Best of
Comics

2010

Scott Pilgrim the Complete Series


Bryan Lee O'Malley - 2010
    Having to battle his new girlfriend's evil exes was nothing he planned on, but love makes you do funny things. Follow his story in the complete Scott Pilgrim saga in this Scott Pilgrim set. This set contains all six graphic novels in one handy shrink-wrapped pack.

Absolute Planetary Book One


Warren Ellis - 2010
    Infatuated with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists of the late 20th Century uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. Includes issues #1-12, Planetary Preview, and the full script from issue #1.

Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Three


Brian K. Vaughan - 2010
    Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth.Now, the entire critically acclaimed Y: THE LAST MAN saga written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a series of oversized, hardcover editions. In this third volume, Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring. Plus, Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann ship out across the Pacific to Japan in pursuit of Yorick's stolen monkey Ampersand, whose innards may hold the key to mankind's future.Collects Y: The Last Man #24-36.

Bone: Tall Tales


Jeff Smith - 2010
    But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical BONE fashion--wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!

Big Nate: From the Top


Lincoln Peirce - 2010
    This spunky 11-year-old holds the school record in detentions, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming big!Big Nate is taking it from the top; the top of the troublemaker's list!Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for school detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle school kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate's daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality. This collection features cartoonist Lincoln Peirce's daily and Sunday strips.Now in full-color with poster!

Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Four


Brian K. Vaughan - 2010
    Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s acclaimed VERTIGO series Y: THE LAST MAN brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth? In 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the planet’s population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women are left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely.The “gendercide,” however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason, one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twenty-something becomes the most important person on the planet—the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague.For Yorick himself, the most important person on the planet has been agonizingly out of reach. But now, after three long years and 10,000 arduous miles, the last man is closing in on the truth about his lost fiancée—and the shocking facts behind his own survival.Collects Y: The Last Man #37-48.

Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev: Ultimate Collection, Book 1


Brian Michael Bendis - 2010
    Now, this Eisner Award-winning run is collected across three titanic trade paperbacks In this volume, witness the Kingpin's downfall at the hands of Sammy Silke and see how a down-on-his-luck FBI agent can change Matt's life forever. Collects DAREDEVIL (Vol. 2) #16-19 & #26-40.

Captain America: Winter Soldier


Ed Brubaker - 2010
    Adding to the imminent danger, a cadre of the Skull's followers has already set in motion a plan to ignite bombs in the hearts of Paris, London and Manhattan - causing untold death and destruction.Racing against these bombs' rapidly ticking clocks, the Star-Spangled Avenger must not only solve the mystery of his nemesis' murder, but find the Cube before it can be used in the Red Skull's malevolent plot against the United States!Then, the questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal!Collecting: Captain America 1-9, 11-14

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck: Volume 2


Don Rosa - 2010
    Presented in a special collector's edition hardcover of the Disney classic! One of Disney's all-time best-selling books!

BONE Handbook


Jeff Smith - 2010
    This is the ultimate handbook for every BONE fan! Includes character profiles, a timeline of events, interviews with creator Jeff Smith and colorist Steve Hamaker, a showcase of cover art from the original BONE editions, a behind-the-scenes look at how the Scholastic editions were colorized, and other fun stuff!

The Guild


Felicia Day - 2010
    Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)! Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit, and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now, Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this graphic-novel prequel. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd's life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, her awful breakup with boyfriend Trevor, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Volume One


Don Rosa - 2010
    Back by popular demand! Relive Don Rosa's seminal Scrooge McDuck epic from the very beginning with this special collector's edition hardcover of the Disney classic!

Chew: The Omnivore Edition, Vol. 1


John Layman - 2010
    A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective - as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest and most bizarre cases. This gorgeous, oversized edition loaded with extras follows Tony for the first ten issues of IGN.com's pick for "Best Indie Series of 2009," and MTV Splash Page's "Best New Series of 2009." Collects the New York Times' best seller "Taster's Choice," as well as the follow-up story-arc "International Flavor."This edition collects CHEW #1-10.

NextWave, Agents of H.A.T.E.: Ultimate Collection


Warren Ellis - 2010
    (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. And that's only the beginning! 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! If you like anything, you will love NextWave! BOOM! Collecting: NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E. 1-12

The Abominable Charles Christopher, Vol. 1


Karl Kerschl - 2010
    The Abominable Charles Christopher follows the adventures of a dim-witted yeti through a forest full of colourful animal characters.Who is Charles? Where did he come from? Where is he going? He knows about as much as you do - probably much less, actually - and his adventure is just beginning.

Penny Century


Jaime Hernández - 2010
    But first... wrestling Penny Century starts off with a blast with Whoa, Nellie , a unique graphic novelette in which Maggie, who has settled in withher pro-wrestler aunt for a while, experiences that wild and woolly world first-hand.Then it s back to chills and spills with the old cast of Hopey, Ray Dominguez, and Izzy Ortiz including Maggie sromantic dream fantasia The Race and the definitive Ray story, Everybody Loves Me, Baby. Penny Century also features two major flashback stories: Bay of Threes finally reveals the full back story behindBeatriz Penny Century Garcia, Maggie s long-time, bleached-blonde bombshell friend (who gives this volume its nameand can currently be seen as a super-villainess in Love and Rockets: New Stories), while Home School is one of Hernandez s popular looks at his characters lives from when they were little kids, drawn in an adorable simplified Dennis theMenace type style.

The Art of Jaime Hernández: The Secrets of Life and Death


Todd Hignite - 2010
    Over twenty-five years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success.Jaime Hernández’s moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California’s Mexican-American culture and punk milieu.In April 2006 Hernández began serializing his work with the New York Times Magazine—all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the first time, revealing never-before-seen sketches, childhood drawings, and unpublished work, alongside his most famous Love and Rockets material.Praise for The Art of Jaime Hernández:"The Art of Jaime Hernández is proof of what I've been trying to convince comics artists to do for thirty years. FEWER lines and less technique with more 'human interest' was, and should still be, the way to approach our craft. Bravo, Jaime, for your body of work! Continue to be yourself." J-- ohn Romita Sr., artist, The Amazing Spider-Man

75 Years Of DC Comics. The Art of Modern Mythmaking


Paul Levitz - 2010
    1, the first comic book with all-new, original material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. More than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they’ve never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing.Year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan.

