Best of
Comics

2015

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue


Bill Watterson - 2015
    Includes an in-depth, original,and lengthy interview with Bill Watterson.Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibition by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University that ran in 2014. The exhibit is Bill Watterson's personal exploration of how the wonder of Calvin and Hobbes came to be. It includes original art of Calvin and Hobbes, along with Watterson's original commentary. The show also includes art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson has identified as influential in the development of his art, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Steadman. The book also includes an extensive, original interview with Watterson by Jenny Robb, the exhibition's curator.The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is the repository of the Bill Watterson Deposit Collection (including the entirety of Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes artwork).

Check, Please!: Year One


Ngozi Ukazu - 2015
    And it's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia. For one?There's checking. It's a story about hockey and friendship and bros and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye


Sonny Liew - 2015
    With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan’s work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore.Containing Chan’s original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.3 Eisner Awards 2017: Best U.S. Edition of International Material–AsiaBest Writer/ArtistBest Publication DesignOther Eisner Award 2017 Nominations: Best Graphic Album–NewBest ColoringBest LetteringWinner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2016 for English FictionA New York Times bestsellerAn Economist Book of the Year 2016An NPR Graphic Novel Pick for 2016A Washington Post Best Graphic Novel of 2016A New York Post Best Books of 2016A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016A South China Morning Post Top 10 Asian books of 2016An A.V. Club Best Comics of 2016A Comic Books Resources Top 100 Comics of 2016A Mental Floss Most Interesting Graphic Novel of 2016Winner of the Singapore Book Awards 2016 for Book of the Year and Best Book Cover Design

Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship


Liz Climo - 2015
    They make us laugh, and lend a shoulder to cry on. Comic artist Liz Climo captures the true spirit of friendship with this quirkily charming collection. Her animal kingdom is a place where sharks, otters, porcupines, and even crustaceans come together to show the best of what friends have to offer.This little book will remind you to appreciate your own friendships...and inspire you to share with a special pal.

Sunstone, Vol. 1


Stjepan Šejić - 2015
    That is what BDSM people are, behind all the pretense...»From critically-acclaimed creator Stjepan Šejić (Death Vigil, Ravine, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade) comes Sunstone, a love story like no other.Lisa's tastes were always...unique. Longing to be restrained, without restrain. Lisa always felt like something was missing from her love life─until she met Ally. Ally was implacably ordinary─successful job, nice house, an average childhood─except for her preference for bedroom domination. Originally posted on DeviantArt, this books collects the first volume of the often erotic, always amusing, and surprisingly heartfelt Sunstone.

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection


Nick Seluk - 2015
    From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection illustrates the relationship between the sensible Brain and its emotionally driven counterpart, the Heart.Boasting more than one million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012.

Hawkeye Omnibus


Matt Fraction - 2015
    It's Marvel's most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice...and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes...but when the apartment building he's moved into, and the neighbors he's befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say "bro" an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family...any way he can.Collecting: Hawkeye 1-22, Annual 1; Young Avengers Presents 6

Stand Still, Stay Silent, Book 1


Minna Sundberg - 2015
    A small Nordic team of explorers heads out on the first official research mission.A light-hearted journey of friendship and camaraderie, with elements of Nordic mythology and some horror.

Death Vigil, Vol. 1


Stjepan Šejić - 2015
    Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.Collects DEATH VIGIL #1-8.

Locke & Key: Master Edition Volume One


Joe Hill - 2015
    Club, the crticially-acclaimed series Locke & Key takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, "Welcome to Lovecraft" and "Headgames," with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.

The Complete Big Nate: #1 (amp! Comics for Kids)


Lincoln Peirce - 2015
    Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow, Part 1


Gene Luen Yang - 2015
    Believing that the young Fire Lord is not fit to succeed his father--and spurred on by the Kemurikage, menacing spirits long thought to be only myths--an undergroundorganization called the New Ozai Society plots to assassinate Zuko and restore Ozai to power! Written and drawn by the creative team behind the best-selling The Promise, The Search and The Rift, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!

Dream the Impossible Dream: Zen Pencils: Volume Two


Gavin Aung Than - 2015
    From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers—their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

Groot


Jeff Loveness - 2015
    When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic road-trip and calamity strikes, the two get separated, and for the first time in years, Groot's on his own! Whatever may be coming Groot's way, one thing's for sure- it's going to be a Groot adventure!

