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The A-Z of Marvel monsters

The A-Z of Marvel monsters

Harrold, Jess, author
2017

Learn your ABCs the Jack Kirby way with his most monstrous creations! From the legendary behemoths that stalked a world before super heroes, to the titans that terrorized the Marvel Universe, 26 of Kirby's most memorable monsters have been rounded up in alphabetical order - from the Awesome Android to Zetora! And in between, fan-favorites like Devil Dinosaur, Fin Fang Foom, Groot, Mangog and Xemnu! They all star in awesome comic cover tributes from stellar talents including Arthur Adams, Mike Allred, Chris Bachalo, John Cassaday, Chris Samnee and Walter Simonson! Plus original Kirby-drawn tales to astonish featuring the likes of the Blip, Elektro, Kraa and Thorr! Education has never been more fun! COLLECTING: KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT COVERS; MATERIAL FROM TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 15, 16, 22; TALES OF SUSPENSE 13, 18, 23; JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 57, 62

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Anya's ghost

Anya's ghost

Brosgol, Vera, author
2011

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part . . .

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend--even a ghost--is just what she needs.

Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

Anya's Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title.
One of School Library Journal 's Best Fiction Books of 2011.
One of Horn Book 's Best Fiction Books of 2011.
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

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Betty & Veronica. Vixens. Volume one

Betty & Veronica. Vixens. Volume one

Rotante, Jamie Lee, author
2018

Rising stars Jamie L. Rotante and artist Eva Cabrera (Black Mask's Kim & Kim) assemble The Vixens- a squad brought together to take out the dangerous Southside Serpents gang! These aren't "Archie's Girls" -- they're starting a revolution in Riverdale.

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Blackbird. Volume 1, Great beast

Blackbird. Volume 1, Great beast

Humphries, Sam, author
2019

Included in Tor.com 's Best Comics of2018
Included in Book Riot 's BestComics of 2018

"Much like BARTEL'sart, the world of BLACKBIRD thrums with a fantastical undercurrent, and themoments when it spills through to the surface are supremely satisfying." -KELLYSUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET)

NinaRodriguez knows there's a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals hiding inLos Angeles. And when a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confronther past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Perfectfor fans of SYFY's The Magicians , CW's Riverdale , and THEWICKED + THE DIVINE , don't miss the first collection of the smash-hitneo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (HarleyQuinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Black Panther, MightyThor)!

Collects BLACKBIRD#1-6.

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The handmaid's tale : the graphic novel

The handmaid's tale : the graphic novel

Nault, Renee, author, illustrator
2019

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

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Hawking

Hawking

Ottaviani, Jim, author
2019

Following their New York Times- bestselling graphic novel Feynman , Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick deliver a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time.

From his early days at the St Albans School and Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. A lively and popular young man, it's no surprise that he would later rise to celebrity status.

At twenty-one he was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Though the disease weakened his muscles and limited his ability to move and speak, it did nothing to limit his mind. He went on to do groundbreaking work in cosmology and theoretical physics for decades after being told he had only a few years to live. He brought his intimate understanding of the universe to the public in his 1988 bestseller, A Brief History of Time . Soon after, he added pop-culture icon to his accomplishments by playing himself on shows like Star Trek , The Simpsons , and The Big Bang Theory , and becoming an outspoken advocate for disability rights.

In Hawking , writer Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Myrick have crafted an intricate portrait of the great thinker, the public figure, and the man behind both identities.

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Justice League. Vol. 2, Graveyard of gods

Justice League. Vol. 2, Graveyard of gods

Snyder, Scott, author
2019

Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights- Metal and the universe-defining No Justice, the core members of the Justice League--Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and more--are finally reunited. But standing in opposition to them? The Legion of Doom, led by Lex Luthor. And they're not alone. With them? The Ocean Masters of the Universe. Who are these new beings? And what secrets of the DCU do they hold? One of the most critically acclaimed authors of his generation continues his legendary run on DC's flagship title in Justice League Vol. 2! Collects Justice League #8-12

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Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me

Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me

Tamaki, Mariko, author
2019

All Freddy Riley wants is for Laura Dean to stop breaking up with her. The day they got back together was the best one of Freddy's life, but nothing's made sense since. Laura Dean is popular, funny and SO CUTE ... but she can be really thoughtless, even mean. Their on-again, off-again relationship has Freddy's head spinning -- and Freddy's friends can't understand why she keeps going back.

When Freddy consults the services of a local mystic, the mysterious Seek-Her, she isn't thrilled with the advice she receives. But something's got to give: Freddy's heart is breaking in slow motion, and she may be about to lose her very best friend as well as her last shred of self-respect. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnist Anna Vice, to help her through being a teenager in love.

Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

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The prince and the dressmaker

The prince and the dressmaker

Wang, Jen, 1984- author, artist
2018

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances--one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

This title has Common Core connections.

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Stranger things. The other side

Stranger things. The other side

Houser, Jody, author
2019

When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what's in that world with him! Follow Will's struggle through the season one events of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things! Written by Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and illustrated by Stefano Martino (Doctor Who, Catwoman)

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