The Treasury of Mini Comics charts the evolution of the art of mini comics over four decades of deliberate cartoon rebellion. This volume will reproduce some of the best mini comics ever produced by some of the most creative DIY creators in the world (many of whom, of course, have gone on to become familiar names among contemporary comics connoisseurs): Leonard Rifas, Justin Green, Gary Arlington, Mark Connery, Jim Siergey, Larry Rippee, Richard Krauss, Bob Vojtko, Par Holman & Clark Dissmeyer, Matt Feazell, Matt Howarth, Steve Willis, Ronald Russell Roach, Edd Vick, Bruce Chrislip, Brad Johnson, Tim Corrigan, Macedonio Garcia, David Miller, Colin Upton, Robert Pasternak, David Lee Ingersoll, Roberta Gregory, John Porcellino, Dylan Williams, Eric Reynolds, Molly Keily, Blair Wilson, Jim Blanchard, Chris Cilla, David Lasky & Jim Woodring, Marc Bell, Ron Rege Jr., Leela Corman, David Heatley, Laura Wady, Fiona Smyth, Karl Wills, Onsmith, Travis Millard, Mark Campos, Nate Beaty, Peter Thompson, Carrie McNinch, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Andy Singer, Noah Van Sciver, Kelly Froh, Aaron Norhanian, Max Clotfelter, and Marc J. Palm. In a do-it-yourself world, anything goes…boundaries are crossed, envelopes pushed, wounds opened. From the silliest fart or boob jokes to the most deeply felt “EMO” style poetry, mini comics creators have been uninhibited in their efforts to strive for something fresh, raw, and vital.
MAD started in 1952 as a 10-cent comic book spoofing other comics. Written by editor Harvey Kurtzman and featuring the artwork of such legendary illustrators as Jack Davis, Will Elder, Wally Wood , Basil Wolverton, Bernie Krigstein and John Severin, MAD transformed humor in comics and inspired generations of artists and comedy writers. Now for the first time, the 23 issues that comprise MAD comics is being offered digitally.
Every "period" in modern comics history has had its anthology that tapped into the zeitgeist and foreshadowed a new "generation" of cartoonists (Zap in the '60s; Arcade in the '70s; RAW and Weirdo in the '80s, etc.). For the new millennium, there is MOME. This accessible, reasonably priced quarterly book will run approximately 136 pages per volume and spotlight a regular cast of a dozen of today's most exciting cartoonists. Designed by acclaimed designer and cartoonist Jordan Crane, MOME will feature an iconic design and consistent format that should quickly establish the anthology as the most distinctive and accessible anthology of literary comics available.
No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel (whose book Fun Home was named Time Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year), Howard Cruse (whose groundbreaking Stuck Rubber Baby is now back in print), and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have flirted with the world of LGBTQ comics, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention...
- Issue # TPB (7 months ago)
Join comics' finest talents as they celebrate the Man of Steel himself Superman! This digital-first anthology features the Last Son of Krypton in timeless tales of truth and justice. Up, up, and away!
Metal Hurlant is the realization of Humanoids' vision to bring together the best storytellers from around the world to create a universal comic experience. This bi-monthly anthology features stories that will become instant classics. Every issue of Metal Hurlant is an event, and it gets started with a bang as Avengers writer Kurt Busiek teams with artist extraordinaire, Gerald Parel, on the new story, "Hunter's Moon." This issue also features the beginning of the serialized Megalex story by the TechnoPriests team of Jodorowsky and Fred Beltran, as well as several surprises!
This elegant new anthology will feature the best work by the best cartoonists the world over! In this special 64-page, perfect-bound first issue: A beautiful Dave Steven's cover, Phillipe Druillet's The Lone Sloane, Adele and the Beast by Jacques Tardi, Angel Fusion by Kato and Goto, and stories by a host of other renowned creators, including Schuiten and Peeters, Andreas, and Cossu.
Featuring a ripping collection of some of New Zealand's best comic creators, Faction showcases and celebrates the enormous talent that exists that the bottom of the world. Faction is New Zealand's first crowd funded comic anthology. Full colour throughout, it features a collection of previously unpublished works of well-known and up-and-coming artists from across New Zealand.
