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Graphic-Novels

2021

In Love & Pajamas: A Collection of Comics about Being Yourself Together


Catana Chetwynd - 2021
    From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Snug and the bestselling Little Moments of Love comes an all-new collection, In Love & Pajamas by Catana Chetwynd of Catana Comics!  When you've reached that sweatpants-wearing cozy place in your relationship, it's all In Love & Pajamas!  This brand-new collection of Catana Comics presents some fan favorites and half of the book features never-before-seen comics that delight and amuse readers of all ages.  Wholesome, sweet, feel-good humor!

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History


David F. Walker - 2021
    This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and legacy of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset. Using dramatic comic book-style retellings and illustrated profiles of key figures, The Black Panther Party captures the major events, people, and actions of the party, as well as their cultural and political influence and enduring significance.

When Sharks Attack With Kindness


Andrés J. Colmenares - 2021
    While sharks are one of the ocean’s deadliest predators, these sharks can smell insecurity, doubt, and gloom, and are quick to strike  — with kindness, cuteness, and positivity!When Sharks Attack With Kindness includes a QR code linking to a special instrumental soundtrack for audiences to enjoy while reading the book.

Feelings: A Story in Seasons


Manjit Thapp - 2021
    From the spark of possibility and jolt of creativity in High Summer, to the need for release from anxiety and pressure during Monsoon, to the desolation and numbness of Winter, Thapp implores us to consider the seasons of our own emotional journeys.Articulating and validating the range of feelings we all experience, this is a book that allows us to feel connected and comforted by the experiences that make us human.

Thirsty Mermaids


Kat Leyh - 2021
    But the good times abruptly end the next morning when, through the haze of killer hangovers, the trio realizes they never actually learned how to break the spell, and are now stuck on land for the foreseeable future. Which means everything from: enlisting the aid of their I-know-we-just-met-but-can-we-crash-with-you bartender friend, struggling to make sense of the human world around them, to even trying to get jobs with zero skill sets . . . all while attempting to somehow return to the sea and making the most of their current situation with tenacity and camaraderie (especially if someone else is buying).

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy


Faith Erin Hicks - 2021
    A stand alone comic about the best earthbender and inventor of metalbending, Toph Beifong. Written by Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Last of Us: American Dreams) and illustrated by Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker, Over the Wall) and Adele Matera, the same team behind the Imbalance trilogy.

The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food: Step-By-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone


Joseph Tychonievich - 2021
    Throughout the book, "cheat sheets" sum up George's key facts and techniques, providing a handy quick reference for anyone starting their first vegetable garden, including how to find the best location, which vegetables are easiest to grow, how to pick out the healthiest plants at the store, when (and when not) to water, how to protect your plants from pests, and what to do with extra produce if you grow too much.If you are a visual learner, beginning gardener, looking for something new, or have struggled to grow vegetables in the past, you'll find this unique illustrated format ideal because many gardening concepts--from proper planting techniques to building raised beds--are easier to grasp when presented visually, step by step. Easy and entertaining, A Comic Book Guide to Growing Food makes homegrown vegetables fun and achievable.

The Crossroads at Midnight


Abby Howard - 2021
    An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected — and unsettling — visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. An isolated backwoods family stumbles into good fortune for a time with a monstrous discovery in the lake behind their house, but that time is running short. And a misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? All these lonely souls — and more — have reached out into the darkness, not knowing what they might find.Around the dark edges of reality lurk unknown beings with unknowable intentions — ordinary objects can become cursed possessions, entities who seem like friends can become monstrous, and those who seem monstrous can become the truest companions. In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight.

The Department of Truth, Vol 1: The End of the World


James Tynion IV - 2021
    One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?From bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (BATMAN, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN) and breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (DYING IS EASY)!Collects DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1-5

Catalogue Baby


Myriam Steinberg - 2021
    She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way.But Myriam’s journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey.Through it all, Myriam remained hopeful and here she unflinchingly shares her story with wry humour, honesty, and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Christache, Catalogue Baby is one woman’s story of tragedy and beating the odds, and is a resource for all women and couples who are trying to conceive. Catalogue Baby is a compassionate portrait of fertility and infertility that hasn’t been seen before.

Allergic: A Graphic Novel


Megan Wagner Lloyd - 2021
    Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy to call her own is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd uses inspiration from her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human


Erika Moen - 2021
    

My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection


Julia Kaye - 2021
    You can be trans and have a successful future. You can be trans and have a normal life full of ups and downs. In our current political and social climate, this hopeful, accessible narrative about trans lives is both entertaining and vital.

Living With Mochi


Gemma Gene - 2021
    This moment and her relationship with the pug led her to begin chronicling her adventures with Mochi in a series of webcomics that have gained a social media following of half a million loyal readers. The comics chronicle Mochi’s life from puppyhood to adulthood, featuring Mochi's unrequited dog friendships, his jealousy of his two dog-brothers, and his love of food.

The Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel #2)


Scott Cawthon - 2021
    Even with the excitement of a new school and a fresh start, she's still haunted by nightmares of a masked murderer and four gruesome animatronic puppets. Charlie thinks her ordeal is over, but when a series of bodies are discovered near her school bearing wounds that are disturbingly familiar she finds herself drawn back into the world of her father's frightening creations. Something twisted is hunting Charlie, and this time if it finds her, it's not letting her go.With electrifying art from Eisner Award-nominated artist Claudia Aguirre, and even more horror than ever before, fans won't want to miss this graphic novel adaptation straight from the mind of Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon.

The Many Lives of Pusheen the Cat


Claire Belton - 2021
    Now you can learn what makes her purr and find out why so many have already fallen in love with her. This delightful collection of comics and illustrations features some of the most popular and purr-fectly adorable Pusheen comics you know and love, plus a healthy serving of never-before-seen material. The Many Lives of Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.

