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Crossed
  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1592910904
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The world's been overrun by sadistic homicidal maniacs. A small band of survivors crosses what's left of America, in constant danger and trying to hold onto what little humanity they can. In the blink of an eye, humanity is lost, and the Crossed are upon us. Men, women, and children alike fall victim to the mystery infection that makes killers out of parents and rapists out of lovers. Ruthless, berserk, and evil beyond measure, these cackling demons spread their plague across the Earth, brining humanity to near-extinction. Now, a small band of survivors make their cautious way across a deserted America, existing in a state of constant terror. The only thing they have in common is their determination to survive... but in this frightening new world, survival has a cost all its own. How far will they go to stay alive, and can they do so without become monsters themselves?

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    Crossed +100 Volume 1 Tp
  • Author : Gabriel Andrade, Jr.,Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Avatar PressInc
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592912648
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Alan Moore, the man who revolutionized comics, returns to tell a horrifying tale in the world of Garth Ennis' grueling survival horror series, Crossed! Set 100 years in the future, Alan Moore has created a whole new world and history with stunning attention to detail. Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly rendered by Gabriel (Ferals) Andrade. Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original Crossed outbreak. She's seen them in videos, but never any live ones - the Crossed are part of the distant past. Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow. But, all is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium. This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed. Crossed +100 Volume 1 contains the full first story arc originally presented in issues #1-6 of the comic book series.

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    Crossed
  • Author : David Lapham
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1592911242
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A global outbreak has turned the populace to homicidal maniacs… but some people were just born evil. The surviving members of the Pratt family are about to confront the evil within themselves. In one terrifying moment, civilization crumbled. An outbreak of insanity swept across the planet, turning millions of people into the homicidal maniacs known as “the Crossed.” But from their isolated horse ranch, the Pratt family of North Carolina remain uninfected and defiant. Bonded together as generations of working, living, and learning together, they rely on Joe, the family patriarch, to see them through the apocalypse. But the Pratt family has a deep, dark secret – one that threatens to tear them apart, even under the constant threat of the murderous hordes. See, some men are turned to Crossed, but others… others are just born evil. Eighteen year-old daughter Adaline will soon discover which breed is worse. David Lapham, the critically acclaimed creator of the gritty STRAY BULLETS series, delivers a tale so twisted, so shocking, it more than earns its place next to the original runaway bestseller, CROSSED VOLUME 1, by superstar writer Garth Ennis!

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    Crossed: Wish You Were Here
  • Author : Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592911706
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The runaway success web comic (CrossedComic.com) featuring an island of uninfected survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths (think The Walking Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre)! A contagion—or a curse—has decimated the planet. Marked with a bloody cross, the Infected are driven to indulge their sickest desires. In this world of psychos, savages, and sexual predators, the few remaining uninfected learn to keep moving: endlessly fleeing fate. This is the story of those who refused. Those who are too desperate, too angry, or too broken to hide from horror. It’s the story of a comic-book writer who witnessed the downfall of London, and now finds himself in the midst of a new community, a new start, on a barren island off the Scottish coast. Pretending, just for a while, that he’s safe, that he’s useful…that he has a future. It won’t last. There’s no sanctuary. No fighting back. No hope. There’s only the Crossed.

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    Crossed
  • Author : Bernette Sherman
  • Publisher : Mount Hope Media, LLC
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sixteen-year-old girl wakes up as someone else and finds herself hunted. Can she get her body back before he kills her? A recurring nightmare becomes more when Bette, an average sixteen-year-old, is suddenly thrown into a life that doesn't belong to her. The dark mysterious stranger on a mission from heaven seeks vengeance for his brother and mistakenly crosses the minds of the innocent with the guilty. In this fast-paced short novel Bette struggles to find her way back to herself and back home with the aid of an unsuspecting friend. Can she reclaim her life when the other girl wants to keep it?

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    Crossed Volume 4 Hardcover
  • Author : Garth Ennis,Jamie Delano
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1592911757
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Top horror authors Garth Ennis and Jamie Delano tell tales of desperate survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths (think The Walking Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre)! Two tales of terror from the most vicious landscape in modern horror, written by groundbreaking graphic novelists Garth Ennis and Jamie Delano! When the worldwide outbreak transforms most of humanity into murderous psychopaths, the uninfected survivors are driven by desperation to the very brink of sanity and morality. In the United Kingdom, a young man devastated by the traumatic death of his wife struggles to survive the roving bands of Crossed at his heels. Meanwhile, three small groups of survivors in the marshy Florida Everglades – haunted by personal demons, driven by primal fears and all-too-human desires – find themselves on a collision course guaranteed to leave bloody, fiery destruction in their wake...

