Friday, August 2, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels:  
Hardcover:
1. Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach, by Brian Azzarello and J. G. Jones
2. Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
3. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan, by Adam Hughes
4. Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos, by Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick
5. Castle: A Calm Before Storm, by Peter David and Robert Atkins
#Spotlight:
Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach 
by Brian Azzarello and J. G. Jones  

The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here: BEFORE WATCHMEN! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel have remained a mystery, until now. DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of WATCHMEN, with this second volume starring two of the most polarizing anti-heroes ever, COMEDIAN and RORSCHACH.

Eisner Award-winning writer and creator of 100 Bullets Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two recognizable characters. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) to illustrate how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became even darker. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of American history, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around him.

Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH 1-4.        

Paperback:
1. Avatar, The Last Airbender, Part 2, by Gene Luen Yang and others
2. Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
3. The Walking Dead, Vol. 18, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
4. Saga, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
5. Justice League Dark, Vol. 2, by Mikel Janin
#Spotlight:
Justice League Dark, Vol. 2
by Mikel Janin 

New York Times best selling author Jeff Lemire takes over Justice League Dark and just when you thought it couldn't get darker...

Vampires across the world have gone berserk, attacking anything with a pulse. Fearing her apocalyptic vision of the future has come to pass, Madame Xanadu mobilizes the team to intervene. But everything the Justice League Dark members know about how to slay a vampire is useless, for the world has changed.
     
Manga:
1. Sailor Moon, Vol. 12, by Naoko Takeuchi
2. Alice In The Country Of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz, Vol. 5, by QuinRose and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
3. Mayo Chiki, Vol. 3, by Hajime Asano
4. Bleach, Vol. 57, by Tite Kubo
5. Blue Exorcist, Vol. 3, by Kazue Kato
#Spotlight:
Mayo Chiki Vol. 3
by Hajime Asano

Kinjiro Sakamachi is a “normal” seventeen-year-old boy who happens to suffer from an abnormal fear of women, otherwise known as gynophobia. His phobia, which surfaces as an occassional nosebleed, has been kept more or less under control...until now.

A fateful visit to the school bathroom turns Kinjiro’s world upside down, as he discovers the dashing and popular Konoe Subaru is actually a girl!? What’s worse, the principal’s cruel and domineering daughter, Kanade Suzutsuki, has every reason to keep this secret from leaking out and makes it her life’s work to torment Kinjiro, while attempting to cure his gynophobia.

Is Kanade simply sadistic or does she really want to help Kinjiro overcome his fears? It makes no difference to poor Kinjiro, because his life has just become a living hell. 

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

No comments:

Post a Comment