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2018 Releases

Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2018 (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.

December 2017

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

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

by Kim Dwinell

"I loved this book! Surfside Girls is exactly what I wish all my summer vacations had been like. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the beach!" — Janet Lee, Eisner-Award-winning artist of Return of the Dapper Men

"Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls has a timeless quality. With its likable …

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

Home Time: Under the River

Home Time: Under the River

by Campbell Whyte

Winner of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, PubWest Design Award, and DINKy Award!
Finalist for the Eisner Award, Russ Manning Award, Mike Wieringo Award, National Cartoonist Society Graphic Novel Award, Readings Children's Book Prize, Aurealis Award, and Ledger Award.

“Beautifully …

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

 
I Am a Number

I Am a Number

by Rian Hughes

"Riddled with wit and bursting with as much mischief and behavioural insight as any Kyle Baker book, this collection of short strips and cartoons is exactly the sort of the masterclass in style and colour that you’d expect from the king of comics-orientated logo design." — Page 45

“Rian …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-419-1 - Diamond: JUL17-0674

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 - Diamond: MAY170525

 

January 2018

The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

by David Gaffney & Dan Berry

"Lightly balanced between writer and artist, each the right amount of crazy... Snortingly funny." — NPR

"Ingenious... Valerie’s poignant romances open larger vistas where music and imagination offer wit and insight beyond the grayness of daily life." — Library Journal

"Funny and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-415-3 - Diamond: SEP170483

February 2018

Limbo Lounge

Limbo Lounge

by Dave Calver

"Limbo Lounge by the great illustrator Dave Calver is gorgeous, weird, great to read, and great to look at." — Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist and author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

An original graphic novel where newly dead people in Limbo await their fate at a bar while …

$29.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-63140-984-4 - Diamond: JUL170673

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

March 2018

Mechaboys

Mechaboys

by James Kochalka

"Mechaboys feels like the return of an old friend... like the Linklater movie Dazed & Confused mixed with a garage-built robot battle suit. Pure Kochalka magic!" — Atomic Books

"Kochalka includes the standard high-school plot points—party in the woods, gym class rope-climb, an obnoxious …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-423-8 - Diamond: DEC170549

Korgi Enamel Pin

Korgi Enamel Pin

by Christian Slade

From the pages of Christian Slade’s Korgi: a beautiful enamel pin featuring Sprout the corgi in all his adorable fluffiness! Show your love of Korgi—and corgis in general—today!

Pin measures approximately 1.5” by 1.25” with a metal clutch fastener.

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April 2018

Ward's Valley

Ward's Valley

by Bobby Curnow and Brenda Hickey

Praise for Bobby Curnow & Brenda Hickey:
“A modern myth that evokes the agelessness of the best folktales but is a completely new invention.” — Newsarama
“Hickey’s artwork is outstanding.” — Comic Wow!
“Depth of characters and story are what really drive this book to be one of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-424-5 - Diamond: JAN180567

Cat'n'Bat

Cat'n'Bat

by Sashko Danylenko

"Cat and Bat are full of bad ideas, but buying this book is a good one." — Shannon Wheeler

"Cat'n'Bat can make you laugh, think, and then laugh again. Thoughtfully silly and cleverly dark." — Jordan Calhoun, Black Nerd Problems

Cat and Bat are best friends. Every day, they watch awful …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-422-1 - Diamond: DEC170548

 

May 2018

Coin-Op Comics Anthology: 1997-2017

Coin-Op Comics Anthology: 1997-2017

by Maria Hoey and Peter Hoey

"Spectacular... each page is a feast for the eyes. This is a striking assemblage of two decades of challenging, entertaining, and crisply beautiful stories." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“It’s official: Coin-Op is the most wonderful new comic series you haven’t heard about …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-427-6 - Diamond: FEB180483

Johnny Boo (Book 8): Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer

Johnny Boo (Book 8): Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer

by James Kochalka

“Fun for kids of all ages. It's AWESOME!" — DJ Lance Rock, host of Nick Jr's Yo Gabba Gabba!

"Perfect for beginning readers." — Publishers Weekly

"Johnny Boo is sweet without being sugary and comfortably familiar yet fresh on every page. All in all, Kochalka's light touch has created …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-435-1 - Diamond: FEB180484

 
Gumballs (TPB)

Gumballs (TPB)

by Erin Nations

WINNER OF THE 2018 DINKy AWARD FOR DIVERSITY!

