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2011

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!

Out Loud


Lincoln Peirce - 2011
    38, where between endless misadventures, marked by complaining observations, he earns straight As and numerous detentions...

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Rescue


Erin Hunter - 2011
    The woods are brimming with prey, the warriors’ den is full, and Leafstar is expecting kits of her own. But a stranger is lurking near SkyClan’s territory, and Leafstar’s newborn kits—and the rest of the young Clan—could be in serious danger.

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!

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

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.

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."

Ender's Game: Ender In Exile (Marvel Premiere Editions)


Aaron Johnston - 2011
    The direct sequel to Ender's Game! Thirteen year-old Ender Wiggin has saved mankind from an alien threat. His reward? Exile. Branded a monster by those who feel threatened by his military genius, Ender is suddenly a hero without a home.

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.

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.

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.

Richelle Mead's The Dark Swan: Storm Born #1-4


Richelle Mead - 2011
    Until now, she's been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld's most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past...

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.

John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars Omnibus


Marv Wolfman - 2011
    John Carter is the greatest hero of two worlds! Marvel at these classic tales of danger and daring as Carter battles deadly opponents, warring civilizations and a host of Barsoomian beasts.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel


Ransom Riggs - 2011
    As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir his youthful imagination. Or were they...?Following his grandfather's death - a scene Jacob literally couldn't believe with his own eyes - the sixteen-year-old boy embarks on a mission to disentangle fact from fiction in his grandfather's tall tales. But even his grandfather's elaborate yarns couldn't prepare Jacob for the eccentricities he will discover at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

Sidekicks


Dan Santat - 2011
    FLUFFY!?!Captain Amazing, hero of Metro City, is so busy catching criminals that he rarely has time for his pets at home. He doesn't even notice when they develop superpowers of their own.So when he announces that he needs a sidekick, his dog, hamster, and chameleon each decide to audition. But with each pet determined to win the sidekick position, the biggest battle in Metro City might just be at the Captain's house. Then archvillain Dr. Havoc returns to town, and suddenly the Captain's in serious trouble. Can the warring pets put their squabbles aside? Or is it curtains for the Captain?It's stay, sit, and save the world in this romp of a graphic novel!

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... ]

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.

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.

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.

Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page


Matt Kish - 2011
    More than one hundred and fifty years following the original publication of Moby-Dick, Kish began illustrating Herman Melville’s classic, creating images based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition. Completely self-taught, Kish refused to set any boundaries for the artwork and employed a deliberately low-tech approach in response to the increasing popularity of born-digital art and literature. He used found pages torn from old, discarded books, as well as a variety of mediums, including ballpoint pen, marker, paint, crayon, ink, and watercolor. By layering images on top of existing words and images, Kish has crafted a visual masterpiece that echoes the layers of meaning in Melville’s narrative. In retrospect, Kish says he feels as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale,” he says. “It was a hard thing, a very painful thing, but the novel now lives inside me in a away it never could have before.” Kish spent nearly every day for eighteen months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. In order to share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted art and brief description about his process on a daily basis.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1


Brian Holguin - 2011
    Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of The Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

Femina & Fauna: The Art of Camilla d'Errico


Camilla d'Errico - 2011
    Her handiwork captivates admirers around the world, and some of herbest-known creations are these, her studies of beautiful women and their animalcompanions. Playful and flamboyant, exotic and enigmatic, the women who inhabitthese striking paintings embody a fascinating array of contradictions . . . anda hint of something sinister lurks behind their eyes. They dwell in a fantasticworld - a circus of color and impossibility - where nothing is quite as itseems.Perfect for fans of pop art, fine art, manga, and anime, thisdeluxe hardcover is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Camilla'swork to date!

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.

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)

Batman: Noël


Lee Bermejo - 2011
    Members of Batman's supporting cast enact roles analogous to those from A Christmas Carol, with Robin, Catwoman, Superman, The Joker and more playing roles that will be familiar to anyone who knows Dickens' original holiday tale.

