Friday, August 30, 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. BATMAN, VOL. 2, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
4. LOST CAT, by Jason
5. WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 2, by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
Spotlight: 
LOST CAT 
By Jason

A detective is walking down the street. It is raining. He sees a "Lost Cat" poster. A minute later he sees the cat from the photo. He picks it up and goes back to the poster. He calls the number. A woman answers. He turns up at her place and gives her the cat. She invites him in from the rain for a cup of coffee. They talk and find out they have a lot in common: both are divorced and living alone. Some days later he invites her out for a dinner. She accepts. He shows up at the agreed time. She doesn't. He calls her home and knocks on her door. No answer. He asks the neighbors. They haven't seen her. She has disappeared. He makes some phone calls and investigates, but can't find her. He gets a new client and has to start working on a new case. In his head he continues their conversation. Lost Cat, the new graphic novel by Jason (after years of "graphic novellas" of less than 50 pages, arguably his first genuine graphic NOVEL) is both a playful take on the classic detective story, and a story about how difficult it is to find a sister spirit, someone you feel a real connection to--and what do you do if you lose that person?

Paperback:
1. MARCH: BOOK ONE, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
2. PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi
3. MAUS: A SURVIVOR’S TALE, VOL. 1, by Art Spiegelman
4. NIGHTWING, VOL. 2, by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows
5. SAGA, VOL. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Spotlight: 
MARCH: BOOK ONE 
By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Top Shelf Productions is proud to present the first volume of MARCH, a graphic novel trilogy co-authored by Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell (a New York Times bestseller, Eisner Award winner, and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize).

MARCH is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

In MARCH, a true American icon teams up with one of America's most acclaimed graphic novelists. Together, they bring to life one of our nation's most historic moments, a period both shameful and inspiring, and a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.


Manga:
1. NARUTO, VOL. 62, by Masashi Kishimoto
2. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1, by Hajime Isayama
3. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 3, by Hajime Isayama
4. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 2, by Hajime Isayama
5. BAKUMAN, VOL. 20, by Tsugumi Ohba
Spotlight: 
ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1 
By Hajime Isayama


Dunia ini dikuasai Titan!

Orang-orang yang menjadi mangsa para Titan membangun tembok, menukar kebebasan mereka pergi ke dunia luar, demi menghindari serangan Titan.

Tapi, ketenangan itu hilang karena datang Titan besar yang menghancurkan tembok. Lalu, dari keputusasaan itu dimulailah perang.


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

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