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Welcome to the 2023 Forces of Geek Holiday Gift Guide! Part Two: Comics / Graphic Novels

Time2 Omnibus HC

Graphically experimental, narratively daring and visually explosive, Howard Chaykin’s Time2 was a work ahead of its time. Now, to commemorate the project’s 35th anniversary with the arrival of its long-awaited conclusion…it still is.

In addition to remastered versions of the long-out-of-print first two volumes, The Epiphany and The Satisfaction of Black Mariah, the Time2 Omnibus completes the trilogy with the new 48-page volume Hallowed Ground0, plus many never-before-seen extras from the project.

Tom Strong Compendium TPB

From Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse, are you ready to meet Tom Strong?

In this collection, readers are introduced to the foremost science hero Tom Strong and his remarkable exploits over a nearly century-long career. With a supporting cast of characters that include his wife Dhalua (the daughter of a mighty chieftain) his daughter Tesla, the enhanced ape King Solomon and his robotic valet, Pneuman, Tom finds himself battling in different times, worlds, and realms. The Tom Strong Compendium collects Tom Strong #1-36!

Where Monsters Lie TPB

Haven’t you always wondered what slasher monsters—the masked home invasion family, the mindless unkillable monster, the serial killer trapped in a doll—what they do for those couple of years in-between their murder sprees? They’re at Wilmhurst—a gated community in the middle of nowhere where they relax—or try to—until they get the call to go out and kill again.

Connor Hayes survived his first slasher in summer camp. A handful of years later he barely escaped a psychopath who built torture puzzles for his victims. Since then he’s been training and planning for running into these creatures again. He’s a respected special agent. And now he knows where the monsters lie and he’s planning for war.

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin HC

In order to keep a newborn Komodo dragon from joining the endangered species list, the Shaolin Cowboy must first make him an orphan and then adopt him into the ways of the “Intercepting fist” to keep their road trip from turning into roadkill.

When social distancing isn’t enough, the Cowboy has plenty of booster shots and jabs to keep a new army of foes, both new and old, from turning the situation from ugly, to bad, and no good.

Blue Book Volume 1: 1961 TPB

An ambitious, non-fiction comic book experience depicting true stories of UFO abductions with an eye to capturing the strange essence of those encounters.

From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning co-creator of Something is Killing the Children, The Nice House on the Lake,  and The Department of Truth.

In Blue Book, teaming with artist Michael Avon Oeming and letterer Aditya Bidikar, James Tynion IV presents what he calls his “True Weird” stories. Tales of ordinary people encountering the strange and the impossible.

Volume 1 retells the infamous case of the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill of New Hampshire in 1961 — the very first widely-publicized UFO abduction that went on to shape and influence all future encounter stories.

Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 3 HC

The Eisner Award–winning superhero saga returns in this story picking up years later, with new series artists Caitlin Yarsky, Malachi Ward, and Matthew Sheean!

Years after Black Hammer and the rest of Spiral City’s greatest heroes seemingly died defeating the cosmic despot known as Anti-God, Lucy Weber, the daughter of Black Hammer, took up his mantle and carried on the legacy of her father.

Years after that, Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn’t picked up the hammer in years. But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her family, and the peace she has tried hard to find for herself.

Collects Black Hammer Reborn #1–#12 in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!

The Riddler: Year One HC

Actor and writer Paul Dano understands the Riddler’s every motivation… come see Edward Nashton evolve into the menace known as the Riddler.

As depicted in Matt Reeves’s hit movie The Batman, the Riddler wasn’t simply an amusing eccentric with an affinity for wordplay and baffling clues, but as terrifying a villain as any in the annals of the Dark Knight. How did an unknown forensic accountant uncover the dark secrets of Gotham’s underworld and come so close to bringing down the entire city?

This collection is an immediate prequel to The Batman—the detailed, disturbing, and at times shocking story of a man with nothing to lose.

Artist Stevan Subic makes his American comics debut, collaborating with Dano to deliver a shadowy and gritty tale of a society’s forgotten man who refuses to go unnoticed any longer. Subic’s recent Conan the Cimmerian for French publisher Glénat has brought him great acclaim in Europe, and he’s about to break out globally with a Batman series unlike any you’ve seen before.

