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The Pin-Up Art of Humorama (2011)
The Pin-Up Art of Humorama (2011)
English | CBR | 208 pages | 307.11 MB

During the 1950s, under the Humorama banner, Abe Goodman churned out scores of cheap digest-sized magazines that featured cheesecake photos and single panel pin-up cartoons. The digests featured the likes of Playboy's Jack Cole, Archie's Dan DeCarlo and glamour girl legend Bill Ward. In addition to these three pin-up cartooning luminaries, other notable who contributed to the pages of the Humorama digests included longtime illustrator Jefferson Machamer; Basil Wolverton, who influenced a generation of underground cartoonists; Mad's Dave Berg ("The Lighter Side"); and future syndicated cartoonists George Crenshaw ("Belvedere"), Bill Hoest ("The Lockhorns") and Brad Anderson ("Marmaduke").


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Garlandia (2018)
Garlandia (2018)
English | CBR | 392 pages | 688.85 MB

The gars are peaceful, happy animals living in Garland. Their shaman, Zachariah, helps them to interpret the spirits that foretell their future. But a strange vision bodes ill. This long-awaited second collaboration between Italian artists Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramsky, ten years in the making, is masterfully drawn in soft, psychedelic black and white.


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Why Do They Kill Me (2005)
Why Do They Kill Me (2005)
English | CBR | 201 pages | 182.37 MB

Cynical, astute, blackly hilarious, and deeply biased, Tim Kreider's cartoons are neither the superficial, obvious jibes that appear in your daily paper's editorial section nor the didactic left-wing rants syndicated in your local alternative weekly; they are the artistic equivalent of hollow-point bullets fired from a high-powered rifle with a laser sight directly into the brain of the Bush administration.


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Dull Margaret (2018)
Dull Margaret (2018)
English | CBR | 129 pages | 109.35 MB

Inspired by Dulle Griet (aka "Mad Meg"), Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 16th-century painting of a "strong, intense woman striding determinedly across a violent landscape," Dull Margaret is the first graphic novel by Academy Award winning-actor Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and artist Dix (perhaps best known for his Roll Up! Roll Up! comics in the Guardian newspaper). The Dulle Grietpainting shows a breastplated woman with a sword in one hand in front of the mouth of hell, and Broadbent uses that single, vivid image as a launching point to explore what the rest of Dull Margaret's bleak existence may have been like.
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Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball - Drawings 1934-1972 (2013)
Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball - Drawings 1934-1972 (2013)
English | CBR | 239 pages | 272.22 MB

In Fantagraphics' ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form - sports cartooning - and to its greatest practitioner - Willard Mullin. The years 1930-1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields - Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, Milton (Steve Canyon) Caniff, Walt (Pogo) Kelly in the other - and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid-20th-century history of baseball. Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers: advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy; Mauldin had Willie & Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 collects for the first time Mullin's best drawings devoted to baseball - depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig's emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem (which he often incorporated into his cartoons). Mullin's fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art. See why millions of baseball fans from the '30s to the '70s looked forward to Mullin's cartoons in their daily paper.


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Death Stand and Other Stories (2018)
Death Stand and Other Stories (2018)
English | CBR | 277 pages | 422.38 MB

Death Stand And Other Stories collects more than thirty stories ― all the combat tales Davis and Kurtzman did together for EC's Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat. It also includes Davis's adaptation of an excerpt from James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans.


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What I Did (2018)
What I Did (2018)
English | CBR | 265 pages | 148.62 MB

This is a collection of three of the acclaimed cartoonist's earliest graphic novels, which are about Scandinavian mysteries, childhood stunts gone wrong, and much more. Three classic Jason volumes in one omnibus!


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Sparring With Gil Kane - Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics (2018)
Sparring With Gil Kane - Debating the History and Aesthetics of Comics (2018)
English | CBR | 308 pages | 250.93 MB

The Legendary Intellectual and Raconteur Talks to Hal Foster, Walt Kelly, Harvey Kurtzman, Howard Chaykin, Robert Crumb, and Other Artists.


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Reading the Funnies (2001)
Reading the Funnies (2001)
English | CBR | 336 pages | 454.37 MB

From its high culture influence on Pop Art to its low culture appeal to children of all ages, the comic strip has had a lasting hold on the imaginations of generations. Noted writer Donald Phelps provides essays on popular classics, such as Chester Gould's Dick Tracy, E.C. Segar's Thimble Theatre (which produced Popeye), and Frank King's Gasoline Alley. His keen eye discerns the sublime qualities of this most American art form with wit and refreshing candor. Reading the Funnies offers an elegant and eloquent look into this fascinating slice of American popular culture.


