East Berlin, summer of 1989: Mirco Watzke is caught in a bind. Usually a model student, the seventh grader has got himself in trouble with a couple of bullies from the Free German Youth, and the only person who can help is the mysterious new kid in school... Vivid and funny, tender and nuanced, "Kinderland" chronicles East Germany's final months as seen through the eyes of a child. It's a story of friendship, courage, and trust, but also of growing up between Young Pioneers and the church, fathers who "disappear," and a ping-pong tournament interrupted by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Winner of the Max & Moritz Award for Best Comic at the 2014 Erlangen International Comics Festival.
On a forgotten cul-de-sac in a nameless city, a child is born. It doesn't take long for the charming little girl to work her way into the hearts of all the residents on this cozy little street. Does it really matter that she's invisible? The child's mother delivered a stillborn, fatherless baby. Two months later, she becomes convinced that her child has returned from heaven. The neighbors don't have the heart to tell her otherwise, and so they play along. After all, "why bring somebody pain when it's so easy to bring joy instead?" ...But is Lydie really a figment?
Manuel and Mia live together in Bologna, in a house that is so crowded they have a roommate they've never seen. Mia is almost thirty, hates her job, and has a deep desire to dig into life before it's too late—before becoming hopelessly adult. Manuel is publishing a serial novel online about courtly love, which he hopes might one day find a publisher. Mia and Manuel have dreams, but are unhappy. They don't know how to face the void created between them. They're losing themselves, even though they love each other. If they're to straighten things out, they must find the right measure.
No remorse, no mercy... just ruthless death: Victor Zsasz has long been one of Batman's most formidable enemies, and now his most infamous stories have been collected! This volume includes Zsasz's debut story arc and much more, including a never before published story by writer Devin Grayson and artist Roger Robinson! Collects Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1-4, Batman: Streets of Gotham #10-11, a story from Batman Chronicles #3, Batman: Batgirl #1, Detective Comics #815-816, a story from Detective Comics (2011) #18, Rogues Gallery #1, and an unpublished story intended for Batman: Gotham Knights #12!
Don't miss out on this collection of chaos in Gotham City caused by the Black Mask, featuring the villain's introduction and much more! Along the way, Black Mask causes mayhem with a total city blackout, and Catwoman faces a dead villain that she was responsible for killing-the original Black Mask! Collects Batman #386-387, #484-485, and #648, Detective Comics #553, Catwoman #16 and 83, and Black Mask: Year of the Villain #1.
A Tale of Two Arthurs is an impressionistic chronicle of two very different men: Jack Arthur Johnson, the black American boxer, and Arthur Cravan, the white French poet and provocateur. These two men fought an improbable boxing match in Barcelona in 1916 which acts as the pivot point of this double-portrait which is also a kind of mirror: for despite their differences they were both fiercely independent individuals who in their own ways defied the mores of their time with a mixture of bravado, intelligence, and brute strength. Accompanying both men on their journeys is a celebrity chimpanzee named Consul who serves as the uniting thread — as well as the unlikely narrator — of this adventurous and ambitious comic.
The era of privacy is over. With the proliferation of cameras, social networks, and automated surveillance systems, everyone is being watched at all times and people have begun to give in to the surveillance state. Well, almost everyone... Laurette is a young, rebellious teenager in London plotting an attack on a major government data center with a group of activists. But when the plan goes wrong, Laurette disappears, kidnapped by unknown agents. Dissatisfied with the police's lack of progress, Adil, Laurette's brother, decides to investigate on his own. A science-fiction story that explores a future not too far from our own, tackling the issue of surveillance from both sides of the law.
This is a dramatic graphic novel because it is about life. This is romance, because there is love. This is crime, because it's about mysterious death. It's also a graphic novel about dreams, because there is a lot of sleep in it. Come Back to Me Again is an emotional journey into yourself. This diary of feelings jagged by addiction. Alcohol addiction. Drug addiction. Love addiction. And life addiction. This story is about the continuous falling asleep and waking up. About daydreaming and life without sleep.
