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Guide to the Comic Book and Graphic Novel Collection, 1938-2012

Abstract

Assortment of domestic and international comics and graphic novels acquired by the Rubenstein Library between 1980 and 2012. A large portion of the collection was originally a gift from Alicia Korenman; several other titles were removed from other Special Collections collections, including the Dorothy Allison Papers and the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection. Items in boxes 26-31 were a gift of John Canfield in 2012. Items in boxes 33-36 are a collection of a Latino comics.

Over 350 titles of domestic and international comic books and graphic novels, as well as some related items, from publishers including DC/Vertigo, Abstract Studio, Oni Press, Marvel, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, and many more.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
Comic Book and Graphic Novel collection 1938-2010
Language of Material
English,
Extent
25.0 Linear Feet, 10000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Over 350 titles of domestic and international comics and graphic novels, as well as some related items, from publishers including DC/Vertigo, Abstract Studio, Oni Press, Marvel, Fantagraphics, and many more. There is a wide range of content present in the collection, from early super hero comics, to girl-power comics from the 1970s, to Dr. Horrible, published in 2009.

Keyword searching is the most efficient way to find a specific title in the collection, because the materials have not been arranged beyond being grouped by title. Each title is listed along with the publisher, the format, the years of publication represented in the collection, and the specific issues held in the collection. Includes notes about particular titles, such as their country of publication. Also highlighted are the small amount of titles, dated 1950s-1980s, which feature African or African American characters.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Items in boxes 1-10 are gifts of Alicia Korenman, unless otherwise noted.

Items in boxes 26-31 were a gift of John Canfield in 2012.

Items in boxes 33-36 are a collection of Latino comics.

Bone: Cartoon Books, 2000-2004

Issues 38-55.

Box 1
Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love: DC/Vertigo, 2010

Issues 1-5.

Box 1
Fables: DC/Vertigo, 2004-2010

Issues 19-91.

Box 1
House of Mystery: DC/Vertigo, 2008

Issues 1-3.

Box 1
RASL: Cartoon Books, 2008-2009

Issues 1-5.

Box 1
Rose: Cartoon Books, 2000-2002

Issues 1-3.

Box 1
Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil: DC, 2007

Issues 1-4.

Box 1
Stupid, Stupid Rat-Tails: Cartoon Books, 1999-2000

Issues 1-3.

Box 1
Echo: Abstract Studio, 2008-2009

Issues 1-10, 14, 16-18.

Box 2
Paradise Too!: Abstract Studio, 2000-2001

Issues 1-4.

Box 2
Strangers in Paradise: Antarctic Press; Homage Comics; Image; Abstract Studio, 1993, 1996-2007

One-shot.

Box 2
Strangers in Paradise magnet set
Box 2
Strangers in Paradise Source Book: Abstract Studio, 2003

One-shot.

Box 2
Strangers in Paradise: I Dream of You: Abstract Studio, 1996

Graphic novel.

Box 2
Strangers in Paradise: Immortal Enemies: Abstract Studio, 1998

Graphic novel.

Box 2
Strangers in Paradise: It's a Good Life!: Abstract Studio, 1996

Graphic novel.

Box 2
The Collected Strangers in Paradise, Vol. 1: Abstract Studio, 1994
Box 2
Amy Racecar Color Special: El Capitan, 1997, 1999

Issues 1-2.

Box 3
Artbabe: Fantagraphics, 1996-1999

Vol. 1 no. 5, Vol. 2 no. 1-4.

Box 3
Biff Bam Pow!: Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 3
Blue Monday: Painted Moon: Oni Press, 2004-2005

Issues 1-4.

Box 3
Blue Monday: The Kids Are Alright: Oni Press, 2000

Issue 2.

Box 3
Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us: Oni Press, 2008

Issue 1.

Box 3
Breakfast After Noon: Oni Press, 2000-2001

Issues 1-6.

Box 3
CharmSchool: Slave Labor Graphics, 2000-2003

Issues 1-9.

Box 3
Dork: Slave Labor Graphics, 2000-2006

Issues 8-11.

Box 3
Hopeless Savages: Oni Press, 2001

Issues 1-4.

Box 3
Hopeless Savages: B-Sides: The Origin of the Dusted Bunnies: Oni Press, 2005

One-shot.

Box 3
Hopeless Savages: Ground Zero: Oni Press, 2002

Issues 1-4.

Box 3
La Perdida: Fantagraphics, 2001-2005

Issues 1-5.

Box 3
Little Star: Oni Press, 2005

Issues 1-6.

Box 3
Love Fights: Oni Press, 2003-2004

Issues 1-12.

Box 3
Optic Nerve: Drawn & Quarterly, 1995-2007

Issues 1-11.

Box 3
Pop Gun War: Cryptic Press, 2000-2002

Issues 1-5.

Box 3
Radio: An Illustrated Guide: WBEZ, 1999
Box 3
Scary Godmother: Sirius, 2001-2002

Issues 1-3, 5-6.

Box 3
Scooter Girl: Oni Press, 2003-2004

Issues 1, 3-6.

Box 3
Scott Pilgrim: Oni Press, 2006

2006 Free Comic Book Day one-shot giveaway.

Box 3
Slow News Day: Slave Labor Graphics, 2001

Issue 2.

Box 3
Strangetown: Oni Press, 2006

Issue 1.

Box 3
Stray Bullets: El Capitan, 1995, 2003

Issues 7, 31-32.

Box 3
Sugar Buzz: Slave Labor Graphics, 1998

Issues 1, 3-5.

Box 3
THB: Comics from Mars: AdHouse Books, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 3
Too Much Hopeless Savages: Oni Press, 2003-2004

Issues 1-4.