The Sad Ghost Club


Lize Meddings - 2021
    invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you can barely get out of bed, when it's a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn't. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, lost and alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything. Because that night they start the The Sad Ghost Club - a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don't belong.For fans of Heartstopper and Jennifer Niven, and for anyone who's ever felt invisible. You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.

My Weird School Graphic Novel: Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit!


Dan Gutman - 2021
    and his friends at Ella Mentry School are headed on a field trip to NASA headquarters. But their tour guide, Mr. Corbett, is a total space cadet! And what happens when A.J. accidentally launches the whole class into outer space?!  Full of visual gags, space aliens, and hilarious full-color illustrations, this is the weirdest graphic novel in the history of the world!With more than 27 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale


Tim Fielder - 2021
    Now comes Tim Fielder’s compelling, beautifully rendered graphic novel, INFINITUM.In INFINITUM, King AjA Oba and Queen Lewa are revered across the African continent for their impressive political and military skills. Yet the future of their kingdom is in jeopardy, for the royal couple do not have an heir of their own. When the King kidnaps his son born to a concubine, Obinrin, she curses AjA with the “gift” of immortality. After enjoying long, wonderful lives both, Queen Lewa and the crown prince die naturally, leaving the ageless bereaved King AjA heartbroken and alone. Taking advantage of AjA’s vulnerability, enemy nations  rise to power and kill the king – or so they think.  King AjA Oba survives the fatal attack, finally realizing the bitter fruit of Obinrin’s curse.For decades, the immortal AjA wanders the world, mourning his lost subjects and searching for a new kingdom. His journey leads him across time, allowing him to witness the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the New World, and the American Civil Rights Movement. The expansion of global technology brings about intergalactic travel, first contact with an alien species, and conflicts within and ultimately outside the known universe. Thrust into these seminal events, AjA, now known by many as “John,” faces harrowing decisions that will determine mankind’s physical and spiritual trajectory.In 260 stunningly, emotionally evocative full-color images, INFINITUM presents a unique cosmic experience, addressing pressing issues of racism, classism, gender inequality, the encroachment of technology and the spiritual cost of war , while exposing the history behind ancient mysteries, including Olmec heads and Maroon societies.

Dog Biscuits


Alex Graham - 2021
    Gussy struggles to keep his dog biscuit boutique afloat while a global pandemic rages unchecked. The loneliness of lockdown and social distancing drives his employee Rosie to betray her principles. Rosie’s roommate Hissy is at a personal crossroads. A love triangle emerges as they find themselves tangled in a web of police brutality, protests, drugs, dating apps and COVID chaos. Taking place over the course of just a few days, this is a snapshot of humanity—okay, animals—in crisis.

The Legend of Auntie Po


Shing Yin Khor - 2021
    It reclaims the mythology of early Americana through the lens of a Chinese-American girl and her experiences at a logging camp in the Pacific Northwest, where campfire stories recast Paul Bunyan as an elderly Asian woman in the figure of Auntie Po.

Unlikely Friends


Norm Feuti - 2021
    Beak & Ally is a new early reader graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly.Ally the alligator is perfectly happy being alone . . . until one day a noisy bird named Beak lands on her snout. Much to Ally’s annoyance, this chatty bird likes to sing all the time and has chosen a nearby tree to build his new nest. Even worse, he insists that he and Ally will be best friends. In fact, he has all kinds of friendship goals in mind, and it seems nothing Ally says will convince him that she’d rather just be alone.Nothing beats peace and quiet . . . except for maybe a new best friend?Beak & Ally is a brand-new graphic novel series by Norm Feuti, perfect for emerging readers and comic lovers alike.

Garlic & the Vampire


Bree Paulsen - 2021
    No matter how much her friend Carrot and kindly Witch Agnes encourage her, Garlic just wants to tend her own garden, where it’s nice and safe.But when her village of vegetable folk learns that a bloodthirsty vampire has moved into the nearby castle, they all agree that, in spite of her fear and self-doubt, Garlic is the obvious choice to confront him. And with everyone counting on her, Garlic reluctantly agrees to face the mysterious vampire, hoping she has what it takes.After all, garlic drives away vampires . . . right?

The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook


Matt Lubchansky - 2021
    What if everything the Right thought about the Left was real? Accomplished ANTIFA operative Max Marx is about to get the big promotion: body augmentation to become a fully-fledged super-soldier in their never-ending battle to destroy the police, the American way of life, gender, capitalism, and anything else they deem "fascist."

For Justice: The Serge & Beate Klarsfeld Story


Serge Klarsfeld - 2021
    Over the years, they have received numerous national awards for their lifetime of work hunting down Nazi war criminals and forcing Europe to face the horrors of its past. For Justice: The Serge and Beate Klarsfeld Story is the tale of their relentless crusade for justice and their emergence as a voice for the voiceless. Written in partnership with Serge and Beate Klarsfeld.

Gamayun Tales II


Alexander Utkin - 2021
    Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there’s no end to the adventure in these books! Utkin’s striking art style takes inspiration from classic mid-century Disney animation, drawing readers in for a colorful journey even if they have no familiarty with Russian mythology.Story Locale: RussiaSeries Overview: This series uses Russian folklore to tell contemporary fantasy adventure stories featuring lush, vibrant illustrations.

Scarlet Witch by James Robinson: The Complete Collection


James Robinson - 2021
    But will the powerful mage called the Emerald Warlock be friend or foe? And even as witchcraft is pieced back together, Wanda must discover who shattered it in the first place! The Scarlet Witch will aid brokenhearted hero Le Peregrine and seek help from young witch the Wu, but things won’t be easy when she encounters her brother, Pietro! The Witches’ Road is long — and full of dangers!Collects Scarlet Witch (2016) #1-15, Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic (2016) #1.

