No Longer Available

On this page I've preserved the entries of books that were on loan from students in times gone by, but which are no longer available in the library (generally because the student in question graduated). If I've bothered to keep the entry, it means that, even though the book is not currently in the library, I still recommend it, and would still recommend that you try to hunt down a copy to read at some point. Thanks to all these great folks for contributing to the library.

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Vol. I) by Hayao Miyazaki
"Humanity, in its hubris, has precipitated a devastating ecological disaster. Flourishing industrial civilizations have been swallowed up and Earth is covered with the Sea of Corruption, an enourmous forrest of fungi that releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air."
-thanks to Greg Mulert

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Vol. II) by Hayao Miyazaki
"Nausicaa, a gentle young princess, has an empathic bond with the giant mutated insects that evovled in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Nausicaa and her allies must negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources."
-thanks to Greg Mulert

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Vol. III) by Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki is Japan's best loved animator, and creator of the animated films Nausicaa, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke, which is Japan's second-highest grossing film of all time (behind Titanic).
-thanks to Greg Mulert

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Vol. IV) by Hayao Miyazaki
Japanese comics are a rather different experience from American comics, and these are a great introduction. The entire series is collected in these four volumes.
-thanks to Greg Mulert

Usagi Yojimbo: Books 8-13 by Stan Sakai
The Library now has volumes 8 through 12 of Usagi Yojimbo, reprinting the Mirage and Dark Horse issues of the series! More great adventures of the wandering rabit ronin.
-thanks to Greg Mulert

Space Usagi by Stan Sakai
This volume reprints the two "Space Usagi" mini-series, in which we follow a space-faring descendent of Usagi in a feudalistic future.
-thanks to Greg Mulert

BONE: Volumes II-VI by Jeff Smith
The Library now contains the next five volumes of Bone: "The Great Cow Race", "Eyes of the Storm", "The Dragonslayer", "Rock Jaw" and "Old Man's Cave". These reprint nearly the entire series to date! Come read them NOW!
-thanks to Greg Mulert

From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
Speculative fiction regarding the truth about Jack the Ripper. I haven't finished reading it myself, but it's supposed to be fantastic. Warning: It's HUGE.
-thanks to Alex Wilkins

Cerebus: Church & State I by Dave Sim
Part one of Cerebus's time as pope. So what do you do if you're pope? Why, tell everyone to give you all their gold or they're going to hell, of course!
-thanks to Alex Wilkins

Cerebus: Church & State II by Dave Sim
Part two of Cerebus's time as pope. Cerebus meets Mick & "Keef" (yes, THAT Mick & Keef), then heads for the moon for a conversation with Jules Feifer. Oh, and runs into the Flaming Carrot on the way.
-thanks to Alex Wilkins

Thieves & Kings, Vol. 1 by Mark Oakley
This is wonderful high fantasy, and one of the best new things I've read in years. Although Oakley's artistic style is very rough, he has a remarkable command of the comics medium, and is a wonderful story-teller.
-thanks to Alex Wilkins

Thieves & Kings, Vol. 2 by Mark Oakley
Thievs & Kings follows a young thief named Rubel and the people and adventures surrounding him. Magic, adventure, romance and intregue abound. I've personally bought Thieves & Kings as a gift for several people now.
-thanks to Alex Wilkins

John Constantine / Hellblazer: Original Sins by Delano, Ridgeway & Alcala
This volume reprints the first nine issues of the Hellblazer series. It followes the further adventures of John Constantine, who was originally introduced in Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing. This book is similar in flavor to The Sandman, but darker and more horrific.
-thanks to Stephanie Grush

John Constantine / Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits by Ennis & Simpson
In this voulme, John Constantine gets lung cancer. Come join the fun!
-thanks to Stephanie Grush

The Dreaming: Beyond the Shores of Night by Various
When Neil Gaiman decided to stop writing The Sandman with issue 75, DC wisely chose not to continue the series. However, the characters live on in this sequal series. Not as good as the original, but still worth reading.
-thanks to Stephanie Grush

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Link to an external site with info on the title or (a) creator of this title.
- Highly recommended!
I highly recommend all the comics in my library... they wouldn't be here otherwise. But these are either seminal works in the medium (e.g. Maus, Watchmen), or things that you probably haven't heard of but that I love dearly and think everyone should read.
- Warning
As I said in my disclaimer, I don't consider any of this material pornographic. On the other hand, I'm sure there's someone that would be offended by anything in this collection. Items with this mark, though, are a little severe, and trying their damnedest to offend. Good for them!
- A Complete Story
These titles are either a complete story unto themselves, or, like the Sandman, contain multiple volumes, but all volumes are here in the library. That is to say, there's no more to run out and buy.
- Ongoing
This title is still being published, either regularly or at least occasionally. That is to say, start collecting it now!
- Not Available (?)
These titles may not be available any more. I don't generally know this for a fact (nor do I promise that you can find any title not so marked), but my suspicion is that you'd have some trouble tracking these ones down.