The richly imagined world of Monstress is an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, with an art deco-infused steampunk aesthetic that's brimming with arcane dangers. Within it, a teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that's made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power — a connection that will transform them both, and place them in the crosshairs of both human and otherworldly powers.
Monstress is Marjorie Liu's Eisner Award-nominated tale of a young girl struggling to survive war in a richly-imagined alternate Asia.
"The award-winning creators of ""Feynman"" present a graphic biography of the life and achievements of Stephen Hawking that discusses his early adulthood diagnosis with ALS and his groundbreaking work in cosmology and theoretical physics."
Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the "Bottomyards" is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend Cynthia descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home. BTTM FDRS (pronounced "bottom feeders") confronts the monsters — both metaphoric and real — that are displacing cultures in urban neighborhoods today.
An independent kingdom of runaway slaves founded in the late 16th century, Angola Janga was a beacon of freedom in a land plagued with oppression. In stark black ink and chiaroscuro panel compositions, D'Salete brings history to life; the painful stories of fugitive slaves on the run, the brutal raids by Portuguese colonists, and the tense power struggles within this precarious kingdom.
The jumping-off point of this graphic novel is the myth of Artemis and Siproites, in which a young man is turned into a woman as a punishment for the attempted rape of one of Artemis' virgin cohorts. Bunjevac's retelling follows Benny, who, when he comes across a former classmate, concocts a disturbing rape fantasy. In her stippled, illustrative style, Bunjevac crafts a gripping noirish, Nabokovian tale, by turns sensual, surreal, and harrowing, that turns the male gaze inside-out.
A charmingly simple story of a child whose playground is a gritty urban cityscape. With no parent in sight, the boy wanders the sidewalks to find a yellow construction hat that quickly becomes his favorite belonging, earning him many compliments from strangers on nearby stoops. Eventually the boy meets the owner of the hat and must return it, leading him to make his own yellow hat.
Faithfully adapted from the original novel, a next graphic-novel installment finds Shadow and Wednesday leaving the House on the Rock to continue their journey across the country, where they establish aliases, meet new gods and prepare for war.
Peter Bagge returns with a biography of another fascinating twentieth-century trailblazer — the writer, feminist, war correspondent, and libertarian Rose Wilder Lane. Following the popularity and critical acclaim of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story and Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story, Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story is a fast-paced, charming, informative look at the brilliant Lane.
Richard is a benevolent but tough leader. He oversees everything that happens in the valley, and everyone loves him for it. When Lyle the Raccoon becomes sick, his friends — Omar the Spider, Neville the Dog, and Ellie Squirrel — take matters into their own hands, breaking Richard's strict rules. Caroline Frog rats them out to Richard and they are immediately exiled from the only world they've ever known.
A graphic-novel history of the inextricable link between racism and cannabis legislation in America explores how lawmakers decried and intentionally misclassified cannabis as a dangerous vice of "inferior races." By the award-winning creator of Andre the Giant.
Over the course of 51 days in Chicago, an unknown woman appears publicly 11 times, then suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. A disturbed 15-year-old girl named Luna becomes obsessed with learning everything about her, even as rumors and conspiracy theories roil. As Luna comes closer to the truth, she hopes that cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman's inner life will somehow lead to liberation from her own troubled mind.
As the German Army smashes deep into the Soviet Union and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Like all night bomber units, they will risk fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against the invader — but unlike the rest, these pilots and navigators are women.
Adolescent girls can be real monsters. Maude is 12, about the age some girls turn into flesh-eating wild cats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude worries she may be the killer.
Her name is Mirai Yoshida. She was not born in Japan. She is not supposed to be in 1864.
But, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
Graphic biography of American radical, labor leader, and socialist Eugene Victor Debs, who led the Socialist Party to federal and state office across the United States by the 1920s. Imprisoned for speaking out against World War I, Debs ran for president from prison on the Socialist Party ticket, receiving over one million votes.