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Intriguing questions about the Bible - Volume 1-4 in a single graphic novel volume 128 pgs, FC
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A collection of stories written in Yiddish in the early 1900s, translated to English and adapted to graphic novel format by the creator's daughter, Trina Robbins, and many of her artist friends.
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This ain't your grandpappy's dusty old philosophy class! It's the philosophy seminar your college ethics professor wished he could teach! It's . . . the definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers! Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original ubermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, laugh some more, and ponder the messages of history's great thinkers as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre-Socratics to Jacques Derrida!
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In 2010, Professor John Jennings and Dr. Damian Duffy compiled and published a 176-page collection of art and essays celebrating the vibrant African American independent comics community. Black Comix featured over 50 contributors, including Dawud Anyabwile, Eric Battle, Kenji Marshall, Afua Richardson, Larry Stroman, Rob Stull, Lance Tooks, and many, many more. It met high praise throughout the industry and quickly sold through its respectable print run despite interest and demand—used copies now fetch $60-150 on Amazon and eBay. Flash-forward eight years: the comic industry has changed a lot since then, and the amount of African American talent continues to grow and amaze. While huge strides in diversity have been made, John and Damian felt the time was right for another spotlight on the topic. Rather than simply reprinting the first edition, considering the number of fresh new voices and changes in the industry, a whole new volume felt necessary. This massive volume will be a brand-new milestone spotlight on the amazing diversity in comics today.
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Set in early nineteenth-century Britain, Bloodlust & Bonnets follows Lucy, an unworldly debutante who desires a life of passion and intrigue—qualities which earn her the attention of Lady Violet Travesty, the leader of a local vampire cult.  But before Lucy can embark on her new life of vampiric debauchery, she finds herself unexpectedly thrown together with the flamboyant poet Lord Byron ("from books!") and a mysterious bounty-hunter named Sham. The unlikely trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled. Both witty and slapstick, elegant and gory, Emily McGovern's debut graphic novel pays tribute to and pokes fun at beloved romance tropes, delivering a joyous, action-packed world of friendship and adventure.
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Both volumes are collected here for the very first time and including a special preview of the third and final chapter of this series! In Book One: The Pretenders: She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead—and because she can see spirits, they can’t hide from her. Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave—and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own. Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help... In Book Two: The Inheritance: Despite her self-imposed isolation, Calexa’s ability to see spirits—and the memories she receives from them—guarantees she’ll never be alone, even among the deceased. The only living people she allows herself to interact with are Kelner, the cemetery’s cantankerous caretaker, and Lucinda Cameron, an elderly woman who lives in an old Victorian house across the street. With their friendship, Calexa has regained a link to the world beyond tombstones and mausoleums. Until the night she witnesses a murder that shatters her life—a life now under a police microscope—as their investigation threatens to uncover Calexa’s true identity...
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They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think “the Cemetery Girl” is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her…a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past. Calexa has new secrets as well—including the fact that she was murdered…she did die, if only for a moment. And in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now—as her worst fears come true and there are killers on her trail—the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything and bring the Cemetery Girl trilogy to its shocking conclusion!
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This is a true story about the most interesting person you've never heard of: Arthur Cravan, major figure in pre-World War I cutting-edge art circles, was among the greatest mysterious figures of the twentieth century. A self-confessed thief, forger, and con artist, he used a roster of assumed names and false identities. He was known, at various times, as a novelist, poet, painter, art critic, lecturer, publisher, and the lightweight boxing champion of France. Always a rebellious, restless spirit, this dedicated rule breaker was a political radical whose friendship with Leon Trotsky earned him the surveillance of the US government--even through his immigration to Mexico with his wife, the poet Mina Loy. In 1918, at the age of thirty-one, the fascinating physical giant vanished without a trace, and--despite several supposed sightings over the years--was never seen again. Is it possible that he became the mysterious, reclusive novelist B. Traven, who wrote The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?
