Friday, May 15, 2015

WHO'S ON TOP: GRAPHIC NOVELS

TOP FIVE GRAPHIC NOVELS:
HARDCORE:

1. SCOTT PILGRIM, VOL. 6, by Bryan Lee O'Malley
2. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
3. CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?, by Roz Chast
4. THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE, by Sydney Padua
5. AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON, by Rick Remender and Jerome OpeƱa

SPOTLIGHT:     
SCOTT PILGRIM, VOL. 6
Bryan Lee O'Malley
It's finally here! Six years and almost 1000 pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona's seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn't Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn't that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn't, but one thing is for certain all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour! The sixth and final volume to indie comics most influential series in the last decade! Soon to be a major motion picture coming in August 2010 directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera.

PAPERBACK:
1. DRAMA, by Raina Telgemeier
2. SMILE, by Raina Telgemeier
3. SISTERS, by Raina Telgemeier
4. THE BABY–SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX: KRISTY'S GREAT IDEA, by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
5. EL DEAFO, by Cece Bell

SPOTLIGHT:
THE BABY–SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX: KRISTY'S GREAT IDEA
Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
Based on Ann M. Martin's bestselling series, America's favorite baby-sitters are back -- this time, in a heart-warming and hilarious graphic novel.

In this new graphic novel edition of the very first BABY-SITTERS CLUB book, Raina Telgemeier captures all the drama of the original in warm, spunky illustrations. Witness Kristy's eureka moment, when she gets the idea for a "baby-sitters club" and enlists her best friends, shy Mary Anne and artistic Claudia, in an exciting new venture. But the baby-sitting business isn't the only thing absorbing their attention: Kristy is having a hard time accepting her stepdad-to-be, and the newest member of the gang, Stacey, seems to be hiding a secret.

MANGA:

1. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN, VOL. 9, by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
2. AKAME GA KILL!, VOL. 2, by Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro
3. NORAGAMI, VOL. 4, by Adachitoka
4. NARUTO, VOL. 69, by Masashi Kishimoto
5. ATTACK ON TITAN, VOL. 1, by Hajime Isayama

SPOTLIGHT:  
AKAME GA KILL!, VOL. 2
Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro
Teenage country bumpkin Tatsumi dreams of earning enough money for his impoverished village by working in the Capital-- but his short-lived plans go awry when he's robbed by a buxom beauty upon arrival! Penniless, Tatsumi is taken in by the lovely Lady Aria, but just when his Capital dreams seem in reach yet again, Lady Aria's mansion is besieged by Night Raid--a team of ruthless assassins who targets high-ranking members of the upper class! As Tatsumi is quick to learn, appearances can be deceiving in the Capital, and this team of assassins just might be...the good guys?!


Disclaimer: All information was gathered from the Nytimes.com and Goodreads.com.

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