Jamie Delano - Jock - Hellblazer: Pandemonium
Something terrifying and strange has occurred - outstanding even among horrors faced every day by John Constantine. Intelligence specialists have discovered elements of the Iraqi insurgency may be demonically possessed. No one in the intelligence agencies is qualified to handle this problem, and that means a private contractor must be employed. Databases identify only one potential candidate: John Constantine. Constantine is taken from the comfort of his London home to the brutal climates of Iraq due to military coercion, but also because of his interest in a mysterious, beautiful Iraqi agent whose true allegiances are kept in shadow.
Jamie Delano - Hellblazer - The Fear Machine
In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
Neil Gaiman - Leslie S. Klinger - The Annotated Sandman 1.
Meet the Endless, a family of immortals that govern all aspects of life and death throughout the universe. However, one of theirown lays captured--Dream, the Lord of Sleep. As Dream makes his escape and returns to his duties after 70 years of imprison-ment, he encounters countless characters from myth, legend and comics, from Lucifer himself to the tragic Greek hero Orpheusto the HELLBLAZER John Constantine.New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo titleand one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyondlife and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision
Matt Groening - Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror
In the throat-throttling tradition of The Simpson's annual "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, the Master of Mirthful Mayhem, Matt Groening, presents a gut-wrenching, fright-filled, spine-tingling spooktacular that's fun for the whole family. Prepare for alien invasions, ancient curses, monstrous mutations, Christmas albums, crazed zombies, the penal system, and botany gone bad! CAUTION: These terrifying tales and fearsome features may cause you to laugh yourself to DEATH!!!
François Launet - The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) 1.
A light-hearted view of H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) is based on the webcomic of the same name by Francois Launet, which chronicles the "daily" lives of the Great Old Ones, including Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Yog-Sothoth, among others. This funny collection of gag comic strips is a parody of the horror genre that further investigates in humorous detail the monster characters originally created by Lovecraft. Although meant to invoke laughter instead of the usual terror found in Lovecraft's work, the book explores dark and mature themes such as death, religion, and the occult, albeit in a light and fanciful manner. This work is in association with Diabolo Ediciones. François Launet is an illustrator and a visual special effects supervisor and designer for movies and commercials who has worked on the animated films Despicable Me and The Lorax. He is the creator of the web comic The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom), which appears on his personal website www.goominet.com, where he displays images created through a variety of mediums, including drawing, hand paintings, photos, and 3-D images. He is the illustrator of the books G.O.Os on the Loose and Welcome to the Vault!
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein (Regents Illustrated Classics)
The Regents Illustrated Classics series provides highly motivational material for beginning and intermediate ESL students and for native speakers of English who want to develop basic reading skills. Each classic is presented in a fully illustrated format which aids comprehension and actually stimulates the desire to read. The for levels – beginning, low intermediate, and high intermediate – are all based on limited vocabulary and structure lists. Exercises are designed to develop reading strategies and build vocabulary. Mary W. Helley was a British author who lived in the first half of the nineteenth century. Her novel Frankenstein is the story of a brilliant German scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who is so obsessed with his search for the secrets of life and death that he creats a hideous monster. Shunned by all who see him, the lonely creature turns evil. The monster eventually destroys everone the scientist loves. Finally, after a chase through the frozen North, the monster destroys Frankenstein himself.
Bill Watterson - The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. More than 30 million of the 17 Calvin and Hobbes books (all published by Andrews McMeel) have been sold. And now, we're pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans will seek.
Mike Carey - Hellblazer - All His Engines
John Constantine, the enigmatic chain-smoking mystic, and the star of a live-action blockbuster movie starring Keanu Reeves, steps from the shadows into his first ever original graphic novel! When a plague starts putting thousands of people into deadly comas, John Constantine steps in with a 'cure'...of sorts. After travelling from London to the glitzy boulevards of L.A., Constantine realises that a cadre of hellish monsters is responsible, and he'll have to sacrifice more than himself to put an end to it. From Mike Carey, fan-favourite writer of Lucifer, Hellblazer and Inferno, and acclaimed artist Leonardo Manco comes another epic tale of terror.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman 1. - Preludes & Nocturnes
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings" which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death.
