Friday, June 28, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels: 
1. A Game Of Thrones, Vol. 2, by Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson
2. Pacific Rim: Tales From Years Zero, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
3. Primates, by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks
4. The Silver Age Of DC Comics, Paul Levitz and Others
5. Solo: The Deluxe Edition: by Various
 by Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson

You've read the books. You've watched the hit series on HBO. Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork "A Game of Thrones" to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year.

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse--unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jamie and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister--the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki--whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

1. Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
2. The Walking Dead, Vol. 18, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
3. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 1, by Robert Kirkman and Others
4. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 2, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
5. Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
by Brian Posehn and others. 

Part of the Marvel NOW! initiative! Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, have been resurrected--and that's bad. The Marvel heroes can't be the ones to stop them...someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chiefs. Deadpool time is NOW! Be here as Deadpool de-un-deadifies ex-Presidents left and right...matching wits with Tricky Dick Nixon, fighting a grudge match against Honest Abe Lincoln, and battling Ronald Reagan--in space! Do you need more than that?! Fine, then: monkeys! And maybe Dr. Strange if you're good! This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday! In Wade We Trust! COLLECTING: Deadpool 1-6

1. One Piece, Vol. 67, by Eiichiro Oda
2. Attack On Titan, Vol. 1, by Hajime Isayama
3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexakl, Vol. 3, by Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi
4. Haganai, I Don't Have Many Friends, Vol. 3, by Yomi Hirasaka and Itachi
5. Skip Beat, Vol. 31, by Yoshiki Nakamura
Haganai, I Don't Have Many Friends, Vol. 3
by Yomi Hirasaka and Itachi

Freak out!

Meet the Neighbors Club -- an unfortunate group of even more unfortunate people trying to make friends by doing things like playing bishoujo games and trying their hand at no avail.

Existing members Mikazuki Yozora and Kashiwazaki Sena (two beautiful gitrls to be avoided) and Kusunoki Yukimura (a boy dressed as a lovely--and female--maid) are joined by a young nun and a girl genius who all push their limits. How will this affect Hasegawa Kodaka (the only one with common sense, although that doesn't mean he has any friends either)? And then there's his little sister, with a look in her eyes that says she's hatching a sinister plot...!

A New York Times manga bestseller!

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends began as a light novel series in Japan, and has been adapted into two hit manga series, an anime series streamed online by FUNimation, and a video game for the Sony PSP. Funination is also streaming the second season of the anime starting January 22, 2013.

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