New Graphic Novels for Adults

Black Science. Volume 8, Later than you think / Rick Remender, writer ; Matteo Scalera, artist ; Moreno Dinisio, colors ; Rus Wooton, lettering, logo design ; Sebastian Birner, editor. cover
The Anarchist League of Scientists are scattered to the cosmic winds. Abuse of the Pillar's power has gnawed at the very foundation of reality, as all that ever is, was, and will be is falling in on itself. Beaten and dismayed, it falls to Grant McKay and what allies he has left to start a hail-Mary mission to the center of the Onion, and the chance of salvation that rests there. Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera set their sights on the End of the Eververse as the Dimensionauts begin their final journey into the Onion construct to fix everything that ever went wrong--or damn all of eternity to the void. -- Amazon.com
Girl Town / Carolyn Nowak. cover
"Diana got hurt -- a lot -- and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone -- and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget. Carolyn Nowak's Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work. Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak's girls shine with life and longing. Their stories -- depicted with remarkable charm and insight -- capture the spirit of our time."--Amazon.
Hit-girl. Vol. 2, Hit-girl in Canada / Jeff Lemire, writer ; Eduardo Risso, artist ; Patricia Mulvihill, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer; Melina Mikulic, design and production. cover
"On the trail of drug traffickers, Mindy heads into the frozen north of Canada to kill off the country's heroin trade at its source. With hockey-player-turned-drugs-kingpin Billy Baker and his inept son in her sights, Hit-Girl is lured into the icy, desolate landscapes of Moose Factory with her hunting knives and katanas poised. But Cree territory is rough terrain for even the toughest New York kid. There are traps, Mounties, and grizzly bears to contend with before Mindy can leave a trail of corpses in the snow."-- Provided by publisher.
Moonshine. Vol. 2, Misery train / Brian Azzarello, writer ; Eduardo Risso, art & colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters & design ; Cristian Rossi, color assistant ; Will Dennis, editor. cover
"'Torpedo' Lou Pirlo thought his troubles might be over when he and his new girl, Delia, hopped a boxcar headed south--as far and as fast as they could get away from the hillbillies in Appalachia and the mafia killers in New York City. But trouble has a habit of sticking to Lou, and instead of finding himself on "Big Rock Candy Mountain," he's on a downbound train, last stop: the Big Easy, New Orleans, and trouble isn't all that's stuck to Lou--he got himself a werewolf bite, and now the deadliest monster hunter on Earth will stop at nothing to put this dog down."-- Provided by publisher.
Exit stage left : the Snagglepuss chronicles / Mark Russell, writer ; Mike Feehan, penciller ; Mark Morales, Sean Parsons, José Marzán Jr., inkers ; Paul Mounts, colorist ; Dave Sharpe, letterer ; ... cover
"It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe! Written by Mark Russell, the critically acclaimed mastermind behind the award-winning Prez Vol. 1 and The Flintstones, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles enters the Hanna-Barbera reimagined universe!"-- Provided by publisher.
Upgrade soul : a graphic novel / Ezra Claytan Daniels ; letters, Deron Bennett ; inking assistance, Tyrell Cannon ; color assistance, Ben Passmore. cover
For their 45th anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the couple is faced with the results: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones? In Upgrade Soul, McDuffie Award-winning creator Ezra Claytan Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity-Is it the capability of our minds or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows the lives of Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.
Eternity Girl / Magdalene Visaggio, writer ; Sonny Liew, artist ; Chris Chuckry, colorist ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Sonny Liew, collection cover art and original series covers. cover
"Caroline Sharp gave up her humanity to gain incredible shape-shifting abilities, powers she used to save the world time and time again as the superhero Chrysalis. But as the years wore on, she began to lose control of the elemental forces coursing through her body, making her dangerously unstable and forcing her removal from ALPHA 13, the covert government agency that created her. Now, although she can barely hold herself together, Caroline's unique condition also means that nothing can kill her. Isolated, alienated and profoundly alone, she's determined to break the curse of her immortality--by any means necessary. Enter the villainous Madame Atom, with the offer of a lifetime: to end her suffering, all Caroline has to do is undertake one final, dimension-spanning mission, with one simple objective--the destruction of the entire universe."-- Provided by publisher.
My brother's husband. Volume 1 / Gengoroh Tagame ; translated from the Japanese by Anne Ishii. cover
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi's estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji's past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it's been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.
Mandela and the general / John Carlin, Oriol Malet. cover
"Will the Freedom Struggle End in a Bloodbath? Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But that nonviolent struggle for equality and justice very nearly spiraled into an all-out race war that would have only ended in "the peace of graveyards." As the first post-apartheid elections approach in 1994, with South African blacks poised to take power, the nation's whites fear reprisal. White nationalist militias claiming 50,000 well-armed former soldiers stand ready to fight to the death to defend their cause. They need someone who can lead and unite them. That man is General Constand Viljoen, former chief of apartheid South Africa's military. Mandela knows that he can't avert a bloodbath on his own. He will have to count on his archenemy. Throughout those historic months, the two men meet in secret. Can they trust each other? Can they keep their followers and radical fringe elements from acts of violence? The mettle of these two men will determine the future of a nation. The drama of this contest and the history that pivoted on it comes vividly to life in visual form. Veteran British journalist John Carlin teams up with Catalan artist Oriol Malet to create a historically and artistically rich graphic novel with obvious relevance to today's polarized politics."--Provided by publisher.
