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Now in stock: Hotwire Comics Vol. 3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneRick Altergottnew releasesMichael KuppermanMax Anderssonmary fleenerMack WhiteJohnny RyanHotwireGlenn Headdavid sandlin 20 Jan 2010 5:12 PM

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Hotwire Comics Vol. 3 by various artists; edited by Glenn Head

Hotwire Comics Vol. 3
By various artists; edited by Glenn Head

The Harvey and Eisner nominated anthology of action, thrills, chills and trangression is back with a third volume! Anything goes in Hotwire, eschewing literary high-mindedness for a pure, gut-wrenching viscerality that you can tune in and rest your brain on after a long day.

Hotwire the third leaps off the page from the get-go with David Sandlin’s “Infernal Combustion,” about boozing it up in a broke-down caddy, and Tim Lane’s bit of freight-hopping grit, “Spike.” Underground comics legend Mary Fleener returns with “The Judge,” a true tale about her own life fending off thugs… with a .38! Meanwhile, Hotwire Captain Glenn Head spins the biography of German surrealist Hans Bellmer as a down and out Vaudevillian in decadent Weimar Berlin. R. Sikoryak turns in a brand new batch of "Masterpiece Comics", as Dennis the Menace stars as Prince Hamlet! Other creepy delights: Rick Altergott delivers a fable of a child-molesting clown pleasuring himself in the suburbs, while Matti Hagelberg’s “Passion of Atte” is a modern-day Dante’s Inferno of comics.

There’s also more knockout work and crazy visuals by Mark Dean Veca, Johnny (Angry Youth Comix) Ryan, Mats?!, Max Andersson, Sam Henderson, Steve Cerio, Stephane Blanquet, Doug Allen, Michael (Tales Designed to Thrizzle) Kupperman, Danny Hellman, Mack White, David Paleo, Chadwick Whitehead, Onsmith, Karl Wills and Jayr Pulga. Looking for laffs? A psychic jolt? A partner for your next trip? Look no further than… Hotwire!

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138-page color/b&w 9" x 12" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-288-3
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Now in stock: Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962 (Vol. 6)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesDennis the Menace 20 Jan 2010 5:12 PM

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Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962 (Vol. 6) by Hank Ketcham

Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1961-1962 (Vol. 6)
By Hank Ketcham

Dennis vaults into the 1960s with his anarchic spirit still intact. As always, this book is a series of unrelated panel gags (with the exception of one week-long story involving Dennis’s mild-mannered grandpa), but what gags! Hank Ketcham is legendary for being one of the most exquisitely skilled cartoonists of all time, and each and every panel is a small masterpiece of design and draftsmanship.

Dennis the Menace 1961-1962 features Dennis’s long-suffering parents, the Wilsons, his dog Ruff, his best pal Joey, his nemesis Margaret, and a seemingly endless parade of babysitters, as well as hapless shopowners, policemen, teachers, and family friends, all of whom come to realize that it’s Dennis’s world... they just live in it!

Ketcham drew Dennis the Menace from 1951 to 1994, when he retired and let his assistant take over the strip. This sixth volume of Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace publishes every single panel strip from 1961 and 1962 in one handsome brick of a hardcover. Ketcham’s legendary pen and ink work achieves its full flowering in this volume as do the various situations and themes that Ketcham would return to again and again.

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672-page black & white 5.5" x 6.25" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-311-8
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Unlovable Vol. 2 by Esther Pearl Watson - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesEsther Pearl Watson 15 Jan 2010 7:39 AM

Unlovable Vol. 2 by Esther Pearl Watson

Now available for preview and pre-order: Unlovable Vol. 2 by Esther Pearl Watson, the second and concluding installment in the hilarious saga of hapless high school underdog Tammy Pierce and her seemingly never-ending series of humiliations and heartbreaks. Watson nails the story's 1980s middle-America milieu with affection and devastating accuracy. Download an exclusive 20-page PDF excerpt right here (3 MB). This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship in roughly 4-5 weeks and in stores roughly the same time (subject to change).

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Now in stock: The Troublemakers by Gilbert Hernandez
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesGilbert Hernandez 13 Jan 2010 4:23 PM

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The Troublemakers by Gilbert Hernandez

The Troublemakers
By Gilbert Hernandez

Dig this scene! Low-life drug dealer Dewey Booth has $200,000 that even-lower-lifes want. BLING! Wes is a rock and roll loser that only wants to buy a club where nobody can tell him he can't sing or perform. WAILIN'! He's known Dewey for years, but that isn't enough to get his dough. Wes needs help. Nala is an über-stacked bombshell whose pleasure in life is to seduce and then humiliate men dumb enough to fall for her. HUSH HUSH! For half the dough, she agrees to help Wes get Dewey's ill-gotten goods. Things don't go so well when a wily grifter from Wes's past shows up to complicate things. GULP! Vincene is another troublemaker who enjoys wrecking people's plans and wants the Dewey dough, too. In the end, deadly fires ignite, heads literally roll, eyes are shot out — and all Wes wants to do is sing in a rock and roll club.

