007 Harvey Award nominee: Best Domestic Reprint Project; Special Award for Excellence in Presentation; Winner: HOW Magazine Design Merit Awards: Covers

Justice, Volume 1


Jim Krueger - 2006
    the World's Greatest Super-Villains -- now in paperback. The Justice League of America is reimagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X) with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) in this new softcover collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series! The members of the fabled Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal. The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert -- but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could!

NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This is What They Want


Warren Ellis - 2006
    (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation®) put NextWave together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When NextWave discovers that H.A.T.E. and Beyond are terrorist cells themselves, and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force's Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and the Captain! Guest-starring Fin Fang Foom!Collecting: NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E. 1-6

Young Avengers, Volume 1: Sidekicks


Allan Heinberg - 2006
    But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers?Collecting: Young Avengers 1-6

The Punisher MAX, Vol. 2


Garth Ennis - 2006
    3: Mother Russia and Punisher Max Vol. 4: Up Is Down And Black Is White. In Mother Russia, Nicky Fury's got an assignment that needs doing. It's the kind of suicide mission any sane person wouldn't ponder for a second. And there's only one man for the job: the Punisher. Searching for a deadly retrovirus whose sale on the black market could bring the world to its knees, Frank Castle penetrates a Russian nuclear silo... and comes face-to-face with the Mongolian! And in Up is down and Black is White, mobster Nicky Cavella finally figures out how you take down the Punisher. How you get under his skin. How you send Frank Castle over the edge. But when Cavella's scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators start to come out of the darkness. There are scores to be settled. Blood to be spilled. When the world turns upside-down, will the killing and carnage ever end? Can even the Punisher go too far...? Collects Punisher #13-24.

Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 2


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    3: Double Trouble* Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4: Legacy* Behind-the-Scenes MaterialIn the last year, teenager Peter Parker's grown more comfortable with his amazing abilities, but that's all about to change with the return of the maniacal Green Goblin. The Goblin has discovered Peter's secret identity -- and with the lives of the teenager's loved ones at stake, will Spider-Man be able to escape the Goblin's clutches?

Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 1


Ed Brubaker - 2006
    But the corpse he finds on the Helicarrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! It's a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting. As the new regular creative team, they will take Cap's life in directions fans will never see coming!Collecting: Captain America 1-7

Krazy and Ignatz, 1937-1938: Shifting Sands Dusts Its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty


George Herriman - 2006
    The gorgeous evolution continues in the second color volume, which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files. Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationships of its three main characters. Each of the characters was ignorant of the others' true motivations, and this simple structure allowed Herriman to build entire worlds of meaning into the actions, building thematic depth and sweeping his readers up by the looping verbal rhythms of Krazy Co.'s unique dialogue.Most of these strips in this volume have not seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago. With a full 104 Sunday pages this time around, this particular book is jam packed with little room for extras, but we did squeeze in a half-dozen or so pages' worth of never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia (all in color), including a spectacular full-color New Year's card illustration done for a friend.

99 Percent Perspiration: A Frazz Collection


Jef Mallett - 2006
    Frazz is cool. Frazz is . . . a hit! Take one successful and secure songwriter, put him on the steering end of a janitor's broom, and drop him into the world of elementary education. And with that, if Jef Mallett's calling the creative shots, you have the makings of one of the most flourishing new comic strips to come along in years.Frazz follows the life and loves of one Edwin Frazier, aka Frazz, as he writes more best-selling lyrics, ponders the world's greatest literature and deepest mysteries with an 8-year-old genius, and interacts with the menagerie of other faculty and staff members. What results is a wild mix of witty observations and outright slapstick that amuses while causing you to see the world in a new light.99 Percent Perspiration is the second collection of this very popular strip that appears in more than 150 newspapers worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune. Frazz was nominated in 2004 as one of the best comic strips of the year by the National Cartoonists Society. It has also received two Wilbur awards for ethics and values.

Scary Godmother: Omnibus


Jill Thompson - 2006
    Later, Hannah joins forces with Orson, the vampire boy, to unravel a mystery near and dear to their hearts. Some of Scary Godmother's closest (and most frightful) pals get in on the fun too, including Bug-A-Boo, the Boozle, and Skully Pettibone.• Four of Thompson's Eisner Award-winning, fully painted children's books are collected here, in their entirety, for the first time (Scary Godmother, The Revenge of Jimmy, The Mystery Date, and The Boo Flu). This deluxe edition also features some of the earliest concept designs for this haunting and imaginative series.• Thompson's Scary Godmother series resulted in a successful stage show and two animated specials shown on Cartoon Network, Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy.• "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches. Thompson delivers a series that shrugs off the censors like the dead weight they are and writes and draws directly at readers of all ages, all experience. Her work is always a delight, and much more: her craft, her precision, her delicious whimsy, all serve as a goad to the rest of us cartoonists to have as much fun as she's obviously enjoying, and to work our butts off as hard as she does. She only makes it look easy. That's the sign of a master."—Frank Miller• "A beautiful and ambitious piece of work."—Alex Ross• Eisner Award-winning series!

