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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joe Prado
Publisher: DC Comics (2013, May 21st).
A #1 New York Times Best Seller!The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dan Ciurczak
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2012, Oct 2nd).
Conquer the Kairu!In the hands of good, kairu is a living force that guides the universe. But in the hands of evil, kairu is the most destructive power in the world. Those who can harness it can eventually obtain the highest rank of kairu warrior, a Redakai! Ky, Maya and Boomer are Team Stax. Together they plan to conquer the kairu! Ky, Maya and Boomer investigate a mysterious source of kairu and land smack in the middle of an alien invasion! But not everything is always as it seems. Is it really all up to Team Stax to save Earth from the Gilfreem? Plus, a bonus story, “Home, Kairu, Home.” There’s trouble on Boomer’s family farm. Is a rival team stealing animals to extract kairu energy?! Reads L to R (Western Style) for all ages. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Julien Neel
Publisher: Graphic Universe (2012, Aug 1st).
Lou's school year is off to a rocky start. Her BFF, Mina, won't speak to her, but a new friend, Mary Emily, never shuts up. Lou's mom and her new boyfriend are madly in love, but all their smooching is getting on Lou's nerves. Meanwhile, a wrecking ball is smashing down the apartment that used to belong to her beloved Tristan. Lou still has a friend in Paul, if she can just work up the courage to write him a letter. Life was a lot easier when dressing up in her pink princess gown and going to the park for ice cream would solve any problem. Is it any wonder that Lou is down in the dumps? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Scott Snyder
Publisher: DC Comics (2012, Aug 28th).
A New York Times Best Seller!In the 40-years since its debut, Swamp Thing has been graced with some of the best writers in comics from Len Wein to Alan Moore and now, as part of the DC Comics—The New 52, 'American Vampire' scribe Scott Snyder brings his talents to an all new Swamp Thing series set in the DC Universe.Following the events of 'Brightest Day,' Alec Holland has his life back...but the "Green" has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it'll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!This hardcover collection includes issues 1-7 of the monthly series. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Hiroaki Samura
Publisher: Dark Horse (2013, Mar 26th).
Last volume's vicious battle continues - and a popular, key character meets a grisly end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura's spellbinding masterpiece finds several major story lines finally beginning to dovetail. As some characters' strange paths are beginning to converge, is Samura's epic study on revenge and survival beginning to wind its way toward a massive, final confrontation? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Cullen Bunn
Publisher: Marvel (2013, Mar 26th).
Dr. Rot is back! Discover the secret behind Rot's twisted family - and what Wolverine's connection is. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Wells is circling closer to the truth behind the brutal murders he's investigating. And Wolverine is his lead suspect! It's Wolverine vs Dr. Rot for control of Wolverine's brain, but can Wolverine destroy the last vestiges of Weapon X's programming? Plus: An untold tale of Wolverine as he takes former X-Force member Elixir under his wing. After M-Day, not all depowered mutants found their way in the world, and one of them comes back for Logan! COLLECTING: Wolverine (1988) 305-309 moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jerry Holkins
Publisher: Oni Press (2013, Mar 20th).
Jonathan Gabriel: Supreme Lycar of the secretive, xenophobic, and insular Wildfur clan. Tycho Brahe: the "fresh meat" in an elite, Top Secret werewolf-killing squad known only as "The Werewolf Killers." But there is a thirst beyond thirst - a thirstening Jonathan Gabriel knows only too well. Tycho feels it, too; to be drunk on moonlight, entwined in the super hairy arms of some kind of man/wolf type dude. PASSION'S HOWL, or whatever. Listen! This is just solicit copy. Everything inside is Penny Arcade comics. Specifically, all the Penny Arcade comics from 2009. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kiiro Yumi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2013, Apr 2nd).
You've gotta fight for your right to read!In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves--the Library Forces! There’s a groper in the library and Library Force members Iku and Shibazaki are sent in as bait! Iku’s undercover outfit makes her vulnerable…will she be able to defend herself if the pervert targets her? Later, Library Force members are required to take a test that involves reading stories to a group of rambunctious schoolkids. Coming from a big, unruly family, Iku definitely has the upper hand! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Grine
Publisher: GRAPHIX (2013, Feb 1st).
Chickenhare: half chicken, half rabbit, 100% hero!What's a chickenhare? A cross between a chicken and a rabbit, of course. And that makes Chickenhare the rarest animal around! So when he and his turtle friend Abe are captured and sold to the evil taxidermist Klaus, they've got to find a way to escape before Klaus turns them into stuffed animals. With the help of two other strange creatures, Banjo and Meg, they might even get away. But with Klaus and his thugs hot on their trail, the adventure is only just beginning for this unlikely quartet of friends. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Shin Yoshida
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2013, Jun 4th).
The latest Yu-Gi-Oh! series; includes an ultra-rare trading card that is highly valued by collectors.In a futuristic city, augmented reality Duels are all the rage. Duelists, using devices called D-Gazers, can interact with their environment and their opponents as never before. With more awesome monsters and unbelievable cards, the future of Yu-Gi-Oh! starts right here!In the Heartland theme park, Yuma (with a little help from Astral) has managed to defeat Captain Corn in an amazing duel, but there are more challenges yet to come! Mr. Heartland is out to capture all of the powerful Numbers cards and destroy Astral’s world. If Yuma and his friends won’t join him, Mr Heartland will crush them! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability