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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune Vol. 4 (1941-1943) by Roy Crane - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Roy CraneComing AttractionsCaptain Easy 2 Oct 2013 6:06 PM

Captain Easy Vol. 4 cover photo

Captain Easy Vol. 4 pages photo

Easy & Tubbs are back for one last collection of colorful Sunday strips by Roy Crane in our series of oversized hardcovers cleverly designed to resemble a giant travel journal. Adventure and slapstick, fisticuffs and foolishness, cute women and ugly men, exotic settings and funny sound effects, and yes, there's tigers — Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune Vol. 4 has it all and it's all pure fun.

Our advance copies are still fresh off the delivery truck, and the main shipment should be arriving around Black Friday, so get ready to bludgeon the other shoppers to get your copy — lickety-whop! — or avoid that mishegas altogether and pre-order right now. (You can also get the complete 4-volume set at a nice discount.)

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina RobbinspreviewsComing Attractions 1 Oct 2013 1:53 PM

Not resting on the laurels of her 2013 Eisner Hall of Fame induction, Trina Robbins has taken her epochal history of women in comics and completely revised and updated it into a new volume, Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, scheduled to hit stores this November.

Here we bring you a downloadable excerpt of Chapter 1, "The Queens of Cute," which introduces you to the creators of American icons the Kewpies (also the creator of the first known comic strip by an American woman), the Campbell Kids, and other cherubic characters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Later chapters take you through the Jazz Age, comics' Golden Age, the heyday of the underground, and up to the present day.

Don't miss this enlightening, entertaining, and essential volume — pre-order today!

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins

Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrörer - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Julia GfrörerComing Attractions 1 Oct 2013 12:30 PM

Black Is the Color cover photo

Black Is the Color pages photo

Julia Gfrörer's Black Is the Color is sure to be one of the most talked-about graphic novel debuts of the season, having already garnered raves in its serialized webcomic form. With spare storytelling, dry, dark humor, and detailed, spidery ink lines, this swoon-worthy tale of sailors and mermaids, love and death lingers in the mind long after the last page is read.

Black Is the Color will be ready to join our other recent acclaimed sea-faring debuts Blacklung and Set to Sea on your bookshelves in about 2 months; an excerpt and pre-order details can be found right here.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Vol. 2: Robin Hood Rides Again by Floyd Gottfredson excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 30 Sep 2013 3:03 PM

The second and final volume of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays by the great Floyd Gottfredson, remastered in sparkling color and loaded with unmissable bonus features, will be debuting in just a few weeks.

In our downloadable preview you'll read the Table of Contents, a chapter introduction, and a sequence of strips wherein that no-good Mortimer Mouse tries to steal Minnie from Mickey by hook or by crook, and later, Mickey, Donald and Goofy do a little DIY home improvement... what could possibly go wrong? Will hilarity ensue? (Spoiler: Yes.)

Don't forget, if you pre-order the two-volume Mickey Mouse Color Sundays box set now, we'll ship you Volume 1 right away, and Volume 2 and the slipcase will follow as soon as they're available! (And of course you can still get each volume separately.)

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Vol. 2: Robin Hood Rides Again

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors by Paul Hornschemeier - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierComing Attractions 30 Sep 2013 1:12 PM

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors cover photo

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors pages photo

It's the coffee-table book for people with tiny coffee tables! Paul Hornschemeier's Artists Authors Thinkers Directors collects Paul's stylistically diverse sketchbook portraits from his Daily Forlorn blog in a cute, compact hardcover, with brief writeups in the back explaining why each subject was chosen. It surely includes some of your favorite creative people. And when you're done enjoying it, you can leave it laying around your house to class up the place and show off your excellent taste.

This book is due to arrive in November or early December; pre-order now so you'll have plenty of time to wrap it up for stocking-stuffing season.

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain by Carl Barks - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 25 Sep 2013 6:07 PM

Arriving in just a few weeks, Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain is the fifth release (and the fifth volume) of the Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. In our downloadable preview, you'll see the first appearance of Barks's most famous original creation, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, in an excerpt from the title story, plus another chunk of a longer story (Donald tries his hand at horticulture; what could go wrong?) and two complete one-pagers. It's another handsome hardcover full of some of the greatest comics ever!

Our final batch of sneak peeks is still to come, but why wait? Pre-order your copy today! And remember, this volume is also part of the Walt Disney's Donald Duck Christmas Treasury Gift Box Set for your holiday gift-giving convenience!

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Donald Duck Christmas Treasury Gift Box Set

Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrörer - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Julia GfrörerComing Attractions 24 Sep 2013 1:54 PM

Julia Gfrörer's haunting debut graphic novel Black Is the Color started life as an acclaimed webcomic and is coming to print sometime around Thanksgiving. In this downloadable excerpt from the beginning of the book, young sailors Warren and Xavier are literally cast off to their fate in order to ensure the survival of their ship's crew. Later, there are mermaids. And black humor. And doomed romance. And romantic doom.

After you've had this salty taste of the story, secure your copy of the book by pre-ordering now.

Black Is the Color by Julia Gfrörer

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina RobbinsComing Attractions 19 Sep 2013 2:35 PM

Pretty in Ink cover

Pretty in Ink pages

Pretty in Ink pages

Trina Robbins wrote the book, literally, on the history of women cartoonists, and now she's back with a completely revised, updated and rewritten version. Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 is an eye-opening, reader-friendly overview, loaded with illustrations and full comics pages in an oversized softcover format. From the early days of the art form, to the Golden Age, through the Underground, and into the present day, women's often-underappreciated contributions to the medium come under Robbins's spotlight to be given the recognition they deserve.

This book will be available in November; we'll have more previews for you in the coming weeks, and you can secure your copy by pre-ordering now.

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under PeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 17 Sep 2013 3:26 PM

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955

Peanuts Every Sunday pages

Oh my gosh, gang, the advance copies of Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 by Charles M. Schulz are here and they are GAWRJUS. Even if you think "meh, I already have these strips in black & white in The Complete Peanuts, I don't need 'em in color," one look at this lovely, lovely book will convince you otherwise. Some lucky, lucky folks were able to pick up early copies at SPX this past weekend and we'll have a very limited amount at APE next month — everyone else will have to wait until late October or early November. Get on the early end of that window by pre-ordering now!

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 16 Sep 2013 1:12 PM

It's Peanuts! Every Sunday strip, in full color, together for the first time ever! What else do you need to know? OK, here are some other relevant facts:

• Using the same archival sources as The Complete Peanuts series, the line art has been crisply restored to our usual standards.

• The coloring is all-new, done by the lovely and talented Joanne Bagge (of the Seattle Bagges) and based on original tear sheets. As you can see in the excerpt, it's vibrant but slightly muted to give the same feeling as when the strips were originally printed on newsprint.

• Designed by our own Jacob Covey -- bold, yet understated. 

• It's big -- fully twice the size of each volume of The Complete Peanuts

• Yes, there will be slipcased sets. 10 volumes in total (released once a year), 5 box sets (every 2 years).

Our downloadable excerpt gives you the first 3 months of strips to read for free! The book is due in November for your holiday gift-shopping needs. Pre-order now for soonest delivery!

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz