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Hark! a Vagrant

Hark! A Vagrant

by Kate Beaton

Hardcover, 166 pages, Drawn & Quarterly , $19.95, published September 27 2011 | purchase
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The Armed Garden and Other Stories

The Armed Garden and Other Stories

by David B.

Hardcover, 112 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $19.99, published September 12 2011 | purchase
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Habibi

Habibi

by Craig Thompson

Hardcover, 655 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published September 20 2011 | purchase
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  • Craig Thompson

A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam. Read an excerpt from Habibi.NPR Bestseller

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Watchmen

Watchmen

by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Hardcover, 436 pages, Dc Comics, $39.99, published November 12 2008 | purchase
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  • Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

As former members of a disbanded group of superheroes called the Crimebusters start turning up dead, the remaining members of the group try to discover the identity of the murderer before they, too, are killed. A graphic novel.

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Star Wars

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy

by Timothy Zahn

Hardcover, 435 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $34.99, published December 16 2009 | purchase
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  • Timothy Zahn

Five years after the fall of the Empire, a dying part of the Empire all the more dangerous near death has just discovered something that could bring it back, the last of the Emperor's warlords, Admiral Thrawn.

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Stephen King's The Dark Tower

Stephen King's The Dark Tower

The Gunslinger Born

by Peter David, Jae Lee and Richard Isanove

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), Marvel Enterprises, $24.99, published November 7 2007 | purchase
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  • Stephen King's The Dark Tower
  • The Gunslinger Born
  • Peter David, Jae Lee, et al

Young Roland Deschain takes the first steps towards his eventual fate as the implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, as he uncovers a plot to destroy the network that maintains the world's uneasy peace. The first book in the Dark Tower Series.

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Maus a Survivors Tale

Maus a Survivors Tale

My Father Bleeds History

by Art Spiegelman

Hardcover, 159 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published November 1 1991 | purchase
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  • My Father Bleeds History
  • Art Spiegelman

The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel

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The Bloom County Library 4

The Bloom County Library 4

1986-1987

by Berkeley Breathed

Hardcover, 274 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $39.99, published April 12 2011 | purchase
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The fourth volume in a series of Bloom County comic strips follows the adventures of the lovable, maladjusted penguin and his companions, and includes commentary from the cartoonist.

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Congress of the Animals

Congress of the Animals

by Jim Woodring

Hardcover, , W W Norton & Co Inc, $19.99, published June 15 2011 | purchase
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Mister Wonderful

Mister Wonderful

A Love Story

by Daniel Clowes

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged) p., Random House Inc, $19.95, published April 12 2011 | purchase
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A single-volume compilation of an Eisner Award-winning story includes forty pages of new material and follows the experiences of Marshall, who, throughout the course of a life-changing blind date, finds himself emotionally challenged in bizarre ways.

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Psychiatric Tales

Psychiatric Tales

Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

by Darryl Cunningham

Hardcover, 139 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published February 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness
  • Darryl Cunningham

Presents in graphic novel format first-person perspectives on the experiences of mental illness, portraying the myths, stigmas, and dynamics of a range of psychiatric conditions.

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Temperance

Temperance

by Cathy Malkasian

Hardcover, 240 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $22.99, published June 22 2010 | purchase
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  • Cathy Malkasian

After a brutal injury in battle leaves Lester with no memory of his former life, his wife does everything to prevent him from remembering--and reconstructing--Blessedbowl, a society built on lies, memories, stories and beliefs that elevates him to hero status. By the acclaimed author of Percy Gloom.

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