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New Graphic Novels

Looking for a good graphic novel? Try these recent selections from The Ferguson Library collection. 


Simone, Gail
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman

It can be difficult to find a modern, appropriately epic Wonder Woman. This anthology is worthy of its sensational title. Each story features a different writer and artist, and the all-star creative team approaches Wonder Woman from nearly every angle.  Source: Publishers Weekly, April 20, 2015


Schwartz, Simon
The Other Side of the Wall

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany).  Later he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall.  Source: From the Publisher

Williams, Aaron
North 40

Down south along the North 40, in old Conover County, two teens open an ancient book and unleash the dread power of the Old Ones. Sheriff Morgan, who is ever laconic in the face of nightmare, finds he needs some assistance.  He gets it in the form of Wyatt, a good ol' boy who has just acquired superpowers.  Source: Booklist, June 01, 2015


MacLean, Andrew
Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the End Times

ApocalyptiGirl follows the exploits of Aria and her cat in a classic desolate postapocalyptic landscape as they search for an ancient energy source called the Grand Photon. Once the relic is found, Aria will have completed her mission and can return to her world.  Source: Library Journal, June 05, 2015

Lavie, Boaz
The Divine

This action thriller with horror overtones casts familiar elements into new shapes and offers an adult adventure like nothing else available. Mark is an explosives expert who, despite his better judgment, signs onto a freelance job with his amoral partner.  Source: Booklist, May 15, 2015

Simmons, Alex
Blackjack: Second Bite of the Cobra

A tale of blood and vengeance, this story stars Arron Day, alias Blackjack, an African-American soldier of fortune. Blackjack returns to his boyhood home, joining forces with martial-arts expert Maryam to seek long-overdue revenge on a warlord known as The Cobra.  Source: From the Publisher

Obato, Fumio
Just So Happens

Called home to Japan after her father's death, Yumiko, a young expat living in London, confronts her conflicted feelings in this wistful tale of self-acceptance.  As they prepare for her father's funeral, Yumiko struggles to understand her emotionless response to his death. Source: Booklist, April 15, 2015

Brubaker, Ed
Criminal: Vol. 1, Coward

Leo is a world-class professional pickpocket whose gift for planning big-money heists is pressed into service by a pair of bent cops.  Leo is wary of the job and his new associates, but the plan's success hinges on his knack for clean getaways.  Source: Publishers Weekly, March 09, 2015