Staff Pick

How do you describe something like Beastars? An award-winning comic from Japan, it's what you'd get if you mashed together Zootopia and Heathers. But it's also a romantic comedy, a crime story, and an obsessively detailed portrait of a society of animals struggling to control their urges. And this is just the first volume! Before the anime adaptation airs in a few months, now's the best time to hop on this bizarre but heartfelt comic. 

 

 

BEASTARS, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781974707980
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: VIZ Media LLC - July 16th, 2019

Staff Pick

Decades before Game of Thrones shook the fantasy genre in the 90s, Dorothy Dunnett was writing exciting and ambitious historical fiction set in the Renaissance era: starring her first creation and one of the great bad boys of the genre, Francis Crawford of Lymond. In the first of these books, The Game of Kings, Lymond returns to his homeland of Scotland and sets his mother's castle on fire. Why would he do this? Is he a traitor to his country or a secret bleeding-heart patriot? Sword duels, heart-rending melodrama and copious amounts of period detail await you in this series, a perennial favorite of authors ranging from George R. R. Martin to Ellen Kushner to Joanna Bourne.

 
The Game of Kings: Book One in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525565246
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Published: Vintage - May 14th, 2019

Staff Pick

Drawn by a nonbinary comics artist, Our Dreams at Dusk tackles adolescence, sexuality and gender head-on. Featuring explosive visual metaphors and lovable (if sometimes frustrating) characters, this is one of my favorite comics to be published in the US this year. Recommended to fans of "On a Sunbeam"!

 

 

 

 

Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781642750607
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Seven Seas - May 7th, 2019

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