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Coming in October: FEAR AND LOATHING, UPSIDE DOWN 2, and a NEMO Slipcase!

July 29, 2015 / More →

One of Top Shelf's most-anticipated new projects is almost here! Troy Little's outrageously entertaining graphic novel adaption of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has now landed in Diamond Previews for pre-order. Ask for it by name!

“Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic.” — Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)

“I am super-into everything about this.” — Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly)

"Pre-ether binge reading material. Glorious madness, as mercilessly demented as its original counterpart. The Good Doctor would look on this and raise his highball glass in hearty approval.” — John Layman (Chew)

"An outstanding interpretation of Thompson’s gonzo masterpiece." Gonzo Today

Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
adapted by Troy Little
full-color hardcover
176 pp • 6” x 9” • $24.99 (US) • mature readers (16+)
ISBN 978-1-60309-375-0 • Diamond: AUG15-0325

The Top Shelf Kids Club continues to expand as Jess Smart Smiley celebrates Halloween with the all-new Upside Down (Book Two): A Hat Full of Spells! Prepare for even more spooky silliness, crazy plot twists, and witchy hijinks with young Harold the candy-loving vampire. Click to read a preview!

“I really enjoyed Upside Down!” — Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints)

“The perfect balance between silliness, simplicity, and strange.” — Ray Friesen (Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken)

Upside Down (Book Two): A Hat Full of Spells
by Jess Smart Smiley
two-color softcover w/flaps
192 pp • 7 5/8” x 10” x 2” • $14.99 (US) • all ages (9-12+)
ISBN 978-1-60309-371-2 • Diamond: AUG15-0328

And finally... Comic-industry legends Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill expanded their League of Extraordinary Gentlemen universe with the Nemo spinoff trilogy of pulp-adventure graphic novels to rave reviews... and now we present them together as a stunning gift set, perfect for any bookshelf! Pre-order the Nemo Slipcased Set and find it at your favorite retailer in October.

"Moore and O’Neill construct enormous fictional amalgamations from the literature of the past. No one else has ever done it nearly as well as these two." Comic Book Resources

Nemo Trilogy (Slipcase Edition)
by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill
Containing Nemo: Heart of Ice, Nemo: The Roses of Berlin, and Nemo: River of Ghosts
Slipcase Edition of three 56-page full-color hardcovers (shrink wrapped)
7” x 10.75” x 1.5” • $39.99 (US) • mature readers (16+)
ISBN 978-1-60309-381-1 • Diamond: AUG15-0326


CBS profiles Congressman Lewis's MARCH at Comic-Con and the youth he's inspiring

July 24, 2015 / More →

Today, CBS This Morning featured an amazing segment on the award-winning March series created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, calling Lewis a "civil rights superhero."

CBS's Jan Crawford asked the congressman about his recent trip to Comic-Con, where he dressed "in costume" recreating the trench coat and backpack he wore to march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago. At the convention, he joined hands with local students who had studied March and led a "children's march" through the halls of Comic-Con, with a huge crowd following solemnly behind.

"I walked with little children, wonderful little children," says Lewis, who was joined by Aydin and Powell every step of the way. "We marched onto the floor of the convention center. It was unreal, unbelievable... and this throng of people came walking with us."

CBS then sat down with the students who had marched with Congressman Lewis to find out what they'd learned from March. "He empowers me to fight for what is right... not giving up so easily." said 9-year-old Valerie Medina. "A superhero does the right thing, and so does he," agreed Ameera Ali, 10. "Superheroes are meant to help people, and that's exactly what John Lewis does."

Lewis explained his goals for the series, which has already achieved #1 New York Times Bestseller status, become required reading at colleges & universities nationwide, and been honored by both the Coretta Scott King & Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards: "It is important to educate, to inform, and to inspire another generation of young people to say 'When I see something that is not right, not fair... I too can do something. I can speak up. I can speak out. I can find a way to get in the way.'"

