Next week is the holiday, and we'll be closed on Friday, July 3. This email will go out as usual on Thursday night. This week we have a new Legion Omnibus, Carthago 2, Will Murray's Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Frank Cho's Jungle Girl Omnibus, and The Complete Wraith by Michael Gilbert, with a signed full color Mr. Monster bookplate! Plus lots of interesting News and Notes.
Our new catalog, featuring the new Frank Cho Retrospective on the cover, is downloadable right now. You'll see printed copies in mid July.
Click here to see ALL New Arrivals, beginning with the latest and going back 30 days.
|LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 3
1967-70. Return to the world of the 30th Century! By Jim Shooter et al. Art by Curt Swan et al. In the third omnibus collection of the Legion of Super-Heroes' Silver Age stories, the future super-team's mission continues in the pages of Adventure Comics and Action Comics. Classic tales from creators including prolific Legion writer Jim Shooter and legendary comics artists including Curt Swan and Win Mortimer are collected in this massive volume. Meet the team of villains who never lose--"The Unkillables"! Witness "The Revolt Of The Super-Pets"! Discover "Chameleon Boy's Secret Identity"! And unravel the mystery of "The Legionnaires Who Never Were"! DC, 2020...More.
Item Code: LEGS03H
Hard Cover, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
Volumes 1 and 2 are both still in stock [LEGS01H, LEGS02H.
|MICHAEL T. GILBERT'S THE COMPLETE WRAITH! Signed
Signed full color Mr. Monster Bookplate. Highly Recommended. The Wraith was a cult classic during the early days of indie comics in the 1970s, and a training ground for Michael T. Gilbert's later work on Elric and Mr. Monster. Created as spoof of Will Eisner's Spirit, Wraith fans included Eisner himself. He wrote "The Wraith has a lot of originality. Your style and approach are very vigorous!" The Wraith appeared in all six issues of Star*Reach's Quack! Here is every story, scanned from the original art, plus a wealth of unpublished art and photos, and an intro by Mr. Monster himself! Gilbert's commentary provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the 1970s comic book scene. Clover Press, 2020...More.
Item Code: COMWS
Hard Cover, 7x10, 96pg, Two Color
Mike also has work in Star Reach Companion, below, and every issue of Alter Ego. Ask for a free copy of his Mr. Monster vs Gorzilla with any order [MRMVG. $00]. It's an Image comic from 1998, written by Ken Bruzenak.
STAR REACH COMPANION
Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. By Richard Arndt. A complete history and bibliography of the 1970s independent comic, bridging underground and "straight" comics. Its influence was enormous, impacting nearly every aspect of modern comics and genres, and showcasing new work by young creators Dave Stevens, Frank Brunner, Howard Chaykin, Steve Leialoha, Walter Simonson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Ken Steacy, John Workman, Mike Vosburg, P. Craig Russell, Dave Sim, Michael Gilbert, and many others. TwoMorrows, 2013. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: STRC
Soft Cover, 9x11, 192pg, Text/Partial Color
|CARTHAGO Volume 2 ORIGINS
Highly Recommended. By Christophe Bec, Alcante et al. Art by Jaouen, Fafner et al. Gargantuan prehistoric sharks, aquatic civilizations, and a nefarious centenarian -- the critically acclaimed series continues. Twelve years ago, Lou Melville and her brother were deep in the ocean, observing prehistoric sharks (see book 1). But after a terrible accident, Lou lost her family...and grew up. Now an heiress to a fortune, she is sucked back into the world of legends and monsters...and leading an expedition to an ancient underwater city. Here she may find the secret of her own origins, and her mysterious power. Humanoids, 2020...More.
Item Code: CARTHA02
Soft Cover, 8x10, 288pg, Full Color
Highly Recommended. By Christophe Bec, Alcante et al. Art by Aleksa Gajic, Jaquen, Fafner et al. A prelude to the highly recommended Carthago graphic novel, about the discovery of a modern day Megladon, the killing machine ancestor of the great white shark. These five individual, but interlinked, stories see our Carthago characters Donovan and billionaire Feiersinger combating all manner of malicious myths and monsters from the Californian Bigfoot and deadly African dinosaurs to Arctic sea creatures and giant Canadian wolves. Whether driven by a taste for adventure, a passion for scientific curiosity, or simply by pure obsession, join our unrelenting heroes as they chase and encounter creatures that are as mythical as they are deadly. Humanoids, 2017...More.
