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Oh Joy Sex Toy Vol. 1 By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan (Illustrator)
$29.99
Unavailable at this time.
ISBN: 9781620103623
Published: Limerence Press - October 1st, 2014

This is a fun, accessible, educational guide to sex toys. If the idea of walking into a sex shop with real people makes you curl up inside, let these adorable authors do it for you! It's like having a personal shopper for your sex toys! Don't be scared! 



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Brave Chef Brianna By Sam Sykes, Selina Espiritu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sam Sykes, Selina Espiritu (Illustrator)
$14.99
Unavailable at this time.
ISBN: 9781684150502
Published: KaBOOM! - December 12th, 2017

To inherit her father's massively successful culinary empire, Brianna must compete against her 15 brothers to run the best, most profitable restaurant. She sets up shop in the affordable and idiosyncratic Monster City, and, despite their strict dietary guidelines and Brianna's bouts of self-doubt and anxiety, her business booms. A competitor dislikes this newcomer, however, and Brianna must find a way to earn the respect of her community and her family without boiling over. Recipes included!!!



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Misfit City Vol. 1 By Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, Naomi Franquiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
Unavailable at this time.
ISBN: 9781684150274
Published: BOOM! Box - December 19th, 2017

This volume tracks a kickbutt girl squad as they hunt down treasure Goonies-style in a hazy, gray seaport town in Oregon.

C'mon - what more do you really need to crack this sucker open?

(vol 2 comes out in late May 2018!!!)



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M.F.K. By Nilah Magruder  Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683830047
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Insight Comics - September 26th, 2017

Kickbutt protagonist Abbie has superpowers that get her in trouble wherever she goes, but she's trying to return her mother's ashes to her homeland. Magruder's art style shifts seamlessly from lush and expansive to quirky and expressive as she respectively focuses on world- and character-building. For fans of Marjorie Liu, Faith Erin Hicks, and those who wish Cece Bell's El Deafo was set in a dystopian desert wasteland. 



Review by Kitri

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Spinning By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626729407
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

At the insanely young age of 21, Tillie Walden is already an incredible talent, and Spinning is exactly the kind of moving, insightful coming-of-age tale for girls that my wife is always complaining don't exist.


Review by Stephen

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Where's Halmoni? (Halmoni & Family) By Julie Kim Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632170774
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Little Bigfoot - October 3rd, 2017

When Noona and Joon arrive at their grandmother's (the titular Halmoni's) house only to discover she's disappeared, they embark on a journey to find her. Along the way, they meet many vibrant characters from Korean folktales—a handy language guide and detailed back matter help Western readers fully understand this story's context—eat lots of snacks, and play an intense game of rock, paper, scissors with a tiger! This graphic novel will entice readers fond of strong siblings, clever problem-solving, and impeccable book design!!



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Satania By Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoet (Illustrator)
$24.99
Unavailable at this time.
ISBN: 9781681121437
Published: NBM Publishing - November 15th, 2017

Look, I cannot even begin to describe the fleshy gloriousness that is this book. Please...just dive in. 



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Spill Zone Book 1 By Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250158727
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: First Second - July 10th, 2018

After a weird incident 3 years ago, Poughkeepsie has never been the same. Meat puppets populate the buildings, animals went wonky, and tornados of everyday objects hang in suspended motion. Despite the danger, Addison braves the quarantined zone to capture photos of these sci-fi wonders to sell on the black market. When a patron comes to her with a dangerous proposal to retrieve something from the zone, Addison must decide if a cool $1 mil is worth gambling with the zone's unearthly phenomena. SO GOOD.



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The Dam Keeper, Book 1 By Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781626724266
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - September 26th, 2017

Pig has been a diligent and devoted protector of Sunrise Valley ever since his father, the Dam Builder, walked into the deadly fog. Pig keeps the Dam safe and secure so the fog doesn't roll in and destroy the entire town. But the fog keeps getting stronger and, one day, breaks off a piece of the dam—with Pig, Hippo, and Fox inside. The animated feel (both creators worked for Pixar) will leave readers breathless and eagerly awaiting the second installment!



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