Page 45 Comic & Graphic Novel Reviews October 2018 week three

Featuring Philippa Rice, Kristyna Baczykski, B. Mure, Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Rick Remender, Bengal, Tsutomu Nihei, Lucy Sullivan, John Porcellino, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Sister BFFs h/c SIGNED AND SKETCHED IN (£9-99, Andrews McMeel) by Philippa Rice.

Was your brother or sister your very best friend? And have you remained so forever? Or has it been a constant ball-and-chain battlefield from which you have never escaped?

“You’re tacky and boring and I roll my eyes at you so much my eyeball wires have gone curly.”

The disdain in those hooded eyes!

£9-99 for a 140-page full-colour hardcover is ridiculously cheap – the publisher’s bound to notice shortly – and all our initial copies come sketched-in for FREE.

This is tug-of-war territory and most of these battles begin on the sofa.

“Get your feet off me!”
“Sorry, what?”
“They stink of sewage.”
“No, that’s your own breath.”




Quite often Philippa resorts to sitting on Holly in lieu of an argument, in order to extract a retraction or compliant silence. She gets neither.

“The only crush I have… is a crushing despair every time I remember we share a gene pool.”
Your genes aren’t allowed in the pool. They’ve got verrucas!”

It put me in mind of Newman and Baddiel’s “That’s you, that is…” escalating confrontations, except that the comedians’ characters never made up as these two do on occasion, in an alliance of outrage and revenge strategies. Holly’s not above helping out an embattled Philippa, for example, when she’s caught short of make-up in a supermarket where the former “cool guy” from school is spied working on the checkout.  They help themselves to the shelves’ samples of slap, Holly dutifully working her magic.

“You’ve a stubborn face, but I’ve done my best.”



Then some perfume is required.

“What was that? It STINKS!”
“Um… “
“”A striking fragrance designed by the hit boy band TrueGuyz”. I reek of preteen.”

From the creator of SOPPY, WE’RE OUT, ST COLIN AND THE DRAGON, and OUR SOPPY LOVE STORY etc, these snort-inducing comedy shorts star Philippa and her younger sister Holly – who may or may not be real – in conversational snap-shots either in person or by text. At first I suspected that Holly must surely be fictional, but the bathroom intimacy rings way too true for that.



It’s partly the cartooning, but also the hyperbole that’s so hilarious: the extreme and elaborate nature of the put-downs, especially in the cramped train carriage sketch conducted via cell phone. It’s beautifully orchestrated with a dip in the middle so that the tirade erupts almost out of nowhere before being deflected by a virtual non-sequitur from Philippa, after which the target of the ire / petulance is redirected once more towards her sister’s fellow travellers.

Anyway, Holly has just been squashed against a man whose coat “stinks of old smoke and rotting vegetables” and is clearly overdue for a weekend break at a dry cleaner’s. Philippa:

“I’d just spritz it with some deodorant.”
“That’s why you stink.”
“You stink of boiled eggs.”
“You stink of the egg smell that comes out when you open a packet of cooked chicken slices.”
“You do.”
“You bathe in egg-water and use mayo as a face mask and have boiled egg slices on your eyes.”
“Eggs are good for you.”

Rice is immediately recognisable from her autobiographical SOPPY self-portraits. Never one to shy away from self-denigration, there is a delicious panel in which she is shown enthusiastically diving, head-first and with zero dignity, into a bag of her sister’s clothing cast-offs, her rounded bum up in the air, short legs and tiny, white-socked toes waving wildly.



The two BFFs’ rubber-lipped mouths are flapping, yapping things, like hands in glove puppets of ducks, squidged up against the sisters’ faces, making them pudgier, more chubby-cheeked. They were either the inspiration for or inspired by Rice’s hand-crafted woollen animals who star in her ‘Soft Spot’ animations (, composed with SOPPY co-star and the creator of HILDA, Luke Pearson. That’s where I first learned that Philippa could be surprisingly and delightfully rude, and so it is here.

“I hate my hair, I hate my face, and I hate my life.”
“Well, you’ll be dead one day. That’s something to look forward to.”