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection, Book 1


Brian Michael Bendis - 2015
    Then, a spider's bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn't understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter's legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles' Uncle Aaron - a.k.a. the Prowler - learns his secret! He's got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail! Spider-Man story! COLLECTING Ultimate Fallout 4, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) 1-12, Spider-Men 1-5

Rat Queens: Deluxe Edition, Volume 1


Kurtis J. Wiebe - 2015
    It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! This deluxe hardcover edition combines the first two volumes of the New York Times bestselling series. It includes the never-before reprinted Rat Queens Special: Braga, & plenty of extras all in an over-sized hardcover with a silver-foil stamped cover!Collecting: Rat Queens 1-10 & Rat Queens Special: Braga

Scalped: The Deluxe Edition Book Two


Jason Aaron - 2015
    Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez" - short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. This new collection of this modern classic series from superstar writer Jason Aaron is now in a deluxe hardcover format with bonus material.Collects SCALPED #12-24

Scalped: The Deluxe Edition Book Three


Jason Aaron - 2015
    Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to change "the Rez" for the better. In his way? Merciless mob boss and casino owner Red Crow. In this latest deluxe edition volume, Dash and the men he's trying to take down inch closer and closer to the vices that could do them in for good.The new edition collects writer Jason Aaron's critically acclaimed series in a deluxe format with bonus material and exclusive sketches from artist R.M. Guera. Collects SCALPED #25-34.

The Complete Eightball


Daniel Clowes - 2015
    Now, for the 25th Anniversary of Eightball, Fantagraphics is collecting these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as they were originally published. Included are over 450 pages of vintage Clowes, including such seminal serialized graphic novels/strips/rants as Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, Ghost World, Pussey, I Hate You Deeply, Sexual Frustration, Ugly Girls, Why I Hate Christians, Message to the People of the Future, Paranoid, My Suicide, Chicago, Art School Confidential, On Sports, Zubrick and Pogeybait, Hippypants and Peace-Bear, Grip Glutz, The Sensual Santa, Feldman, and so many more."

The Complete Big Nate: #3 (amp! Comics for Kids)


Lincoln Peirce - 2015
    Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.

East of West: The Apocalypse, Year One


Jonathan Hickman - 2015
    Collecting: East of West 1-15

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift


Meredith Gran - 2015
    In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space...and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind...as well as the power of friendship. Marceline and the Scream Queens was our first Adventure Time miniseries and we loved the tour Meredith Gran took us on. It’s definitely time for more Marceline and what better way to get everything rolling than with an epic that takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to the far corners of the world and into space! Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) returns to tell Marceline's new tale with indie talent Carey Pietsch. Don't miss this chance to get great all-ages girl power in your life!

O Human Star, Volume One


Blue Delliquanti - 2015
    And because of his sudden death, he didn't see any of it.That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly. Until he steps outside and finds a world utterly unlike the one he left behind - a world where robots live alongside their human neighbors and coexist in their cities. A world he helped create.Now Al must track down his old partner Brendan to find out who is responsible for Al's unexpected resurrection, but their reunion raises even more questions.Like who the robot living with Brendan is.And why she looks like Al.And how much of the past should stay in the past...

Superman: American Alien


Max Landis - 2015
    With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before. This new hardcover includes special bonus features.

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol. 2


Stan Sakai - 2015
    The adventures of Stan Sakai's beloved Miyamoto Usagi hit an early peak in this new deluxe compilation! Volume Two features the rabbit ronin's first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and is highlighted by the Eisner Award-winning Grasscutter, a grand tale assembling nearly all the series' characters in a struggle over the grasscutting sword of Japanese legend, with the fate of the nation in the balance! This signed, limited edition omnibus collects Usagi Yojimbo Book 11: Seasons, Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter, and Usagi Yojimbo Book 13: Grey Shadows.

Lazarus, Vol. 3: Conclave


Greg Rucka - 2015
    A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. The 16 Families have gathered together in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Carlyle and Hock, and they've brought their Lazari with them. While Forever's romance with the Morray Lazarus, Joacquim, continues to blossom, she finds herself not only questioning her identity, but also her loyalty to her Family and her father, Malcolm, when orders her to kill her brother, Jonah. Collecting issues #10-15 of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series and the third story arc, "Conclave."

