Green Lantern Corps
Author: Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
Just when things couldn't look any darker, Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and John Stewart join the rest of the GL Corps in the fight to preserve the Central Power Battery and the planet Oa from being consumed by the Black Lanterns. This deadly battle threatens to engulf not only the Corps, but the universe itself.
Prelude to a Wedding
Author: Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebrations as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around. Charming Paul Monroe has the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involves play. Which is fine, unless your job is to keep his Chicago business running smoothly and all that charm - and sexiness - is aimed at you. Organization and reliability are Bette Wharton's hallmarks. She handles the toughest clients with aplomb, until Paul provides a challenge that goes way beyond the office. She has a plan and a timetable and office romance -- especially with this man who even makes the workplace fun -- is definitely not part of it. How can she let herself fall for Mr. Live-for-the-Moment if all he offers is Love-for-the-Moment? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Paul is the first of the grooms to watch his bride walk down the aisle toward him, but he won't be the last! Find their wedding romances in WEDDING PARTY and GRADY'S WEDDING ... and in the newest additions to The Wedding Series collection ... THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS, THE SURPRISE PRINCESS and THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE. The Wedding Series' moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Excellent" ... "Cute" ... "I recommend this one" - Amazon reviews "Another lovely story well up to Patricia McLinn's high standards" - 5* review "Opposites attract and both bring special gifts" - 5* review "Funny yet romantic ... Enjoyed every page." -- 5* review Praise for The Wedding Series: “A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!” – 5-star review "Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming." – 5-star review “Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!” – 5-star review “Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.” -- 5-star review "Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” – From 5-star reviews Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Wedding Series today! Prelude to a Wedding* Wedding Party* Grady’s Wedding* The Runaway Bride The Christmas Princess Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess) The Surprise Princess Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince) The Forgotten Prince *Buy all three books at a discount in one volume in The Wedding Series boxed set. If you like McLinn’s wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now! Wedding of the Century The Unexpected Wedding Guest A Most Unlikely Wedding Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
The Death of Hawkman
Author: Marc Andreyko
Publisher: DC Comics
Collected for the first time, the acclaimed miniseries from writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN Õ77) and artist Aaron Lopresti (WONDER WOMAN), DEATH OF HAWKMAN-the last great adventure of one of comicsÕ most legendary heroes! Traveling through space with the incredible power of the Zeta Beam, he once soared the skies of the faraway world of Rann as its greatest guardian. Now heÕs retired to his home planet of Earth, trying to live a normal life. Normal, that is, until heÕs unexpectedly beamed back to the world he once protected-and finds it in ruins. The perpetrators: the winged warriors of Thanagar. So why has ThanagarÕs mightiest hero, Hawkman, come soaring to Adam StrangeÕs rescue? Hawkman knows that his people have been framed for RannÕs destruction. Only he and Strange can bring justice to the real mastermind: the interstellar tyrant called Despero. But the forces of both worlds see them as fugitives from justice-and theyÕve sent none other than Hawkwoman herself to take them down. Can Hawkman and Adam Strange put aside their distrust and save what remains of their civilizations? One thing is for sure: someone will pay the ultimate priceÉ
Author: Dan Gearino
Publisher: Ohio University Press
The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent publishers could now access national distribution. In this way, shops opened up a space for quirky ideas to gain an audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants. Comic Shop is the first book to trace the history of these cultural icons. Dan Gearino brings us from their origins to the present day, when the rise of digital platforms has the industry at a crossroads even as sales are robust. He spends a year with stores around the country, with a spotlight on The Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio. Along the way he interviews those who shaped comics retailing from the early days, including many pioneering women; top creators; and shop owners who continue to push the industry in new directions. A guide to forty of the most interesting shops around the United States and Canada is a bonus for fans.
The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
The Return of the Hawkman
Author: David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns, Stephen Sadowski
The JSA (Justice Society of America), featuring superheroes The Flash, Hawkgirl, Starman, Wildcat and Black Canary, are called to the planet Thanegar to stop a brutal dictator from enslaving the entire world. But with tensions increasing within the group, it's time for Hawkman to fly again.
The Anarchist Cookbook
Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
Author: Lisa Morton, Ellen Datlow
Sixteen tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween
Charlie the Choo-Choo
Author: Beryl Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will definitely want this picture book about a train engine and his devoted engineer. Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Dick Grayson, also known as Nightwing, has adopted Blüdhaven as his home, and it’s his mission to keep the streets safe from the high-tech weapons that are suddenly pouring in...even if it puts his newly stable relationship with his girlfriend Shawn in jeopardy. But for the super-strong criminal known as Blockbuster, Blüdhaven isn’t just an adopted home—it’s in his veins. So when he reaches out to Nightwing to help him rid the streets of these deadly weapons, will Dick find himself with a powerful new ally...or walking into a deadly trap? Plus, Dick’s former identity as Grayson, Agent of Spyral comes back to pay a visit in the form of Huntress! GRAYSON writer Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL) and artists Miguel Mendonca (WONDER WOMAN) and Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL) continue Nightwing’s Rebirth by bringing back one of his most iconic villains! Collects NIGHTWING #22-28.
The Boy Who Loved Batman
Author: Michael E. Uslan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He s a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan's story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. Through it all, he helped to create one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.
The House in the Night
Author: Susan Marie Swanson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.
Long Way Down
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.
The Black Witch
Author: Laurie Forest
Critics are raving about Laurie Forests incredible debut, The Black Witch: "Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species. Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice." —Booklist, starred review "Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.
The Death of Superman
Author: Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern
Publisher: Dc Comics
Superman meets his end while confronting a mysterious, and seemingly indestructible, adversary called Doomsday