It will be reproduced from original art and published by Fantagraphics in their book Dinomania: The Lost Art of Winsor McCay, The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York out in November.
Breathtakingly designed, each page of this deluxe oversize volume is overflowing with amazing imagery, with more than 650 photographs and illustrations (more than 250 in color)—most of them seen here for the first time in a century! An essential volume for everyone interested in the development of the comic strip—and our never-ending fascination with dinosaurs!
It’s a pricey book at a hundred books, but there’s a 45% discount with Amazon US (especially good if you live in the UK), which may be a better deal even for comic stores to order in advance rather than going via Diamond or direct with Fantagraphics. That discount won’t last.
Here’s what else Fantagraphics are offering in November.
by Gilbert Hernandez
$3.99 / Comic / 24 pgs / 6.5 x 10
Humans have joined the cast of animals! A super special agent is sent to rid the forest region of the carnivorous Pollum (as seen in #1). A naked superwoman must find a secret lost artifact in order for the Blubber strip club to continue in business! A priest and his colleagues hunt down zombies! Over the top violence and explicit sex take us to a place where most comics fear to go!
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE #4
by Ed Piskor
$3.99 / Comic / 32 pgs / FC / 6.5 x 10
The best-seller is action packed in this issue. Rap battles will never be the same after Kool Moe Dee gets done with Busy Bee Starski in their legendary confrontation. Blondies “Rapture” plays on the first day’s broadcast of a new channel called MTV. Grandmaster Flash and other rap groups get seduced by Sugar Hill Records.
DINOMANIA: THE LOST ART OF WINSOR MCCAY, THE SECRET ORIGINS OF KING KONG, AND THE URGE TO DESTROY NEW YORK
by Ulrich Merkl
$95.00 / HC / 296 pgs / FC / 11.75 x 15.75
This recently discovered comic strip by cartooning pioneer Winsor McCay opens a surprising new window into McCay’s life and work and showcases his exquisitely beautiful delineations (reproduced from the original art). Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to the strip— from Gertie the Dinosaur to the animation in 1933’s King Kong — and the growth of New York City from the Holland Tunnel to the Empire State Building—and traces our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades.
WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL. 8: “THE TOMORROW WARS”
by Floyd Gottfredson
$34.99 / HC / 272 pgs / PC / 10.5 x 8.75
WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOLS. 7 & 8 GIFT BOX SET
by Floyd Gottfredson
$49.99 / HC / 544 pgs / PC / 10.5 x 8.5
The award winning series continues. A magic cloak sends Mickey and Minnie into a dystopian future of robots and wicked warlords and it is up to Mickey to end this electronic enemy’s reign of terror! In bonus stories, artist Floyd Gottfredson sends Mickey out on a ghost ship and then pits Mickey against creepy chemist Drusilla and her morbid minions! This new eighth volume is also available in a handsome, holiday gift box set with Spring’s Vol. 7: “March of the Zombies”!
WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK THE DON ROSA LIBRARY VOL 4: “THE LAST OF THE CLAN MCDUCK”
by Don Rosa
$29.99 / HC / 192 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11
WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK THE DON ROSA LIBRARY VOLS. 3 & 4 GIFT BOX SET
by Don Rosa
$49.99 / HC / 376 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11
In this fourth book of Duck epics by Don Rosa, the origin story of Scrooge McDuck, the world’s richest duck, begins to unfold at last. From his Scottish boyhood, through his teenage years on Uncle Pothole’s steamboat, his first fights with the Beagle Boys and his earliest meeting with Magica De Spell! Presented in brilliant color with a treasure trove of Rosa’s cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids! Also available for the holidays is a stunning gift set containing this volume and last season’s Vol. 3: “Treasure Under Glass”!
SNOOPY VS. THE RED BARON
by Charles M. Schulz
$24.99 / HC / 200 pgs / BW / 9.5 x 6.75
Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron collects all of Schulz’s daily and Sunday newspaper strips starring Snoopy as the famous World War I flying ace, as seen in next month’s The Peanuts Movie, perennially battling the infamous German Red Baron. These Snoopy and Red Baron encounters are some of the most inspired—and most popular—episodes in all of Peanuts, and among the stories most beloved by children and adults alike.
THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1957-58 PAPERBACK EDITION
by Charles M. Schulz; Introduction by Jonathan Franzen
$22.99 / SC / 328 pgs / PC / 8.25 x 6.5
THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1955–1958 GIFT BOX SET PAPERBACK EDITION
By Charles M. Schulz; Introduction by Jonathan
Franzen Introductions by Matt Groening & Jonathan Franzen
$39.99 / SC / Two 328-page books in custom slipcase / PC / 8.25×6.5
In this fourth paperback volume, the 1950s close and Peanuts enters its golden age. Linus becomes downright eloquent and begins to fend off Lucy’s bullying, although his neurosis becomes more pronounced, including a harrowing two-weeks of blanketlessness. Charlie Brown cascades further down the hill to loserdom, with lost kites and humiliating baseball losses. But the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Also available for the holidays is a gift box containing this volume and Vol. 3 1955-1956.
PEANUTS: EVERY SUNDAY 1961-1965
by Charles M. Schulz
$49.99 / HC / 272 pgs / FC / 13.25 x 9.5
PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY: THE 1950S GIFT BOX SET
by Charles M. Schulz
$79.99 / HC / 496 pgs in custom slipcase / FC / 13.25 x 9.5
The early-1960s strips of our latest volume comprises the first golden age of Peanuts Sundays in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, but the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Peanuts Every Sunday: 1961-1965 has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring. Also available is our 1950s gift box set of every 1950’s Peanuts Sunday in one set!
WALT DISNEY’S UNCLE SCROOGE GIFT BOX SET: “ONLY A POOR OLD MAN” AND “THE SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD”
by Carl Barks; Introduction by George Lucas
$49.99 / HC / 488 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10
A double dose of the world’s most adventurous duck and his hapless nephew! Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: “Only a Poor Old Man” and Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: “The Seven Cities of Gold” make up this special boxed set of two of our most popular Donald Duck albums to date, exquisitely re-presenting the Duck stories of Carl Barks, one of the most brilliant cartoonists of the 20th century. Handsomely presented in an attractive box set at a special price that Uncle Scrooge himself would approve.
ZAP COMIX #16
by R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Victor Moscoso, Paul Mavrides and S. Clay Wilson
$14.99 / SC / 80 pgs / PC / 7 x 10
This final issue not only includes work by all eight Zap artists, but also a collaboration with Aline Kominsky and three double-page jams by the group. Plus: Zap’s first-and-only color section, featuring comics by R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton (his final Zap Wonder Warthog episode). Paul Mavrides provides an alternate version of Gilbert Shelton’s and his Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers episode, “Phineas Becomes a Suicide Bomber”. Front cover by R. Crumb. Back cover by Moscoso.