Witch Doctor, Vol. 1: Under the Knife


Brandon Seifert - 2011
    meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls -Mental!-

The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details


Todd McFarlane - 2011
    Features art from original comic art boards, rare, never-before-seen sketches, as well as art from McFarlane's work on Batman, Spider-Man, and the Hulk (amongst many others), and his own top-selling creation, Spawn, complete with selected commentary by the artist himself. Large format hardcover book presents Todd McFarlane's detailed art style at a previously unpublished size! Limited edition of 5,000 initial run!

A Storm of Spears


Christopher Matthew - 2011
    These were the soldiers that defied the might of Persia at Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea and, more often, fought each other in the countless battles of the Greek city-states. For around two centuries they were the dominant soldiers of the Classical world, in great demand as mercenaries throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. Yet, despite the battle descriptions of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon etc, and copious evidence of Greek art and archaeology, there are still many aspects of hoplite warfare that are little understood or the subject of fierce academic debate.Christopher Matthew's groundbreaking reassessment combines rigorous analysis of the literary and archaeological evidence with the new disciplines of reconstructive archaeology, re-enactment and ballistic science. He focuses meticulously on the details of the equipment, tactics and capabilities of the individual hoplites. In so doing he challenges some long-established assumptions. For example, despite a couple of centuries of study of the hoplites portrayed in Greek vase paintings, Matthew manages to glean from them some startlingly fresh insights into how hoplites wielded their spears.These findings are supported by practical testing with his own replica hoplite panoply and the experiences of a group of dedicated re-enactors. He also tackles such questions as the protective properties of hoplite shields and armor and the much-vexed debate on the exact nature of the 'othismos', the climax of phalanx-on-phalanx clashes. This is an innovative and refreshing reassessment of one of the most important kinds of troops in ancient warfare, sure to make a genuine contribution to the state of knowledge.

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.

Kick-Ass


Mark Millar - 2011
    Designing a suit for himself and taking the name "Kick-Ass," Dave decides to make his dreary existence more exciting - and maybe even help some people in the process. But with no special powers and outmatched by New York City's most hardened criminals, Kick-Ass might be in for a little more than he bargained for. With his super-hero secret identity gaining fans due to a popular viral video, and other masked vigilantes beginning to make their presence felt in the city, Dave knows that his extracurricular activity is dangerous, maybe even stupid - but he's got the itch, and it ain't going away.COLLECTING: Kick-Ass 1-8

Dragon Age II: The Complete Official Guide


Piggyback - 2011
    • A dedicated Side Quests chapter presents all side missions, random encounters and all additional optional activities with a checklist to reach 100% completion • The Walkthrough features annotated area maps with step-by-step action on the left-hand page and expanded strategies and advanced tactics on the right • The Strategy & Analysis chapter focuses on high-level playing strategies and in-depth analysis of the game’s underlying mechanics. • All-encompassing Inventory chapter features exhaustive lists and tables covering: weapons, armor, accessories, special items, shops, runes, crafting, consumables and gifts • All-encompassing Bestiary chapter presents all details on: enemy ranks, locations, attributes, resistances, loot drops and more • A feature-packed Extras chapter covers every Achievement, every Trophy, every Secret and also presents a Dragon Age encyclopaedia and a story recap

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.

Hellblazer: City of Demons


Si Spencer - 2011
    When John Constantine is run over by a truck, it takes a little while for England’s nicotine-fueled magus to realize that he’s perched between life and death. After a few weeks of hospital rehab, Constantine finds the London streets very different from when he left them behind as a series of occult murders and mutilations demands his attention. The common denominator points back to the ER where Constantine was admitted.

