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?


The invincible Iron Man. Vol. 3-11 / Matt Fraction (GN/MARVEL) -- Tony's failing health makes the Iron Man too complicated to pilot. Hill hunts the world's most un-huntable man. Pepper defies Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. itself. And all of Iron Man's rogues' gallery is after him and the billion-dollar bounty on his head... starting with the murderous Madame Masque! But believe it or not, there'll soon come a time when everyone looks back on these as the good old days...
New Avengers (Marvel Now). Vol. 1, Everything dies / Jonathan Hickman (GN/MARVEL) -- To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati must reassemble...NOW! It's the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe: the Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Beast against an infinite legion of parallel realities. Armed with the six Infinity Gems, the Illuminati gather to plan for the death of everything...but their task is complicated by old wounds, lies and secret agendas. But when the Illuminati experience their first dimensional incursion, can this loose brotherhood of end times trust each other enough to use the Infinity Gems in unison? And what new member will join the group?
New Mutants. Vol. 5-7 / Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (GN/MARVEL) -- Repercussions from the infighting among the X-Men's old guard reach the tight-knit New Mutants: Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma, Cypher, Warlock, Karma and Dani Moonstar all must make life-defining choices in the wake of Schism. Who stays and who leaves? Is there a third choice that could redeem the team? Meanwhile, Blink is back, and the New Mutants are on her trail--made obvious by the mayhem and destruction that follow wherever she goes! And as Dani leads a mission to bring Blink out of exile, Mephisto lurks in the background--waiting to collect on a bargain struck with Magma during the throes of Fear itself. At the risk of her very soul, will Amara go on a date with the devil?
Fairy Tail. 35 / Hiro Mashima (GN/MANGA) -- When Minerva of Saber Tooth sadistically thrashes Lucy to within an inch of her life, Fairy Tail vows vengeance! Their chance comes at the climax of the fourth day's events. It's Natsu and Gajeel vs. Sting and Rogue, the old dragon slayers against the new! Can the stadium contain the sheer power of these wizards' fire and iron?
New moon : the graphic novel. Volume 1 / Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim (GN/MANGA) -- Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, and a sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi.
Usagi Yojimbo : Space Usagi / Stan Sakai (GN/MANGA) -- Space Usagi is the descendent of the 17th-century samurai, Miyamoto Usagi, and is the hero of his clan. Death and Honor tells of the fall of the Shiroshi star sytem, White Star Rising chronicles a band of samurai as they attempt to retake their system, and Warrior has Usagi on the trail of the abductor of his lord. Also featured are two short stories, including an encounter with the original Usagi Yojimbo.
Usagi Yojimbo. Vol. 26, Traitors of the Earth / Stan Sakai (GN/MANGA) -- Between the forces of light and darkness exists a precarious balance, and even the smallest incident can tip the scales. When the thief Kitsune picks the purse of a samurai to find a harmless-looking jewel, she angers a powerful wizard and revives a betrayed army slain hundreds of years earlier. Contending with a horde of undead warriors, a possessed Kitsune, and the wizard's considerable wrath, Usagi Yojimbo soon finds himself well out of his depth, in this storyline that was named a Best American Comics notable book. Usagi's travels also lead him directly into the midst of a ruthless gang and then to the killer of his former master. With his honor at stake and thoughts of vengeance clouding his reason, the rabbit ronin is tested as never before, in the Eisner-nominated 'Death of Lord Hikiji.
Usagi Yojimbo. Vol. 27, A town called Hell / Stan Sakai (GN/MANGA) -- The rabbit ronin's wanderings find him caught between competing gang lords fighting for control of A Town Called Hell. With the help of master swordsman Kato, Usagi takes on one gangster, while the other stirs up even more trouble! Now, with Kato is on his trail, Uasgi continues his travels, confronting a nukekubi - a flying, cannibal head - aiding a disgraced samurai seeking redemption, and even crossing paths with the demon Jei! All the while, Kato awaits a rematch and a return to Hell!
Batman : Detective Comics. Vol. 2, Scare tactics / Tony S. Daniel (GN/DC) -- Batman must face the madness of the Mad Hatter, and then take on the Talons of the Court of Owls! But even if he survives that, he must face a whole new set of fears when the Scarecrow returns! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terror the Scarecrow brings? And explore the bizarre similarities between these two enemies and how the idea of fear has shaped their lives!