Wicked Epic Adventures: Another Wallace the Brave Collection


Will Henry - 2021
    The world of Wallace The Brave is one of imagination, discovery, and wonder, as Wallace and his friends explore the coastal surroundings of Snug Harbor, Rhode Island, uncovering new mysteries, adventure, and mischief wherever they turn. Brought to life by the wonderfully detailed ink-and-watercolor art of Will Henry, Wallace The Brave (named the 2018 Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year) will delight young readers as well as their parents, who will recognize a camaraderie and heart similar to classic strips like Calvin & Hobbes.

iMMigratitude: Tales of Asian Immigration


Alex ParkLily Van - 2021
    Alex Paro, project lead: "Last year, I finally managed to resolve a lengthy cold war with my father. It was born out of our experience of moving to Canada when their expectation of how I would turn out and reality greatly differed. Eventually, we were able to bridge that gap. Around this time, I also became a member of a group called the Asian Creatives Network (ACN). As I shared my story with other members of the ACN, I realized that everyone had similar, but unique tales of intergenerational strain resulting from immigration. The common portrayals of Asian parents in the media are often clownish and racially-charged with age-old stereotypes. Whereas the stories that we tell ourselves are of human beings who were flawed at times, but are also impossibly generous toward their children. This book will tell those experiences and humanize our parents. We also worked hard to put together a roster of diverse voices within the context of Asian. We are artists from Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Filipino backgrounds."

Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 Feet: D.B. Cooper and the Missing Money


Tom Sullivan - 2021
    001: NORJAK NOVEMBER 24, 1971 PORTLAND, OREGON2:00 P.M. A man in his mid-forties, wearing a suit and overcoat, buys a ticket for Northwest Orient Airlines flight 305 bound for Seattle.3:07 P.M. The man presents his demands: $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. If the demands are not met, he threatens to detonate the explosive device in his briefcase.So begins the astonishing true story of the man known as D.B. Cooper, and the only unsolved airplane hijacking case in the United States. Comic panels, reproductions of documents from real FBI files, and photos from the investigation combine for a thrilling read for sleuths of all ages.What better way to draw readers into nonfiction than through an exciting graphic novel? This series will appeal to readers of series such as Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Fans of history and whodunits, CSI-club kids, and graphic novel enthusiasts alike will be pulled in by the suspenseful, complex, and kid-appropriate cases in this series.Sidebars provide fun facts about pre-2001 air travel, serial numbers on currency, airplane design, and more. Backmatter showcases period photos and primary source material in FBI archives.

Snow Angels #1


Jeff Lemire - 2021
    They were born in The Trench, and they'll die there, just like all their people do. The two girls, eight and eleven, are a part of The Trenchfolk, a sprawling settlement of people living inside the massive ice walls of a vast, seemingly endless frozen trench carved into the surface of an otherwise icy wasteland. The Trenchfolk survive in this hostile world by following The Three Testaments of The Trench -- golden rules repeated like a mantra from birth to death...1. YOU MUST NEVER LEAVE THE TRENCH.2. THE TRENCH PROVIDES.3. THE TRENCH IS ENDLESS.Milli and Mae don't really know how their people came to live here. No one does, not even their wise and gentle Father. On Milliken's twelfth birthday, their father takes the two girls on an overnight skate down the trench -- a coming-of-age ritual to teach them how to fish the frozen river, how to hunt the wild Trenchdogs that wander its frigid banks, and how to give proper thanks to their frozen Gods -- The Colden Ones. It's the trip of a lifetime until the girls push beyond the borders of their humble land and awaken the Trench's deadly defender... The Snowman! What follows next is an action-packed story of survival, loss and redemption.Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.Love the comic? Read the short story! Start the saga with a 21-page short story by Jeff Lemire, featuring cover art by Jock. Presented by Amazon Original Stories. Read or listen free with Prime at Amazon.

How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten): A Polite Predators Book


Rachel Poliquin - 2021
    But Celeste loves very bad ideas, and she is willing to put your life on the line to prove herself right! Need to stop a python from swallowing you head-first? Wear a lamp shade as a hat! Want to speed up a three-hundred-pound snake? Try roller skates! What's the perfect light snack for a python? A chicken! Using her superior pythonine knowledge, Celeste comes up with various strategies and solutions -- many dangerous, most absurd, but all based on the biology of pythons. Meanwhile, Frank is hatching his own plans.Rachel Poliquin has created a delightfully preposterous premise that, combined with Kathryn Durst's hilarious illustrations, will have readers laughing out loud as they learn about python biology and hunting behavior.

Dear Super-Villains


Michael Northrop - 2021
    But look closely and you may notice the baddies are up to something big! Will the Justice League show up in time to stop them? You’ll have to write in to the Tip-line of Evil to find out!

Life is Strange #2.4: Partners in Time


Emma Vieceli - 2021
    Max, Chloe and Rachel continue their epic trip East – the two universes drawing ever closer.From acclaimed writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who) and fan-favorite artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 1


Kieron GillenCaspar Wjingaard - 2021
    Which is easier said than done, since she's traveling with two sociopathic murder-droids and a Wookiee bounty hunter! But as Aphra's archaeological escapades get more dangerous, she soon finds herself over her head. Will a growing romance with a strict Imperial officer redeem her - or destroy them both? Adventure, excitement and terror await! Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) 1-40; Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual (2017) 1-3; Darth Vader (2015) 3-4, 8, 21, 25; Star Wars (2015) 13, 19, 31-32; Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel (2017) 1; material from Star Wars: Empire Ascendant (2020) 1

Dragon Age: The First Five Graphic Novels


David GaiderFernando Heinz Furukawa - 2021
    These are their stories. The lonely king Alistair seeks out his father who was lost at sea fifteen years prior, but now he has a reason to think the old king is still alive. With the help of his friends, Varric the silver tongued Dwarven rogue and Isabella the legendary pirate, Alistair just may find out what happened to his father. The small party will face down assassins, dragons, Qunari elites, corrupted mages and more in their epic quest.As a great cataclysm causes a rift in the sky to tear open, two mercenaries find themselves pulled into fighting alongside the Inquisition against eldritch horrors from the Fade and monstrous soldiers corrupted by red lyrium. Meanwhile, across the sea, in Kirkwall, a drunken knight and his deft squire stumble upon a nefarious plot to steal a priceless relic. Their best solution: steal it first.This will be a must have collection for Dragon Age fans everywhere.Collects Dragon Age: The Silent Grove #1-6, Dragon Age: Those Who Speak #1-3, Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1-3, Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-5, and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-5.

