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The Fun Family

The Fun Family

by Benjamin Frisch

AN ANGOULÊME 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

"Frisch takes our joyful expectations of sunny, jolly comic imagery and relentlessly tortures us with them in a harrowing tale of surreal family dysfunction." — Booklist (starred review)

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

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

Gingerbread Girl

Gingerbread Girl

by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

Read the complete story online at Top Shelf 2.0!

"Complex and engaging... I found this graphic novel to be enthralling." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"An engaging, breezy read... Gingerbread Girl captures the romance of being young and kooky in a hip city, while acknowledging that …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-080-3

 
God is Disappointed / Apocrypha Now — SLIPCASE SET

God is Disappointed / Apocrypha Now — SLIPCASE SET

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

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

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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

 
Heck

Heck

by Zander Cannon

Honor Book — 2014 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year!

"Cannon really runs with this set-up, telling a morality tale within the trappings of a harrowing adventure that tests all three principals... Sturdily drawn, a helluva good comics caper." -- Ray Olson, Booklist

"Excellent... …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-301-9 - Diamond: FEB131141

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

 
Her Bark and Her Bite

Her Bark and Her Bite

by James Albon

"Like a New Yorker cover spun out to a full­-length story... Albon uses loose and energetic colored pencil, in a palette heavy in yellows and blues, to capture the social and emotional whirl of this airy tale." — Publishers Weekly

"James Albon's delicate and utterly unique artwork is so …

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

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 #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, 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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Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

by Pete Sickman-Garner

“Hey, Mister is bleakly, existentially funny in the most dissipated deadpan manner possible.” -- AV Club, "The Best Comics of 2014"

Meet Satan. After eons of ruling the underworld, he’s sad as Hell and can’t take it anymore. So why not skip town and check out “the air up there”? He …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-030-8

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

 
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 …

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

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

 
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 a Number

I Am a Number

by Rian Hughes

Praise for Rian Hughes:
"Rian Hughes is a luminescent pop culture demon." —David Quantick
"One of the most successful and prolific designer/illustrators of the past 20 years" —Roger Sabin, Eye Magazine
"Hughes has been credited with doing more than anyone else to elevate the sophistication …

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

 
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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Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

by Jeffrey Brown

From bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy) comes the latest installment of his humorous shape-changing robot adventure, Incredible Change-Bots. Collecting previously published and rarely seen material, Change-Bots Two Point Something Something includes short stories, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-348-4

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

For true Incredible Change-Fans, a special HARDCOVER edition of Two Point Something Something. Limited quantities available.

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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

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

 
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

Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

by James Kochalka

Featured on ALSC's Graphic Novel Core Reading List (Grades K-2)!

"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 …

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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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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

Johnny Boo (Book 6): Zooms to the Moon!

Johnny Boo (Book 6): Zooms to the Moon!

by James Kochalka

Johnny Boo zooms to the moon on a star-powered skateboard, where he meets a spunky little girl ghost named Susie Boom. She has BOOM power, which is pretty darn loud. Luckily, the moon has ice cream. But oh no! It also has an ice cream monster, just like back on Earth. This book fulfills the …

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Johnny Boo (Book 7): Goes Like This!

Johnny Boo (Book 7): Goes Like This!

by James Kochalka

"A playfully wacky, colorful graphic novel... [that] might even encourage young readers to try to drawing their own adventures! Highly recommended." — Children's Bookwatch

Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it... magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his …

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

Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

by James Kochalka

"Quirky, cute, imaginative, and endlessly re-readable." — GeekDad

From the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers!

James Kochalka, the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, has been hailed by School Library Journal for creating “Just the right blend of sarcasm, …

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ISBN 9781603093682 - Diamond: APR15-0460

 
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

Junction True

Junction True

by Ray Fawkes and Vince Locke

Winner of the PubWest Book Design Award.

"A fascinating depiction of the darkest depths of human relationships for anyone interested in thoughtful science fiction." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Junction True explores the boundaries that society puts on mankind while also …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-99-0 - Diamond: JUN15-0474

 
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

 
Knight Takes Queen

Knight Takes Queen

by Keith Knight

"Point blank: Keith Knight is one of our generation's best cartoonists. If he were any funnier, he'd be illegal." — Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop

"Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies." —The Comics Journal

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ISBN 978-0-9905208-0-1

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." — School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids

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ISBN 978-1-891830-90-7

 
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): A Hollow Beginning

Korgi (Book 3): A Hollow Beginning

by Christian Slade

“It is easy to see how this series has gained so much popularity. The art, storytelling, pacing, and world Slade has created are fantastic, and you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate it.” — About.com

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

Every story has a beginning. It is time for this one to …

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

 
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

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ISBN 978-1-60309-403-0 - AUG16-0471

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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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