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall


Bill Willingham - 2006
    Traveling to Arabia as an ambassador from the exiled Fables community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1001 nights, saving her very skin in the process.Running the gamut from unexpected horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall reveals the secret histories of familiar Fables characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales. Writer Bill Willingham is joined by an impressive array of artists from comic book industry legends to the amazing young painters of the next wave. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall is both a welcome entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative Fables mythos.

X-23: Innocence Lost


Craig Kyle - 2006
    The full story behind the origin of X-23 - who she is, where she came from and the exact nature of her relationship to Wolverine. You think you know, but you have no idea. Collects X-23 #1-6.

Sonic the Hedgehog Archives: Volume 1


Michael Gallagher - 2006
    Now over a decade later, "the blue blur" can lay claim to having the most successful comic book career of all video game heroes! Travel back in time to where it all began in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES, a thrilling series of upscale reprints that lets you revisit Sonic's early days in a premium yet affordable format. Each story is meticulously restored and printed on high-grade paper-so you can feel like you're sipping right alongside the cobal champion as he saves Knothole Village! In Volume 1, you can relive these classic stories from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG issues #1 through #4...or enjoy them for the very first time!

The Punisher MAX: From First to Last


Garth Ennis - 2006
    'The Tyger', where Frank's journey eventually turns him into the man known as the Punisher, and comes face to face with the Tyger; 'The Cell', where Frank weaves his way through the bloodstained halls; and, 'The End', where he's heading home, to the place it all began, and heaven help anyone who stands in his path.

The EC Archives: Weird Science Volume 1


Wallace Wood - 2006
    Included are stories by Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines and others with art by legendary illustrators such as Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Feldstein and others from the first six issues of this pivotal comic book title. Find out what made EC among the most influential comic book lines ever in this complete and newly re-colored collection. This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Weird Science, originally published in 1950, and features science fiction and fantasy stories, flying saucers, aliens, other worlds, space travel, similar to the first science fiction movies of the same period.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack: Vol 13


Jim Davis - 2006
    Some cats chase mice; Garfield prefers to take legal action. When down on the farm, the city kitty puts up with-and puts down-Jon and his barnyard brother. No wonder Garfield’s often in a bad mood.But no matter what, he’s always in the mood for food!The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some super sized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!GARFIELD BEEFS UPGARFIELD GETS COOKIN’GARFIELD EATS CROW

Betelgeuse: L'intégrale


Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (Leo) - 2006
    The first ship, with over 3,000 people onboard, arrived without incident and remained in orbit while a team of technicians went down to the surface to prepare for the colonists’ arrival. Soon afterwards, all communication with Earth mysteriously ceased. It took six years for Earth finally to send a rescue mission to Betelgeuse in order to find out what had happened a small mission, with a reduced crew of only three: two astronauts and young Kim, now 24, who had just finished her biology studies on Earth. Once more, she would be swept into a series of events, often tragic and extraordinary, that would eventually change her life forever. After the six months she would spend on Betelgeuse, world of green canyons, she would never be the same person again.

Pure Ducky Goodness


Dave Kellett - 2006
    Take it with you wherever your jet-setting life may lead you - and enjoy the adventures of a 10-year-old software billionaire, his pet duck and the grandfather that raises them both. It's a wonderful mix of everyday family humor, pop culture references and the surreal!

Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding


Jim Pascoe - 2006
    Hellboy Animated co-creator Tad Stones and Fabio Laguna (X-Men Unlimited) team up in "Pyramid of Death," in which radio hero Lobster Johnson inspires a young Hellboy to inflict some imaginary justice of his own.

A Baby Blues Treasury: Framed!


Rick Kirkman - 2006
    . . welcome to another year in the life of the never-a-dull-moment McPherson family. While sister Zoe and brother Hammie's budding sibling rivalry reaches new heights (and volumes), baby Wren is making great strides of her own. With the advent of "the climbing phase" no coffee table, countertop, or bookshelf is too high.For years, the team of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have given readers a too-funny-to-be-true, too-real-not-to-be insider's view of the American dream. They get the details and dilemmas so right, in fact, that it's a wonder they haven't been indicted for domestic surveillance.

The Many Faces of Snoopy


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    He sports hip black shades as Joe Cool, soars the skies as the Flying Ace to bring down the Red Baron, argues a brilliant court case as the fearless Legal Beagle, and types his "dark and stormy" masterpiece as a bone-afide literary icon. But through it all, Snoopy is always a trustworthy dog and man's very best friend.

