New and Recommended Graphic Novels
Look for these and other great titles in the (new) Graphic Novel section of the YA area!
Abe Sapien. Vol. 2, The devil does not jest and other stories / Mike Mignola & John Arcudi (GN/A) -- Paranormal crime scenes wreak havoc on Abe Sapien as he investigates a recluse demonologist''s evil house, a haunted lake, and a sunken Soviet U-boat filled with zombies!
Bandette. Vol. 1, Presto! / Paul Tobin (GN/B) -- The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!
Dead space / Antony Johnston (GN/D) -- A distant human colony discover that they aren't as alone as they first thought ... As the dead begin to rise as horrific monsters, can P-SEC Sgt. Abraham Neumann contain the threat? What role does the mysterious Church of Unitology have in all of this? And can any of them make it out alive ...?
Delphine / Richard Sala (GN/D) -- A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Yes, there will be blood.
Godzilla : the half-century war / James Stokoe (GN/G) -- Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla's reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutnant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years!
Hellboy. Vol. 11 & 12 / Mike Mignola (GN/H) -- In Vol. 11, The bride of hell and others, the world's greatest paranormal investigator takes on a carnivorous house, space aliens, a vampire luchador, a vengeful lion demon, and more in this collection featuring the work of comic greats Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Kevin Nowlan, and Scott Hampton! In Vol. 12, The storm and the fury, Hellboy cuts a deal with the devious demon Baba Yaga that may secure the survival of mankind. But when war ensues between the forces of good and evil, Hellboy must finally confront the Queen of Blood in a battle which will set the stage for a new chapter in Hellboy's life.
Invincible : Ultimate collection. Volume 8 / Robert Kirkman (GN/I) -- Collects issues #85-96 of the greatest super hero comic in the universe! In the aftermath of the Viltrumite War, friends become enemies, enemies become allies, and Mark Grayson's future as Invincible ends here!
Locke & key. Vol. 6, Alpha & omega / Joe Hill (GN/L) -- It took two lifetimes and countless victims, but Lucas 'Dodge' Carravaggio has his terrible prize at last: the key which will open The Black Door. Disguised in the form of little Bode Locke, Dodge descends into the Drowning Cave, to throw back the door and release the demons on the other side. Those who have stood against him for so long-- Tyler, Kinsey, Scot, Nina, Rufus, and all the rest-- take their places as the final tragedy unfolds-- a confrontation between decency and hate in the caverns a hundred feet beneath Keyhouse, at the threshold of an evil kept for generations under lock and key.
The Manhattan Projects. Vol. 2, He believed the lie / Jonathan Hickman (GN/M) -- The second amazing volume of the Science, Bad book of the new millennium. The battle for global supremacy is underway and the bad men of the Manhattan Projects will only accept one outcome: World domination!
Message to Adolf. Part 1 / Osamu Tezuka (GN/M) -- A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil, a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Führer with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause. A briskly paced political thriller, in this first part Message to Adolf takes us from the Nazi propaganda victory of the 1936 Berlin Olympics to the ravaging flames and atrocities of World War II. The disastrous education of Adolf Kaufmann in the ways and prerogatives of the master race begins.
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children : the graphic novel / Ransom Riggs (GN/M) -- A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-- impossible though it seems-- they may still be alive.
Prophet. Vol. 1, Remission / Brandon Graham (GN/P) -- On distant future Earth, changed by time and alien influence, John Prophet awakens from cryosleep. His mission: to climb the towers of Thauili Van and restart the Earth empire. But, news of the Empire's return brings old foes and allies out of the recesses of the vast cosmos.
The recruit : the graphic novel / Robert Muchamore (GN/R) -- A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her apartment because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children can bring their friends home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files, and stolen her address book. The child, James, was recruited from an secret agency and is just a 12-year-old boy from the wrong side of the tracks, sent to an foster-care home when his mother dies and his stepfather disowns him. James was chosen due to his potential, and he finds himself in a secret location—at the training center for all CHERUB agents. He faces extreme hardship while preparing for his first mission—to foil a suspected anthrax attack.
