(2013)

Houghton Mifflin, 2006 Series
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Price
25.00 USD
Pages
408
On-sale Date
2013-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Brand
HMH
ISBN
978-0-547-99546-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780547995465 52500
Editing
Jeff Smith; Jessica Abel (series editor); Matt Madden (series editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from amazon.com
Keywords
anthologies; year's best

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kate Beaton
Inks
Kate Beaton
Colors
Kate Beaton
Letters
Kate Beaton ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Laura Park
Pencils
Laura Park
Inks
Laura Park
Colors
Laura Park

Synopsis
A cartoonist in a lighthouse watches the world through the years and creates cartoons based on what he sees.

Indexer Notes

Endpapers at both beginning and end of the book.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jessica Abel; Matt Madden
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2.25 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Smith
Letters
typeset

6 Mirror [Excerpt from Are You My Mother?] (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Alison Bechdel
Pencils
Alison Bechdel
Inks
Alison Bechdel
Colors
Alison Bechdel
Letters
Alison Bechdel

Genre
biography
Reprints

The Speaker (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Brandon Graham
Pencils
Brandon Graham
Inks
Brandon Graham
Colors
Brandon Graham
Letters
Brandon Graham

Reprints

The Divine Manifestation of a Singular Impulse (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Jesse Jacobs
Pencils
Jesse Jacobs
Inks
Jesse Jacobs
Colors
Jesse Jacobs
Letters
Jesse Jacobs

Reprints

Turn Back / Excerpt from Haunter (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Alden
Pencils
Sam Alden
Inks
Sam Alden
Colors
Sam Alden

Reprints
  • from studygroupcomics.com

Manananggal (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael DeForge
Pencils
Michael DeForge
Inks
Michael DeForge

Reprints
  • from whatthingsdo.com

The Good Wife (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Sophie Goldstein
Pencils
Sophie Goldstein
Inks
Sophie Goldstein
Colors
Sophie Goldstein
Letters
Sophie Goldstein

Reprints
  • from http://www.redinkradio.com/p/blog-page_10.html

70 Nights of Pleasure / Excerpt from Habibi (Table of Contents: 10)

Habibi / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Thompson
Pencils
Craig Thompson
Inks
Craig Thompson
Letters
Craig Thompson

Genre
adventure; romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown which chapter this is excerpted from. Starts with "Zam? Is that you?" and ends with trying to open giant doors after being chased.

The Story of Grainne Ni Mhaille / Excerpt from Gone to Amerikay (Table of Contents: 11)

Gone to Amerikay / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Derek McCulloch
Pencils
Colleen Doran
Inks
Colleen Doran
Colors
José Villarrubia
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre
drama; historical; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Short excerpt about telling the story of the queen of pirates.
Reprints
Keywords
Ireland

Indexer Notes

Letterer is not credited in the book. Colorist is credited in the table of contents but not on the story itself.

Excerpts from American Elf (Table of Contents: 12)

American Elf / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
James Kolchalka
Pencils
James Kolchalka
Inks
James Kolchalka
Colors
James Kolchalka
Letters
James Kolchalka

Genre
biography
Reprints

Indexer Notes

24 daily strips from 2008 to 2011.

You Lied to Us! / Excerpt from Giants, Beware! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Chronicles of Claudette / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jorge Aguirre
Pencils
Rafael Rosado
Inks
Rafael Rosado
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Partial reprint. Starts with "I can't wait to tell Poppa how I crushed the apple hag." and ends with "Be safe, children. Please."

Story Time (Table of Contents: 14)

Beasts of Burden / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Evan Dorkin
Pencils
Jill Thompson
Inks
Jill Thompson
Colors
Jill Thompson
Letters
Jason Arthur

Genre
animal
Reprints

Raiders / Excerpt from Friends with Boys (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Faith Erin Hicks
Pencils
Faith Erin Hicks
Inks
Faith Erin Hicks
Letters
Typeset

Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Reprints
Keywords
Burglary; family; ghost; museum; police; prosthesis; robbery; sailing ship; theater

Indexer Notes

Partial excerpt. Starts with approaching the billiards hall and ends with "Get to school, you lot."

1912 / Excerpt from Unterzakhn (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Leela Corman
Pencils
Leela Corman
Inks
Leela Corman
Letters
Leela Corman

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Partial excerpt. Starts with "That's it Golda. Just stay where you're comfortable" and ends with "G'night, Essie."

A Husband and Wife (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Sammy Harkham
Pencils
Sammy Harkham
Inks
Sammy Harkham
Letters
Sammy Harkham

Reprints

Four Comics from Incidentalcomics.com (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Snider
Pencils
Grant Snider
Inks
Grant Snider
Colors
Grant Snider
Letters
Grant Snider

Reprints
  • from incidentalcomics.com.

Indexer Notes

The four comics are titled "I Wanted a Superpower.", "The Creative Process", "Required Summer Reading" and "Summer Night".

Nita Goes Home (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Eleanor Davis
Pencils
Eleanor Davis
Inks
Eleanor Davis
Colors
Eleanor Davis
Letters
Eleanor Davis

Reprints

Book 1: "You Send Me" Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 20)

Concrete Park / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Puryear
Pencils
Tony Puryear
Inks
Tony Puryear
Colors
Tony Puryear
Letters
Tony Puryear

Genre
crime
Reprints

Top Five (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Malachi Ward
Pencils
Malachi Ward
Inks
Malachi Ward
Colors
Malachi Ward
Letters
Malachi Ward

Genre
math & science
Reprints
  • from studygroupcomics.com.

