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Visitor Volume 5 (Visitor) by Yee-Jung No (Adult 09 January 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Beautiful Hyo-Bin Na is the new girl in high school that everyone is dying to meet, but she is not a normal student. Hyo-Bin is cursed with supernatural abilities that she can't quite understand...or control. Every night she's haunted by disturbing dreams, while during the day she lives in fear--not of those around her, but of herself! Manga-ka Yee-Jung No has created a shojo tour de force filled with mystery and intrigue that will keep readers guessing with every turn of the page! (Source: Adult)

Graphic Classics Volume 4: H.P. Lovecraft - 2nd Edition by H. P. Lovecraft adapted (Eureka Productions 15 January 2007 / $11.95) - Book Description: Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft is completely revised, with over 75 pages of new material. New to this edition are adaptations of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," illustrated by Simon Gane and "Dreams in the Witch House," by Pedro Lopez. Plus: "Sweet Ermengarde," a rare comedy by Lovecraft. Returning from the previous edition are "Reanimator," "The Shadow Out of Time," The Terrible Old Man" and "The Cats of Ulthar." With a stunning cover painting by Giorgio Comolo.

Table of Contents:

    A Memory illustrated by Gerry ALanguilan
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth adapted by Alex Burrows, illustrated by Simon Gane
    Dreams in the Witch-House adapted by Rich Rainey, illustrated by Pedro Lopez
    Sweet Ermengarde adapted by Rod Lott, illustrated by Kevin Atkinson
    Herbert West: Reanimator adapted by Tom Pomplun, illustrated in four chapters by Richard Corben, Rick Geary, J.B. Bonivert and Mark A. nelson.
    Cats of Ulthar adapted by Tom Pomplun, illustrated by Lisa K. Weber
    The Terrible Old Man adapted & illustrated by Onsmith Jeremi
    The Shadow Out of Time adapted & illustrated by Matt Howarth
    About the Artists & Writers
    Cover illustration by Giorgio Comolo/Back cover illustration by Simon Gane
    Additional illustrations by Jim Nelson, Skot Olsen and Maxon Crumb.
(see review)

+anima 3 by Mukai Natsumi (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Shunned by society, the +Anima continue their search for acceptance in a world that has labeled them as anything but "normal." As Cooro and company arrive in a new tow filled with hopes and dreams, Igneous and his army show up once again to create new problems for the +ANIMA. Will Cooro ever find a place where he and his companions can call home? Or will they remain wanderers and outcasts...forever? (Source: TokyoPop)

B'tx 12 (B'TX) by Kurumada Masami (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: B'T 'em at the their own game! New foes are on the horizon: Sapphire plans to make a glittering trophy out of everyone, while Raphaello undergoes a mysterious transformation. Will Raphaello finally become utterly unstoppable? Can anyone survive a go-around with Sapphire--and make it to the next point?! (Source: TokyoPop)

Battle Vixens 10 (Battle Vixens) by Shiozaki Yuji (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: The truth behind the eyepatch is revealed. After seeing her friends attacked and injured, Ryubi's inner dragon is unleashed, destroying everything and everyone around her. Ryomou tries to stop Ryubi, but her power is just too strong. Upon contact, Ryubi's dragon begins to possess Ryomou's body, ultimately invading her left eye. Finally, Kanu appears--but is it too late to stop Ryubi's attack? (Source: TokyoPop)

Blade of Heaven 9 (Blade of Heaven (Graphic Novels)) by Yong-Su Hwang (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book:: Sachunsa returns to the island to find that although he has obtained the crystal containing the heat energy of the Human Face Fire Dragon, it is impossible for the Commander of the Continental Alliance Military to eat it. This is due to the strict law of Snail Province--the law of utter submission to the Thief King. Thus begins Sachunsa's one-man rebellion agains all that Snail Province stands for. (Source: TokyoPop)

Chibi Vampire: The Novel 1 by Kai Tohru (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $7.99) - From back of book: Karin Maaka bites throats like a proper vampire, but where others of her kind need hot red blood, she has too much of it. Every month, she's compelled to inject blood into her victims the way a snake injects venom. And her handsome classmate Kenta Usui makes her feel like she's is going to spurt blood like a geyser. Talk about embarrassing.