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    Crossed: Wish You Were Here Volumes 1-4 Slipcase Edition
  • Author : Fernando Melek,Simon Spurrier,Javier Barreno
  • Publisher : Avatar PressInc
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 159291263X
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Simon Spurrier's award winning Crossed: Wish You Were Here is the first and only long form story set in Garth Ennis' horrific world of infection and depravity. A contagion - or a curse - has decimated the planet. Marked with a bloody cross, the Infected are driven to indulge their sickest desires. In this world of psychos, savages, and sexual predators, the few remaining uninfected learn to keep moving, endlessly fleeing fate. This is the story of those who refused. Those who are too desperate, too angry, or too broken to hide from horror. It's the story of a comic-book writer who witnessed the downfall of London, and now finds himself in the midst of a new community, a new start, on a barren island off the Scottish coast. Pretending, just for a while, that he's safe, that he's useful... that he has a future. It won't last. There's no sanctuary. No fighting back. No hope. There's only the Crossed. This four-volume collection of Crossed: Wish You Were Here is beautifully presented in a value-priced collector's slipcase edition for the first time.

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    Star⇄Crossed!! 1
  • Author : Junko
  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781646593378
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Azusa lives for only one man: Chika-kun, of the idol group Prince 4 U. But when she accidentally dies trying (and failing) to save him, she can't believe her luck—to be in literal Heaven with the man she loves! But never one to lie, God says this one is on him, and sends them both back to continue their lives...but there's just one little problem. Their souls have been sent to the wrong bodies! And not only that—they can switch back and forth by kissing? What on Earth does fate have in store for them?

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    Crossed
  • Author : Simon Spurrier,David Hine,Rafael Ortiz,German Erramouspe
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1592912222
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Collects issues #37-43 of the Crossed: Badlands series and the Crossed 2013 Annual.

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    Star⇄Crossed!! 3
  • Author : Junko
  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781646597505
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The latest comedy from Junko, creator of the wildly popular "Kiss Him, Not Me!” Ultra-passionate fan Azusa Asahina and her favorite pop star Chikashi Chida end up in each other's bodies after being caught in a freak accident. Azusa is forced to hop into the bath with the other P4U members in Chika's body—but apparently, she can't handle the heat of seeing the other members in the buff! And not only that, she realizes in her semi-conscious state that their leader, Haru... is KISSING HER?! When Azusa learns of Haru's secret feelings, she tries desperately to avoid him in a bid to protect Chika's virtue, but neither of them is willing to back down without a fight... When a die-hard idol junkie confronts her popular idol rival, you know the fireworks are about to fly—after all, these Stans can't be friends!! The third volume of the smash hit boy-girl switch comedy!!

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    Crossed #0
  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:Crossed0
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Crossed is Garth Ennis' horrifically visceral exploration of the pure evil that humans are truly capable of indulging. Imagine, for a moment, the worst crimes against humanity. Picture the cruelest affronts to decency. Conjure your darkest nightmares... and then realize it could all be so much worse. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed.

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    Star⇄Crossed!! 2
  • Author : Junko
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781646593514
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Ultra-passionate fan Azusa Asahina and her favorite pop star, Chikashi Chida, are in an accident and switch bodies! Not knowing the cause of the switch, Azusa is a bit agitated…. Chikashi’s manager, Matsumoto, knows about the switching, and as a countermeasure, he has Chikashi transfer into Azusa’s high school…?! The confrontation between her student life and her life as a fan has Azusa’s heart pounding non-stop!! The second volume of the smash hit boy-girl switch comedy!!

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    Crossed
  • Author : Fernando Heinz,Justin Jordan
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1592912605
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • "If you can stomach it, you should be reading Crossed right now." - Bloody-Disgusting.com Twisted tales master David Hine returns to the grueling world of Garth Ennis' survival horror Crossed with a story from the early days of the outbreak. When a Japanese mobster's daughter is trapped at a cosplay convention on C-Day, the criminals learn the hard way that in a Crossed world it doesn't matter how tough you are...just how fast you run! And Justin Jordan locks us in our nightmares with a visceral tale that takes us to Federal Prison. Jesse Bullock is not a good man, but a very hard man. Down for armed robbery and assault, the only crimes they were able to prove, he has but one good quality: he loves his cousin Otis. When they end up imprisoned at the same jail, Jesse intentionally gets himself denied parole to make sure he's there to protect Otis, who isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. But that job gets much harder when the Crossed spread inside those escape-proof walls! This volume collects issues #71-74 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series and the Crossed Special 2014.

