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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. The Beast of Vargu and others / story by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie ; art by Duncan Fegredo [and others] ; colors by Dave Stewart [and others] ; letters by Clem Robins.
cover image"A wide variety of new dangers lie in wait for you in this Hellboy story collection! Face the mysterious Lambton Worm, track down an ancient corpse collector in the untamed wilderness, and more in this series of monster meet-ups! Some of Hellboy's most notorious exploits, including the story of Eisner Award-winning one-shot Hellboy: Krampusnacht and fan-favorite Hellboy: The Beast of Vargu await in this new short story collection!"-- Provided by publisher.

A quick & easy guide to sex & disability / A. Andrews.
cover image"All different kinds of bods want to connect with other bods, but lots of them get left out of the conversation when it comes to S-E-X. As explained by disabled cartoonist A. Andrews, this easy-to-read guide covers the basics of disability sexuality, common myths about disabled bodies, communication tips, and practical suggestions for having the best sexual experience possible. Whether you yourself are disabled, you love someone who is, or you just want to know more, consider this your handy starter kit to understanding disability sexuality, and your path to achieving accessible (and fulfilling) sex"--Publisher.

American gods. Volume 3, The moment of the storm / story and words by Neil Gaiman ; script and layouts by P. Craig Russell ; art by Scott Hampton ; colors by Jennifer T. Lange and Scott Hampton ; letters by Rick Parker.
cover image"The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods' fallen leader--heading towards to the inevitable god war in this final arc to the bestselling comic series!" -- Provided by publisher.

Downfall / Inio Asano ; translation, Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art + lettering, Joanna Estep.
cover image"Selling copies is the only thing that matters. So what if your first series just ended and you have no idea how to start the next one, your marriage is breaking up, your pure love of manga has been destroyed by the cruel reality of the industry and nothing seems to fill the sucking void inside you... Find the secret combo for a new hit manga series and everything will be okay. Right?"--Provided by publisher.

Swimming in darkness / Lucas Harari ; translated by David Homel.
cover image"Pierre is a young man at a crossroads. He drops out of architecture school and decides to travel to Vals in the Swiss Alps, home to a thermal springs complex located deep inside a mountain. The complex, designed by architect Peter Zumthor, had been the subject of Pierre's thesis. The mountain holds many mysteries; it was said to have a mouth that periodically swallowed people up. Pierre, sketchbook in hand, is drawn to the enigmatic powers of the mountain and its springs, and attempts to uncover the truth behind them in the secret rooms he discovers deep within the complex. But he finds his match in a man named Valeret who is similarly obsessed, and who'd like nothing more than to eliminate his competitor. Gorgeously illustrated, Swimming in Darkness is an intriguing noirish graphic novel about uncovering the powerful secrets of the natural world."-- Provided by publisher.

Sea of stars. Vol. 1 / Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum, writers ; Stephen Green, artist ; Rico Renzi, colorist ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters + design.
cover imageBeing a space-trucker sounds like a cool job, but the reality is can be boring as hell. So when recently-widowed GIL gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it's safe enough to bring his young son KADYN along for the ride -- that is until their "big rig" gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his young son -- with a breached suit that's venting oxygen at an alarming rate -- Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. Meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Mon-key riding a Space Dolphin...or maybe it's the strange powers he's suddenly manifest-ing?! From the writing duo of JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Thor) and DENNIS HOPELESS (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), with dazzling art by STEPHEN GREEN (Hellboy & the BPRD) and cosmic colors by Rico Renzi (SpiderGwen) comes a brand-new science fiction series, with all the scope and heart of the THE NEVEREND-ING STORY crossed with imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki -- an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure that's suitable for fans of all ages!

Space bandits / Mark Millar, writer ; Matteo Scalera, artist ; Marcelo Maiolo, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer.
cover image"Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe's most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies -- hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE. "--Provided by publisher.

Bowie : stardust, rayguns & moonage daydreams / screenplay by Steve Horton & Michael Allred ; technicolor cinematography, Laura Allred ; directed by Michael Allred ; foreword by Neil Gaiman.
cover imageThis graphic novel chronicles the rise of Bowie's career from obscurity to fame; and paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. As the Spiders from Mars slowly implode, Bowie wrestles with his Ziggy persona. The outcome of this internal conflict will change not only David Bowie, but also, the world.

