New April 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!!
Friends with boys -- After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.
Hatter M. Vol. 3, The nature of wonder -- Hatter M has escaped a mad house to travel to Washington D.C. in the Spring of 1865. It's the final days of the American Civil War and Hatter M's search for Alyss is about to take its darkest twist yet as the powers of Black Imagination gather and descend on America. Joined in his quest by two 19th century paranormal investigators, Hatter and his traveling companions go in search of the White Flower shamans and the antidote to the evil of Black Imagination. What follows for Hatter is a wild west odyssey of exploding airships, shamanic quests, lost tribes, hidden caves and a surprise visit to a truly exclusive Hat Shop.
Invincible Iron Man. Vol. 2 -- He's outrun Norman Osborn, and kept the database of superhuman secret identities safe and secure. But in doing so, Tony Stark has lost just about everything: his armor, his power - even his very mind. Now, at his absolute lowest point, it will take Tony's last reservoir of will - and a band of brothers including Thor, Captain America, War Machine and Black Widow - to keep from losing it all and sow the seeds for a brighter tomorrow.
The unwritten. Vol. 5, On to genesis -- Armed with his father's journals, Tom Taylor begins a journey across the United States that also takes him into the past - to the Golden Age of a new artistic medium and the birth of a new type of hero. But following in Wilson's footsteps creates dangerous echoes.
Laddertop. Volume 1 -- Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth. They gave the human race the greatest technology ever seen -- four giant towers known as Ladders that rise 36,000 miles into space and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running. Back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve. Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are the best of friends, are candidates for the Academy. They will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers ... if it doesn't destroy the Earth first!
Batman : Gates of Gotham -- When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives -- including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others -- to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman's team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham's history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts.
Evolution : the story of life on Earth -- On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Life, the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution, taking the reader from earth’s primordial soup to the vestigial structures, like the coccyx and the male nipple, of modern humans. Once again, the award-winning illustrations of the Cannons render the complex clear and everything cleverly comedic.
Pandora hearts. Volume 9 -- The incuse on Oz Vessalius's chest ticks onward, but the young heir to one of the four great dukedoms directs his gaze back, seeking the facts behind a centuries-old tragedy. Intent on examining the ruins of Sablier despite warnings to scare him away, Oz and his makeshift party of explorers wander through the remnants of the former capital in search of clues to shed light upon the consuming darkness of the past. But in the yawning void where the opulent city once stood, will Oz come face-to-face with the truth? Or will he find misery the only resident...?
xxxHOLic. Vol. 19 -- Kimihiro Watanuki has passed through many trials by fire. Once an indentured servant, he has matured and become the poised and skilled keeper of the shop that grants wishes. But Watanuki’s final wish is for himself: to meet the witch Yûko one more time. With Yûko long vanished from our world, is it even possible? That question and others are answered now in the concluding volume of the bestselling manga xxxHOLiC!
Fables. Vol. 16, Super team -- Evil stalks the borders of Haven! Fed by fear and driven by darkness, Mister Dark has risen, more powerful than ever! Soon, the Fables' defenses will fall, and the day of doom will be upon them! But lo, there shall come-- the F-Men!
Star Wars : Dark times. Vol. 4, Blue harvest -- Jedi Dass Jennir and his companion Bomo Greenbark survived the Clone Wars, but the fate of Bomo's wife and daughter remains a mystery. The two friends are determined to find them, but their path leads them from danger to darkness-where each of them stands to lose more than they may hope to gain. Meanwhile, Darth Vader must deal with some unpleasant realities-and memories-of his own. Though he is a Dark Lord of the Sith, even he must bow before the power of the Emperor.
Warriors Three : Dog day afternoon -- The Warriors Three set off on an epic journey to discover the secret to stopping Fenris Wolf, the son of Loki who was imprisoned for slaughtering an entire Viking village, exiled on an island in Niflhel for all eternity--until agents of Advanced Idea Mechanics freed the wolf in the hope of researching his genetics.
Hades : lord of the dead -- Hades: Lord of the Dead tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons.
Flashpoint : The world of Flashpoint featuring Batman -- Flashpoint has changed the DC Universe, and nothing is as it was before. Now Batman is Thomas Wayne, driven by the death of his son Bruce to punish criminals-- and in pursuit of a Joker whose twisted crimes will bring him to the brink of madness himself! ... Now, Dick Grayson travels with his parents and the death-defying Deadman across war-torn Europe, performing in their circus-- until an Amazon attack leads them to their true fate. In this world, Deathstroke is a pirate on the world's most dangerous waters, questing for the only treasure that really matters... And Shade the Changing Man leads a secret team of bizarre heroes-- but will he lead them to their deaths?
Dr. Horrible : and other horrible stories -- From the smash-hit web musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog come the earliest tales in the lives of Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, Moist, and the upper echelon of all things awful, the Evil League of Evil.
Yu-Gi-Oh! : 5D's. Vol. 2, The D1 Grand Prix begins! -- In New Domino City, the hottest game in town is the Turbo Duel, fought from blazingly fast motorcycle called Duel Runners. On the outskirts of New Domino City, in a district known as Satellite, a new Turbo Duel hero emerges-- Ysei Fudo! On his custom-built Duel Runner. Ysei takes on all challengers. Fighting for his friends and the future of Satellite! Yusei enters the D1 Grand Prix, hoping for a chance to duel Jack Atlas. There are new rivals and new duels to fight, and the competition will be fierce. Can Yusei battle his way to the top, or is he destined to crash and burn?
Dragon age. Vol. 1 -- In a time lost to history, a war ravaged the land. Mages, incredibly powerful wielders of magic, ruled the world through mastery of dark arts and forbidden spells. Their lust for power almost destroyed all existence, and unleashed an unholy pestilence, the Darkspawn, to plague mankind, trolls, faeries, and all the inhabitants of the realm. Now magic is carefully controlled, taught behind the sacred walls of the Circle of Magi, and monitored by the ever-vigilant Templars. It is in this arena that a new generation of Mages-in-training will arise - warriors of sorcery who will defy the rules of the Templars and change the course of the world forever!
Fear itself : Uncanny X-Men -- The fallen Asgardian god known only as the Serpent holds Earth in stranglehold of fear. Among his hammer-powered servants, the Worthy, is the X-Men's longtime foe, the Juggernaut -- always nigh unstoppable, now infused with dark, godlike powers. What is one X-Man willing to sacrifice to keep the people of San Francisco safe? Plus: the end of the Uncanny X-Men and the return of Mr. Sinister!
Naruto. Vol. 55, The great war begins -- Evil masterminds Kabuto and Madara instigate a skirmish with Naruto and friends on Turtle Island. The Allied Shinobi Forces prepare to attack, but are they ready for Kabuto's horde of reanimated dead ninja?!