The Misadventures of Prince Ivan

the_misadventures_of_cover_for_kindleFrom Diane Duane, the best-selling creator of the Young Wizards books and Sherlock, the Hugo Award-nominated artist, comes this hilarious graphic novel of fairy tales gone wrong… now in a larger edition.

Once upon a time, there lived a prince…

…but not your ordinary prince with some run-of-the-mill royal destiny. When Ivan’s three sisters are married off to enchanted princes and he goes off in search of his own true love, he finds himself matched up with the sorceress and warrior maiden Marya Morevna, fairest princess in all the Russias. Shortly the two of them are navigating the emotional “white water” of one of the world’s more traumatic fairy tales — but not without help, not without high hopes of a happy ending, and not without a lot of funny stuff along the way. Prepare yourself to make the acquaintance of the Little Humbacked Horse, who just can’t get enough junk food… the Raven Prince who knows the ins and outs of the world’s strangest military equipment catalog… the terrible secret in the cellar of Marya Morevna’s palace… a whole heap of the most opinionated talking animals you’ll ever meet… all ending up in the world’s biggest fairy tale smackdown!

List Price: $9.99
7.44″ x 9.69″ (18.898 x 24.613 cm)
Black & White on White paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404322
ISBN-10: 193640432X
BISAC: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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Confessions of a Rain God

by Robert Mayer
A droll comedy/drama about love and the gods, Confessions of a Rain God is set among the classic Mayas. They, of course, did not predict the end of the world. (It caught themConfessions of a Rain God by surprise.) The book is narrated by the Mayan rain god Chac — long-nosed and elderly — the most important god of the Mayas, who depend on his rain for their very lives. Chac has the misfortune to fall in love with a beautiful young Maya girl, Tika. But physical love between a god and a mortal is forbidden, causing no end of frustration for the droll old fellow. How he copes — and fails to cope — is a bawdy, romantic tale of love and blood, which gives a new twist to the questionable saying, Love Conquers All.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
236 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404339
ISBN-10: 1936404338
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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It’s Only a Game – Color Edition

it's only a game color editionby Charles M. Schulz with Jim Sasseville

In the late 1950s, amidst the surging popularity of Peanuts and during a strongly creative period, Charles M. Schulz created his only other syndicated newspaper comic. It’s Only a Game focused on the fun and foibles of people and their pastimes. Schulz targets those who play bridge and those who bowl, little leaguers and horse track regulars, those who rush across the gridiron and those who hunch over the chessboard. This full-color collection offers up the series in its full Sunday format. Commentary and insight are provided by artist and cartoonist Jim Sasseville, who worked with Schulz on the feature.

To facilitate the best display of the art, this book is in a special format: the pages flip up like a calendar, rather than to the left like a regular book. For those readers used to the Sunday newspaper funnies, this makes for a familiar and comfortable reading experience.

List Price: $17.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color on White paper
64 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1490927541
ISBN-10: 1490927549
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General

 

Stand-in Superstar

standin superstar by Nat Gertlerby Nat Gertler
Andy Vederman is an earnest young man and successful waiter in a Hollywood world that gives little value to earnestness and none  to success beyond its own definition. When  he gets the chance to live a true Hollywood lifestyle, it becomes a wild and hilarious tale of sex, drugs, fame, and excess in general.
List Price: $5.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
84 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1490958095
ISBN-10: 1490958096
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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The Liberty Project

The Liberty Project
The Liberty Project by Kurt Busiek and James W. Fry

Criminals with superpowers.
Caught.
Convicted.
And given an option:
Serve hard time,
or serve the their country…
…as heroes.
Astro City and Marvels writer Kurt Busiek teams with artist James W. Fry to create a rollicking, action-filled romp about superconvicts on the rocky road to redemption.

“If you’ve never read it before, you’re going to have a blast!” –Scott Kurtz, creator, PVP

List Price: $11.95
5.5″ x 7.5″ (13.97 x 19.05 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
232 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0971633827
ISBN-10: 0971633827
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
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eyes

eyes_cover_for_kindleby Robert Mayer
Dr. Michael Lee, smart and literate, is the chairman of ophthalmology at a major California hospital. He may be up for a Nobel Prize. Without wanting to, he has fallen madly in love with a beautiful young Marine recruiter – who happens to be his son’s girlfriend. Worst of all, for 40 years his life has been controlled by a deadly secret – a secret that even he has all wrong.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404353
ISBN-10: 1936404354
BISAC: Fiction / General
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The Most Adjective Romance Comics Ever!

The Most Adjective Romance Comics Ever coverconceived by Nat Gertler

The Most ADJECTIVE Romance Comics Ever is a great new creative comical comics game! By adding words (an ADJECTIVE here, a NOUN there, perhaps a BODY PART) to the dialog of a classic comic book romance story you haven’t seen, you create some of the wackiest comics ever. Each one-to-three page comic book story has plenty of these marked blanks for you to fill in.

PLAYING WITH FRIENDS: One player reads off the word type noted in each blank (“Okay, I need an adverb… now a number… now a movie star…”) and fills in the answers that the other players call out. In a few minutes, you have a completed story for all to share and enjoy!

PLAYING SOLO: In the back of the book, there’s a form sheet for each story with all of the word types listed. That way, you can choose your own words without seeing where they go, then copy them into the story to see the hilarious results!

(The form is also good for playing with someone else when you have to do so in a quiet environment. By passing the form to your friend to fill out, the other folks in the monastery won’t be disturbed… assuming you can suppress the giggles from reading the results.)

List Price: $6.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
64 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404384
ISBN-10: 1936404389
BISAC: Games / Word & Word Search

 

Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang Winter Annual: Pedigree Follies of 1922-23

Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang Winter AnnualCaptain Billy’s Whiz Bang was the scandalous humor magazine of its day, and this is a reproduction of the 1921-1922 Annual, a quadruple-length dose of everything that made the magazine what it was – the jokes, the poems, the homespun philosophy, salacious articles like “The Passing of ‘Sappho'” or a randy travelogue by the Reverend “Golightly” Morrill. And to make this of special interest for those curious about WhizBang, it leads off with the story of the early days of the magazine.

This is a real look at what your great granddaddy may have laughed at… and with that comes all of the attitudes of the time, with racism, sexism, and antisemitism that you would never find in a mainstream magazine today. This book is not recommended for those with strong sensitivities who cannot view it as a piece of our history.

List Price: $12.99
5.25″ x 7.5″ (13.335 x 19.05 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404407
ISBN-10: 1936404400
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

 

Advanced Potion-making

Advanced Potion-making coverFor all your witch and wizard costumes, here’s a prop book to carry around to show that you’re a serious student of your craft!

NOTE: This book is intended purely as a costume accessory. It does not contain any actual potion-making instructions. However, we have filled it with the contents of a book from the 1850s on magic and witchcraft, so there is something to read there if you want – but really, don’t buy it for the contents. Only buy this if you want a prop for part of your costume or display. We here at About Comics don’t want anyone disappointed.

List Price: $6.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1497399341
ISBN-10: 1497399343
BISAC: Science / Chemistry / General
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Oh Henry!

Oh Henry! coverby Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

When the President of the United States is kidnapped, only one man can save him… but oh, what a man!

Diplomat. Author. Love machine. Henry Kissingherr was the man of the moment, the one to get things done. When his adopted country needs him, this frumpy, overweight Jew does what only this frumpy, overweight Jew can do, taking on the rebels, the radicals, the special interests, the pornographers, and the killers. He’s going to save the day, no matter how many beautiful women he has to seduce to do so!

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404414
ISBN-10: 1936404419
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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