The Strange Boy / Excerpt from My Friend Dahmer (Table of Contents: 22)

My Friend Dahmer / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Derf Backderf
Pencils
Derf Backderf
Inks
Derf Backderf
Letters
Derf Backderf

Reprints

A Killer's Surprise / Excerpt from Rachel Rising (Table of Contents: 23)

Rachel Rising / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Moore
Pencils
Terry Moore
Inks
Terry Moore
Letters
Terry Moore

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page is "From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. - Edward Munch". The title "A Killer's Surprise" appears on a title page here but apparently not in the original comic.

George (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Laura Park
Pencils
Laura Park
Inks
Laura Park
Letters
Laura Park

Reprints

Velocipede from Hark! A Vagrant (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kate Beaton
Pencils
Kate Beaton
Inks
Kate Beaton
Letters
Kate Beaton

Genre
humor; historical
Reprints
  • from http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=331

Indexer Notes

The book appears to say this strip is reprinted from a book titled Hark! A Vagrant, but it is not in the Drawn & Quarterly version from 2011. It was printed later (in a slightly different page configuration) in Step Aside, Pops (A Hark! A Vagrant Collection) (Drawn & Quarterly, 2015 series).

Fun Strips (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Evan Dorkin
Pencils
Evan Dorkin
Inks
Evan Dorkin
Colors
Sarah Dyer ?
Letters
Evan Dorkin

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse, 2011 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Each page is a collection of 5 strips designed to look like daily strips. Each page has a title with "Fun" at the top, "Fun Ahoy!", "Monstrous Fun", "Funzapoppin'!", "Some Fun, eh?", "Fun Is Fun" and "Traipse Into Fun".

Saints in the Store (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jennifer Hayden
Pencils
Jennifer Hayden
Inks
Jennifer Hayden
Letters
Jennifer Hayden

Reprints

Scary Bathtub Stories (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Kupperman
Pencils
Michael Kupperman
Inks
Michael Kupperman
Colors
Michael Kupperman
Letters
Michael Kupperman

Reprints

Cody (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gabrielle Bell
Pencils
Gabrielle Bell
Inks
Gabrielle Bell
Colors
Gabrielle Bell
Letters
Gabrielle Bell

Reprints

In the Rough (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Vanessa Davis
Pencils
Vanessa Davis
Inks
Vanessa Davis
Colors
Vanessa Davis
Letters
Vanessa Davis

Reprints
  • from http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/86191/in-the-rough

Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jeremy Sorese
Pencils
Jeremy Sorese
Inks
Jeremy Sorese
Colors
Jeremy Sorese
Letters
Jeremy Sorese

Genre
biography
Reprints

Discipline / Excerpt from Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Lambert
Pencils
Joseph Lambert
Inks
Joseph Lambert
Colors
Joseph Lambert
Letters
Joseph Lambert

Genre
biography
Characters
Helen Keller; Annie Sullivan
Reprints

1969 (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Pope
Pencils
Paul Pope
Inks
Paul Pope
Letters
Paul Pope

Genre
historical
Characters
Pete Conrad; Alan Bean; Richard Gordon
Synopsis
The second Moon landing.
Reprints

Contributors' Notes (Table of Contents: 34)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
various
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Brief biographies of each of the contributors plus a note from each of them about their story.

Notable Comics (Table of Contents: 35)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Notable comics from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012 as selected by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden.

"In front of you awaits wit, style..." (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Foreword
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. 6 Mirror [Excerpt from Are You My Mother?]
  6. 5. The Speaker
  7. 6. The Divine Manifestation of a Singular Impulse
  8. 7. Turn Back / Excerpt from Haunter
  9. 8. Manananggal
  10. 9. The Good Wife
  11. 10. 70 Nights of Pleasure / Excerpt from Habibi
    Habibi
  12. 11. The Story of Grainne Ni Mhaille / Excerpt from Gone to Amerikay
    Gone to Amerikay
  13. 12. Excerpts from American Elf
    American Elf
  14. 13. You Lied to Us! / Excerpt from Giants, Beware!
    The Chronicles of Claudette
  15. 14. Story Time
    Beasts of Burden
  16. 15. Raiders / Excerpt from Friends with Boys
  17. 16. 1912 / Excerpt from Unterzakhn
  18. 17. A Husband and Wife
  19. 18. Four Comics from Incidentalcomics.com
  20. 19. Nita Goes Home
  21. 20. Book 1: "You Send Me" Chapter 1
    Concrete Park
  22. 21. Top Five
  23. 22. The Strange Boy / Excerpt from My Friend Dahmer
    My Friend Dahmer
  24. 23. A Killer's Surprise / Excerpt from Rachel Rising
    Rachel Rising
  25. 24. George
  26. 25. Velocipede from Hark! A Vagrant
  27. 26. Fun Strips
  28. 27. Saints in the Store
  29. 28. Scary Bathtub Stories
  30. 29. Cody
  31. 30. In the Rough
  32. 31. Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh!
  33. 32. Discipline / Excerpt from Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller
  34. 33. 1969
  35. 34. Contributors' Notes
  36. 35. Notable Comics
  37. 36. "In front of you awaits wit, style..."
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