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    Star-Crossed!! 1
  • Author : Junko
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781646511877
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! DIVINE INTERVENTION Has a concert ever changed your life? Azusa adores Chika-kun, the cutest and most popular star in the idol group Prince 4 U, and she’s thrilled to get front-row seats to his latest show. She would do anything for him. So when a stage light falls, Azusa leaps onstage and…fails to save Chika’s life. The two are off to heaven, where God gives them a second chance—except a mixup resurrects Azusa in Chika’s body, and vice versa! What on Earth could be in store for this odd couple of pampered celeb and drooling fangirl?!

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    Crossed #3
  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:Crossed3
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cindy and her small band of survivors are facing impossible odds, dwindling resources, and a dearth of options. Forced to keep moving, the group travels from one small town to the next, encountering only a handful of remaining humans in the midst of the Crossed outbreak. But the dire state of society has forced some people to do horrible things... and the few humans left may be capable of greater evils than the Crossed themselves. What can Cindy turn a blind eye to, and what must be stopped, at any cost? Nothing is going right, but this is no fairy tale - there are no magic cures on the horizon.

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    Crossed #2
  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:Crossed2
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cindy and her small band of survivors are facing impossible odds, dwindling resources, and a dearth of options. Nothing is going right, but this is no fairy tale - there are no magic cures on the horizon. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. Certain to be the most depraved and corrupt book of the year, this one is not for the faint of heart!

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    Crossed Modules
  • Author : Friedrich Wagemann
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9783110750997
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  • Genre : Mathematics
  • This book presents material in two parts. Part one provides an introduction to crossed modules of groups, Lie algebras and associative algebras with fully written out proofs and is suitable for graduate students interested in homological algebra. In part two, more advanced and less standard topics such as crossed modules of Hopf algebra, Lie groups, and racks are discussed as well as recent developments and research on crossed modules.

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    CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE VOL 3 TPB
  • Author : Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 159291215X
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A new chapter in Garth Ennis’ seminal creation – Crossed. The runaway success web comic (CrossedComic.com) featuring an island of uninfected people trying to survive in a world overrun by psychopaths (think The Walking Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre)! Manipulation, deceit, and petty politics rule the plague survivors living off the Scottish coast and pretending their isolated island is safe from the Crossed. But every day brings them closer to a horrible reckoning and the truth behind Shaky’s past begins to reveal his hidden nature. Now the island dreamers have met up with a society living upon a floating city of derelict boats. But the feeling that something very bad is about to happen is palpable. And the survivors must decide if they should trust in their new allies or treat the uninfected with as much caution as the insane Crossed maniacs. This is the story of the search for meaning in in a world filled with homicidal lunatics. There is no help. There is no hope. There’s only the Crossed. Collects the third chapter of the runaway hit webcomic from www.crossedcomic.com.

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    Ferals
  • Author : David Lapham
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592911773
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A brutal supernatural crime story involving a small town lawman investigating a secret culture of murderous werewolves. Gore and hot liaisons in the tradition of True Blood. Officer Dale Chesnutt is a lawman with a big, bloody problem. Slaughtered civilians are turning up in the sleepy town of Cypress, and the burden falls on him to end the carnage. But no sooner does he begin his investigation than he finds himself violently drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman… and a vicious creature strikes again at Dale's own family. Hidden among the faces on Cypress streets, unrecognizable to neighbors and friends, a culture of werewolves dating back a thousand years has found their ancient secrets threatened… and worth tearing their enemies to pieces for.

