FANTAGRAPHICS August 2017 Solicitations

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FOG OVER TOLBIAC BRIDGE
by Jacques Tardi and Léo Malet
$19.99 / HC / 120 pgs / BW / 7.5 x 10.5
 
Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge is the first of four major graphic novels adapted by Tardi from the legendary French crime writer Léo Malet’s original “Nestor Burma” novels. Tardi’s stylish use of mechanical gray tones provides the book with a lovely period feel which, combined with Tardi’s usual obsessive visual research, gives it a uniquely personal, authentic quality. Tardi’s adaptation is a cracking good detective yarn and a milestone in comics history.
 
 
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THE ARCTIC MARAUDER
$16.99 DEC100962
THE EXTRAORDNIARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC VOL. 1
$24.99 JUN100999
THE EXTRAORDNIARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC VOL. 2
$24.99 SEP111097
NEW YORK MON AMOUR
$19.99 FEB121038
RUN LIKE CRAZY RUN LIKE HELL
$19.99 OCT141483
 

MY PRETTY VAMPIRE
by Katie Skelly
$19.99 / HC / 108 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11
 
Clover yearns to be the girl she once was before becoming a fanged bloodsucker and, imprisoned by her brother, she plans her escape. The result is a sexy, sophisticated horror romp that wears its colorful Pop sensibility on its sleeve. Katie Skelly’s sex-positive attitude and emotionally rich work makes for a wonderfully moody, progressive, and engaging read.
 

THE THING FROM THE GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES
by Joe Orlando and Al Feldstein with Ray Bradbury
$29.99 / HC / 240 pgs / BW / 7.25 x 10.25
 
This special collection features more than 30 EC classics from the pages of Tales From the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Shock SuspenStories, Impact, and Crime SuspenStories. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, The Thing From the Grave And Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic American comics.
 
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JUDGMENT DAY AND OTHER STORIES
$29.99 FEB141282

 

 

ALL TIME COMICS: CRIME DESTROYER #2
Josh Bayer (story); Ben Marra (story, pencils, inks); Andrew Buck (cover), Lawrence “Rawdog” Hubbard (cover) Das Pastoras (cover)
$3.99 / Comic / 28 pgs / FC / 6.625 x 10.187
 
Is Swan City’s Crime Destroyer a hero... or a vigilante? In this hard-hitting tale of corruption and depravity by Benjamin Marra and Josh Bayer, Crime Destroyer’s world is turned upside down when he battles the Judge and the P.Y.S.C.H.O.s. And nothing will ever be the same after the jaw dropping last page.
 
“CRIME DESTROYER..... is right there with Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree or Tom Scioli and John Barber’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe as a modern comic that lovingly and unironically recaptures the spark of older comics.”  —NEWSARAMA
 

THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD
by Charles Forsman
$19.99 / HC / 176 pgs / BW / 5.25 x 6.75
 
To coincide with the forthcoming Netflix  television adaptation of Chuck Forsman’s best-selling 2013 graphic novel, Fantagraphics is proud to publish this new hardcover edition. TEotFW portrays James and Alyssa living a typical teen experience that takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy. Forsman’s story highlights the existential search of many teenagers through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as Charles Schulz, creating a wholly unique narrative tension between form and content.
 
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CELEBRATED SUMMER
$16.99 SEP131170
 

TEN THOUSAND YEARS IN HELL
by M. Tillieux
$19.99 / HC / 96 pgs / FC / 8.25 x 11.5
 
Ten Thousand Years in Hell marks a sharp departure from the moody, urban detective style of Fantagraphic’s previous Tilleux graphic novel, Murder By High TIde. Instead, the title story is a rollicking prison-escape yarn set in South America. The second story, “Boom and Bust,” features one of Tilleux’s patented spectacular car crashes. Tillieux’s masterful graphics remind the reader why he was considered one of the top Franco-Belgian cartoonists of his time and, indeed, of any time.
 
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MURDER BY HIGH TIDE
$18.99 MAR111134
MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS VOL. 1
by Emil Ferris
$39.99 DEC161677
 
ThisNew York Times best seller takes the form of a fictional graphic diary in which a 10-year-old girl tries to solve a murder.
 
 
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE BOOK 1 1975-1981  
by Ed Piskor
 $27.99 MAY141408 
 
This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars.
 

WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL. 11: “MICKEY VS. MICKEY”
by Floyd Gottfredson; edited by David Gerstein
$34.99 / HC / 296 pgs / PC / 10.5 x 8.75
 
“Mickey’s Dangerous Double” finds an evil twin Mouse in Mickey’s house, alienating his friends and committing crimes in Mickey’s name. Also featured: “Dry Gulch Goofy”, and the “Isle of Moola-La.” Restored from Disney’s original proof sheets, Mickey vs. Mickey also includes more than 20 pages of extras such as behind -the-scenes art, rare publicity material, and commentary by Disney experts!
Also available:
VOL. 1: “RACE TO DEATH VALLEY”
$29.99 FEB111040
VOL. 2: “TRAPPED ON TREASURE ISLAND”
$29.99 JUL111081
VOL. 3: “HIGH NOON AT INFERNO GULCH”
$29.99 FEB121040
VOL. 4: “HOUSE OF THE SEVEN HAUNTS”
$29.99 AUG121146
VOL. 5: “OUTWITS THE PHANTOM BLOT”
$34.99 APR141204
VOL. 6: “LOST IN LANDS LONG AGO”
$35.00 JUL141220
VOL. 7: “MARCH OF THE ZOMBIES”
$34.99 MAR151348
VOL. 8: “THE TOMORROW WARS”
$34.99 SEP151342
 
VOL. 9: “RISE OF THE RHYMING MAN”
$35.00 APR161646
VOL. 10: “Planet Of The Faceless Foes”
$35.00 AUG161634
 

ON THE DECAY OF CRITICISM: THE COMPLETE ESSAYS OF W. M. SPACKMAN
by W. M. Spackman; Edited by Steven Moore
$29.99 / HC / 320 pgs / 5.5 x 9
 
Gathered here are all of literary critic W. M. Spackman’s published essays and reviews, including his 1967 book On the Decay of Humanism. These essays argue that a work of literature should be evaluated on its artistry and craftsmanship, not on its content or ideas. An important book for anyone who cares deeply about literary culture
 

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