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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race to Death Valley by Floyd Gottfredson - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisney 5 May 2011 8:15 AM

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race to Death Valley by Floyd Gottfredson

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race to Death Valley
by Floyd Gottfredson

288-page black & white/color 10.5" x 8.75" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-441-2

Ships in: May 2011 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Today's America knows Mickey Mouse as a gentle do-gooder. But in his 1930s heyday, Mickey rose to fame as an epic hero — a bold, adventurous scrapper battling mobsters, kidnappers, and spies! And Mickey’s greatest feats of derring-do took place in his daily comic strip, crafted by one of history's greatest cartoonists — Floyd Gottfredson.

For 25 years, Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse was a trendsetting adventure serial that led where other adventure comics would follow. But famed as Gottfredson's life's work is, it has never been comprehensively collected in English... until now!

Dive into this book and see Mickey’s race to a gold mine with Pegleg Pete; Mickey’s life on the lam after being framed for bank robbery; even Mickey’s fight with a huge heavyweight champ. You wouldn't expect to find a mouse in the middle of such chilling thrills and spills. But he's always there!

Enjoy Mickey Mouse in unmatched quality — remastered straight from Disney proof sheets and prized private collections. You'll also explore more than 50 pages of fascinating supplementary features — from rare behind-the-scenes art to tributes by Warren Spector (Disney Epic Mickey) and Disney Legends award recipient Floyd Norman.

Mickey Mouse is among the world's most recognizable icons. But do you know the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon? Start reading... you might be wearing mouse ears before you're through.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 19-page PDF excerpt (4.1 MB) which includes the full Table of Contents, David Gerstein's first chapter introduction, and 15 pages of strips!

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Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesJim Woodring 4 May 2011 8:34 AM

Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring

Congress of the Animals
by Jim Woodring

104-page black & white 7.25" x 9.75" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-437-5

Ships in: May 2011 (Subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Readers of the “Frank” stories know that the Unifactor is in control of everything that happens to the characters that abide there, and that however extreme the experiences they undergo may be, in the end nothing really changes. That goes treble for Frank himself, who is kept in a state of total ineducability by the unseen forces of that haunted realm. And so the question arises: what would happen if Frank were to leave the Unifactor?

That question is answered in Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring's much-anticipated second full-length graphic novel following 2010's universally acclaimed Weathercraft, and first starring his signature character Frank. In this gripping saga an act of casual rudeness sets into motion a chain of events which propels Frank into a world where he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank finds himself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling.

In Congress of the Animals we are treated to the pitiful spectacle of Frank losing his house, taking a factory job, falling in with bad company, fleeing the results of sabotage, escaping the Unifactor in an amusement park ride, surviving a catastrophe at sea, traveling across hostile terrain toward a massive temple seemingly built in his image, being treated roughly by gut-faced men and intervening in an age-old battle in a meadow slathered in black and yellow blood. And when he finally knocks on opportunity's door he finds... he finds...

Suffice to say he finds what most of us would like to find. Can he bring it back with him? Will the Unifactor accept him as he has become? Are his sins forgiven? Is love real? Is this the end of Frank as we know him?

Download an EXCLUSIVE 10-page PDF excerpt (819 KB).

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Exclusive Savings: Order Congress of the Animals together with Weathercraft and save 20% off the combined cover price!

Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge - Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeter Bagge 4 May 2011 12:43 AM

Here's another slightly belated photo/video slideshow preview of a current release...

Hate Annual #9
by Peter Bagge

32-page full-color comic book • $4.95 — Order Now!

Preview Jim Woodring's Congress of the Animals at The Beat
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsJim Woodring 3 May 2011 6:21 PM

from Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring

Head on over to The Beat to check out the first 10 pages (including a title page) from Jim Woodring's new graphic novel Congress of the Animals.