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    CROSSED VOLUME 7 TPB
  • Author : Christos Gage,David Lapham
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1592912109
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Extreme horror for desperate survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths (think The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre), as written by best-selling authors Garth Ennis, Christos Gage, and David Lapham! Christos Gage’s debut in the Crossed mythos is one you won’t soon forget. This volume of Crossed takes readers into the mind of a traitor to the human race. An anthropologist who sides with an alpha-Crossed to spare his life and betray the struggling survivors around him. Watching his own usefulness dwindle in the eyes of the violence hungry Crossed, he must ultimately make a decision if death will come to him on their terms or his. And fan-favorite, horror master David Lapham returns to the series that he helped establish with a story that pushes the boundaries of sanity to the very brink. The horrific violence of the Crossed spills across the page leaving images that will haunt your nightmares for years to come. There is no help. There is no hope. There is only the Crossed. Go where other horror survival stories fear to tread and enter the grueling world of the Crossed! Trade collects issues #29 - 36 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series.

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    Stitched Volume 1 Hardcover
  • Author : Garth Ennis,Mike Wolfer
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1592911811
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • American and British soldiers find themselves in Taliban-controlled mountains, hunted by the murderous undead! Think The Walking Dead meets Black Hawk Down! Three American soldiers, the survivors of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, struggle across the Taliban-controlled mountains. Injured and lacking food, water, and medicine, they discover something far worse than enemy fighters among the sun-bleached rocks: an ancient supernatural power, murderous and unstoppable. Despite a timely rescue demise by a handful of British S.A.S. commandos, they’re still hopelessly outnumbered by the shambling, ragged undead and the evil human intelligence that controls them. Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Garth Ennis and horror master Mike Wolfer rip the horrors of war right from today’s headlines and thrust it beyond the boundaries of sanity.

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    Crossed Wish You Were Here Vol 2 SC
  • Author : Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592911889
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The runaway success web comic (CrossedComic.com) featuring an island of uninfected survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths (think The Walking Dead meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre)! A group of Crossed plague survivors off the Scottish coast defend their isolated island and pretend that they are safe from the gleeful violent misery of the Crossed. Shaky has manipulated his fellow castaways into sending him away from the faux safety of the camp and into the ravages of the Crossed world. His desire to be rid of the infighting and petty squabbling puts him in a much deadlier world but his ultimate goals go beyond the survival and denial of those living on the Coast of Cava. This is his story, the search for meaning in in a world filled with homicidal maniacs. There is no hope. There’s only the Crossed. Collects the second chapter of the runaway hit webcomic from www.crossedcomic.com.

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    Crossed
  • Author : Max Bemis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press Incorporated
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592912796
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Singer and song writer Max Bemis of Say Anything spins a fresh tale of terror in the pages of Crossed: Badlands! In a world overrun by madmen and maniacs, how can anyone hope to survive with their sanity intact? When two brothers survive, one human, one Crossed, the family dynamic can be heartbreaking. Siblings are a blessing and a curse. Jack discovers that a lifetime of hatred by his troubled brother can turn into an instant of misery in a Crossed world. Three very different people come to terms with the Crossed infection as a strange love triangle plays out once more further fracturing the dysfunctional family dynamic between brothers. The lessons of a Crossed world are taught in tainted blood in "Shrink" - a new terrifying story of loss and misery. There is no help, there is no hope. There is only the Crossed. This volume collects issues #87 - 92 of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series.

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    Abe Sapien: The Drowning and Other Stories
  • Author : Mike Mignola,John Arcudi
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781506707204
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Mike Mignola and Jason Shawn Alexander's premiere Abe solo series sets the stage for a collection of tales tracing Abe's times both as an agent of the BPRD, and delving into his long-hidden origins. A haunted lake, South American vampires, and a mad scientist seeking out man's missing link are chronicled here! This deluxe hardcover edition collects Abe Sapien: The Drowning, The Devil Does Not Jest, and Lost Lives and Other Stories In the early 1980's, new BPRD agent Abe Sapien was set to retrieve the corpse of a powerful warlock off the coast of France. Abe quickly finds himself in a battle with a century old evil in the form of demonic monks.

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    Crossed +100
  • Author : Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1592912877
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  • Genre : Books
  • The future world of Alan Mooreâe(tm)s evolved Crossed saga takes another leap forward as Crossed: Wish You Were Here scribe, Simon Spurrier, catapults Future Taylor five more years into the uncertain future. The world has continued to change as the Crossed have developed their own alien culture and grand plan. Towns continue to fall and suspicions about infiltrators are at an all-time high. But when Future finds an infected baby and decides to keep it alive, she begins to see another side to the snapping, snarling, fury that is innate within the Crossed. This volume collects issues #13 âe" 18 of the ongoing Crossed +100 series.

