New and Recommended Graphic Novels

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Aliens omnibus. Volumes 2-6 (GN/A) -- Mankind has fought for survival over countless millennia, but nothing has threatened humanity's existence like the murderous Alien scourge. While some have tried to use the creatures' deadly abilities to serve their own selfish ends, no one can dance with the devil, and ultimately only one species must prevail. To that end, men have turned their own lethal instincts and cold intellect against the monsters, creating engineered plagues, cybernetic fighting suits, and even bogus android aliens, but survival rides not on technology, but on the primacy of the most deep-rooted, feral instincts.

 

Atomic Robo. Vol. 1-3 / Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (GN/A) -- In 1923, Nikola Tesla's career is in its twilight until he unveils a robot with automatic intelligence--Atomic Robo! Granted full American citizenship in return for his participation in a top secret military operation in 1938, Atomic Robo goes on to found Tesladyne, a think tank dedicated to exploring the fringes of scientific inquiry. After decades of dealing with all manner of weirdness, Atomic Robo and the so-called Action Scientists of Tesladyne became the go-to defense force against the unexplained.

 

Boxers & Saints : Boxers / Gene Luen Yang (GN/B) -- In China in 1898 bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough: harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

 

 

Boxers & Saints : Saints / Gene Luen Yang (GN/B) -- China, 1898. An unwanted and unwelcome fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family when she's born. She finally finds friendship-- and a name, Vibiana -- in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is in full swing, and bands of young men roam the countryside, murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie-- and whether she is willing to die for her faith.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer : Season 9. Vol. 4, Welcome to the team / Andrew Chambliss (GN/B) -- Rededicated to the Slayer mission, Buffy is reducing the zombie population one by one--until she is ripped from a battle and transported to Los Angeles. The demon Illyria and a mystical council make the Slayer an unwilling recruit in a team formed to take down an increasingly powerful enemy--the Siphon. Having regained his strength after a showdown with Buffy, he's back in action, gathering power and endangering whatever remnants of magic linger in the world. Meanwhile, in San Francisco--unbeknownst to Buffy--the loss of magic is hitting closer to home than ever...

 

Bluffton : my summers with Buster / Matt Phelan (GN/B) -- The year is 1908, and a troupe of vaudeville performers has arrived in sleepy Muskegon, Michigan to spend the summer. Young Henry Harrison is fascinated with the animals and performers, but mostly with a slapstick performer his own age named Buster Keaton, who is also a master prankster and loves to play baseball.

 

 

Chew. Vol. 7, Bad apples / John Layman (GN/C) -- Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Bestselling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winning series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. Tony Chu - the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats - is back in action, just in time to face a cult of egg-worshipping terrorists who've declared holy war on the chicken-eaters of the world.

 

 

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant / Tony Cliff (GN/D) -- Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

 

Doctor Who : Series 2, Vol. 1 & 2 / Tony Lee (GN/D) -- The Eleventh Doctor era begins here! Join the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and his latest companions, Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, as they travel to the far reaches of space and the distant past.

 

 

Dragon age : those who speak / David Gaider (GN/D) -- With her dark past laid bare, the pirate Isabela must resolve to escape this dungeon or lose herself forever, even as King Alistair must take up arms against an old ally if he is to have any hope of uncovering the fate of his father!

 

 

Jane, the fox & me / Fanny Britt (GN/J) -- Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies — Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane’s tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to allow her to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship.

Monster on the hill / Rob Harrell (GN/M) -- In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster--much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is-- except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling.

Mouse Guard. : Legends of the guard. Volume 2 / David Peterson (GN/M) -- Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie, and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening!

 

Star wars : blood ties. Boba Fett is dead / Tom Taylor (GN/S) -- The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy's most feared bounty hunter, is dead! But members of the team that killed Fett are themselves being picked off, one by one, by a mysterious avenger, and Connor Freeman - the son of one of Jango Fett's clones - gets drawn into the whodunit. Freeman is recruited against his will to find and safeguard a particular bounty hunter on a distant world with an unknown connection to Boba Fett...

