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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Yanick Paquette
Publisher: DC Comics (2011, Dec 6th).
Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting new series illustrated by hot artist Yanick Paquette that features the next stage of evolution of the Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne publicly announces that he is the financial backer of Batman and establishes a worldwide franchise of Batmen that will protect the entire globe. This is the beginning of a stunning direction for the world's greatest detective that will team him with Catwoman, Batwoman and Batman In representatives on international crime fighting missions against Lord Death Man in Japan, South America and Argentina. This volume collects Batman: The Dark Knight #1-9. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: DAW; Reprint edition (2011, Mar 1st).
Regis Hastur, lord of the most powerful of the seven domains of Darkover, learns that the Terran Federation's operatives are pressuring Darkover to give up its closed world status and become a full member of this intergalactic empire. But Regis knows that if Darkover joins the Federation his beloved home planet will become nothing more than a military hub, sapped of its resources and cultural heritage. Still there are those among Darkover's ruling families who are tempted by the promise of increased technology that membership in the Federation would bring. Meanwhile, Regis learns that he has an older illegitimate brother, Rinaldo. But his joy in finding his sibling is short-lived, as Regis's enemies try to force him to abdicate leadership of Darkover in favor of his older brother. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tracy Anne Warren
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Signet (2012, Apr 3rd).
From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by fate. This is Princess Emma’s story… When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a stranger she has never met. Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do—she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever… Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence—until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Yuyuko Takemiya
Publisher: Seven Seas; First Edition edition (2011, Oct 25th).
"A romance of warmth and humor with an uncanny ability to dodge the excesses of the genre while exploiting all the joys it has to offer."—Anime News NetworkRyuji Takasu thought that his ill-fated luck had turned around now that he was in Junior High and sitting next to the girl of his dreams, Minori Kushieda. Ryuji was wrong; after he unwittingly crossed the most fearsome girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, everything went off the deep end! Taiga made Ryuji's life by taking it over, and Ryuji's every attempt to make peace led only to further complications.It’s taken time, but Ryuji and Taiga have found some common ground and can at least tolerate each other (just a little). The problem is everyone in Ryuji’s class is now convinced that he and Taiga are dating—even Minori! And to make matters even more embarrassing, Minori has given Ryuji and Taiga her blessings. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tristan Jones
Publisher: IDW Publishing (2012, Mar 20th).
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Psychokinetic energy is on the rise again, business is booming for the boys, and Ray is troubled by what could be a prophetic dream. Is this an ill omen of an upcoming apocaplypse, or just a little indigestion? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tite Kubo
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2012, Apr 3rd).
A paranormal action-adventure about sword-wielding guardians of the afterlifeReads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen. Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo's Bleach has become an international manga smash-hit! The battle between the Soul Reapers and Aizen over the fate of Karakura Town continues with more warriors joining the fight. But when Captain-General Yamamoto enters the battlefield, can he put a quick end to Aizen’s minions? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Derf Backderf
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (2012, Mar 1st).
You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Derek McCulloch
Publisher: Vertigo (2012, Apr 3rd).
Ciara O'Dwyer is a young woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slums of 1870; Johnny McCormack is a struggling actor drawn to the nascent folk music movement in Greenwich Village 1960; and Lewis Healy is a successful Irishman who's come to present-day Manhattan on his wife's anniversary-present promise to reveal the connection between him and them. The mystery originates with Ciara's runaway husband, who disappeared after promising to join her in America, and carries into midcentury when Johnny, devastated by an unexpected romance and a lost shot at musical fame, gets a supernatural visitor moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenn McKinlay
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley (2011, Jul 5th).
Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered-and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paul D. Staudohar
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Expanded edition edition (2012, Apr 1st).
This expanded edition features the best-loved short stories from the 20th century as well as new tales from some of the 21st century’s most iconic names in fiction. No other sport has inspired as many great writers as baseball has, and this exceptional anthology brings together 34 short stories about the nation’s favorite pastime. The stories span several decades and are written by some of America’s favorite writers, including Zane Grey, James Thurber, Robert Penn Warren, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Michael Chabon, among others. Many of the stories are about the game itself, while others use baseball as a backdrop for timeless themes, such as morality, greed, and love. Eight new stories have been added to this expanded edition and include “Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias Wolff, in which baseball is the surprising last memory of a dying man; George Plimpton’s “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” a fictional story about a baseball player who throws a 150-mph fastball that was a notorious April Fools’ Day hoax in Sports Illustrated; and Leslie Pietrzyk’s “What We All Want,” about a pitcher’s wife’s concern for her aging husband. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability