Best of
Comics

2011

The Absolute Sandman, Volume Five


Neil Gaiman - 2011
    Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present a fifth definitive Absolute Edition collecting all of Gaiman's The Sandman work published after the conclusion of his groundbreaking series. The Absolute Sandman, Book Five reprints the graphic novels Sandman Midnight Theatre, The Sandman: Endless Nights, and both the prose (illustrated by Japanese art-legend Yoshitaka Amano) and comics (adapted by P. Craig Russell) versions of THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS. This volume also includes the Dave McKean illustrated "The Last Sandman Story" from Dust Covers: The Collected Sandman Covers, the original script by Gaiman for the Dream chapter of ENDLESS NIGHTS, sketches and designs from artists Miguelanxo Prado and P. Craig Russell, and a gallery of never-before-collected print and poster art from the world of the Dreaming.

Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Five


Brian K. Vaughan - 2011
    Then, Yorick Brown’s long journey through an Earth populated only by women comes to a dramatic, unexpected conclusion.Collects Y: The Last Man #49-60.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures


Bryan Konietzko - 2011
    Ever since, fans have been hungry for more, and now their wait is finally over!This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That's twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of whom worked on the original animated series!* A must-have for any Airbender fan!* Twenty-six in-continuity stories, plus bonus content!* The latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse, to bring you the very best in Airbender books!

The Planetary Omnibus


Warren Ellis - 2011
    Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists 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.Collecting: Planetary 1-27, Preview; Planetary/Authority: Ruling the World; Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta; Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth

The Walking Dead Survivors' Guide


Tim Daniel - 2011
    The Survivor's Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a can't-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

Daytripper


Fábio Moon - 2011
    The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself—writing the end of other people's stories, while his own has barely begun.But on the day that life begins, would he even notice? Does it start at 21 when he meets the girl of his dreams? Or at 11, when he has his first kiss? Is it later in his life when his first son is born? Or earlier when he might have found his voice as a writer?Each day in Brás's life is like a page from a book. Each one reveals the people and things who have made him who he is: his mother and father, his child and his best friend, his first love and the love of his life. And like all great stories, each day has a twist he'll never see coming...In Daytripper, the Eisner Award-winning twin brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá tell a magical, mysterious and moving story about life itself—a hauntingly lyrical journey that uses the quiet moments to ask the big questions.

Batman: The Black Mirror


Scott Snyder - 2011
    Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils!Then, in a second story called "Hungry City," the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham.This volume collects Detective Comics #871-881.

Hark! A Vagrant


Kate Beaton - 2011
    No era or tome emerges unscathbed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. She deftly points out what really happened when Brahms fell asleep listening to Liszt, that the world's first hipsters were obviously the Incroyables and the Merveilleuses from eighteenth-century France, that Susan B. Anthony is, of course, a "Samantha," and that the polite banality of Canadian culture never gets old. Hark! A Vagrant features sexy Batman, the true stories behind classic Nancy Drew covers, and Queen Elizabeth doing the albatross. As the 5600.000 unique monthly visitors to harkavagrant.com already know, no one turns the ironic absurdities of history and literature into comedic fodder as hilarious as Beaton.

Invincible, Compendium One


Robert Kirkman - 2011
    Introducing the first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe, collected into one massive paperback edition.Collects #1–47, #0, Invincible story from the Image Comics Summer Special, The Pact #4

聲の形 [Koe no Katachi] (A Silent Voice, Oneshot)


Yoshitoki Oima - 2011
    Although this one-shot won the 80th Weekly Shounen Magazine Newbie Best Mangaka Award, the vector of the content made it difficult for publication in any manga magazine, until it was picked up, after months of legal dispute, by the February edition of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine, where it got first place despite its being a one-shot. This one-shot was recently publicized again on the 12th edition of the 2013 Weekly Shounen Magazine.

The Best of Archie Comics, Book 1


Archie Comics - 2011
    Also included are loads of entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the comics, their creators, and Archie's unique impact on America's pop culture!Designed for young and old alike, this is both a must-have companion for anyone who has grown up with Archie and a perfect introduction for new readers.

The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1


Neil Gaiman - 2011
    However, one of theirown lays captured--Dream, the Lord of Sleep. As Dream makes his escape and returns to his duties after 70 years of imprison-ment, he encounters countless characters from myth, legend and comics, from Lucifer himself to the tragic Greek hero Orpheusto the HELLBLAZER John Constantine.New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo titleand one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyondlife and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

Hellboy, Volume 4: The Crooked Man and the Troll Witch


Mike Mignola - 2011
    Hellboy Library Volume 4 collects two complete trade-paperbacks full of short stories: The Troll Witch and Other Stories and The Crooked Man, as well as an extensive selection of previously unreleased sketches and designs.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade


Allan Heinberg - 2011
    When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? With three words, the Scarlet Witch changed the world forever...and now with her return, nothing will ever be the same for the Marvel Universe. This self-contained Marvel event reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age, and is essential reading for any Avengers fan.Collecting: material from Uncanny X-Men 526; Avengers: The Children's Crusade 1-9, Young Avengers 1

Formic Wars: Burning Earth


Orson Scott Card - 2011
    The clock is ticking, and it doesn't look good for the human race. From New York Times-bestselling author Orson Scott Card comes the tale of humanity's first contact with the Formics - and the horrible toll it took on mankind. Collecting FORMIC WARS: BURNING EARTH #1-7.

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War


Geoff Johns - 2011
    TOMASI and DAVE GIBBONS Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ETHAN VAN SCIVER and others Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT The epic adventure that set the stage for BLACKEST NIGHT is now available in a single trade paperback volume.Collecting: GREEN LANTERN #21-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-19 and GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1!

