Crisp art and shrewd writing make this book a must-have for fans of dark humor! Armless Hank tries to find a roommate that isn't offended buy his lifestyle, addictions, and odor; an angel tries to save a man and ends up screaming at him. And speaking of trying, you need to try this series, possibly the best new book of the year!
b&w, 24pg $2.75
by Kristiaan Erlingen & Wim Tilkin
It's time for the team's next adventure! A new weapon for animal abuse has been created - the Stuff-O-Matic! - and once again, Griff, Wart & Vane will try to rescue the victims of this horrible machine! Also in this issue: Griff's hilarious Wart-imitation, Wart's cleanin' obsession, Vane'z satellite, and much more...! It's the SWAB-team stuffed!
FC, 32pg $3.50
FOLLOWING CEREBUS #1
Cerebus - back from the dead (in a manner of speaking)! Following Cerebus examines one of comics' greatest achievements with essays, interviews, and rare artwork. The first issue will feature new, exclusive interviews with Dave Sim and Gerhard; an essay analyzing the "Something Fell" motif throughout the storyline; reactions to the series finale; and lots of other goodies. And best of all: a new Cerebus cover by Sim!
b&w, 40pg $3.95
GOD'S 15 MINUTES: THE FIVE BOOKS OF METH SIGNED-&-NUMBERED EDITION
Benefiting Harlan Ellison's KICK Internet Piracy Fund! Hard-hitting dark fiction by Clifford Meth with introductions and illustrations by Harlan Ellison, Joe Kubert, Gene Colan, Al Feldstein, Mike Ploog, George Perez, Roy Thomas, Dave Cockrum, Robert Bloch, Gray Morrow, Steve Gerber, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott, Tony Isabella, Bill Messner-Loebs, Joe St. Pierre, and Ron Wagner. Full-color painted cover by Michael Kaluta. Limited to 220 copies, signed by Ellison, Kaluta, and Meth.
SC, 7x10, 240pg, b&w $29.95
24 HOUR COMICS DAY-HIGHLIGHTS 2004
April 24th, 2004 is the first "24 Hour Comics Day." At dozens of locations across North America (and possibly beyond) hundreds of cartoonists both amateur and professional will gather in dozens of comic shops and other locations, while still other cartoonists will work at home alone. Each will try to write and draw a complete 24-page comic in 24 straight hours. About Comics will go through the results and pick 20 interesting tales and reprint them completely in this volume. Will there be stories by big name pros? Quite possibly. Future superstars? Could be. Interesting stories? Definitely!
SC, 5x7, 496pg, b&w $24.95
STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOLUME 1 POCKET TP
by Terry Moore
This new SiP Pocket Series trade paperback is small, affordable and collects the entire first two volumes of SiP into one continuous 340-page story! David loves Katchoo, but Katchoo loves Francine who loves Katchoo back... but not that way, because Francine loves Freddie - who doesn't love anybody but himself! There's no other book like Strangers in Paradise, the #1 romance comic in America! Perfect Bound.
SC, 6x8, 344pg, b&w $17.95
STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOLUME 3 #67
by Terry Moore
Katchoo begins her new job teaching at the local art school, and is shocked to find that one of the models is a well-known SiP regular! Meanwhile, Freddie abandons the dating circuit for a steady girlfriend, but there's one little hitch... she's the city coroner and she loves her job!
b&w, 24pg $2.95
AMERICA'S GREATEST COMICS #10: ALEX TOTH SPECIAL
This issue is devoted to the Golden Age career of the legendary Alex Toth, who assisted with this publication and created the new cover art! Several complete stories - ranging from detective and romance, to sci-fi - are reprinted, along with an overview of Toth's Western work on such titles as Roy Rogers, Sugarfoot, Dell movie adaptations, and more. A Toth-tastic tribute filled with lots of art and articles!
b&w, 52pg $6.95
BEST OF THE WEST #42
This issue: Black Diamond travels to "Terror Island"; Durango meets "The Man Who Hated Everybody"; American Eagle tackles a "Half-Breed Rebellion"; Lone Rider stands off the "Desert Raiders"; Redmask endures "The Luck of Major Hanley"; and get ready to laugh with Pistol Packin' Pattie!
b&w, 44pg $5.95
FEMFORCE FEATURES #1: GIANTESS!
