New and Recommended Graphic Novels
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Peanut by Ayun Halliday (GN/P) -- Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.
Girl genius omnibus. Vol. 1, Agatha awakens by Phil & Kaja Foglio (GN/G) --Agatha is a student at Transylvania Polygnostic University and an aspiring scientist, and when she builds a war machine in her sleep, she is summoned to the Baron's Airship City, where it is a challenge for her merely to survive.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by Eric Shanower (GN/CLASSICS) -- Dorothy and her cousin Zeb tumble deep into the ground after an earthquake! They'll encounter the strange Mangaboos and invisible bears. They'll tussle with fierce wooden gargoyles and hungry 66-year-old baby dragons! But Dorothy will have an old friend at her side : the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Can the Wizard's guile save Dorothy and Zeb? And what is the Wizard's master plan he's been hiding?
Reborn! Vol. 1 & 2 by Akira Amano (GN/MANGA) -- Junior high schooler Tsuna is a failure at just about everything, so imagine his surprise when Reborn, a gun-toting toddler, arrives and informs him that he has come to groom Tsuna to become the future boss of an Italian organized crime family. And he has a bullet with Tsuna's name on it.
Wolverine. Season one by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (GN/MARVEL) -- Discovered as a feral mutant prowling the wilds! Recruited as a covert operative by a secretive government agency! Destined to pursue a dream of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant! Witness the birth of the Wolverine as the man called Logan makes his journey from animalistic wildling to beloved X-Man. Including Logan's first blockbuster battle with the Hulk, as well as pivotal appearances by Sabretooth and Wendigo, this blood-splattered tale features a contemporary retelling of the Clawed Canuck's formative years!
Superman. Vol. 2, Secrets and lies by Dan Jurgens (GN/DC) -- Tucked away high in the Himalayas, a long dormant evil has made these snowy mountain tops its home. Helspont, a decendant of the ancient alien race of Daemonites, has enlisted an army of robots to obtain all there is to know about the Kryptonian meanace standing between him and dominion over the people of Earth. Can Helspont gain control over Superman and use him to execute his invasion plan? Or will the Earth's alien protector cast Helspont back to the planet of Daemon?
Relish : my life in the kitchen by Lucy Knisley (GN/B KNISLEY) -- Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life.
Star Wars : Dawn of the Jedi. Bk. 1, Force storm by John Ostrander & Jan Duursema (GN/S) -- Here begins the tale of the dawn of the jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago -- before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new. On the planet Tython, a group of beings -- scientists, philosophers, and warriors -- strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change... The doors to the galaxy have been opened!
Artemis Fowl. The eternity code : the graphic novel by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin (GN/A) -- After Artemis uses stolen fairy technology to create a powerful microcomputer and it is snatched by a dangerous American businessman, Artemis, Juliet, Mulch, and the fairies join forces to try to retrieve it.
Durarara!! Volume 1 & 2 by Ryohgo Narita (GN/MANGA) -- Welcome to Ikebukuro, where Tokyo's wildest characters gather!! Meet an ordinary boy who daydreams about the extraordinary. A naive stalker girl. The strongest man in Ikebukuro. A shut-in doctor with questionable credentials. A hedonistic informant ... and the "headless rider" astride a pitch-black motorcycle!? As their paths cross, this eccentric cast weaves a twisted, cracked love story.
Road to Oz / adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum ; by Eric Shanower (GN/CLASSICS) -- This time Dorothy's companions are strange - an old homeless guy with a magic magnet, and a mentally-challenged child named Button-Bright, transformed magically by the king of the talking foxes! Who will get an invitation to the most lavish celebration ever known, the birthday party of Ozma of Oz? And how will Dorothy and the Shaggy Man get through the Deadly Desert? Johnny Dooit may have an idea!
Hawkeye. Vol. 1 & 2 by Matt Fraction (GN/MARVEL) -- The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won't believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe...and the darkest parts of Hawkeye's mind. Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble...and stealing from the rich never looked so good.
Before Watchmen : Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski (GN/DC) -- Discover what happened before WATCHMEN as writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by Andy Kubert and the legendary Joe Kubert to take flight with the gadget-savvy vigilante known as Nite Owl! And then in BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes on the all-powerful super-man Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same? Or are they changed? The very fact of his existence may have altered the nature of what will or will not be...
Tune. Bk. 1, Vanishing point by Derek Kirk Kim (GN/T) -- Andy's life is going nowhere, fast. He left art school with his career all worked out ahead of time, but ...to say it didn't work out is the understatement of the century. Unemployed and living with his overbearing parents, Andy struggles to keep sight of the lofty goals that once drove him. But it's hard, even when he reconnects with his old art school crush, Yumi.Things look better, briefly, with Yumi back in the picture and an actual job offer on the table. But then Andy takes the job offer--to work at a zoo--and finds himself in an alternate dimension. The zoo? Is run by aliens. The exhibit? Is him.
Nothing can possibly go wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks (GN/N) -- Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving? Nothing can possibly go wrong.
Avatar, the last Airbender : The search. Part 1 & 2 by Gene Luen Yang (GN/MANGA) -- What hapened to Fire Lord Zuko's mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar--and the most unlikely ally of all--to help uncover the biggest secret of his life.
Deadpool. Dead presidents by Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn (GN/MARVEL) -- When a cadre of dead U.S. presidents -- from George Washington to Gerald Ford -- rise from the grave to terrorize their countrymen, Marvel's top super heroes can't afford to risk their public image by laying the smackdown on these American patriots. Only someone with the already-sullied reputation, indiscriminate killing skills and implicit insanity defense of a heavily armed madman can be trusted with this abhorrent operation. But who in the Marvel Universe will dirty their hands by bashing in these resurrected heads of state? NOW! is the time for Deadpool!
Earth 2. Vol. 1, The gathering by James Robinson (GN/DC) -- Earth has been attacked! In the shadow of the dark forces more powerful than the planet has ever seen, the greatest super-humans have failed. Before all is lost, a new breed of heroes must unite and combat the insidious evil invading the Earth. But who can be trusted?
Steve Jobs : genius by design by Jason Quinn (GN/B JOBS) -- Chronicles the life of the innovator, from his birth and adoption through his wanderlust period to his creation of the Apple empire that revolutionized modern technology.
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Black butler. Volume 13 & 14 by Yana Toboso (GN/MANGA)
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07-ghost. Volume 4 by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara (GN/MANGA)
Wolverine and the X-Men. Vol. 3-5 by Jason Aaron (GN/MARVEL)
Wolverine. First cuts by Chris Yost & Chris Claremont with John Byrne (GN/MARVEL)
Superman : Action Comics. Vol. 1, Superman and the men of steel by Grant Morrison (GN/DC)
The Flash. Volume 1, Move forward by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato (GN/DC)
Batman, the dark knight. Vol. 1, Knight terrors by Paul Jenkins ... [et al.] (GN/DC)