The Hundred Headless Woman by Max Ernst, $22.95. Paperback, 325 black and white pages. Published by Dover
One of the earliest examples of a sustained graphic narrative, Ernst made this book in 1929. Ernst subverts not just images, but what a narrative can be. The final result provides a blue print for the possible labyrinth-leading-nowhere storytelling that 'comics' could have pursued, but chose instead to largely ignore. A work that, subtly, informs almost everything else we sell in this shop.