New and Recommended Graphic Novels
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Captain America & Bucky. The life story of Bucky Barnes / Ed Brubaker & Marc Andreyko (GN/MARVEL) -- Think you know the story of Cap and Bucky's origins? Well, think again. The secret story of the early days of Captain America is revealed here, told from Bucky Barnes' point of view. What was Cap and Bucky's first mission together? What was the tragedy that happened on it that changed everything about who Bucky was? And what is the secret that connects the Cap and Bucky series to Cap's modern day stories?
Captain America : Castaway in Dimension Z. Book 1 / Rick Remender (GN/MARVEL) -- Arnim Zola's ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as Dimension Z. With no country and no allies, what's left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? Just the one thing that his foe values most...Zola's son! Steve has saved the boy's life, but can he keep him alive against the savage barbarians of Phrox - with the fate of a world hinging on his victory?
Fantastic Four. Vol. 1-6 / Jonathan Hickman (GN/MARVEL) -- No matter the obstacles, the Fantastic Four deal in miracles. Whether it's a trip thousands of years into the future or past, an expedition to the fantastical African nation of Wakanda or a mission to help one of their oldest friends, Marvel's First Family strives against the unknown and the unthinkable. And now, the stakes are higher than ever.
Nova. Origin / Jeph Loeb (GN/MARVEL) -- Sam Alexander is a kid bound by the gravity of a small town-- and a father whose ridiculous, drunken fairy tales about a "Nova Corps" were just another heavy burden. But lucky for Sam, gravity soom won't even matter-- and those troubles will be a billion miles away. It's a boy, a helmet and an intergalactic legacy! As Sam trains with the Guardians of Glaxay's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon, the helmet leads Nova into intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe!
Spider-Men / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) comes face-to-face with his newcomer "replacement," thirteen-year-old Miles Morales, after master illusionist Mysterio opens a door between their two worlds. Now they must work together to face the deadly villain determined to destroy two Spider-Men in one.
The superior Spider-Man. Vol. 1-3 / Dan Slott (GN/MARVEL) -- Peter Parker's archenemy Dr. Octopus has taken control of his body and his life. Now Otto Octavius is determined to prove himself a superior Spider-Man in every way. His baptism of fire comes when he faces down the new Sinister Six.
Ultimate comics Spider-Man. Volume 3 & 4 / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- Miles Morales continues to try to fill the shoes of the dead Peter Parker, while dealing with his uncle Aaron, a.k.a. the Prowler, who knows his secret; Miles also has his first superhero team up when Captain America comes calling.
All-new X-men. Vol. 3, Out of their depth / Brian Michael Bendis (GN/MARVEL) -- The time-displaced young X-Men continue to adjust to a present day that's simultaneously more awe-inspiring and more disturbing than any future the young heroes had ever imagined for themselves. And as Jean Grey pushes her powers to the limit, shaking her and the rest of the X-Men to the core, one of the ALL-NEW X-MEN breaks rank...and leaves to join the adult Cyclops and his revolutionary crew! They never warned us about this sort of thing in temporal mechanics class!
X-Men. Vol. 1, Primer / Brian Wood (GN/MARVEL) -- An old enemy shows up at the X-Men's door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she's brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth's survival...or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!
Doctor Who omnibus. Volume 1 (GN/D) -- This omnibus collects three volumes of Doctor Who tales, all involving the Tenth Doctor as portrayed by David Tennant. The collection begins with Agent Provocateur: as The Doctor and Martha Jones search for the best chocolate milkshakes in the cosmos, someone else is on the hunt for him. Next, fans will enjoy Through Time and Space, a collection of six one-shot stories from creators such as Leah Moore, Ben Templesmith, Tony Lee, and John Ostrander. The omnibus concludes with The Forgotten, a story in which The Doctor is stranded in a strange museum dedicated to him, featuring appearances by all 10 Doctors!
Doctor Who omnibus. Volume 2 (GN/D) -- All 16 issues plus the 2010 annual and A Fairytale Life are collected in this Doctor Who Omnibus. Includes the final comic book tales of the 10th Doctor plus a stand alone tale starring the 11th Doctor that's not to be missed!
Doctor Who. Prisoners of time : the complete series / Scott & David Tipton (GN/D) -- Prisoners of Time celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and IDW pays tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as... the Doctor. Collects all 12-issues of the series in one deluxe oversized hardcover.
Doctor Who : Series 2. Vol. 3, It came from outer space / Tony Lee (GN/D) -- The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and new travelling companion Kevin - a cybernetic dinosaur - find a scientific crew under attack from a giant, Cthulhloid space squid! Also, the two-part "Bodysnatchers" where the crew find themselves inside an alien asylum and discover that many of the human patients within actually house the minds of some of the Doctor's most terrifying enemies! And a special, silent Christmas story: When robots attack Santa in order to destroy Christmas, it's up to the Doctor to save the day!