Venom by Donny Cates Vol. 2


Donny Cates - 2021
    As more of Venom's twisted off spring make their presence known, Carnage strikes - and all hell breaks loose! As if things weren't bad enough, it turns out there's much more to Dylan than Eddie, Carnage or even the alternate-reality Reed Richards known as the Maker understand - and once they learn the truth, nothing will ever be the same! Then, in the aftermath of Carnage's assault, Eddie fi nds himself back on the ominous Island of Bones - where every living thing is out to get him! Venom will be tested like never before! COLLECTING: VENOM (2018) 16-25

Candy Hearts


Tommy Siegel - 2021
     From the awkwardness of flirting during a pandemic to scrolling through disastrous dating profiles, Candy Hearts hilariously captures the secrets, lies, and misunderstandings behind every relationship. With dozens of never-before-seen comics and a special Candy Hearts sticker set, this book is the perfect Valentine’s Day (or Anti-Valentine’s Day) gift for your friends, lovers, or even yourself.

Extraordinary


V.E. Schwab - 2021
    Schwab, Extraordinary expands deeper into the world of Schwab's critically acclaimed novels Vicious and Vengeful.Torn from the world of 'Vicious', where death is not the end, only the beginning of extraordinary powers... Three new "EO"s must grapple with their new abilities... and with those who would hunt them down! Featuring unseen character design galleries from Andrea Olimpieri and story commentary from V.E. Schwab!

Box of Bones: Book One


Ayize Jama-Everett - 2021
    Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. When Black graduate student Lyndsey begins her dissertation work on a mysterious box that pops up during the most violent and troubled time in Africana history, she has no idea that her research will lead her on a phantasmagorical journey from West Philadelphia riots to Haitian slave uprisings. Wherever Lyndsey finds someone who has seen the Box, chaos ensues. Soon, even her own sanity falls into question. In the end, Lyndsey will have to decide if she really wants to see what's inside the Box of Bones. Described as "Tales from the Crypt Meets Black History," Box of Bones is a supernatural nightmare tour through some of the most violent and horrific episodes in the African Diaspora. Jama-Everett and Jennings have assembled a talented group of artists for this ten-issue project, including cover artist, Stacey Robinson (I Am Alfonso Jones), David Brame (MediSIN), Avy Jetter (APB: Artists against Police Brutality), and Tim Fielder (Matty's Rocket). The first issue (penciled by Jennings) will appear digitally later this fall with the first five-issue trade paperback appearing in late summer 2018.

Greta Grump


Cathy Malkasian - 2021
    The two team up with her new friend, Gabby, to discover why the kind-hearted people of Friendlytown have turned so mean. Equal parts high-flying adventure and deeply felt inquiry into essential goodness of human nature, Greta Grump features tech-whiz cats, ornery gopher librarians, and gangs of squirrels in matching sweater vests. The warmhearted allegory of this graphic novel makes it perfectly calibrated to the present moment, when the need for us to look after one another is stronger than ever.

Plain Jane


Vera Brosgol - 2021
    She lives in a fictional 18th century Maritimes village with her mean parents and is blamed for her baby brother being lost at sea years ago. But when Peter, her crush, is kidnapped by a beautiful mermaid, she puts aside her insecurities and dives into the sea to rescue him. With three gifts from a village crone, she swims down to find not only the mermaid, but all manner of monsters real and imagined.

Blade of the Immortal Deluxe Volume 2


Tomoko Saito - 2021
    A young survivor continues her quest across feudal Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, joined by her seemingly immortal protector.The eccentric Itt�-ry� sword school carves a path to Edo castle--led by the bloodthirsty Anotsu--as they obliterate all rival schools along the way. They don't know that the deadly Mugai-ry� has formed and is waiting--with the sole purpose of destroying Anotsu's clan!This epic manga series won Japan's Media Arts Award, several British Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award, among other international accolades. Relentless and shocking, Blade takes Edo-era samurai action and combines it with modernist street idioms to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction.Collects Blade of the Immortal volumes 4 to 6 in the original 7x10 serialized format, in a faux-leather hardcover treatment, and with a bookmark ribbon.

The Unstoppable Wasp: A.I.M. Escape!


Jeremy Whitley - 2021
    can't solve! But the Genius In action Research Labs isn't the only acronym-toting science organization out there - and the ruthless A.I.M. is gunning for them! But who is A.I.M.'s new super-powered lieutenant? How does this fearsome foe know Nadia? And how does A.I.M.'s plan involve her father, Hank Pym? Plus, a girls' night out for Nadia! G.I.R.L. prepares for its big science-expo debut! And Jan throws Nadia her first birthday party -quite possibly the best one the Marvel Universe has ever seen! But the final showdown between G.I.R.L. and A.I.M. is looming, and only one team of super-scientists can come out on top! COLLECTING: UNSTOPPABLE WASP (2018) 1-10

Far Sector


N.K. Jemisin - 2021
    The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.But that's all about to change in this new maxiseries that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns!

Jukebox


Nidhi Chanani - 2021
    She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both look at the Jukebox which starts…glowing?Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the Jukebox sends them to decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.

Coral


Jade Feng Lee - 2021
    It follows a second-generation Chinese-American girl as she navigates middle school while trying to reconcile her Chinese heritage with the “American” expectations of her peers. The story will include elements of fantasy and Chinese folklore, and feature themes of family, friendship, identity, and food as cultural connection.