Box 3
Where's It At, Sugar Rat?: Slave Labor Graphics, 2000

Issues 1-2.

Box 3
Young Liars: DC/Vertigo, 2008

Issue 1.

Box 3
American Splendor: DC/Vertigo, 2006, 2008

Issues 1, Vol. 2 no. 1.

Box 4
American Virgin: DC/Vertigo, 2006

Issues 5-6.

Box 4
Army @ Love: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 4
Bang! Tango: DC/Vertigo, 2009

Issue 1.

Box 4
Bipolar: Alternative Comics, 2004

Issue 5.

Box 4
Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit: DC/Vertigo, 2006

Issue 1.

Box 4
Black Summer: Avatar, 2008

Issues 5-6.

Box 4
Caper: DC, 2003-2004

Issues 1-12.

Box 4
Comics Festival!: Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 2005

2005 Free Comic Book Day one-shot giveaway.

Box 4
Crossing Midnight: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 4
Deadman: DC/Vertigo, 2006

Issue 1.

Box 4
Evil Eye: Fantagraphics, 2004

Issue 11.

Box 4
Faker: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 4
Fillerbunny: Slave Labor Graphics, 2000

Issue 1.

Box 4
Greatest Hits: DC/Vertigo, 2008

Issue 1.

Box 4
I Feel Sick: Slave Labor Graphics, 1999-2000

Issues 1-2.

Box 4
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Slave Labor Graphics, 1995

Issue 2.

Box 4
JTHM: Director's Cut: Slave Labor Graphics, 1997

Graphic novel.

Box 4
Kabuki: Image, 1998-1999, 2001

Issues 3-6, 8, 1/2.

Box 4
Kabuki Agents: Scarab: Image, 1999

Issue 1.

Box 4
Kabuki Classics: Image, 1999

Issue 1.

Box 4
Kabuki: Images: Image, 1998-1999

Issues 1-2.

Box 4
Kabuki: Reflections: Marvel/Icon, 2006

Issues 6-7.

Box 4
Kabuki: The Alchemy: Marvel/Icon, 2004-2007

Issues 1-9.

Box 4
Kabuki: The Ghost Play: Image, 2002

Issue 1.

Box 4
Northlanders: DC/Vertigo, 2008

Issues 1-5.

Box 4
Owly: Breakin' the Ice: Top Shelf Productions, 2006

2006 Free Comic Book Day one-shot giveaway.

Box 4
Plastic Man: DC, 2005, 2006

Issues 18, 20.

Box 4
Road Trip: Oni Press, 2000

One-shot.

Box 4
Sky Between Branches: Com.x, 2002

Issue 0.

Box 4
Squee!: Slave Labor Graphics, 1997-1998

Issues 1-4.

Box 4
Strangehaven: Abiogenesis Press, 1997-2005

Issues 7-18.

Box 4
Strangehaven: Arcadia: Abiogenesis Press, 1998

Graphic novel.

Box 4
Sweet: Adept Books, 1999

Issues 3-5.

Box 4
The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius: Oni Press, 1999

Graphic novel.

Box 4
The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius: Monkey Tales: Oni Press, 2001-2002

Issues 1-6.

Box 4
The Other Side: DC/Vertigo, 2006

Issue 1.

Box 4
The Un-Men: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 4
The Vinyl Underground: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 4
Unknown Soldier: DC/Vertigo, 2008

Issue 1.

Box 4
1602: Marvel, 2003-2004

Issues 1-8.

Box 5
Air: DC/Vertigo, 2008-2009

Issues 1-11.

Box 5
Astonishing X-Men: Marvel, 2006-2008

Issues 13-25, Giant-Size no. 1.

Box 5
Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous: Marvel, 2005

Graphic novel.

Box 5
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted: Marvel, 2004

Graphic novel.

Box 5
Black Orchid: DC/Vertigo, 1991

Graphic novel.

Box 5
DC: The New Frontier: DC, 2004

Issues 1-6.

Box 5
Eternals: Marvel, 2006-2007

Issues 1-7.

Box 5
Gods & Tulips: Westhampton House, 1999

One-shot.

Box 5
Madame Xanadu: DC/Vertigo, 2008-2010

Issues 1-18.

Box 5
My Faith in Frankie: DC/Vertigo, 2004

Issues 1-4.

Box 5
NYX: No Way Home: Marvel, 2008-2009

Issues 1-6.

Box 5
Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason: DC/Vertigo, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 5
The Books of Magic: DC/Vertigo, 1993

Graphic novel.

Box 5
The Books of Magic: Bindings: DC/Vertigo, 1995

Graphic novel.

Box 5
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: America's Best Comics, 1999-2000

Issues 2-6.

Box 5
The Sandman Presents: Deadboy Detectives: DC/Vertigo, 2001

Issue 1.

Box 5
The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid to Ask: DC/Vertigo, 2001

One-shot.

Box 5
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite: Dark Horse, 2007-2008

Issues 1-6.

Box 5
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas: Dark Horse, 2008-2009

Issues 1-6.

Box 5
The Unwritten: DC/Vertigo, 2008-2010

Issues 1-2, 4-8.

Box 5
Vertigo: Winter's Edge: DC/Vertigo, 1998-2000

Issues 1-3.

Box 5
Blondin et Cirage: Le Negre Blanc: Dupuis, 1984

Graphic novel (reprint).

Box 6
Dead Herring Comics: Actus Independent Comics, 2004

One-shot.

Box 6
Delphine: Fantagraphics and Coconino Press, 2006

Issue 1.

Box 6
Epoxy: Epoxy Press, 2002

Issue 3.

Box 6
Fancy Froglin's Sexy Forest: Alternative Comics, 2003

One-shot.

Box 6
Girlhero: High Drive Publications, 1993-1994

Issues 1-3.

