Friday, September 27, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels: 
Hardcover:
1. MISSION IN A BOTTLE, by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 1, by Stan Lee and others
3. PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
4. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
5. THE FLASH, VOL. 2, by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Marcus To 

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. PERSEPOLIS, by Marjane Satrapi
2. MARCH: BOOK ONE, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
3. ANIMAL MAN, VOL. 3, by Jeff Lemire and others
4. BOXERS, by Gene Luen Yang
5. SAGA, VOL. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples 
Spotlight:
BOXERS 
by Gene Luen Yang
China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.

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Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

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Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.
 
  
Manga:
SAILOR MOON SHORT STORIES, VOL. 1, by Naoko Takeuchi
ONE PIECE, VOL. 68, by Eiichiro Oda
ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 6, by Hajime Isayama
DEMON LOVE SPELL, VOL. 4, by Mayu Shinjo
ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1, by Hajime Isayama 

Spotlight: 
DEMON LOVE SPELL, VOL. 4 
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 are from Goodreads.com, all list are from NYTimes.com.

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