New Graphic Novels for Adults

Bizarre romance : stories / by Audrey Niffenegger ; illustrated by Eddie Campbell. cover
Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls.
Retcon. Volume 1, Reverse engineered / writer, Matt Nixon ; art, Toby Cypress ; letters, Matt Krotzer. cover
"A cold and indifferent adversary returns to reward humanity with its ultimate purpose - to end all things. However, a determined team of loveable freaks and dangerous weirdos believe that they may have found a way to pick destiny's lock. After all, this is a universe of infinite timelines and limitless possibilities. There must be a string in which they can beat the impossible. All they have to do is find it and pull."--Back cover.
The graphic canon of crime & mystery. Volume 1, From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø / edited by Russ Kick. cover
"From James M. Cain to Stephen King, from Sophocles to the Marquis de Sade to Iceberg Slim, here are stunning and sometimes macabre visualizations of some of the greatest crime and mystery stories of all time. Rick Geary brings his crisp style to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment; C. Frakes resurrects the forgotten novella "Talma Gordon," the first mystery written by an African American. Crime finds new life in these graphic renditions of The Arabian Nights, the Bible, James Joyce's Dubliners, Patricia Highsmith, and leading mystery writers of today like Jo Nesbø"-- Provided by publisher.
Watchmen : the annotated edition / written by Alan Moore ; illustrated and lettered by Dave Gibbons ; edited, with an introduction and notes by Leslie S. Klinger. cover
"This book examines each of the series' twelve issues in unprecedented detail, moving page by page and panel by panel to reveal the hidden foundations of this milestone in modern storytelling. Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, this new edition draws upon critical and scholastic commentary, in-depth interviews with Dave Gibbons, and previously unseen original source material. Klinger provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of Watchmen as both a singular artistic achievement and a transformative event in the history of comics as a medium. Set in a world in which history has been forever altered by the existence of superheroes, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' monumental graphic novel Watchmen is one of the most influential comic book series of all time. Following two generations of masked crime-fighters from the end of World War II to the height of the Cold War, this compelling tale unfolds from a simple murder mystery into an epic saga of power, corruption and the ultimate meaning of humanity. More than 30 years after it was first published, Moore and Gibbons' masterpiece continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. Named one of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, Watchmen has won countless critical accolades and honors, including the Eisner Award and the Hugo Award"-- Provided by publisher.
Saucer state / written by Paul Cornell ; art by Ryan Kelly ; colors by Adam Guzowski ; letters by Simon Bowland. cover
The story of Arcadia Alvarado, former alien abductee (possibly) and current President of the United States, continues, and now that she commands the highest office in the country, she is going to use her power to find out what really happened. But, even with the power of the Presidency at her fingertips, will she be able to get to the truth? Either way, she will have to act fast as the biggest event in world history begins to unfold around her. All of the political intrigue and UFO mythology continues in the sequel and conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated series Saucer Country.
The outer dark / story by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden ; art by Patric Reynolds ; colors by Dave Stewart ; letters by Clem Robins ; cover and chapter break art by Dave Palumbo. cover
"Occult detective Joe Golem invesitgates two supernatural mysteries, while demons from his past seep into the present. When men are being driven mad by otherworldy voices in their heads, Joe's search for an explanation leads to another dimension, and a dangerous man who wants to harness its power. Then, Church leads Joe to a crumbling home where a young woman is being possessed by the ghosts of her family."-- Provided by publisher.
Head Lopper. Vol. 2, Head Lopper & the Crimson Tower [graphic novel] / Andrew MacLean, story, art, letters, deisgn ; Jordie Bellaire, colors ; Erin MacLean, letters, design. cover
In a quiet region of the world, an ancient evil stirs. The Crimson Tower is awake! Blood has not wet its face for an age, but the tower runs red once more. Warriors from distant lands are drawn to its gate with revenge, or glory, in their hearts. Many will enter, few will return.
Half past danger. 2, Dead to reichs / created, written, and drawn by Stephen Mooney ; colors by Jordie Bellaire (issues 2-6) ; issue 1 colors by Stephen Mooney. cover
In an alternate-history, pulp science fiction-inspired WWII, join an international band of misfits on an over-the-top, two-fisted thriller that finds a world on the brink! In the world of Half Past Danger, suddenly the time is two minutes 'til midnight: the Nazis have created a bioweapon that could be the end of everything, and all that stands in their way are a hard-drinking Irishman, a British femme fatale, a Japanese ninja with a pet dinosaur, and an American marine who's literally bulletproof. But conflicts within the group may pose an even greater threat, as loyalties to friends, countries, and ideologies will all be tested. Stephen Mooney (Grayson, Midnighter) returns to a series near and dear to his heart. His meticulously detailed writing and art create a fully-realized pulp sci-fi world of danger, dames, and dinosaurs, and bring this fan-favorite series to a well-earned conclusion.
Half past danger / created, written, and drawn by Stephen Mooney ; colors by Jordie Bellaire (issues 2-6); issue 1 colors by Stephen Mooney. cover
"Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy "Irish" Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific theatre, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead. As the world falls apart, a unique set of characters come together: An embittered Irishman in a war not his own, a beautiful and enigmatic British agent, a U.S. Marine Captain with incredible resilience and a secret, and a mysterious operative from the land of the Rising Sun, all served up in a stew of piping-hot Nazi intrigue."--page [4] of cover.
The pervert / art by Remy Boydell ; words by Michelle Perez. cover
"A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle."--Back cover.
Spy Seal. Vol.1, The Corten-Steel Phoenix / Rich Tommaso. cover
Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions, the Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: Spy Seal! Follow the newbie spy and his furry colleagues on exciting train rides, high-speed car chases, high-flying air adventures, and down secret underground tunnels, all in an effort to hunt down a dangerous British-turned-Soviet double agent--a slippery spy who poses as an upscale art dealer while covertly killing off important figures of Parliament. What is the reasoning behind this double agent's terrorist actions? Why are three masked bunny rabbits vandalizing paintings at every London gallery? And just what is this elusive Corten-Steel Phoenix anyway?
Generations / written & illustrated by Flavia Biondi ; translated by Carla Rancalli di Montorio. cover
"After three years in Milan, Matteo returns home to the provincial country town where he was born and from which he had fled. Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family--from their bigotry to their love, and tolerance, and acceptance--and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment"--www.amazon.com.
Rich Tommaso's Clover honey : artist's cut / written & illustrated by Rich Tommaso. cover
IMAGE COMICS "ARTIST-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION" Abigail is an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family. She braves the wilds of Newark, overpriced parking, traffic jams, and bad hair days to track down Trevor, her former mentor, who is on the lam with a big briefcase full of mob dough. A beautifully revised, redrawn, and expanded special edition, approved by artist RICH TOMMASO.
Spencer & Locke. 1 / written by David Pepose ; art by Jorge Santiago, Jr. ; colors by Jasen Smith ; letters by Colin Bell. cover
Spencer & Locke follows hard-boiled Detective Locke as he investigates a brutal murder with the strangest of partners -- his imaginary talking panther, Spencer. But when their investigation attracts a vicious crime syndicate, can this unlikely pair overcome their pasts long enough to find the truth?