Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Reader's Shelf

From Library Journal

Let's Get Graphic

Air, Volume 1: Letters from Lost Countries
Air, Volume 1: Letters from Lost Countries
By Wilson, G. Willow
Illustrator Perker, M. K.
2009-03 - Vertigo
9781401221539 Check Our Catalog

"Originally published in single magazine form"--T.p. verso. …More

Love and Murder
Love and Murder
By Picoult, Jodi
Illustrator Dodson, Terry
Illustrator Johnson, Drew
2009-06 - DC Comics
9781401217082 Check Our Catalog

Wonder Woman is assigned the task of capturing Wonder Woman while in her disguise as Special Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman Affairs. How will she be able to accomplish the impossible task of capturing herself without revealing her secret identity? …More

Queen & Country, Volume 1
Queen & Country, Volume 1
By Rucka, Greg
Illustrator Rolston, Steve
Illustrator Hurtt, Brian
2008-01 - Oni Press
9781932664874 Check Our Catalog

Queen & Country, the Eisner Award-winning and critically lauded espionage series from acclaimed novelist and comic book author Greg Rucka, is back in a new series of definitive editions collecting the entire classic series in just four affordable soft covers. In this first collection, readers are introduced to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent Tara Chase is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country all the while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the political masters that must be served! …More

Green Arrow: The Archer's Quest Vol 04
Green Arrow: The Archer's Quest Vol 04
By Meltzer, Brad
Illustrator Hester, Phil
Illustrator Parks, Ande
2012-09 - DC Comics
9781401200442 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times best-selling author. Brad Meltzer puts his own spin on DC Comics' adventurous archer, Green Arrow. Becoming an expert marksman with a bow and arrow while stranded on a desert island, wealthy industrialist Oliver Queen took the identity of the swashbuckling hero Green Arrow until his selfless death. But years later, after a miraculous resurrection, Oliver has returned to recapture his life. Embarking on a journey through his past, the Emerald Archer reflects on his decisions and actions as he goes about retrieving items of sentimental value from his history. Now after encounters with the Flash, Green Lantern, and Solomon Grundy, the Green Arrow reveals hidden secrets from his past as he prepares for the future with his estranged son, Connor Hawke, and longtime lover the Black Canary. …More

The Alcoholic
The Alcoholic
By Ames, Jonathan
Illustrator Haspiel, Dean
2009-09 - Vertigo
9781401210571 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed novelist and creator of HBO's new series "Bored to Death" Jonathan Ames writes his first comics work with the original graphic novel THE ALCOHOLIC, illustrated by THE QUITTER artist Dean Haspiel.
This touching, compassionate, ultimately humorous story explores the heart of a failing writer who's coming off a doomed romance and searching for hope. Unfortunately, the first place his search takes him is the bottom of a bottle as he careens from one off-kilter encounter to another in search of himself.

Izombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World
Izombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World
By Roberson, Chris
Illustrator Allred, Michael
2011-03 - Vertigo
9781401229658 Check Our Catalog

Told from a female zombie's perspective, this smart, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy.
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person - until she eats her next brain. She sets out to fulfi ll the dead person's last request, solve a crime or right a wrong.
Our zombie girl detective is joined by a radical supporting cast: her best friend Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging '60s ghost, a posse of paintball blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy. …More

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
By King, Stephen
Author David, Peter
Author Furth, Robin
2007-11 - Marvel Comics
9780785121442 Check Our Catalog

In a comic book personally overseen by Stephen King, Rolands past is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Lee, adapted by Robin Furth, and scripted by "New York Times" bestseller Peter David, this series delves into Rolands origins. Includes books #1-#7. (Graphic Novels) …More