Presents three stories in which John Blacksad, private investigator, attempts to find the murderer of an old lover, investigate child abductors, and discover nuclear secrets in the 1950s Red Scare.
Author: Christophe Chabouté
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With his masterful illustration style, bestselling French creator-storyteller Chabouté (Alone, Moby-Dick) explores community through a common, often ignored object: the park bench. From its creation, to its witness to the fresh ardor of lovers, the drudgery of businessmen, the various hopes of the many who enter its orbit, the park bench weathers all seasons. Strangers meet at it for the first time. Paramours carve their initials into it. Old friends sit and chat upon it for hours. Others ignore the bench, or (attempt to) sleep on it at night, or simply anchor themselves on it and absorb the ebb and flow of the area and its people. Christophe Chabouté’s mastery of the visual medium turns this simple object into a thought-provoking and gorgeously wrought meditation on time, desire, and the life of communities all across the planet. This could be a bench in my hometown or yours—the people in this little drama are very much those we already recognize.
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
"The sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old world"--P.  of cover (v. 1).
Oldsmill, the town's head honcho, is a white tiger. Karup, the chief of police, is a white bear. Huk, Karup's henchman, a white fox. Along with the other animals of immaculate pelt, they form the WASP association (W for White, AS for Anglo-Saxon, P for Protestant). All other town residents, from the black magpie to the reddish-brown fox to the tabby cat, are nothing but trash. And if the police aren't able to enforce white law, the wide-reaching arms of the ruthless Arctic Nation party, hooded and decked out in white robes, will soon put things in order. And they've got all the ropes and burning crosses they need. In this unwelcoming environment, Blacksad, a private detective, is investigating the disappearance of a child of color, Kyle. Dinah, Kyle's mother, had a job as Karup's housemaid, and some say she was getting pretty friendly with Oldsmill's son. It doesn't take Blacksad long to get his claws right into the vipers' nest, and he's as quick to lash out as any of them...
Author: Christophe Chabouté
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Available in English for the first time—the internationally bestselling graphic novel and an Official Selection at France’s prestigious Angoulême Internaional Comics Festival by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock—a lifetime, really—with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit’s solitary life.... Filled with stunning and richly executed black-and-white illustrations, Alone is Chabouté’s masterpiece—an unforgettable tale where tenderness, despair, and humor intertwine to flawlessly portray how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. Translated from the French by Ivanka Hahnenberger.
Author: Mike W. Barr, Brian Bolland
Publisher: Dc Comics
"Continuing Legends Chronicled by Sir Thomas Malory"
Valerian Volume 1
Author: Jean-Claude Mézières, Pierre Christin
Publisher: Byron Preiss Graphic Novels
VALERIAN is a saga that every fan of Star Wars and Star Trek will identify with and love. Valerian and his beautiful, sharp-witted and sharp-tongued partner, Laureline, live adventures set against visually stunning backgrounds: complex architectural inventions, futuristic machines, otherworldly landscapes, and odd-looking aliens that are staples of artist Mezieres's seemingly boundless visual inventiveness. The stories are gripping and of epic proportion, sweeping along in trilling, hyper-space speed.
Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's masterwork of gonzo science fiction and political soothsaying in the Transmetropolitan series comes to its conclusion with the last majestic Absolute Edition in Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 3. The critically acclaimed graphic novel series Transmetropolitan shoves readers' outdated brains into a MRI scanner and rewires their flabby cortexes into screaming processors of truth! Spider Jerusalem gets a whole new take on the world, courtesy of the untreated mental patients spat back onto the street by a collapsing healthcare system. Then Spider Jerusalem starts having blackouts and episodes of mental confusion that are not related to his usual diet of narcotics and whiskey! The story continues as the White House has utilized its emergency powers still in place over the City and introduced martial law! Federal controls are quietly being placed over the media; controls they usually roll over for. And it's all Spider Jerusalem's fault! The government troops enforcing martial law across a spreading area of the City just put a lit match to the social tinderbox. All the tensions of the last two years are going to turn into a fireball, and Spider and his team have nowhere left to run! Collects Transmetropolitan #40-60, completing the series. The collection features a new introduction by writer/co-creator Warren Ellis, new slipcase art by artist/co-creator Darick Robertson and a bonus section with a complete script and pencils for an issue as well as a photo feature on Transmet collectibles.
Michael Moorcock Elric
Author: Julien Blondel, Didier Poli, Robin Recht
Publisher: Titan Comics
Albino emperor Elric believes he can protect his empire from his cousin Yyrkoon, who is plotting to claim the throne, by thwarting a pirate attack, but by engaging in a battle at sea, Elric would be forced to reveal a dark allegiance.
The Few and Cursed
Author: Felipe Cagno
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Image Comics
MIDNIGHT NATION TP
Author: Craig Thompson
First UK publication for this modern classic 'Moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest and probably the most important graphic novel since Jimmy Corrigan.' NEIL GAIMAN 'Blankets is a classic in every genre it touches.' STEPHEN CHBOSKY, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower 'One of the greatest love stories ever written and surely the best ever drawn.' JOSS WHEDON Wrapped in the snowfall of a blustery Midwestern winter, Blankets is the tale of two brothers growing up in rural isolation, and of the budding romance between two young lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith, Blankets is a profound and utterly beautiful work.
Author: Jan Strnad
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
From the creators of Mutant World! Ragemoor! A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters! A fortress possessed of its own will and ability to change itself, with the power to add and destroy rooms and to grow without the help of any human hand. Its servants aren't human, its origins are Lovecraftian, and its keeper must fend off the castle walls from the terrible race of worm men! Collects the four-issue miniseries. * A gothic nightmare á la Poe and Lovecraft! "Richard Corben and Jan Strnad are like the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee of post-EC monster comics, responsible for classics like The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Mutant World. To see the two of them back together and a project like this is just exciting as hell." —Mike Mignola
Author: Kim W. Andersson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
"Alena's life is a living hell. Since starting at boarding school Alena's been harassed every day by Philippa and the lacrosse team. But Alena's friend Josephine is not going to accept that anymore. If Alena does not fight back then Josephine will take matters into her own hands. There's just one problem--Josephine has been dead for a year"--Provided by publisher.