With the revelation that he may not be Ozai’s son after all, Zuko feels the need to find his mother more than ever. Despite the Fire Lord’s jubilation, Aang knows that the truth of Zuko’s paternity is capable of losing him his reign over the Fire Nation.
Meanwhile, Team Avatar’s arrival in Hira’a heeds answers concerning the man mentioned in the letter, Ikem, who is rumored to have retreated into Forgetful Valley after Ursa left. At the same time, the flashbacks to an earlier time in the Royal Family’s life continue, revealing further information about Ursa’s disappearance and tying ever more into Zuko and Azula’s search. Will they find the man they are looking for in Forgetful Valley, or will they discover an entirely different face of the forest?
Sorachi Hideaki - Gin Tama 1.
Samurai Gintoki Sakata works in a freelancer business, Odd Jobs Gin, after Edo was conquered by aliens named Amanto in order to pay the monthly rent from where he lives. In his days, Gintoki is joined by Shinpachi Shimura, a teenager son of a samurai who wants to learn about him, and Kagura, an alien girl who went to Earth to earn money for her poor family, but is unable to return home and threatens Gintoki to let her live with him. While Kagura and Shinpachi live with Gintoki, they meet a terrorist named Kotaro Katsura who participated alongside Gintoki in the war between samurais and aliens, and lost. Odd Jobs is forced to help Katsura escape from the Shinsengumi, a police force working for the Bakufu, after they accidentally perform a terrorist attack. The volume ends with a one-shot from Sorachi named "Dandelion", which explores the work of a pair of exorcists.
Warren Ellis - Hellblazer - Haunted
Warren Ellis' first HELLBLAZER story arc is collected in this volume reprinting issues 134-139! When John Constantine's old friend Isabel Bracknell turns up dead, he goes in search of the reasons behind it. But his investigation earns him a beating from the so-called "magician" responsible. Can Constantine help Isabel rest in peace?
Jamie Delano - Dick Foreman - Hellblazer - The Family Man
Collecting HELLBLAZER 23-24 and 28-33, this collection features one of the creepiest strories from fan-favorite HELLBLAZER writer Jamie Delano! A twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer known as the Family Man, whose bloody actions force the con man mage to make a shattering choice in their final showdown.
Cassandra Clare - HyeKyung Baek - Clockwork Prince
A prequel to Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing…
Neil Gaiman - Eternals
You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall. So why does no one remember any of this? Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to present a tale that will change the Eternals and the Marvel Universe forever! Collects Eternals #1-7.
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 1.
THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?
Melissa Marr - Wicked Lovely - Desert Tales 3. - Resolve
The conclusion of Melissa Marr's manga series set in the world of her bestselling Wicked Lovely novels! Hidden away from the concerns of the faery and mortal worlds, Rika has treasured the solitude of the desert. But now a threat imperils her desert home—and as a new romance blossoms, so does Rika's determination to face that threat head-on. The time for hiding is over.
Joe Hill - Jason Ciaramella - Zach Howard - The Cape
Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away... but what if one day that dream were to come true? Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. THE CAPE explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric - a confused and broken man - takes to the skies... and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him. This critically acclaimed, Eisner-Award nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, will linger with you long after you turn the last page, and force you to ask yourself the question: "What if?"
Eiichiro Oda - One Piece 18.
The Straw Hats at long last reach Alabasta! But their stay is cut short when Luffy attracts too much attention from the Navy. They're not the only ones interested in Luffy--someone from his past has been waiting for him too! Meanwhile, the Baroque Works' agents are summoned together when their leader, the dastardly Mr. Zero, aka Sir Crocodile, learns that Luffy is still alive and orders his immediate extermination!
Neil Gaiman - Brian K. Vaughan - Garth Ennis - Vertigo Resurrected - Winter's Edge
In time for the frigid depths of winter are ten previously uncollected short stories from the pages of VERTIGO WINTER'S EDGE – the timeless Vertigo title that featured comics' most select and sensational creators tackling the imprint's most enduring characters. Featuring The Endless, Swamp Thing, John Constantine and Tim Hunter in stories by Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN), Garth Ennis (PREACHER), Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100) and many, many more!