Item Code: CARTHAH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x10, 288pg, Full Color
Volume 1 is currently out of print, we have just two left [CARTHA. $24.95]. I really like this series, I'm eager to read this new one.
|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Slipcase Set
Collects #7-12. Highly Recommended. By Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank. Here is part 2 to the critically acclaimed Doomsday Clock by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank--in a slipcase with room for Part 1! The truth behind DC Universe: Rebirth is revealed, and the final fate of the DC Universe is decided in a confrontation between Superman and Dr. Manhattan. Where or what is the Justice Society of America? Who is Wally West? As the answers to the mysteries plaguing our heroes reveal themselves one thing is certain. Their world will never be the same. DC Comics, 2020...More.
Item Code: DOOM02H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 232pg, Full Color
Part 1 is also available [DOOM01H.
|JUNGLE GIRL Complete Omnibus
Collects Season 1 #0-5, Season 2 #1-5 and Season 3 #1-4. Recommended. By Frank Cho and Doug Murray. Art by Frank Cho and Adriano Batista. This Complete Omnibus features all three "seasons" of the Jungle Girl series, collected for the first time in one book. Well-drawn adventures, this looks very good. Overseen by co-writer and artist Frank Cho and infused with everything Cho fans want to see, beautiful women, thrilling adventures, and, of course, dinosaurs. Co-writer Doug Murray brings his magic and series artist Adriano Batista does a fine job. Includes bonus Cho pencil drawings and studies, variant covers. Dynamite, 2020...More.
Item Code: JUNGCO
Soft Cover, 7x10, 392pgpg, Full Color
JUNGLE GIRL Season 3
Closeout Price! Recommended. By Frank Cho, Doug Murray. Art by Jack Jadson. The Lost World is doomed! When a tear in the dimensional fabric opens over the forbidden God Mountain, the brave and cunning Jana must rescue her friends Togg and Mike Mize from flaming debris, stampeding dinosaurs, and bloodthirsty tribesmen. And then there's the fearsome otherworldly deities known as The Old Ones... Story and all four covers by Frank Cho, co-writing by the renowned Doug Murray, and excellent art. We like it all! Dynamite, 2016...More.
Item Code: JGIR
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
See all items in stock by Frank Cho on our website.
|BACK IN STOCK!
JUSTICE INC Volume 1
New Printing. Recommended. By Michael Uslan. Art by Giovanni Timpano. A historic crossover, finally back in print! Cover by Alex Ross. The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger, the three iconic pulp crime-fighters come together for the first time! Out of tragedy, a hero is born... and an alliance formed! When an airliner carrying industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family disappears, it's the first strike in a secret cabal's master plan for world conquest. As genius adventurer Doc Savage and brutal vigilante The Shadow attempt to avert disaster with their science and bullets, Benson rises from the ashes with a fearsome new identity: The Avenger. Dynamite, 2020...More.
Item Code: JUSI01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner's prolific run on Batman is collected in one place for the first time ever. From a mad scientist who has created a race of giant monster men to do his bidding, to Batman encountering sinister machinations and new dimensions of wickedness as he confronts the hooded menace of the Mad Monk, there's plenty of horror and action! Collects Batman #626-641 and #54, 2016; Batman and the Monster Men #1-6, Batman Black and White #3, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30, Batman: The Mad Monk #1-6, and five more comics. DC Comics, 2020...More.
Item Code: LEGMWH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 488pg, Full Color
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT Michael Golden
Highly Recommended. By Dennis O'Neil, Gerry Conway et al. Art by Michael Golden. The 1970s stories starring Batman featuring the slick artwork of Michael Golden are collected for the first time, including appearances by the Demon and Man-Bat and stories never before collected. Golden is renowned for his design skills and unique interpretation of Batman and other heroes, as seen in these early stories, written by well-known comics writers including Dennis O'Neil, Gerry Conway and Mike W. Barr. I would compare his work to that of Michael Kaluta and Berni Wrightson. It's excellent, and the stories are also very good. DC Comics, 2019...More.
