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ASTRO BOY: THE ADVENTURES OF ASTRO YOUNG READERS SC

Have no fear, Astro Boy is here! In a world where humans and robots don't always get along, jet-powered robot Astro must come to the defense of all. Whether battling one of Dr. Tenma's evil creations or the equally terrifying Kato, Astro keeps his calm to restore order in the universe. Astro Boy, the legend that blasted off over 50 years ago, is back with an all-new animated series on the Kid's WB, and this super-charged, photo-packed chapter book is perfect for young readers craving Astro's turbo-powered excitement! (120/0-06-072528-1)

SC, 5x7, 64pg, FC $4.99
ASTRO BOY COLOR & ACTIVITY BOOK

Four free crayons included! Relive the action and excitement of the Astro Boy animated TV series as all of your favorite characters come alive with these super-charged games, puzzles, and action scenes to color. (120/0-06-072522-2)

SC, 8x11, 32pg $4.99
ASTRO BOY COLOR & STICKER BOOK

Free stickers inside! This activity book lets young readers experience the fun of Astro Boy with mazes, connect-the-dot puzzles, coloring, and more! (120/0-06-072523-0)

SC, 8x11, 32pg $4.99
DUEL MASTERS BOOK 1: OWN THE ZONE YOUNG READERS SC

Shobu wins his first tournament, but then suffers his first loss to the mysterious Kaijudo Master. Does Shobu have the gift that could make him a true Master? Find out in this thrilling chapter book based on episodes from the Duel Masters animated series. (7057/0-439-66319-9)

SC, 5x7, 64pg, b&w $3.99
DUEL MASTERS BOOK 2: LOST IN DARKNESS SC

When a terrifying duelist challenges Shobu, he has to deal with a lot more than he expected! Can Shobu defeat an evil genius? Find out in this exciting chapter book based on episodes from the Duel Masters animated series. (7057/0-439-66320-2)

SC, 5x7, 64pg, b&w $3.99
ART BOOKS
ALL RIOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT TP

by Winston Smith, with an Introduction by Carlo McCormick

Armed with razor blade and a fiendish wit, Winston Smith's modus operandi since the 1970's has been to kidnap "innocent" images from the pages of vintage magazines and then to diabolically glue them into compromising or politically revealing positions in his surreal collage landscapes. (385/0-86719-616-5)

SC, 8x11, 102pg, FC $24.95
THE ART OF ANDREAS RAUFELSEN TP

SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

ADULT MATERIAL

SC, 48pg, FC $14.95
THE ART OF THE GAME WORLDS TP

by Dave Morris & Leo Hartas

Whether you're a gamer curious about what goes into creating your favorite games, or an aspiring creator, you'll appreciate this in-depth glimpse at the stunning virtual worlds being created for today's leading computer games. Extensive interviews with the artists and game creators give insights into these fabulous worlds, while concept and production artwork reveal masterful details that might go unnoticed in the frantic pace of playing a game. (120/0-06-072430-7)

SC, 8x9, 192pg, FC $29.95
ARTCORE 5: THE BEST OF ARTCORE TP

SEE PREVIEWS ADULT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

ADULT MATERIAL

SC, 80pg, FC $29.95
THE ILLUSTRATED ART OF WAR TP

by Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary

Compiled more than two-thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict. This illustrated edition includes some of the finest works of art from China, Japan, and Korea, selected from museums, galleries, and private collections in countries throughout the world, deepening the reader's appreciation of the teachings of The Art of War. (235/1-59030-185-4)

SC, 8x9, 224pg, FC $19.95
POP SURREALISM HC

by Kristine Anderson

Featuring informative essays by Robert Williams, Carlo McCormick, and Larry Reid, and showcasing 23 artists including the Clayton Brothers, Eric White, Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, and Shag, this book offers a comprehensive survey of one of the most vilified, vital, and exciting art movements in contemporary art - Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow art. (385/0-86719-618-1)

HC, 10x10, 156pg, FC $40.00
RON ENGLISH: POPOGANDA TP

by Ron English

Ron English is widely considered to be one of the seminal figures in the growing subvertising or culture jamming movement, in which artists and activists subvert an existing advertisement to send out their own message or encourage free thought. (385/0-86719-615-7)

SC, 8x11, 184pg, FC $29.95
SPECTRUM 11

The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner

Presenting an amazing selection of full color fantasy work by creators from around the world, the 11th installment in the Spectrum series is a feast of disparate vision and artistic imagining, showcasing over 300 artists, among them: Anita Kunz, Doug Chiang, John Howe, John Prude Palancer, Jon Foster, and Michael Whelan.

