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Skin Horse Vol 1 by Shaenon K. Garrity & Jeffrey C. Wells ( 01 August 2009 / 13.99) - From back of book: Somewhere in this great nation of ours is Project Skin Horse, an overworked, underfunded secret agency dedicated to assisting America's nonhuman citizens. The receptionist is a clockwork robot, the project head is a swarm of bees, the field team consists of Sweetheart the talking dog and her faithful zombie Unity, and Dr. Tip Wilkin, the lone human staffer, feels he can only do his job properly in high heels.

They're the shadow government. They're here to help. Please go easy on them. (see review)

Bizenghast Volume 6 by M. Alice Legrow (TokyoPop 01 August 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: Dinah may be back on track to taking care of her nightly tasks, but as the final vaults approach, these tasks are becoming increasingly difficult, and evermore deadly. Dinah's transformation from frightened and disturbed girl to courageous young woman is nearly complete, but more things haunt the Mausoleum than just unhappy spirits, and the horrifying story behind Vincents secret research may finally be revealed. (Source: TokyoPop)

Bloody Kiss Volume 1 by Kazuko Furumiya (TokyoPop 11 August 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: When Kiyo inherits her grandmother's house, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. You see, also living in the home are two hot vampires--Kuroboshi and his servant, Alshu. Then things go from weird to bloody crazy when Kuroboshi decides to make Kiyo his "bride"--his only source of blood. (Source: TokyoPop)

Kyo Kara MAOH! Volume 4 by Tomo Takabayashi (TokyoPop 01 August 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: A king's job is never done.
The quest to fully activate Morgif isn't over. As hard as Yuri tries to feed his strange sword human energy without taking unnecessary life, the duties of a King sometimes require unpleasant sacrifices. Can Yuri reconcile his true feelings with his new job? (Source: TokyoPop)

Momogumi Plus Senki Volume 1 by Eri Sakondo (TokyoPop 11 August 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: The deadline is his eighteenth birthday...
After transferring to a new school, Yuuki, a disaster-attracting young student, is told that he is actually the reincarnation of Momotaro from Japanese folklore. What's worse, he was cursed by demons in his previous life. And if he doesn't break the curse, he will die on the day he turns eighteen. Luckily for Yuuki he won't have to battle these demons alone--his three mystical minions, Yukishiro, Masahiko, and Sawa will be there to instruct and protect him every step of the way. (Source: TokyoPop)

Trinity Blood Volume 11 by Sunao Yoshida (TokyoPop 01 August 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: In the damaged city of Istvan, where the populace clings to the hope of their Holy Saint Esther, intrigue and vengeance lurk around every corner. When faith and betrayal are blended in the dark shadows of the alleys and back streets, will Esther and Abel ever be able to find one another again? (Source: TokyoPop)

Tsubasa: Those with Wings Volume 2 by Natsuki Takaya (TokyoPop 01 August 2009 / $14.99) - From back of book: Kotobuki has finally landed what seems to be her dream job--working at an orphanage. But everything is not all sunshine and roses. Someone is trying to force the orphanage to close its doors. Torn between saving it and possibly doing something terrible, will Kotobuki do the right thing and at what cost? And if that isn't enough, Kotobuki learns some devastating secrets. With so much at stake, will Raimon and Kotobuki stop the Army's "Plan" before it's too late? (Source: TokyoPop)

ZONE-OO Volume 1 by Kiyo Qjo (TokyoPop 11 August 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: In a world where humans and demons coexist under a fragile peace, change is coming... A mysterious drug, known only as "Zone-OO," seems to be causing demons all over Tokyo to lose control and revert to their old, violent ways. Enter two young students who stand on opposite sides of an ageless conflict. One a demon, the other an exorcist, they must now join forces to uncover the secret of "Zone-OO" before it's too late. (Source: TokyoPop)

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