Mickey Mouse, Vol. 1: Race to Death Valley


Floyd Gottfredson - 2011
    But back in the 1930s, Mickey gained fame as a rough-and-tumble, two-fisted epic hero — an adventurousscrapper matching wits with mobsters, kidnappers, spies, and even (gulp!) city slickers! And Mickey’s greatestfeats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, written and drawn by one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20thcentury — Floyd Gottfredson.For its first quarter-century, Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse was a rip-roaring serial: the most popular cartoon-basedcomic of its time, a trendsetting adventure continuity aimed at both kids and grown-ups, and the foundation on whichall later Disney comics grew — including the adventures of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge by Gottfredson’s Disneycolleague Carl Barks.Glimpses of Floyd Gottfredson’s masterpiece have been reprinted over the years, most famously in Bill Blackbeard’sclassic Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics. But the whole strip has never been comprehensively collected inEnglish — until now! Fantagraphics Books is proud to bring this classic Disney creation to a 21st century audience inits entirety, starting from the strip’s 1930 launch. Relive Mickey’s race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete hot on his heels;Mickey’s life on the lam after being framed for bank robbery; even Mickey’s ringside battle with a hulking heavyweightchamp! The premiere volume features a dozen different adventures starring Mickey, his gal Minnie and her uncle Mortimer,his pals Horace Horsecollar and Butch, the villainous Pegleg Pete, and the mysterious and shrouded Fox.Gottfredson’s vibrant visual storytelling has never been more beautifully reproduced; we promise the best reprintingthe strip has ever seen, with each daily lovingly restored from Disney’s original negatives and proof sheets. “DeathValley” also includes more than 50 pages of fascinating supplementary features, including rare behind-the-scenes art andvintage publicity material from the first two years of the strip. Critics, scholars, seasoned Disney archivists, and fellowcartoonists provide commentary and historical essays on the strip’s creation and execution.Walt Disney often said that his studio’s success “all started with a Mouse” — Walt himself wrote the Mickey Mousestrip before turning it over to the able hands of Gottfredson — and today Mickey is among the world’s most recognizableicons. Now it’s time to rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson’s MickeyMouse.

Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip, Vol. 6


Lars Jansson - 2011
    He wrote and drew the strip from 1961 to 1974. Without missing a beat, the transition from Tove to Lars was seamless. The delightful and gentle skewering of life’s foibles continued with such antics as Moomin becoming a vegetarian; the genie from a magic lamp bringing stolen diamonds; a railway through Moominvalley turning into a roller coaster, and, of course, hijinks with international spies invading Moominvalley.

Save Yourself, Mammal!: A Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection


Zach Weinersmith - 2011
    It is one of the fastest growing comics online, having sextupled in readership since 2008. SMBC appeals to many different groups, as evidenced by the fact it has been featured on a variety of important websites and blogs, including The Economist, Glamour, BoingBoing, Bad Astronomy, Blastr, Blues News, Joystiq, The Washington Post, Freakonomics, and more. SMBC has never released a book, which is almost unheard of for a comic with such an extensive archive, making this first-ever collection highly anticipated. BreadPig donates its profits to DonorsChoose.org, a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve public education by empowering every teacher to be a change-maker and enabling any citizen to be a philanthropist.

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.

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...

Bhimayana


Srividya Natarajan - 2011
    Battling odds, Ambedkar drafted the Constitution of India and eventually embraced Buddhism. Experiences similar to Ambedkar's continue to haunt a majority of India's 170 million dalits. They are still denied water, shelter and the basic dignities of life.In this ground-breaking work, Pardhan-Gond artists Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam interweave historical events like the Mahad satyagraha with contemporary incidents. Defying conventional grammar, they infuse fresh energy into the graphic idiom through their magical art mounted on an epic scale.

Transformers: The Complete All Hail Megatron HC


Shane McCarthy - 2011
    Their forces invade and control New York City where, before long, they manage to cripple the United States. Full description

Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library Vol. 6


Berkeley Breathed - 2011
    Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional “Context comments” are added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time. This is the first time Bloom County has been collected in a digital library. IDW will add more volumes, one year per volume. Each newspaper strip is reproduced in chronological order from first to last. Great effort has been made to ensure the highest production values are achieved.

