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message 1: by Tommy (last edited Jun 03, 2017 01:53PM) (new)

Tommy Jammer (tommyjammer) | 153 comments Mod
Please suggest one book only for our Non-superhero graphic novel book discussion for June 2017. If you suggest more than one, then the first choice will be added only. Thank you.

The suggestions so far:

1] Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill: Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind - the head games are just getting started.

2] Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 1 by Marguerite Bennett: READ THE LATEST, SUREFIRE TOP-OF-THE-CHARTS NEW RIVERDALE SERIES!
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS VOL. 1 is the first collection of an all-new take onthe world's biggest comic book band. Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics' Bombshells, Marvel's A-Force) and co-writer Cameron DeOrdio team with Audrey Mok (Heroine Chic) to retell the origin and story behind the music for Josie, Valerie, and Melody.
Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats--the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie's getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra Cabot's plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don't miss comics' supreme songstresses' return to the limelight in this exciting first volume!

3] Kill or Be Killed, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker: The bestselling team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (The Fade Out, Criminal, Fatale) return with Kill or Be Killed, Volume One, the twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret from destroying his life.

Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, Kill or Be Killed is unlike anything Brubaker and Phillips have ever done. Collecting: Kill or Be Killed 1-4

4] The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV: WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of James Tynion IV's work in the Batman universe (BATMAN ETERNAL, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, smalltown horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: James Tynion IV is a former protege of BATMAN writer Scott Snyder, so you know he's learned a lot about how to craft a compelling tale. If you're fan of teen conspiracy comics like Morning Glories, Sheltered, and Revival, you'll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Collects issues 1 to 4 of the critically acclaimed series.

5] Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub: 3.65 · Rating Details · 2,019 Ratings · 298 Reviews
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late?

Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Skullkickers), Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and John Rauch (Invincible) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy. This volume collects the first five issues of the acclaimed comic series, Wayward.

6] The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollmann: In the early twentieth century, travel writing represented the desire for the expanding bourgeoisie to experience the exotic cultures of the world past their immediate surroundings. Journalist William Buehler Seabrook was emblematic of this trend―participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term “zombie” in the West. A string of his bestselling books show an engaged, sympathetic gentleman hoping to share these strange, hidden delights with the rest of the world. He was willing to go deeper than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side. Seabrook was a barely functioning alcoholic who was deeply obsessed with bondage and the so-called mystical properties of pain and degradation. His life was a series of traveling highs and drunken lows; climbing on and falling off the wagon again and again. What led the popular and vivid writer to such a sad state?

Cartoonist Joe Ollmann spent seven years researching Seabrook’s life, interviewing surviving family and accessing long neglected archives, in order to piece together the peripatetic life of a forgotten American writer. Often weaving in Seabrook’s own words and those of his biographers, Ollmann’s The Abominable Mr. Seabrook posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, and leaves the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins.

7] Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey: From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness' demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution. This volume contains:
The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1–3; Lucifer #1–4


message 2: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games - I read the first one and liked it so I hope the second one will be good too


message 4: by Patrick (new)

Patrick | 7 comments Kill or Be Killed, Vol. 1

An interesting take on the vigilante story.


message 7: by Tara (new)

Tara (mrstarax) | 3 comments Josie and the Pussycats Volume 1


message 8: by Corbet (new)

Corbet Curfman | 2 comments Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill:


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1. Already read it, and looking for an excuse to crack it open again.


message 10: by Will (last edited Jun 02, 2017 08:50AM) (new)

Will Robinson Jr. | 42 comments 1. Wayward, Vol. 1 String Theory by Jim Zub
2. Huck, Book 1 All-American by Mark Millar
3 Birthright, Vol. 1 Homecoming by Joshua Williamson
Hope everyone gives one of these a shot.


message 12: by Tommy (last edited Jun 03, 2017 01:53PM) (new)

Tommy Jammer (tommyjammer) | 153 comments Mod
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey: From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness' demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution. This volume contains:
The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1–3; Lucifer #1–4


message 13: by Roseann (new)

Roseann | 2 comments Kill or Be Killed is on my list.


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