Clear TPB

A dazzling, visual thrill ride through a hard-boiled dystopia that the A.V. Club descibes as “gorgeous sci-fi noir,” from inimitable comic-book storytellers Scott Snyder (Batman, Nocterra) and Francis Manapul (Justice League, The Flash).

In the not-too-distant future, mankind no longer sees the world as it truly is. The invention of neurological filters has made it so one can view reality however they may choose—Old Hollywood monochrome, zombie apocalypse, anime… the possibilities are endless.

Neo-shamus Sam Dunes is one of only a handful who choose to live without a filter. When the death of an old flame reveals foul play, Dunes is set on a wild and twisting mystery that will take him from the city’s deadly underworld to the even deadlier heights of wealth and power.

Ghosted Compendium TPB

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Joshua Williamson’s breakout hit horror series!

Jackson Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last doomed score. But when a filthy-rich collector breaks Winters out, he’s tasked to put together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

Skybound’s horror/crime mash-up is equal parts Ocean’s 11 and The Shining from writer Joshua Williamson (DARK RIDE, BIRTHRIGHT) and artists Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man), Davide Gianfelice, and more!

Where the Body Was HC

Like a true crime podcast crossed with a long-lost diary, Where the Body Was is unlike anything Brubaker and Phillips have ever done, and a must-have for all their avid fans!

A boarding house full of druggies. A neglected housewife. A young girl who thinks she’s a superhero. A cop who wants to be left alone. And a Private Detective looking for a runaway girl. These stories collide one fateful summer in Where the Body Was, a tale of love and murder in the suburbs, told from a dozen different points of view. All the neighbors on the block have an opinion about the murder and how it happened, but which of them is telling the truth?

Starting with a map of the crime scene, this murder mystery follows the ripples of this killing as they echo through decades of love and loss and passion and violence.

Where the Body Was is a tour-de-force readers will be obsessed with from grandmasters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips—the bestselling multiple Eisner award winning creators of Pulp, Reckless, Criminal, and the recent critical hit Night Fever.

Clementine Book Two TPB

From the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.

Clementine and her new friends are rescued by an island community led by an enigmatic doctor called Miss Morro, but just as Clementine’s scars are finally beginning to heal, she discovers dark secrets that threaten to tear her new life apart.

Can Miss Morro be trusted? What about the rest of the islanders?

And just how far will Clementine go to protect the ones she loves?

Tilllie Walden’s acclaimed trilogy continues!

Crashing TPB

House meets Gotham Central in this powered up medical drama featuring a prized physician caught amid recovery from addiction and a polarizing campaign aimed to strip superpowered humans of healthcare rights.

Rose Osler is a specialist. Her focus? Patients with Powers…at a hospital with a No Powered Patients policy. When a battle between Boston’s protectors and destroyers erupts, Rose is trapped between saving the city’s beloved hero by day and greatest villain at night. Except Rose could become a casualty when she’s forced to risk her recovery. As Rose pushes past her limits to save everyone else, will she be able to save herself?

Witness the downward spiral conceptualized by debut writer Matthew Klein with art by Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches and The Family Trade), colors by Triona Farrell (Ms. Marvel and Shang-Chi), and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

Watership Down: The Graphic Novel HC

A beautiful and faithful graphic novel adaptation of Richard Adams’s beloved story of a group of rabbits on an epic journey in search of home.

“Every rabbit that stays behind is in great danger. We will welcome any rabbit who joins us.”

Watership Down is a classic tale of survival, hope, courage, and friendship that has delighted and inspired readers around the world for more than fifty years. Masterfully adapted by award-winning author James Sturm and gorgeously illustrated by bestselling artist Joe Sutphin, this spectacular graphic novel will delight old fans and inspire new ones, bringing the joy of Watership Down to a new generation of readers.

