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The entrancing story of the Bronte sisters' childhood imaginary world, from the New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Four children: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne have invented a world so real and vivid that they can step right into it. But can reality be enough, when fiction is so enticing? And what happens to an imaginary world when its creators grow up? Plots are spiralling, characters are getting wildly out of hand, and a great deal of ink is being spilt... Welcome to Glass Town.
The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butler's groundbreaking dystopian novel In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America's future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
In the 1940's a third of Baghdad's population was Jewish. Within a decade nearly all 150,000 had been expelled, killed or had escaped. Transported by the power of music to her ancestral home in the old Jewish quarter of Baghdad, the author encounters its ghost-like inhabitants who are revealed as long-gone family members. As she explores the city, journeying through their memories and her imagination, she at first sees successful integration, and cultural and social cohesion. Then the mood turns darker with the fading of this ancient community's fortunes. The wolf, believed by Baghdadi Jews to protect from harmful demons, sees that Jewish life in Iraq is over, and returns the author safely back to London.
Invisible Men: Black Artists of The Golden Age of Comics
Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the granddaddy of all costumed superheroes, The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every masked man of mystery since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books - it has frequently been copied but never equaled. This exciting 17th volume begins the SY BARRY YEARS! We finish up Wilson McCoys long run of the series with The Iron Dragon, and The Werewolf, and then jump right into Sy Barry's years of the strip. Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you three complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: The Slave Market of Mucar, The Epidemic, and The Wharf Rats. Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
The Mighty Elvis is a commemoration of his life and times in the form of an art book, told through the unique vision of legendary designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. With text by author Steven Brower (Satchmo: The Life and Art of Louis Armstrong), The Mighty Elvis reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations, cartoons and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame and how he was affected by, and in turn, affected the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon and his wedding to Priscilla, and much more. Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold out shows and went to his thirtythree films. Death, forty years ago, has not diminished his fame. Elvis Lives! The Mighty Elvis is a celebration, in art and design, of the life of a great icon of the American Scene!
The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the granddaddy of all costumed superheroes, The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Sy Barry. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every masked man of mystery since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books - it has frequently been copied but never equaled. This exciting 18th volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you four complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: The Mysterious Ambassador, The Mystery of the Island of Dogs, The Drummer of Timpenni, The Reef, and The Adventures of Lucy Cary. Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
The next chapter in the story of three brothers who rule their own trailer park kingdom, as their bond fractures from threats outside and within. The next chapter in the lives of the Grass Kings--three brothers who rule their own trailer park kingdom outside of the laws of man--begins not with a whimper, but with a bang, as Robert uproots the community in search of the long-fabled serial killer. With paranoia setting in, Bruce and Ashur must decide if their brother is still fit to lead... Written by The New York Times bestseller Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and beautifully illustrated by Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) and Hilary Jenkins, Grass Kings Volume Two continues the Eisner Award-nominated rural mystery series that explores the binding legacies of love and loss.
Dirk Gently, created by Douglas Adams and star of the hit BBC America series, returns to comics, brought to you by the show's executive producers! Plagued by nightmares about a childhood he never had, Dirk returns to Cambridge University to seek the advice of his former tutor, the time-traveling Professor Reg Chronotis. There he discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and his are about to catch up with him! Featuring favorite characters from the original Dirk Gently books by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as well as the cast from the TV series, starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. Collects the complete nine-issue series.
: Book Two of Anne Opotowsky's epic Walled City Trilogy leaps simultaneously forward and back. In 1905, a child is kidnapped and brought to Hong Kong, growing into a clever and reckless young man looking for answers. In the 1930s, the British are shaping that island into the freetrade playground for which it will soon become famous... while China's internal strife borders on chaos. The eccentricities of Hong Kong rub off on everyone, the greed is more palpable, the lust and caution ride herd on both the young and old. Within the Walled City itself, the population has grown by leaps and bounds, despite attempts to clear them out. Both the British and the Chinese now declare it a lawless ghetto, a legal No Man's Land... so the city evolves into an astonishing world of its own. In this chaotic yet harmonious world, the three boys from Book One Song, Xi, and Yubo are finding three very different ways to become men. Abductions, obsessions, refugees, and starcrossed lovers intertwine throughout this staggeringly ambitious and gorgeously illustrated saga... while the undercurrents of power, manipulation, and loss begin to show terrible cracks in the walls.
In this second adaptation of the Fleming novels. Bond is sent to New York City to investigate Mr. Big , an agent of SMERSH and a criminal voodoo leader. With no time for superstition-and with the help of his colleague in the CIA, Felix Leiter, Bond tracks Mr. Big through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, knowing that this criminal heavy hitter is a real threat. No-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end...
long-running popular Chicago-area comic strip collected for the first time A unique and philosophical series that gained a diverse range of fans including many rabbis and jazz fans. First major collection of work from legendary underground comix creator, and Wacky Packages contributor Jay Lynch