Familiar face / Michael DeForge.
cover image"The bodies of citizens and the infrastructure surrounding them is constantly updating. People can't recognize themselves in old pictures, and they wake up in apartments of completely different sizes and shapes. Commuter routes radically differ day to day. The citizens struggle with adaptability as updates happen too quickly, and the changes are far too radical to be intuitive. There is no way to resist--the updates are enacted by a nameless, faceless force. The narrator of Familiar Face works in the government's department of complaints, reading through citizens' reports of the issues they've had with the system updates. The job isn't to fix anything but rather to be the sole human sounding board, a comfort in a system so decidedly impersonal. These complaints aren't mere bug reports--they can be anything: existential, petty, just plain heartbreaking. Michael DeForge's ability to find the humanity and emotional truth within the outlandish bureaucracy of everyday life is unparalleled. The signatures of his work--a vibrant color palette, surreal designs, and a self-aware sense of humor--enliven an often bleak technocratic future. Familiar Face is a masterful and deeply funny exploration of how we define our sense of self, and how we cope when so much of life is out of our control."--Amazon.com

The strange ones / Jeremy Jusay.
cover image"Filled with visceral and engaging prose, this graphic novella offers a nostalgic look at two young misfits who manage to find belonging and heartbreak in each other's friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Talking to strangers : a memoir of my escape from a cult / Marianne Boucher.
cover image"For fans of Wild Wild Country, Scientology and the Aftermath and Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, a stunning graphic memoir about a teenage girl who was lured into a cult and later fought to escape and reclaim her identity. Welcome to a place where you are valued. Where everyone is kind. Where you can be your truest self. In 1980, Marianne Boucher felt like a misfit. To the world, she was a high school student with a bright future as a powerhouse figure skater. But she always felt like she was performing--both on the ice and off. And then she found her people. Kind, open-minded and totally different. They didn't care about society's norms and expectations--they valued authenticity and compassion above all else. And they liked her. Not Marianne the performance, but Marianne the person, stripped of her veneer. Soon, she'd abandoned school, her skating and, most dramatically, her family to live with her new friends and help them fulfill their mission of "changing the world." She was sure the sacrifices they asked of her would be worth it. They were helping people, and they cared about her . . . didn't they? Talking to Strangers is the true story of Marianne Boucher's experiences in a cult that brainwashed her and took over her life. Told in stunning graphic memoir form, with vivid text and art alike, Marianne shares how she fell in with the Unification Church--or the "Moonies"--and how she eventually, painfully, pulled herself out."-- Provided by publisher.

Apsara engine / Bishakh Som.
cover image"In trans illustrator Bishakh Som's debut work of fiction, questions of gender, the body, and existential conformity are explored over the course of eight speculative and graphic short stories"-- Provided by publisher.

Batman. Last knight on Earth / Scott Snyder, writer ; Greg Capullo, penciller ; Jonathan Glapion, inker ; FCO Plascencia, colorist ; Tom Napolitano, letterer.
cover image"Twenty years in the future Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And...he's never been Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it."-- Provided by publisher.

Bix / Scott Chantler.
cover imageStunning illustrations provide a near-wordless graphic exploration highlighting the career of Leon Bix Beiderbecke, one of the most innovative jazz soloists of the 1920s next to the legendary Louis Armstrong. While composing and recording some of the landmark music in the early years of the genre, Bix struggled with personal demons, facing the disapproval of his conservative parents and an increasing dependence on alcohol. Presented in predominantly silent panels to reflect his rebellious, outsider quality and inability to communicate in anything other than his own musical terms, this is the story of a music star's rapid rise and tragic fall - a metaphor for the glories and risks inherent in the creative life. (Adapted from book jacket.)

