Fantagraphics Releases For March 2009

by Jeff

Recent Fantagraphics Releases and Upcoming Arrivals as of March 2009.

RECENT FANTAGRAPHICS RELEASES

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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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The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11)

By Charles M. Schulz

344-page 8.5″ x 7″ black & white hardcover • $28.99 USD

Sally elbows her way to center stage, but there’s still room for summer camp, The Six Bunny-Wunnies, Marcie, Woodstock, and the debuts of Snoopy’s alter ego Joe Cool and a new little brother for Linus and Lucy, Rerun Van Pelt!

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Humbug

By Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Will Elder & 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.

The Tijuana Bibles Hardcover Vol. 1
By various anonymous artists; edited by Michael Dowers

520-page 5.25″ x 7.75″ black & white hardcover • $35.00 USD

A fat little hardcover with 500 pages of XXX-rated comics from the 1930s, spoofing Sunday-funnies characters & Hollywood stars. One look at these sexy, silly comics will make you hanker for the good ol’ days. Compiles Vols. 1-4 of the softcover series.

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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.

UPCOMING ARRIVALS COMING SOON

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Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

By Boody Rogers; edited by Craig Yoe

144-page 7.5″ x 10″ full-color softcover • $19.99 USD

Presenting the first-ever collection of Golden Age comic-book visionary Boody Rogers’s wacky, weird, wild and sexy yarns, culled from the pages of such forgotten classics as Babe, Darling of the Hills and Sparky Watts.

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Castle Waiting Vol. II #14

By Linda Medley

24-page black & white comic book • $3.95 USD

The Castle is full of mysterious behavior in this intriguing issue! Tolly’s housewarming gift to Jain has an ulterior motive, Henry’s having a strange private moment, Pin gets a lesson from a cat, and Dr. Fell is still oddly chipper.

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Drinky Crow’s Maakies Treasury

By Tony Millionaire

272-page 12″ x 5″ black & white hardcover • $29.99 USD

A sumptuously designed hardcover collecting the second five years of the world’s most riotous comic strip, featuring the high-seas hi-jinx of the booze-soaked corvid and simian stars of TV’s The Drinky Crow Show.

Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966) [2nd Printing – Backordered]
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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Ho! The Morally Questionable Cartoons of Ivan Brunetti!

By Ivan Brunetti

112-page 6″ x 6″ black & white hardcover • $19.99 USD

The vast majority of Brunetti’s morally questionable, aesthetically confused — and absolutely gut-busting — “gag” cartoons, discreetly presented in an uninviting, funereal package of unglamorous black and white.

Humbug: Limited Signed Edition
By Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Will Elder & Arnold Roth

400-page 8″ x 10″ duotone 2-volume hardcover set in slipcase with limited-edition signed plate • $100.00 USD

At last, the entire 11-issue run of Humbug, reprinted in a deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art. With a limited bookplate signed by Jack Davis, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth.

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Mother, Come Home

By Paul Hornschemeier

128-page 7″ x 9.5″ full-color hardcover • $22.99 USD

With clean, distinctive art and poignant storytelling, this is a quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the boy’s mother.

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Supermen!

By various artists; edited by Greg Sadowski

192-page 7.5″ x 10.5″ full-color softcover • $24.99 USD

An indispensable collection of comic book heroes from the best and the brightest of the first generation, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton.

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