Jazz Age Chronicles: Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)

DOUBLE MYSTERY "The Case of the Beguiling Baroness". Set in the 1920’s Jazz Chronicles centers around Ace Mifflin, private eye, who finds himself plunged into mysteries that go beyond his comfort zone of speakeasies and the streets of Boston. When famed archeologist Clifford Jennings’ Secret Society needs to keep track of Baroness Von Treska, a notorious dabbler in the black arts, they hire Ace Mifflin, private eye. And that’s when things really get out of hand. And while the true fate of the Baroness remains a mystery, Jennings, Miflin, and Flynt track down a killer that is beyond anything Mifflin has experienced before. But even if they can catch the killer, how can they possibly stop him? In "Vote Early and Often". Ace Mifflin, private eye, finds himself on the wrong side of the law as he attempts to help an old friend beat a murder charge. With almost everything against him, can Mifflin clear himself and his friend? And what connection could all this have with a disaster in Mifflin’s past that nearly brought Boston to its knees? On the verge of finding the proof that he needs to clear his friend, his evidence disappears. With the election primary coming up, can Mifflin reassemble all the pieces and prove his allegations that the real murderer is running for office? Collects issues 1-5.

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The Vesuvius Club

Mark Gatiss’ cult creation, Lucifer Box, as you’ve never seen him beforein a new graphic-novel edition of his first adventure! On it’s first publication, Mark Gatiss’The Vesuvius Clubwas critically acclaimed as an inspired cult creation. Now you are invited, more intimately, into the world of Lucifer Box, as his first adventure plays out in this graphic-novel edition. Here, Lucifer Boxthe greatest portraitist of the Edwardian age and England’s most dashing secret agentinvestigates a series of bizarre disappearances and plunges headlong into low life and high society. Who is killing Britain’s most prominent vulcanologists? What secrets lie beyond the grave? See him…Confront the purple undead. Instruct the mysterious and beguiling Bella Pok. Disguise himself with a false mustache. Face an ominous evil in the depths of a volcano. And come to grips with his new manservant, Charlie Jackpot. A fiendishly unputdownable treat for “the discerning mature reader.”

Strange Detective Mysteries (Graphic Novel)

Strange Detective Mysteries is a science-fiction techno-thriller fantasy where several of the leading creative minds of the early 1900s are brought together to look into the death of Edgar Allen Poe and discover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy all of time and reality. Our saga begins with famed Western lawman Bat Masterson being summoned to a mysterious meeting in 1902 New York City. Upon arriving, he finds several others have been summoned; H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Nikola Tesla. When they are finally greeted by their aged host, Robert Tyler, they find that this rich patron has brought them together to solve the mystery of the murder of America’s foremost literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe. An individual that no one else even believes was murdered? And who are the strange men in bowler hats who observe their every move and what evil from 1888 Whitechapel has followed them to New York City? Refusal of the unbelieveable can be as dangerous as knowledge itself as our group of heroes will soon uncover. Collects issues 1-4. By Caliber Comics

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Blake & Mortimer (english version) – volume 2 – The Mystery of the Great Pyramid

Professor Philip Mortimer has decided to spend his holidays in Cairo with his trusty servant, Nasir. There he plans to meet his old friend, Professor Ahmed Rassim Bey, who offers him the fantastic opportunity of satisfying his passion for Egyptology. Professor Bey has invited him to take part in deciphering his latest discoveries—in this case, some papyrus coming from mummies of the Ptolemaic age. Mortimer and Bey soon realize that one of the fragments deals with the “Chamber of Horus,” a fabled crypt that could contain priceless treasures…

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Metamorphosis

Can Kabuki escape her captors before her former comrades track her down to silence her? A very personal metaphorical tale of self actualization told in a diverse array of art mediums, breathtaking paintings, and poetic first person narrative layered in subtext and Japanese culture. Uncover the nature of identity, quantum physics, time, and the meaning of life!

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The Megas Graphic Novel, Volume 1

From the visionary director of Terminator 3, Jonathan Mostow, we enter the world of The Megas. Beautiful. Powerful. Better. They’re everything you’ve ever wanted to be. But at the heart of this dystopic society lies a regime struggling for control over a populace that may just be tired of being inferior. Agent Jack Madison finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom as he struggles to solve a crime and come to terms with a truth he’s not ready to face. Not to mention a mysterious symbol and the seeds of rebellion.

"The Megas is a book that anyone can enjoy. If you are tired of the spandex set, or are just in the mood for a good mystery, then I suggest picking up a copy from your local comic shop." -Broken Frontier

"The only time I really get into political thrillers is when they are written very well, with a plot and characters I can relate to, and an art direction style that is engaging. The Megas has all this and more…(4 out of 5 stars)" – Majorspoilers.com

"Jonathan Mostow and John Harrison’s script has a great balance of talking heads and exposition with motion and excitement. A love scene, a chase scene and a steady escalation of things into almost Tom Clancy-esque levels." – Comic Book Resources

The Unknown

She has solved every mystery known to man.  But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN!  Join legendary comic writer Mark Waid  (KINGDOM COME) as he reinvents the supernatural thriller!

She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world’s most famous provate investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she’s never been able to crack-death! A new graphic novel series from Mark Waid ( KINGDOM COME) in the vein of RUSE with international superstar Minck Ooosterveer.

Teaching Graphic Novels

“Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy and engage all secondary students with Teaching Graphic Novels by Katie Monnin! Address print-text and image literacies, from navigating text features to creating standards-based lessons on reading comprehension, fiction/nonfiction, written response, critical thinking, and media literacy. Complete with examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, cross-indexes of middle and high school graphic novels and themes, reproducibles, and extra support for English-language learners. Teaching Graphic Novels was a finalist for both the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year and the 2010 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the 6-8 Curriculum and Instruction category!”

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Comics Underground Japan

A Manga Anthology British and European comic fans are swiftly embracing Manga, the unique Japanese graphic novel art form. This new collection selects the best from the Manga underground presenting material from the leading artists that is unlikely to be seen outside of Japan. Outrageous, mind-bending, and ‘adult,’ this is nihilistic humour at its very best.

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The Best American Comics 2006

The popularity of the graphic genre continues to rage, and The Best American Comics is a diverse, exciting annual selection for fans and newcomers alike. The inaugural volume includes stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web.

Contributors include Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Kim Deitch, Jaime Hernandez, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, and Lynda Barry?and unique discoveries such as Justin Hall, Esther Pearl Watson, and Lilli Carré.