Tag Archive for Arcana

Breather

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Breather, created by Graeme Base, the award-winning illustrator and author of numerous picture books, is vividly brought to life in the comic book format by writer Sean Patrick O’Reilly and illustrator Asta Gunn. Base’s science fiction tale reflects early Australian…

7 Holes for Air

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They don’t make men like Bob anymore. Stoic and tough, Bob drinks heroic quantities of beer when he’s not at work and while he’s at work, he’s a tough-as-nails iron worker who isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right…

Steampunk Originals

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Steampunk Originals is a collection of 28 stories that celebrate the diversity of the steampunk genre. Steampunk, for those who don’t know, is a sub-genre of science fiction wonderfully described by Urban Dictionary as, “what the past would look like…

The Evil Tree

Misha and Daren bought a cabin in the woods. They have been living there for a few months and Daren is concerned because Misha has become increasingly withdrawn and depressed. In the hopes of cheering her up and helping her…

The Hope Virus

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Every teenager wants people to take him or her seriously. Herbert Miles wakes up one day 200 years in the future, finding that people took him way too seriously. Herbert’s website www.thehopevirus.com has become the new gospel for Londoners, although…

Opera Manga

This book, created by Vancouver Opera, contains short retellings of fourteen operas in comic form. A note at the beginning explains that these comics were originally printed in Japanese and put out in Japanese newspapers to promote the opera to…

Scrooge and Santa

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Most people are familiar with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a stingy, cranky miser who is visited by spirits on Christmas Eve. They show him the error of his ways, and he wakes up Christmas morning with a…

Olive Peril

What do you do when your soap-tycoon mother leaves you a fortune, but her evil lawyer wants to steal it by forcing you to marry him? (Who hasn’t had to ponder that question?) Well, if you’re Olive Peril, you run…

Hero House

Hero House certainly has a premise that I had not come across before: What if there was a frat house of super-students? That is the group that freshman Nate Hedges soon finds himself pledging. As a hometown hero, Turbine the…

The Clockwork Girl

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Wolfboy Romeo, meet clockwork Juliet. I’m sure you’ll get along great. Glibness aside, this is one of the most enjoyable takes on the classic tragedy I’ve ever read – due in part to the clever reworking of some of the…