B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs 2


Mike Mignola - 2011
    Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga, from Hollow Earth to The King of Fear. This second volume dives deeper into Abe’s origin story, introduces the reader to Bureau villains Memnan Saa and The Black Flame, and features the first appearance of fan-favorite Daimio!Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams up with co-writer John Arcudi (A God Somewhere) for occult adventure drawn by series regular Guy Davis (Sandman Mystery Theatre), with guest artists John Severin (Two-Fisted Tales), Karl Moline (Joss Whedon’s Fray), Peter Snejbjerg (Starman), and Herb Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk).

Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Ultimate Edition


Claudio Sánchez - 2011
    New York Times bestselling author Peter David joins Coheed & Cambria front man Claudio Sanchez for this science fiction franchise beloved by many diehard fans! A gripping story for both new and old fans. As revolution thunders throughout The Keywork, Claudio Killgannon hears his calling as a hero. So why does he not answer it? This is space opera like you’ve never seen before!

Fantastic Four, Volume 4


Jonathan Hickman - 2011
    Now joined by artist Steve Epting (Captain America), Jonathan Hichman's tenure on Fantastic Four hits critical mass with"Three!" The War of Four Cities has begun, and when it's run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World's Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto!Collecting: Fantastic Four 583-588.

The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, Vol. 1: Poor Boys and Pilgrims


E.K. Weaver - 2011
    and wakes up the next morning to find a lanky, dread-locked vagrant names TJ in his kitchen.TJ claims that the two have made a drunken pact to travel from Berkeley, California to Providence, Rhode Island. As it happens, Amal promised his sister he'd be in Providence for her graduation the following week. As for TJ... well, he's got his own reasons.The agreement is simple: Amal does the driving, TJ pays the way - but a 3500 mile journey leaves plenty of time for things to get complicated.Volume 1 collects the first 13 chapters of EK Weaver's free online graphic novel.

Angel & Faith #1


Christos Gage - 2011
    Enter a rebel Slayer with a causeFaith Lehane. Together they'll have full access to the Watcher files and opportunities to make amends for all they've done¦and will do. Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Rebekah Isaacs (DV8)! Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

A Softer World: Truth and Beauty Bombs


Joey Comeau - 2011
    It first came online on February 7, 2003. Early comics had been published, intermittently, in zine form. With the launch of the website, the comic has gained wider recognition, most notably when Warren Ellis linked to the comic on his blog, and then began to feature it as a "Favored Puny Human". The comic won the first Web Cartoonists' Choice Award for photographic webcomic in 2007. It often appears in The Guardian and was profiled in the September 2007 issue of the Australian Rolling Stone. reprints the first 180 strips.

Pearls Blows Up: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury


Stephan Pastis - 2011
    Collecting every cartoon from 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong and When Pigs Fly, this hot-to-the-touch, volatile edition also includes annotated thoughts reflecting Pastis's searing wit.Offering blistering commentary on hot-button topics related to recent news events, popular culture, cartoon-page contemporaries, and more, Pearls Before Swine expertly illustrates the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's mindful menagerie of fiery and feisty characters. Arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat stars in misadventure after misadventure with his four-legged friends, Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; Zebra, the activist; and those eternally inept carnivorous Crocs.Catch the dynamite action inside this hot-off-the-press edition of Pearls Blows Up. With multiple honors as Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, and an international fan base that follows the strip's appearance in more than 600 newspapers worldwide, Pearls Blows Up is guaranteed to be a blast.

Uncanny X-Force, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Solution


Rick Remender - 2011
    A secret society has resurrected En Sabah Nur, putting into motion events that will turn this age of heroes into an Age of Apocalypse! To hold them back, Wolverine and Archangel bring together Fantomex, Deadpool, and Psylocke to form The Uncanny X-Force! Stained by their history, they are the only ones capable of making the hard resolutions necessary. A band of likeminded friends and mercenaries set to one purpose, one big ugly task--kill Apocalypse by any means.Collecting: Uncanny X-Force 1-4, & material from Wolverine: Road to Hell, All-New Wolverine Saga

Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder


Walt Kelly - 2011
    The earliest strips embrace a kind of broad farce that reflects Walt Kelly's interest in slapstick and the comedies popular in the 1930s. By the second year, Kelly begins to test the waters of political satire.

Oglaf Book One


Trudy Cooper - 2011
    There's also bonus extras, never seen before and printed in internet-proof ink, including Ivan's 'doesn't count' kama sutra -- handy if you love somebody but still need to use them as unicorn bait.

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition


Darwyn Cooke - 2011
    It made the New York Times bestseller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, The Outfit, was released last year and was met with similar response, and is currently under consideration for nominations in this year's awards season. The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark's classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales


Joss Whedon - 2011
    Now all those stories, plus selected stories from Season Eight, are collected in one deluxe collection with a new cover by Jo Chen.Joss writes multiple tales: a somber vamp tale, drawn by Cameron Stewart; the story of the first Slayer, drawn by Leinil Yu; and more.Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales also reprints for the first time new Season Eight stories written by novelist Jackie Kessler (Hell's Belles) and awardwinning cartoonist Becky Cloonan (Demo), featuring vampires living in the public eye, killing Slayers and killing each other.* This book collects stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #31 and #32; Tales of the Vampires: Carpe Noctem parts 1 and 2; Buffy: Tales of the Vampires oneshot; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires #1#5; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers #1"Broken Bottle of Djinn"; Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers TPB.Before Season Eight . . .