Doctor Who classics omnibus. Volume 1 (GN/D) -- Featuring work from some of the most pominent names in comics including Dave Gibbons and Grant Morrison, follow along as the Doctor plays out his classic tales, all featuring state-of-the-art coloring by Charlie Kirchoff. Stories collected include "City of the Damned," "Dreamers of Death," "Iron Legion," "Spider-god," "Changes," and more!
Doctor Who classics omnibus. Volume 2 (GN/D) -- More classic tales from Doctor Who! Join the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Doctors as they right wrongs, meet new creatures, and travel through time and space. This collection includes stories such as "The Tides of Time," Junk-Yard Demon," "4-Dimensional Vistas," "The Moderator," Voyager," "Funhouse," and many more.
Spike. Season 9, A dark place / Victor Gischler (GN/S) -- Spike hightails it for the dark side of the moon after parting ways with his on-again, off-again love interest, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Once a terrifying vampire, Spike has grown soft. It's nothing that a vacation on a bug-filled spaceship headed for the moon can't fix. That and some heavy drinking. But his plans for self-loathing are interrupted when he's confronted by dangerous demons looking for a first-class ticket to...Sunnydale! Villains from Spike's shady past appear, and a sultry succubus tempts Spike to move on from his aching heart. Victor Gischler and Paul Lee bring Spike to vivid life, presenting this vampire who chose to have a soul with the hard truth about himself and his enduring pursuit of the Slayer.
Star Trek. Volume 2-5 / Mike Johnson (GN/S) -- The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in these new stories that pick up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before!
Star Wars : Darth Maul. Death sentence / Tom Taylor (GN/S) -- Fearsome Sith Lord Darth Maul, rescued and restored after surviving his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace, wreaks havoc through the galaxy with his brother Savage Opress! When the brothers' murderous rampage through the Outer Rim is interrupted by a bounty placed on their heads by Ja'Boag, a wealthy mining magnate, the duo decides to target him - only to be met by a team of Jedi and Ja'Boag's own private army! This would be the break the Jedi have been hoping for, if it weren't for the fact that Ja'Boag's ruthless oppression of the native population has given Darth Maul an army of his own!
Star Wars : Dawn of the Jedi. Vol. 2, Prisoner of Bogan / John Ostrander & Jan Duursema (GN/S) -- In the era before the Old Republic and the discovery of hyperspace travel, the Je'daii - the progenitors of the Jedi Order - were the protectors and peacekeepers of the Tython system. When Xesh, a mysterious warrior from outside the system, becomes enthralled with the mad Je'daii Daegen Lok and his obsession with conquering known space, hunter teams are dispatched by the Je'daii to stop Lok and save the misguided Xesh. But they're not alone: Xesh's former masters, cannibal aliens steeped in the knowledge of the dark side, have sent their own hunter - with orders to kill!
Star Wars : invasion. Vol. 3, Revelations / Tom Taylor (GN/S) -- As more planets fall to the savage Yuuzhan Vong invaders, Luke Skywalker leads his Jedi Knights against them with very little support from the New Republic. The Galfridian family, separated when their homeworld fell, have fought the invasion in their own ways. Kaye and her mother, Nina, took over a Yuuzhan Vong slave ship, saving thousands, and attempting to save more. Finn abandoned his Jedi training to rescue his father. Both attempts ended in failure. Kaye and Nina now seek permanent refuge for the passengers on their ship, while Finn has joined a half-deranged Jedi named Dray in the hopes of preventing Dray's tragic visions of the galaxy's future from coming to pass...
Star wars. Lost tribe of the Sith : Spiral / John Jackson Miller (GN/S) -- This all-new story is a perfect jumping-on point, as John Jackson Miller brings his planet of Sith to comics following the release of his prose collection, Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, now in print from Del Rey Books. An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don't need eradication; they need a new leader - her!
Star Wars, the clone wars. Defenders of the lost temple / Justin Aclin (GN/S) -- On a mission with a Jedi general, one clone trooper contemplates his own worth as a copy of a great Mandalorian warrior. He has never been the best soldier, and as he learns about the Jedi and the power of the Force, he begins to feel that perhaps what has been setting him apart from the other clones is his own connection to the Force. As the investigation progresses through a booby-trapped, abandoned Jedi Temple, this one clone will discover who he is and also see where he came from when the Mandalorian Death Watch suddenly appears.
Star Wars, the clone wars. The smuggler's code / Justin Aclin (GN/S) -- When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!
Attack on Titan. Volume 11 / Hajime Isayama (GN/MANGA) -- Thanks to Eren's timely arrival, the 104th has managed to turn the tide at Wall Rose. But this momentary victory forces two more traitors into a corner – and the identity of the Titans who have been destroying the walls is revealed! What can Eren do against the two most dangerous monsters humanity has ever faced? And who else might be an enemy in disguise?
