New Arrivals · eBooks

June 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Alpha King. Issue 1-5 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Azzarello, Brian, author.
1 online resource
BRIAN AZZARELLO, SIMON BISLEY and NICK FLOYD unite for a shocking fantasy epic that expands the world of 3 Floyds Brewing Co. into the bloodiest and most beer-soaked comic on the shelves.

A bag of marbles [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Kris, 1972-
1 online resource
In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father's barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish. The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city-and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities. Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author's input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.

Abe Sapien. Volume 9, Lost lives and other stories [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Mignola, Mike, author.
1 online resource
Abe Sapien confronts South American vampires, a lake serpent, and a disembodied Lovecraftian tentacle, while uncovering the secrets of a 19th century necromancer who still walks the earth, and a frozen merman that may prove to be the missing link between himself and mankind. These five stories trace the history and pre-history of Abe Sapien's adventures, from his earliest days in the Bureau with Hellboy (as drawn by Kevin Nowlan) through the frog war, featuring an appearance by deceased homunculus Roger, to his current evolved form, when he's looking back on his life as a man in 1850s England. Featuring Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming and Santiago Caruso, whose artwork Puxtapoz Magazine called "both magnificent and macabre."

Accell: pop quiz. Volume 2, issue 5-9 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Casey, Joe.
1 online resource
Running faster than the speed of sound and beating up bad guys on the weekends sounded like the high life, right? That's what Daniel Dos Santos first thought when he put on the costume. Now Daniel is finding out things aren't so simple. Not with an array of colorfully costumed baddies coming out of the woodwork every other day. Not when you have to balance paying bills, a girlfriend, a friendly ghost, and one very upset abuela who just wants you to call, on top of said baddies. With new faces showing up on the block offering both aid and harm, is Daniel ready for the next set of challenges that face him?

The American Way : those above and below. Issue 1-6 [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Ridley, John, 1965- writer.
1 online resource
The Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave returns for an all-new chapter in his alternate history of The American Way! In 1962 Jason Fisher was given astonishing powers by the United States government-powers he used to defend the nation as the New American. He and his teammates in the Civil Defense Corps were real-life superheroes. Except that it was all a fraud. A conspiracy. And now, 10 years after the CDC was torn apart by racism, infighting and murder, the Corps' surviving members find themselves pulled in very different directions. Missy Devereaux-a.k.a. Ole Miss-is transitioning from the First Lady of Mississippi into a candidate for governor and defender of a vanishing and hateful way of life. Amber Eaton-formerly known as Amber Waves-has become a domestic terrorist, using her powers to infiltrate and destroy the country's centers of power. Somewhere in the middle stands Jason Fisher, who has remained a crime-fighter even as evidence mounts that he is accomplishing nothing besides propping up a system that's rigged against him as a black man in America. In a nation being torn apart, what does it mean to fight for the American way? A decade after the debut of their groundbreaking WildStorm series The American Way, Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8) revisit their parallel Earth for a look at its gritty 1970s-a time frighteningly like our own-in The American Way: Those Above and Those Below.

Angelic: Heirs & Gaces. Volume 1, issue 1-6 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Spurrier, Simon.
1 online resource
Centuries after humanity disappeared, the Earth belongs to our leftovers: the animals, genetically modified for a war they don't remember, guarding a world they don't understand. But for one young winged monkey, the repressive tribal routines are unbearable. Her name is QORA. She yearns to explore, to discover...to fly free. Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (CRY HAVOC, The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and star artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed) unite for an all-ages-friendly fable about teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization.

Aquaman : the legend of Aquaman [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Giffen, Keith, writer, artist.
1 online resource
Discover the beginnings of the legendary Aquaman in this classic graphic novel from creators Keith Giffen (Justice League 3001), Robert Loren Fleming (Eclipso), Curt Swan (Superman: The Man of Steel), Al Vey (New Titans) and others. Before he was Arthur Curry, before he was King of Atlantis, before he was Aquaman, he was a baby abandoned and left to die. Raised by the seas and adopted by an old fisherman, the yet-to-be Aquaman learned the ways of the surface world before returning to the ocean in search of his true purpose. Immediately imprisoned upon finding his underwater origins, Aquaman realizes his destiny as hero and King of Atlantis in the cells of the Aquarium. But abandoning the throne after the death of his only son leaves the city he calls home and his devastated wife in more danger than Aquaman could ever imagine! Collects AQUAMAN SPECIAL #1 and AQUAMAN #1-5.

Archie. Volume 5, issue 5 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Waid, Mark.
1 online resource
The fallout from OVER THE EDGE is here! One life has been destroyed, another family has been torn apart-and only the kids of Riverdale High can save their town from imploding! ARCHIE VOL. 5 collects the HEART OF RIVERDALE storyline from issues #23 - #27 of the ongoing Archie series.