Watch the segment here, and please help us spread the word about this vital project — join the March!


Now available: Top Shelf's Comic-Con debuts & exclusives!

July 22, 2015 / More →

Summer's here and the time is right for hot new Top Shelf books! Following hit debuts at Comic-Con, our magnificent new titles have reached shelves at a store near you. Visit your favorite retailer today and discover these critically acclaimed gems:


Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw
152-page full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, $19.99 (USD)
Once a government test pilot, now a widower, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico… until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.


The Motorcycle Samurai by Chris Sheridan
176-page full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, $19.99 (USD)
It’s been called “the new benchmark for indie digital comics.” Now discover the mad genius of The Motorcycle Samurai for yourself, as Chris Sheridan does the unthinkable: brings his creation to print! His boldly kinetic action will blow your mind.


Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One by Eddie Campbell
560-page b&w softcover graphic novel with French flaps, $39.99 (USD)
With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left.

And that's not all...

Due to popular demand, we now have copies available of the limited edition signed & numbered hardcovers of both Eddie Campbell's Bacchus and Jeff Lemire's Essex County. Click below to order these deluxe bookshelf editions of timeless classics, direct from Top Shelf!


Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One "Private Reserve" Signed & Numbered Edition
($75.00 USD, limited to 300 copies)
Essex County Signed & Numbered Slipcase Edition ($75.00 USD, limited to 500 copies)
Essex County Signed & Numbered Slipcase SKETCH Edition ($150.00 USD, limited to 50 copies)


Thanks to everyone for a great Comic-Con!

July 14, 2015 / More →

Just returned from San Diego Comic-Con, and wanted to give a big shout out to the whole Top Shelf & IDW family for making it a great show. Special thanks to Zac Boone & Leigh Walton -- as well as Ted Adams, Greg L Goldstein, Dirk Wood, Rebekah Cahalin, Allison Baker, Lorelei Bunjes, Rosalind Morehead, Kahlil Schweitzer, Chance Austin-Bercher, Marion Copeland, Trisha Phillips, Justin Eisinger, Mike Ford, Dustin Everhart, Craig Yoe, Dean Mullaney, Jerry Bennington, and the entire IDW crew -- for diving in and making the whole show run smoothly. AND ALL THE AWESOME TALENT MAKING WAVES AND HISTORY ON THE CON FLOOR: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell of MARCH; Eddie Campbell of BACCHUS, Jeff Lemire of the ESSEX COUNTY LIMITED EDITION; Troy Little of the FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS Preview; Julian Hanshaw of TIM GINGER; Chris Sheridan of THE MOTORCYCLE SAMURAI; Jess Smart Smiley of UPSIDE DOWN; and ‪#‎SDCC‬ perennials Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler of the evergreen GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. And to my wife Nita Fontsere Staros, who kept me company on the island of Coronado and helped keep things breezy and calm all weekend. TCB! -- Chris Staros


Comic-Con 2015: Top Shelf debuts, con exclusives, Team MARCH, and more!

July 1, 2015 / More →

♫It's the most wonderful time of the year...♫ — Comic-Con time, of course! Join us next week for a special milestone: Top Shelf's first San Diego Comic-Con since joining the IDW Publishing family. We'll be marking the occasion in TWO locations, both at IDW's booth #2743 and at the Top Shelf island in its historic home, booth #1721.

And what have we got in store? You may have already heard about our special Comic-Con exclusives, but that's just the tip of the iceberg...


Legendary civil rights icon and #1 New York Times bestselling author Congressman John Lewis returns to Comic-Con along with his award-winning collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, ready to meet you at their Saturday morning panel and discuss their newest bestseller March: Book Two, now available in a limited signed & numbered hardcover edition!


After years away, the internationally renowned Eddie Campbell returns to Comic-Con to celebrate the debut of his massive Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One, also available in the exclusive signed & numbered Bacchus Hardcover "Private Reserve" Edition!