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective


G.B. Trudeau - 2010
    met his inept and geeky roommate, Mike Doonesbury. Over the months that followed, they were joined by campus radical “Megaphone Mark,” Boopsie, Zonker, and on and on. Fourteen thousand strips later, the world of Doonesbury has become a unique and remarkable creation, sustained by a vast and intricately woven web of relationships among 40 major characters, spanning three generations. While chronicling his characters’ entanglements and intimacies, G. B. Trudeau developed a keen satirical commentary that has ambitiously and relentlessly carved out an indelible record of four decades of American social and political history. The comic strip, like jazz and rock and roll, is an American form, and Trudeau has expanded it boldly and fearlessly, taking it into new realms. An epic unfolding, the Doonesbury saga constantly entices readers to keep up with its ever-evolving cast and endlessly inventive story lines. Trudeau remains fully engaged in the creation of his far-from-complete magnum opus. This massive yet elegant anniversary volume marks the strip’s fourth decade by examining in depth the characters and relationships that have given Doonesbury such vitality and resilience, and allowed it to constantly reinvigorate itself. The book opens with an in-depth introductory essay by G. B. Trudeau in which he surveys his sprawling creation as only he could, followed by brief word-and-picture portraits of all the principle players. The collection’s core consists of more than 1,800 beautifully displayed strips—dailies and Sundays—that chart key adventures and cast connections over the last four decades. Dropped in throughout this rolling narrative are 20 detailed essays in which Trudeau contemplates individual characters or bonded groups of characters, including portraits of ur-folk such as Duke and Honey, Zonker, Joanie, and Rev. Sloan, as well as those who have joined the cast more recently, such as Zipper, Alex, and Toggle. The centerpiece of the volume is a four-page foldout diagram that maps in great and annotated colorful detail the mind-boggling matrix of character relationships. A feast of storytelling and a clarifying overview, this celebratory tome offers a unique way to experience one of the greatest comic strips ever.Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, this massive-yet-elegant celebratory anthology marks Doonesbury's 40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality. On October 26, 1970, college jock B.D. met his inept and geeky roommate, Mike. Fourteen thousand strips later, the world of Doonesbury has grown uniquely vast, sustained by an intricately woven web of relationships--over 40 major characters spanning three generations. This book opens with an in-depth essay in which G. B. Trudeau surveys his sprawling creation as only he could. The volume's 1,800 beautifully displayed strips chronicle the key adventures and path crossings of the ever-evolving cast, from ur-characters such as Zonker, Joanie, Duke, and Honey, to relative newcomers such as Zipper, Alex, and Toggle. Dropped in throughout are 18 detailed essays in which Trudeau contemplates individual characters and groups of characters.The book's literal centerpiece is a four-page foldout that maps in annotated detail the mind-boggling matrix of relationships. A feast of storytelling and a clarifying overview, 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective offers a unique way to experience one of the greatest comic strips ever.

Batwoman: Elegy


Greg Rucka - 2010
    In this first tale, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City -- but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman's life will never ever be the same again. Also, witness the origin of Batwoman in the shocking and tragic story "Go," in which young Kate Kane and her family are kidnapped by terrorists, and Kate's life - and the lives of her family - will never be the same! Detective Comics #854–860.

Compensation, Adequate


Andrew Hussie - 2010
    It's about being a strong, silent type, oozing with confidence, charisma, and other fine qualities such as not being trapped in your own office. It's about having a working phone. A real desk. Not one, but two steak dinners. And some hysterical broad on the line, yackin' about some fella she's got troubles with. It's always the same thing with dames. You comfort yourself in your sublime fantasy by now and then saying things into the phone such as, "Now calm down a second, toots..." and "Hey, take it easy, sweetheart. I can barely understand a word you're sayin'..." Being a hard boiled problem sleuth is what this book is all about.

The Best of FoxTrot


Bill Amend - 2010
    Via kids Peter, Paige, and Jason, along with parents Roger and Andy, Amend comments on the latest Hollywood fads, gaming fixations, and familial fascination with wry irreverence.Inside this special two paperback slipcased edition of FoxTrot, fans will find almost 1,600 of Amend's favorite and most notable strips. Essays and annotations by the cartoonist offer readers new insight into both the material and creative process behind it.As evidence of the strip's overwhelming popularity, FoxTrot boasts sales of more than 3.5 million books. The Best of FoxTrot is the book FoxTrot fans have been eagerly awaiting.

Six Novels in Woodcuts


Lynd Ward - 2010
    His medium—the wordless "novel in woodcuts"—was his alone, and he quickly brought it from bold iconographic infancy to subtle and still unrivalled mastery.Gods' Man (1929), the audaciously ambitious work that made Ward's reputation, is a modern morality play, an allegory of the deadly bargain a striving young artist often makes with life. Madman's Drum (1930), a multigenerational saga worthy of Faulkner, traces the legacy of violence haunting a family whose stock in trade is human souls. Wild Pilgrimage (1932), perhaps the most accomplished of these early books, is a study in the brutalization of an American factory worker whose heart can still respond to beauty but whose mind is twisted in rage against the system and its shackles.Prelude to a Million Years (1933) is a dark meditation on art, inspiration, and the disparity between the ideal and the real. Song Without Words (1936), a protest against the rise of European fascism, asks if ours is a world still fit for the human soul. Vertigo (1937), Ward's undisputed masterpiece, is an epic novel on the theme of the individual caught in the downward spiral of a sinking American economy. Its characters include a young violinist, her luckless fianc

The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime


Daniel Wallace - 2010
    . . ever. Since his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. Though his true origins may be unknown, the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic appearances in hundreds of comic books has shaped the way we look at Batman, comic books, and ourselves. Indeed, a hero is only as good as his nemesis, so the Joker’s heinous crimes, including murdering the second Robin and paralyzing Batgirl, have elevated Batman to the highest levels of crime-fighting, and we, the readers, to the finest levels of quality pop-culture entertainment.The Joker is the first retrospective chronicling one of the most groundbreaking and game-changing villains of all time, and contains images from his more than seventy years in comics by comic book artists and writers such as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello, Bruce Timm, and Paul Dini. Also included are images from his various film, television, animated, and video game incarnations, such as the timeless interpretations by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger, who won his posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight. This book is a must-have for fans and anyone who wants to die laughing.

Love and Rockets: New Stories #3


Gilbert Hernández - 2010
    In the main story Ray finally gets his date with Maggie: The couple goes to an art opening and to dinner, they discuss the crazy world of dreams, and Maggie asks Ray for a huge favor. Also in this volume, Brown Town, Blue Sun, a new installment in Jaime's beloved little kids flashback series: A ten-year-old Maggie and her family move away from Hoppers to a desert ghost town And on the Gilbert side of the ledger, Scarlet by Starlight is a story starring Fritz (of High Soft Lisp fame) that (in contrast to #2's silent masterpiece Hypnotwist) consists entirely of a 14-page dialogue scene. Killer/Sad Girl/Star picks up the Sad Girl character from LRNS #2, and how no one in her family takes her budding film career seriously.

