"After their run-in with the mad taxidermist Edogai, Asirpa, Sugimoto and Shiraishi still have unfinished business in Yubari. But if their goal is to meet Noppera-bo face-to-face, they will need to hear Shiraishi's story about how he first earned the nickname "Escape King." Toshizo Hijikata would also like to have a little chat with them regarding Nopperi-bo, and then there is the matter of the 7th Division, whose members are closing in ..."--Page  of cover.
New Graphic Novels for Adults
Golden kamuy. 9 / story and art by Satoru Noda ; translation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Steve Dutro.
Faced with the possibility that she might be pregnant, Kaori loses sight of what she wants from Ryo. With Koyuki sinking deeper into her affair and Rinko compromising on her dreams of a heart-pounding romance, it seems like the futures they envisioned in their twenties have never been more unattainable. Are they out of time after all?
Golden kamuy. Volume 8 [graphic novel] / story and art by Satoru Noda ; translation/John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering/Steve Dutro.
"In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure!... The pursuit of the hidden Ainu gold takes Toshizo Hijikata closer to the truth about Asirpa's father...or does it? Sugimoto and Asirpa arrive in the town of Yubari just as Hokkaido glides into spring, but little do they know that their nemesis Lieutenant Tsurumi is also there with his men. Tsurumi has hired the psychotic taxidermist Yasaku Edogai in a ploy to deceive the other treasure hunters. Then Ogata, the rogue sniper, adds even more fuel to the fire when he enters the game."--Provided by publisher.
Golden kamuy. 7 / story and art by Satoru Noda ; translation, Eiji Yasuda ; touch-up art & lettering, Steve Dutro ; editing, Mike Montesa.
As Sugimoto and his friends continue their journey to the northernmost reaches of Hokkaido and the infamous Abashiri prison, they meet the enigmatic and beautiful Ainu soothsayer, Inkarmat, in an Ainu village along the way. Shiraishi jumps at the chance to get rich off Inkarmat's predictions, though Asirpa doesn't have much use for them. But what fate has Inkarmat seen for Sugimoto and Asirpa that she would tell them they're better off giving up the search for the lost gold?
"Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created by Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the world of comics publishing. A story that follows the early days of comics in Toronto, a war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics puts an end to his dreams"-- Provided by publisher.
Stranger things. The other side. Volume 1 / script, Jody Houser ; pencils, Stefano Martino ; inks, Keith Champagne.
"When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what's in that world with him!"-- Provided by publisher.
The problem of Susan and other stories / Neil Gaiman, stories and words ; P. Craig Russell, adaptation and art (The problem of Susan, Locks), script and layout (October in the chair) ; Scott Hampto...
"Two stories and two poems. All wondrous and imaginative about the tales we tell and experience. Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairytale."--Provided by publisher.
"Peter Bagge returns with a biography of another fascinating twentieth-century trailblazer-the writer, feminist, war correspondent, and libertarian Rose Wilder Lane. Following the popularity and critical acclaim of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story and Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story, Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story is a fast-paced, charming, informative look at the brilliant Lane. Among other achievements, she was a founder of the American libertarian movement and a champion of her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in bringing the classic Little House on the Prairie series to the American public. Much like Sanger and Hurston, Lane was an advocate for women's rights who led by example, challenging norms in her personal and professional life. Anti-government and anti-marriage, Lane didn't think that gender should hold anyone back from experiencing all the world had to offer. Though less well-known today, in her lifetime she was one of the highest-paid female writers in America and a political and literary luminary, friends with Herbert Hoover, Dorothy Thompson, Sinclair Lewis, and Ayn Rand, to name a few. Bagge's portrait of Lane is heartfelt and affectionate, probing into the personal roots of her rugged individualism. Credo is a deeply researched dive into a historical figure whose contributions to American society are all around us, from the books we read to the politics we debate."-- Provided by publisher.
Ten count. 4 / story and art by Rihito Takarai ; [translation, Adrienne Beck ; touch-up art and lettering, NRP Studios].
At the mercy of Kurose's hands and words, Shirotani finally hears the full reason Kurose fell in love with him. The truth is such a surprise that Shirotani runs away from him in shock, and it isn't long before his body starts aching for Kurose's touch, causing Shirotani to soothe his own desire. But in doing so, he scares up memories of the traumatic event at the core of his compulsion.
Ten count. Volume 3 [graphic novel] / story and art by Rihito Takarai ; [translation, Adrienne Beck ; touch-up art and lettering, NRP Studios].
"While out on the town with Kurose, Shirotani daydreams about the younger man kissing him. His desire quickly overcomes his phobia of human touch, and he gives himself over to his counselor's hands for relief. Watch as the relationship between the corporate secretary and his counselor continues to boil over in this story of love and therapy."--Publisher description.
Golden kamuy. 5 / story and art by Satoru Noda ; translation, Eiji Yasuda ; touch-up art & lettering, Steve Dutro.
"Sugimoto and Asirpa's hunt for the tattooed treasure map has led them to a fishing village on the coast, where a deranged serial killer lies in wait. Lt. Tsurumi and his renegade soldiers are also hot on their trail, and if he catches up to them there will be guaranteed hell to pay. Toshizo Hijikata also closes in while an old friend shows up with a secret about Asirpa that no one wants to believe--but it just might take them closer to the gold than ever before..."--Page  of cover.
The Quantum age / writer, Jeff Lemire ; artist, Wilfredo Torres ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, Nate Piekos of Blambot ; prologue letterer, Todd Klein ; chapter breaks by Wilfredo Torres, Chri...
"In the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series--but a thousand years in the future--a collection of superheroes, inspired by the legendary heroes of Black Hammer Farm, must band together to save the planet from an authoritarian regime. A young Martian must find a way to reform The Quantum League to save the world, while solving the riddle of what happened to the great heroes of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.