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Chiascuro: Patchwork Book I

Chiascuro PatchworkSteven’s busy living the introspective, angst-ridden life of your average 20-something; drinking too much and complaining about his situation while doing little to improve it. A case of mistaken identity pushes Steven into a flow of events that bring him places he’d never imagined and forces him to make a choice between art and mere existence. Chiaroscuro is the story of Steven Patch, an unemployed artist with a single blank canvas. – Adult GN

Mijeong

mijeongIn Chinese, Mijeong means pure beauty. In the cold city, young people s lives cross and spark for brief moments in this remarkably drawn graphic novel; Wounded characters, squashed by the daily hard realities of urban living whose destinies take sudden unannounced turns but their inner flames shine bright and wild, even for a brief time. From the girl who deals sensitively with an older man obsessed by youth to the group of friends who find their friend has committed suicide but feel they might get implicated, this engrossing collection of stories will transfix and move you deeply. Another remarkable manhwa by the artist of Run, Bong-Gu, Run. – Adult GN

30 Days of Night: Dark Days

30 Days of Night Dark Days

This story follows Stella Olemaun’s efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose – the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska, killing her husband and most of the town. With an exclusive introduction by screenwriter Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark), the flat-out terror of Dark Days will reaffirm the dominance of Niles and Templesmith over the realm of illustrated horror fiction.- Adult GN

The Walking Dead Book 4

Walking Dead Book 4

The hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long-time fans, new readers, and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends. – Adult GN

Welcome to Hoxford

Welcome to Hoxford

Raymond Delgado isn’t well. He’s the newest inmate at the Hoxford Correctional Facility and Mental Institution. He has no hope of release, parole, rehabilitation, or decent conversation. On a good day, he’ll tell you he’s Zeus and only bite your arm off. Literally. On a bad day, you won’t have time to scream to the prison guard for help. But Dr. Jessica Ainley, his doctor for five, years wants to help Ray and can’t understand why the newly privatized, corporately-run prison won’t give her access to her patients. And why are people always transferred into Hoxford, but no records show anyone ever transferring back out? – Adult GN

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter

Richard Stark's Parker the Hunter

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind – to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!
Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark’s groundbreaking Parker books are adapted for the first time as a series of graphic novels by Darwyn Cooke. The initial graphic novel brings to life the first Parker book, The Hunter, which introduces readers to the dangerous anti-hero’s cold and calculated world of criminals, thugs, and grifters. – Adult GN

Mercy Thompson Homecoming

Mercy Thompson Homecoming

Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course. – Adult GN

Boys Over Flowers 23

Boys Over Flowers 23

The story of Tsukushi, an average teenage girl with the courage to stand up for her rights. Despite all her trials, she finds herself in a love triangle. Will she ever find her special someone and live happily ever after? – YA GN

S.A. 11

S.A 11

Just when it seems like Hikari might finally come to terms with her feelings for Kei, a huge new obstacle looms up between them. Kei’s grandfather, the patriarch of the clan, comes to Japan, demanding that Kei return to London. But is that his real objective, or is he hiding something? – YA GN

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Frankenstein The Graphic Novel

Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel

Conceived as part of a literary game among friends in 1816, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is today regarded as a classic piece of 19th century literature. The story begins with the journey of an adventurer, Robert Walton, who saves the life of a man at the North Pole. That man, Victor Frankenstein, tells Walton about his experiments with the creation of life and how he ended up at the North Pole. Through this simple plot device, Shelley was able to deal with serious real-world issues like acceptance, tolerance, and understanding, as well as the universal human need for companionship and love. The novel, of course, inspired a host of films, from the 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff to Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, and more recently, a series of novels by Dean Koontz. This version, though slightly abridged, retains much of the original dialogue and remains true to Shelley’s brilliant vision. – YA GN

The Walking Dead Volume 5

The Walking Dead: Volume 5 The Best Defense

As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open… out of the prison… out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the overall story of The Walking Dead, setting the stage for years to come. – Adult GN

x men magneto testament

X-Men: Magneto Testament

Today, the whole world knows him as Magneto, the most radical champion of mutant rights that mankind has ever seen. But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy – who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel’s greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl – and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler’s Final Solution From X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong writer Greg Pak and award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico. Collects X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5.- Adult GN

