Saturday, August 17, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels:




Hardcover: 
1. The Animal Man Omnibus, by Grant Morrison and Chas Trouog
2. Pacific Rim: Tales Fom Year Zero, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
3, The Killer, Vol. 4, by Matz and Luc Jacamon
4. Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, by David Petersen
5, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, by Hope Larson

Spotlight:
The Animal Man Omnibus
By Grant Morrison and Chas Trouog

From Grant Morrison, Eisner Award winning writer of ALL-STAR SUPERMAN and bestselling author of Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human, this new hardcover collects Morrison's entire groundbreaking run on ANIMAL MAN altogether for the first time .

Buddy Baker is more than just a second-rate super hero--He's also a devoted family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.

Collects ANIMAL MAN #1-26 and SECRET ORIGINS #39.
 
Paperback:
1. Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
2. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
3. The Walking Dead Compedium, Vol. 1, by Robert Kirkman and others
4. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller
5. Avatar, The Last Airbender, Part 2, by Gene Luen Yang and others
Spotlight:
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
By Frank Miller 

This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight's retirement.

Crime runs rampant in the streets, and the man who was Batman is still tortured by the memories of his parents' murders. As civil society crumbles around him, Bruce Wayne's long-suppressed vigilante side finally breaks free of its self-imposed shackles.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by this generation's Robin — a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.

But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout of an undeclared war between the superpowers - or a clash of what were once the world's greatest superheroes?

Over fifteen years after its debut, 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' remains an undisputed classic and one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium

Manga: 
1. Naruto, Vol. 62, by Masashi Kishimoto
2. Bakuman, Vol. 20, by Tsugumi Ohba
3. Fairy Tail, Vol. 28, by Hiro Mashima
4. Alice In The Country Of Hearts, Vol. 1, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino
5. Pokemon Adventures, Heartgold & Soulsilver, Vol. 1, by Hidenori Kusaka
Spotlight:
Fairy Tail, Vol. 28
By Hiro Mashima 

KNOCK ON WOOD!

Erza is up against Azuma, a dark wizard who uses trees as conduits to draw upon the magic of the earth itself. He uses this mysterious power to fell the great tree at the heart of Sirius Island, depriving all the Fairy Tail wizards of their magic! Can a nearly powerless Erza hope to stand against him? And where has Zeref the Black Wizard gone?


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

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