Book of the Week
Will-o’-the-Wisp HC, art by Megan Hutchison
After her parents’ accidental death by mushroom poisoning, young Aurora Grimeon is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, deep in the southern swamps. Joined by her grandfather’s pet raccoon Missy, Aurora explores the fog-covered island of graves. Along the way, she meets its sinister residents who care for the tombstones and mausoleums, living out their lives by the strange rules of Hoodoo magic. When ghostly things start happening out in the swamp and island residents start disappearing, Aurora thrusts herself into the middle of the mystery, uncovering secrets that might be better left buried.
Singles of the Week
Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1, co-written by Colleen Coover
WHY WE LOVE IT: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the team behind the Eisner Awardwinning BANDETTE, writing ADVENTURE TIME?! It’s a match made in comic book heaven!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The “Freaky Friday” trope is turned on its head with an Ooosized twist! Tobin and Coover, together with newcomer Wook Jin Clark bring you a dream ADVENTURE TIME miniseries like you’ve never seen it! WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Finn and Jake find themselves without a quest and a little too much free time what better place to look for a new adventure than the “Adventurer’s Posting Board”?! Only the adventure they grab might be more complicated than they first imagined…this might be the most complicated adventure they’ve ever been on!
Li’l Vampi one-shot, art by Agnes Garbowska
Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world. Or is it? There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall. And a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart. Who is behind this monstrous rampage? And can it be stopped? When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it’s time for Vampirella-teen scourge of the supernatural-to crack the case! And if that isn’t enough, each Li’l book comes with a two-page activity sheet and a “Pantha” comic strip by Brandon and Orion Jerwa and Agnes Garbowska!
The Vampire Diaries #1, written by Colleen Doran
Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new series based on the hit CW television show! This anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death. They are vampires, you know.
Collection of the Week
Digger by Ursula Vernon
Digger is the story of a sensible, practical wombat engineer who finds herself trapped on the wrong end of a one-way tunnel, involved against her better judgment in an ancient tragedy involving gods and demons. She just wants to get home, but Just can’t resist the desire to be helpful. Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.