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TRADES, COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES

product and availability current as of 1 January 2008

OK, we'll admit it:  this page is in great need of updating, but while there are a great many imports that have yet to be featured here, most of what's on this page is still available, so check it out -- there's some excellent material.


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4 Eyes: Issue 2 (bries)
softcover
retail price $6.95- copacetic price   $6.25

4 Eyes: Issue 3 (bries)
softcover
retail price $12.95- copacetic price   $11.65

Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming
by Rachel Hartman
retail price -  $16.95 copaceticprice -  $15.25

Akira
by Katsuhiro Otomo
Arguably the single greatest science fiction adventure story ever told in comics (and we'll argue this with any and all comers), Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is the gold standard by which all other adolescent adventures must be measured.  Only the Lee/Kirby run on Fantastic Four can be said to surpass this achievement.  Recommended, needless to say.

Volume One - Three- (Dark Horse)
retail price - $24.95@ - copacetic price - $21.25@
Volume Four & Five - (Dark Horse)
retail price -  $27.95@ - copacetic price - $25.00@
Volume Six -  (Dark Horse)
retail price -  $29.95 - copacetic price - temporarily out of print & out of stock

COMPLETE SET: Volumes One - Six
retail price -  $160.70 - copacetic price - temporarily unavailable



Barefoot Gen 1Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon History of Hiroshima
by Keiji Nakazawa
This is it, one of the most important comics works of all time, the complete ten-volume saga will now be presented in English for the first time, courtesy of Project Gen and Last Gasp.  Barefoot Gen chronicles one family’s experience living in Hiroshima before, during and after WWII.  This opening volume provides an emotionally moving chronicle of this family’s hardships during wartime -- hardships that were more severe than most due to the family's pacifism and anti-war stance.  This book, however, will always be remembered most for its absolutely searing first-person account of experiencing the first atomic bombing.  There is no other account in any medium that matches the power of Nakazawa’s.  The experience of reading this book will be permanently imprinted in the memory of anyone who reads it; it is an unforgettable experience. Produced in the 1970s, Barefoot Gen precedes Art Spiegelman’s Maus by a decade, and in fact -- as Spiegelman’s introduction attests -- was both a catalyst for and a profound influence on that Pulitzer Prize winning work.  Barefoot Gen almost single-handedly established the genre of comics-as-dramatic-history that has gone on to produce other great works in addition to Maus, such as the works of Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde) and Persepolis, among many others.
retail price - $14.95 copacetic price - $12.75


Barefoot Gen 2Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: The Day After
This volume picks up literally seconds after the conclusion of the first volume, with an extremely harrowing, eye-witness account of the catastrophic results of the first atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima and then continues with a heart-rending tale of human suffering and, ultimately, endurance as Gen and his family move to rebuild their lives amidst the carnage, destruction and horror.  Once read, this work is impossible to forget.  Volume One, which recounts Gen and his family's lives in WWII era Hiroshima and concludes with the dropping of the bomb, is also in stock and available at the same price.
retail price - $14.95  copacetic price - $13.45



Barefoot Gen 3Barefoot Gen, Volume 3: Life After the Bomb
Barefoot Gen, Volume 4: Out of the Ashes

by Keiji Nakazawa
The next two volumes of the new uniform edition of the complete Gen of Hiroshima have been released.  These two volumes continue one of the most important works in the history of comics, in a revised and updated complete translation.  As the titles of these two volumes clearly suggest, we've reached the point in the chronicle that depicts the story of the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the Americans at the close of the second world war in 1945.  While Gen of Hiroshima was one of the (if not the) first Japanese manga to be translated into English and published in America (in the 1970s, believe it or not), these volumes are part of the first ever complete Barefoot Gen 4edition.  Last Gasp intends to publish the entire ten-volume epic, and they need our support if they're going to make it through to the end.  This will be an expensive undertaking, as they are comissioning a new translation, so if this story sounds like something you might be interested in, please don't wait for the entire series to be completed before checking it out, because it might not ever be completed if readers don't get on board now!  Here's what R. Crumb has to say about Barefoot Gen:  "...some of the best comics ever done... Nakazawa, I'm sure, will be considered one of the great comic artists of this century, becuase he tells the truth in a plain, straightforward way, filled with real human feelings."  And, because the story he has to tell is one that we all need to know.
retail price - $14.95@  copacetic price - $13.45@


Comix 2000 - anthology - *hardcover* 2000 PAGES!!!
retail price - $75.00 -copacetic price - out of stock and out of print

 
Volumes 1 - 8 (so far)
A contemporary Japanese Dennis the Menace that is heedless of the boundries of good taste, and cognizant of popular culture.  Very, very  funny.
$9.95@ copacetic price - $8.95@

Cuckoo: One Woman’s True Stories of Living with Multiple Personality Disorder
by Madison Clell
$13.95 copacetic price - o/s

Dickie (bries)
by Pieter de Poortere
hardcover
retail price $12.95 - copacetic price   $11.65

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Mattotti and Kramsky (beautiful pastel color!)
oversize hardcover - retail price $15.95 - copacetic price $12.75

Dori Stories: The Complete Dori Seda (Last Gasp) - retail price - $19.95 -copacetic price $17.95 (PLEASE NOTE: This item is adults only.)