Marvel Universe by Arthur Adams Omnibus

Like all great comic-book artists, Arthur Adams earned his way in through long, hard work – by hitting the pavement with his portfolio in hand. But it didn’t seem that way. Adams seemed to burst out of the clear blue sky with an avalanche of unbelievable artwork. Energetic, richly detailed, full of character and just plain fun, his art merged East and West – bringing manga influences to American readers and influencing a generation of future artists. Now, this Omnibus collects Adams’ complete Marvel work from the 1980s through the early 1990s in one volume! From Longshot to the X-Men to the New Fantastic Four; from covers galore to pinups, posters and trading cards – not to mention a huge trove of pencils and original art – this is your be-all, end-all Arthur Adams Omnibus! Collecting LONGSHOT #1-6, NEW MUTANTS SPECIAL EDITION #1, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #9-10, CLOAK AND DAGGER (1985) #9, X-FACTOR (1986) #41-42, EXCALIBUR: MOJO MAYHEM and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #347-349 – plus material from WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #12 and #14, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #358, and MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL (1991) #1.

GCPD: The Blue Wall HC

No one said protecting a city like Gotham would be easy.

Still relatively early in her tenure as GCPD commissioner, Renee Montoya sets out to rebuild her department and restore public faith in the historically troubled PD during some of the worst conditions it’s ever seen.

But Renee can’t do it alone—in order for her plan to work, everyone from the topmost officials all the way down to the most fresh-faced new officers must contend with the harsh realities of being a symbol of law and order in a city of super-powered saviors and superhuman lawlessness.

From the stellar team of Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Stefano Raffaele. This collection is a thought-provoking and riveting story of everyday people trying to do good in the midst of a flawed system. GCPD: The Blue Wall collects the entire six-issue miniseries.

Michael Golden’s Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition HC

The work of one of the most influential artists in comics gets the Artist’s Edition treatment!

Michael Golden is a true “Artist’s Artist,” his work has inspired several generations of comic artists, and fans across the globe eagerly await his new releases. This Artist’s Edition of Golden’s Marvel work will include four stories (two short NAM stories from Savage Tales, and the Wolverine Christmas story), including one of his most fondly remembered, the Spider-Man/Hulk from Marvel Fanfare #47–considered to be one of his very best! Additionally, this collection will include pages from Doctor Strange #55, Avengers Annual #10, and covers galore!

WHAT IS AN ARTIST’S EDITION?

An Artist’s Edition reproduces artwork, scanned from the originals at a high resolution, and at the same size it was drawn. It is reproduced in its most raw and basic form, and while it APPEARS to be in black and white, each page has been scanned in color, offering the reader a heretofore impossible vantage point to view the comic art as close as possible to the artist’s original intent… all the little nuances that make art unique–gradients in the inks, editorial notations, corrections–are clearly visible… The only way to better view these pages would be if you were standing over the artist’s shoulder at his drawing board.

If you are a Michael Golden fan then this is the Artist’s Edition you have been waiting for!

Heart Attack TPB

Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease―only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights.

But a new rebellion begins when Charlie North and Jill Kearney learn their instant attraction unlocks powers of mass destruction and forces them to question how far they should go to topple the system!

Acclaimed writer Shawn Kittelsen (Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat 11) and artist Eric Zawadzki present a new graphic novel collecting Heart Attack #1-6 and featuring six all-new chapters concluding their epic story.

Good Comics for Bad People: An Extra Fabulous Collection TPB

For fans of Strange Planet, Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure and the Sarah’s Scribbles Collection!

Master of the hilarious, unpredictable, and just plain weird, Zach M. Stafford’s Good Comics for Bad People marks his graphic novel debut, and features all the laughter, absurdity, and bodily fluids that have made his worldwide mega-hit webcomic so (in)famous!

Includes all your favorite Extra Fabulous Comics plus book exclusive comics that can’t be found online and an introduction by Sarah Anderson AKA Sarah’s Scribbles.

The Super Hero’s Journey HC

Imbued with the creativity, artwork, and heart of Patrick McDonnell, this all-new graphic novel love letter features the classic Marvel super heroes including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, and is the synthesis of McDonnell’s positive, inspirational sensibility and Marvel’s blockbuster brand. Using the Marvel Universe as avatars, McDonnell muses on how comics changed his life and inspired him to become a cartoonist, instilling a moral sensibility that he carries through his work and his life.

