New Arrivals · Graphic Novels

November 16, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Flash, the Silver Age

November 15, 2017
Broome, John, 1913-1999, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.

Mobile Suit Gundam : the origin

November 15, 2017
Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu, 1947- artist.
New York : Vertical, Inc., 2013-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format ; bonus essays read Western style.
"First published in Japan in 2005 by Kadokawa Shoten, Co., Ltd., Tokyo"--Colophon, v. 1.
v. 1. Activation -- v. 2. Garma -- v. 3. Ramba Ral -- v. 6. To war
It is the year Universal Century 0079, in a space colony the Earth Federation is storing and testing a new piloted robot for use in the battle against the Principality of Zeon. The experimental RX-78 Gundam mobile suit is scheduled to be transported to Federation command in Jaburo, deep within the Brazilian jungles. Unfortunatley, before the transporter would arrive, the Federation would come under attack from Zeon. With few resources available against the Zeon's most mobile mechs, Federation forces strike back using their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam. Caught in the crossfire is a young teen named Amuro Ray. Not willing to see innocent people die like this, Amuro crawls into the cockpit of the closest machine around him. Whether it be a tank, jeep or jet, he was going to use it to help stop this slaughter. And what he happened to slide into was another Gundam. Having never operated a machine like this, what are the chances he can do anything to repel an experienced squad of mech-piloting invaders?

Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid.

November 15, 2017
Coolkyousinnjya, author, artist.
[Los Angeles, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2016-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right ro left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Tokyo
Miss Kobayashi lives in an ordinary apartment, along with her new maid, Tohura . . . a dragon girl! Take a peek into the daily life of a hard-working office lady and her inept dragon maid.

Buzzkill

November 15, 2017
Cates, Donny, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Buzzkill #1-4.
"Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he's an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing massive amounts of alcohol and illicit drugs. After all the disasters his addiction has caused with his girlfriend and his fellow superheroes, not to mention the havoc it's wreaked on the city, he's ready to get clean. When he joins a twelve-step recovery program, the city's supervillains couldn't be happier"--Provided by publisher.

Descendants of darkness : yami no matsuei

November 15, 2017
Matsushita, Yoko.
San Francisco, CA : Viz, ©2004-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 1997 by Hakusensha, Inc."
Presents the adventures of Asato Tsuzuki, the Guardian of Death, who escorts people safely to the afterlife.

House of women

November 10, 2017
Goldstein, Sophie, author, illustrator.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
In this graphic novel, science fiction meets psychosexual drama when four women try to bring civilizationy to the natives of a remote planet on the fringes of the known universe. Something dark is growing in Mopu. The only question is whether the danger that will undo the women's delicate camaraderie is outside the gates? or within.

Bleach

November 7, 2017
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.

Invincible, ultimate collection

November 7, 2017
Kirkman, Robert.
Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2008-
volumes : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Invincible #1-13 -- v. 2. Invincible #14-24, #0 and Image comics summer special #1 -- v. 3. Invincible #25-35 and The pact #4 -- v. 4. Invincible #36-47 -- v. 5. Invincible #48-59 and The astounding Wolf-Man #11 -- v. 6. Invincible #60-70 and Invincible returns #1 -- v. 7. Invincible #71-84 -- v. 8. Invincible #85-96 -- v. 9. Invincible #97-108 -- v. 10. Invincible #109-120 -- v. 11 Invincible #121-132

Fairy tail

November 7, 2017
Mashima, Hiro, 1977-
|3v. 13- : New York : Kodansha Comics.
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2006 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Zombillenium

November 7, 2017
Pins, Arthur de.
New York : NBM, 2013-
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.
v. 1. Gretchen -- v. 2. Human resources -- v. 3. Control freaks

Superman Action comics

November 7, 2017
Jurgens, Dan.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Path of doom (collects Action comics 957-962) -- v. 2. Welcome to the planet (collects Justice League 52 and Action comics 963-966) -- v. 3. Men of steel (collects Action comics 967-972) -- v. 4. The new world (collects Action comics 977-984)

The Hellblazer

November 7, 2017
Oliver, Simon, 1969- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The poison truth (The Hellblazer: Rebirth 1 and The Hellblazer 1-6) -- v. 2. The smokeless fire (The Hellblazer 7-12)
John Constantine is back in London, reuniting with old friends--and older enemies: There's Chas Chandler, his best mate; Mercury, the young psychic, the Earth elemental known as the Swamp Thing; and, of course, more demons and djinns than you can cast a curse at. If he's going to survive this hell-raising homecoming, Constantine will have to play fast and loose with the rules--and with the souls of everyone residing in the Old Smoke. Evil is a surprisingly common infection, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

Erased

November 7, 2017
Sanbe, Kei, author, artist.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017-
volumes : chieflt illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.

