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Gypsies of the High Seas

Gypsies of the High Seas

The good-looking and hotheaded Nadau, carpenter by trade, is also one of the finest blades of the country: it is said he is the son of the legendary D'Artagnan. On top of that, he's fallen in love... with not one girl, but two: the beautiful Roma twins Angelina and Leane, fiery and fiercely loyal. But a curse seems to be upon the happy lovers, driving them halfway across the world looking for a place to call home. Along the way, they will become the Gypsies of the High Seas.

Cartoons for Victory

Cartoons for Victory

The home front during World War II was one of blackouts, Victory Gardens, war bonds and scrap drives. It was also a time of social upheaval with women on the assembly line and in the armed forces and African-Americans serving and working in a Jim Crow war effort. See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and strips, single-panel and editorial cartoons, and even ads. Cartoons for Victory showcases wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, as well as many other known cartoonists. Over 90% of the cartoons and comics in this book have not been seen since their first publication.

Berlin

Berlin

The first serialized installment in a critically-acclaimed graphic novel trilogy spanning the brilliant and dangerous years of the Weimar Republic of Germany. Artists, journalists, communists, fascists, police, poets, lovers and workers cross paths while they dance the decadent city of Berlin into the arms of growing fascism. Life is not a cabaret for the denizens of Europe's fascinating city of stones.

Springtime In Chernobyl

Springtime In Chernobyl

April 26, 1986, Chernobyl: the reactor core of the nuclear power plant begins to melt. It is the greatest nuclear disaster of the twentieth century. A cloud laden with radionuclides travels thousands of miles in every direction, contaminating a populace unaware of its danger and who cannot protect themselves. At that time, Emmanuel Lepage was 19 years old, watching and listening, incredulous, to the news on television. 22 years later, April 2008: Lepage travels to Chernobyl to report, both in writing and drawings, about the lives of the survivors and their children living on the highly contaminated land. Upon making the decision to travel there, Emmanuel has the feeling that he is defying death, and when he finds himself on a train to Ukraine, where the old power station is located, a question keeps popping up in his mind: What am I doing here?

From Hell: Master Edition

From Hell: Master Edition

Jack is back—and this time, the blood is red. “My all-time favorite graphic novel… an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happen in, and the birth of the 20th century.”—Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly. Experience FROM HELL as never seen before: fully restored and in color for the first time! Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the 20th century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: The Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.

Knights of the Golden Sun

Knights of the Golden Sun

Knights of the Golden Sun is our all-new mythology based action/adventure comic book. What if there was more to fate than we knew? What if our fate was completely out of our hands? Four hundred years separate the Old Testament from the New Testament and during that time, neither man nor angel could hear God's divine message. In His absence, an age of chaos began. With humanity at a standstill, a power struggle erupts between the Archangels and The Fallen, who ignore Father's orders, over who will control His throne. What role will humanity have in the deciding of their fate? Who will rule Providence and all that comes with it?

Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton

The incredibly popular Geronimo Stilton appears in graphic novel form for the first time in the U.S., with all-new stories never seen in America. Over 10 million copies sold of the chapter books! Geronimo lives in New Mouse City on Mouse island with his friends and relatives. He works at The Rodent’s Gazette, the city’s most famous newspaper. In this series of graphic novels, Geronimo travels through time to defend history from his arch nemeses, the Pirate Cats. These calculating cats travel back in time to make themselves supreme rulers of Mouse Island! In “The Discovery of America,” Geronimo and co. join Christopher Columbus on his voyage from Italy to the New World in 1492 in order to stop the Pirate Cats and save all of the mice on Mouse Island.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner

The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion-which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia-is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster-a murderer whose name is never uttered.In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds.This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker's critically acclaimed miniseries together for the first time in hardcover and paperback. The book also includes a new afterword by Baker.

Judenhass

Judenhass

An examination of the historical roots of the Holocaust through quotes from historical personages drawn in a photorealism style from period photographs. Begun in response to the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (2005) it is released to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel.
Genre: Historical

The White Lama

The White Lama

A Tibetan-set mystical adventure of treachery, martial arts, and spiritual redemption by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Georges Bess. Late 19th century Tibet, after the Grand Lama Mipam dies, Gabriel, the orphan of white explorers, is chosen as his reincarnation. As he is raised by a local family, the seeds of corruption and despair sprout across the land, and it will be up to the White Lama to fight his way back to the light. Alexandro Jodorowsky ( The Metabarons, The Incal ) partners with artist Georges Bess ( Son of the Gun ) to tell a breath-taking & spiritual epic adventure set at the “Roof of the World."