Visually striking, The Super Hero’s Journey incorporates panels from classic Marvel comics as a tribute by McDonnell to his heroes—Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the other creators of the Marvel Universe—alongside inspirational quotes from Eckhart Tolle, Thoreau, and others, presenting an adventure unlike any you have ever read.

Sunshine Patriots TPB

You think you’ve read everything about Hollywood? Think Again!

And when legendary creator Howard Chaykin is in the director’s chair, expect the unexpected.

Follow the adventures of two former members of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders cavalry, who arrive in Hollywood in 1913 and find themselves caught in the web of a dangerous new world. As the first Sicilian mobsters make their way to the City of Angels, the two heroes find themselves recruited as mercenaries for the movie studios and drawn into the cutthroat world of cinema, with a front- row seat to the building of a new American empire.

With its action-packed narrative and exciting new historical setting, Sunshine Patriots is a must-read for fans of the Western genre and anyone interested in the early days of Hollywood and the formation of one of the most important facets of modern American culture. Written, drawn and delivered by Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids, Comics!, American Flagg,…).

Marvel Super Stories: All-New Comics from All-Star Cartoonists Book One HC

Marvel Super Stories is the first-ever middle-grade anthology from Marvel Comics, featuring all-new comics stories by 15 all-star cartoonists.

Welcome to the Marvel Universe and the World Outside Your Window! This first volume in a middle-grade anthology series with Marvel Comics, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator John Jennings, features all of your favorite Marvel super heroes in original six-page stories written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in comics for young readers. These mighty team-ups include:

Black Panther: Jerry Craft (New Kid), Wiccan: Mike Curato (Flamer), Miles Morales Spider-Man: C. G. Esperanza (Soul Food Sunday), Iron Man: John Gallagher (Max Meow), Shang-Chi: Gale Galligan (The Baby-Sitters Club), the Hulk: Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Spider-Man: Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Captain America: Michael Lee Harris (Choco Leche), Hawkeye: Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Ms. Marvel: Priya Huq (Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab), Daredevil: John Jennings (Kindred: The Graphic Novel Adaptation), Thor and Loki: George O’Connor (The Olympians), Namor: Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Squirrel Girl: Maria Scrivan (Nat Enough), and Ghost Spider: Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight).

This renowned roster takes a fun, fresh look at Marvel’s greatest super heroes, delivering all-new comics for fans of all ages.

Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz TPB

Discover the man behind Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang in this imaginative and tender-hearted tribute told in comic-strip format!

Charles M. Schulz was arguably the most influential and popular cartoonist of the 20th century, and he poured many of his own emotions and experiences into the world of Peanuts over its iconic 50-year run. Now, Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi pay tribute to the master by telling the story of Schulz’s life in the medium that made him immortal: the comic strip. Every strip provides a laugh as well as a piece of insight into his remarkable life story. Starting with the last days of his monumental career, Funny Things jumps back and forth in time to narrate both Schulz’s artistic achievements and the personal episodes that formed him as an author and human being, ultimately shaping him into the most beloved cartoonist on the planet. Filled with affection, charm, and poignant insight, Funny Things imagines Schulz through the lens of the very world he created, inviting us all to meet the man behind the blanket.

BLAB! Volume 1 TPB

BLAB!—the Harvey Award-winning anthology of cutting-edge comics, art, and culture—has returned to its comics roots with a stellar lineup of contributors.

Noah Van Sciver depicts the tragic demise of Crime Does Not Pay editor Robert Wood. Ryan Heshka recounts the rise and fall of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster. Sasha Velour portrays the making of film director F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu. Children’s book illustrator Giselle Potter examines Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter’s passion as a naturalist. Illustrated articles include the history of the gorilla and a report on UFOs.

All this and much more in Comics and Stories That Will Make You BLAB!

Monica HC

This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most innovative storytellers of all time.

Monica is a series of interconnected narratives that collectively tell the life story ― actually, stories ― of its title character. Clowes calls upon a lifetime of inspiration to create the most complex and personal graphic novel of his distinguished career. Rich with visual detail, an impeccable ear for language and dialogue, and thrilling twists, Monica is a multilayered masterpiece in comics form that alludes to many of the genres that have defined the medium ― war, romance, horror, crime, the supernatural, etc. ― but in a mysterious, uncategorizable, and quintessentially Clowesian way that rewards multiple readings.

