Saturday, March 2, 2013

Who's On Top 2/25 - 3/2/13: Graphitc Novels

Breakout your Spock ears cause it is time to look at what is topping the charts in the Graphic Novel world.
In the spotlight
Hardcover: Batman must battle the evil that threatens Gotham City.
Paperback: Rick and survivors start to rebuild, but Negan's “Savior” could be a threat.
Manga: Rin discovers the blood of Satan runs through his veins and he swaers to defeat him.


Spotlight
Hardcover Graphic Novels
Batman: Night Of The Owl
By: Scott Snyder And Others
As evil spreads across Gotham City, Batman's allies, including Red Robin, Batwing, Robin, Batgirl, the Birds of Prey, Nightwing and even Catwoman find themselves in a battle coming from all sides. The Court of Owls have shown their hand, and it's up to the collective effort of these heroes, some more unlikely than others, in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence.

This epic springs from the pen of Scott Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR and AMERICAN VAMPIRE, as well as creators Judd Winick, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Tony Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Duane Swierczynski, JH Williams III, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray!

CONTENTS: Batman Annual (2011) #1, Detective Comics (2011) #9, Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #9, Batwing (2011) #9, Batman and Robin (2011) #9, Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #9, Birds of Prey (2011) #9, Batgirl (2011) #9, All-Star Western (2011) #9




Paperback Graphic Novels
The Walking Dead, Vol 17
By: Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan's "Saviors" prove to be a larger threat than they could have fathomed. Crossing Negan will lead to serious, dire consequences for the group; it seems that for the first time since the Governor's reign of terror that Rick may have Something to Fear. Collects The Walking Dead #97-102.



Manga
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 1  
By: Kazue Kato

Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth – the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for audiences T+.

Top 5 List
Hardcover Graphic Novels
1. Batman: Night Of The Owl- By: Scott Snyder And Others
2. The Walking Dead, Book 1- By: Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore And Charlie Adlard
3. The Walking Dead, Book 2 - By: Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard
4. Justice League, Vol 2 - By: Geoff Johns And Jim Lee
5. Batman: The Court Of Owls - By: Scott Snyder And Greg Capullo

Paperback Graphic Novels
1. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol 1 - By: Robert Kirkman And Others
2. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol 2 - By: Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard
3. Drama – By: Raina Telgemeier
4. The Walking Dead, Vol 1 - By: Robert Kirkman And Tony Moore
5. The Walking Dead, Vol 17 - By: Robert Kirkman And Charlie Adlard

Manga
1. Naruto, Vol. 60 - By: Masashi Kishimoto
2. Sailor Moon, Vol. 9 - By: Naoko Takeuchi
3. Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, Vol. 17 - By: Yukito Kishiro
4. Alice In The Country Of Joker, Vol. 1 - By: QuinRose
5. Maximum, Vol. 6 - By: QuinRose
 
Disclaimer: All Blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list com from NYTimes.com

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