Likewise, Jeff Lemire joins us to celebrate the exclusive new signed & numbered Essex County Deluxe Slipcase Edition, also available in a super-limited Sketch Edition!

Troy Little makes his Top Shelf con debut with a FREE giveaway of your first look at his hotly-anticipated graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, ahead of its October release!


By popular demand! Chris Sheridan's hit digital series The Motorcycle Samurai is now a gorgeous printed graphic novel — and it debuts at Comic-Con, with Chris on hand to sign your copy!

Also debuting: prizewinning UK cartoonist Julian Hanshaw's gorgeous and moody Tim Ginger, ready to blow your mind and break your heart, in the finest Top Shelf tradition. Give him a fine American welcome and he just may help you understand the rules of cricket!

Join these titanic talents, along with Nate Powell (promoting his stunning new short-story collection You Don't Say as well as March) and Ray Fawkes (author of next month's mind-bending Junction True with Vince Locke), on Friday's panel Top Shelf Productions — Live!


Speaking of panels, Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler have developed a cult following for their tongue-in-cheek version of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You — don't miss their gut-busting Thursday panel and be the first to hear the Good News about the unbelievable sequel!

All this AND Jess Smart Smiley, joining us to delight readers of all ages with his Top Shelf Kids Club hit Upside Down: A Vampire Tale and to tell you what he's cooking up for Book Two!)


Announcing Jennifer Hayden's magnum opus: THE STORY OF MY TITS!

June 30, 2015 / More →

"Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her quirky drawings, unfolding a survivor's tale and so much more. The Story of My Tits takes us from her flat-chested adolescence to small-boobed acceptance, then loss - until the dramatic reconstruction of Jennifer herself." —Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen and Ann Tenna

"Hayden's work reminds me of why I began drawing comics, and why I continue... comforting, straightforward and strongly connected to life." — Gabrielle Bell, author of Lucky and Cecil & Jordan in New York

"Hayden's cheerful profanity and scratchy lines give the work a homey, intimate feel." Publishers Weekly

"The central character is the author herself, and she's a joy... seriously fun, alive, and inspiring — as an artist, a writer, a woman, and a human being." Under the Radar

When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they’d held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone. Now, their story has become a way of understanding her story. Growing up flat-chested and highly aware of her inadequacies… heading off to college, where she “bloomed” in more ways than one… navigating adulthood between her mother’s mastectomy, her father’s mistress, and her musician boyfriend’s problems of his own—not to mention his sprawling family. Then the kids come along… As cancer strikes three different lives, some relationships crumble while others emerge even stronger, and this sarcastic child of the ‘70s finally finds a goddess she can believe in.

For everyone who’s faced cancer personally, or watched a loved one fight that battle, Hayden’s story is a much-needed breath of fresh air, an irresistible blend of sweetness and skepticism. Rich with both symbolism & humor, The Story of My Tits will leave you laughing, weeping, and feeling grateful for every day.

Release date: September 2015, ahead of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).
Format: A 352-page softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 8” x 8”.
ISBN: 978-1-60309-054-4 Cover price: $29.99 (US)
Click here for preorder options and a 12-page preview!


Pre-order now: the stunning FROM HELL Slipcase Set!

June 30, 2015 / More →

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A quarter-century after its first chapter appeared in Taboo magazine, From Hell is universally acclaimed as a landmark in the field of graphic novels. This sprawling epic of Victorian murder and human darkness, created by British comics legends Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, has racked up international awards, landed on bestseller lists, and spawned a Hollywood film.

Now, Top Shelf presents From Hell together with its indispensable From Hell Companion in a gorgeous new slipcase set! Get a jump on your holiday shopping with this September release and introduce a friend to a timeless masterpiece. Pre-order today!

Release date: September 2015
Format: Shrinkwrapped slipcase of two softcover books (572 + 288 pages), 7 5/8” x 10” x 2.25”
ISBN: 978-1-60309-374-3 Cover price: $49.99 (US)
Pre-order here or through your local comic shop!


