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Archive >> February 2009

Supermen! Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoSupermenpreviewsnew releases 12 Feb 2009 3:44 PM

Supermen!

Now available for preview and pre-order: Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941, an indispensable collection of comic book heroes from the best and the brightest of the first generation of the Golden Age, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton. This book is scheduled to be in stock in late February or early March and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.

View a photo & video slideshow preview embedded here. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended). And visit the product details page for a downloadable, 11-page PDF preview containing an entire story by Will Eisner and Lou Fine starring The Flame!

Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers: Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesBoody Rogers 12 Feb 2009 1:14 PM

Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

Now available for preview and pre-order: Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers, the first-ever collection of Golden Age comic-book visionary Boody Rogers's wacky, weird, wild and sexy yarns, culled from the pages of such forgotten classics as Babe, Darling of the Hills and Sparky Watts. This book is scheduled to be in stock in late February or early March and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.

View a photo & video slideshow preview embedded here. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended). And visit the product details page for a downloadable, 12-page PDF preview containing an entire Sparky Watts story!

Daily links: 2/12/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsMomeAnders Nilsen 12 Feb 2009 12:06 PM

• Review: Anthem says Anders Nilsen's Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes "is definitely one of the more rewarding reading experiences of this very young year"

• Things to see: The Cold Heat Comics guys (Ben Jones & Frank Santoro) post a glimpse at the original art from their story in Mome Vol. 14

Alvin Buenaventura's Angoulęme photos: wow
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert CrumbDaniel ClowesChris Ware 11 Feb 2009 4:07 PM

Sauve, 2009

I'm not usually prone to the doom-y flight of fancy, but my first thought upon seeing the photo above was: thank goodness a flaming meteor didn't hit that spot at that moment. L to R: Crumb, Ware, Clowes, Tomine, Buenaventura. Sauve, France, Jan. 27, 2009. Alvin Buenaventura has uploaded many more incredible photos such as above and below, from Sauve and Angoulême, to Flickr. Look for a guest appearance by our very own Jason T. Miles, who promises to post his own Angoulême pics soon.

Angoulême 2009

The Tijuana Bibles Hardcover Vol. 1: Preview, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesEros Comix 11 Feb 2009 3:24 PM

The Tijuana Bibles Hardcover Vol. 1

Now available for preview and pre-order: The Tijuana Bibles: America's Forgotten Comic Strips Hardcover Vol. 1, a fat little hardcover compiling the original Vols. 1-4 in Eros Comix's reprints of the satirical, XXX-rated sex comics of the 1930s. This book is scheduled to be in stock in mid-February and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.

View a brief photo slideshow preview embedded above. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window; there, Flickr users with safety filters set to "moderate" or higher will be able to view additional, R-rated images (including the front and back covers).

Daily links: 2/11/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Linda MedleyDash Shaw 11 Feb 2009 1:27 PM

• Blurb: The Comics Reporter says some nice things about Linda Medley's Castle Waiting Vol. II comic series in a roundup of this week's notable comics releases

• Blurb: Capree Kimball has some good stuff on her birthday wish list

• Things to see: On the Covered blog, Dash Shaw does Green Arrow

Notice: Eros Comix orders delayed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metaEros Comix 11 Feb 2009 11:48 AM
Due to a computer meltdown, we are currently unable to process orders placed via our Eros Comix website. You can still place your order, but there will be a delay in shipping while we get things fixed. We will update when things are back to normal, but in the meantime you may want to call our toll-free customer service line at 800-657-1100 (206-524-1967 outside the U.S.) to place your Eros Comix order. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Signed bookplate update: Ivan Brunetti
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesIvan Brunetti 11 Feb 2009 11:07 AM

Misery Loves comedy - signed bookplate by Ivan Brunetti

We've just received a fresh batch of signed book plates from Ivan Brunetti for the new Second Edition of Misery Loves Comedy; you can obtain one exclusively from Fantagraphics at no extra charge when ordering the book! Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!

Now in stock: Explainers by Jules Feiffer (2nd Printing)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJules Feiffer 11 Feb 2009 9:56 AM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-66) - 2nd Printing
By Jules Feiffer

(The first printing of Explainers was a rapid sellout! The second edition is, apart from a few typographical corrections and a new cover price, identical to the first.)

In 1956, a relatively unknown cartoonist by the name of Jules Feiffer started contributing a strip to the only alternative weekly published in the US, a small radical newspaper called The Village Voice. His strip tackled just about every issue, private and public, that affected the sentient American: relationships, sexuality, love, family, parents, children, psychoanalysis, neuroses, presidents, politicians, media, race, class, labor, religiion, foreign policy, war, and one or two other existential questions. It was the first time that the American public had been subjected to a weekly dose of comics that so uncompromisingly and wittily confronted individuals' private fears and society's public transgressions. Explainers is the first of four volumes collecting Feiffer's entire run of weekly strips from The Village Voice. This edition contains approximately 500 strips originally published between 1956 and 1966 in a brick-like landscape hardcover format.

568-page black & white 9.25" x 5.25" hardcover • $35.00

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Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier: Previews, Pre-Order, Plus
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersvideopreviewsPaul Hornschemeiernew releases 10 Feb 2009 3:51 PM

Now available for preview and pre-order: the new, first-ever hardcover edition of Paul Hornschemeier's acclaimed graphic novel debut Mother, Come Home. Praised by everyone from Will Eisner to Entertainment Weekly when it was first released, this book has been out of print for quite some time. Mother, Come Home is scheduled to be in stock in late February and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.

View a photo and video slideshow preview above (click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window), and visit the product details page for a downloadable 14-page PDF excerpt and bonus desktop wallpaper downloads!

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