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Graphic Novels

Graphic novels have come a long way from their cult-following beginnings. They are now an integral part of mainstream culture, as is evident by the recent influx of blockbuster movies that are based on comics. No longer considered a waste of time, graphic novels are now recognized as a legitimate art form. Check out some of these recent graphic novels and see what all the hype is about!


The Amazing Spider-Man: Trouble On the Horizon
The Amazing Spider-Man: Trouble On the Horizon

Spider-Man gets a glimpse into the future and things don't look good. New York City is destroyed, and what's worse it appears to be Spider-Man's fault. Now Spider-Man has 12 hours to unravel what happened and change his and the cities destiny before it's too late.


Anya's Ghost
Anya's Ghost

Anya is embarrassed by her family and her Russian heritage, insecure about her body and struggling to fit in at her wealthy private school. Everything changes when she falls down a well and finds it is haunted by the ghost of Emily, a young woman who died about eighty years before. Anya allows Emily into her life after she helps her cheat on tests and impress the boy of her dreams, but things take a dark turn after Anya finds out the truth about Emily's past. Now Emily won't leave and Anya is afraid that she's going to be stuck with her forever.


Broxo
Broxo

Broxo is the only surviving member of a once powerful mountain dwelling tribe of barbarians. Now alone, he must hunt to survive and avoid the walking dead that occasional crawl out of a fetid lake. But Broxo's life of solitary suddenly changes when he meets princess Zora and together attempt to rid the mountains of the living dead.


Red Hulk: Mayan Rule
Red Hulk: Mayan Rule

Ancient Mayan Gods are walking the earth, kidnapping humans and consuming their life forces. This would be pretty bad, but fortunately for earth, Red Hulk is here to put a stop to the Mayan Gods' Doomsday Dreams.


Crogan's loyalty
Crogan's loyalty

Charles and William Crogan are two brothers with very different perspectives on family, patriotism, and loyalty. Charles, off at school when unrest develops in the American Colonies, is determined to serve the British Crown. William, on the other hand, has taken up the cause of the Minutemen and other revolutionaries. When the two are thrust back together, they have to decide which comes first: loyalty to their fellow soldiers or loyalty to family ties?


The Arrival
The Arrival

Coming to a new, strange, and very unfamiliar place! You are an immigrant, facing a voyage that is daunting, a new language that is unfamiliar and unrecognizable. The food is unlike anything you have ever seen or tasted. The Arrival tells the universal tale of immigrants, but it is unlike anything you are familiar with, even the monochromatic pencil style will create the sense of unfamiliarity.


Drama
Drama

Callie loves the theater more than anything. She would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, but she can't sing or dance, so she decides to get involved by joining the stage crew. As production on the play begins, the drama is not only onstage as Callie navigates temperamental actors, creating a fantastic set on shoestring budget and romance.


Bad Island
Bad Island

When Reese, Janie, and their parents go on what seems like the most boring vacation ever, a fishing trip, their boat gets destroyed by a storm and they become stranded on a mysterious island. Things go from bad to worse as the island appears to be inhabited by creatures who want them dead. If they have any chance of survival they will have to work together to decipher the island's secrets.


Wolverine: Goodbye, Chinatown
Wolverine: Goodbye, Chinatown

After the events of X-Men Schism, Wolverine plans to rebuild Xavier's school with the large sums of money he has been saving. Only problem is, his money has been stolen by Chinatown drug lords. Wolverine follows the trail, unraveling the largest underground (literally!) drug ring ever imagined.


American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese

This Printz and Eisner Award winning title alternates between three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.