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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2009: Teens


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Final Crisis
by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, and Carlos Pacheco
DC Comics
On sale now
DC Comics remakes the world and the universe again! The miniseries that changed its characters forever is collected in one giant hardcover edition.


Yokai Doctor, Vol. 1
by Yuki Sato
Del Rey Manga
On sale now
The Yokai are spirits who torment Japan. A young woman knows them well, because her grandfather used to exorcise them. But then she meets a man responsible for their medical treatment. This bestselling volume from Japan is now being translated into English.
The Color of Water
by Kim Dong Hwa
First Second
On sale: 6/9/09
Ehwa is a young Korean girl coming of age and helping take care of her widowed mother, who is also her best friend. This is the second volume in Kim Dong Hwa's trilogy.
Batman: What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert
DC Comics
On sale: 7/1/09
Neil Gaiman, the brilliant mind behind The Sandman, turns his attention to The Batman. Five special stories from Gaiman and various artists encompass this bold tribute to the Dark Knight.
Festering Romance
by Renee Lott
Oni Press
On sale: 7/1/09
Janet is unlucky in love—mostly because she now finds herself the object of affection for a ghost. The ghost is actually an old friend, but he doesn't respond well to the news that Janet has met—and is interested in—a man who's still very much alive.
Broken Blade, Vol. 1
by Yunosuke Yoshinaga
On sale: 7/7/09
Mieru, a daughter of the Violet lineage, must learn to refine her magical powers in order to restore her family's legacy. The bracelet she wears is adorned with a lapis lazuli stone and possesses the same powers as the Kingdom's crown. Unfortunately, she doesn't know how to control it yet.
Captain America: The Man with No Face
by Ed Brubaker, Luke Ross, and Steve Epting
On sale: 7/15/09
The original Captain America is dead, and his replacement is left to face his greatest challenge—a villain from his past who has returned to spread war. This hardcover volume collects several issues of Captain America's monthly series.
Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen
by John Layman, Tom Peyer, and Jim Massey
Oni Press
On sale: 8/1/09
Based on a joke told one night on The Colbert Report, Tek Jansen is a sci-fi adventure extraordinaire!
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
by Patricia Briggs, Francis Tsai, and Amelia Woo
Del Rey Books
On sale: 8/4/09
Patricia Briggs's bestselling prose series about a woman who can transform into a coyote has come to comics. In this volume, she faces off against rival gangs of werewolves while also dealing with another form of biting criticism: that of her mother.
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation
by Tim Hamilton
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
On sale: 8/11/09
Fifty-five years ago, Ray Bradbury, one of America's greatest writers, envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures. Thinking is dangerous; trust only the state; turn in your neighbors; and, most important, burn all books. Artist Tim Hamilton, with Bradbury, has turned this modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. The world of Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene has become perfume, has been translated by Hamilton into unforgettable full-color art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.
-- John Hogan


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