Graphic Novel

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    The day the Klan came to town

    Campbell, Bill, 1970- author.

    The year is 1923. The Ku Klux Klan is at the height of its power in the US as membership swells into the millions and they expand beyond their original southern borders. As they grow, so do their targets. As they continue their campaigns of terror against African Americans, their list now includes Catholics and Jews, southern and eastern Europeans, all in the name of "white supremacy." But they are no longer considered a terrorist organization. By adding the messages of moral decency, family values, and temperance, the Klan has slapped on a thin veneer of respectability and has become a "civic organization," attracting ordinary citizens, law enforcement, and politicians to their particular brand of white, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant "Americanism." Pennsylvania enthusiastically joined that wave. That was when the Grand Dragon of Pennsylvania decided to display the Klan's newfound power in a show of force. He chose a small town outside of Pittsburgh named after Andrew Carnegie; a small, unassuming borough full of "Catholics and Jews," the perfect place to teach these immigrants "a lesson." Some thirty thousand members of the Klan gathered from as far as Kentucky for "Karnegie Day." After initiating new members, they armed themselves with torches and guns to descend upon the town to show them exactly what Americanism was all about. The Day the Klan Came to Town is a fictionalized retelling of the riot, focusing on a Sicilian immigrant, Primo Salerno. He is not a leader; he's a man with a troubled past. He was pulled from the sulfur mines of Sicily as a teen to fight in the First World War. Afterward, he became the focus of a local fascist and was forced to emigrate to the United States. He doesn't want to fight but feels that he may have no choice. The entire town needs him--and indeed everybody--to make a stand.....

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    No one else

    Johnson, R. Kikuo, author.

    A death throws a family's life into turmoil in one of the most anticipated graphic novel releases of 2021. In this graphic novel, Charlene is a divorced mom, has a young son named Brandon, and works full-time as a nurse while also caring for her infirm father. She is barely holding their lives together when tragedy strikes and leaves Charlene and Brandon on their own. Charlene, who has put everyone but herself first for years, sees it as an opportunity for a new start of sorts. That is, at least, until her easy-come, easy-go brother, Robbie ― a well-intentioned but unserious semi-professional musician ― rolls back into town after a long absence. Brandon, a good kid who aches for life to return to normal, focuses his grief on his cat, Batman, who hasn't been seen for a few days since he ran into the sugar cane fields that lie on the edge of their housing tract. No One Else is a graphic novel of great tender truth, as Charlene, Brandon, and Robbie learn to navigate life day to day with their plans, fears, and desires. Gorgeously drawn and set in the author's hometown on the Hawaiian island of Maui, it is the long-awaited follow up to Johnson's acclaimed debut graphic novel, Night Fisher, and a mature work of literary fiction that is certain to be one of the most talked-about books of 2021.....

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    Shadow service. Vol. 1, Dark arts

    Scott, Cavan, author.

    Gina Meyers is a Private Investigator who makes her living in the underbelly of London. She's also a witch. Not the cutesy kind. The terrifying kind. Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.....

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    Ascender. Vol. 4, Star seed

    Lemire, Jeff, author.

    "As Mother rallies her forces to wipe out the resistance, our heroes meet an old friend who reveals the untold secrets of the universe. With the fate of all things hanging in the balance, who will remain standing when the forces of magic and technology collide?" -- Page [4] of cover.....

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    Dark souls : the complete collection

    Mann, George, author.

    Step back into the Kingdom of Lordan ten years after its first appearance in Dark Souls and immerse yourself in the complete collection of Titan Comics' graphic novel series. All five Dark Souls graphic novels have been bound in one spine for the first time ever in this anniversary edition! Now featuring the Age of the Fire - the comic prequel to the game - and the Legends of the Flame and Tales of Ember anthologies. Dark Souls: The Complete Collection is packed from cover to cover with rich artwork from rising star Alan Quah and more!....

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    Power born of dreams : my story is Palestine

    Sabaaneh, Mohammad, 1979- author, artist.

    "A bird perches on the cell window and offers a deal: 'You bring the pencil, and I will bring the stories,' stories of family, of community, of Gaza, of the West Bank, of Jerusalem, of Palestine. The two collect threads of memory and intergenerational trauma from ongoing settler-colonialism. Helping us to see that the prison is much larger than a building, far wider than a cell; it stretches through towns and villages, past military checkpoints and borders. But hope and solidarity can stretch farther, deeper, once strength is drawn of stories and power is born of dreams. Translating headlines into authentic lived experiences, these stories come to life in the striking linocut artwork of Mohammad Sabaaneh, helping us to see Palestinians not as political symbols, but as people" -- Amazon.com.....

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    Monolith

    Recchioni, Roberto, 1974- author, screenwriter.

    Sandra and her 2 year old son are driving the safest car ever built, the Monolith. When they are forced to stop in the middle of the empty desert, Sandra accidentally gets locked out of the car. Now, isolated from civilization, she must save her son from a car designed to be an indestructible vault on wheels. The sun is rising, heating the car's sheet metal, and time is running out! A taught psychological thriller written by famed Italian screenwriter Roberto Recchioni (ORPHANS) and beautifully painted by artist LRNZ (GOLEM). With a wide range of visual styles mirroring the changing psyche of the main character as she deals with her looming dilemma, this book is a cinematic feast for the eyes.....

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    Lore Olympus. Volume one

    Smythe, Rachel (Comics artist), author, illustrator.

    "Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she's allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place--and her own power"--Provided by publisher.....

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    Star Wars : the high republic. The edge of balance, Vol. 1

    Shinya, Shima, author.

    "In the aftermath of the Hyperspace Disaster, young Jedi Knight, Lily Tora-Asi is assigned to help displaced civilians relocate to Banchii, a newly inhabited planet in the Inugg system far in the outer rim. Banchii is the site of a new Jedi temple led by Master Arkoff, Lily's Wookiee mentor, who imagines the temple as a place of peace for new inhabitants and for those who are traveling beyond. While balancing the arrival of incoming settlers with the strange mysteries of this remote outpost, Lily wonders if she's doing enough to bring peace to the galaxy. But when hidden dangers begin to emerge, the young Jedi will face her greatest challenge yet..." -- page [4] of cover.....

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    Shadow service. Vol. 2, Mission infernal

    Scott, Cavan, author.

    First Gina was a witch. Then she was a spy. Now she’s a traitor. Spycraft meets witchcraft in the world of MI666. BLACK MAGIC MEETS BLACK OPS. Betrayed by one of their own, the Shadow Service takes to the dangerous streets of Rome. But can the traitor be brought back into the fold? The chase is on. Spycraft meets witchcraft in the world of MI666. Collects #6 to #10 of the ongoing series.....

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    Oddball : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection

    Andersen, Sarah (Sarah C.) author, illustrator.

    The fourth book in the enormously popular graphic novel series, the latest collection of Sarah's Scribbles comics explores the evils of procrastination, the trials of the creative process, the cuteness of kittens, and the beauty of not caring about your appearance as much as you did when you were younger. When it comes to humorous illustrations of the awkwardness and hilarity of millennial life, Sarah's Scribbles is without peer.....

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    Life is strange. Vol. 5, Coming home

    Vieceli, Emma, author.

    Stranded in a parallel reality, Max Caulfield has spent years searching for a way to get back to her original timeline and the woman she loves. Now, a new ally and a new storm may finally offer the chance she's been waiting for.....

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