The despicable Deadpool. Vol. 3, The Marvel Universe kills Deadpool / writer, Gerry Duggan ; pencilers, Mike Hawthorne (Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli # 300) ; iinkers Terry Pallot (Scott Koblish, Matteo Lolli, Craig Yeung, Mike Hawthorne (#300) ; color artist, Jordie Bellaire, (Nick Filardi, Ruth Redmond #300) ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino.
cover imageDeadpool has killed the Marvel Universe -- more than once. Now it's time for the MU to return the favor. With a $20 million bounty on Wade Wilson's head, every no-good dirtbag in the game is gonna be gunning for him. But after the year he's had? That's just the way he wants it. Soon it won't just be enemies after him, but everyone. And self-deprecation, self-defeat and self-destruction all combine as Deadpool dives deeper and deeper into despicability. He's gone from criminal to outcast to celebrity and back to criminal, but now every bad decision he's ever made along the way is going to come back to haunt him as Captain America leads the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe to take him down. Hard. Be there for the end of an era!

Bokurano : ours / Mohiro Kitoh ; translation, Camellia Nieh ; touch-up art & lettering, Jose Macasocol.
cover imageFifteen schoolchildren discover a mysterious man during a school trip who invites them to play a new video game, but only after they agree to his contract do they discover the game is very real.

Oblivion song. Chapter four / writer/creator, Robert Kirkman ; artist/creator, Lorenzo De Felici ; colorist, Annalisa Leoni ; letterer, Rus Wooton.
cover image"A decade ago 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. Since then, Nathan Cole and others have worked tirelessly to rescue survivors of the Transference. But one thing remains in their way: the Faceless Men. Who are they? What are they doing in Oblivion? All will be revealed."--Provided by publisher.

Sports is hell / by Ben Passmore.
cover image"After her city wins the Super Bowl for the first time, Tea is separated from her friend during a riot and joins a small clique fighting its way through armed groups of football fanatics to met a star receiver that just might end the civil war or become the city's new oppressive leader."--Amazon.

Infinity Gauntlet / writer, Jim Starlin ; pencilers, George Pérez & Ron Lim ; inkers, Joe Rubinstein, with Tom Christopher & Bruce Solotoff ; colorists, Max Scheele, Ian Laughlin & Evelyn Stein.
cover imageThe few superheroes remaining after Thanos destroys half the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet stand with the cosmic forces of space and time, love and hate, and order and chaos in an effort to save what is left of the Earth, but it will take a nearly-forgotten hero from another era to strip Thanos of power.

The devil's panties, volume 1 / story and art by Jennie Breeden ; edited by Lauren Perry.
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The family trade. Vol. 1 / written by Justin Jordan & Nikki Ryan ; art by Morgan Beem ; letters by Rachel Deering.
cover image"In a world where alchemy exists and history didn't quite go the way that it did here, there is the Float, formally the Free Republic of Thessalia, an ocean-borne city that's at the center of business and commerce. And on the Float is the Family, a sprawling network of thieves, con men, and assassins with one goal: make sure the Float keeps floating. Jessa Wynn their youngest member, is about to learn just how dirty a job it is when she finds herself in the middle of a plot which threatens the stability of the Float. Jessa is going to need her wits, her will and a whole lot of cats if she's going to save the Float and her family" -- Page [4] of cover.

Dakwäkãda warriors / Cole Pauls.
cover image"Artist Cole Pauls wanted to reclaim the Southern Tutchone language he had learned as a youth while performing in the traditional song and dance group the Dakwakada Dancers, based in Whitehorse (YT) [Yukon Territory, Canada]. So, he created a comic about two Earth Protectors saving the Earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches. But he also went to his elders and asked them to translate his comic into the two dialects of Southern Tutchone. The resulting work is an allegory of colonialization done in an accessible format, a whimsical young adult graphic novel which helps to revitalize the language. Pauls includes a "making of" postscript to give context to the project, and invites guest Indigenous Canadian artists to provide "pin-ups" of his characters (Gord Hill, Whess Harman, Blake Lepine, Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse)."-- Provided by publisher.

The Mueller report illustrated : the obstruction investigation / illustrations by Jan Feindt ; text and analysis by Rosalind S. Helderman.
cover image"Written and designed by The Washington Post and illustrated by artist Jan Feindt, "The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation" brings to life the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in an engaging and illuminating presentation. When it was released on April 18, Mueller's report laid out two major conclusions: that Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election had been "sweeping and systematic," and that the evidence did not establish that Trump or his campaign had conspired with the Kremlin. The special counsel left one significant question unanswered: whether the president broke the law by trying to block the probe. However, Mueller unspooled a dramatic narrative of an angry and anxious president trying to control the criminal investigation, even after he knew he was under scrutiny. Deep inside the 448-page report is a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of the White House, remarkable in detail and drama. With dialogue taken directly from the report, The Mueller Report Illustrated is a vivid, factually rigorous narrative of a crucial period in Trump's presidency that remains relevant to the turbulent events of today."--Page [4] of cover.

