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READS: CCB Fiction: Graphic Novels

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Graphic Novels

James Bond: Kill Chain HC

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! Unpaged.

New Kid

Starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, this graphic novel is about 7th grader Jordan Banks who loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds--and not really fitting into either one. 

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

This book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she's an introvert. 174 pages,

Rendez-Vous in Phoenix

Tony Sandoval was born and raised in northwestern Mexico, where the temptation to cross the border in the US ultimately becomes a matter of the heart. 80 pages.

Your Black Friend

Your Black Friend is an open letter from your black friend to you about race, racism, friendship and alienation. 11 pages.

Daytripper

This collection of stories follow Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death ... Each story rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest-because any of us can die at any moment 247 pages.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch.

Runaways: Battleworld

The best and brightest teens from all corners of Battleworld are chosen to attend a prestigious school on the planet's capital! But what does the new class do when they discover the school's beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain? Run Away! A Secret Wars story like none other from the remarkable minds of Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Sanford Greene (Uncanny Avengers)! Collecting: Runaways (2015), Runaways (2003) 1

Graphic Novels

Saga: volume one

Follows the story of a young family trying to survive an interstellar conflict. 160 pages.

Saga: volume two

Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family's greatest challenge yet: the grandparents.

Bitch Planet. Book one, Extraordinary machine

No.1. Girl gangs caged and enraged! -- No.2. Girls fighting for their lives and their freedom! -- No.3. Bold, beautiful, and baaaaaad!: The secret of Penny Rolle -- No.4. Shame them, maim them, try to contain them: stand back she's gonna blow! -- No.5. Steel yourselves for heartbreak: which wip will rip?
In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker? Unpaged.

Reverse

Tension has started to build up between Zerra and Valarith. Unknown powers have manipulated how people see their own world. As the possibility for war draws near, more unanswered questions rise. Then that day came. The day when "the shadow meets its own light". Obscure corrupt desires now become clear. It appears that this was much more than a conflict between 2 nations. 131 pages.

The Wicked + the Divine

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.

Black Panther: World of Wakanda

The world building of Wakanda continues in a love story where tenderness is matched only by brutality! You know them now as the Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. Unpaged.

Gigantic

It was a beautiful spring day in downtown San Francisco before a gigantic armored alien appeared from out of nowhere and began smashing things all to hell! 135 pages.

Mister Miracle

No prison can hold him. No trap can contain him. He is Scott Free, the worldwide celebrity sensation known as Mr. Miracle, and he is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. But can he pull off the ultimate trick: can he escape from hell? 300 pages.

Graphic Novels

This One Summer

This One Summer

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. 

Lighter Than My Shadow

A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. 508 pages.

As the Crow Flies

A queer, black teenager finds herself stranded in a dangerous and unfamiliar place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp 272 pages.

Sara

During WWII Germany invaded Russia - Leningrad was in siege and 7 Russian women became snipers. This is the story of Sara, the deadliest shot.

Trickster

This anthology collects over twenty trickster stories, in graphic novel format, from various Native American traditions, including tales about coyotes, rabbits, ravens, and other crafty creatures and their mischievous activities 231 pages.

Trashed

Graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck. 244 pges.

Upgrade Soul

Hank and Molly Nonnar undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure--Upgrade Cell--but the results are not at all what they'd hoped: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones? 

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