Fables: When you come across the first two volumes of something like this, second hand and at 70% discount from the already low second-hand price, you go for it (even without the discount). I am familiar with Bill Willingham's work from The Sandman Presents (I even have a couple of the books) and am looking forward to reading these.
Bone: I have heard a lot of good things about Bone and decided to sample it by reading this book. However, it's volume 8 of 9 and I hope I will not spoil the story for myself by reading it, so maybe I'll get the rest from the library and read them in the right order.
Human Disastrophism: I have one other Love and Rockets book, a collection of Locas stories by Jaime Hernandez, but I'd heard good things about the Palomar stories of his brother Gilbert, so I got this book when I found it.
Guys & Dolls: Loved the musical, have always wanted to read the stories.
The Robert Ryan books: The 'Based on' and 'Inspired by' a true story intrigued me. After I bought them I discovered that they are a series, although they appear to be independent stories.
The remaining two I liked the look of and even if I don't read them, my mother will.