This Month At Top Shelf

Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Chris Staros wants you know about the following:

"Top Shelf Productions would like to invite you to pick up Matt Kindt and Jason Hall's very special graphic novel and comic book, respectively: Pistolwhip and Mephisto. Pistolwhip is a jazz-age crime noir drama of bellhops, expatriates, orphans, and circus sideshow freaks (a 128-page, deluxe-format graphic novel), and Mephisto is a moody and enigmatic tale of a magician's obsession with lost love and newfound magic (an oversized 24-page, deluxe-format, comic book). Both are being solicited in the current Diamond Comics PREVIEWS Catalog (and are also available >from our other distributors listed below). Ask your local retailer to place an order for one today!


By Matt Kindt & Jason Hall

Jeff Smith of Bone says: " strong, distinctive you need to read Kindt and Hall's Pistolwhip!" Tune-in your dial to the smashing Top Shelf debut of two young upstarts and witness with wonder as the lives of morally ambiguous characters collide in a train wreck of a graphic novel called Pistolwhip. A naive bellhop's struggle towards a life's ambition, an expatriate musician on the run, a young woman's battle with her paranoia and her past and the mysterious figure who wants to control their lives.
Set in an exotic atmosphere of a by-gone era, Pistolwhip is a marvelous tale crafted with a crime noir feel and an artistic style reminiscent of the best European graphic novelists. We promise you will be rewarded with each re-reading of this elaborate narrative.

$14.95 (US), 128 pages, 8 5/8" x 10 1/2"
ISBN: 1-891830-23-6,
Color Cover, Black & White Interiors
Perfect Bound, Graphic Novel

Mephisto and the Empty Box
By Jason Hall & Matt Kindt

The Pistolwhip Boys' exciting premiere continues as they conjure up a moody and enigmatic tale of one man's obsession with lost love and newfound magic. On the night of their wedding, John and Carolyn Flynn attend the performance of a stage magician called Mephisto. But what dark and sinister secrets does Mephisto's devilish magic box hold for the newlyweds that will forever change their lives? The curtain is rising on another thrilling act of the Pistolwhip Boys' debut performance on the Top Shelf stage. Make sure to reserve your seat!

$3.95 (US), 24 pages, 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Color Cover, Black & White
Interiors, Saddle Stitched, Comic Book"

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