Alan Moore’s League Is Back! (along with 4 epic releases)

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Alan Moore’s LEAGUE Is Back! (along with several epic releases!)

This announcement may be the biggest confluence of releases in Top Shelf history, in that ALL FIVE of the books we’re featuring are absolute “must reads.” LUCILLE and ANY EMPIRE I’d rank side-by-side with BLANKETS and ESSEX COUNTY – which means you’re gonna read them sooner or later (so get behind them now!). And with INFINITE KUNG FU and LEAGUE: CENTURY “1969” you have two epics that combine action/adventure with literary insight in ways that are rarely seen in comics. And finally, with CHESTER 5000, you have the most refreshingly optimistic erotic graphic novel, probably ever.

Chris Staros

Ludovic Debeurme previews LUCILLE in America!

In anticipation of the American release of his award-winning graphic novel Lucille, French cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme is making a few US appearances this week! Those in the New York area will get an early look at Lucille at these events, part of the PEN World Voices Festival. (The rest of us can read an excerpt on the PEN web site!)

First up is a free lunchtime conversation between Ludovic and Norwegian novelist Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, at La Maison Française in New York City! Tuesday, April 26 at noon. Details here.

Then on Saturday, April 30, Ludovic joins a host of comic-book talent including Kate Beaton, Nick Bertozzi, Michael Kupperman, R. Sikoryak and more, in “Comic Books Come Alive on Stage” at Cooper Union in New York! This multimedia show begins at noon and tickets are $15/$10. Details here.

Then on May 7-8, Ludovic will join us in Toronto for the Toronto Comics Art Festival, where we will debut his incredible book Lucille! You’ll fall in love with its young heroes, Lucille and Arthur, and see for yourself why their story won the Goscinny Prize and the Angouleme Essential award in France.

CHESTER 5000 & LUCILLE to debut at TCAF!

On May 7-8, Ludovic Debeurme and Jess Fink will join us in Toronto for the Toronto Comics Art Festival, where we will debut both Lucille and Chester 5000. Ludovic and Jess are part of a killer Top Shelf lineup at TCAF, including Jeff Lemire (Essex County ), Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (Moving Pictures), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), and Eric Skillman (of Liar’s Kiss, which made a big splash at its debut at MoCCA just a couple weeks ago).

Hot Off The Press!

LIAR’S KISS

NIGHT ANIMALS

DODGEM LOGIC #7

DODGEM LOGIC #8

NEW IN PREVIEWS!

The wait is over! Our JULY releases are now available for pre-order in Previews, and these are BIG! What awaits within? Tons of action, some of your favorite creators, and piles of pop culture references woven carefully into stories that will blow your mind. Are you excited? Get excited — and pre-order now!!

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (VOL III): CENTURY #2 (OF 3): “1969“

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (VOL III): CENTURY #2 (OF 3): “1969”

by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill
— ISBN 978-1-60309-006-3
— an 80-pg full-color gn
— $9.95 (US)

The League is back! Our merry metafictional marauders continue their bestselling adventures through the 20th century. In this volume, the League must battle dark cultists amid the sit-ins, sitars, and psychedelics of 1960s swinging London.

ANY EMPIRE

ANY EMPIRE

by Nate Powell
— ISBN 978-1-60309-077-3
— a 304-pg hardcover gn
— $19.95 (US)

Nate Powell’s follow-up to the Eisner-winning Swallow Me Whole examines war and violence, and their trickle-down effects on middle America. As a gang of small-town kids find themselves reunited in adulthood, their dark histories collide in a struggle for the future.

INFINITE KUNG FU

INFINITE KUNG FU

by Kagan McLeod
— ISBN 978-1-891830-83-9
— a 464-pg deluxe flexi-cover gn
— $24.95 (US)

Funk music, martial arts, and zombie warfare combine in this epic saga! One reluctant monk must master all the countless styles of kung fu to save the world from a curse that has brought the dead back to walk the earth.