2012 Top Shelf Massive $3 Sale!

For the next two weeks — thru Friday September 28th — Top Shelf is having its annual $3 web sale. When you visit the site, you’ll find 170 graphic novels and comics on sale — with over 100 titles marked down to just $3 & $1! Shipping & handling is a flat fee regardless of how much you order, so load up and save big!

To check out what’s on sale, simply head on over to the special sale page!

*Please note that Top Shelf accepts PayPal (as well as Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover — all secure), and that this sale is good for retailers as well (and comic book shops will get their wholesale discount on top of these sale prices).

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Brutally Frank

Have you ever looked at the cover to something and thought, man, this just isn’t for me without even picking it up and looking inside? Yeah, that was my reaction to this book, at first. Then, I picked it up and looked inside….

“A mysterious race known as The Koans have brought enlightenment, salvation and peace to weary humanity. But somewhere, hidden away beneath the surface of a perfect life, a paraplegic named Frank is being hunted for a secret he doesn’t even know he holds by someone he once trusted the most. His journey will reveal courage he never thought he had and introduce him to allies that will become his truest friends.”

The Good: I know this might sound geeky, but I loved the layout of this book...

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Studio J Steals Your Heart At New York Comic Con 2012

“Prepare for New York Comic Con…and Adventure!

Fall is upon us and with it comes the East Coasts largest (and 2nd largest in the US) convention of comics, artists and pop culture greatness, New York Comic Con, October 11-14, Javitts Center, NYC.

As you make your way around the Javitts make sure to check out new comer to the comics arena, J. Wichmann who will be hanging out in artists alley.  We’ve been keeping a close eye on Mr. Wichmann (pronounced Witch-man, which after a little research, his last name literally translates to ‘Man of War’) for the past few months and as he readies the release of the second issue of his self published adventure-romance comic, ‘Thief of Hearts’, exclusively at NYCC’12 no less, we here at BF felt it was time to spread the word about J...

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Mark of the Pterren 1

I usually start out my reviews with the publisher’s description of the book. However, I’ll be honest and tell you that I had to turn to my good friend Google to find much of anything for this book. Sadly, I didn’t find a synopsis so you’re stuck with me telling you about the book in my very own words. Don’t worry, I promise it shouldn’t be too painful…fingers crossed…

The Good : This story intrigues me. Why, you ask? The lovely lady on the cover over there is the narrator and through out this first issue, she fills you in on the history of her race, the Pterren. She tells of how the current king came to power and hints that..no she states that she intends to go up against him.

The Bad : As with anything, there is a down side to this book. In this case, it’s a two part issue...

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Monkey in Space

“Monkey In Space is a semi-weekly web comic about a womanizing, drinking monkey named Tip, a worrysome janitorial robot named Socket and the hot alien bounty hunter, Chica. It follows their misadventures on the run from the villainous Tri.”

— Except, Monkey In Space is also a print comic book, collecting up the first 49 web comics!

The Good: I love the artwork in this book. It’s just…fun. It’s not overly complicated but it’s well drawn and the colors just make it come to life. Tip, while a womanizing, banana drinking money is just so much fun for me to read. He has a careless attitude and you can’t help but shake your head at the predicaments that he finds himself in. Yet, you can’t help but love him.

The Bad : Due to Tip’s nature, this is an adult book...

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