Item Code: LEGDMH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 248pg, Full Color
|DAVE COCKRUM'S X-MEN Artifact Edition
Recommended. Introduction by Chris Claremont. Art by Dave Cockrum. More than 100 pages from Dave Cockrum's initial run on The X-Men, and from a second run several years later. Pages presented were all scanned from Cockrum's actual original art and are printed at the same size they were drawn, capturing the look and feel of the artist's hand-drawn work. Bonus Gallery featuring covers, sketches, model sheets and guides to other artists on how to draw each X-Men character! And a few surprises, like color commission pieces. This is an art book MADE for fans of Cockrum's X-Men art! IDW, 2020...More.
Item Code: DCXAEH
Hard Cover, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
|THE FIRST ANNUAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS 1911
Highly Recommended. Foreword by Dennis Dittrich. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. A New York City–based institution founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators remains dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. Ten years after its 1901 founding, the organization resolved to publish an annual compilation of the year's best illustrations by its members--today the Illustrators Annual is among the most prestigious publications in its field. 85 images, including work by the most influential illustrators of the twentieth century: Frederic Remington, James Montgomery Flagg, Franklin Booth, Charles Dana Gibson, and many others. Dover, 2020...More.
Item Code: FIRAN
Soft Cover, 8x11, 192pg, b&w
For similar material and artists from this period, see our Artists & Illustration/Classic section. Also see other reprint/facsimile books like this from publisher Dover and Calla. I especially like 100 Favorite Illustrations from Collier's Magazine [100FAV.
|MASTERING DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE From Life, Memory & Imagination
New printing of the 2004 edition. By Jack Faragasso. This is the Frank Reilly system of drawing and painting, presented by Jack Faragasso, the artist and teacher who succeeded Reilly as director of the Frank J. Reilly School of Art. Hundreds, if not thousands of artists have studied this method. "The same system I've been teaching for 33 years at the Art Students League of New York." With the aid of more than 500 illustrations and photographs, this shows step-by-step and in great detail all aspects of figure illustration: choosing materials and tools; creating and balancing the line; the principles of growth in plants and animals; the interplay of light and shadow; proportion; action; several chapters on the structure of the figure. Dover, 2020...More.
Item Code: MASS
Soft Cover, 9x11, 256pg, b&w
|THE WILD ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Recommended. By Will Murray. Cover by Joe DeVito. Ten new stories of Sherlock Holmes! Is a blue-skinned dinosaur tearing up the Essex countryside? "The Wild Adventure of the Indigo Impossibility" provides the astonishing answer. Holmes and Watson plunge into the darkest dens of Limehouse in search of "The Mystery of the Elusive Li Shen." Is he man, myth, or monster? What is the secret of the uncatchable Thames footpad chronicled in "The Adventure of Old Black Duffel?" Altus, 2020...More.
Item Code: WILSHE
Soft Cover, 6x9, 303pg, Text Only
There will be a signed hardcover edition, but details are not yet pinned down as of this writing. A related but far more light-heard series is Enola Holmes, which now runs to three collections. They've been quiet but steady sellers for us, and are fun to read. Here's the first one:
AN ENOLA HOLMES MYSTERY 1 The Case of the Missing Marquess
Sherlock Holmes' Younger Sister! Recommended. By Serena Blasco. With Sherlock and Mycroft off in London, their younger sister Enola has been raised by her mother on the family's country manor. But Enola wakes on her 14th birthday to discover that her mother has disappeared, leaving only a collection of flowers and a coded message book. With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that even impresses the elder Holmes. But nothing prepares her for what lies ahead. An all-ages tale that's light and fun, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next installment. IDW, 2018...More.
Item Code: ENOLH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 9x11, 64pg, Full Color
|THE NIXIE OF THE MILL-POND AND OTHER EUROPEAN STORIES
A Cautionary Fables & Fairytales Book. Recommended. By Kory Bing, Mary Cagle et al. Giant beanstalks, trickster cats, magic pipers, royal werewolves, marauding trolls, and wooden battle spoons? European folktales are refreshed, rebooted, and totally reimagined in this high-spirited collection! This is the third book in this series, each a collection of nine fun comic book tales spanning the realm from sly humor to dark fireside tales. Featuring the work of Carla Speed McNeil (Kid Brother from Russia), Mary Cagle, K.C. Green (The Singing Bone), Katie Shanahan (Tatterhood, Norway), and more! Iron Circus Comics, 2020...More.
