Genres Comic: Graphic Novels

Created in 1893 – six years after rival Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print – Sexton Blake went on to become a publishing phenomenon, appearing in 4,000 stories told written and drawn by over 200 different writers and artists and syndicated around the world. And now he is reborn!

The Red Star is Sci-Fi/Fantasy comic based in a country highly analogous culturally and geographically to the Soviet Union of the latter half of the twentieth century. The United Republics of the Red Star occupies a similar place on the world map as the real life U.S.S.R.. Their enemy at the beginning of the book, AlIstaan, occupies the same area as Afghanistan. The military uniforms are similar, many of the character names are Russian in origin, and some of the mystical elements have their roots in Russian lore.<br />The military forces of the U.R.R.S. have fully incorporated magic into their arsenal of weapons, providing power sources, energy beams of massive power, shields, and teleportational gates among other effects. Sorcerers, called Warkasters, have their own corps within the command structure, though they are usually integrated with either aircraft or infantry troops when going into battle. Spells, called protocols, are kast with extreme military precision.<br />The source of this magical energy has been revealed to be P.H.E. Post Human Energy, the energy generated by the enslaved souls of all humans that have died before. The crew of the Skyfurnace R.S.S. Konstantinov have mutinied and gone into the spirit realm in order to lay siege to the fortress of the Imprisoned Afterlife.<br />Despite it being one continuous story, The Red Star is in its third Book or incarnation. The first nine issues (2000), plus intermediary stories, were published by Image comics. For the second volume (2003), the first three issues were published by Archangel Studios in conjuction with CGE/CrossGen Comics. The last two issues of volume two as well as the third book/volume (2006), Sword of Lies, are published by Archangel Studios alone.<br />The story continues...

A BOLD EXPERIMENT IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! KRISTIANSENs European Album is newly translated to English by TEDDY KRISTIANSEN and STEVEN T. SEAGLE. But in a unique flip-novel format, the book is also re-mixed with a completely different script devised by SEAGLE before he collaborated on the translation. Both versions - THE RED DIARY - a tale of art forgery and World War and THE RE[A]D DIARY - a tale of identity theft and lost love - comprise this unique graphic novel from SEAGLE and KRISTIANSEN - the Eisner nominated/winning team behind the acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel its a bird...

Winner of the 2006 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material.

In this virtuoso graphic novel, Harvey Pekar — whose American Book Award-winning seriesAmerican Splendor was the basis for the celebrated film of the same name — tells the story of his troubled teen years for the first time, when he would beat up any kid who looked at him wrong just to win the praise of his peers. And when he failed to impress, whether on the football team, in math class, in the Navy or on the job, he simply gave up. A true tour-de-force, THE QUITTER is the universal tale of a young mans search for himself through the frustrations, redemptions and complexities of ordinary life.

The world of Akbar is in grave danger; Ramor, the cursed god, is about to be set free and spread unending chaos! The witch Mara can bind him to his prison, a conch shell, but she needs something special... the legendary Time Bird. She charges her daughter, Pelisse, with enlisting the help of the ageing warrior Bragon, and together they set out on a quest to save the world! But all is not as it seems - Bragon is an old flame of Maras and Pelisse has never met her father... With a fantastical twist, The Quest of the Time Bird is an epic journey through a magical realm of monsters, mysticism and mayhem.

Vincent Mangano hires Paladin to assassinate the Punisher while the US Government orders the US Agentto arrest him and take him to the Vault.

The Property is a work that will inspire, fascinate, and delight readers and critics alike. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, Rutu Modans second full-length graphic novel is a triumph of storytelling and fine lines. After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during the Second World War. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming arent a little different than what her grandmother led her to believe. Modan offers up a world populated by prickly seniors, smart-alecky public servants, and stubborn women-a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of peoples behavior and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Modans ever-present wit is articulated perfectly in her clear-line style, while a subtle, almost muted color palette complements the true-to-life nuances of her characterization. Exit Wounds made a huge splash for this signature combination of wit, style, and realism, and The Property will cement Modans status as one of the foremost cartoonists working today.

From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner-Award winning artist P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, and Paul Chadwick comes a fantasy graphic novel anthology of essential Gaiman stories.

Just when you think GARTH ENNIS has gone too far, just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the worlds first superhero prostitute... here comes THE PRO!

The authorized sequel to the cult TV series, THE PRISONER: SHATTERED VISAGE continues the saga of number six, the British secret agent who was condemned to life in the clandestine prison known as the Village. Years after the Village was destroyed, the infamous agent still resides in its former location, attempting to deal with the emotional scars of his past. But when a luckless female agent is washed ashore on his island, the Prisoner realizes that it is not only his mind that is still imprisoned. Featuring an overview of the entire television series, this book of intrigue and conspiracy offers the final chapter in the life of the most famous prisoner of all time.

When a transfer student named Jane is forced to move from the cool confines of Metro City to Suburbia, she thinks her life is over. But there in the lunch room at the reject table she finds her tribe: three other girls named Jane. Main Jane encourages them to form a secret art gang and paint the town P.L.A.I.N. — People Loving Art In Neighborhoods. But can art attacks really save the hell that is high school?

A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published in the Eisner-nominated anthology ISLAND, the full-color volume, drawn and painted by REMY BOYDELL, is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by MICHELLE PEREZ.