Ghost Notes


Antoine Revoy - 2021
    Publication is scheduled for 2021; the author was unagented.

Secret Book Club


Brandon Montclare - 2021
    The book stars seventh grader Paige, who finds herself at the center of a mystery: her grandfather, a librarian who created all the superheroes that dominate pop culture, has disappeared. As Paige searches for him with her new friends from her book club, they begin to realize that many of her grandfather’s characters live in their neighborhood. The first book will pub in summer 2020, and the second will follow a year later.

The World of Black Hammer: Library Edition, Volume 2


Jeff Lemire - 2021
    During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron bands together to combat the Nazis, a host of occult threats, and their ultimate aerial warrior the Ghost Hunter. Collects The Quantum Age and Black Hammer '45 in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!

Batgirl: The New 52 Omnibus


Gail Simone - 2021
    Batgirl, nearly lost her life when the Joker shot her through the spine. Barbara survived, but her injuries were severe—complete loss of mobility from the waist down. She adjusted to life using a wheelchair, but she never quite adjusted to being out of the fight. Though her injuries didn’t stop her from helping the Bat-Family in other ways, Batgirl was retired. Now, a new experimental treatment has done the impossible— restored her ability to walk. With her body healed, Babs is back in the cowl. But as she struggles with her own PTSD and other heroes who now treat her like glass, Barbara still has a long way to go to feel like Batgirl again. Collecting Gail Simone’s celebrated New 52 run in one volume for the first time, Batgirl Returns Omnibus contains stories from Batgirl #0-34, Young Romance: The New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1, Batgirl Annual #1-2, Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1, and Batgirl: Futures End #1.

Djeliya


Juni Ba - 2021
    On their journey they'll cross paths with friend and foe, from myth and legend alike, and revisit the traditions, tales, and stories that gave birth to their people and nurture them still. But what dark secret lies at the heart of these stories, and what purpose do their tellers truly serve?

Lilla, the Accidental Witch


Eleanor Crewes - 2021
    A girl spends a formative summer in Italy where she learns magical secrets about herself and her family and begins to understand who she really is.

Tom and Jerry: Wordless Graphic Novels: Grouchy Cat


Christopher Harbo - 2021
    With simple, easy-to-follow panels, this series develops visual literacy, storytelling skills, and prediction abilities in prereaders and early readers alike. Best of all, these age-appropriate stories are chock-full of Tom and Jerry laughs and surprises that will encourage readers to revisit them again and again.

Secrets of Camp Whatever Vol. 1


Chris Grine - 2021
    But her family—and fate itself—seem to have plans of their own. Soon Willow finds herself neck-deep in a confounding mystery involving stolen snacks, suspected vampires, and missing campers, all shrouded in the sinister fog that hides a generation of secrets at Camp ... Whatever it's called.

Linney


Lucy Knisley - 2021
    Publication is slated for fall 2021.

Tabby Charon (Untitled #)


Amy Kim Kibuishi - 2021
    They recount the story of Tabby Charon, who, after her father dies, travels to a distant world of magic and beauty where she meets a handsome boy and learns of her destiny.

Ghost Roast


Shawnee Gibbs - 2021
    The book is about the 15-year-old daughter of a renowned paranormal specialist who is drawn into a dangerous romance after she discovers her own knack for communicating with ghosts. Emily Cannon will illustrate; publication is planned for spring 2021. The authors and the artist represented themselves.

Fly by Night


Tara O'Connor - 2021
    But in her investigation, she discovers that the culprit may be less supernatural than she fears.

Blackwater


Jeannette Arroyo - 2021
    When Tony, a restless star athlete, and Eli, a quiet outsider, form an unlikely friendship in their small Maine town, they find themselves tracking down the source of a werewolf curse and heeding the warnings of ghosts, all while exploring their budding feelings for each other and dealing with typical high school drama.

Squire


Nadia Shammas - 2021
    Aiza dreams of becoming a knight, the most prestigious rank in the military, and the only way to elevate her status since her people, the Ornu, are second-class citizens in the Bayt-Saji Empire. Hiding her cultural background to train as a squire, she navigates the rigorous training that all knights undergo to test their mettle, making both friends and enemies in the process. However, everything falls apart after her friend gets badly injured during a raid and she uncovers a military conspiracy that threatens to keep the Empire in a state of perpetual war. Aiza will have to decide: turn her back on her morals and heritage, or turn her back on her dream and possibly, her only chance of freedom?

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden


Mannie Murphy - 2021
    This work of graphic nonfiction, told in the style of an illustrated diary, begins as an affectionate reminiscence of the author’s 1990s teenage infatuation with the late actor River Phoenix but morphs into a remarkable, sprawling account of the city of Portland and state of Oregon's dark history of white nationalism. Murphy details the relationship between white supremacist Tom Metzger (former KKK Grand Wizard and founder of the White Aryan Resistance) and the "Rose City" street kids like Ken Death that infiltrated Van Sant's films -- a relationship that culminates in an infamous episode of Geraldo. Murphy brilliantly weaves 1990s alternative culture, from Kurt Cobain and William Burroughs to Keanu Reeves and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with two centuries of the Pacific Northwest's shameful history as a hotbed for white nationalism: from the Whitman massacre in 1847 and the Ku Klux Klan's role in Portland's city planning in the early 1900s to the brutal treatment of Black people displaced in the 1948 Vanport flood and through the 2014 armed standoff with Cliven Bundy's cattle ranch. In Murphy's personal reflections and heart-racing descriptions of scenes like infamous campfire kiss in My Own Private Idaho, the artist's story becomes a moral anchor to a deeply amoral regional history and marks the incredible debut of a talented new voice to the graphic medium.

