Monday, July 26, 2010
New ALD graphic novels, July 2010
Let's get this blog started with some graphic novels that ALD has ordered recently! Below are links to the library record for each graphic novel. Put them on hold and experience the glory of free comics all year around.
Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows is a relatively new series by horror author Joe Hill. The story follows Ty, Bodie, and Kinsey who struggle to combat their teenage years AND ghostly apparitions. This is the third trade in the series, hopefully it will let readers know about the mysterious Omega Key that's been hinted at in the first two books.
Scott Pilgrim is a hilarious manga-styled comic that chronicles the adventures of, you guessed it, Scott Pilgrim. The series has experienced a resurgence of popularity, largely thanks to the upcoming film adaptation starring Michael Cera. The series features a bunch of clever video game-based jokes.
Mike Mignola is no stranger to work and he's continuing the Hellboy series with Hellboy 10: The Crooked Man and Others. When we last saw Hellboy, he was found to be involved in some crazy Arthurian legend which by my guess will be a jumping off point to wrap up the series in an epic conclusion. This volume of Hellboy is sure to feature what all Hellboy trades have in abundance: face punching, confusing mythological references, and the colors red and black.
After the somewhat controversial The Great Fables Crossover, which saw the Fables series and the Jack of Fables series, uh, cross over, Bill Willingham is continuing Jack's spinoff story in Jack of Fables 7: The New Adventures of Jack and Jack . I'm not caught up on Jack's story, but you can be sure there will be self-referential literary jokes, a blue ox, and all kinds of Jacks from fairy tales including Jack Frost.