Thursday, March 7, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels 3/4-10/13


Spotlight:
Hardcover Graphic Novels:
Batman: The Court Of Owls
By: Scott Snyder And Greg Capullo  


Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52!

After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.

Paperback Graphic Novels:
Suicide Squad, Vol. 2: Basilisk Rising
By: Adam Glass And Fernando Dagnino

As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur's mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The Basilisk strikes!


Manga
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Vol. 2
 By: Kazuki Takahashi, Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi
In a futuristic city, augmented reality Duels are all the rage. Duelists, using devices called D-Gazers, can interact with their environment and their opponents as never before. With more awesome monsters and unbelievable cards, the future of Yu-Gi-Oh! starts right here! Yuma finds out that the only way to help his brother return to normal is to collect all one hundred Numbers Cards. The power these cards give to the Duelist who wields them is immense, and many other Duelists are seeking them. Yuma must face these “Numbers Hunters,” starting with the mysterious Kaito!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.


Top 5 Books Of The Week:
Hardcover Graphic Novels:
1. Batman: Night Of the Owls - By: Scott Snyder And Others
2. The Waling 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 - By: QuinRose
5. Maximum Ride, Vol. 6- By: James Patterson
Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com and comes lists are from NYTimes.com

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