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Alternative

Escalator, Brandon Graham

Further Grickle, Graham Annable

Hickee, various artists & writers

Lunch Hour Comix, Robert K. Ullman

Peanutbutter & Jeremy's Best Book Ever!, James Kochalka

Pizzeria Kamikaze, Etgar Keret, Asaf Hanuka

Stickleback, Graham Annable

When I'm Old & Other Stories, Gabrielle Bell

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Avatar

Anna Mercury
• #1: The Cutter, Warren Ellis, Facundo Percio

Another Suburban Romance, Alan Moore, Antony Johnston, Juan Jose Ryp

Atmospherics, Warren Ellis, Ken Meyer Jr.

Blackgas, Warren Ellis, Max Fiumara, Ryan Waterhouse

Black Summer, Warren Ellis, Juan Jose Ryp

The Chronicles of Wormwood
Chronicles of Wormwood, Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
The Last Enemy, Garth Ennis, Rob Steen

Frankenstein's Womb, Warren Ellis, Marek Oleksicki

FreakAngels
Vol. 1, Warren Ellis, Paul Duffield
Vol. 2, Warren Ellis, Paul Duffield
Vol. 3, Warren Ellis, Paul Duffield

Ignition City, Warren Ellis, Gianluca Pagliarani

No Hero, Warren Ellis, Juan Jose Ryp

Streets of Glory, Garth Ennis, Mike Wolfer

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Boom!

Cover Girl, Andrew Cosby, Kevin Church, Mateus Santolouco

Death Valley, Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes, Rhoald Marcellus

Giant Monster, Steve Niles, Nat Jones

Hero Squared
• #2: Another Fine Mess, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Abraham

Hexed, Michael Alan Nelson, Emma Rios

Hunter's Moon, James L. White, Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Cardoso

Jenny Finn
Doom Messiah, Mike Mignola, Troy Nixey

Poe, J. Barton Mitchell, Dean Kotz

Second Wave, Michael Alan Nelson, Chee

Shmobots, Adam Rifkin, Les Toil

Tag
• #1: Tag, Keith Giffen, Kody Chamberlain, Chee
• #2: Cursed, Michael S. Leib, Chee

Warhammer
Forge of War, Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton, Rahsan Ekedal

Zombie Tales
• #1: Zombie Tales, various writers & artists
• #2: Oblivion, various writers & artists

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Dick Tracy
Steve Canyon
Supreme
The Trouble with Girls
X-Files









Checker

Dick Tracy
The Collins Casefiles #1, Max Allan Collins, Rick Fletcher
The Collins Casefiles #2, Max Allan Collins, Rick Fletcher

The Early Works of Winsor McCay #1, Winsor McCay

The Early Works of Dr. Seuss #1, Theodor Seuss Geisel

Growing Old with B.C.: A Fifty Year Celebration, Johnny Hart

Scion
• #6: Royal Wedding, Ron Marz, Jim Cheung

Sigil
• #5: Death Match, Chuck Dixon, Scott Eaton

Sojourn
• #6: The Berserker's Tale, Chuck Dixon, Greg Land

Star Trek
The Key Collection #4, various writers & artists

Steve Canyon
• #1: 1947, Milton Caniff
• #2: 1948, Milton Caniff
• #3: 1949, Milton Caniff

Supreme
The Return, Alan Moore, various artists
The Story of the Year, Alan Moore, various artists

The Trouble with Girls
Vol. 1, Will Jacob, Gerard Jones
Vol. 2, Will Jacob, Gerard Jones

Way of the Rat
• #3: Haunted Zhumar, Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson

The X-Files
Vol. 1, various artists & writers
Vol. 2, various artists & writers

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CrossGen

Crux
• #1: Atlantis Rising, Mark Waid, Steve Epting, Rick Magyar
• #2: Test of Time, Mark Waid, Steve Epting

