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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Omnibus Volume 1

Joss Whedon

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Series creator Joss Whedon brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer back to life with this comics-only follow-up to Season 7 of the television show. Aptly named Season 8, these comics are the official sequel to Buffy and continue where the live-action series left off with the Slayer, her friends, and their ongoing challenge to fight the forces of darkness.


After the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers--newly legion--have gotten organized, but it's not long before new and old enemies begin popping up. Buffy, Xander, Willow, and a very different Dawn are introduced to the season's big bad, Twilight, and begin to understand the incredible reach of this mysterious threat. Meanwhile, rebel Slayer Faith teams up with Giles to handle a menace on the other side of the Atlantic. It's a dirty job, and Faith is just the girl to do it! Then, as Twilight's ominous influence continues to expand Buffy and her Slayers travel to Tokyo to face a new kind of vampire with powers they've only witnessed in Dracula . . . And, when trouble with Buffy's scythe comes to light, Willow and Buffy head to New York to investigate the secrets behind the ancient weapon; ever full of the unexpected, Buffy is transported to a dystopian future where her first chance meeting is with Fray, future Slayer!

This oversized omnibus edition is one of two volumes that will contain the entirety of Season 8. It includes the first four arcs of the series along with one-shots and short stories written by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb, with art by the acclaimed Georges Jeanty, as well as Karl Moline, Paul Lee, Cliff Richards, and more.

“Joss Whedon, the man, the myth, the legend, writes the comic with the same genius as he did the show. The art, penciled by Georges Jeanty, is as faboo as the writing.”—Janet Evanovich, New York Times best-selling author of Hard Eight
 
Buffy the comic might be every bit as good as Buffy the TV show.”—Entertainment Weekly (featured as one of the Best Comics of 2007)

“Vaughan is a fantastic writer that conveys emotion and character to a degree of perfection.”—Wired
 
“Drew Goddard is a rare breed: a genre writer who crafts truly inspired characters and lyrical, emotional scenes.”—J. J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Cloverfield)
 
Buffy Season 8 is run like the television series from which it came . . . a classic evolving specimen for this era of ever shifting media platforms.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“The whole gang returns, kicking ass and splitting infinitives in Whedon’s inimitable dialogue.”—Wired
 
“Series creator Whedon effectively sucks devotees back into his Hellmouth.”—Entertainment Weekly

Conan Volume 20: A Witch Shall be Born

Fred Van Lente

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Writer Fred Van Lente's incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! Taramis, the beloved queen of Khauran, was born with a twin sister, Salome--but by an ancient doom placed on their bloodline Salome's chest bore a scarlet half-moon birthmark: the mark of the witch! Left to die in the desert, Salome survived instead, and grew up to embrace her malevolent destiny . . . and now she's back, to take vengeance on all of Khauran!

Featuring perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos, Conan's crucifixion, this spellbinding volume collects issues #20-25 of Conan the Avenger.

Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4)

Joss Whedon

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Willow and Buffy head to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy's mysterious scythe, when something goes terribly awry. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian future where there's only one Slayer — Fray, the title character of Joss Whedon's 2001 series, the first comic he ever wrote. Their uneasy alliance falls apart, leading to the death of a major character from the TV series, while back in the twenty-first century, the Scotland base falls prey to a mystical bomb courtesy of the Biggest Bad-Twilight.

* The first two volumes of Buffy Season Eight have combined to sell over 160,000 copies!

* Includes the highly anticipated Buffy/Fray crossover, "Time of Your Life," and "After These Messages... We'll Be Right Back," written by Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween)!

* "Joss Whedon, the man, the myth, the legend, writes the comic with the same genius as he did the show. The art, penciled by Georges Jeanty, is as faboo as the writing." -Janet Evanovich, New York Times best-selling author of Hard Eight

* "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read there lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do." -Comic Book Resources

* A New York Times bestseller!

Castle: A Calm Before Storm (Derek Storm Mystery)

Richard Castle

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The adaptations based on the hit ABC show Castle continue as Derrick Storm's gruesome discovery draws him into an internati onal spectacle! Who is the Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick's father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick reaches out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? With the city of Moscow teetering on the verge of a meltdown, Derrick faces the Fear in final battle. Can he prevent World War III - and fi nally avenge his mother? Don't miss the espionage thriller that has comic-book and Castle fans raving!

COLLECTING: CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM 1-5

The Edumacation Book: Amazing Cocktail-Party Science to Impress Your Friends

Andy McElfresh

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Edumacation podcast co-host Andy McElfresh leads readers on an expedition to the most bizarre and extraordinary outskirts of scientific discovery! Open this book and open your mind: You’re about to get Edumacated!
  • Foreword by Kevin Smith
  • All-new content presented in the style of the beloved Edumacation podcast
  • Exclusive Edumacation-centric super-fan crossword puzzle

 

Class is now in session with Professor Andy McElfresh (not a real professor), science aficionado and co-host of the Edumacation podcast with Kevin Smith. This is the book that gives you a crash course in Cocktail-Party Science, the strange and astonishing scientific facts that you’ll want to share at all your social gatherings.

