The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Carey Pietsch,Travis McElroy

Publisher: First Second Books

ISBN: 1250153700

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 4643

Okay. Harken to my tale. Once upon a time (a couple of years ago) there were these brothers who had a bunch of really successful podcasts, and they decided to do a new podcast with their dad, where they all played D&D together as a family, and lo, this new podcast was called The Adventure Zone, and verily did it get downloaded over 10 million times, and wow did it totally eat the brains of all who listened, because: It was just. That. Rad. AND THEN did these guys team up with artist Carey Pietsch, and make a graphic novel where the weirdly sweet and brilliant but also super SUPER vulgar and honestly kind of bizarre story of The Adventure Zone got adapted into a goofy, innovative, and compelling graphic novel! Let no man deny that it was the best idea ever, right? Reader, we're publishing it.
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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

Author: Clint McElroy,Griffin McElroy,Justin McElroy,Travis McElroy,Carey Pietsch

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250213665

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time! Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance. With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.
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The Sawbones Book

The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

Author: Justin McElroy,Sydnee McElroy

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681883813

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 7356

A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this—and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. Every week, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin amaze, amuse, and gross out (depending on the week) hundreds of thousands of avid listeners to their podcast, Sawbones. Consistently rated a top podcast on iTunes, with over 15 million total downloads, this rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles is not only hilarious but downright educational. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life (we’re looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (it’s not) or a scam. Table of Contents: Part 1: The Unnerving The Resurrection Men Opium An Electrifying Experience Weight Loss Charcoal The Black Plague Pliny the Elder Erectile Dysfunction Spontaneous Combustion The Doctor Is In Trepanation Part II: The Gross Mummy Medicine Mercury The Guthole Bromance A Piece of Your Mind The Unkillable Phineas Gage Phrenology The Man Who Drank Poop Robert Liston Urine Luck! Radium Humorism The Doctor Is In The Straight Poop Part III: The Weird The Dancing Plague Curtis Howe Springer Smoke ’Em if You Got ëEm A Titanic Case of Nausea Arsenic Paracelsus Honey Self-Experimentation Homeopathy The Doctor Is In Part IV: The Awesome The Poison Squad Bloodletting Death by Chocolate John Harvey Kellogg Parrot Fever Detox Vinegar Polio Vaccine The Doctor Is In
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Heavy Vinyl #4

Author: Carly Usdin

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641440805

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 6437

After Chris discovers a secret code, the girls have a new lead and renewed determination to find Rosie Riot...but what if she doesn't want to be found?
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Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift

Author: Meredith Gran,Pendleton Ward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1608867706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6567

"Adventure Time created by Pendleton Ward"--Page facing verso.
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Check, Please!: # Hockey

Author: Ngozi Ukazu

Publisher: First Second Books

ISBN: 1250177952

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9886

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain. A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
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Homestuck

Book 1: Act 1 & Act 2

Author: Andrew Hussie

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421599403

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 440

View: 5702

A full color, hardcover collector’s edition of the landmark webcomic. Years in the past, but not many, a webcomic launched that would captivate legions of devoted fans around the world and take them on a mind-bending, genre-defying epic journey that would forever change the way they look at stairs. And buckets. And possibly horses. Now this sprawling saga has been immortalized on dead trees with notes from author Andrew Hussie explaining what the hell he was thinking as he brought this monster to life. A must-have for Homestuck fans who want to re-experience the saga or for new readers looking for a gateway to enter this rich universe. A young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that he’s about to embark on an adventure involving birthday cakes, magic chests, hammers, arms (detachable and otherwise), harlequins, imps, eccentric architecture, movable home furnishings, bunnies, and a video game that will destroy the world.
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Girl Town

Author: Carolyn Nowak

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1684065437

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 164

View: 5797

Diana got hurt—a lot—and she’s decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one’s ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone—and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget. Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories “Radishes” and “Diana’s Electric Tongue” together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work. Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak’s girls shine with life and longing. Their stories—depicted with remarkable charm and insight—capture the spirit of our time.
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Criminy

Author: Roger Langridge,Ryan Ferrier

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506707580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9789

From the Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of SNARKED and writer of the acclaimed comic series D4VE comes this humorous, absurd adventure tale about a family on the run. Daggum Criminy's peaceful life is suddenly interrupted as pirates invade his island, casting Criminy's family out as refugees into the wild unknown in search of a new home. Soon, the Criminys find themselves hopping from one strange locale to another, each with their own bizarre environment, people, and challenges; putting Daggum and fam in constant peril as they search for a new peaceful place to call home.
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Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom

Author: Gigi D.G.