The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal: Omnibus


E.K. Weaver - 2015
    Weaver's critically-acclaimed road trip romance comic is collected here in this award-winning, commercially-successful omnibus edition. Less Than Epic tells the story of Amal (just out of the closet and freshly disowned by his parents) and TJ (a mysterious and eccentric vagrant) and their journey across the continental United States.

Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One


Jeff Lemire - 2015
    The only children born since are part of a new breed of human-animal hybrids. Gus is one of these children, a boy with a sweet soul, a sweeter tooth-and the features of a deer.When vicious hunters descend on his isolated forest home, a mysterious and violent man called Jepperd rescues Gus. The hulking drifter promises to lead Gus to The Preserve, a fabled safe haven for hybrid children.As the two cross this dangerous new American frontier, will Jepperd corrupt the boy he’s nicknamed Sweet Tooth, or will Gus’s heart change Jepperd?Written and illustrated by spectacular talent Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth is a haunting tale of survival in post-apocalyptic America of friendships formed in tragedy, and the good and bad in humankind.Collecting: Sweet Tooth 1-12

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns: Omnibus, Volume 1


Geoff Johns - 2015
    But as the Torchbearer Kyle Rayner is about to find out, the adventure of epic and mythological proportions is about to begin as the former Lantern returns to the land of the living to atone for his sins. And the cosmos will never be the same as Sinestro wages his war against the Green Lanterns with his newly founded, Sinestro Corps!Collecting: Green Lantern Rebirth #1-6, Green Lantern Corps Recharge #1-5, Green Lantern #1-25, Green Lantern Corps #14-18, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, Green Lantern Secret Files 2005 #1, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime #1 and Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1

Monstress #1


Marjorie M. Liu - 2015
    Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.

Sarah's Scribbles: Zine 01


Sarah Andersen - 2015
    Sixteen pages of Sarah's Scribbles semi-autobiographical comics that follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Volume 1


Kevin Eastman - 2015
    Now, collect the series in all-new oversized hardcovers that present the stories in recommended reading order. Collects the first 12 issues of the new ongoing series, plus the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter Micro-Series one-shots spliced in-between.

Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol. 3


Stan Sakai - 2015
    The third volume in Dark Horse's definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations showcases Stan Sakai's epic series at its best! Usagi faces a terrifying new foe who wears a demon mask; the Eisner-winning "Grasscutter" storyline receives a sequel, "Return to Atsuta Shrine;" pickpocket Kitsune's history is revealed; fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller makes his debut; and a beloved ally long thought dead returns! Throughout, Sakai's storytelling constitutes a master class in the comics form! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #31-#52, along with stories from Dark Horse Presents and more!

The Private Eye


Brian K. Vaughan - 2015
    VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange: The Oath) is finally coming to print with this gorgeous deluxe hardcover edition, presented in the story’s original widescreen format!Years after the digital cloud “bursts” and exposes all of our worst secrets, THE PRIVATE EYE is set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity. Following an unlicensed P.I. who is thrust into the most important case of his life, this sci-fi mystery explores the nature of privacy with frightening prescience.Collects THE PRIVATE EYE #1-10

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool


Gerry Duggan - 2015
    They fought for all that was good in the world. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes. These are not those heroes. Meet Hawkeye: ladies man ("ladies man" because the ladies love to hate this man), mighty marksman and, most importantly, Avenger. He's the only guy on the team without any powers, though. Then there's Deadpool (Mr. Deadpool to you), the regeneratin' degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and punch him right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down. What do they have in common? Halloween in Brooklyn, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has both heroes racing the clock! But will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out?Collecting: Hawkeye vs. Deadpool 0-4

Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 1


Warren Ellis - 2015
    Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st Century surroundings. Combining black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity, this book is the first look into the mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy.Collects Transmetropolitan #1-18, Transmetropolitan: I Hate it Here, VERTIGO Winter's Edge #2 in a slipcased Absolute Edition format.

Southern Bastards: Book One


Jason Aaron - 2015
    Coach Euless Boss has buried more bodies under his bleachers than there are championship rings on his fingers. And they're just two of the kind of bastards that have always seemed to flourish in Craw County, Alabama. When Earl comes home after 40 years, he finds some family business that still needs settlin' and Coach Boss is at the center of it all. The seminal southern-fried crime series, Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Star Wars) and Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends) gets an oversized hardcover, collecting the first two arcs "Here Was a Man" and "Gridiron."Collects Southern Bastards #1-8.

