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Hello, Again

Hello, Again

by Max Estes

"If there's a Brian Ralph recommendation on the back of a book, that's good enough for me. In this paperback, Max Estes tells about a guy who carries around a ton of guilt until a ghost from his past shows up to teach him a lesson about moving forward. The faces and gestures are expressive, the old …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-63-1

Hey Mister #1: Birth of the Cruel

Hey Mister #1: Birth of the Cruel

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"I laughed so hard at HEY MISTER! that about two drops of pee came out." -- Matt Fraction, author of Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Casanova.

Behold the triumphant return of what Details Magazine called "America’s funniest comic book"! This Eisner-nominated series series is not only …

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Hey Princess

Hey Princess

by Mats Jonsson

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"Funny, relatable, honest. What's not to love?" --Whitney Matheson, USA Today

“The brilliance of Mats Jonsson’s comics is knowing just how funny some of the most pathetic moments of adolescence can be, and not being afraid to share those, no matter how ridiculous it …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-051-3

Hey, Mister (Vol 1): After School Special

Hey, Mister (Vol 1): After School Special

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"America's funniest comic book." -- Gavin Edwards, Details

This amazing edition collects the original five, self-published Hey, Mister mini-comics. With all the disturbing pathos and blow-milk-through-your-nose comedy we've come to expect, this cool compendium is guaranteed to give you the …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-02-0 - Diamond: STAR14243

 
Hey, Mister (Vol 2): Celebrity Roast

Hey, Mister (Vol 2): Celebrity Roast

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"Sickman-Garner’s best work shows a complexity of vision and cartooning talent that make him eminently watchable; qualities which belie the seeming hopelessness of his work. Like Shannon Wheeler, he manages to wrench some telling humor from a seemingly inauspicious vehicle." -- The Comics …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-06-8 - Diamond: STAR14244

Hey, Mister (Vol 3): The Fall Collection

Hey, Mister (Vol 3): The Fall Collection

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"Funny, wacky, compelling, and best of all, surreal. Leave it to Top Shelf to find an artist like Pete and to put his stuff together in such a nice, neat package." -- Factsheet 5

"Hey, Mister comics are laugh-out-loud, tears-rolling-down-your-face funny." -- Karon Flage, Sequential …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-25-9

 
Hieronymus B.

Hieronymus B.

by Ulf K.

"If you should be lucky enough to see this book in your comic shop on Wednesday, snap it up immediately, take directly it to the cashier, buy it and do not pass Go. ... Whimsical without being cloying, and featuring some truly stunning line work, Ulf K deserves a wider audience in the States." …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-008-7 - Diamond: JAN083928

The Homeland Directive

The Homeland Directive

by Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Named one of the year's best graphic novels by CNN, Complex, IFC, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and USA Today!

"A great, paranoid read for the modern age." -- Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Venditti’s cat-mouse thriller demands edge-of-your-seat …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-024-7

 
Honey Talks

Honey Talks

by Stripburger

Honey Talks brings back authentic Slovenian folk art by showcasing comics stories based on motifs of painted beehive panels. Each of nine authors, Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany), Jakob Klemencic (Slovenia), Koco (Slovenia), Milorad Krstic (Hungary), Matthias Lehmann (France), Rutu Modan (Israel), …

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ISBN 978-961-6553-04-9 - Diamond: AUG063616

Hutch Owen (Vol 1): The Collected

Hutch Owen (Vol 1): The Collected

by Tom Hart

"Tom Hart is one of the few cartoonists whose work I actively seek. There is a dept of feeling in his Hutch Owen stories that places them among the best comic book work I’ve read." -- Joe Sacco

"[Hart’s] funny-looking people . . . convey a level of character and emotion that more intricate …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-17-4

 
Hutch Owen (Vol 2): Unmarketable

Hutch Owen (Vol 2): Unmarketable

by Tom Hart

"A devastating satire, Unmarketable feels like a scalding hot poker cauterizing the open wound of American corporate and consumer culture." -- Andrew D. Arnold, Time.com

"Hart's angry nonconformist Hutch Owen is a modern comics icon-a pissed-off homeless man who stands up for idealism and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-55-6

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

by Tom Hart

He’s outraged! He’s not going to take it anymore! He’s... not quite sure what to do next. Meet Hutch and his motley crew of lovable malcontents, struggling to make sense of an America that baffles, oppresses, and infuriates them. Collecting the five-year run of Tom Hart’s bitingly …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-086-5

 
I Am Going to Be Small

I Am Going to Be Small

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown is one of the best humorists in modern American comic book." -- Comic Book Bin

Everyone needs something funny to stick in their pocket to read on the train, or on a lunch break, or in line at the DMV. This is that something. Jeffrey Brown sets aside the sappy sentimentality of his …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-86-0

I Am Going To Be Small (Hardcover)

I Am Going To Be Small (Hardcover)

I Am Going To Be Small is also available in a deluxe hardcover edition. Limited quantities available.