Flashpoint


Geoff Johns - 2011
    This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war - but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, SHAZAM!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar, yet altered, faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!Collecting: Flashpoint 1-5

The Batman Files


Matthew K. Manning - 2011
    Manning, The Batman Files begins with Wayne's childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman's life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman's friends and foes--from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin--appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader's entire career.Completely outlining Batman's war on crime, The Batman Files includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself.High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover--complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman's life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files--destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.

Locke and Key: Guide to the Known Keys


Joe Hill - 2011
    "This special standalone issue features an expanded Guide to the Known Keys, an all-new Guide to Failed Keys, and a story of summer-night magic, set in Keyhouse's unlikely past."

Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl Rising


Bryan Q. Miller - 2011
    Now she has become the target of both Gotham City’s heroes (who don’t take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl) and its villains (who want to see the entire Bat-family six feet under).

Love and Rockets: New Stories #4


Gilbert Hernández - 2011
    Second up is the 35-page King Vampire: Two lovable teens, Cecil and Trini, want to join a local vampire club but real vampires show up and things get serious. Cecil loves it but Trini has her doubts about going all the way. But wait is this a real story or another Fritz movie ? Some of the characters look awfully familiar

The Dark Tower Omnibus


Robin Furth - 2011
    In the almost thirty years since that momentous occasion, King introduced millions of readers to the densely textured realm of Mid-World through his magnum opus, the Dark Tower series of novels. King joined with Marvel in 2007 to bring his masterwork of fantasy to a new generation of readers. Adding stunning new textures to the mythos of Roland and Mid-World for four years, the initial arc of King and Marvel's union is now complete, and the entire run is collected here. Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7, THE LONG ROAD HOME #1-5, TREACHERY #1-6, SORCERER #1, THE FALL OF GILEAD #1-6 and THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1-5. 296 PGS Dark Tower Omnibus Companion Chock full of essential short stories, bonus material and apocrypha, this volume is a must-read for Stephen King enthusiasts. Three guidebooks overseen by Dark Tower: A Concordance author Robin Furth unlock the many secrets of Roland Deschain, the Gunslingers, Gilead and the dark forces of Farson - bringing readers greater insight into the people, places and things of Mid-World. And supplemental material from the first thirty issues of Marvel's Dark Tower series shed even more light on King's epic - with short stories by Furth, and a tour through artists Jae Lee and Richard Isanove's sketchbooks, and more! Collecting DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER'S GUIDEBOOK, END-WORLD ALMANAC and GUIDE TO GILEAD; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DARK TOWER; and material from DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7, THE LONG ROAD HOME #1-5, TREACHERY #1-6, SORCERER #1, THE FALL OF GILEAD #1-6 and THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1-5. 600 PGS. ©2011 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs 1


Mike Mignola - 2011
    Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga, from Hollow Earth to The King of Fear. The first book re-establishes the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense after Hellboy's departure, cracks open the secrets of Abe Sapien's origin, and sets the War on Frogs in motion.Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams with co-writers Christopher Golden (Baltimore), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night), Tom Sniegoski (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and others for occult adventure rendered by Ryan Sook (X-Factor), Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), Scott Kolins (The Flash), and, making his Hellboy-universe debut, longtime award-winning B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis!

Esperanza


Jaime Hernández - 2011
    As Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez continue to delight readers new and oldwith the continuing adventures of their characters in the annual Love and Rockets:New Stories, Fantagraphics continues to collecttheir earlier stories in these fat, handy, and inexpensive collections.In this batch of “Locas” stories by Jaime Hernandez from the pages of Loveand Rockets Volume II (picking up where 2010’s Penny Century collection leftoff), an older and wiser Maggie faces down her old demons and the “Ghost of Hoppers” in a full-length graphic novel(which also introduces one of Jaime’s greatest recent characters, Vivian the “Frogmouth,” the near-psychotic bombshell).Meanwhile, the ever-feisty but maturing Hopey (her Spanish birth name giving this collection its title) transitionsfrom tending bar to teaching kindergarten (while still juggling a complex love life), and the final quarter of the bookshows Maggie’s lovable ex Ray Dominguez being dragged into the aftermath of a grisly murder thanks to his falling forthe “Frogmouth.”

Asterix Omnibus, vol. 3


René Goscinny - 2011
    The fight for control of the village between Vitalstatistix and his rival is bound to be a knockout.Asterix and Obelix help one little ancient British village hold out against the Roman invaders in ASTERIX IN BRITAIN. Our heroes must face fog, rain, warm beer and boiled boar with mint sauce.In ASTERIX AND THE NORMANS, can Asterix and his friends teach the Normans the meaning of fear?There is no better way to enjoy the antics of our indomitable hero and his friends.

Finder Library Volume 2


Carla Speed McNeil - 2011
    Now, Dark Horse is proud to present four more story arcs of Carla Speed McNeil's groundbreaking series in a single, affordably priced volume!* This second of two Finder Library volumes collects the multiple Eisner Award-nominated story arcs Dream Sequence, Mystery Date, The Rescuers, and Five Crazy Women.

Deadpool Volume 1


Daniel Way - 2011
    Shape-shifting aliens bent on world conquest, they have infiltrated governments, businesses, even super-hero teams. But nothing they've ever faced has prepared them for Deadpool! Then, Wade goes looking for Norman Osborn and quickly realizes that Bullseye stands in his way!

X-Statix Omnibus


Peter Milligan - 2011
    Strange and others! Plus: the awful threats of Bad Guy, Pink Mink, Surrender Monkey and more!Collecting: X-Force 116-129; Brotherhood 9; X-Statix 1-26; Wolverine/Doop 1-2; X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl 1-5; material from X-Men Unlimited 41, I [HEART] Marvel: My Mutant Heart; Nation X 4

Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson


Bernie Wrightson - 2011
    Horror legend Bernie Wrightson's Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe collection! These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and original stories written and drawn by Wrightson during one of the most fruitful periods of his career! The infamous "Jenifer" is included, as well as Wrightson's fullcolor "Muck Monster" and adaptations of Poe and Lovecraft classics.