It’s less Men Behaving Badly, more Children Behaving Competitively, and all the funnier for them being adults. They are obsessed by smells, particularly eggs smells but also bodily function smells and I am heartily relieved that this is not scratch-and-sniff. There’s zero dignity but mass of indignation instead.

Philippa: “I don’t like to think of my organs or innards. I like to think of my body as solid meat all the way through.”
Holly: “I’m solid rage all the way through.”


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Terrible Means (£8-99, Avery Hill Publishing) by B. Mure ~

It started when the plants began to wilt, and was swiftly followed by the river turning black. Something unpleasant is happening in the Republic Of Ismyre and the government seems to be suffering from a bit of a blind spot. Out of sight, out of mind, I suppose. But then, they are rather preoccupied at the moment. A charismatic aristocrat has arrived in town with a marvellous new invention, and along with the endorsement of the utterly self-absorbed Lady Morwen, the powerful and wealthy have all gathered to witness the dazzling new product. Swilling champagne and cooing in awe, their greedy eyes are treated to a masterful display of magic like nothing they have ever seen before…

We’re back in ISMYRE, but in this prequel we are taken beyond the confines of the city boundaries into the rolling hills of the countryside. Here we meet botanist Henriett and his dear friend Sybil, both quite distressed by the condition of the native plants, and mischievous young wizard Emlyn, who is somewhat perturbed by the sudden darkening of the river. What is certain is that all of them have reached the end of their tether with the government wilfully choosing to ignore the dwindling magic of the countryside.



A book as colourful as its cast of characters, Mure uses lashings of translucent layers of watercolour to create a vibrant world that positively glows throughout. With ever so subtle shifts in colour palette the story is given a real pacing, as we begin in a summer-coloured afternoon that transitions to glowing warm dusk, then we’re subdued with sultry, cold blues and purples of the night, before finally being whisked back to life with a pastel-coloured sunrise. It’s a brilliantly executed storytelling device that serves to highlight the sense of urgency felt by our anthropomorphised cast, as we see their story unfurl over just a few short, rebellious days.

A tale of defiance and of fighting the good fight. You’ll be rooting for this unlikely gang of disruptors and be inspired by their determination.

“I’d rather live fighting than die having never tried”


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Retrograde Orbit (£11-99, Avery Hill Publishing) by Kristyna Baczykski ~

“My name is Flint.
“I live on the sixth planet, Tisa.
“Can you hear me?
“Is anyone there?”

For her entire life, Flint has yearned for the distant planet Doma; a lush and beautiful globe of waterfalls and mountains, worlds apart from her condensed, crowded city ‘living’. Her grandmother was lucky enough to spend her childhood on Doma, but was urgently evacuated due to a nuclear disaster – though we don’t speak of that – never to return. The mysterious, unknown circumstances of her forebearer’s enforced departure only serves to further fuel Flint’s curiosity about Doma, which as she approaches adulthood and begins to feel ever more detached from her own world, becomes a burning obsession to get there.



It’s a refreshing new take on the familiar theme of self-discovery and belonging, or lack of it. Kristyna’s trademark design aesthetic truly lends itself to the sci-fi genre. With her geometric line work and pastel colour palette she artfully merges the everyday with the other-worldly, creating an environment that is both simultaneously familiar and alien. This perfectly echoes the overall theme of the story and drives home that slightly unnerving sense that perhaps you yourself have experienced… of feeling like one doesn’t somehow quite belong in a place one is intimately familiar with…

Having been a fan of Kristyna’s mini comics and self-published zines for years, It was great to finally see her take on a long format story with a fully realised cast of characters and world… well… solar system! It is a lovely first graphic novel and one that will resonate with anyone who has struggled to carve their place in life.


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Gideon Falls vol 1: The Black Barn s/c (£8-99, Image) by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart…

“Actually, Mrs. Tremblay… there is one thing.”
“Of course, Father. Anything.”
“In all the rush to get to Gideon Falls, I don’t think the Bishop ever told me… how did Father Tom die?”
“Oh. I… I had thought you would have known.”
“No. Was it his heart?”
“I… I’d rather not talk about it.”

