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Perennials

Here's a quick list of all the Top Shelf perennials -- the "must read" items in our mature-reader line that should already be on your "Top Shelf." And if they're not, well ... what are you waiting for!? Grab them here and now, and help us both pave the future of comics together. And for our all-ages perennials, just visit the Kids Club link.

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen…

Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father's weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life.

Now it is 1941, and with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-320-0 - Diamond: JAN14-1334

March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available exclusively from Top Shelf and limited to 500 copies worldwide: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two, with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!

COMING IN EARLY 2015 (AND LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE)!

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March: Book Two

March: Book Two

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

The award-winning, best-selling series returns!

Book Two will be significantly longer than Book One, taking a step forward into the tumultuous events of 1961-1963 while continuing the framing narrative of President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. Major plot lines include the famous journey …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-400-9

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

March: Book Two -- HARDCOVER

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Two!

COMING IN EARLY 2015!

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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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

Blankets

Blankets

by Craig Thompson

A BRAND NEW SOFTCOVER EDITION OF BLANKETS -- RESIZED & WITH A NEW COVER!

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel and Best Cartoonist.
"Thompson describes the ecastasy and ache of obsession (with a lover and with God)." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-43-3

 
Blankets -- HARDCOVER

Blankets -- HARDCOVER

by Craig Thompson

A BRAND NEW HARDCOVER EDITION OF BLANKETS -- RESIZED & WITH A NEW COVER!

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-096-4

Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

by Craig Thompson

"Thought provoking and touching." -- Publishers Weekly

"With all of its pages drawn from life, here at last we have one continuous journey, rich with detail of place and characters, told with humor, pathos and insight." -- Andrew Arnold, Time

"Thompson goes far beyond 'objective reporting', …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-60-0

 
The Underwater Welder

The Underwater Welder

by Jeff Lemire

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER!
One of Amazon's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012!
Amazon.ca's #1 Best Graphic Novel of 2012!
Discover the triumphant new graphic novel from the author of Essex County.

"The most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced. I really, really care …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-074-2 - Diamond: JUN12-1298

Essex County

Essex County

by Jeff Lemire

This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was recently chosen as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! It is also the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award. And here's a brand new printing!

"A …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-038-4

 
Lost Dogs

Lost Dogs

by Jeff Lemire

"Pure pulp pugilism." -- Rue Morgue

"Lost Dogs is rough, it is raw as hell, but it's rough like a bareknuckle fist fight and raw like a rusty knife into your gut... Lemire's stories pour out of him on to the page, his id spilling out into the world." -- from the introduction by Timothy …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-154-1 - Diamond: FEB12-1158

From Hell

From Hell

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

A New York Times Bestseller!
"Remarkable." -- Leo Carey, The New Yorker

" … dark, fearsomely complex …" -- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about …

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ISBN 978-0-9585783-4-9

 
Lost Girls (Single-Volume Hardcover Edition)

Lost Girls (Single-Volume Hardcover Edition)

by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore

The ground-breaking and controversial LOST GIRLS is now available in a super-deluxe (yet affordable) single-volume hardcover edition!

A 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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-044-5

Nemo: Heart of Ice

Nemo: Heart of Ice

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

AN ALL-NEW LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN ADVENTURE!

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout.

In the grim cold of February surfaces a thrilling new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book: NEMO: HEART OF ICE, a full-color 56-page adventure in the classic pulp tradition by the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-274-6 - Diamond: DEC121247

 
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

Swallow Me Whole

Swallow Me Whole

by Nate Powell

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel.
Nominated for three Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Lettering.
WInner of the Ignatz Awards for Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Debut.
One of YALSA’S "Great Graphic Novels for Teens."
Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-033-9

 
Any Empire

Any Empire

by Nate Powell

Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Booklist, The AV Club, Comic Book Resources, Complex, and Graphic Novel Reporter!

