It’s February — which means our pre-order calendar is rolling on into the spring! And appropriately enough for Valentine’s Day, we know you’re going to love these comics. Click through for previews and talk to your favorite retailer about…
It’s the last summer before high school, and these six friends are ready for a vacation of sleepovers, video games, and romance. But after tumbling into a river, they emerge in a wild world stranger than any RPG! Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte makes his jaw-dropping debut with a kaleidoscopic saga — each chapter drawn in a different visual style — and a love letter to the fantasy worlds of the 80s and 90s, all bound together with whimsy and heart.
Home Time: Under the River by Campbell Whyte
A 228-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 9″ x 9″
ISBN 978-1-60309-412-2 – Diamond: FEB170448
$24.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017
Celebrate the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award!
Nate Powell has been called “a writer-artist of genius” and “the most prodigiously talented graphic novelist” of his generation. This box contains the reasons why.
Swallow Me Whole won the Eisner Award for its portrayal of teen mental illness, Any Empire explores the trickle-down effects of war on young minds, and You Don’t Say collects Powell’s short comics from 2004 up to the debut of the landmark March trilogy.
Together, these three volumes represent the first decade of mature work from one of the new giants of cartooning: a creator renowned for his sensitivity, intimacy, and visual courage.
Nate Powell’s Omnibox by Nate Powell
a Slipcase set of Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, & You Don’t Say (696 total pages!)
ISBN 978-1-60309-409-2 – Diamond: FEB170449
$49.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017
In his second issue, Erin’s ready to do some shots… of testosterone, that is, injected weekly for Hormone Replacement Therapy. The result? “I feel like I’m going through menopause and puberty at the same time.” Plus: an all-new assortment of workplace antics, memories of Erin’s triplet childhood, imaginative personal ads, animal observations, and much more!
“Gumballs is funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant when dealing with autobiography, fake personal ads, or any number of other events. Nations is a promising new voice in comics, and you need to read Gumballs.” — ComicsVerse
“Gumballs lays bare a lot of serious, complicated stuff and presents it with a frankness and humor that really moved me to my core.” — Comicosity
Gumballs #2 by Erin Nations
a 32-page full-color comic book
$3.99 (US), for release in April 2017
Alex Robinson’s Box Office Poison continues its second life as a full-color comic book series! Grab Issue #1 and #2 now from your favorite comic shop, and get ready for more in the coming months. See why Box Office Poison won the Eisner Award, the Angoulême International Comics Festival Award, and was voted by Wizard Magazine the best independent graphic novel of all time — and now get Alex Robinson’s new author commentary to boot!
“A salute to comics, an exploration of the human condition, and a solid, absorbing, and riotously snide tale about at least half of the things that make life important.” — The AV Club
“Alex Robinson is pretty much king of the hill when it comes to slice-of-life comic book dramas, and Box Office Poison is a major reason why. This new mini-series is the perfect gateway for those who have never read the original graphic novel or those who want to experience an old favorite with a new coat of paint.” — IGN
“A naughty tale of true romance.” — io9
“Chester 5000 has both a narrative and a heart… fluid and cute.” — Paste
“A woman-friendly, couple-friendly book destined to become a perennial in sex-positive toy and book stores.” — The Comics Journal
Jess Fink returns to the world of her beloved Chester 5000 series with the new prequel Isabelle & George, full of even more drama, romance, and mechanical wonders. Following a smash-hit Kickstarter, she’s partnered with Top Shelf once again to bring it to store shelves everywhere — just in time for Valentine’s Day! Click here for more details and a 7-page preview, and grab a copy from your favorite retailer for that special someone in your life (especially if it’s yourself)!