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Preview: Greatest Road Buddy Comic EVER… White Trash by Gordon Rennie & Martin Emond!

WHITE TRASH (GN)

WRITER: Gordon Rennie
ARTISTS: Martin Emond
FORMAT: 128 pages, HC, FC, 6.625 x 10.25
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $19.99/$22.95 CAN/£14.99 UK
ISBN: 9781781168219
RELEASE DATE: April 08, 2015
ORDER CODE: DEC141681

Lock, load and buckle up for the greatest road buddy comic ever conceived!

Join slacker surfer dude Dean and The King, legendary gold-laméd rock’n’roller, as they take their pink Cadillac into the soft, white supremacist, Evangelical brimstone underbelly of the good ol’ US of A!

From legendary writer Gordon Rennie (Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Necronauts) and the late-great Martin Emond (Accident Man, Lobo), White Trash is a riotous, rock and roll odyssey that blends the best bits of “Welcome To The Jungle”, “Deliverance” and “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas” and blasts them into overdrive!

Cram-packed with moronic humor, madcap violence and glorious painted illustration, don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind slice of anarchic Americana!

White Trash hits comic stores on April 8, 2015 and is available to pre-order now using Diamond code DEC141681

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Afterburn in March 2015

SKYSTORM ORIGINS #1

Written by Robert W. Hickey, Bill Nichols
Art by Willie Peppers, Chris Dreier and Aero Zero
Cover by Willie Peppers, Chris Dreier
Onsale March 25th 2015 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99, on-going series, wrap around cover.

“Every story has a beginning…”

SkyStorm Origins spans the width and breadth of the SkyStorm universe as a massive quest for shards of the TimeStone ramps up toward the Paradox Wars.

Stories of StormQuest, Hellgirl, the Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and others all tie into this epic journey!
SkyStorm Origins #1 has Merlin on the run in medieval times with Marta hot on his heels. He has something that she wants and is welling to do whatever it takes to take it from him. StormQuest appears to stop her from achieving her goals. Emotions run high when they find Merlin after events from the StormQuest Graphic Novel #1.

SKYSTORM ORIGINS #1
Item #ABC1022  • UPC # 85454900022501122 • EAN: 978188842916950399

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PARTS UNKNOWN Graphic Novel #1

Written by Beau Smith
Art by Brad Gorby
Onsale March 25th 2015 • 110+ pg, FC, $18.99, limited series.

Unlike other stories of alien invasions, there is no time to “watch the skies”.

They’re already here.

Scalons. Ruthless reptile-like beings that are well versed in the ways of rape, pillage and plunder. When the atmosphere of their home planet went bad and killed the females of their race they knew the males had to branch out and do so quickly before they too were claimed by the toxic air of the planet Scalon.
The planet Earth became their new home. But like any new home it had to be furnished to satisfy their own twisted needs. That meant spreading their evil seed with Earth women to produce a new hybrid race so that they could officially claim Earth as their own.

To do this it meant that Earth women would be captured and taken against their will. Anyone that got in their way would die.
Two members of an elite Chicago crime unit are going to try and make sure this doesn’t happen. Those two are Pendelton Spurr and Maria Lucci. Two recovering alcoholic super cops that could fall off the wagon and under the wheel at any time.
They are the only two things standing between Earth as we know it and a whole new world order.
It’s time to stand up for the good guys.

PARTS UNKNOWN Graphic Novel #1
Item #ABC2023
UPC #85454900022502023
EAN: 978188842962651899

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A Trailer for Horror/Fantasy Graphic Novel, Kingdom of the Wicked By Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED

Written by: Ian Edginton
Art by: D’Israeli
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 128pp, FC, HC
ISBN: 9781782760566
PRICE: $19.99 US, $22.95 CAN, £14.99 UK
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, January 06, 2015

MIND BOMB!

In this sumptuous collection of their first collaboration, Ian Edginton and D’Israeli – whose work together includes H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Scarlet Traces, Stickleback and Nevermore: Murder in the Rue Morgue – explore the knife-edge between childhood memory and adult nightmare!

The 21st Century’s greatest living children’s author is sucked back into the world of his childhood daydreams – only to find it transformed into a landscape of horror, war and famine! Can he escape this prison of the mind – or end the war that has devastated his imagination?

