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A shocking display of racism ends athletic superstar James Block's life when the woman he thought he loved admits she only dated him because of his celebrity status, and she would never marry someone of his color. His rage and temper leads him to incarceration where he meets the mysterious "Dr. F," a man who's invisibility ray gun killed his daughter and led to the continued diminishing visibility of his granddaughter, Ami. Once freed from jail, James tracks down the gun and turns it on himself, but stops right before the he's fatally wounded. James can no longer be discriminated due to his skin color for he has none! He takes the nom de guerre "Alabaster" and his translucent tyranny begins with two goals: exact his revenge on his ex-girlfriend, and take on the similarly invisible Ami as his own ward. Written in a dark period of Tezuka's life, Alabaster is a thrilling revenge story that touches on the dark side of humanity and the extent one would go to get even. It shows that not only does it affect the victims, but how destructive it is to be surrounded by such animosity. How far will you go for retribution?
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The final fate of Ami is to be decided in the second half of Osamu Tezuka's dark tale, ALABASTER. Alabaster hopes to have her be the queen of his future, dark and twisted kingdom that redefines what beauty is to the world, while Gen hopes to flee with her from the transparent tyrant's wrath. When Ami's long-forgotten brother Kanihei steps in to try to save his sister, the devious government operative Rock is out to destroy her and her world. There's only one fate for Ami, but it might not be clear who will decide it.
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From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an amazing tale of chance and adventure. Ali Baba, a poor man who makes his living selling wood, stumbles upon a secret cave where 40 bandits have been hiding priceless treasures. He enters the cave and decides to take some treasures for himself. Ali Baba's wife is thrilled at their newfound fortune--but when she borrows a scale to weigh the riches, Ali Baba's secret gets out. Now that the secret is revealed, will Ali Baba be able to keep his fortune? Or will the bandits get their revenge?
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This graphic novel tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto goddess of the sun. Amaterasu's parents create the first eight islands of Japan. Amaterasu's father later puts his children in charge of parts of the natural world. Beautiful and kindly Amaterasu is made the goddess of the sun. But her brother, Susano, god of the sea and storms, is jealous of his sister's position. In fear of Susano's temper, Amaterasu hides in a cave, plunging the world into darkness. The other gods and goddesses must come up with a clever plan to lure Amaterasu from her hiding place and restore order to the world.
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Dark forces are at work in Camelot. Enemies in King Arthur's midst seek to take his throne. Will Arthur fight to restore the peace in his kingdom, or is this the end of Camelot?
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Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She's also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning to never marry. When her father--a powerful king--insists that she choose a husband, she hatches a clever plan to hold onto her freedom. Will Atalanta be able to outrun her father's demands? Will the gods intervene in her story? And will fate catch up with her in the end?
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Beowulf, a brave and mighty warrior, hears about the troubles of his father's friend, Hrothgar, the king of the Danes. Hrothgar's land is plagued by Grendel, a vicious monster who attacks the Danes by night. Can Beowulf slay this beast?
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This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.
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From one of China's most famous epics comes a righteous hero and god of war. Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese warrior, fights side by side with his blood brothers Liu Bei and Zhang Fei to squash the menacing Yellow Scarves. He defends his country and his honor, but his troubles are just beginning. All over China, opponents pose grave challenges, each one more trying than the next. Will Guan Yu prevail against the forces that threaten him? Or will the obstacles prove too much for even the brave warrior to handle?
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Famous for his superhuman strength, Hercules is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. The son of Zeus--king of the gods--and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson.
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