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Gothic Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 14 by Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe, Myla Jo Closser (Eureka Productions 29 May 2007 / $11.95) - Product Description: Gothic Classics presents Ann Radcliffe's archetypal gothic novel "The Mysteries of Udopho," adapted by Antonella Caputo and Carlo Vergara. Plus: Jane Austen's gothic parody "Northanger Abbey" by Trina Robbins and Anne Timmons; and Poe's "The Oval Portrait" by Malaysian illustrator Leong Wan Kok. Also "At the Gate," a canine ghost story by Myla Jo Closser, illustrated by Shary Flenniken, and J. Sheridan Le Fanu's great vampire tale "Carmilla," by Rod Lott and Lisa K. Weber. With a dramatic cover painting from "Carmilla" by Lisa K. Weber. (see review)

Chibi Vampire: The Novel Volume 2 by Tohru Kai (TokyoPop 08 May 2007 / $7.99) - Book Description: Karin's classmate, Kenta Usui, carefully safeguards Karin's secret--that she's a "reverse vampire" who injects blood instead of drinking it! Despite a strange attraction between Kenta and Karin, they remain only friends. One day, Kenta offers his umbrella to China, a young novice sister. Karin convinces herself it's no big deal. Still, she finds the entire scene surprisingly upsetting, and nothing her friend Maki does can console her. Karin watches as Kenta and China get closer and closer while mysterious incidents of arson and attempted kidnappings unfold. What will happen to Karin and Kenta? Find out in this second volume of the school-vampire-love-comedy-mystery series, Chibi Vampire: The Novel. (Source: TokyoPop)

Kilala Princess Volume 2 by Rika Tanaka (TokyoPop 08 May 2007 / $5.99) - Book Description: The wicked Queen has captured Kilala and Rei! Unless Kilala gives the wicked Queen Rei's magic tiara, she will be forced to eat the poison apple! Snow White shows up just in time and offers to eat the apple instead--can Kilala defend the tiara and save Snow White?This latest volume of the hit Manga Readers series is filled with the most enchanting Disney princesses and packed with tons of magic! (Source: TokyoPop)

Planet Blood Volume 6 by Tae-hyung Kim (TokyoPop 08 May 2007 / $9.99) - Book Description: As Hector and Kalchas duel it out, the Gaiyan Rebel Force’s hideout comes under attack. Sinan, Eco, and Enrico must escape without being tailed by the rebels--there seems to be a traitor lurking in their midst, and even if they do make it out alive, will it be enough to escape their past? (Source: TokyoPop)

Korgi, Vol. 1 by Christian Slade (Top Shelf Productions 02 May 2007 / $10.00) - Book Description: Christian Slade, a former Disney animator and currently full-time freelance illustrator, has brought to Top Shelf a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl named Ivy, her dog Sprout and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow. This amazing combination of adventure and fantasy will appeal to anyone who loves Andy Runton's Owly and Jeff Smith's Bone. Get ready for the launch of something very daring and very new! (Source: Top Shelf Productions)

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