Astonisher. Volume 1, The enemy within [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
1 online resource
Magnus Attarian, heir to the AtiSat Corp., tried to save the world and ended up a broken man. Now a celebrity joke suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Magnus has the power to travel inside the minds of superpowered people, where he discovers nightmares threatening the entire human race.

B&V friends double digest. Issue 251 [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
1 online resource
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Where the Buffalo Roam!" Betty and Veronica are checking out a college campus for a weekend-but their visit takes an unexpected turn when the school's mascot turns the campus into a real animal house!

Baltimore. Volume 7, issue 1-5, Empty graves [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Mignola, Mike, author.
1 online resource
Baltimore's allies relive their own troubled pasts while they bury their fallen friends. Can they uncover the origins of the Blood-Red Witch before she awakens the Red King-the devil behind all the world's evil?

Batman detective comics : rebirth deluxe edition. Issue 950-962 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Tynion, James, IV, author.
1 online resource
This latest Rebirth Deluxe Edition features two of the most critically acclaimed arcs in the Dark Knight's history in hardcover for the first time in Batman: Detective Comics: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2. Batman's newest allies both have histories they'd rather forget, but when figures from their respective secret origins appear in Gotham, will Cassandra Cain and Azrael be able to keep their pasts from destroying their present lives? When the League of Shadows-led by Cassandra's mother, the deadly Lady Shiva-comes to take down the team and bring Cassandra home, Orphan must weigh the life that was planned for her against the new path she's forging for herself. But what place can society ever have for someone with her violent pedigree? Then, Azrael's former masters, the Order of St. Dumas, send the perfect assassin-an artificial intelligence named Ascalon-to hunt their ex-disciple and all who stand with him. Batman and Zatanna need the power of a mystical artifact called the God Machine to turn the tide, but will the Machine's promise of absolute power corrupt even the World's Greatest Detective?

Batman Arkham : Hugo Strange [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
1 online resource
One of the Dark Knight's oldest enemies, Hugo Strange is the first foe to determine Batman's true identity: Bruce Wayne, mild-mannered playboy billionaire! In Strange's first appearance, he was a simple mad scientist turned bank robber, but after being foiled by the Caped Crusader, he dedicated his life to taking revenge on Batman and assuming his identity. Batman Arkham: Hugo Strange collects some of the villain's greatest stories by classic creators, including Marshall Rogers (Detective Comics), Steve Englehart (Green Lantern), Gerry Conway (Justice League of America), Doug Moench (Batman) and many more! Collects Detective Comics #36, #471, #472 and #942, Batman #356, Batman Annual #10, Batman: Gotham Knights #8-11 and Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18.

Batman noir : the Dark Knight strikes again. Issue 1-3 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Miller, Frank, 1957- writer, illustrator.
1 online resource
BATMAN NOIR: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN continues writer and artist Frank Miller's dystopian Batman tale in gritty black-and-white inks as it has never been seen before. It has been three years since the events of The Dark Knight Returns, and everything is just fine. At least on the surface. What the world at large doesn't know is that it's a total sham. A perfectly choreographed, pretty little world where everything that's ugly, or even potentially disturbing, is all nicely wrapped up with neat little ribbons and swept under the carpet. Only he knows better. He's watched it fester to near-breaking point, and it's time for the only free man left who can effect any real change to bring it all down around their ears once and for all. The Dark Knight returns once again with a vitality unseen since the first years of his war on crime. Together with his army of Bat-soldiers, including Carrie Kelley-formerly Robin, and now the new Catgirl-the Dark Knight wages a new war on a diseased world that's become completely lost.

Batman. Volume 5, issue 33-37, The rules of engagement [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
King, Tom, 1978- author.
1 online resource
When Catwoman accepted Batman's marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne's and Selina Kyle's. A union between the World's Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City's fiercest criminals is a shakeup that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight's lifefrom the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate "family," to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he'd long hoped to leave behind. Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemptiona mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, "I do." Standing in their way is...well, everybody, including Batman's lethal exgirlfriend Talia al Ghul. From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat's search lead them to happiness at last? Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancě from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jo︠lle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks! Also collects the critically acclaimed tale from Batman Annual #2.

Batman : blink. Issue 156-158, 164-167 [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
McDuffie, Dwayne, author.
1 online resource
A serial killer is loose in Gotham. He has no pattern, and he leaves no clues for the police or Batman to follow. The only certainty is that he will strike again. Acclaimed writer Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK, TV's Justice League Unlimited) and artists Val Semeiks (DC ONE MILLION, LOBO) and Dan Green (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, Wolverine) present a team-up like no other with BATMAN: BLINK!