Little Lulu : working girl / John Stanley.
cover image"Lulu Moppet is an outspoken and brazen young girl who doesn't follow any rules--whether they've been set by her parents, the neighborhood boys, or society itself. In spring 2019 D+Q begins a landmark reissue series of Lulu's suburban hijinks: she goes on picnics, babysits, and attempts to break into the boys' clubhouse again and again. Cartoonist John Stanley's expert timing and constant gags made these stories unbelievably enjoyable, ensuring that Marge's Little Lulu was a defining comic of the post-war period."-- Provided by publisher.

Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe / writer, Cullen Bunn ; artist, Dalibor Talajić ; colorist, Lee Loughridge ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino.
cover image"What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other!"--Page 4 of cover.

Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe again / writer, Cullen Bunn ; penciler, Dalibor Talajic ; inker, Goran Sud̆zuka ; colorist, Miroslav Mrva ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino.
cover imageThe writer and artist of the original slaughterfest reunite! Prepare for an all-new, all-different tale of death and destruction starring the Merc With A Mouth! You won't believe your eyes when Deadpool kills the entire Marvel Universe...again!

Again!! = Agein!! No. 1 / Mitsurou Kubo ; translator, Rose Padgett ; lettering, E.K. Weaver ; lettering assistance, James Dashiell.
cover imageKinichiro isn't even that bad. It's just that on the first day of high school, his narrow eyes made him look shifty, so people assumed he was trouble. Now it's graduation, and he's looking back on three years with no friends. He never even joined a club. But after a bloody collision and an accidental fall, he wakes up a high school freshman, with the chance to try it all over... AGAIN!!

Berserk / by Kentaro Miura ; translation, Jason DeAngelis with Duane Johnson ; lettering and retouch, Dan Nakrosis with Studio Cutie.
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Year of the rabbit / Tian Veasna ; translation by Helge Dascher.
cover image"Year of the Rabbit tells the true story of one family's desperate struggle to survive the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seizes power in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Immediately after declaring victory in the war, they set about evacuating the country's major cities with the brutal ruthlessness and disregard for humanity that characterized the regime ultimately responsible for the deaths of one million citizens."-- Provided by publisher.

My boyfriend is a bear / written by Pamela Ribon ; illustrated and colored by Cat Farris ; lettered by Saida Temofonte.
cover imageThe delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear. Bear meets girl. Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she's ever had! He's considerate, he's sweet, he takes care of her. But he's a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Penny Nichols / written by MK Reed & Greg Means ; art by Matt Wiegle.
cover image"'I never wanted to be a teacher or lawyer. I never wanted to be anything, really.' Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she's found herself in. When, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie called 'Blood Wedding', everything goes sideways. Soon her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Somehow Penny must hold it all together and keep the production from coming apart at the seams. This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future -- and our family -- in the unlikeliest of places."--Provided by publisher.

Big Black : Stand at Attica / written by Frank "Big Black" Smith; illustrated by Améziane.
cover imageIn the summer of 1971, New York's Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America -- abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated against the powerless. But when the gurards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they've had enough and revolt -- taking their jailers hostage and making demands for humane conditions. -- page 4 of cover.

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse / Charlie Mackesy.
cover image"A modern, illustrated fable for readers of all ages that explores life's universal lessons from beloved British illustrator Charlie Mackesy"-- Provided by publisher.

Outer darkness, Volume 1. Each other's throats / John Layman, creator/writer ; Afu Chan, creator/artist ; Pat Brosseau, letterer.
cover image"Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a horrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic monsters, and more! "--Page 4 of cover.