HC (8310/1-887424-81-4)-HC, 8x11, 208pg, FC $39.00

TP (8310/1-887424-82-2)-SC, 8x11, 208pg, FC $29.00
THOMAS KINKADE: HEAVEN ON EARTH TP

by Thomas Kinkade & Jeffery Vallance

Thomas Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light," has become one of the most avidly collected and controversial painters in history. His paintings are embraced by thousands of faithful collectors and criticized by others for their idyllic scenes, which romanticize and illuminate a fantasy life on earth. (385/0-86719-613-0)

SC, 8x11, 168pg, FC $29.95
COMIC THEMES
500 COMIC BOOK VILLAINS TP

by Mike Conroy

Here come the heels and hoodlums! Compiled by comic book historian Mike Conroy, this chronicle of fictional wickedness features extensive information on Batman's Joker, Dick Tracy's Flattop, Flash Gordon's Ming the Merciless, Spider-Man's Green Goblin, and hundreds more villains that comics, fantasy, and sci-fi connoisseurs have always loved to hate. (5791/0-7641-2908-2)

SC, 7x7, 376pg, FC $18.95
A BLAZING WORLD: THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE SECOND LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN TP

by Jeff Nevins, with an Introduction by Alan Moore

This invaluable analysis of the second League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series contains interviews and commentary by creators Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, complemented with detailed panel-by-panel annotations. (5793/1-932265-10-4)

SC, 6x9, 240pg $18.95
"THESE'LL KILL YA...!" - THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON TP

by Gahan Wilson; edited by Cathy Ferner & Arnie Fenner

Sure to incite a quiver of laughter or a shiver of fear, this thorough retrospective by the cartoon master of the creepy and the absurd features a macabre collection of Gahan Wilson's best and most hilarious examples of jaundiced humor from such renowned publications as Playboy, The New Yorker, Esquire, and National Lampoon. (8310/1-887424-87-3)

SC, 6x9, 144pg, FC $15.00
COMIC BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA HC

by Ron Goulart

Compiled by one of the world's leading authorities on comics, Comic Book Encyclopedia is a multi-verse of comics legend and lore for every fan and anyone who yearns to understand the characters, history, and universal appeal of this fascinating and diverse world. Get the scoop on everything from Belgium's TinTin to Preacher, a new breed of graphic novel, to Madam Fatal, a cross-dressing detective from the 1930s, and much, much more in this ultimate guide to characters, graphic novels, and writers and artists in the comic book universe. (120/0-06-074061-2)

HC, 9x10, 480pg, FC $49.95
THE COMICS BEFORE 1945 HC

by Brian Walker

In the five-decades after the Yellow Kid first appeared in 1895, the funnies became an essential element of American life. Comic strip characters - Buster Brown, Tarzan, Dick Tracy, Popeye, Blondie, Li'l Abner - where everywhere. This visually stunning, comprehensive survey - copiously illustrated with rare original art - is the most authoritative history of prewar American newspaper comics currently in print. It documents the major trends in the funnies business, decade-by-decade, and presents in-depth biographies of 21 of the most influential creators of the era. (7/0-8109-4970-7)

HC, 9x12, 336pg, FC $50.00
FACTION PARADOX: OF THE CITY OF THE SAVED... TP

by Philip Purser-Hallard; edited by Lawrence Miles

Welcome to the City of the Saved, an enclave at the end of time where every human or pseudo-human who's ever lived has been resurrected. Murder in the City is literally impossible. But, when such an impossible killing occurs, it falls upon Compassion to solve the case. (491/0-9725959-4-5)

SC $14.95
KRAZY KAT: THE COMIC ART OF GEORGE HERRIMAN TP

by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, & George Riley di Havenon

Illustrated with more than 150 comic strips as well as never-before-published drawings, archival photographs, and personal letters, this book serves as a comprehensive, biographical survey of George Herrimen's innovative cartoon masterpiece, Krazy Kat. (7/0-8109-9185-3)

SC, 8x11, 224pg, FC $19.95
MEN OF TOMORROW HC

by Gerard Jones

Animated by the stories of the last century's most charismatic and conniving artists, writers, and businessmen, Men of Tomorrow brilliantly demonstrates how the creators of the super-heroes gained their cultural power and established a crucial place in the modern imagination. Among the creators and purveyors of the comic book super-hero showcased include Bob Kane, Harry Donenfeld, Jack Liebowitz, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Mort Weisinger, Stan Lee, and Will Eisner. (246/0-465-03656-2)

HC, 6x9, 320pg $26.00
FANTASY / SCI-FI
THE BEST OF XERO TP

by Pat & Dick Lupoff, with illustrations by Larry Ivie

Featuring an introduction by Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, this volume contains a selection of essays from Pat and Dick Lupoff's legendary science fiction fanzine Xero, providing historical snapshots of the science fiction world in the early 1960s by such luminaries as Donald Westlake, Don Thompson, Harlan Ellison, James Blish, and Lin Carter. (491/0-9725959-4-5)

