Here’s what we’ve got planned for January. Unfortunately, as far as ordering these through your comic bookstore goes, it gets tricky: Diamond distributors decided NOT to carry these banded specially priced sets!
SO, that means you can only get them through us and some comic stores who order directly from us (ask them)! Here goes:
THE LITTLE NOTHINGS SET Vols. 1-3
Now in a specially priced banded set of the 3 volumes, Trondheim’s popular little slice of life vignettes are collected together. “It’s very gently funny but splendidly assured and evocative of place — if a friend had drawn you a page of it as a letter, you’d treasure it forever” said The New York Times Book Review of this strip.
3 volumes banded together, 6×9, 384 pp., full color trade pbs with flaps, $39.99 (normally $45), ISBN 978-1-56163-599-3
ORDINARY VICTORIES SET
One of the most acclaimed graphic novels of the decade is now available in a specially priced banded set of the 2 volumes. This is the story of Marc, a photographer who’s tired, of a very patient chick he meets, of banal horrors and of his pain-in-the-neck cat.
It’s the story of his art thrown against heavy anxiety attacks; of a really cute woman in his small town who seems to take to him against all odds; of the old neighbor, a peaceful likable fellah until you get to know his disturbing role in the war…
Called one of five best graphic novels by TIME magazine on its release, it was also a Booklist top 10 graphic novel of the year: “Superb marriage of literary realism and comics.” “Like any great work of art, it is possible to hold the pages up and through them, see the world” said Comic Book Resources.
2 volume set banded together, 61/2 x 9, 248 pp, full color trade pbs, $29.99 (normally $32),
And from Eurotica, this one comics stores will be able to order through Diamond:
OMAHA The Cat Dancer, set of vols. 1-7
Reed WALLER, Kate WORLEY
Now’s your chance to own the entire run of this best-selling classic of comics erotica at a very special price. Omaha is remarkable in that it blends intelligent and captivating story with well-rounded funny animal characters as well as totally guilt-free joyously rendered sex!
Bundled set of 7 volumes, 8 1/2×11, B&W, trade pbs., 816 pp., $75 (normally over $90!) ISBN 978-1-56163-601-3
Meanwhile, back at Papercutz (all of these available through Diamond):
THE SMURFS #4 “The Smurfette”
Peyo – writer and artist/ Yvan Delporte – writer
For the first time in the Papercutz SMURFS graphic novels, the one and only Smurfette makes her dramatic debut! Here’s the original comics story that introduced her to the world. Where she comes from and how she first appeared may surprise her many fans! What sinister role did the wicked Gargamel play in her arrival? And how did Papa Smurf get involved in a way that would change Smurfette forever? This is the story Smurf fans have been waiting for!
6x 9, 64pp., full color paperback: $5.99, ISBN: 978-1-59707-236-6
Also in collector’s hardcover: $10.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-237-3
GERONIMO STILTON #7 “Dinosaurs in Action”
By Geronimo Stilton
The Pirate Cats have had their plans foiled by Geronimo Stilton time and time again, due to the help from Geronimo’s friend Professor Volt. The Pirate Cats decide to better their odds by getting rid of Professor Volt, kidnapping him and leaving him in the Cretaceous Period – a time when the earth was occupied by dinosaurs! Geronimo and his friends must travel back in time 140 million years to save Professor Volt from literally becoming a part of history!
6½ x 9, 56pp., full color hardcover: $9.99
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #12 “The Island of Dr. Moreau”
By H.G. Wells
Adapted by Steven Grant and Eric Vincent
One of H.G. Wells’s most visionary tales, “The Island of Dr. Moreau” relates the disturbing tale of Pendrick, a shipwrecked naturalist who unwittingly discovers a horrific scientific and social experiment that is creating a mutant race of hideous creatures, half-human and half-beast. Terrifying and spellbinding, Wells’ masterpiece warns of the catastrophe that could result when man recklessly tampers with nature. Eric Vincent’s artwork vividly summons up the nightmarish life in Dr. Moreau’s tortured world.
6½ x 9, 56pp,. full-color hardcover: $9.99