All Star

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The year is 1998. In Major League Baseball, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are beginning their race to break the long-standing home run record, Bill Clinton is being questioned about a girl named Monica, and in rural Vermont, senior, Carl…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Let’s be real: Dragon Ball Z is so entrenched in the consciousness of so many anime fans that it has become the quintessential all-ages action comedy. At my library, this movie received the same reaction from boys and girls, men and women: “There’s a new DBZ?!”…

Pow! A Peanuts Collection

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“It’s very lonely out here on the pitcher’s mound.” So utters one of the most well-known, most persistent, greatest manager, and losingest ball player that has ever lived: Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have been playing baseball…

JSA Omnibus, vol. 1

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Justice Society of America Omnibus represents several things. For comics fans and historians, it represents the rebirth of the superhero team, both their original forms and the legacies they have passed down. For DC fans, it represents the early days…

Otto’s Backwards Day

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Otto the orange cat is back, and this time it’s almost his birthday. Otto is so eager to open presents and eat cake and ice cream that his parents have to remind him about the more important aspects of tomorrow’s…

Battle Royale: Angels’ Border

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In the world of Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale, which includes a novel, manga series, and film series, the Republic of Greater East Asia chooses a class of ninth graders each year to participate in a game of murder. The students are…

Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley, vol. 1

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Eleven-year-old Alanna doesn’t care about the long history of conflict between men and dragons. Tender-hearted and stubborn, she refuses to do what her older brother Hamel tells her to do just because it’s sensible. When she finds a baby dragon…