New Graphic Novels for Adults

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.
Southern bastards. Volume 4, Gut check / created by Jason Aaron & Jason LaTour ; Jason Aaron, writer ; Jason LaTour, writer & artist ; Christ Brunner, artist ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters & design. cover
"Coach Boss holds sway over Craw County for one reason: he wins football games. But after the biggest, ugliest loss of his career, the coach must become more of a criminal than ever before if he's gonna keep ahead of his enemies. Enemies like Roberta Tubb, who's come to town with a machine gun and some serious questions about how her daddy died."--Page [4] of cover.
Mister Miracle / Tom King, writer ; Mitch Gerads, artist and colorist ; Clayton Cowles, letterer ; Mitch Gerads, collection cover art ; Nick Derington, original series cover art. cover
"Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything--so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick--except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. From Hugo Award nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods in Mister Miracle!"-- Provided by publisher.
Ice Cream Man. Volume two, Strange neapolitan / written by W. Maxwell Prince ; art by Martín Morazzo ; colors by Chris O'Halloran ; lettering by Good Old Neon. cover
"This critically acclaimed series of not-so-sweet singular stories continues with four more tales of woe, redemption, and unlimited toppings."
The Highest House / writer: Mike Carey ; artist & letterer: Peter Gross ; colorist: Fabien Alquier. cover
In the country of Ossaniul, there is a fortress that is as disproportionate as it is inaccessible: the Highest House. Its masters, the noble family of Aldercrest, reign over a veritable army of slaves. At the bottom of the ladder, young Moth performs the most thankless tasks and has little hope of living past childhood. Until the day he meets Obsidian, a mysterious prisoner of the House who whispers to him in his sleep. If Moth does what he asks, Obsidian will give him fortune and glory. And theres every indication that Obsidian can make good on his promises. Will Moth accept the offer?
The reckoning / story, Joss Whedon & Christos Gage ; script, Christos Gage ; pencils, Georges Jeanty ; inks, Karl Story, Andy Owens, Dexter Vines ; colors, Dan Jackson ; letters, Richard Starkings ... cover
"Joss Whedon's Buffy and crew are confronted by a future Big Bad who has travelled to the present, intent on stealing the power of the Slayers, becoming all-powerful, and destroying the world as we know it! The lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven't been too eventful for a while--at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that all changes when Angel brings news of an amassing a force that must be reckoned with: Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, vampire from the future. Buffy knows Harth and his twin sister--the Slayer, Fray--from her meeting with them and Dark Willow in the future. But this army that has been gathered is more than she and her crew were expecting. Narrowly escaping an initial encounter, the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate should they fail to defeat this legion that has invaded the present. Harth is after the power of the Slayers, and being in possession of all their memories, he knows how to rewrite the outcome of this ultimate battle before it occurs. This is the reckoning. and it could be the end of Buffy, Fray, and all the Slayers, forever."-- Provided by publisher.
Black hammer. 3, Age of doom. Part I / writer, Jeff Lemire ; artist, Dean Ormston ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, Todd Klein ; cover by Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart. cover
"Picking up immediately where we left off--Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she's about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdos, in mad world in which there is no escape!"-- Provided by publisher.
Be everything at once : tales of a cartoonist lady person / Dami Lee. cover
This collection of comics, previously published online, tell the story of an immigrant child overcoming adversity-- and a language barrier. We then follow Lee as she returns to Korea as an adult, before she returns to the US full of invaluable wisdom-- and the ability to shop online from both American and Korean sites. -- adapted from introductory material and acknowledgments.
The American Way : those above and those below / written by John Ridley ; pencils by Georges Jeanty ; inks by John Livesay [and others] ; colors by Nick Filardi ; letters by Travis Lanham. cover
"It's been a decade since the Civil Defense Corps was exposed as a fraud created by the U.S. Government for propaganda purposes. While most of the heroes who survived the catastrophe have retired or disappeared, the New American still carries on, trying to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s. But with the nation split in two over civil rights and the changing political landscape, this isn't easy. Some of the American's former colleagues are on opposite sides of the law: Amber Wavesjoined a group of domestic terrorists, while Missy, a.k.a. Ole Miss, has thrown her hat into the political ring. As the ground shifts beneath his feet and new threats arise, which side will the American choose? This graphic novel sequel unites the original creative team of Ridley and Jeanty, as well as moves the story forward in history, factoring in how real-life events might be affected by the presence of superheroes, and how those events change the heroes in turn."-- Provided by publisher.