When karin's latest victim turns out to be as rich as he is good looking, it causes hilarious chaos at her school. Will she ever live in peace? (Source: TokyoPop)

Chronicles of the Cursed Sword 17 by Yeo Beop-Ryong (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Jaryoon's relentless attack on the Great Azure Pavilion causes the Sages to light the Heavenly Beacon--signaling to the gods that their pavilion is in grave danger of being overtaken. The Heavenly God declares to the Sages that the pavilion and its people are unfit to serve them... and that as a punishment for not doing their job, he will kill everyone. (Source: TokyoPop)

Death Jam 3 by Sang Young Jeon (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Ssowori continues to fight Kumbarajya and his gang. But while Ssowori is busy bashing heads, Muchaca is plugging into the highly addictive video game, "Natural Rhythmical". Is there a connection between the video game and the axe murderer? It is ride-or-die time for Muchaca as his guest to take down this cold blooded killer come to a shocking conclusion. (Source: TokyoPop)

Dragon Head 5 by Mochizuki Minetaro (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: "Gritty, harrowing and blood-soaked, it is a manga that should instantly appeal to fans of Battle Royale." - IGN.comInjured, exhausted, and barely clinging to hope, Teru and Ako miraculously stumble upon a helicopter manned by two soldiers. Once airborne, Teru wonders about home as the helicopter cuts through the chilling cacophony of flames, brutal carnage, and putrid clouds of black ash. But their journey to safety takes a sudden downward turn, and forces them to make an emergency landing--but surviving the crash may be the worst thing that has happened to Teru and Ako... (Source: TokyoPop)

Hands Off! 8 (Hands Off!) by Kasane Katsumoto (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: The missing pieces of the puzzle brought to light by Tatsukis kidnapping slowly fall into place. As usual, Tatsuki is trying to solve all problems by himself-but things aren't so simple this time. Now Kotarou must at last face his past, present, and future if he's to discover the secret of his power and the link it holds to Tatsuki. But at what cost? (Source: TokyoPop)

Hibiki's Magic Volume 1 (Hibiki's Magic) by Jun Maeda (key) (TokyoPop 09 January 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Some of our most cherished manga characters are blessed with magical powers...others have an extraordinary combination superhuman strength and cunning intellect. But Hibiki? Her only real skill seems to be making a pot of delicious tea... Or is it?! This heartwarming fantasy story will have you believing in the power of Hibiki's magic! (Source: TokyoPop)

Hibiki's Magic by Maeda Jun (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description Some of our most cherished manga characters are blessed with magical powers...others have an extraordinary combination superhuman strength and cunning intellect. But Hibiki? Her only real skill seems to be making a pot of delicious tea... Or is it?! This heartwarming fantasy story will have you believing in the power of Hibiki's magic! (Source: TokyoPop)

Innocent W 2 by Kusunoki Kei (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Makoto, the uncanny super-sleuth who was sent on an ill-fated witch hunt, is not everything he seems to be -- and a hidden dark side might manifest itself in the most wicked of ways as he and the girls try to find safety. When he reunites with the mysteriously invincible Mahiro, she finds tha tshe may have feelings for Makoto. Meanwhile, Rinko encounters a hooded man who is a student of the dark arts...and has come to teach someone a horrific lesson in forgiveness. (Source: TokyoPop)

Kilala Princess Volume 1 by Rika Tanaka (TokyoPop 09 January 2007 / $5.99) - Book Description: When Kilala awakens a sleeping prince named Rei, she magically gains the power of the princesses! But her friend Erica is kidnapped, so she and Rei must set off on a quest to rescue her! Filled with the most popular Disney princesses--Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle--TOKYOPOP's Kilala Princess is a truly enchanting new series! (Source: TokyoPop)

Mitsukazu Mihara: Ic in a Sunflower by Mihara Mitsukazu (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: A future in which children are bereft of sexual desire...A woman who spends her life resisting a penchant for biting... A man who gest twisted love advice from a robot mail...

