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One of the most influential books of the twentieth century gets the graphic treatment in this first-ever adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called the Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

With evocative, immersive art from Fido Nesti, this vision of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece provides a new perspective for longtime fans but is also an accessible entry point for young readers and adults who have yet to discover the iconic story that is still so relevant today (HarperCollins: 224 pages).

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In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-monkey called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family and his friends, simply because he refused the technological advancements pushed on him by society: the pharyngeal filter, the eye implants, the genetic modifications - Verloc went without all these. He had been astray in a society he deeply resented - until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious biorobotic experiment called AAMA (Self Made Hero: 88 pages).

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Verloc Nim has traveled with his brother Conrad to the desert planet Ona(ji) to recover the mysterious biorobotic experiment aama. The planet is home to an abandoned group of scientists who have been left to their fate, and in this second volume of Frederik Peeters’s critically acclaimed science-fiction series, Conrad sets up an expedition to find the professor who has taken aama to another part of the planet. With the assistance of their robot-ape Churchill, Verloc and Conrad embark on a journey that brings spectacular discoveries and unsettling encounters (Self Made Hero: 86 pages).

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Verloc Nim and his brother, Conrad, depart on an expedition to recover the mysterious substance aama, which has transformed the environment of a distant planet. As they progress through a world that is both hostile and amazing, the mystery begins to unravel—but the truth about aama remains unknown, and reality begins to waver (Self Made Hero: 88 pages).

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On Ona(ji), Verloc Nim is the sole survivor of an expedition to recover Aama, the experiment that has transformed this desert planet into a landscape inhabited by lethal biorobotic creatures and plants. Having pieced together the events of his recent past—his journey to Ona(ji), his part in the deadly expedition to Aama’s source—Verloc finds himself physically transformed by his confrontation with the experiment. But will his extraordinary new powers be enough for him to save his daughter? The final volume of Aama, You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, is the culmination of Peeters’s award-winning series—a gripping blend of breathless action, existentialism, and suspense, and a spectacular vision of the distant future (Self Made Hero: 104 pages).

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In The Arab of the Future: Volume 1, cartoonist Riad Sattouf tells of the first years of his childhood as his family shuttles back and forth between France and the Middle East. In Libya and Syria, young Riad is exposed to the dismal reality of a life where food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and his cousins, virulently anti-Semitic and convinced he is Jewish because of his blond hair, lurk around every corner waiting to beat him up.

In the follow-up, now settled in his father’s hometown of Homs, the author gets to go to school, where he dedicates himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of the dictator Hafez Al-Assad. Told simply yet with devastating effect, this story takes in the sweep of politics, religion, and poverty, but is steered by acutely observed small moments: the daily sadism of his schoolteacher, the lure of the black market, with its menu of shame and subsistence, and the obsequiousness of his father in the company of those close to the regime. As his family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the family to make the most dramatic of changes (Metropolitan Books: 160 pages each).

“Sattouf’s story and storytelling are irresistible. . . . Living betwixt and between cultures may be Sattouf’s destiny. It was hard on him as a child, and it may remain so in adulthood. But it makes for exceptionally good art.” —The New York Times

“Sattouf is a master of visual storytelling, capable of compressing a great deal of human emotion and contradictions within a few panels. He creates a searing depiction of growing up poor in a country ruled by corruption and religious zealotry.” —Publishers Weekly

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The true odyssey of a young child, Alice Cyuzuzo, as she traverses the roads of Zaire to seek refuge from the civil war that has struck her native Rwanda. Five-year-old Alice enjoys a peaceful childhood with her parents and little sisters, but life as she knows it is about to change forever as the genocide of the Tutsis errupts, forcing her to escape her village with her family. It is on the hot roads of the Democratic Republic of Congo, known then as Zaire, that Alice grows up, bouncing from one refugee camp to another, seeking some semblance of a normal life in between violent attacks, with death always lurking around the corner. With Alice, Gaspard Talmasse delivers a singular testimony, capturing with painfully real emotion a relentless world as seen thorough the eyes of an innocent child: one who grew up to become his own life partner (Humanoids: 144 pages).

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In 1945, George Orwell, called “the conscience of his generation,” created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell’s masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. Now, in this first ever graphic novel treatment and fully authorized edition, the artist Odyr translates the world and message of Animal Farm into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Snowball, Boxer, and all the animals of Animal Farm come to life in this newly envisaged classic. From his individual brushstrokes to the freedom of his page design, Odyr’s adaptation seamlessly moves between satire and fable and will appeal to all ages, just as Orwell intended (Penguin Classics: 176 pages).  

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The classic, original text of Frank’s diary is, as Folman writes in his adapter’s note, impossible to improve upon; instead, he and Polonsky (cocreators of the film Waltz with Bashir) focus on illuminating its humor, insight, and supporting cast in this spirited graphic adaptation, authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation. German Jews living in Holland, Anne and her family go into hiding in the “Secret Annex” behind her father’s business in 1942. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of The Diary and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. It remains faithful to the original, while the stunning illustrations interpret and add layers of visual meaning and immediacy to this classic work of Holocaust literature (Pantheon Books: 147 pages).  

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A classic crime story peppered with plenty of noir tropes and dark humor. A determined antique dealer, a bored junkyard worker, and an inquisitive adult film actor join forces as they follow the tortuous trail of a long-dead sailor. Written and drawn by Philippe Riche (The Alliance of the Curious) in his trademark loose yet graceful line (Humanoids: 107 pages).

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Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the beautiful titular character is now available in a brand new brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick. This edition collects all of the first series of Barbarella comic strips (originally published in V magazine between 1962 and 1964). Considered daring and smutty at the time (although daring, it isn't really erotic, and underground American comics of the time were much more graphic), this is the series that inspired the movie Barbarella. In this volume, Barbarella's spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels (Humanoids: 71 pages).

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Conxita, in her twenties, the latest representative of a whole generation, lost her heart somewhere between Madrid and Barcelona. A "real spitfire" according to her mother, she faces everyday events with great courage. A former student of Fine Arts, she draws her every adventure, from her apartment that she shares with a girl who's her mirror image, her household, her computer, her dreams to elsewhere, her escapes to the beach, her telephone conversations with friends, to her more or less happy dates. In this autobiographical tale in seventeen short tableaux, Conxita Herrero shakes up preconceived ideas about the transition to adulthood. In a minimalist and rigorous style, she plays with antagonisms and mixes inertia and movement, silent panels and intimate, mysterious dialogues, bare lines and pure colors. Freeing herself from the "concern for truth" specific to the autobiography, the author sheds any sentimentality and provides her sets and her characters with sketchy features a strange and fascinating dimension oscillating between reality and dream (NBM: 135 pages).