The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 1


Al Feldstein - 2006
    Includes stories by William Gaines & Al Feldstein, with art by Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Graham Ingles, and Wally Wood. Featuring a foreword by Steven Spielberg this book looks back at some of the edgiest and best written stories in comic history.

The Complete Strangers In Paradise, Volume 3, Part 7


Terry Moore - 2006
    As Katchoo's art career blossoms and Francine settles into married life, David devises a plan to reunite them, with Mary Midnight at the center of the plot As things heat up between Francine and Katchoo, David receives news that nobody wants to hear. Could Tambi be his only hope?

Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 3


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    5: Public Scrutiny and Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6: Venom, plus a 16-page story exclusive to Wizard magazine and other bonus material. Young Peter Parker faces his darkest hour yet in the story line you've been waiting for... the Venom Saga! Will Peter ever be able to think of himself as a hero again?

Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy


Denise Mina - 2006
    When an ordinary man innocently uses an incantation, he turns to Constantine for help. But when an infamous Scottish occultist gets involved, Constantine discovers he has been cursed with empathy for his fellow man and realizes that the nightmare has just begun.

The Ultimates


Mark Millar - 2006
    Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat. Collects THE ULTIMATES VOL.1: SUPER-HUMAN and THE ULTIMATES VOL. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY. PLUS: A hefty helping of DVD-Style extras!

The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human


Mark Millar - 2006
    Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, puts together a small army, known as the Ultimates, to protect the world from a variety of threats.

In Shark Years I'm Dead: Sherman's Lagoon Turns Fifteen (Sherman's Lagoon Collection (Numbered))


Jim Toomey - 2006
    Their wet world, oddly enough, is not so different from our own.Sherman, a great white shark, is a typical guy, and Megan is his ruthless but nurturing wife. Rounding out the aquatic crew are Fillmore the turtle, geeky fish Ernest, and macho hermit crab Hawthorne. Salty old Captain Quigley, who lost his leg to Sherman years ago, is hell-bent on seeking revenge against the shark.Sherman and friends effectively reflect human behavior and occasionally must confront humans' encroachment on their unspoiled habitat. Activist groups have applauded this comic strip with a social conscience for promoting marine conservation.Sherman's Lagoon has been syndicated since 1991, currently by King Features, and has a circulation of more than 200 daily newspapers on five continents.

Powers: Definitive Collection, Vol. 1


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    Plus all the bonus features you've come to know and love: sketchbook, scripts, interviews, galleries, original designs, and a special Best of the Letter Column. This is where the story begins. A must-have for your comic library.

Frank Miller's Sin City: The Library Edition, Set II


Frank Miller - 2006
    The handsome 9"x12" slipcased edition features Frank Miller's atmospheric cover art from both the original trades as well as the original comics! Created with serious Frank Miller collectors and art connoisseurs in mind, these new archival editions are sure to satisfy!

X-Men: The Ultimate Guide


Peter Sanderson - 2006
    X-Men 3 arrives in theaters May 26th.

Carl Barks' Greatest Ducktales Stories, Volume 1


Carl Barks - 2006
    This volume includes The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan, Land Beneath the Ground, The Lemming with the Locket and more.

Elfquest: The Discovery


Wendy Pini - 2006
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Everyday MUTTS: A Comic Strip Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2006
    Long may he reign."Everyday MUTTS marks the 11th book of the award-winning MUTTS strip. It is the follow-up to Patrick McDonnell's successful collection Who Let the Cat Out? as well as his first storybook, The Gift of Nothing, which reached the New York Times Best-Seller List for Children's Picture Books in January 2006.McDonnell's classic cartooning style not only delivers consistent laughs but often a message that reminds us to take care of our furry friends. With its expressive art and clever, often philosophical pet banter, MUTTS has built a large and loyal fan base among readers and cartoonists alike. McDonnell is a past winner of the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award, and MUTTS won the coveted Comic Strip of the Year Award in 1996.This unique collection includes 16 pages of full-color bonus material, including watercolors, other artwork, and items personally selected from the creator's sketchbook to accompany the black-and-white dailies and McDonnell's Sunday pages with his signature title panels. As always, the tales-and tails-of this especially close dog-kitty friendship can be counted on for charming adventures and gentle laughs, reminding us that there is more than it seems to the Everyday MUTTS we meet on the street.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Vol. 0: Crossroads


John Jackson Miller - 2006
    Nearly four thousand years before the birth of Luke Skywalker, the Mandalorian Wars have strained the OLD REPUBLIC's resources to the breaking point.With so many Republic forces at the front, systems in the Outer Rim teeter on the edge of lawlessness—even the city-world of TARIS, which was once a thriving commercial center. Here, as elsewhere, the Republic relies increasingly on JEDI KNIGHTS and their students to help maintain order.But some Knights, frustrated with the conduct of the Wars, argue for a more active Jedi role, appealing to others for support. Even from those Jedi—and their untried students—who are struggling to maintain order at home…

Happiness is a Sad Song


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    And of course, the heartwarming content that charmed the world, sold millions, and launched the career of Charles M. Schulz remains untouched. On every spread there’s a tiny tidbit of wisdom from one of the gang, along with one of Schulz’s irresistible drawings.  It’s a trip down memory lane that every Peanuts fan will cherish.

