Turning Japanese is an illustrated memoir that chronicles MariNaomi's experiences working in illegal hostess bars in San Jose and Tokyo while attempting to connect with a culture that had eluded her since childhood.
New Graphic Novels for Adults
"A carton of hate. A wedge of spite. A comic book of idiotic genius. The Eisner Award-winning dairy duo returns in this trade paperback collecting every single stupid Milk and Cheese comic ever made from 1989 to 2010, along with a ton of supplemental awesomeness. This has everything you need! Don't judge it--love it! Or else!"-- Provided by publisher.
Extremity. Volume 2, Warrior / Daniel Warren Johnson, creator, writer, artist ; Mike Spicer, colorist ; Rus Wooton, letterer.
Copperhead. Volume 4 / writer, Jay Faerber ; artist Drew Moss ; colorist, Ron Riley ; letterer & designer, Thomas Mauer ; cover artist, Scott Godlewski.
Shocking revelations about Sheriff Clara Bronson's tragic past finally come to light during her fight to save her son. Meanwhile, Mayor Boo risks his life when he investigates Hickory's shady dealings.
The Occultist omnibus / story by Mike Richardson and Tim Seeley ; script by Tim Seeley ; art by Victor Drujiniu and Mike Norton.
"When Rob Bailey stumbles upon a magical book that gives him supernatural powers he must learn to balance not only his personal responsibilities but also those that come with being the Occultist. Whether fighting gangs of mages, or warding off evil warlocks, Rob must learn to control his new abilities before they get the best of him"-- Provided by publisher.
Angel City. Town without pity / written by Janet Harvey ; illustrated by Megan Levens ; colored by Nick Filardi ; lettered by Crank!
"Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer." As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts - and uncover a scandal that shakes the very foundations of Tinseltown"--Amazon.
Rock candy mountain. Volume two / written & drawn by Kyle Starks ; colored by Chris Schweizer ; design by Dylan Todd.
Jackson's mysterious history finally unravels. A massive battle atop a moving train. The Hobo Mafia and the Feds close in for an actual war and Jackson's final battle with The Literal Devil. Pomona Slim, Hundred Cat and Big Sis are all mixed up in the epic conclusion of The World's Toughest Hobo's search for the mythical Rock Candy Mountain.
The Black Monday Murders. Vol. 2, A story of human sacrifice / words by Jonathan Hickman ; art by Tomm Coker ; colors by Michael Garland ; letters by Rus Wooton.
"Thomas Dane goes looking for a man who doesn't want to be found. From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes the next installment in the crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money... and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place."-- Amazon.com.
Port of Earth. Vol. 1 / Zack Kaplan, writer ; Andrea Mutti, artist ; Vladimir Popov, colorist ; Troy Peteri, letterer.
"Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth"--Amazon.com.
Women are going missing in the City of Lost Girls, a border town in the desert. Officer Frank Coffey is trying to get to the bottom of this when he meets Red, a thirteen girl with a katana blade and a mission: murder the Werewolves stalking the border picking women off one by one. When it's discovered that the Wolves are the men of these villages, both Red and Officer Coffey are thrown together in a thriller of mythic proportions with he lives of their friends and loved ones in the balance.
Kingsman. 2, The red diamond. / Rob Williams, writer ; Simon Fraser, artist ; Gary Caldwell, colors ; Peter Doherty, letters.
"Eggsy is back. Sent to rescue Prince Philip and unravel an international terror plot, our novice spy must prove he is a true Kingsman agent...and save the world. With his uncle no longer there to guide him, Eggsy must use his spy skills to track down a villianous mastermind who's planning to destroy the world's economy. Riots are breaking out worldwide, society as we know it is at stake, and there's a super-hot South African secret agent distracting Eggsy from his mission..." -- from publisher.
Yellow negroes and other imaginary creatures / Yvan Alagbe ; [translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith].
"Yvan Alagbé is one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of comics. In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures--drawn between 1994 and 2011, and never before available in English--he uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is both an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement. With unsettling power, the title story depicts the lives of undocumented migrant workers in Paris. Alain, a Beninese immigrant, struggles to protect his family and his white girlfriend, Claire, while engaged in a strange, tragic dance of obsession and repulsion with Mario, a retired French Algerian policeman. It is already a classic of alternative comics, and, like the other stories in this collection, becomes more urgent every day"-- Provided by publisher.
Gasolina. Volume 1, Bienvenido / Sean Mackiewicz, creator, writer ; Niko Walter, creator, artist ; Mat Lopes, colorist ; Rus Wooten, letterer ; Arielle Basich, editor.
Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. In their journey south from El Norte, Amalia and Randy have played many roles in order to survive. Now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel, who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico and the world has ever seen. Everything burns in this new series from creators Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter, where love and devotion can only be measured in fire and blood.
