Along with my love of the great American (or non-American) novel, I read a fair amount of graphic novels. Though, I’ve been wanting to read more. Two doors down from one of the locations I manage happens to be a comic book store, at which I’ve made friends with the owners who follow me around the store while I pick up graphic novel after graphic novel. I’m very behind on my TBR list of graphic novels, but hopefully that will change soon. I, however, have a weakness for growing my collection every time I walk in the store. It’s a curse.
Here’s what I picked up today:
saga: volume two
From award-winning writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, Done to Death), SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her strangest adventure yet… grandparents.
Collects Saga issues #7-12 —goodreads
the wicked + the divine, vol. 1: the faust act
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-5 —goodreads
fables, vol. 1: legends in exile
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown’s sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber. —goodreads
I have actually read this volume of Fables before and should have picked up volume two as well, but I didn’t own a copy and how can you progress in a series if you’re too worried about the fact that your missing the first volume on your bookshelf? Fables is a really fun retelling of the characters from fairy tales and fables (hence the name) in the modern world. Definitely worth the pick up.
the walking dead, vol. 2: miles behind us
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead. —goodreads