Doonesbury: The War Within: One More Step at a Time


G.B. Trudeau - 2006
    . . has touched our Warrior family and opened the eyes of the rest of the world to the physical, emotional, and personal challenges our soldiers face."The initial stages of B.D.'s recovery from losing a leg in Iraq were dramatically portrayed in The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time, but his healing journey was far from over. As this powerful sequel shows, the "war within" can be a long and lonely struggle, hardly the life of a "glamorous amputee" imagined by his daughter's jealous classmate. With his coaching job at Walden re-secured and the marathon PT sessions paying off, B.D.'s return to normalcy seems to be progressing well. But those who love him see alarming signs of trouble, namely anger and alcohol.First there's the punching of an MP. Then there's the daily breakfast of beer, a subject not open for discussion even with a best-intentioned friend like Mike Doonesbury. And "the screaming at night isn't very Christmassy," Boopsie notes. As B.D. admits to his doctor, "I'd rather sleep with my weapon than my wife! How messed up is that?" Messed up enough that our wounded warrior forces himself to begin circling the local Vet Center, where he is gently and skillfully reeled in by a remarkable counselor and fellow Vietnam Vet named Elias. Their sessions together form an extraordinary and moving chronicle of catharsis and coming-to-terms. The words "Welcome home, soldier," are powerful and transformative, and B.D. is fortunate in finally getting to a place where he can hear them.

minus.


Ryan Armand - 2006
    The painted comic was the result of the author imagining he was "making a comic strip for a newspaper in the early 20th century." This book contains the entire run of minus comics.

No Child Left Behind


Aaron Williams - 2006
    The third PS238 collection is here! Gathering issues 11 through 15 and adding loads of supplemental ps238 comics, this third collection is the best ever! You'll meet Malphast, the half-demon, half-angel; travel through time; see the return of the Rainmaker; go on a rescue with the Revenant and more!

Ganges #1


Kevin Huizenga - 2006
    Ganges tries to decide what to do when confronted with "The Litterer"; gets into an argument with his wife Wendy about The Beatles' "She's Leaving Home"; indulges in some whimsical "Time Travelling" while on a walk around his neighborhood; and more! Huizenga's elegant neo-clear-line style brings a crispness and humor to these low-key slice-of-life stories, and the gray-blue duotone he has picked gives the art a new depth and complexity

Birbal The Genius (Amar Chitra Katha)


Anant Pai - 2006
    While his courtiers were jealous of Birbal, the emperor was quick to notice his agile mind. While the two men loathed hypocrisy and deceit; they also relished a good joke.

Mouse Guard: Belly of the Beast


David Petersen - 2006
    Thus the Mouse Guard was formed. They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders; rather, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another. The Guard patrol borders, find safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predatory infestation. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live. In this first issue of Mouse Guard, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. In doing so they stumble onto much more than they had bargained for.

Awakenings


David Lillie - 2006
    Only one thing stands between our vulnerable human minds and their terrifying wrath: the existence of "dreamkeepers," creatures whose very life force serves to protect us from the Nightmare horde. But this protection, this bond, is only effective as long as one's dreamkeeper lives -- a condition the Nightmares are all too eager to exploit. Because of this inherent threat to their lives, all dreamkeepers have a unique supernatural power with which to combat their otherworldly enemies.But it has been centuries since a Nightmare was last seen, and in the city of Anduruna, powers have been outlawed. "Infractors" face imprisonment or worse. Because in a perfect city, there is no place for violence, and the Nightmares of legend can be safely dismissed as ancient fiction... until now.

Ninja


Brian Chippendale - 2006
    The graphic novel, a work 5 years in the making, takes readers through a fantastic landscape delineated in Chippendale's dense pen and ink line-work and starring a Ninja hunted by the forces of evil. It functions as both a great fantasy story and a social allegory about an artist's struggle with money, gentrification, and city politics. Nearly every massive comics page is drawn in a different elaborate style somewhere between Darger, Panter & illuminated manuscript. In between each chapter of the story is a related section of fine art: from bright, exuberant paintings to visionary drawings to the posters for which Chippendale is internationally recognized. Half art book, half graphic novel, this collection is a unique adventure in art and comics.

