Graphic Novels and Manga

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Updated February 14, 2023
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Queen of the sea
Meconis, Dylan
Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island...
Remina
Ito, Junji
Another of Junji Ito's classics, the sci-fi masterwork Remina tells the chilling tale of a hell star. An unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole, and its discoverer, Dr. Oguro, christens the body "Remina" after his own daughter. His finding is met with great fanfare,...
Paper girls. Issue 1-10
Vaughan, Brian K.
From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous oversized deluxe hardcover is the perfect way to experience the first two storylines of the smash-hit series that The Chicago Tribune named one of the "Best Books of...
Nimona
Stevenson, Noelle.
Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * ...
She and her cat
Shinkai, Makoto
"It was the start of spring. It was raining. That was the day that she brought me home." This is the story of Miyu, a woman who lives alone with her cat, Chobi. As Miyu navigates the world of adulthood, she discovers both the freedom and loneliness that come with living...
Here
McGuire, Richard.
From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision: the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. "A book like this comes along once a decade, if not...
Black Panther. Book 1A nation under our feet
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman...
Dragon goes house-hunting. 1
Tanuki, Kawo
The hilarious story of a dragon trying to find his perfect lair--now with an anime! Letty is not very good at being a dragon. Actually, he's so terrible at it that his dad went and kicked him out of the house! What's a skittish monster of myth to do in a world where everyone sees him as...
Moriarty the patriot. 1
Takeuchi, Ryosuke
The untold story of Sherlock Holmes' greatest rival, Moriarty! Before he was Sherlock's rival, Moriarty fought against the unfair class caste system in London by making sure corrupt nobility got their comeuppance. But even the most well-intentioned plans can spin out of control-...
American born Chinese
Yang, Gene Luen.
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang,American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school;...
Maus : a survivor's tale
Spiegelman, Art.
The bestselling first installment of the graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker) * PULITZER PRIZE WINNER * One of Variety's...
Spy x family. 1
Endo, Tatsuya
An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath! Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment--to get married...
This one summer
Tamaki, Mariko.
A New York Times bestseller A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book An Eisner Award Winner Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always...
Watchmen
Moore, Alan
A "New York Times" Best Seller This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most...
Radiant Black, Vol. 1
Higgins, Kyle.
"The perfect superhero comic for anyone missing Invincible..." - Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) RADIANT BLACK is the first series in Image Comic's MASSIVE-VERSE, the most acclaimed new series of 2021! Visionary writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty...
No guns life. 1
Karasuma, Tasuku
Ex-soldier Juzo Inui has one question--who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories? After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun. With no memory of his...
Something is killing the children. Volume one
Tynion, James, IV
When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer's Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost. IT'S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID....
Stranger Things: The Tomb Of Ybwen (Graphic Novel)
Pak, Greg.
After Will and Mr. Clarke discover a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old nerdy memorabilia, Will rallies his girlfriend-obsessed crew to investigate - but with a blizzard coming, they re afraid to follow. When Mike, Dustin and Lucas learn that Will took off into the freezing wilds alone they...
Witch hat atelier. Volume 1
Shirahama, Kamome
Best of the Year - AV Club, New York Public Library, Nerdist, SYFY Wire, Chicago Public Library "Harry Potter meets Kiki's Delivery Service!" -AV Club A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that,...
Blood on the Tracks 1
Oshimi, Shuzo
From the creator who brought you notable works such as The Flowers of Evil, Happiness, and Inside Mari, comes a new suspense drama centering on the theme of a toxic parent. Dive into this latest thriller by master storyteller, Shuzo Oshimi. Seiichi's...
Killadelphia
Barnes, Rodney (Producer)
Featuring the show-stopping talents of Spawn series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, and the writer behind such hit shows as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Marvel's Runaways, and Starz's American Gods--RODNEY BARNES. When a small town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered...
Alice in Borderland, Vol. 1
Aso, Haro
An action-packed thriller and source of the hit Netflix drama where the only way to survive is to play the game! Eighteen-year-old Ryohei Arisu is sick of his life. School sucks, his love life is a joke, and his future feels like impending doom. As he struggles to exist in a...
Uzumaki : spiral into horror
It?, Junji
A masterpiece of horror manga, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition! Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a...
Heartstopper. Volume 1
Oseman, Alice
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork. Now streaming on Netflix! Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to...
The drifting classroom
Umezu, Kazuo
The definitive edition, featuring an all-new translation and deluxe hardcover design that reestablish Kazuo Umezz's The Drifting Classroom as a timeless horror classic. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world...
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Volume 1 Cruelty
Gotouge, Koyoharu.
Haikyu!!, Volume 1 Hinata and Kageyama
Furudate, Haruichi.
The promised Neverland. 1, Grace Field House
Shirai, Kaiu
The children of the Grace Field House orphanage must escape a macabre fate before it's too late. Life at Grace Field House is good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious...
Fairy tail. 1
Mashima, Hiro
THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on...
Persepolis
Satrapi, Marjane
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. "A wholly original achievement.... Satrapi evokes herself and her schoolmates coming of age in a...

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March. Book one
Lewis, John
#1New York TimesBestseller Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to...
Monstress. Volume one, Awakening
Liu, Marjorie M.
2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer"" open="" /> 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist"" open="" /> 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series"" open="" /> 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens"" />
Paper girls. 1
Vaughan, Brian K.
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Eisner Award winning series Paper Girls is coming Amazon Prime Video in July 2022! From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing...
Relish : my life in the kitchen
Knisley, Lucy.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at...

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