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The Book of Sick
The Book of Sick
Paperback      ISBN: 193116004x

To his many fans, the name Shapiro scrawled sideways in the last panel is a sure sign of something darkly funny or just plain dark. Typical denizens of Shapiro's simply drawn, creepy demimonde include Buttons the Helper Monkey, cursed with a grim task; "silly"-livered Otto, who drinks to forget his small size; and one-legged Ethel, who finds disquieting uses for her stump.

Still Pumped from Using the Mouse
Still Pumped from Using the Mouse
Paperback      ISBN: 0836210263

For the more than 50 million readers who regularly enjoy Dilbert in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, Scott Adams's take on the working world is outrageously fresh, farcical, and far-reaching. In this collection, Dilbert and his egg-shaped, bespectacled canine, Dogbert, again give readers an insider's look at the funny business of the work-a-day world.

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play : Friend
Fushigi Yugi
The Mysterious Play : Friend
Paperback      ISBN: 1569318824

Dueling wizards and celestial warriors are featured in these new releases of two wildly popular manga series. Still trapped in the Universe of the Four Gods, Miaka finds and befriends the seven Celestial Warriors. After surviving a shipwreck, Miaka and the warriors of Suzaku find themselves stranded in Nucheng-Kuo -- a female-dominated state where men are the enemy To compound their troubles, Seiryu Celestial Warrior Soi -- master of lightning -- is hunting the party as well.

When Body Language Goes Bad: A Dilbert Book
When Body Language Goes Bad
A Dilbert Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0740732986

"Dilbert is easily one of the most clever and consistently funny comics in current circulation. Like all great comic strips, it provides a much-needed daily dose of comedy and, most importantly, keeps its finger firmly planted on the pulse of truth while doing so." Some might think that the corporate scandals of 2002 could make it difficult to find anything funny about today's business world. But When Body Language Goes Bad proves it will take more than that to slow down the inventive wit of Scott Adams, who clearly is never at a loss for finding hysterical things to mock in corporate life.
This marks the 21st collection of Adams' wildly popular comic strip, Dilbert, which is featured in more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide. This book updates loyal readers on the so-called careers of Dilbert, Alice, Wally, Asok the intern, and other regulars as they wallow through pointless projects, mismanaged company takeovers, futile team-building exercises, and other inane company initiatives like the "name the rest room" contest.

In addition to the strips' familiar characters, this collection showcases Adams' masterful ability to create hilarious "guest stars." There's the network design engineer known as Psycho Hillbilly, who was going for the gentle biker look until he decided it was overdone. Then, there's M. T. Suit, who is merely an empty suit walking the office halls spewing corporatese, such as "promising to enhance core competencies by leveraging platforms."

Adams says that about 80 percent of his initial ideas come from his 150 million-plus readers. Those worldwide readers are sure to celebrate the humor found in When Body Language Goes Bad, his latest satirical look at the modern workplace.
Strangehaven: Brotherhood
Strangehaven
Brotherhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0946790051
  • Alex Hunter tries to make sense of being trapped in England's weirdest village, the ghost of the beautiful woman who haunts his dreams, and why the villagers celebrate Christmas in mid-summer. The Amazonian Shaman, Megaron, reveals his tribe's deadly cycle of vengeance; and the village's resident extraterrestrial, Adam, explains away the UFO phenomenon, while behind the scenes a clandestine brotherhood pulls the strings.
  • A complex and intriguing journey through romance, mystery, and the supernatural with a twist of bizarre humor, beautifully illustrated with pencil, pen & ink, painted watercolor, and manipulated photographs.
  • Introduction by Heart of Empire creator Bryan Talbot.
  • New, full-color painted cover by Millidge.
Weirdos from Another Planet!: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
Weirdos from Another Planet!
A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0836218620

"Flashes of innovative genius abound. Exploring the world of Calvin and Hobbes is great therapy. The antics of the precocious boy and his suave stuffed tiger pal can pull anyone out of the doldrums." --Amarillo News Globe

In Calvin and Hobbes book Weirdos From Another Planet , this power-packed extravaganza of creative energy and imagination feature the childhood fun and fantasy that was a Watterson trademark. Weirdos From Another Planet is out of this world
Garfield Worldwide
Garfield Worldwide
Paperback      ISBN: 0345351584

A collection of cartoons featuring fat-cat Garfield and his friends John and Odie, up to their usual hijinks.

Fushigi Yugi the Mysterious Play: Castaway
Fushigi Yugi the Mysterious Play
Castaway
Paperback      ISBN: 1591160375

The ceremony to summon the Suzaku has been ruined by Amiboshi, a Seiryu warrior posing as Chiriko. When hope seems lost, Tai Yi Jun appears from a flame and tells Miaka of the Jewel of the Northern God that may be the key to completing the ceremony. But Miaka also learns that to lure the Suzaku, she must be a virgin. Can she bring herself to sever her relationship with Tamahome? A sweeping saga.... Watase has an excellent grasp of characterization. Wizard magazine

Garfield Dishes It Out
Garfield Dishes It Out
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345392876

The surest way to a cat's heart is through his stomach, a fact which Garfield knows from experience. After all, the only thing bigger than Garfield's heart (and his latest hearty slab of lasagne) is his tummy. But when he's not eating between meals, Garfield is dishing out ample helpings of humour.

The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
The Anime Encyclopedia
A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
Paperback      ISBN: 1880656647

Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser. Included are over 2,000 Japanese animation films-from today's "PokA(c)mon," "Tenchi Muyo, "and "Sailor Moon" to the classic "Tetsuwan Atomu" ("Astro Boy") and little-known artistic gems like the anime life of Mozart-with key personnel, running time, studio, alternative titles, cross references, critical comment, and sex/violence warnings. Illustrated and fully indexed.

Jonathan Clements has translated over 70 anime and manga and was editor of "Manga Max" from 1998-2000. Helen McCarthy is former editor of "Anime UK" and "Manga Mania" and author of "The Anime Movie Guide," "Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation," and, with Jonathan Clements, "The Erotic Anime Movie Guide."

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