Lovesickness, by Junji Ito

Staff Pick

Horror manga fans, rejoice! Viz Media comes at us once again with a stunning new English-language collection from Junji Ito, master of the escalation of everyday situations into scenes of pure terror. Central to this volume is the eponymous Lovesickness saga, Ito's take on Japan's crossroads fortune-telling game. Here love turns into obsession as word of a handsome crossroads demon spreads through town and leads the local young women to violent ends. Ito follows "Lovesickness" with considerably lighter fare, mixing horror with the absurd and using his distinctive art to heighten tension and claustrophobia just as things take a turn for the worst. Once again, Ito draws you into his world--a place of chilling reminders that things are never what they seem.                                                            

 

 

 

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781974719846
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - April 20th, 2021

Apsara Engine, by Bishakh Som

Staff Pick

 

Som's beautiful collection of stories will keep readers on their toes as she unflinchingly challenges cultural and gender norms and opens up new worlds and possibilities, inviting us to expand the limits of imagination. Throughout, Som's interest in interrogating spatiality is evident not simply in the text but in the way she presents her work, employing traditional comic-book techniques then switching it up to emphasize larger-than-life moments. Mixing the fantastic with the more banal parts of everyday life, Som reminds us that even within what we consider normative there is always space for much deeper, richer possibilities--sometimes it's only a matter of creating that space ourselves.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781936932818
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - April 14th, 2020

House of X/Powers of X, by Jonathan Hickman

Staff Pick

Both a natural evolution for the world of the X-Men and unlike anything done previously with the characters, this collection is an excellent introduction to Jonathan Hickman’s burgeoning “Dawn of X” universe. With House of X and Powers of X, he takes Marvel’s mutants further from the realm of superhero stories and deeper into the world of speculative fiction in an engrossing narrative that spans three timelines and dozens of characters. This is one of the boldest and most ambitious mainstream comics in years, packed with clever world building, humor, pathos, and the promise of so much more. And it’s the rare case of a comic being perfect for both longtime fans and new readers.  

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By Jonathan Hickman (Text by), Pepe Larraz (Illustrator), R.B. Silva (Illustrator)
$44.99
ISBN: 9781302915711
Availability: Backordered
Published: Marvel - September 8th, 2020

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