A Comic Sampler


Sample several comic authors in these books, which are all anthologies. You’ll find all these titles on Hoopla, so you can enjoy them right away!


Alterna Anniverseries Anthology

Michael S. Bracco, Jeremy Massie, Jeff McComsey, Peter Simeti

Celebrating 10 Years of Creator-Owned Comics, this character guide and anthology is jam-packed with material! Within this book you'll find descriptions, exclusive art, a detailed history of Alterna, and story previews so you can learn more about your favorite Alterna characters and discover new ones. Space-traveling children, swash-buckling sky pirates, zombies invading the battlefields of World War Two, sadistic prison guards, wise-cracking Area 51 agents, an alien with an identity crisis and so much more. The Alterna AnniverSERIES Anthology is the absolute perfect addition for readers old and new.

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Now #4

Various

Debuting in 2017 to widespread acclaim and commercial success, this fourth issue of Now continues the mission already established: to present over 100 pages of all new short comics fiction by a host of established and up-and-coming talent from around the globe. This issue is scheduled to include: Trenton Doyle Hancock (who contributes this issue’s cover), J.C. Menu, Roman Muradov, María Medem, Walt Holcombe, Rebecca Kirby, Noah Van Sciver, Jesse Reklaw, Matthias Lehmann, Walker Tate, Nick Thorburn, and many other surprises. With an incredibly diverse line-up and unbelievable price point, find out why Now is the most talked-about comics anthology in years.

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Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology

Mike Allred, Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Kurt Busiek, Amy Chu, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Neil Gaiman, Kieron Gillen, Mike Mignola, Mark Millar, James Robinson, Brandon Graham, Rob Williams

On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way. JH WILLIAMS III, Artist and Curating Editor This "unique way" was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology, a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community.

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British Showcase Anthology Vol. 1

The British are coming! Volume One of the British Showcase Anthology features a collection of stories from some of the best indie talent and new creators working in the British comic book industry. Excite your senses with this cover bursting collection of Horror and Sci-Fi to terrify and delight you.

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Chilling Adventures in Sorcery

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Presented by Sabrina the Teenage Witch, this collection features some of the most horrifying classic stories to ever be published by Archie Comics, collected for the first time in graphic novel form. Featuring an all-new cover by comic artist extraordinaire Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife With Archie)!

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Four Color Fear

Greg Sadowski, John Benson

A massive collection of never-before-collected pre-Comics Code horror comics of the 1950s. Of the myriad genres comic books ventured into during its golden age, none was as controversial as or came at a greater cost than horror; the public outrage it incited almost destroyed the entire industry. Yet before the watchdog groups and Congress could intercede, horror books were flying off the newsstands. During its peak period (1951–54) over fifty titles appeared each month.

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Femme Magnifique

Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Gerard Way

Fifty female trailblazers of yesterday and today get a four-color sequential tribute in Femme Magnifique. This collection features three-page short stories about women from the arenas of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, Femme Magnifique will stimulate and educate. Part mini biopic, part personal inspiration, this collection also features new material including a foreword by Cindy Whitehead, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more!

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Dark Horse Number Ones

Gerard Way

Dark Horse brings you eight complete first issues of series by top industry talents to introduce you to your next favorite read. Fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, adventure, and horror tales open the door to new storytelling worlds. Including Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy #1, Mike Mignola's Hellboy in Hell #1, Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's Lady Killer #1, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's Black Hammer #1, Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt's Dept. H #1, Brian Wood and Mark Chater's Briggs Land #1, Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee's Bounty #1, and Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's Harrow County #1.

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BOOM! Box Mix Tape

John Allison, Maddie Flores, Paul Mayberry, Noelle Stevenson, Eryk Donovan, Becca Tobin, Jake Lawrence, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Shannon Watters, Ngozi Ukazu, Sina Grace, James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Carey Pietsch

The annual BOOM! Box Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories featuring beloved characters from established BOOM! Box series as well as original stories showcasing up-and-coming creators and brand-new content. With original stories featuring Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Cyanide & Happiness, Goldie Vance, The Backstagers, and many more!