Meridian #1: Flying Solo, Barbara Kesel, Joshua Middleton

Mystic: Rite of Passage, Ron Marz, Brandon Peterson

The Path: Crisis of Faith, Ron Marz, Bart Sears

Route 666: Highway to Horror, Tony Bedard, Karl Moline

Ruse
• #1: Enter the Detective, Mark Waid, Butch Guice
• #2: The Silent Partner, Mark Waid, Butch Guice

Scion #1: Conflict of Conscience, Ron Marz, Jim Cheung

Sigil #1: Mark of Power, Barbara Kesel, Ben Lai

Sojourn #1: From the Ashes, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Drew Geraci

Way of the Rat #1: The Walls of Zhumar, Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson

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Drawn & Quarterly

Curses, Kevin Huizenga

A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The Golem's Mighty Swing, James Sturm

 Goliath, Tom Gauld

Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, Chester Brown

Market Day, James Sturm

Pyongyang, Guy Delisle

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, Guy deLisle

Wilson, Daniel Clowes

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Highlander
Lone Ranger
Red Sonja
Xena
Zorro












Dynamite

Athena, Doug Murray, Fabiano Neves, Paul Renaud

Blackbeard, Legend of the Pyrate King, Robert Place Napton, Jamie Nash, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Mario Guevara

Essential Painkiller Jane, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada

George Perez: Storyteller, Chris Lawrence

Green Hornet
• #1: Sins of the Father, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Lau
• #2: Wearing o' the Green, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Lau
• Year One #1: The Sting of Justice, Matt Wagner, Aaron Campbell

Highlander
• #1: The Coldest War, Brandon Jerwa, Michael Avon Oeming, Lee Moder
• #2: Dark Quickening, Brandon Jerwa, Fabio Laguna

Jennifer Blood: A Woman's Work is Never Done, Garth Ennis, various artists

Kato
• #1: Not My Father's Daughter, Ande Parks, Ale Garza, Diego Bernard
• #2: Living in America, Andre Parks, Diego Bernard

The Lone Ranger
• #1: Now & Forever, Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello
• #2: Lines Not Crossed, Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello
• #3: Scorched Earth, Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello

Red Sonja
Claw: The Devil's Hands, John Layman, Andy Smith
Queen of the Frozen Wastes, Frank Cho, Doug Murray, Homs
Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom, Peter David, Luke Lieberman, Will Conrad
She-Devil with a Sword, Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey, Mel Rubi
Spider-Man, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi

Street Magik, Luke Lieberman, Kevin McCarthy, Rodney Buchemi

Untouchable, Mike Carey, Samit Basu, Ashok Bhadana

Vampirella
Archives, Vol. 1, various writers & artists
Masters Series, Vol. 1, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, various artists
See reviews of early Vampirella collections here.

Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris
• #1: The Colossus of Mars, Arvid Nelson, Carlos Rafael
• #2: Pirate Queen of Mars, Arvid Nelson, Carlos Rafael

Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom, Robert Place Napton, Roberto Castro

Xena, Warrior Princess
• #1: Contest of Pantheons, John Layman, Fabiano Neves
• #2: Dark Xena, John Layman, Noah Salonga

Zorro
• #1: Trail of the Fox, Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla
• #2: Clashing Blades, Matt Wagner, Cezar Razek

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First Second

American Born Chinese, Gene Yang

Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol

Foiled, Jane Yolen, Mike Cavallaro

Friends With Boys, Faith Erin Hicks

Kampung Boy, Lat

Life Sucks, Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, Warren Pleece

Notes for a War Story, Gipi

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey & Birute Galdikas, Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks

The Professor's Daughter, Joann Sfar, Emmanuel Guibert

Three Shadows, Cyril Pedrosa

Zahra's Paradise, Khalil, Amir

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Angel
Spike
Star Trek
30 Days of Night















IDW

Angel
• #1: The Curse, Jeff Mariotte, David Messina
• #2: Old Friends, Jeff Mariotte, David Messina

Angel: After the Fall
#1, Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, Franco Urru
#2: First Night, Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, various artists

