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The Best American Comics 2006

The popularity of the graphic genre continues to rage, and The Best American Comics is a diverse, exciting annual selection for fans and newcomers alike. The inaugural volume includes stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web.

Contributors include Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Kim Deitch, Jaime Hernandez, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, and Lynda Barry?and unique discoveries such as Justin Hall, Esther Pearl Watson, and Lilli Carré.

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Asylum Press brings you a giant flesh rotting collection of all-new zombie tales. Featuring an international cast of artistic talent. Szymon Kudranski (SPAWN) brings us The Barber, a tale of the undead and the Mob. In Creature Converts, a cat lady’s feline friends develop a taste for the flesh. In Feast a gangster’s taste for a delicacy becomes his end. In Hate a zombie must confront what he’s become. Billy George brings us The Undead Templars a tale of the blind dead. Featuring an all-new tale by horror master Tim Vigil. In The Jiang Shi we get a taste of Asian zombies. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte deliver Zombie Brain Feast. Other tales include Bond, Dead of Night, and Desert Church. Over 15 flesh-eating tales to shock and horrify!

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The DC comics rarities archives

Reprinting for the first time some of DC Comics’ rarest publictions from the Golden Age of comics, including three early anthology titles in their entirety. Features appearances by virtually every Golden Age hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder, Sandman, Hawkman, Scribbly, The Atom, Wildcat and more. An action-packed adventure, this volume of classic tales is sure to entertain!

Girl Comics

Marvel is proud to bring you a celebration of amazing women in comics with a brand-new anthology created entirely by the most talented and exciting women working in comics today, including Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Laura Martin (SECRET INVASION), G. Willow Wilson (Air), Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING), Stephanie Buscema (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), and more! With stories featuring your favorite Marvel characters, from the Punisher to Mary Jane, don’t miss what will be one of the most talked-about series of the year!

COLLECTING:

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Warburger

Stripburger’s largest and most impressive anthology to date, focusing on the topic of war. For over ten years, Stripburger has been Eastern Europe’s crown jewel in contemporary world comics and cartooning. The latest volume of their highly regarded annual anthology, this year titled Warburger, clocks in at 400 pages and is without a doubt their most ambitious volume to date. This crucially important edition, edited and produced in conjunction with the renowned Peace Institute, features over 80 cartoonists from Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Korea, and Israel. Aleksandar Zograf, whose own life living in war-torn Serbia inspired his own vital anti-war comics, writes the Introduction.

Joe Kubert Presents

For over seven decades, Joe Kubert helped create some of the most memorable characters and stories in history. Now,  the legendary, industry-defining creator unleashes an anthology-style graphic novel with original stories with far ranging characters and settings. Included in this new collection are tales featuring heroes from his most famous works, Sgt. Rock and Hawkman, as well as the gritty war epics he is best known for.

Don’t miss this new graphic novel, with contributions from Brian Buniak and Sam Glanzman. Collects issues #1-6.

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New Recruits

Dark Horse asked its readers, “Think you’ve got what it takes to be in comics?” The response was overwhelming. Now, after receiving hundreds of submissions from all over the world, Dark Horse is proud to present five of the coolest, strangest, and funniest stories from a group of undiscovered and underrated newcomers. There’s no comic anthology out there like this one. Now’s your chance to get in on the new wave of comic contenders who’ve got what it takes!

Explorer

Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?
Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology seriesFlight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.

Praise forExplorer: Mystery Boxes
STARRED REVIEW
“An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

STARRED REVIEW
“Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“This standout anthology will leave its audience with a fresh appetite for more from both the series and the individual contributors.”
The Horn Book

“Award-winning comics creator and editor of the celebrated Flight anthologies, Kibuishi offers yet another great anthology geared toward middle-school readers. Always clever and never boring, these diverse stories run the gamut from creepy to sarcastic to witty to cute to Zen to wacky to thoughtful. While the pieces feature different artists and styles, each one is complete and so well composed that the transitions from one to another do not seem jarring or out of place. A great introductory title for young or struggling middleschool readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels.”
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