NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS
AND TRADE COLLECTIONS
25 JUNE 2014
New arrivals this week: Frank Miller's complete BIG DAMN SIN CITY and SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, supernatural mystery series DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Vol 1, new collections for BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS, THE MASSIVE, and ABE SAPIEN, zombie expert Max Brooks' vampires vs zombies horror series EXTINCTION PARADE, the complete DEAD BODY ROAD and SIX GUN GORILLA, Simon Spurrier's webcomic DISENCHANTED comes into print for the first time, WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON, and Neil Gaiman's beautifully illustrated novella THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS.
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ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 04 SHAPE THINGS TO COME
A mutated Abe Sapien fights carnivorous monsters crawling out
of the desert sand, a fortified militia that's walled Phoenix off from
the rest of the world, and a vicious zombie swarm, while a mad
necromancer rises over the monster-infested ruins of Seattle.
Collects issues #6-#7 and #9-#11 of the series.
AMANDA HOCKING THE HOLLOWS GN
Welcome to the world of Amanda Hocking's bestselling novel Hollowland, as never seen before! It's Day One as a new pandemic sweeps the globe, and all over the world people are turning into mindless zombies. But for five people - siblings Remy and Max King, med student Blue Adams, rock star Lazlo Durante, and teenager Harlow Smith - it's the start of a journey that they can never return from! Learn for the first time how the characters of Hollowland started their journeys as we go back to the very beginning of the story! Amanda Hocking is the New York Times bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. Hollowland is the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows, and Amanda has personally overseen and approved this Hollowland graphic novel project. This was previously available only in digital comic format.
ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR SUMMER DAZE TP
School's out for the summer in Riverdale, and the fun is just beginning! Join Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends as they go on vacation, go to the beach, work summer jobs - and avoid working entirely! This fun, pocket-sized collection features 128 pages of hand-picked, favourite fun in the sun stories, presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover. It's the perfect book for any summer road trip!
ARMY OF DARKNESS VS HACK SLASH TP
After a painful personal tragedy, Cassie Hack - the killer of supernatural serial killers - is doing her best to live a normal life. But an attack by the demonic Deadites forces the buttkickin' heroine back into action... and this time, she's not alone! Meet Cassie's new partner: Ashley J. Williams! Can this volatile pair keep from killing each other long enough to find the mystical Book of the Dead's stolen pages? Will Ash get some sugar? Or will Cassie make him kiss her bat? Two horror icons join in the mash-up that fans demanded!
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 04 THE WRATH (N52)
The Caped Crusader is challenged by the mystery of the 900 in a special tale celebrating the 900th issue published of DETECTIVE COMICS! Plus, Batman faces two new foes: Emperor Penguin and the deadly vigilante known as The Wrath, a dark counterpart to the Dark Knight. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #19-24 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2.
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 03 EMPEROR PENGUIN
The Dark Knight faces deadly foes including Poison Ivy, Clayface and the Penguin in these stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #13-18. This volume also includes chapters from the epic "Death of the Family" and "Requiem" sagas.
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS CRIMSON CORSAIR TP
Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of WATCHMEN. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, "Curse of the Crimson Corsair," and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1.
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 27 SANDS UPON EARTH
He is known as "The Great Devil" - Heku, warlord of the eastern kingdoms, commander of a horde likened to the sands upon the earth. More than conquest, Heku desires the return of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as a gift to a king but now Conan's comrade and unwilling to return to his father's evil embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku's host is his sword and Conan's friendship, a bond stronger than steel! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #206-#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe, never before collected.
DEAD BODY ROAD TP
The men involved in his wife's death must now die. All of them.
This volume collects the entire DEAD BODY ROAD miniseries, a bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES TP VOL 01 SCHOOLBOY TERRORS
In these stories from issues #1-6, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries of their own demise while trying to protect tech-savvy sleuth Crystal from a similar fate.
Also includes the short stories "Run Ragged" from WITCHING HOUR #1, GHOSTS #1 and TIME WARP #1.
DISENCHANTED TP VOL 01
SIMON SPURRIER welcomes you to Vermintown! The smash-hit webcomic is collected for the first time! Nobody gives a crap about the little people any more. Once they were the mainstay of folklore: goblins, leprechauns, pixies, and fey. But now? Dispossessed, forgotten, doubting even their own traditions, they've trickled into Vermintown: a vast and vile city of a million inch-tall malcontents. Sprawling through an abandoned subway station deep beneath London, here myth has given way to sleaze, drugs, gangland violence and interracial hatred. Vermintown is where magic went to die. What ever happened to magic? Disenchanted answers that question with all the ugliness of the fairy slums in this first chapter of the collected webseries disenchantedcomic.com.