Our Little Kat King: A MUTTS Treasury


Patrick McDonnell - 2011
    Showcasing nearly two years worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips, Our Little Kat King includes pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell's imaginative artwork and distinctive style.Deceptively simple yet strikingly profound, Mutts speaks to fans of all ages through McDonnell's expressive art and humorous, often philosophical musings. As one of the most popular comic strips in the world with an estimated daily readership of 50 million, Mutts follows the day-to-day exploits of Earl the dog and his feline friend Mooch. Our Little Kat King is an emotive collection brimming with postulations and punch lines, as well as enlightenment and entertainment. Whether Earl and Mooch are contemplating the cosmos, embarking on a new adventure, or curling in for a much-needed nap, these two lighthearted pals remind us of the simple pleasures that make life so "shweet."

Milk Teeth


Julie Morstad - 2011
    Milk Teeth was one of the first books in D+Q's petit livre art book series, and quickly sold out.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Vol. 1


Masahiro Hikokubo - 2011
    Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T Yusei Fudo, Turbo Duelist!! A high-speed Turbo Duel through the streets of Satellite brings Yusei Fudo and his friend Sect face-to-face with an urban legend incarnate! Will Yusei lose Sect to the Skeleton Knight? And what sinister plans does Jack Atlas, master of New Domino City, have in store for Yusei?

Absolute Identity Crisis


Brad Meltzer - 2011
    The most talked-about and successful miniseries of 2004, IDENTITY CRISIS is a graphic novel written by Meltzer with art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair. The book delivers murder, betrayal, intrigue and an inventive look at the world of superheroes, fantastic powers and secret identities.When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets. Before the mystery is solved, a number of long-buried secrets will threaten to divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice. IDENTITY CRISIS is an all-too-human look into the lives of superheroes, and the terrible price they pay for doing good.

Batman: Arkham City Signature Series Guide


Brady Games - 2011
    The city’s criminals are being housed in the old slums of Gotham City, dubbed “Arkham City.” Although TYGER guard forces are active, violence is commonplace, and literally no one on the outside seems to care about what’s going on. Batman watches from the shadows. Something is changing inside Arkham City, and he’ll be there when things start to unravel. What will become of Arkham City and, better yet, the Batman?COMPREHENSIVE WALKTHROUGH -Follow our game-tested strategies to take down the mostdangerous thugs in Arkham City. Plus, tips for achieving stealth takedowns and more.AREA MAPS - A full complement of maps covering every area in the game makes gliding through the skies of Gotham a breeze. Important landmarks called out on every map allow for simple ease of use.SIDE MISSIONS - Learn how to trigger all 12 side missions! A number of major characters are revealed by taking part in these missions.RIDDLER’S SECRETS - Find the location of all the Riddler’s Trophies and solve all his enigmatic riddles. Area maps pinpoint the location of each hidden collectible, plus screenshots and tips for each one!RIDDLER’S CHALLENGES - Get the lowdown on the plethora of challenge rooms unlocked throughout the game. Follow our tips to earn all 3 medals for Batman in Predator and Combat mode.BONUS—CATWOMAN'S DLC EPISODES!

Cat vs Human


Yasmine Surovec - 2011
    The hugely successful blog catvshuman.com receives over 6,000 page views per day, and many of its cartoons have gone viral. 40% new material unpublished on the website.Yasmine Surovec began sketching her clever and sarcastic Cat Versus Human cartoons as a way to relax and unwind. Soon, her popular blog at catversushuman.blogspot.com began receiving as many as 12,000 hits per day, with a number of posts going viral and appearing on popular Web sites such as The Huffington Post and I Can Has Cheezburger. Now, a selection of 100 Cat Versus Human strips--many never previously published--can be found inside this inaugural collection of Cat Versus Human.Proud owners of Felis domesticus will instantly recognize Surovec's keen insights into cat behavior and all of the characteristic intricacies of the cat-human relationship, such as the allure of an empty cardboard box trumping an expensive battery-operated toy or how a cat's favorite nap spot might as easily be inside a litter box, on top of clean laundry, or directly on top of a human face. Cat Versus Human also encourages an affectionate look at your once-was-in-mint-condition midcentury modern sofa that is now being unstuffed one cat claw at a time.

