New Graphic Novels for January

The first volumes in three great new series, Suicide Squad, Space Ducks, and Clone are in this month’s selection of new Graphic Novels. Also included is the highly recommended Domovoi by Peter Bergting.

Syndetics book coverDomovoi / Peter Bergting.
“A tale of Slavic folklore intruding on modern life. The witch Vasilisa has died, leaving behind Uncle Ivan, who is a domovoi or house spirit, to explain the responsibility that now falls to her granddaughter Jennie. Long ago, Vasilisa and Jennie’s long-lived cat Bulka traveled to the Thrice-Tenth Kingdom and escaped with the magic bones belonging to Bolshoi Korol. With Vasilisa’s death, her spell that keeps the bones in hiding has failed, and Korol’s agents, the poleviki, have come in search of them.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSuicide Squad. Volume 1, Kicked in the teeth / Adam Glass, writer ; Federico Dallocchio…[et al.], artists.
“An all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous, they’re sheer suicide.The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who’s pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive?” (Adapted from Amazon.com)

Syndetics book coverSpace Ducks [1] : an infinite comic book of musical greatness / by Daniel Johnston.
“The title says it all folk music giant Daniel Johnston brings his unfiltered creative energy and life-long love of the form to his first comic book, an infinite journey into musical and comic-book greatness” (Adapted from Amazon.co.uk)

Syndetics book coverToday is the last day of the rest of your life / Ulli Lust ; [English language translator, Kim Thompson].
“With the punk phenomenon so often romanticized in popular culture, it can be easy to skew or forget the realities of the time. Not for Lust, though, who chronicles even the most unsavory details of a road trip she and unstable companion Enid took along the fringes of European society in 1984. Originally released almost a decade ago in German to international acclaim, this sprawling bildungsroman follows the duo on their haphazard trek from the streets of Vienna to the Italian sea.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverTrue blood : shake for me / story by Michael McMillian, Annie Nocenti ; art by Michael Gaydos, Greg Scott, and Beni Lobel.
“An ancient and powerful nomadic wolf pack comes to Bon Temp to conduct its annual “Great Hunt,” a ritualistic culling of an entire town over the course of a weekend. Can Sookie and Alcide convince the werewolves and vampires to work together and save the town?” (Adapted from Amazon.co.uk)

Syndetics book coverThe killer [2] / written by Matz ; illustrated by Luc Jacamon ; translated by Matz and Edward Gauvin.
“A brutal, bloody, and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass. This sequel to The Killer follows our nameless narrator as he tries to track down the trail of those behind an attempt on his life, while trying to avoid the kind of personal entanglements that make the life of a professional assassin all the more difficult” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverPrimates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas / Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks.
“Ottaviani(Feynman) examines the lives and scientific work of the three great primatologists of the 1960s, as they intersect through mutual mentor Louis Leakey. The women make groundbreaking discoveries in primatology, forever changing scientists’ views of humans’ closest relatives while battling obstacles-from poachers to government obstruction. Ottaviani succeeds in capturing their hard work and the thrilling breakthroughs during years of research, without looking away from some of the darker details, such as Leakey’s womanizing.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverKillogy / created, written, illustrated & lettered by Alan Robert.
“What do you get when you throw three murderers into one prison cell together? Well, when those characters happen to be based on the likenesses of celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (formerly of The Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), you can bet that the outcome will be anything but ordinary. This is an off-the-wall, genre-busting mash-up of crime, dark comedy, and horror.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverRevival. Volume two, Live like you mean it : a rural noir / story by Tim Seeley, art by Mike Norton.
“For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life and now, the living and the recently-returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, amidst political and religious conflicts.” (Adapted from Amazon.co.uk)

Syndetics book coverClone. Volume 1, First generation / David Schulner, writer ; Juan Jose Ryp, artist.
“Dr. Luke Taylor’s perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones and they’re all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)