Now almost seven, Rebecca's feeling better and finally ready to return to school. Believe it or not, she's excited to go back. Her teacher always finds ways to make class fun, turning the place into a school of nonsense. But a zombie-virus, the dreaded flu, is wreaking havoc on the playground. Everyone is going to catch it! Their only hope is the most super microbe of all... Ernest!
Germany, April 1957. Uli has a dream: to become a famous Broadway dancer. But as a modern dance student at the prestigious Folkwang school, Uli's energetic and outgoing personality stands out in sharp contrast to the melancholy of post-war Europe. During a trip to Berlin, he meets Anthony, a young American dancer. The attraction is immediate. Anthony convinces Uli to come to New York and try his luck on Broadway. The young men part ways, but Uli will pack his bags and embark on an adventure that will take him to a new life overflowing with life, color, and movement -- but also disappointment, harsh reality, and a good dose of heartbreak.
King Edward of England is dead. Edward's son Harold, one of the potential successors, renounces his oath to yield the throne to William of Normandy. From that day forth, William will have no peace until his rightful claim to the throne is acknowledged.
As the famous Halley comet soars across the heavens, giving rise to much speculation among the scholars of the time, William, Duke of Normandy, launches into the arrangements for the conquest that will change the face of England -- one of the most formidable military expeditions History has ever seen.
This is a tale of ambition, broken oaths, battles, love, death and glory.
The Horde, that reunites the three largest realms of Pre-Antiquity, continues its unstoppable advance. But it's becoming increasingly clear that its greatest enemy is perhaps its own unique founding concept. While the brawls between the three clans begin to tear the great army apart, there is also a storm brewing in Thusia's mind, as she is forced to choose sides.
And now, a total change of scene for the saber-toting redhead! Now that Suiko, dying, revealed the true nature of their family's destiny, Isabellae has gone off to the land of her roots, Ireland. Her Celtic relatives have quite the surprise in store for her. She'll end up joining the combat for the control of the island. And yet, no training could have prepared her to face the enemy that lies under the tomb of 500 kings...
Two women--each other's nemeses. Louise Fernbach and Yun Shao. One a European soldier, the other a Catholic terrorist from China. Ever since she discovered Yun Shao was behind the deaths of some of her fallen comrades, Louise has been out for her blood. Whatever it takes. Louise shows no mercy. Louise is a drone pilot. For her, wars are just video games she plays from Stockholm HQ. For Yun Shao, they are a fight to the death with disposable machinery. Welcome to modern warfare...
The war is at its peak. Louise is experiencing it from her drone pilot desk, which allows her the time to deal with family disputes and to go pick up the kids from school. Yun Shao, on the other hand, is right at the heart of the conflict, face to face with a robot. But soon the corpse of a soldier killed in combat comes along to remind Louise that war is not just the video game she thinks it is, sitting comfortably in her Stockholm headquarters...
Still persevering with her quest to be reunited with her sister, Isabellae Ashiwara has taken to the raging seas in pursuit of the ship aboard which she thinks she might find Suiko. But, what with the very real dangers of the present and the increasingly oppressive ghosts of the past, Isabellae begins to doubt everything she once thought she knew. It's high time the dead went back to where they belong, once and for all!
There are some things that a child should never have to endure, but life can be cruel sometimes. Clara is only seven years old when she loses her mother to cancer. Before she passes away, Clara's mother gives her a doll from the days of her own childhood. Clara doesn't particularly like the doll at first, but it'll prove to be a precious ally, accompanying little Clara along the rough road of grief and mourning, through all its stages.
Leonardo is a genius. Full of boundless energy, he spends his days tinkering with his inventions and trying to solve life's scientific mysteries... often to the detriment of his poor 'disciple', who is willing to go to the most extreme lengths in the service of science. Welcome to a world of discovery, fun and pure madness!
Yu Kiang works for a Chinese lumberjack corporation in the Congo. Despite his company's ban on its employees from frequenting the local girls, Yu has fallen for a Congolese woman, Antoinette... and, in a very different way, for Antoinette's little daughter, Marie-Léontine. One night, in the arms of his lover, Yu discovers Antoinette's wound: a terrible scar, an assault on her femininity. How many others are there like her, exiled from their own body, victims of a monstrous ongoing tradition? How many? 150 million. But the only thing that matters to Yu and Antoinette is that little Marie-Léontine never falls victim to the tradition that her mother had to suffer.
A man with the ability to talk to ghosts who tell him where to find missing people loses his gift when the ghosts abandon him after he helps a young woman search for her husband. Anxious to get his gift back, he hires Rork, an investigator of paranormal mysteries with his own special abilities, to help him find the ghosts again. Their quest takes them through forest and desert, through visions and fantastical encounters, through run-ins with distracters and a blast from the past...
