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Compiled November, 1999 by Joe Zabel ---- Publishers Guide
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For November, 1999

Millenium Mindblowers

This issue features the first new comics for the year 2000. In spite of the comics market's January doldrums, a vigorous pack of new titles are premiering, as well as notable new entries in existing series.

Mike Allred and Mark Crilley go full-color in THE ATOMICS #1 and AKIKO ON THE PLANET SMOO respectively. Chris Ware's THE ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #14 is full-color as well. The Acme Novelty Library copyright 1999 by Chris Ware

Finder copyright 1999 by Carla Speed McNeil Gilbert Hernandez continues the LOVE AND ROCKETS saga in a new title, LUBA'S COMICS AND STORIES #1. Other promising issue #1s include Bryce Alan's FASHION POLICE #1, Fink's FUTURE FANTASTIC #1, and NARCOLEPTIC MAN #1 By Simmons, Hickman, Furtado, and Courts!

Notable collections include FINDER TP VOL 1: SIN EATER by Carla Speed McNeil, and POTENTIAL TPB by Ariel Schrag.

Not a bad way to start a new century!

Premiering at MidOhio Con

Bill Knapp is best known for his outstanding work on the sophisticated superhero series THE FURIES for Carbon-Based Books. Now he's bringing his atmospheric, realistic style to the portrayal of a young woman whose paranormal powers of healing bring her to the attention of unscrupulous promoters. Over a year in the making, the 72-page novel in words and pictures, "Faith: A Fable," will be premiered at this year's MidOhio Con before being solicited for a February release date.
CONNECT SALES COMICS

 Carbon Based Comics

FAITH: A FABLE
Bill Knapp

DIRECT SALES COMICS
 A Silent Comics

ARSENIC LULLABY JANUARY 2000
Black-humor guest-starring Jeffrey Dahlmer.

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 AAA Pop Comics

THE ATOMICS #1
Full-color retro-superhero thrills by 
Mike Allred!

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 Aardvark-Vanaheim

CEREBUS #249
Dave Sim.

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 Abismo

PABLO'S INFERNO #2
Xeric Grant recipient Rhode Montijo's 
journey into Hell is brimming with 
images of Mexican mythology!

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 Ait/Planetlar

ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE: 1959 #1
Hard-boiled retro SF by Larry Young and
Charles Adlard!

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 Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics

SPOOKGIRL #1
Mike Macropolous's adventure series about
a headstrong young woman's encounters with
Urban Myths!

LITTLE GLOOMY #2
Landry Walker

LIFE OF A FETUS #3
The Fetus tangles with Discordians in the
latest issue of Andy Ristaino's cult hit!

ODDJOB #4
Ian & Tyson Smith

POTENTIAL TPB
Collecting Ariel Schrag's High School drama
into an extraordinary 240 page graphic novel!

WAITING PLACE VOL 2 #2
Realistic slice-of-life adventures by
McKeever, Norton, & Yurkovich!  

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 Animus

WU WEI #9
Oscar Stern's strange, cinematic epic is one
issue away from concluding, as the two main
antagonists of the story finally meet!

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 Antarctic Press

WORLD WAR War II 1947 #7
Historical series by Ted Namura!

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 Bryce Alan Publishing

FASHION POLICE #1
Cops go after Big Apple fashion industry
corruption!  Can't tell if this is a satire
or not...

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 Caliber Comics

OSCAR WILDE'S SALOME
Art by R. G. Taylor!

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 Colonia Press

COLONIA #5
Jeff Nicholson's delightful fantasy series
continues!

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 Corsair Publishing

DORK TOWER #7
John Kovalic!

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 Dancing Elephant Press

KANE #28
Paul Grist's cool crime series!

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 Eddie Campbell Comics

BACCHUS #50
Featuring Campbell's alter-ego,
Alex MacGarry!

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 El Capitan

COLLECTED STRAY BULLETS VOL 4 TP
David Lapham!

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 Fantagraphics Books

THE ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #14
This issue concludes the 350-page 
Jimmy Corrigan graphic novel begun
in issue 5.  While his newfound
father lies in critical condition
in the hospital, Jimmy meets his
African-American half-sister!
Art and story by Chris Ware!

THE BRADLEYS #6
Peter Bagge!

LUBA'S COMICS AND STORIES #1
More great stories in Gilbert
Hernandez's wonderful series!

POP LIFE #4
Ho Che Anderson & Wilfred Santiago's
slice-of-life series!

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 Fink, Inc.

FUTURE FANTASTIC #1
Intriguing satirical tales of the
fantastic by newcomer Fink!

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 Helikon Comics

GALAXION #12
Tara TAllan's sophisticated SF series!

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 Insight Studios Group

LIBERTY MEADOWS #6
Collecting Frank Cho's expertly-drawn
syndicated strip!

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 Kenzer & Company

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TALBE #39
War gamers at play!

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 Knockabout Press

TRIBAL POLITICS
Collected political cartoons by Britain's
Chris Riddell!

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 Laska Comix

KAKTUS #1
Gerhard Schlegel and Elke Reinhart's tale
of a boy who mutates into a living cactus!

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 Lightspeed Press

FINDER TP VOL 1:  SIN EATER
Collecting the first 7 issues of Carla Speed
McNeil's award-winning series!  Do not, 
repeat, DO NOT miss this great series!!!!

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 Magnetic Ink

NARCOLEPTIC MAN #1
Sleeping disorder or superpower?  You decide!
By Simmons, Hickman, Furtado, and Courts!

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 Mixx Entertainment

HARLEM BEAT POCKET MIXX GN VOL 4
Urban basketball drama!

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 Mprints Publishing

ERNOR #4
Prehistoric anthropomorphics!

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 Oni Press

SOULWIND 1:  THE KID FROM PLANET EARTH TP
Collecting Scott Morse's outstanding 
series-- the first of 5 volumes!

WHITEOUT: MELT #4
Conclusion of Steve Lieber's and Greg
Rucka's noir sequel to WHITOUT!!

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 P.I.C. Toons Comics

ARGGH CHRONICLES
Superhero satire in which the villains
try to smash a comics convention!  Here's
to the villains!  Nickerson, Barral, Scanlon;
cameo by Greg Hyland!

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 Radio Comics

FURRLOUGH #85
Anthropomorphic anthology!

LORTNOC #2
Black comedy by David Sainz!

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 Sandburg Publishing

JUPITER #6
Jason Sandberg's off-kilter series
continues!

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 Shanda Fantasy Arts

KATMANDU #19
Anthropomorphic Native Americans!

NEW HORIZON'S #7
Anthropomorphic anthology!

WILD FRONTIER #1
Todd Starr and Mitch Sonoda all-ages
anthropomorphic space opera!

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 Sirius Entertainment

AKIKO ON THE PLANET SMOO COLOR SC
Reprinting the 40-page origin by
Mark Crilley, in color for the first
time!

POE #21
Jason Asala!

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 Studio Foglio

BUCK GODOT: ZAP GUN FOR HIRE GN VOL 1
Reprinting the stories that introduced
Phil Foglio's popular character!

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 United Publications

SABRINA ONLINE YEAR 2: THE SEQUEL
Collecting the popular online antrho-
pomorphic slice-of-life series by 
Eric Schwartz and others!

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 Visual Assault Comics Press

THE REVENUE MAN
Futuristic tax audit!

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 Viz Comics

PULP VOLUME 4 #2
Noir manga!

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 Warp Graphics

ELFQUEST READERS COLLECTOR'S VOL 11B
WILD HUNT SC