 

Star Wars, Dark times. Vol. 6, Fire carrier / Randy Stradley (GN/S) -- In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, Master K'Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. Crash-landing on an Imperial-run planet, they hide in a refugee camp filled with thousands of others displaced by the end of the Clone Wars. But the camp isn't safe, so K'Kruhk and the younglings escape into the wilderness - only to stumble upon an evil greater than they could have imagined! Meanwhile in the Imperial capital, Darth Vader grooms a deadly new tool for the Empire!

 

Tune. Bk. 2, Still life / Derek Kirk Kim and Les McClaine (GN/T) -- In the second installment of the Tune series, our hapless hero, Andy Go, is settling into life in an alien zoo. Bein a zoo creature isn't so bad--his keepers serve him piping hot pho, his TV has a million channels, and his house on Earth has been recreated in exacting detail, right down to the Playboys he keeps under his mattress. But his dream job starts to look like a nightmare when he realizes he won't be getting his promised weekend visits to Earth, and his contract isn't for one year...but a lifetime.

 

The X-Files : Season 10. Volume 1 / Joe Harris with Chris Carter (GN/X) -- For years they investigated the paranormal, pursued the "monsters of the week," and sought the truth behind extraterrestrial activity, along with the grand conspiracy surrounding it rooted deep within their own government. But when Agents Mulder and Scully reunite for a new, ongoing series that ushers The X-Files into a new era of technological paranoia, multinational concerns, and otherworldly threats, it'll take more than a desire "to believe" to make it out alive.

 

The wizard of Oz / L. Frank Baum and Ben Caldwell (GN/CLASSICS) -- Thanks to the brilliant, action-packed color, the Yellow Brick Road has never seemed brighter, the Wicked Witch more evil, or the Land of Oz more magical. It's ideal for every fan of the book, the much-loved movie, or the graphic novels. This is the freshest, hippest approach to classic literature yet.

 

 

Batman, Incorporated. Volume 1, Demon Star / Grant Morrison (GN/DC) -- Eisner Award-winning fan-favorite writer Grant Morrison concludes the Batman epic he began nearly a decade ago in BATMAN & SON, pitting the entirity of Batman Incorporated against the Levianthan organization headed by the Dark Knight's former romantic interest Talia al Ghul. As Leviathan enacts a plan that threatens the world, Batman and his allies must fight against the rising storm--but not everyone will make it out of the encounter alive.

 

Batman. Volume 3, Death of the Family / Scott Snyder (GN/DC) -- After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum...

 

 

Green Arrow. Vol. 2 & 3 / Ann Nocenti (GN/DC) -- The stress of running a multi-billion dollar corporation and being the guardian of Star City has frayed Oliver Queen's last nerve. When he encounters the genetically modified triplets known as "Skylark" during a mission, Queen, entranced by their beauty and the new techonology they give him, agrees to meet their "father" King Leer.

 

 

Green Lantern Corps. Vol. 1, Fearsome / Peter J. Tomasi (GN/DC) -- As part of the DC New 52 event, the Green Lantern Corps return, led by fan favorite Lanterns Guy Gardner and John Stewart. When a new menace, The Keepers, begins to march across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations, it is up to The Corps, severely outnumbered, to stop them. The Corps soon find one of their own held by the ruthless Keepers and must figure out a way to save their comrade and defeat the Keepers without the Green Lantern's most powerful weapon, their power rings.

 

Green Lantern : New guardians. Vol. 1, The ring bearer / Tony Bedard (GN/DC) -- Green Lantern Kyle Rayner finds himself at odds with the Guardians of the Universe when rings from all the separate Lantern Corps come to claim him. But the other Corps aren't too keen on the Green Lanterns "stealing" their rings! Writer Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) pens a new chapter in the Green Lantern mythos with a team of renegade Lanterns consisting of members from each Corps!

