Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga - November 7, 2017

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga
 

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

 

Welcome to our Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga Insider newsletter!

We'll have fresh recommendations for you each month: from superhero comics, to creator-owned series, manga, and original graphic novels.

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Baking with Kafka 
by Tom Gauld

 

In his inimitable style, British cartoonist Tom Gauld has opened comics to a crossover audience and challenged perceptions of what the medium can be. Noted as a "book-lover's cartoonist," Gauld's weekly strips in the Guardian, Britain's most well-regarded newspaper, stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics. Simultaneously silly and serious, Gauld adds an undeniable lightness to traditionally highbrow themes.

 

 

 

By Chance or Providence
by Becky Cloonan (writer) and Lee Loughridge (illustrator)

 

Collects the award-winning trilogy: Wolves, The Mire and Demeter, with lush colors by Lee Loughridge and a sketchbook/illustration section. These stories cast a spell of hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through medieval landscapes ofancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you've set them down.

 

 

 

Justice League, Vol. 1: The Extinction Machines 
by Bryan Hitch (writer) and Tony S. Daniel (illustrator)

 

Spinning directly out of the events of DC Universe: Rebirth, a new day dawns for the Justice League as they welcome a slew of new members into their ranks. The question remains though, can the world's greatest superheroes trust these new recruits? And will the members of League be able to come together against an ancient evil that threatens to reclaim not just the world, but the entire universe!

 

 

 

Mycroft Holmes, Vol. 1: Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook 
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld (writers) and Joshua Cassara (illustrator)

 

Against his will, the idle but brilliant Mycroft Holmes is pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria. A madman has stolen a handbook full of plans for civilization-destroying weapons - and desires to sell them to the highest bidder. Can the smartest man in England track down and defeat the one foe that may prove to be his match?

 

 

 

The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire 
by Greg Rucka (writer) and Leandro Fernandez (illustrator)

 

This is a fairy tale of blood and bullets. It is a story about time, and age, and ages, and about friendship, and love, and regret. It is a story of two women and three men who cannot die. Mostly. They are soldiers, and their war never ends. They've been everywhere, seen everything, and fought in virtually every conflict through the present day. For centuries, they have kept their existence hidden, never staying in one place too long, always moving from mission to mission. But today, the shadows aren't so dark, and they are about to learn that secrets are impossible to keep. And you absolutely do not want to get in their way when those secrets are laid bare...

 

 

 

Park Bench
by Chabouté 

 

From its creation, to its witness to the fresh ardor of lovers, the drudgery of businessmen, the various hopes of the many who enter its orbit, the park bench weathers all seasons. Strangers meet at it for the first time. Paramours carve their initials into it. Old friends sit and chat upon it for hours. Others ignore the bench, or (attempt to) sleep on it at night, or simply anchor themselves on it and absorb the ebb and flow of the area and its people.

 

 

 

Satania
by Fabien Vehlmann (writer) and Kerascoët (illustrator)

 

Charlotte - aka Charlie - a pretty redhead, sets up an expedition to find her brother. The young scientist, who disappeared underground several months ago, claimed - to everyone's astonishment - to be able to prove the existence of Hell by using Darwin's theory of evolution! The little group, led by Charlie, plunge underground in his pursuit. The deeper they progress into the entrails of our planet, the more they enter another world that hides other forms of life heretofore never experienced. The discovery changes them gradually in a way they cannot perceive.

 

 

 

The Unworthy Thor
by Jason Aaron (writer) and Olivier Coipel (illustrator)

 

Unfit to lift his hammer, and with someone else now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson's desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos - where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir! This ultimate weapon, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to his redemption - but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are anxious to get their hands on it, including The Collector and Thanos!