Graphic Novels

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Mirenda

Grim Wilkins

COMIC Mirenda
Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

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A comics series by Grim Wilkins that hits some of my favorite notes, lush fantasy setting, woman hero, and of course magic. -Morgan

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MISTER MIRACLE.

TOM KING

COMIC/Mister/2017
Graphic Novels

"Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything--so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick--except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. From Hugo Award nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods in Mister Miracle!"--

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This was easily my favorite comic series that came out last year, and a new high-water mark for comic book storytelling. -Brian

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The Umbrella Academy

Gerard Way

COMIC Umbrella
Graphic Novels

"In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again" -- from publisher's web site.

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Netflix will release a series based on this comic featuring a dysfunctional family of superheroes, originally created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. -Jason

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Wraith

COMIC/Wraith
Graphic Novels

Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Manx. Now, in an original new comic mini-series, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers, and sure to delight fans of the novel where he explored Charlie's twisted beginnings, introduces a new and depraved cast of characters to Christmasland, and takes readers on a 100 mph ride down a nightmare road in a car with no brakes.

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Joe Hill explores the past of the main villain of his novel, NOS4A2 in this graphic novel. -Shawna

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Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-man

COMIC Spider-Man Peter 2017
Graphic Novels

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"Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man" is a great companion series to "Amazing Spider-Man" and is written by super popular comic book creator Chip Zdarsky. -Brian

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The Amazing Spider-Man. Worldwide

Dan Slott

COMIC Spider-Man Amazing 2015
Graphic Novels

"The world's greatest superhero goes global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with new offices in Shanghai, London and San Francisco. Peter Parker is racking up the frequent-flyer miles--with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow! But success breeds enemies, like the astrological Zodiac who have widened their scope to threaten the entire Earth. Pete isn't neglecting New York--but his new HQ is in the former Baxter Building, and the Human Torch is going to have something to say about that! And while Spider-Man has expanded his reach, so have his foes. Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the Goblin family, and it's up to everyone's favorite wall-crawler to investigate. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level!"--Volume 1 cover.

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Curious what regular 'ol Spider-Man is up to? "Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide" is a good place to start. -Brian

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Spider-Gwen

Jason Latour

COMIC Spider-Gwen
Graphic Novels

"The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking the comics world by storm with her own series! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you don't know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse! From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in Edge of Spider-Verse, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!"--Provided from Amazon.com.

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In yet another alternate world, Gwen Stacey was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter, turning her into Spider-Woman! -Brian

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Spider-Man. Miles Morales

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man Miles 2016
Graphic Novels

"Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York. One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe. Or when the Black Cat tries to get her claws in this new Spider-Man. Or when a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight! And don't forget Miles' toughest foe yet: his grandmother! But his grades might be the ultimate challenge -- so maybe a study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel will help? Welcome to the neighborhood, Spider-Man -- hope it's friendly!" -- Back cover of Volume 1.

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Following the destruction of the Ultimate Universe, Miles is transported to the main Marvel universe (Comics, Everybody!), where he's Spider-Man along with Peter. -Brian

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Spider-Men

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man
Graphic Novels

Spider-Man (Peter Parker) comes face-to-face with his newcomer "replacement," thirteen-year-old Miles Morales, after master illusionist Mysterio opens a door between their two worlds. Now they must work together to face the deadly villain determined to destroy two Spider-Men in one.

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In a premise similar to "Into the Spider-Verse," Miles finds himself in the regular Marvel universe and meets an adult Peter Parker! -Brian

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Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man : Ultimate collection

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man Miles Ultimate
Graphic Novels

Miles Morales takes up the mantle of the Ultimate Spider-Man! Before Peter Parker died, young Miles was poised to start the next chapter in his life in a new school. Then, a spider's bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn't understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter's legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles' Uncle Aaron - a.k.a. the Prowler - learns his secret! He's got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail!

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Miles Morales was introduced in Marvel's Ultimate Universe, which was separate from the regular Marvel universe. In the Ultimate Universe, a young Peter Parker is killed and the mantel of Spider-Man is taken up by Miles. -Brian