Deadpool, Merc with a Mouth: Head Trip


Victor Gischler - 2010
    What is this deadly object? Well, Deadpool's employer is being a little vague about that. Let's just say when the secret is finally revealed, it's enough to throw even the Merc with two Mouths for a loop.Collecting: Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth 1-13

Alias: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2


Brian Michael Bendis - 2010
    She hung up her cape and tights when she realized she would forever be considered a second-rate super hero. Now a tough-as-nails private investigator, Jessica returns home to find a mysterious girl in a costume hiding in her apartment, but she flies away before Jessica can find out who she is. Through sources, Jessica discovers that her intruder is Mattie Franklin, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, a teenage super hero with a connection to Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson. With Mattie in danger, Jessica Jones must seek help from an unlikely source - Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman - to bring her home alive. Then, for the first time, learn all of Jessica's hidden secrets - how she got her powers and joined the Avengers, and the dark, unspoken chapter in Marvel Universe history that changed her life forever. Guest-starring Peter Parker, Jean Grey, and the Avengers! Collects ALIAS #16-28.

Serenity: Float Out


Patton Oswalt - 2010
    Float Out includes three brand-new stories of Wash in a series of exciting smuggling raids, each providing a hair-raising escape or daring last-minute rescue! Featuring a cameo that will leave Serenity fans reeling, this special one-shot presents new tales of the Serenity universe's past and tantalizing hints about its future!

Johnny Wander, Vol. 1: Don't Burn the House Down


Ananth Panagariya - 2010
    This volume collects the first year of comics with additional material including never-before-seen autobio comics.

DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle


Alan Cowsill - 2010
    Here, for the first time, is the chronological account of the adventures of both the characters and the company that created them. The" DC Chronicle Year by Year" traces DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in the 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly, month by month. Highlighting the debuts of Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events-like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, the Space Race- that shaped the atmosphere of the times, "DC Chronicle Year by Year" follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies. Features original cover art by well-known DC artist Ryan Sook and a foreword by Paul Levitz, who was president of DC Comics from 2002 - 2009. TM & (c) DC Comics. All Rights Reserved.

The Complete Peanuts, 1975-1978


Charles M. Schulz - 2010
    Schulz’s astounding half-century run on the greatest comic strip of all time. These years are especially fecund in terms of new canine characters, as Snoopy is joined by his wandering brother Spike(from Needles), his beloved sister Belle (from Kansas City), and... did you know he had a nephew? In other beagle news,Snoopy breaks his foot and spends six weeks in a cast, deals with his friend Woodstock’s case of the “the vapors,” and gets involved in a heated love triangle with Linus over the girl “Truffles.” The Complete Peanuts 1975-1976 features several other long stories, including a rare “double track” sequence with two parallel narratives: Peppermint Patty and Snoopy travel to participate in the Powderpuff Derby, while Charlie Brown finally gets to meet his idol Joe Shlabotnik. And Peppermint Patty switches to a private school, but commits the mistake of allowing Snoopy to pick it for her; only after graduation does she realize something’s not quite right! Plus: A burglary at Peppermint Patty’s house is exacerbated by waterbed problems... Marcie acquires an unwanted suitor...Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty become desk partners... The talking school building collapses... Lots of tennis jokes...and gags starring Schroeder, Lucy, Franklin, Rerun, Sally, and that vicious cat next door. It’s another two years of Peanuts at its finest! Featuring an introduction by comedian Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Saturday Night Live).The Complete Peanuts 1977-1978:As the 1970s wind down, the last two recurring Peanuts characters have fallen into place: Snoopy’s brother Spike and the youngest Van Pelt sibling,Rerun. But that doesn’t mean Schulz’s creativity has diminished; in fact, this volume features an amazing profusion of hilariously distinctive new one- (or two-) shot characters! For instance, in an epic five-week sequence, when Charlie Brown, found guilty by the EPA of biting the Kite-Eating tree, he goes on the lam and ends up coaching the “Goose Eggs,” a group of diminutive baseball players,Austin, Ruby, Leland, and —did you know there was a second Black Peanuts character, aside from Franklin?—Milo. Also: a tennis-playing Snoopy ends up reluctantly teamed with the extreme Type “A” athlete Molly Volley... who then reappears later in the book, now facing off against her nemesis, “Crybaby” Boobie. (Honest!) Add in Sally’s new camp friend Eudora, the thuggish “caddymaster” who shoots down Peppermint Patty and Marcie’s new vocation, an entire hockey team, and a surprise repeat appearance by Linus’s sweetheart “Truffles” (creating a love triangle with Sally), all in addition to the usual cast of beloved characters(including the talking schoolhouse and the doghouse-jigsawing cat, who gets ahold of Linus’s blanket in this one), and you’ve got a veritable crowd of characters. Introduction by 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin.It’s another four years of the greatest comic strip of all time, full of laughs and surprises.

The Addams Family: An Evilution


Charles Addams - 2010
    Text by H. Kevin Miserocchi, director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, offers a revealing chronology of each character's evolution, while Addams's own incisive character descriptions, originally penned for the benefit of the television show producers, introduce each chapter. As the presence of the Family continues to permeate generation after generation, and in celebration of the Broadway musical debuting in 2010, this book reminds us where these oddly lovable characters came from and, in doing so, offers a lasting tribute to one of America's greatest humorists. Includes more than 200 cartoons (approximately 50 are published here for the first time), many in color.

Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites


Evan Dorkin - 2010
    With the human residents unaware of the danger, it's up to a determined crew of dogs (and one cat) to keep their community safe.Horror, adventure, mystery, and humor thrive on every page of Beasts of Burden, which promises to capture readers' hearts and haunt their dreams.Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) come together to share the lives of some unlucky heroes, first introduced in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, for which Dorkin and Thompson won coveted Eisner awards for Best Short Story and Best Painter. Animal Rites collects those earliest tales, along with the four-issue comic series Beats of Burden.

The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade Ultimate Edition


Claudio Sánchez - 2010
    The story that has captured the attention of millions of fans worldwide is found here in one volume, overflowing with images of terror and wonder. Featuring never-before-seen bonus material.

Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross


Alex Ross - 2010
    Until now. From deleted scenes and altered panels for the epic Kingdom Come saga to proposals for revamping such classic properties as Batgirl, Captain Marvel, and an imagined son of Batman named Batboy, to unused alternate comic book cover ideas for the monthly Superman and Batman comics of 2008-2009, there is much to surprise and delight anyone who thought they already know all of Alex’s DC Comics work. Illuminating everything is Alex’s own commentary, written expressly for this book, explaining his though processes and stylistic approaches for the various riffs and reimaginings of characters we thought we knew everything about but whose possibilities we didn’t fully understand. As a record of a pivotal era in comics history, Rough Justice is a must for Alex’s legion of fans, as well as anyone interested in masterly comic book imagination and illustration.

The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 1


Matt Fraction - 2010
    Every bit as ruthless and ten times as smart, the younger Stane is all five of Stark's nightmares rolled into one - and his perversion of Stark's technology into a weapon capable of slaying hundreds of innocents at a time starts the clock ticking on a chess game Iron Man must win! Then, Tony goes on the run from Norman Osborn! Osborn now has all the power he ever wanted minus the most important ingredient, the registration database, which is stored in the only place Stark could guarantee its safe keeping - inside his Extremis-enhanced brain.Collecting: Invincible Iron Man 1-19

Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye


Frank Miller - 2010
    But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . . With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece!

Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee


Jim Lee - 2010
    One of the most successful and popular artists to work in comics, Jim Lee is revered by fans worldwide thanks to his hyper-dynamic artwork and innovative character and costume design.Now, his work on Batman and Superman — not to mention his legion of WildStorm heroes including WildC.A.T.s, Divine Right and Deathblow — is celebrated in this beautiful hardback, which includes an exclusive interview with Jim Lee, a tour of his studio and hundreds of full-colour illustrations and pencils spanning his entire career! Plus an all-new cover by Lee and an exclusive, all-new eight-page comic strip, written by Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes) with art by Lee!

Black Widow: The Name of the Rose


Marjorie M. Liu - 2010
    And yet as the Black Widow, she manages to hold her own against a world of incredibly powerful enemies and allies. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha and almost succeeded. Now she sets out to find her attacker with no suspects and no leads. Who could be deadly enough to get the drop on Natasha?Collecting: Black Widow 1-5 & material from Enter the Heroic Age

Hanna is Not a Boy's Name Volume 1


Tess Stone - 2010
    Or at least, that's what his card says. But as people get to know him, one finds that there is not a lot of detective work in Hanna's daily life, but rather more of a mad scramble to get out of whatever mess he so wonderfully landed himself (and others) in.Having previously worked solo, Hanna now finds himself with a new partner; a man dead for at least a decade with no memory of his life and no desire to unearth it. Shockingly, the dead man has more sense in him than Hanna ever did and begins to dutifully keep track of all of their cases together, all while trying to guide the over-eager boy gently through every day without getting himself killed.It should be easy enough, but seeing as the man is dead in the first place, he can't vouch for how good he is at staying alive.

The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 Vol. 1


Claudio Sánchez - 2010
    Yet when villainous forces behind the mysterious keywork reveal hard hiting truth's behind the couple's real nature, a battle begins that crosses all worlds!

Thor: The Trials of Loki


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - 2010
    The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh...until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred of the Asgardians. And learn the chilling truth of why he'll never be stopped...Collects: Loki 1-4

Treasury of the Lost Litter Box: A Get Fuzzy Treasury


Darby Conley - 2010
    The daily comic strip Get Fuzzy is cartoonist Darby Conley’s wry portrait of single life with pets. In Untitled Get Fuzzy Treasury, the gang’s back to endure the trials and tribulations typical of any family . . . more or less.The daily comic strip Get Fuzzy is cartoonist Darby Conley's wry portrait of single life with pets. In the Treasury of the Lost Litter Box, the gang is back to endure the trials and tribulations typical of any family . . . more or less. At the center of the mischief is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad executive and the guardian of Bucky and Satchel. Bucky is a temperamental cat who clearly wears the pants in their eccentric household, while Satchel is a gentle, sensitive pooch who struggles to remain neutral, almost guaranteeing he'll wind up on the receiving end of whatever trouble Bucky has cooked up.Treasury of the Lost Litter Box is a compilation of the Get Fuzzy misadventures previously chronicled in Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky and Dumbheart. Treasury of the Lost Litter Box is perfect for fans of the comic strip and a hilarious, if not-so-gentle introduction for new fans.

The Walking Dead: The Covers Volume 1


Robert Kirkman - 2010
    In celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of The Walking Dead, Image Comics presents this full-color hardback collection of the first 50 covers of the series, as well as covers for the various collected editions of the series, with added sketch material and commentary by series creator/writer Robert Kirkman, and artists Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn.

Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics


Richard Thompson - 2010
    Thompson's work has attracted the praise of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Mo Willems (Sheep in the Big City, Knuffle Bunny).The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury will be a valued addition to the libraries of Cul de Sac fans and a fantastic introduction for readers new to this warm, wonderful comic strip.

Xenozoic


Mark Schultz - 2010
    All of the familiar flora and fauna are gone, replaced by a radically altered natural order populated by rampaging dinosaurs and strange, new creatures. It takes guts, grim determination, ingenuity and a whole lot of old-fashioned luck just to survive, much less thrive, in this alien wilderness-all qualities that ace mechanic Jack Tenrec, lovely scientist Hannah Dundee and their friends possess in abundance. But even the worthiest of these hardy souls are hard-pressed to surmount the obstacles presented by their new homeland. And when those trials are further compounded by the underhanded and selfish actions of the cutthroat human scavengers they encounter, even the best equipped and bravest among them might not endure. Xenozoic combines lush and richly realized ink-and-brush artwork with a pulp-fueled narrative to create an action-packed fantasy-an unrelenting adventure that also serves as a subtle cautionary fable concerning the unforeseen consequences that shortsighted present-day decisions might have upon future generations.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 3


Fabian Nicieza - 2010
    Wade Wilson and Nathan Summers--Marvel's mightiest mutant mercs--are back, and this time they're stuck with each other! Can two grown men armed to the teeth with deadly genetic weaponry live together without driving each other crazy?! Action, adventure, black humor, blackops, face-changing viruses, gratuitous France-bashing and lots of gunfire mark the unexpected, unconventional and inexplicable pairing of two of Marvel's fan-favorite anti-heroes! Now, relive the capeless crusaders entire run, collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! In this volume, Deadpool takes on the Taskmaster, reunites with teh X-Men, and teams up with Wolverine, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, Ka-Zar, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers...and the Great Lakes Initiative? COLLECTING: Cable & Deadpool #36-50, Deadpool/GLI: Summer Fun Spectacular

Betty and Veronica: Storybook


Dan Parent - 2010
    Betty and Veronica (along with Archie, Jughead, and the rest of the gang) take on your favorite childhood fairy tales!You'll want to stay up late reading Sleeping Betty, and A Tale of Two Cinderellas will have you seeing double! Go on an adventure with Betty in Wonderland and take a trip to see the Wizard in There's No Place Like Riverdale!Storybook is chock full of adventure, interesting characters and comedy -- in a way that only your favorite Riverdale girls can provide!

