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New Graphic Novels

Looking for a good graphic novel? Try these recent selections from The Ferguson Library collection.

 

Padua, Sydney
The Thrilling Adventures of Babbage and Lovelace
FIC PADUA

This graphic novel transforms the collaboration between Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, and Charles Babbage, a noted polymath, into an inspired, "What If?" story.  Lovelace was a mathematician who helped translate a paper on Babbage's ideas for the world's first computer.  Source: Publishers Weekly, Jan 26, 2015

 

Canales, Juan Díaz
Blacksad: Amarillo
FIC CANALES

Gumshoe John Blacksad accepts a wealthy Texan's offer to drive his flashy Cadillac from New Orleans to Tulsa. That seemingly simple gig gets crazier when a pair of beatnik poets steal the car and take it to Amarillo. This Chandler-esque thriller features stunning watercolor illustrations.  Source: PW Annex Reviews, Jan 05, 2015

Ho, Michael
Shoplifter
FIC CHO

Corinna is an example of a 20-something professional struck with malaise by the dawning realization that she's exchanged youthful dreams for real-world practicality. To help cope with this emptiness, Corinna has taken to carefully arranged acts of shoplifting, acts that lead to a confrontation with her world.  Source: Booklist, Sept 15, 2014

 

Kittredge, Caitlin
Coffin Hill: Forest of the Night
FIC KITTREDG

Eve Coffin wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward, and one knows that Eve is responsible. Years later, Eve returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago in the woods was never contained.  Source: From the Publisher 


Brooks, Max
The Harlem Hellfighters
FIC BROOKS

The riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment.  In 1919, the Harlem Hellfighters marched triumphantly home from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, and winning countless decorations.  Source: From the Publisher
 

Petty, J. T.
The Rise of Aurora West
TEEN PBK P

Feisty Aurora, the daughter of hero Haggard West, patrols the city with its monster infestation.  As her father's apprentice, teenage Aurora learns fighting skills and joins him to uncover dastardly plots. One day she discovers a mysterious emblem that hearkens back to her mother's unsolved murder.  Source: Booklist, Sept 15, 2014


Edginton, Ian
Hinterkind: The Waking World
FIC EDGINTO

In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been pushed to the edge of extinction by the creatures of fantasy and fables, The Hinterkind tells the story of one young woman's quest to fulfill her destiny and put the world right again. The Hinterkind come from hiding places in the lost corners of the world: ogres, werewolves, and vampires.  Source: From the Publisher

Soule, Charles
Superman/Wonder Woman: Power Couple
FIC SOULE

While romantic attraction between this pair isn't new, turning the spotlight on it in a series of their own is, finally. The stories collected here deliver plenty of action. The many clever turns include Clark Kent's digital-age reporting career and the return of supervillain couple Zod and Faora as the first villains whom our heroes vanquish together.  Source: Library Journal, Oct 03, 2014