Hmm… I have a sneaking suspicion that wasn’t an accidental omission on the Bishop’s part, the lack of details on the sudden demise of Father Tom. Still, Father Wilfred has now arrived in the rural, backwater town of Gideon Falls, against his wishes, to take up the suddenly vacant position of their pastor. He’d have preferred to remain in the seminary, teaching, but the Bishop felt he was the man to answer the call so off he went.



What precisely Father Fred, as he likes to be known, or indeed Gideon Falls, has to do with the lunatic Norton obsessively cataloguing and cross-referencing specific pieces of garbage across the distant, big city we will gradually learn. We see Norton interacting with and deceiving his therapist, in a bid to avoid being sectioned again, but it would seem, to him at least, that he senses the presence of something or someone he regards as evil incarnate in the vicinity.



Norton’s collection of disparate refuse is not remotely random, either, to him, for he senses a common source to his slivers of wood, rusty nails, shards of glass and bent hinges, which he unerringly homes in on, however implausible that seems. The disturbing thought occurred as I read the very first issue that Norton was finding all the components you might expect to compose a door… In that respect I was… partly… correct. Though much like Norton I had an incomplete grasp of matters…



Yes, mystery, murder and suspense abound, both in the urban environment and the dusty countryside, plus most certainly within the pages of this comic book. And horror, genuine blood-curdling horror too. For Father Tom’s death isn’t the only one in Gideon Falls by the time this opening salvo concludes.

So, what are we, the readers left with? An absolute mystery. What is the connection or connections, between the places and / or the protagonists? We’ll learn some answers by the end of this first volume, including one truly heartbreaking one, but there’s so much left to be revealed…



Andrea Sorrentino, probably best known for his gritty, fine linework on Lemire’s reprise of OLD MAN LOGAN is an ideal foil for such a tense, taut story that slides straight into psychologically perturbing territory right from the off like the veritable knife between the ribs. His panel and page composition in the Norton sequences particularly – complete with several spectacular double-page spreads, one featuring a mind-bending fish-eye lens effect and another a collage of scattered Polaroids over a time-lapsed, anguished Norton rocking in a chair against a cityscape – plus inverted pages and crafty use of symmetry contribute immensely to the disorientating, fractured feel and a very rapidly building sense of unease.



Then, when the spine goes from mild tingling to collapsing in complete terror back in Gideon Falls, with immense amounts of the colour red involved, I had a strong suspicion I recognised the exact shade from BPRD and BALTIMORE, and yes indeed, it is Dave Stewart providing the colour palette in his own inimitable fashion. It’s a sure sign you’ve probably read too many comics when you can identify a colourist from just one colour… He also seems to have employed a vertical texturing technique on practically every section of black shading which is also cumulatively… troubling… to the eye, and mind… in an artistically positive sense, as if something is persistently scratching away at what you are experiencing. Spooky. And then some.


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Death Or Glory vol 1: She’s Got You (£14-99, Image) by Rick Remender & Bengal…

“What did the doctor say?”
“Won’t see us. Owe ’em too much money.”
“How the hell do we live in a world where some fuckers at an insurance company get to decide who lives and dies?”

Quite. Action and misadventure abounds in this high-octane opener of a crime caper from Rick THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME Remender and artist Bengal. Plus a bit of relevant social commentary too!

So… Glory Owen needs copious amounts of hard cash fast, like yesterday, to get her adoptive father Red a new liver. Red’s lived his life off the grid, free from the system, in fact, not even Glory knows his real name. Just that he looked after her when her mother died and now it is time to repay him in his dying hours of need. Because no paperwork, no social security number and certainly no health insurance means without serious amounts of hard cash to buy a new organ, he’s on his way out. Glory’s pretty sure Red wouldn’t want her to do what she’s about to do, but in her eyes, it’s time to repay the debt of a lifetime of love he’s shown to her.



She’s about to rob her ex-husband and big time drug dealer Toby of a briefcase full of his illicit lolly… Well, not him technically, just his couriers, who happen to be the local sheriff and his deputy. She has a plan, kind of, which mainly seems to involve a wing and a prayer and a very fast car. It’s not going to go well, clearly, which of course it doesn’t.