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    Crossed Products of C*-algebras
  • Author : Dana P. Williams
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780821842423
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  • Genre : Mathematics
  • The theory of crossed products is extremely rich and intriguing. There are applications not only to operator algebras, but to subjects as varied as noncommutative geometry and mathematical physics. This book provides a detailed introduction to this vast subject suitable for graduate students and others whose research has contact with crossed product $C*$-algebras. In addition to providing the basic definitions and results, the main focus of this book is the fine ideal structure of crossed products as revealed by the study of induced representations via the Green-Mackey-Rieffel machine. In particular, there is an in-depth analysis of the imprimitivity theorems on which Rieffel's theory of induced representations and Morita equivalence of $C*$-algebras are based. There is also a detailed treatment of the generalized Effros-Hahn conjecture and its proof due to Gootman, Rosenberg, and Sauvageot. This book is meant to be self-contained and accessible to any graduate student coming out of a first course on operator algebras. There are appendices that deal with ancillary subjects, which while not central to the subject, are nevertheless crucial for a complete understanding of the material. Some of the appendices will be of independent interest. To view another book by this author, please visit Morita Equivalence and Continuous-Trace $C*$-Algebras.

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    Crisis on Multiple Earths Book 2: Crisis Crossed
  • Author : Len Wein,Gerry Conway
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781779513427
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The perfect companion piece to Crisis on Infinite Earths features classic team-ups between the heroes of Earth-One and Earth-Two, the Justice League, and the Justice Society of America. This book features the classic crossovers between the Justice League and their predecessors the Justice Society of America that launched the DC Multiverse as we know it! This collection brings features adventures of the heroes of two Earths as they search through time for the Seven Soldiers of Victory, discover of Earth-X and the Freedom Fighters, meet the heroes of Earth-S, led by the Earth's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel, as well as the Legion of Super-Heroes! Includes Justice League of America #91-92, #100-102, #107-108, #113-124, #135-137, #147-148, and #159-160

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    The Dictator's Army
  • Author : Caitlin Talmadge
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501701757
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • In The Dictator's Army, Caitlin Talmadge presents a compelling new argument to help us understand why authoritarian militaries sometimes fight very well—and sometimes very poorly. Talmadge's framework for understanding battlefield effectiveness focuses on four key sets of military organizational practices: promotion patterns, training regimens, command arrangements, and information management. Different regimes face different domestic and international threat environments, leading their militaries to adopt different policies in these key areas of organizational behavior. Authoritarian regimes facing significant coup threats are likely to adopt practices that squander the state's military power, while regimes lacking such threats and possessing ambitious foreign policy goals are likely to adopt the effective practices often associated with democracies. Talmadge shows the importance of threat conditions and military organizational practices for battlefield performance in two paired comparisons of states at war: North and South Vietnam (1963–1975) and Iran and Iraq (1980–1988). Drawing on extensive documentary sources, her analysis demonstrates that threats and practices can vary not only between authoritarian regimes but also within them, either over time or across different military units. The result is a persuasive explanation of otherwise puzzling behavior by authoritarian militaries. The Dictator’s Army offers a vital practical tool for those seeking to assess the likely course, costs, and outcomes of future conflicts involving nondemocratic adversaries, allies, or coalition partners.

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    Caligula Volume 1 Hardcover
  • Author : David Lapham
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1592911633
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A supernatural horror tale set in ancient Rome, exploring the madness, violence, and depravity of the infamous Roman emperor, Caligula. In an age of depravity, one man's appetites horrified the entire Roman Empire... the mad emperor, Caligula. When his family was brutally slaughtered by Caligula and his court, Junius travels to Rome to avenge their deaths, but discovers that the emperor cannot be killed, no matter how bloody the wound! Renamed Felix and admitted into Caligula's court as a pet, confidante, lover, and biographer, the young man witnesses the worst depravity and brutality that the ancient world has to offer: virgin blood ceremonies, rigged gladiator fights, and dinner parties where guests are randomly slaughtered. Can Felix maintain his sanity in the face of so much horror and discover the secret behind Caligula's mysterious supernatural power over life and death? The modern master of horror, David Lapham (Crossed Vol. 2: Family Values, Stray Bullets), joins talented painter German Nobile in a descent into the darkest corners of Rome’s history.

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    The Matched Trilogy
  • Author : Ally Condie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN : 9780698162808
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • This digital collection includes all three critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached. An international bestseller, the Matched Trilogy is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.

