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Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #3 (of 4)

Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), and Duncan Fegredo (Variant cover)
On sale Dec 20 • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
Eisner winner Jeff Lemire!
After discovering that Sherlock Frankenstein held a secret super-villain meeting right before Black Hammer disappeared, the trail of clues leads Lucy Weber to one of her father’s greatest archenemies—the Metal Minotaur.
Variant cover by Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy)!

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Ether #1 (2016)   //   Dark Horse 

Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.

Story: Matt Kindt, art: David Rubin

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Twenty-Five Good Spanish Comics from the 2010s

Hi and welcome to a new tumblr celebrating Spanish comics. I wanted to use this first post, in the late winter of 2015, as an overview of the past five years of Spanish comics, talking about (my necessarily biased and limited choices for) 25 pretty cool comics by Spanish cartoonists, writers, and artists published in this half-decade.

This cannot be a comprehensive list; I live in the US and don’t have infinite resources with which to check out everything interesting published in Spain. This is, if I’m being perfectly honest, a list of mainstreamish comics and graphic novels that has enough interest from genre aficionados and other well-established audiences to be widely pirated online. All of it is worth reading and perhaps more importantly worth looking at. Even if you can’t read Spanish. (Some of them are in fact available in English; others will be soon.)

It’s also more heavily weighted toward the front half of the decade, because the kind of comics I’m interested in take a little longer to get pirated than the average US punch/shoot/zap-em-up.

In no particular order:

David Rubín, El Héroe (Astiberri)

A post-Paul Pope epic-length two-volume deconstruction and reconstruction of superheroes informed by mythological heroes (or vice versa), splitting the difference brilliantly between Jack Kirby and Adventure Time. I haven’t seen pages this single-mindedly dedicated to thrill-power since Akira. Two volumes to date; English edition forthcoming.

Max, Vapor (La Cúpula)

The great stylist of the Spanish post-underground tackles the philosophical basis of asceticism, questions of identity, and dick jokes. English edition (not an ideal translation; we miss you, Kim Thompson) available.

Miguel Fuster, Miguel. 15 Años en la Calle (Glénat/EDT)

A former romance agency artist who burnt down his house and spent fifteen years a homeless alcoholic on the streets of Barcelona records his memoirs with dense, scribbly fortitude. Three volumes to date.

Lola Lorente, Sangre de Mi Sangre (Astiberri)

The debut graphic novel from a young art student with a striking style and bravura design sense, starring two children, one non-genderconforming, the other non-neurotypical, who forge a fraught friendship in the shadow of tremendous loss and instability.

Enrique Fernández, Los Cuentos de la Era de Cobra (Norma)

Animator and illustrator Fernández dives into a lushly-rendered high fantasy epic, more Arabian Nights than Game of Thrones (as befits Spain’s actual medieval heritage). First sold to the French market; but when the authors are Spanish, I count it. Two volumes to date.

Laura & Felipe Hernández Cava, Sarà Servito (Ponent)

Another of the post-underground generation, using her faux-naive line to illustrate the adventures of a female spy in seventeenth-century Venice. The script by one of the legendary Spanish comics writers allows Laura to indulge her interest in decadence, class war, lesbianism, and murder.

Juan Berrio,  Miércoles (Sins Entido)

One of the twee-est motherfuckers in world comics, let alone Spanish, but with a design sense and line that is to die for. This snapshot of a single day starring a host of anonymous urbanites might belong more to the world of gag cartooning than graphic novels; Berrio’s triumph is that there’s no difference.

David Sánchez, No Càmbies Nunca (Astiberri)

Any of Sánchez’ deadpan, horrifying, and darkly hilarious graphic novels could have made this list; he’s heir to the satirical macabre tradition of David Lynch, Dan Clowes, and Charles Burns, with perhaps a more anarchic, post-Adult Swim sensibility. Which somehow doesn’t undercut the gut-churning effectiveness of his work.

Alfonso López & Andreu Martín, Máxima Discreción (Panini)

Two of the founders of socially-engaged Spanish comics-for-adults in the the late 70s unite for a gimlet-eyed noir with gorgeously fluid watercolor-and-dry-brush art. López was always a good artist, but in the last ten years he’s become great.