"Nations is a standout, portraying his experience with humor and honesty, and with distinctive, whimsical art." — Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Comics & Graphic Novels for Spring 2018

"No comic in 2017 spoke as deeply and personally while …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-431-3 - Diamond: MAR180561

June 2018

Strong Female Protagonist (Book Two)

Strong Female Protagonist (Book Two)

by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

"What could be a gimmicky setup rises far beyond cliché, bringing new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field ... Humor is hard to get right, but humor with a serious message is even harder. Mulligan and Ostertag's creation strikes just the right balance. It's super." — …

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ISBN 978-0-692-90610-1 - Diamond: MAR180560

Cloud Hotel

Cloud Hotel

by Julian Hanshaw

"Crisp of line and hypnotically peculiar, Hanshaw deftly suspends us between dream and reality, as good comics do. As in life, the harder we look the more we see, and the stranger things invariably become." — Shaun Tan

"[Cloud Hotel's] panel layouts and richly colored mise-en-scène are …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-425-2 - Diamond: FEB180480

 

July 2018

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #1 (of 6)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #1 (of 6)

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

After an epic seventeen-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. This …

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ISBN UPC 827714014280 00111 - Diamond: JUN188003

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century (TPB)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century (TPB)

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

“Magnificent.” — Forbidden Planet International
“Splendid fun.” — The Guardian
“Relentlessly clever.” — The Miami Herald
“A stunning return to form.” — The First Post
“One glorious creative tapestry.” — The Independent
“Easily one of the best of the year.” — …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-437-5 - Diamond: APR180309

 
Come Again

Come Again

by Nate Powell

One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Spring 2018!

"Rendered in fluid, magical brushwork tinted in the colors of a sunrise and filled with mysterious shadows and crannies... this enchanting solo effort reveals even greater depths to Powell’s gift for visual storytelling and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-428-3 - Diamond: MAR180563

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

by Nate Powell

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

"It’s tempting to call this a Powell sampler, but each of the collected works is a standalone mini-masterpiece in its own right." — Barnes & Noble's "Best Comics & Graphic Novels of June 2017"

Nate Powell has been called …

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

 
Look Back and Laugh

Look Back and Laugh

by Liz Prince

PRAISE FOR LIZ PRINCE:

“Magnificently evocative… Simple, line-based art provides a perfect complement to her keen narration, giving this an indie, intimate feel and leaving readers feeling like they really know her. Liz’s story, captured with wry humor and a deft, visceral eye, is a …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-434-4 - Diamond: APR180322

Lost Girls (Expanded Edition)

Lost Girls (Expanded Edition)

by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore

A new edition of the groundbreaking New York Times Bestseller!

"Lost Girls is to erotic literature what Moore's now classic 1987 Watchmen (with Dave Gibbons) was to the superhero scene. Each busts the frames of its respective genre with formal precision; each reflects upon its own ways and means …

$49.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-436-8 - Diamond: MAR180562

 

August 2018

Bodycount

Bodycount

by Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley

Legendary talents team up for a jaw-dropping action-romp starring the baddest dudes in the TMNT universe: Raphael and Casey Jones. It's a must for grown-up Turtles fans and anyone nostalgic for the grim 'n' gritty days of 90s comics.

“Pure, unfiltered and unhindered Kevin Eastman.” — TMNT …

$29.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-432-0 - Diamond: APR180323

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #2 (of 6)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #2 (of 6)

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

Opening with a 1919 deathmatch between two American superhumans in the ruins of Utopia, the second issue of Moore and O’Neill’s final comic series takes its readers on a breath-taking ride over a waterfall of storytelling styles, from a startling 21st century Lincoln Island and its current …

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ISBN UPC 827714014280 00211 - Diamond: JUN180748

 
His Dream of the Skyland: The Walled City Trilogy (Book One)

His Dream of the Skyland: The Walled City Trilogy (Book One)

by Anne Opotowsky and Aya Morton

“A stunning piece of work… it has depth, lots of drama, bucket-loads of charm, and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. His Dream of the Skyland is a beautiful book that looks set to become a classic.” — Grovel

“It opens with a scene of furtive, hurried sex… but this astounding tale, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-429-0 - Diamond: MAY180755

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 - Diamond: FEB180481

 

September 2018

Girl Town

Girl Town

by Carolyn Nowak

Praise for Carolyn Nowak:
"I raise my glass, tip my hat, and set off a million dollars worth of fireworks to Carolyn Nowak's electric brain, electric fingers and eclectic, electric storytelling smarts. What a wise, sad, funny, exhilarating book!" — Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble and Magic …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-438-2 - Diamond: JUN18-0750

From Hell: Master Edition #01 (of 10)

From Hell: Master Edition #01 (of 10)

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

Jack is back — and this time, the blood is red.