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    Star-Crossed!! 3
  • Author : Junko
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781646512157
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • From the creator of the hit manga and anime Kiss Him, Not Me! comes another off-the-wall, geeky shojo comedy! A series of mixups leads to God misplacing the souls of a girl and the handsome idol singer she adores--in each other's bodies! And they can switch back and forth by...kissing?! PLAYING WITH FIRE After being forced to share their secret with Fumi, Azusa’s overprotective childhood friend, the body-switching pair vows never to tell another soul of their predicament…until fellow P4U member Haru kisses Chika, while Azusa is in his body! Although Haru appears to be a willing ally when all is revealed, he may just be harboring an ulterior motive—and a secret— beneath his charming smile. Armed with her suspicions and control of Chika’s body, Azusa is ready to do whatever it takes to protect her precious idol!

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    Preacher
  • Author : Garth Ennis,Glenn Fabry
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1563898489
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The Preacher series told the story of Jesse Custer, a former preacher who lost his faith and literally went on a search to find God and hold him accountable for his actions. This stunning masterpiece is a comprehensive collection of the award-winning cover paintings of every issue of this groundbreaking series. A perfect addition to any art-book library, this volume includes black and white cover sketches and insightful commentary by renowned painter Glenn Fabry and celebrated writer Garth Ennis giving the reader remarkable access to the behind-the-scenes creative process from initial conception to final execution.

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    The Strain Volume 1
  • Author : David Lapham,Mike Huddleston,Dan Jackson
  • Publisher : Dark Horse
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1616550325
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. Collects issues #1-#6 of the ongoing series. “This is one of the scariest comics on the stands, as genuine surprises await the reader at every turn of the page. Usually, such big reveals are left to the final moment, but with The Strain there’s almost a cliffhanger every few pages and that makes this series a truly surprising, and enjoyable, read.” —Broken Frontier

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    Tales of the New Teen Titans (1982-) #1
  • Author : Marv Wolfman
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : PKEY:T0968500015001
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    Crossed #6
  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher : Avatar Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : PKEY:Crossed6
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Garth Ennis takes no prisoners and offers no hope in the most intense book of his career! Cindy's patience is tested by her own group as some horrific truths about who they were before the Crossed appeared is unveiled. How evil can people really be? Nothing is going right, but this is no fairy tale - there are no magic cures on the horizon. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. This stomach-churning vision is brought to vivid (and more than a little disturbing) life by his partner in crime Jacen Burrows.

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    Star-Crossed
  • Author : Barbara Dee
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781481478496
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Mattie wrestles with her crush on Gemma as they participate in their school production of Romeo and Juliet in what School Library Journal calls “a fine choice for middle school libraries in need of an accessible LGBTQ stories.” Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet. In particular, she can’t wait to share the stage with Gemma Braithwaite, who has been cast as Juliet. Gemma is brilliant, pretty—and British!—and Mattie starts to see her as more than just a friend. But Mattie has also had an on/off crush on her classmate Elijah since, well, forever. Is it possible to have a crush on both boys AND girls? If that wasn’t enough to deal with, things offstage are beginning to resemble their own Shakespearean drama: the cast is fighting, and the boy playing Romeo may not be up to the challenge of the role. And due to a last-minute emergency, Mattie is asked to step up and take over the leading role—opposite Gemma’s Juliet—just as Mattie’s secret crush starts to become not-so-secret in her group of friends. In this funny, sweet, and clever look at the complicated nature of middle school romance, Mattie learns how to become a lead player in her own life.

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    The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus
  • Author : Christopher Marlowe,William-Alan Landes
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0887347215
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Read and download full book The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

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    Primordial #6 (Of 6)
  • Author : Jeff Lemire
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : PKEY:DEC210316
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  • The mind-bending conclusion to the exhilarating new series by JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO! Our animal astronauts make a final attempt to return to Earth as their allies on the ground fight desperately to guide them home.

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    Mint Chocolate, Vol. 1
  • Author : Mami Orikasa
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781975320270
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  • It’s an absolute secret—our relationship! When Nanami finally gets a chance to meet her mom’s new husband and his son, the last person she expects to see is one of her classmates, Kyouhei Suzumura. Not only is her new stepbrother cool and completely unapproachable, but even worse—he’s the crazy-hot guy Nanami’s been crushing on for months…! Only time will tell how Nanami’s unexpectedly forbidden romance will play out…