Fantagraphics Releases For May/June 2009

by Jeff

Recent Fantagraphics Releases and Upcoming Arrivals as of May/June 2009.

RECENT FANTAGRAPHICS RELEASES

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Blazing Combat
By Archie Goodwin & Various Artists

208-page 8″ x 10″ black & white hardcover • $22.99 USD

The legendary anti-war comic is collected for the first time in its entirety in this hardcover volume. Tales from the Revolution through Vietnam, drawn by luminaries like Frazetta, Wood, Severin, Toth and many more.

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The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons 1913-1940
By Nell Brinkley; edited by Trina Robbins

136-page 9.75″ x 13.25″ full-color hardcover • $29.99 USD

This sumptuously designed oversized hardcover collects Brinkley’s spectacular, exquisitely colored full page strips: adventure and romance starring silent-era ingenues, flappers, and real-life heroines of the early 20th Century.

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Castle Waiting Vol. II #15
by Linda Medley

24-page 6.75″ x 10.25″ black & white comic book • $3.95 USD

In this issue, you’ll learn that the wise man always has the right goat for the job, and that sometimes you just have to say “Hooray for ridiculous.” Plus, you’ll find out what happens when a giant moves to your town!

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The Comics Journal #297
Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

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

Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois creator Mort Walker; French artist Emmanuel Guibert on Alan’s War; a gallery of art by pioneering caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson; a biographical essay by Masses cartoonist Art Young; and more!

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The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 4: Mr. Sixties!
By Robert Crumb

144-page 8.5″ x 11″ b&w/color softcover • $19.99 USD

This heretofore long out of print volume includes Zap #0 & #1 (“Keep On Truckin’!”), Crumb’s work from Yarrowstalks, plus much rare art, some of Crumb’s long-lost American Greetings cards from the ’60s, and more. Introduction by Crumb!

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Connective Tissue
by Bob Fingerman

134-page 7.25″ x 8.25″ duotone hardcover • $22.99 USD

Video store clerk Darla Vogel takes a plunge down the rabbit hole into a surreal world of throbbing, veinous buildings, compulsory public nudity, weird creatures, and more in this boldly bizarre illustrated prose novel.

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Luba (A Love and Rockets Book)
by Gilbert Hernandez

600-page 7″ x 10.25″ black & white hardcover • $39.99 USD

The imposing Luba (along with her ever-expanding family) takes center stage in this omnibus hardcover collection — over 100 stories chronicling Luba’s life as an immigrant in turn-of-the-millennium Southern California.

Luba: Collectors Edition

By Gilbert Hernandez

600-page 7″ x 10.25″ black & white hardcover • $100.00 USD

An exclusive, ultra-limited edition (30 copies) with a special, deluxe cloth binding; each copy is signed and numbered with an original hand-drawn sketch by Gilbert Hernandez. The ultimate collectible for the elite Beto fan.

Prince Valiant Vol. 1: 1937-1938 [BLACK & WHITE Libri Impressi Edition – NORTH AMERICA ONLY]

By Hal Foster

100-page 11″ x 14″ black & white hardcover • $35.00 USD

Imported from Portugal, a special, English-language black and white edition of the first two years of Prince Valiant, shot from the very best proof sheets and carefully restored. Limited stock! A must for collectors! (And combine with the Fantagraphics full-color edition for a special price!)

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle #5
by Michael Kupperman

32-page two-color comic book • $4.50 USD

It’s the Old People’s issue, dedicated to the Greatiest Generations! Aliens give an innocent man sexy woman’s legs, Twain and Einstein have many, many adventures, hobo fashions and more comedy genius. The hit series marches on!

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Usagi Yojimbo Book 7: Gen’s Story [New Printing]
by Stan Sakai

192-page black & white 6″ x 9″ softcover • $18.95 USD

The novel-length title story relates the heretofore untold story of the mercenary swordsrhino Gennosuke. This volume also introduces a new romantic interest for Usagi, tells the final fate of the Blind Swordspig, and more! All in a newly designed softcover edition.

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You’ll Never Know Book One ” A Good and Decent Man”
by C. Tyler

104-page full-color 12″ x 10.75″ hardcover • $24.99 USD

A graphic memoir of the author’s relationship with her World War II veteran father, and how his war experience shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood, stunningly rendered in detailed inks and subtle watercolors.

UPCOMING ARRIVALS COMING SOON

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The Comics Journal #298
Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

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

Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon on The Umbrella Academy and breaking into U.S. comics; Perry Bible Fellowship’s Nicholas Gurewitch talks about love; brutally honest Thriller artist Trevor Von Eeden; Percy Crosby’s Skippy; much more!

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Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations
by Peter Bagge

120-page 7.75″ x 10″ full-color softcover • $16.99 USD

A decade of informed, provocative, cantankerous & hilarious cartoon opinion pieces for Reason magazine from our favorite libertarian curmudgeon, on topics ranging from Stupid War to Stupid Sex and, of course, Stupid Politicians.

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Low Moon
by Jason

216-page 6.5″ x 8.75″ full-color hardcover • $24.99 USD

Five yarns from the Norwegian master: the titular New York Times serial collected for the first time and four all-new stories featuring murder, cavemen, sex, and alien abduction. Funny, poignant, and wry, this is Jason at his best.

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Mome Summer 09 Volume 15
By various artists; edited by Gary Groth & Eric Reynolds

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

T. Edward Bak’s new graphic novel begins; Gilbert Shelton’s and Tim Hensley’s end; Dash Shaw, Andrice Arp, Sara Edward-Corbett, Conor O’Keefe, Noah Van Sciver, Robert Goodin, Paul Hornschemeier, and a bound-in minicomic by Max.

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Prince Valiant, Vol. 1: 1937-1938
by Harold Foster

120-page 10.5″ x 14.25″ full-color hardcover • $29.99 USD

The most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time finally returns in its definitive edition, the first to boast superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster’s original masterpiece.

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume 1
by Michael Kupperman

160-page 7.25″ x 10″ full-color hardcover • $24.99 USD

The first 4 issues of the hit comic are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color! These tales are more thrizzling than ever!

Uptight #3

By Jordan Crane

24-page 6.75″ x 10.25″ black & white comic book • $2.75 USD

Adult melancholia and delightful all-ages adventure go side-by-side in this versatile, masterful one-man anthology. A moody new serialized tale of infidelity, plus Simon & Jack from The Clouds Above return.

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