Five years in the making, Monica marks the apex of creativity from one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century. A new book from Clowes is always a huge event in comics and literary circles; Monica will be the biggest literary event of 2023.

Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy HC

From Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead and Nobody’s Fool, comes Three Rocks, a biography of cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller, creator of the iconic comic strip Nancy. But this graphic novel is about more than a single comic book artist. It is the story of this American art form, tracing its inception to 1895 with the Yellow Kid, the creation of Nancy in 1933, and all the strips that followed, including Peanuts and The Far Side. When Bushmiller died in 1982, Nancy was running in almost 900 daily newspapers—a number few syndicated cartoonists ever achieve.

Nancy is hailed as the “perfect” comic strip by fans and cartoonists alike. The title Three Rocks refers to the trope of three hemispherical rocks often seen in a Bushmiller landscape—just enough to communicate environment to the reader. This distillation is exemplary of the iconic, diagrammatic look of Nancy, a comic strip about the nature of what it means to be a comic strip—the perfect avatar for Griffith to expand upon his philosophy of creating comics.

Tales of the Orishas HC

Tales of the Orishas is a fantasy-adventure graphic novel that explores Afro-Brazilian legends and mythology.

In ancient times, when heaven and Earth were united as two halves of a gourd, deities and heroes walked among men. They fought battles with fury and taught the ways of the ashe (the energy of creation), land, iron, and fire. They reigned and loved with great intensity. Some descended from the luminous Orun, to live their lives and fulfill their destinies, while others were born in the aiye, and through their great deeds became Orishas, changing forever the history of two continents.

Tales of the Orishas fuses the pantheon of the African diasporic religion of Candomblé with the Silver Age comic aesthetics of Jack Kirby into a riveting tale of high adventure. The story centers around a celestial battle between the gods of Brazil, who are worshipped by the Bahia people, and a fearsome conquering force led by a dark and malevolent overlord. Only Shango, the god of fire and thunder, can lead his people into victory while the fate of creation hangs in the balance.

Masterfully executed and painstakingly researched, writer and artist Hugo Canuto brings these legends to life with incredible designs and a vibrant color palette. Tales of the Orishas is a bright and brilliant story that showcases mythology as a powerful tool to remind us that there is something greater to unite the peoples who sail on the blue star called Earth.

Gotham City: Year One HC

There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious.

The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years.

That’s about to change.

Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight. Two generations before Batman, private investigator Slam Bradley gets tangled in the “kidnapping of the century” as the infant Wayne heir disappears in the night…and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.

Spider-Man by Chip Zdarsky Omnibus

Celebrated writer Chip Zdarsky puts Peter Parker front and center as all of his unmissable Spider-Man stories are collected in one package! Spidey and his ol’ pal the Human Torch learn that the Kingpin is still a force to be reckoned with! The webslinger lands right in the middle of the Tinkerer’s family feud! Peter’s “sister” returns, J. Jonah Jameson makes a shocking discovery, and they all end up in a world without a Spider-Man – where Norman Osborn reigns supreme! Plus, Zdarsky teams with legend Mark Bagley to tell Peter’s life story as if he aged in real time! And what if Spidey never took off the symbiote suit? Collecting PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (2017) #1-6 and #297-310, PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (2018) #1, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1-6, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY ANNUAL #1, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW #1-5 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (SECRET EMPIRE).

The Nice House on the Lake: The Deluxe Edition HC

With Something Is Killing the Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics—now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!

Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off.

But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not?

All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? In The Nice House on the Lake, the overriding anxieties of the 21st century get a terrifying new face—and it might just be the face of the person you once trusted most.

Hip Hop Family Tree: The Omnibus

Discover the history of hip hop in graphic novel form ― this omnibus collection of the New York Times best-selling series includes over 140 pages of extras in a deluxe hardcover for the first time!

Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree has been a global phenomenon and perennial bestseller since the first (of four) volumes was published in 2013, spawning multiple printings, fourteen comic books, and the author’s wildly popular YouTube comics channel, Cartoonist Kayfabe (with fellow cartoonist Jim Rugg). Yet the series has never been collected under one cover. Until now.