José Domingo, Aventuras de un Oficinista Japonés (Bang)

A surreal, 8-bit video game-esque travelogue “shot” almost entirely from a single angle. Goofy, gross, funny, deeply imaginative and oddly moving. English edition available, although only the title needed translating.

Paco Roca, El Invierno del Dibujante (Astiberri)

Spain’s premier “social cartoonist” of the 21st century tells the true story of the moment in the 1950s when five Barcelona cartoonists tried to break free of the powerful children’s publisher that kept their art and all rights to their work, and failed. A thoroughly-researched, deeply affectionate look at a vanished era, with some resonance for those who don’t know anything about Spanish comics history, but much more for those who do.

Bartolomé Seguí & Gabi Beltrán, Historias del Barrio (Astiberri)

Seguí’s chameleonic style, which morphs to fit the tone of whatever story he’s telling, was present from his earliest work in the mid-80s. Here he revisits that time with a script from a fellow Mallorcan, and nails the uncertainty of youth in post-dictatorship freefall. Two volumes to date.

Tony Sandoval, La Serpiente de Agua (Dibbuks)

Gothic magical realism from one of the more interesting mainstream European stylists (this was published in French first). More dreamlike than the cover suggests, it’s about relationships between young adolescents and their fantasy lives, beautifully rendered in fading watercolors.

Miguelanxo Prado, Ardalén (Norma)

One of the graphic geniuses of Spanish comics returns for his first major graphic novel since the 90s with an allegorical vision of memory lost and recovered, rebuilt, by the charting of suboceanic depths.

Montesol, Speak Low (Astiberri)

My affection for #spanish comics in the 80s means that the cartoonists who came of artistic age in that time are probably overrepresented on this list and in my interest; Montesol is another of the post-undergrounders who broke a long silence with this, a beautifully sloppy meditation on the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War on the generations that followed.

Carla Berrocal, El Brujo (Ponent)

One of the most exciting and inventive young Spanish cartoonists tells the story of a wizard and his coven, his familiars, his lost love, and his travels in the human realm. By using a variety of graphic techniques, no two pages alike, Berrocal creates a subjective world of magic and surrealism that could only exist in comics.

Carlos Hernández & El Torres, La Hulla de Lorca (Norma)

A biography of the famous Granadan poet Federico García Lorca, told through Hernández’ exquisitely-rendered duotone images and El Torres (who has experienced some success in the horror end of the US market) providing a surprisingly vinegary text.

Danide & Marcos Prior, Fagocitosis (Glénat/EDT)

A collection of satirical strips on the 2008 credit crunch and the particularly disastrous economic and social effects reverberating since then in Spanish society. (Phagocytosis, the reference of the title, means the absorption of a smaller organism by a larger; the cultural imperialism of the US is one obvious metaphor.) One of the few books on this list that probably wouldn’t translate very well outside its immediate context.

Alfonso Zapico, Dublinés (Astiberri)

A cartoon biography of James Joyce (the title means Dubliner) by one of the most underrated cartoonists of the twenty-first century. Zapico’s lively, detailed line and engaging compositional sense makes a heavy-duty literary biography a relative breeze. The companion volume La Ruta Joyce (Zapico’s travel diary of the research for this book) is if anything more fun. English edition available; I haven’t seen it.

Iñaket & Mikel Begoña, Tristísima Ceniza (Norma)

Yup, another one about the Spanish Civil War. (If I’d allowed 2009 to sneak in, there would have been two more.) This one focused on Robert Capa, the Hungarian photographer responsible for some of the iconic imagery of the war, and his German Jewish companion Gerda Taro. Iñaket’s loose, sketchy line is a lovely contrast to the seriousness of Begoña’s script.

Álex Fito, Raspa Kids Club (Glénat/EDT)

A collection of short stories and other pieces, tied together by the conceit of a kids’ club where the kids tell macabre and socially unconventional stories. Fito’s style is both slick and cutesy – not unlike a less astringent Chris Ware – which only makes the bottom-dropping-out of his mordant tales all the more piquant.

Pablo Auladell, El Paraíso Perdido (Huacanamo)

One of the least conventional comics artists of his generation, Auladell is comparable to Dave McKean or Kent Williams, a painter who sometimes tells stories in comics. This adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost is remarkable for his ability to create imagery that stands up to the Old Masters (Blake, Doré),  who have rendered this saga of pride and damnation before.