Neil Gaiman - Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Coraline discovered the door a little after they moved into the house. When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting, nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
Jamie Delano - Hellblazer - The Fear Machine
In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
Mike Carey - The Unwritten - Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
Tom Taylor's life was screwed from the word go. His father created the mega-popular Tommy Taylor boy-wizard fantasy novels. But dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom that fans constantly compare him to his counterpart, turning him into a lame, Z-level celebrity. When a scandal hints that Tom might really be the boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious, deadly group that's secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, to all the places in world history where fictions have shaped reality. From Bill Willingham to Ed Brubaker, from the LA Times to Ain't It Cool News, THE UNWRITTEN has won over fans, critics and pros. Now, don't miss the first collected edition featuring the first five issues of the overwhelmingly acclaimed Vertigo series.
Leigh Dragoon - Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy - A Graphic Novel
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, best friends Rose, half-human/half-vampire, and Lissa, a mortal vampire princess, are caught and returned to school at St. Vladimir's Academy.
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman Omnibus 1.
The Sandman is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming--a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who's ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus' realm--be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons. Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that's drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself--to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he'll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who--like him--are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence. This massive hardcover tome, over 1000 pages, collects the first 37 issues of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking series!
Laurell K. Hamilton - Stacie Ritchie - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures 1.
New York Times Best-Selling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers readers a brand new experience in the world of Anita Blake! Fusing mythology, werewolves and vampires with a story loaded with mystery, action and romance, the Anita Blake novels take place in a world where vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of nightmare have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" - a profession that involves raising the dead for a living. Anita Blake is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she moonlights by investigating cases that are far too much for "conventional" police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters in her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself - the source of her unusual strength and power. As a special treat, Anita Blake fans will also discover an original side story featuring Anita and Dolph, written specially for the hardcover edition by Laurell K. Hamilton. Collects Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #1-6.
Gene Luen Yang - Michael Dante DiMartino - Bryan Konietzko - Avatar - The Last Airbender - The Search Part 1.
Zuko's mother Ursa has been missing for years and Ozai is the only person who may know her whereabouts. Unable to extract the information from their father himself, Zuko releases Azula from the mental institution in the hopes that Ozai will entrust her with their mother's location. When Azula retrieves a letter hidden within one of Ozai's bunkers, Team Avatar agrees to travel with the royal siblings in order to help them find their mother. The content of the letter could be the key to Ursa's whereabouts, but it also holds a well kept secret that will give Zuko a whole new reason to find his long-lost mother.
Michael Dante DiMartino - Bryan Konietzko - Gene Luen Yang - Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise Part 3.
The Harmony Restoration Movement fails to bring peace, and the nations are plunged back into war. Aang has to somehow mend the rift between himself and Fire Lord Zuko during the midst of the battle, or risk being pressured into killing the apparently renegade Fire Lord. Can war be averted? The fate of Yu Dao and the Fire Nation colonies hangs in the balance.
Michael Dante DiMartino - Bryan Konietzko - Gene Luen Yang - Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 2.
Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Kingdom threatens to plunge the world back into war. Meanwhile, Sokka helps Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders.
Michael Dante DiMartino - Bryan Konietzko - Gene Luen Yang - Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1.
Although the Hundred Year War is now over, tensions run high as Aang and Zuko are put on a "collision course" after the Avatar travels to a Fire Nation colony and finds "tension between neighbors" – a threat that may "shatter the world's newfound peace". The unfinished conversation between Zuko and Ozai about the whereabouts of Ursa, Zuko's long lost mother, is completed, but the conversation takes a different path after Zuko asks the question and her fate still remains unknown. Negotiations with Earth King Kuei commence to begin the Harmony Restoration Movement.