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Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesLB ColeBill Schelly 12 Nov 2014 11:10 AM

"His covers are really noir: spirals, figures falling down through space, big spider webs, just great… The colors are all totally primary: just bright red, blue, almost no subtle colors… they really work." – R. Crumb

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole
biography by Bill Schelly

272-page full color 9.25" x 13.25" softcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-762-8

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/blacklight

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 11 Nov 2014 5:25 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Cover

The next book in our favorite fraternal duo's Eisner Award-winning series, Love and Rockets: New Stories #7, collects more of the epic, poignant, thrilling tales you've come to love and look forward to from Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. We are so excited to share this book's final cover art for you today! New Stories #7 is up on our site and available for pre-order now, so what are you waiting for? Grab your copy now for a January delivery!

Displacement by Lucy Knisley - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLucy KnisleyComing Attractions 11 Nov 2014 4:00 PM

In 2012, Lucy Knisley decided to accompany her grandparents on a cruise vacation for the elderly. In her latest travel memoir, Displacement, she recounts her experiences being their care-taker, reflecting on their ailing health and declining abilities, and coming to terms with mortality.

Our 10-page downloadable excerpt introduces Knisley's family, setting up the context for the upcoming getaway cruise story. Once you're done reading that, head on over to the book page to snag your pre-order. Displacement is on schedule to hit bookstores by January 2015!

Displacement by Lucy Knisley - Cover

Spawn of Mars and Other Stories by Wallace Wood and Al Feldstein - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wally WoodWallace Woodpreviewsnew releasesEC ComicsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 11 Nov 2014 2:45 PM

Spawn of Mars and Other Stories
by Wallace Wood and Al Feldstein

216-page black & white 7.25" x 10.25" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-805-2

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

Wallace Wood fans love his sleek, preternaturally lush art, but they especially love the wonderment of his spectacular science fiction. This highly anticipated mouth-watering collection features over two dozen stories brimming with Wood’s meticulously detailed, genre-defining brushwork—all save the one Wood wrote himself on the typewriter of EC editor Al Feldstein. And with titles like "Spawn of Mars," "The Dark Side of the Moon," "A Trip to a Star," "The Invaders," "The Secret of Saturn's Ring," and "The Two-Century Journey," how can you go wrong? This is EC science fiction at its finest. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Spawn of Mars and Other Stories features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces.

The 1950s were also a launching pad for some of the greatest comic book artists in history, many of whom worked for EC—including Wallace Wood, whose hypnotically detailed, lushly expressive brushwork brought to life menacing thugs, ominous cityscapes, and small-town America, as well as Everymen grappling with profound moral issues—not to mention some of the most heart-stoppingly beautiful women ever to sashay across a comic book page.

Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Spawn of Mars features extensive essays and notes on these classic stories by EC experts — but the real "meat" of the matter (sometimes literally, in the grislier stories) is supplied by these often lurid, sometimes downright over-the-top, but always compelling and superbly crafted, classic comic-book masterpieces.

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Now in Stock: Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set by Floyd Gottfredson
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesMickey MouseFloyd Gottfredson 11 Nov 2014 11:00 AM

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

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5 + 6 Box Set by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5 + 6 Box Set
by Floyd Gottfredson

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

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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.

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeter BaggeComing Attractions 10 Nov 2014 5:20 PM

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - Cover

We are quite pleased to present to you the finalized cover design for our new book collecting cartoonist and 2014 Rockefeller Fellow Peter Bagge's Sweatshop. First published as a six-issue series in 2003, this comic detailing the life of an out-of-touch cartoonist and his "sweatshop" cast of studio assistants has never before been collected until now!

We'll have more juicy previews for you soon, but in the meantime, the book is available for pre-order and should be ready by February 2015!

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2, edited by Michael Dowers - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMichael DowersEsther Pearl WatsonComing Attractions 10 Nov 2014 1:45 PM

We've got a whopping 50 pages previewing our second volume of Treasury of Mini Comics, including the full table of contents, a four page introduction by editor Michael Dowers, and seven complete minicomics. Check 'em out in our 3.6 MB downloadable excerpt here, then get your pre-order in for the book's December debut!

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

Fantagraphics dominates NY Times Best Seller List
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Walt KellyPeanutsDon RosaDisneyCharles M Schulz 10 Nov 2014 11:50 AM
Best Seller
This week, Fantagraphics topped the NY Times Best Seller list in hardback graphic novels. Four of our new releases landed on the list: In the number one position was Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Strips Vol. 3 "Evidence to the Contrary" by Walt KellyThis volume features daily and Sunday strips (in full color) from 1953-1954. Kelly introduces one of his boldest political caricatures, the insidious Simple J. Malarkey. Seminole Sam scams, Churchy La Femme cross-dresses, P.T. Bridgeport returns and more.
 Pogo Vol. 3 Peanuts
N0. 2 on the Best Seller list was The Complete Peanuts 1991-1994 Gift Box Set by Charles M. Schulz. There's a reason this two-some is so popular; the books are full of surprises for the most ardent Peanuts fan and Schulz's humor is unrestrained and glorious. There is a charmingly odd story of when the school bus never comes, full-on Waiting for Godot. In addition, Charlie Brown finally FINALLY hits a home run but the entire story is worth the boxset. 
Rosa Box Set 
At spot 3 is Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Libary Volumes 1 + 2 Gift Box Set including "Return to Plain Awful" and "Son of the Sun". Famed for his prizewinning "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades' worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns!  Duckburg's richest tycoon is on the hunt for legendary square eggs - and he's bringing Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie along, in the sequel to "Lost in the Andes"! 
 Peanuts
And at spot 6 is the single volume of The Complete Peanuts Vol. 22 1993-1994 by Charles M. Schulz. Complete with the homerun, the bus that wouldn't come PLUS Snoopy makes a run for the Supreme Court and battles pneumonia.
 
The week these four books came out, we had about 54 pounds of graphic novels, comic strips and reprints come out so we still a bit shocked to have so many titles on the list (but not so shocked when you consider the awesome comics). Gary and Eric did some deadlifts just to see if they could guess the weight of the releases from Wednesday, October 22nd. 
Deadlift 
We'll keep printing if you keep a-reading! 
Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLB ColeComing AttractionsBill Schelly 10 Nov 2014 11:05 AM

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole
biography by Bill Schelly

272-page full color 9.25" x 13.25" softcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-762-8

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

L.B. Cole created some of the most bizarre, proto-psychedelic, eye-popping comic book covers of all time, yet remarkably this is the first retrospective of his career, featuring the largest collection of Cole covers ever assembled, in an oversize format that showcases his attention to detail and his versatility in all the popular comic book genres of the day. Cole burst into comics during the glory years of the Golden Age of comics. He was famous for his bold covers, usually featuring "poster colors"—brilliant primaries often over black backgrounds—and an over-the-top sense of the bizarre mixed with whimsy. There's never been a comic book cover designer like L.B. Cole and there's never been a book like this one.

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The Complete Zap Comix - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezS Clay WilsonRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbRick GriffinPatrick RosenkranzGilbert Shelton 10 Nov 2014 10:30 AM

The Complete Zap Comix
by R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Paul Mavrides, Victor Moscoso Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams, and S. Clay Wilson

920-page black & white with color 9.75" x 13.25" x 7" hardcover • $500.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-787-1

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/zap