New Manga and Graphic Novels
Posted by Kristi on February 18, 2011
|Good Neighbors: Kind by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
Rue Silver has come a long way since the disappearance of her mother and her discovery of her otherworldly heritage. Now, the faerie world has been unleashed on Rue’s city. The big question is: Will she stop it and save the world she’s always known? Or will she take her place as the rightful faerie heir?
|Unwritten vols. 1 & 2 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Tom Taylor’s life was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom’s real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart. When an enormous scandal reveals that Tom might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious, deadly group that’s secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, eventually finding himself at locations all featured on a very special map. And in the process of figuring out what it all means, Tom will find himself having to figure out a huge conspiracy mystery that spans the entirety of the history of fiction.
|Alice in the Country of Hearts vol. 2 & 3 by Soumei Hoshina and Quinrose
Alice begins to grow accustomed to the strange world Peter took her to. And everyone wants to get to know Alice better, too. She gets to know the ‘Ones with Duties’ better. She finds out more about the mysteries of the World. One of the biggest mysteries is that the inhabitants have clocks for hearts. When they die, only his or her clock is left. When the clock is repaired by Julius, a new life springs forth from it. This is the reason why the people of the world don’t value their lives. She is told, ‘There’s always a replacement’. But what does this mean for Alice?
|Green Lantern: Agent Orange by Geoff Johns
Test pilot Hal Jordan was chosen to become a Green Lantern, one of an intergalactic police force. Armed with his incredible power ring, which creates anything he can imagine, he protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats of every kind. Now the Green Lantern Corps led by Hal battle the bizarre Orange Lantern Corps and their commander, Agent Orange, the most disgusting, filthy and vile being in the universe. Plus, the secrets of the Guardians’ pact with the criminals of the universe that had previously kept the Vega System off limits is finally revealed.
|Natsume’s Book of Friends vols. 1-3 by Yiki Midorikawa
Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now a high school student, he’s come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko.
|Daniel X: The Manga by James Patterson
When his parents are murdered by an intergalactic criminal, Daniel X vows to take on his father’s role as Earth’s sole Alien Hunter. Life isn’t easy, though, when you’re a young boy on your own, tracking down the galaxy’s deadliest outlaws. Luckily, Daniel has a gift: the ability to create anything he can imagine – including his parents, his sister, and his best friends, who are there to help him along the way. But when Daniel decides to go up against the sixth-deadliest criminal on his hit list, he may find that even his awesome abilities just aren’t up to the task!
|Black Butler vols. 1 & 2 by Yana Toboso
Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom, its master one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant…and a twelve-year old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there is practically nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true…or at least, too good to be human.
|The Lightning Thief by Robert Venditti and Rick Riordan
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.