Fantagraphics Releases For February 2009

by Jeff

Recent Fantagraphics Releases and Upcoming Arrivals as of February 2009.

RECENT FANTAGRAPHICS RELEASES

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Unlovable
by Esther Pearl Watson

416-page 5.75″ x 5.75″ two-color hardcover • $22.99 USD

From the pages of Bust magazine, the sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and frequently hilarious exploits of ’80s teen underdog Tammy Pierce: big hair, boogers, boys and other high school pitfalls.

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Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace 1959-1960 (Vol. 5)
by Hank Ketcham

672-page 5.5″ x 6.25″ black & white hardcover • $24.99 USD

The fifth volume of Ketcham’s phenomenal panel covers the end of the Postwar Era, 1959-1960. His legendary pen and ink work is in full flower, as are the various situations and themes that he would return to again and again.

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Monologues for Calculating the Destiny of Black Holes
by Anders Nilsen

400-page 5″ x 8″ color softcover • $22.99 USD

A creatively experimental laboratory, comprising a collection of free flowing stream-of-consciousness gags, strips, and drawings that slowly coalesce into an unexpectedly compelling and complex narrative.

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The Comics Journal #295
Edited by Michael Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

208-page 7.5″ x 9.5″ b&w/color softcover magazine • $11.99 USD

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics & more!

UPCOMING ARRIVALS COMING SOON

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The Comics Journal #296
Edited by Michael Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

200-page 7.5″ x 9.5″ b&w/color softcover magazine • $11.99 USD

Our annual Best of the Year issue includes interviews with critics’ faves Lynda Barry, Frank Quitely, Dash Shaw, David Hajdu and Mike Luckovich, pros’ picks for Best of 2008, a first look at C. Tyler’s new book, a gallery of Finnish comics and more.

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Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966) [2nd Printing]
by Jules Feiffer

568-page 9.25″ x 5.25″ black & white hardcover • $35.00 USD

The first of four volumes collecting Feiffer’s entire run of weekly strips from the Village Voice. This edition contains about 500 strips originally published from 1956 – 1966 in a gigantic landscape hardcover format.

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Humbug
by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth

400-page 8″ x 10″ duotone 2-volume hardcover set in slipcase • $60.00 USD

At last, the entire 11-issue run of Humbug, reprinted in a deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art. Some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on newsstands.

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Mome Vol. 14 – Spring 2009
By various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds Gary Groth

120-page 7″ x 9″ b&w/color softcover • $14.99 USD

Anchored with Lilli Carré’s “The Carnival,” this issue also includes Gilbert Shelton, Olivier Schrauwen, Laura Park, Dash Shaw and more veterans, plus first times from Ben Jones, Frank Santoro, Hernán Migoya and Juaco Vizuete.

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Sam’s Strip: The Comic About Comics
By Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas

208-page 10″ x 8″ black & white (with some color) softcover • $22.99 USD

A short-lived ’60s comic strip starring The Yellow Kid, Jiggs and Charlie Brown!? This cult-classic “metacomic” was ahead of its time in breaking the “fourth wall.” Collected here with annotations and other bonuses.

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The Wolverton Bible
By Basil Wolverton; compiled by Monte Wolverton

320-page 8″ x 10″ black & white hardcover • $24.99 USD

Compiled for the first time, in a beautiful hardcover, the legendary MAD and EC artist’s lesser-known, later Biblical illustrations for the Worldwide Church of God covering the Old Testament and Book of Revelations.

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