The Factor

There’s a hero. He saves the day. But what effect does he have on everyone else’s life?
This is the book where you never see the hero. It isn’t about him. These are the tales of the man on the street, the cop on the beat, the dreamers and schemers and even the kid playing with a doll of the hero. One person can change the world for so many…
This is a complete collection of the series that got Nat Gertler the first of his Eisner Award nominations. Over 20 short stories in all adding up to one full graphic novel, with a range of artists including Huntress co-creator Joe Staton, children’s book creator Adam Rex, mini-comics king Matt Feazell, crime novelist Alex Grecian, and Eisner- and LA Times Book Prize-winning graphic novelist Carla Speed McNeil.

  • “Exposure”, art by Adam Rex & Paul Whitehead
  • Arms and the Man”, art by Janine Johnston
  • “Protection”, art by Alex Grecian
  • “To Serve and Protect”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
  • “Da-Daba-Dumma-Dum-Da-Data”, art by Joe Staton
  • Escalation”, art by Alex Grecian
  • “Telephone for the ‘90s”, art by Nat Gertler
  • “Commute”, art by Mike Vosburg
  • “Da Oudda-Towners”, art by Matt Feazell
  • “Disagreement”, art by John Drury
  • “In Need”, art by Tom Luth
  • “Clothes Making”, art by Carla Speed McNeil
  • “Essay”, art by Rich Johnston
  • “The Green Diamond Protocol”, art by Carlos Saldaña
  • Dull Summer Day”, art by Paul Whitehead
  • “The Limits of the Lawyer”, art by Ted Slampyak
  • “Direction”, art by Mark Lewis
  • “Action”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
  • “I am the Factor”, art by Justine Shaw
  • “I am Too the Factor”, art by Rich Johnston
  • “I am the Factoy”, art by Rusty Haller
  • News Carrier”, art by Jim Wheelock
  • “At Joe’s Lunch Stop”, art by Jason Whitley
  • “Friday Morning, 11:47 AM”, art by Justine Shaw

Product details:

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 127 pages, black and white
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194999645X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996456
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.29 x 10 inches


reality14 short tales from the off-kilter viewpoint of Nat Gertler. There’s the young growing werewolf, the hardboiled space detective, the world that’s defined by pop music, the man whose love life is dictated by his tattoos. This includes four stories that have never seen print before, as well as ten favorites previously published in publications big and small.

List Price: $5.99

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
90 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1461011651
ISBN-10: 1461011655
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories
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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

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

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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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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Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers

Panel One Comic Book ScriptsFor anyone who makes comics or wants to, here is a collection of sample scripts from some of the best and brightest folks in the comic book business. Includes a Marvel-style plot from Cyborg creator Marv Wolfman, full scripts from Neil Gaiman (Miracleman), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Trina Robbins, Nat Gertler (including the finished art by Steve Lieber), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Dwayne McDuffie (Deathlok), and Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob). Plus a drawn script by Jeff Smith for his Bone tie-in series Rose! Each script is introduced either by the writer or by About Comics publisher Nat Gertler.

  • Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about comic scriptwriting is in here – Savant
  • It’s an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it’s welcome, indeed. GRADE: A – Comics Buyer’s Guide
  • There aren’t many books that pass for “invaluable references” in our field, but this qualifies. – Steven Grant, writer of Two Guns
  • The book is fantastic, containing actual scripts in their purest form. Even if you’re not a comic book person, you’ll learn a lot and be entertained… There’s a lovely feeling of peeking backstage that you get with these scripts. – Jane Espenson, consulting producer and writer, Once Upon a Time; writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica

List price: $19.95
Paperback: 200 pages
ISBN-10: 0971633800
ISBN-13: 978-0971633803
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

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(Wholesale note: while Panel One is subject to the same wholesale and shipping terms as other About Comics paperbacks, it needs to be ordered separately and cannot be mixed in with the order.)