Batman : ghosts [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Kieth, Sam, writer, artist, colourist.
1 online resource
Batman has always been Gotham's protector, watching over the city he has sworn to keep safe. But what happens when Batman has to face a foe he can't see? Find out in Batman: Ghosts, a classic graphic novel masterwork written and drawn by Sam Kieth (The Maxx, The Sandman). Homeless men and women are turning up dead all over Gotham City. The only clue the killer has left behind is a yellow powder: sulfur. Batman soon encounters the murderer and is shocked to find that it truly seems to be a monster-a shapeless creature, almost like...a ghost. Soon the man who stalks Gotham's streets by night finds himself being stalked. Batman is haunted by the ghost, who knows things about Bruce Wayne's past that no one (besides his trusted butler, Alfred) could possibly know. Who is this mysterious murderer, and what can Batman do to stop this intangible apparition with a penchant for killing? Collects Batman Confidential #40-43 and Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious #1-2.

Batman : Prey. Issue 11-15, 137-141 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Moench, Doug, 1948-
1 online resource
Set in the same time as Frank Miller's seminal BATMAN: YEAR ONE storyline, a rookie Dark Knight must confront the sinister Dr Hugo Strange, a man with a deadly secret, out to stop and, if necessary, kill the Batman. Who is the bloodthirsty Night Scourge, how does he link in with the police department, and where exactly does the mysterious Catwoman fit into all this? Legendary Bat-scribe Doug Moench and artist Paul Gulacy unleash one of the most popular Batman tales of all time in BATMAN: PREY. This volume collects LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11-15 and #137-141.

Battle chasers anthology. Issue 1-9 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Madureir, Joe.
1 online resource
Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this 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!

Bettie page: Bettie in Hollywood. Volume 1, issue 1-4 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Avallone, David.
1 online resource
She's more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she's sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified. Dynamite, David Avallone and Colton Worley are proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form. This volume also collects an exclusive short story illustrated by Joseph Michael Linsner, originally published in Playboy Magazine, with an introduction by writer David Avallone.

Black Magick. Volume 2, issue 6-11, Awakening II [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Rucka, Greg, author.
1 online resource
The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart. New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT bring you the second volume of the critically acclaimed series.

Black road. Volume 2, issue 6-10, "A pagan death" [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
1 online resource
Having located Bishop Oakenfort on the extreme northern coast of Norssk, Magnus the Black moves in on this rogue Vatican outpost with the intent to shut it down. But as formidable a Viking warrior as Magnus is, he is still one man versus a fortress. The epic conclusion to the story started with volume one's "THE HOLY NORTH."

Buffy, the vampire slayer. Issue 26-30, Own it [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Gage, Christos, author.
1 online resource
The final arc of Season 10! In this season-finale story arc, the team is splintered after a confrontation with the Soul Glutton and the Mistress. As Buffy tries to bring the team together, insecurities plague her relationship with Spike. To make matters worse, a new Big Bad makes a move to capture the Vampyr book! Buffy must trust in herself to make the right choice and bear the burden of protecting the book from the monsters who wish to abuse it.

Bug! the adventures of forager. Issue 1-6 [electronic resource]

June 15, 2018
Allred, Lee, author.
1 online resource
Creative team Mike, Lee and Laura Allred take a mindbending trip through the Fourth World and beyond with Jack "King" Kirby's unlikeliest heroForager, the noble New God who thinks he's a bugin Bug! The Adventures of Forager. After waking up in a mysterious basement with no memory of how he got there, Forager discovers two strange new companions who might have some answers. But before he can ask the mute girl ghost and her talking teddy bear how it is that he's even alive, the surreal trio find themselves in a desperate quest to stop a madman from capturing the last remaining shards of orichalcuma mystic metal with the power to make dreams reality! In the ensuing scramble across the Multiverse, Forager will cross paths with countless more Kirby creations, from the Silver Age Sandman and Manhunter to Atlas and OMAC to the Black Racer himself! But when the New Gods come facetoface with destruction, can Forager embrace his destiny and once again save the entire universe? The acclaimed Allred team (Batman '66, Silver Surfer, Madman) pays loving tribute to the undisputed King of Comics in Bug! The Adventures of Forager, part of DC's weird and wild Young Animal imprint!

Captain Kronos : Vampire Hunter. Volume 1, issue 1-4 [electronic resource].

June 15, 2018
Abnett, Dan, author.
1 online resource
Driven by vengeance, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, stalks the land bringing death to the undead and damnation to the damned. Now, in the mysterious town of Serechurch, Kronos will come face-to-face with a malevolent vampire force far more evil and deadly than anything he has ever encountered before...Written by fan-favorite Dan Abnett ('Sinister Dexter', 'Batman' and 'Warhammer 40,000') and drawn by comic legend Tom Mandrake ('The Spectre', 'Swamp Thing' and 'Night Force'), this graphic novel marks the return of one of Hammer's most iconic heroes, and collects the critically acclaimed four-issue mini-series. This collection also includes a series of articles about the original Hammer film, written by official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn, and a foreword by actress Caroline Munro, the original Carla.

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