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MYTH OF THE STONE
by Gwee Li Sui
A curious young boy opens a door and is thrust into the Architrave, a fantastical, fractured world upheld by four Columns. Arriving as the Great Gateway War draws to a start, Li-Hsu must fight bravely alongside a host of strange creatures in order to find his way back home.
First published in 1993, Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone is an endearing tale of one unlikely hero’s journey through an unfamiliar landscape. This 20th anniversary edition of Singapore’s first full-length graphic novel in English comes with bonus features.
4:52 pm 9 notes
THE VERY SOLID ADVENTURES OF HANDSOME HOCK AND CHAMPION POH
by Phua San San
The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh is a collection of childhood stories and memories of two boys who grew up in Singapore in the 1970s. Handsome Hock and Champion Poh live in the same block of HDB flats in Toa Payoh. They are curious and adventurous seven-year-olds, who become fast and best friends after their first meeting. Always full of energy, they get up to all sorts of mischief and have awesome adventures.
6:14 pm 16 notes
SLEEPWALK AND OTHER STORIES
by Adrian Tomine
Collecting the first four issues of Adrian Tomine’s acclaimed comic series optic nerve, this book offers sixteen concise, haunting tales of modern life. The characters here appear to be well-adjusted on the surface, but Tomine takes us deeper into their lives, subtly examining their struggle to connect with friends and lovers.
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THE GIRL UNDER THE BED
by Dave Chua & Xiao Yan
During Hungry Ghost Month, the gates of hell open and out pour the dead spirits. Jingli, a Secondary One student, discovers a ghost named Xiaomei sleeping under her bed. The two develop a friendship and together with Weizhong, a boy training to be a medium, they set out to solve the mystery of Xiaomei’s haunting. Set in modern day Singapore, The Girl Under the Bed is a tale that will thrill readers, while sending chills down their spines.
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"But Thomas thought Starlin had a promise. He offered him a chance to work on Captain Marvel, a faltering title that Thomas had written himself, before editorial duties pulled him away. The conveniently named Mar-Vell, a warrior of the alien Kree race, had defied his own people to protect earth; now he worked in tandem with Rick Jones, the former teenager sidekick to Hulk, who blossomed into an annoying wannabe rock star.
The characters had agonizingly bland personalities—but that turned out to be just the blank slate Starlin needed”
— from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
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Gift Ideas for Christmas 2012 № 17 :
for the CHILD / CHILD AT HEART —
Calvin and Hobbes Boxset
DIM SUM WARRIORS, an interactive bilingual comic book iPad app, is now available in hard copy at BooksActually ! :-)
Troy Chin’s Bricks in the Wall: Tall Tales from the Music Industry now available at BooksActually !
2:04 pm 2 notes
Gift Ideas for Christmas 2012
№ 3 : for the CHILD / CHILD AT HEART —
BBXX : Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2
by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott