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Treasure Island
The Graphic Novel
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Andrew Harrar
Illustrated by Richard Kohlrus


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-21-7 (93-80028-21-0)

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest -
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.’

Life changes for Jim Hawkins the day a mysterious sailor walks into his father’s inn. The sailor, Billy Bones, possesses a secret which is in hot demand. As Jim discovers when Billy Bones dies, the secret is... Read more >

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Superman: Earth One

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Illustrated by Shane Davis


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2468-4 (1-4012-2468-7)

A 2011 Great Graphic Novel for Teens (YALSA)

Clark Kent, fresh out of school, moves from small town Smallville to big city Metropolis to find his place in the world. Isolated and alone, an orphaned alien with super powers that keep him apart from the rest of the world, he struggles to... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Superman: Earth One Vol. 2

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Illustrated by Shane Davis


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: DC Comics
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3196-5 (1-4012-3196-9)

From acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis, comes the long awaited sequel Superman: Earth One Vol. 2.

Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined. From a ruthless dictator... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Black Jack, Volume 1

Written by Osamu Tezuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-934287-27-9 (1-934287-27-X)

Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins... Read more >

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Black Jack, Volume 2

Written by Osamu Tezuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-934287-28-6 (1-934287-28-8)

Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins... Read more >

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Buddha: Volume 5: Deer Park

Written by Osamu Tezuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-932234-60-2 (1-932234-60-8)

In the fifth installment of manga-godfather Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, engagement with death imparts the lesson of life's sancity. In a Machiavellian rise to power, Devadatta, a rogue aristrocrat, incites war between two kingdoms that will leave thousands dead. King Bimisara of Magadha, fearing death his son's own hand, withdraws fatherly love... Read more >

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Dororo

Written by Osamu Tezuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-32-2 (1-935654-32-2)

Dororo is a thriller manga featuring a boy who has been robbed of 48 body parts by demons. The story depicts his travels to destroy the demons and win back his body parts to become whole.

Daigo Kagemitsu, who works for a Samurai general in Japan’s Warring States period, promises to offer... Read more >

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Good-bye, Chunky Rice

Written by Craig Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71476-4 (0-375-71476-6)

This is the story of Chunky Rice, a green turtle, and his beloved friend, Dandel, a wide-eyed mouse deer, who live in a small town by the edge of the sea and who must weather a painful separation when Chunky decides to see the world. Narrated in a breathtakingly original verbal... Read more >

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Habibi

Written by Craig Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42414-4 (0-375-42414-8)

From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.” —Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.

Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and... Read more >

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Jinx

Written by J. Torres


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Archie Comics
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-879794-91-7 (1-879794-91-8)

Feisty tomboy high school freshman Jinx explores the social perils of the high school experience as old friendships change and she struggles with the new expectations attached to becoming a young woman.

The good news is the gang’s all here at Rose Valley High: her best friends Greg and Roz, as... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Jinx: Little Miss Steps

Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by Rick Burchett and Terry Austin


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Archie Comics
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-936975-41-9 (1-936975-41-6)

Spring in high school brings a whole new set of challenges for feisty freshman Jinx--more tests, new sports, and anticipation for summer. But more frightening to Jinx than anything else is the dreaded school dance... and to make matters worse, this one is girls’ choice! That means Jinx’s friends Charley and... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Vietnamerica
A Family's Journey
Written by GB Tran


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50872-0 (0-345-50872-6)

A TIME Magazine Top Ten Graphic Memoir of All Time
A 2011 School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens"
A 2011 Library Journal Best Graphic Novel

Selected for common reading at Davidson College


A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are... Read more >

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Shooters

Written by Eric Trautmann and Jerwa Brandon
Illustrated by Steven Lieber


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2215-4 (1-4012-2215-3)

A topical original graphic novel about a Persian Gulf war veteran’s return home.

After a tragic friendly fire incident in the Persian Gulf war, a veteran looks for redemption as a private contractor on the battlefields of Iraq. Read more >

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Pride of Baghdad

Written by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: January 2, 2008
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-0315-3 (1-4012-0315-9)

In the award-winning series Y: THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA, writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq.

In the spring of... Read more >

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The Acme Novelty Library

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Hardcover, 108 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42295-9 (0-375-42295-1)

Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic sophistication, professional colorist and award-winning letterer F. C. Ware returns to the book trade with “The ACME Novelty Library,” a hardcover distillation of all his surviving one-page... Read more >

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Building Stories

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42433-5 (0-375-42433-4)

Everything you need to read the new graphic novel Building Stories: 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets.

With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it’s reassuring—perhaps even necessary—to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of... Read more >

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Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Trade Paperback, 380 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71454-2 (0-375-71454-5)

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired “everyman” (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The War of the Worlds
The Graphic Novel
Written by H.G. Wells
Adapted by Ryan Foley
Illustrated by Bhupendra Ahluwalia


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-60-6 (93-80028-60-1)

London, England.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern English countryside.

But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Harry Houdini
A Graphic Novel
Written by CEL Welsh
Illustrated by Lalit Singh


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-25-5 (93-80028-25-3)

This is the life story of Ehrich Weiss. If you don’t recognize this man’s name, that is because the world came to know him as the one and only Harry Houdini.

George Bernard Shaw once remarked that Harry Houdini is the third most famous name in history after Jesus Christ and... Read more >

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Space Race
A Graphic Novel
Written by CEL Welsh
Illustrated by K.L. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 68 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-62-0 (93-80028-62-8)

A substance from Earth that would carry man into space...

How did charcoal, one of the key ingredients in gunpowder, alter the course of warfare and make it possible for us to build giant structures in space? This question and many more like it are answered in this thrilling historical story.

Join Chet... Read more >

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Cairo

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Illustrated by M.K. Perker


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1734-1 (1-4012-1734-6)

Journalist G. Willow Wilson's Cairo is a magical-realism graphic novel, and interweaves the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier and a genie as they navigate the the city's streets and a spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by... Read more >
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