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2017 Releases

Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2017 (subject to change), listed in order of release. 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 2017

You Might Be An Artist If ...

You Might Be An Artist If ...

by Lauren Purje

"Lauren Purje may not know much about art, but she knows... actually, she knows a lot about art. And art school, and the art world, and artists. She shows that it’s okay to laugh at art, and more importantly, if you’re an artist, to laugh at yourself." — Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-406-1 - Diamond: NOV16-0483

Gumballs #1

Gumballs #1

by Erin Nations

"GUMBALLS #1 is funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant when dealing with autobiography, fake personal ads, or any number of other events. Nations is a promising new voice in comics, and you need to read GUMBALLS #1." — ComicsVerse

"GUMBALLS #1 lays bare a lot of serious, complicated …

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ISBN UPC 827714011456 - Diamond: OCT16-0481 (regular cover), OCT16-0482 (subscription variant cover)

 
Box Office Poison Color Comics #1

Box Office Poison Color Comics #1

by Alex Robinson

"Alex Robinson is pretty much king of the hill when it comes to slice-of-life comic book dramas, and Box Office Poison is a major reason why. This new mini-series is the perfect gateway for those who have never read the original graphic novel or those who want to experience an old favorite with a …

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ISBN UPC 82771401218700111 - Diamond: NOV16-0480

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Winner of the National Book Award

"March can help a new generation understand that the arc of the moral universe doesn't just bend toward justice; humans must struggle to bend it. To read Lewis's graphic memoir... is to be reminded that what so many have taken for granted in American life today …

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

 
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 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 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
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Winner of the …

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

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 …

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ISBN 978-1-936561-69-8 - Diamond: MAY168789

Box Office Poison Color Comics #2

Box Office Poison Color Comics #2

by Alex Robinson

Sherman’s frustration with his job grows and grows… while the story of Jane and Stephen’s relationship is revealed!

With new commentary by creator Alex Robinson.

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2017)

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ISBN UPC: 82771401218700211 - Diamond: DEC16-0448

 

March 2017

Box Office Poison Color Comics #3

Box Office Poison Color Comics #3

by Alex Robinson

Ed gets ready to interview at Zoom Comics, and Sherman meets the new love of his life at a housewarming party… now, if he could just track her down again!

With new commentary by creator Alex Robinson!

SHIPPING MARCH 2017!

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ISBN UPC 82771401218700311 - Diamond: JAN17-0569

April 2017

Her Bark and Her Bite

Her Bark and Her Bite

by James Albon

"James Albon's delicate and utterly unique artwork is so alive on the page, you can't help but be charmed and completely swept up in Her Bark & Her Bite." — Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County and The Underwater Welder

Soon after young artist Rebecca arrives in the big city, she stumbles …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-407-8 - Diamond: JAN17-0576

Gumballs #2

Gumballs #2

by Erin Nations

The buzzed-about series returns! In his second issue, Erin’s ready to do some shots… of testosterone, that is, injected weekly for Hormone Replacement Therapy. The result? “I feel like I’m going through menopause and puberty at the same time.” Plus: an all-new assortment of workplace …

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ISBN UPC 827714011456 - Diamond: FEB170450

 
Box Office Poison Color Comics #4

Box Office Poison Color Comics #4

by Alex Robinson

Sherman’s on a date… with a girl who’s name he can’t remember! And Ed’s employment situation changes, but will it be for the better? All this in thrilling color!

With new commentary from Alex Robinson.

COMING APRIL 2017

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ISBN UPC 82771401218700411 - DIAMOND: FEB170452

May 2017

Box Office Poison Color Comics #5

Box Office Poison Color Comics #5

by Alex Robinson

Ed finds that working for Irving Flavor turns out to be an acquired taste. And the secret origin of the Nightstalker... revealed!

With a new commentary by Alex Robinson.

COMING MAY 2017!

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ISBN UPC 82771401218700511 - Diamond: MAR170557

June 2017

Home Time: Under the River

Home Time: Under the River

by Campbell Whyte

“Beautifully realised, funny, smart, weird and surprisingly epic in scope, Home Time is also just plain brilliant.” — Shaun Tan

“Campbell Whyte’s debut graphic novel is cute, funny, scary, exciting, and cleverly constructed. The drawings are always a pleasure, each new art style …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-412-2 - Diamond: FEB170448

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

by Nate Powell

Celebrate the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award!

Nate Powell has been called “a writer-artist of genius” and “the most prodigiously talented graphic novelist” of his generation. This box contains the reasons why.

Swallow Me Whole won the Eisner Award for its …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-409-2 - Diamond: FEB170449

 

July 2017

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point

by Kim Dwinell

Things are getting weird in Surfside. Lately, Samantha’s best friend Jade explodes into fits of giggles whenever she sees a boy, and it’s throwing a wrench into the kick-back summer of surfing and hanging out that Sam had planned. But after swimming through a secret underwater cave, Sam starts …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-411-5 - Diamond: APR170634

Korgi: Short Tails

Korgi: Short Tails

by Christian Slade

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Christian Slade’s heartwarming Korgi series!