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Last Girl Standing (2017)
Last Girl Standing (2017)
English | CBR | 196 pages | 240.83 MB

This is the heavily illustrated memoir of the underground, feminist cartoonist, who fought the establishment and misogyny while running a fashion boutique and mingling with rock stars. From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones's first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, the Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners.


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Almost Silent (2018)
Almost Silent (2018)
English | CBR | 289 pages | 150.67 MB

This graphic novel omnibus includes You Can't Get There From Here, about a monster love triangle; Tell Me Something, about love, recovered; Meow Baby!, short genre comics; and The Living and the Dead, a hilariously deadpan (and gory) take on the traditional Romero-style zombie thriller. All of these yarns star Jason's patented cast of tight-lipped (or -beaked) bird-, dog-, cat- and wolf-people, and showcase his compassion and wry wit.


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Amadeo & Maladeo - A Musical Duet (2016)
Amadeo & Maladeo - A Musical Duet (2016)
English | CBR | 186 pages | 58.28 MB

Drawn in Blechman's expressive, patented "wavy line" pen-and-ink style, Amadeo & Maladeo is the tale of two Mozart-esque half brothers. The aristocratic Amadeo begins his musical career playing violin for the King and Queen of Austria, while penurious, illegitimate Maladeo plays violin for pocket change on a street corner. Both face the trials and tribulations of fame as their stories intertwine and come full circle. Amadeo and Maladeo serves as an elegant and unvarnished metaphor for the hardships contemporary artists face, which appears to be a universal condition of civilization.


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Flayed Corpse and Other Stories (2018)
Flayed Corpse and Other Stories (2018)
English | CBR | 164 pages | 260.19 MB

This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: gore
This is a blackly comedic take on horror tropes―a backpacker arrives in a strange town, a man and his dog delve into some mysterious woods―in the form of atmospheric short comics. Flayed Corpse and Other Stories contains more than two dozen of examples of Simmons's deft voice and vision. The individual stories in Flayed Corpse stand on their own as minimasterpieces of skin-crawling terror, but collectively complement each other in a way that only heightens the anxiety and dread pouring from page to page. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists, including James Romberger, Anders Nilsen, Tara Booth, Eroyn Franklin, Tom Van Deusen, and Eric Reynolds, amongst others.


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5,000 Kilometers Per Second (2016)
5,000 Kilometers Per Second (2016)
English | CBR | 145 pages | 130.23 MB

Winner of the prestigious Grand Prize of the 2010 Angouleme Comics Festival, 5,000 Kilometers Per Second tells―or almost tells―the love story between Piero and Lucia, which begins with a casual glance exchanged by teenagers across the street through a window and ends with a last, desperate hook-up between two older, sadder one-time lovers. Executed in stunning watercolors and broken down into five chapters (set in Italy, Norway, Egypt, and Italy again), 5,000 Kilometers Per Second manages to refer to Piero and Lucia's actual love story only obliquely, focusing instead on its first stirrings and then episodes in their life during which they are separated―a narrative twist that makes it even more poignant and heart-wrenching. 5,000 Kilometers Per Second is another delicate graphic-novel masterpiece from Europe.


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Dal Tokyo (2012)
Dal Tokyo (2012)
English | CBR | 215 pages | 291.17 MB

Gary Panter began imagining Dal Tokyo, a future Mars that is terraformed by Texan and Japanese workers, as far back as 1972, appropriating a friend's idea about cultural and temporal collision (the "Dal" is short for Dallas).
Why Texan and Japanese? Panter says, "Because they are trapped in Texas, Texans are self-mythologizing. Because I was trapped in Texas at the time, I needed to believe that the broken tractor out back was a car of the future. Japanese, I'll say, because of the exotic far-awayness of Japan from Texas, and because of the Japanese monster movies and woodblock prints that reached out to me in Texas. Japanese monster movies are part of the fabric of Texas."
In 1983, Panter finally got a chance to fully explore this world, and share it with an audience, when the L.A. Reader published the first 63 strips. A few years later, the Japanese reggae magazine Riddim picked up the strip, and Panter continued the saga of Dal Tokyo in monthly installments for over a decade. But none of these conceptual descriptions will prepare the reader for the confounding visual and verbal richness of Dal Tokyo, as Panter,s famous "ratty line" collides and colludes with near-Joycean wordplay, veering from more or less intelligible jokes to dizzying non-sequiturs to surreal eruptions that can engulf the entire panel in scribbles. One doesn't read Dal Tokyo; one is absorbed into it and spit out the other side.