Transmetropolitan: All Around the World


Warren Ellis - 2011
    Transmetropolitan combined black humor, political scandal, and moral ambiguity to look into the mind of gonzo journalist Spider Jerusalem and The City he inhabits. Aided by his embattled Editor and his two Filthy Assistants, Jerusalem blazes a path through a futuristic world of skyscrapers and technological wonders, dark alleys, and unspeakable depravity.Transmetropolitan: All Around The World is a lovingly crafted and designed tribute to a seminal work. Contributors include: Aaron Alexovich, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Calafiore, Stefano Caselli, Cliff Chiang, Richard C. Clark, Kevin Colden, Molly Crabapple, Camilla d’Errico, Kristian Donaldson, Ryan Dunlavey, Gary Erskine, Richard Friend, Dan Goldman, Cully Hamner, Lea Hernandez, Phil Hester, Rantz Hoseley, Matt Howarth, K Thor Jensen, Seth Kushner, Jonathan Luna, Milo Manara, John McCrea, Moritat, Dean Motter, Darick Robertson, Jimmie Robinson, Stuart Sayger, Tim Seeley, Fiona Staples, Bryan Talbot, Pete Woods, and many, many others.[text from http://cbldf.org/homepage/transmetrop... ]

Big Questions


Anders Nilsen - 2011
    This beautiful minimalist story, collected here for the first time, is the culmination of ten years and more than six hundred pages of work that details the metaphysical quandaries of the occupants of an endless plain, existing somewhere between a dream and a Russian steppe. A downed plane is thought to be a bird and the unexploded bomb that came from it is mistaken for a giant egg by the group of birds whose lives the story follows. The indifferent, stranded pilot is of great interest to the birds—some doggedly seek his approval, while others do quite the opposite, leading to tensions in the group. Nilsen seamlessly moves from humor to heartbreak. His distinctive, detailed line work is paired with plentiful white space and large, often frameless panels, conveying an ineffable sense of vulnerability and openness.Big Questions has roots in classic fables—the birds and snakes have more to say than their human counterparts, and there are hints of the hero’s journey, but here the easy moral that closes most fables is left open and ambiguous. Rather than lending its world meaning, Nilsen’s parable lets the questions wander where they will.

Tirupati


Reena I. Puri - 2011
    Without Vishnu, he was afraid, chaos would ensue. So he and his son Narada, the wandering sage, set in motion a plan to get Vishnu to return to earth.A talking anthill, an arrogant sage, an irate cowherd, and even the asura king Ravana, each have their parts to play in these stories that describe the founding of the Venkateshwara temple at Tirupati. Set amongst the lovely Tirumala hills, this temple to Lord Vishnu, is one of the most beautiful temples in the world. It is said that more than 50,000 people visit this shrine every day, to pray to Venkateshwara to wash away their sins.

Amulet: Collectors Edition


Kazu Kibuishi - 2011
    Lured into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals, they face the most terrifying monster of all. In this thrilling sequel to "The Stonekeeper," Emily and her brother, Navin, head for Kanalis, a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls, where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that has sickened their mother. It's up to Em to triumph over evil while controlling the amulet's power . . . without losing herself. In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and the gang charter an airship and set off in search of Cielis, a mythical city believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious Leon Redbeard is their guide, and there's a surprising new addition to the crew: the Elf King's son, Trellis. But is he ally or enemy? And will Emily ever be able to trust the voice of the Amulet? This collection includes the first three stories in the bestselling Amulet series!

The Complete Peanuts, 1979-1982


Charles M. Schulz - 2011
    The perfect gift item.The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980: It’s 1980, Charlie Brown… and Peppermint Patty is wearing corn-rows! Plus, a strange romance...Charles Schulz enters his fourth decade as the greatest cartoonist of his generation, and Peanuts remains as fresh and lively as it ever was. (How do we know it’s 1980? Well, for one thing Peppermint Patty gets herself those Bo-Derek-in-10 cornrows — Peanuts’ timelessness occasionally shows a crack!) That said, The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 includes a number of classic storylines, including the month-long sequence in which an ill Charlie Brown is hospitalized (including a particularly spooky moment when he wonders if he’s died and nobody’s told him yet), and an especially eventful trek with Snoopy, Woodstock, and the scout troop (now including a little girl bird, Harriet). And Snoopy is still trying on identities left and right, including the “world-famous surveyor,” the “world-famous census taker,” and Blackjack Snoopy, the riverboat gambler. In other extended stories, Snoopy launches an ill-fated airline (with Lucy as the agent, Linus as the luggage handler, and Marcie as what it was still OK then to call the stewardess)… Peppermint Patty responds to being leaked upon by a ceiling by hiring a lawyer (unfortunately, she again picks Snoopy)… plus one of the great, forgotten romances of Peanuts that will startle even long-time Peanuts connoisseurs: Peppermint Patty and…“Pig-Pen”?!The Complete Peanuts 1981-1982: With this volume, The Complete Peanuts ventures into the lesser-known 1980s, and Peanuts fans are sure to find plenty of surprises.In Snoopy-family news, Spike is drafted into the Infantry (don’t worry, it’s only Snoopy’s imaginary World War I army), and a brand new brother, “Marbles” (with the spotty ears) takes his bow. We also see two major baseball-oriented stories, one in which Charlie Brown joins Peppermint Patty’s team, and another in which Charlie Brown and his team lose their baseball field.In other stories, Peppermint Patty witnesses the “butterfly miracle,” Linus protests that he is not Sally’s “Sweet Babboo,” Sally (in an unrelated sequence) gets fat, the Van Pelts get into farming, and two of the most eccentric characters from later Peanuts years, the hyperaggressive Molly Volley and the whiny “Crybaby” Boobie, make a return engagement.Charles Schulz’s Peanuts world will never grow old, and Fantagraphics’ complete reprinting of this masterpiece, now in its eighth year — still lovingly designed by world-class cartoonist Seth — has firmly established itself as one of the very finest archival comic-strip projects ever done.