Beneath the sea, the giantess Garganta battles Immora and her gigantic squid monster, who attempt to destroy Captain Freedom and submerged super-city, Oceanus in a new thriller by Femforce creators, Bill Black and Mark Heike! This new title will alternate with Femforce. More tales star Tara, Garganta, and Gazongaa in this first big issue!
b&w, 44pg $6.95
FEMFORCE: GUNS 'N' POSES PACK #1
Get ready for "Guns" and "Poses" in this special Femforce collector's pack featuring one (1) copy each of Femforce Special #2, Femforce Pin-Up Portfolio #3 & 4, Pretty Girl Sketchbook #1, and Blue Bulleteer #1, bagged together.
Pack (x5), PC $24.95
ACTOR GREEN HULK 8-INCH ARMS IN THE AIR BUST
Measuring over 8" high 7" wide and 4" deep, the Green Hulk Bust re-creates the character as conceived by the great Marvel Comics legends Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby! Sculpted by Howard Kalish and designed by Juan Bobillo, this amazing collectible is a true homage to these great creators and the character! This anniversary piece is a masterwork and is strictly limited to only 1,962 production units in tribute to the year The Hulk first appeared.
ACTOR SPIDER-MAN: GREEN GOBLIN TRIUMPHET SIGNED LITHOGRAPH
Signed by artist Jae Lee! A brand new image by artist Jae Lee and colorist Jose Villarrubia - created exclusively for Dynamic Forces! This lithograph was created by Lee in homage to the classic original artwork by John Romita Sr. seen in Amazing Spider-Man #39 and #40! Measuring 18" x 24" and printed on 100lb. Gallery Art Silk stock, this litho is a must-have for any Spidey-fan!
Designed by Earth X mastermind Alex Ross and sculpted by Howard Kalish, Black Bolt, the silent king of the Inhumans, stands close to 6" tall set atop an Earth X base. Strictly limited to 1000 production units.
DC/ACTOR EARTH X: HULK & BANNER BUST
Designed and painted by Alex Ross and sculpted by Joe DeVito, the Earth X Hulk & Banner Bust measures approximately 9 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" high and is limited to 3,900 units. Alex Ross at his finest!
ACTOR ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN/ULTIMATE WOLVERINE LITHOGRAPH
by Matt Wagner
It's the Ultimate Universe versions of Spider-Man and Wolverine, together again for the first time, on this Ultimate Litho graph by Mage and Grendel creator Matt Wagner! Also available signed by definitive Spider-Man artist, and Wolverine designer/co-creator, John Romita Sr.!
Litho, 18x24, FC $24.99
ACTOR SPIDER-MAN: ENTER THE GREEN GOBLIN RE-MARKED LITHOGRAPH
To celebrate the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Marvel's #1 hero meeting his greatest foe, DF has created 4,000 of these limited edition lithos! This high-end limited edition litho will come with four signatures as well, to help commemorate the upcoming 40th Anniversary! Printed on 100lb. Gallerie Art Silk stock.
Litho, 18x24, FC $40.00
ACTOR ALEX ROSS PREMIERE PUNISHER LITHOGRAPH
Created by master artist Alex Ross as an homage to the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #129 (the first appearance of The Punisher!) this incredible DF Lithograph is a must-have for your collection! Each high-end lithograph is printed on 80lb. Gallery Silk Stock and measures 18" x 24"!
Litho, 18x24, FC $19.99
ACTOR EARTH X: BLOODSTORM VARIANT HEAD-SCULPT BUST
Designed by Alex Ross and sculpted and paint-mastered by Gabriel Marquez, the Earth X: Bloodstorm Bust measures approximately 6 1/2" high including the base. This bust features Alex Ross' version of Storm with her Mohawk haircut and blood-red eyes.
ACTOR MIRACLEMAN #2 & 3 LIMITED EDITION FIRST PRINTING
First printings of the controversial, long-out-of-print Miracleman comic book series are available here in support of ACTOR! These single issue first printings command top dollar and are a part of the series by visionary writer Alan Moore.
#2-FC, 32pg SRP: $24.99
#3-FC, 32pg SRP: $14.99
ACTOR RISING STARS #1 WIZARD WORLD VARIANT
The title says it all! This edition of Rising Stars #1 was only available at Wizard World, but Dynamic Forces is now bringing it to you through this special offer, celebrating their 11th Anniversary!
FC, 32pg $16.99
TIM SALE: BLACK & WHITE HC
Fan-favorite artist Tim Sale, best known for his work on Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, and talks extensively about his career, from his early Grey Archer Press illustrations up through his most recent work on Hulk: Gray. Beautifully illustrated with pencil sketches and finished pieces throughout, this book is a must for Tim Sale aficionados. Also available as a signed limited edition, with a signed-and-numbered tip-in plate, limited to 200 copies. Book design by Comicraft. NOTE: Quantities on the Signed edition are extremely limited. Allocations may occur.
