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Market Monday: Week of June 12, 2013 New Releases

Book of the Week


Wake Up, Percy Gloom by Cathy Malkasian

A BRAND NEW FULL-LENGTH PERCY GLOOM ADVENTURE. Cartoonist and animator Cathy Malkasian follows up her 2007 graphic novel Percy Gloom (a minor classic) with the further adventures of the small, immortal man with a light-up head. In Wake Up, Percy Gloom, kindhearted Percy awakens from (what he thinks is) a 200-year nap and finds himself in a strange new land. As Percy goes on a quest to locate his mother, he encounters many inspired inventions and bizarre, and sometimes dangerous, characters and situations, such as singing goats and furniture parades. Through it all he pines for his longlost love and soul mate, Miss Margaret-but his love may not be as doomed as he thinks.

Malkasian’s lush and detailed pencil drawings, surreal humor, absurdist characters and stunning visual storytelling ensure that fans of the first graphic novel will find the sequel just as fantastical, touching, and hilarious; new readers will discover a gorgeously rendered world of luminous landscapes, gentle humor, and a cast composed variously of wise, naïve, and flawed characters in a wide-ranging story that stands on its own.


Firsts of the Week


The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1, art by Becky Cloonan

Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one-the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!



Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes #1, written by Nancy Holder

Join New York Times-bestselling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt! Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx. Okay, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!


Collection of the Week

Evil Diva Vol.1, art by Cassandra Wedeking

Diva Beelze is an average suburban tween-age devil with uncontrollable urges to do good. Diva’s world grows more complicated when her mysterious guidance counselor grants her control over a powerful Magic Wand, which seems to have a mind of its own. Clearly, the best solution is to be a superhero


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Fantagraphics Year-End Sale!

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the end-of-the-year, inventory-tax-dodge blowout sales.  And Fantagraphics is having one until Friday!  

Pick up books by such ladies as Jessica Abel, Nell Brinkley, Debbie Dreschler, Mary Fleener, Ellen Forney, Leah Hayes, Megan Kelso, Miss Lasko-Gross, Cathy Malkasian, Carol Swain, Carol Tyler, and Penny Van Horn at a deep discount!

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