Friday, May 3, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels


This Week's Spotlight:
 Hardcover:
DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 2: SCARE TACTICS
by Tony S. Daniel and Ed Benes

Batman must face the madness of the Mad Hatter, and then take on the Talons of the Court of Owls! But even if he survives that,he must face a whole new set of fears when the Scarecrow returns! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terror the Scarecrowbrings? And explore the bizarre similarities between these two enemies and how the idea of fear has shaped their lives!





Paperback:
SWAMP THING, VOL. 2: FAMILY TREE
by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette

Alec Holland is back as the Swamp Thing, fully formed as the protector of The Green. Immediately upon his return, he must battle his way through the Bone Kingdom and The Rot to free his ally - and ex-girlfriend - Abigail Arcane. But will the cost of freeing her be...fighting her? Nothing, not even this titanic battle, will prepare Swampy for what he has to face next--a resurrected
and even more dangerous Anton Arcane!

BATMAN writer Scott Snyder and artist Yanick Paquette bring you one of the New 52's breakthrough titles with the classic DC mainstay, Swamp Thing!
Collects: Swamp Thing (2011) #8-12, Animal Man (2012) #12


Manga:
TIGER AND BUNNY, VOL. 1 
by Masafumi Nishida and Mizuki Sakakibara

The official manga tie-in to the international smash-hit animated series!Superpowered humans known as NEXT appeared in the world 45 years ago. Some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show “HERO TV.” The people love their superheroes, even if they don’t completely understand them, and not all of the NEXT use their powers for good.

Veteran hero Wild Tiger has years of experience fighting crime, but his ratings have been slipping. Under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a rookie with an attitude. Overcoming their differences will be at least as difficult for this mismatched duo as taking down superpowered bad guys!

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


Top 5 Graphic Novel: 
Hardcover:
1. DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 2, by Tony S. Daniel and Ed Benes
2. BATMAN, VOL. 2, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
3. BUILDING STORIES, by Chris Ware
4. 100 BULLETS: DELUXE EDITION, BOOK FOUR, by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
5. ALL-NEW X-MEN, VOL. 1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen

Paperback:
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. SWAMP THING, VOL. 2, by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
4. SAGA, VOL. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
5. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, PART 2, by Gene Luen Yang and others

Manga:

1. BLEACH, VOL. 56, by Tite Kubo
2. YU-GI-OH 5D'S, VOL. 4, by Masahiro Hikokubo
3. SOUL EATER, VOL. 13, by Atsushi Ohkubo
4. TIGER AND BUNNY, VOL. 1, by Masafumi Nishida and Mizuki Sakakibara
5. SAILOR MOON, VOL. 10, by Naoko Takeuchi


Disclaimer: All blurbs can be found on Goodreads.com, all list can be found at NYTimes.com.

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