October's new Graphic Novels
Here's a selection of some of our newest titles -- be sure to look for more of your favorites at our new location in the YA area!!
Kite Runner -- Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara--a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.
Amulet. Book 4, The last council -- Emily and her friends think they'll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn't right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in fear. Emily is soon escorted to the Academy where she's expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, a group of the the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered--a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for.
Ozma of oz -- Dorothy Gale plunges into adventure again, this time winding up in the land of Ev; she meets new friends such a sTik-Tok the mechanical man and Billina, perhaps the cleverest chicken you'll ever encounter. Dorothy will also have to face the wicked Nome King, who's imprisoned the royal family of Ev. Lucky for her, she'll get help from her Oz friends such as the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow -- along with the new Queen of Oz, the lovely Ozma! But can even their combined might win the day and see Dorothy back home?
X-men. Age of X -- In a world where the X-Men never existed, and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. They spend each day securing the walls of their stronghold, Fortress X, beating back the anti-mutant forces that would see them wiped out. But when a conspiracy is discovered within Fortress X itself, could it be that mutantkind's last bastion will crumble from the inside out? And when the dust settles, no one will be left unscathed.
Brightest day. Vol. 3 -- Once dead, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all. In this third volume, Hawkman and Hawkgirl pay a visit to the Star Sapphires, but with the Hawks' connection to the cosmic corps, it looks like this meeting may end in bloodshed. And more even more blood may be drawn as Captain Boomerang hunts down Deadman and Dove!
The lives of Sacco & Vanzetti -- Rick Geary tackles the most controversial case of the 20th century. Anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning pieces of evidence were questionable their guilty verdict elicited massive protests around the world. Geary presents us with all the twists and turns, appeals and dubious evidence after presenting us the human face of the two men, demonized by many, turned to martyrs by many others in his usual unflappable way.
Fairy tail. 14, Demon's rebirth -- Laxus wants Fairy Tail for himself, and he's set his three powerful allies against the entire guild! But when the attacks of Laxus's right-hand man become sadistic, the guild's angel, Mirajane, is forced to reveal the frightening satanic power she's been hiding for so long!
Locke & Key. Volume 4, Keys to the kingdom -- With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke's family's mystery ever-expanding, Dodge's desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the habitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion.
Wheel of time. Vol. 1, The eye of the world -- Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy tale begins by introducing Rand al’Thor and his friends Matrim and Perrin at the spring festival. Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran appear, and almost before Rand knows it, he and his friends are fleeing his home village with Moiraine, Lan, and Egwene al’Vere, the innkeeper’s daughter, who wishes to become an Aes Sedai. The conclusion of this volume leaves the travelers on the road to Baerlon, barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. As they run for their lives, Moiraine and Lan begin to teach the young people what they need to know to survive in this dangerous world.
Rave Master. Volume 33, 34, 35 -- The planet is on the brink of destruction and Haru must finally face the evil Lucia once and for all. Haru's only hope is to enter Endless and fight Lucia on his own turf, but even Haru can't destroy Endless on his own. Only Elie's Etherion is powerful enough to stop Endless and save the planet. Haru is perfectly willing to sacrifice his own life in order to conquer the forces of evil, but Elie refuses to unleash Etherion until Haru is out of harms way. The future of all humanity hangs in the balance and time is running out. Will Elie launch Etherion in time to save the human race? Find out in the final volume of Rave Master!
Gunnerkrigg Court. Volume 3, Reason -- Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem! Plus, Annie's second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end!
Green Arrow : Into the woods -- After Star City was devastated by an attack by the villain Prometheus, the White Lantern Ring gave birth to a massive, mysterious forest located at the center of the destruction. Now, Green Arrow--formerly self-centered billionaire Oliver Queen--lives in the woods and strikes against crime and corruption as a modern-day Robin Hood.
Witch & wizard. Vol. 1, The Manga -- A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books.
Ultimate comics Spider-Man. Vol. 2, Chameleons -- With Gwen Stacy, the Human Torch and Iceman boarding at Aunt May's house, you'd think Peter Parker would have it easy for a change. But in the world of Spider-Man, that's rarely the case. First, Spidey and his houseguests discover their neighbor Rick Jones possesses special abilities. Meanwhile, with mutants outlawed across the country, what happens when agents find out where Kitty Pryde's been hiding?
Biomega. Volume 1 -- Zoichi Kanoe plunges into the depths of 9JO--an island city in the middle of the Pacific Ocean--in search of Eon Green, a girl with the power to transmute the N5S virus. He's not the only one looking for her, though... Agents of the Public Health Service's Compulsory Execution Unit are also in hot pursuit. Zoichi and his transhuman allies have no time to waste; the countdown to the zombie apocalypse has begun!