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Cosplayers & Doctors: two new comics by Dash Shaw
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsDash ShawComing Attractions 30 Jan 2014 11:53 AM

Cosplayers by Dash Shaw

In the new Previews catalog at your local comic shop you'll find our solicitation for a new 32-page one-shot comic book by Dash Shaw. Cosplayers is a sweet & sour, sad & funny story that follows the adventures of Annie and Verti as they shoot homemade movies for YouTube, guerilla-style, and face some unexpected consequences. Read the first three pages of the story below, ask for it at your local comic shop, and look for it on the racks in April! (We'll be taking orders, too.)

Cosplayers pg 1

Cosplayers pg 2

Cosplayers pg 3

And yesterday, Dash broke this news on his blog

Doctors comes out this October from Fantagraphics Books. It's 96 pages, 6 X 8", full color.

Here's the catalog copy Fanta wrote:

"This new graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, New School) is his most taut book to date. Dr. Cho is the creator of the Charon, a device that allows his staff to enter a dead patient's afterlife by taking the form of a memory in the patient's consciousness, and bring he or she back to life with one catch: the experience is traumatic and the process kills them again soon thereafter. But for some bereaved, the opportunity is priceless. So when Bell is killed in a random accident, her daughter hires Dr. Cho's team to bring her back. But what if Bell didn't want to come back? The dying unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black. Isn't that better than the reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? Part science-fiction thriller, part family drama, part morality play for the 21st Century, and quite possibly Shaw's best book to date."

Welp, there you go. Two new comics from Dash to look forward to this year!

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2, revealed!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Michael DowersEsther Pearl WatsonComing Attractions 28 Jan 2014 5:51 PM

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2

Editor Michael Dowers reveals:

"Here is a sneak peek at the cover for Treasury of Mini Comics Volume 2. Cover by Esther Pearl Watson...book is scheduled for a January 2015 release...not that far away...just around the corner..."

Have you picked up Volume 1 yet?

Insect Bath #1 - Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jason T MilesComing Attractions 28 Jan 2014 4:11 PM

Insect Bath no. 1

Insect Bath #1
by various artists; edited by Jason T. Miles
published by Profanity Hill; distributed by Fantagraphics

34-page black & white comic book • $3.99

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

Out of the nihilist inkwell and printed in poison! Meet the finest in new cosmic horror! Face melters from: Max Clotfelter (Henry & Glenn Forever), Alex Delaney (Rapt in Fear), Eamon Espey (Wormdye and Songs of the Abyss), Noel Freibert (Weird Magazine), Sammy Harkham (The Simpsons' Tree House of Horror, Kramers Ergot and Everything Together), Juliacks (Swell and Rock That Never Sleeps), Jason T. Miles (Love Wins), Scott Roller (Rapt in Fear), Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice and Infomaniacs), and Zach Hazard Vaupen. Cover by Alex Degan (Area CC, Mighty Star and Soft Xray/Mindhunters). Published by Profanity Hill!

See previews & sneak peeks at the Insect Bath blog.

Judgment Day and Other Stories by Joe Orlando, Al Feldstein et al. (EC Comics Library) - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsJoe OrlandoEC ComicsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 24 Jan 2014 4:37 PM

Get ready for another dose of rocketships, robots, and bug-eyed monsters from the pages of EC Comics, illustrated by the able hand of Joe Orlando (who would go on to become editor in chief of a little outfit called DC Comics). Judgment Day and Other Stories continues our acclaimed EC Comics Library series of artist-focused volumes with more of that Cold War-era sci-fi we all love so much, including more Ray Bradbury adaptations and the "Adam Link" stories that were later adapted for The Outer Limits.

In our downloadable preview, peruse the Table of Contents and read 3 complete stories, including the groundbreaking anti-racism title tale, the space-faring suspense shocker "Keyed Up!" and the Plutonian temporal anomaly of "Time for a Change!" The book lands in May; pre-order your copy right here.

Judgment Day and Other Stories by Joe Orlando, Al Feldstein et al. (EC Comics Library)

Unlovable Vol. 3 by Esther Pearl Watson - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsEsther Pearl WatsonComing Attractions 23 Jan 2014 4:35 PM

Summer vacation comes in May — at least it does for indefatigable teen loser Tammy Pierce, who's back for more hilarious humiliation and adorkable adventure in Unlovable Vol. 3 by Esther Pearl Watson!

