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The holidays are right around the corner, and this list has some of the greatest reads you can find this season—from space adventures to family drama. Surprise a friend with a new book or have your own reading marathon. It's time to celebrate!

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PAPER GIRLS, THE COMPLETE STORY by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

Finally, the entire Eisner Award-winning epic in one complete volume, featuring a new cover from co-creator CLIFF CHIANG!

Four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls from the year 1988 uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-30.


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PAPER GIRLS DELUXE EDITION, BOOK ONE by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous oversized deluxe hardcover is the perfect way to experience the first two storylines of the smash-hit series that The Chicago Tribune named one of the "Best Books of the Year." In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed story about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collects PAPER GIRLS #1-10, along with exclusive extras and a brand-new cover from CLIFF CHIANG!


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PAPER GIRLS DELUXE EDITION, BOOK TWO by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous, oversized deluxe hardcover collects two complete time-traveling adventures—one that sends our four newspaper delivery girls from 1988 to the prehistoric past, and another to their own terrifying future.

Collects PAPER GIRLS #11-20, along with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL and an ALL-NEW WRAPAROUND COVER!


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PAPER GIRLS DELUXE EDTION, BOOK THREE by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang

“BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG bring PAPER GIRLS in for a perfect, fantastically satisfying ending.”—Boing Boing

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER collects the emotional final adventures of four time-traveling newspaper delivery girls, risking everything in the hopes of making it back home to 1988.

Collects PAPER GIRLS #21-30, along with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL!


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SAGA, VOL. 10 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Celebrating ten years of SAGA!

At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back, and they’ve made some new…friends? This collection features the latest six chapters of the most epic adventure in comics, including the series’ double-length first issue back from hiatus.

Collects SAGA #55-60


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RECKLESS by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles, and the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them—a good guy. A bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his radical student days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears…his own past.


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FRIEND OF THE DEVIL by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The next book in the red-hot RECKLESS series is here!

"No one does crime fic like BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS, and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes...reckless."—DAMON LINDELOF (Lost, HBO's Watchmen)

Bestselling crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. It's 1985, and things in Ethan's life are going pretty well...until a missing woman shows up in the background of an old B-movie, and Ethan is drawn into Hollywood's secret occult underbelly as he hunts for her among the wreckage of the wild days of the '70s.


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DESTROY ALL MONSTERS by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Bestselling crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS bring us a new original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.

It's 1988, and Ethan has been hired for his strangest case yet: finding the secrets of a Los Angeles real estate mogul. How hard could that be, right? But what starts as a deep dive into the life of a stranger will soon take a deadly turn, and Ethan will risk everything that still matters to him.


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THE GHOST IN YOU by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The fourth book in the bestselling RECKLESS series is here! Crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS present yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. It’s the winter of 1989 and Ethan is out of town, so this time, Anna has to tackle the job on her own. When a movie scream queen asks her to prove the mansion she’s renovating isn’t haunted, Anna will stumble into the decades-long mystery of one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder houses…a place with many dark secrets—some of which might just kill her.


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FOLLOW ME DOWN by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The fifth book in the bestselling RECKLESS series is here! Crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS present yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.

In the wake of the 1989 earthquake, Ethan takes a trip to San Francisco to search for a missing woman. But almost immediately, he finds himself going down a path of darkness and murder in a case unlike anything he’s faced before.


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FRIDAY, BOOK ONE: THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS by Ed Brubaker & Marcos Martín

Friday Fitzhugh spent her childhood solving crimes and digging up occult secrets with her best friend Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world. But that was the past. Now she’s in college, starting a new life on her own—or so she thought. When Friday comes home for the holidays, she’s immediately pulled back into Lance’s orbit and finds that something very strange and dangerous is happening in their little New England town…

This is literally the Christmas vacation from Hell, and they may not survive to see the New Year.


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ECHOLANDS by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman & Dave Stewart

The story of Earth’s last war starts with Hope’s sticky fingers…

The multiple award-winning Batwoman team of J. H. WILLIAMS III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. HADEN BLACKMAN (Star Wars, Elektra) reunites! They’re joined once again by colorist supreme DAVE STEWART and master letterer TODD KLEIN.

In a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, reckless thief Hope Redhood holds the key to excavating its dark, strange past―if only she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds.


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IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH by Zoe Thorogood

Cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD records six months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival.