Box 6
Interiorae: Fantagraphics and Coconino Press, 2006

Issue 2.

Box 6
Jojo et Jimmy: La Tremblote: Societe d'Editions Periodiques, 1960

One-shot. Published in Belgium. Features African or African-American characters.

Box 6
Love and Rockets: Fantagraphics, 1987, 1989, 1993-1995

Issues 23, 30, 42-44, 48.

Box 6
Love and Rockets Bonanza!: Fantagraphics, 1989

One-shot.

Box 6
Mouse Guard: Archaia Studios Press, 2006

Issues 1-2.

Box 6
Paranoid: Tales of Neurosis: Joe Deagnon, 1990

Issues 1-2.

Box 6
Super F*ckers: Top Shelf Productions, 2005-2007

Issues 271, 273, 277, 279.

Box 6
Sweet Gwendoline and the Missing Princess: Centurian Publications, 1982

One-shot. From the Dorothy Allison Papers.

Box 6
Sweeter Gwen and the Return of Gwendoline: Belier Press, 1976

One-shot. From the Dorothy Allison Papers.

Box 6
The Adventures of Baby Dyke: Terry Sapp, 1991-1992, 1994

Issues 1-3.

Box 6
The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories: Growing Up Christian Palestinian in America: Marguerite Dabaie, 2007

Vol. 1.

Box 6
The Sketchbook Diaries: Top Shelf Productions, 2001-2004

Issues 1-4.

Box 6
Twisted Sisters: Kitchen Sink Comix, 1994

Issues 1-4.

Box 6
Your Flesh Quarterly: Fantagraphics, 1997

Issue 34.

Box 6
Jeunes Annees: Konan et Amena : Francs et Franches Camarades, 1967

Vol. 15 no. 9.

Box 6
Keni: Artima, 1957

Issues 13, 19.

Box 6
Achilles Storm: Aja Blu Comix, 1991

Issue 7. From the Dorothy Allison Papers.

Box 7
Action Girl Comics: Slave Labor Graphics, 1994

Issue 1.

Box 7
Bamboula: Fait des Farces: Editions Rouff, 1953

One-shot. Published in France. Features African or African-American characters.

Box 7
Bibi Fricotin: Societe Parisienne d'Edition, 1981

Issue 43. Published in France. Features African or African American characters.

Box 7
Bloody Wymmin Comix: Bloody Wymmin Comix, 1994

Issue 1. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Come Out Comix: Portland Women's Resource Center, 1974

One-shot.

Box 7
Cuckoo: Green Door Studios, 1996-1997

Issues 2, 4. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Dirty Plotte: Drawn & Quarterly, 1991-1995

Issues 1-9.

Box 7
Diva: Starhead Comix, 1994

Issue 2.

Box 7
Fanny: Knockabout; Carol Bennett, 1991-1993

Issues 1-4.

Box 7
Friends of Lulu Presents: Broad Appeal: Friends of Lulu, 2003

One-shot.

Box 7
Gay Comix/Gay Comics: Kitchen Sink Comix; Bob Ross, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1993

Issues 2, 8, 13, 19. Issue 19 from the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Girl Fight Comics: Print Mint, 1974

Issue 2.

Box 7
Girltalk: Fantagraphics, 1995-1996

Issues 1-3. Issue 1 from the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection; Issues 2-3 from the Paula Kamen Papers.

Box 7
Good Girls: Fantagraphics, 1987-1989

Issues 1-4. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Hopster's Tracks: Bongo, 2000

Issue 2. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection

Box 7
Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist: Giant Ass Publishing, 1991-1995

Issues 2, 6-7, 12-13, 15-17, 19-20.

Box 7
Le Journal de Bebe: Albin Michel, 1938

Issue 348.

Box 7
Mandrake: Edizioni Fratelli Spada, 1964

Issue 78.

Box 7
Naughty Bits: Fantagraphics, 1992

Issue 7.

Box 7
New Funnies: Dell, 1942

Issue 69.

Box 7
Oh… Her Comic Quarterly: B Publications, 1994-1995

Issues 9-11. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Out In Comics: Out In Comics Group, 2002

Issue 4.

Box 7
Princess Maetrex: Dollhouse Comics, 1998

Issue 1, two variant covers. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics: Prism Comics, 2003

Issue 1.

Box 7
Reactor Girl: Tragedy Strikes Press, 1991-1993

Issues 1-6.

Box 7
Real Girl: Fantagraphics, 1991-1994

Issues 2-7. Issue 7 bound with Girltalk no. 1

Box 7
Slutburger: Drawn & Quarterly, 1991-1993, 1995

Issues 1-5. Issue 5 from the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
The Sisterhood of Steel: Marvel/Epic, 1984-1985

Issues 1, 3-7. From the Dorothy Allison Papers.

Box 7
Tits & Clits Comix: Last Gasp, 1979-1980, 1987

Issues 3, 5-6.

Box 7
Very Vicky: Meet Danny Ocean, 1993-1994

Issues 1-5.

Box 7
Way Out Strips: Tragedy Strikes Press; Fantagraphics, 1992, 1994

Vol. 2, no. 1-3, and Vol. 3, no. 1-3. Vol. 3 no. 1 from the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Welcome to the Dollhouse: Dollhouse Comics, 1998

Issue 1. From the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection.

Box 7
Wendy Whitebread: Eros Comix, 1990

Issue 1. From the Dorothy Allison Papers.

Box 7
Wimmen's Comix: Last Gasp; Rip Off Press, 1973-1976, 1983-1985, 1991

Issues 3-10, 17.

Box 7
Dynamite Damsels: Roberta Gregory, 1976

One-shot. From the Ladyslipper Music Records.