The Horde of the Living is growing ever weaker in consequence of the constant attacks from the Hittites. Their only hope is to sneak into enemy territory and kill the Hittite king. Which is how Thusia ends up mounting Marak's griffin and setting off for the Hittite capital. If she succeeds, the Horde will survive.
Saburo is an ambitious young yakuza who provokes a war between rival factions in an attempt to overthrow the Oyabun Kodama, Tokyo's gang boss. But the sly old devil won't give up without a fight! Hoping to have Saburo killed, he orders Shi's release from prison, something the old blind warrior has been waiting thirty years for. Thirty years cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of the betrayal that sealed his fate. Sometimes, all that separates family and business is the width of a blade...
It's Japan 1192, seven years since the battle of Dan-no-ura that marked the beginning of the feudal era. It's also been seven years since Isabellae Ashiwara started roaming the country, accompanied by her father's ghost, earning a living by the point of her sword. And seven years that she's been looking for her long lost sister, Siuko. The time has at last come for this bounty hunter to face up to her past and take charge of her destiny.
This opening episode begins with the Hittites' bloody Urar conquest, which is the first stage of a fierce conflict. Urar belongs to the rulers Marak, Kymris and Simmissee, three ancient rivals who have now united and formed one fearsome fighting force whose sole preoccupation is killing. Woe betide anyone who provokes their wrath!
Based on the life and crimes of François Troukens, "Bandit" delves into the former armed robber's childhood and early criminal acts, recounts some of his most famous and audacious heists and the life on the run that followed, and shows how even a Public Enemy Number One can change his ways and embark on the path towards redemption.
The Horde of the Living continues its relentless advance, growing increasingly certain of its invincibility. However, the alliance of the three kings is more fragile than they seem to think it is. The Hittites seems to be mastering their weaponry in a whole new way, and cracks are starting to appear in the Horde's unified facade. Will Thusia continue to observe from the sidelines, or will she have a greater part to play...?
Ismaël seems like a regular nice-guy fallen on hard times. He's living with his adoring sister and her son following his return from his posting in Iraq. But he has a dark past with the gangs of L.A. and an even darker one with his combat experiences in the US army. These experiences haunt him, giving rise within him to a monstrous second self that he's trying desperately to control... but just when things seems like they're on the up, tragic events send Ismaël plunging into the abyss.
Isabellae's quest to track down her sister Suiko has now become a matter of the greatest urgency. Suiko is the only one with the power to heal Jinku, who has been bitten by one of the zombies summoned to the South China Seas. Our redheaded swordswoman, Isabellae, knows of only one way to get money quickly to finance her search: bounty hunting! As she writes history in ideograms of blood, little does she know that the family reunion will take place sooner than planned...
Virtuoso Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe is invited out to the Congo by the governor to give a concert. How could he refuse such an invitation? Eugène waves goodbye to the infamous gray Belgian skies and hops on a plane taking him to the dazzling colors of Africa. He is invited to stay a few weeks at his nephew's house, by the stunning Lake Maï Ndombé. And that's where he meets Turntable. Through their mutual appreciation of music, the servant and the celebrity gradually form an unlikely friendship, breaking the boundaries of convention.
Heroines who fear neither God nor man, these big-hearted bad girls will take you to every corner of the known universe. Assuming, obviously, that a universe has four corners: there might just be a multitude! You'll follow them through multiple layers of the space-time continuum. Fasten your seatbelts, because adventure for these ladies is a game who's purpose is to live at the speed of light. That said: light-speed is for oldsters!
On the sacred Hill of Tara, the children of Eire prepare to wage their final battle, this one against an army of powerful winged creatures claiming to serve the one true God. The remaining members of Isabellae's group are ready to die fighting at their friend's side, but additional help arrives in the most unexpected form, as the bloody conflict takes on epic proportions and the fate of all lies in its outcome. Themes of sacrifice, honor, and the true meaning of the way of the warrior come shining through in Book 6 of the series.Soon available in print from Dark Horse
When an Aryan baby is born to a Muslim woman living in Copenhagen, her husband's family shuns her. But DNA tests prove Sorraya's fidelity. And she is just the first in what soon becomes a rash of similar cases across Europe, threatening widespread social change even as they ignite passions in immigrant communities and incite familiar racial hatreds. What mysterious conspiracy connects a retrovirus, a young slacker biogeneticist, a former punkette, a dogged reporter, and pharmaceutical giant Keoxis? Clarke delivers a contemplative slice of near-future science fiction paced like a thriller but full of probing questions about our prejudices."The larger message, rightly or wrongly, is that understanding and empathy happens organically, though sometimes that means it never happens or happens too slowly, and that is perhaps part of the tragedy of the human condition." The Comics Beat