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3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man
by Matt Kindt
What would it be like to stand head and shoulders above everyone else—and to keep growing? Unable to interact with a fragile world that isn't built to withstand your size? To live in a house that doesn't fit you anymore—with a wife who doesn't either? Craig Pressgang's life is well documented in his official CIA biography, Giant Man: Pillar of America, but the heroic picture it paints is only half the story. The continuous growth caused by Craig's strange medical condition brings a variety of problems as he becomes more isolated and unknowable. Told in three eras by three women with unique relationships with Craig, 3 Story follows his sad life from his birth to the present.
Moyasimon, Vol. 1: Tales of Agriculture
by Ishikawa Masayuki
Tadayasu is a new, fresh-faced university student hiding a bizarre secret: He can see germs with the naked eye. Between the machinations of an eccentric professor determined to unlock the power of the microbial world and the doomed agricultural experiments of his fellow students, will Tadayasu ever find the cool college atmosphere he so desires?
by Danica Novgorodoff, James Ponsoldt, and Benjamin Percy
Fathers, sons, and the war that comes between them.
There’s nothing Josh, Cody, and Gordon want more than their fathers home safely from the war in Iraq—unless it’s to get out of their dead-end town. Refresh, Refresh is the story of three teenagers on the cusp of high-school graduation and their struggle to make hard decisions with no role models to follow; to discover the possibilities for the future when all the doors are slamming in their faces; and to believe their fathers will come home alive so they can be boys again.
Irredeemable, Vol. 1
by Mark Waid and Peter Krause
A comic-book industry event: a new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! Irredeemable dares to ask the question what if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain? A “twilight of the superheroes”–style story that examines supervillains from the writer of Kingdom Come and Empire!
READ THE REVIEW HERE!
WRITER MARK WAID IS INTERVIEWED HERE.
Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 2
by Karuho Shiina
Will the curse of Sadako leave her friendless for life? Sadako's chance to become friends with Yano and Yoshida is about to go down the drain when rumors start flying that Yano's been around the block and Yoshida's a former gang member. And the source of all this tattle? Sadako herself! Will Sadako retreat to her former life as a loner because of a simple misunderstanding? Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine…for a horror movie. With her jet-black hair, sinister smile, and silent demeanor, she’s often mistaken for Sadako, the haunting movie character. Unbeknownst to but a few, behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Shy and pure of heart, she just wants to make friends. But when Kazehaya, the most popular boy in class, befriends her, she’s sure to make more than just that—she’s about to make some enemies too!
Air, Vol. 2: Flying Machine
by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s been a change in our flight plan. You may have heard of a group called the Etesian Front—vigilantes dedicated to taking the skies back from terrorism. Sounds like a noble cause, right? But there’s more to them than meets the eye. They’re after someone. Someone who is either an average frequent flier—or a terrorist. And he’s got a secret. Something that will change the way we fly—and the way we see technology—forever.
AN INTERVIEW WITH WRITER G. WILLOW WILSON IS HERE.
by Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo, and Mark Buckingham
From the pages of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year-old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life, and (of course) death. A practical, honest, and intelligent story that illuminates “the miracle of death.”
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
The team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor, Pogo. So it's a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is, each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice—the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track and The Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres…all leading to a blood-drenched face-off with maniacal assassins and a plot to kill JFK!
AN INTERVIEW WITH WRITER GERARD WAY IS HERE.
Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book Two
by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben
Continuing the reprints of the epic series that introduced Alan Moore to U.S. readers in the ’80s, Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book Two is frightening, chilling, and utterly brilliant. The love story between Swamp Thing and Abby takes new turns as Swamp Thing discovers not only more about himself and his role in nature, but also about America itself.
by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon
Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon’s carefully crafted, acclaimed epic reaches its oversized conclusion! Combining the superhero genre with a sociopolitical thrill ride, this finale will leave readers breathless! Who lives? Who dies? And what will befall the Wintermen?