Cellar of Nastiness, Steve Niles, various artists

Fallen Angel
Don't miss the first run of Fallen Angel, published by DC
• #1: To Serve in Heaven, Peter David, J.K. Woodward

Galaxy Quest: Global Warning, Scott Lobdell, Ilias Kyriazis

Ghost Whisperer
• #1: The Haunted, Becca & Carrie Smith, Elena Casagrande

Jon Sable: Freelance, Mike Grell

The Last Resort, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Giancarlo Caracuzzo

Music Box, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Scott Lobdell, various artists

The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens

Shaun of the Dead, Chris Ryall, Zack Howard

Silent Hill
Dying Inside, Scott Ciencin, Ben Templesmith, Aadi Salman

Spike
Asylum, Brian Lynch, Franco Urru
Old Times, Peter David, Fernando Goni
Old Wounds, Scott Tipton, Fernando Goni
Shadow Puppets, Brian Lynch, Franco Urru
Spike vs. Dracula, Peter David, various artists

Star Trek
Assignment: Earth, John Byrne
Blood will Tell, Scott & David Tipton, David Messina
Countdown, J.J. Abrams, David Messina
Mirror Images, Scott & David Tipton, David Messina
Year Four #1, David Tischman, various artists
Year Four #2: Enterprise Experiment, D.C. Fontana, Derek Chester, Gordon Purcell

30 Days of Night
• #1: 30 Days of Night, Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith
• #2: Dark Days, Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith
• #3: Return to Barrow, Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith
• #5: Three Tales, Steve Niles, various artists
• #7: Eben & Stella, Steve Niles, Justin Randall
• #8: Red Snow, Ben Templesmith
• #9: Beyond Barrow, Steve Niles, Bill Sienkiewicz

Wake the Dead, Steve Niles, Chee

We Will Bury You, Brea Grant, Zane Austin Grant, Kyle Strahm

Wynonna Earp, Beau Smith

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Moonstone

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Monsters Among Us

Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker
• #1: The Rise & Fall of Carl Kolchak, Dave Ulanksi, various artists

The Phantom
The Man Who Cannot Die, Mike Bullock, Carlos Magno, Silvestre Szilagyi

Western Triple Play, various writers & artists

Wyatt Earp
The Justice Riders, Richard Dean Starr, Dan Dougherty

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NBM

Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists, Ted Rall

The Beast of Chicago, Rick Geary

The Birthday Riots, Nabiel Kanan

Boneyard
#1, Richard Moore
#2, Richard Moore
#3, Richard Moore
#4, Richard Moore

The Borden Tragedy, Rick Geary

Cages, Dave McKean

Cities of the Fantastic
Brusel, Benoit Peeters, Francois Schuiten

Confessions of a Cereal Eater, Vol. 2, Rob Maisch, Scott Hampton

Dixie Road, Jean Dufaux, Hugues Labiano

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince, P. Craig Russell

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Doug Wheeler, David Wenzel

Far West, Richard Moore

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel, Stephen Weiner

Isaac the Pirate: To Exotic Lands, Christophe Blain

Johnny Jihad, Ray Inzana

Li'l Santa, Lewis Trondheim, Thierry Robin

Moby Dick, Herman Melville, Will Eisner

The Mystery of Mary Rogers, Rick Geary

No Pasaran, Vittorio Giardino

Speed Abater, Christophe Blain

Sundiata: A Legend of Africa, Will Eisner

A Treasury of Victorian Murder, Rick Geary

2024, Ted Rall

The Yellow Jar, Patrick Atangan

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Oni

Closer
Distance Means Nothing, Antony Johnston, Mike Norton, Leanne Buckley

The Gunwitch
Outskirts of Doom, Dan Brereton, Ted Naifeh

Hopeless Savages, Jen Van Meter, Christine Norrie, Chynna Clugston-Major

Nocturnals
Witching Hour, Dan Brereton

Northwest Passage, Scott Chantler

Queen & Country
Declassified, Greg Rucka, Brian Hurtt

Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack & Benny
• #1: The Legend of Old Salty, Matthew Loux

