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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
The World we knew is gone The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living In a world ruled by the dead we are forced to start living Alexandria has been destroyed Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan s army This second part of the game-changing All Out War story arc collects The Walking Dead 121-126
When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye deception betrayal and murder stalk every mean street in Kill My Mother Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize an Academy Award Obie Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel Kill My Mother is a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth Channeling Eisner s The Spirit along with the likes of Hammett Chandler Cain John Huston and Billy Wilder and spiced with the deft humor for which Feiffer is renowned Kill My Mother centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been hard-drinking private detective As our story begins we meet Annie Hannigan an out-of-control teenager jitterbugging in the 1930s Annie dreams of offing her mother Elsie whom she blames for abandoning her for a job soon after her husband a cop is shot and killed Now employed by her husband s best friend an over-the-hill and perpetually soused private eye Elsie finds herself covering up his missteps as she is drawn into a case of a mysterious client who leads... her into a decade-long drama of deception and dual identities sprawling from the Depression era to World War II Hollywood and the jungles of the South Pacific Along with three femme fatales an obsessed daughter and a loner heroine Kill My Mother features a fighter turned tap dancer a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man a name-dropping cab driver a communist liquor store owner and a hunky movie star with a mind-boggling secret Culminating in a U S O tour on a war-torn Pacific island this disparate band of old enemies congregate to settle scores In a drawing style derived from Steve Canyon and The Spirit Feiffer combines his long-honed skills as cartoonist playwright and screenwriter to draw us into this seductively menacing world where streets are black with soot and rain and base motives and betrayal are served on the rocks in bars unsafe to enter Bluesy fast-moving and funny Kill My Mother is a trip to Hammett-Chandler-Cain Land a noir-graphic novel like the movies they don t make anymore Collor illustrationsmore
With the fabric of the universe torn all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits Led by Star-Lord the newly-minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who s who of the mightiest -and most bizarre - protectors the stars have ever seen Rocket Raccoon Drax the Destroyer Groot Gamora Adam Warlock Mantis the all-new Quasar Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe s most dangerous menaces and have fun while doing it COLLECTING GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2008 1-12
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe highly anticipated new standalone full-color graphic novel from Bryan Lee O Malley author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel seriesKatie s got it pretty good She s a talented young chef she runs a successful restaurant and she has big plans to open an even better one Then all at once progress on the new location bogs down her charming ex-boyfriend pops up her fling with another chef goes sour and her best waitress gets badly hurt And just like that Katie s life goes from pretty good to not so much What she needs is a second chance Everybody deserves one after all but they don t come easy Luckily for Katie a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over 1 Write your mistake 2 Ingest one mushroom 3 Go to sleep 4 Wake anew And just like that all the bad stuff never happened and Katie is given another chance to get things right She s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good but perfect Too bad it s against the rules But Katie doesn t care about the rules and she s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions From the mind and... pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst everyday obstacles young love and ancient spirits that s sharp-witted and tenderhearted whimsical and wise Praise for Seconds The cartoonist best known for the Scott Pilgrim series delivers one of the most enjoyable reads I ve had all year with this magical graphic novel I dare you to not read it all in one sitting Whitney Matheson USA Today Seconds arrives with high expectations and it meets them all delivering the style and humor of Bryan Lee O Malley s past works with greater emphasis on mood detail and complex character relationships The A V Club Richly imagined and vibrantly drawn Seconds is a funny surprising and enchanting read Publishers Weekly In Seconds Bryan Lee O Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of a larger epic In doing so he enriches both A great ride Guillermo del Toro Bryan Lee O Malley s Seconds is adorable haunting funny and beautiful A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel Scott McCloud author of Understanding Comicsmore
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
Praise for 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal All runners wonder at some point or another why we do what we do Mr Inman s explanation is the best I ve ever seen And the funniest Because he is clinically insane -Mark Remy editor at large Runner s World author of The Runner s Rule Book He runs He sweats He heaves He hates it He loves it He runs so hard his toenails fall off He asks himself why Why do I do this Here gorgeously bravely hilariously is Matt s deeply honest answer -Robert Krulwich NPR Finally A voice that sings with the Blerches of angels -Christopher McDougall author of Born to Run This is not just a book about running It s a book about cupcakes It s a book about suffering It s a book about gluttony vanity bliss electrical storms ranch dressing and Godzilla It s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain shine heaven and hell From 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal comes this hilarious beautiful poignant collection of comics and stories about running eating and one cartoonist s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen... material including A Lazy Cartoonist s Guide to Becoming a Runner and The Blerch s Guide to Dieting this book also comes with Blerch race stickers more
They re back This eagerly awaited four-volume slipcased paperback edition of the original groundbreaking collection features the adventures of Calvin and his pet tiger Hobbes Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2 400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1 1996 The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Composed of three hardcover four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase this New York Times best-selling edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek Calvin and Hobbes one of the few universally admired by other cartoonists --Charles Solomon Los Angeles Times Book Review
The biggest baddest Sin City ever is here just in time for for the release of the feature film Sin City 2 A Dame to Kill For This imposing volume suitable for home defense contains all seven of Frank Miller s landmark Sin City yarns In these tales of Marv Dwight Gail Miho Hartigan Nancy and the Yellow Bastard no corner of Basin City is left unturned and no bloody deed is left undone Written with unmatched intensity and drawn in the starkest black and white imaginable the Sin City books make up the greatest crime saga in comics history and Big Damn Sin City is the best way to discover or rediscover it
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