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New comics for 7/24 release not on the new title list:

BATMAN BRAVE AND THE BOLD #15
Written by Tim Seeley, Mark Russell, Joshua Hale Fialkov Art by Kelley Jones, Jon Mikel, Lisandro Estherren and Andy MacDonald Nightwing and Deadman's journey down long-forgotten circus paths begins to reveal answers...but they might wish it hadn't! Booster Gold realizes getting everyone to agree on a perfect timeline is easier said than done! Batman and Guy Gardner face the secrets of the universe! And finally, our hard-hitting Question story begins as Renee Montoya finds herself under attack as both the commissioner and the Question!







COAL COUNTY OUTBREAK (ONE SHOT)
In 1999, three inmates from the coal county correctional facility escaped through a faulty ventilation system. The horror the inmates experienced behind bars was nothing compared to the terror that awaited them in their escape.












New Summer Reading Suggestions

BATCAT SINK OR SWIM
Batcat is back in an original graphic novel for YOUNG READERS.
Batcat and Al the Ghost are great roommates—Batcat even shares their eye scream occasionally—but sometimes Batcat still craves solo them time. When Batcat visits the Mermaid Lagoon for a relaxing day of reading all by themself, they discover the local mermaids in hysterics all over the beach—so much for quiet day on the sand!
It appears that something has drained the color from all the mermaid’s tails, and they won’t leave Batcat alone until the half-bat, half-cat reluctantly agrees to help find out what happened. With a bag of the mermaid’s famous fish tacos on the line, Batcat will meet more zany inhabitants of Spooky Island and overcome their greatest anxiety in order to solve this colorful mystery!
Cartoonist (and former Escapist Employee!) Meggie Ramm has done it again, crafting a fantastic story about friendship and finding the courage to face your fears.







FAMILY STYLE: MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN FROM VIETNAM by Thien Pham
(a YALSA -ALA Excellence in Young Adult Non-Fiction Finalist!)
Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam.
After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.








FRIDAY BOOK 3: CHRISTDMASTIME IS HERE AGAIN by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin

Yellowjackets meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in the third and final volume of this genre-defying, older-YA masterpiece trilogy from two of comics' most acclaimed talents!
Friday Fitzhugh has been sent back to the night she first arrived in Kings Hill. But the question is why: to save Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world, or to have to watch him die yet again? Is she traveling in time, or caught in a time loop? And what is the White Lady's secret plan for their town back in the present time? All will be revealed in the stunning final chapter of this post-YA masterpiece!









LUNAR NEW YEAR LOVE STORY by Gene Luen Yang

Graphic novel superstars Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham join forces in this heartwarming rom-com about fate, family, and falling in love.
She was destined for heartbreak. Then fate handed her love. Val is ready to give up on love. It's led to nothing but secrets and heartbreak, and she's pretty sure she's cursed—no one in her family, for generations, has ever had any luck with love. But then a chance encounter with a pair of cute lion dancers sparks something in Val. Is it real love? Could this be her chance to break the family curse? Or is she destined to live with a broken heart forever?









MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS BOOK TWO
Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, here is the eagerly awaited conclusion to one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of the past decade. Presented as the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes as she tries to solve the murder of her beloved and enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.
In Book Two, dark mysteries past and present continue to abound in the tumultuous and violent Chicago summer of 1968. Young Karen attends a protest in Grant Park and finds herself swept up in a police stomping. Privately, she continues to investigate Anka’s recent death and discovers one last cassette tape that sheds light upon Anka's heroic activities in Nazi Germany. She wrestles with her own sexual identity, the death of her mother, and the secrets she suspects her brother Deez of hiding. Ferris’s exhilarating cast of characters experience revelations and epiphanies that both resolve and deepen the mysteries visited upon them earlier. Visually, the story is told in Ferris's inimitable style that breathtakingly and seamlessly combines panel-to-panel storytelling and cartoon montages filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster mag iconography







MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK by Dave Baker
Mary Tyler MooreHawk is the best science-fiction pulp serial in the world right now, the best since Casanova Quinn hit the scene. Mary Tyler MooreHawk is a series of historical articles chronicled a nesting doll of Dave Bakers unraveling themselves, and serialized fiction while they're at it. Mary Tyler MooreHawk is an urgent transmission from the past, present and possible futures of creation; to save, obsess, preserve, consume, and steal art. Mary Tyler MooreHawk is the bending of the form until it breaks your heart. Mary Tyler MooreHawk is a tulpa, and a zeitgeist: the Blood War between creator, consumer, corporation, and last but not least, creation, act and entity alike. Mary Tyler MooreHawk is one of the very best books of the year










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