A heads-up to all the readers out there: Top Shelf Productions has started their huge annual sale. Great deals up and down their catalog. From Alan Moore to Jeffrey Brown, all kinds of great stuff is discounted. I haven’t read much of the offering, but I can surely suggest Matt Kindt’s Superspy: Lost Dossiers, Craig Thompson’s Carnet de Voyage and Jeff Lemire’s Essex County (paperback or HC).
I also picked up two things for myself:
What if you took Dorothy Gale, Wendy Darling and Alice from Wonderland and had them recount their sexual awakenings on the eve of World War I? Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Melinda Gebbie, Lost Girls is Moore’s admitted attempt at literary pornography. I’ve wanted to read this since its release, but the price has always been too high. Regularly $50, this all-in-one volume is available at half-price, only $25.
Hopefully it lives up to the cleverness of the title. OH! LOST GIRLS!
Another all-in-one hardcover, this volume includes both volumes of The Surrogates with bonus material. I thought the movie was really underrated or at least too ignored. I haven’t read the second series, but I liked where the first book left off, which was very different from the movie.
Regularly $75, this collection is only $10. Wow.
Top Shelf doesn’t put out bad books. Check them out. At these prices, it’s worth taking a chance.