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Prison Pit v1 - v6 (2009-2018)
Prison Pit v1 - v6 (2009-2018)
English | CBR | 6 Issues | 436.33 MB

This series is rated Adults Only
DISCLAIMER: GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Prison Pit is an interstellar science-fiction fantasy in the classic action-adventure vein -- however, it also contains material that may shock and offend general audiences. Discretion is strongly advised if the reader is uncomfortable with explicit gore, sadistic barbarian violence of a sexual nature, or frank depictions of human and alien nudity.
122 Pages!
Prison Pit is an original graphic novel from the pen of Johnny Ryan, best known for his humor comic, Angry Youth Comix. Prison Pit represents a marked departure from AYC or his Blecky Yuckerella weekly comic strip, combining his love for WWE wrestling, Gary Panter's "Jimbo" comics, and Kentaro Miura's "Berserk" Manga into a brutal showcase of violence, survival and revenge. Imagine a blend of old-fashioned role playing fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons crossed with contemporary adult video games like Grand Theft Auto, filtered through Ryan's sense of humor.
The book begins with C.F. (his full-name would be too horrifying to reveal here) being thrown into the Prison Pit, a barren negative-zone populated by intergalactic, violent monster criminals. In this first volume, C.F. gets into a bloody slorge war (a slorge is a giant slug that excretes a steroid-like drug called "fecid" that all the monster men are addicted to) with ultraprisoner Rottweiler Herpes and his henchmen Rabies Bloodbath and Assrat. The ensuing bloodbath is an over-the-top, hyperviolent yet hilarious farce worthy of Ryan's inspiration, Kentaro Miura.


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Happy Hour in America #1-6 + v2#1 (2003-2017)Happy Hour in America #1-6 + v2#1 (2003-2017)
Happy Hour in America #1-6 + v2#1 (2003-2017)
English | CBR | 7 Issues

Happy Hour in America is cartoonist Tim Lane's one-man, self-published anthology consisting of new short stories, selected material from three new books in progress, and other experimental work.


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Love and Rockets #1-5 (2016-2018)
Love and Rockets #1-5 (2016-2018)
English | CBR | 5 Issues

The comic book event of 2016! Love and Rockets is back as an all-new, ongoing comic book series (Vol. IV for those keeping track at home)! On Jaime's side: What do you do when none of your old punk friends want to be punk any more? And just who does the evil Princess Animus think she is? (Hint: She doesn't know, she has amnesia.) On Gilbert's side: Family drama takes center stage when a Fritz discovers a grandchild she didn't know existed! Old fans and new fans are sure to enjoy the most diverse cast of characters in comics, including Maggie, Hopey, Pipo, Fritz, Tonta, Baby, and many more! Plus other surprises! Grrrowl!


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Land of the Sons (2018)
Land of the Sons (2018)
English | CBR | 282 pages | 383.56 MB

This is a dystopic coming-of-age graphic novel about two brothers trying to discover the secret of their father's diary. Two pre-adolescent brothers scavenge a post-apocalyptic landscape for anything that might help each other and their father exist for one more day. Although their survival hangs in the balance, the boys are obsessed with only one thing―the diary their father keeps. They've never been taught to read or write, but they have a hunch that the scribbles might answer their questions. Land of the Sons is Gipi's most artistically accomplished work to date.


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Too Soon Famous-Infamous Faces 1995-2010 (2010)
Too Soon Famous-Infamous Faces 1995-2010 (2010)
English | CBR | 140 pages | 245.57 MB

With Too Soon? Drew Friedman finally (none "too soon," in fact) gets his due with this fat, beautiful collection that showcases his wide-ranging skills as a portraitist and caricaturist. Subjects (or targets, depending on how you look at it) for Friedman's pen on the political side include Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John McCain, and George W. Bush (with an iconic "W. as Strangelove" image) and his gang. Entertainers include Tiny Tim, Barney Fife, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis, the Three Stooges, Ellen DeGeneres, and Conan O'Brien. And falling somewhere in the gray area between entertainers and political players (you make the call!) Rush Limbaugh (who blasted Friedman's George W. Bush image as being of "low artistic quality"), Sarah Palin, and Michael Moore.


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