Spera. Volume 1 & 2 / Josh Tierney (GN/S) -- Lono’s life as a princess consisted of sitting, reading, and dreaming—until the day Pira, princess of a neighboring kingdom, arrived with news of a waking nightmare! With the help of Pira’s best friend—a fire spirit in the form of a dog named Yonder—the princesses now find themselves in a race against evil. The goal: Spera, a magical realm of which the princesses had only ever heard the tallest tales. The prize: their very lives!
The stuff of legend. Book 2, The Jungle & Book 3, A jester's tale / Mike Raicht & Brian Smith (GN/S) -- Unsuccessful in their quest thus far, the band of heroic toys travel farther behind enemy lines in search of their human master. There they uncover the true history of the mysterious closet realm known as the Dark in the bombed out husk of a ruined Zoo. Battle weary and vastly outnumbered by the armies of the cunning Boogeyman, Maxwell the teddy bear and Percy the piggy bank lead their troops into the savage wilds of the Jungle in search of sanctuary. Loyalties will be tested and horrible secrets exposed!
Superior / Mark Millar (GN/S) -- Simon Pooni, a twelve-year-old boy, inherits multiple sclerosis and it quickly disables him. One day, a talking monkey named Ormon appears and tells Simon he has been chosen out of six billion souls to have a magic wish granted. Simon rises, walks, and becomes the greatest superhero the world has ever known!
All-new X-Men. Vol. 1-3 / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- It's a blast from the X-Men's past! Professor X's original five students - Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast - are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find - the state of their future selves, and the state of Xavier's dream - is far from the future they dreamed of. How will these young, idealistic heroes react when faced with the crushing knowledge of what their future holds? And how will the embittered X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward? When the original team comes face to face with their counterparts, it isn't a peaceful meeting - and one of the X-Men will be forever changed. Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen blaze a new trail for the X-Men!
Avengers arena. Vol. 1, Kill or die / Dennis Hopeless (GN/MARVEL) -- Awakening on an isolated island, a scared group of young superhumans-- including X-23, Darkhawk, and members o the Runaways and the Avengers Academy-- are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor Arcade: fight or die-- only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant.
Deadpool killustrated / Cullen Bunn (GN/MARVEL) -- Deadpool has already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe, but he isn't through. This time...Deadpool's gonna take down the most famous characters in classic literature! Why read a book when you can watch a book die?! Tom Sawyer gets slashed in TWAIN! The Little Women's throats MAY get ALL-CUT! Scrooge gets a visit from THREE BULLETS! Gulliver gets a SWIFT DEATH! The Three Musketeers are all for DONE! Sherlock Holmes gets to the bottom of HIS OWN GRAVE! And more book-related puns! Can Deadpool rid the universe of the scourge of classical literature?
Fantastic Four (Marvel Now). Vol. 1 & 2 / Matt Fraction (GN/MARVEL) -- When Reed and Sue decide that the family needs to relax, they take Ben, Johnny and the kids on a little vacation--through all of infinite time and space! And in the real absence of Marvel's First Family, a substitute FF, hand-picked by the real deal--Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and the all-new Miss Thing--stand ready to guard the Earth and the nascent Future Foundation ... for the four minutes that the Fantastic Four will be gone. What could possibly go wrong?
Indestructible Hulk. Vol. 1 & 2 / Mark Waid (GN/MARVEL) -- Hulk: Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner: Smartest man alive. Combined, they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet! And NOW!, the Indestructible Hulk is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Hulk's first official missions include taking down the all-new Quintronic Man and battling Attuma on the ocean floor! But not everything is as it seems: What is Banner's secret hold over S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill? What and where is Bannertown, USA? And which one of Banner's lab assistants holds a deadly secret?