The incredible Mitsukazu Mihara delivers seven stories that spotlight agonizing truisms of the human condition, painting a vivid picture of humanity at once consumed and rescued by its own desires. (Source: TokyoPop)

Mitsukazu Mihara: IC in a Sunflower by Mihara Mitsukazu (TokyoPop 09 January 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: A future in which children are bereft of sexual desire... A woman who spends her life resisting a penchant for biting... A man who gets twisted love advice from a robot maid... The incredible Mitsukazu Mihara delivers seven stories that spotlight agonizing truisms of the human condition, painting a vivid picture of humanity at once consumed and rescued by its own desires. Dynamic characters, thrilling scenarios, passionate action... There is only one Mihara. (Source: TokyoPop)

Mugen Spiral 1 by Tokyopop (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: Yayoi--the 78th Head of Household of the Suzuka Clan--is a mystic with a tremendous power over the spirits. Of course, along with great power comes those with the desire to steal it! Enter Ura, who wants to become the King of the Demons. He comes to the human world to challenge Yayoi, but ends up stripped of his powers--and is sealed away as a black cat instead! Although Ura is still hell-bent on "eating" Yayoi's power, the unlikely pair find themselves caught up in an adventure they never imagined!Kusanagi-sensei's magical manga is filled with cat demons, spunky high school girls, and a fair share of hot guys who act like such devils! (see review)

Phantom 1 by Lee Ki-hoon (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: K--an agile mech pilot in Neo Seoul police's high-speed mobile unit--specializes in chasing down and eradicating terrorists. His duty has always been to protect the citizens, and he's given little thought to the mega-corporations that run the city. But when an ordinary arrest explodes into a nightmarish battle, K is painfully forced to question his convictions. Stripped of all sense of right and wrong, K must make a terrible choice--either join his enemies, or lose all sense of justice! (see review)

Phd 8: Phantasy Degree by Hee-joon Son (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back cover: Episode Eight - Wizards. Sang comes full circle as she recovers from amnesia...or does she? Her past has led her to the latency mirror, where Sang must learn to accept her true nature -- even though it may be a violent one. (Source: TokyoPop)

Rg Veda Volume 8 by Clamp (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From inside front cover: After Shara shares a moment with Yasha over the death of Rasetsu, she tries to help Yasha escape from Koumokuten's army. But will she have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to assure his safety? Meanwhile, Ashura's Shura Sword reveals the identity of five of the Six Stars... (Source: TokyoPop)

Rozen Maiden 3 (Rozen Maiden) by Peach-Pit (TokyoPop 02 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Jun finds himself stuck with Suiseiseki, who is trying to find her twin. She shows her power to Jun, whicch makes a little tree grow in his dream. And when Jun sees the dolls undressing, he becomes self-conscious--he realizes that he feels something special for Shinku... But everything comes to a crashing halt when Suiseiseki's hatred for humans begins a fight that escalates into an all-out brawl--and Shinku may have to literally give her right arm to save everyone before the dream collapses. (Source: TokyoPop)

Saiyuki Reload 6 by Minekura Kazuya (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From inside front cover: Ukoku/Ni Jianyi returns. The renegade Sanzo priest tells Hazel of the Great Sage Equalling Heaven, how he is the most dangerous youkai in the land, and that the Sage is traveling with the Sanzo party. Hazel now has to make a new decision: Is his personal quest worth sacrificing a new friend? Meanwhile, the Sanzo party ends up in a mysteriously prosperous and youkai-free village. What kind of deal has the village headman made to maintain their safety? And what will happen when the fearsome foursome get involved? (Source: TokyoPop)

Seikai 2: Crest of the Stars by Hiroyuki Morioka (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $7.99) - From back of book: Jinto and Lafiel escape from Baron Febdash's orbital palace only to fall into the Human Unification Army's clutches. Thrust into the middle of an ugly battle for intergalactic supremacy, the lander noble and the Imperial princess must learn to work together if they want to survive. (Source: TokyoPop)

Vampire Doll: 2 Guilt-na-zan by Kari Erika (TokyoPop 09 January, 2007 / $9.99) - From back of book: Kyoji and Kyoichi may be vicious rivals now...but they were once actually close. What dark secrets in their past resulted in so much hatred and juvenile name calling? Could their animosity all be based on a simple misunderstanding? Will they be able to overcome the demons that have torn these loving brothers apart? Or will things once again end in the Great Night Veil running off while being called a moron? And what's this--is that the Vampire Lord dressing up in costume for Halloween? Guilt-na and Tonae will have to track down a mysterious opponent that may pose a great treat. (Source: TokyoPop)

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