The Return Of Wuvable Oaf And Other Fantagraphics Delights For December 2016

The Return Of Wuvable Oaf And Other Fantagraphics Delights For December 2016

Posted by September 24, 2016 Comment

A little look at Fantagraphics’ solicits for December 2016… and we start with Wally Wood.

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THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WALLACE WOOD VOLUME 1
edited by Bhob Stewart and J. Michael Catron
introduction by Howard Chaykin
$39.99 / HC / 232 pgs / FC / 10 x 12
The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood is a generously illustrated biographical portrait of one of the most mythic figures of American cartooning. Overflowing with Wood’s art as well as rare personal photos and remembrances by Wood’s friends, colleagues and loved ones. Previously announced as a single volume from Fantagraphics, this mammoth project has now been divided into two volumes. This is volume 1.

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THE COMPLETE CREPAX: THE TIME EATER & OTHER STORIES
by Guido Crepax
$75.00 / HC / 440 pgs / BW / 10.25 x 14
This science-fiction-themed second volume of our complete Guido Crepax library features two more of the famed Italian erotic artist’s heroines, Marianna and Belinda, in addition to the fabled Valentina. Reproduced in a lush, oversized format and also including contextual essays about the cartoonist, The Time Eater more than lives up to the critical reception of our first volume of The Complete Crepax.

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WUVABLE OAF: BLOOD & METAL
by Ed Luce
$19.99 / HC / 100 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10
Following the wildly popular Wuvable Oaf debut comes this full-color sequel! Blood and Metal collects a number of Oaf short stories celebrating Ed Luce’s love of all things wrestling/metal/queercore to create an immersive environment recalling Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie. Also featuring tales of Oaf’s formative childhood years, and much more

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EC COMICS: THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES BY WILL ELDER
by Will Elder and Al Feldstein with Ray Bradbury
$29.99 / HC/ 216 pgs / BW / 7.25 x 10.25
This collection includes all 15 of Elder’s Panic stories (EC’s in-house attempt to duplicate MAD) plus seven of his science fiction tales and more. This volume also includes a special Elder horror story that hasn’t been since its original publication more than 60 years ago. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, The Million-Year Picnic And Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic stories

POGO: THE COMPLETE SYNDICATED COMIC STRIPS VOL. 4
by Walt Kelly
introduction by Neil Gaiman
$45.00 / HC / 344 pgs / PC / 7.25x 10.5

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POGO: THE COMPLETE SYNDICATED COMIC STRIPS VOLS. 3 & 4 GIFT BOX SET
by Walt Kelly
$75.00 / Hardcover Box Set / 688 pgs /
7.25 x 10.5
In addition to presenting all of 1955 and 1956’s daily Pogo strips for the first time anywhere, Pogo: The Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 4 also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years in full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday newspaper sections 60 years ago! Plus the usual in-depth annotations, samples of Kelly’s work scanned from original art, and a whole lot more!
And, for the holidays, we’re also releasing a handsome slipcased set of this volume and Vol. 3.

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