Shannon gets picked on a lot; his dad and teachers think he should just “fit in” more, but that doesn’t help. So Shannon escapes into a super-powered alter-ego whenever he’s in a bad situation. But will the power within be enough to save him?
In addition to the main story, the book contains bonus pages by a collection of comics industry heavyweights, including Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, Wonder Woman), Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, Gotham Central), Matthew Clark (Outsiders, Wonder Woman), Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Warlord of Mars), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Donna Barr (The Desert Peach), Andy Mangels (Gay Comics, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor) and Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER).
Copies of The Power Within are available free of charge to youth services organizations and teachers’ groups. Please contact Northwest Press by email to request copies. The book contains discussion questions so that the book can be used as a tool to start a conversation about issues of bullying and harassment.
Released digitally by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A comic about a boy and his friends living in a small beach community, who just happens to have magical powers and fight monsters on the side?! Fans of ADVENTURE TIME and Sailor Moon are gonna dig this series presented in a zine-like format of mini-comics, recipes, games, and more!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Steven really wants to enter the annual Beach City Bike Race but
everyone else is a little worried. Steven just makes the cut-off for age, which means the other bikers will be a lot older than him. Connie agrees to help Steven the old-fashioned way through good ol’ exercise but Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have other plans...
Don't miss the thrilling new adventures set in the Halo universe!
Before she was a supersolider defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST—Orbital Drop Shock Trooper—carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines!
Join her on her dramatic journey from the ranks of humanity's toughest leathernecks to the highest echelon of elite warriors in the galaxy. Collects the three-issue miniseries.
* A new era of Halo® comics begins at Dark Horse!
* The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
* From one of the writers on Halo 4—comics veteran Brian Reed!
Strangers have come to the village of Emond's Field, located in Two Rivers, during the Bel Tine holiday. With theses strangers come stories of the outside world: tales of war and of a man who claims to be the Dragon Reborn, the one prophesized to save the world, and also to destroy it in his madness. For it is known that no man can channel the One Power without going horribly insane.
* Story by David Gaider, lead writer of the Dragon Age games and novels!
* Collecting Dragon Age #1–#6!
* Mass Effect Volume 1 features essential developments in the Mass Effect gaming saga, plus a special behind-the-scenes section with sketches and more.
* Collects the four-issue miniseries.
The Omega space station is the center of lawlessness in the galaxy, a den of vice ruled by the deadly asari Aria. It is also a strategic foothold in a galaxy-wide power struggle, and when the station comes under attack from a new threat unleashed by the humanity-first organization Cerberus, Aria is forced to become more ruthless than ever to protect her home—and her dominion!
* An essential lead-in to the most anticipated game of 2012!
* Over 7 million games sold!
* Includes a story from Mac Walters previously only available online!
"The book stays true to everything we know and love about the Mass Effect games." —VGChartz
When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she's pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organisation of principled killers with roots stretching back thousands of years ¨C and users of the stolen Animus technology, which allows them to experience the memories of their ancestors as if they were there!
Charlotte has a secret in her blood... the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trails: Tom Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day!
As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins' art, and as she begins to investigate the life of her ancestor... the forces of the Templar Order move against her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and the truth she needs to prove her worth - before the Templars silence her forever?!
"an exciting tale which has promises of intrigue and mystery, served with a hefty dose of action." ¨C Playstation Universe
"If you are a fan of the Assassin's Creed series you need to pick up this comic. If you have never played the game you need to pick up this comic." ¨C Latino Review
"It¡¯s a fantastic video game based title., it really captures a lot of spirit of Assassin¡¯s Creed¡captures your imagination from the get-go" ¨C The Mary Sue
"absolutely fascinating...a nice entry point into the mythos of Assassin¡¯s Creed" ¨C Backwards Compatible
"...good writers...clean, detailed art...this is a book you can pick up even if you¡¯ve never heard of the game." ¨C Uproxx
"...writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery capture much of what makes the best Assassin¡¯s Creed games so enticing while delivering convincing characters and a snappy pace." ¨C The Guardian
In the year 2517, humanity’s last hope is with Dr. Catherine Halsey, the SPARTAN-II program, and one six-year-old boy: John-117. Kidnapped and ruthlessly trained, John endures and rises as the leader of the Spartans: he becomes the Master Chief! These legendary heroes are entrusted with stopping the Covenant at all costs…but will their harrowing biological augmentation and unparalleled MJOLNIR armor be enough to rise to victory?
* From the lead writer of Halo 5: Guardians!
* A perfect companion for the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series!
* Incredible full color artwork from the game!
* Commentary direct from the creators!
Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the Lost Kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate . . . can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she struggles to piece this new mystery, and her life, back together?
* The first Plants vs. Zombies comic book!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Gunsmuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love "guys with guns" like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: With nowhere left to turn, a troubled girl named Kendra finds herself back in Charming in desperate need for help. When the Sons of Anarchy realize tshe's the estranged daughter of an old member, Tig rallies the club to offer protection. But if SAMCRO wants to keep themselves and Kendra out of an early grave, they'll have to step into the line of fire and put alliances aside to do what's right.Written by New York Times bestselling author
Twelve years have passed since Corvo Attano scuppered the Lord Regent's duplicitous plot against the crown and cleared his name of the Empress Jessamine's murder.
Now little older and perhaps a little wiser, Corvo sets his sights on the future and securing an apprentice to continue his legacy. But when confronted by an impossible face from his past, the magically-gifted assassin finds himself once again drawn into a supernatural conspiracy, one that threatens to shake the very foundations of his ancient city!
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her familyÕs New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations Ð talking about an infestation of psychic aliens Ð she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After DonnaÕs tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrongÉ if she survives the night!
Cover by Alice X. Zhang.
The only all-new, original ongoing story for fans of Sons of Anarchy! Created under complete supervision of SOA show creator Kurt Sutter, the story will feature younger versions of all the characters you¡¯ve come to know and love, including Opie, Clay, Jemma, Tig, and Chibs!
* From Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!
* Art by Tony Parker and Mass Effect veteran Omar Francia!
* Ties into the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC pack!
* Return to the Citadel!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Who hasn’t woken in the middle of the night wishing for more Tina Rex in their life? Even if you’ve never watched THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, this special is a perfect spooky October read.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Gumball and his friends are getting together to see who can tell the best scary story. The competition is going to escalate quickly as this group of friends fight to creatively outdo each other in fright. Filled with stories by amazing creators, this is definitely going to be a special to pick up!