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New Books from Alternative Comics scheduled for August and Out Now

Thank you for reading Alternative Comics. This is one of our most exciting months ever, with new releases from Sam Henderson and Malachi Ward in stores and the first full-color collection from Emmy Award winning Adventure Time artist Andy Ristaino; and, the first new major series in many years from Steve Lafler (Dog Boy, Bughouse) in the June Diamond Previews, for release in August. 
Night of the Living Vidiots by Andy Ristaino -- August 2014
Sci-fi, horror, and comedy melted together and topped with a Twilight Zone twist. Darkly funny tales featuring mad science, gothic anime, TV zombies, kaiju, giant robots, monsters from the deep, and even a haunted sweatshirt. from the Emmy Award winning storyboard artist and character designer of Adventure Time. A direct market exclusive.
128 page full color paperback
Diamond code: JUN140774
ISBN: 9780615826400
Cover Price: $19.95
Death in Oaxaca #1 by Steve Lafler — August 2014
This surreal adventure from the creator of Dog Boy and Bughouse serves up Lucha Libre wrestlers and an ancient vampire who prefers chicken. Two expats move to remote Oaxaca, the fabled highland city in southern Mexico. Rex, earnest yet duplicitous, flees from mid-life crisis and fear of death. Beautiful Gertie, cynical but honest, is just plain bored and craves adventure.
36 page black and white comic book with color covers
Diamond code: JUN140773
ISBN: 978-1-934460-48-1 
Cover price: $4.99

In stores June 2014

Ritual Three: Vile Decay by Malachi Ward -- June, 2014
In this stand-alone science fiction tale from Malachi Ward (Prophet, The Scout, Best American Comics) an old woman recounts to her grandson, from the safety of a virtual seaside computer program, how she thinks the world went bad. Printed in two colors of cream felt paper. A Revival House Press production distributed by Alternative Comics.
24 page 2-color comic book printed on cream felt paper
ISBN: 978-1-934460-41-2 Diamond Code: APR140824 Cover Price: $6.95
Magic Whistle #14 by Sam Henderson -- June, 2014
Sam Henderson (Scene But Not Heard, Spongebob Squarepants) returns to his long-running humor anthology for older readers with his cast of knuckleheads. Mr. He Aims to Please, Dirty Danny and Monroe Simmons all show up in this hilarious collection. Sex, drugs and Nancy comics all get sent up in the classic Henderson fashion. Back cover painted by Jess Ruliffson.
32 page black and white comic with color covers. 
ISBN: 978-1-934460-40-5 Diamond Code: APR140823 Cover Price 4.99

Recent books

(Mostly) Wordless by Jed Alexander
An all-ages comic book filled with stories, short vignettes and character sketches told with either no, or few words. Stories include: “Ella and The Pirates”, “Rainy Day” and “The Dancer”. 48-page Full Color Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1934460337 | Diamond Code: FEB140886 Cover Price: $18.95
The Big Feminist BUT edited by Joan Reilly & Shannon O'Leary
The Big Feminist BUT: Comics about Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism is an anthology that asks: What do we really mean when we say, “I’m not a feminist, BUT…” Comics by Lauren Weinstein, Jeffrey Brown, Sarah Oleksyk, Gabrielle Bell, Justin Hall, Ron Rege Jr., Vanessa Davis, Josh Neufeld, Andi Zeisler, Angie Wang, and a whole lot more. This second edition features additional comics and a new afterword. 200 page black and white paperback with color covers. ISBN: 978-0615789385 | Diamond Code: JAN140836 Cover Price: $20.00
Sugar Booger #2 by Kevin Scalzo
Your favorite candy makin’, booger eatin’ bear is back! This time around he’s distraught over the environment! That’s right, something is polluting his beloved countryside! 24-page full color comic on glossy paper. ISBN: 978-1934460283 | Diamond Code: JAN140837 Cover Price: $5.95

Sugar Booger #1 is still available. Sugar Booger #3 will be released in November.
Alternative Comics is an independent publisher of creator-owned graphic novels and comic books based in Cupertino, California. The company was founded by Jeff Mason in Gainesville, Florida in 1993. Alternative Comics’ creators and books have been nominated for and won multiple comics and publishing industry awards. Alternative Comics’ publications are distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. and Last Gasp.

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