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As we prepare for the release of our newest Carl Barks book, The Seven Cities of Gold, we’re excited to also have the boxset of volumes 7 and 8, Lost in the Andes and Trail of the Unicorn, coming out in October as well. Here is the advance copy we’ve received to ogle: a beautiful slipcase cover holding two books full of duck adventures is the perfect way to cheer up a grey, drizzly Seattle day.

Excerpts for each book are available at their respective listing pages, and we’ll have an unboxing video preview to whet your appetite for this box set—a perfect gift for any Carl Barks fan. Until then, check out the box set page, where you can pre-order your copy for an October delivery.

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Staff picks for 9/17/14
Jack: Deadly Class #7, Criminal Macabre Third Child #1, BPRD Hell on Earth #123, Witchfinder Mysteries of Unland #4

Leyla:
Prison Pit Animated Book One DVD, Julie Delporte: Journal

Katy:
Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Witches #1, The Strain Night Eternal #2, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #2, Edge of Spider-Verse #2

Michael:
Dark Horse Presents 2014 #2, BPRD Hell on Earth #123

Paula
: Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Witches #1, George Perez’s Sirens #1, Wolverine and the X-Men #9,Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #2, Deadpool Bi-Annual #1

Nick:
Daredevil #8, Deadly Class #7, Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Breath of Fire Official Complete Works

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Praise for It Was the War of the Trenches

“’The war to end all wars’ has become a magisterial comic book to end all comic books. I seldom give blurbs, but this book is an essential classic. Among all of Jacques Tardi’s towering achievements as a comics artist, nothing looms larger than this devastating crater of a work. It’s a compulsively readable wail of Existential despair, a kaleidoscope of war’s dehumanizing brutality and of Everyman’s suffering, as well as a deadpan masterpiece of the darkest black humor. The richly composed and obsessively researched drawings — perfectly poised between cartoon and illustration — march to the relentless beats of Tardi’s three horizontal panels per page to dig a hole deep inside your brain. This is one Hell of a book.” – Art Spiegelman

"Tardi’s depiction of the First World War is so impassioned and visceral that it can be compared to the work of the artists who actually served in the trenches." – Joe Sacco

"French master Tardi gives an infantry-level view of World War I’s meat-grinder carnage in grim vignettes that primarily keep tight, telling focus on the stories of individual soldiers. …[It Was the War of the Trenches] deserves a place on the top shelf of graphic lit.” – Cliff Froehlich, St. Louis Post-Dipatch

Praise for Goddamn This War!

"As brutal and horrific as the Great War itself, this book rivals All Quiet on the Western Front when it comes to the insane idiocy of the conflict.” – Max Brooks

Tardi’s WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches / Goddamn This War!
by Jacques Tardi, with Jean-Pierre Verney

260-page black & white/color 8.25” x 10.75” hardcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-769-7

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/tardiswwi

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"A lovely bouquet of evil!" – Dr. Fu Manchu
"Bloody good fun!" – Professor Moriarty
"Wickedly amusing!" – Dr. Mabuse
"Thrilling!" – Fantomas

"To read a Richard Sala comic is an experience both jarring and fun. Good for a rainy day or a stormy night." – Publisher’s Weekly

In a Glass Grotesquely
by Richard Sala

136-page full color 7” x 7” softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-797-0

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/inaglassgrotesquely

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I’m about 30 pages into my new (as yet untitled) crime story.

Here are some location shots: an el station, a diner and a bowling alley - these are all partly from reference pictures and partly from my head. All my stories take place in the same city, so there will likely be some visual overlap with my other stuff.  This is going to be a pretty huge undertaking, I think - longer than Good Dog for sure. 

I’ll be posting various things every week or so, just to show you what i’m up to - lord knows when it’ll be finished…

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