Marine Corporal Ollie Steele is about to be executed by terrorists when he is inexplicably transported to the Plane of Imaginings, the land where dreams and nightmares hail from. A beautiful young woman, Astrina, finds Ollie and takes him back to the quiet village of Donnelly. Ollie is convinced he is hallucinating, but he is still stunned when the villagers recognize him as the first of three exiles prophesized to rescue them from Ba, the foul ruler of the Realm of Nightmares, and his shadowy first knight Scath. Talismen: Return of the Exile is the graphic novel that collects all four issues of the award-nominated webcomic by Barb Jacobs and Steven Philip Jones.

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Golden Kamuy, Vol. 14

Sugimoto and Asirpa finally come face to face with Noppera-bo inside Abashiri prison, but as Asirpa looks into his eyes she realizes he is not her father! In the rush to escape, Anji Toni makes off with Asirpa, leaving Sugimoto and Shiraishi trapped inside, with Hijikata also set to betray them. Making matters worse, they’re all caught between Warden Inudo and his guards, and Lieutenant Tsurumi’s gunboat fleet on the river. With so much serious firepower being deployed, is anyone getting out alive?

Downfall

So what if your first series just ended and you have no idea how to start the next one, your marriage is breaking up, your pure love of manga has been destroyed by the cruel reality of the industry and nothing seems to fill the sucking void inside you…

Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 5

Komi’s friendship quest just hit its first major obstacle—the green-eyed monster! Tadano and a girl named Onemine have been hanging out a lot lately, and Komi doesn’t know how to deal with her sudden flood of jealousy. She can’t explain what’s wrong, so she ends up spying on them from the shadows. Will her creepy peeping lose her a chance at a new friend and push Tadano away?