The Troublemakers is the second volume in a series of original graphic novels in which Gilbert Hernandez creates comics adaptations of movies starring or co-starring Luba's half-sister Rosalba "Fritz" Martinez from Love and Rockets. The first, the dystopian Chance in Hell (in which Fritz has only a bit part), was released in 2007. This hard boiled, pulp graphic novel will delight longtime Hernandez fans as well as provide a perfect introduction to newcomers to Hernandez's work.

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128-page black & white 5.5" x 7.5" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-922-7
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Now in stock: The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 12 (New Printing)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Crumbnew releasesAline Kominsky-Crumb 13 Jan 2010 4:05 PM

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The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 12 by Robert Crumb

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 12
By Robert Crumb

Back in print in a new 2009 softcover edition after a several-year absence, the 12th volume of The Complete Crumb spotlights Crumb’s first collaborations with national treasure Harvey Pekar, which appeared in the legendary American Splendor. This collection also includes a skeptical report-in-comics on an aerospace symposium (commissioned by CoEvolution Quarterly, it comes off like one of Michael Moore’s cocky documentary films), Crumb’s encounter with an interviewer from High Times magazine, an evocative period piece featuring 1930s jazz musicians, another of Crumb’s collaborative “jams” with Aline Kominsky, and everything else that’s established R. Crumb as the master catoonist of his time! Makes a great gift and doubles as an evocative educational tool, teaching our youth what it means to be American (from the guy that moved to France)!

136-page b&w/color 8.5" x 11" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-264-8
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Now in stock: The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 7 (New Printing)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Crumbnew releases 13 Jan 2010 4:05 PM

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The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 7 by Robert Crumb

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 7
By Robert Crumb

Back in print in a new 2009 softcover edition!

This superb collection of work by Robert Crumb continues into the '70s with another 120-page slab of pure Crumb work, all topped off with a brand new Crumb cover (featuring Mr. Natural) and a two-page introduction by Mr. Sketchum himself! This volume includes all the Crumb work from Zap! #5, Bijou #4, and San Francisco Comic Book #3, as well as the complete reprintings (including the covers in full color) of Uneeda (which includes one of Crumb's more eccentric creations, Bo Bo Bolinski, as well as the classic "Honeybunch Kaminski, the Drug-Crazed Runaway"), Mr. Natural #1, and Hytone #1 (with "Pete the Plumber" and "Horny Harriet Hot Pants"). But that's just the tip of the iceberg! For true-blue collectors, this volume includes several ultra-rare greeting cards (reproduced in full color); Crumb's illustrative contributions to Esquire and Playboy in that period (both in full color); drawings from Promethean Enterprises and the East Village Other; and, most tantalizing of all, the original, never-printed cover to Zap! #5!

134-page b&w/color 8.5" x 11" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-061-3
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Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsNewavenew releases 12 Jan 2010 7:50 AM

Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s

Now available for preview and pre-order: Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s. This chunky little hardcover weighs in at nearly 900 pages of the best small press cartoonists to emerge in the 1970s, documenting the explosive, unrestrained output of underground comix' DIY second generation with comix galore as well as several informative interviews. Click here to read the full Table of Contents, and here to read the Introduction by editor Michael Dowers. Download an exclusive 36-page PDF excerpt with samples from throughout the book right here (2 MB). This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship in early February and in stores roughly the same time (subject to change).

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King: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesHo Che Anderson 8 Jan 2010 7:06 AM

King: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson

Now available for preview and pre-order: King - A Comics Biography: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson. This bold, vivid, and widely-acclaimed recounting of the life of Martin Luther King is back in print in a new, redesigned hardcover edition with the added materials and features you've come to expect from our Special Edition releases. Download an exclusive 18-page PDF excerpt depicting events from 1960-61 right here (7 MB). This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship later this month and in stores roughly the same time (subject to change).

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Almost Silent by Jason: Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesJason 5 Jan 2010 7:43 AM

Almost Silent by Jason

Now available for preview and pre-order: Almost Silent, the new hardcover compilation of Jason's Meow, Baby!, Tell Me Something, You Can't Get There from Here and The Living and the Dead, most of which is heretofore out of print. Humor, monsters, mystery, doomed romance, and zombies, all in various combinations. Download an exclusive 27-page PDF excerpt right here (840 KB — that's 6 pages from each section, plus spacer pages). This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship later this month and in stores roughly the same time (subject to change).

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Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman: Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steven Weissmanpreviewsnew releases 5 Jan 2010 7:43 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Now available for preview and pre-order: the newest collection of "Yikes!" strips and stories from Steven Weissman, Chocolate Cheeks. You've thrilled to the serialized pages from this book on our website over the last couple of years; now it can be yours to own. The gang meets icky new characters like Crustache & Lumpy Noodle and faces their scariest adventure yet in the chilling 51-page story "Blue Jay." Download an exclusive 10-page PDF excerpt right here (5.1 MB). This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship later this month and in stores roughly the same time (subject to change).

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