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Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Willard Mullinvideopreviews 20 Jan 2015 4:20 PM

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales
by Willard Mullin and Ernest Thayer; introduction by Yogi Berra

52-page two-color 6.25" x 6.25" hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-814-4

Ships in: March 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

In 1953, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the World Series, legendary cartoonist Willard Mullin created images illustrating one of America's best-loved poems: Ernest Thayer's "Casey at the Bat." These images were then put on a series of drinking glasses that were given away as premiums at various major and minor league ballparks across America. The first set was issued on April 15, 1954, at the very first home game for the modern day Baltimore Orioles.

The illustrations by Mullin were for years thought to have been lost, but were found at an auction in 2002. They have been meticulously reproduced to create this stunning edition of "Casey at the Bat." This edition will include additional Mullin material like the "Fan's Alphabet" from 1953 and the poems "Iron Horse Lou" and "O Brooklyn, My Brooklyn" from 1947. With a preface by Yogi Berra and an essay on the history of both "Casey" and Mullin's images by noted baseball historian Tim Wiles, this edition of "Casey" is the most authentic ever produced. A keepsake for the ages.

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Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJohnny Ryan 20 Jan 2015 11:30 AM

Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Cover

Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Inside Page

Behold! Advance copies of Johnny Ryan's latest collection, Angry Youth Comix, have graced our office. This is a book that, at first glance, would fit seamlessly amongst the great classics in literature in one's personal library—which just delights us to no end!

Our amazing designer Keeli has really outshone herself with this book, we think you'll agree. It's so damn beautiful it makes us wanna cuss! Angry Youth Comix is slated to invade a bookstore near you this March, so pre-order your copy now. Video and photoset previews will be coming up in the following weeks!

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 16 Jan 2015 3:00 PM

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Cover

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Inside Page

Bullets are flying in Bullet Valley! In other words, advance copies of our next Carl Barks book, Sheriff of Bullet Valley, have arrived at the Fantagraphics office, to much celebratory hollerin'. With such page-popping colors and wild wild west-style adventures, it's been impossible not to dig in.

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck is due out in March, but you can get ahead of the game with a pre-order now! Get it now as an investment for the giggles and love of reading it will instill in your kids for years to come.

Dripping with Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Steve DitkopreviewsComing AttractionsBlake Bell 15 Jan 2015 4:00 PM

Continuing our highly praised series cataloguing and exploring Steve Ditko's extensive, decades-long portfolio of work, Dripping with Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 features another 200+ pages of meticulously restored, full-color artwork, featuring the time period when Ditko began sharing a studio with fetish artist Eric Stanton.

Our generous 21-page, downloadable excerpt includes the full 11-page introduction by editor Blake Bell and the complete first story, titled "Journey's End." Read on, then head over to our product page to place your pre-order for the book's February delivery!

Dripping with Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 - Cover

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 14 Jan 2015 3:20 PM

In our next half-size, kid-friendly Donald Duck book, our feathered protagonist is determined to catch a gang of cattle rustlers that have been terrorizing the ranchers of Bullet Valley. Using his knowledge from watching Western movies, Donald sets out to catch the no-gooders red-handed.

Our nine-page downloadable excerpt sets the stage for the book's titular storyline, with Donald convincing the sheriff that he has what it takes to take down these baddies with a string of Western movie plotlines. The foreshadowing is complete when he orders his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, to stay behind at a hotel.

Will Donald's vast knowledge of Western movies truly help him capture these cattle rustlers? This and five other Barksian stories are included in Sheriff of Bullet Valley, so pre-order your copy now and get ready to share in the laughs and the adventures of Carl Barks' timeless duck tales with your young'uns once it releases in March!

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Cover

Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures by Roy Crane - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Roy CranepreviewsCaptain Easy 14 Jan 2015 10:15 AM

Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs
by Roy Crane

320-page black & white 10.5" x 8.5" hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-809-0

Ships in: February 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Sate your wanderlust with a brick of slam-bang action, boisterous humor, dangerous villains, even more dangerous women, and the promised treasure in this collection of Roy Crane's classic Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy. Following our Eisner Award-nominated series of Roy Crane's Captain Easy Sunday strip collections, we have selected the very best of the indispensable daily comic strip adventures of Easy and Tubbs. Featuring Wash running a dinky railroad in a comic-opera version of Eastern Europe, the gripping narrative of Easy waging total war against The Phantom King, battles with pirates in the South Seas, and the harrowing story of Easy and Wash as prisoners on the infamous Devil's Island. Roy Crane mixes imagination, romance, and thrills in a masterful storytelling style that entices you over the next mountain, across the next ocean, toward the next horizon—and always to the next thrill-packed adventure!

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Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Willard MullinpreviewsComing Attractions 12 Jan 2015 11:20 AM

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Cover

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Inside Page

The scent of freshly printed advance books is second only to coffee in its ability to perk us up and get our heartrate going! This morning, we've got a first glimpse at Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales. Check out that beautiful cloth binding, the lush colors popping off each page, and the simple design allowing Mullin's illustrations to shine.

Casey at the Bat is slated to arrive in bookstores in March, but you can make it an easy catch by pre-ordering the book here!

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince Valiantpreviewsnew releasesHal Foster 7 Jan 2015 4:06 PM

Praise for the series:

"That Foster was the most virtuosic comics artist of his time, there is some merit to the claim." – Steven Heller, The New York Times

"Hal Foster was an illustrator in the grand tradition of Arthur Rackham and Howard Pyle… Every panel packs a one-two punch." – Vanity Fair

"Foster’s meticulously detailed, painstakingly researched, vividly realistic, and often breathtaking illustration made him one of the most revered artists in the comic field." – Library Journal

"One of the greatest comic strips of all time and a peak in visual splendor and breath-taking adventure, the story of Prince Valiant’s 30+ year odyssey is getting a marvelous presentation in Fantagraphics’ series of books." – The Huffington Post

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956
by Hal Foster

112-page full color 10.25” x 14” hardcover
$35.00 | 978-1-60699-800-7

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/princevaliant10

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Willard MullinpreviewsComing Attractions 7 Jan 2015 12:35 PM

Baseball fans, rejoice! Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales is shaping up to be an easy catch. With 27 pages alternating poetry by Ernest Thayer and illustrations by Mullin, plus a couple dozen more pages of extra material, including poetry, illustrations, and essays, this little book packs a good-sized punch for any baseball lover!

This 9-page downloadable excerpt includes a foreword by Yogi Berra and the first 4 pages of "Casey at the Bat." Read on, then head over to our book page for pre-order info.

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Cover

Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJohnny RyanComing Attractions 6 Jan 2015 10:30 AM

With this 21-page excerpt of our upcoming Angry Youth Comix, collecting all fourteen issues of Johnny Ryan's career-defining comic series, you'll get an appreciable taste of the glory that awaits. After the full table of contents, you'll be treated to 14 pages of "The Whorehouse of Dr. Moreau."

Need we say more?

Angry Youth Comix will be in bookstores by late February and is available for pre-order now!

Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Cover

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