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Archeologist Jack Stanton is the sole survivor of an expedition into the Himalayan mountains gone horribly wrong. Against all odds, he returns with proof of an advanced civilization that walked the Earth before mankind. A civilization of immense power, and incredible evil... Preparing for the book tour promoting his findings, he's haunted by visions and attacked by a religious zealot warning of the dangers of his discovery. Dangers he doesn't take seriously until a supertanker runs aground in New York and the catastrophe leaves him stranded in an infernal dimension. Could it actually be Hell? And if Jack is in Hell, what forces are now running amok on Earth? (Humanoids: 51. 51. 53 and 55 pages, respectively)

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By the author of the critically acclaimed "Giant." On the German front, in the spring of 1945: the war leaves only death and destruction in its wake. To escape the horror of the present, Al, an American soldier, the only survivor of his unit, immerses himself in the memories of his New York life. Son of German immigrants, born in the United States, he was not yet ten years old when, in one night, under the approving eyes of anti-immigrant Americans, he lost his parents and his home in a terrible fire. Turning his back on his origins, Al has no choice but to live on the streets; he becomes a Bootblack, a shoe shiner. With his friend Shiny, they somehow manage to survive by sticking together. Six years later, in 1935, they meet Buster and the ambitious Diddle Joe. And then there's Maggie, the girl Al is in love with and whose esteem he ardently longs for. And this, even as she makes it clear to him that they do not live in the same world. New York offers no future for the poor, Al understood that. He is therefore determined to earn more money, whatever the means. But he does not imagine, at that point, that the war which threatens will soon give him an appointment with his past... (NBM: 120 pages).

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From what could only have originated from the mind of El Topo director, and The Metabarons author, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Bouncer follows the adventures of a one armed gunslinger and sometimes saloon bouncer in the Wild West's most notorious town. Drawn by acclaimed artist François Boucq in a gritty and realistic style (Humanoids: 58 pages).

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The accidental — and life changing — adventures from Europe to Southeast Asia, of timid accountant Victor Levallois, as he gets pulled into a life of danger. It all started in 1948 when Victor was entrusted with an unusual errand: deliver a suitcase to the port of Marseilles. But, when the suitcase is stolen, Victor finds himself bound for Saigon and the decadence, intrigue and adventure of a colonial war!

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By the Numbers Vol. 2 - The Road to Cao Bang (2016) (digital) (Minutemen-dask).cbr

By the Numbers Vol. 3 - The Night Watchman (2016) (digital) (Minutemen-dask).cbr

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A non-stop Steampunk thrill ride featuring giant robots and set in Victorian London. London, 1899. A series of mysterious deaths on the shipping docks have an ex-Scotland Yard officer on the hunt for clues. What he uncovers is a war between a huge corporation and a renegade group of individuals, with both parties fighting for a powerful new energy source. A cross-Atlantic collaboration between American authors Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio, and French illustrator Jean-Baptiste Hostache (Humanoids: 57 pages).

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A non-stop Steampunk thrill ride featuring giant robots and set in Victorian London. London, 1899. A series of mysterious deaths on the shipping docks have an ex-Scotland Yard officer on the hunt for clues. What he uncovers is a war between a huge corporation and a renegade group of individuals, with both parties fighting for a powerful new energy source. A cross-Atlantic collaboration between American authors Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio, and French illustrator Jean-Baptiste Hostache (Humanoids: 57 pages).

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The late Sergio Toppi remains one of the great master sequential artists whose work inspired a generation of illustrators and comic artists who followed him. oppi's breathtaking line work and composition will leave you staring at his pages for hours. While this oversized edition serves as much as an art book as a comic, the adventures of the globescouring, daredevil Collector will appeal to fans of Indiana Jones, Five Ghosts, or Doc Savage. Far from the auction halls of the elite, The Collector seeks out rare and mysterious artifacts across the world. He is at home in the salons of Paris as he is in the jungles of Borneo. Set against the backdrop of late 19th century colonialism, The Collector is a delightful, swashbuckling adventure and is Toppi's longest-running original series, now translated into English for the first time since its debut in 1984 (Boom Studios/Archaia: 259 pages).

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Because Jimmy is an insurance actuary, his mind is sharp and highly analytical, and he cares about nothing but his own survival and the survival of his adorable daughter. To avoid the shadowy government agency on his tail, Jimmy will do anything to protect his family, even if it means tearing the world down around them in the most mind-bogglingly complex and fiendishly clever way possible. From the brilliant and profane mind of Jason Shiga, known for his high-concept graphic novels, comes Demon: a four-volume magnum opus about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world—and the astronomical body count he leaves behind. An Eisner Award Nominee, L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, Eisner Award Winner, NPR Best Book of the Year.

Jimmy cannot die. A noose around his neck, a razor across his wrist, and even a bullet to his head all yield the same results: he awakes from each suicide attempt, miraculously unharmed, in his shabby room at the Sunbeam Motel. Has he gone mad? Or has he truly died and found himself in hell? Jimmy is willing to tear the world down around him to get at the truth. Highly analytical and utterly unscrupulous, he is uniquely suited to unraveling this bizarre mystery (First Second: 176 pages).

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The OSS is after Jimmy, and they're planning on using his daughter to catch him. But Jimmy will tear the world apart to keep his daughter safe. Literally. This morally bankrupt immortal freak of nature has absolutely no concern for the wellbeing of any human being besides himself and his Sweetpea. It'd be adorable if it weren't so scary (First Second: 222 pages).

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With his demon powers, nothing is denied Jimmy Yee. Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll—that's just for amateurs. He’s experienced every earthly pleasure known to man, and even invented a few of his own. Confident that he and his daughter Sweetpea have outlived all of the their enemies, Jimmy spends his day reveling in his immortality. But after 250 years, immortality is getting a little dull. Jimmy's bacchanal lifestyle is about to get a shake up. The OSS is back and ready for a showdown, and this no-holds-barred battle promises to be Jimmy's most violent and raunchy one yet (First Second: 209 pages).

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Immortal actuary Jimmy makes a startling discovery: Agent Hunter, his long-dead adversary, is actually alive and a demon himself! Hunter has spent the last century concocting a deadly trap for his nemesis, and he has the perfect bait: Jimmy's daughter, Sweet Pea. In the epic showdown to to end all epic showdowns, we finally reach the thrilling conclusion to this madcap series (First Second: 209 pages).

