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Friday, November 12, 2010

Recent Releases: May - August 2010

MAY 2010

Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth Vol. 2 by Gerry Finley-Day.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735463, May 2010, 400pp, £15.99.
Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle ground between the Norts and The Southers only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales...
Roy of the Rovers: The World Cup Special by Tom Tully & David Sque.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848566712, 25 May 2010, 208pp, £12.99.
This collection contains stories from the 60s, 70s and 90s. 1962-1963 Roy makes his England debut against South American side Caragua. England win 3-1 (Roy 2). 1966 Whilst on tour in Australia during the real 1966 World Cup, Rovers found themselves representing England in an alternative tournament, organised by a wealthy sheep farmer, where their opponents included a team of Italian acrobats! 1977-1978 Roy takes over as caretaker-manager of England and after defeating Holland 5-1 turns down the full-time job. 1991-1992 Roy appointed player-manager of England 'B' team and wins a four-nation tournament v USA, France and Segovia.
The History of the World According to Giles by Carl Giles.
Hamlyn ISBN 978-0600621133, 4 May 2010, 176pp, £12.99.
For over 50 years Giles documented and satirised the most momentous events in British and world history: wars, moonlandings, sporting achievements, strikes, elections, fashion trends and entertainment, they've all been subject to his wit and artistry. Now, in this special collection, you can follow the exploits of Giles' most beloved characters such as granny, the tearaway kids and Chalky during these times, and relive some of the greatest news stories from the 20th century, decade by decade, cartoon by cartoon. As a special feature, the introduction focuses on some of the famous people who have contributed forewords to his compilations over the years, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Prince Charles, Sir John Betjeman and many more leading politicians, comedians, actors and celebrities. Guaranteed to delight his many thousands of fans, "The History of the World According to Giles" takes you on a funny and fascinating journey through the remarkable events that shaped the final 50 years of the last century.
Tank Girl: Skidmarks by Alan C. Martin & Rufus Dayglo.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848566811, 25 May 2010, 128pp, £10.99.
Collecting the new 4-issue mini series for the first time. Tank Girl sets off on an illegal cross-continental race in a bid to win enough money for an incredibly expensive operation to bring her best friend Barney out of a skateboard-accident induced coma.


JUNE 2010

Black Bob: The Dandy Wonder Dog.
Waverley Books ISBN 978-1849340281, 24 June 2010, 192pp, £7.99.
This book reproduced some of the early stories and features from the "Black Bob Book", with an introduction by Morris Heggie who was the editor of "The Dandy" from 1986 to 2006. Notes list all of the "Black Bob" stories over the years.
Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files Vol. 2.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735470, June 2010, 320pp, £19.99.
This volume collects together forgotten and rare gems from the Thrill-power archives. Readers can experience Dredd strips that haven’t been reprinted in over thirty years. This collection of classic strips is a must read for any comic fan!

JULY 2010

The Rainbow Orchid Vol. 2 by Garen Ewing.
Egmont Books ISBN  978-1405250474, 5 July 2010, 48pp, £5.99.
In Volume Two, the intrepid Julius Chancer journeys from Europe to the Indian sub-continent as he steps up his quest for the rainbow orchid. He soon discovers he has enemies more dangerous than he could ever have imagined who are determined to prevent him from finding the mystical flower. "The Rainbow Orchid" is an ambitious blend of classic storytelling, and cinematic artwork, in which adventure, historical drama and legend are seamlessly intertwined.
The Stainless Steel Rat by Kelvin Gosnell & Carlos Ezquerra.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735517, 15 July 2010, 208pp, £15.99.
Slippery Jim, aka The Stainless Steel Rat, may well just be the greatest con-man of all time. Charming, quick-witted and a master thief and adventurer. Yet Slippery Jim’s luck is about to run out as he's arrested and then turned back out onto the streets as a member of the Special Corps. Now read Harry Harrison’s science-fiction classic, collected together as a graphic novel for the very first time!


