New Arrivals · Graphic Novels

October 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mis(h)adra

October 20, 2017
Ata, Iasmin Omar, author, illustrator.
New York : Gallery 13, 2017.
1 volume unpaged : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
College student Isaac struggles to manage his epilepsy and his day-to-day life. His medication does not seem to work, the doctors won't listen, the schoolwork keeps piling up, his family is in denial about his condition, and his social life falls apart as he feels isolated by his illness. Even with an unexpected new friend by his side, so much is up against him that Isaac is starting to think his epilepsy might be unbeatable.

The MonsterMen and other scary stories

October 20, 2017
Gianni, Gary, author, illustrator.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
164 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Gary Gianni's occult detective series The MonsterMen is collected here, filled with zombie cowboys, squid pirates, abominable snowmen, and a mustachioed skull, all facing off against the swashbuckling protagonist, dressed at all times in a tuxedo and a knight's helmet. Also featured in this collection are classic prose stories brought to vivid life by Gianni's intricate illustration"--Provided by publisher.

(H)afrocentric. Volumes 1-4

October 20, 2017
Smith, Juliana, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Cover title.
"This unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force tackles the most pressing issues of the day--including racism, patriarchy, gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis--with humor and biting satire."

Star wars. Screaming citadel

October 20, 2017
Gillen, Kieron, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Doctor Aphra #7-8, Star Wars #31-32, and Star Wars: the screaming citadel #1".
"A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve into the darkest shadows of the galaxy side by side, as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can't afford to pass up...one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he's looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel's queen? And as this unlikely duo steps right into the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them?"--Amazon.

Locke & key : heaven and earth

October 20, 2017
Hill, Joe, author.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2017]
66 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published as Locke & key: guide to the known keys and Locke & key: grindhouse.
Open the moon -- Grindhouse -- In the can -- The real Lovecraft, Mass -- Photo gallery -- Art gallery.
"Three never-before-collected additions to the series the A.V. Club called a 'modern masterpiece,' showcasing the depths of depravity and the beautifully heart-breaking heights writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have to offer within the sprawling world of Locke & Key."--Back cover.

Spider-Man 2099

October 19, 2017
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
©2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Out of time -- v. 2. Spider-verse -- v. 3. Smack to the future -- v. 4. Gods and women -- v. 5. Civil war II -- v. 6. Apocalypse soon -- v. 7. Back to the future, shock!

Batman: detective comics

October 19, 2017
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rise of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 934-940) -- v. 2. The victim syndicate (Collects Detective comics 943-949) -- v. 3. League of shadows (Collects Detective comics 950-956)

Spider-Man : Daily Bugle

October 19, 2017
Grist, Paul
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Daily Bugle #1-3, Deadline #1-4, Spider-Man's tangled web #20, Spectacular Spider-Man #205-207 and Marvel Holiday Special 2004.
Join Bugle stalwarts Betty Brant, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, and more on the hunt for all the best scoops--from kidnapping to arson to murder! Speaking of which, Kat Farrell grapples with life as a reporter in a city full of superhumans--whie working a story that gives new meaning to the word "deadline"!

Wonder Woman and Justice League America

October 18, 2017
Vado, Dan, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Justice League America 78-85, Justice League America annual 7, and Guy Gardner 15 -- v. 2. Justice League America 86-91, Justice League International 65-66, and Justice League Task force 13-14

New Super-Man

October 18, 2017
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"...a new vision of Superman who isn't all about truth and justice... and definitely isn't fighting for the American way!"--Page [4] of cover.
v. 1. Made in China -- v. 2. Coming to America

M.F.K.

October 18, 2017
Magruder, Nilah, author, illustrator.
©2017.
126 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"In a world of sleeping gods, a broken government, and a fragile peace held in the hands of the corrupt, one youth must find the strength to stand up against evil and save humanity. This story is not about that youth. It's about Abbie, who just wants to get to the mountain range called the Potter's Spine, scatter her mother's ashes, and then live out her life in sweet, blissful solitude. Unfortunately, everyone she meets wants to whine at her about their woes, tag along on her quest, arrest her for no reason, or blow her to bits. Journeys are hard on the social recluses of the world."--Publisher's website.

Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid : complete collection

October 18, 2017
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Indestructible Hulk #1-20 and Annual #1."
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- Gods and Monsters -- Blind rage -- Agent of T.I.M.E. --Humanity bomb -- Journey into science.