The Amazing World of Gumball Vol. 1


Frank Gibson - 2015
    There's always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!WORLD OF GUMBALL Volume 1 collects issues #1-#4 of the brand new comic series by web comickers Frank Gibson (Tiny Kitten Teeth) and Tyson Hesse (Boxer Hockey). The Amazing World of Gumball is a British/American animated children's television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, the series first aired in 2011 and since then has been aired in eight countries on four continents, and has been nominated for twenty broadcasting awards in it's short tenure to date.

Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 4


Stan Sakai - 2015
    First, Usagi attends a duel between his former teacher, Katsuichi, and Katsuich's rival, and is drawn into a dispute involving a local fencing school. Next, Usagi struggles with the knowledge that his young traveling companion Jotaro is his son. Along the way, Sakai spins classic tales, as the Neko Ninja plot against Lord Noriyuki's life, fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller returns, and the manga classic Lone Wolf and Cub is homaged in "Lone Goat and Kid"! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #53-#75!

Invader Zim #1


Jhonen Vásquez - 2015
    But Dib KNOWS the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won't leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it WILL happen. Oh, it WILL.

Adventure Time Vol. 7


Ryan North - 2015
    THIS IS AN ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER!Finn is about to fall head first into an adventure so intense, he’ll never remember it! Finn tries to take on the Mnemonoid only to wake up in the future with no recollection what what has happened in the time jump! With his pals Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, Finn must remember how to beat this mean dude before he forgets everything else!

Lumberjanes: To the Max Edition, Vol. 2


Noelle Stevenson - 2015
    From scary stories to magical portals that lead to a land untouched by time, it's definitely not your average summer! Later, camp counselor Jen just wants to have a normal lesson with her cabin, teaching the girls the basic survival skills needed without any supernatural intervention when a blizzard hits camp. Written by National Book Award-nominee Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) with co-creators Grace Ellis and Shannon Watters, and illustrated by the tremendously talented Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter) and Carolyn Nowak, Lumberjanes is a treat for all ages! This hardcover edition collects Volumes 3 and 4 of the New York Times bestselling series along with a wealth of behind-the-scenes content.

Hawkeye, Volume 2


Matt Fraction - 2015
    By which we mean tries to kill her again. Meanwhile, back in New York, Hawkeye is reeling from recent events. And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton realize they’ll have to save one another — if they don’t kill each other first. And when Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their building, it doesn’t go well!Read this book, bro!Collecting: Hawkeye 12-22, Annual

Anatomy of Melancholy: The Best of A Softer World


Joey Comeau - 2015
    A Softer World started in 2003, ended in 2015, and will live forever in this book, and on asofterworld.com.

Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 1: Vader


Kieron Gillen - 2015
    Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures — showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more! Collecting DARTH VADER #1-6.

Pearls Gets Sacrificed: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury


Stephan Pastis - 2015
    Always together—and sometimes with their fellow funny-page characters—the regular Pearls clan weighs in on everything from modern technology to current events to human nature. All the members of the skewed gang are here as Zebra engages in a never-ending war of neighborly hate with the Crocs. As always, Goat offers a voice of reason amid the ongoing chaos that Pastis creates, either from behind the pen or as a character within the strip itself. Pastis’s latest collection is sure to add to the funny-page phenomenon, giving Pearls fans more of what they know and love: satirical logic and hilarious wit. Includes all cartoons from the collections Breaking Stephan and King of the Comics.

Top 10


Alan Moore - 2015
    Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others - turning Neopolis into a pressure cooker that normal policing methods could never contain.Join rookie cop Robyn Singer, alter ego "Toybox," as she hits the streets for the first time along with a colorful crew of fellow officers, each having the required training to deal with science-villains and super-crimes. You'll never look at powers, or police work, the same way again!Written by Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and drawn by the team of Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, TOP 10 combines superheroics and cop drama like no series before or after it. Collects issues #1-12.

Star Wars: Vader Down #1


Jason Aaron - 2015
    When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, the rebels will learn the true strength of the Dark Side of the Force! Once Vader crashes on a nearby planet, the Rebellion is willing to risk everything for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take out one of their biggest enemies! Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Chewie! And all manner of Droid, good and evil!

Scalped: The Deluxe Edition Book One


Jason Aaron - 2015
    Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez" - short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?This new collection of this modern classic series from superstar writer Jason Aaron is now in a deluxe format with bonus material and exclusive sketches from artist R.M. Guera.Collects Scalped #1-11.