Box 7
Castle Waiting: Cartoon Books; Olio; Fantagraphics, 2000-2003; 2006-2009

Issues 1-4, 12-16; Vol. 2, no. 1-15.

Box 8
Finder: Light Speed Press, 2002-2005

1998 one-shot giveaway; 25-38.

Box 8
Girl Crazy: Dark Horse, 1997

Graphic novel.

Box 8
Love and Rockets: Fantagraphics, 2001-2007

Vol 2, issues 1-20.

Box 8
Luba: Fantagraphics, 1998-2004

Issues 1-3, 5-10.

Box 8
Luba's Comics and Stories: Fantagraphics, 2000-2006

Issues 1-8.

Box 8
Maggie and Hopey Color Special: Fantagraphics, 1997

One-shot.

Box 8
Measles: Fantagraphics, 1998-2001

Issues 1-4, 6-8.

Box 8
New Love: Fantagraphics, 1996-1997

Issues 1-6.

Box 8
Penny Century: Fantagraphics, 1997-2000

Issues 1-7.

Box 8
Speak of the Devil: Dark Horse, 2007-2008

Issues 1-6.

Box 8
Tales from Shock City: Fantagraphics, 2001

One-shot.

Box 8
Ten Years of Love and Rockets: Fantagraphics, 1992

One-shot.

Box 8
Whoa, Nellie!: Fantagraphics, 1996

Issues 1-3.

Box 8
Yeah!: DC, 1999-2000

Issues 1-6, 9.

Box 8
Atlas: Drawn & Quarterly, 2005

Issue 2.

Box 9
Batman: A Death in the Family: DC, 1988

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Batman: Harley Quinn: DC, 1999

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Belly Button Comix: Oog & Blik/Fantagraphics, 2002

Issue 1.

Box 9
Berlin: Drawn & Quarterly, 2002-2008

Issues 9-16.

Box 9
Cheat: Oni Press, 2003

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Drinks and Dancing: Boy Who Cried, 2002

Zine.

Box 9
Ex Machina: Special Edition: Wildstorm/DC, 2005

One-shot giveaway.

Box 9
Ex Machina: Tag: Wildstorm/DC, 2005

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days: Wildstorm/DC, 2005

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Family Reunion: Small Beer Press, 2004

One-shot giveaway: "A comic from the novel Perfect Circle."

Box 9
Forlorn Funnies: Absence of Ink, 2002-2003

Issues 2-4.

Box 9
From the Curve: Robert K. Ullman, 1998

Zine, no. 4.

Box 9
Grand Gestures: Alternative Comics, 2003

Graphic novel.

Box 9
How to Understand Israel in Sixty Days or Less: Sarah Glidden, 2007-2008

Issues 1-2.

Box 9
Jetlag: Actus Tragicus, 1998

Issue 14: "Stories by Etgar Keret."

Box 9
Jin & Jam: Sparkplug Comic Books, 2008

Issue 1.

Box 9
Korgi: Top Shelf Productions, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 9
Kyle Baker Cartoonist: Kyle Baker , 2005

Vol. 2.

Box 9
Love as a Foreign Language: Oni Press, 2004

Issue 1.

Box 9
Lucky: Drawn & Quarterly, 2007

Vol 2 no. 1.

Box 9
Lunch Hour Comix: Alternative Comics, 2004

Issue 1.

Box 9
Mildred Lee: Space Station Schoolgirl: John Pham, ca. 2004

Zine.

Box 9
Or Else: Drawn & Quarterly, 2004-2005, 2008

Issues 1-3, 5.

Box 9
Peanut Butter and Jeremy: Alternative Comics, 2000-2001

Isues 1-2.

Box 9
Postcard booklet advertising Minx graphic novels, 2007
Box 9
Shirley: A Sex Comedy: Dimona Comix Group, 2005

Graphic novel.

Box 9
Slave Labor Peepshow: Slave Labor Graphics, 2000

Vol. 2, no. 6-7.

Box 9
Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Fantagraphics, 2005-2006

Issues 1-2.

Box 9
The Horrible Truth About Comics: Alternative Comics, 1999

One-shot.

Box 9
Why I Like Bugs: Dan Moynihan, 2002

Zine.

Box 9
Works & Days: Preview Book: Boy Who Cried , n.d.

Zine.

Box 9
World Enough and Time: Part I of Works & Days: Boy Who Cried, 2002

Zine.

Box 9
Y: The Last Man: DC/Vertigo, 2002-2008

Issues 1-60.

Box 9
Yikes!: Alternative Press, 1997-1998

Vol 2, no. 1-2.

Box 9
Angel: After the Fall: IDW, 2007

Issue 1.

Box 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight: Dark Horse, 2007-2009

Issues 1-30.

Box 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires: Dark Horse, 2009

One-shot.

Box 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow: Dark Horse, 2009

One-shot.

Box 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara: Dark Horse, 2001

One-shot.

Box 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara: Wilderness: Dark Horse, 2002

Issue 2.

Box 10
Dr. Horrible: Dark Horse, 2009

One-shot.

Box 10
Marvel Romance Redux: But I Thought He Loved Me!: Marvel, 2006

One-shot.

Box 10
Marvel Romance Redux: Love Is a Four-Letter Word: Marvel, 2006

One-shot.

Box 10
Marvel Romance Redux: Restraining Orders are for Other Girls: Marvel, 2006

One-shot.

Box 10
Powers: Image; Marvel/Icon, 2002-2008, 2010

Vol. 1, no. 21-23, 25-37; Vol. 2, no. 1-30; Annual, no. 1; Vol. 3, no. 2.

Box 10
Preacher: DC/Vertigo, 1999-2000

Issues 51-59, 62-66.

