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Chicks Dig Comics Celebration of Comic Books By Women
In Chicks Dig Comics, editors Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis bring together essays by award-winning writers and artists who celebrate the comics medium and its creators, and who examine the characters and series that they love. Gail Simone and Carla Speed McNeil describe how they entered the comics industry. Colleen Doran reveals her superhero crush, while Jill Thompson confesses to being a comics junkie. Other contributors include Marjorie Liu, Rachel Edidin, Jill Pantozzi, Kelly Thompson, and SF/F authors Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sarah Monette, and Elizabeth Bear. Also featured: an introduction by Mark Waid and exclusive interviews with Amanda Conner, Louise Simonson, Greg Rucka, and Terry Moore.
Unterzakhn GN by Leela Corman
A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th-century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.
In drawings that capture both the tumult and the telling details of that life, Unterzakhn (Yiddish for ‘Underthings’) tells the story of sisters Esther and Fanya: as wide-eyed little girls absorbing the sights and sounds of a neighborhood of struggling immigrants; as teenagers taking their own tentative steps into the wider world; and, finally, as adults battling for their own piece of the ‘golden land,’ where the difference between just barely surviving and triumphantly succeeding involves, for each of them, painful decisions that will have unavoidably tragic repercussions.
Route Des Maisons Rouges #7, art by Livia Pastore, colored by Alessia Nocera
Route de Masions Rouges is a sexy and surreal satirical comedy set in a fantasy world’s Parisian neighborhood. It’s quite crowded with five brothels competing for control. These hot and hot-headed tenants are caught up in a five-way battle to make their own Maison the most powerful of all. Yet it’s all fun and games until the slimy mayor enters the picture - and then the girls might have found a common enemy big enough for them to forget their feud and work together.
The One #7, written by Liri Trevisanello, colored by Alessia Nocera
Medieval fantasy set in a fantastic but at the same time very realistic world. After an era of peace, the races that inhabit this land fall back into a dark age. The lust for power creeps again and a bloody war appears imminent. The last glimmer of hope lies in the One, a mythical and legendary sword that Faras, Haggarth, Omir, and Masdin are looking for, awaiting the great battle.
Kitty & Dino HC, by Sara Richard
When a little boy brings home a dinosaur egg, the family cat isn’t too keen on the tiny creature that pops out. But after a few weeks of showing the new baby the ropes, a bond forms between kitty and dino that transcends species. Kitty & Dino is sure to win the hearts of mothers and their children everywhere.
Gore #5, colored by Alessia Nocera
Demons invade the Carnival at Venice, horrible nightmare-reflections of beloved fairytales characters, determined to tear a permanent hole from their twisted world to ours. Demon Hunter Gabriel must force the demoness Cinderella, monster Little Mermaid, and countless others back through the portal before the last night of Carnival, or no one will live happily ever after.
Guilded Age Vol. 1 TP, art by Erica Henderson
Some fight for a cause. Others fight for their lives. Many fight simply for three hot meals and a cot. But when the Savage Races march to the edge of the thriving civilization of Gastonia, who can we turn to for salvation? The people who deal with this kind of crap for a living, that’s who. This is the time when machinery renders magick obsolete. This is the ere when money, not might, makes right. This is the saga of the working class adventurer. This is the Guilded Age. Collecting the popular webcomic!
The Carmine Vault HC by Fafi
The first graphic novel from the internationally celebrated street artist Fafi. Her creative output has turned the definition of street art on its head. Exploring a class of female stereotypes through the sexy, aggressive, and stylized renderings of her Fafinettes, this demimonde has expanded into a fully-realized fantasy world now peopled with a diversity of characters - female, male, and animal. Centered on a young man’s desire to join the Paris Opera Ballet, The Carmine Vault brings to life Fafi’s colorful and irreverent world for the first time in a lavish graphic novel.
Extinction Seed #2, art by Livia Pastore, colored by Alessia Nocera
The swingin’ so-called ’60s. Hipsters dance to the sound of the Beatles while the guns of assassination and Vietnam provide a backbeat. And the seed of death grows, unknown and undisturbed. Caroline, a young student; Cynthia, a photographer with a talent for theft; and Cathryn, trusted assistant to one of the government’s most important officials, will discover the terrifying truth - the countdown to extinction has begun!
Avalon Chronicles Vol. 1 HC, co-written by Christina Weir, art by Emma Vieceli
When Aeslin Finn was a little girl, her parents read to her from a magical book called THE AVALON CHRONICLES. But that was a long time ago. Now a teenager, Aeslin is about to discover just how magical she and that book really are.
Transported to the world of Avalon, she discovers a kingdom in need of a Dragon Knight - and the last dragon, Blue Moon, is waiting for her!
Adventure Time #3, art by Shelli Paroline, covers by Elena “Yamino” Barbarich and Stephanie Buscema
Algebraic! Don’t miss Finn, Jake, and all of their friends on their biggest adventure yet! Trapped by the dreaded Lich, the guys gotta stop all of Ooo from being sucked away forever - and rescue a bunch of wayward Princesses.
Luckily, no one does adventure - and looks cooler doing it - than Finn and Jake! The Cartoon Network sensation’s brand new comic is the hot new series you can’t afford to miss!
Saga #2, art by Fiona Staples
The ongoing epic continues! After deserting their galactic armies, former soldiers Marko and Alana must now protect their newborn girl from the lethal killers dispatched to destroy their family.
Glory #25, colored by Ms,Shatia Hamilton
“ONCE AND FUTURE,” Part Three 500 Years Later. Mars.
Dollhouse vol. 1: Epitaphs TPB, co-written by Maurissa Tancharoen, colored by Michelle Madsen
The Rossum Corporation’s Dollhouse technology has gone viral with a synchronized phone call that wiped the minds of everyone it reached, turning them into mindless killers. Those who avoided the call—including show favorites Echo, Alpha, Mag, Zone, and Griff—must try to survive in the sudden apocalypse and be wary of Rossum’s expansive technological reach. This is only the beginning! Collects the complete miniseries.
Conan the Barbarian #3, art by Becky Cloonan
Alone, Conan was the most fearsome warrior to ever walk the planet! Now, joined with the pirate queen Belit, he is swept to new levels of danger and passion. Wood and Cloonan continue to redefine the Cimmerian as he embraces piracy and begins his joint reign of the Black Coast alongside the deadly siren, Belit!