GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT!!

Let's face it, the world of comic books or "Graphic Novels" as they are referred to currently, is overwhelmingly impenetrable for a lot of people these days. The sheer volume of new titles that ship each week make it hard to remember previously published books or even something that came out last Wednesday, but have no fear, Zanadu is here to help you discover what you didn't know you needed in your collection! We have thousands of titles available, but these are a few of our favorite forgotten gems kicking around the store.

And please don't ever hesitate to ask for recommendations or hazy recollections regarding books you might have missed while shopping at the store. Your friendly neighborhood comic monkeys are here to help! Remember, there is a comic for literally everyone on the planet--it's just a matter of unearthing it!

LEGEND O/T SCARLET BLADES HC

(W/A/CA) Saverio Tenuta

//Published by Humanoids Inc.//
Raido, a young, amnesic Ronin (masterless Samurai) roams the land in a quest to regain his memory. His first stop is "the city that talks to the sky," the ultimate stronghold against the ice invading the "land of the rising sun." There, he meets Meiki, a graceful puppeteer and storyteller. But the unlikely duo soon incur the wrath of the beautiful, yet evil, Queen Ryin and her body-grafting general. Legend of the Scarlet Blades is an exquisitely painted saga of a universe is inspired by feudal Japanese history and traditions.

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FOURTH POWER DLX ED HC

(W/A/CA) Juan Gimenez

The complete series in one book including volumes 3 and 4, never before available in English. After narrowly escaping an attack by an enemy patrol, Mega begins a perilous journey across enemy lines and discovers she's at the center of a complex, secret experiment to create the ultimate weapon of war. A spectacular and riveting space opera by the creator of Leo Roa and the illustrator of The Metabarons.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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GOLDEN ASS HC

(W/A/CA) Milo Manara

The adventures of the young Lucius transformed into a donkey and subject to the vicissitudes of a life of wandering. An array of thieves, sorcerers and beautiful women cross his path, challenging him in more ways than one! Inspired by "The Golden Ass of Apuleius," a titillating tale that is a must-have for Manara fans. For mature audiences.

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ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY'S SCREAMING PLANET GN

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A) Marc Riou & Various

A collection of sci-fi short stories all written by Alejandro Jodorowsky ("The Incal," "The Metabarons") and illustrated by talent from various countries and different graphic traditions. The thematic thread of these tales: an asteroid spawned from the destruction of a planet produces sounds (a "howling shriek") which, when crossing an inhabited world, creates a change or imbalance within it.

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METABARONS: GENESIS CASTAKA HC

(W/A) Paul Pope

There was Before the Incal, and now there is 'Before' The Metabarons. From legendary creator Alexandro Jodorowsky and artist Das Pastoras comes the tale of Dayal de Castaka, here for all of those who dreamed of a prequel to The Metabarons. The Metabarons dealt with the extraordinary saga of the genealogy of the galaxy's ultimate warrior. But his ancestors also had ancestors. And far from being noble warriors with an inflexible code, one will discover they were in fact disloyal and lawless pirates born out of brutality and war.

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TECHNOPRIESTS SUPREME COLL HC

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky  (A) Zoran Janjetov

 Follow Albino's complete galaxy spanning adventures on his path to becoming a Technopriest. Jodorowsky and Janjetov's epic Sci-Fi tale is presented here in its entirety and with the same content as the deluxe edition with slipcase released last year. This regular sized edition features a brand new introduction by the series' artist, Zoran Janjetov (Before the Incal).

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RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/1

INCAL: WHAT LIES BENEATH HC

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky  (A) Moebius

The third volume of The Incal, the bestselling international comic masterpiece by Mœbius and Jodorowsky, What Lies Beneath is a unique gem in the Jodorowsky/Mœbius creative timeline that can be enjoyed both as part of the series as well as on its own. The stakes are raised and the intergalactic chase continues for John Difool and his entourage. Published in its original colors and in the same deluxe, limited and numbered (999 copies only), super-oversized format as The Black Incal and The Luminous Incal.

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WEAPONS OF THE METABARONS HC (NEW PTG)

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky  (A) Travis Charest, Zoran Janjetov

The trio of Jodorowsky, Charest, and Janjetov shows us how the Metabaron assembled the galaxy's most powerful and destructive weapons in an effort to secure his position as the universe's mightiest warrior. This new edition features thicker paper stock.

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ZANADU RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 12/19/12

BEFORE THE INCAL CLASSIC COLL HC

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky  (A) Zoran Janjetov

The prequel to Moebius and Jodorowsky's masterpiece The Incal, this story cycle recounts the youth of John Difool and the adventures that propelled him into his encounter with the mighty artifact known as the Incal. Before the Incal is here compiled into a single volume and features a foreword by Jose Ladronn.

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ZANADU RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 10/3/12

CRUSADES HC

(W) Alex Nikolavitch, Izu  (A) Zhang Xiayou

An epic tale where history blends with fantasy to explosive and cinematic results. Follow the Knights Templar's elite faction as they are sent on a secretive and perilous mission, a crusade to determine the true causes of the Plague of Damietta. For fans of A Game of Thrones.

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