Ryan's Picks

                                        

Definitely not RyanRyan hails from Ohio, where he dined with astronauts and tipped cows. He also lived in Phoenix, where he paid high AC bills. He enjoys a lot of bands that never come to Prescott.

 

            
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The Collector By Laura Kat Young Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781789099058
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Published: Titan Books - September 12th, 2023

Psychological horror set in an Orwellian society where depression is outlawed and memories are erased to prevent the spread. Equal parts One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1984 with a dash of cult classic television series The Prisoner.


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Bliss Montage: Stories By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250893543
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Published: Picador - September 12th, 2023

At times heartbreaking, at others hilarious. Eight bizarre tales of a woman who lives with all 100 of her ex boyfriends, a drug that can turn one invisible, the particulars of sasquatch lovemaking and more are unlike anything you've read lately. Tackling themes of regret, loneliness, identity, and trauma, these stories pack a lot of emotional punch while maintaining a wonderful albeit dark sense of humor. 


Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

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Hard Boiled (Second Edition) By Frank Miller, Geof Darrow (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank Miller, Geof Darrow (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506731094
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Published: Dark Horse Books - April 18th, 2023

The first collaboration between Frank Miller and Geof Darrow is back in print! Hard Boiled is the gonzo cyber punk comic book of your dreams. Follow tax collector John Nixon as he stops at nothing to get the job done in this frenetic, ultra-violent romp. Dystopia has never looked so good. All three issues are available in this sleek edition, a must have for your collection.


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Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (Second Edition) By Frank Miller, Geof Darrow (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank Miller, Geof Darrow (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506731100
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Published: Dark Horse Books - April 18th, 2023

Way back in 1995 comics legends Frank Miller and Geof Darrow joined forces to create the most entertaining comic book of all time. Part Astro Boy tribute, part giant robot vs. massive kaiju smash up. A nonstop, no-nonsense thrill from start to finish. Darrow's meticulous cartooning never looked better and remains unrivaled. All three issues are collected here in one volume for a new generation to enjoy!


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ATOM: The Beginning Vol. 1 By Osamu Tezuka, Tetsuro Kasahara, Masami Yuuki Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781787739574
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Published: Titan Manga - October 11th, 2022

A wonderful reimagining of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy through the lens of Masami Yuuki (creator of Patlabor). This take on the legendary character is more action-oriented, but it still retains the core themes of the original series. Artist Tetsuro Kasahara's detailed robot designs are sure to delight any mecah manga fan. A welcome addition to the enduring legacy of Astro Boy.

 


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Bomba! By Osamu Tezuka Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781647290566
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Published: Vertical Comics - July 26th, 2022

Ah, the age old tale of childhood obsession turned adolescent angst made manifest as a malevolent horse spirit. Who can't relate? The real draw of this book are Tezuka's incredible page compositions and striking illustrations that just explode off the page. Bomba! exemplifies why Tezuka is known as the God of Manga. Truly a master of his craft.


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Lastman Book 1 By Balak, Michaël Sanlaville, Bastien Vivès, Robert Kirkman (Introduction by) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781534322295
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Published: Image Comics - November 15th, 2022

Dubbed "French-style manga" Last Man has all your favorite tropes. A mysterious stranger! A plucky young warrior in training! Martial arts tournaments! And more! Albeit set against a Euro-fantasy backdrop, and with a surprising twist. Artist Bastien Vivès' sparse linework has a simple elegance while simultaneously being detailed and expressive. Perfect for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender or Dragon Ball, but make no mistake, this is not a kids book.


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The Complete Eightball 1-18 By Daniel Clowes Cover Image
$59.99
ISBN: 9781683965503
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Published: Fantagraphics - November 1st, 2022

Here it is in all of its glory. Clowes' (mostly) complete Eightball anthology in one bargain softcover. Here you will find all of his seminal stories including Ghost World, Art School Confidential, Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron and many more painstakingly reprinted in their original format. A must have for any alternative comics fan.