In our downloadable preview, it's 1989, school's out, and it's time for movie rentals (Beaches or Terminator?), hanging out with friends (or not), trips to the mall, pining for last year's crush, getting lectured by Mom to get a job, giving makeovers, and busting a move at the old folks' home!

Based on an actual teenager's diary found in a gas station rest room, Unlovable brilliantly mines comedy from the everyday life of its awkward and oblivious heroine. Get in on the fun by pre-ordering today, and if you're late to the party, pick up all 3 volumes for a nice discount!

Unlovable Vol. 3 by Esther Pearl Watson

Cannon by Wallace Wood - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wallace WoodComing Attractions 23 Jan 2014 12:59 PM

Cannon cover photo

Cannon pages photo

Sex and violence! Wallace Wood brought the world the ultimate in exploitation fare with his strip Cannon, which was drawn for an audience of military men and crammed to the gills with action of both the hard-hitting and soft-core varieties. Now we bring you the definitive, authoritative collection in this hefty hardcover, out in March. Covert operative John Cannon puts the hurt on the baddies and finds himself surrounded by femmes fatales and damsels in distress whose clothes come off at the slightest provocation. Read an excerpt and pre-order your copy right here — if you're man enough!

Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsLane MilburnComing Attractions 22 Jan 2014 2:00 PM

Lane Milburn's awesome, eye-popping, and hilarious space opera epic Twelve Gems, originally scheduled for July, is in the can early, which means we can share some previews that much sooner!

In our downloadable excerpt, our heroes Dogstar (the esteemed mechanic), Venus (the beautiful warrior), and Furz (the cruel bounty hunter) accept the summons of Dr. Z, who gives them their ship, the P-Quad, and their mission: find the legendary Twelve Gems (well, eleven of them; he has the first one already) and unravel their mystery. Our trio blasts off for adventure and faces off with a crew of scavenger droids! Pre-order the book now and read the rest of their galactic quest in May.

Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn

Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeter BaggeComing Attractions 22 Jan 2014 11:01 AM

Hate fans have been clamoring for a collection of Peter Bagge's post-millennial Buddy & Lisa stories for years, and now it's finally almost here! We've gathered up all the Bradleyverse material from the Hate Annuals, gave 'em a little spitshine, and Pete's drawn 20 all-new pages to wrap up the current storyline, all collected in full color in Buddy Buys a Dump, out in April!

In our downloadable preview, Buddy's about to get lured into another one of his pal & business partner Jay's cockamamie money-making schemes, and Lisa prays for a little divine intervention. Then, Lisa & Babs are off for a "ladies only" weekend, leaving Buddy in charge of the kids... what could possibly go wrong? If you guessed "plenty," give yourself a pat on the back, and then head here to pre-order.

Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge

Buz Sawyer Vol. 3: Typhoons and Honeymoons by Roy Crane - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Roy CranepreviewsComing Attractions 21 Jan 2014 11:24 AM

Buz is back for another volume of romance and adventure! Buz Sawyer Vol. 3: Typhoons and Honeymoons collects two more years of Roy Crane's masterful strip, from 1947-1948.

In our downloadable excerpt, Buz reluctantly skips out on his vacation and heads to the West Indies to help his old Navy buddy Thirsty out of a jam — which turns out to be an acute case of cold feet over impending marriage. Thirsty sends Buz to let his bride-to-be down easy, but it turns out his real plans are more devious, and things get complicated. On top of all that, a hurricane blows through and a slick character washes up with designs on Thirsty's now-disenchanted belle. Plus, a few full-color Sunday strips starring Buz's pal Rosco Sweeney! Will Thirsty get the girl? And what about Buz's girl Christy back home? Pre-order the book now and find out when you get your copy in March!

Buz Sawyer Vol. 3: Typhoons and Honeymoons by Roy Crane

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 20 Jan 2014 2:24 PM

This time each year we look forward to yet another odd-numbered volume of The Complete Peanuts by Charles M. SchulzThe Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 takes us into the strip's final decade, with Schulz adding more surprising twists and flights of fancy to his repertoire of classic themes.

Our downloadable excerpt includes all of the strips from January, 1991 (plus a couple more for good measure). Snoopy fixates on cookies and works as a construction flagger; Lucy looks for serenity and questions Linus's fundamental beliefs; Peppermint Patty and Marcie confuse athletics and academics; snowflakes are vied for; Snoopy and Woodstock debate the merits of their species; and lots more gags & laughs from the gang. And that's just one month out of 23 in this volume! For the rest, pre-order now.

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21) by Charles M. Schulz