The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day


David A. Goodman - 2021
    Goodman writes a double feature that has Captain Ed Mercer and crew investigating an enigmatic alien device and contemplating the consequences of intervention when a primitive civilization faces an off-world threat.In Launch Day, when seemingly hostile Krill ships cross into Union space, the Orville intercepts. Ed learns they are en route to a planet that left the Planetary Union decades ago under mysterious circumstances. Scans have discovered a moon-sized construct above the planet, and the Krill intend a preemptive strike against the presumed weapon. But is it?In Heroes, Lieutenant Talla Keyali returns to a planet she surveyed as an Ensign when a quantum signature on the surface suggests significant technological advances since her last visit. Instead, she discovers a spacefaring species has subjugated the locals, transforming their once idyllic society into a grim mining operation. Stymied by the Union's hesitance to provoke hostilities, Talla must consider how far she's willing to go to help these people and the repercussions of doing so.Collects The Orville #1: Launch Day Part 1 of 2, The Orville #2: Launch Day Part 2 of 2, The Orville #3: Heroes Part 1 of 2, The Orville #4: Heroes Part 2 of 2.

Inkblot #6


Emma Kubert - 2021
    The cat unravels the fabric of reality anyway.

Forever Home


Jenna Ayoub - 2021
    Willow has never had a place she can call home. With two parents in the military and a nomadic childhood, finding a place to make her own has become a total pipe dream. And when the family arrives at their latest stop—the historic Hadleigh House—Willow encounters something that doesn’t help her chances of staying put…GHOSTS! Hadleigh House’s spectral occupants have been scaring off would-be residents for decades, and they intend to keep the house to themselves. But Willow’s not about to let some nagging spirits force her to move for the millionth time. It’s just a matter of convincing Willow’s parents that this old house is the one for them—ghosts and all... Acclaimed cartoonist Jenna Ayoub (Adventure Time) presents a heartfelt graphic novel about discovering new friends and new happiness in the place you least expect it.

Inkblot #5


Emma Kubert - 2021
    Ten young sorcerers make camp, but the youngest of the group wanders off in search of a cute little cat.

The Parakeet


Espé - 2021
    She often has what his father and grandparents call "episodes." She screams and fights, scratches and spits, and has to be carted away to specialized clinics for frequent treatments. Bastien doesn't like it when she goes, because when she comes home, she isn't the same. She has no feelings, no desires, and not much interest in him. According to the doctors, Bastien's mother suffers from "bipolar disorder with schizophrenic tendencies," but he prefers to imagine her as a comic-book heroine, like Jean Grey, who may become Dark Phoenix and explode in a superhuman fury at any moment.Based on the creator's own childhood experiences, The Parakeet is the story of a boy whose only refuge from life's harsh realities lies in his imagination. In his eyes, we see the confusion and heartache he feels as he watches his mother's illness worsen and the treatments fail. Through his eyes, we see how mental illness can both tear families apart and reaffirm the bonds of love. Poignant yet playful, The Parakeet follows Bastien's struggle to accept the mother he has while wishing for the mother he needs.

I'm a Wild Seed: My Graphic Memoir on Queerness and Decolonizing the World


Sharon Lee De La Cruz - 2021
    Reflecting on the ways in which oppression was the cause for her late bloom into queerness, we are invited to discover people and things in the author's life that helped shape and inform her LGBTQ identity. And we come to an understanding of her holistic definition of queerness.

The Sinister Substitute (Marvel Avengers Assembly Book 2)


Preeti Chhibber - 2021
    And some of these teachers are really not acting like heroes at all, but more like... super-villains? All that new staff has created a lot of confusion that is ripe for exploiting! Someone is impersonating students and teachers, using lies and deception to break up the new generation of heroes. Can Doreen and her friends get to the bottom of this scandal? Or will this be the end of the Avengers Assembly?

Kong and Me


Kiki ThorpeKiki Thorpe - 2021
    Young fans will be able to follow along as the mighty Titan and his new pal spend a day of fun and adventure exploring the many wonders of Skull Island—proving that friendships come in many sizes and no matter how different we are, no one is too big or small to find a true friend.

Agent 9: Flood-A-Geddon!


James Burks - 2021
    And Agent 9 is one of its best operatives. Although Nine always manages to complete the mission, there is occasionally some collateral damage (like the priceless Pigasso painting that was destroyed while foiling an art heist). So Agent 9 is now on probation.But when bumbling supervillain King Crab manages to overtake S4 headquarters, there is no one else to turn to. Nine--along with a robotic partner named FiN--is all that stands between King Crab and his diabolical plans to melt the polar ice caps and build a massive water park. Can Agent 9 prove to be the right cat for the job by overcoming impulsive behavior and saving the world from a complete flood-a-geddon?

Vic Lee's Corona Diary: A personal illustrated journal of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020


Vic Lee - 2021
    With beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and typography, Vic Lee’s Corona Diary vividly captures what it was like to live through this unprecedented period. Listening to daily news stories, experiencing different ways of living and working as well as adapting to new and necessary social controls, renowned London artist, illustrator and storyteller Vic Lee documents the first six months of the pandemic in real time. An epilogue spread touches on the events of July, August and September.Reflect on and process the unforgettable events of the pandemic through an intimate account in images and lettering of the initial news from a place called Wuhan, Italy’s first cases then state of emergency, its spread across the world and the WHO’s declaration of a global pandemic, the lockdown and toilet paper shortages, the economic fallout, the unfathomable numbers of people dead, the immense gratitude to those on the frontline of the health services, the reactions and decisions made by leaders that would affect us all, the anxiety and isolation – all the twists and turns. While this work of art is a snapshot of one person’s experience, it conveys events experienced and emotions felt by billions around the world – a permanent record of a time we will never forget.