Eiland 4 (bries)
bries
whacky fold-out portfolio format w/slipcase
retail price $13.95 - copacetic price $12.55


EpilepticEpileptic
by David B.
How's this for value: the complete 360 page graphic novel in hardcover for the same price as the 160 page Book One in softcover?  Yes, the page size is a tad smaller, and the paper quality
on this Pantheon complete edition of this excellent work by contemporary French comics master, David B. is a notch below that of the earlier stand alone edition of Book One issued by Fantagraphics a couple years back, but the price will more than make up for this for all but the most  particular of readers, who will at least be happy to learn that Fantagraphics' own Kim Thompson completed his translation for this edition.  Originally published in six volumes in France between 1996 and 2004, this edition represents the first time the complete story has appeared in English.  As readers of David B.'s recently released Babel already know, he is a formidable graphic stylist with a strong and sure line and a great sense of how to use blacks to create a balanced page.  Epileptic is the story of an idyllic childhood abruptly and traumatically shattered by the onset of a brother's epilepsy, followed by the ordeal that ensued and the intermittent retreats into fantasy that proved to offer respite.  This book prompted Joe Sacco (Palestine) to state that "David B. is clearly one of the best storytellers in the medium of comics," and inspired Jason Lutes (Berlin) to rave, "David B. works a real kind of deeply human magic on the page – something forged from black ink and a soul's struggle that marks Epileptic as one of the first truly great narrative artworks of the new millennium."
hardcover - Pantheon Books • 360 pages • B & W
retail price - $28.95  copacetic price - $25.00
softcover - Pantheon Books • 360 pages • B & W
retail price - $17.95  copacetic price - $16.00

Hell Baby by Hideshi Hino (Blast Books) o/p - $10.95 - copacetic price -  $10.95
(PLEASE NOTE: This item is adults only.)

It’s Dark in London - Anthology edited by Oscar Zarate
112 pages *B & W* includes work by Neil Gaiman, Melinda Gebbie, Alan Moore, Warren Pleece, Carol Swain and others. - retail price $14.99 - copacetic price - o/s

Judge Dredd
featuring Judge Death
Titan Books
Hardcover (9” x 12”)
art - Brian Bolland (all)
story - John Wagner (all)
retail price - $19.95 - copaceticprice $17.95


Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi
Translated by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris

A New graphic novel from Pantheon Books (home to Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, among others) about which The New York Times has this to say: "Like Spiegelman's Maus, Satrapi's book combines political history and memoir, portraying a country's 20th-century upheavals through the story of one family.  Her protagonist is Marji, a tough, sassy little Iranian girl, bent on prying from her evasive elders if not truth, at least a credible explanation of the travails they are living though."  Persepolis is a moving, sometimes disturbing, yet still enjoyable account of what it was like to be a girl growing up privileged in Iran from roughly 1975-1985.  You get a picture -- limited by the author's perspective, certainly -- of what life was like inside Iran during these years that is much more real, dramatic and heartfelt than anything yet produced by the mainstream media.  Recommended!
hardcover; 153 pgs.
retail price - $17.95 copacetic price - $16.15
softcover; 153 pgs.
retail price - $11.95 copacetic price - $10.75

Persepolis Volume Two
hardcover; 153 pgs.
retail price - $17.95 copacetic price - $16.15

Q by Cees Heuvel (Oog en Blick)- retail price - $14.99 -copacetic price - o/s

Tango with Death by Ulf K. (Bries) - retail price - $14.95 -copacetic price $13.45

Tank Girl (Titan Books)
by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
retail price - $16.99 copacetic price $14.44
for mature lads & lasses only (a contradiction in terms, we know)

Tank Girl 2 (Titan Books)
by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
retail price - $16.99 copacetic price $14.44
for mature lasses & lads only (a contradiction in terms, we know)

Tank Girl 3 (Titan Books)
by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
retail price - $16.99 copacetic price $14.44
for mature lasses & lads only (a contradiction in terms, we know)

Tank Girl 4 (Titan Books)
by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
retail price - $16.99 copacetic price $14.44
for mature lasses & lads only (a contradiction in terms, we know)

Tank Girl 5 (Titan Books)
by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin
retail price - $16.99 copacetic price $14.44
for mature lasses & lads only (a contradiction in terms, we know)

W the Whore by Katrin De Vries & Anke Fuchtenber (Bries) -
retail price $12.95 - copacetic price $11.65
(PLEASE NOTE: This item is adults only.)


the walking manThe Walking Man
by Jiro Taniguchi
Here's a really great example that's inexplicably hard to track down, but well worth the trouble.  This 160-page french-flapped softcover volume collects eighteen zen-like tales of the "man who walks."  Reflective, insightful meditations on the modern, suburban condition, these stories seem to embody the soul of manga.  While the landscape through which our hero walks is indisputably Japanese, the stories told and the lessons learned on his brief treks are indisputably universal.  To get a better idea, check out this preview.  Recommended. 
retail price - $16.99  copacetic price - $15.29


 

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