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Compiled June, 2000 by Joe Zabel - Publishers Guide - Comic Shop Locator: (888)266-4226

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Print this page, circle the comics you want, and give it to your retailer by JUNE 10!

A Great Comic, a Great Cause, and a Really Great Bargain!

Cover, BLACK HOLE, copyright 2000 by Charles Burns How does this sound? An anthology featuring Charles Burns (BLACK HOLE), Chris Ware (ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY), Seth (PALOOKAVILLE), Adrian Tomine (OPTIC NERVE), Craig Thompson (GOODBYE CHUNKY RICE), Lewis Trondheim (NIMROD), James Kochalka (MONICA'S STORY), and dozens more great cartoonists? A big fat 352 pages in all!

Cover, OPTIC NERVE #2, copyright 2000 by Adrian Tomine Now imagine this incredible anthology only costs $6.95!

Ok, now imagine that when you purchase this incredible collection at the unheard-of $6.95, you are simultaneously contributing to a noble cause?

It's no dream! The EXPO 2000 ANTHOLOGY is published by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, in conjunction with the SPX: Expo independent comics convention held in Bethesda in September. It succeeds magnificently at its two goals-- to expose the greater public to a wide variety of quality indy talents, and to raise money for the CBLDF.

Painting by Seth, copyright 2000 by Seth The CBLDF raises money to aid comics professionals in the legal defense of their first amendment rights. By doing so, they protect the rights of us all!

Buy this book, folks!

Indypreviews Update

Come December, Indypreviews will complete its second year of operation as a non-profit public service to promote the readership of independent comics. The column is currently carried by the Amazing Montage website and Indy Magazine (www.indymagazine.com). We hope to expand to other websites soon.

The intent of this column is to encourage comics fans to preorder indy titles from their local retailer. In fact, we reference the latest issue of Diamond's catalog PREVIEWS and post the page the day after PREVIEWS hits the shops.

Most comics shops will accept it if you print this page, circle the comics you want, and hand it to them-- just remember to get it in before the preorder deadline (June 10th this month.)

The comics listed here are Joe Zabel's selections of the best independent comics. Excluded are superhero comics, established kids' comics like ARCHIE, bloody horror and exploitation comics. There are many fantasy and manga titles that no doubt have a lot to offer, but are too numerous to list-- we'd rather focus on the offbeat.

Other online preview services include Todd Verbeek's PREVIEWS PICKS, at www.RZero.com/books/previews.html and Johanna Draper Carlson's list at www.comicsworthreading.com. We encourage other online comics enthusiasts to make their own lists-- it's fun, and it's a worthy cause!


CONNECT SALES COMICS
Order these comics from the publisher:
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  Abscess Press

THE COMICS INTERPRETER #5
Robert Young's comics review digestzine 
really hits its stride with two killer 
interviews-- one is with David Choe, the 
defiant young talent who created the 
acclaimed graphic novel SLOW JAMS; the 
other with Ted Rall, a syndicated cartoonist 
whose attack on Art Spiegelman in the Village 
Voice has made by far the most controversial 
artist in comics today.  The 100-page book is 
also crammed with reviews, including an 
unorthodox multiple-personalities take on the 
Justice League of America by Gene Phillips!

TCI
5820 N. Murray Ave. D-12
Hanahan, SC 29406
Creednail@aol.com
hometown.aol.com/creednail/index.html

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  Robert Ullman

FROM THE CURVE #6
Slick, autobiographical stories by rising 
talent Robert Ullman, including a pointed 
commentary on the dating scene.

Robert Ullman
1710 Park Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
Fromcurve@yahoo.com

DIRECT SALES COMICS
Pre-order these comics from the distributor through your local retailer:
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  AAA Pop Comics

ATOMICS #8
Mike Allred!

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  Aardvark Vanaheim

CEREBUS #257
Dave Sim!

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  Abstract Studio

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #34
Terry Moore!

