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Escape from New York Vol. 1: Escape from Florida

Escape from New York Volume 1: Escape from Florida
Written by:
Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by: Diego Barreto
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 112 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60886-263-4
Release Date: December 9, 2015

The hero of John Carpenter's '80s cult classic returns in an all new graphic novel series. Snake Plissken is back! Picking up right at the end of the cult classic film, Snake heads south to get away from it all, but trouble follows him to Florida where a militant family leads an attempted secession from the rest of the U.S.!

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Dirk Gently: The Interconnectedness of All Kings

Dirk Gently: The Interconnectedness of All Kings
Written by:
Chris Ryall
Illustrated by:
 Tony Akins, Ilias Kyriazis 
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Format: Softcover, 6.5 x 10.25, 120 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-63140-508-2
Release Date: January 13, 2016

After writing all the many and conflicting versions of the legendary "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," beloved author Douglas Adams created Dirk Gently: a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, a unique relationship with the laws of probability and physics, and a love of cats and pizza.

In his first-ever comic series, Dirk has been forced to leave his beloved England behind, coming to the too-sunny, too-cheery, and altogether too-bizarre-even-for-Dirk city of San Diego, California, where he gets embroiled in three separate (or are they?) cases involving reincarnated Egyptians, golden cell phones, and copycat killers. All this in a new town seemingly incapable of making even a single proper cup of tea.

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The Shrinking Man

The Shrinking Man
Written by:
Richard Matheson, Ted Adams
Illustrated by: 
Mark Torres
Publisher: 
IDW Publishing
Format: 
Softcover, 6.5 x 10.25, 104 pages, Full Color, $17.99
ISBN: 
978-1-63140-519-8
Release Date: 
January 13, 2016

Richard Matheson's exploration of shrinking manhood is brought to vivid life in this comic-book adaptation. Scott Carey, reducing 1/7" per day, faces tensions big and small as his body continues to shrink away. Also includes an introduction by Peter Straub and an afterword by David Morrell.


Book of Death

Book of Death
Written by: Robert Venditti
Illustrated by:
 Doug Braithwaite, Robert Gill
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 160 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-443-9
Release Date: January 20, 2016 

Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl - the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers - has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior - a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat - the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.

Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over...or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?


Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder

Thor Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder
Written by:
Jason Aaron
Illustrated by: Russell Dauterman, Jorge Molina
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10.5, 136 pages, Full Color, $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-78519-239-8
Release Date: January 20, 2016 

Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! The secrets of Original Sin have left the God of Thunder unworthy for the first time! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, a new hand will grasp the hammer - and a mysterious woman will take up the mantle of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows...but she may be Earth's only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you've never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: the Odinson doesn't like that someone else is holding his hammer...and now it's Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It's a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor.


Cruising Through the Louvre

Cruising Through the Louvre
Written by:
 David Prudhomme
Illustrated by: David Prudhomme
Publisher: NBM
Format: Hardcover, 9 x 11, 80 pages, Full Color, $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-56163-990-8
Release Date: January 27, 2016

Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre where all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. He decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it. He discovers: a group of students somehow stuck together just like the shipwrecked on the Raft of the Medusa; a man behind the Seated Scribe, as if attempting to read over his shoulder; in the hall of antiquities, a woman placing her head in a lion's mouth. For two hours, Prudhomme is witness to a strange silent and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

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Octopus Pie Vol. 1

Octopus Pie Volume 1
Written by:
Meredith Gran
Illustrated by:
 Meredith Gran
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 272 pages, Black and White, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-632-7
Release Date: February 3, 2016

In this first collected volume of the Octopus Pie webcomic, we follow grumpy twenty-something Eve and her stoner roommate Hanna as they navigate post-college life. They'll take on crazed childhood rivals, troubling art scenes, the discomfort of exes, and maybe even... friendship? All this and more in the fictional, totally made-up city of Brooklyn.


