Friday, May 17, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels


This Week's Spotlight: 
Hardcover:
TWILIGHT: NEW MOON, VOL. 1
by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

In the first installment of New Moon, Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires: the Volturi.




Paperback:
PERSEPOLIS 
by Marjane Satrapi

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.


Manga:
DOUBT, VOL. 1 
by Yoshiki Tonogai

Yuu, Mitsuki, Rei, Hajime, Eiji, and Haruka have enter the game called 'Rabbit Doubt', which all of the players are 'rabbits' in a group, and among them is randomly chosen to be a 'wolf' in the group of rabbits. Each round, the wolf killed a rabbit, and each round, the rabbit group tries to figure out which of the rabbits is actually a wolf in disguise & kill it. If the rabbit killed the real wolf, they win & if they're wrong, all the rabbit will be killed. Who is the real wolf, and can they stopped it before the game is over...



Top 5 Graphic Novels
Hardcover:
1. TWILIGHT: NEW MOON, VOL. 1, by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
2. AVENGERS - VOLUME 1, AVENGERS WORLD, by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena
3. MIND MGMT, VOL. 1, by Matt Kindt
4. BATMAN, VOL. 2, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
5. DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 2, by Tony S. Daniel and Ed Benes

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. SAGA, VOL. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
4. PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi
5. DRAMA, by Raina Telgemeier

Manga:

1. NEGIMA MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 38, by Ken Akamatsu
2. FAIRY TAIL, VOL. 25, by Hiro Mashima
3. BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 13, by Yana Toboso
4. ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS: MY FANATIC RABBIT, VOL. 2, by QuinRose and Delico Psyche
5. DOUBT, VOL. 1, by Yoshiki Tonogai



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

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