Special mention should also be made of the hitman who has one of the most novel ways of killing people I’ve seen since Javier Bardem went around knocking on doors and nailing people with his pneumatic captive bolt pistol in No Country For Old Men. This lunatic’s weapon of choice is liquid nitrogen…



Fans of car chases are going to enjoy this series, for sure. Set out in what feels like the Midwest somewhere, it all has a touch of the Dukes of Hazard about it, though the stakes and consequences are clearly somewhat higher.

Artist Bengal, probably best known for the likes of NAJA / MEKA / LUMINAE for Magnetic Press has a lovely crisp style with a cinematically vibrant colour palette. I’ve seen him comment online that he thinks he’s a considerably better inker than penciller but I think he’s being incredibly harsh on himself as it all looks as immaculate and highly polished as a freshly washed, polished and buffed car bonnet.



Remender only ever seems to work with top quality artists who love a crisp line: Sean Murphy on TOKYO GHOST, Matteo Scalera on BLACK SCIENCE, Greg Tocchini on LOW, Jerome Opena on SEVEN TO ETERNITY and I think Bengal is right up there with those folks.

In the hope that it intrigues, I leave you in noting that Glory’s hunt for a liver donor leads in all sorts of… unexpected directions.


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Aposimz vol 1 (£10-99, Vertical) by Tsutomu Nihei…

“N—no! There are people with Frame disease over there…”
“So what? That’s not so rare, is it?”
“It’s a bit weird, though. There’s lot of new ones.”
“New ones?”
“You’re right… There are lots of fresh Frames among them.”
“Yeah. You often see the messed-up old ones, but this…”
“Because of Rebedoa’s invasions, the borders are all in chaos. They could have escaped from some town’s quarantine.”
“They say when you become a Frame, you lose your sense of self, but I wonder if that’s true… If they have even the tiniest bit of consciousness left… and they’re stuck roaming this world in that state for decades, or even centuries… if it ever looks like I’m becoming a Frame, I want you to kill me.”

Weird geographical spacey location involving huge mega-structures… CHECK!
Strange zombie-like creatures… CHECK!
Big guns… CHECK!
Sentient Artificial Intelligence… CHECK!
A brutal asymmetric conflict between two ideologically entrenched opponents… CHECK!
A rag-tag bunch of heavily outnumbered goodies who’ll have to save the day, well everything, actually and / or die trying … CHECK!
Big guns… like REALLY BIG GUNS… CHE... oh, we did that one already…

Yes! Tsutomu BIOMEGA / KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA / BLAME! returns with another implausibly titled… errr…. title. It is also quite tricky to pronounce. On that note, I am still waiting for someone to definitively explain why BLAME! isn’t BLAM! given it is meant to be the sound of gun going off, but who cares, frankly?! I have absolutely no idea what an Aposimz might be. It sounds like a cybernetically enhanced opossum, and knowing Nihei, that is possible, but it probably isn’t the case.

Let’s see if the publisher’s blurbe! (sic) tells us more…

“This story takes place on the frigid, massive artificial planet known as Aposimz.



“Eo, Biko and Etherow, residents of the White Diamond Beam, are in the middle of combat training when suddenly a girl appears, Rebedoan Empire soldiers in hot pursuit. The girl asks for their help in keeping safe a “code” and seven mysterious “bullets.” This chance encounter marks a major shift in the fate of the entire planet…”

So that clears that little bit of abstract nomenclature up, then! And probably tells you everything else you need to know as this point. I absolutely loved this frenetic, all-action opener. Fans of Nihei will lap it up, for sure. I can make only one mild criticism which I am prepared to actually classify as merely an observation at this time as I am sure I will eventually adjust to it / it will all be explained…

Firstly, it took me a week or so to actually even pick this up despite it being Nihei because I felt the cover seemed so insubstantial with its entirely white background. Then, once you get inside the art is equally light. It feels like there is a layer of inking entirely missing. There is practically zero shading. Which if you are familiar with his previous works, you’ll know is not his typical style. You could almost make a case for him being a bit ‘ink heavy’ typically. So strange.



Unless of course the fact they live in the ‘White Diamond Beam’ zone has something to do with it and Nihei will rediscover his inkpot as our cast fight their way towards the subterranean centre of Aposimz? Presumably by the time they get there it’ll be pitch black and the reader will require night vision goggles to follow the action…



Anyway, consequently this opening salvo felt more like the equally deranged GARDENS OF GLASS by Lando or indeed the also as surreal PICNOLEPTIC INERTIA by Tsemberlidis than Nihei, though the linework is most definitely recognisable as his. With that said, it is always nice to see creators, particularly manga creators who aren’t exactly renowned for changing up their approach, continuing to try new things stylistically.


Buy Aposimz vol 1 and read the Page 45 review here

Barking by Lucy Sullivan.

Look at that time stamp!

Oh right, we’ll get to that in a bit; you’re probably distracted by the arresting black and white cover, and its black-dog shadow of depression our protagonist can’t shake, her haunted backwards stare at a past from which she cannot escape, and that’s quite the oppressive, heavy-hanging black cloud of awful, unsuppressable anxiety buzzing away above her.

Within, it gets worse.

It’s not a horror comic in the lunar transmogrification sense which I first mistook it for, but it is horror all the same in its all too real-world manifestation, and rendered as appallingly on the page as it is to endure, with power and a punch and an expressionistic frenzy yet total control that put me in mind of Bill Sienkiewicz.

The clue’s in the title which implies a second word, and if you want some idea of how tightly this has been conceived and executed from start to arresting finish, then the opening chapter’s called ‘Hounded’.



We’re breaking with tradition here of reviewing only that which we stock to hammer out the most urgent exhortation for a project that’s got me fired up into a frenzy of admiration and expectation, based on the first two printed chapters which Lucy Sullivan handed to me in person at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018.

It’s a limited run which you can buy direct from Lucy Sullivan’s website and it comes with a code which will give you 10% off the cost of the full graphic novel. However, to help spread the word even further, Page 45 has kindly been given clearance to use the following consecutive pages plus its much later, subsequent punchline at the bottom of this preview.

I would seriously brace for impact.




See what I mean?

Jeepers, but the kinetic energy is so very well rendered there.

I’m sincerely hoping you’ll back the creator and publisher in its crowd-funding campaign and so receive the entire graphic novel as well as early, immediate incentives.

Plus 10% of the author’s revenue from each Hardback will be donated to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, Charity No. 1139916 & Scotland SCO46075

Ah yes, as you know by now, Mental Health is so important to Page 45 that we have our own prominent shop-floor counter-corner display and Page 45’s Online Mental Health Section, full of non-fiction and fiction alike to help us all personally or increase our understanding of others.

Anyway, here’s the next two pages immediately following and, as I mentioned earlier, just look at the comparative time stamp! Clever, eh?




The publisher portends:

“Alix is having a very bad day. Easily her worst so far.
“A year after they fished her friend’s body from the river, Alix finds herself haunted, chased and driven to the brink by… what? 
“Figments of her addled mind? Certainly.
“Delusions from too much booze and not enough sleep? Probably. 
“Sectioned and left in the hands of an umbrella health system, Alix is about to find out just how fine a line it is between the sane world and the psychiatric ward at St. Judes.”

I leave you, then, with a) the terrible knowledge that this based on the author’s very own devastating experiences of “a grief-triggered mental health crisis”, and b) the much later, final double-page spread.



Rarely have I been left more chilled and dreading yet desperate to know what happens next.