X-Men: Second Coming


Mike Carey - 2010
    In the epic crossover Second Coming, Cyclops' faith pays off when Cable returns to the present with Hope, the girl he believes to be the mutant messiah. But will she be the savior or destroyer of mutantkind? We may never know, as she is the target of an initiative for mutant eradication unlike anything the X-Men have ever experienced. Many will be wounded. Several will die. Is Hope worth it?Collecting: Second Coming: Prepare, 1-2; Uncanny X-Men 523-525; New Mutants 12-14; X-Men Legacy 235-237; X-Force 26-28

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 2


Ed Brubaker - 2010
    The critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark continue their take on one of comics' most enduring legends! Featuring the threats of the Owl, the Kingpin, Lady Bullseye, and the Hand, plus Matt's unlikely new ally, the Black Tarantula! With one of the most surprising endings in Daredevil's history!Collecting: Daredevil 106-119, 500, Annual 1, Blood of the Tarantula

Share Your Universe Iron Man (Super Heroes)


Paul Tobin - 2010
    They are the Avengers, and they want it known they're here to stay. But when Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants threaten to destroy several major cities unless their demands for mutant supremacy are met, the Avengers are forced to quit looking to the future, and start hoping to live through the day!

PunisherMAX, Vol. 1: Kingpin


Jason Aaron - 2010
    Wilson Fisk is a bodyguard for mob boss Don Rigoletto, but he has his eyes on a much bigger prize, and he's gonna use Frank Castle to help him realize his dreams. It's the biggest story in MAX history, as we witness the birth of the greatest villain the Punisher has ever faced. COLLECTING: PunisherMAX #1-5

Orc Stain, Vol. 1


James Stokoe - 2010
    Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone, one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever.

FoxTrot Sundaes: A FoxTrot Collection


Bill Amend - 2010
    In January 2007, FoxTrot became a Sunday only cartoon. This is a collection of Sundays since then.FoxTrot Sundaes is a cool treat that follows the amusingly chaotic lives of the Fox family--Jason, Peter, Paige, and their parents, Roger and Andy--since FoxTrot became a Sunday-only comic strip.In this anthology, Amend gathers all the color Sunday comic strips since FoxTrot went weekly and delivers a concentrated dose of his irreverent take on teen and family life. It's a concoction so consistently fresh and funny that in 2007 the National Cartoonists Society presented Bill Amend with its prestigious Reuben Award.With FoxTrot Sundaes, fans get a full serving of the hits-close-to-home humor that is the hallmark of the strip.

The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade


Jerry Holkins - 2010
    The comic appears to catalog the lives of two young men who are utterly steeped in popular culture.Each chapter gathers into a coherent beam of savory trivia, strange facts, formerly mysterious origins, biographical information, interviews, inaugural conventions, an unlikely charity, and comic strips. You get the sense that some of the content may be apocryphal—for example, the part where they eat a whole wolf basically comes out of nowhere. Also, if one of them really did become “King of the Britons,” you’re sure you would have heard about it somewhere else. > close book You close the book and place it back on the shelf. Maybe next time.

The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World's Most Beloved Comic Strip


Nat Gertler - 2010
    A compendium of rare materials from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and family archives, "The Peanuts Collection" comes in a sturdy slipcase and features high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics, and photographs from the world of Peanuts. Removable film cels, stickers, and booklets are included, as well as reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. Written by Peanuts aficionado Nat Gertler, with quotes from Schulz family members and a foreword by daughter Amy Schulz Johnson, the text offers insight into the making of the comic strip and its impact beyond the realms of newspapers and books to film, television, and popular culture. "The Peanuts Collection" is a must-own keepsake for anyone who loves Snoopy and the gang.

Knite


Wenqing Yan - 2010
    The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogether…But there will be stars this night.The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of kites. Some call it foolishness; others will find hope in the Knites' work. Hope that someday the shroud will lift, and people will see beyond the towering monoliths of industry and gaze upon the true stars once more."

How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels


Paul Karasik - 2010
    Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden’s groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works. No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the “simplest” drawings grab us and never leave. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans.

What the Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley


David Shrigley - 2010
    It is a celebration of the surreal world of one of Britain's finest contemporary artists.

Halo: Helljumper


Peter David - 2010
    When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the centre of the mystery on Ariel, and they'll have to put everything on the line.

MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragonés


Sergio Aragonés - 2010
    From the witty, shameless writing to the amusing, colorful comic illustrations, MAD is a timeless American classic. For the first time ever, here is a “greatest hits” collection of one of MAD's most popular and prolific artists—Sergio Aragonés—hand-picked by the artist and featuring his greatest work from his debut with MAD in 1963 to the present. Assembled chronologically, it's packed with memorable cartoons, insightful interviews, new cover artwork commissioned for this book, and a special pull-out poster of Sergio's “Marginals,” the wildly popular mini-cartoons that have appeared in MAD's margins for over 40 years.

Dinosaur Comics, fig. d: Dudes already know about chickens.


Ryan North - 2010
    256 pages."Finally, a Dinosaur Comics book, unabridged and in full colour, AND with all three secret texts for each comic included! And it's so pretty, you guys. So pretty.Featuring an introduction by Randall Munroe of XKCD and an all-new index written by Ryan that includes, among other things, the 11 different types of makeouts referenced by T-Rex, this book is great. It gets greater: there's also an interview with the author AND a photo of Michael "Worf" Dorn. You know that you've always wanted these extras collected in one book, maybe with hundreds of Dinosaur Comics in the book too. THAT DREAM HAS NOW COME TRUE, and it's called "Dinosaur Comics: Dudes Already Know About Chickens".

Vertigo Resurrected: Hellblazer #1


Garth Ennis - 2010
    Next is a story from HELLBLAZER #245 and #246 by new superstars Jason Aaron (SCALPED) and Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) following a doomed documentary crew exploring the mystery behind what happened to Mucous Membrane – Constantine's former punk band.