"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

Experience FROM HELL as …

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ISBN UPC 827714016215 00111 - Diamond: JUL18-0935

 

November 2018

Supers (Book One)

Supers (Book One)

by Frédéric Maupomé and Dawid

“A great adventure that will delight young and old alike.” — Bande à Bulle

"Grabbing you with its action (midnight mischief, combat), its themes (teamwork, self-improvement, coming of age, friendship, love), its humor, and its freshness, Supers pleases right away…. one of the most …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-439-9

From Hell: Master Edition #02 (of 10)

From Hell: Master Edition #02 (of 10)

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

“What Doth the Lord Require of Thee?” Blackmail and black magic — and one unforgettable tour of London — come to life in full color!

"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 …

$7.99 (US)

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ISBN UPC 827714016215 00211

 

January 2019

Ye

Ye

by Guilherme Petreca

“A story whose pleasure lies not only in appreciating the beauty of its artwork, but in deciphering what lies hidden in its metaphors.” — Nerd Geek Feelings

“Beautiful and unique… Ye delicately portrays how difficult it is to find oneself in the world and, more importantly, how to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-440-5

From Hell: Master Edition #03 (of 10)

From Hell: Master Edition #03 (of 10)

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

“The Nemesis of Neglect.” The first modern serial killer strikes his first victims, and reluctant Inspector Abberline is assigned the case of a lifetime.

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they …

$7.99 (US)

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ISBN UPC 827714016215 00311

 

February 2019

Belzebubs

Belzebubs

by JP Ahonen

”Belzebubs strikes that delicate balance between adorable and totally fucking metal.”—Steven Seigh, Talking Comics

Praise for JP Ahonen:

"JP Ahonen is, flat-out, one of the best comic artists and writers working in the world today. His comics are hilarious, action-packed, and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-442-9

March 2019

Red Panda and Moon Bear

Red Panda and Moon Bear

by Jarod Roselló

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and some very special hoodies.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-444-3

Johnny Boo (Book 9): Johnny Boo is King!

Johnny Boo (Book 9): Johnny Boo is King!

by James Kochalka

The beloved young-reader series by Eisner Award winner James Kochalka returns with a new adventure fit for a king!

Johnny Boo is wearing a crown on his head, so that means he's the king! Squiggle wants to be king too, so he puts a rock on his head. After a brief argument, they decide to share …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-443-6

 
From Hell: Master Edition #04 (of 10)

From Hell: Master Edition #04 (of 10)

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

“A Torn Envelope.” Another woman is brutally murdered near Whitechapel, and the police receive a mysterious letter bearing the name… “Jack the Ripper.”

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they …

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ISBN UPC 827714016215 00411

April 2019

A Shining Beacon

A Shining Beacon

by James Albon

Pictures at a revolution: acclaimed graphic novelist James Albon (Her Bark and Her Bite) explores the role of the artist in a frighteningly familiar near-future of tyrannical regimes and popular revolts.

Francesca Saxon, artist and loyal citizen of the nation, is thrilled when she receives a …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-445-0

May 2019

Highwayman

Highwayman

by Koren Shadmi

“A bewitching and fascinating roadtrip… with impeccable writing and narration.” — Planete BD

“Shadmi intrigues with his mysteries and his evocative skill, asking more questions than he answers.” — BoDoï

Israeli cartoonist Koren Shadmi (Love Addict, The Abaddon) turns to science …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-441-2

From Hell: Master Edition #05 (of 10)

From Hell: Master Edition #05 (of 10)

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

“Love is enough.” As his pace of murder accelerates — twice in one night — the increasingly unhinged Dr. Gull leaves an ominous message.

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and …

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ISBN UPC 827714016215 00511

 

June 2019

Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho

Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho

by Kim Dwinell

Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ancient mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-447-4

July 2019

They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4