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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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Stuck Rubber Baby (New Edition)

Written by Howard Cruse
Illustrated by Howard Cruse


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2703-6 (1-4012-2703-1)

The groundbreaking, award-winning semi-autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award-winning author of Fun Home.

In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting “homosexual tendencies,” and falls in with a close-knit group of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Robinson Crusoe
The Graphic Novel
Written by Daniel Defoe
Adapted by Dan Johnson
Illustrated by Naresh Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-20-0 (93-80028-20-2)

Robinson Crusoe is not content with his life in England. He is bored and wants to see more of the world. His curiosity convinces him to leave his homeland and travel abroad.

Without telling his parents, young Robinson sets off on a voyage of discovery. During the years that follow he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Alias the Cat

Written by Kim Deitch


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42431-1 (0-375-42431-8)

At the center of the novel Kim Deitch deftly places himself and his wife Pam–a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s, whose collection is impressive to say the least. But when she buys a mysterious old cat costume, she and Kim find themselves in wholly new territory... Read more >

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Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty

Written by Tania del Rio
Illustrated by Bill Galvan


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Archie Comics
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-936975-37-2 (1-936975-37-8)

Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door dives head first into high school and extracurricular activities.  Betty can do it all—but can she get by without a little help from her friend? Freshman year is off to a rocky start with some major BFF drama!  Betty’s longtime best friend Veronica is rich, ruthless and snobby—the... Read more >

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Masks Of Anarchy
The History Of A Radical Poem, From Percy Shelley To The Triangle Factory Fire
Written by Michael Demson
Illustrated by Summer Mcclinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-098-8 (1-78168-098-1)

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later.

Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Spandex - Fast and Hard

Written by Martin Eden


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-85768-973-3 (0-85768-973-8)

Prowler, Liberty, Neon, Indigo, Butch, Mr Muscles, Diva -- all superpowered, all British, and the first all gay super-hero team there ever was!

Created by independent comics artist Martin Eden, Spandex charts the highs and lows of a group of superheroes, doing battle with 50 feet lesbians, a group of skilled... Read more >

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Watchmen: Portraits

Written by Clay Enos


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84856-069-7 (1-84856-069-9)

As the official photographer on the set of Watchmen, Clay Enos was there at every stage of production as director Zack Snyder filmed the adaptation of the legendary graphic novel.

As well as his day-to-day duties making sure there was a visual record of the production, Enos also made time to... Read more >

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Stolen Hearts: The Love of Eros and Psyche
A Graphic Novel
Written by Ryan Foley
Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-48-4 (93-80028-48-2)

In the time of myths and legends...

...Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has grown jealous of a young girl named Psyche. She is envious of the praise heaped upon the mortal girl for her splendor. The goddess decides to dispatch her mischievous son Eros, the god of love, to perform a... Read more >

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No Longer Human, part 3

Written by Osamu Dazai
Adapted by Usamaru Furuya


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-37-7 (1-935654-37-3)

Comic artist Usamaru Furuya’s adaptation of No Longer Human takes place nearly seventy years after Dazai’s original novel. Set in modern day Tokyo, Dazai’s tale details the life of a young man originally from a well-off family from Japan’s far north. Yozo Oba is a troubled soul incapable of revealing his... Read more >

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No Longer Human, part 1

Written by Osamu Dazai
Adapted by Usamaru Furuya


Format: Trade Paperback, 194 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-19-3 (1-935654-19-5)

In honor of the 100th birthday of Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya retells Dazai’s most important work No Longer Human in modern day Tokyo where modern vices can bring ruin to the self-loathing.

Furuya’s adaptation of No Longer Human takes place nearly seventy years after Dazai’s original. Set in modern day Tokyo, Dazai’s... Read more >

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No Longer Human, part 2

Written by Osamu Dazai
Adapted by Usamaru Furuya


Format: Trade Paperback, 194 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-22-3 (1-935654-22-5)

In honor of the 100th birthday of Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya retells Dazai’s most important work No Longer Human in modern day Tokyo where modern vices can bring ruin to the self-loathing.

