New Graphic Novels for Adults
The last days of American crime / written by Rick Remender ; illustrated by Greg Tocchini ; lettered by Rus Wooton ; original series editor, Luis Reyes ; collection editor, Sebastian Girner ; cover...
With one week until the end of all crime in the United States, can the last heist in American history be pulled off? In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards. Enter: Graham Brick. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country, and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live, and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.
Son of Shaolin. Book 1, The beginning / Jay Longino, creator and writer ; Caanan White, artist ; Diego Rodriguez, colorist ; Simon Bowland, letterer ; Louise Simonson and Shahriar Fouladi, editors.
A kung fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York. Kyrie, an aspiring street artist who is struggling to make ends meet, learns that he is the last living descendant of a secret sect of ancient Shaolin Elders. Confused and unsure of where to turn, he finds a father figure in the mysterious Master Fong. Fong trains Kyrie in martial arts in anticipation of an attack from Red Fist, a relentless killer who has already murdered the rest of Kyrie's bloodline."--ONIX annotation.
The massive : ninth wave / story, Brian Wood ; art, Garry Brown ; colors, Jordie Bellaire ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher ; cover, J.P. Leon.
Volume 1: "In the pages of The Massive, the Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, they were the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states. The Massive: Ninth Wave tells these stories in a stylish, high-action, done-in-one format, reuniting the entire creative team from the original series."--Provided by publisher.
"When two strangers cast coins in a Central Park fountain, their dreams and desires become supernaturally intertwined. Cal wants fame and respect and Mary craves true love from her pro quarterback boyfriend, but destiny weaves a tangled fabric."-- Provided by publisher.
The other side / written by Jason Aaron ; art by Cameron Stewart ; colors by Dave McCaig ; lettering by Pat Brosseau ; Will Dennis, original series editor ; Jared K. Fletcher, book design ; [introd...
An American soldier and a Vietnamese solder, each unaware of the other's existence, suffer the horrors of the Vietnam war.
"After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family's ancestry, but what she finds isn't at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself" -- provided by publisher.
Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs and desperate for a change. Her old schoolmate Natalie made it out, working in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor... whether she likes it or not"--front flap.
The little book of knowledge: tattoos / written by Jerome Pierrat; art by Alfred; transaltion by Edward Gauvin.
Darkness visible / writers, Mike Carey & Arvind Ethan David ; art, Brendan Cahill and Livio Ramondelli ; colors, Joana Lafuente ; letters, Robbie Robbins, Shawn Lee, and Neil Uyetake.
When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Sixty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. But to save his daughter, he'll pay any price--including genocide.
"Miranda Coler lived an unassuming frontier life before her husband and child were killed in front of her, she herself left for dead. Little did the killers know that Miranda is cursed, unable to die until she exacts vengeance against those who have wronged her [...] Death be Damned is an unflinching Western with a supernatural twist that explores the toll one takes while on a quest for revenge."
Injection. Volume three / Warren Ellis, writer ; Declan Shalvey, artist ; Jordie Bellaire, color ; Fonografiks, lettering & design.
An archaeological dig in Cornwall has gone very wrong, very quickly. And Maria Kilbride has her hands full already, as the effects of the Injection begin to dig in. So Brigid Roth, her old comrade from the CCCU, gets hired to go to a stone circle in the middle of a moor, under a granite tor, to find out why a ritual murder might have torn a hole in the world. What is the Cold House? -- goodreads.com
Rashomon : a commissioner Heigo Kobayashi case / story and art by Victor Santos ; letters by Ryane Hill & John J. Hill ; translations by Katie LaBarbera.
"Victor Santos (Polar, Violent Love) writes and illustrates a crime and mystery story inspired by Ryunosuke Akutagawa's tales featuring the heroic commissioner Heigo Kobayashi. When the body of a skilled samurai is found along the road to Yamashina in feudal Japan, the search begins for his killer. Detective Heigo Kobayashi takes the case but finds only dead-end clues and no firsthand witnesses"-- Provided by publisher.
Solid state / concept by Jonathan Coulton ; written by Matt Fraction ; art by Albert Monteys ; lettering by Barbaink ; edited by Lauren Sankovitch.
"Two guys, connected by a name and hundreds of years, somehow stand at the end of man's beginning, and the beginning of man's end. But...it's funny? Also kind of a nightmare. But mostly funny? A funny science-FACTion nightmare about the end of everything, but how that's all kind of okay."--Amazon.com
Kill them all / by Kyle Starks ; colored by Luigi Anderson ; designed by Dylan Todd ; edited by Charlie Chu.
The new gonzo graphic novel love letter to 90s action movies by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty). A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they're going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and... KILL. THEM. ALL.
Shares the observations of volunteers at the infamous Calais Jungle, a refugee and migrant camp in Calais, France.
The life-changing manga of tidying up : a magical story / Marie Kondo, author of The life-changing magic of tidying up ; illustrated by Yuko Uramoto ; translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.
"It's 1957, and aging novelist Hector thought his adventures were long behind him. But then he receives a treasure worth killing for: the skull of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa."--Cover flap.
(H)afrocentric. Volumes 1-4 / writer, Juliana "Jewels" Smith ; illustrator, Ronald Nelson ; colorist, Mike Hampton ; foreword by Kiese Laymon.
The complete Doc Unknown / created by Fabian Rangel Jr. and Ryan Cody ; writers, Fabian Rangel Jr. and Ryan Cody ; artists, Ryan Cody, Phil Sloan, Jim McMunn, and John Broglia ; letterers, Ed Briss...
"After crash-landing his fighter plane during World War II, Warren Williams is taken in and trained by the warrior monks of the secret temple of Min-Yao. After a Nazi ambush, Warren returns to Gate City as Doc Unknown, a mystery man on the side of light in a world being consumed by darkness. Read as Doc Unknown must protect Gate City from ruthless gangsters, monstrous mobsters, possessed museum attractions, evil secret societies, vampire ninjas, vengeful ghosts, hypnotizing fish-women, and much more! From Fabian Rangel Jr. (Space Riders) and Ryan Cody (The Phantom) come the pulse-pounding supernatural pulp adventures of DOC UNKNOWN!"-- Provided by publisher.