Female math major

November 7, 2017
Yasuda, Masae, author.
Austin, TX : Bento Books, Inc., 2016-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
A comic adaptation of the author's experience studying mathematics at a Japanese university with the trials and tribulations of young women in STEM fields. Encourages young women to persevere through the difficulties they are likely to encounter.

Present

November 7, 2017
Stein, Leslie, 1982-
[Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
166 pages : color illustrations; 21 cm
"Leslie Stein takes us on a sinuous urban stroll divorced from destination, glimpsing New York City through her open eyes. While she is closing up a bar late at night, she is also an adolescent at a rave in the mountains, an adult grappling with her grandfather's fading memory or at one of her first waitressing jobs. Stein is a master storyteller, an urban explorer, and a loyal guide through dark days and simple, blissful encounters. Stein's curiosity about and generosity toward the world around her come through powerfully: each colorful story flows with vivid watercolors and delicate ink lines. Here, an autobiography is built through memories and moments tied together by loose lines, evoking a beautiful dreamlike yet endlessly relatable glimpse into the world of a thirty-something woman carving out a life for herself, one step at a time. Known for her acclaimed Eye of the Majestic Creature series, collected here are Stein's serialized Vice.com comics which have become a staple for the site, showcasing her storytelling abilities with a freer style. With an introduction and new material, Present is a deluxe die-cut hardcover that is a meditation on memory. Stein is asking us to take a moment to be here now, while acknowledging the other places and people we always carry with us."-- Provided by publisher.

Lake of Fire

November 7, 2017
Fairbairn, Nathan, author, colorist, letterer.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017.
140 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Lake of Fire #1-5.
"It is 1220 AD, and the gears of the Albigensian Crusade grind on. When an alien spacecraft infested with a horde of bloodthirsty predators crash-lands in the remote wilderness of the French Pyrenees, a small band of crusaders and a Cathar heretic are all that stand between God's Kingdom and Hell on Earth." -- Back cover.

Sugar Town

November 3, 2017
Newlevant, Hazel.
Alternative Comics 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illulstrations ; 26 cm
"A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era. Hazel is already in a happy relationship when she meets Argent, a dominatrix who's sweet and tender outside of the bedroom. Sugar Town is a fun, colorful comic about a young woman's journey through the delights and disappointments of multiple lovers."--Amazon.com

Black clover

November 1, 2017
Tabata, Yuki, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2015 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
v. 1. The boy's vow -- v. 2. Those who protect -- v. 3. Assembly at the royal capital -- v. 4. The crimson lion king -- v. 5. Light -- v. 6. The man who cuts death -- v. 7. The magic knight captain conference -- v. 8. Despair vs. hope

Too Much Coffee Man omnibus plus

November 1, 2017
Wheeler, Shannon, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
606 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Collects Too Much Coffee Man's Guide for the perplexed, published in 1998; Too Much Coffee Man's Parade of tirade, published in 1999; Too Much Coffee Man's Amusing musings, published in 2001; Too Much Coffee Man: How to be happy, published in 2005; Screw heaven, When I die I'm going to Mars, published in 2007; Too Much Coffee Man omnibus, published in 2011; the Dark Horse Presents Volume 3 #33 cover, featuring Too Much Coffee Man; and "Too Much Coffee Man vs. The Squirrel.

Assassination classroom

October 31, 2017
Matsui, Yusei, 1981- author, illustrator.
©2014-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.

Batman. Night of the monster men

October 31, 2017
Orlando, Steve (Comic book writer), author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batman 7-8, Nightwing 5-6, Detective Comics 941-942"
"As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman, and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous tall monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing their city apart! Will the Dark Knight, Batwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface be enough?"--Provided by publisher.

The walking dead : a continuing story of survival horror

October 24, 2017
Kirkman, Robert.
Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2006-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1 #1-12 -- v. 2. #13-24 -- v. 3. #25-36 -- v. 4. #37-48 -- v. 5. #49-60 -- v. 6. #61-72 -- v. 7. #73-84 -- v. 8. #85-96 -- v. 9. #97-108 -- v. 10. #109-120 -- v. 11. #121-132 -- v. 12. #133-144 -- v. 13. #145-156 -- v. 14. #157-168

Batgirl

October 24, 2017
Larson, Hope, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Beyond burnside -- v. 2. Son of Penguin

The walking dead: here's Negan!

October 24, 2017
Kirkman, Robert, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Originally published in IMAGE+ magazine #1-16" -- Title page.
"Who is Negan? Since his debut in The WalkingDead#100, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls "Lucille"), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? That question will finally be answered in this collection" --Back cover.

Morton : a cross-country rail journey

October 24, 2017
Collier, David, 1963- author, illustrator.
©2017
156 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
"A graphic novel lamenting the loss of train travel, the grip of family, mortality, art, and the human condition, with many other digressions thrown in for good measure."--Provided by publisher.

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