 

Red Hood and the Outlaws. Vol. 3, Death of the Family / Scott Lobdell (GN/DC) -- The Joker has returned! A year ago, the Joker had his own face removed and vanished from Gotham City--or so Batman and his allies thought. Surfacing once more, the Clown Prince goes after each member of the Bat-Family and systematically takes them down, leading to a final confrontation that will change the lives of the Dark Knight and his allies forever!

 

 

The savage Hawkman. Vol. 1, Darkness rising / Tony S. Daniel (GN/DC) -- As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, Carter Hall is back as the savage Hawkman! Carter's skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins. But one of his latest discoveries is Morphicus, whose deadly power helps to spread an alien plague through New York City. With innocent lives in the balance, Carter Hall must use the power of the Nth metal bonded to his body to don his wings and become Hawkman!

 

Teen Titans. Vol. 1-3 / Scott Lobdell (GN/DC) -- As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, writer Scott Lobdell (X-Men, The Age of Apocalypse) and artist Brett Booth (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) deliver a fresh new take on DC Comics' teen heroes, the Teen Titans.

 

 

Wonder Woman. Vol. 1-3 / Brian Azzarello (GN/DC) -- Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life–and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera–so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told? Superstar writer Brian Azzarello creates a new direction for one of DC's best-known heroes, with spectacular art by Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins!

 

The 47 Ronin / Sean Michael Wilson (GN/MANGA) -- In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samuraiknown as roninall committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan's deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice.

 

 

Attack on Titan. 1-10 / Hajime Isayama (GN/MANGA) -- For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything.

 

 

Bakuman. Vol. 17-20 / Tsugumi Ohba (GN/MANGA) -- As the veteran manga artists start taking over Weekly Shonen Jump, the younger artists feel the pressure. But what is behind this sudden surge of older artists making a comeback in the magazine? And what is the connection between Azuma and Moritaka's late uncle?

 

 

 

Black butler. Volume 15 & 16  / Yana Toboso (GN/MANGA) -- When students fail to return home from an English boarding school that numbers several elite bloodlines among its student body, Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his indomitable butler, Sebastian, infiltrate the lush grounds and stately halls of this distinguished house of learning at Her Majesty's behest. The butler takes on the role of tutor, his master that of student-- parts to which both are more than just a little accustomed. As their dorm lives of deceit begin, they turn their eyes upon the conspicuous and colourful waistcoats of the four school prefects, from whose attention nothing at the school escapes.

 

Bleach. Vol. 54 & 55 / Tite Kubo (GN/MANGA) -- After a long struggle, Ichigo finally regains his Soul Reaper powers thanks to Rukia. But as the battle against Kugo Ginjo heats up, Ichigo learns a shocking secret behind his role as a Deputy Soul Reaper. With the truth finally revealed to him, what action will Ichigo take?

 

 

Blue exorcist. Volume 8-10 / Kazue Kato (GN/MANGA) -- Awakened by the traitor Saburota Todo, the Impure King's massive form threatens to engulf the city of Kyoto. As the Exorcists of the Tokyo Branch and the monks of the Myodha temple do all they can to contain the demon, Rin and his friends find themselves separated and facing their own battles. While Rin and Ryuji race to confront the full might of the Impure King, Yukio takes on Todo singlehanded and discovers that he may be his own worst enemy!

 

 

Cardcaptor Sakura omnibus. Book 1 / CLAMP (GN/MANGA) -- Fourth grader Sakura Kinomoto finds a strange book in her father's library -- a book made by the wizard Clow to store dangerous spirits sealed within a set of magical cards. But when Sakura opens it up, there is nothing left inside but Kero-chan, the book's cute little guardian beast-- who informs Sakura that since the Clow cards seem to have escaped while he was asleep, it's now her job to capture them!

 

Claymore. Vol. 20-22 / Norihiro Yagi (GN/MANGA) -- Rebel Claymores Deneve, Helen and Yuma return to the Holy City of Rabona and find it under attack by Yoma hordes. An all-out battle ensues, after which Galatea informs the recently returned Claymores about Miria's solitary and likely doomed quest to bring down the Organization. As Helen and Deneve investigate in separate assays, it becomes clear that the Organization is creating novel and terrifying breeds of Yoma warriors. Meanwhile, Miria returns with an ominous scar on her forehead.