Sonic Genesis


Ian Flynn - 2011
    But when the evil Dr. Eggman enacts a plan to restart all of time and space, our hero must journey through a whole new world to correct all of reality!New and old fans alike can jump right into Sonic's most amazing adventure to date with the mega-hit mini-series that rocked the comic world!This collection features the complete "Sonic Genesis" epic plus never before seen special features.

Portal 2: Lab Rat


Ted Kosmatka - 2011
    This comic, made available online about two weeks before Portal 2's release, includes Wicklund's art contrasted against Oeming's own style and layout along with an overall story written by Ted Kosmatka. The artists worked with the game's writers, Laidlaw, Faliszek, Wolpaw, Pinkerton and team leader Josh Weir, to tie the comic's story to the plot of Portal 2.

The Crow: Special Edition


James O'Barr - 2011
    Now, the illustrated tale that became the “thrilling” (Los Angeles Daily News) and “spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) screen triumph is re-released in an expanded version the author originally intended, complete at last with: Thirty pages of never-before-seen artwork, including a new closing segment, “Sparklehorse,” and the touching new scene, “An August Noel” A new Introduction by James O’Barr Lost sequences restored using the artist’s original technique This is The Crow like you’ve never seen it before—the powerful journey of an avenging angel and a celebration of true love . . . as fierce, intelligent, and unforgettable as when it was first conceived. Suggested for mature readers.

Spider-Man: Blue


Jeph Loeb - 2011
    This is the story of how they fell in love. Or more appropriately, how they almost didn't fall in love. Welcome to Spider-Man's life. Bad before good. It's kind of amazing. So to get the girl of his dreams, he'll have to run the gauntlet of the Green Goblin, the Rhino, two Vultures and a mysterious man in the shadows controlling it all. Join the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Superman for All Seasons, Batman: The Long Halloween, Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray) in the story about Peter Parker's first love, Gwen Stacy. Highlighted by the introduction of Mary Jane Watson, it is a critical moment in Spider-Man's life when everything was just coming together... ...only to fall apart. Collecting SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1-6.

Sonic Universe 1: The Shadow Saga


Ian Flynn - 2011
    He will travel time and space, fighting killer robots and facing down beings of godlike power.

Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself


Kieron Gillen - 2011
    There he hopes to best the Serpent's devious machinations and undermine the god of fear's plan for world domination. But ever the trickster, when it comes to Loki, nothing is as it seems!COLLECTING: Journey into Mystery 622-626, Thor Spotlight , Fear Itself Spotlight

Forming


Jesse Moynihan - 2011
    Jesse Moynihan takes these fifty thousand years of socio-religious postulation and throws them in the blender to create one epic—and irreverent—battle royal between alien gods, ancient Greek titans, interplanetary assassin droids, and humanity itself. An eon-spanning comedy, Forming details the spawning of worlds and the trajectory of consciousness on Earth. The first in a trilogy of books, Nobrow collects the first volume of Moynihan's acclaimed webcomic in a specially designed graphic novel with a foil debossed cloth spine.

Charmed: Season 9, Volume 2


Paul Ruditis - 2011
    Follow along everyone's favorite trio of witches as Paige, Phoebe, and Piper continue their adventures from the hit TV series.

Congress of the Animals


Jim Woodring - 2011
    That goes for treble for Frank himself, who is kept in a state of total ineducability by the unseen forces of that haunted realm. And so the question arises: what would happen if Frank were to leave The Unifactor? The question is answered in Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring's much-anticipated, second full-length graphic novel. In this gripping saga an act of casual rudeness sets into motion a chain of events which propels Frank into a world where he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank finds himself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling.In Congress of the Animals we are treated to the pitiful spectacle of Frank losing his house, taking a factory job, falling in with bad company, fleeing the results of sabotage, escaping The Unifactor in an amusement park ride, surviving a catastrophe at sea, traveling across hostile terrain toward a massive temple seemingly built in his image, being treated roughly by gut-faced men and intervening in an age-old battle in a meadow slathered in black and yellow blood. And when he finally knocks on opportunity's door he finds... he finds... The answer, my friend, is blowin' into bookstores in April, 2011.

Clive Barker's Hellraiser Vol. 1


Clive Barker - 2011
    With the HELLRAISER ongoing series, witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the official continuity — a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of Hellraiser.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Freefall, Part 1


Joss Whedon - 2011
    Great, right? Except Buffy has left her best friend, Willow, powerless, and ended the long line of vampire slayers, leaving her hated by the hundreds of girls who recently stood behind her. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Buffy can count on a fresh start, and focus on what she’s good at—slaying.

Batman: Red Hood - The Lost Days


Judd Winick - 2011
    Now, learn what secret events led Jason on his eventual path of death and destruction as he tours the DC Universe learning dangerous skills in an effort to find his way in a world that left him behind. #1-6.

Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales


Rich Burlew - 2011
    The then-monthly strip was filled with endless roleplaying hijinks (at least until it ended). But now you can enjoy every published strip, along with a whole book's worth of all-new goodies. Check it out:* All 22 original The Order of the Stick strips that ran in the print version of Dragon® magazine from issue #338 (December 2005) to the last issue, #359 (September 2007).* Author commentary on the experience of creating strips for the legendary gaming publication.* 8 additional never-before-seen strips that were planned for future issues, before the magazine was canceled.* Edition Wars: Invaders from the 4th Edition Dimension: After the events of the magazine comics, our heroes are attacked by their mirror duplicates from a brand new dimension! Can the Order defend their old way of life from these strangely balanced invaders?* Stick Tales: As the Order sails toward the Western Continent, they tell stories to pass the time, including Elan and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hoodlum, and The Tragedy of Greenhilt, Prince of Denmark. Classic literature, ruined in the way that only The Order of the Stick can!* The latest issue of the best-selling The Adventures of Julio Scoundrél comic book, “Julio Scoundrél and the Curse of the Mummy Queen!”* Extra mini-stories and other stuff that we haven’t even mentioned yet!

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition Book I


Brian Azzarello - 2011
    The first hardcover collection of the best-selling graphic novels series 100 BULLETS from the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.This dark and intriguing Eisner Award-winning series features a mysterious agent named Graves who approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them. Offering his clients an attache case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.

Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth Omnibus, Vol. 1


Jack Kirby - 2011
    At long last, DC presents the adventures of Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, in the popular Jack Kirby Omnibus format! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-20, Kamandi - one of the few survivors of a Great Disaster that has destroyed civilization -- must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders! Considered one of Jack Kirby's most creative works, KAMANDI features a band of anthropomorphic supporting characters who accompany Kamandi as he searches for answers and adventure across the wastelands of Earth.

Plume, Volume 1


K. Lynn Smith - 2011
    The Before is devastatingly boring; teacups and girdles, and an overbearing Aunt who makes life hell. The After is Corrick and the uncovered truth about a magical necklace. It is the Wild West, and it is an adventure that could very well change EVERYTHING.

CIA: Operation Ajax


Mike de Seve - 2011
    Operation Ajax is the first true-to-life spy thriller in a new genre of interactive comics experiences.Designed specifically for the iPad, Operation Ajax is an original story inspired by the investigative journalism of best-selling author, Stephen Kinzer, and his work All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror.~From cognitocomics.com

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide


Brandon T. Snider - 2011
    Arranged in an easy-to-use A-Z format, this book devotes a full page to each character, covering both major characters such as Superman and Batman, as well as lesser-known characters such as Captain Boomerang and the Question. The main text on each page gives an overview of the characters' history and personality, while the vital stat boxes provide all the essential details about their background, physical features, and powers. With accessible text and carefully chosen DC comic-book art, this is the perfect guide to the DC Universe for readers 7 and up.

Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom #6


Joe Hill - 2011
    Tyler came armed with the truth; Dodge prefers sharper instruments, and shows his willingness to use them, in a story that will tear more than one life to shreds.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Magical Mystery Tour Featuring the Beetles


Jane Espenson - 2011
    Spike leads an intergalactic bug crew though time and space in order to get back to planet Earth!

Archie: The Married Life Book 1


Archie Comics - 2011
    How do his choices affect not only Riverdale, but the world and everyone around him? Is it a match made in heaven? Will he find that he can’t put a price on love?Collects the first six chapters of both Archie Marries Veronica and Archie Marries Betty, the most critically acclaimed storyline Archie has ever published, as originally seen in the newsstand magazine Life with Archie.

The Legend of Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 1


R.A. Salvatore - 2011
    Salvatore's beloved Dark Elf Trilogy - Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn - into one tome! This story takes readers from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his Drow heritage and homeworld, Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, and ventures up into the unknown.

Valve Presents Volume 1: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories


Valve - 2011
    Now, Valve joins with Dark Horse to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print, with a collection of comics from the worlds of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With over two hundred pages of story, Valve Presents: The sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!

Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 Vol. 2


Claudio Sánchez - 2011
    Huge hit THE AMORY WARS comes to BOOM! A perfect companion to last year’s release of THE AMORY WARS creator Claudio Sanchez's band Coheed and Cambria’s hot new album release YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW! Heard about the ground-breaking THE AMORY WARS comic series but never had a chance to get into it? This series is a great entry point for new readers! Peter David joins this science fiction franchise, so don't miss out! Created by Claudio Sanchez, lead-singer of Coheed and Cambria!

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man


Brian Michael Bendis - 2011
    Under his pen, the neophyte Spider-Man blossomed from an awkward and gangly schoolboy into a tried-and-true hero, an inspiration to a world of ultimate wonder. But all stories must come to an end. And as shadows gather, villains plot and heroes clash, Peter's final story will unfold. It's the death of Spider-Man - and the ending will shock you.Collecting: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 15, 150-160; Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates 1-6; & Ultimate Comics Fallout 1-6

Echo: The Complete Edition


Terry Moore - 2011
    As the plasma grows, she gets closer and closer to answers with the help of the original owner of the atomic suit she now wears. A lunatic with powers from the plasma is determined to take Julie and her suit for his own and destroys everything that stands in his way. Julie''s mission becomes too hot for her to handle alone and along with Ivy and Dillon, she must stop the makers of the suit from harnessing the plasma for their own destructive use.

Hitman, Vol. 5: Tommy's Heroes


Garth Ennis - 2011
    When both a group of S.A.S. British commandos and an avenging troop of mafia soldiers target hit man Tommy Monaghan and his best friend and partner, Natt, the two odd couple assassins stand side by side in a fight they know they can not win. With their deaths imminent, the two friends who have made a living through death examine their existence and the lives they've led. Collected from HITMAN #23-36 and 1,000,000.