Young lovers Tubby and Vim want to escape-- escape the mistakes theyve made, the lives theyve lived, and the dirty city weighing them down. Their plan is simple-- all they have to do is rip-off Tubbys pals, the One Tricks-- the toughest street gang in LA. If they pull it off, theyre set for life. If not, their lives wont matter much anyway. What was going to be a smooth, straight-forward heist becomes a fast-paced battle to the death. From Eisner Award-winning writer/artist PAUL POPE (Batman: Year 100, THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%) and presented for the first time in color by JAMIE GRANT (All-Star Superman). ONE TRICK RIP-OFF/DEEP-CUTS is 288 pages of raw power, of which over 150 pages are comprised of new, rare, and never before seen stories created during POPEs time traveling the world in the 90s. Included in the Deep Cuts section is a bounty of unpublished and rare work POPE did in the 90s, including the legendary Supertrouble manga, created for Kodansha in Japan, appearing here in print for the first time. Its a tour de force of pure, kinetic storytelling that will keep your eyes peeled until the very last page.

Three old geezers, activists, and lifelong friends reunite at the funeral of the wife of one of them, Antoine, who finds out about a long ago liaison between his dearly departed and the reviled billionaire who owns the factory they all worked in. Livid, Antoine jumps in his car and heads for Italy with revenge on his mind, his two buddies and his pregnant granddaughter following close behind. A chance to reminisce about the past, to fantasize about sticking it to the man, to discuss what's wrong with the world, to bridge the generation gap, to forgive and forget and settle scores. A wickedly funny geriatric road trip!

The creative team behind Monster &amp; Madman would like to introduce you to the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family... which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together.

Writing team Matthew Daley (Lantern City) and Arlene Daley call on their combined 25 years of education experience to create this thrilling coming-of-age adventure. Co-created by Trevor Crafts (Lantern City) and Ellen Crafts, and illustrated by Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flipside), The Not-So Secret Society is an all-ages adventure that celebrates the value of teamwork and lifelong friendships. Madison, Dylan, Emma, Aidan, and Ava have pretty normal lives for a group of 12-year-olds: They go to school, participate in extracurricular activities, and oh yeah, they also have AWESOME ADVENTURES. Together they form The Not-So Secret Society. But when they invent a candy-making machine for their school's annual science fair, things don't go according to plan . . . and their candy creation comes to life and escapes, threatening to destroy the entire city!

Five hundred cartoons and humorous drawings from the magazines past fifty years include satire, fantasy, and social comment by the likes of Arno, Day, Thurber, Price, Addams, Steig, and Steinberg.

A new Minx graphic novel from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ)! Just starting her freshman year at NYU, Riley is about to find out what an adventure — and a mystery — living in New York City can be. The ultimate insiders guide to NYC is seen through the eyes of Brooklyn-born Riley. Raised by stuffy, literati parents, Rileys a shy, straight-A student who convinces three other NYU brainiacs to join a research group for fast cash.

Since the mid-1980s, the British cartoonist Chris Reynolds has been assembling a world all his own. On the surface, it seems much like ours: a place of cool afternoon shadows and gently rolling hills, half-empty trains and sleepy downtown streets. But the closer you look, the weirder it gets. After losing a mysterious intergalactic war, Earth is no longer in humanity's control. Blandly friendly aliens lurk on the margins and seem especially interested in the mining industry. The very rules of time and space seem to have shifted: Mysterious figures suddenly appear in childhood photos, family members disappear forever without warning, power outages abound, and certain people gain the power of flight. A helmeted man named Jimmy is somehow causing local businesses to shutter and is being closely watched by the “trendy new police force,” Rational Control. The world is being remade, but in what image?<br />This new collection, selected and designed by the acclaimed cartoonist Seth, includes short stories, a novella, and the full-length graphic novel Mauretania. It is the ideal guide to all the mystery and wonder of one of the most underappreciated cult classics in the history of comics.<br />This NYRC edition is a hardcover with foil stamping, debossing, full-color endpapers, and extra-thick paper, and features new scans of the original artwork.

A deluxe oversized collection of comic stories from celebrated and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman, in conjunction with some of comics most acclaimed creators.

The seemingly idyllic town of Mitaines has been beset by a wave of kidnappings. Strange prints have been spotted in the woods, but there's no sign of foul play. With the authorities baffled, will young Arthur and the rest of the Mitaines Gang be able to solve the crime? More importantly, will they be able to stay out of trouble themselves?

The Middleman and Wendy return in a new adventure that completes the epic journey of their hit tv show! A betrayal by one of Wendy's closest friends sets off a chain of events that threatens the very fabric of human existence. Alone and surrounded by the forces of FATBOY and their leader, the dreaded Manservant Neville, Wendy and The Middleman stare down the barrel of a sacrifice so ultimate it will shake the Middleman universe to its very foundation! Based on the lost series script by creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach and co-executive producer Hans Beimler.

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NBM is proud to bring back one of its bestselling series ever, amongst the worlds first highly realistic fully painted comics. Brought back in even better reproduction than ever with all-new scans of the original paintings overseen by the master himself. Each panel could be a painting on your wall! These volumes will take your breath away. In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contracted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire! Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.

The novel describes the adventures of mercenary in a fantasy world filled with dragons, fascinating girls and of course the villains (as without them)... This world in the course of the series is becoming more and more eclectic... and there are spaceships and aliens... are mixed a lot.

In the pages of The Massive, Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, they were the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states. The Massive: Ninth Wave tells these stories in a stylish, high-action, done-in-one format, reuniting the entire creative team from the original series.

Two of the most outrageous characters to grace the comics medium face off in future San Francisco. Marshal Law, fresh from his adventures with the Savage Dragon, is ready to give up his war against superheroes. But when his most hated enemy, the Sleepman who murdered his girlfriend, gets a hold of the Mask and unleashes murder and mayhem across the Bay, Law has to get back to his old tricks. Its not a question of which one of them will survive, so much as whether or not anyone else in Northern California will!