Green Lantern Rage of the Red Lantern

Green Lantern Rage of the Red Lantern

Wielding a power ring – a device that allows a worthy wearer to turn thought into reality – Hal Jordan is one of the greatest heroes in the universe, a member of an intergalactic police force know as the Green Lantern Corps! Following the defeat of the Sinestro Corps, a new force has risen in the galaxy; led by Atrocitus, the Red Lantern Corps are powered by rage and hatred…and blood. As Hal prepares to take Sinestro to judgment, the Red Lanterns attack – and the war of the Lanterns begins anew! From the fan-favourite writer of “The Sinestro Corps War” and “Superman: The Legion of Superheroes”, Geoff Johns, follow the next skirmishes in the greatest war ever known!- Adult GN

The Dresden Files Volume 1

The Dresden Files: Volume 1 The Gathering Storm.

A graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher!

If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human, the men and women of the Chicago Police Department call in the one guy who can handle bizarre and often brutal phenomena. Harry Dresden is a wizard who knows firsthand that the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things—most of which don’t play well with humans.

Now the cops have turned to Dresden to investigate a horrifying double murder that was committed with black magic. Never one to turn down a paycheck, Dresden also takes on another case—to find a missing husband who has quite likely been dabbling in sorcery. As Dresden tries to solve the seemingly unrelated cases, he is confronted with all the Windy City can blow at him, from the mob to mages and all creatures in between. – Adult GN

Iron Man Haunted

Iron Man: Haunted

Tony Stark’s duties with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Initiative take him to Omaha, Nebraska, where Iron Man encounters an old hero with a grudge, and two all-new superhumans! Collects Iron Man #21-26, Annual #1.- YA GN

Everybody is Stupid Except for Me

Everybody is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations

A decade of informed, provocative, cantankerous and hilarious cartoon opinion pieces for Reason magazine from our favorite libertarian curmudgeon, on topics ranging from Stupid War to Stupid Sex and, of course, Stupid Politicians. – Adult GN

Halo Uprising

Halo: Uprising

Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, this must-read reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Interwined with Master Chief’s interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city’s rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives’ collision and shared fate, and the Covenant’s hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe!
Collects Halo: Uprising #1-4, and Marvel Spotlight: Halo. – Adult GN

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1910

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910

The new volume detailing the exploits of Miss Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is a 240-page epic spanning almost a hundred years. Divided into three 80-page chapters – each a self-contained narrative to avoid frustrating cliff-hanger delays between episodes – this monumental tale takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own, current, twenty-first century.
Chapter one is set against the backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion and nine years since England put a man upon the moon. In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London’s dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes’ British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife.- Adult GN

Clover

Clover

This experimental sci-fi work from CLAMP reads like a romantic version of Akira. In the far future, a mysterious government organization monitors and confines psychic children in the Clover program. A professional singer and one-leaf ranked psychic named Ora has only the ability to predict her own death. The most powerful psychic in the world, a four-leaf girl named Sue lives a life of voluntary isolation inside a gilded cage. Sue hears Ora s singing inside her head, befriends her via telephone and hopes to meet her one day. Events in the book unfold in a reverse chronology, as the first chapter takes place after Ora s death and proceeds backwards in time. CLAMP manages to present a richly detailed retro-mechanical future using a minimum number of panels per page; reading this book is like looking into a dystopic future through one tiny, perfectly square frame, as the story unfolds across nearly blank pages scattered with repeating love song lyrics. The character designs are magnificent and tiny details on the clockwork birds and imaginative effects are stunning. Though CLAMP s most experimental work, it s still accessible to a wide audience. – YA GN

Green Lantern The Sinestro Corps Wars

The Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corp Wars Volume 1

Sinestro — Hal Jordan’s former mentor and arch-nemesis — has gathered an army of soldiers fueled by the fear they instill in others, consisting of Arkillo, Karu-Sil, the Cyborg-Superman, and hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen! Former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner has been possessed by the entity known as Parallax and now assists the Sinestro Corps in cutting a swath of evil across the universe. Trapped in the depths of the Sinestro Corps’ Citadel and face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro’s army of fear, Hal Jordan must find the will-power to battle these terrible foes. And as one of the Book of Oa’s prophecies comes true, the Green Lantern Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold! – Adult GN

Dark Hunters volume 1Dark Hunters Volume 1

In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.

