XVI Short Stories

Working on comic art since the early 1980s, Bernie Mireault has created numerous short stories that are collected for the first time here and presented with notes on story provenance and art production along with various strips and illustrations.

While greatly influenced by the North American mainstream superhero comic book tradition, Mireault is also attracted to the North American underground, European and Japanese comic art, all of which are combined in his approach to storytelling. The stories presented here were all created in perfect creative freedom and free of interference. Included in this collection are the first four stories to feature Mireault’s best-known character, “The Jam,” the original comics being hard to find.

List Price: $19.99
7″ x 10″
Black & White Bleed on White paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404698
ISBN-10: 1936404699
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies

96: The 24 Hour Comics of Nat Gertler

96by Nat Gertler
From the founder of 24 Hour Comics Day comes four comic book tales, each completed in 24 hours, two of them in full color. “Conspiracy” presents a man who rebels against the control that clocks place on us all. “Percentage Due” is a humorous tale of financial meltdown and the relationship between a goldfish and a sea blob. “Burning Year” is a faux autobiographical tale of a young man in the throes of pyromania. “Karate Princess” is a kid-friendly adventure tale of kicking and romance.
List Price: $15.00
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
96 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404261
ISBN-10: 1936404265
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Roadways

roadwaysWritten by Star Trek novelist Jeffrey Lang, drawn by Ted Slampyak, Steve Lieber, and John Drury

This is the tale of John Neville, a man of science, born to the staid life of an academic.

But when his assistant goes missing, Neville’s search for her takes him to places he could never imagine, worlds on the other side of The Gate… worlds of monsters and mysteries, of tyrants in glass towers and nomads in the deserts; worlds where death by bow or blade is always just around the corner.

This is the first time this high-adventure comic has been collected into a single volume.

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404308
ISBN-10: 1936404303
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
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The Weasel Patrol

wp13 short, rambunctious tales about The Weasel Patrol, an unlikely and all-weaselly force of intergalactic troopers. These stories, fun enough for kids and far funnier than funny enough for adults, originally appearing in anthologies, where they built a loyal fan base. The first time in book form, it contains such tales as “The Intergalactic Crimefighters Convention”, “Big Bob’s Eat & Fill”, and “Roboweasel”.List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
104 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0979075087
ISBN-10: 0979075084
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
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The Licensable BearTM Big Book of Officially Licensed Fun

lbtmWritten by Nat Gertler, drawn by Mark Lewis, Rusty Haller, Tone Rodriguez, Alex Grecian, Jett Atwood, and many more
Licensable Bear™ is a little fella who just wants to be licensed for products. (It’s what most cartoon characters exist for, he’s just the only one who’s honest about it.) Here are dozens of stories featuring the li’l critter, plus guest cameos from heroes Mister U.S. and Liberty Girl, and the very first comic book appearance by Barack Obama, published over a year before his election! This volume includes all of the stories from the Licensable Bear™ comic book series, plus stories created for Many Happy Returns, Wild About Comics, and Liberty Comics. Plus, there are Licensable Bear™’s Intellectual Property Insights columns, Licensable Bear™ ads, and even the one-and-only Su-do-Licensable Bear™ puzzle.
List Price: $11.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
148 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0979075063
ISBN-10: 0979075068
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Trypto the Acid Dog

Trypto the Acid Dog coverby Bill Mumy, Miguel Ferrer, and Steve Leialoha

What do you get when two well-respected actors and long-time musical collaborators team up with an Eisner Award-winning artist to chronicle the life of a dog of vengeance?

You get something odd, something edgy, something unique. You get Trypto, the Acid Dog. Born of water, born of fire, born of blood, born of acid, Trypto is unlike other dogs. In this series of offbeat tales, the canine avenger fights against those who would abuse Mother Earth and her creatures.

Produced over the course of a decade, the complete run of Trypto stories is brought together for the first time in this 25th anniversary collection.

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
92 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404315
ISBN-10: 1936404311
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
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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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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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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

 

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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