The morning after he loses his virginity, an angel-faced teen is murdered in Jean Claude Izzo’s Chourmo (Europa, $14.95), a thriller set in a Marseilles where religion, organized crime, and immigrant unrest ripple the sparkling scenery. … They filmed Flubber on Mare Island! Hundreds of local movie locations are revealed in Jim Van Buskirk and Will Shank’s Celluloid San Francisco (Chicago Review, $16.95). … Growing potatoes in the Lodz ghetto; prisoners of war planting bluebells behind barbed wire; a Buddhist meditation pond at Manzanar — Defiant Gardens (Trinity, $34.95) is landscape-architecture professor Kenneth I. Helphand’s gripping illustrated history of how humans have sown and reaped in the midst of war. … And war is a drug, as addicted embedded reporter David Axe and cartoonist Steven Olexa show in their graphic novel War-Fix (NBM, $15.95), set in an explosive Iraq. … Monkey brains, bare bottoms, mummified corpses, and slit-throated goats: If you loved Mondo Cane and Faces of Death, you’ll like Sweet & Savage (Headpress, $19.95), in which Mark Goodall chronicles shockumentaries.