It’s a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it’s not so bad. Until Kyrian meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant who’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. If Amanda Devereaux goes down, so does he and no offense, he doesn’t want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn’t want humanity dead either which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion. Let’s hope they win. From the wild imagination of Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the humorous and suspenseful manga debut of the #1 internationally bestselling Dark-Hunter series. The world of manga will never be the same again.- Adult GN

Flame of Recca 31Flame of Recca Vol 31

Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for sixteen-year-old Recca, until a fateful encounter reveals he has inherited ninja powers, including the ability to wield fire! As Recca learns to master the ancient ways of his ancestors, he is drawn to protect a mysterious girl named Yanagi…

Team Recca isn’t alone in the battle for Heaven and Hell. As the transformed Kôran Mori gloats over his impending victory, Kurei crashes the party–and he’s brought a six-pack of vengeance. And when Aoi faces an enraged Recca, she has to decide once and for all where her loyalties lie. Who will make it to the final standoff against Kôran Mori…and on which side will each warrior fight? – Adult GN

In the SmallIn the Small

When a mysterious cataclysmic event, “the blue flash,” causes the population of the earth to shrink in size to six inches tall, suddenly humanity has the tables turned on itself: The very civilization it has created becomes its greatest obstacle to survival. Animals and the environment, which have long suffered under the rule and/or destruction of humans, are now some of their most feared enemies.

Amid the confusion and turmoil, two strong teenagers, 18-year-old Mouse and his younger sister Beat, emerge as the most promising leaders, eventually setting out on a quest to discover the secret that could redeem this strange new world. – YA GN

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Cell Number Ten

Asuma’s new team and the former Cell Number 10 battle Hidan of the Akatsuki, who may be the most unstoppable foe the Konoha ninja have encountered–and who could mean the end for one of Naruto’s longest-standing allies. As Naruto prepares for the worst, the Akatsuki reveals its master plan!- YA GN

30 Days of Night Return to Barrow30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow

30 Days of Night was one of the undisputed success stories of modern comics, spawning a bestselling trade paperback, a major motion picture deal, and the attention of thousands of fans longing for an innovative tale of terror. Now the same creative team revisits Barrow, Alaska, the town where it all began, as the long night creeps once more over the tundra. Some things may have changed, but the horror remains…- Adult GN

Why I Killed PeterWhy I Killed Peter

Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving, topical and important work, sensitively presented.- Adult GN

L Change the WorldL Change the World

Spin-off almost-sequel to the hit manga-to-movie Death Note: The Last Name, Change the World is L’s swan song. When a deadly man-made virus falls into the wrong hands and two innocent children find themselves on the run seeking help from L’s second-in-command, Watari, the quirky super-sleuth L is drawn out of his self-imposed isolation to act. Can he get to the bottom of this mystery as time runs out? And how will he save the world, when his own fate is already sealed? – DVD DEATH

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Mom’s Cancer by Brian Fies

Mom's CancerEisner Award Winner graphic novel about how a life-altering event affects an entire family than another Lifetime disease-of-the-week story. When freelance writer Fies finds out his mother has both lung cancer and a brain tumor, her attempts to fight the disease—including rounds of radiation and chemotherapy—pull her entire family into the struggle. Fies is gentle but honest in telling his story. He refrains from painting his mother as a saint, depicting her instead as someone getting through a horrible situation by refusing to acknowledge just how bad it is. Nor does he shy away from the more complicated emotions his mother’s health generates, including a sometimes heated rivalry with his two sisters (knowledgeable “Nurse Sis” and empathetic “Kid Sis”). Fies is most compelling when he finds insight in small details unique to his mother’s experience, such as the strength she draws from a leather purse her father made while confined in a tuberculosis sanitarium.- Adult GN