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A unique and addictive anthropomorphic mystery with an intricate plot and a fantastic cast of characters. District 14: a labyrinthine megalopolis where humans, animals, and aliens coexist. A rotting Tower of Babel where anarchy and wealth commingle, where affluence and crime intertwine… It is amidst this vibrant urban landscape that a strange character, an elephant by the name of Michael, disembarks from an immigrant vessel. This mighty pachyderm barely sets his bag down when he is caught in a violent crossfire… Along with Hector, an opinionated journalist beaver, they come to form a unique and powerful duo, reporting for one of the city’s sensationalist newspapers.

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District 14 - Season 1 Episode 04 - Rumble on the Docks (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 05 - Krapal the Crook (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 06 - Tigerman's Vanity (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 07 - Conquests (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 08 - The Curious Pastime of Capitaine Bigoodee (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 09 - Wasted Efforts (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 10 - Old Wounds (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

District 14 - Season 1 Episode 11 - Ostrich Beaks (2012) (digital) (Minutemen-Rufio).cbz

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DISCLAIMER: graphic sexuality; this series is rated Adults Only

In the late 1980s, the idiosyncratic Chester Brown (author of the much lauded Paying for It and Louis Riel) began writing the cult classic comic book series Yummy Fur. Within its pages, he serialized the groundbreaking Ed the Happy Clown, revealing a macabre universe of parallel dimensions. Thanks to its wholly original yet disturbing story lines, Ed set the stage for Brown to become a world-renowned cartoonist. Ed the Happy Clown is a hallucinatory tale that functions simultaneously as a dark roller-coaster ride of criminal activity and a scathing condemnation of religious and political charlatanism. As the world around him devolves into madness, the eponymous Ed escapes variously from a jealous boyfriend, sewer monsters, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a janitor with a Jesus complex. Brown leaves us wondering, with every twist of the plot, just how Ed will get out of this scrape. The intimate, tangled world of Ed the Happy Clown is definitively presented here, repackaged with a new foreword by the author and an extensive notes section, and is, like every Brown book, astonishingly perceptive about the zeitgeist of its time (Drawn and Quarterly: 256 pages).

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Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in her first-ever graphic novel, Gabaldon gives readers a fresh look at the events of the original Outlander: Jamie Fraser’s side of the story, gorgeously rendered by artist Hoang Nguyen.

After too long an absence, Jamie Fraser is coming home to Scotland—but not without great trepidation. Though his beloved godfather, Murtagh, promised Jamie’s late parents he’d watch over their brash son, making good on that vow will be no easy task. There’s already a fat bounty on the young exile’s head, courtesy of Captain Black Jack Randall, the sadistic British officer who’s crossed paths—and swords—with Jamie in the past. And in the court of the mighty MacKenzie clan, Jamie is a pawn in the power struggle between his uncles: aging chieftain Colum, who demands his nephew’s loyalty — or his life — and Dougal, war chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, who’d sooner see Jamie put to the sword than anointed Colum’s heir. And then there is Claire Randall — mysterious, beautiful, and strong-willed, who appears in Jamie’s life to stir his compassion . . . and arouse his desire. But even as Jamie’s heart draws him to Claire, Murtagh is certain she’s been sent by the Old Ones, and Captain Randall accuses her of being a spy. Claire clearly has something to hide, though Jamie can’t believe she could pose him any danger. Still, he knows she is torn between two choices — a life with him, and whatever it is that draws her thoughts so often elsewhere (Random House: 224 pages).

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Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Joe Sacco's Palestine, Nina Bunjevac's Fatherland renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina—then only a toddler—and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Her husband and Nina's father, Peter, was a die-hard Serbian nationalist who was forced to leave his country in the 1950s. Remaining in Canada, he became involved with a terrorist organization bent on overthrowing the Communist Yugoslav government and attacking its supporters in North America. Then in 1977, while his family was still in Yugoslovia, Peter was killed in an accidental explosion while building a bomb.Through exquisite and haunting black-and-white art, Nina Bunjevac documents the immediate circumstances surrounding her father's death and provides a sweeping account of the former Yugoslovia under Fascism and Communism, telling an unforgettable true story of how the scars of history are borne by family and nation alike (LiveRight publishing: 160 pages).

"A heartfelt and extremely absorbing examination of exile, reconciliation and destructive politics - as vividly immediate as any headline." —The Guardian

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A visually arresting adaptation of Albert Camus’s masterful biographical novel that offers a new graphic interpretation for the next generation of readers. This new illustrated of Camus’s final novel tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like Camus’s own. This stunning, fully illustrated edition summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood defined by poverty and a father's death, yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria?and the young protagonist's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.   In telling the story of his metaphorical search for his father, who died in World War I, Camus returns to the "land of oblivion where each one is the first man" and must find his own answers. Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed the Nobel Prize–winning novelist, this graphic interpretation of The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the twenty century's greatest authors (Pegasus Books: 184 pages). 

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The odyssey of Exether Mega, a young military pilot caught up in an interplanetary conflict between humans - under the banner of the Planetary United States - and the Krommiums. After narrowly escaping an attack by an enemy patrol, Mega begins a perilous journey across enemy lines. Through a series of encounters - with both friends and foes - Mega discovers she's at the center of a complex, secret experiment to create the ultimate weapon of war. As further clues to her role, identity, and destiny are revealed to her, the powers that be ramp up their efforts to capture her. A spectacular and riveting space opera by the creator of Leo Roa and the illustrator of The Metabarons saga (Humanoids: 64, 64, 64 and 59 pages, respectively).

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Wyatt’s roommate has been acting strange ever since he joined that frat. After suffering a tragic loss, Wyatt can't wait for a fresh start away at college. Too bad freshman year isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when you're a grieving introvert. If it wasn't for his best friend, Jake, Wyatt would never leave his room. But when Jake joins a mysterious fraternity, Wyatt unearths something sinister. Now Wyatt must fight to save his friend or risk losing him to fraternal damnation... All hail Amaymon, King of the Southern Gate! Replete with blood sacrifices, demon possessions, and all sorts of occult weirdness, FRATERNITY is a contemporary horror about childhood friends Jake and Wyatt, whose relationship is put to the test when Jake joins a shadowy fraternity. The gory thriller explores family bonds, grief, and what brotherhood really means—as well as what happens when the regular pressures and temptations of college take a dark and demonic turn (Humanoids : 136 pages).