Thermae Romae II


Mari Yamazaki - 2011
    All Lucius wants is to recapture the Rome of earlier days, when one could enjoy a relaxing bath without the pressure of merchants and roughhousing patrons. Slipping deeper into the warm water, Lucius is suddenly caught in the suction and dragged through the drainage at the bottom of the bath! He emerges coughing and sputtering amid a group of strange-looking foreigners with the most peculiar bathhouse customs...over 1,500 years in the future in modern-day Japan! His contemporaries wanted him to modernize, and so, borrowing the customs of these mysterious bath-loving people, Lucius opens what quickly becomes the most popular new bathhouse in Rome-Thermae Romae!

Goong: The Royal Palace, Vol. 11


So Hee Park - 2011
    While her family grieves, her husband, Crown Prince Shin, is torn between royal duty and telling his wife the truth about the circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's death. He must also plot to keep and strengthen his royal position, as his father, the king, seeks to right a past wrong by depriving Shin of his title. And when his father reveals to Shin the truth of how he came to power, the house of cards upon which the king has built his authority begins to tumble in earnest, for the palace walls have ears...and they all seem to belong to Yul! Despite the announcement of Yul's own engagement, this erstwhile crown prince and opportunistic keeper of royal secrets will do anything it takes to steal Chae-Kyung away from Shin...even if it means using his own family's indiscretions to do so!

Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library, Vol. 7


Berkeley Breathed - 2011
    Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional “Context comments” are added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time. This is the first time Bloom County has been collected in a digital library. IDW will add more volumes, one year per volume. Each newspaper strip is reproduced in chronological order from first to last. Great effort has been made to ensure the highest production values are achieved.

A Sky Full of Kindness


Rob Ryan - 2011
    From the hopes for their unborn child to the fears about their own state of readiness, 'A Sky Full of Kindness' captures the intense and contradictory feelings of an unconditional love.

The Night Riders


Matt Furie - 2011
    As the friends make their way from forest to bat cave to ghost town to ocean to shore and beyond, new friends are discovered, a huge crab is narrowly avoided, and a world is revealed. Packed with colorful characters and surprising details on every hand-drawn page, The Night Riders is the ideal book for anyone who has ever wanted to surf to the mountains on the back of a dolphin.

Alan Moore: Storyteller


Gary Spencer Millidge - 2011
    Alan Moore is one of the most important creative forces in the history of comics. His innovative works, which include V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, have become enduring features of the modern cultural landscape, inspiring countless artists, from writers and illustrators to graphic novelists and filmmakers. Moore has won more awards and prizes than can be named—including nine Eisners, seven Harveys, multiple Jack Kirby awards, and the only Hugo ever awarded for work on a comic. Drawing on new and unpublished interviews, as well as rarely seen art and photos, this is the first book on his work to have Moore’s cooperation and support, making it a must-have for his many fans and for anyone interested in the art of visual storytelling. Alan Moore: Storyteller is a survey of his expansive work, from his high-profile best sellers to rarely seen experimental projects, such as spoken word and performance art. Individual works are richly illustrated from Moore’s personal archives and paired with critical context. An audio CD will feature excerpts from some of Moore’s multimedia performances and songs, making this the Alan Moore handbook: a must-have for his many comic-book fans and anyone interested in the art of visual storytelling.

Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato: Ultimate Collection


Warren Ellis - 2011
    Their earnest attempts to regain the faith of the people have only made them slow progress toward that goal, and r has always been an elusive prize. But now, in the aftermath of Civil War, the tables have turned: It's time for the Thunderbolts to inflict a little justice on America. At a time when the country has lost faith in its heroes, it is ready to put its faith in monsters. Now is the time for the Thunderbolts! Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato's modern masterpiece challenges readers with a thought-provoking story that offers a steady stream of explosive action!Collecting: Thunderbolts 110-121 & material from Civil War: The Initiative

In Pieces


Marion Fayolle - 2011
    A few pages later, a couple fight for the custody of their daughter until she's cut in two. In Pieces is a beautiful book of visual poetry, in which all common metaphors are explained through images only.