Whiteout, Greg Rucka, Steve Leiber

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Pantheon

Asterios Polyp, David Mazuchelli

Black Hole, Charles Burns

BodyWorld, Dash Shaw

Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi

Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi

Epileptic, David B./Pierre-Francois Beauchard

Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers: Writers on Comics, Sean Howe

Good-bye, Chunky Rice, Craig Thompson

Habibi, Craig Thompson

Ice Haven, Daniel Clowes

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware

Mr. Wonderful, Daniel Clowes

Persepolis
• #1: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi
• #2: The Story of a Return, Marjane Satrapi

The Rabbi's Cat, Joann Sfar

The Rabbi's Cat 2, Joann Sfar

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Penny-Farthing

Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness
• Act One: An Honorary Man, Barbara Hambly, various artists

Captain Gravity
Captain Gravity, Stephen Vrattos, Keith Martin, Rober Quijano
Captain Gravity & the Power of the Vril, Joshua Dysart, Sal Velluto

Decoy
Decoy, Courtney Huddleston, Eli Williams
Menagerie, various writers & artists

Para, Stuart Moore, Pablo Villalobos, Claude St. Aubin, Federico Zumel

The Victorian
Act I: Self-Realization, T. Houghton, L. Kindzierski, M. Montiel Luna
Act II: Self-Immolation, L. Wein, J. Baikie, C. St. Aubin

Zendra
1.0: Collocation, Stuart Moore
2.0: Heart of Fire, Stuart Moore

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Top Shelf

American Elf
• #2: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka, James Kochalka

Beach Safari, Markus Mawil Witzel

Big Clay Pot, Scott Mills

Bighead, Jeffrey Brown

Blankets, Craig Thompson

Box Office Poison, Alex Robinson

Creature Tech, Doug TenNapel

Essex County
• #1: Tales from the Farm, Jeff Lemire
• #2: Ghost Stories, Jeff Lemire
• #3: The Country Nurse, Jeff Lemire

From Hell, Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell

Hello, Again, Max Estes

The King, Rich Koslowski

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. III
 Chapter II: Century 1969, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
See reviews of previous League of Extraordinary Gentlemen collections here.

The Legend of Wild Man Fischer, Dennis P. Eichhorn, J.R. Williams

Lone Racer, Nicholas Mahler

The Lovely Horrible Stuff, Eddie Campbell

Moving Pictures, Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

Pinky & Stinky, James Kochalka

Pistolwhip
The Yellow Menace, Jason Hall, Matt Kindt

Please Release, Nate Powell

Regards from Serbia, Aleksandar Zograf

Spiral-Bound
Top Secret Summer, Aaron Renier

Three Fingers, Rich Koslowski

Too Cool to Be Forgotten, Alex Robinson

Trenches, Scott Mills

Tricked, Alex Robinson

Van Helsing's Night Off & Other Tales, Nicolas Mahler

Voice of the Fire, Alan Moore

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Viper

Dead@17
The Complete First Series, Josh Howard

A Dummy's Guide to Danger, Jason M. Burns, Ron Chan

The Expendable One
• #2: The Boob versus the Boobs, Jason M. Burns, various artists

The Lost Books of Eve
Vol. 1, Josh Howard

The Middleman
• #3: Inescapability, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Les McClaine
• The Collected Series: Indispensability, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Les McClaine

Nosferatu, Christopher Wolf, Justin Wayne

Nuns without Guns, Jason M. Burns, Erich Owen

Oddly Normal
Family Reunion, Otis Frampton, Sergio Quijada

The Rabid, Jason M. Burns, Guy Lemay

The Sleepy Truth, Jason M. Burns, Erik Valdez y Alanis

The Underworld Railroad, Jason M. Burns, Paul Tucker

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