New Arrivals · Graphic Novels

July 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A. D., after death

July 21, 2017
Snyder, Scott, author.
Portland, Oregon : Image Comics, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Originally published in single magazine form as A.D.: After Death no. 1-3.
"What if we found a cure for death? Years after the discovery of a genetic cure for mortality, one man starts to questions everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own personal legacy." -- Back cover.

Spell on wheels

July 21, 2017
Leth, Kate, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
134 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This volume collects Spell on Wheels #1-#5."
Andy, Jolene, and Claire are three young witches making their way through the modern world. When a jealous nonmagical ex-boyfriend breaks into their home and steals a spell that could awaken potentials with magical powers, the witches plan their revenge. Traveling down the East Coast, they must retrieve their powerful stolen artifacts and strengthen their friendship.

Blankets : a graphic novel

July 21, 2017
Thompson, Craig, 1975- author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in 2003.
"This graphic novel is based on personal experiences, though the names have been changed, and certain characters, places, and incidents have been modified in the service of the story."--Title page verso.
Cubby hole -- Stirring furnace -- Blank sheet -- Static -- I don't wanna grow up -- Teen spirit -- Just like heaven -- Vanishing cave -- Foot notes.

Akame ga kill!

July 18, 2017
Takahiro, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

Star Wars

July 18, 2017
Aaron, Jason.
[New York] : Marvel Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Skywalker strikes -- v. 2. Showdown on the smuggler's moon -- v. 3. Rebel jail -- v. 4. Last flight of the harbinger -- v. 5. Yoda's secret war


July 18, 2017
Liu, Marjorie M., author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Awakening -- v. 2. The blood


July 18, 2017
Jordan, Justin.
Los Angeles, CA : BOOM! Studios, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Conrad Marlowe was a respected DEA agent when he disappeared in Mexico while investigating the ruthless drug cartels. Years later he has resurfaced as a cult leader who has made it his mission to out-brutalize the cartels terrorizing the country. The only DEA agent willing to follow his trail of violence is his own daughter, and with the help of a journalist on the ground she'll have to face the horrors of what her father has become if she wants to survive and bring him to justice.

Elfquest : the final quest

July 17, 2017
Pini, Wendy, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books , 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

The cross-eyed mutt / a story written and drawn by Étienne Davodeau ; translation by Joe Johnson.

July 14, 2017
Davodeau, Étienne, author.
135 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm
First published by Futuropolis /musee du Louvre Éditions, ©2013.
"Fabien is security agent at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. When it comes time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house...Turns out they are more than happy to meet him since they have in the attic a painting by an ancestor. It's a sorry representation of a cross-eyed mutt....A raucous satairical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?" --Back cover.

The last contract

July 14, 2017
Brisson, Ed, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Boom! Studios, 2017.
1 volume : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magzine form as The Last Contract 1-4.
"After a lifetime spent as a gun-for-hire, a retired hitman known only as "The Man" has finally found a sense of peace. But when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer, making targets of anyone associated with one of The Man's previous jobs, he's forced back into the game he left behind."--Back cover.

Usagi Yojimbo.

July 13, 2017
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 1987-<2017>
v. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Vols. 1-<31> created, written and illustrated by Stan Sakai.
Each book also has distinctive title.


July 13, 2017
Shiga, Jason, author, illustrator.
New York : First Second, 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm


July 13, 2017
Chabouté, 1967-
New York : Gallery 13, 2017.
368 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in French in 2008 by Editions Glénat SA as Tout Seul.
"On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock--a lifetime, really--with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit's solitary life." -- provided by publisher.

The good earth

July 13, 2017
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
In The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is must reading to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Though more than eighty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics in American literature.

Herman by trade

July 13, 2017
Kim, Chris W., author, artist.
116 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
A captivating graphic novel about art, identity and making room for self-expression.

Paknadel & Trakhanov's Turncoat

July 12, 2017
Paknadel, Alex.
Los Angeles, CA : BOOM! Studios, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
It's been three hundred years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known as Management. And two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following her participation in the brutal massacre that caused Management's withdrawal, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez is riddled with guilt. Rather than join the new human government, she starts her own private detective agency. When a missing persons case lands on her desk, Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past as she delves into the seedy underworld that's bloomed after the alien departure.

Palookaville 23

July 7, 2017
Seth, 1962- author, illustrator.
Montréal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
1 volume (various paging) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Keeps the hest away!" --Cover.
Nothing lasts part 3 -- Some small paintings -- Clyde fans.


July 6, 2017
Glass, Adam, 1968- author.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as issues 1-6 of the comic series.
When Drew, a 12-year-old Jewish boy from Yonkers, losses his beloved grandfather to gang violence, he turns to tradition, anger, and Kabbalah to serve vengeance. Conjuring a supernatural defender to protect his city brings Drew unimaginable power-- power he may not be able to control.

Kingsway West

July 6, 2017
Pak, Greg, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Collects the full arc of Kingsway West.

Angel Catbird

July 5, 2017
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
v. 1. [No title provided] -- v. 2. To castle Catula -- v. 3. The catbird roars

Everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too : a book

June 30, 2017
Sun, Jomny, author, illustrator.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
"Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more"-- Provided by publisher.

Ten count

June 29, 2017
Takarai, Rihito, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : SuBLime Manga, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm

Avengers : the death of Mockingbird

June 29, 2017
Thomas, Roy, 1940- author.
379 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Avengers West Coast #92-100 and #102, Spider-Woman #1-4, and Marvel Comics presents #143-144.
Say a tearful farewell to Mockingbird - and the whole West Coast Avengers team - as Hawkeye loses everything! But first, he'll need to ditch the bow and arrows to fight a giant threat: brace yourself for Goliath vs. Goliath! With foes like Dr. Demonicus, Klaw and the Lethal Legion on the horizon, the Whackos will need new recruits. Enter: War Machine and Darkhawk? Infinity Crusade pits Avenger against Avenger, but the team is really put through hell courtesy of Mephisto.

The Flash

June 28, 2017
Manapul, Francis.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Move forward -- v. 2. Rogues revolution -- v. 3. Gorilla warfare -- v. 4. Reverse -- v. 5. History lessons -- v. 6. Out of time -- v. 7. Savage world -- v. 8. Zoom -- v. 9. Full stop


June 28, 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.

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