Habibi


Craig Thompson - 2011
    We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

Rachel Rising #1


Terry Moore - 2011
    With events of the previous night a blur, Rachel seeks out her boyfriend Phillip. But Phillip has a new girl now and Rachel is beginning to suspect she rose from the grave for a reason-- revenge! Don't miss the Premier Issue of this haunting new series by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Terry Moore!

Negima! Omnibus 1: Magister Negi Magi


Ken Akamatsu - 2011
    Negima!  Omnibus 1 contains volumes 1-3 of Negima!  Follow the adventures of Negi Springfield, a fresh magic academy graduate, as he starts his new job as a teacher at an all-girls high school.  Can he balance his teaching duties while pursuing his dream to become a great wizard like his father?

L.A. Noire Signature Series


Brady Games - 2011
    Noire Signature Series Strategy Guide includes the following: BradyGames continues its relationship with Rockstar Games to publish an indispensible reference and gorgeous art book for a game that is getting plenty of Game of the Year talk. - Complete coverage of one of the most highly anticipated games in 2011. - Exclusive detailed maps for all areas. - Unparalleled crime solving strategies. - Exclusive content from Rockstar Games. - Book design features hi-res images from the spectacularly recreated environments in the game, detailing the gorgeous backdrop for this dark story.

Married to the Sea: Victorian Newspaper Art Gone Wrong


Drew - 2011
    —New York MagazineMarried To The Sea: not only the true history of our civilization, but also the funniest comic around. —Andy Riley, author of Bunny SuicidesIf only I had put in legislation to require my state to read Married To The Sea. Perhaps during my next term. —Sarah Hutz, U.S. Congressmember from New HampshireAttention all friends: You're getting this for Christmas. —Chris Leavins, actorSingularly smart, often outlandish. —Sycamore Review

Do Not Sniff the Bees: Two Lumps Year Six


Mel Hynes - 2011
    It has since become a cult legend. Collected here in print, for the first time, are the strips from the sixth year of Two Lumps - complete with author and artist annotations.

Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus


Jack Kirby - 2011
    It's Jack Kirby at his finest in some of the kookiest Cap stories of all-time! Captain America and the Falcon face racism and government corruption with fists and shields raised! The deadly Secret Empire has infiltrated American society and plans to drive the entire country into war with their madness-inducing Madbomb!Collecting:: Captain America 193-214, Annual 3-4; Captain America's Bicentennial Battles

Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers


Robert Rodi - 2011
    You've heard Thor's -- now it's time to hear Loki's. Odin's least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his perspective, featuring the breathtaking painted artwork of Esad Ribic (WOLVERINE). In this story, Loki's insatiable lust for power, his conflicted sentiments toward Sif, his antipathy toward Balder, and the deep-seated feelings of longing and resentment toward his older brother, Thor, and uncaring father, Odin, will take on new meaning. And if that's not enough, just stare at the lush painted art by Ribic - you won't be disappointed!COLLECTING: Loki #1-4, Journey Into Mystery #85, Journey Into Mystery #112 (Tales of Asgard backup)Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/30/2011 Pages: 152

The Wisdom of Dog


Murray Ball - 2011
    Dog has starred in more than 50 Footrot Flats books and now has a book devoted entirely to himself and the 'wisdom' that his made him such a lovable character. THE WISDOM OF DOG features over 300 single, stand-alone cartoons, all with Dog as the main focus. The majority of these stand-alone cartoons have never before been published in book form.

The Complete Battlefields, Volume Two


Garth Ennis - 2011
    Losses have been high and life expectancy is low, but Ken remains undaunted - until he meets his crew, a foulmouthed, battle-hardened bunch with no time for new boys who can't stand the pace. Together, they must take the war to the enemy over the most heavily-defended region of the Third Reich- the industrial heartland of the Ruhr, known to the men who face the flak and nightfighters as Happy Valley. Battlefields: Firefly & His Majesty - The Tankies' Sergeant Stiles returns, recently promoted and angrier than ever He's got a new crew and a new tank - a Sherman Firefly with a high-velocity gun capable of taking out even the fearsome German Tiger. Too bad the enemy have a new tank of their own - the mighty King Tiger, with twice the armor and firepower of the original Battlefields: Motherland - Lieutenant Anna Kharkova is posted to single-seat fighter aircraft and sent straight into action. Hardened and embittered by the loss of her comrades, Anna is only too keen to get her teeth into the enemy- but with Russian and German armies about to collide in the titanic battle of Kursk, her first flight with her new squadron may well be her last