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Born in 1957, during his childhood Yves Chaland missed out on a great era of Franco-Belgian children’s comics from the 1950s, but subsequently took his inspiration from the artists of the period when starting his career in comics and illustration in the late 1970s. With his five Freddy Lombard albums he came closer than any other creator to embodying the spirit of Tintin. This wasn’t by imitation, but by taking the spirit of a young adventurer and updating it for the times. This anthology provides translations of Chaland’s first three Freddy Lombard albums, covering four stories.

Chaland was already an accomplished creator when he began work on this entertaining romp, high on whimsy and low on logic. It introduces Freddy and his companions Dina and Sweep, and over the opening pages it’s apparent these aren’t cut from Tintin’s wholesome cloth with suggestions of abandoning a broken down car and ordering a restaurant meal without the money to pay for it. Fortunately the bill is covered by a generous party happy to employ them to help discover the missing treasure search of a drunken ancestor (Humanoids: 37 pages).

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Containing two stories: An African Adventure, about travels by the ever impetuous Freddy Lombard and his frustrated, but faithful, friends, Dina and Sweep, to the jungles of Africa in search of a unique photographic plate for a collector. The second story, The Elephants Graveyard, involves Freddy's investigations into the murders of several ex-army gentlemen who served in Africa (Humanoids: 52 pages).

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A reworking of an ancient story, the forever broke Freddy insists on saving a Phoenician princess who has been kidnapped by a crazed artist who murdered his last model (Humanoids: 53 pages).

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Moving from Italy to Hungary, “Holiday in Budapest” sees Freddy and Sweep laying about in Venice while Dina tutors a young lad in Latin and then sees the gang caught up at the heart of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Humanoids: 53 pages).

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Classism, espionage, sexual harassment and terrible parenting collide in this final Lombard tale, in which Chaland’s art has arguably never looked so lovely, as Freddy Lombard and friends go on a final adventure with an atomic experimental plane, bound for Melbourne (Humanoids: 53 pages).

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Experience a surreal descent into one man's psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Roughneck and Sweet Tooth, "the Stephen King of comics" (Maclean's). A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is - as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed - the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms.

But when he meets a young companion - the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness - his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it... but what? A haunted hotel on the edge of reality, an endless bridge spanning an infinite ocean, and a man and a boy looking for a way out. This is the setting for a boundary-pushing, genre-defying new work of fiction by one of comics' master storytellers (Gallery 13: 109 pages).

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Design plays a passive role in many graphic narratives, but in Italian cartoonist Paolo Bacilieri’s graphic novel Fun, design is all. The graphic novel, originally published in Italian, is designed to create an impression of a word-and-picture game-board, and the reader is invited to “solve” a puzzle whose clues are revealed in the form of texts, visuals, subplots and characters.

Respected novelist Pippo Quester is writing a history of the crossword puzzle. Together with fan and protégé Zeno Porno – a Disney comics writer – he unearths stories of pioneering editors, genius cruciverbalists, eminent compilers and literary giants. As Professor Quester and Zeno explore the crossed destinies of comics and crosswords, the sudden appearance of Mafalda, an enigmatic student carrying a grudge and a handmade pistol, throws the two writers into a present-day puzzle of their own. Both an impeccably researched history and a playful literary crime story, FUN is a breathtakingly inventive graphic novel that explores the strange power of one of the world’s most popular pastimes with visuals that are a sight to behold. Illustrated mostly in black-and-white but scatterings of red, blue and green filters for the briefer strips, Bacilieri’s artwork flows like you might expect a crossword to, from the structure of the comic’s panels to how speech bubbles float from the character’s mouth is made to look like a traditional crossword (SelfMadeHero: 295 pages).

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New York, early 1930s. A mysterious, laconic Irish colossus known as "Giant" sweats blood, along with his fellow immigrants, to build the skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center. For a while, he has not received a reply to the typewritten letters he continues to send, as well as money, to the other side of the ocean, to Mary Ann, the wife of one of his colleagues who died accidentally. Giant, who seems to be afraid of nothing, still has not found the courage to reveal to the young woman that she is a widow... What does her silence mean? An entrancing everyday working-class tale with the majestic background of the rising skyscrapers of New York (NBM: 122 pages).

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A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only the kids behind. With her parents gone, Lisa is responsible for her little brother, Todd. She has to make sure they stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but on Grand Avenue, some kids are surviving. Because of Lisa.

Lisa figured out how to give the kids on Grand Avenue food, homes, and protection against the gangs. But Tom Logan and his army are determined to take that away and rule the streets themselves. How long can Lisa's group keep fighting them off? They need to find a place to live safely. A strong place. A secret place. In a world like this, someone has to take charge. But does Lisa have the strength to take charge of a whole city? (Lerner Publishing Group: 128 pages)

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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third novel, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined as a gorgeous graphic novel. Gatsby, Nick, Daisy, Tom, East and West Egg are all captured in lush, romantic illustrations by artist Aya Morton, and the iconic text has been artfully distilled by Fred Fordham, who also adapted the graphic novel edition of To Kill a Mockingbird. . Lifetime Gatsby fans and new readers alike will be enchanted by the nostalgic beauty of this special edition. Available in softcover and hardcover editions (Scribner Books: 208 pages).

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In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before (Knopf Doubleday: 240 pages).

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Patrick McEwown’s been out of comics for a while since his breakthrough on Matt Wagner’s Grendel: Warchild in 1993, working on various projects, most prominently doing storyboards on the Batman: Beyond animated series. But this return to comics is a real unexpected delight. Here we see an artist finding his voice – embracing his love for the medium and allowing a European influence to enthuse his work. His art flows so well across the pages, fluid yet expressive, horrifying and strangely beautiful. McEown could easily have delivered a happy ending, but the tale would be lessened by it, and his refusal to take the easy route makes Hairshirt an uncomfortable, but very satisfying and engrossing read. It’s not easy, it’s not comfortable. But Hairshirt is impressive work, with McEwown managing to tell a story you’ll find hard to put down, no matter how painful it gets (Self Made Hero: 128 pages).