Box 10
Preacher Special: One Man's War: DC/Vertigo, 1998

One-shot.

Box 10
Preacher Special: Tall in the Saddle: DC/Vertigo, 2000

One-shot.

Box 10
Supermarket: IDW, 2006

Issues 1-4.

Box 10
Leyendas de América: Editorial Novaro, 1959-1961

Issues 38, 40, 45-47, 49, 51-66. Published in Mexico.

Box 10
Leyendas de América: Editorial Novaro, 1961-1973

Issues 67-112, 114, 116-119, 121-124, 127, 129-132, 134-136, 138-146, 148-149, 151, 153, 155-161, 163, 165, 168-172, 180-182, 186, 191-196, 198-202, 204-206. Published in Mexico.

Box 11
Illustrerede Klassikere: Stig Jensen, n.d.

Issue 17: Moby Dick. Published in Denmark. From the Gay Wilson Allen Papers.

Box 11
El Payo: Un Hombre Contra el Mundo!: Editoria Senda, 1966-1971

Issues 1-3, 5, 9, 10, 14, 20, 23, 25, 31-36, 38, 39, 41-50, 52, 54-65, 67-88, 90, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112-129, 131, 132-147, 149-150, 152-187, 189-197, 199. Published in Mexico.

Box 12
Tit-Bits: Ediciones Record, 1975-1976

Issues 1-10. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 13
Tit-Bits Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1976

Issue 1. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 13
Tit-Bits: Ediciones Record, 1976-1977

Issues 11-20. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 14
Tit-Bits Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1977

Issue 2. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 14
Tit-Bits: Ediciones Record, 1977-78

Issues 21-30. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 15
Tit-Bits Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1978

Issue 3. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 15
Tit-Bits: Ediciones Record, 1978

Issues 31-40, anuario no. 1. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 16
Corto Maltes: Ediciones Record, 1974-1975

Issues 1-10. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 17
Skorpio Suplemento Extra: Ediciones Record, 1974

Issue 1. Published in Argentina; bound with no. 10 of "Corto Maltes."

Box 17
Corto Maltes: Ediciones Record, 1975-1977

Issues 11-20, anuario no. 1. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 18
Corto Maltes Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1976

Issue 1. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 18
Corto Maltes: Ediciones Record, 1977

Issies 21-30. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 19
Corto Maltes Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1977

Issue 2. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 19
Corto Maltes: Ediciones Record, 1978

Issues 31-40. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed with some loss.

Box 20
Pif-Paf: Ediciones Record, 1975-1976

Issues 1-10. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed.

Box 21
Pif-Paf: Ediciones Record, 1976-1977

Issues 11-20. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed.

Box 22
Pif-Paf Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1976

Issue 1. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed.

Box 22
Pif-Paf: Ediciones Record, 1977-1978

Issues 21-30. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed.

Box 23
Pif-Paf Libro de Oro: Ediciones Record, 1977

Issue 2. Published in Argentina; bound and trimmed.

Box 23
Tit-Bits: Ediciones Record, 1979-1980

Issues 41-45, 47-52, 57-58, 60, anuario no. 2. Published in Argentina.

Box 24
Gunga Din: Ediciones Record, n.d.

Issue 1. Published in Argentina; printed in Brasil.

Box 24
Hora Cero: Ediciones de la Urraca, 1990

Issues 1-2. Published in Argentina.

Box 24
Mad Follies: E.C., 1965

Issue 3.

Box 24
Mad Special: E.C., 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976

Issues 5, 10, 17, 20. Gift of James Albert; later titled "Mad Super-Special."

Box 24
More Trash from Mad: E.C., 1958-1960

Issues 1-3.

Box 24
The Worst from Mad: E.C., 1960

Issue 3.

Box 24
Pic et Nic et Cendrillon: Le Magazine des Jeunes: Editions Lenoir, 1946

An. 4 no. 4, 6-14, 16, 18. Published in France; features comic strip "Wamba, Le Justicier de la Brousse" (features African or African-American characters).

Box 25
Jade City Chronicles, Volume 1: The Super Spectacular Bad Ass Herald M.F. Jones: Cypher Comics, Undated (2011?)

Vol. 1. Local writer.

Box 26
Today's Comix of Politics and People: Today's Comix, 1974

Vol. 1, Issues 2-3, 5-6.

Box 26
Vigil: Innovative Corporation, 1992

Vol. 1, Issues 1-2; Vol. 2, Issue 1 .

Box 26
Vigil: Kukulkan: Innovative Corporation, 1993

Vol. 1, Issue 1.

Box 26
Vigil: Vamporum Animaturi: Millennium Publications, 1994

One-shot.

Box 26
Vigil, Collection 1: Fall From Grace: Millennium Publications, 1994

Issue 1.

Box 26
Vigil: Rebirth: Millennium Publications, 1994

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
Vigil: Desert Foxes: Millennium Publications, 1995

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
Vigil: Road Trips: Millennium Publications, 1996

One-shot.

Box 26
Vigil: Eruption: Millennium Publications, 1996

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
Vigil: Scattershots: Duality Press, 1997

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
Vigil: Bloodline: Duality Press, 1997-1998

Issues 1-3.

Box 26
Black Hole: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
From Hell: Mad Love Publishing, 1992-1994

Volumes 1-4.

Box 26
Leave It To Chance: Homage Comics, 1996-1998

Issues 1-11. 2 copies of Issue 5.

Box 26
Axis Mundi: Amaze Ink, 1996

Issues 1-2.

Box 26
Reid Fleming: World's Toughest Milkman: Eclipse Comics, 1986, 1988-1989

Vol. 1, Issue 1; Vol. 2, Issues 2-4.