The Complete Crumb Comics Vols. 13 & 15 - Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRobert Crumbpreviews 3 May 2011 3:58 AM

Video and photo looks at our most recently reprinted volumes of The Complete Crumb Comics, slightly belated, but as promised — if they're not displaying for you below, click the titles to view them on their respective product pages (where you'll find more info about each book, natch):

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 13: The Season of the Snoid (New Softcover Printing)
by Robert Crumb

128-page black & white/color 8.5" x 11" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-413-0

Order Now!

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 15: Mode O'Day and Her Pals (New Softcover Printing)
by Robert Crumb

128-page black & white/color 8.5" x 11" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-413-0

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Now in stock: Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeter Baggenew releases 27 Apr 2011 12:00 AM

Now available:

Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge

Hate Annual #9
by Peter Bagge

32-page full-color comic book • $4.95 — Order Now!

Buddy & Lisa — back to Seattle! In the first full-length Buddy story in ten years (and it's a doozy), just when things are starting to look idyllic for our heroes, a family crisis forces Lisa to re-unite with her Seattle-based parents and brings Buddy and their young son Harold along with her — and Buddy quickly learns why she's been avoiding them for 20-odd years! And Lisa has some other unwelcome surprises in her family tree as well...

Plus, Pete gets political in cartoons from El Rios, High Times and Seattle Weekly. And a couple of ads!

Here's a peek at a few pages. Ooh, indicia:

from Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge

from Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge

from Hate Annual #9 by Peter Bagge

Publishers Weekly previews Dave McKean's Celluloid
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsDave McKean 26 Apr 2011 2:50 PM

from Celluloid - Dave McKean

Publishers Weekly's Ada Price actually found some SFW pages from Dave McKean's new erotic graphic novel Celluloid to share on the PW website! The sample shows just one of the many diverse styles McKean employs throughout the book.

Four Color Fear preview at Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsFour Color Fear 25 Apr 2011 9:17 AM

The Corpse That Came to Dinner - from Four Color Fear

The second printing of our smash hit Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s is in stores now, and the fine folks at Diamond Comics Distributors have posted 9 delightfuly grisly pages from the book on their Previews website. Grab a snack and check it out!

Mome Vol. 22: The End
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneT Edward BakSergio PonchionepreviewsNate NealMomeLaura ParkKurt WolfgangDerek Van GiesonComing Attractions 13 Apr 2011 12:44 PM

Mome pinup - Sergio Ponchione

The Comics Reporter broke the news that the next volume of Mome, number 22, will be the last. CR's Tom Spurgeon commented and spoke to Mome editor Eric Reynolds about ending the long-running anthology; Rob Clough talked to Eric at TCJ.com; and Sean T. Collins comments at Robot 6. We thank the three of them and everyone else who has been a proponent of the series. I for one will miss the publication and abhor the vacuum its departure will leave, but look forward to Eric's future editorial efforts and future work from Mome's long list of contributors.

Pictured above, a Mome pinup created for the issue by Sergio Ponchione; below, artwork from the final issue recently posted by the contributors: from Tim Lane's "Belly Gunner" (see additional pages at his Jackie No-Name blog); from Kurt Wolfgang's "Nothing Eve" (taken from the New Bodega blog); from Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll" (see more pages and read his comments on his history with Mome at his These Days I Remain blog); from Nate Neal's "Death" (taken from his Flickr feed); pages in progress from Laura Park (taken from her Flickr feed); and from T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man" (see more pages at his °Ø° blog).

Belly Gunner - Tim Lane

Nothing Eve - Kurt Wolfgang

Derek Van Gieson - Devil Doll

Death - Nate Neal

halfway there

• Also working away on a new Mome story: Laura Park

Wild Man - T. Edward Bak

Deadspin previews 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoWilfred Santiagopreviewspreviews21 7 Apr 2011 1:35 PM

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Head to Deadspin to see the exciting 7-page sequence from Wilfred Santiago's 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente where Clemente gets his 3000th career hit.