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Market Monday: Release Date April 3, 2013

Featured Book of the Week

Letting It Go HC by Miriam Katin

The world of Holocaust survivor and mother is turned upside down by the news that her adult son is moving to Berlin, a city Katin has villainized for the past forty years. As she struggles to accept her son’s decision, she visits the city twice, first to see her son and then to attend a Museum gala featuring her own artwork. What she witnesses firsthand is a city coming to terms with its traumatic past, much as Katin herself is. Letting It Go is a deft and careful balance: wry, self-deprecating anecdotes counterpoint a serious account of the myriad ways trauma inflects daily existence, both for survivors and for their families.

Katin’s follow-up to We Are On Our Own

Firsts of the Week

Princeless vol. 2 #1, art by Emily Martin

Adrienne is back! The princess who ran away is back along with her new friend, Bedelia the girl blacksmith and her loyal guardian dragon Sparky. Now that Adrienne has escaped, she has her eyes set on freeing her sisters. First up is the most beautiful girl in all the kingdom, Angelica. However, things will not be easy for our heroines as the King believes Adrienne is dead and has put a bounty on her killer: Adrienne.

The Last of Us: American Dreams #1, co-written and art by Faith Erin Hicks

The comics-exclusive prequel to the new game from Naughty Dog! Creative director Neil Druckmann teams with breakout comics star Faith Erin Hicks to present the story of thirteen-year-old Ellie’s life in a violent, postpandemic world. A newcomer at a military boarding school, Ellie is reluctant to toe the line, which earns her new enemies-and her first glimpse of the world outside.

More of this week’s releases under the cut!

Age of Apocalypse #14, Colored by Cris Peter

PART 3 of X-TERMINATION! - FINAL ISSUE! The multi-verse is being consumed! No one is safe as our heroes split up to fight a war in two universes.

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Are You My Mother? TP by Alison Bechdel

Now in softcover! Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood - and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf.

Chicagoland Detective Agency vol. 5: The Bark in Space, written by Trina Robbins

Chicagoland can’t get much weirder than this: Raf, Megan, and Bradley have been abducted by aliens from the planet Fnarf III! And not just your ordinary, everyday aliens, either. These extraterrestrials are intelligent canines, as smart as Bradley, who come from a world where dogs rule and humans drool. And they have a case Bradley can really sink his teeth into: the Fnarfian princess has gone missing, and the space-dogs need help from planet Earth to track her down. After uncovering zombies, mummies, were-mutts, and ghosts, is the Chicagoland Detective Agency up to the job of investigating their first interstellar caper?

Disney Fairies vol. 11: Tinker Bell and the Most Precious Gift, written by Tea Orsi, art by Manuela Razzi, Marina Braggio, and Roberta Zanotta

When Clank disappears it’s up to Tink to bring him back, hopefully in time for his surprise party! It’s the anniversary of Sparrow-Man Clanks’s arrival in Pixie Hollow, and all of the Fairies plan to throw him a surprise party. Clank, hurt that everyone seems to have forgotten about him, wanders away and is lost. Bobble and Tinker Bell team up to find Clank in the forest. Can they find their friend and still keep his party a surprise?

Earth 2 #11, art by Nicola Scott

As Dr Fate emerges as the latest hero on Earth 2, what other heroes make a most unexpected appearance?

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My Boyfriend is a Monster vol. 7: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, written by Robin Mayhall, art by Kristen Cella

Serena Stevens is already popular in her new school, so popular she has two guys interested in her. Self-assured Lance is a football star, and introverted Cam is an intellectual who gets nervous just working with her on their English project about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In a town with a single-minded obsession with football, Lance is a great catch, but there’s something unique about Cam. Between the two of them, Serena has the perfect boyfriend - if she can figure out how to keep them apart.

My Boyfriend is a Monster vol. 8: A Match Made in Heaven, written by Trina Robbins, art by Yuko Ota/Xian Nu Studio

Life isn’t exactly paradise for aspiring artist Morning Glory Conroy. Anxious about an upcoming comics festival and worried about her best friend Julia’s deteriorating home life, Glory has enough to juggle without also being swept off her feet by the guy Julia likes. Gabriel is the answer to every girl’s prayers: sweet, full of wonder at the world, and divinely handsome. But does he count as a real boyfriend if his overbearing guardian forbids even kissing? Not to mention the added complication of his mischievous cousin Luci trailing Glory’s every move just to cause trouble.

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #8, co-written by Corinna Bechko

BURIED DEEP BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES! Left to their own devices, Milo and Cornelius must find their way out of the dark and survive long enough to warn Doctor Zaius of the grave threat bubbling in the dark…

Ultimate Comics X-Men #25, colored by Jordie Bellaire

"NATURAL RESOURCES" CONTINUES! Utopia thrives, but at what cost? Mach Two’s jungle insurgency Eyes In The Sky - who’s watching the mutants?

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