New Warriors Classic - Volume 3


Fabian Nicieza - 2011
    The New Warriors have barely had time to get used to being a team, but the threats don't stop coming! The Sphinx rewrites reality in his image! The Hate-Monger sets out to corrupt humanity! Terrax wants to destroy the planet! And Psionex seeks revenge! Good thing the young heroes have friends like Namor, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer and the Avengers! Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #11-17 and AVENGERS (1963) #341-342.

Gay Genius


Annie Murphy - 2011
    It is a labor of love, a celebration of possibility, an offering to the ancestors.

Extreme Perspective! For Artists: Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page


David Chelsea - 2011
    Many of these techniques have been carefully guarded secrets for centuries. But David, and his hollow-headed friend, Mugg, make them accessible to a new generation of artists, cartoonists, illustrators, and animators. In Extreme Perspective! For Artists, you’ll learn how to •         Render complicated multi-sided objects in perfect perspective•         Create accurate shadows and reflections from your own imagination•         Master the most difficult kinds of curvilinear perspective systems•         Draw eye-popping images in fisheye perspective•         Use your computer to create elaborate scenes quicker and more easily•         … And much, much more! Also included is a comprehensive library of perspective grids on DVD, suitable for printing or using with Photoshop and other applications.

The Meek (Issue 1)


Der-shing Helmer - 2011
    The world is overwhelmed with as much terror, crime, and disease as it is by those who yearn for peace. Now, a new war looms between the two countries, and mysterious, monstrous entities may be playing for much higher stakes than anyone realizes.Armed with only her instincts and an unexplainable power, Angora must journey through this world-- and perhaps decide once and for all if it is truly worth saving.The Meek Volume 1 collects the first three chapters from the epic online comic, which updates regularly at www.meekcomic.com

Wander (Dicebox, #1)


Jenn Manley Lee - 2011
    Dicebox is a long-form comic that tells the story of an eventful year in the lives of Griffen & Molly, a couple of itinerant factory workers in a space-traveling future, over the course of 4 books.

DC Comics: The New 52


Geoff Johns - 2011
    To commemorate this milestone occasion, DC Entertainment will be releasing DC COMICS: THE NEW 52, a massive hardcover collection that collects every single one of these debut issues. Hitting stores just in time for the holiday season, this 1,216-page compilation will include such issues as:JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee ACTION COMICS #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags MoralesBATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg CapulloGREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette STORMWATCH #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth And 45 more!

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Vol. 1


Stan Lee - 2011
    Donald Blake happened upon a secret chamber and inside it found a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking the cane a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into the Mighty Thor, God of Thunder and champion of Asgard! Collecting: Journey Into Mystery #83-120, Annual #1

This Haunted World


Mark Powers - 2011
    Some believe the Biblical End Times have arrived; others believe a civilization too often driven by greed has simply begun the inevitable process of devouring itself.Amid the fear and chaos walks a shadow. In the war-torn hills of Afghanistan, in the tragedy wracked hills of Hiroshima. He is called by many names in many places – and where he walks, he brings death.Two men – one whose ivory tower has been shattered by scandal, another sprawled on life's rock bottom – unknowingly hold mankind's only hope for survival.For a war unlike any other is about to be declared – one in which 10,000 years worth of sins and pain come back to haunt us…Terrifyingly illustrated, stunning told, THE HAUNTED WORLD will leave you gasping for breath.THIS HAUNTED WORLD will be available October 31, 2011 digitally (via Comixology, Iverse and Graphic.ly). A softcover print release will be available in late 2012.