 

The Dark-hunters : Infinity. 1 & 2 / Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jiyoung Ahn (GN/MANGA) -- Fourteen-year-old Nick Gautier doesn't have it easy. With a single mom struggling to make ends meet, his secondhand clothes aren't exactly making him popular with the "in" crowd at school. No, Nick fits in much better on the streets of New Orleans-at least until his so-called friends turn on him! Rescued by the mysterious Kyrian of Thrace, Nick suddenly finds himself indoctrinated into a bizarre supernatural world, that of the Dark-Hunters, where he discovers that life isn't nearly so "normal" as it once seemed. Zombified classmates and flesh-hungry demons are bad enough, but it's the dark hints about Nick's own future that are the most troubling things of all ...

Durarara!! Volume 3 & 4 / Ryohgo Narita (GN/MANGA) -- After twenty years of searching, Celty, the headless black rider, has at last found her missing head bobbing through the streets of Ikebukuro on someone else's neck! Though Celty pursues, the girl escapes on the arm of Mikado Ryuugamine, taking refuge in his apartment. But with both the legendary rider and Yagiri Pharmaceuticals bearing down on Mikado in their pursuit of the scarred girl, how can he hope to save his own neck?

 

 

Durarara!! Saika arc. Volume 1 & 2 / Ryohgo Narita (GN/MANGA) -- After moving to Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro to experience the excitement of city life, Mikado, an average high-school student, encounters a mysterious "headless rider" on a black motorcycle and gets caught up in local gang feuds and supernatural occurrences.

 

 

The earl & the fairy. 2-4 / Ayuko (GN/MANGA) -- Lydia travels with Edgar and his companions to the Isle of Manan, formerly the home of the Blue Knight Earl, but even if they can make it past the merfolk who surround the island, Edgar could face death if it turns out he is not the true heir to the Earldom.

 

 

Fairy tail. 17-34 / Hiro Mashima (GN/MANGA) -- After Wendy is abducted by the dark guilds, she is exposed to the destructive magical properties of NIRVANA, which drastically alter the light and darkness within her body. Can Fairy Tail rescue Wendy and save her precvious soul... or will the dark guilds have the last laugh?

 

 

Maximum Ride : the manga. Vol. 7 / James Patterson and NaRae Lee (GN/MANGA) -- Fang's blog has brought ITEX and their cruel research to the world's attention, and his readers take a stand at the facility where Max and the girls are being held, shutting the organization down. But Max isn't through saving the world yet! When the Flock is asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming, the expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure and activism. But even in Antarctica, Max is an irresistible target with the eyes of the world upon her. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world...

Nabari no ou. Volume 9 / Yuhki Kamatani (GN/MANGA) -- As Yoite's condition worsens, Yukimi's mind drifts, eventually settling on the mystery of the dying Kira user's past. Acting independently at the cost of his assigned mission, the Grey Wolves' resident journalist sets off in search of the truth about his ward's life with little to guide him. Left to their own devices, Yoite and Miharu break free of Hattori and the Grey Wolves when they learn that the leader of the pack knows much more about them than he has ever let on. But in the world of shinobi, death is never very far behind.

 

Naruto. Vol. 61-64 / Masashi Kishimoto (GN/MANGA) -- Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! As Madara uses his dominating power to fend off the Five Kage, Sasuke is reunited with his brother Itachi. Can the brothers put aside their differences and help each other out? When they come face to face with Kabuto, the man who revived Itachi from the dead, they'll have to team up if they have any hope of survival!

 

One piece. Vol. 64-69 / Eiichiro Oda (GN/MANGA) -- With their queen dead, the people of Fish-Man Island carry on her will and hope to one day achieve her dream.But Hody Jones and the New Fish-Man pirates have other ideas, including ruling the kingdom themselves. The fate of Fish-Man Island will rest on Luffy's shoulders, but will he destroy it instead?

