New Graphic Novels for Adults

Sex criminals. Volume five, Five-fingered discount / Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky. cover
"Suzie and Jon have that special something-- when they have sex, they freeze time and do crimes. Well-- they had that special something. In the aftermath of what would appear to be a breakup, where do our two love-crazy time-freezing sex-having bank robbers go? Rebound ahoy! Also everything gets more dangerous and complicated? But it's okay" -- Amazon.com.
No. 1 with a bullet / Jacob Semahn, creator/writer ; Jorge Corona, creator/artist ; Jen Hickman, colorist ; Steve Wands, letterer/designs ; Erin Levy, editor. cover
"Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's personal life is invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...they record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind. But then the bodies start to pile up...and the terror begins"-- Provided by publisher.
Coyote Doggirl / Lisa Hanawalt. cover
"Coyote is a dreamer and a drama queen, brazen and brave, faithful yet fiercely independent. She beats her own drum and sews her own crop tops. A gifted equestrian, she's half dog, half coyote, and all power. With the help of her trusty steed, Red, there's not much that's too big for her to bite off, chew up, and spit out right into your face, if you deserve it. But when Coyote and Red find themselves on the run from a trio of vengeful bad dogs, get clobbered by arrows, and are tragically separated, our protagonist is left fighting for her life and longing for her displaced best friend. Taken in by a wolf clan, Coyote may be wounded, but it's not long before she's back on the open road to track down Red and tackle the dogs who wronged her"-- Amazon.com.
East of West. Volume 8 / Jonathan Hickman, writer ; Nick Dragotta, artist ; Frank Martin, colors ; Rus Wooton, letters. cover
We catch up with Death and Babylon in this eighth volume of the bestselling series, EAST OF WEST.
A study in emerald / story and words, Neil Gaiman ; art and adaptation script, Rafael Albuquerque ; adaptation script, Rafael Scavone ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein. cover
"This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror! From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque!"-- Provided by publisher.
We stand on guard / Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Steve Skroce, artist ; Matt Hollingsworth, colorist ; Fonografiks, lettering & design. cover
"Set one hundred years in our future, We Stand on Guard follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters, who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent ... the United States of America"--Back cover.
Assassinistas / written by Tini Howard ; art by Gilbert Hernandez ; lettering by Aditya Bidikar ; color by Rob Davis ; flats by Robin Henley. cover
When a kidnapping hits too close for home for former hit-woman Octavia, she is forced out of retirement and back into the bounty-hunting business. With her former partners unavailable, she recruits her son and his boyfriend to aid and abet her in a semester of murder-based work study, where she'll teach them everything she knows--if she can get them to put down the video games and stop making out long enough to concentrate on the mission.
Bad girls / Alex De Campi, Victor Santos. cover
"In this heart-pounding, starkly colored, and visually stunning graphic novel, three women have twelve hours to get out of Cuba with six-million dollars on the night of New Year's Eve 1958"--Publisher's website.
Gumballs / by Erin Nations. cover
"Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin's gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories from customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity"--Page [2] of cover.
Strange places / Mike Mignola. cover
"Hellboy's complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. Hellboy loses faith in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense when they strap a bomb to one of his fellow not-quite-human agents.He gets answers about his destiny, like it or not, in over 300 pages of comics mostly drawn by Mignola, featuring award-winning guests Gary Gianni and Richard Corben."-- Provided by publisher.
Kick-Ass. Book one, The new girl / Mark Millar, writer ; John Romita Jr., pencils ; Peter Steigerwald, digital inks and colors ; John Workman, letterer ; Rachael Fulton, editor. cover
Kick-Ass is back. Ready to wipe out New Mexico's worst criminals, Kick-Ass is hitting the streets. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure under that famous green and yellow wetsuit. A soldier who returns from the horrors of war, only to find a new battle raging on her city's streets. A hero who buses tables by day and fights crime by night. A new Kick-Ass, with a family to feed and a hometown neighborhood that needs cleaned up. Meet Sergeant Patience Lee, your new favorite superhero. Can this young single mother balance family life with the demands of being a vigilante crime fighter? Or will her business with gangbangers and murderers cut way too close to home? Comic book legends Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. reunite for the latest chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.
Berlín, city of light : a work of fiction / by Jason Lutes. cover
"Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of Germans to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can replace democracy. The idle rich, the naïve bourgeoisie, and the struggling lower classes: all seek meaning in the warring political factions dividing their nation. He especially focuses on the Braunsa working-class family torn apart by a political system that doesnt care about them. Lovers couple and uncouple; families and friends share rituals and laughter; most of Berlins citizens go about their day with little sense of the larger threat to their existence. Meanwhile, the journalist Kurt Severing and the artist Marthe Muller watch in horror as their society begins a dizzying descent into extremism"--Provided by publisher.
The three escapes of Hannah Arendt : a tyranny of truth / Ken Krimstein. cover
"One of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and a hero of political thought, the largely unsung and often misunderstood Hannah Arendt is best known for her landmark 1951 book on openness in political life, The Origins of Totalitarianism, which, with its powerful and timely lessons for today, has become newly relevant. She led an extraordinary life. This was a woman who endured Nazi persecution firsthand, survived harrowing "escapes" from country to country in Europe, and befriended such luminaries as Walter Benjamin and Mary McCarthy, in a world inhabited by everyone from Marc Chagall and Marlene Dietrich to Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. A woman who finally had to give up her unique genius for philosophy, and her love of a very compromised man--the philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer Martin Heidegger--for what she called "love of the world". Compassionate and enlightening, playful and page-turning, New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt is a strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman whose intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to breathtaking insights into the human condition, and whose experience continues to shine a light on how to live as an individual and a public citizen in troubled times."--Amazon.