Catalog / 2016 Releases

2016 Releases

Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2016 (so far!) listed in order of release (including a few key reprints of Top Shelf perennials as well). Do yourself a favor this year and try some things that you're not that familiar with. You won't be disappointed.

And click on the links for a quick look at the entire publishing schedule; our mature-reader perennials, and our all-ages perennials.

January 2016

Strong Female Protagonist: Book One

Strong Female Protagonist: Book One

by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

One of Comic Book Resources' Best Books of the Year!

"Strong Female Protagonist... bring[s] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field, standing alongside stories like Watchmen and Soon I Will Be Invincible in the canon of witty, thoughtful commentaries on superheroism …

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ISBN 978-0-692-24618-4 - Diamond: JUN148321

The Story of My Tits

The Story of My Tits

by Jennifer Hayden

Nominated for the Will Eisner Award!
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
The New York Times, NPR, Library Journal, Amazon, GQ, Comic Book Resources, Paste, Mental Floss, Forbes, and many more!

"Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-054-4 - Diamond: JUL15-0519

 
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

adapted by Troy Little

Winner of the PubWest Book Design Award.
Nominated for the Will Eisner Award.

“Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic.” — Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)

“I am super-into everything about this.” — Kelly Sue …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-375-0 - Diamond: AUG15-0325

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION

adapted by Troy Little

Also available -- a few copies left of the Signed & Numbered Hardcover Edition (Limited to 300 copies) that was released at Comic-Con! Get them while supplies last.

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ISBN 827714010046

 

February 2016

March: Book One -- OVER-SIZED DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION

March: Book One -- OVER-SIZED DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Top Shelf celebrates Black History Month with a special Over-Sized Deluxe Hardcover Edition of March: Book One!

The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, March: Book One has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-383-5 - Diamond: DEC15-0513

Renée

Renée

by Ludovic Debeurme

Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!

"Dreams merge into reality with unnerving ease in Debeurme’s captivating sequel to Lucille... a powerfully tragic meditation on the alienating force of memory." — Publishers Weekly

"Do …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0 - Diamond: NOV150469

 

March 2016

Johnny Boo (Book 7): Goes Like This!

Johnny Boo (Book 7): Goes Like This!

by James Kochalka

Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it... magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they're off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-384-2 - Diamond: JAN16-0450

Johnny Boo's Big Boo Box (Slipcase Set of Books 1-5)

Johnny Boo's Big Boo Box (Slipcase Set of Books 1-5)

by James Kochalka

Johnny Boo is the best little ghost in the whole world, because he has Boo Power. This means that he can go "BOO" really loudly! His pet ghost named Squiggle has Squiggle Power, which means that he can fly and do really fast loop-the-loops. Together they have the world's greatest ghost adventures! …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-385-9 - Diamond: JAN16-0451

 
Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island!

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island!

by Ray Friesen

Set phasers for maximum silly: Ray Friesen, the non-stop sugar rush called by Booklist “a manic blend of mayhem and adventure,” is back for more! When Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken stumble across a mystical lost sword, a rip-roaring aquatic adventure ensues, with appearances by cousin …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-367-5 - Diamond: JAN16-0456

April 2016

Apocrypha Now

Apocrypha Now

by Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler

“Accurate yet rib-tickling, these scriptural riffs are perfect for fans of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” — Publishers Weekly

"Pairing Russell’s irreverent prose interpretations of Biblical legend with Wheeler’s droll single-panel cartoons... it’s a jam-packed read that turns …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-369-9 - Diamond: FEB16-0424

God is Disappointed / Apocrypha Now — SLIPCASE SET

God is Disappointed / Apocrypha Now — SLIPCASE SET

by Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler

Hallelujah — the beloved classic has risen again! And this time it brought company. Celebrate the second coming of Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler with this handy slipcase set, containing both God Is Disappointed in You and the new sequel Apocrypha Now — two hilarious must-haves in one beautiful …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-386-6 - Diamond: FEB16-0425

 
God Is Disappointed in You

God Is Disappointed in You

by Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler

"Mr. Russell and Mr. Wheeler have used irreverence to win an audience for what is actually a slyly empathetic retelling of Bible stories." — The New York Times

"As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked... The Bible is an incredibly weird book, and I thank Mark Russell for rewriting it in …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-098-8 - Diamond: FEB13-8154

May 2016

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book One): A Machine Age War

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book One): A Machine Age War

Written by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, & Jack Lowe. Illustrated by Moses Nester, with colors by S. J. Miller.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, 1/6th of the world’s wealth vacationed in and around the tiny Georgia island of Jekyll. Captains of industry like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan and Carnegie all called the Jekyll area home. The Jekyll Island Chronicles uses this place of grandeur and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-388-0 - Diamond: MAR16-0501

Cigarette Girl

Cigarette Girl

by Masahiko Matsumoto

Shortlisted for the Heritage Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
“Utterly endearing, unsentimental, and wise... Matsumoto pinpoints the day-to-day troubles and modest triumphs of city-dwellers striving for independence, security, success, sex, and maybe love.” —Paul …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-382-8 - Diamond: MAR16-0496

 

June 2016

The Fun Family

The Fun Family

by Benjamin Frisch

"Best Emerging Graphic Novelist" — The Austin Chronicle

"A surreal exploration of the fractured suburban family, worthy of a Sam Mendes directorial turn... revealing that nothing is ever quite as fun as it seems." — Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be thinking about [The Fun Family] for …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-344-6 - Diamond: APR16-0643

Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two

Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two

by Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.

In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-027-8 - Diamond: APR16-0637

 
Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HC

Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HC

by Eddie Campbell

To celebrate the release of Bacchus: Volume Two, while supplies last we also offer a special "Private Reserve" edition —  a deluxe hardcover with a numbered bookplate signed by Eddie Campbell and sewn into the binding. Limited to 300 copies.

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED AUGUST 2016)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-405-4

Eddie Campbell's Omnibox: The Complete ALEC and BACCHUS (3 Volume Slipcase)

Eddie Campbell's Omnibox: The Complete ALEC and BACCHUS (3 Volume Slipcase)

by Eddie Campbell

NOTE: A HANDFUL OF SIGNED PLATES TO GO WITH THE FIRST FEW COPIES SOLD ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Gathered into one amazing package for the first time ever: the complete collection of Eddie Campbell's sprawling, award-winning masterworks ALEC and BACCHUS! See why Booklist calls his work "a high-water …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-387-3 - Diamond: APR16-0638

 

July 2016

The Underwater Welder - HARDCOVER

The Underwater Welder - HARDCOVER

by Jeff Lemire

"Beautiful, moving, wholly satisfying." — Publishers Weekly

"All kinds of wonderful. Buy it. You will wet yourself with tears, your brain will spin from masterful storytelling, and you will love it." — Entertainment Weekly

"One of the most haunting, arresting, and unforgettable books of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-392-7 - Diamond: MAY16-0537

The Underwater Welder - SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

The Underwater Welder - SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Jeff Lemire

To celebrate the release of the hardcover edition of The Underwater Welder, while supplies last we also offer a deluxe special edition —  with a ribbon bookmark and a numbered bookplate signed by Jeff Lemire & sewn into the binding. Limited to 300 copies.

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED JULY 2016)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-398-9

 
Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater

Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater

by Koren Shadmi

"Koren Shadmi's Love Addict is a romp back to the great confessional comics of the 1990's and a trip up to the moment of mind-bending modern hijinx. So few comics find the sweet spot of sensational art, pitch perfect dialogue, compelling characters and flawless storytelling. Shadmi nails all that, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-393-4 - Diamond: MAY16-0534

August 2016

March: Book Three

March: Book Three

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

"March is one of the most important graphic novels ever created — an extraordinary presentation of an extraordinary …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-402-3 - Diamond: JUN160408

March: Book Three -- HARDCOVER

March: Book Three -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three!

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED AUGUST 2nd, 2016)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-396-5

 
March: Book Three -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

March: Book Three -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

SOLD OUT! BUT WE DO STILL HAVE A FEW S&N COPIES OF BOOK TWO BELOW:

Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three, signed & numbered by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

$49.99 (US)

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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia. -- a slipcased set of March: Book One, March: Book …

$49.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-395-8 - Diamond: JUN16-0409

 
March: Book Two

March: Book Two

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!

New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Winner of the Will Eisner Award
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award

"With March, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-400-9 - Diamond: NOV141657

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two!

IN STOCK!

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March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two, with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!

IN PRINT! (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE)

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March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

 
March: Book One -- HARDCOVER

March: Book One -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available again for a short time: the exclusive HARDCOVER edition of March: Book One!

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ISBN 978-1-60309-390-3

September 2016

From Hell -- HARDCOVER

From Hell -- HARDCOVER

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century." — Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly

"Moore, one of the great fiction minds of his generation, never accomplished …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-397-2 - Diamond: JUN16-0567

Spiral-Bound

Spiral-Bound

by Aaron Renier

Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition.

"Top Shelf has a real winner with Aaron Renier's delightful, action-packed graphic novel for all ages. Innocence and naiveté dominate the character traits of the cast of cute, anthropomorphic characters while the meaning of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-50-1 - Diamond: JUN053272

 

October 2016

Korgi (Book 4): The Problem with Potions

Korgi (Book 4): The Problem with Potions

by Christian Slade

"If there was ever a true 'all-ages' book, this is it. Korgi hits every note perfectly, and can hook readers all across the spectrum with its tantalizing suspense and action.... The art is spectacular." — School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids

“Guaranteed to be loved by children. Its …

$9.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-403-0

November 2016

Tonoharu (Part Three)

Tonoharu (Part Three)

by Lars Martinson

“A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation.” —Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)

“Stunningly good.” —Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

“For fans of Lost in Translation.” —Sean Howe, Entertainment Weekly

“Tonoharu is brilliant.” —Linda L. …

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ISBN 978-0-9801023-1-4

December 2016

Gumballs #1

Gumballs #1

by Erin Nations

Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of GUMBALLS -- a brand new one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at …

$3.99 (US)

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ISBN UPC 827714011456

January 2017

You Might Be An Artist If ...

You Might Be An Artist If ...

by Lauren Purje

With a BFA, solo exhibitions, and work experience at a New York gallery, Lauren Purje has spent plenty of time in the art world… consider this her cry for help.

You Might Be An Artist If… collects several years of her comic strips about the ups and downs of life in the arts. Her wry and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-406-1

February 2017

Chester 5000 (Book 2): Isabelle & George

Chester 5000 (Book 2): Isabelle & George

by Jess Fink

Praise for Chester 5000:

"A woman-friendly, couple-friendly book destined to become a perennial in sex-positive toy and book stores." — The Comics Journal

"Delightfully playful... a genuinely beautiful piece of erotica evidently drawn with love." — Page 45

“Fink’s storytelling is …

$14.95 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-936561-69-8

March 2017

Her Bark and Her Bite

Her Bark and Her Bite

by James Albon

Soon after young artist Rebecca arrives in the big city, she stumbles headlong into the arms of the charismatic Victor. When they fall madly in love, she's thrown into his socialite world of glamorous parties, devoted fans, and layabout debutantes. The people, the art, and the acclaim are …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-407-8