Monster, Vol. 2
Author: Naoki Urasawa
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Johan is a cold and calculating killer with a mysterious past, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracy and serial murder open the door to a compelling, intricately woven plot in this masterwork of suspense. Dr.Tenma has fallen into a trap set by Johan and is now wanted by the police as a serial killer. While narrowly evading the police dragnet, Tenma pursues Johan in an attempt to prove his own innocence and prevent another murder, edging closer to the Monster by tracing his secret past. As the only person who knows what Johan is, Tenma searches for Nina, who has been captured by neo-Nazis. His investigation leads him to uncover a horrific fact: the ultra-rightists are conspiring to set Johan up as a second Adolf Hitler!
Author: Naoki Urasawa, Hokusei Katsushika, Takashi Nagasaki
Taichi Hiraga-Keaton, the son of a Japanese zoologist and a noble English woman, is an insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. Educated in archaeology and a former member of the SAS, Master Keaton uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth. When a life insurance policy worth one million pounds takes Master Keaton to the Dodecanese islands of Greece, what will he discover amidst his scuffles with bloodthirsty thieves and assassins?
Berserk has conquered the worlds of manga and anime, and now comes the essential roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe, exploring the characters, creatures, settings, and stories of Berserk's first 38 volumes. Profusely illustrated and including never-before-seen art (including an eight-page color section) and author notes by Kentaro Miura, the Official Guidebook is a comprehensive tour through the epic adventure, shocking horror, and graveyard humor that can be only Berserk!
Near the village where he was born, Raiga sees a phantasmal Elder Dragon know as a Kirin and decides to hunt it. But the Waldbrand Guild already has the contract to hunt the legendary monster. A deal is proposed that may cost Raiga one of his friends, yet everyone seems to have underestimated the challenge posed by the Kirin... -- VIZ Media
Goddamn this War!
Author: Jacques Tardi, Jean-Pierre Verney
Follows an unnamed French soldier through the horrors of World War I and also includes an illustrated chronology of the war.
Author: Dan Slott
An Avenger no more? With the public at large realising this is no longer a 'Friendly Neighborhood' Spider-Man, and in light of his actions in recent events, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? Also, a new development for a Spider-Man who hasn't been seen for some time. And by time, we mean centuries. More importantly, to save the life of one of Spider-Man's enemies, Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind, and his destiny! Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius?
City People Notebook
Author: Will Eisner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
One of four extraordinary graphic novels celebrating the Big Apple, from the master of American comics art.Character sketches and timeless snapshots of the eccentric denizens of the American city that perfectly capture Eisner's genius and powers of observation. Born in New York in 1917, Will Eisner was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit. His fifteen graphic novels; his posthumous history, The Plot; and the newest compilation Life, in Pictures, form the Will Eisner Library. The comic industry's top annual awards, The Eisners, are named in his honor.
Author: Joe Clement, Matt Miles
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students' intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech "science" sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battle field and their families at home.
Author: Aoi Nanase
Publisher: Adv Manga
When Akito makes an innocent prayer at a shrine, suddenly a group of girls appear to him claiming to be Emulates who want to "make a contract" with him.
Author: Richard Freed
Science is confirming what your heart tells you: In this digital age, our kids need a healthy, family-centered childhood more than ever. As technology ushers in dramatic changes to our lives, the most important contributor to children's well-being is still their connection to family and school. But this connection is threatened by the addictive allure of today's flashy devices. Wired Child cuts through destructive tech myths and gives you practical strategies to build a strong family and foster kids' school success. You'll also learn how to protect children and teens from video game/Internet addiction and help them understand that technology is primarily a tool rather than a toy. This empowering book will give you the confidence to provide your child a loving and rewarding childhood in a digital age.
Record of Lodoss War
Author: Ryo Mizuno, Akihiro Yamada
Emotionally unstable after the death of his mother, a world-famous ballet dancer, Theo finds himself unable to dance. He goes into acting--but what kind of uproar will ensue when he's caught kissing his popular young costar, Darren? From the lives and loves of glamorous Hollywood stars to a festival in Kyoto, est em artfully crafts multiple beautiful and heartrending worlds overflowing with sensuality. Seven unique stories of timeless love, art, music and human emotion--as well as some that may not be quite so human--are collected here in her debut volume.
A Chinese Life
Author: Philippe Otie
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Traces the development of the modern Chinese state while the author chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Chinese everyman as he embraces the new order in childhood, serves in the military and with agricultural labor, and becomes a member of the Communist Party.
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