The First Case (Pup Detectives Book 1)


Felix Gumpaw - 2021
    Can they nab the lunchtime bandit who’s been stealing all the best snacks from the cafeteria?Puppy PI Rider Woofson thought he was the only detective at Pawston Elementary, but while bringing down a pencil theft ring, he finds out that there are other super sleuths at school. Fortunately (or not!) there’s plenty of pet-ty crime happening at Pawston, so Rider joins forces with the other puppy PIs to form the PI Pack—the best (and only!) detective group at school. Their first case is high stakes because it hits every student in the belly…a lunchtime bandit is stealing the best food from the cafeteria! Will the Pup Detectives bring the noodle nabber to justice, or will the hungry students of Pawston be left to endure Soup Surprise for lunch every day?

World of Betty & Veronica Digest #1


Archie Superstars - 2021
    BRAND NEW STORY: “The Challenge!” Betty and Veronica are FlipFlop famous for their dance challenge videos! When they find out that their favorite band BTX is holding a contest to perform at the hometown of the winner of the best dance challenge video, Betty and Veronica are ready to make the best viral video out there—but when everyone in Riverdale gets in on the action, especially prankster Reggie Mantle, will Riverdale win, or will it be one big flop? Find out in this brand new, double-length lead story from the creative team that brought you BETTY & VERONICA: THE BOND OF FRIENDSHIP!

The Wild Mustang: Horses of the American West


Chris Duffy - 2021
    . . shaping human history and struggling to survive it. For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest. For Native Americans, they brought on a new way of life where horsemanship and horse-trading were central. And for the entire world, wild mustangs became a renowned wonder of the American West. There are still thousands of mustangs in the wild today, but they struggle to survive in an ever-changing landscape and their future is by no means guaranteed.

Astronaut Academy: Splashdown


Dave Roman - 2021
    And soon the whole planet is heating up--with a giant volcano threatening to blow its top!Unless they can work together save the planet, the students of Astronaut Academy will betoast. But can they put aside their differences in time to turn the tides?

This Is Where We Fall


Chris Miskiewicz - 2021
    Government. After everything goes wrong, Space-Man is forced to engage in an orbital-skydive, crash-landing on Earth only to discover that he’s trapped on a world inhabited by people who have died from falling...Dealing heavily with the concepts of theology, death, and the after-life, This Is Where We Fall is an innovative new series brought to you by Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop, Grateful Dead Origins) and Vincent Kings (Wynter) that hopes to ask complex questions on science, faith, and mankind’s need to believe in something greater than itself, as well as questioning what defines the fundamentals of the human spirit.

Moon Knight Omnibus Vol. 1


Doug Moench - 2021
    Werewolf hunter. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Super hero? Moon Knight is many things to many people, and he has the multiple personalities to match! Follow Marc Spector, the earthly Fist of Khonshu, as he battles to fi nd his place in the Marvel Universe - and builds the strangest rogues' gallery in all of comics. Prepare yourself for the deadly Bushmaster! Arsenal, the one-man army! Stained Glass Scarlet, the nun with a crossbow! And more! Featuring iconic stories by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz! COLLECTING: WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) 32-33; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) 28-29; DEFENDERS (1972) 47-50; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDERMAN (1976) 22-23; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) 52; MOON KNIGHT (1980) 1-20; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL (1976) 4; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 220; material from HULK MAGAZINE (1978) 11-15, 17-18, 20; MARVEL PREVIEW (1975) 21

Wildflowers


Ricardo Liniers Siri - 2021
    What shines through from this funny story’s gut-wrenchingly scary beginning (“There was a terrible plane crash!”) to its sweet and satisfying ending is LINIERS’s admiration for the imaginative powers of childhood.

Teddy


Laurence Luckinbill - 2021
    Preparing to speak to an eager audience, 61-year-old Teddy Roosevelt receives the telegram that all parents of children who serve in war fear most: His son Quentin’s plane has been shot down in a dogfight over France. His fate is unknown. Despite rising fear for his youngest son, Teddy takes the stage to speak to his beloved fellow citizens. It is, he says, “my simple duty.” But the speech evolves from politics and the war, into an examination of his life, the choices he’s made, and the costs of his “Warrior Philosophy.”Overflowing with his love of nature, adventure, and justice, Teddy dramatically illustrates the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. His many accomplishments ranged from charging up San Juan Hill in Cuba as commander of the Rough Riders, to facing down U.S. corporate monopolies, to launching the Great White Fleet, building the Panama Canal, and the preservation of hundreds of millions of acres of natural American beauty. And finally, to the vigorous life at Sagamore Hill and his immense pride in a beloved and rambunctious family. Teddy reveals how even the greatest of men is still just a man, and how even the most modest man can grow to be great.​

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest


Nate Powell - 2021
    Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop culture, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election—promising his four-year-old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the Republican presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and more and more polarized. While six of the seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included “About Face,” a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The seventh and final essay will contextualize the myriad events of 2020 with the previous four years—from the COVID-19 pandemic to global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder to the 2020 presidential election itself—highlighting both the consistencies and inversions of widely shared experiences and observations amidst a massive social upheaval. As Powell moves between subjective and objective experiences raising his children—depicted in their childhood innocence as imaginary anthropomorphic animals—he reveals the electrifying sense of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they grow up and help shape the direction and future of this country.

Bug Boys: Outside and Beyond


Laura Knetzger - 2021
     These best friends are ready for new adventures!Meeting a bat? They're on it! Getting lost in a labyrinth? Might be scary.Each day is new and exciting for these two beetles, and together they'll face challenges and help their friends along the way.Laura Knetzger returns with a story filled humor, hijinks, and a lot of adventure. Rhino-B and Stag-B lead the way on a life filled with mindfulness, fun, and an exploration of the natural world perfect for kids."Bug Boys has a wonderful blend of silliness, introspection, adventure and the right amount of weirdness. I loved how Rhino-B and Stag-B deal with the pressure of being true to each other and to the new friends they make on their journeys." - Drew Brockington, author of CatStronauts

Shadow Hills (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly Book 2)


Jordan Quinn - 2021
    Legend says that shadow dragons are hostile to outsiders and cannot be trusted. But that’s not how it seems to Ruskin and his friends. In fact, nothing is quite as it seems in Shadow Hills. The young dragons have been sent there by sinister forces that believe Ruskin is destined to rule over all of Wrenly. These same forces will do anything to prevent that from happening…even if it means putting the entire kingdom at risk. Will Ruskin and his friends see through the deception and learn who they can really trust before it’s too late?