Avatar, the last Airbender: The Search, Part 3 / Gene Luen Yang (GN/MANGA) -- Avatar Aang travels to the spirit world to parley with an ancient power, bringing Fire Lord Zuko ever closer to discovering the truth about his mother's fateand his own past. Yet Zuko's sister Azula is becoming increasingly dangerous, threatening to ruin everything that Zuko, Aang, Katara, and Sokka have struggled to achieve on their search!
Batman and Robin. Volume 2, Pearl / Peter J. Tomasi (GN/DC) -- Damian Wayne was born to rule, but instead he chooses to serve, punishing evil as the Dark Knight's latest protégé, Robin. But he's made enemies of his father's foes and friends alike. Nightwing, Red Robin and the Red Hood, all former Robins, are willing to go to war to protect their mentor's legacy, even if it means battling Batman's son. The Court of Owls, Gotham's most ruthless secret society, has sent its birds of prey, the unstoppable assassins called Talons, to clip Robin's wings for good. Terminus, permanently scarred by his battle with the Bat, aims to disfigure Gotham City in turn. The cannibal cult The Saturn Club hungers to feed on the flesh of Gotham's people, focused on Robin as a dark delicacy. And Talia al Ghul, Robin's terrorist-mastermind mother, who once prepared her son's head for a crown, has now put a $500 million bounty on it. Will these perils forge Robin into a true hero, a pearl beyond price? Or is he on the verge of transformation into something much darker?
Batman : Detective Comics. Vol. 2 & 3 (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!
Batwoman. Volume 2, To drown the world / J.H. Williams III (GN/DC) -- Six lives, inextricably linked in the past and present, each on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel Jacob Kane, clutching at a life that's slipping away. Maro, a new villain corrupting Gotham City. And Kate Kane, wrestling with decisions that will test her loyalties.
Before Watchmen. Minutemen/Silk Spectre / Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner (GN/DC) -- As the predecessor to the Watchmen, the Minutemen were assembled to fight against a world that have more and more rapidly begun to spin out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? SILK SPECTRE takes an introspective look at the WATCHMEN feature player's struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.
Before Watchmen : Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair / Len Wein, John Higgins (GN/DC) -- Discover what happened before WATCHMEN. The team of legendary writer Len Wein and acclaimed artist Jae Lee--in his first DC Comics' work in nearly a decade--delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one go from the son of immigrant parents to becoming the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world-changing events of WATCHMEN.
The Joker : Death of the Family (GN/DC) -- After a year-long absence, the Joker makes a shocking return to Gotham City in this major crossover event. Believing the Bat-family has weakened his beloved Dark Knight, the Clown Prince makes it his mission to eliminate Batman's closest allies, targeting them one by one in his most deranged crime spree yet.
Justice League of America. Volume 1, World's Most Dangerous / Geoff Johns, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire (GN/DC) -- Following the events of Throne of Atlantis, it is deemed necessary to create a new Justice League. This new superhero team is under the command of Col. Steve Travor, of the United States Military's A.R.G.U.S. division(Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans). Signing up for duty with this new incarnation of the JLA are Catwoman, Katana, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Steve Trevor, Hawkman, Star Girl and the long-awaited return of 80s superhero, Vibe.
Red Hood and the Outlaws. Vol. 1-3 / Scott Lobdell (GN/DC) -- Red Hood-- former Robin, resurrected and looking for a reason to live again. Starfire-- alien princess confounding her teammates with the mystery of her own memories. Arsenal-- former sidekick who hit rock-bottom and is still trying to bounce back. These three deeply damaged heroes have found refuge in their unlikely partnership-- but can they pull together enough to save the world? A war has begun between the mystic All Caste that trained Red Hood and the ancient evil of the Untitled-- with Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire caught squarely in the middle. Now the Outlaws will have to battle reanimated warriors, genetically enhanced xenophobes and unkillable assassins in order to make sense of the battle they've found themselves in.
Superman - Action Comics. Vol. 3, At the End of Days / Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch (GN/DC) -- Five years ago, Clark Kent moved to Metropolis. Alone but hopeful, he donned a simple t-shirt laden with a giant S, beginning the career of one of the greatest heroes this--or any other--world has seen. Superman has grown with the city around him, and though he is feared by the public, there's no doubt they need him to protect them from this universe's gravest threats. But when the multiverse sends it's deadliest villains against the Man of Steel, can even he turn them back?
Superman. Vol. 3, Fury at World's End / Scott Lobdell (GN/DC) -- H'El has come to Earth! When a mysterious ghost from Krypton's past comes to Metropolis in hopes of finding the lost planet's last son, his arrival comes with disastrous consequences for not just Superman, but Superboy and Supergirl. H'El has decided that Earth is the place to resurrect Krypton, but at the price of everyone's life on the planet! It's all out war between this villain, Superman, the Justice League, Superboy and Supergirl, but whose side is everyone on?