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the sower / a graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings ; introduction by Nalo Hopkinson.
cover imageIn the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

H.P. Lovecraft's At the mountains of madness / adaptation and artwork by Gou Tanabe ; translated by Zack Davisson ; lettering and touchup by Steve Dutro.
cover image"January 25, 1931: an expedition team arrives at a campsite in Antarctica...to find its crew of men and sled dogs strewn and dead. Some are hideously mangled, as if in rage -- some have been dissected in a curious and cold-blooded manner. Some are missing. But a still more horrific sight is the star-shaped mound of snow nearby...for under its five points is a grave -- and what lies beneath is not remotely human! At the Mountains of Madness is a journey into the core of Lovecraft's mythos -- the deep caverns and even deeper time of the inhospitable continent where the secret history of our planet is preserved"--Back cover, volume 1.

Death wins a goldfish : reflections from a grim reaper's year-long sabbatical / Brian Rea.
cover image"Accompany Death on his mandatory yearlong sabbatical with these thoughtful, humorous illustrations from Brian Rea"-- Provided by publisher.

Holy Hannah / by Will Dinski.
cover image"Hannah, a successful tech entrepreneur, decides to drop out of society and create a new social app, 'Know Me.' She's invited to test the app on a small religious community, the Church of Love and Devotion. The results go way beyond any intended consequences as lines separating the self, technology, and belief become blurred and lead to religious cult indoctrination. Loosely inspired by the life of the notorious Jim Jones and updated for the social media age, Holy Hannah explores family and the ways in which people's lives become intertwined in unexpected and toxic ways."--Back cover.

Grass / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
cover image"Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories. The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace."-- Provided by publisher.

Street angel. Deadliest girl alive / Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca.
cover image"Jesse 'Street Angel' Sanchez is a homeless ninja girl on a skateboard! In-between kicking ass and taking sandwiches - she fights bullies, street gangs, ninjas, the man, cocky superheroes, hunger, and the ninja industrial complex. She also rescues a stray dog, makes weird new friends, and saves Christmas!?! This collection includes all of Street Angel's Image Comics adventures plus a couple of extra stories and behind-the-scenes materials.

Blade Runner 2019. 1, Los Angeles / written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson ; art by Andres Guinaldo ; colors by Marco Lesko ; lettering by Jim Campbell.
cover image"LAPD's best Blade Runner and detective, Aahna 'Ash' Ashina, has been assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Isobel and Cleo Selwyn, the wife and daughter of business tycoon, Alexander Selwyn--a close personal friend of Eldon Tyrell. Ash's search will take her on a journey deep into the crime-ridden underbelly of Los Angeles--a slowly decaying megacity--as she uncovers a terrible secret and a desperate conspiracy that forces her to confront her own hatred for Replicants--the synthetic humans--that she hunts and kills with such vengeance."--Provided by publisher.

Gender : a graphic guide / Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele.
cover image"An essential comic-book journey from the creators of Queer: A Graphic History that will change the way you think about gender. Is masculinity 'toxic'? Why are public toilets such a political issue? How has feminism changed the available gender roles -- and for whom? Why might we all benefit from challenging binary thinking about sex/gender? In this unique illustrated guide, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele travel through our shifting understandings of gender across time and space: from ideas about masculinity and femininity, to non-binary and trans genders, to intersecting experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, disability, and more. Tackling current debates and tensions, which can divide communities and even cost lives, Barker and Scheele look to the past and the future to explore how we might all approach gender in more caring and celebratory ways." -- Back cover.

No longer human / story & art by Junji Ito ; original novel by Osamu Dazai, based on English translation by Donald Keene ; translation & adaptation, Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art & lettering, James Dashiell.
cover image"'Mine has been a life of much shame. I can't even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.' Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm in arm with death. Osamu Dazai's immortal, and supposedly autobiographical work of Japanese literature is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo's mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche."-- Provided by publisher

Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness / adapted by Peter Kuper.
cover image"Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Kuper delivers a powerful interpretation of this controversial classic. Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism and brutal exploitation in Africa. Now award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper reimagines Conrad's masterpiece for a new generation, transforming this dramatic tale of madness, greed, and evil into something visually immersive and profoundly complex. Drawn in pen, black pencil, and ink wash reminiscent of the etchings and lithography of Francisco Goya and Honoré Daumier, Kuper's Heart of Darkness captures the ominous atmosphere and tempo of Charles Marlow's journey up the River Congo. Kuper's images and concise text confront Conrad's colonial attitudes and systemic racism yet leave room for readers to engage with these issues on their own terms. Longtime admirers of the novella will appreciate Kuper's innovative interpretations and see Conrad's opus with fresh eyes, while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a canonical work of twentieth- century literature"-- Provided by publisher.