Spring Cakes


Miranda Harmon - 2021
    Can kittens Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Ginger find all the magical ingredients she needs? The quest begins! This imaginative and adventurous graphic reader comes from rising comics star Miranda Harmon, co-creator of Mayor Good Boy.I Like to Read Comics are created for kids just learning to read. Sequential art and simple text--and a powerful relationship between the two--are the perfect conditions for developing readers.

Kitty Sweet Tooth


Abby Denson - 2021
    Now that Pop-Pop's movie theater has fallen on hard times, Kitty decides that only dessert can keep it from closing its doors. With a coat of paint, a tasty new menu, and a lot of hard work, Kitty and her friends transform this ramshackle theater into the Taste-O-Rama, a combination movie house restaurant.At the Taste-O-Rama, special film screenings are paired with custom-made dishes. But when you have a mad scientist and a witch working in the kitchen, recipes can go awry! On opening night, the theater is flooded with magical jelly that grows out of control. How can Kitty Sweet Tooth and her friends save the day?

Sweet Tooth: The Return (2020-) #5


Jeff Lemire - 2021
    Soon all the nasty hybrid beasts that roam the Earth will get sick and die. And it’s all thanks to our beloved Father and his incredible science virus! He’s doing it for all of you, because Father loves you very much, and soon you and all his other very good, special friends will get to walk upon the desiccated corpses of the villainous creatures that took our home from us! What a joyous time that will be! What’s that? Oh my! It’s almost time! Let’s pack our bags, brush our teeth, and remember to never lie to Father! Because lying is what a hybrid would do, and you’re much better than one of them, right?

Family Tree #11


Jeff Lemire - 2021
    In the future, Josh makes a perilous choice to protect his family as Loretta learns more about the Arborists and their felling plan.

Klaus: The Life & Times of Santa Claus


Grant Morrison - 2021
    Klaus must help an absentee dad-turned-snowman make amends before melting away for good. And probably before he's defeated by a pantheon of Norse Gods and their minions. All in a day's work for Santa Claus. And then see Klaus in the role of father himself, as he takes in Joe Christmas as an infant and guides him through all of life's wild adventures in a holiday calendar-inspired comic, presented in a special widescreen format. Collects Klaus and the Crying Snowman #1 and Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas #1.

The Hazards of Love Vol. 1: Bright World


Stan Stanley - 2021
    Their mother and abuela would never worry about them again, and they'd finally be worthy of dating straight-A student Iolanthe. But when the cat steals their body, becoming the better person they were promised, Amparo's spirit is imprisoned in a land of terrifying, flesh-hungry creatures known as Bright World. With cruel and manipulative masters and a society that feeds on memories, Amparo must use their cleverness to escape, without turning into a monster like the rest. On "the other side," Iolanthe begins to suspect the new Amparo has a secret, and after the cat in disguise vanishes, she's left searching for answers with a no-nonsense medium from the lesbian mafia and the only person who might know the truth about Bright World.

Justice Society of America: The Demise of Justice


Len Strazewski - 2021
    Foreward by Mark Waid.Collects Justice Society of America (1991) #1-8, Adventure Comics #466, and All Star Comics #57.

Science Comics: The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts


Jason Viola - 2021
    Uncover how food is transformed into nutrients! Explore strange and dangerous glands! Behold the wonders of saliva, mucus, and vomit! Writer Jason Viola and illustrator Andy Ristaino provide a trip to the toilet you will never forget!Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, robots, and more! Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these graphic novels are for you!

Sexuality: A Graphic Guide


Meg-John Barker - 2021
    We often live with fear, shame and frustration when it comes to our own sexuality, and with judgement when it comes to others’. Sex advice manuals, debates over sex work and stories of sexual ‘dysfunction’ add to our anxiety. With compassion, humour, erudition and a touch of the erotic, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele shine a light through the darkness and unmask the monsters in this illustrated guide. From sexual identities to having sex, to desire, consent and relationships, we’ll explore the invention of sex as we know it and imagine sex as it could be. Along the way, we’ll move past thinking of sex as meaning just one thing, defined by the genders of those doing it, instead making space for lots of different types of attraction, desire, relationship and act.

Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance


Sarah Winifred Searle - 2021
    When she starts her employment in formal service on the grounds of an opulent country manor, she has no idea that her own personal revolution is about to begin. Selfless, dutiful, and just a touch naive, she takes to both her place as a parlor maid and to her new roommate, the bookish and progressive lady’s maid, Esther. In another time, the two women would have kept one another’s company forever in their little attic bedroom, living out their days in the employ of a Lord. But it’s now the dawn of a new age. The expanding empire has brought with it not only plundered wealth, but worldliness and new ideas. Suffragists agitate in the street, idle-rich bohemians challenge sexual mores, and Patience and Esther slowly come to realize the world is wider and full of more adventure and opportunity than they ever imagined . . . so long as they find the will to seize it.Sensual, sweet, and beautifully illustrated, PATIENCE & ESTHER is a steamy period romance and an inspirational erotic journey across the epic sweep of history, from the end of a gilded age to the start of an uncharted future.

Blue, Barry & Pancakes


Dan Abdo - 2021
    One day, when the gang goes to the beach, Barry and Pancakes lose Blue’s beloved beach ball. They come up with a plan to get it back, but things go way off course. Now, these pals will have to go inside a giant whale’s stomach, crash a pool party on an alien spaceship, and survive Duckzilla’s volcanic birthday bash if they ever hope to see Blue’s beach ball again!