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Sun is the story of a little boy and his mother. The child is the result of a drunken roll in the hay the mother has after a fight with her family. Filled with shame and guilt, the mother is incapable of showing the child love and affection. Her father, the boy's grandfather, sees the boy as the son he never had and the heir to his fortune. He takes care of the boy and the bond between the two grows very strong. But the day comes when grandfather dies. In an effort to get rid of the boy, he is told to take his demented grandmother for a stroll. And that's when the accident happens. The boy is charged with murder and ends up in jail. The mother is relieved to be rid of him and shows no intent to defend him. And that's when the boy's father shows up. The mother had bribed him to keep his mouth shut, but he cannot fail his son now. He helps the boy escape, but the police catch up with them. Will they get away?
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During the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, two women's lives become irrevocably intertwined when they both fall victim to a nefarious underground fraternity of ex-soldiers from England's upper crust who have sworn their lives to defending the British Empire—as well as their own decadent lifestyles. In this first volume, young rebel Jennifer Winterfield and the mysterious Kitamakura from Japan forge an unlikely alliance along with Jennifer's doctor uncle and a street urchin named Pickles. Together they lay the groundwork for a criminal organization that will go on to sow terror in the hearts of the colonialists and industrialists who tried to put them down.
Collecting the epic tale from Detective Comics #800-808 and #811-814 written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets)! As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14-year-old who is dangerously close to Gotham City's underworld!
Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Logan McBride struggles to find purpose. She was the subject of an incredible prophecy when she was a child, but fulfilled her foretold destiny when she was just thirteen. Now in her twenties, Logan navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while searching for her place in a world that tells her sheʼs already finished. Slice-of-life romance and drama meets the mysterious intrigue of urban fantasy in the first volume of this brand new graphic novel series by author Pat Shand (Guardians of the Galaxy, Robyn Hood) and Manuel Preitano (Wonderland, Goddess Inc).
Suzie's a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John... who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks...
Spinning out of the hit Netflix original show comes a new four-issue mini-series further detailing the intrigue and danger of the international drug trade of the 1980s! Two new recruits bring danger to DEA agents Murphy and Peña, while El Patrón must contend with a dangerous threat to his drug empire!
In this new printing of a classic collection, meet one of Batman's most formidable adversaries; the founder of the League of Assassins known as Ra's al Ghul! This volume includes Ra's al Ghul's famous debut in "Daughter of the Demon"! Plus, Bruce Wayne goes undercover as Matches Malone to track down the Demon's Head! Collects Detective Comics #411, #485, and #489-490; Batman #232, #235, #240, and #242-244; and DC Special Series #15.
A young German Jewish filmmaker escapes the Nazi threat in Shanghai, where he is forced to adapt to a new land and cope with familial loss through the magic of filmmaking. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORK. In 1938 Berlin, aspiring filmmaker Bernard Hersch works at the UFA studios and dreams of one day directing the screenplay he and his wife Illo are writing. But as a Jew in Hitler's Germany, Bernard faces increasing danger and discrimination, and is soon forced to accept deportation to Japan as his only hope. However, Illo, disconcerted at having to abandon her elderly father, leaves Bernard behind at the last minute and returns to Berlin, where she and her father are shot by the Nazis. Rerouted to China, a heartbroken Bernard struggles through grief and vows to bring his and Illo's screenplay to life as a tribute to her legacy. Along the way, he finds love in a city under siege. A distinctive and humanistic take on World War Two from the largely undocumented Chinese perspective.
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Though Lars and Rachel are the protagonists of Special Exits, Farmer makes her voice known through creative visual metaphors and in her indictment of the careless treatment of the elderly in nursing homes. Special Exits gracefully deals with the hard reality of caring for aging loved ones: those who are or who have been in similar situations might find comfort in it, and those who haven’t will find much to admire in the bravery and good humor of Lars and Rachel...
The world is changing. Gravity, a force everyone takes for granted, has begun to disappear. As a young journalist, Noah spends his days documenting the wondrous and terrifying shifts in the world around him. But Noah's life is changing, too. Falling in love and raising a rebellious daughter adds new meaning to life in this mysterious floating world. As he covers the invention of new sports, interviews experts, and even journeys into space, each experience shapes how Noah views the world and, in turn, his relationship with his family. And as his daughter grows older, Noah faces the challenge every parent dreads and dreams of: letting go.