Here’s an unusual sign-off for us…


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Thoreau At Walden s/c (£10-99, Disney) by John Porcellino ~

Now out in softcover, after over a decade, Tom once took this on thus:

“On Independence Day in 1845, the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau moved into a small cabin, built by his own hands, on the shore of Walden Pond outside Concord Massachusetts. He lived there for two years, two months and two days, and wrote a book about his experience called Walden, which has gone on to become one of the most influential philosophical works in the world. Walden‘s message of self-reliance, self-reflection, social criticism, and harmony with nature has resonated with readers for over 150 years. Thoreau at Walden is an impression of Thoreau’s time at the pond, with text taken directly from Thoreau’s own published writings. Henry David Thoreau is one of my biggest inspirations as an artist and human being, so this project was very near and dear to my heart.” – John Porcellino

For those who’ve followed Porcellino’s KING-CAT comics and know of his passion for philosophy and adapting various moral tales to comics, this should be something of a treat. Set over the course of four seasons, John has taken choice quotes from Thoreau’s book, Walden, and paired them with his own visual musings. Effectively John is developing within comics a style akin to the works of the philosophers he learns from therefore creating his own ethical code. And although he seems too modest and humble to admit it, with his King-Cat Comics he also teaches as he learns. 

A quiet confidence enables John to break away from Thoreau’s powerful words and reflect upon the man and his surroundings in moments of silent wonder which often last many pages. Most artists would inadvertently detract from any deeper meaning here with stylized visual monologues serving to placate their ego rather than pay homage to one of America’s great thinkers. John, however, perfectly complements the original text with his own branch of visual philosophy, making this not just a fascinating introduction to Henry David Thoreau but also to the unique work of John Porcellino. Two great minds for the price of one.


Buy Thoreau At Walden s/c and read the Page 45 review here

Doctor Strange: Epic Collection s/c Master Of The Mystic Arts (£35-99, Marvel) by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko.

Still tripping on the transdimensional trials and tribulations of Doctor Strange in Mr. McCarthy’s SPIDER-MAN: FEVER? [No. It’s out of print – ed. ] Here, true believer, are the original occult-orientated offerings which inspired the brain-bothered Brendan to such lurid lunacy!

[And you can quit the Stan Lee shtick any time you fancy, mate – ed.]

Witness the Dread Dormammu berate Baron Mordo for his mere-mortal impudence! Hear Doctor Strange alliterate himself into a something akin to catatonia! Listen as the white-wigged Clea pleads from her trap-of-the-day! And sweat in fear as the Mindless Ones approach…

“Do you have any DEADPOOL in stock?”

Thirty-one STRANGE TALES of the Sorcerer Supreme complete with the Wand of Watoomb, the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth and the Eye of Agowhatthehey. Correct spelling not necessarily guaranteed.

For more Strange doings please see Page 45’s Doctor Strange section. Particularly recommended: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD by Jason Aaron & Chris Bacchalo.


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Arrived, Online & Ready To Buy!

New reviews to follow, but if they’re new formats of previous books, reviews may already be up; others will retain their Diamond previews information we receive displayed as ‘Publisher Blurb’.



Traces Of The Great War h/c (£14-99, Image) by Marguerite Abouet, Charlie Adlard, Simon Armitage, Edmond Baudoin, Juan Díaz Canales, Aurélien Ducoudray, Efa, Ergün Gündüz, Régis Hautière, O. Hiroyuki, Joe Kelly, Kris, Denis Lapière, Virtuel L’Atelier, Victoria Lomasko, Maël, Dave McKean, Mikiko, Robbie Morrison, J.D. Morvan, Ken Niimura, Sean Phillips, Ian Rankin, Riff Reb’s, A. Samama, Scie-Tronc. Orijit Sen, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Thomas Von Kummant

Isola vol 1 s/c (£8-99, Image) by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl, Msassyk

Art Comic h/c (£19-99, Drawn & Quarterly) by Matthew Thurber

Breaks Book 2 #1 (£5-00, Soaring Penguin Press) by Malin Ryden & Emma Vieceli

Dave McKean’s Short Films h/c & Blu-Ray (£22-99, Dark Horse) by Dave McKean

Aquicorn Cove h/c (£11-99, Oni) by Katie O’Neill

A Clash Of Kings (Game Of Thrones) vol 1 h/c (£14-99, Harper) by George R. R. Martin, Landry Q. Walker & Mel Rubi

Likely Stories h/c (£15-99, Dark Horse) by Neil Gaiman & Mark Buckingham

Lumberjanes: Infernal Compass s/c (£13-99, Boom! Box) by Lilah Sturges & Polterink