Family Man Volume I


Dylan Meconis - 2010
    In the Germany of 1768, having a Jewish father (converted) and a Christian mother (determined) caused more than a little social difficulty. Until recently, Luther compensated by ignoring his heritage and climbing to the top of his Theology class at a prestigious university. When some ill-advised research takes his belief in God on an unexpected detour, however, Luther finds himself expelled from both the school and his promising career.Stuck home with his misfit family, he'll take any job that lets him lick his wounds in peace. When a mysterious colleague extends an offer that seems too good to be true, Luther must decide just how much he missed life in academia.WELCOME TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT. TRY NOT TO LOSE YOUR WAY.In an obscure university deep in the forests of Moravia, the exuberant feast of knowledge called the Enlightenment is in full swing. Rector Jakob Nolte reigns supreme over a staff of eccentric professors and a magnificent campus devoted to the pursuit of reason. The school's greatest asset in this endeavor is either its remarkable library or its equally remarkable librarian, Ariana Nolte - the Rector's only daughter.While the library's collection offers boundless illumination, deep shadows lie between father and daughter. Darker still are the woods outside... where human nature is forfeit to a much more brutal contract than any philosopher could devise.This volume collects the first two chapters of the acclaimed graphic novel by Dylan Meconis, serialized online at www.lutherlevy.com.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #1


Allan Heinberg - 2010
    The Scarlet Witch. Beginning a journey that will pit him against hero and foe alike, will his journey become his salvation or end?

Darkwing Duck, Vol. 1: The Duck Knight Returns


Ian Brill - 2010
    Canard are crime-free, patrolled by Quackwerks new robotic Arrestoids. It's been a year and a half since Darkwing Duck has been seen. What ever happened to the Terror That Flaps In The Night? And when Quackerjack decides to "put the old band back together," will Drake Mallard answer the call of justice?

Transformers: The IDW Collection, Volume 1


Simon Furman - 2010
    Volume 1 co Megatron Origin #1-4, Spotlight: Blurr, Spotlight: Cliffjumper, Spotlight: Shockwave, Spotlight: Nightbeat, Spotlight: Hotrod, and Infiltration #0-6.

The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia


Phil Jimenez - 2010
    Blessed at birth by the gods themselves, Princess Diana left an idyllic island paradise ruled by wise and brave women to bring the peace, love, and nobility of the Amazons to the tumultuous world of humankind. In January 1942, Wonder Woman took the world of comics—and its pantheon of superpowered males—by storm. Wielding her impervious silver bracelets and golden Lasso of Truth, she’s battled forces of evil from the Axis powers to a slew of super-villains worldwide, teamed up with the likes of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and the Flash, and become a high-flying feminist icon and pop-culture superstar. Now, for the first time in more than thirty years, here’s a definitive A-to-Z volume that draws together all the knowledge about the star-spangled, action-packed history of Wonder Woman. In more than 400 fact-packed pages you’ll find • the complete story of Wonder Woman’s origins, as imagined and reinterpreted by generations of comics writers—including her groundbreaking creator, William Moulton Marston • biographies of every major character in Wonder Woman’s universe, including her mother, Hippolyta; sister, Donna Troy; and mortal ally Steve Trevor—as well as such classic foes as Ares, Cheetah, Hades, and the members of Villainy Inc.• classic black-and-white comic book artwork throughout• two sixteen-page full-color artwork inserts—plus a dazzling original cover illustration by fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes Written by veteran Wonder Woman artist and writer Phil Jimenez and comics historian John Wells, The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia is the ultimate archive, proving that die-hard devotees of the gorgeous go-to goddess don’t have to visit Paradise Island for a taste of heaven on earth.

Absolute Blackest Night


Geoff Johns - 2010
    Collecting the 2009 Green Lantern-based event in DC's top quality, slipcased Absolute Edition format.In this story by superstar writer Geoff Johns, the war between the Corps rages as the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends on the DC Universe! Can Green Lantern Hal Jordan lead DC's champions against an army of Black Lanterns made up of the deceased heroes and villains?This volume collects: Blackest Night #0-8, select pages from DC Universe #0 and Green Lantern #44-48, 50-52.Bonus material includes: Character sketches and designs, Blackest Night #1 script, as well as commentary on the Blackest Night series from several members of the creative team.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 2


Fabian Nicieza - 2010
    Plus: Cable sees the signs - omens and portents - of characters gathering, moving across the board like chess pieces...can Apocalypse be resurrected? Can Cable and Deadpool stop it in time? And, with Civil War tearing the Marvel Universe apart, only one man can sew it back together: Deadpool ? Guest starring Domino and Captain America. Collects Cable & Deadpool #19-35.

Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth


Dean Mullaney - 2010
    The book has been compiled with complete access to the family archives, and with the full cooperation of Toth's children. To flesh out the complete story of his life and art, Mullaney and Canwell have spent more than two years conducting wide-ranging interviews with Toth's peers, friends, and family members. This is the beginning of a comics biography everyone will be talking about for years to come.In addition to art and photographs from the family, Toth fans and friends throughout the world have loaned original artwork reproduced in the entire series. Included are many examples of Toth's art, from twenty-one complete stories to rare pages, as well as--incredibly--a previously unknown, unfinished, and unpublished penciled story from the 1950s! The tome covers his earliest stories at DC in the 1940s, his defining work at Standard, his incomparable Zorro comics in the 1950s, and a special section collects--for the first time--the Jon Fury pages that Toth produced while in the army, a section that alone is worth the price of admission.Genius, Isolated details Toth's life story and work through the early 1960s, when he began his sensational move into animated cartoons. The second book in the series, Genius, Illustrated, continues the story.

Gears of War Book Two


Joshua Ortega - 2010
    Don’t miss a moment in the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad’s battle against the Locust.From the Hardcover edition.

The Sword: The Complete Collection


Jonathan Luna - 2010
    Collects The Sword #1-24.

Pebble Island


Jon McNaught - 2010
    Gorgeously designed. Quintessentially British. A rare joy. Simply put1975Jon McNaught undertakes a thirty-eight-page graphic novel where he revisits his youth in the bleak windswept Falkland Islands situated in the South Atlantic. In his trademark silent storytelling style he covers two separate narratives, Pebble Island and Broadcast, both set in these stark and unforgiving surroundings that nonetheless exude an air of tranquility.Jon McNaught is a comic book artist, printmaker, and freelance illustrator. He lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Dreadstar: The Beginning


Jim Starlin - 2010
    These gorgeous, painted pages originally appeared in Epic from 1979 to 1982, and introduced audiences to Vance Dreadstar and the other characters whose saga would be continued in the Dreadstar series.