You can only yell at me for one thing at a time : rules for couples / Patricia Marx ; illustrated by Roz Chast.
cover image"An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone's heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade. Okay, not that last one. It's one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother's Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else's, and solve all your problems. Nuggets of advice include: If you must breathe, don't breathe so loudly. It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel. Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine's Day crusader pal, or anyone who can't live with or without love?"-- Provided by publisher.

Black Hammer. Volume 4, Age of doom, part II / writer, Jeff Lemire ; artist, Dean Ormston ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, Todd Klein ; cover by Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart.
cover image"After learning how they got trapped on the farm world, our heroes find themselves with everything they thought they wanted. But not everything is right just yet, and it takes the strong resolve of the new Black Hammer to get the team back together, as shocking revelations change their world at every turn!"-- Provided by publisher.

Drawn to sex : the basics / created by Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan.
cover image"Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex! Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn't know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning about, talking about, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they're here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions--including ones you might not even know you had! In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people. Pick up this fun book it you're looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out!"--Back cover.

Clyde Fans : a picture novel in five parts / Seth.
cover image"Twenty years in the making, Clyde Fans peels back the optimism of mid-twentieth century capitalism. Legendary Canadian cartoonist Seth lovingly shows the rituals, hopes, and delusions of a middle-class that has long ceased to exist in North America--garrulous men in wool suits extolling the virtues of the wares to taciturn shopkeepers with an eye on the door. Much like the myth of an ever-growing economy, the Clyde Fans family unit is a fraud--the patriarch has abandoned the business to mismatched sons, one who strives to keep the business afloat and the other who retreats into the arms of the remaining parent."-- Provided by publisher.

She could fly. Volume two, The lost pilot / writer, Christopher Cantwell ; artist, Martín Morazzo ; colorist, Miroslav Mrva ; letterer, Clem Robins.
cover image"Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution... but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder... will she even survive long enough to go insane?"-- Provided by publisher.

Hex wives / written by Ben Blacker ; art by Mirka Andolfo ; colors by Marissa Louise ; letters by Josh Reed.
cover image"'The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.' For hundreds of years a war has been waged between a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches and the all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. After the death of the lead Architect in 2005, it seemed the witches had finally defeated their foes. Now, 13 years later, waking up in a perfect cookie-cutter home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a sunny corner of suburbia, Isadora has no recollection of her past life as the leader of a witch coven, nor her soul mate Nadiya, let alone the centuries-old war she has waged in defense of the soul of America."-- Provided by publisher.

Cats of the Louvre / by Taiyo Matsumoto ; translation & English adaptation, Michael Arias ; touch-up art & lettering, Deron Bennett.
cover image"A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto. The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive--a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now..."--Provided by publisher.

BTTM FDRS / written by Ezra Claytan Daniels ; illustrated by Ben Passmore.
cover image"Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the 'Bottomyards' is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home."--Provided by publisher.

Qualification / David Heatley.
cover image"From the author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, a new graphic memoir brimming with black humor, that explores the ultimate irony: the author's addiction to 12-step programs. David Heatley had an unquestionably troubled and eccentric childhood: father a sexually repressed alcoholic, mother an overworked compulsive overeater. Then David's parents enter the world of 12-step programs and find a sense of support and community. It seems to help. David, meanwhile, grows up struggling with his own troublesome sexual urges and seeking some way to make sense of it all. Eventually he starts attending meetings too. Alcoholics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous. Debtors Anonymous. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. More and more meetings. Meetings for issues he doesn't have. With stark, sharply drawn art and unflinching honesty, Heatley explores the strange and touching relationships he develops, and the truths about himself and his family he is forced to confront while 'working' an ever-increasing number of programs. The result is a complicated, unsettling, and hilarious journey--of far more than 12 steps"-- Provided by publisher.

Reincarnation stories / Kim Deitch ; editor, Gary Groth.
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Nancy : a comic collection / by Olivia James.
cover imageCollects the first nine months of the "Nancy" comic strip written and illustrated by Olivia Jaimes, and featuring the adventures of Nancy, the character created by Ernie Bushmiller in 1938. Includes an interview by Abraham Riesman with Olivia Jaimes, the mysterious cartoonist behind Nancy.

