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Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under LB ColeComing AttractionsBill Schelly 30 Oct 2014 3:45 PM

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Cover

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Inside Page

Today is a good day. That is because we've received advance copies of Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole at Fantagraphics HQ, and it is truly a beauty to behold. Oversized and filled with L.B. Cole's larger-than-life, eye-catchingly bold colorscapes, this book offers the largest collection of Cole covers as well as an in-depth biography written by comic book historian Bill Schelly.

Black Light is due out this December, and you can pre-order it now through our website! Trust us, you'll want this book in your collection, comics fans.

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 edited by Michael Dowers - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Michael DowersComing Attractions 30 Oct 2014 1:45 PM

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 edited by Michael Dowers - Cover

We are pleased to reveal the finalized cover art design for the second book in our two volume set—Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2. This hefty, densely packed volume is edited by Michael Dowers and features the artwork of over 50 artists in 848 pages of artwork, including the 8-page underground sex comic "Tijuana Bibles."

The cover is designed by Esther Pearl Watson, author of the award-winning series Unlovable. More details for the Treasury are forthcoming, but the book is on track for December delivery. Pre-order your copy now!

Nancy Loves Sluggo: Complete Dailies 1949-1951 by Ernie Bushmiller - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsNancyErnie BushmillerComing Attractions 30 Oct 2014 12:50 PM

Nancy Loves Sluggo: Complete Dailies 1949-1951
by Ernie Bushmiller

336-page black & white 8.5" x 8.5" softcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-777-2

Ships in: November 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Many connoisseurs—including Art Spiegelman, Daniel Clowes, Scott McCloud (creator of the "Five-Card Nancy" card game), Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol—have recognized that Bushmiller's often-corny Nancy approached its own kind of zen-like cartoon perfection. In its own way, it turned out Nancy was in fact the most iconic comic strip of all; The American Heritage Dictionary actually uses a Nancy strip to illustrate its entry on "comic strip." Fantagraphics' beloved Nancy series finally packages Nancy with the reverence it deserves. Our third volume contains another full three years of daily Nancy strips, from an era many regard as Bushmiller's finest.

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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set by Floyd Gottfredson - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesFloyd GottfredsonDisney 30 Oct 2014 10:06 AM

"Gottfredson drew Mickey with a nosy snout and the bright eyes of an adrenalin junkie. The mouse’s diminutive size inspired Gottfredson to have the character attempt daredevil races, leaping stunts, and develop a flurry-fisted fighting style… This beautiful [series] gives the Great Rodent his humanity." – Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set
by Floyd Gottfredson

576-page b&w/some color 10.75" x 9" x 2.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-783-3

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/mickey5-6

Now in Stock: Vapor by Max
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesMax 30 Oct 2014 8:30 AM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Vapor by Max - Cover

Vapor
by Max

120-page black & white 7" x 9.75" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-460-3

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Disgusted and appalled with the today’s noisy and noisome world in which all is spectacle and surface sensation, Nick flees into the solitude of the desert. But even as he manages to recover some sort of spiritual balance thanks to an ascetic regimen of fasting and meditation, Nick is seduced by the most spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of all time: The procession of the Queen of Saba.

In Vapor, the award-winning Spanish cartoonist Max (best known for his 2006 book Bardín the Superrealist) once again engages in delightful philosophical mind games, starring another wildly stylized and endearing protagonist — this time deploying a striking, crisp black and white graphic style perfectly suited for this desert-based fantasia.

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsGraham KolbeinsComing AttractionsAnne Ishii 29 Oct 2014 4:45 PM

Massive is an appropriate title for this anthology of Japanese gay manga artists, in more than one sense. Besides the larger-than-your-average-bear body types, the book highlights some of the biggest talent in the gay manga scene today. Names like Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, and Seizoh Ebisubashi have chapters devoted to their lives, philosophies, and works, and we've got an appropriately sized 30-page excerpt to give you a taste of what you can look forward to in December!

After full-page, full-color photo portraits of each artist opposite their illustration style, we've got nine pages of the first featured artist, Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎), including four pages from his manga, "Do You Remember South Island P.O.W. Camp?"

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Cover

EC Comics Sale on comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under EC Comicsdigital comicscomiXology 29 Oct 2014 3:33 PM
EC Comics Sale
From now until Friday at 11pm ESTcomiXology has all our delicious, delightful, terrifying and tittillating EC Comics on sale. All ten titles currently in our store are only $10.99, that's over 50% off from the usual $22.99. From Wallace Wood to Al Williamson, Graham Ingels to Johnny Craig, Joe Orlando to Jack Davis, they are here with tales befitting the festivities and your worst nightmares.
Judgment Ipad  Fall Guy
BUT WAIT - behind you there's - gotcha, not a killer but more! There are also some other classics to spook, thrill and scare you. Four Color FearSteve Ditko and the Joe Kubert Archives are filled to the brim with ink-and-blood-soaked tales and on sale to boot. But just like the high of a sugar rush, they are only here for a little while so grab the sales now before you crash.
EC Sales
 
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1-2 Boxset - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesDon RosaDisney 29 Oct 2014 1:30 PM

"…[I]t looks great, and the new volumes of the Rosa library should prove perfect companion volumes for those in the Barks library, particularly for readers who find their appetites for these types of duck tales whetted by the Barks books. …Rosa’s Duck comics? They’re great ones." – J. Caleb Mozzocco, School Library Journal

"…Rosa is so sincere in his desire to revive Barks’s style of adventure and humor it shows in every panel, every detail of his work. He’s taking this seriously, folks, and its all there. …Good stuff, sez I." – Jerry Beck, Cartoon Research

"I love [Don Rosa’s] body of work. I’ve bought it multiple times. I’ll be happily buying it again when Fantagraphics reprints it this fall. Love, love, love." – Augie de Blieck Jr., Comic Book Resources

"Rosa’s comics may be the best comics ever done in the voice of another creator. They’re very funny, satisfying yarns, and this presentation—particularly the color—is super-handsome. This would have been my favorite book ever at eight years old, and I’m fond of it now." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1-2 Gift Box Set
by Don Rosa

424-page full color 8.5” x 11” hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-781-9

Due to arrive in 1-2 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger version; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/rosabox1




Aces High by George Evans, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesHarvey KurtzmanGeorge EvansEC ComicsAl Feldstein 29 Oct 2014 1:10 PM

"All of these books are essential purchases for comics fans… These are the books that best show off how EC took genre stories seriously, striving to create comics that didn’t treat readers as naive or ignorant." – The Los Angeles Times

"…I am not only appreciative…but also very impressed. [The books] are spectacular packages of their featured artist and their stories." – Al Feldstein

Aces High
by George Evans, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman

216-page black & white 7.25" x 10.25" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-784-0

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy now:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/aceshigh

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 29 Oct 2014 1:00 PM

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set
by Floyd Gottfredson

576-page b&w with some color 10.75" x 9" x 2.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-783-3

Ships in: November 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Two more volumes of Mickey's thrilling adventures from the 1930s, packaged in a beautiful and sturdy slipcase and priced cheaper than the individual volumes! A perfect gift and/or collector's item.

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