REGULAR-HC, 7x12, 160pg, b&w $24.95
SIGNED-HC, 7x12, 160pg, b&w $39.95
HIP FLASK LADRONN SKETCHBOOK #2: ELEPHANTMEN
The Hip Flask: Elephantmen Sketchbook features another 24 pages of previously unseen inked character sketches and finished convention drawings by Ladronn. Gray cardstock cover.
SC, 6x9, 24pg, b&w $9.95
RETURN OF THE ELEPHANT GN
by Paul Hornschemeier
Return of the Elephant is an eerily quiet story of a solitary man and the ulterior motives involved in a visit from a longtime friend of the family. In a disturbing story of heredity and secrets, Paul Hornschemeier delivers a beautifully designed book with luscious two-color interiors. Return of the Elephant is Paul's first stand-along story since his critically-acclaimed graphic novel, Mother, Come Home, which Entertainment Weekly gave an A+!
SC, 5x9, 48pg, PC $6.00
APOCALYPSE MEOW VOLUME 1 TP
By Motofumi Kobayashi
What?! Rabbits are fighting in the Vietnam War?! That's right - the characters of this pseudo-historical account of the Vietnam War are rabbits, cats, and other animals representing various nationalities involved in the war. It's the story of the life and adventures of the Special Operations unit lead by Sergeant "Perky" Perkins. The reader will experience and feel the danger and life or death excitement of the battlefield alongside Perky and his rabbits as they face terrible battles in the jungles of Vietnam. A remarkable synthesis of gritty realism and fable-like characters.
SC, 5x8, 146pg, b&w $9.99
ARIA MANGA VOLUME 2 TP
by Kouze Amano
Akari Mizunashi continues her training to become an undine on the terraformed planet Aqua (formerly called Mars). The story takes place during Kari's first winter on Aqua. She experiences new things, such as playing with snowbugs and going to a hot spring with her friends. But things really get interesting when she encounters a trio of Gnomes, the underground dwellers responsible for maintaining Aqua's artificial gravity, and even gets a tour of the facilities!
SC, 5x8, 194pg, b&w $9.99
THE BOSS VOLUME 1 TP
by Jae Won Im
Saang Tae is a sophomore at Woo Sang High School. After being stood up by his girlfriend, he writes her a note requesting a meeting. However, he gets rushed and gives the note to another girl to pass to Ji Hyun. Saang Tae never addressed the note, so now the other girl believes that Saang Tae's in love with her! Meanwhile, Guk Do Jun returns to school after having been suspended for a year. With his blood brother Chung Ki Na, he schemes to take over control of the school! In their efforts to get to Saang Tae, they run into the girl waiting for Saang Tae and (thinking she's his girlfriend) kidnap her. Upon hearing this news, Saang Tae rushes to rescue her and steps right in Chung Ki's trap...
SC, 5x8, 184pg, b&w $9.99
GADIROK VOLUME 1 TP
by Jung Ho Hwang
The Hwan-Woong dynasty is in turmoil. General Hae-Mo-Soo has taken control of most of the land. Prince Chi-Woo, ruler of the Hwan-Woong dynasty, is so severely depressed by the hardships he's suffered during the Revolution that he has become almost non-functional. It's in this state that the prince is discovered by Gat, a peasant and close friend of the Prince. Gat rescues Chi-Woo from General Hae-Mo-Soo's men, but the danger is not over yet. Though Hae-Mo-Soo and Chi-Woo both lay claim to power, there can be only one ruler of the land. Gat and Chi-Woo begin their journey together, enduring heartache and hardship as they seek to reclaim the Prince's rightful place on the throne.
SC, 5x8, 192pg, b&w $9.99
JINKI: EXTEND VOLUME 1 TP
by Sirou Tunasima
Three years ago, a mysterious explosion rocked La Gran Sabana, Venezuela. Thus began the "lost life phenomenon," a series of strange occurrences ranging from random murders to entire villages suddenly disappearing-and sighting of distant, disturbing giants!