Item Code: NIXIM
Soft Cover, 6x9, 200pg,
The other two collections in this series, which are also good reads, are Tamamo The Fox Maiden and Other Asian Stories [TAMAF. $15], and The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories [GIRLW. $15].
|Here's another batch of 50 items that are going away soon, down to just one, two or three copies left. Click the links to see the previous groups listed in February, March, April, May and June.|
|N.C. WYETH CATALOGUE RAISONNE Slipcased Set
By Christine B. Podmaniczky. The first catalogue raisonné of N.C. Wyeth's work. Slipcased two volume hardback set. Contains information on 1,922 paintings arranged chronologically by genre. Published in 2008, but never before available from us. Volume 1 features two essays, "N. C. Wyeth" by Christine B. Podmaniczky, and "An Evolving Technique: N. C. Wyeth's Methods, and Materials" by conservator Joyce Hill Stoner. It also includes a Guide to the Catalogue and entries for illustrations 1-959. Volume 2 includes entries for illustrations 996-1322, as well as sections on Murals and Architectural Decoration, Commercial Work, Landscapes, Still Life, Portraiture and Private Paintings, and Other Work. Scala Publishers, 2008. Due July. ...More.
Item Code: NCWCATH
Hard Cover, 12x13, 920pg, Full Color
We have these Wyeth items in stock and there's another exhibit book on the artist due any day now. Watch for it.
|SILVER AGE CLASSICS Strange Mysteries Volume 1 Hardcover
Collects Strange Mysteries #9-12, 1958-64 and Strange Worlds 1958. By Jay Disbrow, Ross Andru et al. I.W. Publishing became notorious for publishing unauthorized reprints of other company's comics, often with new covers. Incredibly, the company produced 118 separate titles, no mean achievement, which is where we start with Strange Mysteries. Issues #9-12 are an eccentric mix of weird and strange tales from Jay Disbrow, George H. Appel, Ross Andru, Ben Brown, Bernard Baily and Carl Burgos from the 1940s and 1950s. Bonus issue Strange Worlds features spine-tingling science fiction by Mike Esposito, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Syd Shores and Gene Fawcette. PS Artbooks, 2020. Due July. ...More.
Item Code: SASM01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 184pg, Full Color
|THE POWER OF SHAZAM! BOOK 1 in the Beginning by Jerry Ordway
1995- DC's Captain Marvel make-over, well-drawn by Ordway. He brought back Capt. Nazi, Ibis, Bulletman, Spy Smash and Minuteman. Curt Swan puts in a guest artist appearance. Ordway's 1994 graphic novel was a success, winning the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Original Graphic Album of 1994, and led to the publication of an ongoing Power of Shazam! series, set four years after the graphic novel.The 1995 series reintroduced many of the characters from Fawcett Comics into current DC continuity, including Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Beautia Sivana, Mister Tawky Tawny, etc. DC Comics, 2020. Due Aug. ...More.
Item Code: POWS01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 408pg, Full Color
The Uncompromising Life of the Artist Behind Spider-Man and the Rise of Marvel Comics. By Dave Currie. Foreword by Mark S. Ditko. The first in depth biography of comics legend Steve Ditko, in his own words — taken from years of correspondence with author David Currie and endorsed by the Ditko family with a foreword by Mark S. Ditko, who writes "I'm very happy to say that this is a really great book. David, and his correspondence with my uncle and others, uncovered and documented things that would otherwise have been left unknown or subject to complete speculation ...if ever even considered." Hermes Press, 2020. Due Aug. ...More.
Item Code: DITKH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 208pg, Partial Color
We have a good selection of books collecting Ditko's work right now, several on sale.
|BATMAN THE DEMON TRILOGY
By Mike W. Barr. How did Ra's al Ghul become the villain that he is? How would a union between his daughter Talia and the Dark Knight benefit him? Why would he want to father an heir? Follow along as Batman lives through and tries to unravel the mystery behind the mind of Ra's al Ghul! This collection of the three Demon tales contains the stories that explore the connection between Batman and the notorious villain.Collects Batman: Birth of the Demon #1, Batman: Bride of the Demon #1, and Batman: Son of the Demon #1. DC Comics, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.
