Fables, Haruki Murakami and office jobs in space: New graphic novels

Fables, Haruki Murakami and office jobs in space. This month’s new graphic novels have a wide range of stories for you to enjoy. From the darker things in life to funny light-hearted stories, the variety in graphic novels is endless. Check out some of our new graphic novels and see where they take you!

The mysteries / Watterson, Bill
“In a fable for grown-ups, a long-ago kingdom is afflicted with unexplainable calamities. Hoping to end the torment, the king dispatches his knights to discover the source of the mysterious events. Years later, a single battered knight returns. From Watterson and Kascht comes a mysterious and beautifully illustrated fable about what lies beyond human understanding.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Haruki Murakami manga stories / Deveney, Jean-Christophe | eBook available for Haruki Murakami manga stories
“Haruki Murakami’s novels, essays and short stories have sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into dozens of languages. Now for the first time, many of Murakami’s best-loved short stories are available in graphic novel form in English. With their trademark mix of realism and fantasy, centering around Murakami’s characteristic themes of loss, remorse and confusion.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Space job / Goodman, David A.
“Each day is an exciting new adventure in incompetence aboard the Bush. The Captain with self-centered priorities spends more time on space eBay than in command, the Chief Engineer can’t even fix a chair, the Operations Officer would rather be anywhere else, and the Communications Officer only seems to take personal calls. It’s a wonder they get anything done at all, but surely they can handle a simple cargo run. What could go wrong?” (Catalogue)

Pill Hill / Breutzman, Nicholas
“Nic and Henry – father and son – stumble on an old forgotten park and make a bizarre discovery. Someone marked all the trees with wads of chewed gum! Reeling from recent family upheaval, Nic navigates the brave new world of single parenthood. Meanwhile, his ex-wife descends into addiction, abuse, and homelessness. Amid the turmoil, he becomes increasingly and desperately obsessed with exposing the gum vandal.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Middle distance : a graphic memoir / Choy, Mylo
“A charming, heartwarming, and poignant story of running and self-acceptance, Mylo Choy’s Middle Distance combines exertion and introspection in an exploration of the physical body’s connection to the human experience. Middle Distance grapples with themes of resilience, identity, and self-care. The result is an honest, nuanced work of subtle power that will appeal to all runners, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

On the way / Hernández, Paco
“Emma impulsively finds herself standing in Roncesvalles with her gaze fixed on Santiago de Compostela. Following a pilgrimage route, she realizes the path she is traveling is bringing her closer to and somehow farther away from everyone around her, and that what she believed to be a simple walk to get some miles behind her is a chance to learn not only about the people she meets along the way, but also herself. An emotional journey from which no one will return the same.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Dead boy detectives / Pichetshote, Pornsak
“The Sandman Universe grows as two of its most beloved characters return to the spotlight! Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine have been detectives for decades — and dead best friends even longer. Eisner Award-winning writer Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian, Infidel) is joined by celebrated artist Jeff Stokely to take the Dead Boys to the scariest place of all: the heart of Hollywood! A must-read for fans eager to explore Thai mythology in the multicultural pantheon of gods and legends in the Sandman universe.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Transitions : a mother’s journey / Durand, Élodie
“When university biologist Anne Marbot learns that the 19-year-old she raised as ‘Lucie’ is a transgender man named Alex, she’s overwhelmed by questions. It soon becomes clear that Alex is not the only one embarking on a journey of self-discovery. The road is not easy, and sometimes their relationship is bitterly strained. With time, she too will be transformed, rediscovering her identity as a mother in profound new ways.” (Adapted from Catalogue)