Ronin Island

Ronin Island

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy...a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity. Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.

The Forgotten Slaves of Tromelin

The Forgotten Slaves of Tromelin

This story takes place on a tiny, far-flung island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, whose nearest neighbor is Madagascar, 500 kilometers away... In 1760, the Utile, a ship carrying black slaves from Africa, was shipwrecked here and abandoned by her crew. The surviving slaves had to struggle to stay alive in this desolate land for fifteen years... When this tale got back to France, it became the cornerstone of the battle of Enlightenment to outlaw slavery. More than two hundred years later, the artist Sylvain Savoia accompanied the first archeological mission in search of understanding how these men and women, who had come from the high mountains of Madagascar, had survived alone in the middle of the ocean. This is the story of that mission, through which we're exposed to the extraordinary story of the slaves themselves.

They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's—and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon—and America itself—in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

The Forgotten Queen

The Forgotten Queen

An ancient evil returns!Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War-Monger. And now she is walking again.This winter, an ancient evil will stir as superstar-in-the-making Tini Howard (Captain America Annual #1, Assassinistas) and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna (Generation X) unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making!

Katanga

Katanga

1960: Katanga breaks away from the Republic of Congo-Léopoldville to become its own republic, backed by the UMHK, a Belgian mining company. When the UN sends in its peacekeeping forces, the UMHK responds by hiring its own mercenaries. Amidst this chaos, $30 million in diamonds goes missing, only to turn up with a man named Charlie at a refugee camp nicknamed “Camp Cannibal.” Soon enough, everyone’s after the diamonds: hard-bitten French mercenaries, hateful former Nazis, adulterous mining executives, greedy Katangan officials… and Charlie’s sister. It’s everyone for themselves in a mad scramble of double-crosses, a scathing cross-section of human venality.

Honor and Curse

Honor and Curse

Orphaned as a young boy, Genshi Sakagura was adopted by the Iga clan after witnessing the murder of his parents. Now, Genshi is a promising young shinobi with dreams of marrying Lord Haruki's beautiful daughter, Akemi, and leading the Iga clan warriors into battle. Genshi's future was promising, until his past came back to torment him in the form of an evil mountain spirit known as a Tengu. This demon relentlessly haunts Genshi's dreams and bends reality around him, but nothing compares to when the Tengu consumes him; Genshi transforms into an unstoppable force of nature incapable of remorse!

The Three Stooges: The Boys Are Back

The Three Stooges: The Boys Are Back

America's favorite funnymen are back in all new original stories featuring the classic likenesses and personalities of The Three Stooges! 70 years after the last film featuring Moe, Larry, and Curly we are proud to present hilarious new shorts with all the eye poking, face slapping, and nose pinching goodness of yesteryear. The Stooges influenced generations of comic book creators and now lifelong fans have a chance to contribute to their legacy with these new slapstick adventures. We cram so much Stooge into this new issue that you'll be nyuk, nyuk, nyuking it up at the comic shop for weeks to come! Timeless comedy returns to comic books with new and classic stories to tickle your funny bone.

Willie & Joe: Back Home

Willie & Joe: Back Home

Willie & Joe: Back Home brilliantly chronicles the struggles and disillusionments of these early post-WWII years and, in doing so, tells Bill Mauldin’s own extraordinary story of his journey home to a wife he barely knew and a son he had only seen in pictures. The drawings capture the texture and feel, the warp and woof, of this confusing time: the ubiquitous hats and cigarettes, the domestic rubs, the rising fear of another war, and new conflicts over Civil Rights, civil liberties, and free speech. This second volume of Fantagraphics’ series reprinting Mauldin’s greatest work identifies and restores the dozens of cartoons censored by Mauldin’s syndicate for their attacks on racial segregation and McCarthy-style “witch hunts.” Mauldin pleaded with his syndicate to let him out of his contract so that he could return to the simple quiet life so desired by Willie & Joe. The syndicate refused, so Mauldin did battle, as always, through pen and ink.

Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

During WW II, the closest most Americans ever came to combat was through the cartoons of Bill Mauldin, the most beloved enlisted man in the U.S. Army. This book brings together Mauldin’s complete works from 1940 through the end of the war under one cover. This collection of over 600 cartoons, most never before reprinted, is more than the record of a great artist: it is an essential chronicle of America’s citizen-soldiers from peace through war to victory.

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