When the formulaic constraints, censorious nature, and onerous lack of creator's rights in mainstream comics got to be too much for the brilliant cartoonist Wallace Wood, he struck out on his own with the self-published witzend. It became a haven for Wood and his fellow professional cartoonist friends where they could produce the kind of personal work that they wanted to do, without regard to commercial demands and with friends like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Ralph Reese, Archie Goodwin, Angelo Torres, Steve Ditko, Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Elder, Art Spiegelman, Don Martin, Vaughn Bodé, Jim Steranko, Jeff Jones, Howard Chaykin, Trina Robbins, Bernie Wrightson, and literally dozens more, it was bound to be a great ride! Now, Fantagraphics presents the complete run of witzend!
- Issue # TPB (16 days ago)
Continuing from critically-acclaimed 1st Volume published by Fantagrphics Books. Cochlea & Eustachia meet up with their ally, Fronky in this new adventure. This issue collects the first 32 pages of the story thus far. The next issue will be up very soon!
- Issue #1 (24 days ago)
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga continues in the official comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment! Following the events of A Game of Thrones, Westeros is embroiled in civil war, while Daenerys Targaryen -- as heir to the Targaryen dynasty, seeks to reclaim the Iron Throne. Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night’s Watch, has escaped from King’s Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey’s name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves...
Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917. 100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction. Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred with no one to claim her body, is told by breakout talent writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd), artist Ariela Kristantina (Insexts), and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files. In this first part of a five-issue miniseries, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir--part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed ''sacred'' nude dances for Europe's elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who had everything she loved taken from her. But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale: one of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became ''the most dangerous spy France has ever captured''a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money. Leading us to ask... who was the real Mata Hari? * Mature readers.
Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making.
After a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go ''incognegro'' for the first time--using his light appearance to pass as a white man--to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel, now available in a special new 10th Anniversary Edition. With a cryptic manuscript as his only clue, and a mysterious and beautiful woman as the murder's only witness, Zane finds himself on the hunt through the dark and dangerous streets of ''roaring twenties'' Harlem in search for justice. A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets, and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. * Mature readers. ''A talented writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, Johnson's publications have established himself as an important new voice in the African-American tradition.''-- Walter Mosley.
Note: The Queen of Spades, Sela and Alice Liddle only appear in the background on an alternate cover. Calie, the Goblin Queen and Princess Tiger Lily appear only as cosplayed characters on the cover.
- Issue # Full (one month ago)
The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree.Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made Detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two worlds to keep the peace.“A welcome return, and Aaronovich and Cartmel have never been on finer form. The script and art mesh together as well as the best TV shows or films do, really a team effort in every sense.” - Nerdly.
Since it was first published in 2005, Grimm Fairy Tales has been one of the hottest independent comics on the market. Featuring some of the most beautiful women in comics, Grimm Fairy Tales covers have been turning heads from day one. Collected digitally for the first time are the covers for the first 50 issues of this landmark series. With stunning artwork by some of the top artists in the industry including Al Rio, J. Scott Campbell and Eric Basuldua, this collector's edition is sure to be a fan favorite.
- Issue # TPB (one month ago)
All-star lineup of female writers and illustrators!The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators, it’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.
- Issue # TPB (2 months ago)
WATSON & HOLMES is a modern urban take on the tales of "Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Re-envisioning Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson as African Americans and taking place in New York City's famous Harlem district
This Black & White Special Edition includes a brand new short story based on the upcoming film as well as the art and script from the fan favorite issue 'Black Cat'.
- Issue # Full (2 months ago)
Earth and the Realms of power face a new threat as the Highborn gods of old return to take their place as the rulers of mortal men. At the same time a new hero is set to enter the Grimm Universe...a hero who holds the fate of all mankind in her hands. Don't miss this special one-shot companion issue that picks up where the 2012 Grimm Annual leaves off.
- Issue # Full (2 months ago)
Based on the EA video game, this classic epic poem is brought to life as never before, courtesy of writer Christos Gage (WILDCATS, X-Men/Spider-Man) and hot new artist Diego Latorre. Dante Alighieri is re-imagined as a holy warrior who has returned from the Crusades to find his beloved fiancee Beatrice murdered. When her soul is ensnared by Lucifer, only Dante has the strength and courage to break open the gates of hell and save her. But at what cost to his own immortal soul? And is Dante himself pure enough for this impossible task?
Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland craves the romantic life of a storybook heroine. When a chance to visit Bath beckons, she is sure she will find the hero of her dreams. But the inexperienced Catherine soon falls prey to a conniving sister and brother. Will her common sense eventually rescue her or will Catherine's bad choices prevent her from ever attracting a good man? Critically acclaimed author Nancy Butler & Eisner Award Winner Janet Lee bring you another beloved Jane Austin classic!
Tis the season to be terrified, as Grimm Fairy Tales returns with another year of holiday horror for the whole family. This issue includes four new bone chilling stories set during the happiest time of the year. Don't miss this issue and continue celebrating the holiday season in the usual Grimm fashion.
- Issue # Full (2 months ago)
From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares! Written by author Pierce Brown (The Red Rising Trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Heroes of Skyrealm, Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the story of revolution and Red Rising!
For over 600 years the male descendants of the Chabrillane family have all inexplicably perished on their 32nd birthday. The legend of the curse began the night Henri Chabrillane, killed the alchemist Michel Mauvis. Michel's son, Charles, Le Sorcier cursed the Chabrillanes. Henri was 32 years old that night, and no male descendant has lived to see age 33. Now, the last Count de Chabrillane is about to turn 32.
In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed that changes the world forever. Most of those infected die horribly, said to have drawn the Black Queen as their fated card. Ninety percent of those who survive mutate into Jokers - deformed, broken, hated, and feared. But a handful are lucky enough to become Aces, gaining superpowers that allow them to achieve almost anything the mind can conceive - both in dreams and in nightmares. Sixty years later, an Ace named Croyd Crenson, better known as the Sleeper, is framed for the murder of a young nurse in New York City's Jokertown. As Crenson investigates the killing to clear his name, he has to fight to stay awake, or else his unusual ability will change him into something else entirely. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers in Whiteoak, Colorado, accidentally activate the dormant wild-card virus, wiping out nearly the entire town. As the teens are sent to the Jokertown clinic, they discover that not all Jokers are bad and not all Aces are good. Set in the world of the novels edited by George R. R. Martin and featuring a brand-new set of characters, as well as appearances from many old favorites, Wild Cards: The Hard Call is an original story written specifically for comics that will enchant new readers and old fans alike.
Neverland was once a place of peace and beauty filled with magical creatures. The most beautiful and magical of them all where the fairies. But that was before the Dark One started his war and before a new ruler came to Neverland...a ruler who had his sights set on a very special fairy... a fairy named Tinker Belle.