Graphic Novels

Bloom book cover


Kevin Panetta

Graphic Novels

"Baked with love! Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band--if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom...that is, if Ari doesn't ruin everything."--Page [2] of cover.

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A sweet love story that takes place in a sweet place -- a bakery! -Meredith

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Gotham Central

Greg Rucka

COMIC Gotham
Graphic Novels

Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves … and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street... but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime. Written by critically acclaimed authors Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (52, DETECTIVE COMICS), this Eisner Award-winning series follows the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit as they navigate the against the city's greatest villains — in the shadow of Batman himself.

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A police drama and procedural set in Gotham City. Batman is a presence--and not always a welcome one--but this is really about the men and women in uniform. -Brian

Batman book cover


Tom King

COMIC Batman 2016
Graphic Novels

"A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! "I AM GOTHAM" The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the entire Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman must face his most challenging foe ever--a hero who wants to save Gotham...from the Batman! From one of the biggest breakout writers in years and former CIA analyst, Tom King (GRAYSON, THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and superstar artist David Finch present BATMAN VOL. 1!"--

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Tom King's current run on Batman is ridiculously good, and it's not even done yet! -Brian

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Batman, Incorporated

Grant Morrison

COMIC Batman Incorporated
Graphic Novels

"The war on crime is about to go global. Returned from a fate worse than death and once again wearing the mantle of the Bat, Bruce Wayne is no longer merely Batman's secret identity. Now he's the public face and financier of Batman, Inc.-- a worldwide army of like-minded crimefighters sworn to protect society from its own worst elements. From Tokyo to Paris, from Argentina to Australia, from war-torn African villages to poverty-stricken Native American reservations, a network of Dark Knights is taking the fight to the enemy-- and evil has no place to hide. Or does it?" -- dust jacket back.

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Batman, Incorporated is when Grant Morrison's sprawling epic really got good. But, if you want to read it from the beginning, start with Batman and Son. -Brian

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Batman : dark victory

Jeph Loeb

COMIC Batman
Graphic Novels

In this sequel to the legendary Batman: The Long Halloween, another mystery killer has sprouted in Gotham City, but it's not the town we all quite knew. Once a place controlled by organized crime, Gotham City suddenly finds itself being run by lawless freaks, such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and the Joker. It is still early in Batman's crimefighting career, but the Dark Knight is on the verge of completing his transformation into the city's greatest defender. However, nothing he has experienced thus far—not even a new sidekick named Robin—will prepare him for the Hangman. With the murders reminiscent of the Holiday killing spree just a year ago, Batman will have to call on every one of his detective's instincts to solve a mystery that goes even deeper—and more dangerous—than any he's faced before. From the juggernaut creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sales comes Batman: Dark Victory, one of the finest stories in the Dark Knight's fabled lore. Collects issues #0-13.

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Batman: The Long Halloween is held up as a classic Batman story (and it is)! I prefer it's sequel, Dark Victory, waaaaaaay more though. -Brian

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Batman : year one

Frank Miller

COMIC Batman Miller
Graphic Novels

The story of how Batman's career started, told in graphic novel form.

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Mazzucchelli and Miller re-imagined Batman's origin with legendary results. I still want to get Mazzucchelli's artwork from this tattooed on me. -Brian

Lupin leaps in : A BREAKING CAT NEWS ON THE SCENE. book cover



Kids, Graphic Novels, Humor

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As a fan of cats and news, I’m highly anticipating this new middle grade collection of comics from Georgia Dunn. -Morgan

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Grim Wilkins

COMIC Mirenda
Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

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A comics series by Grim Wilkins that hits some of my favorite notes, lush fantasy setting, woman hero, and of course magic. -Morgan

MISTER MIRACLE. book cover



Graphic Novels

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This was easily my favorite comic series that came out last year, and a new high-water mark for comic book storytelling. -Brian

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The Umbrella Academy

Gerard Way

COMIC Umbrella
Graphic Novels

"In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again" -- from publisher's web site.

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Netflix will release a series based on this comic featuring a dysfunctional family of superheroes, originally created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. -Jason