One dirty tree / a novella by Noah Van Sciver. cover
"Noah Van Sciver is haunted by the house at 133 ____ Street, or as his brothers rechristened it "One Dirty Tree." This sprawling dilapidated New Jersey house was his first home and the site of formative experiences. Growing up in a big, poor, Mormon family--surrounded by comic-books, eight siblings, bathtubs full of dirty dishes--Noah's childhood exerts a powerful force on his present day relationships. Drawn in his inimitable style, written with wry wit and humor, One Dirty Tree is another reason why Noah Van Sciver is one of the best cartoonists of his generation"--Page 4 of cover.
The antifa comic book : 100 years of fascism and antifa movements / Gord Hill ; foreword by Mark Bray. cover
"The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the summer of 2017 linger, but so do those of the passionate anti-fascist protestors who risked their lives to do the right thing. With a perceptive eye and a powerful sense of resolve, Gord Hill, author of The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, looks at the history of fascism over the last 100 years, and the concurrent antifa movements that have worked fastidiously to topple it. Fascism is a relatively new political ideology, yet in its short history some of the greatest atrocities against humanity have been carried out in its name. Its poisonous roots took hold in post-World War I Italy, and spread through Nazi Germany, Franco's Spain, and the KKK in America. Now emboldened by the American president, fascism is alive and well again. At the same time, antifa activists have proven, through history and again today, that the spirit of resistance is alive and well, and necessary."--Page 4 of cover.
Drawn to sex : the basics / created by Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan. cover
"Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex! Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn't know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning about, talking about, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they're here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions--including ones you might not even know you had! In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people. Pick up this fun book it you're looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out!"--Back cover.
Paper girls. 5 / Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Cliff Chiang, artist ; Matt Wilson, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters. cover
"Can anyone escape fate? That's what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they travel from the year 2000 to a distant and dangerous future edition of Cleveland, Ohio."--Back cover.
Hobo mom / Charles Forsman, Max de Radigues. cover
A single father and pre-teen daughter are reunited with the woman who once left them, forcing all three to confront their own notions of happiness and whether someone who covets independence so strongly can ever settle down, no matter the cost.-- Provided by publisher.
Piero / Baudoin ; translated and with an introduction by Matt Madden ; English lettering by Dean Sudarsky. cover
"A touching graphic memoir about brotherhood, coming of age, and artistic inspiration by one of France's most celebrated graphic novelists. Edmond Baudoin is one of the most revered and influential figures in European comics, renowned for his slashing, expressive brushwork and narrative experimentation. New York Review Comics is proud to present the first English translation of his most intimate and inviting book, his graphic memoir of growing up with his beloved brother, Piero. Whether stuck in bed with whooping cough or out exploring in the woods, the two brothers draw together endlessly. They confront Martians, battle octopuses, stage epic battles between medieval castles, and fly high over the earth. Inevitably, they begin to grow apart, and their shared artistic life is replaced by schoolwork, romance, dances, motorcycles, and the struggle to decide what sort of people they want to be. Piero is a delicate, exuberant testament to the joys of childhood and a bittersweet account of what it means to become an adult--and an artist"-- Provided by publisher.
Maestros. Vol. 1 / Steve Skroce, writer, artist ; Dave Stewart, colorist ; Fonografiks, lettering, design. cover
The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?
John Constantine, Hellblazer. 20, Systems of control / Mike Carey, Andy Diggle, writers ; Leonardo Manco, Danijel Zezelj, artists ; Lee Loughridge, colorist ; Jared K. Fletcher, letterer ; Mikel Ja... cover
"When a mysterious worldwide plague starts putting millions of people into deadly comas, Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the "cure," After traveling from the dreary alleys of London to the glittering boulevards of L.A., Constantine realizes that a cadre of wicked demons and hellish monsters is behind the outbreak, and he'll have to sacrifice more than himself to put an end to the nightmare. Includes an amazing softcover edition of the epic horror story written by Mike Carey and Andy Diggle."-- Provided by publisher.
Adulthood is a myth : a "Sarah's Scribbles" collection / Sarah Andersen. cover
Adulthood is a myth confronts head-on the horrors, anxiety, and awkwardness of modern adult life. From the agony of holding hands with a gorgeous guy to the yawning pit of hell that is the wifi gone down to the eye-watering pain of eating too-hot pizza because one cannot stand to wait for it to cool down, Sarah fearlessly documents it all. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's total frankness on extremely personal issues such as body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and consistently hilarious.