ETERNAL WARRIOR TP VOL 02 ETERNAL EMPEROR
Two thousand years from today, the planet has been transformed by science, technology, and war. The centuries have not been kind to the Earth's own undying warrior, but a battle that could change everything is only just beginning for the Eternal Emperor and the tattered remnant of humanity under his protection. Will this be a new dawn for the age of heroes - or its death knell? And what uncanny confluence of science, myth, and magic has rendered the world - and its own Eternal Warrior - into war ravaged remnants of their former selves?
Collecting ETERNAL WARRIOR #5-8, the Fist and Steel's battle continues right here as New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman) and rising star Robert Gill build a bridge to the year 4001, and unearth a brand-new era for the heroes of
the Valiant Universe.
EXTINCTION PARADE TP VOL 01
The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new horror epic! Be ready for the summer's biggest graphic novel event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the collected first chapter of MAX BROOKS' EXTINCTION PARADE! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, its graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New Times Bestseller list. His second book World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right) was adapted by Brad Pitt into one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013. Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new illustrated series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star RAULO (Crossed, Captain Swing) CACERES. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series. Not only does Extinction Parade's multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies. As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realisation sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. The collected edition contains the entire first chapter of this epic tale including Extinction Parade issues #1-5, and a blood-soaked cover gallery!
FORGOTTEN MAN NEW HIST GREAT DEPRESSION GN
This imaginative illustrated edition of Amity Schaels' bestseller The Forgotten Man brings to life one of the most devastating periods in America's history - the Great Depression - through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from Paul Rivoche provides an original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterised the Depression-era. FRANK MILLER'S BIG DAMN SIN CITY HC
The biggest, baddest Sin City ever is here, just in time for autumn's film version of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! This imposing volume, suitable for home defense, contains all seven of Frank Miller's landmark Sin City yarns! In these tales of Marv, Dwight, Gail, Miho, Hartigan, Nancy, and the Yellow Bastard, no corner of Basin City is left unturned, and no bloody deed is left undone. Written with unmatched intensity and drawn in the starkest black-and-white imaginable, with blood-red bits of colour, among others, the Sin City books make up the greatest crime saga in comics history, and Big Damn Sin City is the best way to rediscover the whole darn shootin' match!
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 03
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 03
With many monsters now inhabiting a new home, peace seemingly descends on Earth. Little does humanity realise that the greatest danger now lurks under the waves. It all leads to the most cataclysmic monster battle of the ages!
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US HC VOL 02
From the ashes of Metropolis come Superman and the JLA's newest ally: Lex Luthor! Against all odds, he's not only survived but now embraces Superman's goals. Of course, Lex has his own ideas for how to create a better world. The Man of Steel trusts him, but can the rest of his allies be so sure?
Collecting INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #7-12 and ANNUAL #1!
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US TP VOL 01
In these stories from issues #1-6, things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves most. Now the heroes of our world must whether they are with Superman or against him.
LIBRETTO TP VOL 01 VAMPIRISM
LIBRETTO Volume 1 is curated/edited by Kasra Ghanbari with a theme of VAMPIRISM: being the misuse of power, as well as the objectification and exploitation of others. Featured contributors have given their unique perspectives on this theme, with each section including an interview of the contributor conducted by another artist. Many artists have also given a rare look at the techniques and processes they used to create pieces for the book.
MASSIVE TP VOL 03 LONGSHIP
In Longship, Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbour, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition.
Collects issues #13-#18 of The Massive.
MMW HUMAN TORCH TP VOL 01
After the debut of a quiet little magazine called FANTASTIC FOUR and a relatively unknown teen hero named Spider-Man, Mighty Marvel decided to go out on a limb and put these two risky ideas together into a featuring starring - the Human Torch! And believe it or not, yes - even with that kind of pedigree - it was a sure-fire hit! Johnny Storm - the thrill-seeking, impulsive teen wonder of the Fantastic Four - set the world on fire in his scorchin' solo stories! Now, watch in wonder as the Torch goes to head-to-head against none other than Namor the Sub-Mariner, Spider-Man, Captain America, Paste-Pot Pete, the Wizard, the Sandman, the Living Bomb and more! If that ain't diagnosis teenage angst, then you can call me Freud! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #101-117 and ANNUAL #2.
NEIL GAIMAN THE TRUTH IS CAVE IN BLACK MOUNTAINS
Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-colour edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains," a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This gorgeous full-colour illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell. In August 2010, the story was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out crowd; Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell's magnificent artwork was presented, scene by scene, on large screens.
NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 OTHER WORLDS
INHUMANITY tie-in! With the consequences of INFINITY fresh on their minds, tough decisions are made. As a new and different Illuminati gathers, learn more about the other beings related to the Incursions - and discover the startling secret of the Black Swan! Then, meet the Mapmakers, cartographers of the Apocalypse. And as Reed Richards and the Illuminati rekindle an old relationship, Dr. Strange sells his soul, and Black Panther and Namor settle their feud and sue for peace to save their nations. Now, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe! But are their amends too little too late? There's no turning back for the Illuminati anymore - and they'll pay the price for their sins. Must these new Avengers destroy a perfect world so that the Earth can live?
Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #13.INH and #14-17.
RITUAL THREE VILE DECAY
In this stand-alone science fiction tale from Malachi Ward (Prophet, The Scout) an old woman recounts to her grandson, from the safety of a virtual seaside computer program, how she thinks the world went bad. Printed in two colours of cream felt paper. A Revival House Press Production.
SHADOW MASTER SERIES TP VOL 02
This second volume of The Shadow Master Series collects the critically acclaimed "Seven Deadly Finns" storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, as well as Helfer and Marshall Rogers' prologue "Harold Goes to Washington," in which The Shadow races to save President Reagan from a most unlikely assassin!
SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR HC
Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight's thinking of all the ways he's screwed up and what he'd give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb grey hell that is his life. And he'd give anything. Just to feel the fire. One more time. But he can't let himself lose control again, can't ever let the monster out. And then Ava calls.
SIX GUN GORILLA TP
Welcome to "the Blister," a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there...
SMURFS GN VOL 18 FINANCE SMURF
When Papa Smurf is hurt in a lab accident he sends a Smurf to the good wizard Homnibus for help. Although Homnibus has a cure, he needs to buy some seeds he's missing for the recipe. Fascinated by this exchange of commerce among the humans, the Smurf returns to Smurf Village as Finance Smurf! After teaching his fellow smurfs how to buy things with money, some smurfs get rich while others don't, and things quickly tumble into disarray. Will the Smurfs find a way back to the peaceful way things used to be?
SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE TP VOL 03
The biggest video game crossover event of all time ends here with the stunning conclusion to Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide! Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily are locked inside their flying fortress, the Wily Egg! Inside are all manner of powerful defences, including Metal Sonic and Bass! Outside is an army, almost every Robot Master ever made! Enter Sonic, Mega Man and an army of their own! Sonic's friends join Proto Man, Rush and Duo in an epic all-out battle to break through to the evil doctors, rewrite two realities, and save their home worlds! Collects Mega Man #27, Sonic the Hedgehog #250-251, and Sonic Universe #54 plus exclusive bonus features you won't find anywhere else!
TARZAN BURNE HOGARTH'S LORD OF JUNGLE HC
One of the most influential illustrators ever adapts two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most beloved Tarzan novels! Burne Hogarth's colour Tarzan of the Apes and black-and-white Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novels are collected into one deluxe hardcover. Hogarth (Dynamic Anatomy) shines in these lively, lush, and faithful Tarzan adaptations!
WHAT IF TP AGE OF ULTRON
In AGE OF ULTRON, a time-travelling Wolverine killed Hank Pym before he could create the world-conquering Ultron. But what if other founding Avengers had been killed instead? Find out in five alternate adventures! In a world without the Wasp, Hank Pym created an Ultron even more heinous than the one we know! Without Iron Man, the Armor Wars scorch the earth until Spider-Man forms a familiar Fantastic Four to seek out a forgotten weapon! Without Thor, Ragnarok wipes out every super-powered being - leaving only Nick Fury and his unpowered allies to face the Midgard Serpent! Without Captain America, the United States loses its spirit - until a secret cabal uses Frank Castle to recreate a legend! And if Hank Pym never created Ultron, the Vision never existed - but without the Vision, can the world survive? Collecting WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #1-5.
WONTON SOUP TP COLLECTED ED
James Stokoe's crazy space trucker cooking epic returns to print bigger and badder than ever before! Join Johnny Boyo and Deacon as they cruise the intergalactic superhighways in search of legendary ingredients and amazing adventure.
Collects Wonton Soup volumes 1 and 2.
X-MEN TP VOL 02 ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT
The buildup to Marvel's darkest hour continues as the X-Men face danger from without and within! What decades-old connection does Professor X have with the secretive Clan Destine? When Synraith returns, the two teams clash - but all is not what it seems! Can the X-Men solve the mystery before Synraith's victory is complete? Then, Generation X guest-stars as Cannonball and Husk return home - but find Humanity's Last Stand waiting! Plus: The X-Babies return, Wolverine takes on Bloodscream, and the Dark Beast targets Bishop. But the real danger lurks in the X-Men's basement! And when Sabretooth finally tears loose, one longtime teammate pays the price! Do the X-Men have what it takes to stop Sabretooth once and for all? Collecting X-MEN/CLANDESTINE #1-2, UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #327-328 and ANNUAL '95, X-MEN (1991) #46-49, X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #9, and SABRETOOTH SPECIAL (1995).