Box 26
Dinosaurs For Hire: Eternity Comics, 1988-1990

Issues 2, 5-9. Eternity is a division of Malibu Graphics.

Box 26
Dinosaurs For Hire: Malibu Comics, 1993

Issues 1-7. Continuation of previous series.

Box 26
Stray Bullets: El Capitan Books, 1995-1998

Issues 1-16.

Box 26
Illegal Alien: Kitchen Sink Press, 1994

Graphic novel.

Box 26
A1 True Life Bikini Confidential: Atomeka Press, 1990

Book 1, Volume 1.

Box 26
A1: Atomeka Press, 1991

Issues 3, 5. Issue 3 undated.

Box 26
The Residents: Freak Show: Dark Horse Comics, 1992

One-shot. Inspired by concept album.

Box 26
Mister: Caliber Comics, 1996

Vol. 3, Issue 1.

Box 26
Action Planet: Action Planet Comics, 1996-1997

Vol. 1, Issues 1-3.

Box 26
Bizarre Heroes: Fiasco Comics, 1995-1996

Issues 12, 15-17.

Box 26
Astonishing Excitement: All Jonh Comics, 1995-1996

Issues 501-502.

Box 26
The Astonishing Moth: Big Jolt Comics, 1996

Issue 1.

Box 26
The Book of Ballads and Sages: Green Man Press, 1995-1996

Issues 1-3.

Box 27
Ebony Warrior: ANIA/Africa Rising, 1993

Issue 1. Features African or African-American characters.

Box 27
HERU, Son of Ausar: ANIA/Afrocentric Comic Books, 1993

Issue 1. Features African or African-American characters.

Box 27
Ultraman: Ultracomics, 1993

Issues 1-3. 2 copies each of Issues 1-2; 1 copy each of Issues 1-3 is a sleeved "Virgin Cover Edition" with a Mutant Monster Trading Card.

Box 27
Ultraman: Nemesis Comics, 1994

Issues -1, 1, 3. Continuation of above series; Nemesis and Ultracomics are both imprints of Harvey Comics.

Box 27
Wicked: Millennium Publications, 1994-1995

Issues 1-4.

Box 27
Heartstopper: Millennium Publications, 1994

Issue 1.

Box 27
The Tiger Woman: Millennium Publications, 1994

Issue 1.

Box 27
The Adventures of Aaron: Chiasmus, 1994

Issue 1. Based on a musical.

Box 27
Jay & Silent Bob: Oni Press, 1998

Issue 1.

Box 27
Clerks: The Comic Book: Oni Press, 1998

Issue 1.

Box 27
Oni Double Feature: Oni Press, 1998

Issues 1-3. Issue 1 includes Jay & Silent Bob story.

Box 27
St. Swithin's Day: Oni Press, 1998

One-shot.

Box 27
True Swamp: Oni Press, 1994-1995

Issues 1-5.

Box 27
Spectacles: Alternative Press, 1997

Issues 1-2.

Box 27
Wandering Star: Pen and Ink Comics/Sirius Comics, 1993-1997

Issues 1-21. Series transitions to Sirius Comics starting with Issue 12.

Box 27
Glory: Avatar Press, 2001

Issue 1.

Box 27
Powers: Image Comics, 2000-2002

Vol. 1, Issues 1, 3-19.

Box 27
Powers Annual: Image Comics, 2001

Vol. 1, Issue 1.

Box 27
Promethea: America's Best Comics, 1999-2002

Issues 1-20.

Box 27
Top 10: America's Best Comics, 1999-2001

Issues 1-12.

Box 27
Tom Strong: America's Best Comics, 1999-2002

Issues 1-16.

Box 27
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales: America's Best Comics, 2002

Issues 1-3. 2 copies of Issue 2.

Box 28
Tomorrow Stories: America's Best Comics, 1999-2001

Issues 1-11.

Box 28
64 Page Giant: America's Best Comics, 2001

One-shot.

Box 28
Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset: America's Best Comics, 2001-2002

Issues 1-2.

Box 28
Dusty Star: Image Comics, 1997

Issue 0.

Box 28
After Dark: Millennium Publications, 1995

Issue 1.

Box 28
Bloodchilde: Millennium Publications, 1994-1995

Issues 1-4.

Box 28
Phantom Lady: Verotik Publications, 1994

One-shot.

Box 28
Doctor Gorpon: Aircel Comics, 1991

Issue 1.

Box 28
Ralph Snart Adventures: Now Comics, 1988, 1990

Vol. 3, Issues 3, 6, 17-23.

Box 28
Tyrant: SpiderBaby Grafix & Publications, 1994-1996

Issues 1-4. 2 copies (first and second printings) of Issue 1.

Box 28
Ragmop: Planet Lucy Press, 1995-1997

Vol. 1, Issues 1-10; Vol. 2, Issue 1. 2 copies of Vol. 1, Issue 1 (second is inscribed by author).

Box 28
Kane: Dancing Elephant Press, 1993-1998, 1999-2001

Issues 1-16, 18-22, 26-29.

Box 28
Jack Staff: Dancing Elephant Press, 2000

Issues 1-4.

Box 28
The Replacement God: Amaze Ink, 1995-1996

Issues 1-6.

Box 28
The Replacement God and Other Stories: Amaze Ink, 1997

Issues 1-3.

Box 28
Scarlet Thunder: Amaze Ink, 1995

Issue 1.

Box 28
Skeleton Key: Amaze Ink, 1995-1996

Issues 1-10.

Box 28
Hilly Rose: Astro Comics, 1995-1996, 1997

Issues 1-7, 9. 3 copies each of Issues 1-2

Box 28
Dominique: Family Matters: Caliber Press, 1994

Vol. 1, Issue 1.