Chapters explore the Four Chambers of Knowledge—The Sci, The Fi, The Why, and The Bye—and examine such tantalizing topics as:

• Elevator Decapitations and a Deadly Wedgie

• Bigfoot, Mermaids, and the Mongolian Death Worm

• Dolphins Getting High Off Puffer Fish Toxin 

• Staggering Feats of Shaolin Monks

• The Pentagon’s Weaponized Heat Ray

• Flying Cars, Real Telepathy, and Other Breakthroughs of Tomorrow

. . . and many more!

 

Open this book and open your mind: You’re about to get Edumacated!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 6: Retreat

Andy Owens

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Buffy Season Eight Volume 6 showcases the first retreat of the Slayer legion. Vampires have solid footing at the top of the totem and Slayers have been crushed to the bottom — in short, no one likes Buffy anymore... least of all this season's mysterious Big Bad, Twilight, who is hot on her magical trail!

Now that it's the world against Slayers, Buffy must find a way to return the status quo to... status quo — and keep her girls alive long enough to do it! Enter Oz, the only person/werewolf Buffy knows who is down with the suppression of magic, and can take the Slayer army off of Twilight's magic-specific radar.

With Oz's assistance, the Slayers and Wiccans try to become "normal" through meditation and hard labor — although, not everyone sees the advantage of being magicless, namely, Willow, Giles, and Andrew. And they could be right. After all, is a peaceful life for a Slayer even possible?

* Oz appears in Buffy Season Eight!

* Collects issues #26-#30 of the ongoing series.

* The first three volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight have combined to sell over 220,000 copies!

A New York Times bestseller!

Troublemaker Book 2: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel

Janet Evanovich

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There's no smooth sailing for Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker in the second volume of bestselling author Janet Evanovich's graphic-novel adventure, Troublemaker.
Barnaby, Hooker, Rosa, Felicia, and Beans the St. Bernard set sail to the Florida Keys in order to find the wooden body of Baron Samedi that matches their recently acquired — and stolen — wooden hand. But in the world of petro voodoo a hand for a hand and a Baron for a boat is fair play. When the Happy Hooker disappears from its mooring in the Keys, Barnaby and Hooker have to find a way back to Miami with the stolen body of Baron Samedi. Ransom notes for the Happy Hooker, a sack of snakes, and a ticked-off chicken, leave only one place safe enough to hide a body... Hooker's mom's house — a situation that makes the sack of snakes look like chump change.

60 WESTERNS: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaws, Gold Rush Adventures & much more: Riders of the Purple Sage, The Night Horseman, ... of the West, A Texas Cow-Boy, The Prairie…

Zane Grey

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This carefully edited ebook is a hand-picked collection of world's most admired Westerns in one volume:
Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey)
The Rainbow Trail
The Spirit of the Border
The Untamed (Max Brand)
The Night Horseman
The Seventh Man
The Virginian (Owen Wister)
The Last of the Mohicans (James F. Cooper)
The Prairie
Chip, of the Flying U (B. M. Bower)
The Flying U Ranch
The Flying U's Last Stand
Cabin Fever
Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn)
The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Series (Robert E. Howard)
The Last of the Plainsmen (Zane Grey)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte)
The Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood)
The Gold Hunters
The Border Legion
The Country Beyond (Curwood)
The Lone Star Ranger (Grey)
Riders of the Silences (Brand)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Heart of the West (O. Henry)
White Fang (London)
The Lure of the Dim Trails (Bower)
The Luck of Roaring Camp (Harte)
The Rustlers of Pecos County (Grey)
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
My Ántonia
Roughing It (Mark Twain)
The Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams)
The Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer)
The Law of the Land (Emerson Hough)
The Short Cut (Jackson Gregory)
Astoria (Washington Irving)
The Valley of Silent Men (James Oliver Curwood)
"Drag” Harlan (Charles Alden Seltzer)
Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman)
The Outlet (Andy Adams)
Reed Anthony, Cowman
A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo)
The Boss of the Lazy Y (Charles Alden Seltzer)
The Golden Dream (R.M. Ballantyne)
The Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane)
The Long Shadow (B. M. Bower)
The Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill)
The Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers)
The Way of an Indian (Frederic Remington)
The Bridge of the Gods (Frederic Homer Balch)
Where the Trail Divides (Will Lillibridge)
The Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge)
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (Stephen Crane)
That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan)
The Long Dim Trail (Forrestine C. Hooker)
Hidden Water (Dane Coolidge)
A Voice in the Wilderness (Grace Livingston Hill)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine Volume 3: Guarded

Andrew Chambliss

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In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy's dismay). So it's only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Collects Buffy Season 9 #11–#15.

* Executive produced by Joss Whedon!

* Introduces Billy the vampire slayer!

* Guest writers Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 4: Welcome to the Team

Andrew Chambliss

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Rededicated to the Slayer mission, Buffy is reducing the zompire population one by one - until she is ripped from the middle of a battle and transported to LA. The demon Illyria and a mystical council make the Slayer an unwilling recruit in a team formed to take down an increasingly powerful enemy, the Siphon. Having regained his strength after a brutal battle with Buffy, he's back in action, gathering power and endangering whatever remnants of magic linger in the world. Meanwhile, in San Francisco - unbeknownst to Buffy - the loss of magic is hitting closer to home than ever.