ANGOLA JANGA HC
Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Marcelo D'Salete boldly recreates a long-overlooked history of black resistance against oppression. Founded in late sixteenth-century Brazil, Angola Janga was a beacon of freedom. For over a hundred years, this community of runaway slaves thrived in fierce opposition to the Dutch and Portuguese colonial powers. In the stunning follow-up to his critically acclaimed graphic novel debut, Run for It, D'Salete brings the history of this precarious kingdom to life-the painful stories of fugitives, the brutal raids by colonial forces, and the tense power struggles among its inhabitants. At turns empowering and heartbreaking, Angola Janga, is a stark reminder that the fight for justice is an eternal battle.
A piercing psychological exploration of the delusional mind of a sexual predator. Drawing on her own traumatic memories of sexual assault, Ninja Bunjevac explores the warped psyche of a sexual predator. Told through a noirish lens, Bezimena is the story of a man who develops a disturbing sexual obsession with a former classmate, steadily losing his grasp on reality. As his fantasies become increasingly lurid, the book's imagery grows ever more surreal; in her masterfully lush, stippled technique, Bunjevac conjures mesmerizing dreamscapes and eerie allusions to the Greek myth of Artemis and Siproites. Refusing to shy away from the morally grotesque, Bezimena seeks to discover what compels people to commit acts of evil.
COMPLETE PEANUTS TP #11
Peanuts propels into the strip's most iconic decade! Peanuts surges into the 1970s with Schulz at the peak of his powers and influence: a few jokes about Bob Dylan, Women's Liberation, and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (!) aside, these two years are as timeless as Peanuts ever was. Sally Brown-school phobia, malapropisms, unrequited love for Linus and all-elbows her way to center stage. Two long Summer-camp sequences involve Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, who has decided that Charlie Brown is madly in love with her, much to his clueless confusion. Snoopy shows up at camp as well, as does Peppermint Patty's new permanent sidekick, the one and only Marcie. The eternally mutable Snoopy mostly shakes off his World War I Flying Ace identity and turns into Joe Cool, college hipster extraordinaire. And in three long sequences he writes a fan letter to his favorite author, Miss Helen Sweetstory, then goes on a journey to meet her, and finally enlists Charlie Brown's help when her latest opus, The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out, falls afoul of censors. Plus, an introduction by Kristin Chenowith and much more!
DISNEY MASTERS HC #8
SCARPA BARKS DONALD DUCK AVENGER
Donald's super secret identity is back-times two! Every diehard Disney Duck fan knows that Donald is secretly that infamous super-anti-hero, Duck Avenger! But when Uncle Scrooge, to promote his wax museum, sends a robot double of Duck Avenger flying past Donald's house, Donald's secret is threatened! Can our hero use his high-tech Avenger gadgets to allay suspicion -- or will hyper-lucky Gladstone Gander make things even worse? (Oh, yes, you know he will!) And, in "Ellsworth's Ornery Orphan," Mickey tells the distant desert tale of his mynah bird pal, Ellsworth -- and a showdown with dread pirate Mozambeak! Then, a money-scented perfume sends Brigitta MacBridge and Scrooge to the isle of Bananaland in "The Other Golden Helmet"-Scarpa's one-and-only collaboration with Duck artist supreme Carl Barks! For the first time in English!
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #7
Lumina has been teleported away; who will help free her sister Isla from the clutches of the dreaded Hellmets? What is the Black Widow dinner and what does it have to do with Tonta and her cosplaying friends? Guadalupe and Steve's wedding celebration continues with a performance by... Love and Rockets?!?
STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN COMRADE HC
A young man's arrogance and ambition collide with revolutionary politics in a visually groundbreaking graphic novel. Meet Frunz, a starry-eyed disciple of the pioneering architect Le Corbusier, a fervent advocate of the Brutalist movement, a contender to become the urban visionary of our time. His greatest love is cement -- simple, stable, teeming with possibility. If only life were built on such a solid foundation. Enter Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, a city in ruins. Wrecking balls swing wildly, cranes punctuate the skyline, and cement trucks race through congested streets. Frunz and his father, the renowned builder known as Mr. Cement, plan to level Yerevan's historic landmarks and flood the city with Trumpian high-rises. But when outraged citizens revolt against them and the city's corrupt regime, the young architect reconsiders his ambitions. Amid the chaos of the Revolution, only one thing is certain: Frunz must brave the streets swarming with rebels in search of the Golden Mean. Written by Viken Berberian with his signature originality and verve and drawn with audacious compositions, delirious colors, and a kinetic expressionistic technique by the acclaimed painter and illustrator Yann Kebbi, The Structure is Rotten, Comrade is a formally innovative and politically resonant work, by turns prescient, punchy, cautionary, and fearless.
The second issue of Tongues draws readers deeper into the enigmatic, interconnected stories of a god imprisoned on a mountainside, an eagle -- his apparent jailor, and a young American wandering into trouble in the wilderness with a teddy bear. We move back in time to watch our young East African protagonist as she experiences violent and peculiar visions of her near future, and meet a handsome, malevolent young swan with dark appetites.