American Gods : shadows / story and words by Neil Gaiman ; script and layouts by P. Craig Russell ; art by Scott Hampton ; letters by Rick Parker. cover
"This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard--thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent."-- Provided by publisher.
Wonder Woman, earth one. Volume 1 / written by Grant Morrison ; art by Yanick Paquette ; colors by Nathan Fairbairn ; letters by Todd Klein. cover
"From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE MULTIVERSITY) and Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen--a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society away from the blight of man. One resident, however, is not satisfied with this secluded life--Diana, Princess of the Amazons, knows there is more in this world and wants to explore, only to be frustrated by her protective mother, Hippolyta. Diana finds her escape when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the first man she has ever seen, crashes onto their shores. With his life hanging in the balance, Diana ventures into the long forbidden world of men. The Amazons chase after her and bring her back to Paradise Island in chains to face trial for breaking their oldest law--staying separated from the world that wronged them. Thought-provoking yet reverent, thoroughly modern but still timeless, the power and courage of Paradise Island's greatest champion--Wonder Woman--is introduced in this new addition to DC Comics's New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel series"-- Provided by publisher.
Kid gloves : nine months of careful chaos / Lucy Knisley. cover
"If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if youre smart and talented and zgood enough,y you can do anything. Expect get pregnant. Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything shed ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery. This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir not only follows Lucys personal transition into motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles, including curious facts and inspiring (and notorious) figures in medicine and midwifery. Whether youve got kids, want them, or want nothing to do with them, theres something in this graphic memoir to open your mind and heart."--Amazon.
Fruit of knowledge : the vulva vs. the patriarchy / Liv Strömquist ; [translator, Melissa Bowers]. cover
"Activist Liv Strömquist riffs on outrageous obsessions with menstruation and genitalia."--Back cover.
The new world / writer, Ales Kot ; artist, Tradd Moore ; color artist, Heather Moore ; flatters, Yesflat (chapter 1), Ludwig Olimba (chapters 2-5), Heather Moore (chapter 5) ; letterer, Clayton Clo... cover
"The United States of America -- after the Second Civil War. Two people meet and fall in love. One, a very orderly vegan hacker ready to make some mess. The other, a chaotic cop with a reality tv show that never stops. Head. Over. Heels. With the entire Republic of New California after them, they run"-- Provided by publisher.
Tank Girl all stars / written by Alan Martin ; drawn & lettered by Brett Parson. cover
An anthology of all-new stories celebrating the 30th anniversary of Tank Girl!
Sons of el topo. Vol. 1, Cain / written by Alejandro Jodorowsky ; illustrated by Ladrönn. cover
"El Topo was a bandit without limits, a man with no moral compass, but when his journey through the arid west brought him face to face with a series of rogue outcasts, he found enlightenment in the unlikeliest place and was forever transformed, becoming a holy vessel imbued with the power to perform miracles. This was a journey that took him far from his first born son, Cain, and brought about the birth of Abel. Fueled by resentment, and unable to kill his saintly father, Cain begins the slow pursuit of his half brother in a tale of magic and mayhem worthy of legendary filmmaker Alejancro Jodorowsky and virtuosic illustrator José Ladrönn. Together, they deliver an allegorical and surrealist western where the genre services deeper philosohpical and spiritural considerations."-- Provided by publisher.
Chronin. Volume 1, The knife at your back / Alison Wilgus. cover
Her name is Mirai Yoshida. She was not born in Japan. She is not supposed to be in 1864. ut, through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck with no way out. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
Philip K. Dick : a comics biography / [text by] Laurent Queyssi ; [illustrations by] Mauro Marchesi ; translation by Edward Gauvin ; lettering by Ortho. cover
One of the greatest writers in science fiction history, Philip K. Dick is mostly remembered for such works as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall. His dark, fascinating work centered on alternate universes and shifting realities in worlds often governed by monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments. His own life story seems a tussle with reality, cycling through five marriages and becoming increasingly disjointed with fits of paranoia and hallucinations fueled by abuse of drugs meant to stabilize him. His dramatic story is presented unvarnished in this biography.