Friday, April 12, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

This Week's Spotlight:
Hardcover
SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS, 
by Various Authors
 

For the first time, the historic story of the death and return of Superman is collected in one massive, 784-page hardcover volume featuring an all-new cover by pivotal creator Dan Jurgens, timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the event! THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS includes the best-selling trade paperbacks THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN and THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN, as well as portions of WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN, plus 40 pages of bonus extras including promotional material and product spotlights.

 
Paperback
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, PART 2
by Gene Luen Yang and others

Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continue the story right where the TV series left off! Aang and Katara are working tirelessly for peace when an impasse between Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei over Fire Nation colonies within the borders of the Earth Nation threatens to plunge the world back into war! Meanwhile, Sokka must help Toph prepare her hapless first class of metalbending students to defend their school against a rival class of firebenders! Written by Eisner winner and National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and drawn by Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four), this is the adventure Avatar fans have been craving!
 
Manga:
SAILOR MOON, VOL. 10 
by Naoko Takeuchi
 
One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthrailed millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992. When Bunny Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for The talking cat, Luna, informs Bunny that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System. With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse.
   
Top 5 Graphic Novel:
Hardcover
1. BATMAN, VOL. 2, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
2. CHEW OMNIVORE EDITION, VOLUME 3, by John Layman and Rob Guillory
3. SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS, by Various Authors
4. KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE: HIT-GIRL, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
5. EARTH 2, VOL. 1, by James Robinson and Nicola Scott

Paperback 
1. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, PART 2, by Gene Luen Yang and others
2. THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and others
3. DRAMA, by Raina Telgemeier
4. THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 2, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
5. BATMAN, VOL. 1, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Manga
1. SAILOR MOON, VOL. 10, by Naoko Takeuchi
2. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN, VOL. 1, by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Hajime Yatate
3. SOUL EATER, VOL. 13, by Atsushi Ohkubo
4. VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 16, by Matsuri Hino
5. DURARARA: SAIKA ARC, VOL. 1, by Ryohgo Narita

Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads, all list come from NYTimes.com.

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