The Fart Party, Vol. 2


Julia Wertz - 2006
    She returns to San Francisco to wisecrack her way through a mundane minimum wage job and learns to love being single. But when her neighborhood gets increasingly violent and she comes down with a serious case of wanderlust, she begins to pack her bag for Portland. At the last minute, she changes her mind and goes to Brooklyn instead. This collection includes Fart Party #4.5-#7, plus some never before seen comics. With a foreword by Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship).

Infinity Gauntlet


Jim Starlin - 2006
    Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

Little Lulu Color Special


John Stanley - 2006
    Her razor wit will tickle your brain and her sweet generosity will win your heart - Lulu is the All-American girl Experience the highlights of Little Lulu's illustrious comedy career as they were meant to be seen - in luscious full color

Shadowland


Kim Deitch - 2006
    It was discovered by a seven-year-old boy named Al Ledicker, and the story that followed is one that veteran underground cartoonist Kim Deitch (Boulevard) has chronicled for the last 20 years in a series of interrelated stories that have appeared in a variety of magazines. Collected for the first time, Shadowland offers a narrative which ranges from the late 19th century to (more or less) the present day. Delineated in Deitch's charming, uniquely retro style, Shadowland is a tumble down the rabbit hole of sexy Hollywood starlets, little green (actually, gray) aliens, flying pigs and performing elephants, incest, murder, and eternal youth.

Little Dee: Volume 1


Christopher Baldwin - 2006
    They also search for Dee's parent's parents, but are hampered by the fact that Dee cannot not talk.This daily strip featured online is created by Christopher Baldwin, who also writes and draws for MAD Magazine. He has been written up for his cartooning in Wired, Salon Magazine, and various other places. "Little Dee" was the #2 pick for web comics in the UK Daily Telegraph."Christopher is dedicated, knowledgeable and talented in both the business and art of the daily comic strip, and Little Dee is a solid example of his expertise." -John Glynn, Acquisitions Editor, Universal Press Syndicate142 pages, 3 strips per page. All the strips from June 2004 to October 2005. Also features guest comics by online web comic masters: Kazu (Flight, Copper, Amulet, Daisy Kutter), John Allison (Scary Go Round), Clio Chiang (Flight), Kevin Moore (In Contempt, Sheldon), Shaenon K. Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse), Jon Rosenberg (Goats), Mike Russell (Culture Pulp), and Jenn Manley Lee (Dicebox).

100 Bullets, Vol. 9: Strychnine Lives


Brian Azzarello - 2006
    With the Houses of the Trust warily circling each other, looking for the right angle to take in their impending war, the remaining Minutemen continue to pick their sides - and set up their own battle plans.

Home is On Top of a Dog House


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    Schulz remains untouched. On every spread there’s a tiny tidbit of wisdom from one of the gang, along with one of Schulz’s irresistible drawings.  It’s a trip down memory lane that every Peanuts fan will cherish.

The Enemy Ace Archives, Vol. 2


Robert Kanigher - 2006
    Death stalks the skies above Europe once more in this second volume of THE ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES, reprinting the classic adventures of World War I German fighter ace Hans von Hammer from the pages of STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES from 1969 through 1976!

Krishna And Rukmini (Amar Chitra Katha)


Kamala Chandrakant - 2006
    It is a popular lovers' tale, rather unique in India. Marriages in India have traditionally been set by parents. However, princely families sometimes held bride's choice contests. In the case of Rukmini, daughter of the king of Vidarbha. Her father and brother had settled on Shishupala whom she detested. Her mind was set on Krishna of whose exploits she had heard. But there was to be no bride's choice event. So Rukmini takes the initiative by writing a letter to Krishna and sends it through a confidant. Krishna who also had heard of her, decides to act on the letter. Krishna and Balarama arrive in Rukmini's town and whisk her away on their chariot to their capital Dvaraka. Balarama fights Shishupala and defeats him.

Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 6


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    Why are both heroes too concerned with their own lives to work together? Plus: Johnny Storm realizes that despite his new flame powers and fame on the horizon, he still doesn't have a high-school diploma. And where does the young New Yorker enroll? Why, none other than a certain Queens high school that also counts one Peter Parker - Spider-Man - as a student.Collecting: Ultimate Spider-Man 60-71

Soulfire, Volume 1


Michael Layne Turner - 2006
    Michael Turner's Soulfire series is one of today's most popular comic book titles, and Aspen is proud to offer you the first ever Soulfire Hardcover Edition. This special publication collects together the first five issues of the Soulfire series, along with the sold out #0 issue and the introductory Soulfire Preview. A stunning work of art, this special hardcover is the first of its kind to ever be presented from Aspen. Adding to its appeal, this special hardcover also contains a complete Soulfire cover gallery and an in depth Michael Turner Soulfire Sketchbook section, making it a must have for any comic book collector! So join Michael Turner, Jeph Loeb, J. T. Krul and Peter Steigerwald as their world of magic and adventure unfolds in this wonderful tale unlike anything you've ever seen before!

