New Graphic Novels

Beauty and the Beast. The beast's tale / art by Studio Dice ; story adapted by Mallory Reaves. cover
In Disney's live-action film Beauty and the Beast, Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the caste's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. This manga explores the Beast's struggle as he tries to move on from his past and learn what it is to love.
Haikyu!! Vol. 11, Above / story and art by Haruichi Furudate ; translation, Adrienne Beck ; touch-up art & lettering, Erika Terriquez. cover
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as "the Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to--and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?
The ghost in the shell. 1.5, Human-error processor / Shirow Masamune ; translation and English-language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul. cover
"Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect.. and reboot some cybercrooks!" --Animenewsnetwork.com.
The ghost in the shell / Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul. cover
"In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam as plentiful as humans, all connected through their "ghosts" to the electronic datastreams of the net. Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Public Security Section 9 find themselves in a constant battle with the newly created wave of technological terrorists and cyber-hackers. But things take a turn once Motoko gets involved in a certain case involving an extremely dangerous "ghost" hacker nicknamed the Puppeteer, as she dives deeper and deeper into the limitless reality of the net, to reach her own startling conclusions" -- Animenewsnetwork.com.
Dragon ball super. 1, Warriors from Universe 6! / story by Akira Toriyama ; art by Toyotarou ; translation, Toshikazu Aizawa. cover
Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. Goku is starting to get bored. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker "Super Saiyan God," or something like that... The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do?
The ghost in the shell. 2, Man-machine interface / Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul. cover
"Ghost in the Shell 2 follows the mysterious Motoko Aramaki as she runs an investigation into an incident at an organ factory and its consequences. She's on the run to clean up the mess and save herself in the process. Meanwhile the former members of Section 9 investigate Motoko to find out who she really is" -- Animenewsnetwork.com.
The ocean of secrets. Volume 1 / story and art by Sophie-chan. cover
"Lia, a 17-year-old orphan living by the Atlantic, is swept away by the ocean currents during a ruthless storm. She is then saved by Moria and Albert, a duo of illegal runaways on their magical ship! Her normal, mundane life suddenly becomes a supernatural adventure as she learns about the powers of their kind and their relations to the human world. But Lia soon discovers that there is a dark secret hidden in a mysterious kingdom."--Page [4] of cover.
Joyride. Vol. 2, Teenage spaceland / script by Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly ; art by Marcus To ; colors by Irma Kniivila ; letters by Jim Campbell. cover
"The crew of the Joyride survived their first foray to the stars and met the challenges the galaxy threw at them head-on, so it's only fair they enjoy a bit of relaxation and carefree living. But as Uma, Dewydd, and Catrin have come to learn, in space, nothing is as it seems. In fact, it's the secrets hidden in their own ship and among their fellow travelers that will send the crew down a path that brings them face to face with the very alien threat that the leaders on Earth ran from so long ago."-- Provided by publisher.
Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story / Peter Bagge. cover
"Peter Bagge has defied the expectations of the comics industry by changing gears from his famous slacker hero Buddy Bradley to documenting the life and times of historical 20th century trailblazers. If Bagge had not already had a New York Times bestseller with his biography of Margaret Sanger, his newest biography, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject. Yet through Bagge's skilled cartooning, he turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston's writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color."-- Provided by publisher.
Kim & Kim. Vol. 1, This glamorous, high-flying rock star life / writer, Magdalene Visaggio ; pencils & inks, Eva Cabrera ; colorist, Claudia Aguirre ; letterer, Zakk Saam. cover
Perpetually down on their luck, Kim Quatro and Kim Dantzler are two best friends doing their best to get by as interdimensional bounty hunters.
Love at fourteen. 6 / Fuka Mizutani ; translation: Sheldon Drzka ; lettering: Lys Blakeslee. cover
There is love in the air and everyone is talking about who is going to confess to whom, but for Kanata and Kazuki, this momentous confession may be too late for their developing romance.
DC Comics: Bombshells. Uprising Volume 3, Uprising / written by Marguerite Bennett ; art by Mirka Andolfo, Laura Braga, Sandy Jarrell, Pasquale Qualano ; color by Wendy Broome, J. Nanjan, Kelly Fit... cover
"Based on the hit DC Collectibles product line! As World War II rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known! With an old villain arising from beyond the grave, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, KaraStarikov, Kortni Duginova and Mera must aid the Allied forces while at home, a brave group of Batgirls must defend the homeland! The incredibly popular DC Collectibles line is brought to life in these stories that reimagine the course of history!"-- Provided by publisher.