Marvel’s Original Star Wars Adaptations Return in 2015 With Remastered Graphic Novels

Next year, the original Marvel Comic adaptations of the iconic Star Wars trilogy return for new, oversized graphic novels with remastered coloring! It all starts this March as the first original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all time is reborn for the modern age as Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope makes it’s triumphant return to comic shops!

Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star Wars film hit theaters, Marvel gave eager fans their very first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” Over 30 years later, you know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the excitement of reliving this now classic adaptation like you’ve never seen it before – including scenes that never made it to the silver screen! Written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin, this iconic story has been remastered for the modern age all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor.

Debuting in an oversized hardcover format with sophisticated packaging and a new cover by famed artist Adi Granov, relive the original Marvel Comics adventure of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the villainous Darth Vader again – or for the very first time. It’s six against an entire galaxy – one that’s far, far away and a long time ago!

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV  A NEW HOPE OGN-HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
Pencilled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Cover by ADI GRANOV
On Sale May 2015!

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UVA Young Writers Summer Program Announces Graphic Fiction & Non-Fiction Workshop

young writers workshopEstablished in 1982 as the nation’s flagship program for young writers, the University of Virginia‘s Young Writers Workshop brings together writers from across the country and beyond to create a supportive, non-competitive environment where teenage writers can live and work together.

Through the program participants learn strategies to invent, develop, and revise material using the writer’s most essential tools—language, imagination, craft, sight, and insight. All of this while they work instructors and peer writers.

The program has focused on poetry, songwriting, screen and playwriting, as well as fiction and non-fiction prose works. This year a new program focused on graphic fiction and non fiction has been announced.

From their email promoting the program:

We’re thrilled to announce that in its tradition of being “the first” in all things for young writers, YWW is blazing the trail once more by offering a Graphic Fiction & Non-Fiction workshop. In addition to workshops in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, songwriting, and play and screenwriting, next summer’s Young Writers can choose to explore the intersection between text and visual art to create their own graphic texts in fiction and non-fiction. Last summer, an extended visit from Visiting Writer and Graphic Text Artist Lydia Conklin, with whom young writers in all genres had the chance to work in this dynamic genre, revealed so much curiosity and enthusiasm for this innovative art form that we’re taking this next bold step in evolving the “Young Writers experience.”

 

And from their website:

In this new innovative workshop writers will create fiction or nonfiction – or both! –by combining their own particular visual and verbal styles. Graphic texts – currently the most popular new mediums for storytelling – will become what participants in this workshop craft to dynamically render their own unique narratives that work on textual as well as visual levels. Instruction will accommodate a wide range of drawing abilities; it’s the story that matters most!

 

For those interested in finding out more, supporting, or applying, you can do so here.

The Shot Heard throughout Time! StormQuest: Timestorm

StormQuest: Timestorm Graphic Novel #1

Created by Robert W. Hickey, Tom & Mary Bierbaums, Greg Land, Willie Peppers, Jerry Foley and Bill Nichols
160pg, Color, Perfect Binding.
SRP $19.99
Shipping Febraury, 2015

When an experiment with an unearthly stone goes terribly wrong, a family, victims of their own curiosity, struggles through an adventure in time as each member adapts to new abilities and meeting both new friends and foes along the way. This is the beginnings of the StormQuest Foundation, a team assembled to monitor and protect the ominous time storm.

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Ricky Rouse Has a Gun… and a Trailer

If you missed this years Ricky Rouse Has a Gun, you should read our review, or check out the trailer above and find a great read you probably overlooked.

Dark Horse Collects Sebela & Moustafa’s High Crimes

Debuting in print for the first time, High Crimes, a murder mystery written by Dead Letters scribe Christopher Sebela, is the premiere graphic novel illustrated by rising star Ibrahim Moustafa!

Dark Horse will publish a stunning hardcover that collects all twelve issues of the critically acclaimed, multiple Eisner Award–nominated, and Stumptown Comics Art Award–winning Monkeybrain digital comic by Sebela and Moustafa.

Disgraced Olympic snowboarder Zan Jensen has relocated to Kathmandu as a climbing guide, while running a sideline business as a high-altitude grave robber. When a body is found at the summit of Everest with a treasure of state secrets under its skin, Zan finds herself in the crosshairs of a government hit squad bent on bringing the body home. As she races to the roof of the world, Zan will navigate bullets and avalanches to find salvation in the deadliest place on earth.