Korgi: Short Tails is a 48-page comic book collecting all seven Korgi stories from Free Comic Book Day, together with a brand-new adventure called “Cloud Cat.” A robot loses its head, finger-puppets battle, a …

$4.99 (US)

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ISBN UPC 827714013139

 

August 2017

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump

by Shannon Wheeler

FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter.

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion — he’s very, very, good, okay? Now …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8

Return of the Dapper Men (Deluxe Edition)

Return of the Dapper Men (Deluxe Edition)

by Jim McCann and Janet Lee

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel!

“The writing is lyrical and reads like a forgotten fairy tale... The artwork is often stunning, with a texture and depth.” — The New York Times

“It’s an instant classic, combining steampunk, science fiction and fantasy with an …

$34.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-413-9 - Diamond: APR170638

 
Spacebat and the Fugitives (Book One): Tacos at the End of the World

Spacebat and the Fugitives (Book One): Tacos at the End of the World

by Chris Sheridan

Spacebat, the galaxy’s greatest misfit, is pressed into service by three children to battle a mad scientist, his army of ill-mannered robots, and (worst of all) a universe-bending machine. Romp across reality in a wide-ranging escapade for all ages from acclaimed cartoonist Chris Sheridan …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-414-6

Gumballs #3

Gumballs #3

by Erin Nations

Don't miss the newest issue of the series critics are calling "funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant" — GUMBALLS! Erin Nations reflects on the transformative effects of his hormone injections: the good, the bad, and the awkward. After decades of being perceived as a woman and not taken …

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ISBN UPC 827714011456

 

September 2017

Roots

Roots

by Tara O'Connor

On a journey to the old world — she discovered a whole new world.

After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn't at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-417-7

Bottled

Bottled

by Chris Gooch

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not. Young Australian …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-420-7

 

October 2017

Super Tokyoland

Super Tokyoland

by Benjamin Reiss

In August 2002, artist Benjamin Reiss flies to Tokyo to spend a year with Kayoko, the Japanese girl he met in France a year earlier. What he finds upon landing is a vast and complex culture, steeped in tradition but full of surprises. As one year stretches into six, Benjamin becomes immersed in the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-418-4

November 2017

I Am a Number

I Am a Number

by Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes has got your number!

When everyone has a number, everyone knows their place. Lower numbers are better, higher numbers are less important, and that’s just the way it is. But what if that number could change? You might try to buck the system and assert your individuality… or you …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-419-1

January 2018

The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

by David Gaffney & Dan Berry

Valerie has a rich interior life. Serially unlucky in love, to feel better she imagines that her previous boyfriends are dead and that their bodies are kept downstairs in the cellar in a strange, mummified state. Every day she brings them upstairs and speaks with them about what went wrong.

What …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-415-3

February 2018

Return of the Dapper Men - TPB

Return of the Dapper Men - TPB

by Jim McCann and Janet Lee

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel — and now in paperback for the first time!

Welcome to Anorev, a land where time has no meaning. Robots work and children play, but the play is no fun and the work is no use. A curious boy named Ayden and his robot friend Zoe know that …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-421-4

March 2018

Cat'n'Bat

Cat'n'Bat

by Sashko Danylenko

Cat and Bat are best friends. Every day, they watch awful television, get awful ideas, and get into an awful lot of trouble. In the grand tradition of silent comedy, award-winning Ukrainian animator & artist Sashko Danylenko presents an addictive collection of strips that reveal painfully funny …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-422-1

Mechaboys

Mechaboys

by James Kochalka

Two lovable dirtbag teens, tired of being bullied, build a robot battle suit to take revenge on their entire high school. But they never expected to become… kind of popular?

Welcome to the love-child of Superbad, Carrie, Mean Girls, and Transformers. Experience the thrill of keg parties, gym …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-423-8

 

April 2018

Ward's Valley

Ward's Valley

by Bobby Curnow and Brenda Hickey

Ward is a grumpy gnome who only wants to be left alone. He never asked for company… but when his beautiful forest starts filling up with animals, it’s more than just grumpiness that makes him nervous. Mysterious muck-trolls and terrifying humans are invading, and he’ll need all the help he …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-424-5

May 2018

Cloud Hotel

Cloud Hotel

by Julian Hanshaw

Remco knows he is special. He was chosen. God took a shine to him, after a bright light in a clear northern sky brought Remco to the incredible Cloud Hotel, a wondrous place that he never wants to leave. But Remco has outstayed his welcome… and it’s time to check out.

LA Times Book Prize …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-425-2

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book Two): A Devil's Reach

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book Two): A Devil's Reach

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, one sixth 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. Blending elements of historical fact, clockwork …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-426-9