Publisher: First Second Books

ISBN: 1626728321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3665

What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction? World domination, obviously. The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour? Sure, why not? Adapted from the popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.
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Fence

Author: C.S. Pacat

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641440074

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 4238

Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice. Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama. Collects issues #1-4.
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The Call of the Weird

Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner

Author: Louis Theroux

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786731893

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9281

No, it doesn't get any weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (A.K.A. Prussian Blue, a white-power folk group for kids) and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade, Louis Theroux has been making acclaimed television programs about offbeat characters on the fringes of U.S. society. Now he revisits the people who have intrigued him the most to try to discover what motivates them-and why they hold their bizarre beliefs. Reflecting on these assorted dreamers, schemers, and outlaws, Theroux entertainingly and unforgettably creates “a moving, funny, and frightening exposé of America and its often elusive dream” (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC).
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Meal

Author: Blue Delliquanti,Soleil Ho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945820304

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 150

View: 1988

A tale of youth, good intentions, and entomophagy, "Meal" is about Yarrow, a young woman determined to make her mark of the cutting edge of cookery with her insect-based creations. However, her evangelist streak concerning insect cuisine rubs some of her fellow chefs the wrong way... particularly Chandra Flores, member of a culture that's been eating bugs for centuries, and deeply suspicious of this young white woman's intentions to turn her traditions into the next big foodie trend. Can Yarrow win over Chandra... and Milani, the neighbor she's been crushing on for weeks?
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Homestuck

Book 2: Act 3 & Intermission

Author: Andrew Hussie

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421599397

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 360

View: 7325

A full-color, hardcover collector’s edition of the landmark webcomic. Years in the past, but not many, a webcomic launched that would captivate legions of devoted fans around the world and take them on a mind-bending, genre-defying epic journey that would forever change the way they look at stairs. And buckets. And possibly horses. Now this sprawling saga has been immortalized on dead trees with notes from author Andrew Hussie explaining what the hell he was thinking as he brought this monster to life. A must-have for Homestuck fans who want to re-experience the saga or for new readers looking for a gateway to enter this rich universe. A silly girl naps by her flowers. It is quite likely that she is about to—or already has, or will forget and then remember to—engage in a variety of silly antics involving pumpkins, rifles, narcolepsy, precognitive prognostication, dream selves, haunting bass solos, and an ageless, near-omnipotent pet dog.
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Tyson Hesse's Diesel: Ignition

Author: Tyson Hesse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1608869075

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 6961

"Chapters 1-4 originally published in single magazine form as Tyson Hesse's Diesel No. 1-4"--Page facing title page.
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Monster School

Author: Kate Coombs

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145215757X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6902

Twilight's here. The death bell rings. Everyone knows what the death bell brings—it's time for class! You're in the place where goblins wail and zombies drool. (That's because they're kindergartners.) Welcome to Monster School. In this entertaining collection of poems, award-winning poet Kate Coombs and debut artist Lee Gatlin bring to vivid life a wide and playful cast of characters (outgoing, shy, friendly, funny, prickly, proud) that may seem surprisingly like the kids you know . . . even if these kids are technically monsters.
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Chaga

Author: Ian McDonald

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625670702

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1108

On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event: a meteor-strike in Kenya which caused the stunning African landscape to give way to something equally beautiful – and indescribably alien. Dubbed the ‘Chaga’, the alien flora destroys all man-made materials, and moulds human flesh, bone and spirit to its own designs. But when Gaby finds the first man to survive the Chaga’s changes, she realizes it has its own plans for humankind... Against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, McDonald weaves a staggering tale of keen human observation and speculation, as the Kilimanjaro Event changes the course of the human race by exposure to something beyond its imagination. Note: Chaga was published in the UK under the title Evolution's Shore. REVIEWS "McDonald... consistently explores new territory with his breathtaking images and incisive language. Both form and substance blend fortuitously in a work that features strong characters, a suspenseful story, and a profound message of hope and transformation. A priority purchase for SF collections." – Library Journal "One of the finest writers of his generation, who chooses to write science fiction because that is how he can best illuminate the world." – New Statesman "...inventive and challenging... [an] often fascinating piece of speculation." – Kirkus
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Fables Vol. 8: Wolves

Author: Bill Willingham,Mark Buckhingham,Shawn McManus

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 140123609X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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WINNER OF FOURTEEN EISNER AWARDS. The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their longtime antagonist, the Adversary. Now it-s time to return the favor and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish this mission, however, has hidden himself in the wild and will take some convincing-if he can ever be found. Luckily for Fabletown, there is something more than a trip behind enemy lines awaiting Bigby Wolf-s return-. Collects issues #48-51 in Bill Willingham-s Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series.
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Evelyn Evelyn

A Tragic Tale In Two Tomes

Author: Amanda Palmer

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630085340

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 254

View: 3332

Includes an afterword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman! Enthusiasts of genuine tragedy and celebrity intrique, gird your mental loins for an authentic tale of unbelievable hardship and epic catastrophe! This wholly true and accurate account details the extraordinary lives of Evelyn and Evelyn, a darling but unfortunate pair of conjoined twins who brave extreme circumstances of calamity and adversity, such as the bizarre and bloody night of their birth and subsequent orphaning; their early years on a chicken farm; shocking encounters with depraved gentlemen; life in the circus; the terrible fates of their dearest friends; and concluding with the sisters'' rise to international fame via the internet!
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Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom

Author: Gigi D.G.

Publisher: First Second Books

ISBN: 162672833X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9569

Adapted from the popular web comic series of the same name, this is the second book of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make readers hungry for sweets and action.
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