Graphic Novels / Trades
A few graphic novel titles you may have missed this week. Starting with Volume 2 of the very popular Tokyo Ghoul
|TOKYO GHOUL VOL 02
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way - except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers. Unable to discard his humanity but equally unable to suppress his Ghoul hunger, Ken finds salvation in the kindness of friendly Ghouls who teach him how to pass as human and eat flesh humanely. But recent upheavals in Ghoul society attract the police like wolves to prey, and they don't discriminate between conscientious and monstrous Ghouls.
|New Graphic Novels
|Finn Family Moomintroll
Finn Family Moomintroll is the second book in the cult classic Moomin series by Tove Jansson. A must-read for adults and children alike.
This special edition, with six stunning full-page colour illustrations, is published to celebrate the Moomins 70th anniversary.
The Bind charts the rise and fall of Egret Bindings, once the most prestigious firm of bookbinders in London. In 1910 brothers Guy and Victor Egret take on an ambitious commission: a deluxe, jewelled binding of a collection of poems, A Moonless Land. It proves to be a moment of hubris. The work triggers their ruin, watched by the disapproving spirit of their father, Garrison Egret. A darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one-upmanship, The Bind shows once again that William Goldsmith is an incomparable storyteller and a marvellously inventive artist.
|CITY OF CROCODILES GN
A post-apocalyptic surreal fantasy by one of Sweden's brightest talents. A mystic and mythical tale of one man's search for something he wasn't aware he needed. In a flooded city, between the houses, crocodiles swim. The crocodile hunter sells his catch to the butcher; his payment is gas and booze. They sit and play games of Croco-chess and drink glasses of crocodile wine. At home, crocodile soup simmers on the stove while the hunter sleeps in his armchair. At dawn he gets a strange catch in his nets. This wordless drama draws you in and keeps hold of you, protecting you from the cold and slimy embrace of this world of crocodiles.
Sam's first long-form work, painted in lush and colorful ink washes. It's a wordless tale of a young woman trying to survive an ancient evil in an unknown land. The pacing and storytelling in Haunter is completely masterful.
Jeff Smith (Bone) liked it so much that he recently published a short excerpt of the story in the 2013 Best American Comics volume that he edited. About it, he said “Haunter surprised me. It's impossible to start the thing and not keep reading. It really flows.”
|NARUTO GN VOL 71
With the Infinite Tsukuyomi activated and Kaguya resurrected, the ninja world is in the greatest peril it has ever faced. Can Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura work together to defeat this terrible menace?
|ULTRAMAN GN VOL 01
Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi
Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.
|BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 12
Collecting volumes 34-35-36
The Soul Reapers have finally joined Ichigo and his friends in the fight against the Espada in Hueco Mundo. But while the bloody battle holds all their attention, Aizen is free to make his next diabolical move!
|YU GI OH 3IN1 TP VOL 03
Collecting volumes 7-8-9.
Game master Ryo Bakura wants to use the power of his Millennium Ring to put the souls of Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu and Honda inside his "Monster World" miniatures forever. Now, with 10-sided dice in hand, Yugi and Dark Yugi must hack and slash their way their Bakura's adventure and defeat the Dark Master Zorc...or die trying!
|MAID SAMA 2IN1 TP VOL 01 -
Collects volumes 1 and 2
Can Misaki trust Usui to keep her secret from the rest of the kids at school? And why the heck is he always showing up at the maid café? Maybe she should start taking him seriously when he says he likes her - especially when he throws in an unexpected kiss!
|JOJOS BIZARRE ADV PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 03Viz
The conclusion of the Phantom Blood Arc! Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli continue their pursuit of the villainous vampire, Dio! But to get to him, they must first face down his murderous henchmen! In battle after bloody battle, JoJo and Zeppelli are pushed to their limits and beyond!