Historical comic

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood

Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvel's Daredevil?The Life and Legend is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, The Life and Legend is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood's gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood's friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.

El Cazador

El Cazador

Beginning a wild epic of piracy and plunder! When a fiery Spanish donessa runs afoul of a villainous armada, she sets sail with vengeance in her heart, reborn as Captain Sin! She is CrossGen's next major hero, and you can meet her in a savage tale of the days when cannons roared, cutlasses clashed, and the seas were stained blood red! Be there as writer Chuck Dixon, artist Steve Epting and colorist Frank D'Armata unleash a wicked world of battles, brutality and Buccaneers!

The True Death of Billy the Kid

The True Death of Billy the Kid

Being an authentic narrative of the final days in Billy the Kid's brief and turbulent life.' One of our folk legends of the great Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and gunslinger for a rancher to pure outlawry forever dodging justice in New Mexico when it wasn't even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving –often at social events like dances-, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, "Billito" was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy, anyone who got in his way rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail even when caught. It is probably his feats of derring-do escaping from jails that made him most famous and this is the main subject of this biography following him until he is shot in pitch darkness by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.

The Photographer of Mauthausen

The Photographer of Mauthausen

This is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of Francisco—or François—Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II. But there, he found himself handed over by the French to the Nazis, who sent him to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp, where he spent the war among thousands of other Spaniards and other prisoners. More than half of them would lose their lives there. Through an odd turn of events, Boix finds himself the confidant of an SS officer who is documenting prisoner deaths at the camp. Boix realizes that he has a chance to prove Nazi war crimes by stealing the negatives of these perverse photos—but only at the risk of his own life, that of a young Spanish boy he has sworn to protect, and, indeed, that of every prisoner in the camp.
Genre: Historical

On The History Trail With Ariane & Nino

On The History Trail With Ariane & Nino

Nino would rather be outside playing than stuck inside doing homework—especially science homework. Then he discovers that one of the greatest scientists ever started out feeling the same way: Albert Einstein—the guy who invented that famous formula: E=mc2. And, as Ariane explains, there was a lot more to Einstein than just formulas. Thanks to him, we have GPS devices and electric gates, nuclear energy and … well, yes, also nuclear bombs. Einstein did everything he could to make the world a better place—but after all, he was only human!
Genre: Historical

How to Understand Israel In 60 Days or Less

How to Understand Israel In 60 Days or Less

The award-winning graphic memoir about Israel that offers more questions than answers about identity and politics. Sarah Glidden is a progressive Jewish American twentysomething who is both vocal about and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land. When a debate with her mother prods her to sign up for a Birthright Israel tour, Glidden expects to find objective facts to support her strong opinions. During her two weeks in Israel, Glidden takes advantage of the opportunity to ask the people she meets about the fraught and complex issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but their answers only lead her to question her own take on the conflict. Simple linework and gorgeous watercolors spotlight Israel's countryside, urban landscapes, and religious landmarks. With straightforward sincerity, lovingly observed anecdotes, and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less is accessible while retaining Glidden's distinctive perspective. Over the course of this touching memoir, Glidden comes to terms with the idea that there are no easy answers to the world's problems, and that is okay. This debut book landed on several best-of-the-year lists, including Entertainment Weekly's; earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens distinction; and won an Ignatz Award. Her second book, Rolling Blackouts, which documents her experience shadowing journalists in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, will also come out this fall from Drawn & Quarterly.

His Name Was Ptirou

His Name Was Ptirou

It’s 1929. Ptirou is a circus acrobat who, while the world’s economy is crashing, sees his own world fall apart. Orphaned, and possessing only his skill, a bottle of perfume, and an inherited dream, Ptirou sets out for New York and new adventures. With saboteurs on one side, the lovely Juliette on the other, and his own knack for mischief, Ptirou finds adventure aboard an ocean liner before it’s even left port.

Sartre

Sartre

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir... From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.

Zone Lords

Zone Lords

In this premier issue of Zone Lords, we find Adram and Cid (an arch-demon in a permanent human body and a video-game addicted punk rocker), in the Heathen zone (Falso Profeta), in the pocket of a very, very bad man, in a crappy van, headed towards further oblivion.To make things even more rad and immersive, the Zone Lords series is complimented by (like beer to pizza) an exclusive retro, Synthwave, scifi, playlist. Issue 1 features an epic jam by Dance With the Dead! If I could, I would make the print issue smell like that blue foam that would come in computer game packaging in the 80s.