Item Code: BATDTH
Hard Cover, 8x11, 304pg, Full Color
|GROSS EXAGGERATIONS The Meshuga Comic Strips of Milt Gross
Presenting a comprehensive collection of the major comic strips from Milt Gross: Nize Baby, Count Screwloose, and Dave's Delicatessen, along with other comic strips and offerings from books and magazines. The king of "screwball" comic strips, Milt Gross had a varied career in movies and animation, humorous poetry and illustrated novels, and, most prolifically, comic strips. Beginning in the 1920s, his comics were born of the Yiddish humor in vaudeville and expanded to lampooning all the foibles and fallacies of American life. IDW, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.
Item Code: GROEXH
Hard Cover, 13x16, 144pg, Partial Color
If you like Milt Gross, check all the artists as crazy as he is, in Screwball Comics, available now:
SCREWBALL! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny
Bonus: exclusive limited edition 16-page pamphlet of bonus material, signed by Paul Tumey. Highly Recommended. By Paul Tumey. Art by George Herriman et al. Before "screwball" became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of fifteen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each, such as Segar, Goldberg, Holman, Gross, Mager, Swanson and others. IDW, 2018...More.
Item Code: SCRCH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 11x11, 272pg, Full Color
|LADY DEATH MORE NAUGHTY Artbook
By Sorah Suhng et al. Art by Jay Anacleto, Monte Moore et al. Lady Death's Naughty side is visited once again in this brand-new hardcover art book, containing 48 full-color pages of pin up art by from today's top artists! Contributors include Jay Anacleto, Eric Basaldua, Jenevieve Broomall, Elias Chatzoudis, Jeremy Clark, Mike DeBalfo, Alé Garza, David Harrigan, Ken Hunt, Sun Khamunaki, Ryan Kincaid, Mike Krome, Bill McKay, Dawn McTeigue, Dan Mendoza, Jonboy Meyers, Monte Moore and many more! Coffin Comics, 2020. Due Sept. ...More.
Item Code: LDMNH
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
|LADY DEATH MORE NAUGHTY Artbook Signed
Signed! By Sorah Suhng et al. Art by Jay Anacleto, Monte Moore et al.Coffin Comics, 2020. Due Sept. Mature Readers...More.
Item Code: LDMNHS
Hard Cover, 9x12, 48pg, Full Color
Here's the other available Lady Death Naughty collections.
|BATMAN ROAD TO NO MAN'S LAND Omnibus
By Chuck Dixon. A gripping and heartwrenching collection masterfully brought together by Chuck Dixon. Azrael is back in Gotham, bringing Bane back with him in an attempt to get him in custody. Azrael's plan is halted when an earthquake provides the perfect escape for Bane. Catwoman's world begins to unravel as the Angle Man is back in Gotham--his mind set on murder. Batman and his allies are faced with enemies they've faced before...and some they haven't...while trying to save Gotham, its people, and their own souls. DC Comics, 2020. Due Oct. ...More.
Item Code: BATRH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 1256pg, Full Color
The Illustrator in America 1880-1980 - $75.00
The Red Rose Girls -
The Sandman World's End - $25.00
The Sandman The Wake - $25.00
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This week we have a very offbeat book, Naked Body: An Anthology of Chinese Comics. It's not particularly adult, it's mostly examining breaking Chinese law since drawings of nudes are illegal in China. So the cartoonists had some fun with it.
Final reminder, if you missed our recent special adult section in last week's email. At least half the items we listed are sold--you can see it by clicking here. We still have free adult calendars, one per customer per order, with ANY order. Just click here and pick out the one you want. You don't need to order anything adult to get one, and we still have the non-adult calendar A Song of Fire & Ice by George R.R. Martin.
Click here for the very last of our 2020 Calendars, most now $3.99.
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July 24: New Website and Changes
We're changing our software and our website. The website will be better and more flexible, but as with anything, it might take a little getting used to. In the next catalog, which should be uploadable as you read this, I explain a few changes to expect.
We have one big one that for now we can't do anything about. Currently, if you order an out of stock item or a coming item, we don't charge your card until it actually ships. We will return to this system as soon as possible. But for now, our new system requires that we charge you for the entire order, including backordered or coming items, at the outset. Or you can opt not to backorder them, and wait until they come in. We're trying to bring up a system to contact you in this case but it won't be there at the beginning either.
