The Oddfather

The Oddfather coverBy Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

Mafia Mia! 

You’ll be swept along by this breathless story of the Provolone Family—its lust and lechery, its diabolical enemies, its heart-stopping gang wars and automobile chases—into a world where betrayal is the order of the day and kinky sex the order of the night.

You’ll never forget the members of this illustrious family: Don Guido Provolone, the big cheese himself; Fungi the Fornicator, his eldest son; Carmine the Cretin, his middle son; Nicholas the Sensitive, youngest in the family; and an unbelievable assortment of relatives and hired hands.

Here is an intimate look into the innermost workings of a Mafia menagerie—men of wild appetites and primitive instincts.

Here is the Mafia that the bestselling Godfather legend only hinted at—madness in all its colorful blood and tomato sauce surreality.

If you don’t die laughing (or at least chuckle and smile a lot) the two authors promise to help arrange your upcoming funeral.

 

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404421
ISBN-10: 1936404427
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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Jonathan Segal Chicken

JSCaudiocoverBy Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

Sure, you know about chicken soup, but do you know about a souped-up chicken?

Jonathan Segal Chicken was just another piece of kosher poultry, but he decided he wanted something more. He wanted to fly, and fly he did, on adventures that take him out into the world… and beyond.

This classic parody from the 1970s is now available again in this newly redesigned edition.

“It is a witty and bitchy book, which amply repays the time and trouble which were once taken with its more serious and less significant forbear.” – The Spectator (UK)

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404438
ISBN-10: 1936404435
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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You’ll All Be Sorry!

You'll All Be Sorry!Top comics writer Gail Simone shreds the sacred cows of comics in this first-ever collection of her humorous prose. In this mixture of new stories and classics from her long-running online column, Simone sends up websites, Watchmen, Whiteout, and Wizard, turning her sharp wit on characters, pros, and fans alike. Includes illustrations. Includes over 30 columns, freshly laid out, many with illustrations. Simone is joined by a number of her fellow comics creators, who provide illustrations or offer up their own Condensed Comics Classics. Says Simone: “This is a book that has been long-requested, mainly by myself, but also some random others, mostly demi-people who don’t get out much and don’t understand what real life is about. It collects some of my classic ‘humor’ columns, ‘satirizing’ an ‘industry’ I knew ‘nothing’ about, as well as some columns that just plain ‘sucked.’ I like it and I’m sure you (or others less discerning) will, also! *” * Surety not legally binding. Guarantee of chortles only valid if reader is naked and/or medicated and not in close proximity to Carrot Top. Do not use YABS as a suppository except in extreme emergencies or in high def. YABS is not meant to be a replacement for an iron lung. Any mention of Rob Liefeld is strictly for purposes of hilarity.
List Price: $11.99
6.68″ x 10.19″ (16.967 x 25.883 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
160 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0979075056
ISBN-10: 097907505X
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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The Exerciser

Exerciser600x900by Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

From those classics days of the 1970s comes this hilarious satire.

A STORY OF FAT AND THE DEVIL
This book has it all: the diets, the devil, witch-craft, religion, and one man’s struggle to save his wife from the horrors of her own rapidly in-creasing bulk. Only the most extreme measures will save his beloved wife. Week after week she grows fatter and fatter, without benefit of knife and fork. Who can help her? When all else has failed, he must call in the powerful high priest of physical fitness and sensible eating—Romaine LeLane, The Exerciser!

List Price: $12.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
148 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404445
ISBN-10: 1936404443
BISAC: Humor / Form / Parodies
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Huck Finn and the Zombie Jim

HuckFinnCover600x900Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered the greatest American novel, but it has long faced two problems in reaching new readers: a distasteful racial slur, and the lack of the sort of genre elements that draw in today’s young readers. Here we offer you the full text of the book, with just a single word change allowing us to bring you exciting passages like:


Strange zombies would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder. 

I see it warn’t no use wasting words—you can’t learn a zombie to argue. So I quit.

Children was heeling it ahead of the mob, screaming and trying to get out of the way; and every window along the road was full of women’s heads, and there was zombie boys in every tree… 

So Tom turns to the zombie, which was looking wild and distressed, and says, kind of severe: “What do you reckon’s the matter with you, anyway?”

“Good gracious! anybody hurt?” 
“No’m. Killed a zombie.”

List Price: $11.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
254 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1499359107
ISBN-10: 1499359101
BISAC: Fiction / Literary
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Hollywood Superstars

Hollywood Superstars coverWritten by Mark Evanier
Drawn by Dan Spiegle
Hollywood has a dark side, an underbelly hidden by the bright lights and smooth talkers of the film industry. A stunt master, a struggling actress, and an aspiring stand-up comic may seem like an odd set of investigators, but they’re just what this town needs.


