May 2018: Superheroes Unite!

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The film sure to sweep at the box office and latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity Wars, comes to theatres May 4th, 2018. Catch up on the Avengers and other comics superheroes with this month's Year in Reading Challenge. 


Warren Ellis, Mike McKone, Jason Keith, Rain Beredo, Chris Eliopoulos
Description: Faced with another nightmare reborn, Captain America will not stand for yet more death at the hands of a ghost from his past. Haunted by his greatest shame, thor must renew the hunt for a familiar beast. At their side, an assemblage of allies united to the end the threats no one of them could face alone.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, Pepe Larraz
Description: "It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence - so long devoted to ending life on Earth - has found a new world to conquer-- one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos' brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies - but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron's creator Giant-Man - and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized 'son,' the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large" -- ǂc summary forbiddenplanet.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch
Description: The return of Jack of Hearts, believed to be dead, results in chaos as members of the Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and She-Hulk, are attacked, killed, or discredited by an unknown assailant.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Adam Kubert, Dean White, Justin Ponsor
Call Number: YA FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Tom DeFalco
Description: Details the major heroes, villains, and storylines of Marvel comics' Avenger superheroes.
Call Number: J 741.5 DeF
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Bob Harras, Ben Raab, Dave Ross
Description: "More powerful than ever before, the mechanical menace has declared himself...the ultimate Ultron! And he's upgraded from targeting merely mankind to eliminating all life on Earth. But Ultron doesn't intend to inherit the world alone. Which of the women of the West Coast Avengers will he take as the basis for his metallic mate, known as War Toy? As the Whackos regroup in the wake of a blistering assault, Ultron finds that the path to true love doesn't run smoothly -- even for ruthless robots. Brace yourself for a lovers' tiff for the ages! And in a Vision adventure that proves that even an android can dream, discover which all-too-familiar foe can take control of the Vision, Jocasta and even Ultron!,"--page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, Dustin Weaver
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Stan Lee, John Buscema
Call Number: 741.5 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Mike Deodato, Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy
Description: Yet when the oldest race in the universe marks Earth for destruction, it's time for Captain America to think grander still. As the most powerful team ever assembled head into space to join an intergalactic alliance against the ancient builders, an old enemy deems their home unprotected. Thanos, the mad titan, unleashes his forces on Earth in the latest chapter of his endless quest for death. But even a world without Avengers has its defenders. Among them, the secret cabal of history-shapers known as the illuminati a group riven with internal conflict already confronting yet another planet ending crisis. One of their number has plans of his own. As Earth's mightiest heroes wage war on multiple fronts, their battle for infinity threatens descent into inhumanity.
Call Number: FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Rick Remender, Patrick Zircher, Gabriel Hardman
Description: Captain America has handpicked Hawkeye to take over his covert Avengers squad - as long as the world's greatest marksman proves he can cut it in the spy game. And with a new leader comes a fresh lineup as Giant-Man, Captain Britain and the Original Human Torch join Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie and Ant-Man in the ranks of Earth's stealthiest heroes. But Hawkeye draws the line at Cap's final recruit: the deadly and unpredictable Venom! Will the quickly assembled team of powerful personalities unite behind the brash bowman? Can the archer lead them safely through their first mission, against the human/synthezoid hybrids known as the Descendants? Or will an Avenger make the ultimate sacrifice on Hawkeye's watch?
Call Number: YA FIC Rem
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Keith Dallas, Robert J Sodaro
Description: Demonstrates how to draw superhero characters in the style of Marvel favorites, demystifying specific tools and techniques while sharing advice for also creating villains, sidekicks, and monsters.
Call Number: 741.51 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Neal Yamamoto
Call Number: 741.5 Yam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves, illustrator
Description: This fun self-help guide provides everything you need to begin your very own superhero training using evidence-based ACT and mindfulness skills. You will team up with a group of troubled heroes--inspired by both fictional characters and real-life people--enlisted at the Superhero Training Academy. By learning to face up to their inner villains and monsters, these characters will inspire you to overcome your problems as well. When you're finished, you'll have a slew of new tools you can use--like mindfulness, self-compassion, and values--to help you conquer whatever life throws your way.
