Among its many accomplishments was that the book itself was one of the most ambitious uses of the comics form as a means to convey and teach factual information and abstract ideas (matched only by Larry Gonick's wonderful CARTOON HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.)
His new book, REINVENTING COMICS is presented in a style parallel to the original book (including the presence of McCloud himself as the narrator) and takes off from its solid beginnings to explore the changing landscape of the comics artform and marketplace.
Part one of the new book explores comics as art, literature, and commerce. Part two delves into the new challenges and opportunities for comics in the digital age, including computer-generated images and the growth of the internet.
McCloud has established himself as one of the most innovative and progressive thinkers about the comics medium, and this new book is enthusiastically anticipated!
Published by DC Comics.
AAA Pop Comics ATOMICS #6 Mike Allred! ______________________________________________ Aardvark Vanaheim CEREBUS #255 Dave Sim! ______________________________________________ Amaze Ink/Slave Labor SKELETON KEY VOL. 5: ROOTS Collecting the most recent 4 issues of Andi Watson's popular series! SLEEPING DRAGONS #1 Kevin Mason and Alex Szewczuk's farcical fantasy about villagers who anger a dragon. BLACK HEART BILLY #2 Sexy romp with a comix-reading anti-hero! Dwyer, Remender, & Jaten! DOCTOR GRAVE #2 Ed Vis! GLOOM COOKIE #5 Serena, Valentino & Ted Naifeh! RARE CREATURES #3 Kelly Seda's unusual tale about a girl's growing involvement with a hidden underworld! DEFINITION GN Ariel Schrag's 10th grade recollections! ______________________________________________ Antarctic Press BOX OFFICE POISON #19 Alex Robinson's true-to-life urban comedy continues! ______________________________________________ Arrow Comics SPANK THE MONKEY ON THE COMIC MARKET #1 Beginning 3-issue rant on the state of the industry by Randy Zimmerman's out- spoken simian! ______________________________________________ Black Cat Comics REX HELLWIG #2 Burch, McKenny & Shanahan! ______________________________________________ Black Daze BALLAD OF UTOPIA #4 Barry Buchanan and Mike Hoffman's outstanding, offbeat western series continues! ______________________________________________ Bold Faced Comics ELVIS MUST DIE #2 Neil R. King! ______________________________________________ Buffalo Nickel Comics FREAKERS #1 Three teens face off against an ancient evil in this lively comedy series by Bill Jankowski and Tim Tobolski! ______________________________________________ Caliber Entertainment BORDERMAN #1 Intriguing new series about guardians of the borders between universes! SNOW QUEEN GN Hans Christian Anderson's tale, adapted by Mitchell Perkins and George Broderick! ______________________________________________ Cartoon Books BONE #38 Jeff Smith's saga begins its third and final act! With variant covers by Smith, Alex Ross, and an extremely crappy one by Frank Miller! ______________________________________________ Claypool Comics DEADBEATS #42 Richard Howell & Ricardo Villagran! ______________________________________________ Colburn Comics SAMURAI GOARD #2 Kirk Abrigo! ______________________________________________ Cup O' Tea Studios XENO'S ARROW #9 'Escape' concludes the first story-arc of this series about alien zookeepers! ______________________________________________ Dancing Elephant Press JACK STAFF #3 Paul Grist! ______________________________________________ Drawn & Quarterly DRAWN & QUARTERLY VOL 3 #1 Editor Chris Oliveros is reviving D&Q's flagship title in what promises to be the grandest anthology of the year! Nearly 200 pages, with a Gasoline Alley tribute cover by Chris Ware and a 55-page full-color Monsieur Jean story by Dupuy and Berberian! OPTIC NERVE #7 Adrian Tomine's series of low-key, realistic dramas continues! featured comics, above! ______________________________________________ Eddie Campbell Comics FROM HELL TP A new printing of this hard-to-find collection of Campbell and Alan Moore's critically-acclaimed graphic novel! ______________________________________________ Exhibit 'A' Press SUPERNATURAL LAW #27 Batton Lash is still coming on strong with this great satire poking fun at fantasy characters and lawyers at the same time! Starring Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre! ______________________________________________ Fantagraphic Books JUNIOR #2 Collecting rare and out-of-print stories starring Peter Bagge's Junior character! MEASLES #7 The all-ages anthology continues with a new Venus story by Gilbert Hernandez! WHOA NELLIE! TP 6 new pages in this collection of Jaime Hernandez's series! ______________________________________________ Henchman Publishing NODWICK #3 Aaron Williams medieval farce continues! ______________________________________________ Humanoids Publishing THE BOOK OF JACK HC A young man steals a mysterious book and becomes turned into a werefolk in this thriller by Denis Pierre Filippi & Olivier Boiscommun! THE FOURTH POWER HC Space adventure by Juan Gimenez! ______________________________________________ Insight Studios Group LIBERTY MEADOWS #11 Frank Cho! ______________________________________________ Kenzer & Company KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE ILLUSTRATED #1 Aaron Williams illustrates these war-gamer scenarios brought to life! KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #44 War-gamer satire! TONY DIGEROLAMO'S TRAVELERS #4 DiGerolamo & Dawson! ______________________________________________ McMann & Tate Comics LOVE-O-RAMA 2000 Romance satire anthology by Parent, Demulder, McRae, Miehm, and Golliher! ______________________________________________ Monkeysuit Press MONKEYSUIT VOL. 1 Ben Edlund, others in humor anthology! ______________________________________________ Oni Press THE BLAIR WITCH CHRONICLES #3 A struggling publisher over-exploits a hit movie adaptation as this chilling series continues! BREAKFAST AFTER NOON #1 This new series by Skeleton Key creator Andi Watson is billed as a romantic comedy! VOODOOM Scott Morse and Jim Mahfood create a cross- over story of their characters Littlegreyman and the Zombie Kid! ______________________________________________ Original Syndicate Press EL GATO POWERPACK Michael Aushenker's monster-tangling wrestler in two stories! ______________________________________________ Peregrine Arts & Entertainment FORTY WINKS: MR. HORRIBLE #1 Vince Sneed & Levi Krause! ______________________________________________ Radio Comics FURRLOUGH #90 Anthropomorphic anthology! ______________________________________________ Sandberg Publishing JUPITER #10 Weird, innovative storytelling is the real star of this fantasy series! ______________________________________________ Sick Mind Press SHEBA VOLUME 1 TP Collecting the first 7 issues of Walter S. Crane's dazzling, demented series chronicling the adventures of a mummified cat in ancient Egypt! ______________________________________________ Sirius Entertainment DARKLIGHT: PRELUDE #3 Concluding the prelude to Teri Sue Wood's new fantasy novel! ______________________________________________ Sleeping Giant Comics THE S.H.O.P. David Yurkovich off-kilter take on the superhero genre! ______________________________________________ Thecomic.com COSMIC #1 ______________________________________________ Viz Communications PULP VOL 4 #7 The manga-noir anthology, now with more pages for the same price (184 p. for $5.95!) ______________________________________________ Westhampton House STRAPAZIN English-language edition of Swiss comics anthology featuring Julie Doucet, Thomas Ott, David Mazzuchhelli, Renee French, and others! ______________________________________________ Non-independent Comics Published by Huge Bloated Monoliths of Anti-Human Savagery LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM-- A MEMORY (Dark Horse) New 80-page graphic novel by Will Eisner! AMERICAN SPLENDOR: BEDTIME STORIES (Dark Horse) New Harvey Pekar stories illustrated by Frank Stack, Joe Sacco, Dean Haspiel, David Collier, Spain, and Josh Neufeld! SOCK MONKEY (Dark Horse) Tony Millionaire! REINVENTING COMICS (DC) Scott McCloud's follow-up to his ground- breaking UNDERSTANDING COMICS!!!! See feature above.