For the first time in one volume, here is the complete run of thrilling stories by the classic Blackhawk and Crossfire team of Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle! This volume contains all five issues, including the double-length first issue, in glorious black-and-white.

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
148 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404469
ISBN-10: 193640446X
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
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They Called Him “Sparky”: Friends’ Reminiscences of Charles Schulz

SparkyCover600x900Compiled by David Liverett
with cartoons by Charles M. Schulz

Take an intimate look at one slice of the life of the world’s most beloved cartoonist, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Through this collection of personal reminiscences and correspondences from Schulz’s fellow members in the Church of God in his days living in St. Paul, Minnesota, you can get a full picture of the man behind the art… the very human, very thoughtful, very spiritual soul who gave the world so much pleasure through his delightful and insightful cartoons. Illustrated with dozens of cartoons that Schulz did for Church Of God publications and drawings created just for friends, this book is full of insight for anyone interested in the career and creativity of this great man.

List Price: $14.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
116 pages
a co-publication of Chinaberry House and About Comics
ISBN-13: 978-0974241098
ISBN-10: 0974241091
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
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Jenny’s City

Jenny's City coverWritten by Nat Gertler
Drawn by Tess Fowler
Young Jenny woke up one morning and discovered that everyone was gone… everyone in her family, everyone in the city. All that was left was herself… and cats.


Jenny’s City is an all-ages comic book about the adventures of a girl with the freedom to explore and to make her own way. And it’s all told in silence, no dialog, because she has no one to converse with.

But this book isn’t just some comic book stories, although there are two full 10-page adventures. What you get is the full proposal for the comic, with not just the finished stories but the scripts for two more tales, and plot concepts for several beyond that.

List Price: $5.99
7.13″ x 10.25″ (18.11 x 26.035 cm)
Black & White on White paper
54 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404476
ISBN-10: 1936404478
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
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JFK Coloring Book

JFKcover600x800How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list???

The year was 1962. America was in love with the young family in the White House, speaking of them with awe and reverence.

Then the JFK Coloring Book was released, and punctured all that.

Conceived by publisher Alexander A. Roman, with drawings by Mad Magazine’s master caricaturist Mort Drucker and text by his Mad cohort Paul Laikin and Ratfink Room comedian Jackie Kannon, the book used the form of a coloring book supposedly crafted by four year old Caroline Kennedy to poke fun at the whole Kennedy clan, their friends and their fellow players on the political scene, including every one from Frank Sinatra to Jimmy Hoffa. The publication of this unique volume lead off a whole Kennedy comedy stampede, with things like Vaughn Meader’s First Family albums coming in its wake.

Comedy was replaced by tragedy with JFK’s assassination, and the Coloring Book which had once had print runs in the hundreds of thousands disappeared from bookstore shelves, not to return for over half a century. Now the time has come to remember Kennedy and his family not just as tragic figures, but as the way they were and the way we saw them then.

As an added bonus, this edition also includes Political Wind-ups, another book full of Drucker caricatures, with text by Roman and Rochelle Davis, taking a look at the political figures of the day (Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard  Nixon, and many more) and asking a vital question: if this person were a wind-up toy, what would it do when you wound it up?

Annotations have been included for both of the books, to educate those who are too young to have lived through the times and to remind those who may no longer remember the details.

Since the release of this new edition, the JFK Coloring Book has been discussed on NPR’s On The Media and in the pages of the New Republic. It’s a book the world is clearly ready for again!

List Price: $7.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404483
ISBN-10: 1936404486
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Political
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1741

1741FrontCover600x900In the years before America was a nation, ships were bringing a steady stream of immigrants to New York. Some were fleeing their homeland, others were seeking their fortune, many arrived in chains. In this quickly growing city, tensions mounted, fires began burning, and accusations flew.

By the time it was over, dozens would be dead – at the hands of the government.

This is a tale of desire and hope, of despair and tragedy. Grounding his story in true events, Robert Mayer (author of the acclaimed historical drama The Origin Of Sorrow) brings to life searingly vivid characters, showing how their lives intertwine with each other and with the fears and passions of the day. By humanizing major events and showing the tensions of race and class that drive them, Mayer gives us a novel that is ripped from the headlines of colonial America yet still echoes in the headlines of today.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
ISBN-13: 978-1936404513
ISBN-10: 1936404516
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General
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