This omnibus collection includes the original 360-page series with over 140 pages of extra material: a cover gallery of every HHFT book and comic book cover and back cover Piskor ever created, pages from the HHFT comic book series that have never been collected, new annotations of the entire series by Piskor, and much more. Plus, it features a foreword by Charlie Ahearn and an afterword by Bill Adler.

Hip Hop Family Tree is the entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Piskor’s cartooning crackles like Kirby and takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late 1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a vigorous and engaging Ken Burns-meets-Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and Scratch, Hip Hop Family Tree is an essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day.

Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam

A moving young adult graphic memoir about a Vietnamese immigrant boy’s search for belonging in America, perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and The Best We Could Do!

Thien’s first memory isn’t a sight or a sound. It’s the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It’s the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam.

After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don’t get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien’s mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity.

Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search– for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.

Homicide: The Graphic Novel, Part One
Homicide: The Graphic Novel, Part Two

Homicide, the celebrated true crime-book from the creator of HBO’s The Wire, is reenvisioned in this gritty, cinematic graphic novel duology.

In 1988, journalist David Simon was given unprecedented access to the Baltimore Police Department’s homicide unit. Over the next twelve months, he shadowed detectives as they took on a slew of killings in a city where killings were common. Only the most heinous cases stood out–chief amongst them, the rape and murder of eleven-year-old Latonya Wallace.

In Part Two, A woman is stabbed and left to die in her bedroom. A taxi cab driver is killed for a handful of jewelry. A man is gunned down over a debt of $8. As the board fills with red ink, the pressure rises. All the while, Detective Pellegrini is haunted by the murder of eleven-year-old Latonya Wallace, a case that is getting colder by the day.

Originally published in 1991, Simon’s Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show Homicide: Life on the Streets and inspired HBO’s The Wire. Now, this true-crime classic is reimagined as a gritty two-part graphic novel series.

Hey Kids! Comics! Volume 3: The Schlock of the New TPB

Howard Victor Chaykin’s history of the comic book industry concludes!

It all begins with a generation of artists who view their life’s work as dismal failures and a waste of that life…in service to a medium that refuses to die, grinding its way through generation after generation…until it collides with creatives who can’t even begin to imagine why anyone would ever want to do anything else.

This is the history of comic books, alongside the misbegotten midwife whose growth, whose refusal to truly grow, serves as its decades-long and distorted mirror…

Fandom.

Superman: The Harvests of Youth TPB

A grounded and heartbreakingly human story about the legendary Superman as a teenager finding his place in a world filled with death and hate, without losing sight of his greatest power…hope.

Despite being a superpowered teenager, high school has been pretty normal for Clark Kent; but his idyllic life is wrenched away when the death of a classmate rocks all of Smallville. As he and his friends grieve, the challenges they face become darker, more complex, and deeply insidious. Clark feels completely out of his depth when Smallville’s latest threat proves that it takes more than fists and laser beams to save the day. For the first time in his life, Clark must grapple with life’s biggest questions, and confront his own mortality (or lack thereof) in order to become the hero his beloved town needs.

Acclaimed GLAAD media award-winning writer and artist Sina Grace (Iceman) tells the deeply moving and quintessential story of teen Clark Kent and the town that must overcome grief and hate to restore hope.

The Night Eaters Book 2: Her Little Reapers HC

The Night Eaters: Her Little Reapers is the second volume in the graphic novel horror trilogy following She Eats the Night from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda—the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling series Monstress.

It’s been four months since the night of gore, chaos, and the failed demonic summoning that revealed the Ting twins’ unusual family background. Since then, Milly and Billy have tried to explore their new powers, but their parents, Ipo and Keon, haven’t been much help. Despite the lack of explanations, one thing is abundantly clear: the Ting family is part of a much larger supernatural world and something in that world is very, very wrong.

As Ipo and Keon are reluctantly drawn back into the treacherous high society of supernatural elites, their children find that dealings with the spirit world comes at a steep price—when the dead have unfinished business with the living, only blood can balance the scales. To save humanity and themselves, the Tings will have to embrace their inner demons.

