Here they are, at last under one cover: the tales of extreme alienation and deeply seated paranoia, of emotions replaced by systems and humanity crushed by its own technology, all leading to the inevitable crumbling of civilization, that ran in MOME between 2007 and 2011, including the masterful "Million Year Boom," about which we enthused on the occasion of its original release in MOME 11, "(It) will knock your socks off. It is probably the first wholly successful translation of the Ballardian (as in J.G. Ballard) narrative approach to science fiction yet achieved in comics form. This deeply...
It's hard to know where to begin with a work as remarkable as this. Originally published in six chapters in Love and Rockets: New Stories 3 & 4 in 2010 and 2011, it includes a flashback chapter titled "Browntown" that, in comic book parlance, could be said to be the – or, at least, a – "Secret Origin of Maggie", as readers are finally made privy to heretofore undisclosed primal scenes at the root of significant swaths of Maggie's personality and character. While it may be a commonplace to state that character is forged in the crucible of family, it is rare indeed to be given...
Oh, happy day! 240 pages of new (to non-Japanese readers) work by the manga master, Jiro Taniguchi, whose one-of-a-kind The Walking Man, is one of our all time favorites here at Copacetic. Of the six stories contained in this volume, all but one deal with variations on the "man vs. nature" theme. The first two, the titular lead off and "White Wilderness", are both derived (although, in the case of the former, it seems possible that the derivation is apocryphal) from the work of Jack London, and take place in the deep Yukon wilderness of a century ago. "Our Mountains" is also a tale of...
Back in print at last, this classic memoir of Chester's high school obsession with Playboy Magazine disabused Hugh Hefner of his notion that Playboy was just good clean fun - but only for the five minutes or so it took him to put it out of his mind. Other, more engaged thinkers will hold onto this impression a bit longer. It's hard for most to realize in this day and age when the high school memoir is a major staple of the comics – or should we say, graphic novel – market, but when the comics that make up this volume, and its companion piece, I Never Liked You, were first serialized in the pages of...
For twenty years and counting, Scott McCloud's explication of the mechanics of comics remains essential.
<>"If you've ever felt bad about wasting your life reading comics, then check out Scott McCloud's classic book immediately. You might still feel you've wasted your life, but you'll know why, and you'll be proud."
- Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
<>"In one lucid, well-designed chapter after another, [McCloud] guides us through the elements of comics style, and... how words combine with pictures to...
<<•>> WAREHOUSE FIND <<•>> Much to our amazement, a heretofore unknown secret stash of the original 1995 newspaper edition of Storeyville has been unearthed! Each copy had been sealed in a polypropylene bag and the entire box had been taped up and stored away in a corner where it was eventually forgotten... until now! We haven't seen a copy of this for sale anywhere for years (except for one that was on sale on Amazon for $1000!) so, if this is something you've been thinking about, don't debate about it too long, as there's only this one box, and when it's...
Yes, there will be a copious Copacetic offering of free FCBD comics on hand on Saturday. This year's main atttractions are the Hip Hop Family Tree "Three-In-One" mammoth size special that includes a Cosplayers back-up by Dash Shaw and pin-ups galore - 56 full color pages in all - and a 32 page comic book preview of Jillian Tamaki's long-awaited SuperMutant Magic Academy collection (which, by the way, just arrived at the shop). There will be plenty more on hand as well, with a focus on the smaller publishers, but also a few from the Big Two.
In addition, we will be having a BIG BACK ISSUE SALE with prices 25% to 50% off! See you there.
Plus plenty more! Supplies are limited... but you knew that.
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3138 Dobson St. 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
PO Box 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
(412) 251 - 5451