Green Lantern, by Geoff Johns: Omnibus, Volume 2


Geoff Johns - 2015
    Best-selling writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics, Geoff Johns revitalized the Green Lantern franchise in his decade long run beginning with Green Lantern: Rebirth and culminating with Wrath of the First Lantern.Blackest Night is here as the dead rise across the cosmos! Hal Jordan and the battle worn Green Lanterns must unite the new and different colored Corps if they have any chance at defeating the seemingly endless and unstoppable army of the dead.Collecting: Green Lantern 26-52, Blackest Night 0-7, DC Universe 0, Untold Tales of Blackest Night 1-2, Blackest Night Tales of the Corps 1-2

Loki: Agent of Asgard, Vol. 3: Last Days


Al Ewing - 2015
    His machinations have cost Loki everything — but who is King Loki? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? Loki began his third life by annihilating the soul of his second — his better, purer self. Now he pays the price. What lie — or truth — will save him now? As the Ten Realms face their last hours, ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking a final vengeance — including King Loki. It's all-out war in the heavens! And as the Marvel Universe dies, there's time for one last story: the showdown you've been waiting for! It's Loki versus Loki at the very end of all that is — and only one will take a bow when the curtain falls! Collecting LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #12-17.

Darth Vader #1


Kieron Gillen - 2015
    Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of "Star Wars: A New Hope", (and the pages of the new Star Wars comic book), into his own series, showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larocca bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!

B.P.R.D.: 1946-1948


Mike Mignola - 2015
    1946, 1947, and 1948.

Descender #1


Jeff Lemire - 2015
    One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

Star Wars #1


Jason Aaron - 2015
    But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance, as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor.

The Mighty Thor #1


Jason Aaron - 2015
    Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, The Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 5


Stan Sakai - 2015
    And Usagi's most important friendship, with retainer Tomoe Ame, is spotlighted in the epic-length "Mother of Mountains," her origin "Tomoe's Story," and the poignant tea ceremony tale "Chanoyu." Throughout, Stan Sakai's award-winning combination of intriguing storytelling and deft line work constitute a master class in the comics form! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #76-#93, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #1-#3, and more!

Paper Girls #1


Brian K. Vaughan - 2015
    VAUGHAN launches a brand-new ONGOING SERIES with superstar Wonder Woman artist CLIFF CHIANG! In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99!

Lenore: Pink Bellies


Roman Dirge - 2015
    To celebrate her 20th anniversary, Roman Dirge embarked on an epic, new chapter in the life of the cute little dead girl! Featuring a slow-burning, four-issue story-arc that not only reveals the untold origins of the ultra-sinister and deadly-mysterious Taxidermy, but also pitches him into a titanic fight to the death with Lenore's best buddy, Ragamuffin. Whatever happens one of them is going on an all-expenses paid vacation into the afterlife! Packed with the usual irreverent and gothically surreal humour and hi-jinx, Roman Dirge once again proves why he's been called the Michelangelo of the macabre…

Absolute Batman: The Court of Owls


Scott Snyder - 2015
    Meeting in the shadows and using the nocturnal bird of prey as their calling card, the members of this powerful cabal are the true rulers of Gotham.But the Dark Knight dismissed the stories as rumors and old wives' tales. Gotham was his city.A brutal assassin is sinking his razor-sharp talons into the city's best and brightest, as well as its most dangerous and deadly. If the dark legends are true, his masters are more powerful predators than the Batman could ever imagine--and their nests are everywhere...

Star Wars, Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes


Jason Aaron - 2015
    But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape--while Luke finds himself face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital--and dangerous--secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett!COLLECTING: STAR WARS 1-6

Absolute Y: The Last Man Vol. 1


Brian K. Vaughan - 2015
    Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.This Absolute Edition will feature the first twenty issues of this action-packed series along with special script pages, character sketchs and cover gallery.Collects Y: THE LAST MAN #1-20.

Stray Bullets, Vol. 6: Killers


David Lapham - 2015
    A young babysitter gets in way over her head when she's hired to sit by a dangerous man with a strange request. A young couple's hopeful visit to the city turns to anything but when they step into the middle of a mob turf war and watch more than just friends die. And a young man just trying to help his hustler cousin out of a bad spot instead becomes the ultimate killer. These are only some of the eight stories comprising KILLERS, the newest arc in the ongoing world of STRAY BULLETS. Each story stands on its own but collectively they tell the twisted story of two teens - Virginia and Eli - both scarred by tragic childhood intersections with the Baltimore underworld, drawn together in the sleepy seaside town of Sandcastle, unable to escape their dark pasts....

Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 1: Showtime


Kelly Thompson - 2015
    She and her sisters team up with to become... JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in Jem and the Holograms: Showtime! Collects issues #1-6.

Hooky


Miriam bonastre Tur - 2015
    Now, they must find someone who teach them how to be a great and good witches... Or maybe not.​

Gotham City Sirens: Book Two


Tony Bedard - 2015
    And don't miss guest appearances by Zatanna and Talia al Ghul. Then, The Joker is back in Arkham Asylum and Harley Quinn breaks back in with him - but is she there to stand by him or destroy him? Either way, Poison Ivy and Catwoman must put aside their tumultuous past to help their wayward friend. Guest-starring Clayface and Batman!Collects GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #14-26.

Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke


Darwyn Cooke - 2015
    This beautiful, oversized art book features the distinct, classic style of Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke.  Best known for the ambitious epic THE NEW FRONTIER, a six-issue miniseries bridging the gap between the end of the Golden Age of comics and the beginnings of the Silver Age, Cooke has also worked on BEFORE WATCHMEN, BATMAN: EGO, CATWOMAN with Ed Brubaker, as well as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Men In Black: The Series.

Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories


Reza Farazmand - 2015
    Embrace it.A bear flies through space. A hamster suffers a breakdown. Elsewhere, a garden snake is arrested by animal control and jailed for home invasion, while a child marvels at the wonder of nature as worms emerge from the ground and begin looking for vodka (as they always have). These are common occurrences in the world of Reza Farazmand’s wildly popular webcomic, Poorly Drawn Lines. Traveling from deep space to alternate realities to the bottom of the ocean, this eponymous collection brings together fan favorites with new comics and original essays to share Farazmand’s inimitable take on love, nature, social acceptance, and robots.

Criminal


Ed Brubaker - 2015
    Teeg and Tracy Lawless co-star in this one-shot, a twisted 70s noir about a father and son on the run. Also includes articles, illustrations, and behind-thescenes extras.

Deadpool by Posehn & Duggan Vol. 2


Brian Posehn - 2015
    stiffs Deadpool on a bill, he declares a one-man war on the agency! But as S.H.I.E.L.D. discovers someone has been betraying them - and it seems to be Agent Preston - Deadpool faces down Agent Phil Coulson on the Helicarrier! Plus: Take another trip back to the past as the Deadpool wreaks havoc on a cosmic level! COLLECTING: Deadpool 13-25

Elfquest: The Final Quest Volume 1


Wendy Pini - 2015
    But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves--creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. Volume 1 collects Wendy and Richard Pini's sixty-page special and the first six issues of The Final Quest, the newest adventures of the Wolfriders!"Even with a bit of a slowdown in pace, Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest: The Final Quest" is a pleasant read. And with the setup for what's to come next time, I'm looking forward to seeing them in "60," as the old issues' letter-column liked to state things. I suspect readers who made it this far will agree." - Comic Book Resources "Elfquest is just one of those stories that you never want to end. It's so visually pleasing, I would be totally down for a virtual game or even just a tour of the palace. So yet again, Elfquest scores a five out of five." - Comic Bastards "Wendy Pini's art is as strong as it ever was, and we feel for the characters as they move forward in time and in their individual lives. The scripting augments the beautiful art so very well! If you're looking for some engaging fantasy, don't miss Elfquest: The Final Quest! It's something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!" - Major Spoilers

Snoopy: Contact! (PEANUTS AMP! Series Book 5)


Charles M. Schulz - 2015
    But his grandest flights of fancy are when he’s airborne as the Flying Ace on his Sopwith Camel seeking out the evil Red Baron. His forays take him through the World War I French countryside in repeated attempts to achieve his quest. In Snoopy: Contact!, enjoy his adventures along with his other unusual encounters: catching bird burglars stealing his Van Gogh, challenging Lucy to an arm-wrestling contest, and becoming the Cheshire beagle.

Implications Abound: A collection of curiously Christian comics


Adam4d - 2015
    That's me so I'll stop talking in the third-person now. This is the first collection of Adam4d.com content in book form. In it you will find a compilation of some of the most-popular comics from the website thus far, each one revised, polished, and upgraded so as to not be identical to the version published online. You will also find some brand-new material. You will not find any traditional-publishing formalities, nauseating self-promotion, or endorsements from famous people. I hope you enjoy it.

