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Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions

Item Name & Description: Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions (hardcover). Written by Phil Hester, David Hine, Ian Edginton & Matz; illustrated by Frazer Young, Chris Burnham, Lee Moder & Hugo Petrus.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says, “Created by Gene Roddenberry’s son, Days Missing is a time travel graphic novel that features beautiful artwork and a compelling story about the immortal Steward, who is granted the ability to turn back time one day after an event occurs, and his role in stopping the apocalypse several times throughout human history. Genre-bending, intelligent, and gripping work.” Booklist said, “Brought to vivid and colorful life by a selection of first-rate artists and writers, the Steward’s exploits constitute compelling entertainment with near-limitless story potential.” Learn more at the official site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel

book coverItem Name & Description: A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel (paperback).

Description:

While searching his grandmother’s attic for likely items to sell at a yard sale, Jeroen finds a photo album that brings back hard memories for his grandmother, Helena. Helena tells Jeroen for the first time about her experiences during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War, and mourns the loss of her Jewish best friend, Esther. Helena believes that her own father, a policeman and Nazi sympathizer, delivered Esther to the Nazis and that she died in a concentration camp. But after hearing her story, Jeroen makes a discovery and Helena realizes that her father kept an important secret from her.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says “it was a strong blend of historical fact and documentation with clean drawing style and perfect for reluctant readers.” In a starred review, Booklist said that the secrets revealed “in all their complexity . . . stay with readers forever.”

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha

book coverItem Name & Description: Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha (hardcover).

Description:

In the year 2031, mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine.

Learn more at the publisher’s site.

This hardcover collects the first four chapters of the series, along with over 50 pages of extras including two bonus stories.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric. Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee

book coverItem Name & Description: Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric, Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee (hardcover).

This is the first volume in a completed series. Description:

Three bounty hunter siblings blaze a path of death and destruction across the old west. Traveling by moonlight they rip criminals screaming for mercy from their hiding places, but none is ever given. Each bounty is torn, broken, and bled dry before they are delivered dead and payment collected in gold – no silver. The Irons are the most feared bounty hunting killers in the west, but that fear isn’t based on them being the fastest with a pistol or rifle. It’s because they’re the Walking Dead.

View samples at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $10. Two copies available, top two bidders win.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias

book coverItem Name & Description: Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias (paperbacks).

Description:

A wild and original samurai fantasy epic rolled into an action adventure. Samurai Elf takes place in a world recuperating from a series of global wars. Civilization is now threatened by The Horde, a lethal army of hive-minded, cybernetic soldiers. The only thing standing in their way is an Elf named Ardan and his fellow Samurai friend, Keegan. The two team up and begin an epic journey of discovery as the world around them sways between hope and annihilation.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says these graphic novels “are for fans of fantasies that are able to deliver action-paced storytelling with a cultural twist. Forget Tolkien — these elves are much, much cooler.” Learn more at the publisher’s website.

The first volume is out of print, and the second volume is getting hard to find.

book coverStarting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper

book coverItem Name & Description: Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper (hardcover).

Publishers Weekly says of this illustrated adaptation, “Every thing and person . . . seems silhouetted and carved, an effect that meshes neatly with Kafka’s sense of nightmarish unreality.” Learn more or view samples at the publisher’s site (note: autoplays movie with sound).

This hardcover edition is out of print.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Salon by Nick Bertozzi

book cover Item Name & Description: The Salon by Nick Bertozzi (trade paperback).

Here’s the description of this out-of-print graphic novel:

In 1907 Paris, when someone starts tearing the heads off avant-garde painters, Gertrude Stein and her brother, Leo, realize that they might be next on the killer’s list. Enlisting the help of their closest friends and colleagues, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Alice B. Toklas, and Guillaume Apollinaire, they set out to put a stop to the ghastly murders. Filled with danger, art history, and daring escapes, this is a wildly ingenious murder-mystery ride through the origins of modern art.

Publisher Weekly says it “has a brilliant, daffy premise executed with wit and flair.”

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Some New Kind of Slaughter by A. David Lewis and Marvin Mann

book coverItem Name & Description: Some New Kind of Slaughter by A. David Lewis and Marvin Mann (hardcover).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says that it tackles the archetypal tale of the Flood, as seen through different world mythologies, “with a cast of heroic characters and . . . breathtaking artwork.” Publishers Weekly calls it “powerful and gorgeous.”

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Heart Transplant by Andrew Vachss and Frank Caruso

book cover Item Name & Description: Heart Transplant by Andrew Vachss and Frank Caruso (hardcover).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says that this graphic novel “tells a story about teenage bullying and redemption that feels like it draws straight from the headlines”; its format “offers a unique reading experience that presents a way for teenagers and adults alike to address the subject in a nuanced and insightful way.”

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Color of Earth trilogy by Kim Dong Hwa

Item Name & Description: The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, The Color of Heaven by Kim Dong Hwa (trade paperbacks).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker calls the trilogy “a gorgeous set of books about a young girl’s coming of age in a rural village by one of Korea’s most acclaimed manhwa artists.” In a starred review of the first, Publishers Weekly said the book “is a work of great humanity that sucks the reader in.”

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Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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