Monday, January 12, 2015

New Graphic Novels

Batman: The Court of Owls
Batman; Volume One
“Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Capullo when a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City and Batman to the core.” –WorldCat

Batman: The City of Owls
Batman; Volume Two
“Having survived his initial battle with the Court of Owls, Batman and his allies must face these relentless enemies again in order to stop their conquest of Gotham City, even as they send out their deadly Talons to destroy him.” –WorldCat

Batman: Death of the Family
Batman; Volume Three
“After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker returns to Gotham City for revenge, and Batman must protect the city and the people he cares for most.” –WorldCat

Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann; art by Kerascoët
“Join Princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society.” –WorldCat

Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan; illustrated by Nathan Fox
Dogs of War tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War and of the bonds between soldier and dog. These three fictional stories are inspired by historic battles and real military practices, and are heroic adventures, rendered with fascinating detail, about the faithful dogs who braved bombs, barrages, and battles to save the lives of countless soldiers.” –Amazon

Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
“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.” –WorldCat

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; art by Cassandra Jean.
"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." – Publisher

Saga by Brian Vaughn; illustrated by Fiona Staples
Saga; Volume One
”When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old world.” –Back cover

Saga by Brian Vaughn; illustrated by Fiona Staples
Saga; Volume Two
“Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet…grandparents!” –Back cover

Tina's Mouth: An existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; illustrated by Mari Araki.
“Tina Malhotra, a sophomore at the Yarborough Academy in Southern California, creates an existential diary for an honors English assignment in which she tries to determine who she is and where she fits in.” –WorldCat