Shoot Around season #1


Suspu - 2015
    The world's turned upside down and the girls seem to be handling the changes way better than Jeff, who has troubles adjusting. A close-knit group of friends, the girls are eager to tackle this new world with its challenges!

Superman: American Alien (2015-) #1


Max Landis - 2015
    But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk-he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

Doctor Strange #1


Jason Aaron - 2015
    He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) are going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9, Volume 1


Joss Whedon - 2015
    Having relocated to San Francisco, Buffy discovers a new breed of troubles — zompires, a magical siphon, a sullen Wiccan best friend, and, along with her other twenty-something-type ordeals, a pesky student loan. Then, when Willow goes walkabout, Buffy is suddenly dealing with a pregnancy, body snatching, robots, and a rogue Slayer — all while coming to terms with her relationship with Spike.Collects the first two volumes of Buffy Season 9 in a deluxe hardcover format with sketchbook extras!

The Goon Library Volume 1


Eric Powell - 2015
    The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. Yet even with an unlimited supply of soldiers, the Priest cannot move in on the territory controlled by the crime boss Labrizio and his unstoppable enforcer--the Goon. But when the Priest discovers Goon's most closely held secret the balance of power threatens to change forever!Collects The Goon volumes 0-3.

FCBD 2015 - Teen Titans Go!/Scooby-Doo Team-Up Special Edition #1


Merrill Hagan - 2015
    DC Entertainment's all-ages FCBD special edition has two tales for readers of all ages: TEEN TITANS GO! Chapter 10, and SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #6, featuring the Super Friends! Superhero adventures for readers of all ages have never been so much fun!

Fables: The Wolf Among Us, Volume 1


Matthew Sturges - 2015
    But when Bigby learns that his old nemesis, the Woodsman who has an axe to grind, is part of the scene, things go downhill fast. And how will Bigby and Snow White keep their heads long enough to crack the case when they get caught up in a grisly murder mystery? Fables: The Wolf Among Us is a gripping adaptation and expansion of the smash-hit video game from Telltale Games, and an official prequel to Bill Willingham's bestselling Fables ! Written by Fables alum Matthew Sturges ( Jack of Fables ) and Dave Justus ( House of Mystery ), with art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (Fables, Fairest), and Travis Moore (JSA ALL STARS)!Collecting: Fables: The Wolf Among Us 1-8

Secret Six, Book 2: Money for Murder


Gail Simone - 2015
    Join the team as they shoot, swindle, and scam their way out of the most dangerous parts of the DC Universe, and the grips of its most dangerous killers!New York Times best-selling writer Gail Simone (BATGIRL, Red Sonja, Deadpool), is joined by artists Nicola Scott (EARTH 2), Douglas Hazlewood (TEEN TITANS), Javier Pina (SWAMP THING) and more in SECRET SIX: MONEY AND MURDER (collects SECRET SIX #1-14), for the most brutal battles yet of the DCU's band of baddies!

Fatale: Deluxe Edition, Volume Two


Ed Brubaker - 2015
    This is the book for serious Brubaker and Phillips collectors! Collecting: Fatale 11-24

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1


James Tynion IV - 2015
    But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9, Volume 3


Andrew Chambliss - 2015
    This trio of friends will confront new enemies-a superbeing bent on revenge, a Slayer gone rogue, and the ancient god who created vampires-in a battle that will change the shape of the world. Buffy, with a little help from her friends, will rediscover what it truly means to be a Slayer.Collects the fourth and fifth volumes of Buffy Season Nine in a deluxe hardcover format with sketchbook extras!

Angel & Faith: Season 9, Volume 1


Christos Gage - 2015
    The death of Buffy's mentor, Giles, at Angel's (possessed) hand has the vampire with a soul looking for a way to make amends. He's going to bring the Watcher back from the grave! Faith, rebel Slayer, is helping Angel with his quest, if only to keep him from going too far. But there's more keeping this duo sword ready: a set of demon twins, Angel's former guide Whistler, Faith's vengeful Slayer sisters, and the crazed vampire Drusilla!Collects the first two volumes of Angel & Faith in a deluxe hardcover format with sketchbook extras!