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #15


Jim Davis - 2011
    The ingenious and always gluttonous cat even elevates burping to an art form!So, Garfield lovers, enjoy the exhibit!The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip collections 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 supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!

We are Become Pals


Joey Comeau - 2011
    As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you aren't alone in the world.

The Golden Age of DC Comics


Paul Levitz - 2011
    He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter. Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics characters, are all told in The Golden Age of DC Comics . The single most comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy ’50s in more than 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Also included is an exclusive interview with legendary artist Joe Kubert! About the series: TASCHEN's series on DC Comics explores the origins of comics’ most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who created them, era by era. Expanded from the Eisner Award–winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this new series hits the shelf at a reader-friendly size with essays updated by author Paul Levitz and more than 1,000 new images across five volumes. Thousands of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life, making this an invaluable reference for comics fans.DC Comics characters and all related elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s13)

Gears of War: Volume Two


Mike Capps - 2011
    Don’t miss a moment in the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad’s battle against the Locust.

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice


Ivan Brunetti - 2011
    In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools, and theory. Supplemented by Brunetti's own illustrations, prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the reader from spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicated multipage stories.Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, and approaches. By following the author's sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own visual language.

Captain America & Thor: Avengers! #1


Fred Van Lente - 2011
    Thor and Captain America hit the big screen this summer, but their adventures don't end there! Enjoy two whole new stories starring Thor, Cap, and all your favorite characters from the films!

Finder Library Volume 1


Carla Speed McNeil - 2011
    Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present the first four story arcs of Carla Speed McNeil's groundbreaking series in a single, affordably priced volume. Follow enigmatic hero Jaeger through a "glorious, catholic pileup of high-tech SF, fannish fantasy, and street-level culture clash" (Village Voice), and discover the lush world and compelling characters that have carved Finder a permanent place in the pantheon of independent comics.

Captain America Lives! Omnibus


Ed Brubaker - 2011
    Or is what they found something more sinister? The Red Skull's greatest plan to destroy Captain America has been in motion and its completion is almost at hand. Will Captain America be lost forever or will he be Reborn?Collecting: Captain America 43-50, 600-601; Captain America: Reborn 1-5, Prologue

Sunday Brunch: The Best of Zits Sundays


Jerry Scott - 2011
    This book features the best Sunday strips.Belly up to the buffet . . . it's time for a Sunday Brunch. Inside this immense all-you-can-read hardcover, close to 300 of the best and most popular full-color Sunday strips are presented along with annotations, essays, and original sketches by Zits creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. Parents themselves, Borgman and Scott have learned a thing or two about living with and parenting teenagers. Lauded by the Los Angeles Times "as one of the freshest and most imaginative strips," and designated as Best Newspaper Comic Strip twice by the National Cartoonists Society, Scott and Borgman's Zits offers shared experience on both sides of the generation gap.Inside Sunday Brunch, sixteen-year-old Jeremy, the son of parentals Connie and Walt, grapples with the latest trends, confronts hot-button issues ranging from sex and impending career choices, and tackles lighter topics such as sleep schedules and appetite cravings. Next Sunday, sleep a little later and make your pancakes and mimosa even more enjoyable with Zits Sunday Brunch.

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Limited Edition)


Gerard Way - 2011
    Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it's left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Battery City! Join Gerard Way and Shaun Simon as they sing the stories of the fabulous Killjoys, the final chapter of the Danger Days saga by My Chemical Romance.This oversized, limited edition hardcover includes the Free Comic Book Day story "Dead Satellites," an expanded sketchbook section, commentary by writers Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, and never-before-seen artwork by Becky Cloonan.

Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Vol. 3


Claudio Sánchez - 2011
    He must be the hero the Keywork needs him to be. But between him and victory stands both a resurrected Wilhelm Ryan and Al the Killer! From Claudio Sanchez, leader of Coheed and Cambria, and New York Times-bestselling novelist Peter David!

Dollhouse


Jed Whedon - 2011
    The wealthy and powerful could buy any kind of companionship at the Dollhouses, where the Rossum Corporation paid young people to have their minds wiped clean and be imprinted with computer-enhanced personalities and skills-all according to a buyer's request. Now the technology has gone viral, wiping the minds of everyone it reached, turning them into mindless butchers. Those who've avoided the call must try to survive their friends and families if they hope to destroy Rossum and save the world. (via Amazon)

PrinceLess #2


Jeremy Whitley - 2011
    The first on her list is the youngest sister, Appalonia. But saving Appalonia means going back to her family�s castle and…even worse…facing her father. Will Adrienne be able to break into her old home and if she does, will she be able to get out again?The story of the Princess who saved herself continues in Princeless #2, �All For the Want of a Proper Belt�. Brought to you by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin.

Nonplayer


Nate Simpson - 2011
    But in the online fantasy world of Jarvath, she's an elite warrior. When she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, her fame seems all but guaranteed - that is, until the game spins totally out of control.

Curse of the Worgen (World of Warcraft)


Micky Neilson - 2011
    The best-selling WORLD OF WARCRAFT comic series returns in time for a worldwide cataclysm! A series of grisly, animalistic murders have rocked the walled town of Gilneas. A famous detective sets out to discover the perpetrators and finds far more than he bargained for. To find the truth, he must delve through years of twisted history – both the history of his family and Gilneas itself.

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1


Scott Snyder - 2011
    But their haunted, twisted past with Skinner Sweet makes the mission more difficult than they imagined.Superstar artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) joins Scott Snyder to tell a story of horror and history, expanding the American Vampire mythology in a way that changes this story forever.

