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Gunsmith Cats Volume 1: Bonnie and Clyde TPB

Price: 8.36

Meet Rally and Minnie-May -- The Gunsmith Cats -- two of the most fun-loving, well-armed, bounty-hunting women in Chicago! Whether they're chasing bail jumpers or fending off the mob, you can bet on a healthy supply of guns, bombs, car chases, and more guns! In this 176-page trade paperback -- collecting issues 1 through 6 of the series -- the pair run afoul of Bonnie and Clyde, a couple of hired guns working mob jobs in the Windy City. With their business interests running on opposite sides of the law, it's no surprise that the net result is gunfire and mayhem!

DC Archives - Will Eisner's The Spirit HC Vol. 03

Price: 39.96

In the 60 years since his first appearance, the Spirit and his creator Will Eisner have both become legends. Perhaps no other writer/artist has received more admiration and acclaim from critics, readers and comics professionals. THE SPIRIT has never before been collected complete, in color, and in a uniform format. With this series, this legendary strip can at last be presented in a manner it has deserved for so very long: a series of deluxe hardcover volumes with the strips painstakingly restored and faithfully recolored, re-presenting in chronological order every Spirit story ever produced in its initial run. Now, longtime devotees and new readers alike have a chance to own one of comics' true classics -- WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT, a work comprising equal elements of beauty and importance to this art form we call comics. In addition to 200 pages of classic Spirit adventures this volume contains an overview of Will Eisner's colorful cast of characters by comic historian Tom Heintjes.

Ghost: Exhuming Elisa TPB

Price: 16.15

The world's greatest paranormal, Ghost, uncovers her killer. The protector of Arcadia, X, gets killed. It's the story you've been dying for and it's all right here, in one volume! Beginning with Ghost #20, this deluxe trade paperback takes you up through the revelatory Ghost #25, and if that isn't reason enough to grab it, check out the gorgeous John Bolton cover!

Swamp Thing TPB Vol. 3: The Curse

Price: 15.96

"I'm a nasty piece of work, chief. Ask anybody." With these words, trenchcoated mystic John Constantine introduces himself to the Swamp Thing -- and starts the man-monster on a voyage of discovery that will take him from the darkest corners of America to the roots of his own long-hidden heritage. This classic saga by the legendary creative team of Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, and Rick Veitch redefined the Swamp Thing as a powerful elemental being, with a potential as vast as the Earth itself. Brimming with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf under an unusual curse; the hideous madman called Nukeface; and the first appearance of John Constantine, Hellblazer, these are the stories that changed American comics forever. Collecting classic tales from Alan Moore's award-winning run, this reprint series marks a high point in the history of graphic storytelling. Inspired by the creation of writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson, Alan Moore took the......

Darkness Behind HC

Price: 8.97

In a bleak, violent future, Caleb Geko's girl runs off with a gangster, and Caleb earns the gangster's ire for trying to win her back. The next thing Caleb knows, most of his memory is gone and a bomb has been planted in his head. The bomb is a "gift" for one of the gangster's enemies, and Caleb is told that if he can deliver it, he stands a chance of getting back his past. But when the bomb also destroys the device storing Caleb's memories, he takes events into his own hands, serving up murder and revenge in the name of a woman he no longer remembers... Another European hardcover book from the Venture line.

Shadow Lady: Sudden Death TPB

Price: 8.97

The fate of the world depends on Shadow Lady finding and sealing up the dreaded Demon Stones, but first she must vanquish the evildoers corrupted by their demonic power. But Aimi Komori has very little left of the magic eye shadow that transforms her into Shadow Lady, and she must transform for perhaps the final time to face the hideous Zera, Arch-Demon of Destruction. If Shadow Lady can't reseal the Demon Stones, Zera will transform into the Demon of Final Destruction, and mankind and demonkind will both buy the farm! Of course, the citizens of Gray City think that Shadow Lady is actually Zera's master, so they're after Shadow Lady's head, too! Collecting issues #19-24 of the series, plus the Shadow Lady Special !

SpyBoy: Trial and Terror TPB

Price: 5.37

While teenager-turned-superspy Alex Fleming learns more about his hidden past and the battling secret organizations -- S.H.I.R.T.S. and S.K.I.N.S. -- responsible for his dual existence, Alex/SpyBoy winds up on the deadly docket of the criminal justice duo of Judge and Jury. Will SpyBoy get the mandatory minimum -- death? And why is the eye-popping assassin Barbie Q working undercover at Alex's school? And who is she working for, the evil and exquisite Gila, mastermind of S.K.I.N.S., or the mysterious femme fatale Madam Imadam? Every guy wants to be a babe magnet, but this may not be what Alex had in mind! Collecting issues #4-6 of the ongoing series.

Hard Boiled TPB

Price: 10.17

Winner of the coveted Eisner Award! Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine -- and the last hope of the future's enslaved mechanical servants. And they're all the same psychotic entity.

DC Archives - Black Canary HC Vol. 01

Price: 39.96

A fan-favorite character for decades, the Black Canary gets the royal treatment in this handsome hardcover that collects nearly all of her solo Golden Age and Silver Age adventures! This long-awaited archive showcases the best of the DC Universes judo-mastering, fishnet-stocking-wearing blonde bombshell, now co-starring in BIRDS OF PREY! From her debut in Johnny Thunder's backup in THE FLASH, to her own feature in the same title, and eventually to new stories in THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD and a variety of other showcases, these stories feature the best of Black Canary in action. Featuring stories produced by a Who's Who of comics' top talent, including Robert Kanigher, Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil, Murphy Anderson, Alex Toth, and Carmine Infantino (who pencilled nearly all of Canary's Golden Age appearances and supplies a foreword to this volume), BLACK CANARY ARCHIVES Vol. 1 contains material from FLASH COMICS #86-104, COMICS CAVALCADE #25, DC SPECIAL EDITION #3, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #61-52,......