Nocturnals Volume One: Black Planet And Other Stories


Dan Brereton - 2006
    An outcast, Doc Horror is forced to live by the dark of night, and there he finds compatriots who must also shun the light of day. Polychrome, The Gunwitch, Starfish, Firelion, Komodo, and The Raccoon join Doc in his mission to save this planet - and they don't care how many monsters stand in their way! The first of three hardcovers reprinting the entire critically acclaimed Nocturnals storyline, dramatically oversized to show off every ghastly, spectral detail! Each volume contains the addition of new story material- all in preparation for the relaunch of the series on the Nocturnals' 13th anniversary in 2007! Volume 1 contains the original six issue Bravura mini-series Black Planet, the Witching Hour story arc from Dark Horse Presents, an all-new crime noir story of Doc Horror and the Raccoon entitled Clean Hands, and a lengthy afterword by Dan Brereton about the origins of the Nocturnals.

Tommyrot


Ben Templesmith - 2006
    This special oversized edition collects many of the major images and covers from artist Ben Templesmith, as well as many never-before-seen unpublished paintings and personal work, including looks behind the scenes into the artistic process he uses.

Do Anything Volume 1


Warren Ellis - 2006
    Dick robot, which Mr. Ellis confesses to swiping off the back of a plane.) Take a look at the world of graphic storytelling through its hazy android eyes, a rattling ghost-train ride through the history of comics. David Bowie, the CIA, mad architects, Will Eisner, Frank Zappa, Tintin, the designer of Skylab, a train station in Paris, Arthur C. Clarke, the circus, the Black Panther Party, and William S. Burroughs: all of these things are connected by Jack Kirby, all part of the secret history of comics, and all illustrating the special nature of this exciting medium as the place where you can do anything.

I Need All The Friends I Can Get


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    The paper, ink, and even the lamination look and feel just like the originals in this trip down memory lane.

Gus & Waldo's Book of Love


Massimo Fenati - 2006
    Chatting each other up on-line. Underwater kissing. Shaking their booties to their latest MP3 downloads. Shopping, then dropping, then shopping some more ...Meet Gus and Waldo.Being in love has never been so much fun.

Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 4


Brian Michael Bendis - 2006
    7: Irresponsible * Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8: Cats & Kings * Behind-the-Scenes Material

The Uncanny X-Men: The End of History


Chris Claremont - 2006
    This omnibus collects his recent run in Marvel's most successful mutant comic, teaming him once more with long time collaborator, Chris Claremont. Reprinting Uncanny X-Men #444-447, 450-451, 455-459.

Hell in a Handbasket: Dispatches from the Country Formerly Known as America


Tom Tomorrow - 2006
    In his weekly cartoon strip, This Modern World, "Tom Tomorrow uses images traced from photographic references (running from 1950s advertising art to recent shots of politicians) and a multipaneled comic-strip format to create a distinctive kind of postmodern editorial cartoon," writes Booklist. And the results are uproarious-and popular. His cartoons appear in about 130 alternative weeklies-making him the most recognizable cartoonist of the counterculture. His work is also seen in mainstream sources such as The New York Times and Salon, and on bestselling book covers, including Weapons of Mass Deception. This collection is the very first to present Tom Tomorrow's work in full color, as he originally produces his cartoons.

Schizo #4


Ivan Brunetti - 2006
    Huysmans. And if that weren't enough, there are tributes to Charles Schulz and the Marx Brothers; a step-by-step guide on how to draw cartoons; and strips on misogyny, 9-11, suicidal ideation, and abortive crushes on waitresses!

Nat Turner: Revolution


Kyle Baker - 2006
    The devastating climax to one of the most important comic books of all time Nat Turner wages his famed battle against the evil institution of slavery Witness the ultimate shocking cataclysm, the results of which will change American history forever

Security is a Thumb and a Blanket


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    Schulz remains untouched. On every spread there’s a tiny tidbit of wisdom from one of the gang, along with one of Schulz’s irresistible drawings.  It’s a trip down memory lane that every Peanuts fan will cherish.

Witchblade Tankobon: Volume 1


Michael Layne Turner - 2006
    the Witchblade. Her journey will take you through the murder-filled alleys of New York to the highest towers of society as a supernatural war is waged within her own soul.

