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A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist marked by gothic twists a family funeral home sexual angst and great books This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel s sweetly gothic drawings Like Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis it s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form Meet Alison s father a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family s Victorian home a third-generation funeral home director a high school English teacher an icily distant parent and a closeted homosexual who as it turns out is involved with his male students and a family babysitter Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny we are drawn into a daughter s complex yearning for her father And yet apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned fun home as Alison and her brothers call it the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense the denouement is swift graphic -- and redemptive
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPresented for the first time with stark stunning new coloring by Bolland BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity heroism and villainy comedy and tragedy According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker that s all that separates the sane from the psychotic Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum he s out to prove his deranged point And he s going to use Gotham City s top cop Commissioner Jim Gordon and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight s closest friends Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed will the thin line that separates Batman s nobility and The Joker s insanity snap once and for all Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA In BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE he takes on the origin of comics greatest super-villain The Joker and changes Batman s world forever... Stunningly illustrated BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time more
A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine Best Comix of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise funny and heartbreaking Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution In powerful black-and-white comic strip images Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen years that saw the overthrow of the Shah s regime the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran s last emperors Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life Marjane s child s-eye view of dethroned emperors state-sanctioned whippings and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family Intensely personal profoundly political and wholly original Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression It shows how we carry... on with laughter and tears in the face of absurdity And finally it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love more
Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC the fan-favorite New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection With over 1 000 pages this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror Rick Grimesa dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come into contact with other communities that have developed their own methods of survival Collects The Walking Dead 97-144
Richard Dawkins bestselling author and the world s most celebrated evolutionary biologist has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science Here he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena How old is the universe Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle What causes tsunamis Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals Who was the first man or woman Starting with the magical mythical explanations for the wonders of nature Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well
Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies Collects Saga 25-30
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler s Europe and his son a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father s story and history itself
Here in one volume Marjane Satrapi s best-selling internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips Persepolis is the story of Satrapi s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible and finally of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up Edgy searingly observant and candid often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded singularly talented graphic artists at work today
Bethesda Game Studios the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 - their most ambitious game ever and the next generation of open-world gaming The Art of Fallout 4 is a must-have collectible for fans and a trusty companion for every Wasteland wanderer Featuring never-before-seen designs and concept art from the game s dynamic environments iconic characters detailed weapons and more -- along with commentary from the developers themselves
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing and it s time to choose Whose side are you on A conflict has been brewing from more than a year threatening to pit friend against friend brother against brother - and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse As the war claims its first victims no one is safe as teams friendships and families begin to fall apart The crossover that rewrites the rules Civil War stars Spider-Man the New Avengers the Fantastic Four the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon Collects Civil War 1-7 plus extras