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TWIG, VOL. 1 by Skottie Young & Kyle Strahm

Eisner Award-winning I HATE FAIRYLAND and MIDDLEWEST writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD, UNEARTH) come together for an epic fantasy adventure miniseries!

It's the first day of Twig's new job as a journeyer on a JEFF SMITH's Bone-esque quest to save a The Dark Crystal/Labyrinth-style world. Join our hesitant hero for an inspiring and imaginative tale of hope heartache and determination to overcome insurmountable odds!


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I HATE FAIRYLAND, BOOK ONE by Skottie Young

From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, the Milk, comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes its cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that’s definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies (unless your parents are super cool and don’t screen your entertainment, then...whatever). In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year-old girl’s body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over 30 years) on a maddening quest to return home. It’s just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and an endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!


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PARIS by Andi Watson & Simon Gane

A new and expanded edition with artwork created specially for this volume!

Juliet, a penniless American art student, travels to the city of light to study painting. To pay her way, she paints portraits of wealthy debutantes. One of her subjects is Deborah, a young English woman suffocated by the narrow expectations of her aristocratic family. Juliet is equally confined by the rigid academic structure of her art education and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Deborah.

Juliet and Deborah’s love for art brings them together, even as their friends and family try to drive them apart.

A fairy tale romance where the old and new worlds collide, drawn by SIMON GANE, the artist behind Eisner-nominated Ghost Tree and THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, and written by ANDI WATSON, author of The Book Tour, Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, and the forthcoming Punycorn.


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SUNBURN by Andi Watson & Simon Gane

Rachel is a teenager who lives a gray suburban life in gray suburban England. It’s a world of brown sauce, warm beer, and scrambled eggs every Tuesday. With her summer already mapped out for her—a job working at the butcher and a caravan holiday in Clacton—it seems like this year will only bring more of the same. So when family friends invite her to spend the summer with them in Greece, she jumps at the chance to escape her life and finally be treated like an adult.

The Warners are everything her parents are not—glamorous, sophisticated, and carefree—and when Rachel meets Benjamin, a handsome young friend of the Warners, her summer seems to be taking a turn for the better. But there’s no escaping the pains of growing up, and she’ll soon learn that life on a small island where everyone knows each other’s business may not be all it’s cracked up to be.


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JOE HILL’S RAIN by David M. Booher & Zoe Thorogood

On a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado, the skies are clear and Honeysuckle Speck couldn’t be happier. She’s finally moving in with her girlfriend Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover.

RAIN makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear.


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LITTLE MONSTERS, VOL. 1 by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen

They are the last children on Earth…and they also happen to be vampires.

For longer than they can remember, these child vampires have lived a life of eternal wonder amongst the ruins of humanity. But shocking events fracture the group and set them on a path of discovery that will shatter their innocence forever.

Lord of The Flies
meets vampires in the first volume of a bold new ongoing series from JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN, the Eisner-winning creative team behind the bestselling DESCENDER and ASCENDER series.


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ASCENDER: COMPLETE EDITION by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen

The complete Eisner Award-winning space fantasy epic from writer JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) and artist DUSTIN NGUYEN (DESCENDER, LITTLE MONSTERS) collected in a deluxe edition hardcover!

Ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules of the universe are very different. Andy and Effie’s daughter Mila spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as “Mother.” But like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!


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GIDEON FALLS DELUXE EDITION, BOOK ONE by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino

The first book of the Eisner Award-winning horror series from writer JEFF LEMIRE (Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer) and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO (Old Man Logan, Joker: Killer Smile) collected in a deluxe edition hardcover!

The lives of a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets and a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash become intertwined around the mysterious legend of the Black Barn―an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.


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GIDEON FALLS DELUXE EDITION, BOOK TWO by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino

The second book of the Eisner Award-winning horror series from writer JEFF LEMIRE (Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer) and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO (PRIMORDIAL, Old Man Logan) collected in a deluxe edition hardcover!

The Black Barn continues to wreak havoc on the lives of our heroes as they are forced to confront their greater fears within its walls. Realities are finally converging and the end is nigh! Will they be able to stop the Laughing Man, or will he triumph in spreading his evil throughout the multiverse?


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THE CLOSET by James Tynion IV & Gavin Fullerton

Collects a tale of existential horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. When his child Jamie sees monsters in the bedroom closet Thom reassures him that the monsters will stay in the apartment after they move. But Thom is very wrong about many things and the monsters continue to find young Jamie.


