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For two years Adam has traveled through the emptiness of the universe with his genius parents, on a ship they invented called Earth 1. While this may sound like every kid's wildest dream, there's nothing cool to see like comets, planets, or giant cyborg space aliens. But Adam's is about to take an exciting turn when his family's ship is attacked and his parents are taken captive! Shipwrecked on a strange planet filled with stranger alien creatures, Adam must find a way to save his parents from the diabolical and dastardly Kalosian Space Pirates!
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Meet Virginia. Straight-A student. Co-captain of the girls' soccer team. Senior class vice president, Truman High School class of 1999. Full ride to Washington Univeristy in St. Louis. But Virginia left all of that behind to become Volcano Girl, the government-created-super-powered-guardian of Chicago. Increasingly distracted and alienated, Volcano Girl is slipping in performance. So when a former classmate somehow tracked down Volcano Girl- as Virginia Patterson -Virginia is shocked to learn as senior class vice-president it is her responsibility to plan the 10-year reunion. She has neither spoken to her friends nor been home in six years. Her friends are clueless to the nature of her profession and abilities.
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The extinction of two alien species at war - the Aquans and the Terans - is the beginning of an unexpected bond. Michael S. Bracco writes and draws a fantastic epic of a planet where death is necessary for BIRTH.
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Welcome to Towne. From the outside, Towne appears to be just a normal suburban village, however, that is simply a veneer. In Towne there are two factions, a group of scientists working behind the scenes and another that appear to be the guinea pigs for their experiments. What is their ultimate goal and who's behind it all? Welcome to the neighborhood, we hope you enjoy your stay.
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The latest issue of the critically acclaimed ongoing series from Alterna Comics. Zach has been captured, brainwashed and tortured... all for the good of the mysterious community called Towne. In this issue we learn a great deal more about the purpose of Towne and the mysterious project that seems to guide the destinies of its inhabitants. Also, a surprise ending that you will never, ever see coming.
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Compiled from Bret M. Herholz's work on the Undercover Fish Anthology, CONFESSIONS OF A PECULIAR BOY features an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Lenore," as well as many other original stories similar in tone. If you're a fan of Edward Gorey's art and Poe's writing - this book may just be for you!
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A young woman with a habit of seducing and killing men attracts the attention of an oblivious Detective and his helper. Will they solve the mystery behind these murders, or will the Black Widow strike again? Combining the illustrative style of Edward Gorey and the humor of Monty Python, Bret M. Herholz crafts a tale of mystery, humor, and suspense.
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Horror in the West is a horror anthology featuring eleven stories that combine the mysticism of the Old West with demons, zombies, aliens, and blood-curdling storytelling. A man who cannot be killed by the hangman's noose, alien cattle-drives for human flesh, demon-slaying bounty hunters - all of these stories can be found here. Horror in the West will take you by the reins and drive you straight over the edge!
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The Aquans and Terans spent their existences blaming each other for their own faults, warring until there was only one Aquan, a male, and one Teran, a female. Together in love and desperation, they created Novo - a savior born to a world that no longer had use for one. Now trying to discover a history he will never be a part of, can the mystery of his past give him the clues to his future?
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Novo, the wasted messiah of the Aquans and the Terans, finds himself stranded on a new and foreign world, populated by a powerful feline tribe known as the Xennons. Finding an immediate connection with a species whose women and children are threatened by horrid beasts known only as The Enemy, Novo realizes that he may be able to help this world in a way he could never help his own.
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Novo arrives on a desolate planet where the atmosphere has been devastated by war. Now living in a dome sealed off from the outside world, Novo works among the remaining inhabitants trying to reignite life under the watchful eye and iron fist of the corpulent Prettar. But behind the scenes a sinister conspiracy is brewing, one that threatens to shatter the lives of everyone - including Novo.
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The hunt is on as Novo knows the secret that will change everything. He struggles to enlighten the dulled masses of downtrodden and drunken workers, while Prettar tries to protect himself from the people he has used for so long. How long will Prettar's house of lies stand tall?
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THE FINAL CHAPTER! After finally learning the sinister motives of the Mama deity, Novo has been transported against his will to a civilization at the peak of its technological evolution. Instead of searching again for a mission, Novo decides to just quietly exist, hiding among the crowd that resides in the decaying megalopolis. But just as soon as Novo finds peace for himself, he is confronted by this world's inescapable flaws and must fight pride, greed and corruption one final time in the hopes that he can prevent a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.
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Annette Thomas is one of the living dead - literally. She is intelligent, has memories and emotions, and like other Risers - she's come back to fulfill a purpose. What that purpose is remains to be unclear and her journey towards self-discovery has brought her back from the grave. With the help of Ned, an instructor at a Riser facility, Annette must confront her past if she ever hopes to finally rest in peace.
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Alice Faulkner is in possession of documents that could cause a devastating royal scandal. Unfortunately, she has fallen into the hands of a pair of unscrupulous people who wish to use her possessions for their own ill benefit. So it is up to England's most famous consulting detective along with the help of his trusted friend, Doctor Watson, to rescue this unfortunate young woman and avert the impending scandal.
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Lord Algernon Sloughshire has been found dead! The only clue to what caused the murder was a single strand of spaghetti found tied around his lordship's neck. Luckily there's only one person oblivious enough to "solve" this case, none other than the DETECTIVE INSPECTOR!
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Why would Thor and Loki disguise themselves as a monkey and a clown? Why would an ordinary guy be tormented by other worldly forces AND his perverted best friend? Why would the most beautiful woman in the world work as a receptionist? The answer is simple: they all do it because of The Big Bad Book!
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Richard Sullivan has spent the past 10 years on death row, witnessing the torture and murder of each of his fellow inmates. As the sole remaining inmate in the prison, Sullivan must find a way to escape his fate or let the insane events of the prison finally consume him.
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  • The Deadbeat
  • Publishers: Alterna Comics
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  • Digital Release Date:
    December 14th, 2011
  • Language: English
  • Middle Grades (ages 9+)
A humorous and poignant 'slice of super life' graphic novel, THE DEADBEAT revolves around a down-on-his-luck former superhero and his long-lost daughter. As tempers flare and they come to terms with one another, they realize that the events that drove a wedge between them years ago were just the tip of the iceberg.
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Action and creepy Supernatural-esque gore collide in this indie series from creator K. Barrett and artist Vinnie Rico. The End Is Totally Nigh thrills with epic battles, demon baddies and apocalyptic drama as Jane, a mysterious exorcism expert, collides with a demonic plan for the end of the world. Together with a rag tag team of hunters, can they find a way to stop Lucifer from unleashing hell on Earth?
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