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24 Panels

Alan Moore, Al Ewing, Sara Kenney, Alex De Campi, Laurie Penny, Paul Cornell, Dilraj Mann, Leigh Alexander, Dan Watters, Ram V

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 PANELS is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. Curated by KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), it features 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

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Trickster

Matt Dembicki

All cultures have tales of the trickster – a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. The first graphic anthology of Native American trickster tales, Trickster brings together Native American folklore and the world of comics. In Trickster, 24 Native storytellers were paired with 24 comic artists, telling cultural tales from across America. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture.

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The Complete Wimmen’s Comix

various

In the late ’60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium ― but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology,Wimmen’s Comix. Within two years the Wimmen’s Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America ― Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty year run, the women of Wimmen’s tackled subjects the guys wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists.

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Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Volume 1

Aaron Renier, Zac Gorman, Paul Pope, Anthony Clark, Lucy Knisley, Michael Deforge, Chris 'Elio' Elipoulos, Georgia Roberson, Chris Roberson, Shannon Wheeler, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Zack Giallongo, Josh Lesnick, Frank Gibson, Becky Dreistadt, Jon M. Gibson, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Chris Schweizer

Back that ham up! Comic book creators from around the world unite to celebrate all things Adventure Time in this collection of incredibly original mini-adventures. Starring all of your favourite characters from Finn and Jake to Hot Dog Princess and Peppermint Butler, SUGARY SHORTS volume one is a syrupy salute to the Land of Ooo that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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APB: Artists against Police Brutality

Bill Campbell, Jason Rodriguez, John Jennings

An incredibly unique comic book benefit project featuring comic shorts, pin-ups, short essays, and flash fiction, the proceeds of which will be going to the Innocence Project We've all seen the pictures: a six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. marshals on her first day at an all-white, New Orleans school in 1960; a police dog attacking a demonstrator in Birmingham; fire hoses turned on protesters; Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd on the National Mall. These pictures were printed in papers, flashed across television screens, and helped to change the laws of this nation, but not necessarily all of the attitudes. Similarly, we've seen the pictures of Michael Brown lying face down in a pool of his own blood for hours; protesters with their hands up, facing down militarized policemen. There are videos of Eric Garner choked to death, John Crawford III shot down in Walmart for carrying a toy gun, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice gunned down in broad daylight for the same reason. APB: Artists Against Police Brutality is a benefit comic book anthology that focuses on hot-button issues including police brutality, the justice system, and civil rights, with one primary goal: show pictures and tell stories that get people talking. The proceeds will go to the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people.

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Puerto Rico Strong

Hazel Newlevant

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today's most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. Despite being a US territory, Puerto Rico is often thought of as a foreign land, if it’s even a thought in the mind of the average American at all. Its people exist in all corners of America; some of them have parents who immigrated from the home island, others are a part of families that have been on the mainland for generations. Then there are those who have come to the states in search of a dream but struggle to integrate into an unfamiliar culture, while there are those who have lived in the United States all of their lives but still have the same struggle because of the color of their skin or their sexual identity. These stories follow individuals from diverse walks of life but are all part of the culture that is Puerto Rico.

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Metal Hurlant – Selected Works

Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek

A collection of Sci-Fi masterpieces featuring stories by acclaimed creators Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek. "Métal Hurlant" magazine was created in Paris in 1974 by Moebius, Druillet and Dionnet, the founding fathers of Les Humanoïdes Associés. This movement soon revolutionized the medium and inspired countless writers, artists and filmmakers the world over. Versions in various languages flourished everywhere, including in the States with "Heavy Metal."

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Love Is Love

Phil Jimenez

The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando. Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics-DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today's world.

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Drawing Power

Diane Noomin

Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers the anthology’s contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races—and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace.

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