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DIE by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans

In the nineties, six teenagers disappeared into a fantasy role-playing game. Only five returned. Nearly thirty years later, these broken adults are dragged back to discover the game isn’t finished with them yet. KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and STEPHANIE HANS's (Journey Into Mystery) award-winning, critical-hit series is collected in a single, beautiful, oversized hardcover volume.


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HACK/SLASH DELUXE, DELUXE CROSSOVERS by Tim Seeley & Various

Cassie Hack, the lone survivor of an attack by the vicious slasher known as the Lunch Lady, and her monstrous partner Vlad travel the country, running into some of comicdom’s most notorious horror heroes on their way to slash slashers!

This HACK/SLASH deluxe edition collects all intercompany crossovers with Dynamite Entertainment’s EVA and VAMPIRELLA, as well as their CHAOS! UNIVERSE, featuring CHASTITY, EVIL ERNIE, and PURGATORI! Also includes a brand-new bonus story by TIM SEELEY & DAN LEISTER featuring Lovebunny and Mr. Hell!


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KILLADELPHIA BOOK ONE by Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander

Finally, the acclaimed, Eisner Award-nominated horror title is collected for the first time in a stunning hardcover featuring the first twelve issues plus bonus content! From RODNEY BARNES, the breakout star writer behind such hit shows as Marvel’s Runaways, STARZ’s American Gods, and HBO’s Winning Time, and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, the artist who redefined SPAWN for a new generation. When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father, revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr., he stumbles into a mystery that will lead him down a path of horrors and shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality…and vampires. Now, it’s up to Jimmy and an unexpected companion to stop long-thought-dead president of the United States John Adams from building an undead army and staging a bloody new American revolution.There’s a reason they say you can’t go home again. Welcome to Killadelphia.


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SLUMBER, VOL. 1 by Tyler Burton Smith & Vanessa Cardinali

We all have nightmares. What if you could pay somebody to enter your dreams and shoot that nightmare in the goddamn face? That's where Stetson comes in. She's a nightmare hunter. A dream detective. She enters her clients' dreams through a door investigates their dreamscapes and kills their nightmares. But Stetson's past comes back to haunt her as she tracks down a nightmare serial killer responsible for the mysterious death of her daughter.


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NEW MASTERS by Shobo & Shof

Brace yourselves for an immersive science fiction tale sketched across the verdant plains and neon-lit cities of West Africa. It was a simple heist they thought but this motley crew of outcasts is soon caught in the middle of a struggle for control of an ancient alien artifact of immense power.


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COPRA MASTER COLLECTION BOOK ONE by Michel Fiffe

COPRA’s 10th anniversary kicks off with an oversized hardcover compendium collecting its seminal first twelve issues.

From writer/artist MICHEL FIFFE comes the opening salvo of the world’s greatest superhero revenge series. Dive into a formalist battle royale of mercenary misfits and celebrate a decade of COPRA with style.


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ROGUES' GALLERY by Hannah Rose May & Justin Mason

After years portraying popular comic book character the Red Rogue, Maisie Wade is desperate to hang up the spandex suit. But when her exit from the Red Rogue's TV series leads to its unceremonious cancellation, Maisie finds herself trapped in her home by a group of unhinged intruders cosplaying as her character's archvillains. These fans are hellbent on teaching Maisie a lesson, and to survive the night, Maisie must become the hero she has grown to despise.


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LEGO® NINJAGO®: GARMADON VOL. 1 by Tri Vuong

The First Ever LEGO® NINJAGO® Comic Book Series!

Perfect for fans new and old alike, an official new chapter in the LEGO® NINJAGO® universe begins here.

Far away from Ninjago City, a village is terrorized by a mysterious new threat when they’re saved by a stranger with incredible power known as…Garmadon, Lord of Destruction?!

Has Garmadon turned over a new leaf since his disappearance, or is this just the first step in his master plan of finally defeating Master Wu and the ninja forever?


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SEA SERPENTS HEIR VOL. 1 by Mairghread Scott & Pablo Tunica

What if you were destined to destroy the world?

For Aella life on Kinamen Isle is completely boring. She dreams of life beyond the horizon even as she spends her days fishing and minding her aunts.

Everything changes however when she awakens an ancient evil within herself: Xir the serpent that almost destroyed the world. Worse yet a fanatical religious organization has arrived on Kinamen Isle to destroy Xir.

As Aella is forced to fight for her life she'll discover that her entire world is not what it seems. Her aunts know more than they let on-and what exactly does the infamous Pirate Queen want with Aella anyway?


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