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  Adhesive Comics

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN #10
Shannon Wheeler!

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  AFC Studio

BEGINNING OF THE END #3
Robert Scott and Albert Silva Jr. SF
conspiracy thriller!

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  AIT/Planetlar

ASTRONAUTS IN TROUBLE: SPACE 1959 TP
Larry Young and Charlie Adlard's space 
retro-thriller!

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  Alternative Comics

PEANUTBUTTER & JEREMY
All-ages comedy from Harvey-nominated
James Kolchalka!

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  Amaze Ink/Slave Labor

COMIC BOOK HEAVEN VOL. 2 #3
Scott Saavedra's tribute to weird old comics!

LOVE IN TIGHTS #6
Humorous anthology edited by J. Torres & 
B. Clay Moore!

MIGRAINE BOY #1
Greg Fiering's MTV character & popular alt.
newspaper strip premieres as a quarterly 
series!

ODDJOB #5
Ian & Tyson Smith!

SUGAR BUZZ #7
Ian Carney and Woodrow Phoenix's anthology of
ironic humorous tales!

WAITING PLACE VOL. 2 #5
McKeever, Norton, &Yurkovich's dramatic 
true-to-life saga continues!

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  Antarctic Press

BOX OFFICE POISON #20
Alex Robinson's big-apple situation comedy 
reaches its memorable conclusion this issue!

KAMIKAZE: 1946 #1
WWII historical comic by Ted Namura!

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  Anti-Ballistic Pixelations

GREMLIN TROUBLE VOL. 2 TP
Collecting issues #7-12 of E.T. & Elizabeth 
Bryan's funny fairy series!

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  Big Hairy Ape Comics

STRANGE PIRATE TALES #1
Anthology of funny pirate stories by Steve
Mannion! 

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  Bold Face Comics

ELVIS MUST DIE #3
Neil R. King rye tribute to the beloved 
balladeer!

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  Buffalo Nickel Comics

FREAKERS #2
Bill Jankowski's comedy about teens vs. 
monsters!

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  Cartoon Books

BONE #39
Jeff Smith!

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  Claypool Comics

ELVIRA #88
Frank Strom, Tod Smith, Bruce Patterson!

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  Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

EXPO 2000 ANTHOLOGY
The best buy in comics is also the best cause
in cartooning!  See featured comics above!  

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  Comics Library International

JAMIE COSLEY'S BIG, HONKIN' BUGNUT
All-ages fun in this anthology starring Jamie
Cosley!

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  CPM Manga

WEATHER WOMAN #1
A funny and erotic satire of a Japanese TV 
station by Tetsu Adachi!

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  Crazyfish/MJ-12

COLLOSUS
Mark Andrews, a storyboard artist for THE 
IRON GIANT, presents this fantasy about 
medieval battle!

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  Cup O' Tea Studios

XENO'S ARROW #10
This issue sets the stage for the next story
arc of this series, after last issue's
climax where the characters escaped from a
galactic zoo.  Good jumping-on point for this
acclaimed series!

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  Dork Storm Press

DORK TOWER #9
Collecting John Kovalic's strips for COMIC
SHOP NEWS...

and-- DORK TOWER #10
John Kovalic!

NODWICK #4
Aaron William's chivalric comedy!

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  Drawn & Quarterly


LOUIS RIEL #5
Historical biography by Chester Brown!

SURVIVING SASKATOON
David Collier's true-life account of a man who
spent 25 years in prison after being wrongfully
convicted of murder!

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  Eddie Campbell Comics

EDDIE CAMPBELL'S BACCHUS #54
Eddie Campbell!

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  El Capitan Books

MURDER ME DEAD #1
STRAY BULLETS creator David Lapham begins an
8-part graphic novel in his noirish, violent 
style of crime drama!

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  Epoch

MASCOT
Rick Lundeen's odd story about a ballpark
after dark, where the team mascots battle
it out!  