Until our new system comes online, you can still pre-order or backorder items under our current system, and not be charged until they ship.
Lastly we cannot migrate charge card information over to the new system, since it's encrypted to safeguard you. You'll need to enter your card information again with your first order on the new system.
We will be closed Friday, July 3rd for the holiday.
The Three Musketeers is finally back in stock. I mentioned them in an email and we had a serious run on them. Great material, worthy of your notice.
Warren Tuft's Lance is nearly gone, we have just 17 copies left [WARTH.
Lady Death Naughtier [LDNAH. $40] has a new cover by Ebas.
The Comic Journal Library 8: EC Artists is one of our most popular new sale books and they blew out. We have more in stock now.
Le Mondes de Wallace Wood. [LESMO] -this is the new massive art book/exhibit catalog based on an exhibit in Angouleme. It will list at $100 or $125, we're not quite sure yet. Copies are on their way to us.
The Art of Mead Schaeffer is en route, and should be here as a new item next week. The Art of Allen Anderson, from the same publisher, has unexpectedly sold out. It was a good one. Here are their other books that are still available, from Illustrated Press.
Booktown Books Half-Price Sale
For some 20 years, I have had my own section in a local used bookstore, with nine dealer/members. I offer a very large selection of art books, plus graphic novels, comic book and comic strip archives, and much more. Some of the same books as I offer from Bud's Art Books, mostly discounted for a bump or ding, a few new items, and quite a bit of older, out of print material.
But I am leaving Booktown at the end of August. Until then, all my material in the store will be marked down 50%. If you are nearby, I hope you will come see it, and you are welcome to drop by the warehouse here also. Please bring your mask.
Booktown Books is at 135 S. Bank Street in Grass Valley. 530-272-4655, Open 7 days.
Buds Art Books is at 13393 Grass Valley Ave, 530-273-2166. We are open Mon-Fri, 9am to 4pm.
The Eisner Award Nominations are out for 2020. Click here to see them all.
Noticeably lacking is Bill Schelly's book on James Warren, which should have made the cut. But among what is there, here are several nominations for items that we handle:
Best Continuing Series: Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett et al (Marvel)
Best New Series: Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora (Boom)
Best Graphic Album: Life on the Moon by Robert Grossman (Yoe Books/IDW)
Best Graphic Album/Reprint: Rusty Brown by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium:
Giraffes on Horseback Salad: The Marx Brothers and the Strangest Movie Never Made by Josh Frank, Time Hedecker and Manuela Pertega (Quirk Books)
The Giver by Lois Lowry, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HMH Books)
H.P. Loveraft's At the Mountains of Madness Vols 1-2, adapted by Gou Tanabe (Dark Horse Manga)
The Seventh Voyage by Stanislaw Lem, adapted by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic)
Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Gramercy Park by Timothee de Fombelle and Christian Calleaux (EuroComics/IDW)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Cham: The Best Comic Strips and Graphic Novelettes, 1839–1862, by David Kunzle (University Press of Mississippi)
Ed Leffingwell's Little Joe, by Harold Gray, edited by Peter Maresca and Sammy Harkham (Sunday Press Books)
The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916–1918, edited by R.J. Casey (Fantagraphics)
Krazy Kat: The Complete Color Sundays, by George Herriman, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)
Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, by Violet and Denis Kitchen (Beehive Books)
Pogo, Vol. 6: Clean as a Weasel, by Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
The Complete Crepax, vol. 5: American Stories, edited by Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
Jack Kirby's Dingbat Love, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)
Moonshadow: The Definitive Edition, by J. M. DeMatteis, Jon J Muth, George Pratt, Kent Williams, and others (Dark Horse Books)
Best Comics-Related Book
The Book of Weirdo, by Jon B. Cooke (Last Gasp)
Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW)
Best Publication Design
Grunt: The Art and Unpublished Comics of James Stokoe, designed by Ethan Kimberling (Dark Horse)
Krazy Kat: The Complete Color Sundays, by George Herriman, designed by Anna-Tina Kessler (TASCHEN)
Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, designed by Paul Kopple and Alex Bruce (Beehive Books)
Rusty Brown, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
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