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Doctor Who: The Forgotten by Tony Lee and Pia Guerra (IDW Publishing 21 April 2009 / $19.99) - Product Description: Stranded in a strange Museum that's dedicated to him, and with no TARDIS in sight, The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact - The Doctor has lost his memories of every one of his previous incarnations! With items relevant to each Doctor in their possession, The Doctor must try to use them to regain his memories before it's too late, starting with his earliest incarnation's memories, involving Susan, Barbara, and Ian... but quickly moving on to Zoe and Jamie, and more! This all-new series written by Tony Lee (Starship Troopers) features artist Pia Guerra in her first monthly comic since Y The Last Man. (see review)

Back in Style (Dungeon: Zenith, Vol 3) by Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar (NBM Publishing, Inc. 01 April 2009 / $12.95) - Product Description: Taking a pause from the Monstres sub-series, the main Zenith mini series is back! This time with the art of Boulet but still written by the Sfar/Trondheim duo. Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert! Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him the mask of death . Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!

Gone With The Wand by Margie Palatini (Orchard Books 15 April 2009 / $16.99) - Product Description: "If yours truly, Edith Molarnari, tooth fairy second class, hadn't seen it with my own two peepers, I wouldn't have believed it myself --- Bernice Sparklestein, once the best fairy godmother in the biz, having a bad wand day. A very bad wand day."

Margie Palatini's heartwarmingly hilarious story about helping friends and finding your place in life along the way, and Brian Ajhar's beautifully fun illustrations will have both children and adults giggling out loud. (see review)

Chibi Vampire Volume 13 by Yuna Kagesaki (TokyoPop 07 April 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: Karin finally gets her first kiss with Kenta and is on top of the world! But trouble is brewing as the unfriendly vampires are coming to town to uncover Karin's secrets. When an all-out war between vampries break out over Karin, will Kenta be the one to save her or will his love be lost forever? (Source: TokyoPop)

Fate/stay night Volume 3 by TYPE-MOON (TokyoPop 01 April 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: Emiya discovers the origin of the spell field only to be greeted by the Servant Rider, who controls the spell. Saber arrives to help fight, but the Rider escapes with hardly a scratch. Meanwhile, Tosaka proposes that she and Emiya join forces, to which Emiya agrees immediately. But will she still want to fight on Tosaka's side after she's kidnapped by Rider and discovers that the Rider's master is none other than her childhood friend Shinji? (Source: TokyoPop)

Kyo Kara MAOH! Volume 3 by Tomo Takabayashi (TokyoPop 07 April 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: In disguise on a luxury ship, Yuri, Conrad and Wolfram continue their voyage to Van de Veer island in search of the King of MA's sword, Morgif. However, pirates board the ship and raise Yuri's ire. He goes into King Mode and their cover is blown! Luckily, Josak, a guard from the Kingdom of True MA, rescues them from prison and they make it to Van de Veer island. There they find the Morgif, but they discover that in exchange for this sword, someone will have to pay a terrible price... (Source: TokyoPop)

Phantom Dream Volume 2 by Natsuki Takaya (TokyoPop 07 April 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: The jahoutsukai returns to collect the Suigekkathe demon sword Tamaki's family stole from the Gekka family to prevent them from acquiring more power. He also reveals some devastating family secrets to Tamaki, which leaves the young monshu in such shock that he doesn't even notice Asahi slipping away and heading toward the Gekka mansion. (Source: TokyoPop)

Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 34 by Akimine Kamijyo (TokyoPop 07 April 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: The odds are stacked against the good guys. Not only do our heroes face Fubuki and Hishigi, but Akari, controlled by Hishigi's Medusa Eye, has turned from friend to foe. Shinrei, Hotaru and Yuan attempt to mount a strike, but hteir effort proves futile against the indomitable Elders.

Meanwhile, sucked from the battle by his sword Tenro, Kyo comes face to face with the spirit of the original Crimson King. What shocking secrets will he reveal about Kyo--or the rest of his friends. (Source: TokyoPop)

Silver Diamond: Granting Purpose (Vol. 4) by Shiho Sugiura (TokyoPop 07 April 2009 / $10.99) - From back of book: Rakan makes the bold decision to return to the other world with Chigusa and the others. Awaiting them is a place without light, a place where the forests have disappeared. This is a world that is beginning its end.

But for the people who have no one to turn to in this dying world, Rakan has arrived to be their savior. A legend is about to be born... (Source: TokyoPop)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Volume 1 (V. 1) by Christine Boylan, Diane Duane, David Gerrold, and E.J. Desanto (TokyoPop 01 April 2009 / $10.99) - Product Description: Helps to discover how Wesley learns to have compassion for others, how the Enterprise deals with a mysterious disease that wipes out half an archeological expedition, and if Picard will survive an internal coup. (Source: TokyoPop)

Hayate X Blade Vol 3 by Shizuru Hayashiya (Tor/Seven Seas 27 April 2009 / $9.99) - Product Description: All or nothing! With Ayana and Hayate blazing up the ranks of the Hoshitori, it's only a matter of time before they meet their match. Too bad their match is in the form of Ayana's lovestruck roommate Kuga Jun and her desperately powerful sister-in-arms Shizuma Yuho.  Could this spell the end of Ayana and Hayate's unstoppable winning streak and their first taste of defeat? Or can our heroines somehow prevail against a pair of opponents with whom they are so evenly matched? One thing is certain... Ayana and Jun's friendship will never be the same again. (Source: Tor/Seven Seas)

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