Red Carpet Rose (Rose Is Rose Collection)


Pat Brady - 2006
    He's previously been honored as a nominee for the award seven times, and Rose is Rose has been nominated five times for the Society's Best Newspaper Comic Strip Award.Rose is Rose has long garnered attention from fans across the country and around the world. When the National Cartoonists Society named Rose creator Pat Brady Outstanding Cartoonist of 2004 it only confirmed what those readers already knew in their hearts: Brady rolls out one of the best strips in the business.Red Carpet Rose is Brady's first book since he received the NCS honors. As the seven previous Rose is Rose books have done before, this one continues the tales of the hilarious Gumbo family: Rose, her husband, Jimbo, and their devilish, delightful, and demanding son, Pasquale. Brady deftly captures the innocent and ageless qualities of wonder and awe at the world's boundless experiences, as seen through the lives of his beloved characters.Whether the Gumbos are sharing a simple family moment in the park, Pasquale is pushing his little-boy limits, or Rose is morphing into her Biker Chic alter ego, this Rose is Rose compilation of daily and Sunday strips delivers all the fun, laughter, and family-loving moments that mark Brady's work. This is cartooning at its best!

Doctor Strange: The Oath #1


Brian K. Vaughan - 2006
    Doctor Strange embarks on the most important investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder--his own! And with his best friend near death, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally.

Peanuts All-Stars


Charles M. Schulz - 2006
    So the Peanuts are suiting up—ready to play ball and have a ball! They’ve been practicing their dribbles, slap shots, and passes. Sure, Snoopy may not serve aces, Woodstock is smaller than his hockey stick, Linus refuses to give up his blanket in the outfield, and Charlie Brown always fumbles the pigskin, but the these all-stars are great sports when it comes to playing fair and working together. In a comic strip sports extravaganza, the Peanuts show off their athletic expertise—and prove that it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game!

Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos


Jim Starlin - 2006
    The quest that led to Infinity Gauntlet begins here! Back from the dead, Thanos is after the power to bring the rest of the universe with him on a return trip! can the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer and others stop the cosmic iconoclast before he uses reality as a token of his affection for Death? Special guest-appearance by the Impossible Man! Featuring a rare Thanos solo story not seen in almost thirty years! Collects Silver Surfer #34-38, Thanos: Infinity Quest #1-2, Logan's Run #6.

The Complete Metal Gear Solid


Kris Oprisko - 2006
    Featuring bonus artwork and a cover gallery from series artist Ashley Wood, this re-imagining of the beloved Konami videogame is a must-have for all MGS fans!

Twisted ToyFare Theatre: Volume 7


Pat McCallum - 2006
    Join Mego Spidey and a random assortment of hobbits, stormtroopers and masters of the universe in hilarious episodes that have never before been collected!!! THE LATEST COLLECTION GIVES YOU A MOTHER'S LOVE, PLUS: TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE STRIPS! That's why they call it a Twisted ToyFare Theatre collection, right? You'll see the Hulk go trick-or-treating, only to end up having tragic run-ins with a talking ape and Doctor Doom. You'll see the Megos find out that their entire life is a lie and that they're just toys being photographed in goofy poses by a bunch of nerds. You'll see which movie Sauron, the ultimate evil in Lord of the Rings, watches with Gary Oldman. And you'll see the biggest Twisted ToyFare ever, when Mego Spidey must save Megoville from the clutches of the Dr. Doom s cadre of villains armed with nothing more than a bratty kid and a certifiably insane robot! TOYFARE TAKES ON COMIC STRIPS! From our hit Monthly Rag section, check out the first Twisted ToyFare Sunday Funnies page! Six pages of cartoon parodies featuring Kraven and Hobbes, Good Ol Charlie Xavier, Thunderkatzenjammer Kids, Spy vs. Spy vs. Alien vs. Predator and more! THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE TTT UNIVERSE Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite TTT characters, teams and Aunt May's deadliest oven mitt.

Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars - Deep Travel Symposium: Questions, Answers, and Revelations


Frank Beddor - 2006
    comic book series detailing the true story of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan's 13-year search for the lost Princess of Wonderland, queries and kudos from around the world have filled the mailbox at the Hatter M. Institute for Paranormal Travel and Research. After the publication of Issues #1 and #2, the creators were both thrilled and stunned by the avalanche of public reaction as readers contacted the Institute en masse to enthusiastically join in authenticating Hatter's search and adventure. In an effort to respond to the readers the Institute called upon their panel of experts to roundtable the latest inquiries and developments in the Looking Glass Wars Deep Travel Symposium entitled: Hatter M. Questions, Answers and Revelations.This special issue 2.5 was released at Comic-Con 2006 and is included in the trade paperback Hatter M: Volume 1.

