Friday, August 23, 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 FROM 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 KILLER, VOL. 4
By Matz and Luc Jacamon

After his misadventures in Venezuela, our Killer retires to Mexico, but his Colombian cartel friend Mariano and the Cuban agent Katia are not far behind. Soon he finds himself drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence at stake. Even when he finds himself in unusual territory as the shadow owner of an oil company developing Cuba’s off-shore deposits, the need for his usual skill-set is never far away…


Paperback:
1. SAGA, VOL. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
2. PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi
3. THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, 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:
NIGHTWING, VOL. 2
By Eddy Barrows


Dick Grayson must face his past and a deadly adversary in the present as he learns of his connection to the mysterious Court of Owls. But even if he's able to stop an undead, unstoppable assassin, he'll still have to deal with the rising forces of the anti-Gotham City army and its leader the mysterious Paragon



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: 
ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 1 
By  Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino


In this inventive retelling of the "Alice in Wonderland" story - manga-style! - Alice wakes up to find a white rabbit wearing clothes. The rabbit forcefully drags Alice into the rabbit hole, where he turns into a young man with rabbit ears.





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

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