SC, 7x8, 220pg, b&w $29.95
THE BOOK OF BALLADS HC

by Charles Vess & Various

Illustrated and presented by one of the leading artists in modern fantasy, Charles Vess, this unique collection of ballads, folktales, and magical sagas re-imagined in sequential art form features collaborations by an all-star cast of modern fantasists including Charles de Lint, Jane Yolen, Jeff Smith, Sharyn McCrumb, and Neil Gaiman. Finished with full lyrics and discographies of the classic versions of these songs and tales, The Book of Ballads is an event in the worlds of fantasy and graphic storytelling. (256/0-765-31214-X)

HC, 6x10, 224pg $24.95
BRIAN FROUD'S GOBLINS!

analyzed, interpreted, and written by Ari Berk

Anyone who brings home this book will be in big trouble. Renowned artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have conducted a thorough investigation into the goblin realm. The fruit of their labor, however, turned out to be a rotten apple: the book is infected with goblins! Now, thanks to Froud and Berk's continuing carelessness, this noxious, viscid, and largely nonsensical volume has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Among its pages are reproductions of the ancient, odoriferous Codex Goblinensis; a glossary of common goblins and their markings; a gazetteer of goblin photographs taken from the arcane Goblin Camera; and a section on contending with Goblin infestations. (7/0-8109-4941-5)

SC, 9x11, 88pg, FC $25.00
DOCTOR WHO: DEADSTONE MEMORIAL MMPB

by Trevor Baxendale

There is no such thing as a good night. Maybe, as you fall asleep, you can hide away in dreams. But, bad dreams and nightmares offer a glimpse into the real world - where the monsters dwell! In this volume in an ongoing series of Doctor Who novels, an old man will tell his last ghost story, a young family will encounter a deathless horror, and the Doctor and his friends will uncover the terrible secret of the Deadstone Memorial. (5739/0-563-48622-8)

MMPB, 256pg $6.95
DOCTOR WHO: THE DISCONTINUITY GUIDE TP

by Paul Cornell, Martin Day & Keith Topping

An essential reference for fans and an hilarious introduction for newcomers, The Discontinuity Guide serves as a brilliant attempt to stitch the 26 years of Doctor Who into a coherent narrative. (5739/1-932265-09-0)

SC, 6x9, 350pg $18.95
DREARY & NAUGHTY: THE ABC'S OF BEING DEAD HC

by John LaFleur, with illustrations by Shaun Dubin

After A-to-Z lessons on ending mortality from his dad, the current Grim Reaper, Dreary meets the other three children of his father's coworkers - the Horseman of the Apocalypse! But, the sons Pestilence, Famine, and War are equally oblivious about their future careers as the Universe's bringers of doom. Find out what happens when the boys, joined by a rebellious Naughty, decide to tell their parents what they really want to do when they grow up! (4969)

HC $13.99
A FIELD GUIDE TO MONSTERS TP

by Dave Ellis

Learn about the migration habits of King Kong, the unique personality traits of Frankenstein, and the brain size of Godzilla, plus discover how to fend off an attack from each of these terrifying creatures in this comprehensive field guide detailing over 100 classic monsters from film and television. (5793/1-59258-088-2)

SC, 5x8, 192pg, FC $22.95
STRANGE WINE TP

by Harlan Ellison

Lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, one-line comedian, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy, Harlan Ellison remains one of the great living American short story writers of the twentieth century. First published in 1978, Strange Wine features a selection of 15 pieces of horrific, humorous, and satiric prose from this master storyteller's dark visionary closet. (248/0-7434-7989-0)

RES. from Previews V13, #7 (JUL032742)

SC, 6x9, 352pg $13.95
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX BOOK 5 TP

by J.K. Rowling

In his fifth year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter discovers that he, among others, are part of an ancient "Order of the Phoenix"... an order that grants him the privilege of a very special gift... the gift of life! With Animagus lessons, Quidditch matches, Cho Chang, mysterious notes, and Voldemort breathing down Harry's neck, will he survive to his sixteenth birthday? (7057/0-439-35807-8) NOTE: This item may be available in retail locations before shipping to specialty market accounts. Available only in United States and Puerto Rico.

SC, 6x9, 896pg $9.99
HARRY POTTER BOOKS 1-5 PAPERBACK BOX SET

by J. K. Rowling

Five years of magic, adventure, and mystery at Hogwarts - now in paperback! This special boxed set collects all five Harry Potter novels from Hugo and Bram Stoker Award-winning author J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (7057/0-439-68258-4) NOTE: Available only in United States and Puerto Rico.

Box Set $42.95
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