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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Collected Book, Volume One


Kevin Eastman - 1988
    Collects the long out-of-print first eleven issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with four one-shots featuring each of the turtles, The Fugitoid #1 and additional extras.

Percy Gloom


Cathy Malkasian - 2007
    She deftly uses her pencil to create thick, expressive characters moving through the twilight of a shadowy Orwellian world. Humorous and bewitching at the same time, Percy Gloom is a unique gem of a story. The story begins with our hero bravely striking out on his own for the first time, leaving his mother's house to apply for his dream job as a cautionary writer for the Safely-Now Corporation. In the process, he uncovers an unreal world of secret societies, benevolent families, and bureaucratic security. Lazy-eyed Percy Gloom fights to overcome the loss of his wife, Lila, to a truth-pointing, lotharian cult leader. Approached by his doctor to help protect some special people and given advice by some talking goats, Percy comes to terms with his place in the gloomy world and finds himself reaching enlightenment (literally). Percy Gloom is an absurd but hopeful fable for these strange times we live in.2008 Eisner Award winner: Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best New Graphic Album.

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town #1


Mark Powers - 2015
    But vampires are far from the only supernatural threat Chicago's only wizard for hire must stand against. Someone has unleashed an entity unlike any Harry has yet encountered - and it has begun targeting the innocent, seemingly indiscriminately. Along with his apprentice, Molly Carpenter, Harry must uncover the truth behind this new predator... no matter how far into darkness he must descend.

Treachery


Stephen King - 2018
    Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series Stephen King's The Dark Tower: Beginnings, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's troubled past and coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels. Roland Deschain of Gilead and his ka-tet of Cuthbert Allgood and Alain Johns may have finally returned home, but all is not well in the crown jewel of Mid-World. Roland has voluntarily kept the stolen evil seeing sphere nicknamed “Maerlyn's Grapefruit”—lost in his obsession with peering into its pinkish depths, despite the devastating toll it takes on his health...and what the young gunslinger sees within the glass heralds the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, all around him, danger lurks in every form, as the shocking and horrific machinations of Gilead’s sworn enemy, “the Good Man” John Farson, threatens all Roland holds dear and in ways he could never imagine...the cruel hand of fate about to push him inexorably closer along the path to the Dark Tower.

Bone: Boxed Set Books 1-3


Jeff Smith - 1991
    They soon find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures, and come across a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them and their adventures are only just beginning!For the first time, the first three books of Jeff Smith's thrilling comic book saga are available in this boxed set!

Thieves & Kings: The Red Book


Mark Oakley - 1998
    Making his way amidst the powerful events changing his world, soldiers and pirates, kings and princesses, and a Shadow Lady of the Sleeping Wood fill his life with gambles and adventure.

Strangers in Paradise Vol. 1


Terry Moore - 2004
    Collects issues 1-3.This new SiP collection collects the entire first volume of SiP into one continuous story! David loves Katchoo, but Katchoo loves Francine who loves Katchoo back, but not that way, because Francine loves Freddie, who doesn't love anybody but himself! There's no other book like Strangers in Paradise, the #1 romance comic in America!

Books of Magic, Book One


John Ney Rieber - 2017
    Once, Timothy Hunter was just an ordinary 13-year-old boy living in suburban London. Then four legendary sorcerers took him on a journey beyond time and space, and his life changed forever. Traveling through realms long consigned to myth and legend, he also discovered an unsettling truth about his future: like it or not, fate has decreed that young Tim is destined to become the world’s greatest magician! Unfortunately for him, this innocence smells intoxicatingly like weakness to the hungry predators that haunt the shadows of existence, and the extraordinary power they sense within his frail human form is too enticing to resist. Written by John Ney Rieber and illustrated by Peter Gross, Gary Amaro and Peter Snejbjerg, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC BOOK ONE collects issues #1-13 of the classic VERTIGO series as well as the pivotal introductory tale from ARCANA ANNUAL #1.Collecting: Books of Magic 1-13 & Arcana: Books of Magic Annual

Stephen King The Dark Tower The Long Road Home #4


Peter David
    And for the last of the line of Eld there may be no way out. Meanwhile, on Mid-World, Alain and Cuthbert desperately struggle to protect Roland's unconscious form, and themselves, against a pack of ravening wolves.

Thor: For Asgard


Robert Rodi - 2011
    How can Thor put the empire back together - especially with his mighty hammer Mjolnir mysteriously denied him?Collecting: Thor: For Asgard 1-7

Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz


Joe Brusha - 2014
    The only hope to stop the coming evil rests on an unlikely hero: a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy Gale. Unbeknownst to Dorothy, highborn blood flows through her veins and with it, the power to save Earth and the realms of power that surround it. But Dorothy must first learn to use her unharnessed abilities before the witches of Oz destroy her and everyone else that stands in their way.Zenescope Entertainment presents another incredible tale of adventure and fantasy with this mesmerizing and epic re-imagining of a classic!

Anthem's Fall


S.L. Dunn - 2014
    In the streets below, a brilliant young scientist has discovered a technology that can defeat them both, yet might be more terrible than either.Set both in modern New York City and in the technologically sophisticated yet politically savage world of Anthem, Anthem’s Fall unfurls into a plot where larger than life characters born with the prowess of gods are pitted against the shrewd brilliance of a familiar and unlikely heroine.

Captain America Vol. 1


Ta-Nehisi Coates - 2020
    But in the aftermath of Hydra’s brief takeover of the nation, Cap is a figure of controversy carrying a tarnished shield — and a new enemy is rising! Distrusted by his own country and facing threats including the Taskmaster and an army of Nuke super-soldiers, Steve Rogers is a man out of time — and out of options! As things get worse, Cap finds himself wanted for murder — and the victim is a major figure in the Marvel Universe! The walls are closing in on Steve Rogers. Will he end up as Captain of Nothing? Or does the Living Legend still have some allies in his corner?

The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade Ultimate Edition


Claudio Sánchez - 2010
    The story that has captured the attention of millions of fans worldwide is found here in one volume, overflowing with images of terror and wonder. Featuring never-before-seen bonus material.

Prodigy. #1


Mark Millar - 2018
    He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.