New Graphic Novels for Adults

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.
Chimera. Book one, The righteous & the lost / written and illustrated by Tyler Ellis. cover
A crew of thieves make their way across an arid planet, haunted by demons both literal and figurative.
The clandestinauts / Tim Sievert. cover
"Hired to acquire the fabled Goblet of the Crimson Wizard, expert dungeoneering team, the Clandestinauts, enter the legendary Master Wizard's formidable fortress with visions of unimaginable treasure. That is until, like most journeys through the dreary depths of blood-soaked sepulchers, things don't go according to plan. Threats external and existential stand ready to test the frayed sinews that bind this team of bitter rivals." -- p.4 of cover.
Descender. Volume 6, The machine war / written by Jeff Lemire ; illustrated by Dustin Nguyen ; lettered and designed by Steve Wands ; edited by Will Dennis ; cover by Dustin Nguyen. cover
"All the various factions that have been hunting TIM-21 finally converge around the ocean planet Mata, just as the robots launch their galaxy-wide revolution. But nothing can prepare the young android Tim--or the readers--for what happens next. This climactic chapter...brings the Descender saga to a close and sets the stage for the next mind-bending adventure."--Page 4 of cover
Bastard / Max de Radiguès. cover
After taking part in a historic heist -- 52 simultaneous robberies at the same time, in the same city -- May and Eugene, a young mother and her preteen son, are on the run not only from the law and double-crossed former accomplices, but also their violent past. They crisscross the United States, encountering mysterious truckers, ambitious bandits, and senior citizens living off the grid -- while flashbacks show the reader how they got into this deadly situation. De Radiguès focuses on their familial relationship as much as the noir, and his clear-lined style adds depth to the brutality as well as the love.
Likely stories / Neil Gaiman, story and words ; Mark Buckingham, art and adaptation script ; Chris Blythe, colors ; Nate Piekos of Blambot, letters. cover
"These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts."-- Provided by publisher.
Tales from la Vida : a Latinx comics anthology / edited by Frederick Luis Aldama. cover
"Collection of comics created by Latinx artists and writers that comes together to shed light on their various autobiographical experiences as situated within the language, culture, history, and sociopolitics that inform Latinx hemispheric identities and subjectivities"-- Provided by publisher.
Wonder Woman, earth one. Volume 2 / written by Grant Morrison ; art and cover by Yanick Paquette ; colors by Nathan Fairbairn ; letters by Todd Klein. cover
"For years, Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave the only home she knew behind for adventures that laid beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man's World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American Government, fraught with dissession and conflicts foreign to Diana, have deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can't get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play..."--Back cover.
The wicked + the divine. Vol. 7, Mothering invention / Kieron Gillen, writer ; Jamie McKelvie, artist ; Matthew Wilson, colourist ; Clayton Cowles, letterer. cover
"Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are all dead. It's happening now. It's happening again"--Page 4 of cover.
Ice cream & sadness : cyanide & happiness Vol. 2 / Kris, Rob, Matt & Dave [Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin ,and Dave McElfatrick] cover
Collects strips from the online comic book, reflecting on the tragic, ironic, and amusing aspects of life.
Buffy the vampire slayer : season 11. Volume 1, The spread of their evil / script, Christos Gage ; art (chapters 1-3, 6) Rebekah Isaacs ; pencils, (chapters 4-5) Georges Jeanty ; inks (chapters 4-5... cover
""Routine existence for Buffy and the Scoobies is shattered when San Francisco is hit by a tsunami caused by a dragon of storms-killing thousands. The US government outlaws unauthorized magic, requiring supernatural beings to be registered and relocated to internment camps. The Scoobies are caught in a situation that is nothing like what they've faced before."--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
My heroes have always been junkies : a criminal novella / by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips ; colors by Jacob Phillips. cover
"Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in a n upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance. From the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comes a pop and drug culture fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness ... and what she finds there" -- Back cover.
Rat queens. Volume five, The colossal magic nothing / Kurtis J. Wiebe, story ; Owen Gieni, art, colors, covers (unless otherwise noted) ; Ryan Ferrier, letters. cover
"Having escaped the nefarious cluthces of the insidious trickster Castiwyr, the Rat Queens return to Palisade with piles of gold - and they are in the mood to party. But Palisade has a new resident: a strange wizard that wishes to end the suffering of others. Forever." -- Page 4 of cover.
Royal City. Volume 2, Sonic youth / created, written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire ; lettered by Steve Wands. cover
Follows the lives of the Pike family, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of Tommy, the youngest who drowned decades earlier.
Jim Butcher's The Dresden files. Dog men / written by Mark Powers ; art by Diego Galindo ; colors by Mohan ; letters by Tom Napolitano cover
"Harry Dresden is a man on the edge--and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He's been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there's more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry's state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who's depending on his help?"--Dust jacket.
Royal City. Volume 1, Next of kin / created, written, and illustrated by Jeff Lemire ; lettered by Steve Wands. cover
In his most ambitious and most personal project to date, JEFF LEMIRE spins the captivating and engaging story of a family from the small factory town of ROYAL CITY and the ghosts that haunt them. In a return to the literary and thematic territory of Lemire's breakthrough graphic novel ESSEX COUNTY, ROYAL CITY follows Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up. Patrick is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing Mother and his brow beaten Father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. As each member of the family struggles to keep themselves above water, it quickly becomes clear that Tommy's death isn't the only dark secret tearing the town, and this family, apart at the seams. Can each member of the Pike family come to terms with their own guilt over Tommy's death, and make peace with the many versions of Tommy that still haunt them, or will they all be dragged down below the river along with his lingering ghost? ROYAL CITY promises to be a sprawling, serialized graphic novel that will chart the lives, loves and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town, across three decades. Jeff Lemire is the creator of DESCENDER (with DUSTIN NGUYEN), AD: AFTER DEATH (with SCOTT SNYDER), ROUGHNECK, SECRET PATH (with Gord Downie), PLUTONA (with EMI LENNOX), ESSEX COUNTY, SWEET TOOTH, TRILLIUM, and THE UNDERWATER WELDER. He had also written celebrated stories featuring Green Arrow, Animal Man, Bloodshot, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Teen Titans, the Valiant, the X-Men and Inhumans for the major comic book publishers.
Port of Earth. Vol. 2 / Zack Kaplan, writer ; Andrea Mutti, artist ; Vladimir Popov, colorist ; Troy Peteri, letterer. cover
"We have made a deal to host an alien space port on Earth, but who does port security really protect: humans or aliens? The Port of Earth is open for business to all galactic alien travelers. But as our alien business partners visit Earth, an unresolved alien threat emerges. Earth Security Agents Rice and McIntyre must now find the balance between protectiing both humans and aliens--thus shouldering the fate of Earth's autonomy over our own planet's security."--Page 4 of cover