New Graphic Novels today!
Here are some new visual stories for you to peruse! Descriptions and links below.
Wonder Woman Dead Earth -- Danielle Warren Johnson "Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man's World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering the secret of this dead Earth--and how she may be responsible for it."
"Dune, Frank Herbert's epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. In the first volume of a three-book trilogy encompassing the original novel, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's adaptation retains the story's integrity, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín's magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers."
"The debut graphic novel from Thai-Italian illustrator Elisa Macellari, Papaya Salad tells the story of her great-uncle Sompong who found himself in Europe on military scholarship on the eve of World War II. A gentle and resolute man in love with books and languages, in search of his place in the world, Sompong chronicles his life during the war and falling for his wife, finding humor and joy even as the world changes irrevocably around him."
"Struggling musician Erik Dieter returns home for his mother's funeral and, under strange circumstances, finds a photograph of a late sixties jazz musician. The search for this musician's identity will soon become an obsession that will take Erik down the spiraling depths of his ambitions--a journey that will erode his faith in reality, forcing him to confront the horrors of his own great expectations."
Vol. 1: "When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don't you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where blood-sucking aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where gigantic kapre are the kingpins of crime, and magical engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese."
"As Wash's life flashes before him, he revisits his most important, never before revealed moments of his life, from growing up on a planet so ravaged by pollution that no star could shine in the sky, to meeting the woman of his dreams in Zoë, who would become his wife and help him create a life beyond his wildest imagination. And in those final moments, Wash will reach out to connect with a surprising someone he never thought possible to meet... proving that some bonds transcend this mortal coil."
"The stars here are She-Moose, who we join sex-toy shopping, and He-Horse, who we learn mid-flight suffers from ornithophobia. The true star of I Want You may just be Hanawalt's hilarious command of the graphic listicle. 'Top Causes of Freeway Accidents' is a prescient pre-BoJack display of Hanawalt's love for all things equine. 'Things We Are Sorry We Did Last Night' includes the murder of all Hanawalt's Google doppelgängers. Whether she's discussing the daily commute or masturbation, she packs each comic in I Want You with punchy cultural observations and sharp-witted reflections on typically taboo subjects. A master humorist, Hanawalt strikes the perfect balance between drawing the gorgeous and the repugnant, the fantastical and the lifelike, the bizarre and the hilarious--creating a deeply human experience that everyone can relate to."
After Victor Fries and Nora Faria meet at a cemetery outside of Gotham City, their summer quickly spirals into a beautiful romance, and Victor's cold heart is able to thaw, allowing him to begin to enjoy life again after his brother's death, but when he learns of Nora's incurable illness, he is driven to try to find a scientific solution to keep from losing another person he loves.
"When MNGR First Class João da Silva arrives on the moon of Titan to take charge of Homestead Station, he finds the massive mining colony plagued by tensions between the giant, genetically-engineered Titan workers and the Terran management. As anger mounts, what began as a routine posting quickly turns into something far more dangerous. Phoebe Mackintosh thought she left her fighting days behind her when she turned her back on the "mixing" circuit. Now, she finds herself caught between a past she'd rather forget and a future she can't predict. Together, they must find a way to pull Homestead back from the brink of disaster... Or Titan might be the spark that sets the entire solar system ablaze."
"After escaping a Syrian prison, Ibrahim Aldabaan and his family fled the country to seek protection in America. Among the few refugees to receive visas, they finally landed in JFK airport on November 8, 2016, Election Day. The family had reached a safe harbor, but woke up to the world of Donald Trump and a Muslim ban that would sever them from the grandmother, brothers, sisters, and cousins stranded in exile in Jordan. Welcome to the New World tells the Aldabaans' story. Resettled in Connecticut with little English, few friends, and even less money, the family of seven strive to create something like home. As a blur of language classes, job-training programs, and the fearsome first days of high school (with hijab) give way to normalcy, the Aldabaans are lulled into a sense of security. A white van cruising slowly past the house prompts some unease, which erupts into full terror when the family receives a death threat and is forced to flee and start all over yet again. The America in which the Aldabaans must make their way is by turns kind and ignorant, generous and cruel, uplifting and heartbreaking"