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Now in stock: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5 (New Softcover Edition)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan Sakainew releases 2 Jul 2008 2:04 PM

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition) by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition)
By Stan Sakai

Now in a new softcover printing with a newly-designed cover!

This fifth volume collects the epic-length "Blood Wings," in which Usagi battles a fearsome clan of ninja bats, while "Lone Goat and Kid" offers a cunning and affectionate parody of the famous "Lone Wolf and Cub" manga while doubling as one of Usagi's most dramatic and heartfelt adventures. "Frost and Fire" and "The Way of the Samurai" provide the psychological drama of this volume, which is rounded out by one of the most unique Usagi tales ever, "A Kite Story," which doubles as a fascinating look at the daily life and work of a 17th century Japanese kite maker, dramatically showcasing the thoroughness of Sakai's research and his skills as a storyteller. Featuring a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee!

142-page black & white 6" x 9" softcover • $14.95
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A panoramic view of Pinhead-ville!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Zippy the PinheadpreviewsOriginal Artnew releasesBill Griffith 26 Jun 2008 12:04 PM

Welcome to Dingburg - Zippy the Pinhead - Bill Griffith
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Bill Griffith turned in his spectacular cover to the upcoming WELCOME TO DINGBURG Zippy collection, which focuses heavily on Dingburg, the "city inhabited solely by pinheads." (Other than Washington D.C., of course.) The inside cover will feature a full-color fold-out map of Dingburg, and as a result the front cover is also a foldout and our man Bill knocked himself out on both. Enjoy your sneak peek at the original to the cover (we're keeping the map under wraps for now), and look for the book late this year.


Future releases revealed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releases 25 Jun 2008 2:18 PM
Want to know what books we have coming in the fall and winter? Blog@Newsarama takes a peek into our crystal ball and gives you the scoop!
Now in stock: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkonew releasesBlake Bell 19 Jun 2008 11:56 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
By Blake Bell

Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters. But, in the context of Steve Ditko's 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg. Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a coffee table art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his philosophical principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics he’s drawn over the last 55 years.

216-page full-color 9" x 12" hardcover • $39.99
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Now in stock: Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952 (Softcover)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesDennis the Menace 19 Jun 2008 11:55 AM

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952 (Softcover)

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952 (Softcover)
By Hank Ketcham

The first volume of Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace, collecting every single panel strip from 1951 and 1952, is now available in this handsome and affordable softcover edition.

Dennis the Menace began on March 14, 1951 (four months after Ketcham's friend and colleague Charles Schulz started his own historic comic strip). He went on to become the second most popular cartoon kid in the world — after Charlie Brown, of course. Dennis the Menace first appeared in 16 American newspapers; by the end of 1951, he was appearing in over a hundred. The reason for Dennis' success is easy to figure out: It was one of the most brilliantly observed and empathetic comic strips about childhood ever drawn. Ketcham captured the mischievousness, rambunctiousness, and anarchy of a kid's world better than any other cartoonist. The strip appeals to both parents and children — while parents shake their heads ruefully at how accurately Ketcham caught the essence of children's natural zest for mayhem, children identify with Dennis and the chaos that he leaves in his wake — just a hop, skip, and a jump away from their own fantasy of themselves! Ketcham was a cartoonist with a vivacious line that was exquisitely suited to depicting adults and children. His gags were funny, subtle and touching. Ketcham drew Dennis the Menace from 1951 to 1994, when he retired and let his assistant take over the strip.

624-page black & white 5 1/8" x 6" softcover • $18.99
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Bob Fingerman's Connective Tissue
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesBob Fingerman 18 Jun 2008 11:12 PM

Connective Tissue by Bob Fingerman

Bob Fingerman revealed this cover art for his upcoming book Connective Tissue (currently due from Fantagraphics in Spring '09) over on his "Art Blog Thinger," where he's also been posting some cute-n-gruesome art samples.

Art of Jim Flora: now a trilogy
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJim Flora 18 Jun 2008 10:59 PM

Jim Flora art

Irwin Chusid unveils plans for a third volume of Jim Flora artwork, tentatively titled The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, currently slated for a late Summer 2009 release from Fantagraphics. Stay tuned to the Jim Flora art blog for sneak peeks!

Sneak peek video & photos: Strange and Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkopreviewsnew releasesBlake Bell 13 Jun 2008 2:10 PM

Our fourth and final preview today is of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell. Unfortunately we weren't able to debut this book at the MoCCA festival as planned, but here you can take a quick virtual tour, and of course it is available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos. (And don't forget you can also read the intro and, if you're logged in, get a downloadable PDF preview too.)

Sneak peek video & photos: Our Gang Vol. 3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt Kellypreviewsnew releasesclassics 13 Jun 2008 2:08 PM

Our third preview of the day is of Our Gang Vol. 3 by Walt Kelly. This book is due in July and is now available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.

Sneak peek video & photos: The Comics Journal #291
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalpreviewsnew releases 13 Jun 2008 2:07 PM

Our second preview of the day is of The Comics Journal #291, which features Tim Sale, Josh Simmons, Ralph Steadman, Dan Gordon and a whole lot more. It's due in 2-3 weeks and is now available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.