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2015 FOG! Holiday Gift Guide: Comics and Graphic Novels

FREDDY LOMBARD by Yves Chaland


A “must have” collection of classic adventures for older readers of Tintin by one of Europe’s most feted cartoonists.

Impetuous Freddy Lombard and his frustrated, but faithful, friends, Dina and Sweep, go on six different adventures, from exploring Belgian castles and African jungles, to being swept up in revolutionary Budapest or caught up in the secrets surrounding a futuristic jet! Forever broke, the trio constantly look for ways to hustle enough money to live and continue solving mysteries in these tales with unexpected twists and lots of laughs.

Omnibus edition includes all 5 volumes of the series.

WALT KELLY’S FAIRY TALES edited by Craig Yoe

Walt Kelly, Disney animator on Dumbo, Fantasia, Snow White, and Pinocchio and the creator of the Pogo comic strip, created beautiful, action-packed fairy tale comic book stories from his own incredible imagination and ones based on The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson classics. Comic fans of all ages will thrill to stories of witches, princesses, giants, dragons, fairy queens, elves, and goblins. Enjoy fairy tale classics like “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Gingerbread Man,” “The Wise Men of Gotham,” “The Lost Prince,” and “Cinderella” (published eight years before the Disney Classic) in this gorgeous collection. Introduction by Kelly-fan animator and beloved illustrator Dean Yeagle.


DJANGO/ZORRO by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, Esteve Polls

Oscar Award-winning writer/director and Django creator Quentin Tarantino teams with Eisner Award-winning comic book creator Matt Wagner to write the official Django Unchained sequel, uniting the gun-blazing Western hero with the legendary swordsman of literature, film, and comics: Zorro! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django again pursues evil men in his role as a bounty hunter. Taking to the roads of the American Southwest, he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega by sheer chance. Django is fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of his skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. Django hires on as Diego’s bodyguard, and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from brutal servitude. Learning much from the older man (as he did from King Schultz), he discovers that slavery isn’t exclusive to his people, as he even dons the mask of Zorro in their mission of mercy!



THE MULTIVERSITY DELUXE EDITION by Grant Morrison and others.

The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable heroes from 52 alternative Earths of the DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!

The Multiversity is more than a multipart comic book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the battle for all creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!

Featuring artwork by Ivan Reis, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart and many others, The Multiversity tells an epic tale that span 52 Earths.

RAGNAROK VOLUME 1:  LAST GOD STANDING by Walter Simonson

Walter Simonson, the creative genius that reinvigorated Thor for Marvel decades ago, takes on his own vision of Norse mythology.

Ragnarök…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.   The Black Elf Assassin and her team of trolls, orcs, and renegades has reached to the Fortress at the Edge of the World. Their masked employer gifted them with the spells necessary to break into Kliffborg to destroy whatever, or whomever, they find within. And in a stone chamber surrounded by a field of stars, they come face to face with a myth all but forgotten in the wake of the Enemies’ victory at Ragnarök, a myth more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.  This volume collects issues #1-6.

BATMAN: THE WAR YEARS 1939-1945 edited by Roy Thomas. Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

This new compilation of comic books from the early years of Batman details his involvement in World War II. For many readers, this is the first time ever look at Batman in the war. Batman, created in 1939, the caped crusader, lone mysterious vigilante, brooding anti-hero. He was a great detective and solved crime in Gotham City. Here we see him battling Hitler and fighting the war.


SUPERMAN: THE WAR YEARS 1938-1945 edited by Roy Thomas. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster

This compilation of comic books from the early years of Superman reveals his involvement in World War II. Superman was not like any previous comic book character. He was the first costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers. He would protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel
would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter.

WONDER WOMAN: THE WAR YEARS 1941-1945 edited by Roy Thomas, Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter

This new compilation of comic books from the early years of Wonder Woman shows her involvement in World War II. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded such a passionate following.

HANK KETCHAM’S DENNIS THE MENACE: THE CLASSIC COMICBOOKS V. 1 by Al Wiseman and Fred Toole

Dennis the Menace is the brainchild of Hank Ketcham. Appearing in more than 1,000 newspapers and hundreds of comic books, the humor is based on the interaction of five-and-a-half-year-old Dennis Mitchell with his parents, neighbors and various friends. Dennis is a combination of good intentions, misdirected helpfulness and exuberant energy, which never fails to provide an entertaining mixture of merriment.

Dennis’ world is inhabited by an assortment of personalities to whom we can all relate: From the grumpy, but lovable, neighbor to the prim and proper girl next door; from the harried, but loving mother to the impressionable and adoring little buddy. They all combine to make Dennis’ (and our) day a little more entertaining.  Dennis the Menace continues to occupy a place in the pantheon of national, and international, icons.