The High Crimes hardcover goes on sale July 8, 2015!

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Preview: Change Is the Constant in Ken Niimura’s Graphic Novel Henshin

Ken Niimura, artist on the acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel I Kill Giants (written by Joe Kelly), returns with Henshin. The short stories of Henshin present a unique vision of Japanese life, presented in English for the first time by Image Comics in January.

“Henshin” means “transformation” in Japanese, and in all 13 stories, Niimura shows how choices and events — whether momentous or seemingly insignificant — can change the lives of his protagonists.

Niimura’s imaginative storytelling finds its way into the emotional lives of his characters, from a kid with peculiar powers to a lonely girl finding her way in the big city to a salaryman out on the town.

Henshin is a Japanese-format graphic novel, which reads right-to-left. It will be in comic book stores on January 14 and in bookstores on January 27. It is available for pre-order now.

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Drawn & Quarterly’s Winter and Spring 2015 Titles

2015 is less than a month away, and it’s going to be an extra-special year: in addition to Drawn & Quarterly‘s usual dazzling lists showcasing the talents of the world’s best cartoonists, they’ll also be celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary with a gorgeous, 700-plus-page collection detailing the company’s history and featuring new and rare work from D+Q cartoonists and essays from Margaret Atwood, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, and many, many more!

Check out what they have plan for the first half of next year.



 

WINTER 2015

FIRST YEAR HEALTHY

BY MICHAEL DEFORGE

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In stores January 13 2015! $14.95 / 6″ x 9″ / 48 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461734

PALOOKAVILLE 22 BY SETH

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In stores April 14 2015! $22.95 / 6.25″ x 8.5″ / 120 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461635

TRASH MARKET BY TADAO TSUGE

edited and translated by Ryan Holmberg

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In stores March 2015! $22.95 / 6.375″ x 8.75″ / 272 pages / b+w / flexicover / 9781770461741

ADULT CONTEMPORARY BY BENDIK KALTENBORN

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In stores June 23 2015! $24.95 / 10.575″ x 8.25″ / 176 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461758

JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY BY GUY DELISLE; translated by Helge Dascher

Now in paperback, expanded with sketches from Delisle’s time in Jerusalem!

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In stores March 3 2015! $19.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 344 pages / full-color / paperback / 9781770461765

INTELLIGENT SENTIENT? BY LUKE RAMSEY

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In stores February 3 2015! $19.95 / 10.875″ x 8″ / 64 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461772

WALT & SKEEZIX BOOK SIX: 1931-1932

BY FRANK KING

edited by Chris Ware, foreword by Jeet Heer

9781770461789

In stores April 7 2015! $39.95 / 9.5″ x 7.5″ / 400 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770461789

SPRING 2015

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY

BY JILLIAN TAMAKI

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In stores April 28, 2015! $19.95 / 6.25″ x 8.5″ / 224 pages / b+w and partial color / paperback / 9781770461987

MÉLODY BY SYLVIE RANCOURT

trans. Helge Dascher

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In stores June 9 2015! $22.95 / 6″ x 7.75″ / 352 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462007

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY:

25 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY CARTOONING, COMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

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In stores May 12, 2015! $44.95 / 6.875″ x 9.125″ / 512 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461994

SHOWA 1953-1989: A HISTORY OF JAPAN

BY SHIGERU MIZUKI

trans. Zack Davisson

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In stores July 2015! $24.95 / 6.45″ x 8.75″ / 552 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462014

STROPPY BY MARC BELL

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In stores May 2015! $21.95 / 8.125″ x 10.375″ / 64 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462052

POETRY IS USELESS

BY ANDERS NILSEN

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In stores June 2015! $34.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 224 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462076

MOOMIN BOOK TEN: THE COMPLETE LARS JANSSON COMIC STRIP

BY LARS JANSSON

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In stores June 2015! $19.95 / 8.75″ x 12″ / 112 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462021

ANNA AND FROGA: FORE!

BY ANOUK RICARD

trans. Helge Dascher

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In stores July 2015! $14.95 / 8″ x 9.75″ / 40 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462045

MOOMIN AND THE MARTIANS

BY TOVE JANSSON

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In stores July 2015! $9.95 / 8.5″ x 6″ / 56 pages / full color / flexicolor / 9781770462038

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