Furuya’s adaptation of No Longer Human takes place nearly seventy years after Dazai’s original. Set in modern day Tokyo, Dazai’s... Read more >

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Fogtown

Written by Anderson Gabrych
Illustrated by Brad Rader


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1384-8 (1-4012-1384-7)

A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of Frank Grissel, an aging, hard-knuckled private eye--and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco.

Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up... Read more >

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Annotated Sandman Vol. 1

Written by Neil Gaiman
Annotations by Leslie Klinger
Illustrated by Various


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3332-7 (1-4012-3332-5)

A new edition of Neil Gaiman’s classic Sandman graphic novel featuring annotations to all of the historical and literary references contained in the series

Meet the Endless, a family of immortals that govern all aspects of life and death throughout the universe. However, one of their own lays captured--Dream, the Lord of... Read more >

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Watching the Watchmen
The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel
Written by Dave Gibbons, Chip Kidd and Mike Essl


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-84856-041-3 (1-84856-041-9)

Enjoy the ultimate companion to a comics masterpiece, as award-winning artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of WATCHMEN in this dust-jacketed hardback volume, opening his vast personal archives to reveal never-published pages, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters, covers and rare portfolio... Read more >

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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Written by Sarah Glidden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2234-5 (1-4012-2234-X)

When Sarah Glidden took a “Birthright Israel” tour, she thought she knew what she was getting herself into. But when she got to Israel, she found that things weren’t quite so simple. How To Understand Israel is Sarah’s memoir not only of her Israeli government sponsored trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem... Read more >

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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga
Edited by Paul Gravett
Foreword by Terry Gilliam


Format: Hardcover, 960 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $36.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2271-5 (0-7893-2271-4)

Over the centuries, comic books and their offshoots, such as graphic novels, manga, and bandes dessinées, have evolved into a phenomenally popular, influential, and unique art form with which we can express our opinions, our fantasies, our nightmares, and our dreams. In short: comics are emphatically no longer just for kids... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Classic Bible Stories: Jesus - The Road of Courage / Mark, The Youngest Disciple

Written by Chad Varah and Marcus Morris
Illustrated by Frank Hampson and Giorgio Bellavitas


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84856-525-8 (1-84856-525-9)

Some of Britain’s finest comics artists of all time also produced strips for the classic British comic Eagle based on stories from the Bible. Now, for the first time ever, all these Bible Stories are being collected, beginning with Frank Hampson’s Road of Courage, the life story of Jesus, and Mark... Read more >

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My Brain is Hanging Upside Down

Written by David Heatley


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42539-4 (0-375-42539-X)

One of the most promising young talents in cartooning makes his debut with a dazzling collection—part freakish dreamlife, part quirk-o-rama autobiography, all genius.

Long a fixture in comics anthologies, David Heatley's deceptively crude, wickedly observant drawings have begun showing up on the New York Times op-ed pages and the cover of the... Read more >

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As the World Burns
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial#A Graphic Novel
Written by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-777-0 (1-58322-777-6)

Two of America’s most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Batman: Earth One

Written by Geoff Johns
Illustrated by Gary Frank


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3208-5 (1-4012-3208-6)

Batman is not a hero.

He is just a man.

Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.

In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Batman: Earth One

Written by Geoff Johns
Illustrated by Gary Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3209-2 (1-4012-3209-4)

Batman is not a hero.

He is just a man.

Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.

In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story

Written by Mat Johnson
Illustrated by Simone Gane


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2160-7 (1-4012-2160-2)

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, two men travel to a devastated New Orleans to pull off the bank heist of a lifetime. Up against the clock and eluding armed competitors, the men find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in American history. All around them... Read more >

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Right State

Written by Mat Johnson
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2944-3 (1-4012-2944-1)

A riveting political thriller from the author of Incognegro (“Don't miss it!”-Cornell West) and Dark Rain (“Masterful” — Miami Herald)

In the week leading up to a major campaign speech, the Secret Service discovers that an extremist militia group is plotting to assassinate America’s second African American President. The best chance to... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Right State

Written by Mat Johnson
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2943-6 (1-4012-2943-3)

Just in time for the fall election, this race-against-time political thriller follows an ex Special Forces commando who goes undercover with a militia group that’s plotting to assassinate the second African-American President of the U.S.

In the week leading up to a major campaign speech, the Secret Service discovers that an extremist... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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