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    DEC171604

    ANDRE THE GIANT LIFE & LEGEND GN

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    Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant Fezzik in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars, Brown has created the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.

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    DEC171535

    COMIX RETROSPECTIVE SPIEGELMAN HC (NEW PTG) (MR)

    $39.95 $31.96

    Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps is a comprehensive career overview of the output of the legendary cartoonist, showing for the first time the full range of a half-century of relentless experimentation. Starting from Spiegelman’s earliest self-published comics and lavishly reproducing graphics from a host of publications both obscure and famous, Co-Mix provides a guided tour of an artist who has continually reinvented not just comics but also made a mark in book and magazine design, bubble gum cards, lithography, modern dance, and most recently stained glass.

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    DEC171601

    IS THIS GUY FOR REAL GN (C: 1-1-0)

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    Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in. Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

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    DEC171531

    KILLING & DYING GN TOMINE (MR) (C: 0-1-1)

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    After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list, acclaimed cartoonist Adrian Tomine’s realist masterpiece is now available in paperback, with an updated cover and French flaps. With this work, Tomine reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics, but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.

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    DEC171176

    LAST LEAF LISAS STORY CONCLUDES TP

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    To be published simultaneously with Prelude, The Last Leaf is the sequel after Lisa’s death from breast cancer in Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe. The Last Leaf recounts how Les and family cope with Lisa’s death and continue their lives. Creator Tom Batiuk brings Lisa back in Les’s imagination, and she helps him work out difficulties and decisions in his life and in the life of their daughter Summer. Fans will recognize Batiuk’s gentle mix of humor and more serious real-life themes that heighten the reader’s interest.

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    DEC171177

    LISAS LEGACY TRILOGY HC SLIPCASE ED

    $80.00 $64.00

    Tom Batiuk spent several years as a middle school art teacher before creating the comic strip Funky Winkerbean in 1972. In 1999, Lisa Moore, one of Funky’s friends and a main character, discovered she had breast cancer. Batiuk approached the topic with the idea that mixing humor with serious and real themes heightens the reader’s interest. The Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy collects three volumes – Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe, the collection of strips of Lisa’s battle with breast cancer, as well as Prelude, the collection of strips about Lisa’s courtship with Les, and The Last Leaf, which shows how Les and family cope with Lisa’s death and continue their lives.

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    DEC171175

    PRELUDE LISAS STORY BEGINS TP

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    Prelude is a collection of the early comic strips that bring Lisa and Les together. Introduced to readers of Funky Winkerbean in late 1984 as she experiences SAT test anxiety, Lisa becomes Les Moore’s best friend and a pivotal character. Les and Lisa go to the prom, begin steady dating, and then break up. Over the summer, Les realizes how much he misses Lisa. When he gathers his courage and goes to her house, he is stunned to discover Lisa is pregnant with a child fathered by a jock from Walnut Tech. Lisa asks Les to be her coach in childbirth classes, and their friendship explodes from there. Prelude takes fans from the early days of their deep friendship through the birth of Lisa’s baby and the baby’s adoption.

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    DEC171533

    RED COLORED ELEGY GN (MR) (C: 0-1-1)

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    Ichiro and Sachiko are young artists, temperamental and discouraged about what life has to offer them. They fall in and out of love, jealous of each other’s interests and unchallenged by their careers. A cornerstone of the Japanese underground scene of the 1960s, Red Colored Elegy charts their heartache, passions, and bickering with equal tenderness, creating a revelatory portrait of a stormy love affair. This new paperback edition features an essay on Hayashi’s contributions to contemporary Japanese comics.

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    DEC170410

    SCALPED TP BOOK 02 (MR)

    $24.99 $17.49

    In these stories from SCALPED #12-24, on the morning after the opening of the Crazy Horse Casino, Dashiell Bad Horse learns that two women were murdered during the night. It’s up to Dash to find the killers and, in the process, come to grips with his relationship with his own mother. Plus, Chief Red Crow is trying to walk the strait and narrow, but how far will he let Mr. Brass push him?  

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    DEC171739

    SECRET PATH GN

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    Secret Path is a ten song album by Gord Downie with a graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire that tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago. Chanie, misnamed Charlie by his teachers, died on October 22, 1966, walking the railroad tracks trying to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to return to his home 400 miles away. He didn’t know where it was, nor how to find it, but, like so many kids he tried. Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history, the long suppressed mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system, with the hope of starting the country on a road to reconciliation.

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    DEC170411

    SHERIFF OF BABYLON DELUXE ED HC (MR)

    $39.99 $27.99

    Baghdad, 2003. In an effort to establish some semblance of order in the war-torn city, Florida cop-turned-military-consultant Chris Henry has been assigned to train cadets in law enforcement. But good intentions are not immune to the chaos found in the post-9/11 Middle East. When one of Henry’s trainees is found dead, he’s forced to ally himself with Nassir, the last policeman in Baghdad, to unravel a bloody mystery. While Henry and Nassir search for answers, forces in the shadows are pulling strings that these men don’t even know they’re tied to. Collects the entire 12-issue miniseries.  

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    DEC170976

    STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS SC ED

    $100.00 $80.00

    The greatest love story ever told is available in an affordable softcover omnibus edition! This two book package contains all 2,128 pages of Terry Moore’s epic tale featuring Katchoo, Francine, David, and Casey as they face life’s biggest challenges by facing them together. All 107 issues of the series are here, including the spin-offs Molly & Poo, Princess Warrior, When World’s Collide, and David’s Story.

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