Hap and Leonard : savage season / Joe R. Lansdale ; adapted and illustrated by Jussi Piironen ; edited and lettered by Paul Fry.
"Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Hap is an East Texas white boy with a weakness for all women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they stir up more commotion than a firestorm. But that's just the way they like it. When Trudy, an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam. That's when things get interesting. Joe R. Lansdale's classic dark thriller has been adapted and vividly brought to life by Finnish illustrator Jussi Piironen. He stays faithful to the original novel and creates a visual treat for Hap and Leonard fans."--Back cover.
"In this hybrid memoir, Alberto Ledesma wonders, at what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to "hyper documented" university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father's words: "Mijo, it doesn't matter how good you think your English is, la migra will still get you." Exploring Ledesma's experiences from immigrant to student to academic, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer presents a humorous, gritty, and multilayered portrait of undocumented immigrant life in urban America. Ledesma's vignettes about life in the midst of ongoing social trauma give voice to a generation that has long been silent about its struggles. Delving into the key moments of cultural transition throughout his childhood and adulthood--police at the back door waiting to deport his family, the ex-girlfriend who threatens to call INS and report him, and the interactions with law enforcement even after he is no longer undocumented--Ledesma, through his art and his words, provides a glimpse into the psychological and philosophical concerns of undocumented immigrant youth who struggle to pinpoint their identity and community."--Back cover.
"Fütchi Perf ('fyooCHee purf') is an album of speculative vignettes set against the shared backdrop of a better, happier Cleveland, Ohio."--Back cover.
The wild storm. Vol. 2 / Warren Ellis, writer ; Jon Davis-Hunt, artist ; Steve Buccellato, colorist ; Simon Bowland, letterer.
"The reimagining of the WildStorm Universe's legendary antiheroes takes even more unexpected twists when plans older than human life itself begin to unfold! Jack Hawksmoor, Jenny Sparks, the Doctor and more arrive on the scene as the cold war between the covert agency that oversees crises on Earth--International Operations--and the one that manages threats from outer space--Skywatch--heats up. But why is the carefully negotiated peace falling apart in a series of bloody encounters and high-tech infiltrations? The mysterious Jacob Marlowe knows more than he's telling...but what he is willing to share is enough to lead the Engineer and her allies into incredible danger. And Henry Bendix, the Weatherman who heads Skywatch, sees an opportunity in the war that's coming, one he'll do anything to take for himself!"--p. of cover.
Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD ... and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now, someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her ... or worse.
The bridge : how the Roeblings connected Brooklyn to New York / by Peter J. Tomasi ; illustrated by Sara DuVall.
Shines a light on the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge.
Inspired by his wife, artist and wedding photographer Curtis Wiklund sketched a new drawing every day for a year. The result is this collection of adorable illustrations depicting the tender, true moments the couple shares. From winter walks to end-of-day cuddles, inside jokes to impromptu forts, this dreamy art has already captured the hearts of thousands of fans around the world. Now in book form, Us delights as a gift and a keepsake.
Heretics! : the wondrous (and dangerous) beginnings of modern philosophy / Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler.
"This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority--sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death--to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world...Heretics! tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times in a vivid new way. Crisscrossing Europe as it follows them in their travels and exiles, the narrative describes their meetings and clashes with each other--as well as their confrontations with religious and royal authority. It recounts key moments in the history of modern philosophy, including the burning of Giordano Bruno for heresy, Galileo's house arrest for defending Copernicanism, Descartes's proclaiming cogito ergo sum, Hobbes's vision of the "nasty and brutish" state of nature, and Spinoza's shocking Theological-Political Treatise." -- Publisher's description.
Snotgirl. Vol. 2, California screaming / script: Bryan Lee O'Malley ; art: Leslie Hung ; colors: Rachael Cohen ; lettering: Maré Odomo ; created by Bryan Lee O'Malley & Leslie Hung.
"Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A.--at least that's what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation: her life! Lottie's new bestie is an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and what is her brother Virgil doing here? What secret is Detective John Cho seeking in the desert? Why did Cutegirl ghost her sister? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? And what did Sunny ever see in Charlene? These questions and many others may possibly be answered in SNOTGIRL, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCREAMING!"--Publisher's website
Rivers of London. Cry fox / written by Andrew Cartmel & Ben Aaronovitch; art by Lee Sullivan, colors by Luis Guerrero, lettering by Rob Steen.
Child kidnapping is already an appalling crime, but in the latest case for Detective Constable Peter Grant- newly promoted in the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police, but with a lot still to learn about wizarding- things take a truly dark turn when the victims become the prey in a homicidal hunt that Grant and the members of the Folly must stop!
It began with a chat about the mere-exposure effect in psychology, and became Chetwynd's internet comic series about following John around, trying to encounter him more. They're fueled by love, silliness, ponytail bears, finger guns, and good ol' snuggling-- and you just might find yourself (and your significant other) in the pages of this book. -- adapted from author's introduction.