Box 29
Dominique: Protect and Serve: Caliber Press, 1994

One-shot.

Box 29
Dominique: Killzone: Caliber Press, 1994

One-shot.

Box 92
Dominique: White Knuckle Drive: Caliber Press, 1994

One-shot.

Box 29
Kabuki: Fear the Reaper: Caliber Press, 1994

One-shot.

Box 29
Kabuki: Dance of Death: London Night Studios, 1995

One-shot.

Box 29
Kabuki: Circle of Blood: Caliber Press/Caliber Comics, 1995

Vol. 1, Issues 1-6. 2 copies of Issue 5; series transitions to Caliber Comics at Issue 5

Box 29
Kabuki Color Special: Caliber Comics, 1996

One-shot.

Box 29
Kabuki: Dreams of the Dead: Caliber Comics, 1996

One-shot.

Box 29
Kabuki: Masks of the Noh: Caliber Comics, 1996-1997

Vol. 1, Issues 1-4.

Box 29
Kabuki: Skin Deep: Caliber Comics, 1996-1997

Vol. 1, Issues 1-3.

Box 29
Kabuki: Caliber Comics, 1997-1998

Vol. 1, Issues 1-4.

Box 29
Negative Burn: Caliber Press, 1993, 1994, 1995-1996,

Vol. 1, Issues 3, 9, 12-13, 16, 18, 20-21, 23-33, 36.

Box 29
Tattoo: Caliber Press, 1996

Vol. 1, Issues 1-3.

Box 29
Milk & Cheese's Other Number One: Slave Labor Graphics, 1992, 1994-1995

Issues 2-6. Numbered "Other Number One #1," "3rd Number One #1," "4th Number One #1," "First 2nd Issue #1," and "666".

Box 29
Ash: Event Comics, 1995, 1996

Vol. 1, Issue 3; Issue 0.

Box 29
Mysterymen Stories: Dark Horse Comics, 1996

Issue 1.

Box 29
Dragonring: Aircel Comics, 1987

Issue 13.

Box 29
The Maximortal: King Hell Press, 1992, 1993

Issues 1, 3-4, 6-7.

Box 29
Lethargic Comics: Alpha Productions, 1994-1996

Vol. 1, Issues 1-14 plus Issue Pi. Issues 1 and 2 combined in one volume; Issues 1-5 plus Pi collected in a slipjacket.

Box 29
Lethargic Lad: Crusade Comics, 1996

Issues 2-3.

Box 29
Bioneers: Mirage Publishing, 1994

Issue 1.

Box 29
Stupid Heroes: Mirage Publishing, 1994

Issues 1-3.

Box 29
Xenotech: Mirage Publishing, 1994

Issues 1-3.

Box 29
Bone: Cartoon Books, 1992-1998

Issues 7-32 and 1993 Holiday Special.

Box 30
Strangers in Paradise: Antarctic Press/Abstract Studio/Homage Comics, 1993-1998

Vol. 1, Issues 1-11, 13; Vol. 2, Issue 14; Vol. 3, Issues 1-19. Includes second printing of Vol. 1, Issue 1, and 2 copies of Vol. 3, Issue 9; series transitions to Abstract Studio starting with Vol. 1, Issue 2 and to Homage Comics starting with Vol. 3, Issue 1.

Box 30
The Collected Strangers in Paradise: Abstract Studio, 1995

Vol. 1.

Box 30
Ship of Fools: Caliber Comics, 1996, 1997

Vol. 1, Issues 2, 4.

Box 30
El Gato Negro: Azteca Productions, 1994-1997

Issues 2-4.

Box 30
War Heroes Classics: Lorne-Harvey Publications, 1991

Issue 1.

Box 30
Ratman 2000: Slave Labor Graphics, 1999

Issue 1.

Box 30
Complex City: Better Comics, 2000-2001

Issues 2-3.

Box 30
Urban Legends: Dark Horse Comics, 1993

Issue 1.

Box 30
How To Pick Up Girls If You're A Comic Book Geek: 3 Finger Prints, 1997

One-shot.

Box 30
Non: Red Ink, 1997

Issue 1.

Box 30
Last Kiss: Shanda Fantasy Arts, 2001-2002

Issues 2-3.

Box 30
Cavewoman Meets Explorers: Basement Comics, 1997

One-shot.

Box 30
Jungle Tales of Cavewoman: Basement Comics, 1998

One-shot.

Box 30
Dr. Wonder: Old Town Publishing, 1996-1997

Vol. 1, Issues 1-5.

Box 31
Red Calloway's Big Bang: Zoo Arsonist Press, 1995, 1996

Issues 1, 4.

Box 31
Ebon: Spearhead Comics, 1970

Issue 1.

Box 31
Dear Julia: Black Eye Publications, 1996-1997

Issues 1-3.

Box 31
Truer Than True Romance: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001

One-shot.

Box 31
Art & Beauty Magazine: Kitchen Sink Press, 1996

One-shot.

Box 31
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire: Innovation, 1991, 1993

Issues 1-2, 10.

Box 32
Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned: Innovation, 1991, 1993

Issues 1, 3, 10.

Box 32
Black Hole: Kitchen Sink Comix, 1996

Issue 3.

Box 32
A Distant Soil: Image, 1996

Issue 15.

Box 32
Don Simpson's Bizzare Heroes: Fiasco Comics, 1994-1995

Issues 0-8, 10-11, 13-14.

Box 32
El Gato Negro: Azteca Productions, 1993

Issue 1

Box 32
Kabuki: Circle of Blood: Caliber Comics, 1996

Issue 6

Box 32
Negative Burn: Caliber Comics, 1996

Issue 34

Box 32
Powers: Image, 2002

Issue 20

Box 32
Strangers in Paradise: Abstract Studio, 1996

Issue 12

Box 32
Top 10: America's Best Comics, 1999

Issue 2

Box 32

Boxes 33-36 were purchased together as a Latino Comics Collection in 2012. A detailed inventory of these items is available in Box 33 or in the Collection Control File.