The Blighted Eye: Original Comic Art From the Glenn Bray Collection

The Blighted Eye: Original Comic Art From the Glenn Bray Collection

The Blighted Eye is the most copious, the most diverse, and the most lavish compilation of original comic art ever published ― all from the mind-boggling collection of Glenn Bray. Bray was an enthusiast of marginal or outsider American pop culture when he started to collect original comic art in 1965 ― a time when very few people, including the artists themselves, truly valued the original art. Bray has, over the last nearly 50 years, amassed the most eclectic collection of original comic art in private hands. The book features work by a pantheon of cartooning masters, including Charles Addams, Carl Barks, Charles Burns, Al Capp, Dan Clowes, Jack Cole, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Kim Deitch, Will Elder, Al Feldstein, Virgil Finlay, Drew Friedman, Chester Gould, Justin Green, Rick Griffin, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening, George Grosz, V.T. Hamlin, Jaime Hernandez, George Herriman, Al Hirshfeld, Graham Ingels, Bernard Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Gary Panter, Virgil Partch, Savage Pencil, Peter Pontiac, Charles Rodrigues, Spain Rodriguez, Charles Schulz, Gilbert Shelton, Joost Swarte, Stanislav Szukalski, Irving Tripp, Chris Ware, S. Clay Wilson, Basil Wolverton, Wallace Wood, Jim Woodring, Art Young, and ― it should go without saying ― many more.
Genre: Historical

Reading the Ruins

Reading the Ruins

Is every man killed in combat reborn in the sky in the form of a star? Is seeing a bus in your dreams really a sign of impending death? In 1917, Jan Van Meer, an operative with the Allies' intelligence services and a renowned expert on folklore, travels across Europe in search of an engineer named Hellequin, inventor of the dream cannon and barbed plant-wire now obsessed with reading the ruins of war. Van Meer's mission: not to find Hellequin at all costs. With his trademark wit, original drawing style, and wild animation, David B. takes viewers deep into the torment of the Great War, where beliefs and superstitions inextricably mix with the horror of reality.

Antar

Antar

Honor through perseverance. Legacy through diversity. IDW is proud to present the epic story of one of history's greatest warriors and finest poets: Antar the Black Knight. A despised camel driver born of an African slave mother and an Arab Noble father, Antar proves that heroes are made by embracing who we are and dreaming about what we can become.

Elsewhere

Elsewhere

COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART! Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord!

Athena Voltaire

Athena Voltaire

Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics’ favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas. Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?

Comic Book History of Comics Volume 2

Comic Book History of Comics Volume 2

The bestselling, mind-blowing graphic history of our favorite medium continues with the long birth of the Graphic Novel, spanning from1835 Switzerland to the USA today! How French and Belgian comics broke away from the American tradition and inspired Heavy Metal and a sci-fi comics revolution! Starring: Will Eisner! Moebius! Gil Kane! Herge! Rodolfe Töpffer! All this and a brand-new HER-story of Comics story (and World History of Comics variant cover) too!
Genre: Historical

Friar

Friar

Andrey Radov, alias Friar...An heir to the ancient generation and the owner of a powerful artifact - a cross inlaid with Power gems. For many centuries forces of evil have been trying to get ahold of this unique item, clashing with the Radovs. Travelling through different worlds, Friar is trying to help every person he meets...

Attack of the Super-Wizards

Attack of the Super-Wizards

The Earth faces it's greatest threat ever and the only way Stardust the Super-Wizard can stop it is to field an army of himself from across comic book history. But can the silly Silver Age Stardust be relied upon? Can he stop the socially conscious Bronze Age Stardust from gazing into his own navel? Can Stardust convince a team of his various reboots, reimaginings and revivals to help him, or is the Earth doomed?

CBLDF Defender (2018)

CBLDF Defender (2018)

Jordie Bellaire, the multiple Eisner Award-winning colorist and writer (Redlands, The Vision) talks to CBLDF about her efforts for free speech! Plus a first-hand look at censorship in Japan with mangaka Takeshi Nogami (Girls und Panzer). CBLDF Defender delivers the latest free speech news and views!

Death To the Tsar

Death To the Tsar

"From the creative team behind the best-selling Death of Stalin comes a brand new political dark comedy! Moscow, September 17th, 1904. A crowd, brandishing sticks, stones and rotten vegetables, gathers in front of Moscow's Governor's Palace. They're not happy."

Mezolith

Mezolith

"What's to Love: Mezolith is an award-winning British graphic novel that we are excited to publish for the first time in the U.S. because it's a captivating, coming-of-age story with lush, gorgeous art! Writer Ben Haggarty is a renowned performance storyteller, having been appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, and illustrator Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist who has worked on the Captain America, Spider-Man, and Harry Potter films. The pair have collaborated to produce one of the best-looking books you'll see all year. What It Is: 10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life''s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe. "Violent, beautiful, magical, compelling..." - The Times".