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    Corpse Talk – Adam Murphy

    Join Adam Murphy as he hosts his very own, unique talk show, Corpse Talk, the only show which takes you direct to the voices of the past. Each week Adam digs up the dirt on some of the most famous, and infamous figures from the past. Did you know the secret of Cleopatras irresistible personality? Or why Genghis Khan became obsessed with world domination? Well you can, as Adam talks to their corpses and scoops all the goss!  *** What a crazy concept! This book is a collection of comic strips which I believe have run in previous issues of The Phoenix comic, and I must say I fully understand…

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    Fables: Legends in Exile – Bill Willingham

    Join the characters you know as you will never recognise them. Their homeland is gone and in Fabletown, New York City, the Fables must keep themselves to themselves. When Rose Red goes missing and her apartment is covered in blood the mundy cops must not be informed. Its up to The Big Bad Wolf to solve the case, along with Rose’s sister Snow White, and keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams.  *** Fables has been on my wish list for a very, very long time. Thankfully a christmas present helped me on the way towards reading them when it turned out to be the first volume.…

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    Flora & Ulysses – Kate DiCamillo & KG Campbell

    “Flora Belle Buckman was in her room at her desk. She was very busy. She was doing two things at once. She was ignoring her mother, and she was also reading a comic book entitled The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!” Flora’s mother doesn’t like her reading comics, she is a romance novelist and feels comics are not appropriate literature for Flora. Then an unfortunate incident leads to Flora witnessing the birth of a superhero. It begins with a vacuum cleaner, and a squirrel who never saw it coming. The squirrel wouldn’t have stood a chance really, if Flora wasn’t around. Having read every issue of Terrible Things Can…

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    Will & Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge

    Will is an artistic soul struggling with life. Living with her aunt and trying to help keep the family business afloat she crafts whimsical lamps, beautiful creations which keep her in the light, away from the darkness she is terrified of. As Will and her friends near the end of another summer she yearns for ‘unplugged adventures’ away from the constraints of technology and social media in particular. When Hurricane Whitney arrives and causes a blackout Will gets the unplugged adventure she wanted but has to face her fear of darkness head on.  *** Oh man, I love a good graphic novel and Will & Whit was definitely that!  The…