Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing...
An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again. And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.
Bill Watterson - Revenge of the Baby-Sat
With keen insight, Bill Watterson depicted life through the eyes of a child in Calvin and Hobbes--with all the inherent fun and frustrations. Through the adventures of this engaging pair, the limits of our imaginations were challenged as we enjoyed accompanying Calvin and Hobbes as they traveled through time, transmogrified themselves, stirred up trouble. Watterson's vibrant characterization of event and personality, deft artistic presentation, and whimsical perspective have cultivated an unwavering affection for his characters. In The Revenge of the Baby-Sat, readers can relish the opportunity to dwell once more in the enduring reminder of life as a child today.
Randall Munroe - xkcd
Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another. _xkcd: volume 0_ is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup"). The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics. It was lovingly assembled from high-resolution original scans of the comics (the mouseover text is discreetly included), and features a lot of doodles, notes, and puzzles in the margins. The book is published by Breadpig, which donates all of the publisher profits from this book to Room to Read for promoting literacy in the developing world.
Akira Toriyama - Dragon Ball 1. (angol)
Son Goku is a naive young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is completely over-turned when he is nearly run over by a precocious and spiky girl caled Bulma. She is on a quest to collect seven Dragon Balls and thereby be granted one wish. But the balls are scattered all over the world and Bulma gets much more than she bargained for when she tricks Son to hand over the dragon ball he owns and gets him to join her quest. Son Goku may be tiny and naive but he's supernaturally strong, has a magic staff and owns a flying cloud. Also he's not as stupid as he appears. A wonderfully energetic and fast moving fantastic quest propelled by the witty and sharp interplay between Bulma and Goku.
Kevin J. Anderson - Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - The Golden Age of the Sith
Marka Ragnos ruled the galaxy with an iron fist. He was the Dark Lord of the Sith -- the most powerful of the most powerful. But now he is dead. And two innocent hyperspace explorers, Gav and Jori Daragon, may follow suit if they get caught between the factions fighting to fill the Dark Lord void.
Mick Harrison - Star Wars: Dark Times - The Path to Nowhere
Jedi Dass Jennir and his companion Bomo Greenbark survived the Clone Wars, but the fate of Bomo's wife and daughter remains a mystery. The two friends are determined to find them, but their path leads them from danger to darkness—where each of them stands to lose more than they may hope to gain. Meanwhile, Darth Vader must deal with some unpleasant realities—and memories—of his own. Though he is a Dark Lord of the Sith, even he must bow before the power of the Emperor.
Bill Watterson - The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes
The week it hit the stores, Weirdos from Another Planet! touched down at No. 1 on Walden's and B. Dalton's bestseller lists and No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list. How do you top such success? With The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, a large-format treasury of the cartoons from Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from Another Planet! (including full-color Sunday cartoons) plus a full-color original story unique to this collection. Its reservation on the top of the national bestseller lists is already confirmed! Millions of readers have responded ot the tremendous talent of Bill Watterson. His skill as both artist and writer brings to life a boy, his tiger, and the imagination and memories of his ardent readers. After five years of syndication and six bestselling collections, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes picks up where The Essential Calvin and Hobbes left off - bringing more of the irresistible antics of Calvin and his magical sidekick Hobbes to millions of eager fans around the globe. As the strip's phenomenal success witnesses, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes is the authority on humor.
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!
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!!!
George Saunders - Pastoralia
Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses his New York Times Notable Book, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, with this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.
Andy Riley - Return of the Bunny Suicides
Return of the Bunny Suicides follows over one hundred bunnies as they find ever more bizarre ways to end their fuzzy little existences. From swimming with nibbly fishes, to hiding under an elephant's footstool, to getting on the sharp end of a Venetian gondola--no stone goes unturned (or undropped, or uncatapulted) in the twisted little creatures' next installment.Illustrated in a spare and simple style, Return of the Bunny Suicides is a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.Bunnies on the web: http: //www.bookofbunnysuicides.com
Andy Riley - The bumper book of bunny suicides
The Book of Bunny Suicides and Return of the Bunny Suicides have introduced millions of people around the world to those cute bunnies always looking for new ways to end it all. Published for the first time in a unique paperback format, with a dozen new cartoons, this is the ultimate collection for fans of the fluffy little bunnies who just don’t want to live any more.
