Monday, September 27, 2010

New ALD graphic novels, September 2010

Here are some recently ordered graphic novels at ALD. Click on the links below and put them on hold so you can get them when they come in! In the case of Doom Patrol and Planetary, the district ordered the entire series.

Creature Tech was written by Doug TenNapel, the author of the quite awesome and previously featured Ghostopolis and the creator of the Earthworm Jim video game series. It involves mad scientists, giant space eels, and a bit of science versus religion philosophy. What else do you need to know?

Warren Ellis' Planetary series follows a band of superhero "architects" who are tasked with uncovering ancient artifacts of the world. Planetary does a better job than most comics exploring who and what superheroes really are.

Doom Patrol is another unconventional graphic novel series that features a strange ragtag group of superheroes in the vein of Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentleman. A human brain in a robot body and Negative Man are only a smattering of Morrison's creative use of superheroes in the series.

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love is an offshoot of Willingham's popular Fables series. As we know from the Fables series, *minor spoilers* Cinderella is a spy for the Adversary. This graphic novel follows Cinderella's days as a spy a bit more closely.

Batman: The Killing Joke is another one of Alan Moore's critically acclaimed graphic novels. Hailed as one of the best Joker stories of all time and the main inspiration for Joker's appearance and demeanor in The Dark Knight, this is one Batman story that should not be missed.


  1. I really enjoyed Creature Tech. Good Suggestion!

  2. Further proof that everyone should listen to me! Rumor has it, some are lobbying for a Creature Tech book club.