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In this deeply atmospheric rendering of Conrad’s classic, we join colonial trader Marlow as he recounts his journey into the heart of Africa. Artist Anyango uses intricate pencil drawings that disintegrate to abstraction as Marlow travels further towards the dying Kurtz and the heart of darkness. This is a hyper-reality that the illustrator Catherine Anyango capitalizes on, the paradox that sometimes illustration is the best way to depict real life. The literal animation of inanimate objects is rendered beautifully, the "carcass" of an old steam engine being a perfect example. The frequent depiction of events from a bird's eye view give a sense of two-dimensional progression along a map and the landscapes seen from this perspective often take on the appearance of some great animal's skin. The pareidolia found in the original work is also a strong feature of the graphic novel, so strong as to reverse itself at times: faces found in scenery turn into scenery found in faces. Interspersed with excerpts from Conrad's The Congo Diary, Mairowitz and Anyango create a powerful vision of Conrad's finest and most enduring novella. Famously, it was Conrad's prophetic take on imperialism that inspired Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now (Self Made Hero: 128 pages).

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Acclaimed illustrator Peter Kuper delivers a visually immersive and profound adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s enduring classic, filtering the short classic novel through a modern lens, reexamining colonialism and xenophobia, while still focusing on the story’s core theme (W. W. Norton: 155 pages).

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English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912–1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today.

Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates) and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal) present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research—as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most unsung heroes (Abrams ComicArts: 240 pages).

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Daydreams, fantasy, true love and procrastination feature strongly in this marvelous selection of Dylan Horrocks’s (The Names of Magic, Batgirl, Sam Sabel and the Magic Pen) shorter comics. Daydreams, fantasy, true love and procrastination feature strongly in this marvelous selection, running from 1986 to 2012, Incomplete Works is both the chronicle of an age and a portrait of one man’s heroic struggle to get some work done. From the creator of Hicksville and Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen (Alternative Comics: 194 pages).

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The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, “Indeh,” or “the dead.” When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it?

Indeh captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo-who then try to find peace and forgiveness, not only painting a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, Indeh offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and this book shows us why (Grand Central Publishing: 240 pages).

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Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered The Kite Runner. Through Khaled Hosseini’s brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers. Seven years after the novel’s publication and four years after the release of a motion picture, a faithful though streamlined graphic novel adaptation of Hosseini’s bestseller appears. Amir was raised in privilege in Afghanistan, with Hassan, a member of the Hazara minority whose father is a servant in Amir’s house, as his constant companion. Amir’s jealousy over his father’s affection for Hassan leads to a betrayal that breaks up the friendship. Hassan and his father move away, Amir and his father escape from Afghanistan during the Soviet war, and the tie seems broken forever. But 15 years later, Amir, now living in San Francisco, receives a call that sends him back to Afghanistan and straight into the heart of the darkest part of his history. The art during Amir’s recounting of his Afghan childhood is bathed in warm colors, contrasting well with the gray, muted colors of Afghanistan during Taliban rule. In a conflict that we now know has no easy solutions, a happy ending, while welcome, feels like nothing more than wishful thinking (Penguin/Riverhead Books: 163 pages).

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A cataclysm has transformed the Earth's atmosphere, blocking out all ultraviolet light, plunging it into a new ice age, and giving vampires free reign across the planet. With the human race threatened with extinction, two adults and a handful of children struggle to survive, hidden in the rubble of a ravaged Spanish city. Led by a mysterious savior who joins them, they embark on one last, desperate gamble to cross Europe in search of refuge, to where the last of humanity is gathered... Written by horror maestro David Muñoz (Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone, Whispers in the Walls) and drawn by Manuel Garcia, this moving, yet brutal, tale of friendship and survival leaves bite marks on the neck and frostbite on the soul (Humanoids: 50, 50 and 56 pages, respectively).

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Francisco, a wounded, despairing 16-year-old Republican Guard in the Spanish Civil War, attempts to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters a remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier (NBM: 63 pages).

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Learn to identify the many tribes of the international heavy metal community, from Thrash to Black Metal. Master the codes, from the sign of the horns to the Diabolus In Musica. Understand how Satanic Metal coexists with Christian Metal. Discover genres that have spread outside the Western world, like Japanese and Iranian Metal. With so much more to uncover, your journey into Heavy Metal has just begun (IDW: 74 pages).

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Never before has the tattoo been spread across the various strata of society with such enthusiasm. In just a few decades this practice dating from the Neolithic period has become a globalized phenomenon. Now retrace the history of the tattoo in this look at its role in fashion, societal standing, and aesthetics. Originally written for Le Lombard by French screenwriter and journalist Jérôme Pierrat with art by Alfred (writer/artist for Come Prima and Capitaine Fripouille, which remains untranslated), these collaborators present us with a thorough background on the role tattoos have played in various cultures—from ritual significance to aesthetic purposes (IDW: 75 pages).

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In the late 1960s a new generation of filmmakers took Hollywood by storm. Visionaries like Scorsese, Coppola, Altman, Peckinpah, Romero, and Cimino led cinema in a new direction, capturing the spirit of the counterculture and the frustration created by the Vietnam War; Perfect for film enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone who has an interest in the "American New Wave" era of independent filmmaking, written by director, historian and film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret, art and cover by Bruno (IDW: 88 pages).

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Since the turn of the century, scientists have been going shark-crazy! Now, dive into a world beneath the waves and learn all about one of nature's most mysterious creatures. They've fascinated mankind forever, but we still have a lot to learn, and 16% of shark species have been discovered in the last 15 years! Written by experts in the field and drawn by fans that know the material, each Little Book is perfect for the established enthusiast and burgeoning amateur alike (IDW: 90 pages).

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The Little Man: Short Strips, 1980-1995 is a collection of short-story works by the celebrated and bestselling Louis Riel cartoonist Chester Brown. From his early experimental comedic surrealism to his later autobiographical and essay strips, we see not a major talent in development but a fully realized storytelling virtuoso. Included are his early autobiographical stories "Helder" (a story about a young man's tentativeness when pursuing a woman), "Showing Helder" (a blow-by-blow account of the construction of the previous story), and "Danny" (a strangely compelling moment-by-moment account of Brown waking up and trying to avoid contact with a fellow rooming-house tenant). Other standouts are Brown's controversial essay on schizophrenia (specifically his own mother's) and various medical views on this baffling disease, and the title story, "The Little Man," a Freudian classroom romp fantasy by a adolescent Brown that ties into the schizophrenia essay in a surprising way. The acclaimed compendium, culled mostly from his groundbreaking comic book series Yummy Fur, provides a fascinating insight into Brown's psyche; he rounds out the collection with exacting notes on each story (Drawn and Quarterly: 189 pages).

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In these strange and marvelously drawn cartoons, a sleeping boy is transported to such fantastic worlds as the Palace of Ice, a pirate ship on the high seas, and a miniature city. Created by a pioneer of cartooning and animation, Little Nemo and his companions provided Sunday entertainment for readers of The New York Herald for nearly a decade. Nemo's escapades swirl in classic dream imagery such as falls, flights, and forests swarming with wild beasts. This lavish hardcover volume recaptures the vintage cartoon's incredibly baroque details and captivating weirdness with 31 full-color pages reproduced from the original 1907 editions (Dover: 34 pages).