The Eltingville Club

The Eltingville Club
Written by: 
Evan Dorkin
Illustrated by:
 Evan Dorkin
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-415-6
Release Date: February 10, 2016 

Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs. Pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons. Fan interventions. Here is the ultimate word on the fugly side of fandom, collecting every Eltingville story from Dork, House of Fun, and The Eltingville Club #1-#2, three of which won Eisner Awards for Best Short Story. Also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim animated pilot. Definitive, complete, and unashamed, this is fandom at its fan-dumbest, in the mighty Eltingville manner! 


Fate/Zero Vol. 1

Fate/Zero Volume 1
Written by:
 Gen Urobuchi, Type Moon
Illustrated by:
 Mayu Shinjo
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 194 pages, Black and White, $11.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-919-9
Release Date: February 10, 2016 

Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro's prequel to Type-Moon's Fate saga (Fate/stay night) begins here. Based on the hit novel and anime series, Fate/Zero is a faithful manga adaptation that includes never-before-seen content. The fourth Holy Grail War has begun, and seven magi must summon heroes from history to battle to the death. Only one pair can claim the Grail, though - and it will grant them their wishes!

 


Welcome Back Vol. 1

Welcome Back Volume 1
Written by:
Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Claire Roe
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Format: Softcover, 112 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60886-855-1
Release Date: February 10, 2016

Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they're fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt...

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Founding Fathers Funnies

Founding Fathers Funnies
Written by:
Peter Bagge
Illustrated by: Peter Bagge
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 80 pages, Partial Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-61655-926-7
Release Date: February 24, 2016

America's Founding Fathers were brilliant, brave, forward thinking . . . and ridiculous, at least in the eyes of cartoonist and history buff Peter Bagge! Collecting all the Founding Fathers Funnies cartoons from Apocalypse Nerd and Dark Horse Presents, this volume also delivers several brand-new stories and helpful biographical information on the colorful revolutionaries Bagge respectfully skewers!


Kaijumax Vol. 1

Kaijumax Volume 1
Written by:
Zander Cannon
Illustrated by:
 Zander Cannon
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 168 pages, Full Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-270-1
Release Date: February 24, 2016

On a remote island in the South Pacific lies KAIJUMAX, a maximum security prison for giant monsters. Follow doting father Electrogor as he stands up to the cruel space-superhero warden! See corrupt guard Gupta manage his illicit uranium-dealing empire and pay off his gambling debts to the Queen of the Moon! Watch Mecha-Zon battle his own programming when the monster he was created to destroy shows up on the pound! 

Preview of Kaijumax Volume 1


Tomodachi x Monster Vol. 1

Tomodachi x Monster Volume 1
Written by: 
Yoshihiko Inui
Illustrated by:
 Yoshihiko Inui
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7, 180 pages, Black and White, $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-62692-304-1
Release Date: February 24, 2016

Tomodachi x Monster is a new manga series that is a mash up of the survival horror genre with Pokémon-style monsters who must fight each other to the death. In a small mountainous village in rural Japan, strange creatures lurk. A young boy, friendless and neglected, hears a distant voice calling out to him. He soon discovers a new "friend" that will transform his life forever. He learns that there is a hidden world of monsters that seek to befriend young children, and together, they must enter a horrifying death match. Watch what really happens when kids with no conscience get hold of monstrous friends to do their bidding. 


Maga-Tsuki Vol. 1

Maga-Tsuki Volume 1
Written by: 
Hoshino Taguchi
Illustrated by: Hoshino Taguchi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7, 176 pages, Black and White, $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-63236-239-1
Release Date: February 24, 2016 

Yasuke, 15 years old, is about to build up the courage to confess his love to his childhood friend Akari, who's fallen for him, too. There's just one problem: Yasuke's family lives in a Japanese shrine, and when he breaks the shrine's sacred mirror, it triggers a curse, releasing the cute and well-endowed goddess of misfortune, Orihime, into the real world! Now Yasuke can't ever be out of Orihime's sight; if he gets too far away, he dies, and can only be brought back to life with a quick kiss from Orihime! How will Yasuke explain this bizarre turn of events to Akari? And what will happen when Akari gets ahold of Yasuke's lost soul?