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Top Shelf Announces Hardcover Editions of Double Barrel!

Written by Royal Nonesuch on Wednesday, January 30 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
Top Shelf Announces Hardcover Editions of Double Barrel!

The duel-powered digital comic is about to get a lot less digital! Plus, more from the creators of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

Source: Press Release

Not long ago, Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (no relation) got together to create Double Barrel, a digital-first comic that featured two stories per issue, one per Cannon. The stories were cheap and they were awesome. Now, for those Luddites who don't like technology creeping into their comics reading experience, Top Shelf has the hookup. Heck and Crater XV are going to be published on paper and in hardcover. Back in the digital realm, there's a new issue of Double Barrel out there for you to download.

Elsewhere in Top Shelf news, Alan Moore and his photographer buddy Mitch Jenkins get together to put out a story about magic in South London, while Moore and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen collaborator Kevin O'Neill bust out their first ever spin-off book Nemo! All this, and more Johnny Boo and a cool-looking new Young Adult comic. 



Announcing two amazing hardcovers, HECK by Zander Cannon & CRATER XV by Kevin Cannon!




From the pages of the hit digital magazine DOUBLE BARREL come a magnificent pair of actual, physical books! Pre-order now from your favorite retailer, or grab the exclusive signed & numbered bundles direct from Top Shelf, and get ready for adventure in the spring!

HECK by Zander Cannon 
-- A 284-page hardcover graphic novel
-- 8.5" x 5.5" (landscape format)
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-301-9, $19.95 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)

It's his own personal Hell. After the funeral of his estranged father, faded hometown hero Hector "Heck" Hammarskjöld finds himself the new owner of the old man's house... and inside it, a portal to the underworld! Award-winning cartoonist Zander Cannon (The Replacement God, Top 10SmaxThe Stuff of Life) presents his long-awaited first graphic novel: a story of memory, friendship, and regret, where the past is dead and buried... but not out of reach.

Also available: a special deluxe package of HECK, for true heroes of the underworld!

HECK (Signed & Numbered) by Zander Cannon

This Heck hardcover comes with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Zander Cannon, plus a few bonuses:
-- "True Tales of Jin" mini-comic
-- "Master of Feng Shui" mini-comic
-- A Double Barrel sticker
-- And Heck postcard cut-out action figures!
-- Available exclusively from Top Shelf for $29.95 and limited to 150 copies!




CRATER XV by Kevin Cannon 
-- A 496-page hardcover graphic novel, 5" x 6.5"
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-100-8, $19.95 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)

You've never seen a Cold War like this. In CRATER XV, the follow-up to 2009's Eisner-nominated FAR ARDEN, Kevin Cannon weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. For mystery, thrills, and Arctic chills, set a course for CRATER XV!

Also available: a special deluxe package of CRATER XV for Army Shanks' biggest fans!

CRATER XV (Signed & Numbered) by Kevin Cannon 

This CRATER XV hardcover comes with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Kevin Cannon, plus a few bonuses:
-- Exclusive new Army Shanks mini-comic
-- "The Horse Head Killer" mini-comic
-- A Double Barrel sticker
-- And Crater XV postcard cut-out action figures!
-- Available exclusively from Top Shelf for $29.95 and limited to 150 copies!




In stores soon: Alan Moore's sumptuous UNEARTHING, the new League book NEMO, and JOHNNY BOO returns!


UNEARTHING by Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins
-- A 184-page full-color narrative art book
-- Softcover edition 8.5" x 11.75", ISBN 978-1-60309-151-0, $29.95 (US)
-- Hardcover edition 11.75” x 16.5”, ISBN 978-1-60309-150-3, $74.95 (US), limited to 1500
-- Audience: Mature readers (18+)
-- Coming in February 2013

One of the world's foremost authors of the fantastic, Alan Moore, joins internationally esteemed photographer Mitch Jenkins for an unprecedented visual and literary experience. An intensely poetic and innovative work of biography, UNEARTHING maps the lifetime of author, orientalist and occultist Steve Moore, while simultaneously investigating the extraordinary history of South London with which that life has been intertwined. Featuring an exquisite blend of text and haunting imagery, Unearthing excavates a territory at the margins of a city, of reality, and of human imagination. Available in softcover and oversized hardcover editions.

NEMO: HEART OF ICE by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill 
-- A 56-page full-color hardcover graphic novel
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-274-6, $14.95 (US)
-- Co-Published by Top Shelf & Knockabout
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)
-- Coming in February 2013

A brand-new, stand-alone adventure in the bestselling LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN series! In 1925, fifteen years after the death of Captain Nemo, his daughter Janni Dakkar launches a perilous submarine expedition to H.P. Lovecraft's Antarctica, pursued by ruthless science-heroes employed by an American mega-tycoon. Thrills abound and lives are lost in this uncharted land of wonder and horror, where time is broken and the mountains bring madness.

-- A 40-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 6" x 9"
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-084-1, $9.95 (US)
-- Audience: All ages (4-8 and up)
-- Coming in March 2013

Watch Johnny Boo have a Boring Adventure and discover Yawn Power, write an angry letter to Ice Cream Magazine, get a squiggly new hairdo, fall to the bottom of Ice Cream Hole #25, and celebrate the maybe-birthday of his pet ghost Squiggle, all adding up to the most inventive Johnny Boo book yet!


Now available: Diana Thung's Splendour in the Snow and Double Barrel #7!

-- A 265-page full-color graphic novel
-- A Top Shelf digital exclusive, $5.99 (US)
-- Audience: Young adult (13+)

The incredible imagination that brought you AUGUST MOON is back with another wild adventure! Oliver Peach had a life of simple pleasures -- making puppets, working in his dad's tailor shop, and rockin' out to the music of his friends' band, the Beebop Beans. But when he accidentally thaws out a long-extinct critter frozen in a ball of ice, wild things start happening everywhere! Suddenly the kids are overrun by strange animal migrations, mysterious music, and ghost sightings… and the grownups in town are really starting to lose it. Can our heroes get to the bottom of this mystery -- and still play the greatest show of their lives at the Splendour in the Snow festival?

DOUBLE BARREL #7 by Kevin Cannon & Zander Cannon
-- An 87-page digital magazine
-- A Top Shelf digital exclusive, $1.99 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)

Time once again to go over the falls... in a DOUBLE BARREL!
In Zander's story, HECK continues his plunge into the depths, only to run into the last person he expected: the man who got him into all this! Over in Kevin's half, Wendy learns the incredible secret of CRATER XV, while Army is reunited with his love... but a new discovery may kick the the entire story into a whole new gear! PLUS: thoughtful letters, killer fan-art, more Penny, Jin goes bowling, and an inking tutorial from Zander.




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