OCTOBER 2018

INFIDEL VOL 1

PORNSAL PICHETSHOTE/AARON CAMPBELL

One of the most celebrated and terrifying books of the year, Infidel (italicize) has been called 'a haunted house story for the 21st century.' Aisha, an American Muslim, finds herself and her family haunted by a being that seems to feed off of the racism and xenophobia that already infests her family and everyday life. But what's real, and what is the product of Aisha's imagination? And what's the difference?

Don't sleep on Infidel; you won't be able to sleep after you finish it.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

YOUR BLACK FRIEND AND OTHER STRANGERS

BEN PASSMORE

In Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, Ben Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability.

The title comic earned Passmore an Eisner nomination, Ignatz Award for “Outstanding Comic”, and a coveted spot on NPR’s 100 Favorite Graphic Novels list.

The comics in this 120-page collection include works previously published by The Nib, VICE, and the As You Were anthology, along with brand new and unreleased material.

These comics are essential, humorous, and accessible, told through Passmore’s surreal lens in the vibrant full-color hues of New Orleans.

-Silver Sprocket Publishing

 

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AUGUST 2018

BRAZEN:  REBEL LADIES WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Pénélope Bagieu

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit.

With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

 

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JULY 2018

SUPERGIRL:  BEING SUPER

MARIKO TAMAKI // JOELLE JONES

Kara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. 

This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. 

 

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JUNE 2018

PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER

JEN WANG

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

 

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MAY 2018

THE BEST WE COULD DO

THI BUI

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
 
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
 

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APRIL 2018

GOODNIGHT PUNPUN VOL 1

INIO ASANO

This is Punpun Punyama's coming-of-age story. His parents’ marriage is falling apart. His dad goes to jail, and his mom goes to the hospital. He has to live with his loser uncle. He has a crush on a girl who lives in a weird cult. Punpun tries talking with God about his problems, but God is a jerk. Punpun keeps hoping things will get better, but they really, really don’t.

Meet Punpun Punyama. He’s an average kid in an average town.

He wants to win a Nobel Prize and save the world.

He wants the girl he has a crush on to like him back.

He wants to find some porn.

That’s what he wants, but what does he get…?

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MARCH 2018

INCOGNEGRO

MAT JOHNSON/WARREN PLEECE

In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities.

They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could "pass" among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going "Incognegro."

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DECEMBER 2017

iRON:  OR,THE WAR AFTER

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It is the aftermath of a long war, in a world of constant winter. An intelligence spy from the Resistance — the rabbit, Hardin — steals secret information from a military base of the Regime.

His actions set off a chain of events that reverberates through the ranks of both sides, touching everyone from Pavel the crow to Giles the goat, from the highest-ranking officials to the smallest orphaned child. When the snow finally settles, who will be the true patriot and who the true traitor?

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NOVEMBER 2017

ALONE

CHRISTOPHE CHABOUTE

On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone?

Years spent on a deserted rock—a lifetime, really—with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit’s solitary life....

Filled with stunning and richly executed black-and-white illustrations, Alone is Chabouté’s masterpiece—an unforgettable tale where tenderness, despair, and humor intertwine to flawlessly portray how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. 

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OCTOBER 2017

WYTCHES VOL 1

SCOTT SNYDER/JOCK

Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before.

When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they're hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient...and hungry.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

GOD COUNTRY

DONNY CATES/GEOFF SHAW/JASON WORDIE/JOHN J. HILL

In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle.

When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.

He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State...

 

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AUGUST 2017

BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE

BECKY CLOONAN/LEE LOUGHRIDGE

By Chance or Providence collects Becky Cloonan's award-winning trilogy: Wolves, The Mire and Demeter, with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section.

These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you've set them down.

JULY 2017

BLACK HAMMER VOL 1 

JEFF LEMIRE/DEAN ORMSTON

Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City--Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien--now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape!

But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

JUNE 2017

MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS VOL.1

EMIL FERRIS

In this debut, which takes the form of a fictional graphic diary, a 10-year-old girl tries to solve a murder.

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.

MAY 2017

FLINTSTONES VOL.1

MARK RUSSELL/STEVE PUGH

Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell's modern take on Hanna-Barbera's most famous stone-age family!

Welcome to Bedrock, where Paleolithic humans head to dinner for a taste of artisanal mammoth after shopping at Neandertall & Big Men's Clothing, where Wilma shows her modern art, and where, if you take a plane, you could end up sitting on the literal tail section. See Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino, Barney, Betty and Bamm-Bamm as you've never seen them before in THE FLINTSTONES VOL. 1.
 
THE FLINTSTONES has garnered significant critical acclaim for its modern take on the iconic Hanna-Barbera prime-time animated series. This darkly hilarious title cast an acerbic eye on issues like consumerism, religion, politics and relationships that's both distinctly twenty-first century and uniquely the Flintstones!

APRIL 2017

SPACE RIDERS VOL 1 

FABIAN RANGEL/ALEXIS ZIRITT

From the galactic core, to the outer quadrands, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere:  THE SPACE RIDERS!  

Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Captain Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the hidden truths of the universe. 

MARCH 2017

DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT 

TONY CLIFF

Delilah Dirk has been all over the glove.  Now, for the first time in her life, she has a friend to share in her adventures.  Selim is a Turkish soldier with a peaceful nature and a passion for excellent tea.  

He'd better get used to his new lifestyle fast, because there's never a dull moment when Delilah Dirk is involved.