Graphic Novel

Batman: Death by Design

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By Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401234539
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: DC Comics - June 5th, 2012

Just look at this book.  Well… go on!  Tell me it’s not the prettiest Batman you’ve ever seen.  It’s as if Christopher Nolan and Fritz Lang teamed up to make a silent movie in which the city of Gotham is a character, one whose guardians—its architects, city planners, and politicians—are at cross-purposes, plotting and scheming while their ward falls to ruins.  A perfect gift for your geeky graphic designer friends and Batman fans alike.



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By Boaz Yakin, Joe Infurnari (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436800
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Published: First Second - June 19th, 2012

As the Persians prepare to attack Athens, the city sends its swiftest messenger over 150 miles to Sparta for reinforcements.  Then, injured and exhausted, he must run another 26 miles from the battlefield to Athens in a desperate last stand for Greece's fledgling Democracy. Set a generation before the battle that inspired 300, Marathon is the true story of men who lost everything under tyranny and sacrificed their lives to fight it.  Infurnari's drawings bristle with tension in this raw and unexpectedly relevant graphic novel.


Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand

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By Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramon K. Perez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781936393091
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Published: Archaia Entertainment - December 27th, 2011

A screenplay that was never produced is brought to life in this beautiful graphic novel. This funny, surreal story from one of America’s great imaginations follows Mac as he crosses the desert, to run from an adversary he doesn’t know and reach a goal he doesn’t understand. By incorporating original text, using striking colors, and playing with the conventions of the genre, Perez’s interpretation of Henson’s story shows how powerful graphic novels can be.


Refresh, Refresh

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ISBN: 9781596435223
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: First Second - September 29th, 2009

Josh, Gordon and Cody are high-schoolers from a small town in Oregon. Intense watercolor and ink drawings tell their story: their fathers are all serving in Iraq, and each is struggling with being the "man" of their household in their fathers' absence. Ultimately, this violent and bleak graphic novel presents a powerful picture of the sons left behind, as each dreams of following in his father's footsteps and serving in the military.



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