September 2008

PX! Book One: A Girl and her Panda

PX! is the story of a young girl named Dahlia who – with the help of her giant and trusty Panda sidekick – sets off on an epic journey around the globe to save her missing father. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Dad has been kidnapped by Pollo – an evil goat mastermind bent on taking over the world, and it’s only a matter of time before Pollo’s twisted machinations will be unleashed. Paths will be crossed, alliances will be formed and ninjas will be punched. Will this unlikely band of misfits be able to stop Pollo in time, or is it already too late for Dahlia’s dad – and the world? – For Teens 13+

All Star Superman Volume 1

Superman saves the day, but at a steep cost—his encounter with the sun alters him at a cellular level, and it looks like the Man of Steel actually faces death. The big story deals with Luthor’s fervent quest to outlive his enemy, even as he himself sits on death row. The episodic tales along the way are the real delight, though: Superman reveals his true identity to Lois, but she doesn’t believe him; for her birthday he gives her a potion which makes her a superwoman for 24 hours; Jimmy Olson becomes “eccentric zillionaire daredevil” for a day for a newspaper column; and in the best of the tales, Clark visits Luthor in prison for an exclusive interview, only to have an undesirable effect on a monstrous inmate. Quitely’s art is wide-eyed and simple, yet still cosmically epic, drenched in an old-school color palette that makes this a vibrant feast for the eyes. – For Teens

Musashi #9

We are completing the series and ordered volumes 5-10.

Exotic. Smart. Lethal. Musashi #9 doesn’t live the life of a normal teenager. Hers is full of intrigue, violence, and death. – For Teens 16+

Full House vol 2

Now “officially” engaged to Ryder Bay, Elly must “act” as the celebrity’s fiancee. But Ryder and Elly can’t seem to get along, let alone show their true feelings for each other. – Teens 13+

Full House vol 3

Invited to the Bay residence, Elly meets her future in-laws for the first time. Things go from bad to worse when they start interrogating her about her life. And to make matters worse, her future sister-in-law shows a videotape of Elly searching through Ryder’s personal belongings. – Teens 13+

Fairy Tail vol 1

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero–he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies? – Teens 13+

Fairy Tail vol 2

Beautiful celestial wizard Lucy has teamed up with the crazy fire wizard Natsu and his bizarre flying cat, Happy. Their job: to steal a book from the notorious Duke Everlue. But the eccentric Everlue has killed wizards before, and Lucy’s team is walking right into his death trap! – Teens 13+

Fairy Tail vol 3

The evil members of the Dark Guild Eisenwald have found a cursed flute that can murder anyone who hears its music–and now they’ve taken over a midtown train station with a very loud public address system. Only Natsu and his crazy friends (including a flying cat) can stop them! – Teens 13+

Skip Beat! vol 8-16

We are completing the series and ordered volumes 5-14.

Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence–she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz! – For Teens

Fruits Basket 13

The number one manga in America continues! The time for Yuki’s parent-teacher conference has finally arrived, and Yuki must learn how to make his own decisions if he wants to have a say about his future. Later, Tohru sets off on a quest to find out if Kureno Sohma is the same person Arisa has been in love with all this time. But along the way she will discover a tragic secret about Momiji’s sister Momo… – For Teens 13+

Fruits Basket 14

Isuzu loves snooping through Shigure’s life, especially when she’s totally convinced that he is hiding something. But when Tohru finds a passed-out Isuzu in the house, she tries to drag Isuzu to the hospital. Meanwhile, Yuki goes to the ASB council room only to find it trashed again! But as the secrets of who vandalized the room come out of the closet, Yuki accidentally gets locked in one. Who will be the one to help her get out? – Teens 13+

MAR 13

Let the final battle of the War Games commence! As the members of Team Mär go into battle, each must defeat the chess opponent that stands before them in addition to overcoming their own personal demons. Insecure Jack must prove once and for all that he is worthy of his father’s memory. Alviss struggles with the dark allure of immortality, while he must fight Rolan, the only opponent he’s lost to in these games. And things really get going when Dorothy takes on an opponent unlike any she’s faced before. Meanwhile, Alan is shocked to discover that he must battle an old childhood friend! – For Teens