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  Exhibit "A" Press

SONOFAWITCH & OTHER TALES OF 
SUPERNATURAL LAW TP
Collecting Batton Lash's wacky legal satire,
WOLFF & BYRD, COUSELORS OF THE MACABRE #18-20!

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  False Idol Studios

THE 7 GUYS OF JUSTICE #1
Superhero satire by Brian Jones and Joshua C. 
Rowe!

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  Fanboy Comics

SPELLBOUND: THE MAGIC OF LOVE #1
Tomoko Taniguchi's tale of a teenage witch!

SIDEKICKS #3
J. Torres & Takeshi Miyazawa's tale of
superpowered teens!
   
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  Fantagraphic Books

CRUMPLE
Collecting ZERO ZERO stories by Dave Cooper!

A CHILD'S LIFE & OTHER STORIES-- NEW EDITION
Phoebe Gloeckner!

EVIL EYE #6
Richard Sala's creepy series continues!

JIMMY CORRIGAN: THE WORLD'S SMARTEST KID
Hard-cover reprint of stories from ACME 
NOVELTY LIBRARY by Chris Ware!

DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
Phoebe Gloeckner's illustrated novel based on
her schoolgirl diary!

JUNIOR #3
Peter Bagge material reprinted!

MONKEY JANK 
Bob Fingerman's post-atomic holocaust romp!

QUEENS BLVD.
Andrew Zaben's darkly humorous tale of the day 
in the life of a small-time bookie.

THE WORLD OF EDWARD GOREY
Alexander Theroux's monograph on the life and 
work of this unique and distinguished cartooning 
talent.

EIGHTBALL #19-21 pack
This pack contains the three issues that 
serialized Dan Clowes graphic novel DAVID BORING.  
Don't wait for the trade paperback-- this is the 
BEST way to experience Clowes' outstanding saga!

UNDERWORLD VOL. 1 TP
Long out-of-print collection of Kaz's alternative
syndicated strips! 

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  Felix Comics

FELIX SUMMER SPLASH
Anthology of Felix the Cat stories! 

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  Fine Art Comics

STREET SMELL PACK
Includes the first 3 issues of Australian 
Bruce Mutard's anthology comic!

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  Gettosake Comics

SAY WHAT?! #2
Maurice Love's comedy series continues!

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  Horse Press

THB 6: MEK-POWER #2
Paul Pope!

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  I Box Publishing

THIEVES AND KINGS #33
Mark Oakley's complex but often light-hearted
fantasy series continues!  The trade paperbacks
vol. 1 thru 3 are also available!

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Ikan Comics

THE PRINCE #1
A cop pursues a serial killer who preys on other
serial killers in this series by Green, 
Andreotte, and Audette! 

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  Insight Studios Group

LIBERTY MEADOWS #13
Frank Cho!  

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  Ironcat Comics

FUTABA-KUN CHANGE VOL. 5 #2

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  Kenzer & Company

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #46
----and-----
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 
BUNDLE OF TROUBLE VOL. 7
----and-----
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 
TALES FROM THE VAULT VOL. 3
----and-----
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 
ILLUSTRATED #2
War-gamer satire!

TONY DIGEROLAMO'S THE TRAVELERS #5
Tony DiGerolamo's startling saga about
Knights who have in fact LEFT the 
dinner table!  No, seriously, it's
about a master thief!

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  Komics, Inc.

X-COP VOL. 1 GN
Intriguing futuristic manga noir about cops
battling cyber-killers!  Yaseoulrok & Joe 
Kook Lee!

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  Mighty Gremlin

ELECTRIC GIRL #6
Michael Brennan's all-ages comedy about a girl
with the ability to release a slight spark of
electricity! 

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  Monkeysuit Press

MONKEYSUIT VOL. 2: BRIDE OF MONKEYSUIT!
Interesting-looking 144-page anthology of 
offbeat humor comics by Big-Apple animation
pros!