Víctor Santos, Intachable. 30 Años de Corrupción (Panini)

Probably one of the most prolific, and certainly among the most stylish, representatives of the new Spanish mainstream, Santos is becoming a familiar name in US, where he’s drawn for Vertigo, Image, and Dark Horse, but he’s extremely popular in Spain for his high-contrast fantasy, historical, and noir comics. This juicy yarn of political corruption and crime in post-crisis Spain is only the tip of the iceberg.

Susanna Martín & Isabel Franc, Sansamba (Norma)

Franc is a gay Spanish novelist whose forthright lesbian novels were very popular in the 90s; in the 2000s she began collaborating with cartoonist Martín to tell the story of her mother’s breast cancer. Their second collaboration is also autobiographical, about Franc’s relationship with a Senegalese immigrant and the civil, religious, and sexual clashes that result.

José Luis Munuera & Juan Díaz Canales, Fraternity (Astiberri)

A dark but sweet fable about an ancient monster and the boy who loves him, by two Spanish creators best known for their work in the French market (and indeed this was originally sold in French). Reminiscent of The Iron Giant, and not only because of Munuera’s expressive, lushly digital art. There were two volumes in French; the Spanish edition is combined.

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ETHER #5

When a dangerous magical force finds its way to Earth, Boone is the only man equipped to protect his home from the dangers of the Ether. But he hardly recognizes his home anymore—every week he spends in the Ether is a full year on Earth. Maybe one man can’t live in two dimensions, after all.

From New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy, Dept. H), with artwork from David Rubín (Battling Boy).

Gilmore Girls Reading List

Here is the list I will attempt to get through. I don’t think I will follow it in order but I will definitely number the book commentaries.

1.       1984 by George Orwell

2.       Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

3.       Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4.       The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

5.       An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

6.       Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

7.       Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8.       The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