AUGUST 2010

Beano and Dandy Heroes: Classic Fun from the '80s.
D. C. Thomson ISBN 978-1845354138, 16 August 2010, 112pp, £8.99.
This crucial collection of cartoons looks at the ace eighties through the eyes of our very own comic heroes.
Two iconic titles in a nostalgic eighties mega mix! Featuring rare archive artwork published for the first time ever! Dennis the Menace,The Bash Street Kids and Desperate Dan deliver a retro look at the FUNtastic 80's.
Beano Annual 2011.
D. C. Thomson ISBN 978-1845354145, 16 August 2010, 112pp, £7.99.
The best-selling Beano Annual is back again with 112 fun packed pages featuring the Nation's best loved characters displaying the crazy brand of humour which has appealed to so many Beano generations!
The Broons and Oor Wullie: Family Fun Through the Years.
D. C. Thomson ISBN 978-1845354244, 16 August 2010.
Family Fun Through The Years - These wonderful,seldom seen pages,show Scotland's favourite funsters at their best. Marvel at the pranks of Wullie and his pals as he strives to outwit PC Murdoch - and join the Broons for family fun at Glebe Street and beyond. Featuring the artwork of Dudley D Watkins, this is a quality book packed with stories and features to melt the hardest of hearts.
Bunty for Girls: Golden Age Classic Stories.
D. C. Thomson ISBN  978-1845354152, 16 August 2010, 112pp, £8.99.
All your well-remembered friends - and a few you may have forgotten- are here in this charming book from our Golden Age Classic Collection. Enjoy the adventures of favourite friends like The Four Marys and Lorna Drake.
Dandy Annual 2011.
D. C. Thomson ISBN 978-1845354121, 16 August 2010, 112pp, £7.99.
The Dandy remains the longest-running comic in the World! The Dandy Annual is as much a part of Christmas as party hats and crackers,so get stuck into a bumper helping of silliness,slapstick,jokes and puzzles!
Dennis and Gnasher Annual 2011.
D. C. Thomson ISBN 978-1845354183, 16 August 2010, 96pp, £7.99.
Following the runaway sucess of their own tv series, everybody's favourite Menace and Gnasher,his faithful hound are starring in this 96 page annual.Featuring all the cast of the Dennis and Gnasher show.
Doctor Who The Official Annual 2011.
BBC Worldwide ISBN 978-1405906944, 5 August 2010, 96pp, £7.99.
Featuring the full first series of Matt Smith starring as the Eleventh Doctor, in BBC One's hit television show, Doctor Who! With original comic strips and an exciting new story, as well as puzzles and features on all your favourite episodes, characters and aliens. The Official Doctor Who Annual 2011 is a must for any fan and a true collector's item!

Harlem Heroes by Tom Tully, Dave Gibbons & Massimo Belardinelli.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735524, 15 August 2010, 320pp, £13.99.
By the year 2050, the game of aeroball has swept the world!It's football, boxing, kung-fu and basketball all rolled into one. Players roar through the air wearing jetpacks and fight to put the ball in the 'score tank'. One of the greatest teams is the Harlem Heroes, players like no others in the exciting, thrill-packed sport of the future! This volume also features the controversial and never-before-reprinted sequel 'Inferno'.
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol. 16 by John Wager et al.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1906735500, 15 August 2010, 320, £16.99.
Mega-City One: the future metropolis bustling with life and ev- ery crime imaginable. Keeping order are the Judges, a stern police force acting as judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd. He is the law and these are his stories.
__Volume 16 in this exciting, best-selling series continues the saga of this iconic character.
Modesty Blaise: Sweet Caroline by Peter O'Donnell & Neville Colvin.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848566736, 27 August 2010, 128pp, £12.99.
The latest bumper volume collects the classic stories Sweet Caroline, The Return of the Mammoth and Plato's Republic and Sword of the Bruce - in which Modesty and Willie pursue an assassins guild; one of Willie's prize elephants is stolen by Russian agents; and Modesty becomes the target of extortionists who are after the intelligence files from her days in The Network!
Rupert Annual.
Egmont ISBN 978-1405252393, 2 August 2010, 72pp, £7.99.
"The 2011 Rupert Annual" is the 75th annual in Rupert's long history and pays tribute to the development of Rupert since the first appearance of the little bear in November 1920. The 2011 annual features stories from four leading Rupert artists: Mary Tourtel (Rupert's creator), Alfred Bestall, John Harrold and Stuart Trotter, as well as a variety of puzzles and activities for fans of Rupert from the ages of five to ninety-five to enjoy.
The Simpsons Annual 2011.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848568341, 27 August 2010, 72pp, £7.99.
The Simpsons, television's most loved dysfunctional animated family, are once again the stars of their very own annual, filled to the brim with brand new comic strip adventures!

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