Jaw-dropping Comic-Con exclusives from Eddie Campbell and Jeff Lemire!

June 22, 2015 / More →

July approaches, so it's time once again to prepare for the biggest convention of the year — but this year marks a special landmark: Top Shelf's first Comic-Con since joining the IDW Publishing family! To celebrate, we've teamed with IDW to bring you some gorgeous premium editions of Top Shelf's most beloved books, developed exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con International!

These exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today, June 22. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books throughout the show from the Top Shelf booth #1721, the IDW booth #2743, or for the first time from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery located in Liberty Station in the Point Loma area of San Diego (Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13).

Essex County — Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)

Essex County — Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)
Top Shelf celebrates the award-winning masterpiece that made Jeff Lemire a household name. This elegant, foil-stamped slipcase edition features an exclusive letterpress bookplate signed & numbered by the author! Don’t miss the chance to get a deluxe version of this intimate study of an eccentric farming community and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, reconciliation — and hockey.
$75, Limited to 500 copies, 3 per person.
Also available in a super-limited edition with an original sketch by Jeff Lemire!
$150, Limited to 50 copies, 2 per person

Bacchus Omnibus: Volume One — Hardcover

Bacchus Omnibus: Volume One — Hardcover "Private Reserve" Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption. Volume One collects the first half of the Bacchus saga with new notes and commentary by the author. This convention exclusive hardcover comes signed and numbered by Campbell!
$75, Limited to 250 copies, 3 per person.

Stay tuned for more Comic-Con news!


Get plugged in to Ray Fawkes & Vince Locke's JUNCTION TRUE!

June 8, 2015 / More →

Hail, symbionauts of the Neumod frontier: your time is at hand! After many years of development, Top Shelf Productions is organically proud to announce Junction True: the intoxicating new graphic novel by Ray Fawkes and Vince Locke, now open to pre-orders for an August 2015 release.

"It's the freaks who always change the world."

Naoko is a journalist... but these days, isn't everyone? Her friend Dirk has always been experimental, but this time, he may have gone too far. He'll do anything to prove his devotion to the woman of his dreams, even if it means submitting to the ultimate life-hack — to begin a new existence with the radical and highly illegal surgery they call JUNCTION TRUE.

In a twisted near-future where biology is open-source and body modification has evolved to shocking extremes, acclaimed creators Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) and Vince Locke (A History of Violence, Deadworld) present a mind-bending and hypnotic story of love, sex, and servitude.

Click through for an 8-page preview and pre-order now: the next step of human evolution begins in August!


Name your own price for MARCH, LOCKE & KEY, LoEG, and more with the IDW/Top Shelf Humble Bundle!

June 3, 2015 / More →

Fans of digital comics rejoice! IDW Publishing and its imprint Top Shelf Productions have teamed up with Humble Bundle for an outstanding offer to download an outstanding library of graphic novels while at the same time providing books to kids in need.

Running through June 10th, this bundle allows readers to name their own price for some of Top Shelf and IDW's greatest books of all time — including work by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill, Jeff Lemire, Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Jess Fink, Darwyn Cooke, Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler, Liz Prince, and Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell!

What's more, with each bundle, a portion of the funds (determined by each buyer) goes to support Traveling Stories, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "outsmarting poverty one book at a time."

To take advantage of this incredible deal, visit Humble Bundle — claim yours before time runs out!


Hunter S. Thompson's FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (The Graphic Novel), Adapted by Troy Little!

May 27, 2015 / More →


"What were we doing out here...? What was the meaning of this trip? Did I actually have a big red convertible out there on the street? Was I just roaming around these Mint Hotel escalators in a drug frenzy of some kind, or had I really come out here to Las Vegas to work on a story?" — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Marietta, GA (May 27, 2015) – Legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson's genius was rooted in his ability to blend reality with fiction, serious cultural analysis with madcap escapades, astonishing words with unforgettable images. In that spirit, and in proud partnership with the Thompson estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson's book of the same name.