Chas Addams Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of Your Loved One


Charles Addams - 2006
    The passion of Morticia and Gomez Addams, the lonely desires of Fester, the numerous grim and ghastly fights between husband and wife -- all found their way into Addams's signature drawings. Addams's concept of love was quite a bit different from the traditional idea of romance. Forget roses and chocolate, Addams will show you how to woo a mermaid or celebrate an anniversary on a desert island. Or how to keep your husband on a leash -- literally. Learn what to do when your prince stays a frog, even after you've kissed him. Compiled from Addams's personal archive, many of these cartoons are previously unpublished gems, while others are Addams classics. The cartoons in Chas Addams Happily Ever After run the gamut from ecstatic love to disappointed affection to murderous obsession and demonstrate that love really does hurt.

Tarzan: The Joe Kubert Years, Vol. 2


Joe Kubert - 2006
    This text collects issues 215-224 of Joe Kubert's classic Tarzan series, all inspired by Burrough's classic tale.

Uncle Scrooge #357


Don Rosa - 2006
    the remote Asian paradise he visited long ago. In "Dr. Invento," a TV producer convinces Gyro Gearloose to host a TV show for children, and to Gyro's surprise, it's a big hit with the kids. Next, in "Truth or Mayor," Donald uses hypnotic goggles to make Duckburg elect him to political office. Finally, when Scrooge disappears in "Goodbye to All That," Don and the kids vow to track him down... and finds him working together with old enemy Magica De Spell, fighting to save the Earth from a comet

Spiderman: Worst Enemies


Catherine Saunders - 2006
    Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

Superman: The Dailies 1939-1942


Jerry Siegel - 2006
    These formative stories star a Man of Steel who boldly tackles the social injustices of his day.This deluxe edition collects the first three years of the classic Superman comic strips as written and illustrated by the Man of Steel's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.Critical elements in the Superman mythos were introduced in the strips in this volume, which originally appeared from 1939 to 1942. Inside this book are nearly 1,000 daily newspaper strips, including the classic stories of Superman's origin along with "Clark Kent—Spy," "Superman Goes to War," "The Unknown' Strikes," and "The Hooded Saboteur."Born 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerome Siegel was, as a teenager, a fan of the emerging literary genre that came to be known as science fiction. Together with schoolmate Joe Shuster, Siegel published several science-fiction fan magazines and, in 1933, they came up with their own science-fiction hero — Superman. Siegel scripted and Shuster drew several weeks' worth of newspaper strips featuring their new creation but garnered no interest from publishers or newspaper syndicates. It wasn't until the two established themselves as reliable adventure-strip creators at DC Comics that the editors at DC offered to take a chance on the Superman material — provided it was re-pasted into comic-book format for DC's new magazine, ACTION COMICS.Siegel wrote the adventures of Superman (as well as other DC heroes, most notably the Spectre, his co-creation with Bernard Baily) through 1948 and then again from 1959-1966, in the interim scripting several newspaper strips including Funnyman and Ken Winston. Jerry Siegel died in January, 1996.Joseph Shuster was born in 1914 in Toronto, Canada. When he was nine, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where Shuster met young Jerry Siegel. The two became fast friends and collaborators; together, they published the earliest science-fiction fan magazines, where Shuster honed his fledgling art skills. In 1936, he and Siegel began providing DC Comics with such new features as Dr. Occult, Slam Bradley, and Radio Squad before selling Superman to DC in 1938.Influenced by such comic-strip greats as Wash Tubbs' Roy Crane, Joe Shuster drew Superman through 1947, after which he left comic books to create the comic strip Funnyman, again with Siegel. Failing eyesight cut short his career, but not before his place in the history of American culture was assured. Shuster died of heart failure on July 30, 1992.

The Krypton Companion


Michael Eury - 2006
    Writer/editor Michael Eury explores this classic comics era through all-new interviews with fan-favorite Superman writers and artists; previously unpublished and/or immortal artwork by Curt Swan, Neal Adams, Wayne Boring, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Nick Cardy, Jim Mooney and others; Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's -lost- imaginary story -The Death of Clark Kent;- a roundtable discussion where today's comics pros -- including John Byrne, Alex Ross and Mark Waid -- discuss the Superman of yesteryear and other revealing features! Plus a (last-page) introduction by Bizarro No. 1 (abetted by Seinfeld writer David Mandel) and a super cover by Watchmen's Dave Gibbons!

Little Lulu, Volume 9: Lucky Lulu


John Stanley - 2006
    Need to quell the fury of a rambunctious two-year-old? Lulu's got a hilarious fairy tale brewing in her brain that'll do just the trick. Father needs his best suit taken to the tailor? Lulu can handle it - so long as Pop doesn't mind if she makes a few unplanned - and wholly unpredictable! - stops along the way. Have a wayward ghost in your house who needs a new home? Lulu's your girl!