Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...a Graphic Novel!

Superheroes Battle Over Pages
and the Big Screen

Calling All Hero Fans! 

It's going to be a Marvel-ous year at the box office with movies like Thor (May 6) and Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22) hitting the big screen. While you wait, read up on a few heroes (and sheroes!) -- some familiar, some new -- in these graphic novels: 

Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world.

Sequels:  Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2: Dangerous, Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 3: Torn, Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 4: Unstoppable

New Avengers Illuminati TPB (2008) 1-1ST

By Brian Michael Bendis

The Illuminati, a secret organization comprised of several of the world's most powerful heroes, has worked to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it. How and what they have done together has remained a mystery...until now!

In the wake of the Avengers disbanding, a mysterious new group of teen heroes appears with powers and names resembling classic Avengers like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. But who are they?

Hal Jordan has returned from the dead and must use a power ring that gives great control over the physical world -- as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. 

Sequels:  Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Green Lantern: Secret Origin

After a devastating battle with the alien villain Brainiac, The Man of Steel learns that a piece of his home planet survived. Superman finally has a connection to his past as thousands of Kryptonians are suddenly able to walk the Earth.

In this alternate, manga-style vision of Wolverine's past, we find a teenage Logan living at the Quiet Earth School in Canada and studying martial arts.

Armed with mystical amulets -- and finally in costume -- White Tiger demands answers! But will she survive long enough to ask the right questions?

Peter Parker would love nothing more than to get a good night's sleep. But his sleek, symbiotic suit has plans of its own... and no one is gonna get in its way!

Batman: Joker's Asylum
By Arvid Nelson

Take a twisted journey with Batman's deranged enemy, the Joker, to explore the psychosis of several of the Dark Knight's famous foes.

Six California teens go on the run when they discover their parents are members of a secret alliance of supervillains.

Click on any title above to reserve a copy at your favorite Charleston County Public Library branch!

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