New Arrivals · eBooks

July 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Algeria is beautiful like America [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Burton, Olivia, author.
1 online resource
Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot (a "Pied-Noir," the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence). After her grandmother's death, Olivia found some of her grandmother's journals and letters describing her homeland. Now, ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother's postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia's quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.|Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, who had emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence. Years after her grandmother's death, Olivia decides to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with only a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia's quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, nostalgia, and memory.

An age of license : a travelogue [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Knisley, Lucy.
1 online resource
Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures. Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations - about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career - that many young adults will relate to. An Age of License - which takes its name from a French saying - is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.

Archie giant comics surprise [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
1 online resource
You'll be SURPRISED at how much fun we can pack into these GIANT compendiums of our most entertaining stories! This collection features 480 pages of iconic Archie tales in one amazing volume!

Ash vs. the Army of Darkness. Issue 0-5 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Bowers, Chad.
1 online resource
"The name is Ash, but you can call me Mr. Williams!" Ash finds out the hard way that major corporations frown upon the dismemberment of Deadites on company property and has to seek a new form of employment. What better place for the man with the chainsaw hand to be than in the public school system! The Chosen One goes undercover as a substitute teacher to find out who is messing with the Necronomicon. Along the way he encounters a secret government agency called S.M.A.R.T. who are charged with ridding the world of the undead menace. Oh, and they have modeled themselves after the methods of everyone's new favorite "cool" teacher.

Batman : the rebirth deluxe edition. Issue 16-32 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
King, Tom, 1978- author.
1 online resource
The acclaimed creative team of Tom King, David Finch and Mikel Jan̕n takes things to a new level as Batman brings the pain to his international opponent, Bane, in Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2. The Dark Knight has invaded his home, scarred his mind and broken his back. Now Bane has returned to Gotham City for a single purpose: eliminate the Batman once and for all. But first he'll destroy everyone the Dark Knight has ever lovedіor loathed. In the wake of this battle, the Batman makes Catwoman an offer that leaves her absolutely speechless. As she considers her answer, the Dark Knight tells her of a secret war from early in his career. It was a time when The Joker and the Riddler would seemingly be natural allies, but each man determined that he and he alone must be the one to kill the Bat...and either would sooner burn down Gotham than be beaten to the punch line. All of Gotham's villains were forced to choose sides in this stunning battle of wits that quickly escalated into a full-blown war-complete with civilian casualties. In this "War of Jokes and Riddles," only one side could claim victory...but the scars it left shaped Batman's future. Written by Tom King (Mister Miracle, The Vision) with art by David Finch (Wonder Woman), Mikel Jan̕n (Grayson), Jason Fabok (Justice League), Mitch Gerads (The Sheriff of Babylon), Clay Mann (Action Comics) and more, this latest Rebirth Deluxe Edition features two of the most critically acclaimed arcs in modern comics in hardcover for the first time. Also collects Batman Annual #1.

Batman & Robin : the return of Bruce Wayne : the deluxe edition. Issue 1-6 [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Morrison, Grant.
1 online resource
Grant Morrison's bestselling multi-part Batman epic continues with Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham city. A time-spanning graphic novel featuring Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City to take back the mantle of Batman, written by award-winning writerGrant Morrison and illustrated by a stable of today's hottest artists including Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irving and Yanick Paquette. This is the final chapter of the epic storyline that began in the best-selling graphic novels BATMAN: R.I.P. and FINAL CRISIS, in which the original Batman was lost in time.

Batwoman. Volume 2, issue 7-11, Wonderland [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Bennett, Marguerite, writer.
1 online resource
Batwoman is on the hunt for the deadly terrorist group called the Many Arms of Death, but little does she know that their leader, the Mother of War, is on the hunt for her. Soon Kate Kane finds herself abandoned and alone in the Sahara Desert, at the mercy of the man the Many Arms of Death calls the Needle...but his victims call the Scarecrow! Kate's only hope for escape is to work together with her fellow prisoner: Colony Prime, her father's second-in-command and one of Kate's most bitter enemies. Now, with both Batwoman and Colony Prime under the influence of the Scarecrow's deadly fear toxin, they'll have to fight their way through their own worst nightmares to make it out alive. Unfortunately, when someone has lived a life like Kate Kane's-one of murder, loss and betrayal-fear itself might be enough to destroy her! Writer Marguerite Bennett (Bombshells: United) and artist Fernando Blanco (Midnighter & Apollo) explore the horrors of Batwoman's past...and how they'll affect her future.

Betty & Veronica : best friends forever at the movies. Issue 1 [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Parent, Dan, author.
1 online resource
Classic Betty and Veronica-style stories make their return with this collection of fun tales that see the two iconic BFFs get the Hollywood treatment and experience some matinee madness!