Predators and Prey (Weregeek, #3)


Alina Pete - 2011
    the hunger was overwhelming my senses. I was on the hunt - the hunt for games!" – Mark, WeregeekA deadly battle takes place under the full moon... will you be predator or prey?Under the light of the Geek Moon, no game is safe! When the Weregeek strikes, CCGs are COLLECTED, mini armies are ROUTED, PCs are T.P.K.ed, and n00bs are P0WNED! But the Weregeeks now face their biggest challenge yet: the mysterious Hunters who stalk them at every turn. No one knows the fate that awaits the geeks they capture. However, soon the tables will be turned, and the Hunters will become the Hunted! This is the deadliest game of all, of predators and prey... but it this a game that Mark, so new to the power of the Geek Moon, can possibly hope to win?Weregeek: Predators and Prey is the third Weregeek print collection, compiling over 200 comics from the Weregeek archives. Over 14 pages of additional bonus content is included, featuring never-before-seen comic strips, artwork, and author commentary, plus a brand-new 6-page original Weregeek story, and much more!

Batman (1940-2011) #1


Bill Finger - 2011
    Plus, the first appearances of The Joker and Catwoman (referred to as “the Cat”)! Also includes a 2-page retelling of Batman’s origin.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade - Young Avengers #1


Allan Heinberg - 2011
    The future of these new Avengers is deeply rooted in the untold story of the Young Avengers very first adventure, before the events of YOUNG AVENGERS #1.? The past and the future collide and the secrets of the Children?s Crusade are revealed!

Pippi Fixes Everything


Astrid Lindgren - 2011
    It is Pippi's birthday, which means there is a lot of fun to be had! Join Pippi, Annika, and Tommy in their adventures on board a ship, hosting farewell parties, and visiting with Pippi's father, the island king. Bright colors, zany illustrations, and, of course, an irrepressibly joyful, strong-willed heroine: Lindgren and Vang Nyman's brilliant work guarantees that Pippi Fixes Everything will become an instant classic for young and old alike.

Comics Class


Matthew Forsythe - 2011
    Hegelian dialectics, sexual politics and the detestable use of clipart in comics are just some of the issues that Forsythe tackles with his disaffected class of 11 year olds––that is when he isn't challenging them to arm wrestle for money. This hilarious collection of half-truths and half-baked theories lovingly skewers the life of a working cartoonist, and it might just teach you something, maybe.

Take a Joke (Angry Youth Comix)


Johnny Ryan - 2011
    But before Prison Pit, Ryan garnered a considerable following via his one-man humor anthology (which doubled as a one-man War Against Political Correctness) Angry Youth Comix. Take a Joke collects many of the best stories from this inimitable series as well as many strips created for the wildly-popular Vice magazine, to which Ryan has contributed for years.Unlike Ryan’s previous collections, which focused on very short stories, Take a Joke spotlights several of the artist’s longest humor pieces to date, notably: “Graveyard Goofs,” in which Ryan’s hapless antiheroes Sinus O’Gynus and Loady McGee exhume the corpse of the recently-deceased Santa Claus as part of a Top Secret experiment, fantasize an orgy with a collection of anthropomorphic condiment bottles (resulting in an unwanted pregnancy), and end up in Hell; “Boobs Pooter’s Jokepocalypse,” starring a coprophiliac version of Godzilla who destroys the world with hilarious jokes and crazy pranks; and “The World’s Funniest Joke,” a 24-page masterpiece that makes The Aristocrats look like a Nora Ephron film.All this plus Cheeseburger Chase, Omletta DuPont, and “The Day The New Yorker Came to Town”!

28 Days Later, Vol. 6: Homecoming


Michael Alan Nelson - 2011
    And the American occupation isn’t the only thing preventing Selena from accomplishing her secret goal…

My Sister, the Freak


Dani Jones - 2011
    Read the ongoing webcomic for free at http://www.mysisterthefreak.com.Issue 1 introduces sisters Mary and Al Seaver. Things get "freak"-y when a few visitors arrive in their hometown of Pleasant Valley.Includes bonus section with extra promo artwork.

The Anthology Project (Volume 2)


Sam Bradley - 2011
    Its humble intent is only to delight.The project showcases a multidisciplinary group of passionate artists from across Canada and the United States.