Graphic Novels

Han Solo : Imperial cadet book cover

Han Solo : Imperial cadet

Robbie Thompson

COMIC Star Wars Han
Graphic Novels

Untold adventures of a young Han Solo! You've seen Han escape the mean streets of Corellia by joining the Imperial Navy. But how does a thief used to the chaos of back alley brawls adjust to the order and discipline of the military? Not very well! And Han's dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounded as he realizes he may not even survive basic training. After a wild sequence of events lands him in the brig overnight, Han is given one last shot at fl ight school. Will Han be top gun - or will he crash and burn? And who is his mysterious rival, ripped from the pages of classic Star Wars comics?! COLLECTING: STAR WARS : HAN SOLO - IMPERIAL CADET 1-5 and STAR WARS: BECKETT.

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This was a fun comic that filled in a gap during the movie Solo, showing Han at the Imperial Academy to learning how to be a pilot. The author nailed Han's voice. That's the hardest thing to do with these characters that are near and dear to so many people's hearts. -Brian

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Lumberjanes

Noelle Stevenson

COMIC Lumberjanes
Graphic Novels, Young Adult

"Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!"--publisher.

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Kiss number 8

Colleen A. F. Venable

GRAPHIC NOVEL Venable
LGBTQ+, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

"Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It's everything she hoped high school would be... until all of a sudden, it's not. Her dad is hiding something big--so big it could tear her family apart. And that's just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn't want to kiss Adam... because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat. Just like that, Mad's tidy little life has gotten epically messy--and epically heartbreaking. And when your heart is broken, it takes more than an awkward, uncomfortable, tooth-clashing, friendship-ending kiss to put things right again. It takes a whole bunch of them."--Page [2] of cover.

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Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me

Mariko Tamaki

GRAPHIC NOVEL Tamaki
LGBTQ+, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love. Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

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Bloom

Kevin Panetta

GRAPHIC NOVEL Panetta
LGBTQ+, Graphic Novels, Young Adult

"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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Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods book cover

Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods

Takuto Kashiki‏

MANGA Kashiki Hakumei
Graphic Novels, Nature, Fantasy, Humor, Short Story

"Deep within a lush, green forest live Hakumei and Mikochi. Making their home in trees, using leaves for umbrellas, and riding bugs for transportation is just part of everyday life for these tiny pals!"--

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Nonstop cuteness from start to finish--a sweet slice of teeny tiny life! -Casey

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Flawed

Andrea Dorfman

BIOGRAPHY Dorfman, Andrea
Graphic Novels

"Flawed is an adaptation of the 2010 National Film Board of Canada production of the same name. Flawed traces the genesis of Andrea Dorfman's self-image--from the carefree days of her childhood to the gut-wrenching awkwardness of her adolescence, and beyond--as she navigates her romantic relationship with a plastic surgeon and her feelings surrounding her own self image her notion that cosmetic surgery makes people feel flawed."--

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A cute story of self-love. -Meredith

Bloom book cover

Bloom

Kevin Panetta

GRAPHIC NOVEL 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

Batman

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