Krazy and Ignatz, 1919-1921: A Kind, Benevolent, and Amiable Brick


George Herriman - 2010
    Those were the days...!In the introductory essay, editor Bill Blackbeard chronicles Krazy Kat’s ascent from its earliest days as a tiny pendant for Herriman’s earlier strips “The Dingbat Family” and “The Family upstairs” to its own full feature. A second major article in this volume is Bob Callahan’s “Geo. Herriman’s Los Angeles,” a fascinating look at Herriman’s pre-Krazy Kat days as a journalist/illustrator, covering such things as a Mexican bullfight (Herriman was appalled), the opening of a new “bums’ jail” (Herriman’s sympathies were clearly with the vagrants), and UFO sightings—all accompanied by Herriman’s virtuoso cartoons, of course.As usual, the cover is designed by Chris Ware, featuring a striking two-color look that will set this latest volume apart from the previous eleven.

Judge Dredd - Tour of Duty: The Backlash


John Wagner - 2010
    Keeping order are the Judges, a stern police force acting as judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd. He is the law!Having instigated a change to the Mutant Laws in Mega-City One, Judge Dredd and Chief Judge Hershey find themselves at odds with fellow Judges and the majority of the city's citizens. Enter Dan Francisco; TV star and Judge of the people, who steps up to challenge Hershey's authority. His victory could mean big changes to the lives of all mutants currently residing in the Big Meg.

Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1


Joe Hill - 2010
    No. Seriously.

Krazy and Ignatz, 1916-1918: Love in a Kestle or Love in a Hut


George Herriman - 2010
    But now, with that publisher long gone and their Krazy Kat collections fetching record prices (some over $100!) among collectors, it’s time to go back and get every one of these comic-strip masterpieces back into print—re-scanned and re-retouched from original tearsheets, using 21st century digital resources. Fantagraphics will be collecting these first nine years of Sundays into three volumes comprising three years apiece, starting with this volume: the very first Sundays from 1916 through 1918, and incorporating all the original articles and special features from the first edition, including rare art, series editor Bill Blackbeard’s definitive historical overview “The Kat’s Kreation,” and updated and expanded “DeBaffler” endnotes explaining some of the arcana behind the strip’s jokes.Krazy Kat, with its eternally beguiling love triangle of kat/dog/mouse, its fantastically inventive language, and its haunting, minimalist desert décor, has consistently been rated the best comic strip ever created, and Fantagraphics’ award-winning series one of the best classic comic-strip reprint series ever published. Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918, the 11th of a projected 13 volumes collecting the entirety of the Sundays, brings us within a brick’s throw of finishing “The Komplete Kat Sundays” once and for all!

Hemlock Vol. 1


Josceline Fenton - 2010
    A fairy tale set in the forests of 19th century Scandinavia, this book collects the first chapter of the webcomic "Hemlock" into printed format with an all new variant cover.

Batman & Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn


Grant Morrison - 2010
    The new Dynamic Duo hit the streets with a bang in their new flying Batmobile as they face off against an assemblage of villains called the Circus of Strange. They also tackle their first mission investigating a child who's been abducted by the mysterious Domino Killer. But will everything go smoothly? And who exactly are the new Batman and Robin? The newest era of The Dark Knight begins here!Collecting: Batman & Robin 1-6

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga


Chris Claremont - 2010
    Now, these incredible individuals embark on an adventure that will span the expanse of the cosmos. One of their own, Jean Grey, has unwittingly attained power beyond conception - and been corrupted, absolutely. The X-Men must decide: Is the life of the woman they cherish worth the existence of an entire universe?

Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero


Matthew K. Manning - 2010
    From his tragic past to becoming a superhero, explore every thrilling twist and turn in the Iron Man story. Fans will get details on Stark's scientific genius, his secret life as a crime fighter, his personal struggles and demons, his involvement in the Avengers, his role in Secret Invasion, his allies, foes, and more! TM & (c) 2008 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. www.marvel.com. All rights reserved.

The Resident Tourist (Part 4)


Troy Chin - 2010
    Time just makes us a little wiser.Or does it?THE RESIDENT TOURIST is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative that began in 2007.

Birchfield Close


Jon McNaught - 2010
    Evoking so much, saying little on the surface, yet what the reader takes away is a profound sense of wonder. Beautiful."—Forbidden PlanetIn his first graphic novella, Jon McNaught captures the beauty and peacefulness of our childhood neighborhoods and transports us back to those clear evenings dotted with pink fluffy clouds and the sound of silence we have come to yearn for after years of living in the bustle of the city.Jon McNaught is a comic book artist, printmaker, and freelance illustrator. He lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Seven Soldiers of Victory, Book One


Grant Morrison - 2010
    Featuring the first four of the seven soldiers: The Shining Knight, The Guardian, Zatanna and Klarion the Witch Boy. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with the others, telling a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together, these reluctant champions must work together to save the world from the insidious threat of the invading Sheeda warriors — without even meeting one another.Collecting: Seven Soldiers of Victory 0, Guardian 1-4, Klarion, the Witchboy 1-3, Zatanna 1-3, Shinning Knight 1-4

Mini Marvels: Ultimate Collection


Chris Giarrusso - 2010
    Plus: Spidey gets in over his head when he babysits Power Pack, but he gets by with a little help from his AMAZING FRIENDS Iceman and Firestar

Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 3


Tim Seeley - 2010
    Will Vlad be enough back up, or will the slasher hunting duo need to turn to some unlikely allies?Collects: Hack/Slash Series one #18-32, Entry Wounds, Hackoween, and The Living Corpse Annual 1.TPB Equivalent: In Revenge & In Love (volume 6), New Blood, Old Wounds (volume 7) and Super Sidekick Sleepover Party (volume 8). Omnibus 3 is the only place The Living Corpse Annual 1 is collected.

Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s


Greg Sadowski - 2010
    Yet before the watchdog groups and Congress could intercede, horror books were flying off the newsstands. During its peak period (1951-54) over fifty titles appeared each month. Apparently there was something perversely irresistible about these graphic excursions into our dark side, and Four Color Fear collects the finest of these into a single robust and affordable volume. EC is the comic book company most fans associate with horror; its complete line has been reprinted numerous times, and deservedly so. But to the average reader there remain unseen quite a batch of genuinely disturbing, compulsive, imaginative, at times even touching, horror stories presented from a variety of visions and perspectives, many of which at their best can stand toe to toe with EC. All of the better horror companies are represented: Ajax-Farrell, Atlas, Avon, Charlton, Comic Media, Fawcett, Fiction House, Gilmor, Harvey, Quality, Standard, St. John, Story, Superior, Trojan, and Youthful. Artist perennials Jack Cole, Steve Ditko, George Evans, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton, and Wallace Wood con- tribute both stories and covers, with many of the forty full-sized covers created by specialists Bernard Baily, L.B. Cole, William Eckgren, and Matt Fox. Editors Benson and Sadowski have sifted through hundreds of rare books to cherry-pick the most compelling scripts and art, and they provide extensive background notes on the artists, writers, and companies involved in their creation. Digital restoration has been performed with subtlety and restraint, mainly to correct registration and printing errors, with every effort made to retain the flavor of the original comics, and to provide the reader the experience of finding in the attic a bound volume of the finest non-EC horror covers and stories of the pre-code era.

Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays


George Herriman - 2010
    This hand-bound volume features his greatest Krazy Kat Sunday comics, from the first B&W (1916) to the last color Sunday (1944). Also included is a sample of all of Herriman's creations for the Sunday comics from 1901 -1906, most of which have never been reprinted before, with contributions by Michael Tisserand and Art Spiegelman. As co-editor Patrick McDonnell states in the introduction; "All great art is timeless. It's made with presence and stays in the present. George Herriman's Krazy Kat doesn't age it just is."

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)


Gordon McAlpin - 2010
    Showcasing a unique blend of comedy and drama with real-world film commentary and criticism, this compilation also includes more than 30 bonus comics, character bios, and an all-new, exclusive 12-page prequel story set on the opening night of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.

The Golden Mongoose (Amar Chitra Katha)


Luis Fernandes - 2010
    Besides the main story of the feud between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, there are smaller tales found in this epic, which reflect the value systems prevalent in that age. Atithidevo bhava, or 'may your guest be a god to you', is an essential value mentioned in one of the Upanishads. The three stories in this book bear testimony to the extent of importance placed on hospitality as one's primary dharma or duty. 'The Golden Mongoose' tells a story of the ultimate sacrifice, where a Brahmin family risks starvation and death to fulfill the hunger of a guest. 'The Enlightened Butcher' speaks of duty and virtue and the inseparable link between the two in one's quest for truth. 'The Pigeon's Sacrifice' is a simple story of hospitality as one's foremost duty, beyond all else.

Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics


Michael Schumacher - 2010
    Eisner's career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher's extensive research and interviews with Eisner's family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist.

Deadpool & Cable: Ultimate Collection, Book 1


Fabian Nicieza - 2010
    Wade Wilson and Nathan Summers - Marvel's mightiest mutant mercs - are back, and this time they're stuck with each other! Can two grown men armed to the teeth with deadly genetic weaponry live together without driving each other crazy?! Action, adventure, black humor, black-ops, face-changing viruses, gratuitous France-bashing, and lots of gunfire mark the return of two of Marvel's fan-favorite anti-heroes! Collects Cable & Deadpool #1-18.

Scam: The First Four Issues


Erick Lyle - 2010
    Youths experienced trainhopping, house shows, and cross country tours that sought out swimming holes. Community was sought and celebrated through generator punk shows on Mission Street, hunting for cans of beer on Easter, and Food Not Bombs. Angst was manifested while stealing electricity from lampposts, squatting in Miami, selling plasma, tagging freight trains, wheatpasting, spraying salt water into vending machines, returning stolen merchandise, and dumpstering as seen through the lens of a young punk. Scam has gone on to inspire a generation of imitators, the highest form of flattery.

DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book


Robert Schnakenberg - 2010
      Better still, these poster-size masterpieces are all perforated and ready for display in your apartment, dorm room, or cubicle! From New Fun #1 and Batman #1 to lesser-known titles like Mister District Attorney, this oversized compilation features every major milestone in DC's extraordinary history: Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Girls' Romance, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Sandman, Fables, 100 Bullets, and much more.   On the reverse of each poster are images of related covers and entertaining behind-the-scenes commentary, often with remarks from the cover artists themselves. Arriving just in time for DC Comics' 75th anniversary-and complete with a foreword from longtime DC veteran Paul Levitz-this amazing anthology is a must-have for any comic book fan.

Something Old, Something New: For Better or For Worse 1st Treasury


Lynn Johnston - 2010
    Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school to complete her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird’s sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John’s hopelessly incurable fashion sense. It takes a keen eye to recognize life’s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships. For Better or For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. For Better or For Worse appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com. Inside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better of For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can’t read his own handwriting, Mom can’t get sick because she doesn’t have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike. In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip’s first three cartoon collections—I’ve Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This “One of Those Days,” Daddy?, and more than a month of Sundays with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays. Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began asInside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better or For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can't read his own handwriting, Mom can't get sick because she doesn't have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike.In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip's first three cartoon collections--I've Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This "One of Those Days," Daddy?, and "It Must Be Nice to Be Little"--with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays.Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began as Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school trying to get her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird's sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John's hopelessly incurable fashion sense.It takes a keen eye to recognize life's shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships.

Made with 90% Recycled Art


Scott Meyer - 2010
    Learn such important skills as How to Talk to a New Parent, How to Engage in Prefight Smack Talk, How to Complain about Work, How to Properly Perform a High Five, and more!A former stand-up comedian, Meyer channels his extensive and varied wit into four panels of side-splitting culture commentary every other day or so and posts them to his website, basicinstructions.net. Dark Horse's second collection of those Basic Instructions, Made with 90% Recycled Art, will likely spend some time on the copy machine before certain pages find themselves on cubicle walls worldwide.

We Were Here First: Baby Blues Looks at Couplehood with Kids


Rick Kirkman - 2010
    Baby Blues is a pitch-perfect and hilarious family-oriented comic strip that typifies modern parenting.We Were Here First, an entertaining collection of Baby Blues comic strips handpicked by cocreators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, focuses on the relationship between Darryl and Wanda MacPherson--before and after parenthood turns their life upside down.A love story set in the trenches of child rearing, We Were Here First follows the account of Darryl and Wanda earning their stripes as parents to their three children--the headstrong Zoe, easygoing Hammie, and baby Wren--all the while trying to make time for themselves, even if it's a mere 30 stolen seconds!An amusing story of a domestic romance caught in the middle of a fun-filled family feud, We Were Here First will delight both longtime fans of Baby Blues as well as readers of all ages new to this beloved comic strip.

Literature: Unsuccessfully Competing Against TV Since 1953


Dave Kellett - 2010
    From Seuss to Shakespeare, Twain to Tolkien...all your favorite literary subjects are skewered: It's the perfect book for book-lovers."I can not LIVE without books."- Thomas Jefferson(...a man who later died)