- Issue #1 (9 months ago)
Mike Mignola presents a Hellboy yarn combining Shakespeare and graverobbing in this followup to Dark Horse's Eisner-nominated Books of Hauntings and Witchcraft. Also returning this volume are Jill Thompson, who won a 2004 Eisner for her painted work in Hauntings, and her collaborator Evan Dorkin, with another occult canine adventure. New additions for this volume include Goon creator Eric Powell, celebrated B.P.R.D.artist Guy Davis, and the artist who spent the last twenty years making superhero comics more scary-Kelley Jones. Cover artist Gary Gianni also returns, mixing prose with comics, with a rare tale by the man ultimately responsible for Dark Horse's biggest hit in years-Conan creator Robert E. Howard.
- Issue # TPB (10 months ago)
Along with Mignola and Gianni, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson--who won Eisners in both 2004 and 2005 for their stories inHauntings and Witchcraft--return to unveil a new painted story starring everyone's favorite evil-fighting strays. Also included is an homage to the great creature comics of Jack Kirby, by Kurt Busiek and Keith Giffen, and many more terrifying yarns by some of the most talented folks in comics!
- Issue # TPB (10 months ago)
Critically acclaimed writer ALEX de CAMPI teams up with some of comics' hottest artists to create tales of love gone wrong, right, and everywhere in between. ISSUE ONE: “OLD FLAMES”In New York City in 1978, there are thousands of ways for people to get together. There's only one agency dedicated to tearing them apart: Heartbreak Incorporated. But who is the handsome seducer who runs the agency, and what is the secret he's hiding? Drawn by KATIE SKELLY(My Pretty Vampire). Backup comics story by SARAH HORROCKS (Goro, The Leopard) and prose story by MAGEN CUBED (Crashers).
Reprinting four classic Zenescope stories including Jack and the Beanstalk, Sinbad, Return to Wonderland and Neverland. This issue is perfect for introducing new fans to Zenescope and the Grimm Fairy Tales universe. Also including in this edition is a new, never before published Grimm Fairy Tales story.
- Issue # Full (11 months ago)
Hi everyone, and welcome to a sneak peek at the all-new BERGER BOOKS!As the founding editor of Vertigo, I’m so excited to be back in comics in a big way and couldn’t be happier about setting up shop with the very fine crew at Dark Horse.Stories that are smart, sensational, and a bit strange have always been my passion — and I’m thrilled to present you with a quick look at our launch titles debuting in early 2018. Come experience weird realities, true fictions, dark secrets, and monsters of a different kind.I am so lucky to be working with these fantastic and fearless storytellers…and I can’t wait to hear what you think.Karen Berger.
- Issue # Full (11 months ago)
Featuring CULEBRA by F.Ruiz Velasco, PROPHET HILL illustrated by Oliveira, BLESSING illustrated by Fabbri, HUGO BROYLER illustrated by Paronzini, THINKING OUT LOUD illustrated by Marangon, and VIVID illustrated by Oliveira.
Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of GUMBALLS—a brand-new, one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at one of his earliest creative influences,Matt Groening. In Gumballs #1, Erin serves up a delicious variety of stories: recollections of growing up as a triplet, interactions with oddball grocery-store customers, the adventures of clueless dork Tobias, painfully funny faux Personal Ads, and "Tales of Being Trans"— reflections on Erin's true-life journey of gender transition.
Dinosaurs, Jungle Girls, and (Choke!) Weird Monsters!Two short stories in the EC Weird Science Fantasy tradition of Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Roy Krenkel, and Frank Frazetta. Dinosaurs, Jungle Girls, Weird Monsters, and more, written & drawn by Craig A. Taillefer.Also includes the short story "Generations" written by Marv Wolfman and Illustrated by Craig A. Taillefer.
- Issue # Full (11 months ago)
The legendary Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new six-issue limited series featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics' greatest writers and artists!
The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills in stories starring some of DC’s greatest characters. In these tales, Poison Ivy fights an ancient demon, Doctor Fate is confronted by the cost of magic, Red Hood and Duke Thomas face off in a training day simulation and so much more!
- Issue # Full (one year ago)