9.       The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan

10.   The Art of Fiction by Henry James

11.   The Art of War by Sun Tzu

12.   As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

13.   Atonement by Ian McEwan

14.   Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

15.   The Awakening by Kate Chopin

16.   Babe by Dick King-Smith

17.   Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

18.   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

19.   Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

20.   The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

21.   Beloved by Toni Morrison

22.   Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

23.   The Bhagava Gita

24.   The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy

25.   Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel

26.   A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

27.   Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

28.   Brick Lane by Monica Ali

29.   Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

30.   Candide by Voltaire

31.   The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

32.   Carrie by Stephen King

33.   Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

34.   The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

35.   Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

36.   The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

37.   Christine by Stephen King

38.   A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

39.   A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

40.   The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

41.   The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty

42.   A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

43.   Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

44.   The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

45.   Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

46.   A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

47.   The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

48.   Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac

49.   Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

50.   The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

51.   The Crucible by Arthur Miller

52.   Cujo by Stephen King

53.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

54.   Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

55.   David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D

56.   David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

57.   The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown

58.   Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

59.   Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

60.   Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

61.   Deenie by Judy Blume

62.   The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

63.   The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx

64.   The Divine Comedy by Dante

65.   The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

66.   Don Quixote by Cervantes

67.   Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv

68.   Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

69.   Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

70.   Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

71.   The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

72.   Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

73.   Eloise by Kay Thompson

74.   Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

75.   Emma by Jane Austen

76.   Empire Falls by Richard Russo

77.   Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

78.   Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

79.   Ethics by Spinoza

80.   Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

81.   Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

82.   Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

83.   Extravagance by Gary Krist

84.   Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

85.   Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

86.   The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

87.   Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

88.   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

89.   The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

90.   Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein

91.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

92.   Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

93.   Fletch by Gregory McDonald

94.   Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

95.   The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

96.   The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

97.   Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

98.   Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

99.   Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

100.   Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

101.   Gender Trouble by Judith Butler

102.   George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

103.   Gidget by Fredrick Kohner

104.   Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

105.   The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

106.   The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

107.   The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

108.   Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

109.   Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

110.   The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

111.   The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

112.   The Graduate by Charles Webb

113.   The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

114.   The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

115.   Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

116.   The Group by Mary McCarthy

117.   Hamlet by William Shakespeare

118.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

119.   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

120.   A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

121.   Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

122.   Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

123.   Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare

124.   Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare

125.   Henry V by William Shakespeare

126.   High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

127.   The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

128.   Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris

129.   The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

130.   House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

131.   The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

132.   How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

133.   How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

134.   How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland

135.   Howl by Allen Ginsberg

136.   The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

137.   The Iliad by Homer

138.   I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres

139.   In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

140.   Inferno by Dante

141.   Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

142.   Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

143.   It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

144.   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

145.   The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

146.   Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

147.   The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain

148.   The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

149.   Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

150.   The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander

151.   Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

152.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

153.   Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence

154.   The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

155.   Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

156.   The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield

157.   Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

158.   Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

159.   Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

160.   Life of Pi by Yann Martel

161.   Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

162.   The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

163.   The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

164.   Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

165.   Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

166.   Lord of the Flies by William Golding

167.   The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

168.   The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

169.   The Love Story by Erich Segal

170.   Macbeth by William Shakespeare

171.   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

172.   The Manticore by Robertson Davies

173.   Marathon Man by William Goldman

174.   The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

175.   Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

176.   Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

177.   Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

178.   The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer

179.   Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken

180.   The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

181.   The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

182.   Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

183.   The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

184.   Moby Dick by Herman Melville

185.   The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

186.   Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

187.   A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

188.   Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

189.   A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars

190.   A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

191.   Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

192.   Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

193.   My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

194.   My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken

195.   My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

196.   Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

197.   My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

198.   The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

199.   The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

200.   The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

201.   The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

202.   Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen

203.   New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

204.   The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

205.   Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

206.   Night by Elie Wiesel

207.   Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

208.   The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan

209.   Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell

210.   Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

211.   Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

212.   Old School by Tobias Wolff

213.   On the Road by Jack Kerouac

214.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

215.   One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

216.   The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan

217.   Oracle Night by Paul Auster

218.   Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

219.   Othello by Shakespeare

220.   Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

221.   The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

222.   Out of Africa by Isac Dineson

223.   The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

224.   A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

225.   The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan

226.   The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

227.   Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

228.   The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

229.   Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington

230.   Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

231.   Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

232.   The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

233.   The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

234.   The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche

235.   The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind

236.   Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

237.   Property by Valerie Martin

238.   Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon

239.   Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

240.   Quattrocento by James Mckean

241.   A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall

242.   Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers

243.   The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

244.   The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

245.   Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

246.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

247.   Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

248.   The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

249.   Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman

250.   The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien

251.   R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

252.   Rita Hayworth by Stephen King

253.   Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

254.   Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton

255.   Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

256.   A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

257.   A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

258.   Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

259.   The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

260.   Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

261.   Sanctuary by William Faulkner

262.   Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

263.   Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

264.   The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

265.   The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

266.   Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

267.   The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

268.   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

269.   Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

270.   Selected Hotels of Europe

271.   Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell

272.   Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

273.   A Separate Peace by John Knowles

274.   Several Biographies of Winston Churchill

275.   Sexus by Henry Miller

276.   The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

277.   Shane by Jack Shaefer

278.   The Shining by Stephen King

279.   Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

280.   S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton

281.   Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut

282.   Small Island by Andrea Levy

283.   Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

284.   Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

285.   Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore

286.   The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

287.   Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos

288.   The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

289.   Songbook by Nick Hornby

290.   The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

291.   Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

292.   Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

293.   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

294.   Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

295.   Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

296.   The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

297.   A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams

298.   Stuart Little by E. B. White

299.   Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

300.   Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

301.   Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett

302.   Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

303.   A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

304.   Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

305.   Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

306.   Time and Again by Jack Finney

307.   The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

308.   To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

309.   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

310.   The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

311.   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

312.   The Trial by Franz Kafka

313.   The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

314.   Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

315.   Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

316.   Ulysses by James Joyce

317.   The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath

318.   Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

319.   Unless by Carol Shields

320.   Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

321.   The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers

322.   Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

323.   Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard

324.   The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

325.   Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

326.   Walden by Henry David Thoreau

327.   Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten

328.   War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

329.   We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker

330.   What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

331.   What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell

332.   When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

333.   Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

334.   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

335.   Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

336.   The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

337.   Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

338.   The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

339.   The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


Wish me luck!!

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Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 (of 4)

Jeff Lemire (W), David Rubín (A/Cover), Mike Mignola (Variant cover), and Dave Stewart ©
On sale Oct 18
FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.
Variant cover by Mike Mignola!

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Hairspray casting director David Rubin shares the story of how the 2007 movie found actress Nikki Blonsky for the role of Tracy Turnblad.

His story includes how she was discovered at an open call audition and how she first found out that she landed the role.