Going into town : a love letter to New York

October 17, 2017
Chast, Roz, author, illustrator.
©2017
169 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Let's start here -- Basic layout of Manhattan -- Walking around -- The subway -- Stuff to do -- Flora and fauna -- Food -- Apartment -- Final stop.
"For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and 'those West Side Story-things' (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired 'Going into Town,' part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons"--Amazon.com.

William Gibson's Archangel

October 17, 2017
Gibson, William, 1948- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published as Archangel issues #1-5."
"The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machaine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt."--Back cover.

Royal City

October 13, 2017
Lemire, Jeff, author, artist.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017-]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Next of kin
Royal City follows Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up. Patrick is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing Mother and his brow beaten Father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago.As each member of the family struggles to keep themselves above water, it quickly becomes clear that Tommy's death isn't the only dark secret tearing the town, and this family, apart at the seams. Can each member of the Pike family come to terms with their own guilt over Tommy's death, and make peace with the many versions of Tommy that still haunt them, or will they all be dragged down below the river along with his lingering ghost?

Shutter

October 12, 2017
Keatinge, Joe, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2014]-2017
5 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Wanderlost -- v. 2. Way of the world -- v. 3. Quo vadis -- v. 4. All roads -- v. 5. So far beyond

Devils' line

October 12, 2017
Hanada, Ryo.
New York, NY : Vertical, Inc, 2016-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Kodansha, Ltd.

Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life

October 12, 2017
Ledesma, Alberto, 1965- author, illustrator.
©2017
117 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Doodling as activism -- Lunchtime sketches -- The first years -- Embracing my undocumented immigrant identity -- Assisting the reluctant dreamer -- On being an (ex)undocumented immigrant father -- The undocumented alphabet -- On the need for self-amnesty -- Deconstructing the dreamer -- Enter Trump.

Injustice : ground zero

October 12, 2017
Buccellato, Brian, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
"Based on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us" --Title page

The Flash by Mark Waid.

October 12, 2017
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 2.(Collects The Flash 69-79, The Flash annual 6 and The Green Lantern 30-31, 40, The Justice League Quarterly 10) -- v. 3. Collects the Flash 80-94

The hunting accident : a true story of crime and poetry

October 9, 2017
Carlson, David L. (Cofounder of Opera-Matic), author.
New York : First Second , 2017.
437 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The hunting accident -- Little Italy -- A young man's trouble with the law -- Code of silence -- The truth -- Nathan Leopold -- The darkness -- Plato's cave -- The inferno -- The Übermensch -- Principles of sound -- The woods of the suicides -- Final exam -- The sins of the fathers -- The glim box -- The letter -- Purgatorio -- Paridiso.
It was a hunting accident that much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzo--a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille--had lost his vision. It's not until Charlie's troubled teenage years, when he's facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth. Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face but it was while participating in an armed robbery. Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. In this unlikely place, Matt's life and very soul were saved by one of America's most notorious killers, Nathan Leopold Jr., of the infamous Leopold and Loeb.

Batman, the Dark Knight : master race

October 5, 2017
Miller, Frank, 1957- author, artist.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Dark Knight III: the master race 1-9; Dark Knight universe presents: the atom 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Wonder Woman 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Green Lantern 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Batgirl 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Lara 1; Dark Knight universe presents: world's finest 1; Dark Knight universe presents: strange adventures 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Detective comics; Dark Knight universe presents: Action comics 1"--Title page verso.
"Based on the Dark Knight returns by Frank Miller."

Cast no shadow

October 5, 2017
Tapalansky, Nick, 1983-
New York : First Second Books, 2017.
212 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm

Star Trek, Green Lantern. Volume 2, Stranger worlds

October 5, 2017
Johnson, Mike (Comic book author)
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, a division of Idea & Design Works LLC, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as Star Trek/Green Lantern, Vol. 2 issues #1-6.
"The galaxy-spanning crossover epic continues in this sequel to the blockbuster Star Trek/Green Lantern: the Spectrum war! Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan lead the combined might of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps on an all-new adventure against new foes! Now that Hal Jordan and the Lanterns have been integrated into Starfleet, they face a new threat against the universe. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise join them in the fight against an unlikely new bearer of the red ring--Khan!"--Page [4] of cover.

Spider-Man/Deadpool

October 3, 2017
Kelly, Joe, 1971-
©2016
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Isn't it bromantic -- v. 2. Side pieces -- v. 3. Itsy bitsy

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