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Incredible Change-Bots One

Incredible Change-Bots One

by Jeffrey Brown

“This pocket-sized volume is to The Transformers what Avenue Q is to Sesame Street -- a mocking, fawning, idiotic, adoring paean to a pop culture phenomenon inseparable from the artist’s person. Although allegory without substance, all action and no moral, it’s delightful fluff.” -- Library …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-91-4

Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of Incredible Change-Bots One. Limited quantities available.

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Incredible Change-Bots Two

Incredible Change-Bots Two

by Jeffrey Brown

"Hilarious. Brown's drawings have a charming crudeness to them, and the book gives the impression of a couple of kids playing with their toy robots, making 'bew! bew! bew!' noises and spouting absurd dialogue. It's also really clever, though. Incredible Change-Bots is a parody by someone who …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-067-4

Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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The Incredible Cuteness of Being

The Incredible Cuteness of Being

by Keith Knight

The sixth collection of Keith Knight's multi award-winning comic strip finds ye olde gentleman cartoonist welcoming his progeny into the world alongside America's first Black president! Will the nation's premier race cartoonist mellow out now that he's a new dad in a "post-racial" world? …

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ISBN 978-1-4675-3661-5

Infinite Kung Fu

Infinite Kung Fu

by Kagan McLeod

One of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Publishers Weekly, Heeb Magazine, io9, CNN, Comic Book Resources, Complex, USA Today, Forbidden Planet International, IFC, ComicsAlliance, Paste, and Graphic Novel Reporter!

"Pure …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-83-9

 
Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

by James Kochalka

"Johnny Boo is the latest creation by the multi-talented James Kochalka. Watch as Johnny and Squiggle encounter the Ice Cream Monster for a 'party in his tummy' of a different kind! Fun for kids of all ages, it's AWESOME!" -- DJ Lance Rock, host of Nick Jr's Yo Gabba Gabba!

"The narrative style …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-013-1

Johnny Boo (Book 2): Twinkle Power

Johnny Boo (Book 2): Twinkle Power

by James Kochalka

"Kochalka's simple line drawings and bright crayon colors stand out in this sweet, silly graphic novel. Children will easily identify with Johnny Boo’s sense of fun and with his fear at meeting someone new." -- Snow Wildsmith, Booklist

Johnny Boo has boo power and his pet ghost Squiggle has …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-015-5

 
Johnny Boo (Book 4): The Mean Little Boy

Johnny Boo (Book 4): The Mean Little Boy

by James Kochalka

"Perfect for beginning readers." -- Publishers Weekly

"Kochalka's command of the comic form is sublime and adorable. Kids will love Johnny Boo." -- Harry Bliss, illustrator of Diary of a Worm

"Johnny Boo is sweet without being sugary and comfortably familiar yet fresh on every page. All in …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-059-9

Johnny Boo (Book 5): Does Something!

Johnny Boo (Book 5): Does Something!

by James Kochalka

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

What does Johnny Boo do when there's nothing to do? Johnny Boo Does Something! In fact, he does a LOT of things!

Watch Johnny Boo have a Boring Adventure and discover Yawn Power, write an angry letter to Ice Cream Magazine, get a squiggly new hairdo, fall to the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-084-1 - Diamond: JAN131275

 
K Chronicles: What a Strange Strip

K Chronicles: What a Strange Strip

by Keith Knight

"[Keith Knight] deals with so many issues with both gravitas and such a light touch, while never missing a chance at a cheap laugh. This is the work of a master." -- David Eggers

"Intelligent, progressive, and damn funny comics." -- Boston’s Weekly Dig

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ISBN 978-1-891830-30-3 - Diamond: STAR16399

The King

The King

by Rich Koslowski

"In the crowded and eclectic world of Elvis literature, once in a while, a breath of fresh air comes along to jolt our senses. Rich Koslowski's The King is one of those rare entries which offers us something different, something which stimulates our senses both narratively and visually. … The …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-65-5

 
Korgi (Book 1) -- HARDCOVER

Korgi (Book 1) -- HARDCOVER

by Christian Slade

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Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings!

Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings!

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." -- Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids

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ISBN 978-1-891830-90-7

 
Korgi (Book 2) -- HARDCOVER

Korgi (Book 2) -- HARDCOVER

by Christian Slade

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Korgi (Book 2): The Cosmic Collector

Korgi (Book 2): The Cosmic Collector

by Christian Slade

"Once you pick up Korgi, if you have a heart, you will not be able to put it down or stop going 'That’s so cute!!!'" -- Heidi MacDonald, PublishersWeekly.com

"In many ways, Korgi is a prime example of how to handle an all-ages book. With just the right level of surprise and adventure, it’s …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-010-0

 
Korgi (Book 3) -- HARDCOVER

Korgi (Book 3) -- HARDCOVER

by Christian Slade

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of Korgi (Book 3): A Hollow Beginning! Limited quantities available.

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Korgi (Book 3): A Hollow Beginning

Korgi (Book 3): A Hollow Beginning

by Christian Slade

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

Every story has a beginning. It is time for this one to be told. Ivy and Sprout follow their curiosity about the shard of stained glass they discovered in the woods. What they find is a clue to the very origin of their beloved home, the Korgi Hollow. In this third …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-062-9 - Diamond: JUL11-1240

 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #1 - 1910

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #1 - 1910

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

A New York Times Bestseller!

"While the premise of mixing and matching famed fictional figures has lost some of its novelty, the thrill of how adroitly and intelligently Moore does it remains. O’Neill’s detailed art matches the intricacy of Moore’s design, …

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #2 - 1969

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #2 - 1969

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

"Easily one of the best of the year." -- Scott Thill, Wired

"Fans won't be let down by the latest instalment of this clever, lurid saga." -- James Smart, The Guardian

"The League series exhibits what I like best in comics... Moore's script exhibits the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-006-3

 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #3 - 2009

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #3 - 2009

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

Co-Published By Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout.
"Century: 2009's neat references are splendid fun, and this is a clever, passionate – and pleasingly open-ended – finale to a fine series." -- The Guardian
"Weaving together Britain's mythic dreamtime into one glorious creative tapestry, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-007-0

The Legend of Wild Man Fischer

The Legend of Wild Man Fischer

by Dennis P. Eichhorn

"If Skip Spence and Rodd Keith can enjoy posthumous revivals, why not Wild Man Fischer? What’s extra cool about Wild Man Fischer is that he’s still alive. … Larry “Wild Man” Fischer staggered onto the scene with a double album, An Evening with Wild Man Fischer, produced by Frank Zappa …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-61-7

 
Less Than Heroes

Less Than Heroes

by David Yurkovich

"I liked Less Than Heroes by David Yurkovich a lot, which means that I have now been tricked into liking a super-hero comic. F*ck. … When done right, the super-hero genre can be an intelligent commentary on the way we both idealize and loathe ourselves, and Yurkovich manages to do this through a …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-51-8

Liar's Kiss

Liar's Kiss

by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

“Skillman and Soriano weave a twisted tale of classic noir. The story keeps you guessing until the end, and the art delivers the right blend of pitch-black shadows and crisp, sexy line work.” --Sean Phillips, artist of Criminal, Incognito, and Sleeper

"Loved it. The dialogue crackles, the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-070-4

 
Life Begins at Incorporation

Life Begins at Incorporation

by Matt Bors

“Bors embodies the highest virtues of political cartoonists: fearless, provocative satire and cutting, acerbic insights. He’s also unfailingly funny.” — Glenn Greenwald, columnist for The Guardian

“Life Begins at Incorporation is equal parts maddening and hilarious. Matt Bors reminds …

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ISBN 978-0-9889271-0-0 - Diamond: SEP13-1326

Lone Racer

Lone Racer

by Nicolas Mahler

"A sleeper of a book that deserves a wider audience ... a charming little gem." -- Chris Mautner, The Patriot-News

"The magic in Nicolas Mahler’s work does not exist in its impeccable writing, or in its elegant drawings, but in the strange alchemy between the two." -- Lewis Trondheim

"Lone …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-69-3