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This exploration of the isolation brought on by self-absorption is occasionally dark, but ultimately deeply moving and profound.


An imaginative and skillfully told story about characters and a world reeling from trauma but poised for a new beginning. Fior’s talent for conveying emotion evokes both heartache and awe.

Fist of the North Star, Vol. 1

Originally published in Japan between 1983 and 1988, this is one of the most beloved and bestselling manga of all time. Long out of print in English translation, this first volume of the reissued manga is sure to create legions of new fans

The Knights of Heliopolis

The story begins as a riff on The Man in the Iron Mask but quickly twists, turns, and defies easy categorization. It includes mystical rituals, a secret history of the world, talking gorillas, an exploration of sex and gender roles, and brutal brawls between superhuman combatants. Fun to read and epic in scope.


Ito’s boundless imagination and his skill for evoking dread and visceral terror are on full display in this collection, which is sure to be embraced by his wildly devoted and rapidly growing fanbase.

Stone Fruit

Lai presents a tender and emotionally raw examination of three women struggling to form and maintain their identities within and outside of their immediate family, illustrated in a loosely expressive style that conveys both bombastic catharsis and silent anguish with aplomb.

Heavy, Vol. 1

Bemis (Black Terror: Dark Years) provides a script rich with pathos and epic action, illustrated with jittery dynamism by Donovan (All We Ever Wanted). This volume collects issues 1–5 of the ongoing series.

And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir

An empathetic, uncommonly nuanced, and thoroughly brilliant family saga presented with real daring and true artistry.


Okay, Universe: Chronicles of a Woman in Politics

As Simone’s quest to win municipal office progresses, readers will find themselves unable to resist rooting for her victory, and even inspired to become more politically active.

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