Tag Fantagraphics

Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot

My local comic shop received this last week although everyone seems to be listing today as its release date. I’ve been waiting all year for Tardi’s Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot. Martin Terrier, ice-cold mercenary-turned-contract-killer, has his future all mapped out: He has just executed what he intends to be his final job and is ready to move on to the next phase of his life, which involves discreet retirement accompanied by a long-lost girlfriend. But Terrier’s employers are emphatically not pleased with his decision, old enemies begin to re-emerge, and soon Terrier is forced to once again ply his brutal trade.

The Arctic Marauder

Fantagraphics keeps the hits rolling throughout 2011 and The Arctic Marauder is the latest in their Jacques Tardi translations line.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: In our ongoing quest to showcase the wide range of Jacques Tardi’s bibliography, Fantagraphics reaches all the way back…

King Of The Flies: Volume 1 Hallorave

This one caught me by surprise.  As I read more and more collected editions my library of Fantagraphics books grows with new releases and older material “discovered” online and at my local comic shop.  I was perusing their 2011 catalogue…

Dust Jackets Must Die

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Jiminy Christmas! column. Why are publishers still producing dust jackets?  The technology has been around for a good century or so to print whatever you want right on the book cover.  In…

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Volume 1

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. Fantagraphics and Kim Thompson are back with another Jacques Tardi translated work: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Volume 1. Appearing in the early 1970s and published as single…

It Was The War Of The Trenches by Tardi

After I stopped collecting weekly comics and focused on collections instead the first few months were relatively light since I was waiting for recent issues to be collected.  During that time I picked up a few titles that were off…

Prince Valiant Volume 1: 1937-1938

Let me start off by saying until I purchased this book I had never heard of Harold “Hal” Foster or Prince Valiant: they were off my comics radar.  I’ve never been a fan of newspaper comic strips and had limited…