Frumpy the Clown TPB Vol. 1: Freaking Out the Neighbors

Price: 12.76

Before Road Trip, before Barry Ween, there was Frumpy the Clown! And hey, isn't it true that every child wants his or her own clown? Forget ponies and puppy dogs and hamsters, a clown is the true prize. And not the creepy kind that's gonna freak you out and make you soil your shorts either, but a chain-smoking, cynical, anarchist clown whose more interested in sticking it to the stuffed-shirt establishment than getting a job or focusing on the finer points of personal hygiene. When Frumpy enters the home of a typical American family, the children, Brad and Kim, are ecstatic. Their parents, neighbors, and local law enforcement, on the other hand, whish he would go away. This volume collects the newspaper strips originally distributed by Creator's Syndicate, as well as sneak peeks at Frumpy's humble beginnings and a new introduction from series creator Judd Winick. Judd Winick is the Russ Manning and Eisner Award-winning creator of Road Trip, The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius, and Pedro......

Stuck Rubber Baby TPB

Price: 11.20

Art and story combine powerfully in this lyrical tale of a young man caught in the maelstrom of the civil rights movement and the entrenched homophobia of small-town America. Toland Polk, the son of an uneducated white carpenter, has grown up in the Southern town of Clayfield. It is the 1960s, a time of passionate beliefs and violent emotions, and Clayfield's citizens are divided in the fight over segregation. As Toland fights on the side of civil rights activists, he slowly begins to realize that he also has a more personal battle - to accept that he is gay. With a subtle yet intricate plot, and distinctively evocative illustrations, Stuck Rubber Baby is an unflinchingly honest look at one man's world of fears, dreams, and prejudice.

Ghost/Batgirl: The Resurrection Machine TPB

Price: 10.75

Some people would like to have a new life, but they'd rather not have to die to get it! The recently dead are walking the dark streets of Gotham City, and Batgirl must journey to the Deco canyons of Arcadia to find who's responsible for these creepy reanimations. But Arcadia's spectral avenger, Ghost, is also hot on the trail of the zombie maker, one Malcolm Graymater, and Batgirl had better not get in Ghost's way! And when the murderous Two-Face gets in on the act to reclaim several of his reanimated henchmen, a deadly four-corner showdown headlines the fight card! Collecting the hit four-issue series. Co-published with DC Comics.

Rocco Vargas: The Dark Forest HC

Price: 8.97

He's back! Rocco Vargas: writer, bon vivant, man of mystery, and fearless hero of the future! Created by international comics superstar Daniel Torres, Rocco Vargas' adventures blend heady science-fiction and ironic humor with avant-garde graphics and retro-modern design to form a one-of-a-kind treasure of graphic fiction as cool as the ultra-suave Vargas himself! Available for the first time in an English-language edition, The Dark Forest follows Rocco and his gal-pal, the brilliant Doctor Jill Covalsky, as they track a cryptic computer message that could well be the key to unlocking a shocking plan to turn the future evolution of mankind upside-down! Vargas is on the case, and a gang of bizarre adversaries are onto Vargas! Co-published with NORMA Editorial, Spain.

Heart of Empire: The Legacy of Luther Arkwright Ltd. Ed. HC

Price: 59.97

Nominated for three Eisner Awards and five Eagle Awards, Bryan Talbot's internationally acclaimed graphic novel, Heart of Empire: The Legacy of Luther Arkwright is now available in a deluxe limited-edition slipcased hardcover, signed by creator Bryan Talbot. Heart of Empire is a truly epic work, both viscerally intense and scathingly funny, transcending genre and shattering the boundaries of graphic narrative. Power, mysticism, history, murder, romance, politics, religion, sex, conspiracy, spectacle, and heroism are the multiverse that makes Heart of Empire one of the most challenging, thought-provoking, and purely entertaining works of graphic fiction, truly deserving of this royal treatment!

Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor TPB

Price: 11.37

Harlan Ellison is surely one of the most creative thinkers of our time -- his stories of the fantastic have captured the imaginations of millions of people over the last four decades. In this trade paperback, some of the comics industry's wildest and most original talents adapt Ellison's greatest stories to the comic-book format. Such renowned writers and illustrators as Len Wein, Pat Broderick, Doug Wildey, Phil Foglio, Gary Gianni, Teddy Kristiansen, Max Allan Collins, Tom Sutton, Skip Williamson, Peter David, Mike Deodato, and David Lapham bring to life such award-winning stories as "The End of the Time of Leinard," "Rat Hater," "Knox," "The Rough Boys," and "Catman," as well as nine others. Ellison's interstitial pages -- introducing and commenting on the adaptations -- transmogrified into art by famed OZ artist Eric Shanower -- are included in this 192-page collection, as are the five short stories Ellison wrote especially for the Dream......

Strangers In Paradise TPB Vol. 9: Child of Rage

Price: 9.57

Violence. She has been running from it for seven long years. Violence. She has seen what these people are capable of. Violence. She knows they will never stop looking for her. Violence. And now they've found her. Child of Rage is the conclusion of the saga of Katina Choovanski's flight from her own violent past, from a time spent with power junkies and murderous psychopaths, where decency was a weakness and human lives were handled with reckless abandon. Now the running is over. The hunted becomes the hunter when Katina turns the tables and stalks her own demons in a desperate final attempt to reclaim her life, and the lives of her gentle friends, David and Francine. Child of Rage is the ninth collection in the Eisner Award winning comic book series Strangers in Paradise. Published in nine languages, SIP is recognized around the world as the comic book for people who don't read comics, an illustrated contemporary novel about love and friendship.

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