Eisner Award–winning and bestselling author Marjorie Liu and illustrator Sana Takeda have done it again, spinning an epic tale of gods and monsters in Her Little Reapers that will leave readers hungry for more.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire TPB

Legendary writer Scott Snyder presents Dark Spaces—a thrilling new anthology series exploring our deepest fears of the unknown, beginning in the smoldering hills of California in Dark Spaces: Wildfire!

Six weeks into the slow burn of the historic Arroyo Fire, a crew of women from an inmate firefighting program are risking everything on the frontlines when their newest recruit—a white-collar convict with a deep network of shady dealers—discovers they’re mere miles from her crooked former associate’s abandoned mansion. When she proposes a plan to abandon their duties and hunt for riches under cover of smoke and ash, the team must decide if they’re ready to jeopardize their one sure path back to normalcy for a shot at a score that would truly change their lives…but is this a flicker of fortune, or a deadly trap?

Scott Snyder and breakout artist Hayden Sherman craft an unforgettable heist for a new age in Dark Spaces: Wildfire, a collection of the five-issue debut of Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces anthology!

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Complete Collection by Darwyn Cooke TPB

The groundbreaking and multiple award-winning graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke, collected in their entirety for the first time in one softcover volume.

Collecting the four Parker graphic novels, as well as two shorts. These stories encompass all Darwyn Cooke’s sequential stories of Parker.

  • The Hunter: Stark was a pseudonym used by the revered and multi-award-winning author, Donald Westlake. The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind – to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!
  • The Outfit: After evening the score with those who betrayed him, and recovering the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high, living in swank hotels and enjoying the finer things in life again. Until, that is, he’s fingered by a squealer who rats him out to the Outfit for the price they put on his head… and they find out too late that if you push Parker, it better be all the way into the grave!
  • The Score: Parker becomes embroiled in a plot with a dozen partners in crime to pull off what might be the ultimate heist—robbing an entire town. Everything was going fine for a while, and then things got bad. Considered one of the best in the Parker series, The Score is the perfect vehicle for Darwyn Cooke to pull out all the stops and let loose with a book that has all the impact of a brutal kick to the solar plexus!
  • Slayground: Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed–a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect… they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some “business associates.” From then on it’s a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival… a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.
Batman/Superman Vol. 1: World’s Finest HC

The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known…and they’re together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora!

In the not-too-distant past, Superman’s powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo…and the only ally that the ultra-powerful Man of Tomorrow can turn to in this turbulent hour is Gotham’s own dark vengeance: the Batman. A nearly fatal burst of power drives Bruce Wayne to his own extreme measures to help his friend…enlisting none other than the Doom Patrol for aid. It’s the world’s greatest superheroes from the world’s greatest comic book talent in an epic comic book experience that kicks off the next big events in the DCU.

Get ready, it’s time to soar.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest Vol. 2: Strange Visitor HC

The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha, but there’s one thing they forgot in all the madness…

Dick! First, Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time and to find him, Batman and Superman will need to get creative!

Then learn the untold story of Superman’s short-lived sidekick is at last revealed, but what secret connection to one of DC’s most timeless tales does this story foreshadow?

Follow along as Superman and Batman struggle to mentor the new Boy Thunder in Batman/Superman: World’s Finest Vol. 2, collecting Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #6-10.

The He-Man Effect: How American Toymakers Sold You Your Childhood TPB

Brian “Box” Brown brings history and culture to life through his comics. In his new graphic novel, he unravels how marketing that targeted children in the 1980s has shaped adults in the present.

Powered by the advent of television and super-charged by the deregulation era of the 1980s, media companies and toy manufacturers joined forces to dominate the psyches of American children. But what are the consequences when a developing brain is saturated with the same kind of marketing bombardment found in Red Scare propaganda?

Brian “Box” Brown’s The He-Man Effect shows how corporate manipulation brought muscular, accessory-stuffed action figures to dizzying heights in the 1980s and beyond. Bringing beloved brands like He-Man, Transformers, My Little Pony, and even Mickey Mouse himself into the spotlight, this graphic history exposes a world with no rules and no concern for results beyond profit.

 

 

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