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Gwenpool, the Unbelievable Vol 1

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By Christopher Hastings (Text by), Gurihiru Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$13.59
ISBN: 9781302901769
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Published: Marvel - November 29th, 2016

 

What would you do if you found yourself in your favorite comic book universe? Gwen Poole has no powers or skills. But she's from the real world, and she's sure that narrative convention will keep her alive if she's a main character. A funny and self-aware comic that shatters tropes and asks whether or not superhero trivia really counts as a superpower.

 

Shana


Afterward

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780735231894
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2019

 

Kalanthe and Olsa were on an epic adventure a year ago. They fell in love and came back heroes. But now, Kalanthe, an apprentice knight, needs to marry to pay off her debts, and Olsa isn't rich enough to qualify. Olsa is one of the most recognized people in the kingdoms, which makes her work as a thief frustratingly difficult. Told half in flashbacks and half in the more complicated post-adventure present, this story is a fascinating exploration of the question so many high fantasy novels ignore: what comes next?

Shana


Middlegame

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ISBN: 9781250195524
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Published: Tor.com - May 7th, 2019

 

Roger lives for words. His sister Dodger lives for numbers. They were created to take control of the world, but first they have to figure out how to do it without losing themselves in the process. Good thing they can rewind and try again however many times they want. I read this book twice since it was published and I know I'll read it again soon. It's like Undertale crossed with Escape from Witch Mountain. It's not like anything else you've ever read.


 

Shana


X-Men Red Vol 1: The Hate Machine

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ISBN: 9781302911676
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Published: Marvel - September 18th, 2018

 

I love the X-Men. But honestly superheroing is not actually a practical way to make the world hate and fear you less. This is the X-Men team I never knew I always wanted, a group of people trying to save the world with compassion and truth rather than punching. Yes, some punching happens, but it is never presented as a solution to their problems.

 

Plus, they reprogram a mutant-hunting sentinel robot and paint rainbows on it. What's not to love?

 

Shana


The Rising

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ISBN: 9780316451451
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Published: Orbit - February 19th, 2019

 

If you've ever wondered whether the pen is mightier than the desiccated corpse, this book is for you. Georgia and Shaun Mason are bloggers in a world where politicians use the zombie apocalypse to manipulate people and push their own agendas. They think they're ready to face anything, alive or dead, in their quest for the truth. They have no idea what they've gotten themselves into.

Shana


Captain Marvel: Earth's Mightiest Hero Volume 1

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By Kelly Sue Deconnick (Text by), Chris Sebela (Text by), Dexter Soy (Illustrator), Emma Rios (Illustrator), Felipe Amdrade (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781302901271
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Published: Marvel - June 28th, 2016

 

This comic contains: time travel, dinosaur punching, cranky old ladies, and the debut of the new Captain Marvel. Read the story that made Carol Danvers one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe and impress your friends by knowing more than them at the movie next month.

Shana


Once and Future Queen

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781506702506
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 14th, 2017

 

Rani Arturus just wants to win her chess tournament and maybe flirt with Gwen, the cute girl in the audience. Instead, she pulls Excalibur out of a stone and Merlin shows up wearing a space suit and now she, Gwen, and her childhood friend, Lance, must work together to protect the world from the Fae. A wonderful and unique twist on a classic tale.

Shana


All Systems Red

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ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tor.com - May 2nd, 2017

 

The SecUnit who (secretly) refers to itself as "Murderbot" hacked its own governor module, so it could go rogue and kill all the humans if it wanted, but it would rather spend its time watching Sanctuary Moon. Unfortunately, its humans keep getting themselves into danger. Even more unfortunately, Murderbot actually finds itself caring about these humans. It's hard being a heartless killing machine when you have feelings.

Shana


Abbott

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By Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela (Illustrator), Jason Wordie (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684152452
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: BOOM! Studios - October 30th, 2018

 

Elena Abbott must contend with racism, sexism, and occult horror while she chases down a serial killer the police aren't pursuing. Only she can stop the murderer, but that's provided she survives. Beautiful art, superb storytelling, and fantastic characters. I had no idea how much I needed this comic until I picked it up.

 

Shana


Medusa Uploaded

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ISBN: 9781250169341
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Published: Tor Books - May 2018

 

The moment I finished this book, I immediately wanted to go back and reread it from the beginning. This book has everything: cool robots, political intrigue, revenge, murder, and, of course, space travel. Oichi is a fascinating and deeply flawed protagonist, and her story is unlike anything I've read before.

 

Shana


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