New Arrivals · Graphic Novels

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bleach

June 22, 2018
Kubo, Tite.
San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2004]-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2001 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.

Green Lanterns

June 22, 2018
Humphries, Sam, 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. Rage planet -- v. 2. The phantom lantern -- v. 3. Polarity -- v. 4. The first ring -- v. 5. Out of time -- v. 6. A world of our own

Fables : the deluxe edition

June 21, 2018
Willingham, Bill.
New York : DC Comics, c2009-2017
15 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes

School-live!

June 21, 2018
Kaihou, Norimitsu, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Houbunsha.
"Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun ... and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse."--Back cover.

Magical girl site

June 21, 2018
Sato, Kentaro, 1986- author, artist.
[New York] : Seven Seas Entertainment, 2014-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japenese right to left format.
Asagiri Aya has a difficult life. The middle school girl is the target of cruel bullying at school by day, and violent abuse at home by night. One day, while surfing the web, she came across a creepy figure who granted her a gift of magic power ...

The mighty Thor

June 21, 2018
Aaron, Jason, author.
New York : Marvel Enterprises, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Thunder in her veins -- v. 2. Lords of Midgard -- v. 3. The Asgard/Shi'ar War -- v. 4. The war Thor -- v. 5. The death of the mighty Thor
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms.

A terrified teacher at Ghoul School!

June 21, 2018
Tanaka, Mai, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2015 by Square Enix Co., Ltd."
Haruaki Abe is the kind of guy who wouldn't say boo to a goose. But when he starts his teaching career at a high school full of creatures that go bump in the night, he soon discovers that his students have no such qualms, and they'll have him screaming "eeeeeeek"!

Rick and Morty. Pocket like you stole it

June 21, 2018
Howard, Tini, author.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2018.
115 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Collects issues #1-5 of the Oni Press series Rick and Morty: pocket like you stole it.
Morty is on a quest to free himself...and all the other Mortys from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he'll discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop in order to win, and perhaps the strength in himself that's needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

Sweetness & lightning

June 19, 2018
Amagakure, Gido, author, artist.
New York : Kodansha Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Printed in right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Kodansha Ltd, Tokyo.
v. 1. A recipe for family -- v. 2. The thrill of dumplings, the agony of veggies -- v. 3. Comfort food -- v. 4. The spice of life -- v. 5. Delicious memories & bittersweet lessons -- v. 6. The end of Summer -- v. 7. The truth is complicated -- v. 8. Lunchtime blues -- v. 10. Growing pains

The devil is a part-timer!

June 19, 2018
Wagahara, Satoshi, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.
v. 1. It's tough being evil -- v. 2. Old friends, new enemies! -- v. 3. Speak of the devil, and he'll fry you a burger! -- v. 4. This complication wears a kimono! -- v. 5. Angel vs. devil, franchise vs. franchise! -- v. 6. The devil's got a daughter! -- v. 7. One hell of a family tree! -- v. 8. All work--and a little play! -- v. 11. Maou versus the angels!
This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo.

Spirits of vengeance. War at the gates of hell

June 19, 2018
Gischler, Victor, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell rages in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands...When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider must find the killers and punish them...but this time he won't do it alone: Hellstorm! Satana! Blade! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!

Batman: detective comics

June 18, 2018
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) -- v. 4. Deus ex machina (Collects Detective comics 957-962) -- v. 5. A lonely place of living (Collects Detective comics 963-968) -- v. 6. Fall of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 969-974)

Shock

June 18, 2018
Sherman Oaks, CA : Aftershock Comics, LLC, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Witch Work /writer, Neil Gaiman ; artist, Michael Zulli -- Bloodflies /writer, Cullen Bunn ; artist, Leila Leiz --Kerguelen /writer, artist, Andy Clarke -- Invasion /writer, artist, Francesco Francavilla -- The Mountain Pass /writer, Bill Willingham ; artist, Travis Moore -- Berserker /writer, Jim Starlin ; artist, Phil Hester -- Dumb Bitch /writer, Marguerite Bennett ; artist, Hoyt Silva -- The Last Dance With You /writer, Paul Jenkins ; artist, Dalibor Talajić -- Escape From the Lost World /writer, Mike Carey ; artist, Szymon Kudranski -- End Game /writer, Marco Kroner ; writer, artist, Andrew Robinson -- Iste Bu Istanbul! /writer, artist, Charles Vess -- Based on a True Story /writer, Brian Azzarello ; artist,Toni Fejezula -- Little Red Hood /rwriter, Frank Tieri ; artist, Joe Eisma -- Dead City /writer, artist, Michael Gaydos -- Live or Die /writer, Joe Pruett ; artist, Cliff Richards -- Metroclash /writer, Marc Guggenheim ; artist, Laci -- Paroled /writer, Stephen Nilson ; artist, Wesley Gunn -- Devolution /writer, Aaron Douglas ; artist, Szymon Kudranski -- Circle of Fear! /writer, Richard Starkings ; artist, Sarah DeLaine -- Moments / writer, Mike Zagari ; artist, Will Sliney -- A Job /writer, Marko Stojanović ; artist, Ivan Sănović.
AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting it's very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today's top writers and artists.

