Normal Public Library Teens

New Manga and Graphic Novels

Posted by Kristi on December 7, 2009

Sand Chronicles 4 – 6 by Hinako Ashihara 

Twelve-year-old Ann and her divorced mother move from Tokyo to her mother’s rural hometown. How will Ann survive her exile from civilization? Then, when her mother commits suicide, Ann has to grow up fast. As the years pass, Ann learns to trust and depend on her new friends – Daigo and aristocratic siblings Fuji and Shika. But when Ann moves back to Tokyo to be with her father, will she be able to maintain a long-distance relationship with Daigo? And do Fuji and Shika harbor romantic feelings of their own that might rip their childhood friendships apart…?

High School Debut 10 – 11 by Kazune Kawahara 

Friendship and love are put to the test when Asaoka reveals to Yoh that he likes Haruna. To settle things once and for all, Yoh and Asaoka strike a deal – whoever loses the school sports meet will give up his feelings for her! Then, Haruna becomes worried when she sees Yoh hanging out with a classmate.  She has good reason for feeling uneasy – it looks like this girl really does want to sabotage their relationship!

Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee, Sam Hart, and Artur Fujita 

How did Robin of Loxley become Robin Hood? Why did he choose to fight injustice instead of robbing for his own gain? Expressive and gritty, this graphic novel whisks readers back to Crusades-era England, where the Sheriff of Nottingham rules with an iron fist, and in the haunted heart of Sherwood Forest, a defiant rogue — with the help of his men and the lovely Maid Marian — disguises himself to become an outlaw.

Runaways: Rock Zombies by Terry Moore 

The spookiest Runaways tale ever! The Val Rhymin subplot has been brewing for a while and peaks here – Chase’s boss is not what he seems. Writer Terry Moore welcomes former Runaways artist Takeshi Miyazawa aboard for this creepy tale of magic and mayhem.

Bone: Rose by Jeff Smith 

A prequel to the Bone saga, Rose takes place in the Valley years before the Bones arrived, when Gran’ma Ben was the spirited, beautiful Princess Rose. She and her cold, bitter sister, Briar, are called to defend the Valley from a vicious dragon that is possessed by the Lord of the Locusts. Rose is up to the task, but can Briar be trusted?

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