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Clueless, naive, full of dreams... and unemployed. Fresh out of art school, our hero Dino is ready to start a new chapter in his life, but can't figure out how, and struggles to find his identity as an artist. With a little encouragement from a classmate, he sets out on a fantastic inner journey to wipe the dust off his teenage obsessions and reignite his passion. Blending fact and fiction, past and present, pencil and paint, debut author Shih-Mu Dino Pai brings a wide range of voices and influences to bear on the most intimate story in his heart, in this Xeric Award-winning graphic novel.
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Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What could change two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the work of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception?
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Comics luminary Will Eisner takes on literary giant Charles Dickens, in this fascinating retelling of the life of Oliver Twist's Fagin! Imagining Fagin's impoverished childhood in the slums of London and his initiation into the criminal underworld, Eisner's story counters the anti-Semitism of Victorian literature as his gorgeous brushwork creates an evocative portrait of the era. * Now with Eisner's previously unused full-color cover art! * Foreword by Brian Michael Bendis! * Introduction by Dickens scholar Jeet Heer!
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Yoshitaka Amano's lush ethereal paintings of magical creatures, spirits, goblins, and apparitions have been praised and admired all over the world. In Fairies he turns his considerable talent to capturing in breathtaking images characters from such beloved stories as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the wizard Merlin and his muse the intoxicating Nimue, mermaids of the deep as well as his interpretation of fairies from Celtic and Japanese mythology.
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Homemaker Stephenie Meyer made history with her bestselling Twilight Saga books. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart played out her captivating icons seamlessly, earning each a definitive Fame status. Though Twilight was the catalyst, read more to learn why each is deserving of their A-list status through their other ventures as well.
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Since leaving behind a career in children’s television, Suzanne Collins has made her mark on the world with her best-selling young adult book series, The Hunger Games – now about to become a feature film. “FAME: Suzanne Collins” offers a look at how events in her life helped shape the series that would make her a household name.
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Follows the author from her formative years in her beloved New Orleans through the tragedies that influenced the creation of her most popular novels and her fervent rediscovery of Catholicism.
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Ayn Rand is one of the most influential novelists of the past century, and her books continue to sell by the hundreds of thousands. Her work extols political liberty and free enterprise, and her philosophy of Objectivism has wide appeal both in the personal and political spheres. Produced in association with the Ayn Rand Foundation, Female Force: Ayn Rand explores the life and philosophy of this great thinker.
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The inspiration for the hit tv show 'True Blood' and with a writing career spanning nearly 30 years, the populatrity of cozy mystery "with teeth" author Charlaine Harris soared with her popular Sookie Stackhouse novels spawned a new life as HBO's popular series, True Blood. This Female Force book showcases the personal obstacles through which Harris has triumphed, making her an ideal role model for teenage girls and women. Harris as interviewed for this special edition of Female Force.
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From a dream, to a string of best sellers, to a successful movie franchise, Stephenie Meyer has captured the imagination of millions with her stories about a young girl and her vampire lover. Now the tables are turned as Stephenie Meyer becomes the featured protagonist in a special biography graphic novel. "Female Force: Stephenie Meyer," released just in time for the upcoming movie sequel based on her book "Eclipse," examines her rise to popularity, her Twilight saga novels, and her future plans. This book will also include the history of Forks, the Washington peninsula town where her stories take place, as well as other bonus material not found anywhere else.
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FINAL ISSUE! New World Order, Part 2 It's a race against the clock! Britney and her team infilitrate the Human Order's base of operations inside the Vatican in Rome. But as we've seen, Alpha's no altar boy. The team must pull together against overwhelming odds to save all of Highborn kind from the Human Order's ultimate weapon. But at what cost?
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In an alternate Steam Punk reality, Cinderella, Robyn Hood, Calie Liddle, Captain Hook, and many other of the most popular Grimm Universe characters live in a stunning but dangerous world unlike any you've seen before. When a group of outlaws led by the infamous Robyn Locksley pulls off a major heist, her and her crew are hunted down by the local Sheriff named Shang, an assassin called Cinderella and an extremely dangerous gangster who owns the town: Sela Mathers. This special Steampunk collection is a must have for any fan of Zenescope's Grimm Universe!
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