March's New Graphic Novels
Here's a selection of some of our newest titles -- be sure to look for more of your favorites in the YA area!!
Cartoon guide to calculus -- Uses cartoons to discuss calculus, covering the basic ideas behind the field, functions, derivatives, integrals, and related topics.
Battlestar Galactica : season zero. Omnibus, Vol. 1 -- Set approximately two years before the SyFy mini-series which relaunched Battlestar Galactica to such acclaim, Season Zero follows Commander Adama and crew as they take on their first mission on board the Galactica. Everything in that time frame is explored, including the menace and return of the Cylons as events hurtle towards the apocalypse!
Wandering son. Volume 1 -- The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy.
Astonishing X-men. Children of the Brood -- The fearsome Brood have overtaken the orbital research satellite known as Pandora's Box -- stranding Beast's girlfriend, S.W.O.R.D. agent Abigail Brand. Embarking on a daring rescue mission, Beast, Storm, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Lockheed will encounter old friends and older enemies. But to escape the enescapable Pandora's Box -- commissioned to house hazardous experiments on the universe's horrors -- they must not only survive one of the most dangerous alien species in existence, but also make an impossible decision: Even if it means sparing untold lives, can the X-Men bring themselves to rescue the Brood along with their friends?
Sherlock Holmes : year one -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's dauntless detective returns in an all-new series of adventures exploring the sleuth's untold origins! Join Dr. John Watson as he meets young Sherlock Holmes in a fateful encounter that will forever shape both men's destinies! Mysteries and murders most foul abound as we discover clues that reveal just hos Holmes became the world's most famous detective.
MetaMaus -- Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes -- Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? -- and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.
A flight of angels -- Deep in the woods outside of a magical kingdom, a strange group of faeries and forest creatures discover a nearly dead angel, bleeding and unconscious with a sword by his side. They call a tribunal to decide his fate, each telling stories that delve into different interpretations of these winged, celestial beings: tales of dangerous angels, all-powerful angels, guardian angels and death angels, that range from the mystical to the mysterious to the macabre.
Bakuman. Vol. 9, Talent and pride -- With Aiko Iwase teaming up with Eiji to get a series in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Moritaka and Akito have another major rival to contend with. Can the duo get their series serialized and succed in Jump this time? And when Akito has to ask for permission to marry Kaya, he'll have to face her father, a master in karate!
Avengers Academy. Vol. 2, Will we use this in the real world? -- The Avengers Academy students take on a mission of vengeance against the Hood, and Finesse goes off in search of the man who could be her father: Taskmaster! But everything changes when Korvac returns and defeats the Avengers. Now, the world's only hope lies with the Avengers Academy students, who have been aged to adulthood! With time manipulated, the team gets a glimpse of what the future might hold for them. For some, it's a revelation; for others, a life sentence! Can they overcome their personal demons and master unfamiliar abilities in time to defeat a foe powerful enough to conquer Earth's Mightiest Heroes?
Star Wars : General Grievous -- On a rescue mission to Vandos, Padawan Flynn Kybo and his master meet General Grievous, the Separatist army's cyborg leader. The Padawan manages to escape but Grievous murders his master. Kybo returns to the Jedi Council with plans to stop Grievous, but when the Coucil rebukes him for desiring vengeance, he takes matters into his own hands.
The Joker : a visual history of the clown prince of crime -- Since his first appearance in 1940's Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. Though his true origins may be unknown, the Harlequin of Hate's psychotic appearances in hundreds of comic books, television series, and movies have shaped the way we look at Batman, the battle of good and evil, and ourselves. Indeed, a hero is only as good as his nemesis, so the Joker's heinous crimes have elevated batman to the highest levels of crime fighting and we, the citizens of Gotham, and the multiverse in general to the highest levels of excitement.
Moon Knight. Vol. 1 -- Captain America. Wolverine. Spider-Man. There's not a more powerful set of heroes you'd want to have your back than this trio of Avengers. The problem is, the guys who have Moon Knight's back are all in his head -- symptoms of Marc Spector's schizophrenia. But as Spector tries to find balance in his new home of Los Angeles, a criminal mastermind makes deadly maneuvers -- trafficking the temporarily inert robot body of Ultron. Can Moon Knight get his act together in time to take on this deadly threat? Or will it take another personality on the scene -- Maya Lopez, the former Avenger Echo -- to tip the odds in Moon Knight's favor?
The dark crystal : Creation myths. Vol. 1 -- A lone wanderer, exotically dressed, stokes a fire and spins an epic tale of adventure, betrayal and tragedy. It is the legend of Aughra, the world's benevolent guardian, and her impish son Raunip. It is the story of the gentle Gelflings, and the rise and fall of their race. It is the sage of the Urskeks, powerful alien visitors who arrive in peace, but who also harbor a dire secret. But most of all, it is the myth of the Bright Crystal, and how its healing light is ultimately corrupted into darkness.
The walking dead. Vol. 15, We find ourselves -- The events of the previous volume, "No Way Out," have affected everyone in the community, and not everyone has survived to pick up the pieces. Rick and the survivors must now try to pick themselves up and carry in the wake of disaster... and by doing so, they find hope.
Blue exorcist. Volume 6 -- Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth - the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin's veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father's sword releases the demonic power within him.
Fear itself : Avengers -- The Red Skull's daughter has unleashed an evil as old as Midgard itself: The Serpent has risen to reclaim Earth, recruiting seven of its most powerful superhumans as his advance guard, the Worthy. The result is all-out action in classic Avengers style!
World of Warcraft. Curse of the Worgen -- Long ago, the Elves of Kalimdor fought the ceaseless War of the Satyr. Despite their druidic mastery of nature and animal forms, they would be bested again and again. Desperate, some turned to the most unstable of weapons: the pack form. Fighting monsters by becoming monsters seemed the only option left to ensure their survival.