Friday Reads, Graphic Novels

Great New Graphic Novels!

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Book CoverGarfield cooks up trouble /Davis, Jim, 1945 July 2017 — The famous foodie is back with a banquet of all-new strips to satisfy your comic cravings. Whether he’s toasting a whole loaf of bread because Jon’s butter expires at midnight, fixing a taste-bud melting liverwurst, horseradish, and anchovy paste sandwich, or preparing Grandma’s special soup (hold the coyote!), Garfield makes sure fun is always on the menu!”

Book CoverGoing into town : a love letter to New York /Chast, Roz, author, illustrator. –From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? , Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir–a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.

Book CoverThe golden compass the graphic novel, complete edition /Pullman, Philip, author  –The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, one of the most celebrated books of all time, is now complete! This edition contains all three volumes–the entire story. Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope.

Book CoverStar Wars : the prequel trilogy : a graphic novel /Ferrari, Alessandro (Alessandro Q.), author. — Recounts the galactic adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala, and their friends as they work to save each other and their homes from a looming evil.

Book CoverThe Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – the Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass : The Minish Cap / Phantom Hourglass – Legendary Edition/Himekawa, Akira. — Link must defeat evil at every turn in his perilous quest to help Princess Zelda! The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition contains two volumes of the beloved The Legend of Zelda manga series, presented in a deluxe format featuring new covers and color art pieces by Akira Himekawa.

Book CoverAll-new Wolverine /Taylor, Tom, 1978- author. — Now SHE’S the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon and, for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan – the original Wolverine -she escaped that dark past. Now the man she knew has fallen, but Laura will honor his memory as the All-New Wolverine.

Angel Catbird /Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author. –On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl.


Book CoverGuardians of the galaxy new guard/Bendis, Brian Michael. –Peter Quill has become the emperor of Spartax, and Rocket has become the Guardians’ new team leader. Meanwhile, the newest threat to the galaxy is Yotat the Destroyer.

Book CoverAmazing Spider-Man worldwide/Slott, Dan, author. –Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offi ces in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies, and a reinvigorated Zodiac has also widened its scope to threaten the whole world.

Book CoverBig trouble in Little China / story, John Carpenter & Eric Powell ; writer, Eric Powell ; artist, Brian Churilla ; colorist, Michael Garland ; letterer, Ed Dukeshire. — Jack is back! Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway demon hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of an ancient sorcerer, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds–revenge against Jack Burton! Director John Carpenter returns with Eric Powell (THE GOON) and artist Brian Churilla (SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER) in the continuing adventures of Jack Burton, taking place mere moments after the ending to the cult-classic.

Book CoverA game of thrones : the graphic novel /Abraham, Daniel, author. –The kingdom of the Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.

Book CoverTales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles /Murphy, Steve (Comic book writer) — This volume collects issues #5-8 of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2, including the stories “Blind Faith,” “Scars,” “Darkness Weaves,” and “Virus” as well as back-up stories and pinups, all by classic Turtles writers and artists Jim Lawson, Dean Clarrain, Chris Allan, Eric Talbot, Steve Murphy, Dan Berger, and Peter Laird.

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