By popular demand, the classic Dennis the Menace comicbooks are presented for a new audience! Originally published in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, (when they were illustrated by some of the top asrtists of the time) these comics are just as funny today as when they first appeared.  This “Best of” volume collects some of the very best stories from over four decades of Dennis the Menace comics.

KING OF THE COMICS: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF KING FEATURES SYNDICATE by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, and Brian Walker

Krazy Kat, Prince Valiant, Popeye, Blondie, Bringing Up Father, Buster Brown, Family Circus, The Little King, Donald Duck, Hagar the Horrible, Flash Gordon, Betty Boop, The Amazing Spider-Man, Archie, Beetle Baily, Steve Canyon, Funky Winkerbean, Buz Sawyer, Mickey Mouse, Dr. Kildare, Sally Forth, Mother Goose and Grimm, Bizarro, Curtis and Zippy are just some of the icons represented the King Features pantheon.

This history/tribute features some fascinating facts, retrospectives and dozens of reprinted strips. A must have for anyone interested in the medium. No other newspaper syndicate has had a more illustrious and long-lasting history, even as it continues to lead the way into the digital age and beyond. More than just comics, it’s a celebration of the profound impact that King Features has had on popular culture.

THE SMURFS ANTHOLOGY VOLUMES 1-3 & THE SMURFS AND FRIENDS by Peyo

When the Belgian cartoonist Peyo created a village of cute little woodland creatures for his heroes Johan and Peewit to discover, he couldn’t have known that they would wildly outgrow those humble origins to become a worldwide phenomenon all on their own. More than 50 years later, The Smurfs continue to delight us all with their silliness, bravery, heroism, and heart, and now we finally have definitive collections of Peyo’s original comics to see where it all began.

Newly remastered and presented in original publication order, along with a Smurfy collection of historical notes and photographs, the stories in these volumes introduce us to Papa Smurf, Gargamel, Smurfette, and the rest of the village in some of the most highly regarded comics the medium has ever known.  In The Smurfs & Friends Volume 1 Benny Breakiron returns in “Bodoni Circus,” Johan & Peewit embark on a never-before-seen adventure, and the Smurfs return with comic strips galore. These are collections that Peyo fans will not want to miss, and that will look great on any bookshelf.

CELEBRATING PEANUTS: 65 YEARS by Charles M. Schulz 

Celebrate 65 years of Peanuts with this deluxe paperback edition!

Sixty-five years of Peanuts, generations of fans, a gang of beloved characters, but only one creator: the legend, Charles M. Schulz.

Andrews McMeel is proud to showcase the paperback edition of Celebrating Peanuts. It is packed with commentary from throughout Schulz’s career, making this book not only a heartwarming tribute but also a true collector’s item.

This special tribute is arranged by decade, to spotlight the highlights and development of this world favorite classic.

TRASHED by Derf Backderf

Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig will relate to this tale.  

Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is fiction, but is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbage­man. Interspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes. The answers will stun you. Hop on the garbage truck named Betty and ride along with Derf on a journey into the vast, secret world of garbage. Trashed is a hilarious, stomach-churning tale that will leave you laughing and wincing in disbelief.

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery and Carlos Furuzono

The world’s most famous detective meets the world’s most famous magician… and death ensues! Famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and killing anyone who gets in his way.

FANTASY SPORTS by Sam Bosma 

In Sam Bosma’s debut graphic novel, a young explorer and her musclebound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy’s tomb—but if they want to get rich, they’re going to have to best the mummy in a game of hoops! Can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Or will they be stuck in the tomb . . . forever?

A fast-paced sports adventure graphic novel in the vein of 1960’s manga, Mike Mignola, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fantasy Ball is poised to be Nobrow’s first breakout adventure comic for the indie and YA scene.

STAR WARS VOL. 1: SKYWALKER STRIKES by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday

The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fi ght for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape…while Luke finds himself face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital – and dangerous – secret mission…but can they succeed without Luke?

IRON FIRST EPIC COLLECTION: THE FURY OF IRON FIST by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Larry Hama

A Himalayan expedition to find the mystical city of K’un-Lun left nine-year-old Daniel Rand’s parents dead, but he found the path to the K’un-Lun and there spent a decade training under its immortal inhabitants. He became an unmatched master of martial arts and spiritual control; armed with the shattering power of the iron fist, Daniel left immortality behind to set out into the Western world and avenge his parents’ deaths. Packed with wall-to-wall kung fu action, Iron Fist runs a gauntlet through the Kara-Kai death cult, ninja adversaries, and mystic dimensions.

