Clear some shelf space and save up some money: Top Shelf is releasing the second and final part of the Complete Bacchus series, and then they’re taking part one and The Complete Alec, also by Eddie Campbell, and putting them in a deluxe slipcased edition that will stand tall and proud on your shelf.

Bacchus is a kind of precursor to The Wicked and the Divine, as the god Bacchus reappears and wanders around being a drunk gaffer in a fisherman’s hat. It was Campbell’s attempt to make “an American-style comic book,” but was really just a long, quirky ramble, like most of Campbell’s work. But given that he does lng quirky rambles better than just about anyone, it’s still a must have.

This second volume is 600 more pages and reprints The 1001 Nights of Bacchus, Hermes vs. the Eyeball Kid, The Picture of Doreen Grey, King Bacchus, and Banged Up, and includes some new commentary by the author. Bacchus originally appeared in a series by long-departed publisher Harrier, and since then has been published by Dark Horse.

Alec is an earlier, more autobiographical comic by Campbell that features more wandering, musing, success, failure and great cartooning.

Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two by Eddie Campbell
Black & white softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 552 pages, $39.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-027-8 – Diamond: APR16-0637
For mature readers (16+)

And here’s that tasty boxed set!

Eddie Campbell’s Omnibox: The Complete ALEC and BACCHUS
Slipcase of 3 softcover graphic novels, over 1700 pages, $99.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-387-3 – Diamond: APR16-0638
For mature readers (16+)
Alec: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Sized Omnibus)
Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One
Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two

And finally, a preview:



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