What’s new in June?

We added a new manga series to our collection- W Juliet

W JulietW Juliet

Sixteen-year-old tomboy Ito Miura has been chosen to play Romeo in ROMEO & JULIET! The problem? She doesn’t want the male role! So, who will be Juliet? The favourite for the part, beautiful and vain Tsugumi, must compete with the cute new transfer student, Makoto Amano. But Makoto has a secret, and if rival Tsugumi, or anyone in the school, finds out, it could ruin Makoto’s life, dragging Ito down as well! – YA

Eternal SmileThe Eternal Smile

From two masters of the graphic novel–Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim come fantastical adventures through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create: the story of a prince who defeats his greatest enemy only to discover that maybe his world is not what it had seemed; the story of a frog who finds that just being a frog might be the way to go; and the story of a woman who receives an email from Prince Henry of Nigeria asking for a loan to help save his family. With vivid artwork and moving writing, Derek Kirk Kim and Gene Luen Yang test the boundaries between fantasy and reality, exploring the ways that the world of the imagination can affect real life. – YA

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Dragon Voice is centered around Rin Amami, who has an unpleasant voice but managed to get into the singing group Beatmen because their mentor is convinced that Rin has the legendary Dragon Voice. – YA

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Rival city! Ginji vies with Minako’s friend Helen for the role of Minako’s guardian, and steals the show as a stand-in stunt bird for Mike the genius penguin; Ginji’s boxing coach’s granddaughter and Nana the one-ton-of-fun walrus compete with Minako for (respectively) Ginji and Gin-chan’s affections; and a Ginji look-alike threatens to steal Minako from human Ginji, and penguin Gin-chan from Minako! Will the rivalry ever end? – Adult

Batman RIPBatman R.I.P.

Dr. Simon Hurt, leader of the international criminal associates known as the Black Glove, has devised an elaborate psychological trap for Batman. The scheme succeeds in breaking Batman’s sanity, long established as being dangerously fragile, and leading him to adopt a psychotically violent persona, the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, who squares off in Arkham Asylum against Dr. Hurt’s new ally, the Joker. Batman’s delusions are likely to be as confusing to readers as they are to him. Morrison uses elements from seven decades’ worth of disparate and contradictory versions of the character, and only the most dedicated fans will recognize most of them. Tony Daniel’s art grounds the complex proceedings with clarity and verve. Batman’s apparent demise at the saga’s end leads into an arc in which various would-be successors vie for the right to wear his cowl. – Adult