BELZEBUBS: “Calvin & Hobbes” meets “Call of Cthulhu” in hit heavy-metal webcomic & more

BELZEBUBS: “Calvin & Hobbes” meets “Call of Cthulhu” in hit heavy-metal webcomic & more

Top Shelf Products Here come Belzebubs and Ye!Three awesome books hot on the comic-shop rack,
three exciting books in the new catalog for winter release,
and one fantástico adventure for kids, just announced!

In shops now: Girl Town • From Hell • Jekyll Island Chronicles!

It’s a banner week for Top Shelf new releases — available in all fine comic shops today!

Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-438-2 • Diamond: JUN180750
160 pages • full color • softcover graphic novel w/ flaps • 6.5” x 9”
For older teens & adults (16+) • Read an 11-page preview
You’ll never want to leave these richly emotional tales of female friendship, desire, and healing.
“Spellbinding… a cerebral, spirited work of art.” — Foreword Reviews (starred review)

From Hell: Master Edition #1 (of 10) by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
$7.99 (US) • Diamond order code: JUL180935
72 pages • full-color prestige-format comic book (with spine)
For adults (18+) • Read a 5-page preview
Experience Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell’s Victorian murder masterpiece as never before: fully revised and colorized for the first time by the hand of Eddie Campbell himself!

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book 2): A Devil’s Reach
by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe, Moses Nester, and S. J. Miller
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-426-9 – Diamond: FEB180481
168 pages • full color • softcover graphic novel w/ flaps • 6.875” x 10.435”
For young adults & adults (13+) • Read a 4-page preview
The surprise hit diesel-powered action-thriller Jekyll Island Chronicles roar back with an even more exciting sequel, packed with mechanical adventure and fascinating historical truths!

BELZEBUBS: Juggling work and family can be… hell.

Calvin & Hobbes meets Call of Cthulhu as the sensationally popular heavy metal webcomic BELZEBUBS comes to your bookshelf in a grim, goofy, and gorgeous hardcover.

Belzebubs is a “trve kvlt mockumentary” focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, running a small business, and making time for worship. Except the kids are named Lilith and Leviathan, the business is a black-metal band, and the worship… isn’t exactly aimed upstairs.

In a few short years, what started out as improvised social-media doodles has now become a wildly successful webcomic with hundreds of thousands of fans. The irresistible cartooning of JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil) combines relatable slice-of-life humor with over-the-top occult antics and references from metal music to Lovecraftian horror, making Belzebubs a devil of a good time.

See what Belzebubs’ quarter-million frenzied Facebook fans have been raving about!

PLUS: watch for the official Belzebubs soundtrack album, coming in early 2019 from the world’s largest heavy metal record label, Century Media!

“Precise and expressive drawings illustrate each scene diabolically… If you like family-life anecdotes and black comedy, this little comic will conquer you.” SciFi Universe

“Hilarious.” Bored Panda

Belzebubs strikes that delicate balance between adorable and totally fucking metal.” Talking Comics

Praise for JP Ahonen:

“JP Ahonen is, flat-out, one of the best comic artists and writers working in the world today. His comics are hilarious, action-packed, and heartwarming in equal measure.” — Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amulet series

“A visual sonic boom.” The Village Voice

“A seriously good-looking book… Ahonen’s art is kinetic and cartoony while remaining precisely detailed.” SFX Magazine

Belzebubs by JP Ahonen
Featuring an introduction by Becky Cloonan!
ISBN 978-1-60309-442-9 • Diamond: OCT180731
$14.99 (US) • B&W interiors • For mature readers (16+)
a 120-page hardcover comic strip collection • 6.1″ x 6.9″ (landscape format)
Coming in February 2019! For a look inside, click the Preview button here, then pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Watch the first BELZEBUBS music video!

Belzebubs draws comedy from the Satanic antics of a black metal band… but what do they actually sound like?

Wonder no more! Hubbath, Obesyx, Samaël, and Sløth have worked hard on their first music video, “Blackened Call,” which hilariously combines low-budget in-universe production values (filmed on VHS in a local park) with impressive real-world production values (thanks to a brilliant team of Finnish animators) and a genuinely wicked tune.

Enjoy the video (already at 750k views!), then pre-order the gorgeous BELZEBUBS hardcover from your favorite retailer! It begins haunting bookshelves everywhere in February 2019.

Young & old alike will get lost in the lush adventures of YE!

“A story whose pleasure lies not only in appreciating the beauty of its artwork, but in deciphering what lies hidden in its metaphors.”Nerd Geek Feelings

“Beautiful and unique… Ye delicately portrays how difficult it is to find oneself in the world and, more importantly, how to control our insecurities.” Conexão Comix

“Here are Eastern European cultures, medieval myths, works of fantasy, the Sandman stories of Neil Gaiman, and the drawings of Hayao Miyazaki… It’s one of the year’s most interesting works.” O Grito

Ye is a curious young man, named after the only sound he knows how to make. His voice must have been stolen by the Colorless King, the source of all the world’s sorrows — terrifying, unrelenting, all-taking and never-giving. Now, Ye must embark on a long voyage over land and sea, past grizzled pirates, a drunken clown, and more, to find the famous witch who can help him defeat the Colorless King. What he discovers may be a lesson for us all.

Young cartoonist Guilherme Petreca won Brazil’s prestigious HQ Mix Award for Best Artist due to the unforgettable imagery on every page of Ye, his first full-length graphic novel. In the tradition of The Little Prince, The Neverending Story, and A Wrinkle in Time, this graphic fable will leave young and old readers awestruck and eager to relive the journey.

Ye by Guilherme Petreca
ISBN 978-1-60309-440-5 • Diamond: OCT180732
$19.99 (US) • black & white interiors
a 176-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6.5″ x 9”

Coming in January 2019! To see some gorgeous pages, click the Preview button here, and pre-order Ye now from your favorite retailer!

In Previews now: Stunning revelations in LOEG: TEMPEST #4!

Legendary swords clash atop the Paris Opera in 1913, while almost a century later a declining London witnesses assassination attempts, summit meetings in Haggerston Park, and the catastrophic return of a 1960s super-adventurer. Elsewhere, in the four-dimensional territories adjacent to the North Pole, a lost Shakespeare play sees its first and last performance, while Queen Gloriana’s conjuror finally reveals the nature of his five-hundred-year-old game. Topping off an already heady mixture, this issue’s classic Seven Stars reprint depicts our halcyon heroes as “Captives of the Creepyverse”, another reason not to miss the unfolding of Moore and O’Neill’s fulgurant finale in issue four of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume IV): The Tempest.

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #4 (of 6)
by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

$4.99 (US) • Diamond: OCT180733
a 32-page comic book • (mostly) full color interiors

You want preview pages?? This one’s so wild we can’t even show you the whole cover!
Coming in December 2018!

Just announced for March 2019: Siblings save the world in Jarod Roselló’s RED PANDA & MOON BEAR!

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their
working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mamá and Papá get home. But lately… the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB’s powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It’ll take all their imagination — and some new friends — to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning adventure and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.

Hispanic/Latinx kids make up about 25% of US students and growing, yet almost no comics or graphic novels focus on their experience. We are thrilled to introduce Jarod Roselló’s exuberant young heroes to readers everywhere!

Red Panda & Moon Bear by Jarod Roselló
ISBN 978-1-60309-444-3
$14.99 (US) • full color interiors • For all ages (7+)
a 176-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6″ x 9″

Saving the world in March 2019!


BELZEBUBS: “Calvin & Hobbes” meets “Call of Cthulhu” in hit heavy-metal webcomic & more