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Junji Ito - Oct 15, 2013 (first published in 2000)
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Spirals... this town is contaminated with spirals...Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral — the hypnotic secret shape of the world. This bizarre masterpiec...
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Alan Moore - May 20, 2019 (first published in 1987)
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This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on...
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Book One
John Lewis - Aug 13, 2013
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March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alab...
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House of X/Powers of X
Pepe Larraz - Dec 11, 2019
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Mutants are the future, and the future begins now! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, SECRET WARS) takes the reigns of the X-Men universe with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva to change the way you look at every X-Men story. HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X intertwine to reveal the secret past, present, future, and far future of Mutantkind! I...
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Ryan Penagos
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Gabriel Ba - Feb 08, 2011
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What are the most important days of your life?Meet Brás de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Brás spends his days penning other people's obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself—writing the end of other people's stories, while his own has barely begun.But on the day that life beg...
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The Black Mirror
Scott Snyder - Mar 05, 2013 (first published in 2011)
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A NEW YORK TIMES #1 Bestseller.In "The Black Mirror," a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils!Then, in a second sto...
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Mister Miracle
Tom King - Feb 19, 2019
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No prison can hold him. No trap can contain him. He is Scott Free, the worldwide celebrity sensation known as Mister Miracle, and he is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. But can he pull off the ultimate trick–and escape death itself?Something has gone horribly wrong with the perfect life that Scott and his wife Big Barda have made for them...
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris - Feb 28, 2017
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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the int...
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Zoe Kazan
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Black Hammer Volume 1
Secret Origins
Jeff Lemire - Apr 11, 2017
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Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City--Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien--now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their...
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James Gunn
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Exit Stage Left
The Snagglepuss Chronicles
Mark Russell - Aug 28, 2018
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Heavens to Murgatroyd! Hanna-Barbera’s very own Snagglepuss is reimagined in a brand-new series, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES, by author Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES)!It’s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. B...
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Upgrade Soul
Ezra Claytan Daniels - Sep 18, 2018
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For their 45th anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the couple is faced with the results: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones...
All-New Wolverine Vol. 1 by Tom Taylor
Saga Book One by Brian K Vaughan
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Batman by Alan Moore
Batman Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
Batman by Jeph Loeb
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman
Adventure Time Vol. 1 by Ryan North
Marvels by Kurt Busiek
Star Wars by Salvador Larocca
Runaways by Adrian Alphona
Here by Richard McGuire
Hildafolk by Luke Pearson
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja Omnibus by Matt Fraction
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1 by Kazuo Koike
Criminal by Ed Brubaker
Superman by Mark Waid
The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1 by Ed Piskor
Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1 by Rick Remender
The Flintstones Vol. 1 by Mark Russell
Hellboy in Hell Volume 1 by Mike Mignola
Southern Bastards Volume 1 by Jason Aaron
Astro City by Kurt Busiek
Silver Surfer By Slott & Allred Omnibus by Dan Slott
Thor by Jason Aaron by Esad Ribic
These Savage Shores TPB Vol. 1 by Ram V
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 by Joe Bennett
Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
March by John Lewis
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
Bone by Jeff Smith
Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
Preacher Book One by Garth Ennis
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
A Silent Voice, Vol. 1 by Yoshitoki Oima
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1 by Yusei Matsui
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori
Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Maus I by Art Spiegelman
The Adventure Zone by Clint McElroy
Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu
Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales
Wolverine by Mark Millar
Making Comics by Scott Mccloud
Fables by Bill Willingham
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
The Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley
Batman Hush by Jeph Loeb
Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Omnibus by John Cassaday
Vision Vol. 2 by Tom King
Avatar by Michael Dante Dimartino
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
DC by Darwyn Cooke
Injustice by Tom Taylor
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Absolute All Star Superman by Grant Morrison
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade by Max Brallier
Vision Vol. 1 by Gabriel Walta
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Invincible by Robert Kirkman
Narwhal by Ben Clanton
Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 1 by Mike Mignola
The Hidden Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag
Captain America, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker
Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson
Superman by Kurt Busiek
The Planetary Omnibus by Warren Ellis
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew
Barefoot Gen, Vol. 1 by Keiji Nakazawa
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin B. Eastman
Vision by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Saga by Brian K Vaughan