RASL Colour Edition vol 2 (of 3) Romance At The Speed Of Light s/c (£11-99, Cartoon Books) by Jeff Smith

The Wormworld Saga vol 2: Shelter Of Hope (£8-99, Caracal) by Daniel Lieske

LICAF 2018 Postcard Set 1 (£3-00, LICAF) by Dave McKean, Rian Hughes, Ken Niimura, Kripa Joshi, Petteri Tikkanen, John Ferguson

LICAF 2018 Postcard Set 2 (£3-00, LICAF) by Sean Phillips, Frank Quitely, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Mikiko, Petteri Tikkanen, Stanley Chow

Abbott vol 1 s/c (£15-99, Boom!) by Saladin Ahmed & Sami Kivela, Taj Tenfold

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (£14-99, Penguin) by Anne Frank, Ari Folman & David Polonsky

The Forever War – Forever Free s/c (£17-99, Titan) by Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman &  Marvano

The Funniest Book Ever! (£9-99, David Fickling Books) by Jamie Smart, Gary Northfield, James Turner, James Stayte, Laura Ellen Anderson, Jess Bradley

Home After Dark h/c (£19-99, Liveright) by David Small

The Illustrated World Of Mortal Engines (£20-00, Scholastic) by Philip Reeve & Jeremy Levett

Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths Trilogy s/c Box Set (£26-99, Archaia) by Brian Froud, Joshua Dysart, Matthew Dow Smith & Alex Sherman

Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide To The First 30 Years: 1985 – 2015 h/c (£35-99, Dark Horse) by various

To Kill A Mockingbird – A Graphic Novel h/c (£16-99, Penguin) by Harper Lee, Fred Fordham

The United States Of Murder Inc. vol 1: Truth s/c (£14-99, DC) by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming

Bloodborne: The Death Of Sleep s/c (£13-99, Titan) by Ales Kot & Piotr Kowalski

Bloodstrike: Brutalists s/c (£8-99, Image) by Michel Fiffe

Batman vol 7: The Wedding s/c (Rebirth) (£14-99, DC) by Tom King & Tony S. Daniel, various

Wakanda Forever s/c (£14-50, Marvel) by Nnedi Okorafor & Alberto Alburquerque, Ray-Anthony Height

Doctor Strange: Damnation s/c (£14-50, Marvel) by Donny Cates, Nick Spencer & Rod Reis, Szymon Kudranski

My Hero Academia vol 15 (£6-99, Viz) by Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes vol 2 (£6-99, Viz) by Hideyuki Furuhashi & Betten Court

Battle Angel Alita – Mars Chronicle vol 4 (£9-99, Kodansha) by Yukito Kishiro

The Flowers of Evil Complete vol 4 (£15-99, Vertical) by Shuzo Oshimi

Tokyo Ghoul re: vol 7 (£8-99, Viz) by Sui Ishida

Page 45’s Signed / Sketched / Bookplated Editions

More at the link above, too!

The Firelight Isle vol 1: Heavenly Blue h/c (Signed) (£19-99, self-published) by Paul Duffield

Tick Tock IPA Omnibus Edition – A Clockwork Watch Story (Signed) (£20-00, ) by Yomi Ayeni, Corey Brotherson & Jennie Gyllblad

Evolution Omnibus Edition – A Clockwork Watch Story (Signed) (£20-00, ) by Yomi Ayeni, Corey Brotherson & Jimenez Bradbury

Cree (£12-99, Mayfly Press) by Una

Grandville vol 5 (Exclusive Sketched & Signed Page 45 Bookplate Edition) (£18-99, Jonathan Cape) by Bryan Talbot

Shenzen h/c (Signed) (£14-99, Jonathan Cape) by Guy Delisle

Hostage h/c (Signed) (£16-99, Jonathan Cape) by Guy Delisle

Burma Chronicles s/c (Signed) (£12-99, Jonathan Cape) by Guy Delisle

Pyongyang s/c (Signed) (£12-99, Jonathan Cape) by Guy Delisle

Jerusalem h/c (Signed) (£12-99, Jonathan Cape) by Guy Delisle

Traces Of The Great War h/c (Signed) (£14-99, Image) by various

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