"I'm so pleased that one of the first collaborative projects to come out of the Top Shelf / IDW relationship will be Troy Little's inspired take on a true classic of American literature," said Top Shelf Editor-In-Chief Chris Staros. "One of the most unforgettable writers turned loose in one of my favorite cities! We can't wait to show you what Troy's done with it."

The much-beloved Fear and Loathing, subtitled "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream," follows Thompson analogue Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances.

Troy Little's faithful adaptation, scheduled for October 2015, will capture the full gonzo experience in a glorious full color graphic novel. Little is previously known for the Xeric-award-winning graphic novel Chiaroscuro and for his Eisner-nominated series Angora Napkin, both from IDW Publishing. Now, his irrepressibly energetic cartooning brings a new level of manic energy to Thompson's rocket-fueled narrative.

"Buy the ticket, take the ride." Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes to a store near you this fall!


MOTORCYCLE SAMURAI and TIM GINGER coming in July! Free Comic Book Day this weekend!

April 29, 2015 / More →

The sun is shining, the buds are blooming, and spring is here at last — but we're already leaping into summer! The new Diamond Previews catalog features two incredible debuts from Top Shelf, coming to your shelves in July — plus Jeffrey Brown reprints and more! And don't forget Free Comic Book Day this weekend...


After roaring success as a Top Shelf digital exclusive, Chris Sheridan is taking his over-the-top Mad-Max-meets-Kill-Bill thrillride to your bookshelf, with the print debut of The Motorcycle Samurai! This 176-page full-color graphic novel will hit stores in July.

Motorcycle Samurai is exactly what I want from digital comics. Hell, it’s what I want from comics in general. It’s a great story that uses the medium in unique ways. More, please!” — Mark Waid

To celebrate, we're priming the pump with a FREE Motorcycle Samurai comic book, in comic shops everywhere this Saturday on Free Comic Book Day! Chris Sheridan himself will be signing copies and meeting fans all day at stores across Seattle - check his Twitter for details!

"It's wonderful and inspiring to see a generation of authors with no preconceptions about what comics should be, and what sort of stories they should tell, flourish in this new golden age. Tim Ginger is an understated, wryly observed, and welcome addition to this gathering of new voices." — Dave McKean

We're delighted to introduce you to Julian Hanshaw, a thoughtful and witty cartoonist with a painter's eye and a poet's heart. His new graphic novel Tim Ginger, a character study of a widowed ex-test pilot, is full of rich desert colors, childless couples, haunting dreams, and exhausting conspiracy theorists. For fans of Jeff Lemire, Alex Robinson, or Eddie Campbell, don't miss Tim Gingerclick here for an interior glimpse, and pre-order today!

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Watch Rachel Maddow bring MARCH: BOOK TWO to life with Lewis, Aydin, and Powell!

April 17, 2015 / More →

The award-winning creators behind the landmark March series returned triumphantly to The Rachel Maddow Show last week to promote March: Book Two, as Maddow brought their work to life with a stunning blend of archival footage, animated art from the book, and live studio interviews.

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell had fond memories of the show, having appeared together once before in November 2013 for March: Book One. But nothing could have prepared them for the amazing segment that awaited.

After setting the stage with a recap of Gandhi's techniques of nonviolent activism, Maddow discussed the implementation of those techniques by Lewis and his allies in the civil rights movement. She recapped March: Book One and then walked viewers through key moments from March: Book Two, including the terrifying violence unleashed by the 1961 Freedom Rides and the backstage disputes about Lewis's electrifying speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

Maddow then spoke with all three creators of March, discussing the widespread adoption of the series by schools, libraries, and awards, the responsibility the authors feel to be candid, and the reaction from young readers whose passion for civil rights is ignited after reading it.

Both books continue to ride the New York Times bestseller list for Graphic Books, and also for the first time landed on the Times' monthly list for Race & Civil Rights bestsellers. Watch the segment now and grab your copy today!