SC, 5x8, 186pg, b&w $9.99
RULER OF THE LAND VOLUME 4 TP
by Kook Jin Jeon
Master Yoo's surprise attack takes Shi-Yun's life when she sacrifices herself to save Sang-Pil. Sang-Pil tries for revenge, but Master Yoo makes short work of him, and tortures him to reveal the location of the Sword of the Flowers. Meanwhile, Bi-Hyun (secretly ordered by Shi-Yun to kill Bi-Kwang) leaves Bi-Kwang behind to find Shi-Yun. Bi-Kwang chases after Bi-Hyun and stumbles across Master Yoo and his men. Master Yoo sees that Bi-Kwang has the Sword of the Flowers and attacks. The battle between Master Yoo and Bi-Kwang takes an unexpected turn when their conflict suddenly becomes a battle between the Trees of Heaven faction and their rivals, the Black Winds.
SC, 5x8, 180pg, b&w $9.99
SKY BLADE SWORD OF THE HEAVENS VOLUME 2 TP
by Kang Suk Hyung
Il-Geum can't catch a break! Jade of Ice, one of the Three Gems of the Land, hires the Divine Goddesses to have Il-Geum killed for humiliating her in public. The Divine Goddesses instead stage a kidnapping of Il-Geum, dropping him off in front of the cave of the Twin Devils of North and South. He lends a hand to the Twin Devils by reading the book Art of Spiritual Heaven aloud to them. Whoever masters this art has the power to conquer the land! Il-Geum falls asleep and never finishes reading the book, but unaware of that fact, the Twin Devils fly off in haste. Ji-Ro discovers Il-Geum and realizes that Il-Geum has acquired immense power-and now is his only chance to get rid of Il-Geum for good...
SC, 5x8, 184pg, b&w $9.99
STEEL ANGEL KURUMI VOLUME 6 TP
by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Nakahito travels 100 years into the future to seek a cure for the spell that has been cast on him. With his Steel Angel companion, Kurumi, along with Karinka and Saki, they discover a future world largely governed by an order of Steel Angels(and their masters) that protect humanity from natural disasters and duel one another to settle international disputes. World peace has been achieved and science has progressed significantly. When a future mystic-Amato kanui-challenges Nakahito to a duel, Kurumi must fight Amato's Steel Angel, Excelia, who has the advantages of 100 years of future technological firepower!
SC, 5x8, 193pg, b&w $9.99
THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES VOLUME 5 TP
by Yu Yugama
The elf hunters are still stuck in the domain of the evil elf Madame Grandbelle. Her goal? To take over the world and control everything in it! Our elf hunters set out to free the people from the iron yoke of the evil Grandbelle, making a few friends in the process. But they could use a little extra gold as they set out on this task, so they decide to enter... a museum management contest!
SC, 5x8, 202pg, b&w $9.99
TO HEART MANGA VOLUME 2 TP
by Ukyou Takao
Akari, Multi, and Hiroyuki all go to Miss Kurusugawa's guest house. That night, Akari gets scared after a round of ghost stories, and she gets Hiroyuki to hold her hand!
Later, they all strut their stuff at the school festival. Remy's waitress outfit gets the students gaggling, while Akari puts on a bear suit for the student play! Even Aoi gets in on the action, starting up her own club called Extreme for fighting fans. Finally, Hiroyuki runs (literally) into Kotone Himekawa, a sophomore whose telekinetic abilities are starting to get out of control. Hiroyuki works closely with her to help her master her powers...but are they getting a little too close?
SC, 5x8, 178pg, b&w $9.99
SAVAGE HENRY: POWERCHORDS #2
by Matt Howarth
In this issue, the underground culture of bootleg cassette tapes unwittingly aids the Loudies to spread their alien invasion to Europe. Savage Henry enlists the help of Manuel Göttsching (from the legendary Kraut-Rock band, Ashra) to battle the invaders on their own turf in another dimension! Guest-starring: Lutz (Ashra) and Conrad Schnitzler (the grandfather of modern European electronica).
In the future, one exotic and beautiful assassin stands between the twisted Adverczar Government and the flow of chocolate in the universe: Suicide Blonde! This 'choco-rotic sci-fi thriller' is loaded with more sexy butt-kickin' action, social commentary, and frightening possibilities of an Earth gone commercially amok than Orwell's 1984! This edition collects the original two-issue series and includes additional behind-the-scenes production art and in-depth interviews with the creators by journalist Bill Baker.
SC, 7x10, 142pg, b&w $16.95
JETTA: SWEETHEART OF THE NEXT CENTURY-SIGNED EDITION
Originally illustrated by comics legend Dan Decarlo in the 1950s, now you can thrill to all of her original comic adventures under one cover - plus an all-new story by award-winning writer Chris Yambar and artist Rich Maurizio! This issue also includes an interview with the late DeCarlo, a special pin-up gallery, and an out of this world cover by the ever popular Bill Morrison! Also available in a special Signed edition by the creative team. This book is limited and numbered and includes a special print of Jetta signed by Bill Morrision along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Squarebound.
