Friday, September 20, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels:
Hardcover:
1. MISSION IN A BOTTLE, by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
2. FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION, BOOK SEVEN, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
3. PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
4. THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 1, by Neil Gaiman and others
5. ONCE UPON A TIME, by Dan Thompson and Corinna Bechko

Spotlight: 
MISSION IN A BOTTLE 
by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff

In an incredibly fun and accessible two-color graphic-book format, the cofounders of Honest Tea tell the engaging story of how they created and built a mission-driven business, offering a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,0000 grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and drugstores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles.



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. THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi
5. WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Spotlight:   
DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT 
by Tony Cliff

Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk has travelled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

A little bit Tintin, a little bit Indiana Jones, Delilah Dirk is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine...and globetrotting adventures.


Manga:
1. ONE PIECE, VOL. 68, by Eiichiro Oda
2. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 6, by Hajime Isayama
3. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1, by Hajime Isayama
4. DEMON LOVE SPELL, VOL. 4, by Mayu Shinjo
5. NARUTO, VOL. 62, by Masashi Kishimoto 

Spotlight:
DEMON LOVE SPELL, VOL. 4 
by Mayu Shinjo

A supernatural romance by the creator of Ai Ore! and Sensual PhraseMiko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women's feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works—sort of—but now Kagura is after her!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.

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

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