|GREG RUCKA &
|by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber
|Paperback: 128 pages
the story of United States Deputy Marshal Carrie Stetko, the only official
US law enforcement officer present in Antarctica. She's based at McMurdo
Station, on Ross Island, the largest permanently staffed base in Antarctica.
She is, as they say, the law.
WHITEOUT is a murder mystery.
It's about friendship, isolation, betrayal. It's about the coldest, loneliest,
most remote place in the world. It's about a land where, in the height
of winter, the temperature is roughly that of equatorial Mars.
IN TRADE PAPERBACK -- A GREAT READ EQUALS A GREAT DEAL
|In 1998, Oni Press published
WHITEOUT by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber, and the Antarctic mystery was
one of the most favorably received series of the season. In May, WHITEOUT
returned to the shelves as one large volume. After a series of murders,
U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko discovers a tangled plot to smuggle some precious
materials off the ice - but what and by who continues to elude her. Aided
by British secret agent Lily Sharpe, she unravels the web of betrayal and
lies to get to the answer.
written by Greg Rucka, the celebrated author of the Atticus Kodiak series
of novels, including KEEPER, FINDER, and SMOKER (all published by Bantam
Books). He is also one of the key writers behind "No Man's Land" in DC's
BATMAN titles. The book is illustrated by Russ Manning nominee Steve Lieber,
whose work has also graced HAWKMAN, GRENDEL TALES, and CONAN. In addition
to collecting all of the story from the miniseries, the WHITEOUT trade
paperback also contains all the original covers by industry giants Matt
Wagner (MAGE), Mike Mignola (HELLBOY), and Dave Gibbons (MARTHA WASHINGTON
SAVES THE WORLD). For the collection, a brand-new cover was drawn by comics
legend Frank Miller, the creator behind SIN CITY and 300.
"The whole experience of
WHITEOUT has been a dream come true," commented Rucka. "You always here
about comics writers wanting to write novels or break into film, but for
me,I've gone the other way around. WHITEOUT is the sort of comic I have
always wanted to read, and to receive support from people like Matt Wagner
and Frank Miller - not to mention retailers and fans - on my first time
out has been a tremendous joy."
"All throughout the summer,
as I traveled to convention after convention," said Oni Press editor and
publisher Bob Schreck, "people kept stopping me and telling me how much
they loved WHITEOUT. This ranged from old friends to people I had never
seen in my life, from fans to professionals of the highest caliber. The
mix was simple - a strong, involving story coupled with solid, expressive
art. WHITEOUT is good comics through and through, and it's quality compels
us to put it into one volume." As an added bonus, all initial orders on
this book will feature a special tip-in plate signed by both Rucka and
"WHITEOUT has been one of
our best performing books," said Joe Nozemack, Oni Press publisher. "That
is due in no small part to all the readers and comic book stores who supported
us and pushed the material. So, for those people, we wanted to do something
different, and the signing seemed like the best way possible. Hopefully,
it will also be seen as an added incentive for new readers to give this
book a try."
"Collections are always a
good tool for reaching people who may not have looked at comics in a while,"
Schreck continued. "This is the sort of book you should be giving to your
friends who think comic are just kid's stuff. It looks like the regular
books they know, it feels like it, and once they read the story, they're
gonna see that this medium can tell any kind of tale it wants to."
"This isn't a book you're
just going to buy and stick on your shelf," Rucka concluded. "I am confident
that even if you read it the first time, you will want to read it again.
This trade paperback gives you that opportunity, and it provides you with
the an easily accessible format for reading it several more times. As a
writer, that is one of the most heartening things I can think of."
The WHITEOUT trade paperback
is 128 pages in length, presented in black-and-white with a striking cover
by Frank Miller. It carries a retail price of $10.95 U.S., $15.95 Can.,
and is available in stores now.. It contains harsh language and adult situations.
WHITEOUT was nominated for
three Eisner Awards: Best Limited Series, Best Writer (Greg Rucka), Best
penciller/inker (Steve Lieber).
|KEVIN SMITH &
& SILENT BOB:
|by Kevin Smith & Duncan Fegredo
Introduction by Alanis Morissette
|Paperback: 112 pages
Find out how they got to IL from NJ
Really gives you a better
idea about Jay and his hetero lifemate, Silent Bob. Porn stars, The Fugitive
and even Mr. Rogers make appearances. This series of comic books (four
issues in this book) gives you the lowdown of J&SBs adventures from
their scene in the Diner in "Chasing Amy" up until their grand appearance
|Well drawn and
exceptional stories make this a must for View Askew fans. Wanna know more
about Suzanne, the monkey at the end of Mallrats? Wanna know how Jay and
Silent Bob made it to Illinois? Wanna know what happened to Trish the Dish
after Mallrats? All is explained right here.
|Paperback: 56 pages
A Chain-Story by 69 Artists!
|by Art Spiegelman and R. Sikoryak, Editor
|Paperback (April 1998)
Gates of Heck, Inc
success of an experiment is the experiment itself. That is to say, sometimes
the experiment is more important than its outcome. Such may very well be
the case for Art Spiegelman's exquisite-corpse experimental comics, The
Narrative Corpse. Sixty-nine cartoonists were asked to draw three panels
continuing a story featuring a nondescript stick figure based on only the
previous three panels. As a story, it's less than fulfilling. As an experiment
and as a collection of incredibly diverse artists, it's certainly interesting.
|by Joseph Moncure March w/ drawings by Art Spiegelman
|Paperback: 120 pages
drawings are like demonic woodcuts: every angle, line, and curve jumps
out at you. Stylishness and brutishness are in perfect accord."
New York Times
Art Spiegelman's sinister
and witty black-and-white drawings give charged new life to Joseph Moncure
March's Wild Party, a lost classic from 1928. The inventive and varied
page designs offer perfect counterpoint to the staccato tempo of this hard-boiled
jazz-age tragedy told in syncopated rhyming couplets.
|Here is a poem
that can make even readers with no time for poetry stop dead in their tracks.
Once read, large shards of this story of one night of debauchery will become
permanently lodged in the brain. When The Wild Party was first published,
Louis Untermeyer declared: "It is repulsive and fascinating, vicious and
vivacious, uncompromising, unashamed . . . and unremittingly powerful.
It is an amazing tour de force."
When first published in 1928,
this rhymed, free-verse novel of one night of debauchery in the life of
a vaudeville dancer became a "scandalous" success and a cult classic.
The Wild Party is now given new life and expression, with March's text
accompanied by more than 75 remarkable new black-and-white drawings by
From the Back Cover
Wild Party?. . . It's the book that made me want to be a writer."
Wild Party may have begun as a dark Prohibition-era morality fable, but,
thanks... to Spiegelman, it lives again as a funhouse mirror of current
About the Authors
Joseph Moncure March
was a poet, journalist and screenwriter best known for his two verse narratives,
The Wild Party and The Set-Up, the story of a washed-up black boxer. An
editor for The New Yorker in the 1920s, he died in 1977.
Art Spiegelman is
the author of Maus, A Survivor's Tale, for which he received a special
Pulitzer Prize in 1992. He was co-founder and editor of Raw, the acclaimed
magazine of avant-garde comics, and is currently a staff artist for The
New Yorker and comix editor at Details magazine. He is currently working
on Crime Doesn't Pay, an opera libretto about the history of comics. He
lives in New York City with his wife, Franoise Mouly, and their two children,
Nadja and Dashiell.