MAR 15

Ginta and Team Mär have one final mission–to save Snow from the clutches of evil Queen Diana. The stakes get even higher when Diana announces her ultimate goal–the domination of Ginta’s world after she takes over Mär Heaven. And Ginta is devastated when the identity of the Chess King is revealed–an opponent Ginta never imagined he would have to fight!- For Teens

Full House 4

The unstable relationship between Alley Ji and Ryder Bay takes an unexpected twist as long-kept secrets are finally revealed! Will Ryder renovate Full House just to spite Alley? Is Alley as helpless as she seems? Will the mysteries surrounding her father be resolved? All this, plus a shocking cliffhanger! Available now! – Teens 13+

Sharknife

he Guandong Factory isn’t like other restaurants. It’s five stories tall, produces more peach dumplings per day than most eateries do in a decade, and it’s the home of Sharknife – a mystical protector charged with protecting the establishment from those who would do it harm! But who is this mysterious yet colorful being? Once just a simple busboy, now Caesar Ives is something more – a crazy red rocket hero destined for greatness! But can Caesar juggle both lives – nabbing the girl (the super-sexy Chieko Plumbheart) and stopping the wide assortment of bizarre baddies that would love to do his precious eatery harm? – Teens 13+

Samurai Champloo 2

When rumors of a mysterious figure with a vendetta against samurais start to spread, Mugen and Jin volunteer to take care of the killer before the body count rises any further. But after a grueling, explosive battle, they discover that the samurai killer is on a mission of his own–to collect the swords of a thousand defeated warriors! – Teens 13+

Zatch Bell 19

Zatch, Kiyo, Parco Folgore and Kanchom – continue their heated battle with the cigar-chomping mamodo Keith, and things aren’t looking pretty. Keith has vowed to finish the fight before his stogie is done, and now Kanchom – ‘s only hope for survival rests on a new spell that has the potential to literally multiply his power. But will this new ability simply create a host of cowardly Kanchom – s, or will this timid mamodo finally find the courage to stand up to his rivals?

For his 14th birthday, Kiyo received a strange little boy named Zatch Bell as a bizarre gift from his father. Kiyo soon discovers that there’s more to Zatch than his dad ever realized–Zatch is a mamodo child with magic powers that are unleashed by reading spells from a mysterious red book…and there are 99 other kids like Zatch who must fight one another to become the king of the mamodo world! – For Teens

Zatch Bell 20

There’s a new mamodo on the scene…and he has bunny ears. Momon is a somewhat cowardly character who’s been able to avoid competing in the battle to become king thanks to his radar-like abilities that allow him to pinpoint other mamodo’s locations. But when he uses his skills to catch the ever-ready-to-strangle-someone Tia off guard, he risks earning himself a fast trip to the hospital. What’s a naughty bunny in the big city to do? – For Teens

Junk Force 2

Will Woody and the gang survive the Z.P.T’s latest attack? – For Teens 15+

The Royal Palace Goong 1

Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people?! What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs?! Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! Only for this one high school girl, Che-Kyung, this is a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who apparently is a total jerk! – For Teens 13+

Batman: The Long Halloween

Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, this collection tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s deadly enemy, Two-Face. – Older Teens

Fullmetal Alchemist 6

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Alric lost his arm and his leg. He was lucky…his brother Alphonse lost his entire body. With Alphonse’s soul grafted into a suit of armor, and the other brother equipped with mechanical limbs, they become government alchemists, serving the state on deadly missions and fighting the evil alchemists called the Seven Deadly Sins. – For Older Teens

Peace Maker 4

Ayumu’s death at the hands of the Choushuu rebels lights a fire in the hearts of the Shinsengumi. In an act of retaliation, the Shinsengumi storm the rebel’s hideout but the ringleaders get away. Meanwhile the real culprit, Yoshida, has cornered our hero Tetsu in a nightmarish reenactment of his parents’ murderers. – Older Teen 16+

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