Another fabulous selection of the best Graphic Novels added to the Wellington City Libraries collection. There is as always a diverse range of genre, and art work, making this collection one of our library’s most popular and heavily read.
I remember Beirut / written by Zeina Abirached ; art by Zeina Abirached ; translation by Edward Gauvin.
“Zeina Abirached grew up in Beirut in the 1980s as fighting between Christians and Muslims divided the city streets. Abirached recalls the details of ordinary life inside a war zone.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Deathblow / story by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee ; art by Jim Lee and Tim Sale with Trevor Scott.
“As an lite mercenary working in the shadowy realm of special operations, Michael Cray was a one-man arsenal and one of the world’s deadliest killers. But that was before the cancer began to eat away at his brain and remorse began to eat away at his soul. To those with faith, redemption is always possible. Cray never had a lot of faith, but the agents of Hell sent to recruit him are about to adjust his attitude.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Monsieur Jean : from bachelor to father / Phillipe Dupuy & Charles Berberian.
“Follow the hapless writer, Jean, through his meandering life, from bachelor novelist through to the responsibilities of fatherhood, as he deals with relationships and exasperating friendships in this touching slice-of-life comedy drama. And all the while, Jean’s flights of fancy help the novelist through his battles with his irascible landlady, his insecurities and his occasional insomnia.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
The bunker. Volume 1 / written by Joshua Hale Fialkov ; illustrated, colored and lettered by Joe Infurnari.
“The story of five friends who find mysterious letters inside a time capsule they buried long ago. And it’s no wonder none of them remember writing the letters; they’re written by their future selves. To add to the mystery, each one warns of an impending apocalypse, which they apparently caused.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
3 guns / created and written by Steven Grant ; art by Emilio Laiso.
“After racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters alike while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize,and she won’t go down without a fight.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Krampus! / Brian Joines, writer ; Dean Kotz, illustrator.
“Meet the Krampus, yuletide terror and punisher of wicked children. Long imprisoned for his outdated methods, the holiday horror suddenly finds he is freed and tasked with a mission: recover the stolen power of the Secret Society of Santa Clauses! With his flying wolf Stutgaard, the Krampus crosses the globe, encountering various figures of winter lore and uncovering a sinister scheme to topple the Santas and change Christmas as we know it forever.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
The hospital suite / John Porcellino.
“Poetic musings on illness and the art of getting by from a mini-comics master The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino, an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to this subtle strength, making his struggles with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health accessible and engaging.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
The Royals : masters of war / written by Rob Williams ; pencils by Simon Coleby ; inks by Simon Coleby (chapters 1-3), Gary Erskine (chapters 4-6).
“The year is 1940. As the Blitz destroys London and kills thousands, the Royal Family looks on. But in this world, the only people with special abilities are Royalty, and the purer the bloodline, the greater their abilities. So why don’t they stop the carnage with their powers? A truce between the Earth’s nobles has kept them out of our wars, until now. When England’s Prince Henry can take no more and intervenes, will it stop the planet’s suffering or take it to another level?” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)
Legenderry : a steampunk adventure / writer, Bill Willingham ; artist, Sergio Fernandez Davila.
“A mysterious woman named Magna Spadarossa searches the many kingdoms of her Steampunk world to find her missing sister, Sonja but she’s pursued by strange and dastardly villains. Thankfully, each glamorous airship, clockwork city, and primordial jungle hosts a brave hero to aid in her quest. (Adapted from Syndetics summary