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The Private Eye

The Private Eye
Written by:
Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by: Marcos Martin
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Hardcover, 7.5 x 12, 300 pages, Full Color, $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-572-6
Release Date: December 2, 2015

The web comic from Brian K. Vaughan, co-creator of Saga and Y the Last Man, comes to print in a deluxe hardcover edition. Years after the digital cloud "bursts" and exposes all of our worst secrets, The Private Eye is set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity.  Following an unlicensed P.I. who is thrust into the most important case of his life, this sci-fi mystery explores the nature of privacy with frightening prescience. 


Strange Sports Stories

Strange Sports Stories
Written by:
Various
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llustrated by: Various
Publisher: DC Comics/Vertigo
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Full Color, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-40125-864-1
Release Date: December 16, 2015

Comics' top talents, including some making their Vertigo debut, take on the classic DC Comics anthology title for four issues of strange, scary, sexy and sensational sports stories. Featuring stories and art by Brian Azzarello, CM Punk, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Lauren Beukes, Ben McCool, Ivan Brandon, Monica Gallagher, Lee Loughridge, Nick Dragotta, Christopher Mitten, Darick Robertson, Mark Finn, John Lucas, Gabe Soria, Ronald Wimberly, Michael DiMotta, Tim Fish, Rael Lyra and many more!

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Different Ugliness, Different Madness

Different Ugliness, Different Madness
Written by:
 Marc Males
Illustrated by: Marc Males
Publisher: Humanoids
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59465-126-7
Release Date: December 9, 2015 

America, 1930, the Golden Age of Radio. A stunningly beautiful woman, Helen, travels aimlessly, across the United States, taking the first train that comes without knowing the destination. Her path crosses that of the reclusive Lloyd Goodman, better known as the attractive and sexy voice of the "playboy of radio." But he has a secret. His voice is as dazzling as his face is repulsive. Lloyd, embarrassed by his appearance, disappeared from the limelight. As Helen struggles with the terrible memories of a personal trauma, her meeting with Lloyd will change their lives forever. Marc Malès's lyrical prose and expressive art tell a heart-wrenching story of the healing power of human connection.


Bernie

Bernie
Written by:
Ted Rall
Illustrated by: Ted Rall
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Format: Softcover, 5 x 7, 192 pages, Full Color, $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-698-9
Release Date: January 6, 2016

Bernie Sanders puzzles the establishment. A self-identified socialist, long affiliated with no politcal party, from the tiny state of Vermont, Sanders has been relentlessly marginalized and ridiculed by the national politcal power brokers and the media that supports them. Yet, his presidential campaign against the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton is already posing a credible threat to her in Iowa and New Hampshire. Who is Bernie Sanders? What accounts for his seemingly overnight rise from marginal figure to national player?


Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir

Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir
Written by:
Tom Hart
Illustrated by: Tom Hart
Publisher: 
St. Martins Press
Format: 
Hardcover, 7.5 x 9, 272 pages, Black and White, $19.99
ISBN: 
978-1-25004-994-0
Release Date: 
January 13, 2016 

Rosalie Lightning is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart's beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core and take them along his family's journey through loss. Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife's on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie's death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again 


Skydoll: Decade

Skydoll: Decade
Written by: Alessandro Barbucci, Barbara Canepa
Illustrated by: Barbara Canepa, Alessandro Barbucci
Publisher: Titan Books
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 232 pages, Full Color, $34.99
ISBN: 978-1-78276-736-7
Release Date: February 3, 2016

When Noa the Sky Doll is liberated from her life of drudgery by missionaries, it turns out that she is more than just a pretty android built for pleasure. With religion, sensuality and what it means to be human all at stake, Noa must find her true purpose in life.

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Renée

Renée
Written by:
 Ludovic Debeurme
Illustrated by: Ludovic Debeurme
Publisher: IDW Publishing/Top Shelf Productions
Format: Softcover, 464 pages, Black and White, $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60309-304-0
Release Date: January 20, 2016

French graphic novelist Ludovic Debeurme returns with a devastating sequel to his prize-winning graphic novel Lucille. While Lucille moves back in with her overbearing mother and Arthur serves time in prison for murder, new character Renée becomes obsessed with a married jazz musician twice her age. Debeurme's haunting border-less panels follow these three lovers between dreams and reality, twining their stories together into a poignant and universal search for love.

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Beverly

Beverly
Written by:
Nick Drnaso
Illustrated by:
 Nick Drnaso
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Format: Softcover, 8 x 10, 136 pages, Full Color, $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-77046-225-0
Release Date: January 27, 2016

A darkly funny portrait of Middle America seen through the stunted minds of its children. The modern lost souls of Beverly struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak. Time passes, bodies change sizes, realities blur with fantasies, truths disintegrate, childhood comforts turn uncomfortable. Again and again, the civilized façades of Nick Drnaso's pitch-perfect suburban landscapes crack in the face of violence and quiet brutality. 


