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Greatest collected comics

Why stop reading when you can request the whole series! These long running comics will keep you up all night.

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King-Cat classix

John Porcellino

This large collection focuses on the first fifty issues of King-Cat, ranging through Porcellino’s concerns: family, pets, the natural world, work, music, romance. Includes selections from the extras that made each issue a unique experience.

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Prophet. 1, Remission

A tremendously inventive series in which a number of artists follow different characters, illustrating only scenes featuring them, vividly rendering amazing sci-fi type visions -- living starships, grotesque GE post-humans, alien aliens, etc.

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American splendor

Harvey Pekar

Hospital file clerk and comic book writer Pekar chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. Pekar’s eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world balances with his insight into personal relationships.

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Buz Sawyer. Vol. 1, The war in the Pacific

Roy Crane

A collection of the famous daily strips published during World War II featuring US Navy fighter-pilot Buz Sawyer. Everywhere Buz goes, he finds high adventure and beautiful women.

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Pogo : Volume 1, through the wild blue wonder

Walt Kelly

In the 1950s Walt Kelly blended nonsense with political and social satire to make Pogo an essential contribution to American intellectual comics, as well as a very funny saga of nearly 500 loony characters and their lives in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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Criminal. 1, Coward

Ed Brubaker

This fantastically designed and printed book showcases the acclaimed crime comics from the creators of Sleeper and Incognito. Extras include a Criminal short story and a never-before-printed "movie trailer in comics form".

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Saga. Volume 1

Brian K. Vaughan

Saga is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides in a never-ending galactic war. Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation.

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The absolute Sandman. Volume one

Neil Gaiman

A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age.

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The walking dead. Vol. 1, Days gone by

Robert Kirkman

The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

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Akira. Book 1

Katsuhiro Ōtomo

Akira is a member of a post-World War III Tokyo biker gang. After developing psionic powers, he is drawn into a conflict involving rival gangs, shadowy government operatives, motorcycles and lots and lots of psychic explosions.

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Maggie the mechanic

Jaime Hernandez

Graphic novel

Maggie the Mechanic presents the first five years' worth of 'Locas' stories, in perfect chronological order and in an accessible softcover format. It includes 'Mechan-X,' the very first Maggie and Hopey story.

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Heartbreak soup

Gilbert Hernandez

Graphic novel

This volume collects the first half of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of Palomar, the small central American town, beginning with 'Sopa de Gran Pena' and continuing on through modern-day classics.

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