Betty & Veronica. Issue 6. Vixens [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
1 online resource
NEW STORY ARC! "Hunted": The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace-can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman's mysterious disappearance has the Vixens' questioning if their actions are having consequences. Please join us as we welcome new interior artist Jen Vaughn!

Big trouble in Little China. Volume 1, issue 1-4, The hell of the midnight road & the ghosts of storms [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Powell, Eric, author.
1 online resource
What's to Love: Big Trouble in Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together '80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with '70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film's original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story, with Brian Churilla (Secret History of D.B. Cooper) on art. What It Is: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, shook the pillars of Heaven when he defeated the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. He even helped his best friend Wang save his fiancě from the sorcerer's clutches. Now Wang's wedding has been invaded by evil forces with one thing on their minds-revenge against Jack Burton!

Black is the color [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Gfrörer, Julia.
1 online resource
A 17th century sailor is abandoned at sea by his shipmates, enduring both his lingering death sentence and the advances of a cruel and amorous mermaid. A delicately drawn, lyrical and darkly romantic debut graphic novella.

The holy North. Issue 1-10 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Wood, Brian, 1972- author, creator.
1 online resource
Magnus the Black, a pagan fixer during the Christian conversion of the Viking lands, uncovers a secret that threatens the balance of religious power across Europe. With a young archer in tow and a vindictive blacksmith in pursuit, he tracks a band of rogues and killers north along the infamous "Black Road."

Buni : happiness is a state of mind [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Pagelow, Ryan, author illustrator
1 online resource
Always positive, Buni doesn't understand that the cute world he lives in is usually out to get him. The girl he loves loves someone else. And his best intentions never seem to work. Yet he wakes up each day hopeful. Together with his cynical dad and determined dog, he inhabits a surreal world populated by teddy bears, cupcakes, unicorns, and zombies. With few words, these comics rely on images to tell the story, which is often twisted, sad and funny all at the same time. But more than anything, they show that nothing will keep Buni down. Because true happiness is a state of mind.

Class photo [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Triptow, Robert, author, artist.
1 online resource
Robert Triptow stumbled across a real-life class photo of an anonymous 1937 public school under a pile of garbage and his imagination took off. Several years later, the result is the utterly charming, completely original graphic novella Class Photo. Using the photo as a springboard, each student's fictionalized life is depicted in one-page installments. Triptow weaves these imagined lives in and out like so many dedications in a yearbook, mixing in social satire, elegant cartooning, occasionally disgusting hilarity, and plenty of good, clean fun. What began as a self-motivating formal exercise has yielded one of the more whimsically engaging, original, and entertaining graphic books in recent memory.

Clover Honey [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Tommaso, Rich.
1 online resource
IMAGE COMICS "ARTIST-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION" Abigail is an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family. She braves the wilds of Newark, overpriced parking, traffic jams, and bad hair days to track down Trevor, her former mentor, who is on the lam with a big briefcase full of mob dough. A beautifully revised, redrawn, and expanded special edition, approved by artist RICH TOMMASO.

Dark Fang : Earth calling. Volume 1, issue 1-5 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Gunter, Miles, author.
1 online resource
Her name is Valla. She is a vampire who has resided on the bottom of the ocean for a century. When her aquatic paradise is destroyed by a dark liquid plague, she travels to the surface in search of answers. What she finds is a world threatened by climate change and a civilization powerless to stop it. Eventually, mankind will be wiped out, and Valla will have no food supply. If she is to survive, then the fossil fuel industries must fall. Image Comics presents the first volume in the ecological action horror thrill ride by MILES GUNTER and KELSEY SHANNON.

Dark nights : metal. Issue 1-6 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Snyder, Scott, writer.
1 online resource
The New York Times bestselling BATMAN writer and artist team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo re-unite in the epic event graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe...one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger--a team of twisted, evil versions of Batman hellbent on destroying the DC Universe! With appearances from heroes, villains and faces long forgotten, DARK NIGHTS: METAL will examine every choice a hero doesn't take and every path they don't walk, and open up worlds that are forged by nightmares. Together on a single title for an outstanding fifty issues, Snyder and Capullo's award-winning stories BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME turned generations of Batman fans into a global horde of Batman superfans. With DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott and Greg will build on this strong foundation and broaden the scope of their storytelling to encompass the full expanse of the DC Universe.

Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics : Superman [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
1 online resource
Superman vs. Aliens! In the first ever collection of the DC/Dark Horse Superman crossover stories, the Man of Steel faces the universe's deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to defeat the xenomorph? Follow the Last Son of Krypton through the world of Madman and explore the jungles of East Africa with him alongside Tarzan, son of the jungle. Collects Superman vs. Aliens Volume 1, Superman vs. Aliens Volume 2: God War, Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, and The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo. Over 400 pages of material contains four full Superman arcs from Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon, and Mike Allred, original covers, and pinup and sketchbook art from the original creative teams. In this 30th-anniversary year of Aliens, fans can rediscover the Man of Steel combating the xenomorph-for the first time since 2002.

DC/Young Animal : milk wars [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
1 online resource
The DC and DC's Young Animal--a grassroots mature reader imprint, creatively spearheaded by Gerard Way--crossover is here! Now some of the world's most famous superheroes appear alongside the DC's Young Animal misfits for some thrilling crime-fighting adventures. What happens when the Doom Patrol team of misfits meets Justice League of America, or the new Gotham vigilante Mother Panic comes face to face with Batman? Will Shade the Changing Girl be able to appease Wonder Woman and will Cave Carson be able to team up with Swamp Thing to destroy the evil, interdimensional corporation called RetCo from the inside? Valid questions. Very valid. How will we ever find out the answer? Right here in DC/YOUNG ANIMAL: MILK WARS, of course! Led by Eisner Award-winning author and DC's Young Animal creator, Gerard Way, top talents from DC and DC's Young Animal are collaborating for the first time to bring you the wildest and weirdest crime-fighting adventures in comics history. DC's Young Animal bridges the gap between the DCU and Vertigo, focusing on the juxtaposition between visual and thematic storytelling. Collects JLA/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1, MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL #1, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE/SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1 and DOOM PATROL/JLA SPECIAL #1.

Displacement [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Knisley, Lucy, author, illustrator.
1 online resource
A travel memoir recounting the artist's experience of caring for her frail grandparents aboard a cruise ship, while reflecting on her own fears on mortality, her age, and her family's relationships and history.

Elseworlds : Justice League. Volume 3 [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
1 online resource
In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places-some that have existed, or might have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Featuring tales of Batman and Eliot Ness taking on Al Capone, a future league of Batmen protecting the night with an iron fist, a mysterious knight defending Camelot as an armor-clad Bat and a 19th-century Batman entwined in an operatic tale of love, horror and obsession. Now, for the first time, Batman's Elseworlds tales are featured in a new graphic novel collection. Collects Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table #1-2, Batman: KnightGallery, Batman: Masque and Batman: Scar of the Bat!

Fell. Volume 1, issue 1-8, Feral city [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Ellis, Warren, author.
1 online resource
Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again. In a place where nothing seems to make any sense, Fell clings to the one thing he knows to be true: Everybody's hiding something.

The Flash. Volume 6, issue 34-38, Cold day in Hell [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Williamson, Joshua, author.
1 online resource
Iron Heights is the toughest penitentiary in Central City-tough enough to hold rogues like Captain Cold and Mirror Master. But lately it's been a prison of sorts for Barry Allen as well, ever since Barry was pulled off his job as a CSI and sent to the facility to work in crime scene preservation. From his new post, the Fastest Man Alive witnesses for the first time what life is like for criminals after their arrest. And thanks to Iron Heights' tough-as-nails Warden Wolfe, it isn't pretty. But now life in prison has turned into a death sentence for one inmate, and since Barry's no longer working at the crime lab, he isn't able to help the murder investigation. As the Flash, however, he's determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, even if it runs him headlong into a trap. A new player has been giving Copperhead, Central City's leading crime lord, a run for her money, and whoever it is has ties to the prison...and the murder. Can the Flash solve the mystery and take down a rising crime boss, or is there really no escaping Iron Heights? Writer Joshua Williamson (Justice League vs. Suicide Squad), along with artists Pop Mhan (Injustice: Ground Zero), Christian Duce (Detective Comics) and more trap the Fastest Man Alive behind bars with his deadliest enemies in The Flash Vol. 6: Cold Day in Hell. Also collect the Flash Annual #1.

Fruit Ninja. Issue 1. Frenzy force [electronic resource].

July 13, 2018
Owen, Erich, author, illustrator.
1 online resource
From humble beginnings rise four Fruit Ninjas, ready to rediscover the long-lost art of Juice Jitsu. Their mission: to unlock hidden powers through the slicing of fruit and to protect their neighbors from everyday villains they weren't even aware of! With a juice stand as a front for their crime-fighting missions, the ninjas grow to learn that it is what makes you unique (and even a little bit weird) that ultimately makes you strong.

Giant Days. Issue 36 [electronic resource]

July 13, 2018
Allison, John, 1976- author, creator.
1 online resource
Heading into their third year at university, Esther, Daisy, and Susan are living apart from each other for the first time, and it's definitely going to be absolutely fine and not weird at all.

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