New Arrivals · eBooks

November 11, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A very DC Halloween [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
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Your favorite superheroes are usually busy keeping the universe safe, but when Halloween winds blow through the DCU, these heroes are transformed into nightmares! Batman is driven mad by haunting visions of The Joker! Wonder Woman brawls with an undead sea monster! Superman fights a demonic entity! Swamp Thing battles in the mystical realm of the Green! Harley Quinn urges a man to commit a brutal murder! All of these supernatural adventures-and more-are collected in A Very Dc Halloween. Collects 18 eerie tales from Dc House Of Horror #1 and Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1.

Aliens. Issue 1-4, Resistance [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
1 online resource
An evil corporation's secret bio-weapons program is putting all of humanity at risk. Ellen Ripley's daughter must fight the horrific xenomorphic threat. Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorphic threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against the sinister corporation's upgraded arsenal as they journey through space from research lab to test facility designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret! Critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, Briggs Land) returns to Aliens to pen the harrowing efforts of Ripley and Hendricks to bring down the Weyland-Yutani weapons program. With hair-raising art by Robert Carey (Power Rangers, The Phantom).

Only legends live forever. Issue 58-74 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
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The classic 1970s run of the Justice Society of America is now collected in a single volume from the pages of Adventure Comics #461-466 and Dc Special #29! Witness the continuing adventures of the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Doctor Fate and Wildcat as they're joined by younger heroes Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid to battle the Psycho-Pirate, the immortal Vandal Savage, the Injustice Society and more.

All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder. Issue 1-9 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Miller, Frank, 1957-
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The talents responsible for some of Batman's greatest tales, Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) and Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this reinvention of these classic characters. All hell breaks loose at the circus as Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to--no one but Bruce Wayne! Expect action, adventure, guest stars and the unexpected as Miller and Lee deliver the ultimate tales of the Dynamic Duo!

Angel. [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
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Meet Angel - a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark...including himself. Now, looking for redemption for the atrocities committed by the monster he was when he was first turned at the age of 18, Angel stumbles upon a new demon uprising and a shocking truth: The restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he's never met...but may now be his greatest enemy.

Angel. Volume 1, Being human / created by Joss Whedon ; written by Bryan Edward Hill ; illustrated by Gleb Melnikov ; colored by Gabriel Cassata and Roman Titov [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Hill, Bryan Edward, author.
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Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he's spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, on the trail of the most recent demonic uprising, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come with a price. Torn between his self-sworn mission to protect humanity and his desire to rid himself of his curse, he stumbles across the legend of a demon, a trickster who claims they can cure vampirism and restore his humanity for a small cost: a sacrifice...a Slayer. Written by Bryan Hill (Detective Comics, Hulu's Titans) with art from Gleb Melnikov. Discover a brand new, modern take on one of the best and broodiest vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

Army of darkness/Bubba ho-tep. Issue 1-4 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Duvall, Scott, author.
1 online resource
Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70's Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep. Has Ash met his ultimate match when trading barbs with a 4,000-year-old, foul-mouthed mummy who sucks souls? Can his idol Elvis mentor him through a mid-life crisis before it becomes his final crisis? Join the adventure in a road-tripping, time-hopping groovy tale!

Ascender. Volume 1, issue 1-5, The haunted galaxy [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Lemire, Jeff, author.
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10 years after the conclusion of Descender, magic has taken the place of machinery, and the rules are very different indeed. Mila, daughter of Andy and Effie, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, just like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same! With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic, Descender, powerhouse creative team Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

Batman & the Justice League. Volume 3 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Teshirogi, Shiori, author, artist.
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In the next chapter of the manga adventures of the World's Greatest Super Heroes, Ocean Master has summoned a massive tidal wave to flood Gotham City! While Aquaman tries to reason with his brother, Batman is determined to stop him by any means necessary. Superman soon joins the fray, but the challenge becomes even greater when the mysterious only known as Akurou summons a giant snake to engage the heroes. Plus, new villains arrive on the scene-Sinestro, Reverse-Flash and Cyborg Superman...and the nexus point of the greatest congestion of ley lines on Earth is revealed to be directly under the Batcave!

Batman. A death in the family [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Starlin, Jim.
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Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story and they decided that Robin should die! As the second person to assume the role of Batman's sidekick, Jason Todd had a completely different personality than the original Robin. Rash and prone to ignore Batman's instructions, Jason was always quick to act without regard to consequences. In this fatal instance, Robin ignores his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on the Joker by himself and pays the ultimate price. Driven by anger with Superman by his side, Batman seeks his vengeance as he looks to end the Joker's threat forever.

Batman : the caped crusader. Volume 3, issue 445-454 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
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This new collection of 1990s Batman stories takes the Dark Knight behind the Iron Curtain to battle the mysterious Demon. Then, the Penguin exploits a disfigured genius for his latest evil scheme, but Batman helps turn his tech skills to the side of good. And The Joker goes on a new killing spree-but is it really the Clown Prince of Crime, or is this a case of a copycat killer? Plus, the Riddler returns in the three-part story "Dark Knight, Dark City." Also collects Detective Comics #615 and Batman Annual #14.

Batman, the Dark Knight returns 30th anniversary edition [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Miller, Frank, 1957- author, illustrator.
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Celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the anniversary edition of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin-a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors. But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers-or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?

Batman, the man who laughs [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Brubaker, Ed, author.
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Witness Batman's first encounter with The Joker in this volume collecting the graphic novel Batman: The Man Who Laughs, by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke! This collection also includes Detective Comics #784-786, a murder mystery tale guest-starring Green Lantern Alan Scott.

Battle chasers anthology [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Madureira, Joe, author, artist.
1 online resource
Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this oversized graphic novel is bursting at the seams with adventure! Follow young Gully as she searches for her missing father with the help of Garrison, a legendary swordsman; Knolan, the crafty wizard; Calibretto, an outlawed Wargolem; and the notorious mercenary Red Monika! Assaulted at every turn by a cast of memorable villains, Battle Chasers is packed with over-the-top action from cover to cover! Don't miss this definitive collection, which includes never-before-seen sketches and new artwork, including a fold-out poster!

Batwoman : haunted tides. Issue 0-11 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Williams, J. H., III, writer, artist.
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Monsters from myth and legend are preying upon the children of Gotham City. La Llorona, "The Weeping Woman," drowns her victims in sorrow...or worse. Batwoman is no stranger to sorrow herself. Her mind, body and soul have been battered as never before, but she's emerged stronger than ever. On a collision course with the mother of monsters, no one-not the GCPD, not the Department of Extranormal Operations and not the people who care about her the most-will stop her from seeking justice.

Black Hammer. Streets of spiral [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Lemire, Jeff, author, creator.
1 online resource
From the Eisner-award winning Black Hammer superhero fantasy comes this collection of three stories and a universe guide tied to the world of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's hit comic book series. A Lovecraftian teen decides she will do anything to make herself ''normal'', a bizarre witch guides her guests through her house of horrors, and an all-star slate of guest artists illustrate a bizarre adventure with Colonial Weird on the farm. Also featuring a complete world guide to the Black Hammer universe and its characters. Collects: Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual, Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise, World of Black Hammer, and material from Free Comic Book Day 2019.

Black op. Volume 1 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Desberg, Stephen, author, illustrator.
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It's 1945. Floyd Whitman discovers that 'those scumbag communists' have killed his father. He's just a child, but he resolves to one day join the CIA. By 2003, America has triumphed over the Soviet Union, but the Russian mafia has become the most powerful, and certainly the most violent criminal group throughout the whole country. Through the fate of one man--young and full of illusions in 1965, but rather more embittered in 2003--we see the CIA help the Russian mafia get back on its feet in the squalid back rooms of the American empire. A great spy adventure comparable with the best of Hollywood thrillers.