Announcing Eddie Campbell's epic BACCHUS (Omnibus Edition), plus JOHNNY BOO MEETS DRAGON PUNCHER!

March 31, 2015 / More →

The hits keep on coming! No sooner have we published the final chapter of the acclaimed League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: NEMO trilogy (Nemo: River of Ghosts) than it's time to announce two long-awaited Top Shelf releases — the gorgeous Omnibus Edition of Eddie Campbell's sprawling mythological epic Bacchus and the boundary-breaking crossover of James Kochalka's beloved series for kids, Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

"Bacchus mixes air hijacks and ancient gods, gangland drama and legends, police procedural and mythic fantasy, swimming pool cleaners and classics. It shouldn't work, of course, and it works like a charm. ... Eddie Campbell is the unsung King of comic books. ... The man's a genius, and that's an end to it." — Neil Gaiman

"A story of surprising richness and gravity… Bacchus stands as one of Eddie Campbell’s crowning achievements as writer, artist, and executive creator." The Comics Journal

“Campbell is one of the premier cartoonists of his generation.” Publishers Weekly

"No one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." Booklist

Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.

In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” filtered through his own brilliant, whimsical, and wide-ranging sensibility. With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left.

The 560-page Volume One collects the first half of the Bacchus saga and will hit stores in JUNE!

“A landmark book for the kindergarten crowd.” — School Library Journal
"A true crowd-pleaser.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Magically captures the exact sense of zaniness often discovered in [backyard] playtime... and with huge panels and spare dialogue that will amuse kids and adults, it’s also the rare graphic novel that makes an excellent read-aloud." Booklist

James Kochalka's totally-bonkers comics for kids recently earned him the Eisner Award (Best Publication for Early Readers)... now he's celebrating with the craziest concept yet — a crossover between his beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series!

When Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher, the result is an explosion of adventure and fun.

Click through for more details and sample pages, and pre-order now from your favorite retailer for release in JUNE!


TODAY: Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill present NEMO's final voyage down a RIVER OF GHOSTS!

March 25, 2015 / More →

“These are Victorian-influenced pulp fiction tales, and that’s enough, but they are also monuments to world-building as Moore and O’Neill construct enormous fictional amalgamations from the literature of the past. No one else has ever done it nearly as well as these two.” Comic Book Resources

“Perfect, potent adventure comics, cramming in crazy amounts of characters while maintaining an addictive forward plot momentum.” Heeb Magazine

“A wonderful concluding chapter to an excellent series. Moore and O’Neill have done that rare thing of creating a spinoff that actually betters the original.” Pipe Dream Comics

Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen reaches a new milestone today, as Top Shelf Productions releases the grand finale of the Nemo spinoff trilogy, a pulse-pounding 56-page hardcover entitled River of Ghosts.

In 2012, with the stunning conclusion of Century, the top-selling third volume of the League saga, creators Moore and O’Neill brought their literary-crossover saga to an incredible climax. Critics called it “magnificent,” a “glorious creative tapestry,” and “arguably one of the greatest comics of all time.” The authors might have been tempted to stop there and rest on their laurels... but one character, Captain Nemo’s steel-hearted daughter Janni, demanded the spotlight for herself, and a spinoff was born!

With a classic two-fisted spirit of adventure, the NEMO graphic novels have followed the terrifying pirate queen in her confrontations with unearthly Antarctic horrors (in 2013's Heart of Ice) and mechanical metropolitan monstrosities (in 2014's The Roses of Berlin).

Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present what may be the Captain’s final voyage! It’s 1975, and our aging heroine is beginning to display a tenuous grip on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past—or her imagination—Captain Janni Nemo steers her wondrous ship Nautilus on an obsessive journey into the tropical mysteries of the Amazon, in a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old. What awaits? New allies, outrageous enemies, inscrutable youths, impossible creatures, and a truly flabbergasting final battle. Don't miss Nemo: River of Ghosts — available today wherever books and comics are sold!