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A serial killer haunts the city streets, a stalker of isolated women who leaves a Santa Claus hat at the scene of his crimes. Pavel, a Russian émigré, assists the police investigation as a sketch artist. But Pavel's true calling is as a tattoo artist, and the so-called Bad Santa killings conjure up memories of the nightmarish world in which he learned his craft: a Russian prison camp that shattered his childhood and destroyed his family. Shifting between the living hell of a 1940s Siberian gulag and the crime-ridden chaos of New York City during the 1970s, this graphic novel's stunning artwork provides an atmospheric backdrop to its tale of corruption, murder, and revenge (Dover: 91 pages).

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A biography chronicling the tumultuous personal and professional life of horror icon Bela Lugosi. Lugosi, the tragic life story of one of horror's most iconic film stars, tells of a young Hungarian activist forced to flee his homeland after the failed Communist revolution in 1919. Reinventing himself in the U.S., first on stage and then in movies, he landed the unforgettable role of Count Dracula in what would become a series of classic feature films. From that point forward, Lugosi's stardom would be assured...but with international fame came setbacks and addictions that gradually whittled his reputation from icon to has-been. Lugosi details the actor's fall from grace and an enduring legacy that continues to this day (Humanoids: 163).

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The spellbinding true story of the infamous Ukrainian anarchist and revolutionary. In early 20th century Ukraine, anarchist Nestor Makhno, the son of peasants, was among the most heroic and colorful figures of the Russian Revolution, encouraging his people to find and embrace social and economic self-determination. This is his story, of a military strategist who tirelessly defied both the Bolsheviks and the Germans to protect his homeland (Humanoids: 120 pages).

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Callum is a nought - an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses. Sephy is a Cross - and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. In their hostile, violent world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. But when Sephy and Callum's childhood friendship grows into love, they're determined to find a way to be together. And then the bomb explodes . . .

The long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of one of the most influential, critically acclaimed and original novels of all time, from multi-award-winning Malorie Blackman (Doubleday: 211 pages).

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Map of My Heart celebrates the twentieth anniversary of John Porcellino's seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics, which he started self publishing in 1989 and which has been his predominant means of expression. In this collection, while Porcellino is living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce he crafts a melancholic, tender graphic ballad of heartbreak and reflection.Known for his sad, quiet honesty rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino has a command of graphic storytelling as sophisticated as the medium's more visually intricate masters. Few other artists are able to so expertly contemplate the sadness, beauty, and wonder of life in so few lines (Drawn & Quarterly: 361 pages).

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In this epic Sci-Fi tale, betrayed galactic emperor Elias finds his consciousness trapped in a metal body, forcing him to overcome impossible odds to reclaim his throne. In a universe that could very well be either a predecessor to our own civilization, or be set in a much more distant future, intergalactic space travel and advanced robotic technology exist amid an established social structure reminiscent of our own medieval times. The Emperor Elias holds the difficult task of maintaining a semblance of unity within a galaxy whose every planet is prey to frequent internal power-struggles. But when these men meet to wage battle, it is no longer at the risk of losing their lives. For a maximum duration of a few hours, the spirit of the warrior is transferred into a combat robot whose design resembles that of the classic knights of yore. When the Prime, a deadly alien race, invades the Empire, Elias attempts to rally his nobles to war… (Humanoids: 56 pages).

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Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper’s electric drawings — which merge American cartooning with German expressionism — bring Kafka’s prose to vivid life, reviving the original story’s humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike (Broadway Books: 80 pages).

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Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student—but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive. He attempts to maintain a balancing act between his seizure triggers and his day-to-day schedule, but he finds that nothing—not even his medication—seems to work. The doctors won’t listen, the schoolwork keeps piling up, his family is in denial about his condition, and his social life falls apart as he feels more and more isolated by his illness. Even with an unexpected new friend by his side, so much is up against him that Isaac is starting to think his epilepsy might be unbeatable.

Based on the author’s own experiences as an epileptic, Mis(h)adra is a boldly visual depiction of the daily struggles of living with a misunderstood condition in today’s hectic and uninformed world (Gallery 13: 288 pages).

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The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion - which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia-is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster-a murderer whose name is never uttered.

In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds. This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker's critically acclaimed miniseries together for the first time in hardcover and paperback. The book also includes a new afterword by Baker (Abrams ComicArts: 211 pages).

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In a post-apocalyptic far future/alternate world, dinosaurs roam the desolate land, while the last denizens of humanity survive together in technological cities run by a military regime. Jarri, a loner who shepherds a group of dinosaurs, travels to the city when his herd is murdered. There he becomes involved with a rebel group who defy the totalitarian society, and uncovers a conspiracy that reveals the true nature of the world they live in. What he finds will change his life forever... Written and illustrated in lavish detail by ground-breaking author Vincent Perriot, this stunning graphic novel will make you think twice about reality (Titan Comics: 208 pages)

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Lynda Barry's beloved, genre-defying work of “autobifictionalography” One! Hundred! Demons! exploded the comic book medium, ending up on “Best Of” lists from Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. In these seventeen vignettes that touch on the scent of people's homes, why babies are the best dancers, and how pretentious exboyfriends are like head lice, Barry brings her demons out to be exorcised. Described as “brutally honest, thoughtful and soulful” by Nick Hornby in the New York Times, One! Hundred! Demons! takes on Barry's childhood with humor and poignancy (Drawn and Quarterly: 230 pages).

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Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what's necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being," according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. For Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip,all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What's Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work-much of which has never been seen before (Abrams ComicArts: 302 pages).

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Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: his characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight. Over Feiffer's prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage, and religion-alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer's varied output includes children's books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), and comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years). Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer is the long-awaited illustrated retrospective of Feiffer's celebrated career, providing a revealing glimpse into his creative process and his role as America's foremost Renaissance man of the arts (Abrams ComicArts: 267 pages).

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Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances ― one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart; a Washington Post Best Graphic Novel for 2018; NPR Best Book for 2018; and a Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year (First Second: 288 pages).