Noragami : stray god

June 15, 2018
Adachi, Toka, author, illustrator.
©2014
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

TSU and the outliers

June 15, 2018
Johnson, E. Eero, author, illustrator.
Minneapolis, MN : ODOD Books/Uncivilized Books, 2018.
ii, 105 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
TSU, a non- verbal boy whose rural existence appears unbearable until rumors of a monstrous giant upend his mundane life. Tsu finds himself at the center of the mystery, as his strange metaphysical connection with the creature is revealed. As the dragnet closes in, Tsu is forced to choose between a dangerous path leading beyond the periphery of human perception or a life without his only friend.

Puella magi Oriko magica : sadness prayer

June 15, 2018
Magica Quartet (Firm), author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2016-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

The world's greatest first love : the case of Ritsu Onodera

June 15, 2018
Nakamura, Shungiku, author, artist.
©2008
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"Parental advisory, explicit content"--Cover.

New Super-Man

June 14, 2018
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 -- v. 3. Equilibrium

Void trip

June 14, 2018
O'Sullivan, Ryan, author.
©2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form as Void trip #1-5."
The story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They're low on fuel, they're low on food, and they're low on psychedelic space froot, but they're still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise super-planet Euphoria. This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.

Teen Titans go! : their greatest hijinks

June 14, 2018
Fisch, Sholly, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Teen Titans Go! 1, 5-6, 9-15, 18, 20, 22 and online as Teen Titans Go! Digital Chapters 1, 9, 11, 18, 20, 24-25, 27-28, 35-36, 39, 44."
"Catch up with the Titans in this new anthology graphic novel featuring their greatest comics stories ever! Whether it's taking down their arch-foes or a few dozen pizzas, the world's best teenage heroes put together some of the funniest adventures on the stands today!"--Provided by publisher.

Superman : zero hour

June 14, 2018
Kesel, Karl, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form.
"Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe--past, present and future! Superman, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect his life. The result? Krypton never exploded. The Kents never found a baby Kal-El in a field. Superman isn't the protector of Metropolis. Then, after the crisis in time has been averted, new details about the origins of Superman, Superboy and Steel are revealed."--Provided by publisher.

The Flash

June 13, 2018
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Lightning strikes twice (collects The Flash rebirth 1 and the Flash 1-8) -- v. 2. Speed of darkness (collects The Flash 9-13) -- v. 3 Rogues reloaded (collects The Flash 14-20) -- v. 4. Running scared (collects the Flash 23-27) -- v. 5. Negative (collects the Flash 28-32 and DC Holiday Special 2017) -- v. 6. Cold day in hell (collects the Flash 34-38)

The epic of Gilgamesh

June 13, 2018
Dixon, Kevin H., illustrator.
©2018
xxiv, 195 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
"The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Ur epic--the hero's journey, quest, and education--inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices. Sumerian versions of the epic date back almost 5000 years. It is a story of a bad king learning to become a proper human being and therefore a wise king."--Back cover.

Luisa now and then

June 13, 2018
Maurel, Carole, author, artist.
©2016
270 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
First published in France under the title "Luisa, lci et là".
At 32, Luisa encounters her 15-year-old self in this sensitive, bold story about self-acceptance and sexuality. Single, and having left behind her dream to become a renowned photographer, she is struggling to find out who she is and what she wants. In order to help and guide her younger self, she must finally face herself and her past. When Luisa finds herself attracted to a female neighbor, things become even more complicated... Insightful and funny, this is a feel-good coming-of-age story.

Rick and Morty

June 12, 2018
Gorman, Zac, author.
Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2015-
volumes: chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.

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