New Books for the Week of 12/12/16

New this week at the MA Library: all the Captain Marvel and Sandman you could ever possibly want.

Comics

Avengers (2012) vol 2 of Captain Marvel (2012) “The Enemy Within” by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) may be grounded by a brain lesion, but she refuses to sit back and watch echoes of past Avengers haunt New York City. She and Spider-Woman team up to take on the puppet master behind the attacks, but when her brain injury starts causing hallucinations could the shadowy villain be real or just a figment of her very vivid imagination?

Note: The concluding issues of Captain Marvel (2012) vol. 1 appear within Avengers: The Enemy Within.

Captain Marvel (2012) vol 1 “Earth’s Mightiest Hero” by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel, but her past is as uncertain as her future. Can she and Monica Rambeau, the former Captain Marvel (aka Pulsar and later Spectrum) put aside their conflicts in order to defeat a common foe? When Carol gets sucked back in time to meet her mentor during World War II, she confronts herself and the original Captain Marvel.

Note: The concluding issues of Captain Marvel (2012) vol. 1 appear within Avengers: The Enemy Within.

Captain Marvel (2014) vol 2 “Stay Fly” by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Carol Danvers continues her space adventures with her cat Chewie, but when they have an unexpected alien visitor Rocket Raccoon’s warning proves there really is more to her cat than meets the eye. Turns out Chewie is a Flerken cat with hundreds of eggs about to hatch.

Captain Marvel (2014) vol 3 “Alis Volat Propriis” by Kelly Sue DeConnick
The Haffensye Consortium has finally caught up with Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and Tic. Carol barely survived her last encounter with the group, and may not be as lucky again, especially with the added bonus of attacking bloodthirsty space pirates. When she’s sucked into The Black Vortex and comes face to face with cosmically enhanced Iceman and Groot, she must take on powers greater than herself before she can return to Earth.

The Sandman vol 4 “Season of Mists” by Neil Gaiman
Dream descends to Hell to free Queen Nada from her imprisonment. Lucifer abdicates his throne and gives the key to the Gates of Hell to Morpheus. Several deities and magical beings try to gain ownership of the Underworld while back on earth the consequences of Hell’s closure has serious ramifications.

The Sandman vol 5 “A Game of You” by Neil Gaiman
Barbie, a friend of Rose’s from volume 2, discovers she can enter a dream realm filled with fantastical beasts. In the real world, a creature from the Dreaming, the Cuckoo, fills the head’s of Barbie’s neighbors with terrible nightmares. Thessaly, a witch, uses dangerous magic to take on the Cuckoo. Morpheus aids Barbie during her time in the Dreaming, but Barbie’s transgender neighbor, Wanda, is left behind during a hurricane.

The Sandman vol 6 “Fables & Reflections” by Neil Gaiman
A collection of one-shot stories with varying degrees of participation by Dream and his siblings. Tales are set all over the world and in different historical periods, including a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus, Morpheus’ son.

The Sandman vol 7 “Brief Lives” by Neil Gaiman
Delirium decides to reconnect with her brother Destruction. Her elder siblings, Desire and Despair, refuse to aid her in her quest, but Dream agrees. Their quest takes them to immortal beings, shapeshifters, and ancient goddesses, as well as to Death and their eldest brother, Destiny. Dream also looks for his lost son, Orpheus.

The Sandman vol 8 “Worlds’ End” by Neil Gaiman
A collection of one-shot stories with varying degrees of participation by Dream and his siblings. A traveller stops at the World’s End in during a reality storms and several wayfarers tell tales of magic and mayhem.

The Sandman vol 9 “The Kindly Ones” by Neil Gaiman
Written like a Greek tragedy, this volume ties together the pieces of the main arc from across multiple previous storylines. Characters converge on Morpheus, who must face his fate, and young Daniel is caught in the middle as the heir to the Dreaming.

The Sandman vol 10 “The Wake” by Neil Gaiman
A series of one-shot epilogues recounted during the funeral march and wake for Morpheus, as well as a story of Daniel making the rounds in the Dreaming and meeting his new subjects.


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