As a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London's Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both racial and sexist stereotypes, the half-Japanese teenager is unbeatable in a race--much to the disappointment of her father, who forbids her from riding his mysterious motorcycle. After discovering friendship in the most unexpected places, she soon uncovers the truth of the bike, along with its connection to the disappearance of her mother in pre-war Japan. Cafe Racer is a story told through seven vignettes, also including extra features such as pencils, concept art, and other behind the scenes artwork.
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Before he became Superman, Clark Kent was living in a cockroach-infested apartment trying to find a job as a reporter in the big city of Metropolis. If he can't get his life together as Clark Kent, how will he ever become Superman? This new edition presents the four-chapter one-shot written by Marv Wolfman with art by Claudio Castellini.
Mike Friedrich created the Quack anthology series after Frank Brunner brought him a reworked Howard The Duck story that he was not allowed publish at Marvel. The series lasted six issues and was home to several serials, including stellar work by Sergio Aragones, Michael Gilbert and Scott Shaw!
Written by W. MAXWELL PRINCE (ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY), with art by MARTÍN MORAZZO (GREAT PACIFIC) and CHRIS O'HALLORAN (GENERATION GONE).
The first publication from DC Comics! Featuring various tales of adventure and excitement and the first appearance of numerous superhero characters--including The Spectre, Aquaman and Green Arrow!
In the controversial and thought-provoking tale TRUE FAITH, a disenfranchised young man is exposed to the destructive and manipulative sides of faith and belief when he becomes caught up in another man's vendetta against God. After his wife died during childbirth, Terry Adair suddenly saw God as an obstruction to humanity. Setting out on a path of pastoral murders and church bombings, the faithless fanatic offers innocent bystander and witness Nigel Gibson a simple choice: join his crusade or die. Now forced to join Terry's atheist mission of devastation, young Nigel's eyes are quickly opened to the true nature of faith and how easily it can be used to destroy people.Garth Ennis' second profession published work, in which was first released serialized in the Crisis anthology by Fleetway. Because of religious backlash the collected trade paperback from Fleetway became scares. The series would find life again in Vertigo.
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Arachne bring home her college boyfriend, Lupus, for dinner to meet her Uncle Cyrus. While she is tending to the meal, Cyrus recounts the tale of an ancient scroll which contains Arachne's secret weaving technique. Over dinner, he tells the tale of how it came into his possession and the tragedy which befell his niece's father. Later in the evening, Arachne tells the tale of a little girl with tuberculosis preserved in a doll until a cure could be found. Before Lupus is allowed to leave, he must share a story of his own. He tells a quick one of a hunter searching for a creature, the last of its kind, which has traversed several continents. The hour late and the moon full, Lupus runs off into the night revealing the reasons for his anxiety while Arachne is left clueless at home.
Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #1-9.Wolverine stars in a story that stretches across the decades! What bizarre threat could require Logan to do what he does best every ten years? Who is the woman he is fated to keep reacquainting himself with? And how deep a connection do they share? Find out as Charles Soule — the writer who killed Wolverine and brought him back — unveils a hidden chapter in Logan’s long history! It begins in the final days of World War II as Nazis force a French sorceress to conjure a demon. But all hell soon breaks loose and reverberates into the decades to come. As the years pass, who is the strange woman who steps forward to aid Logan’s grim vigil? Could she be…Wolverine’s daughter?
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With tales ranging from washed-up celebrity polar bears, to giant post-apocalyptic crabs, High Water takes the reader on a thrilling romp through a warming world. Contributors include Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen), Sarah Laing, Chris Slane and many more.
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