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Mouse Guard, vol. 3: The Black Axe

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Mouse Guard, vol. 3:The Black Axe gathers David Petersen’s well-written and superbly illustrated, six-part limited series of the same name, reprints the “Free Comic Book Day” story as a prologue, includes a twenty-two page section of maps, and starts things…

Over the Wall

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A young girl leaves a note for her sleeping parents: “Mom and Dad, I know I have a brother, even if I can’t remember his name.” Thus begins Anya’s adventure over the wall, into an empty city ruled by demons…

Molly Danger

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Molly Danger looks like she’s ten but fights like she’s an M1 Abrams tank. With a Superman-esque origin story, her alien beginnings keep her appearance like a pre-adolescent human. Yet her super-strength and invulnerability make her the ideal weapon against…

Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Xoc: Journey of a Great White

Sharks, especially potential man-eaters like the great white, hold endless fascination for the public. Evidence of this can be found in the enduring popularity of Discovery’s Shark Week. Matt Dembicki capitalizes on that appeal with his graphic novel, Xoc: The…

The Lost Boy

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Nate’s family has just moved to a new town. Again. Nate is less than thrilled. In a typical parental effort to cheer him up, his dad says, “Ready? It’s not every day a guy gets to pick out his own…

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

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Jimmy Gownley’s reflective look at his youth and his enthrallment with the comic book world, while personal and introspective, is honest and appealing. It offers the reader a chance to get to know several of its characters and to join…

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a classic work of literature, combining science fiction, fantasy, and themes of acceptance, love, and self-worth. Originally published in 1962, this book gives readers a strong heroine, explores physics and time travel, and…

Batman Adventures, issues 5-8

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This set of books includes Capstone’s library bound editions of issues no. 5-8 of Batman Adventures. These are loosely based on the cartoon show Batman: The Animated Series. Although the comics keep the same art style and basic characters as…

SMASH: Trial by Fire

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Andrew Ryan is your typical fifth grader. Like all the other kids in town, he hero-worships the Defender, greatest hero the world has ever known. He daydreams about being a hero himself: Sparrowhawk! But real life isn’t so heroic. He’s…

Dinosaurs in Space

Dinosaurs in Space

You think dinosaurs went extinct? Think again! They just left the planet to become… dinosaurs in space!! With several short episodes, the dinosaurs tackle tough issues like aliens, getting ahead of yourself, and burgers vs. salad. About as ridiculous as…