SHAFT VOL. 1: A COMPLICATED MAN by David F. Walker and Bilsquis Evely


Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks? Shaft! (You’re damn right!) Created by author Ernest Tidyman and made famous in a series of novels and films, iconic hero Shaft makes his graphic novel debut in an all-new adventure. He’s gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts. But who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself? Recently arriving home from his tour of duty in Vietnam, his first case – tracking down a missing person for his girlfriend – quickly turns into a matter of life and death, making him a target of gangsters and the police!

PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo

A strange green glow is coming from the old house up on the hill, and when Pablo and Jane decide to inquire they make an unexpected discovery! Zapped into the Monster Dimension by the evil cat, Dr. Felinibus, they must now find a way home in the broken Hot Air Time Machine, with a little help from their friend Dr. Jules (a nineteenth century scientist trapped inside the body of a rat).

Help Pablo, Jane, and Dr. Jules as they race for their lives through Lopsided London, Terrifying Transylvania, Horrid Hawaii to find the missing parts of their machine and avoid the terrors of the Monster Dimension.

iZOMBIE OMNIBUS by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

Told from a female zombie’s perspective, iZombie is a smart, witty detective series with a mix of urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person until she eats the next brain. She sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime, or right a wrong.

The inspiration behind the hit CW series created by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) is now collected in its entirety for the first time ever in his oversized omnibus edition! This critically acclaimed series from Chris Roberson and Michael Allred is a can’t miss for fans of the show and graphic novel lovers alike! Collects issues #1-28.

HAWKEYE OMNIBUS by Matt Fraction, David Aja and more

It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.

BATMAN: YEAR 100 & OTHER TALES by Paul Pope

Prepare to see the Dark Knight as you’ve never seen him before! Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, is wanted for murder in the future. In the year 2039, a federal agent has been murdered in Gotham. Now a contingent of Washington’s best spooks are hot on the suspect’s trail. Amid the chaos, GCPD’s Detective Gordon, grandson of the former commissioner, launches his own investigation and discovers that the man they are chasing is a man who shouldn’t exist at all. It’s a dark dystopian world devoid of privacy, filled with government conspiracies, psychic police, holographic caller ID and absolutely no room for “secret identities.” A sci-fi future where everything is known by everyone, yet there is one bizarre anomaly…The Batman!

Visionary writer-artist Paul Pope, with José Villarrubia brings his unique style to Gotham City and beyond! Batman: Year 100 and Other Tales includes such stories as “Batman of Berlin,” “Broken Nose,” and “Teenage Sidekick,” along with the Eisner Award–winning four-issue miniseries Batman: Year 100 #1-4.


THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: VOL. 1 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation’s brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything… went wrong? Welcome to The Manhattan Projects! Brought to you by award-winning writer Jonathan Hickman and possibly the best new talent in the industry, Nick Pitarra, The Manhattan Projects is a look at history through a darker, much stranger, lens. Collects The Manhattan Projects #1-10.

SWAMP THING by Scott Snyder and Yannick Paquette

The legendary Swamp Thing has resurfaced for a new age—just as a new force threatens to rot away all life on Earth! Since the dawn of time, the planet’s safety has depended on maintaining a balance of three great powers: THE GREEN, the force that unites all plant life; THE RED, the force that unites all animal life; and THE ROT, the force of death.

Each generation, the Green selects an avatar to serve as its protector—the Swamp Thing. But Doctor Alec Holland, the Green’s newest champion, is no longer interested in the role.

The Rot’s own avatar is growing stronger, and servants of decay gain more territory every day. If Alec doesn’t return to his duties soon, there might not be any Green left to protect.

The superstar team of #1 New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder and artist Yanick Paquette, reworks one of comics’ greatest characters for a new age, with support from wonderful talents Jeff Lemire, Marco Rudy, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Steve Pugh and more. Collects Swamp Thing #0-18, Animal Man #12, 17 and Swamp Thing Annual #1, as well as never-before-seen sketches and an introduction by Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III

Twenty-five years since The Sandman first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in a deluxe edition!

The Sandman: Overture heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III, whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, The Sandman: Overture will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.


THE PRIVATE EYE: DELUXE EDITION by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin

From the creator of the New York Times bestselling series Saga, comes the three-time, Eisner nominated, PanelSyndicate.com’s digital comics sensation The Private Eye! Finally, this book is coming to print in a beautiful deluxe hardcover edition!

Set in an inevitable future of where everyone has a secret identity, The Private Eye is an eerily prescient sci-fi mystery about an unlicensed private investigator who stumbles onto the most important case of his life. The series is set in 2076, a time after “the cloud has burst”, revealing everyone’s secrets. As a result, there is no more Internet, and people are excessively guarded about their identity, to the point of appearing only masked in public. 

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