 

 

Pandora hearts. Volume 14-20 / Jun Mochizuki (GN/MANGA) -- Just when it seems the tragedy of Sablier is on the verge of recurring at Isla Yura's residence, the sinister blade of the Headhunter swings once more. From the darkness where the mysteries of Fianna's House and Humpty Dumpty converge, one truth will come to light: an unmoving reality that is itself so shocking, it seems like an illusion-- Will Oz and his allies ever recover?

 

 

Reborn! Vol. 1-7 (8 & 9 on order), 10-16 / 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.

 

 

Sailor moon. Volume 9-12 / Naoko Takeuchi (GN/MANGA) -- Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

 

 

Tokyo mew mew a la mode Vol 1 & 2 (in one) / Mia Ikumi (GN/MANGA) -- Berry Shirayuki is a completely normal high school girl--until she's hit by the Mew Mew beam, giving her the powers of both the Amami Black Rabbit and the Andean Mountain Cat! Now Berry has super-hearing, super-speed, and can leap (small) builings in a single bound. But her new super powers come at a price--with their leader Ichigo studying abroad in England, the Mew Mews need Berry's help fighting the remaining chimera terrorizing Tokyo. As if that wasn't bad enough, there's a new gang in town, the Saint Rose Crusaders. They've made it their mission to destroy the Mew Mews, and they're starting with Berry!

Vampire knight. Vol. 16 & 17 / Matsuri Hino  (GN/MANGA) -- The Night Class is back in session, but Yuki finds herself quickly becoming second fiddle to Sara Shirabuki. With Kaname gone, Yuki is now desperate for blood, so Zero offers her his own. Will she break her promise to Kaname and drink from Zero?

 

 

We were there. 14-16 / Yuuki Obata (GN/MANGA) -- Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.

 

 

 

Age of Ultron / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- For years, the Marvel Universe has lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its greatest desire: to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth. That day has arrived! The impossible has happened and Ultron rules the planet! And as the few super hero survivors that remain try desperately to stay alive, Luke Cage learns the staggering secret of Ultron's victory. As a near-broken Captain America leads a ragtag counterattack, Wolverine makes a controversial and desperate decision - that creates an all-new Marvel Universe! But can even this rash act defeat Ultron?

 

The Avengers. Vol. 4 & 5 / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- Captain America has declared war on Marvel's mutants in the face of the Phoenix's arrival on Earth, but one Avenger must betray the team to fulfill their destiny with the unstoppable cosmic force! And it's not who you think! Plus: the Red Hulk's last stand!? And can Hawkeye and Spider-Woman's budding romance survive the end of the world?

 

 

Guardians of the galaxy. Vol. 1 & 2 / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- There's a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! No one! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and - wait for it - the invincible Iron Man, as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! These galactic Avengers are going to discover secrets that will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!

Guardians of the galaxy. Tomorrow's Avengers. Vol. 1 & 2 (GN/MARVEL) -- The Avengers of tomorrow face their baptism of fire! A thousand years from now, Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex and Charlie-27 -- the Guardians of the Galaxy -- rise to retake Earth from reptilian raiders! But, they're not just building on the heroism of past centuries, they're recruiting from it! Captain America, Dr. Strange, the Thing, the Hulk and more join the star-spanning heroes in the greatest war the future ever saw! Then, as the Guardians help a planet in turmoil rebuild, threats rise from two other worlds: one of them living, the other gone mad! It's a cosmic action as you like it, featuring the introduction of Nikki and the origin of Starhawk! Guest-starring the Silver Surfer!

The mighty Thor. Volume 1-3 / Matt Fraction (GN/MARVEL) -- What is the Worldheart? Plucked by Thor and his companions from the deepest roots of Yggdrasil--the World Tree, split in twain--the cosmic seed is now the most coveted object in Odin's possession. But the Silver Surfer, herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds, recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master's apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight--and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer for the betterment of the universe, or choose instead to fight to the death for the glory of Odin?

Thor : god of thunder. Vol. 1, The God Butcher / Jason Aaron (GN/MARVEL) -- Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods...and is shocked to find himself among them! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher's beserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape!