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Goddamn This War!
by Jacques Tardi Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best U.S. Edition of International Material. Jacques Tardi's graphic novel Goddamn This War! is split into six chronological chapters, one for each year of WWI, drawn in a pen-ink-and-watercolor technique, with the bold colors of the early chapters fading into a grimy near-monochrome as the war drags on. It is told, with insight, dark wit and despair, as a first-person reminiscence/narration by an unnamed soldier.
Love and rockets New Stories, Volume 6
by Gilbert Hernandez Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Writer/Artist and Best Short Story. Love and Rockets enters its fourth triumphant decade! This latest instalment of the acclaimed graphic novel series features both old friends and new faces, along with some genuine surprises. The cover show's new star, Killer, in a pose and milieu that will bring back memories for long-time fans - imitating the hammer wielding Luba in her adopted Palomar. That's because Killer discovers that her great-grandmother Maria (Luba's mother) starred in a late 1950s crime movie, and begins to delve into details of her family's twisted history.
by Jeff Smith Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Graphic Album--Reprint. A dimension-jumping art thief races through space and time in search of his next job but becomes distracted by an assassin pursuing him using the same technology he uses to jump across dimensions.
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Saga Volume 3
by Brian K. Vaughan Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Writer (Brian K. Vaughan), Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Fiona Staples) and Best Continuing Series. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. In volume 3, as new parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets.
Sex Criminals, One Weird Trick, Volume 1
by Matt Fraction Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best New Series. Suzie's just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we'd ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here, by Matt Fraction (Satellite Sam, Hawkeye) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops).
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story
by Vivek J. Tiwary Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work. The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles--from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made The Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.
The Property
by Rutu Modan Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Graphic Album--New. TV producer Mica Segal accompanies her grandmother, Regina, on the old lady's first return to Warsaw since she fled, pregnant by a gentile with Mica's late father, to Palestine in 1939. On the plane, the son of a friend of Regina's ebulliently accosts the women and thereafter seems to show up wherever they go, even separately.
The Wake
by Sean Murphy Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Penciler/Inker and Best Limited Series. When marine biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery. But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean!
Vader's Little Princess
by Jeffrey Brown Details
Winner of 2014 Will Eisner Awards, Best Humor Publication. In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son , Vader-Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire-now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager. Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof. From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2's hologram, and making sure Leia doesn't leave the house wearing only the a skirted metal bikini, Vader's parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.
Updated 01/02/2015

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