Cool Reads – Dark Crystal, Friends With Boys and Courtney Crumrin

A prequel to the wondrous movie The Dark Crystal this graphic novel explores the legend of Aughra, the beginnings of the Gelflings and the saga of the bright crystal and how it’s healing light is corrupted into darkness. With a forward by Brian Froud about the original story, his influences and what it was like to work with the legendary Jim Henson. A must for fans of Brian Froud (who, though not the artist, oversaw the plot and character design) and of Jim Henson who would be happy to see a further exploration into one of the most-loved fantasy worlds of all time.

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Graphic Novel New Releases April 25, 2012

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP NEW ED VOL 01
BLACK ORCHID DELUXE EDITION HC
CHEW TP VOL 05 MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW
DARK TOWER TP BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL
GOTHAM CENTRAL TP BOOK 04 CORRIGAN
GRIMM FAIRY TALES DIFFERENT SEASONS TP VOL 02
JERUSALEM CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY HC
MASS EFFECT TP VOL 03 INVASION
SIXTH GUN TP VOL 03
SPIDER-MAN FLYING BLIND PREM HC
STAR WARS INVASION TP VOL 03 REVELATIONS
STORMWATCH HC VOL 01
WOLVERINE WOLVERINE’S REVENGE TP

Manga Spring Picks – Titles to Read In The Sunshine

Spring is here and with the nicer weather it’s good to get outside and spend some time in the sun.  But what do you bring with you to read while basking?  Here are my suggestions for some of the best new releases going into Spring.

IS THIS A ZOMBIE?  Also known as “Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?”  A book that takes the harem genre and turns it upside down into a parody-style comedy with plenty of action.  Ayumu Aikawa is killed one night by a local serial killer then revived as a zombie by an adorable and well-meaning necromancer.  He then drains a local magical girl of her powers and has to use the powers and fight the big “evils” that appear – complete with costume and magical chainsaw.  Add a vampire ninja in his already crowded household and Ayumu has seemingly died and gone to heaven.  But has he really?

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