Call Number: YA 616.852 Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Jim Starlin, A. Milgrom, Christie Scheele
Description: "Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll and Captain Marvel. Five classic costumed champions, whose combined strength can move planets and change the course of time itself. What threat could be dire enough to bring these heroes together? Only the most feared villain in the entire cosmos: Thanos. For the vengeful Eternal seeks not only the death of his enemies--he seeks the death of life itself"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jim Starlin
Description: "There is an imbalance in the universe. And, since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels incomplete. Now the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. A pilgrimage to Death's dark domain, and the revelatory waters of the Infinity Well, leads Thanos on a new quest, with a once sworn enemy at his side"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Brian Michael Bendis, John. Jr Romita
Description: After hearing a warning about the children of the Avengers from Kang, who has returned from the future, Captain Steve Rogers assembles a team of the Avengers to deal with the threat, including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, and Spider-Woman.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Matt Forbeck, Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Alan Cowsill, Glenn Dakin
Call Number: 741.5973 Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Roger Stern, John Byrne, John Buscema
Description: "When Monica Rambeau, the new Captain Marvel, takes a visit to Thanos' abandoned starship, she ends up the unwitting, and unwilling, guest of space pirate Nebula who plans to conquer the Skrull Galaxy, and who just might be the granddaughter of Thanos himself. If Cap's teammates back on Earth can topple the towering Terminus in the Savage Land, they'll be drawn into Nebula's interstellar conflict. But this time, the Avengers will fight on the side of the Skrulls.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jim Starlin, George Pérez, Ronald Lim
Description: The few superheroes remaining after Thanos destroys half the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet stand with the cosmic forces of space and time, love and hate, and order and chaos in an effort to save what is left of the Earth, but it will take a nearly-forgotten hero from another era to strip Thanos of power.
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
James Kakalios
Call Number: 530 Kak
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra
Description: Explores the seven transformative laws governing the realm of superheroes and draws on traditions and myths from Buddha to Batman to discuss how the application of these seven laws to everyday life can increase happiness, creativity, compassion, and purpose in life.
Call Number: 204 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad (Comic book artist) Walker, Miguel Angel Sepulveda
Description: The dangerous cosmic fissure known as the Fault has ripped open a portal to the Marvel Universe, spilling out the demented forces of a horrific mirror universe where there is no death, and life prevails unchecked: the Cancerverse! From this dark realm, the evil Lord Mar-Vell - a twisted version of the legendary Captain Marvel - leads his army to claim our universe for their own!
Call Number: YA FIC Abn
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, M. D. Bright, A. Milgrom, Steve Ditko
Description: The West Coast Avengers fight demons, robots, zombies and more in this collection of eighties extravaganzas! The Grim Reaper wants his brother dead, and Ultron wants his father dead -- leaving the Vision and Scarlet Witch beween two bloodlines getting bloodier by the minute!
Call Number: FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
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Avengers : Endless Wartime
Warren Ellis, Mike McKone, Jason Keith, Rain Beredo, Chris Eliopoulos
YA FIC Ell
Superhero Explosion: 60 Easy Lessons For Drawing Comics!
Neal Yamamoto
741.5 Yam
Avengers : Rage Of Ultron
Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, Pepe Larraz
YA FIC Ave
Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills To Help Teens & Young Adults Deal With Anxiety, Depression, & Trauma
Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves, illustrator
YA 616.852 Sca
Avengers Disassembled
Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch
FIC Ben
Thanos: Infinity Abyss
Jim Starlin, A. Milgrom, Christie Scheele
FIC Sta
Avengers Vol. 1, Avengers World
Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Adam Kubert, Dean White, Justin Ponsor
YA FIC Hic
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation
Jim Starlin
FIC Sta
Avengers: The Ultimate Guide
Tom DeFalco
J 741.5 DeF
The Avengers
Brian Michael Bendis, John. Jr Romita
YA FIC Ben
Avengers: Ultron Unbound
Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Bob Harras, Ben Raab, Dave Ross
FIC Tho
The Avengers Encyclopedia
Matt Forbeck, Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Alan Cowsill, Glenn Dakin
741.5973 Ave
Avengers: Volume 1, Time Runs Out
Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, Dustin Weaver
YA FIC Ave
The Avengers: The Legacy Of Thanos
Roger Stern, John Byrne, John Buscema
FIC Ste
How To Be A Superhero: Your Complete Guide To Finding A Secret HQ, Hiring A Sidekick, Thwarting The Forces Of Evil, And Much More!!
Dr. Metropolis
817 Dr.
The Infinity Gauntlet
Jim Starlin, George Pérez, Ronald Lim
YA FIC Sta
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
Stan Lee, John Buscema
741.5 Lee
The Physics Of Superheroes
James Kakalios
530 Kak
Infinity
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Mike Deodato, Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy
FIC Hic
The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power To Change The World
Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra
204 Cho
Secret Avengers. 01
Rick Remender, Patrick Zircher, Gabriel Hardman
YA FIC Rem
The Thanos Imperative
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad (Comic book artist) Walker, Miguel Angel Sepulveda
YA FIC Abn
Stan Lee's How To Draw Superheroes
Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Keith Dallas, Robert J Sodaro
741.51 Lee
West Coast Avengers: Sins Of The Past
Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, M. D. Bright, A. Milgrom, Steve Ditko
FIC Eng