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Jacques Mathis tells his own story — of a megalomaniacal man stuck in a body too small for his ideas. His childhood, spent in a dreary little town in Lorraine, came to a brutal end at the age of fourteen after he suffered his first episode of psychosis. Since that day, between repeated visits to psychiatric wards, Mathis had to find some way to carve out as much of a normal life as possible. With Psychotic, Jacques Mathis gives us a candid, inspirational account of his daily life, beginning with the day his disorder was first discovered and covering his many stays in psychiatric hospitals, his sessions with various doctors, his setbacks and his triumphs. This English translation of the La Boîte à Bulles editions is a moving autobiographical portrayal of psychosis and mental illness as shown through the experiences and writings of writer-poet Jacques Mathis (Humanoids: 197 pages).

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The espionage underworld is a dangerous and very complicated place at the best of times. So what happens when you throw time travel into that powder keg? That's the question fueling a new original graphic novel from James Bond: Origin artist Ibrahim Moustafa. In this high-stakes spy romp, a secret agent working for the U.S. Bureau of Temporal Affairs sets out to discover the source of several anomalies in the timeline - only to become imprisoned in an inescapable repeating time loop that always ends in a deadly terror attack.

The discovery of time travel is unknown to the general public, but a new Cold War rages between global intelligence agencies as they attempt to alter historical events in favor of their respective futures. When new intel points BTA toward a hostile anomaly in the past, veteran field agent Tarik Abdelnasser and his new partner, Lucia Olmos, are dispatched to investigate. They discover a radical adversary wielding a new technology that could unravel everything the BTA fights to maintain (Humanoids: 136 pages).

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A rich Sci-Fi saga adapted from the work of Julia Verlanger, one of the most celebrated authors of the French science fiction movement of the 1970s. Humans have scattered and occupied the known universe for so long that many worlds have forgotten their true, Earthly origins. The planets which retain the memory of the Formers have allied together, creating a Galactic Federation, whereas the Retros are worlds that have returned to a more archaic, primitive, and isolationist way of life. The Federation entrusts its best agent, Marce, with a delicate, yet vital, mission to help a retro world called Almagiel evolve. But political machinations, brutal living conditions, and deadly creatures may prove to be the agent's undoing (Humanoids: 55, 57 pages respectively).

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Retroworld Vol. 2 - The Hydras of Argolide (2014) (digital) (Minutemen-Mollylvr).cbr

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden accompanied two friends, reporters, as they researched potential stories on the effects of the Iraq War on the Middle East and, specifically, the war’s refugees. Joining the trio is a childhood friend and former Marine whose past service in Iraq adds an unexpected and sometimes unwelcome viewpoint, both to the people they come across and perhaps even themselves. As the crew works their way through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria, Glidden observes the reporters as they ask civilians, refugees, and officials, “Who are you?” Everyone has a story to tell: the Iranian blogger, the United Nations refugee administrator, a taxi driver, the Iraqi refugee deported from the US, the Iraqis seeking refuge in Syria, and even the American Marine. Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less) records all that she encounters with a sympathetic and searching eye. Painted in her trademark soft, muted watercolors and written with a self-effacing humor, Rolling Blackouts cements Glidden’s place as one of today’s most original nonfiction voices (Drawn and Quarterly: 298 pages).

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Ex-professional hockey player Derek Ouellette’s glory days ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on the ice, and since then he’s been living in the remote Canadian community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of nowhere, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past. As Beth’s ex draws closer, he threatens to pull both Derek and Beth back into a world of self-destruction that they are fighting tooth and nail to leave behind (Gallery 13: 272 pages).

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To John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit-in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after coleading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as "Bloody Sunday." All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run Book One, John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin reteam with Nate Powell-the award-winning illustrator of the March trilogy-and are joined by L. Fury-making an astonishing graphic novel debut-to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history (Abrams ComicArts: 162 pages).

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On its maiden voyage, off the coast of Syria, the crew of the new super-submarine, USS Nebraska, receives a mysterious distress signal. At the bottom of the ocean cracks begin to show, and with a pair of maverick reporters on board, and a crew slowly losing their minds, they encounter an insidious and sinister force more terrifying they could possibly imagine. This bestselling Lovecraftian horror thriller Sanctum has been completely remastered by adding new characters, extra background storylines and unexpected plot twists. If Sanctum is the movie, then Sanctum Redux is the TV series. Bigger, deeper, darker, deadlier (Humanoids: 122 pages).

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Sanctum Redux Vol. 2 - Damned (2015) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

Sanctum Redux Vol. 3 - The Origins of Evil (2015) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

Sanctum Redux Vol. 4 - In Hell We Trust (2015) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

Sanctum Redux Vol. 5 - The Procession of Sacrifices (2015) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

Aleppo, Syria, 1934. Following a major archeological discovery, German soldiers from the esoteric branch of the Nazi party forcibly take over the site and hold the French-led archeological team hostage. The Nazis are after an ancient weapon that they hope can further their world conquering plans, but in the process of uncovering it they awaken Môt, a primeval divinity that proves utterly impossible to control. A tale of suspense, action-adventure, and horror for fans of Indiana Jones and Lovecraftian horror (Humanoids: 57 pages each volume).

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Sanctum Genesis Vol. 2 (2017) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret. First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older―every half hour―and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. Levy’s dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Peeters’s sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery (SelfMadeHero: 112 pages).

“Begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of The Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldn’t be out of place in a Von Trier film.” ―Publishers Weekly

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Charlotte – aka Charlie – a pretty redhead, sets up an expedition to find her brother. The young scientist, who disappeared underground several months ago, claimed – to everyone's astonishment – to be able to prove the existence of Hell by using Darwin's theory of evolution! The little group, led by Charlie, plunge underground in his pursuit. The deeper they progress into the entrails of our planet, the more they enter another world that hides other forms of life heretofore never experienced. The discovery changes them gradually in a way they cannot perceive ... (NBM: 124 pages).

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For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir... From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time. In this biographic piece, now translated into English, Mathilde Ramadier & Anais Depommier explore the life and thoughts that made Sartre a known name are brought to print in rich color. (NBM: 143 pages).

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A silent and graphic initiatory journey ... Marc-Antoine Mathieu delivers here a poetic narrative, once again exploring the limits of the comic strip, always closer to the major arts. Case-by-case, without a word, Marc-Antoine Mathieu tells the story of a man's initiation journey. What is he looking for? Where is he going ? This anonymous walker wanders in a purified universe, crossed by the spirit of the labyrinth ... Time, space, chance: in the course of this quasi-meditative narrative a contemporary form of vanity is drawn step by step (Delcourt: 233 pages) - OGN has no actual dialogue, only the title and credit pages are in French.