The little blue kite / Mark Z. Danielewski.
cover imageA boy who loves flying kites begins to fear flying them after his favorite kite is lost and broken. Only time and courage can help him decide whether to fly again.

The death of the master / Patrick Kyle.
cover imageAfter the sudden death of a beloved patriarch who promised eternal life to his followers, a topsy-turvy society attempts to reconcile the deluded teachings of their late leader with the harsh reality he left behind.

I know what I am : the life and times of Artemisia Gentileschi / Gina Siciliano ; editor Conrad Groth.
cover imageOften overlooked in the pantheon of Renaissance masters is Artemisia Gentileschi -- Italy's greatest female painter. In 17th century Italy, Artemisia braved the male-dominated sphere of painting to become a groundbreaking artist.

Girl on film : a graphic novel memoir / written by Cecil Castellucci ; illustrated by Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg ; colored by Kieran Quigley & Joana Lafuente ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.
cover imageOne thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artiste. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn't allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid. Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.

Two dead / story, Van Jensen ; art, Nate Powell ; colors, Erin Tobey.
cover image"From the acclaimed DC Comics writer and the artist of the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning illustrated trilogy March comes a stunning crime noir graphic novel exploring the intertwining threads of crime, conspiracy, racism, and insanity in the post-World War II Deep South."-- Provided by publisher.

Superman : year one / story and art by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. ; inks by Danny Miki ; colors by Alex Sinclair ; letters by John Workman ; dust jacket art and original series cover art by John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, and Alex Sinclair ; case art by Frank Miller and Alex Sinclair.
cover image"From legendary writer Frank Miller comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman's classic origin story, with art by John Romita Jr. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel's most famous milestones--from Kal-El's frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time. Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and John Romita Jr. (All Star Batman) use their celebrated backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective to Superman's origin, in a story that will live on as the pivotal Superman story."-- Provided by publisher.

Middlewest. Book 2 / story Skottie Young ; art, Jorge Corona ; colors, Jean-Francois Beaulieu ; lettering Nate Piekos of Blambot.
cover image"Seeking security and well-being doesn't mean settling into contentment or trying to find an easy way out. It means when things get difficult, there are people to count on and a place to find comfort and respite. Abel thought he'd found that. But, like so many others before him, his lack of self-control has put his new home, and those closest to him, in jeopardy. As told by writer Skottie Young and artists Jorge Corona, Abel's quest to find answers continues to shape who he will become. With the Fox at his side, Abel consults the bygone beings of an ancient Middlewest, while his father, Dale, continues to unravel as he desperately pursues a son who does not want to be found."

Thin slices of anxiety : observations and advice to ease a worried mind / Catherine Lepage.
cover imageThinly sliced and illustrated, emotions are much easier to digest.

Little Bird. Book one, The fight for elder's hope / created by Ian Bertram & Darcy Van Poelgeest ; writer Darcy Van Poelgeest ; artist Ian Bertram ; colors Matt Hollingsworth ; letters Aditya Bidikar ; design Ben Didier.
cover image"Little Bird was born into war, and it's the only life she's known. When her village is destroyed and her mother is kidnapped by the opressive American Empire, she fights to reignite the resistance that once was, and defeat the enemy - to save her people, to discover her own identity in a world on fire. Little Bird is the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic from award-winning film-maker Darcy Van Poelgeest and Angouléme nominated artist Ian Bertam."--page [4] of cover.

Deadpool by Skottie Young. Vol. 3, Weasel goes to Hell / writer, Skottie Young ; artists, Nic Klein with Scott Hepburn (#15) ; color artist, Nic Klein with Ian Herring (#15) ; letterer, Jeff Eckleberry.
cover image"As the War of the Realms rages, Deadpool is sent to Australia to take care of a pesky troll problem! No, not those obnoxious internet nerds. REAL TROLLS! How many didgeridoo jokes can one comic book make? Let's find out together! The war against the trolls grows larger! The likelihood of Deadpool not causing an international incident grows smaller! Prepare for carnage as only a nation begun as a penal colony can deliver!"--Provided by publisher.