Through the Habitrails: Life Before and After My Life in the Cubicles

Through the Habitrails: Life Before and After My Life in the Cubicles
Written by:
Jeff Nicholson
Illustrated by: Jeff Nicholson
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 144 pages, Black and White, $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-48680-286-2
Release Date: February 3, 2016

This collection of darkly humorous tales chronicles a nameless protagonist's struggle with a stultifying routine of office drudgery. The stories' Kafkaesque vignettes, portrayed in striking black-and-white drawings, offer eerie perspectives on the rigors of everyday life. Through the Habitrails features semi-autobiographical vignettes that include "Futile Love," "The Doomed One," "The Infiltrator," "The Dark Spiral," "The Gerbil King," and the "Escape" trilogy, one part of which was a 1993 Eisner Award nominee. Exclusive Bonus Material contains a new ten page Epilogue, written and illustrated by the author, and a new Foreword by multiple Eisner Award-winner Matt Fraction.


Snowpiercer Vol. 3: Terminus

Snowpiercer Volume 3: Terminus
Written by: 
Olivier Bocquet
Illustrated by: Jean-Marc Rochette
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 232 pages, Black and White, $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-78276-715-2
Release Date: February 17, 2016

A scrap of haunting music has drawn the last train across the frozen sea. With supplies almost exhausted and the train on the brink of collapse, they have nothing to lose. As the rising temperature inside the train reaches boiling point, there may be one last chance at a future! The final volume in the French graphic novel series that provided the inspiration for the 2014 film.

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Incomplete Works

Incomplete Works
Written by:
Dylan Horrocks
Illustrated by: Dylan Horrocks
Publisher: Alternative Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 192 pages, Partial Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-93446-054-2
Release Date: February 24, 2016

The first short story collection from the creator of Hicksville and Sam Zabel and The Magic Pen. Daydreams, fantasy, true love and procrastination feature strongly in this selection of Dylan Horrocks's shorter comics. Incomplete Works is both the chronicle of an age and a portrait of one man's heroic struggle to get some work done.


Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story

Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story
Written by:
 Alison McCreesh
Illustrated by: Alison McCreesh
Publisher: Conundrum Press
Format: Softcover, 7 x 9, 144 pages, Full Color, $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-89499-499-6
Release Date: February 24, 2016

The North, or at least the idea of it, has slowly made its way back to our consciousness, a notion that the North is synonymous with a lawless, rugged freedom. When Alison McCreesh moved to Yellowknife she quickly fell in love with the quirky ways it seemed possible to live up North. Part travelogue, part comic book, part love story, and part guide to the North and its quirky inhabitants Ramshackle spans her first summer north of 60.


Big Kids

Big Kids
Written by:
Michael DeForge
Illustrated by: Michael DeForge
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Format: Hardcover, 5 x 6, 96 pages, Full Color, $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61655-856-7
Release Date: February 24, 2016 

Teenaged misfits and adolescent rabble-rousing take center stage in this dark coming-of-age tale. Big Kids follows a troubled teenage boy through the transformative years of high school, as he redefines his friends, his interests, and his life path. When the boy's uncle, a police officer, gets kicked out of the family's basement apartment and transferred to the countryside, April moves in. She's a college student: mysterious and cool, she quickly takes a shine to the boy. Eerie and perfectly paced, Michael DeForge's Big Kids muses on the complicated, and often contradictory, feelings people struggle with in adolescence, the choices we make to fit in, and the ways we survive times of change. 


Meat Cake Bible

Meat Cake Bible
Written by:
Dame Darcy
Illustrated by: Dame Darcy
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 10, 476 pages, Partial Color, $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-910-3
Release Date: February 24, 2016 

Dame Darcy has been bewitching readers for more than 20 years with her neo-Victorian horror/humor/romance comic Meat Cake. Alternating between fairy tales and romps starring her eclectic cast of characters, Meat Cake is like a peek into the most creative, deranged dollhouse you ever saw. The Meat Cake Bible is the definitive collection of the series, collecting every story from all 17 issues as well as new stories from the unpublished 18th issue.


Golem

Golem
Written by:
 Lorenzo Ceccotti
Illustrated by: Lorenzo Ceccotti
Publisher: Magnetic Press
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 280 pages, Full Color, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-94236-711-6
Release Date: February 24, 2016

Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy, entrenched in a bizarre form of hyper-capitalism, Golem follows a young boy kidnapped during a political protest gone sour, who learns that he has the power to not only change the city, but reality itself. This intensely imaginative political-sci-fi graphic novel is a visual tour de force, created by contemporary design icon Lorenzo Ceccotti, better known as "LRNZ," whose design-influenced illustration is a lush, fluid blend of manga masters like Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) with western comic icons like Josh Middleton (NYX).

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