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Chhotu: A Tale of Partition and Love
Varud Gupta - 2019
The British are slowly marking their departure from the country. And while Partition looms large over India, Chhotu, a student-cum-paranthe-cook in the dusty gullies of Chandni Chowk, has other things on his mind-like feeling the first flushes of love of his crush, Heer, the new girl at school.When he finally decides to make a move, Chhotu soon finds the town's aloo has suddenly gone missing, reluctantly embroiling himself into the world of corruption, crime and dons. As he struggles to understand what freedom truly means, Chhotu realizes one thing is for certain-that his world, and the world of those around him, is about to change forever.Set against the backdrop of Partition and the horrors that followed, Chhotu is a coming-of-age story of an unlikely hero and a parable of a past that doesn't feel too removed from the present."Wild, imaginative and tender..."-Vazira Zamindar, author of 'The Long Partition'"Sharp irony and crackling humour..." -Gyan Prakash, professor of history, Princeton University, author of Emergency Chronicle"Chhotu looks at this tragedy through fresh eyes... bringing to the fore nostalgia, romance and a light touch."-Lady Kishwar Desai, chair of The Partition Museum"Chhotu, Heer, Bapu, Chandni Chowk, love, friendship, longing and belonging breathe life into a turbulent time few have dared to picture." -Ritu Khanduri, author of Caricaturing Culture in India
Cleopatra in Spaaaace!
Now she fights alongside P.Y.R.A.M.I.D. (Pharaoh Yasiro’s Research And Military Initiative of Defense), both human and alienkind’s only hope against the evil Xaius Octavian.An ancient carving prophesizes that Cleopatra is destined to become the savior of the galaxy; finally freeing its worlds from the tyrannical rule of the technologically advanced Xerx race. With help from her best friend and teacher, Khensu, Cleo is learning what it takes to be the great leader she is destined to become while still trying to figure out how she’s ever going to pass military school, deal with her crush on the most popular boy in class, avoiding curfew, and all of the other important things that come with being a seventeen-year-old future queen of the universe.But first she has to complete her latest mission…
Creepypasta: The Comic
Vincent V. Cava - 2018
This hardcover, double issue is a return to pulp horror comics of the 1950's, but stylized and written for a new generation of horror fans! The book is anchored by the mysterious Blueman, an intimidating phantom that lives in the deepest, darkest recesses of the net. Join him as he tells two spine-tingling tales full of twists and turns! He is The Rake: Our first story features a creature that's inspired a massive fandom around the web. The Rake is a mysterious beast that appears to people in the night as a dark omen. When the strange entity's presence causes the death of one man's wife, he becomes obsessed with getting payback, but is his quest for vengeance misguided? He Is... is a classic tale of revenge with a sinister twist that will send chills through your body! I Waited Inside Her Closet: The account of a dangerous serial killer and his unhealthy obsession with fame. But there's more than meets the eye in this story. The homicidal maniac's grisly exploits soon lead him to a terrible truth when he comes face to face with something even more terrifying than himself. Pick up this CREATURE DOUBLE-FEATURE and you won't be disappointed!
Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare
James Cooper - 2015
We've got a brand-new one in Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare!, and it comes out just in time for The Peanuts Movie! What It Is: Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace, is on holiday in France but his leave is cut short when he's recruited for a top-secret mission. Snoopy must dodge his way through no-man's land, go deep behind enemy territory, and battle the Red Baron in the blackened skies above. Will Snoopy ever return home to quaff a few Root Beers with Woodstock and have dinner with Charlie Brown? Find out in this original graphic novel featuring Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters and starring Snoopy!
A Family Matter
Will Eisner - 1998
In the span of twenty-fours hours, the darkest family secrets are revealed. Long suppressed memories surface -- betrayal, abuse, greed, incest, and worse. The strained family comes together, only to be torn apart. The first new graphic novel from Eisner since Dropsie Avenue is darker than you might expect. One of his best.
Batman Eternal Part 1
Scott Snyder - 2018
The Legend of Batman Graphic Novel Collection proudly presents the first special edition book in the series, the fantastic Batman Eternal - Part 1...After a spectacular battle, the unthinkable happens when the incorruptible Commissioner Gordon is arrested for murder! With Batman’s oldest ally behind bars, mob boss Carmine Falcone reappears, determined to rid Gotham of insane criminals, honest policemen and anyone else who stands in his way..Contents: BATMAN ETERNAL #1-13
Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby
Tony Millionaire - 2004
After spending thousands of Sunday afternoons gazing at his grandfather’s collections of old newspaper comics, he picked up a pen and started drawing monkeys with striped tails and top hats. He now writes and draws the comic book Sock Monkey as well as the weekly strip "Maakies," which has won him three Eisner Awards and has been animated for Saturday Night Live. He lives in Pasadena, California with his wife and daughters.
J. Michael Straczynski - 2013
Electro. The Black Widow. The Laughing Mask. The Blue Blade. Dynamic Man. Master Mind Excello. Mister E. The Fiery Mask. The Witness. Rockman. Captain Wonder. Laying dormant for sixty years, they awaken in a tormented world that needs them more than ever. But has the world grown beyond their brand of old-fashioned heroism? Writer J. Michael Stracyzynski (Babylon 5, The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Chris Weston (The Invisibles, Fantastic Four: The First Family) present a post-modernist tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and human nature. Plus: Journey into the past to follow the death-defying exploits of the Phantom Reporter on the front lines of World War II - and witness his first encounter with history's greatest super heroes!COLLECTING: The Twelve 1-12, The Twelve: Spearhead