"The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his [generation] ... Powell's exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-077-3

Clumsy

Clumsy

by Jeffrey Brown

"You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. Hard trick to pull off." -- Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's This American …

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ISBN 978-0-9713597-6-5

 
Unlikely

Unlikely

by Jeffrey Brown

"Mr. Brown seems to understand perfectly the day-to-day rhythms of the modern 'young adult' relationship. Unlikely, like his first book Clumsy, is pretty much impossible to put down." -- Daniel Clowes, creator of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Eightball

"A million little brilliant and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-41-9

Undeleted Scenes

Undeleted Scenes

by Jeffrey Brown

"Thoroughly engaging and loaded with charm to burn, this latest work from Brown is a perfect example of how to do autobiographical comics right. ... this is good stuff that solidly resonates with a palpable and universal humanity and bears repeated readings." -- Publishers Weekly

"It's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-058-2

 
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 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

 
Super Spy -- HARDCOVER

Super Spy -- HARDCOVER

by Matt Kindt

Also available with the new printing of Super Spy, a limited run of hardcovers. A Top Shelf web exclusive, so grab one here.

IN PRINT! (NEW HARDCOVER EDITION)

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Super Spy

Super Spy

by Matt Kindt

"Every now and then I get something really super special from someone with so much talent....I can't describe accurately how handsome this book he's created is. You have to pick it up and hold it in your hands to see for yourself. So go get it and be amazed." -- Paul Malmont, author of The …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-96-9 - Diamond: JUN073913

 
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

Far Arden

Far Arden

by Kevin Cannon

Read the thrilling sequel, Crater XV, serialized each month in Double Barrel digital magazine!

"One amazing slice of storytelling magic." -- Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"One of the best graphic novels of the year." -- The AV Club

"Cleverly plotted ... Cannon …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-036-0

 
Crater XV

Crater XV

by Kevin Cannon

"Completely ridiculous, in the most sublime sense of the word... But it’s not all gags, as [Cannon] wrings tremendous tension, action, and intrigue out of his many-stranded plot, and the dozen-strong constellation of major characters each have deep emotional stakes on the line." -- Booklist …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-100-8 - Diamond: FEB131140

Heck

Heck

by Zander Cannon

"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... a far creepier and a deeper examination into human nature than …

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

 
Alec: The Years Have Pants

Alec: The Years Have Pants

by Eddie Campbell

Winner of the 2010 Ignatz Award!

REVIEWS:

"This impressive collection—a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history—confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." -- Booklist …

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Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS. Diamond: JUL09-1082

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The Playwright

The Playwright

by Eddie Campbell and Daren White

REVIEWS:

"This quiet character study... succeeds on several levels, but its most potent component is the clearly recognizable and utterly naked humanity." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Campbell’s watercolouring effects take his art into vivid new horizons ... [his] images skilfully …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-056-8

The Surrogates (Vol 1)

The Surrogates (Vol 1)

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

THE SURROGATES is now a major motion picture from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, starring BRUCE WILLIS, VING RHAMES, RADHA MITCHELL, and ROSAMUND PIKE. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"The Best Indie Book of the year. Sci-fi tales are making a comeback and The Surrogates is quietly …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-87-7

 
The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone

The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

MOVIE NEWS: THE SURROGATES is now a major motion picture from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, starring BRUCE WILLIS, VING RHAMES, RADHA MITCHELL, and ROSAMUND PIKE. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

"Flesh and Bone reads like Philip K. Dick writing an episode of The Wire ... a smart, compelling and adult work asking …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-018-6

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

 
Box Office Poison

Box Office Poison

by Alex Robinson

Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, the International Comics Festival Award for Best Debut Graphic Novel (Angouleme, France), and voted by Wizard Magazine as the best indy graphic novel of all time.

"A convincing, absorbing and satisfying fictional portrait of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-19-8 - Diamond: STAR13562

Tricked

Tricked

by Alex Robinson

Winner of the Harvey & Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

NOW A BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER!
"Indie Book of the Year" -- Wizard Magazine

"Most indie film should be this good." -- Entertainment Weekly

"A master of the slice-of-life indie comic genre." -- Publishers Weekly

"A drama and a …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-73-0

 
Too Cool to Be Forgotten

Too Cool to Be Forgotten

by Alex Robinson

ONE OF AMAZON.COM'S TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS OF THE YEAR!

WINNER OF THE HARVEY AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Selected for the Texas Library Association's Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List!

"My favorite comic of the year." --Jeff Smith, creator of Bone
"This is Alex Robinson's best …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-98-3 - Diamond: MAY084159

Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Edited by Sean Michael Wilson.
Stories compiled by Mitsuhiro Asakawa.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010!

"Within the pages of this greatly anticipated manga anthology are some of the most imaginative, lush, grotesque, and ridiculous comics to come out of Japan... It's an …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-042-1