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  Moonstone

MOONSTONE MONSTERS: MUMMIES #1
Anthology devoted to mummy thrillers!

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  Mortco

CYNICAL GIRL #1
Jennifer Heddle & William Morton's xeric-grant
comedy about a confrontational feminist who
kicks butt in a superhero costume!  Sounds
pretty cool, actually!

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  NBM

NO PASARAN VOL. 1
A new installment in Vittorio Giardino's 
'Max Friedman' espionage series!

HOUSE OF JAVA #2
Mark Murphy's slice-of-life anthology
continues!

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  New England Comics

TICK'S BIG CRUISE SHIP VACATION SPECIAL #1
Marc Silvia, Curt Shoulz, Tak Toyoshima!

NUCLEAR WAR! #1
Ron Ledwell's speculative drama depicts 
an H-bomb attack on the USA with a Russian
and Chinese invasion afterwards.  Ok, if you
say so...

WW2 STALINGRAD #1
Ron Ledwell's historical comic about WWII.  

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  Oni Press

ROAD TRIP
Judd Winick's Eisner-nominated family drama
about a cross-country trip; reprinted from
ONI DOUBLE FEATURE.

WHITEOUT: MELT TP
Collecting Greg Rucka's and Steve Lieber's
stunning sequel to the arctic mystery thriller
WHITEOUT!

BREAKFAST AFTER NOON #2
Andi Watson's series about love and unemploy-
ment continues! 

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  Peregrin Arts & Entertainment

FORTY WINKS: MR. HORRIBLE #2
Conclusion of the fantasy tale about
a 10-eyed monster, by Vincent Sneed and
Levi Krause!

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  Radio Comics

FURRLOUGH #92
Anthropomorphic anthologies!

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  Shanda Fantasy Arts

IN THE ZONE
Benefit anthology to aid in cartoonist 
Michael Scot-McMurry's battle with cancer;
features Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo),
Lynn Johnson (For Better or Worse), Dan De
Carlo (Josie and the Pussycats), Donna
Barr (Desert Peach), Carla Speed McNeil
(Finder), Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison)
and many more!

NAUTILUS #6
Last issue of this limited series sports
a surprise ending!

SHANDA THE PANDA #29
This entry in the long-running anthropomorphic
series is Carla Speed McNeil's last issue.

GIANT SHANDA ANIMAL #5
Includes a parody of Walt Kelly's POGO!

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  Shigabooks

DOUBLE HAPPINESS
Jason Shiga's xeric-grant graphic novel about
an American-Chinese Bostonian who's amazed by
(and suspecious of) his experiences in 
San Francisco's Chinatown!  

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  Sirius Entertainment

SOLAR STELLA ONE-SHOT
Jason Bone's satire about a sexy space explorer! 

OH MY GOTH: HUMANS SUCK #2
Voltaire's satire about goth extraterrestrials
continues!

POISON ELVES #60
Drew Hayes!

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  Sunset Strips

DETECTIVE CHRONICLES OF MAX FACCIONI #4
A tantalizing look at the P.I.'s past is
promised as this hard-boiled detective 
series continues! 

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 Tokyopop.com

HARLEM BEAT POCKET MIXX VOL 4 GN
Tough urban drama about basketball players!

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  Top Shelf Productions

MONKEY VS. ROBOT GN
James Kochalka's 160-page graphic novel about
the struggle between technology and nature!

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  Viz Communications

SECRET COMICS JAPAN
Anthology of '80s and '90s Underground comics 
from Japan!

PULP VOL 4 #9
Manga-noir anthology!

EAGLE BOOK 1 TP
---and---
EAGLE VOL. 7: PANDORA'S BOX
Kaiji Kawaguchi's Complex political saga about 
a Japanese/American candidate for president! 

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  Warp Graphics

ELFQUEST READER'S COLLECTION VOL. 9
Fantasy anthology in the Elfquest 
universe!