Black Widow. Volume 3, issue 13-20, Last days [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Edmondson, Nathan, author.
1 online resource
The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. It's all been worth it, though, because the path to Chaos is finally at her feet. But can Natasha still turn to the Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D.? And how far can she travel her brutal road to the answers she needs, while still calling herself a hero? As Chaos looms, an enemy resurfaces with a surprising agenda, and Natasha gets an offer she can't refuse. This is it: Black Widow goes head-to-head with Chaos at long last! Then, at the end of all things, Black Widow finds herself unexpectedly connected to one of the darkest moments of her past. See how the first lines of red in her ledger were written. Will Natasha fall into darkness? Is it too late for redemption?

Black Widow. Issue 1-4. Deadly origin [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Cornell, Paul.
1 online resource
Trained from a young age to become a razor-sharp weapon, the Russian girl named Natalia Romanova was honed into the world-class secret agent and sometime super hero known as the Black Widow. Throughout her chaotic life of espionage and double-crosses, only one thing remained constant: her relationship with Ivan, the enigmatic man who raised her as a daughter. But when the mysterious "Icepick Protocol," suddenly strikes at her beloved father figure, the stakes of Natalia's dangerous work become even higher. With this mysterious conspiracy threatening everyone she loves, the Black Widow must untangle the decades of treachery and betrayal that have plagued her life since childhood. Racing around the globe, Natalia must confront former lovers and allies including Daredevil, Hawkeye, Hercules, Nick Fury and the new Captain America. But even with powerful allies like this, can she act quick enough to prevent her past from destroying her future?

Black Widow. Issue 6-8. Kiss or kill [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Swierczynski, Duane.
1 online resource
A senator is seduced and assassinated, and his journalist son follows the trail to a fatally sexy Soviet agent. This deadly "woman in black" moonlights as a high-class escort to lure powerful men into her web of blackmail and death. But Nick Crane believes he's finally found his father's murderer, and he's about to expose...the Black Widow! Plus: Tony Stark gets his spy on, and the Black Widow proves she's an Iron Man's best friend, when the Armored Avenger goes undercover to take down a foe using his own decommissioned tech!

The name of the rose. Issue 1-5 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Liu, Marjorie M., author.
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Natasha Romanoff is the Black Widow, longtime Avengers and a spy for even longer. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha...and almost succeeded. Injured gravely, almost beyond her ability to recover, Black Widow sets out to find her attacker.

Blade runner 2019. Issue 3 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Green, Michael.
1 online resource
Blade Runner Aahna 'Ash' Ashina of the Los Angeles Police Department has been assigned to investigate the disappearance of Isobel and Cleo Selwyn, the wife and daughter of business tycoon, Alexandra Selwyn. Using data retrieved from Isobel's abandoned Spinner, Ash followed Isobel's trail and found herself confronting a replicate who had genetically 'aged himself up' as an old man to avoid detection. Ash shot and wounded him after he attacked her, but he was still able to escape, telling Ash, as he fled, to: "Ask Alexander Selwyn why he wants his daughter dead." Meanwhile, Isobel and Cleo have made contact with an underworld community that lives beneath the streets of Los Angeles and its leader, Malik, who also runs an underground railway that helps Replicates to escape. After Ash reported back to Selwyn on the progress of her investigation, her own Spinner was attacked in mid-air by another craft, which sent her crashing and burning towards the streets of the city below...

Bloodshot. Issue 1 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Kindt, Matt.
1 online resource
Bloodshot is a nanite-fueled super soldier forever at war. What happens to the world when he starts picking his own battles? Will this one-man army be able to end the fighting-or just leave more destruction in his wake? Bloodshot's missions have made waves, as now the shadowy Black Bar has their sights set on him-but what do they have planned for this unkillable hero?

Chosen Ones : a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fanzine. Issue 1 [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Holli Michele, editor.
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The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History! Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!

Bury the Lede [electronic resource].

November 7, 2019
Dunn, Gaby.
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Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premiere newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, so when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to the prominent Boston Kennedys, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century. What she finds instead is the woman who'll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path. From Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and Claire Roe (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Welcome Back) comes an all-new original graphic novel about the thrill of the chase and the dangers of going toe-to-toe with a potential killer.

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