New in Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels are not just for kids or boys.  If you haven’t yet, please check out our Adult Graphic Novels Collection on the 2nd floor.  We have a wide variety of graphic novels about life, superheroes, dream makers and history.  New to our collection:

Ghost in the Shell

Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg super-agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers,” capable of exploiting the human/machine interface by re-programming human minds to become puppets to carry out their criminal ends.

Footnotes in Gaza

Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place.  The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. On the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident in 1956 that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah–cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake–reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present.

Superman: Red Son

The classic myth of the Man of Steel is reimagined and reinvented as the infamous rocket ship crash-lands in the fields of the Ukraine. Raised in Russia, Superman grows to become the Soviet Union’s greatest weapon as the world is transformed into a communist state opposed only by the crumbling capitalistic America and its President Lex Luthor.

Special Exits: A Graphic Memoir

Joyce Farmer’s memoir chronicles the decline of the author’s parents’ health, their relationship with one another and with their their daughter, and how they cope with the day-to-day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their lives.

– posted by Ralph, Readers’ Services

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