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Kin (The Good Neighbors Series #1), Vol. 1

Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world. – YA

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir

Funny Misshapen Body is the story of Jeffrey Brown’s evolution as a cartoonist, from his youthful obsession with superhero comics to his disillusionment with fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Drawn with Brown’s scratchy, spare, trademark style, Funny Misshapen Body resonates with true-to-life observations on love, fear, and ambition. Through his bare bones graphic style, he reveals his most embarrassing personal moments in raw, intimate detail — including how he survived high school, binge drinking, mild drug experimentation, doomed friendships, and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Ultimately coming to terms with his art and identity, Brown describes the ups and downs of his adolescence with understated simplicity, dark humor, and charm. – Adults GN

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

Kingdom Come

In the 21st century, the Metropolis that once hailed Superman as its guardian has fallen into decay. The old superheroes-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and others of their generation- have given way to a horde of self-appointed metahumans with a wide variety of deadly powers and, for the most part, the ethics of gangbusters. Now an elderly minister, Norman McCay, who narrates the novel, embarks on a quest to bring help to a Kansas destroyed by an inhuman power, while Batman plays a deadly game with Lex Luthor for control of Billy Batson-the original but now amnesiac Captain Marvel. The novel is an expansion of a highly successful graphic series in DC’s innovative Elseworlds universe, but it can be enjoyed without reference to the original. -Adult GN

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

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