Top Shelf: August 2010 Solicitations
The new (June) Diamond Previews catalog (for books shipping to stores in August) spotlights the mind-bending debut graphic novel from Will Dinski, Fingerprints, as well as a new printing of the legendary Lost Girls by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie! Be sure to let your local comic retailer know you’re interested — that helps us, as well as them.
by Will Dinski
— A 96-Page, Full-Color Hardcover Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
— Diamond: JUN10-1133
— ISBN 978-1-60309-053-7
In a town where movie-star beauty is only a surgery away, it’s hard to tell what’s real. A cosmetic surgeon takes pride in his best work: an ingénue of the silver screen, literally built for success. While he plans one last procedure to perfect her looks, his aging wife struggles to keep his interest, and his ambitious assistant threatens his practice with a disturbing new technique. In his debut graphic novel, acclaimed mini-comic creator Will Dinski presents a haunting pastel vision of beauty, surgery, and jealousy, served with a sci-fi twist.
by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie
— A 320-page, Full-Color Hardcover (Shrink Wrapped), $45.00 (US)
— Diamond: JUN10-1134
— ISBN 978-1-60309-044-5
For more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment. Through their familiar fairytales they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms, revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel. Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve. Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest. — For Adults Only.
by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele
— Vol 2: Diamond: JUN10-1136
— Vol 2: ISBN 978-1-60309-018-6
This month Diamond is also re-offering both of the New York Times bestselling Surrogates graphic novels. If you haven’t checked them out, now’s the time to order them — and read the epic story that the Bruce Willis film, Surrogates, was based on.