Fairy Tail 7 by Hiro Mashima

fairy tail 7GUILD WAR

Fairy Tail’s rival guild, Phantom Lord, has taken the competition to dangerous levels by smashing the Fairy Tail building and nearly killing three wizards. What is Fairy Tail’s response? A full-frontal assault on Phantom Lord! But this clash is all part of the Phantom Lord’s evil plot to capture a coveted prize.- YA GN

Shaman King 23 by Hiroyuki Takei

Shaman King 23Epilogue IV

Hao wants Spirit of Fire to consume the Golem for its mana…with young Salerm still inside! Yoh will do what it takes to save her, but also must fight off the Golem and the ghost of Ludsev’s father! With this many attackers, Yoh could seriously use the help of a friend–a friend like Joco and his powerful new Over Soul! – YA GN

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation

Fahrenheit 451In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury’s full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag’s awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature. – YA GN

One Piece 19 by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece 19As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber?at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of pirate wannabes, is setting off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world… – YA GN

One Piece 20 byEiichiro Oda

One Piece 20

Showdown at AlubarnaWhen leaving Rainbase to head off the rebels in the capital city of Alubarna, Luffy gets pulled aside by Crocodile for some cozy one-on-one time! With only three minutes to fight, can Luffy take on the sand pirate on his domain?! The rest of the crew must help Vivi stop the rebels, but the formidable Officer Agents have been waiting for them at the city gates! Will Vivi be in time to stop the inevitable clash between the rebels and the Army?! – YA GN

Low Moon by Jason

Low MoonThe acclaimed graphic novelist Jason returns with his most eagerly awaited book yet, thanks to the inclusion of the title story, the world’s first (and likely last) chess Western. Originally serialized in 2008 to a huge audience in the New York Times Sunday Magazine “Funny Pages” section, “Low Moon” made Jason’s 2008 appearance at the MoCCA Arts Festival in Manhattan the talk of the prestigious show, catapulting the Norwegian star to a higher level of mass appeal. This 216-page hardcover book features five yarns – all brand new with the exception of the aforementioned “Low Moon,” which is collected into book form for the first time. The volume also includes deadpan, genre-warping tales of murder, revenge, and strained relationships. – Adult GN

Spent by Joe Matt

spent_coverIn the tradition of Bukowski and R. Crumb, his tale turns on his disgust with himself and all of humanity, and, like the greats, Matt entertains as he cringes. – Adult GN

Titles New at MCPL

Shaman King Volume 18

Shaman King Vol 18

Yoh Asakura is a shaman—one of the gifted few who, thanks to training or natural talent, can channel spirits that most people can’t even see. With the help of his fiancée, Anna, Yoh is in training for the ultimate shaman sports event: the “Shaman Fight in Tokyo,” the once-every-500-years tournament to see who can shape humanity’s future and become the Shaman King. But unfortunately for Yoh, every shaman in the world is competing for the same prize…

Yoh rushes to aid his friends in battle, but is too late to save one of his most gifted allies. Can Jeanne, the leader of the X-Laws, restore him with her healing abilities? She may be our heroes’ only hope…but her price is Yoh’s withdrawal from the Shaman Fight! – YA GN

Nora Volume 3

Nora Volume 3

Nora, an unruly demon, has defied the Demon Sovereign one too many times. For the sake of his “education,” Nora is sent to live among mortals and enters a bond of servitude with cool-as-ice star student Kazuma Makkari. Kazuma is about to learn the ways of the underworld…and Nora will learn more from the “real world” than he ever thought possible!

The Soul StonesNora and Kazuma learn that the Resistance is out to defeat Dark Liege by destroying her five Soul Stones: jewels from the Demon World that have made their way to the Human World. Nora soon discovers he has a special ability to detect these gems…but he’s not the only one! – Adult GN

Little Things

Little Things

A collection of funny, poignant, and autobiographical short stories, Little Things looks at the aspects of daily life — friendship, illness, death, work, crushes, love, jealousy, and fatherhood — we take for granted. As each story loops into others, Jeffrey Brown shows how the smallest andseemingly most insignificant parts of everyday life can end up becoming the most meaningful. Brown’s first full-length autobiographical book in several years, Little Things is also his most impressive, touching, and true. – Adult GN

Spawn: Shadows of Spawn

Spawn Shadows of Spawn

You’ve never see Spawn like this before! Two hundred pages of glorious manga by famous Japanese manga master Juzo Tokoro! New Spawns! New and classic villains! What more could any fan want? – YA GN

Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?

Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? started out as an exercise in keeping a personal comic journal of the finer points of a relationship, but quickly evolved to become Liz Prince’s first solo full length comic. Described as a mix between Jeffrey Brown and James Kochalka, Liz’s comic is made up of short vignettes that capture all the cute, gross, and endearing aspects of relationships. – Adult GN

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

Dragon Voice 7Dragon Voice 7-10

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

Tuxedo Gin 13Tuxedo Gin 13-15

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

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Genshiken volume 4

A short time ago, college freshman Kanji Sasahara was struggling with an otaku identity crisis, but joining the Genshiken gave Kanji the confidence to fully embrace the otaku lifestyle. So when club president Madarame resigns from office, he pegs Kanji as the best candidate to fill his shoes. And what is President Sasahara’s first order of business? To create a Genshiken fanzine to sell at the next Comic-Fest, which seems to many like a bold step for the notoriously inactive Genshiken. Meanwhile, cosplay aficionados Ohno and Tanaka appear to be spending a lot of time together. Does that mean love is in the air? – YA GN

Genshiken 4

My Heavenly Hockey Club 2

Hana Suzuki has it good: she’s the only girl in the Grand Hockey Club, and all the other members are super-hot guys. But the dream may be over. If the Hockey Club doesn’t win its next match, the school will disband it! Hana and the boys are pretty much the worst hockey players ever. Can they get their act together in time to save the club?

Includes in-depth translation notes and a preview of the next volume! – YA GN

My Heavenly Hockey Club 2

Elk’s Run

The town of Elk’s Ridge, West Virginia, was built on a dream: The dream of war-scarred Vietnam veterans to live in peace and harmony, in a place untouched by violence, crime, corruption, or greed. A living Norman Rockwell painting, governed by the most basic values and free of all things considered undesirable by its founders. It was supposed to be paradise. And for a while, it was.

Over the years, some in Elk’s Ridge have grown restless. They fear their refuge has become a prison . . . or a tomb. And they yearn to do the forbidden: escape. But when one desperate bid for freedom ends in a tragic accident, a heinous act of mob justice suddenly tears the idyllic mask from this promised land and the evil its residents sought to keep out blooms from within. Now, as a deadly chain reaction of events threatens the future of Elk’s Ridge, its elders gird for battle against the real world. And a group of terrified teens prepare to make their own stand–against the people they once trusted and the only life they’ve ever known. Because there’s nothing left to do but fight or die.

A chillingly lyrical tale, rendered in starkly beautiful, visceral artwork, Elk’s Run is an unforgettable and unrelentingly powerful graphic novel event not to be missed.- Adult GN

Elk's Run

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Kin (The Good Neighbors Series #1), Vol. 1

Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world. – YA

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir

Funny Misshapen Body is the story of Jeffrey Brown’s evolution as a cartoonist, from his youthful obsession with superhero comics to his disillusionment with fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Drawn with Brown’s scratchy, spare, trademark style, Funny Misshapen Body resonates with true-to-life observations on love, fear, and ambition. Through his bare bones graphic style, he reveals his most embarrassing personal moments in raw, intimate detail — including how he survived high school, binge drinking, mild drug experimentation, doomed friendships, and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Ultimately coming to terms with his art and identity, Brown describes the ups and downs of his adolescence with understated simplicity, dark humor, and charm. – Adults GN

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

Kingdom Come

In the 21st century, the Metropolis that once hailed Superman as its guardian has fallen into decay. The old superheroes-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and others of their generation- have given way to a horde of self-appointed metahumans with a wide variety of deadly powers and, for the most part, the ethics of gangbusters. Now an elderly minister, Norman McCay, who narrates the novel, embarks on a quest to bring help to a Kansas destroyed by an inhuman power, while Batman plays a deadly game with Lex Luthor for control of Billy Batson-the original but now amnesiac Captain Marvel. The novel is an expansion of a highly successful graphic series in DC’s innovative Elseworlds universe, but it can be enjoyed without reference to the original. -Adult GN

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

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