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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 …

$19.99 (US)

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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 827714012187 - 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 …

$49.99 (US)

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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 …

$14.95 (US)

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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

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

 

June 2017

Home Time (Book One)

Home Time (Book One)

by Campbell Whyte

The last school bell has rung and it’s finally HOME TIME!

Even though they’re twins, Lilly and David don’t agree on much… except that the last summer before high school is the perfect time for relaxing with friends. But their plans for sleepovers, fantasy games, and romance are thrown …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-412-2

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

Nate Powell's OMNIBOX

by Nate Powell

NATE POWELL’S OMNIBOX: FEATURING SWALLOW ME WHOLE, ANY EMPIRE, & YOU DON’T SAY

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 …

$49.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-409-2

 

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

August 2017

Return of the Dapper Men (Book One) -- HARDCOVER

Return of the Dapper Men (Book One) -- HARDCOVER

by Jim McCann and Janet Lee

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel!

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 something’s missing, but they can’t imagine what …

$34.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-413-9

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 robots, psychics, and even the very laws of nature to stop 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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-414-6

 

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

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