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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…

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…

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…

Monster on the Hill

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Prepare yourself for a time travel journey back to a time that never was: the 1867 English countryside and the resident beasts that terrorize (loosely) the communities, bringing excitement and, of course, tourism dollars in return. Well, almost every community.…

Waluk

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It’s normal for a young polar bear’s mother to abandon him—that’s how the bears learn to fend for themselves. Unfortunately for Waluk, when his mother leaves he’s faced with slimmer pickings than polar bears past. The Arctic is losing ice,…

In Defense of the Realm

In Defense of the Realm reminds me of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Both books were written by knowledgeable scholars who clearly have a great deal of enthusiasm for their area of study, but whose interest in world-building far outweighed their…