Rodriguez, Octavio: Comic Book Collection, 2005-2011.

Ciudad, Issue 1-2. 'Cano Scribbles, 'Cano Scribbles 1-5. The Adventures of Plat and Dave, Issues 1-2. New Beginnings...

Box 33
Rosado, Rafael: Giants Beware! Heroes Come in All Sizes, 2012
Box 33
Tito na Rua: Street Comics

Street Comics, Vol. 1, 2011, and The Adventures of Joe Nobody and the Pooch Dog, No. 1-2, 2011.

Box 33
Wishnia, Leah: The Cactus Queen, 2012
Box 33
Heath, Jennifer: El Repelente (or, the 2012 Antics of Anabela), 2011
Box 33
Rodriguez, Fernando

Aztec of the City, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2012 reprint, originally published 1993). Adelita/Tales of Aztlan: The Legend of La Llorona, 2003.

Box 33
Gamboa, Gabby: Zine Collection

Chris Montez, Teenage Rockstar, 2000. Miss Lonely Hearts 1, 2011.

Box 33
Crespo, Jaime: Zine Collection, 1995-2012

Throb. Tortilla No. 1-2. Last Slice (Best of the Last Slices Strips). Slices (Selected Favorites from the Weekly Strip: Slice O'Life).

Box 33
Lano, Mario T., etc.: Reluctant Zero #1, 2011
Box 34
Aushenker, Michael: Comic Book Collection, 1995-2010

Futuresh CK: El Gato 2002. The Nine Lives of El Gato Crime Mangler #1. The Nine Loves of El Gato Crime Mangler. Gumby's Gang Starring Pokey.

Box 34
Leanos, John Jota: Imperial Silence: Una Opera Muerta, 2008 (DVD)
Box 34
Mayorga Amaya, Liz: Zine Collection, 2010-2012

Outgrowing Plastic Dolls. Inked. Virere Ardendo. A Caxcan Guerilla Takes Over the Awkward Girl. The Pigeon Queen.

Box 34
Rodriguez, Grasiela: Lunatic Fringe #1 and Spadra #1, 2010
Box 34
Rodriguez, Isis, and Alfi Lopez: Ninaji. El Renacimiento, No. 1-2
Box 34
Hernandez, Javier: El Muerto Collector Box, 2012

Includes first issue of El Muerto, DVD of film, and El Muerto doll.

Box 34
Anderson, Brian: Friend of Dorothy, Issues 1-2, 2010
Box 35
Anderson, Brian, and Celina Hernandez: Reignbow and Dee-Va, Issues 1-3, 2008
Box 35
Hernandez, Javier: Comic Batch, 2011-2012

El Muerto Mishmash. Weapon Tex-Mex vs. El Muerto. The Art of the Coma. Comic Pop!. The Comic Pop Sketchbook. Man Swamp. The Coma. Manga Muerto.

Box 35
Gonzalez, Crystal, 2010-2012

Trash and Clash, Issue 1. In the Dark, Issues 1-2.

Box 35
Parada, David: Zotz: Serpent and Shield, Issue 1, 2011
Box 35
Oropeza, Antonio F.: Amigoman, The Latin Avenger, 3 issues, 2003, 2009, 2012
Box 35
The Kids of Widney High: Beyond the Sky's Limit!, Issue 1, 2009
Box 35
Navarro, Rafael: Comic Book Collection, 1997-2012

Sonambulo Lives. Strange Tales. Ghost of a Chance. Masks of Sonambulo. Mexican Stand-off (Parts 1-3). Sleep of the Just. Lucha Noir.

Box 35
Cabrera, Jose: Crying Macho Man Collection, 2010-2012

Crying Macho Man, Issues 1-4. Prime Cut. You So Loco. Macho and the Gang. The Big Joke Book.

Box 35
Oropeza, Antonio: Amigoman poster collection (10 prints)
Box 36
Mendoza, Rodolfo: Eagle Night Comic, 2012
Box 36
Cabrera, Jose: Official Poster for Latino Comics Expo, 2012
Box 36
Cabrera, Jose: Poster set for Latino Comics Expo, 2012 (5 posters)
Box 36
Cabrera, Jose: Crying Macho Man strips, 2007 (8 posters)
Box 36
Hernandez, Javier: Los Comex Collection, 2011-2012
Box 36

Historical Note

Assortment of domestic and international comics and graphic novels acquired by the Rubenstein Library between 1980 and 2012. A large portion of the collection was originally a gift from Alicia Korenman; several other titles were removed from other Special Collections collections, including the Dorothy Allison Papers and the Sarah Dyer Zine Collection. Also includes titles from Mexico, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium, and Argentina. Items in boxes 26-31 were a gift of John Canfield in 2012. Items in boxes 33-36 were acquired as part of a Latino comics collection.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

The Edwin and Terry Murray Comic Book Collection contains over 67,000 comic books from the 1930s to 2000s. The collection is especially rich in Marvel and DC superhero comics, but contains examples of virtually every genre, publisher, and style of comic.

the Rubenstein Library also holds large collections of comics fanzines and zines by women and girls, including the Edwin and Terry Murray Fanzine Collection and the zine collections of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Comic Book and Graphic Novel Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Comic Book and Graphic Novel Collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift and purchase in 1980-2012.

Processing Information

Processed by William Hansen, April 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, April 2011

Updated by Meghan Lyon, August 2012; January 2013

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: 2010-0188DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.