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Skim is a "not slim" sixteen-year-old Japanese-Canadian who is a student at an all-girls Catholic school. She is known as a Goth, and practices Wicca. When popular girl Katie Matthews gets dumped by her athlete boyfriend, who days later kills himself, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. With the school counsellors breathing down her neck and the popular clique (including Katie's best friend Julie Peters) forming a new club in its wake, Skim finds herself in the crosshairs, deepening her "depression". And if things cannot get more complicated, Skim starts to fall for an equally quirky teacher (Groundwood Books; 144.

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The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him from Algiers to the retirement home where his mother lived; so hot that he falls asleep. Later, while waiting for the wake to begin, the harsh electric lights in the room make him extremely uncomfortable, so he gratefully accepts the coffee the caretaker offers him and smokes a cigarette. The same burning sun that so oppresses him during the funeral walk will once again blind the calm, reserved Meursault as he walks along a deserted beach a few days later—leading him to commit an irreparable act.

This new illustrated, visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus’ masterpiece, offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book’s unique atmosphere, portraying an enigmatic man who commits a senseless crime and then calmly, and apparently indifferently, sits through his trial and hears himself condemned to death.
Pegasus Books: 146 pages).

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This graphic novel adaptation of The Subtle Knife is a great entry for readers new to His Dark Materials and an exciting new look at the classic for existing Pullman fans. Philip Pullman's world is brought to visual life in The Subtle Knife Graphic Novel, a companion to the successful The Golden Compass Graphic Novel. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way. In The Subtle Knife, Lyra meets Will--a boy on the run, a murderer--a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching - Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father - but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart (Random House: 277 pages).

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Darryl Cunningham’s latest investigation takes us to the heart of free-world politics and the financial crisis, as he traces the roots of bankrupt countries to the domination of right-wing policies and the people who created them. He examines the neurological basis of political thinking, and asks why it is so difficult for us to change our minds – even when faced with powerful evidence that a certain course of action is not working. Cunningham’s spare yet eloquent prose, perfectly complemented by the beauty and clarity of his artwork, delivers a devastating analysis of our economic world. A shortlisted title and winner of a number of 2015 awards and best of lists for that year; Cunningham is also the author of Science Tales (Myriad: 240 pages).

Supercrash - How to Hijack the Global Economy (2014) (digital) (Minutemen-dask).cbr

Nellie Bly's complete, true-to-life19th-century investigation of Blackwell Asylum captures a groundbreaking moment in history and reveals a haunting and timely glimpse at the starting point for conversations on mental health. "I said I could and I would. And I did." While working for Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper in 1887, Nellie Bly began an undercover investigation into the local Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island. Intent on seeing what life was like on the inside, Bly fooled trained physicians into thinking she was insane - a task too easily achieved - and had herself committed. In her ten days at the asylum, Bly witnessed horrifying conditions: the food was inedible, the women were forced into labor for the staff, the nurses and doctors were cruel or indifferent, and many of the women held there had no mental disorder of any kind. Now adapted into graphic novel form by Brad Ricca and vividly rendered with beautiful and haunting illustrations by Courtney Sieh, Bly's bold venture is given new life and meaning. Her fearless investigation into the living conditions at the Blackwell Asylum forever changed the field of journalism. A timely reminder to take notice of forgotten populations, Ten Days in a Mad-House warns us what happens when we look away (Gallery: 163 pages).

Ten Days in a Mad-House - A Graphic Adaptation (2022) (digital-SD) (fylgja).cbz

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega―game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.

In this graphic novel, New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game (First Second: 256 pages).

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In the midst of a quarantine, Fred buys Tiki, a puppy, to help bring a little joy to his family's life in isolation. What no one anticipated is that Tiki would turn their lives completely upside-down. During the pandemic, Fred, his girlfriend Sophie, and his daughter Lou seek a little comfort in the shape of a Shiba puppy named Tiki. But in the course of a single week, the adorable little furball manages to shatter everything in Fred's life: the comfort, the certainties, the links, the balances. In doing so, however, she manages to bring to light what truly matters: family. Alternately humorous and tragic, this fictionalized autobiographical story questions that moment we decide to adopt a pet and the beautiful mess that we're often left with (Humanoids: 128 pages).

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Fourteen international creators — all renowned and all unique — present 13 short stories in this love letter to the endless possibilities of sequential art in all its forms. Some of the world's greatest creators have each written and drawn an original story that explores the key moment when a clear-cut split occurs, a mutation, a personal revolt or a large-scale revolution that tips us from one world into another, from one life to an entirely new one: The Tipping Point. From slice-of-life tales and science-fiction adventures, to amusing asides and fantastical fables, witness these major (and minor) changes and evolution through the eyes of these visionaries from the worlds of manga, bande dessinée, and comics.

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The true story of the Cambodian painter Vann Nath, who used his art to fight against barbarism and tyranny. In 1978, a young painter named Vann Nath was arrested by the Khmer Rouge, the violent and totalitarian Communist Party of Kampuchea that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Imprisoned in the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, better known as S-21, painting became synonymous with survival for him. Ordered, like many Cambodian artists and craftsmen, to put his talent to use to glorify his captors, upon his release he continued painting — this time, to remember and pay tribute to the victims of Pol Pot’s regime. A story as fascinating as it is powerful (Humanoids: 126 pages)

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Somewhere in post WWII Central Europe exists an orphanage where children having survived a mysterious, transformative virus are admitted. Czechoslovakia, 1949. What Evil lurks within the walls of an ancient children's infirmary? After the brutal murder of her parents, Sarah, a young orphan, is about to discover that and much more. From long-buried secrets to imminent battles, the fate of man, and monster, lie with young Sarah. A gothic tale of horror from David Muñoz (co-writer of Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone film) and artist Tirso (Humanoids: 57 pages respectively).

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Whispers in the Walls Vol. 2 - Demian (2011) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

Whispers in the Walls Vol. 3 - Simon (2011) (digital) (Minutemen-The Undead).cbr

The daily misadventures of mischievous Belgian youngster Albert, as recounted in comic strip form by legendary ligne claire cartoonist Yves Chaland. The art of Yves Chaland ( Chaland Anthology - Freddy Lombard Vol. 1 & 2 ) tackles many different universes and genres. In the case of Young Albert, the author sarcastically explores intimate, everyday events in a largely autobiographical way. Mastering both art and writing skills in his short time on earth, Yves Chaland, is remembered as a genius who tragically left us to soon, but who thankfully gifted us a body of work that lives on as a major contributions to the world of comics (Humanoids: 80 pages).

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