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Curse


Paul Levitz - 2011
    It's a new helping of 1980s Legion epics from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #297-313 and ANNUAL #2-3, including the return of the seemingly dead Invisible Kid, the showdown between the heroic Lightning Lad and the evil Lightning Lord and more.

Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy: Basic Instructions


Scott Meyer - 2011
    Basic Instructions, the webcomic of sarcasm and schadenfreude is back and as consistently surprising as ever! Helpful advice includes "How to Gloat Over Your Captured Enemy," "How to Prepare for the Apocalypse" and much more! Basic Instructions are your all inclusive guide to a life well lived.' If you attempt to follow this advice, and your life goes hilariously askew, we apologize in advance, although not very sincerely.

The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear, Vol. 1


Al Feldstein - 2011
    Reprinting the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Haunt of Fear, originally published by EC Comics in 1950 and 1951.

In the Beginning, There Was Chaos: For Better or For Worse 2nd Treasury


Lynn Johnston - 2011
    The first treasury, Something Old, Something New, (December 2010), has already shipped more than 17,000 copies.As its title suggests, First, There Was Chaos follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrows—and surprises and frustrations and challenges—that arise when raising a young family. In her second For Better or For Worse treasury, Lynn Johnston takes readers back to the 1980s, when Elly leaves her ho for a job at the library. As Elly chases her professional goals, she struggles with spending less time at home. Meanwhile, John provides consistent comic relief, as he plays Mr. Mom, breaks his foot with a 25-pound turkey, and gets arrested for trying to steal a potty. Of course, the kids are always in tow—Michael learning that with age comes responsibility and Elizabeth discovering the thrills of kindergarten. Combining strips from Johnston’s fourth, fifth, and sixth cartoon collections—Just One More Hug, The Last Straw, and Keep the Home Fries Burning—First, There Was Chaos reflects Johnston’s longstanding tradition of portraying family life with charm, humor, and honesty. Devoted fans will love reliving the Pattersons’ younger years, and first-time readers will discover why this endearing foursome is North America’s favorite funny page family.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. In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. 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 1,600 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.As its title implies, In the Beginning There Was Chaos follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrows--and surprises and frustrations and challenges--that arise when raising a young family. In her second For Better or For Worse treasury, Lynn Johnston takes readers back to the 1980s, when Elly leaves her column for a job at the library. As Elly chases her professional goals, she struggles with spending less time at home. Meanwhile, John provides consistent comic relief, as he plays Mr. Mom, breaks his foot with a 25-pound turkey, and gets arrested for trying to steal a potty. Of course, the kids are always in tow--Michael learning that with age comes responsibility and Elizabeth discovering the thrills of kindergarten.Combining strips from Johnston's fourth, fifth, and sixth cartoon collections--Just One More Hug, The Last Straw, and Keep the Home Fries Burning--In the Beginning There Was Chaos reflects Johnston's longstanding tradition of portraying family life with charm, humor, and honesty. Devoted fans will love reliving the Pattersons' younger years, and first-time readers will discover why this endearing foursome is North America's favorite funny page family.In the Beginning There Was Chaos includes Johnston's commentary on the inspiration behind strips, as well as photos and newspaper clippings from the early days, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse for fans of For Better or For Worse. Join the Patterson family as they find humor in everyday life's challenges.Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 1985. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.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.

The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross


Alex Ross - 2011
    Having produced many other illustrations for Dynamite comic books like Green Hornet and Vampirella, and having reunited with his Marvels collaborator, Kurt Busiek, with Kirby: Genesis, there can be no argument that Alex Ross is as popular and dynamite as ever Collecting all of Alex''s Dynamite cover and interior art in one complete hardcover volume, along with commentary and special bonus material, this is a package not to be missed

Across Thin Ice


Tess Garman - 2011
    Bandits, thin ice, and inclement weather they can handle. It's what they don't know about their mission that can kill them...

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set


Floyd Gottfredson - 2011
    Vol. 1, "Race to Death Valley," features a dozen different adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer (not to be confused with Mickey's rival in the animated shorts!), his pals Horace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious and shrouded Fox. Relive Mickey's race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot on his heels; Mickey's life on the lam; and Mickey's ringside battle with a hulking heavyweight champ! In Vol. 2: Trapped on Treasure Island, Mickey fights with pirates on desolate Treasure Island; quests with Goofy to catch ruthless counterfeiters; and battles to save windy Horace Horsecollar from mad scientists, a robbery frame-up - and himself! Bad guys "Bill Shakespeare" and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex join archenemy Pegleg Pete.

Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck Volume 1


Don Rosa - 2011
    In this first volume, Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Rosa's very first Donald Duck stories are collected in the order they were originally printed.

Seven Soldiers of Victory, Book Two


Grant Morrison - 2011
    The Bulleteer, Mister Miracle and Frankenstein are each featured in a story that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with each other's, 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 1, Klarion, the Witchboy 4, Mister Miracle 1-4, Zatanna 4, Bulleteer 1-4, Frankerstein 1-4

Art of Amanda Conner


Amanda Conner - 2011
    Her art has been called charming, inviting, friendly, and accessible. A foundation of elegance, dynamic design, and personality can be found in every single panel of her work. Sought after by all the top writers in comics today -- including Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, and Jimmy Palmiotti -- Amanda Conner, with her amazing modern and tasteful take on the classic pin-up, has paved the way for countless female artists in a predominately male-oriented industry.

Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption


Jason Aaron - 2011
    Thrill as the Merc with a Mouth squares off against probe-happy aliens, trigger-happy mimes and one seriously unhappy fanman.Collecting: Deadpool 900, 1000