Graphic Novels

The Best of Archie Comics

Batman Unwrapped by Andy Kubert
Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
The Spectral Engine
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Building Stories
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Watchmen
Ex Machina Book One
Batman: The Court of Owls Mask and Book Set (The New 52)
Superman: Red Son (New Edition)
Batman Incorporated Vol. 1: Demon Star (The New 52)
| Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight
Though keen to acknowledge the power of art to inspire and influence, critics continue to deny there is any link between art and real world violence. But after this summer’s shootings at a cinema in Colorado, and a spate of other copycat crimes by Joker-wannabes, perhaps it’s time we confronted movies that turn psychopathic characters and their acts of violence into stylish spectacles.

The Essential Joker Stories

Green Arrow Vol. 1: Hunters Moon

Hits all the right notes. I enjoyed the living hell out of this.

io9
 

The name of influential book designer Chip Kidd can be seen on many editions of superhero comics, from Year One to Bat-Manga, but until this year it was always as a shaper, editor, and presenter of someone else’s work. With the release of Batman: Death by Design, the first graphic novel that Kidd wrote himself, we present an architectural survey of Batman comics and movies that runs from Deco to dystopian.

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Batman: Death by Design
Almost two years ago, the director Edgar Wright adapted Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels—they of the titular slacker hero, the seven evil exes his dream girl obliges him to defeat, and the lightly...

American Vampire

Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette have delivered a fantastically written, beautifully drawn opening chapter to usher in Swamp Thing’s return to the brave, new DCU.

IGN

Rogues Gallery

“…each panel is relentlessly polished–never an errant line or lazily rendered image–his drawings, somehow, remain delicate and achingly lyrical.”

Dave Eggers, in the New York Times Book Review

The Best of Archie Comics Book 2

“…terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt.”

The New Yorker

Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days Deluxe Edition

Alternate Visions

Asterios Polyp

“This work sings and dances, and you could do a lot worse than to sing and dance along with it. Highly recommended.”

Alan Moore, creator of From Hell and Watchmen

The Alan Moore Essentials

“Fascinating…an analysis of what Superheroes…can tell us about ourselves and our culture.”

Entertainment Weekly

Alan Moore: The Lesser Known Works

“David B.’s sprawling tale of his family, overrun by his brother’s illness and obsessed with curing it, is a masterful depiction of people searching for answers when there may be none.”

Joe Sacco, author of The Fixer

The Perdition Trilogy

Warren Ellis

Absolute Sandman: VOL 01
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Deluxe