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Buffy: The High School Years Parental Parasite TPB

Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce’s newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry—except in Buffy’s case, her “sibling” is actually a monster!

Lately I’ve been enjoying the experience of sharing one of my all time favorite shows with my daughter. After admittedly not reading any of the comics in ages, it’s nice to pick another one up. Set back in year one, it’s another book for Buffy: The High School Years with Parental Parasite.

It’s sure not easy being Buffy, trying to be both a vampire slayer and a highschooler and handling everythin...

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Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections

Featuring detailed images of twenty-eight of the most iconic ships in EVE Online, this beautifully illustrated guide offers an unprecedented look into frigates from each faction with intricate cutaways and complex lore. Dark Horse Books is proud to partner with CCP Games to present Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections!

If I had to guess, my fascination with things like cross sections or blueprints probably came from The Way Things Work. I could just sit and read all the details about layers and tech specs of robots, ships and others for hours. While the game is foreign to me, Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections appeals to that interest.

The Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections book is both simple and complicated at the same time...

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Groo: Fray of the Gods TPB

What happens when you put artist Sergio Aragonés and writer Mark Evanier together, then toss in some letters by Stan Sakai, and colour it with some Tom Luth? What you get is the longest running creative team around, and probably another wandering tale of Groo. In today’s case, it’s Groo: Fray of the Gods.

Fray of the Gods was originally announced by Dark Horse as a 12 issue limited series, with the first issue being advertised as such, and the preorders for the TPB collection of the first four issues being advertised as Volume 1. Somewhere the plan changed slightly, and the story concluded with issue #4.

The Comixology description of issue #4 starts:

“It’s the last issue of a four-issue Groo miniseries, and we all know what that leads to: the first issue (coming soon) of the next fou...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students Vol 1

Mysterious invaders are threatening Earth . . . so recruit a group of elite school kids to play video games that secretly train them for the real fight that lies ahead! Does this plan sound familiar? Well, they’d better get a new plan, because the elite school kids are Shinji, Rei, Asuka, and Kaworu, and they’re too busy playing games to ever get in the fricking robot!

Ok, you managed to get this far after that mouthful of a title, so congratulations. Now, if you’re looking for more of the serious Eva content you’d expect, this isn’t it. However, if a comedic twist is your thing, *breathe* Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students is where it’s at.

While this new Eva book still has all the characters, the world, even the threat of the Angels, it’s not wh...

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Rise of the Black Flame

The BPRD’s greatest foe was not always a man . . .

Little English girls are going missing, and the trail leads to a bloodthirsty cult wielding an ancient power of evil—the Cult of the Black Flame.

No villain in the history of Mike Mignola’s line of books has caused as much death and destruction as the Black Flame. See what it was like when that power belonged to a secret order of priests hidden in the jungles of Siam.

To this day a part of me always feels a little hesitant when I go into a book related to anything related to Hellboy. There’s so much background info I’m losing out on not having read anything from the core series. Even so, I broke open the trade for Rise of the Black Flame in hopes I would enjoy it regardless.

Set during the early 20th century in Siam, the growing di...

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