AMERICAN SPLENDOR #3
How much pain is too much? For Harvey Pekar, the answer may be somewhat different than you'd think. And that's just one of the conundrums pondered by Pekar in this issue.
THE BIG BOOK OF GRIMM
THE BIG BOOK OF GRIMM retells the fantastical fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm with all of their original horror and intensity. Presented as graphically violent parables, these infamous folk tales contain moral lessons that fluctuate from the obvious to the obscure. But told through the medium of comic book storytelling, these literary classics employ their often fatal, gruesome, authentic conclusions such as the horrific death of Cinderella's stepsisters by pecking birds.
THE BIG BOOK OF VICE
THE BIG BOOK OF VICE examines humanity's worst habits in all their sinful glory. Ranging from true acts of debauchery to harmless infatuations, this guilty pleasure exposes the negative aspects of alcohol, gambling, tobacco, prostitution, drugs, pornography, candy, pinball machines, comic books and video games. Also expanding its reach to touch on the dens of immorality and the greatest advocates of errant behavior, this comic-style book includes special features on Las Vegas, Sodom, Phoenix City, Larry Flynt, Carrie Nation, and Timothy Leary.
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: MARSHALL ROGERS VOL. 1
Marshall Rogers's unforgettable tales of Batman are collected in this new title featuring DETECTIVE COMICS #468, 471-479 and 481, DC SPECIAL SERIES #15, SECRET ORIGINS #6, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136 and BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #1-6!
THE BIG BOOK OF BAD
Things go from bad to worse in this compendium of the best of the worst of practically everything! An array of comics' most talented artists — Eddie Campbell, Joe Sacco, Phil Jimenez, Colleen Doran, Darick Robertson and many more — turn their attentions to legendarily terrible "bad guys" (both real and fictional), artists, scientific movements, places, and historical events.
THE BIG BOOK OF THE '70S
THE BIG BOOK OF THE 70'S is a comprehensive and educational journey back to the most tumultuous and tacky decade of modern history. Using comic strips to revisit the "Me" Era, this entertaining cultural history text looks at the origins and emergence of such oddities as the pet rock, bell bottoms, mood rings, disco, streaking, and running. But at the same time deeper issues like Vietnam, the women's movement, terrorism, and the gasoline shortage are also treated with the respect that they deserve.
ICON: MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
With the secret of his origin in danger, Icon must abandon Dakota, leaving Rocket in charge. Plus: Don't miss the amazing exploits of Buck Wild! Collecting ICON #13, 19-22, 24-26 and 30.
AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DOLLAR
More moving moments from the life of the essential everyman! Harvey Pekar returns with the second Vertigo volume of his AMERICAN SPLENDOR series. Harvey moves into his senior years and finds that he may be able to cope after all.