:01 FIRST SECOND April 2019 Solicitations

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(W) Box Brown (A/CA) Box Brown
From the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, cannabis legislation in America and racism have been inextricably linked. In 1518 Cortés introduces hemp farming during his violent colonial campaign in Mexico. In secret, locals begin cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually makes its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force. It doesn't take American lawmakers long to decry cannabis as the vice of "inferior races" and spread lies about the dangers of cannabis. As a result, the plant is given a schedule I classification, alongside heroin. Box Brown delves deep into this complex and troubling history and offers a rich, entertaining, and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the racist legacy of cannabis legislation in America.
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $24.99


(W) Tiiffanie DeBartolo (A/CA) Pascal Dizin
A moving graphic biography for music lovers, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story is painstakingly researched and created in collaboration with Jeff Buckley's estate.
California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous '60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he has a gift of his own: a rare, octave-spanning voice and a songwriting genius that has only started to show itself. After he falls in love with a mysterious girl from New York, he sets out to make a name for himself outside his father's shadow. What follows are six turbulent years of music, heartbreak, hope, and daring-culminating in a tragedy that's still reverberating through the music world today. Written by Tiffanie DeBartolo and with art by Pascal Dizin and Lisa Reist, this graphic biography includes archival material provided by Jeff's mother, Mary Guibert, to reveal the young songwriter in the process of becoming a legend.
Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
Softcover: $19.99
Hardcover: $24.99


(W) Mike Cavallaro (A/CA) Mike Cavallaro
All our favorite ancient myths and legends get an Adventure Time-y makeover in this hilarious middle-grade graphic novel.
Got a problem? At Vulcan's Celestial Supply Shop, you can find the magical merchandise to set things right. The seasoned staff-a kid named Nico Bravo, a sphynx named Lula, and a unicorn named Buck-pride themselves on providing "legendary service and expertise in all areas of the arcane."
But Nico's world is about to be turned upside down, and it's all thanks his latest customer: Eowulf, the pint-size descendant of the monster slayer Beowulf. Determined to carry on the family business, this would-be warrior plans to slay Cerberus, the terrifying, three-headed hound of Hades.
There's just one problem-Cerberus is the only thing preventing the hordes of the Underworld from entering the land of the living. Can Nico stop Eowulf from unleashing a zombie apocalypse?
Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
Softcover: $12.99
Hardcover: $19.99


(W) Annable Graham (A/CA) Annable Graham
From Box Trolls director Graham Annable comes an immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths. When a hurricane blows away Peter and Ernesto's beloved tree, they and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new home. But the jungle is full of dangers, including angry ants, slithering snakes, and a ravenous jaguar, so the cautious Peter and confident Ernesto must work together to keep their tribe safe.
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $17.99


(W) M. K. Reed (A/CA) Jonathan Hill
Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As "snowpocalypse" descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin' Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
Softcover: $12.99
Hardcover: $19.99

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