Morning in America / written by Magdalene Visaggio ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; lettered by Zakk Saam.
cover imageIt's 1983, and when mysterious monsters start overtaking a small town in Ohio, it's up to a teenage girl gang to save the day in this new story for fans of Paper Girls and Stranger Things.

Rivers of London. Action at a distance / created by Ben Aaronovitch ; written by Andrew Cartmel ; art by Brian Williamson ; colors by Stefani Renne ; lettering by Rob Steen.
cover image"Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant's mentor, the mysterious Nightingale! October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities, and Strallen soon realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines who can match this madman's power - London's own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man's only intent. Tying directly into the continuity of the Rivers of London novels and revealing secrets about Nightingale's past that readers have long-hoped to find out!"--Provided by publisher.

Firefly. The sting / created by Joss Whedon ; written by Delilah S. Dawson ; illustrated by Pius Bak, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim, Rodrigo Lorenzo ; colored by Joana Lafuente, Doug Garbark, Natalia Marques ; lettered by Jim Campbell ; cover by Marco D'Alfonso, Miguel Mercado.
cover image"Five women. No men. One big gorram diamond. Saffron -- the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Capt. Malcolm Reynolds -- returns to the Serenity. But this time, she's got no time for Mal, as she's there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved." -- Back cover.

November. Vol. 1, The girl on the roof / Matt Fraction ; artist, Elsa Charretier ; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth ; letterer, Kurt Ankeny.
cover image"November follows the lives of three women intersecting in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city on a single day and night, they discover their lives are bound together by a mysterious man that seems to be the cause of it all."--Provided by publisher.

Spider-Man. Life story / Chip Zdarsky, writer ; Mark Bagley, penciler ; John Dell, Andrew Hennessy, inkers ; Frank D'Armata, colorist ; VC's Travis Lanham, letterer.
cover imageIn 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15, fifteen-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! 57 years have passed in the real world since that event -- so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley unite to spin a unique Spidey tale -- telling an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! Prepare to watch Peter Parker age through 57 years of groundbreaking history -- and find out what happens to him, and those he loves the most!

The secret loves of geeks / edited by Hope Nicholson ; foreword by Chris Roberson.
cover image"Following the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls comes this brand new anthology featuring comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex and, dating. Including creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (Hag-Seed), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Gabby Rivera (America), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), Sfe R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many more."-- Amazon.com.

Ōoku : the inner chambers / [story and art] by Fumi Yoshinaga ; [translation & adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller ; editor, Pancha Diaz].
cover image"In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chamber"--Vol. 1, p. [4] of cover.

Barefoot Gen. 1, A cartoon story of Hiroshima / Keiji Nakazawa ; translated by Project Gen.
cover imageGRAPHIC NOVELS: MANGA. Beautiful new hardcover edition of Barefoot Gen Volume One! Striking new design with special sturdy binding for institutional use. August 6, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Today, the danger posed by nuclear weapons is as great as ever, yet few people survive who witnessed their horror. To mark the event, and honor Keiji Nakazawa's incredible work, Last Gasp created a special set of Barefoot Gen, volumes 1-4 for institutional use. Nakazawa's manga illustrates the true impact of nuclear weapons when used against a civilian population. It is vital reading for people of all ages, and especially for today's youth. By keeping this tragedy in our collective consciousness, we can strive to never repeat it and guide humanity towards a course of peace. Barefoot Gen Volume One "A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima" details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima."

The envious siblings : and other morbid nursery rhymes / Landis Blair.
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The end of the world / [Don Hertzfeldt].
cover imageFrom the imagination of legendary animator and two-time Oscar nominee Don Hertzfeldt comes a hilarious fever-dream vision of the apocalypse. Created during sleepless nights while he worked on his animated films, The End of the World was illustrated entirely on Post-It notes over the course of several years, slowly taking shape from all the deleted scenes, bad dreams, and abandoned ideas that were too strange to make it to the big screen, including essential early material that was later developed into the animated classic World of Tomorrow. Hertzfeldt's visually striking work transcends its unusual nature and taps into the deeply human, universal themes of mortality, identity, memory, loss, and parenthood . . . with the occasional monstrous biting eel descending from the sky.

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