Lunarbaboon Volume 1


Christopher Grady - 2015
    Printed and issued in February 2015 following a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015


David Petersen - 2015
    In honor of the ten-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard is a stunning celebration of the world, characters, and artistic process of David Petersen’s beloved series.An unprecedented look behind the scenes at the history, process, and art of the beloved, Eisner-Award winning series Mouse Guard, this title is an indepth look at the artistic and creative process behind the creation of the series and each volume of Mouse Guard.-Featuring never before seen art from the creation of the characters and world of Mouse Guard, including the first ever doodles, sketches, and illustrations of Saxon, Kenzie, Rand and more Mouse Guard fan favorites. -Photos of the hand-crafted models of in-world locations and buildings used for illustration reference.

Rick and Morty #1


Zac Gorman - 2015
    In this issue: Part One of "The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street"!

Huck #1


Mark Millar - 2015
    His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comicbook unlike anything you've read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE.

Switch #1


Stjepan Šejić - 2015
    In SWITCH, a teenage girl must bear a mighty artifact that grants her immense powers… the catch? It’s a bit haunted!

Judge Dredd: America


John Wagner - 2015
    But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city... bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation with the Judges in its sights! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: The Chief Judge's Man) this dark and complex tale is a true 2000 AD classic!

Old Man Logan #1


Jeff Lemire - 2015
    Logan's closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks...that eventually went on to slaughter Logan's wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he's going to seize this opportunity and change history to ensure that his future never comes to pass.

Irredeemable Premier Vol. 1


Mark Waid - 2015
    But while on the run from the world's most powerful and angry being, will these former teammates discover his secrets in time? How did he come to this? What became of the hope and promise once inside him? What happens to the world when its savior betrays it? What makes a hero irredeemable? An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come! Collects issues #1-8 of Irredeemable.

The Complete Peanuts, 1995-1998


Charles M. Schulz - 2015
    Charlie Brown is asked to the Sweetheart Ball and Snoopy gets his driver’s license in this gift set.

Adventure Time Vol. 6


Ryan North - 2015
    again? The sixth collection of the best-selling comics is here!Finn is cursed! It looks like Magic Man is at it again and it's up to our heroes to save Ooo before Finn forgets everything...again. This is going to be an adventure you'll want to remember!

My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic


Jeremy Whitley - 2015
    Friendship is Magic explores the secret origins of Equestria's greatest villains: Sombra, Tirek, Sirens, Nightmare Moon, and Queen Chrysalis!

Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition


Aaron Sparrow - 2015
    But this suburban pastoral doesn’t make for very exciting comics. Good thing Drake is secretly the daring duck of mystery, the crime-fighting powerhouse, Darkwing Duck! (Whew, for a moment there we were worried this would be the most boring solicitation copy in history!)Darkwing Duck, alongside Launchpad, Gosalyn and their many allies, fought the forces of darkness in his beloved city of St. Canard for years, keeping the citizens safe from an endless supply of increasingly ridiculous supervillains. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, Darkwing slipped into the shadows, not to be seen or heard from again. But what sinister scenario could send St. Canard’s stalwart sentinel into seclusion? Just how safe was the city he left behind? And what’s going on with the creepy robotic “protectors” the mysterious Quackwerks Corporation has rolled out to take Darkwing’s place? When the utopian shine begins to wear off, St. Canard will need her superhero once again… but is the Duck Knight ready to take on his most malevolent menace yet?Collecting the entire out-of-print and sold-out comic book series for the first time in one volume, this 400-page blockbuster is big enough to knock out a burglar! (Although we ask you leave crimefighting to the professionals!) Completely remastered and revised, this titanic tome also features an all new epilogue, making it without a doubt, “The Definitively Dangerous Edition!”He is the terror that flaps in the night! He is the creased binding in this over 400-page keepsake edition of crime – he is Darkwing Duck!

Raising Dion #1


Dennis Liu - 2015
    Life was hard enough keeping up with the bills, let alone trying to keep track of her son’s invisibility, plasma powers, and telekinesis. In order to study his progress, Nicole films her son 24/7 with the help of her friend, Pat, who is an aspiring filmmaker. But when Nicole starts to notice mysterious men tailing her, and with Dion’s developing abilities constantly changing and becoming more powerful, she must find the courage deep within herself that she can raise Dion on her own.

Rick and Morty, Vol. 1


Zac Gorman - 2015
    The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's hilarious [adult swim] animated show Rick & Morty is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including "The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street," "Mort-Balls!" and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.

Snippets of Serbia


Emma Fick - 2015
    This is Emma Fick’s illustrated journey through the weird, the fun and the unique adventures to be experienced across this small Balkan country.