While we're on the topic of classics, it really doesn't get any better than the comics contained in this stellar 234 page full color volume. "A Christmas for Shacktown" comfortably rests at, or very near, the pinnacle of holiday comics (Those unfamiliar with this classic tale, can get a foretaste, with this PDF preview that includes roughly the first half). The meaning and spirit of Christmas are told in this engaging, entertaining and edifying tale, that can be enjoyed in any era and by all ages. In addition, we have the under-rated masterpiece, "The Golden Helmet", which we feel is...
A propulsive page-turner, this premiere edition of Hip Hop Family Tree is but the first of six planned volumes chronicling the rise of Hip Hop from a low-budget entertainment staple of mid-1970s social gatherings in the Bronx to a globally embraced manifestation of the vitality of US culture. This is the real deal as only a comic book can bring it. HHFT has been serialized on BoingBoing since the beginning of 2012, but we are here to tell you that its crucial essence only arises in the physical form that has now been unleashed on world.
Turning down the chance to cash in with a New York...
Yes, this volume does indeed collect Jaime's contribution to the first two issues of the latest incarnation of Love and Rockets: New Stories. BUT, God and Science is not just any old reprint. NO! It is an expanded edition with 30 (count 'em) new pages of material that expands several scenes, adds at least one new one, includes the covers to the apocryphal issues in which these stories are supposed to have originally appeared, and continues the story with an all new epilogue! Together this makes for a definitive revision of what is surely one of the most original takes on the superhero genre. ...
Well, if you're only going to read one comic book this year... then you are going to have to steer clear of this one! That's because Building Stories is a box set of fourteen separate comics pieces, including two hardcover books, pamphlet style comics, accordion fold-outs, newspapers, flip books, a gameboard-esque piece, and more (check out the accompanying illustrations to get an idea). In his relentless quest to up the ante of what comics are capable of pulling off, Mr. Ware has pulled out the stops, called in the reserves, and put the Acme Novelty Company on a wartime footing to...
Miraculously, after two decades of less than stellar recordings, Iggy has managed a return to form here on this album, produced at age 65 and released close on the heels of his 66th birthday. This is doubtless due in no small measure to the return of James Williamson on the heels of the multi-year reunion of Iggy with the (almost) original Stooges line-up. The presence of the Ron and Scott Asheton was not enough to save The Weirdness. Ready to Die is another story, however. Backed by James Williamson on multiple-tracked guitars, Scott Asheton on Drums, Mike Watt on Bass and Steve Mackay on Sax (of which there is...
No one has ever created better Christmas comics than Carl Barks. "Christmas on Bear Mountain" is more than just another Barks Christmas Classic, however: it has the added historical significance of being the story for which Barks created his most famous character: Scrooge McDuck – Uncle Scrooge to Donald and his nephews. Scrooge – obviously patterned after the character of the same name form Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol – was originally created simply as the dramatic foil for Donald and his nephews in this particular story that was originally released for Christmas...
There is so much coming to Copacetic over the next couple months, that we're taking the unprecendented step of creating a Copacetic Events Calendar. Here goes:
9 (Saturday) Katie Skelly & Maghan Turbitt signing
23 (Saturday) Hip Hop Family Tree 2 Release Party with Ed Piskor
6 (Saturday) Dog City Comics and Maple Key Comics Double Release Party
24 (Wednesday) Michael DeForge & Simon Hanselmann World Tour, w/ Patrick Kyle & Noel Freibert!
25 (Thursday) John Porcellino Hospital Suite signing & screening of Root Hog or Die, the John Porcellino / King-Cat Comics documentary film*
*PLEASE NOTE: The John Porcellino event will be held at The Harris Theatre, located at 809 Liberty Avenue, downtown.
ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
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