Daniel Clowes - Ghost World
Ghost World follows the day-to-day lives of best friends Enid Coleslaw (formerly "Cohn") and Rebecca Doppelmeyer, two cynical, pseudo-intellectual and intermittently witty teenage girls recently graduated from high school in the early 1990s. They spend their days wandering aimlessly around their unnamed American town, criticizing popular culture and the people they encounter while wondering what they will do for the rest of their days. As the comic progresses and Enid and Rebecca make the transition into adulthood, the two develop tensions and drift apart. A darkly written comic, with intermittently sombre explorations of friendship and modern life, Ghost World has become renowned for its frank treatment of adolescence.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 13. - Too Far Gone
The Walking Dead Volume 13: Too Far Gone contains issues 73-78. This volume takes place as the Alexandria Safe-Zone is falling apart, and Rick is making the place "safer", by killing bad humans, including Pete Anderson, an Alexandrian survivor.
Alan Moore - Batman: The Killing Joke
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all?
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 1. - Days Gone Bye
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 2. - Miles Behind Us
The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us is the second volume of The Walking Dead and contains issues 7-12. This volume picks up after the events of Volume 1: Days Gone Bye. After the death of Amy, Jim, and Shane, Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors leave Atlanta and travel across many miles of hostile territory. The group picks up new members such as Tyreese, Chris, and Julie, and loses old ones as they attempt to survive the brutal winter. The group find shelter at Hershel's Farm, though events quickly take a turn for the worse after it is discovered that Hershel has been keeping the barn full of walkers in the hopes of someone finding a cure for the epidemic. An attempt to open the barn results in the walkers breaking loose...
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 4. - The Heart's Desire
The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart's Desire includes issues 19-24. The group manages to quell Dexter's rebellion and begin to further secure The Prison. At the same time, a katana-wielding woman named Michonne arrives at the prison seeking refuge. Her arrival quickly causes discomfort among the survivors. Her attempt to start a relationship with Tyreese leads to the first major schism within the group, and Rick is sidelined as leader as the others start to fear for his sanity. The volume ends with one simple proclamation that will forever change the survivors thinking of their own humanity.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 5. - The Best Defense
The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense includes issues 25-30. After the dramatic events of the last volume, Rick Grimes, Glenn and Michonne leave the prison after attempting to rescue the occupants of a helicopter that had passed over the prison earlier. Their search brings them to a nearby town called Woodbury where a large, well-armed and well-organized group of survivors have taken refuge, led by a man called The Governor. Rick, Glenn and Michonne quickly learn, at terrible cost to themselves, that they have fallen into the hands of the most dangerous group of people they could have imagined.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 3. - Safety Behind Bars
The Walkin Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars includes issues 13-18. After being forced to leave Hershel's Farm, Rick's group stumble upon what seems to be a permanent sanctuary, an abandoned prison. Soon after clearing one block and settling in, they learn that they have to co-exist with four surviving convicts. Not long after, a grisly murder takes place, and the survivors learn for the first time that the greatest threat to survival in this new world is not the walking dead, but other people.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 7. - The Calm Before
The Walking Dead Volume 7: The Calm Before includes issues 37-42. Rick Grimes, Glenn and Michonne have arrived safely back to the prison, and they attempt to settle down again after the nightmare that was Woodbury. Relationships among the survivors continue to grow with Glenn and Maggie Greene where they wind up marrying each other and Rick starts to mend his friendship with Tyreese. Lori enters the last stages of her pregnancy. All the while, the group begins to prepare themselves for the sure revenge of The Governor and his huge group of psychotic survivors.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 6. - This Sorrowful Life
The Walking Dead Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life includes issues 31-36. This volume happens as Rick, Glenn and Michonne manage to escape from Woodbury with the help of other survivors wishing to escape the Governor's insane rule. They manage to safely arrive back at the prison, although they will be completely unprepared for what they found.
Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead 8. - Made To Suffer
The Walking Dead Volume 8: Made To Suffer includes issues 43-48. The Governor has finally found the prison and attacks with amazing force. The survivors manage to kill many of the soldiers allowing for a brief respite. While preparing for their return, the group is torn over what action to take. While many choose to stay, others leave to fend for themselves. When the army returns, and the body counts rise, things will literally never be the same again for Rick and his fellow survivors.