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La Perdida

Written by Jessica Abel


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71471-9 (0-375-71471-5)

From the Harvey and Lulu award–winning creator of Artbabe comes this riveting story of a young woman’s misadventures in Mexico City. Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City to “find herself.” She crashes with a former fling, Harry, who has been drinking his way through the... Read more >

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In Clothes Called Fat

Written by Moyoco Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-939130-43-3 (1-939130-43-3)

From the pen of Moyoco Anno comes a stunning tale of self-image and self-loathing. In Clothes Called Fat details the lives of young women earnestly revealing the struggles women may have with their bodies and sexuality.    

Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a... Read more >

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Sakuran
Blossoms Wild
Written by Moyoco Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-45-2 (1-935654-45-4)

Kiyoha may wear the similar fancy kimono-dresses but she is not your everyday geisha. The hairstyle may be the same and she may have some of the finest clientele comparable to those of the most refined women in all of Kyoto, but she is not in the home of geisha and... Read more >

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Watchmen: The Art of the Film

Written by Peter Aperlo


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84856-068-0 (1-84856-068-0)

Discover how director Zack Snyder (300) and his crew faithfully recreated the intricately detailed world and characters of the legendary graphic novel in the eagerly awaited film.

From the New York City of an alternate 1985 to the surface of Mars, the film adaptation of Watchmen is a triumph of design, filled... Read more >

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The Complete Aranzi Hour

Written by Aronzo Aranzi
Translated by Jessica Hatakeda


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-934287-35-4 (1-934287-35-0)

The Complete Aranzi Hour is a massive 252-page, full-color collection of humorous adventures starring the popular Aranzi Aronzo characters from The Cute Book, Cute Dolls, and Machine Gun series. The Cute Book alone is in its 4th printing, and its success is due in no small part to the Aranzi recipe... Read more >

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A God Somewhere (New Edition)

Written by John Arcudi
Illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3246-7 (1-4012-3246-9)

After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand. This story charts the arc of the evolution of... Read more >

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Epileptic

Written by David B.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 4, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71468-9 (0-375-71468-5)

Hailed by The Comics Journal as one of Europe’s most important and innovative comics artists, David B. has created a masterpiece in Epileptic, his stunning and emotionally resonant autobiography about growing up with an epileptic brother. Epileptic gathers together and makes available in English for the first time all six volumes... Read more >

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Daytripper

Written by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2969-6 (1-4012-2969-7)

A Library Journal 2011 Best Book — Graphic Novel

Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a... Read more >

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The Harlem Hellfighters

Written by Max Brooks
Illustrated by Caanan White


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-46497-2 (0-307-46497-0)

Teachers/Professors: To request an Advance Reader's Copy, email rhacademic@randomhouse.com with your full school shipping address.

THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina... Read more >

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Black Hole

Written by Charles Burns


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71472-6 (0-375-71472-3)

The setting: suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways — from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) — but once you’ve got it, that’s... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Black Hole

Written by Charles Burns


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $32.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42380-2 (0-375-42380-X)

Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the out-set that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways — from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) — but once you’ve got it, that’s it. There’s... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Hive

Written by Charles Burns


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90788-2 (0-307-90788-0)

From the creator of Black Hole ("The best graphic novel of the year." —Time; "Burns's masterwork." —The New York Times Book Review), the second part of a new epic masterpiece of graphic horror in brilliant, vivid color.

Much has happened since we last saw Doug, the Tintin-like hero from X'ed Out. Confessing... Read more >

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Sugar Skull

Written by Charles Burns


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-90790-5 (0-307-90790-2)

The long, strange trip that began in X'ed Out and continued in The Hive reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before Doug is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. In this concluding volume, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality...

(With full-color illustrations throughout.)


“The coloring is... Read more >

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X'ed Out

Written by Charles Burns


Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37913-9 (0-307-37913-2)

From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.

Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn... Read more >

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Darwin
A Graphic Biography
Written by Eugene Byrne
Illustrated by Simon Gurr


Format: Trade Paperback, 100 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-352-9 (1-58834-352-9)

Darwin: A Graphic Biography is an expedition into the physical and intellectual adventures of Charles Darwin. Presenting Darwin’s life in a smart and entertaining graphic novel, the book attempts to not only educate the reader about Darwin but also the scientific world of the 1800s.

The graphic novel captures a young... Read more >

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The New Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Stories
From Crumb to Clowes
Written by Bob Callahan


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2004
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-183-9 (1-58834-183-6)

A panorama of some of the most creative and subversive art of our times, this one-of-a-kind anthology celebrates the artistry and insight of comic book art, graphic novels, and graphic journalism from the 1960s to the present. Classics such as R. Crumb’s I Remember the Sixties, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s... Read more >

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Alice in Wonderland
The Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-23-1 (93-80028-23-7)

Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary.

After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Two Generals

Written by Scott Chantler


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-1959-3 (0-7710-1959-9)

A beautifully illustrated and poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II from an Everyman’s perspective.

In March of 1943, Scott Chantler’s grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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9 of 1
A Window to the World
Written by Oliver Chin
Foreword by Phoebe Gloeckner


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: July 9, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-072-3 (1-58394-072-3)

In this graphic novel that helps teens make sense of world events, nine fictional high school students reflect the variety of feelings about the events of September 11. Read more >

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Shoplifter

Written by Michael Cho


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-91173-5 (0-307-91173-X)

Corrina Park used to have big plans.

Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is . . . copy... Read more >

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David Boring

Written by Daniel Clowes


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71452-8 (0-375-71452-9)

Meet David Boring: a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured innner life and an obsessive nature. When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry: what seems too good to be true apparently is. And what seems truest in Boring's life is that, given the right set... Read more >

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Ice Haven

Written by Daniel Clowes


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71469-6 (0-375-71469-3)

Welcome to Ice Haven! “It’s not as cold here as it sounds,” declares Random Wilder, our reluctant guide to this sleepy Midwestern town. He’s also its would-be poet laureate. Would-be, that is, were it not for the “florid banalities” of his archrival, Ida Wentz, published ad nauseam in the Ice Haven... Read more >

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Mister Wonderful
A Love Story
Written by Daniel Clowes


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37813-2 (0-307-37813-6)

The fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally seri­alized in The New York Times Magazine, now collected and with forty pages of new material.

Meet Marshall. Sitting alone in the local coffee place. He’s been set up by his friend Tim on a blind date with someone named Natalie, and now he’s just... Read more >

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Unterzakhn

Written by Leela Corman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4259-1 (0-8052-4259-7)

A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.

For six-year-old Esther and Fanya, the teeming streets of New York’s Lower East Side circa... Read more >

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World War One: 1914-1918

Written by Alan Cowsill
Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma


Format: Trade Paperback, 132 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-93-80741-85-7 (93-80741-85-5)

The First World War, also known as the Great War, involved over thirty nations and resulted in the deaths of millions of young men.  This graphic novel brings history to life as we see the war through the eyes of the young conscripted servicemen on all sides of the conflict. Introducing... Read more >
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