Douglas Adams - The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchiker series. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak. Mostly Harmless Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?
Matt Groening - The Simpsons Handbook
From basic lines and circles to vivid character illustrations, The Simpsons Handbook is a tribute to the time-honored tradition of hand-drawn animation. This lavishly detailed artist's manual unveils the complex secrets behind the deceptively simple and universally loved ''Simpsons'' characters. With creative insights, artist' sketches, helpful insider hints, and step-by-step instructions, enter the imagination of master doodler Matt Groening, creator of ''The Simpsons,'' and receive some professional ''how-to'' advice from many of the animators and directors who have made the show the comedic standard, as well as the longest running animated show and situation comedy in television history.
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - A Trilogy in Five Parts
First a legendary radio series, then a bestselling book, now a blockbusting movie, the immensely successful Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy needs no introduction. Reissued to coincide with the films release, this hardback omnibus edition include all five parts of the trilogy, incorporating for the first time, Mostly Harmless, along with a guide to the guide and essential notes on how to leave the planet. This single hardback edition is indispensable for any would-be galactic traveller and for old and new Douglas Adams fans everywhere.
Warren Ellis - Transmetropolitan 2. - Lust for Life
"TRANSMETROPOLITAN is a comic book series that follows the smart-mouthed, heavily-armed, perpetually smoking journalist Spider Jerusalem, who lives in a future so grimy and chaotic it could be the present -- except for the aliens. Outfitted in water-walking Air Jesus sneakers and snacking on caribou eyes from the local Eskimo fast-food place, Spider tries to make sense of a city where a new religion starts every hour and "buy-bombs" upload ads into people's dreams... TRANSMET is brilliant future-shock commentary." --Spin
Alan Martin - Jamie Hewlett - Tank Girl One
From the depths of the outback she charges, astride her fabulous tank! It's...Tank Girl. Join everybody's favourite beer-swilling, chain-smoking, kangaroo-worrying lunatic as she blitzes her way through a dazzling array of bizarre adventures, including bounty hunting, delivering colostomy bags to Australian presidents, kangaroo boxing...and many more outrageous and mind-warping thrills! Marking the 20th anniversary of "Tank Girl", with a new introduction from Alan Martin, and previously unseen material from Jamie Hewlett, this is the first in a series of ultimate collections. Presented for the first time in chronological order and in glorious black and white - as nature intended! Warning: Adults only!
Bryan Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim vs the Universe
The fifth Scott Pilgrim volume! Scott Pilgrim just turned 24, and things couldn't possibly be better! This means things are about to get infinitely worse! Suddenly, TWO of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends are in town, and they're playing dirty. His band is in turmoil, and his own exes aren't making things any easier. And what's up with Ramona, anyway? She's been acting kinda weird ever since they moved in together! Scott's precious little life is coming back around to bite him in the butt, and it may not be pretty!
Haden Blackman - Ryan Kaufman - Justin Lambros - Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 4.
Four more tales of hyperkinetic Clone Wars action! As the Clone Wars burn across the galaxy and the true intentions of the Sith are revealed, the true heroes of the conflict emerge. Chewbacca leads the Wookiees against the Republic invaders on the jungle world of Kashyyyk; R2-D2 and C-3PO uncover a plot to assassinate Padme; an orphaned refugee witnesses the rough life of a Clone Trooper firsthand, and Anakin Skywalker fights alongside a young Jedi who will play a part in his descent into the dark side. More stories of harrowing danger and astonishing heroism - all done in the stripped-down, high energy style of the acclaimed Cartoon Network series.