New Graphic Novels for July
Batman : Knightfall. Vol. 1 & 2 (GN/DC) -- The villainous Bane breaks the Bat in one of the most popular and well-known Batman tales! The inmates of Arkham Asylum have broken free and Batman must push himself to the limits to re-apprehend the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Killer Croc and more. Pushed to the limits, he comes face-to-face against the monstrosity known as Bane, who delivers a crippling blow destined to change the Caped Crusader forever!
Avatar, the last Airbender : The promise. Part 2 (GN/MANGA) -- Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders! Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and drawn by Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), this is the adventure Avatar fans have been craving!
The walking dead. Vol. 16, A larger world (GN/W) -- As the Eisner Award-winning series continues, Rick discovers that there are communities of survivors nearby, and begins to explore a larger world.
Green Arrow. Vol. 1, The midas touch (GN/DC) -- The masked vigilante Green Arrow is used to looking for trouble, but now trouble's come looking for him! Enter Rush and his gang of thrill-seeking trust fund babies, buying their super powers and treating the world as their playground. Along with their rotting man-monster Midas and the assassin Blood Rose, Rush plans to kill a super hero live on the Internet. Even with his cutting-edge weapons and tech from Q-Core, the odds are stacked against Green Arrow!
Bleach. Vol. 41, Heart (GN/MANGA) -- Pushed to the verge of death by Ulquiorra, Ichigo releases his Hollow powers. But can Ichigo control his powers long enough to claim victory against his rival, or will he lose everything he's been fighting for...?
The treasured thief (GN/T) -- Ancient Egypt, in the time of the pyramids and pharaohs. A beautiful young princess has travelled to the grand capital of Memphis -- home to the legendary pharaoh Rhampsinitus. She has journeyed from the western lands in search of a husband. But while meeting with the local men, the princess becomes privy to a secret tale. It is a story of desperation, thievery, and murder. But it is also a story of family, sacrifice and love.
One piece. Vol. 53, Natural born king (GN/MANGA) -- When the Straw Hats come in contact with Bartholomew Kuma's bare paw, this Warlord of the Sea's teleportation power sends them flying to an unknown location. Luffy lands on a maiden island where he battles the local Amazons. But with the crew scattered all around the world, will they ever be able to meet up again?!
Green Lantern. Vol. 1, Sinestro (GN/DC) -- In the aftermath of a deadly showdown between the Green Lantern Corps and a mysterious foe from the past, Hal Jordan has been stripped of his ring. Left standing is an unexpected new Green Lantern in town: Sinestro. And now, this renegade GL has set a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of his own Sinestro Corps, with the not-so-willing help of Hal Jordan.
Stickman Odyssey. Book 1, An epic doodle (GN/S) -- In this humorous take on the Odyssey, Zozimos, banished from his country by his evil stepmother, has many adventures as he prepares to return home to reclaim the throne that is rightfully his.
Pretty guardian, sailor moon. 4 (GN/MANGA) -- A new group calling themselves Black Moon is after Usagi and the rest of the Sailor Guardians, wielding a new power known only as the Malefic Black Crystal. Chibi-Usa may be the key to it all, but to find the answers and rescue her kidnapped friends, Usagi will have to journey through time to the 30th century and discover what fate has in store.