REGULAR-SC, 7x10, 64pg, b&w $7.95
SIGNED-SC, 7x10, 64pg, b&w $19.95
GIRL GENIUS #12
by Phil & Kaja Foglio, with Laurie E. Smith
After escaping from the giant airship, Castle Wulfenbach, Agatha finds a monster attacking a traveling show. Baron Wulfenbach sends his son to bring Agatha back, but the show people claim that she died saving them...
FC, 32pg $3.95
by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan
Waking up one morning to find his girlfriend dead, Nick listens to the mix tape she left for him and is compelled to follow its specific and sometimes bizarre instructions. In the process of fulfilling his girlfriend's last wishes, he finds out more than he expected about her life, and his own.
b&w, 32pg (8 of 12) $2.95
by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
Once upon a time, there was a story... a "love story." Different listeners will hear different things from the love story; for some, it might be a tale of journeys and rites of passage and battles won and foes vanquished and happily-ever-after. For other listeners, it might be a story about dreams and desires, for all is simple, beautiful and magical when you're young and in love. But once upon a time... there was a story, and listen to me now: it was a love story.
SC, 6x9, 80pg, b&w $9.95
SCURVY DOGS #5
by Andrew Boyd & Ryan Yount
It's a long way to the top! Pirate mania sweeps the country, and suddenly, the Scurvy Dogs are famous! It's rags-to-riches for the boys, but will newly-found fame claim their souls? A mysterious figure lurking in the shadows certainly hopes so...! It's a tale so titanic it takes twenty-two pages to tell! This one's got a silver cover, too, me hearties, so you get yer bling-bling with yer grog!
b&w, 24pg $2.95
ALL THUMBS PRESS
TRUE TRAVEL TALES #1
by Justin Hall
The best stories happen on the roadThis anthology of real-life travel adventures by Xeric-winner Justin Hall features Mexican Lizard Gods, accidental cliff-diving, whip-wielding grannies, and more...
b&w, 32pg $2.95
THE GODDESS OF WAR GN
by Lauren Weinstein
Lauren Weinstein's follow up to her critically acclaimed, Xeric award-winning graphic novel, Inside Vineyland. The Goddess of War traces the life of the title character, from her majestic beginnings as the best Valkyrie and the great granddaughter of Thor, to her present position as the Goddess. But she's bored of determining the outcome for all wars on earth. So she leaves her isolated planet of vampires, wolves and volcanoes to visit Earth, where she quits her job being a Goddess to be with her lover, the Apache Chief. The story is in a deluxe, oversized format (10" x 16") with both pen and ink and with etchings.
SC, 10x16, 40pg, PC $11.95
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b&w, 24pg $4.95
YEAH, IT IS! GN
by Leslie Stein
A Xeric Grant Recipient! A bold and humorous picaresque featuring an adolescent misfit and the oddball characters she seeks to befriend after losing her best buddy to a distant suburb. Hipster wannabes, cheesy New-Agers, and co-dependent 13-year-old girls are meticulously illustrated with cut paper and ink, making this Xeric-winning graphic novella a fun and unique read. Published by Leslie Stein, Sub-distributed by Alternative Comics.
This is it, Bombaby's bombastic blowout! Will Sham win the hand of Sangeeta? Will Sangeeta ever be her own woman? How does the infamous Boss Naag tie in? It's time for the final curtain. Crime lord versus Screen Goddess, who will win? Be there and/or be square. It's the bomb, baby!
FC, 24pg (4 of 4) $3.95
Slave Labor Graphics
by Tommy Kovac
Fate and dark magicks come to an isolated village in the form of a mysterious and powerful girl named Autumn, and her companion, a shape-shifting squirrel named Widdershin. They befriend Splinter, a recluse who lives in a house set high in a tree. Secrets, love, and murder will blossom. Meanwhile, a monstrous being watches from the demon-choked boughs of the Black Wood... Autumn is ultimately a story of betrayal and redemption, and the search to discover what lies buried deep inside.
b&w, 24pg $2.95
BEAR SHIRT #5: HEAD
Designed by Jamie Smart
This Bear's lost his head! Number Five in the debut series of t-shirts dedicated to that fuzzy little butt of Looshkin's jokes and outright violent assaults. White back and front design on a black shirt.