Rohan at the Louvre
Author: Hirohiko Araki, Ortho
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
Rohan, a young mangaka, is led by a mysterious woman to a cursed painting deep in the bowels of the Louvre.
Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend. -- VIZ Media
Author: Ed Brisson
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Find out what sent Jack Bauer spiraling into his darkest days as an international fugitive in the several years following the events of the final season.
My Hero Academia
Author: Kohei Horikoshi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
The U.A. students have reached the practical portion of their final exam, but they didn’t expect to have to beat their own teachers in order to pass! Paired with his archrival Bakugo, Midoriya has to try to take on none other than All Might himself. Working with Bakugo is one thing, but is giving everything he’s got to beat All Might more than Midoriya can handle? And in a nearby arena, Yaoyorozu and Todoroki endure a similar struggle. Meanwhile, a sinister new adversary prepares to make a move... -- VIZ Media
Behind the facade of a happy orphanage, the children of Grace Field House are secretly being raised as food for demons! Determined to save themselves and the other kids, Emma, Norman and Ray begin planning an escape. But their caretaker, “Mom,” has brought in extra help to keep the orphans in line... -- VIZ Media
Author: Haruhiko Mikimoto
Publisher: Viz Media
In the fifth and final volume in the saga of Marionette Generation, Kinoko is trapped inside a stuffed bunny rabbit. Later, Lunch goes missing and Izumi, Kinoko, and the Otaku hire a fortune-teller to find her. Meanwhile, Izumi and Kinoko scheme to reunite their parents by arranging a secret meeting.
It's hard to resist Cyan: he's an adorable catboy, whose cute ears and tail have made him a beloved pet. But then his family abandons him, leaving the innocent Cyan to fend for himself. Just when Cyan thinks he's all alone in the world, he meets the Free Collars, a cool gang of stray cats who believe that no feline should allow a human to imprison his Wild Spirit. They invite Cyan to join them, and the reluctant housecat has to decide fast, because a rival gang of cats is threatening the Free Collars' territory! Can Cyan learn to free his Wild Spirit - and help his new friends save their home?
Children of the Whales
Author: Abi Umeda
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
In this post-apocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the short-lived thymia wielders, he knows his time is limited and is determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do...
Author: Akira Hiramoto
Publisher: Yen Press
Ever since Meiko regressed to a child-like state, she's lost the monstrous strength that made her the ultimate jailer. But now, more than ever, Kiyoshi and Mari need to bring back the old Meiko. Can they revive the old Shadow Student Council vice president buried deep within and take down the Official Student Council?
Step once more into the imagination of Jun Mochizuki, creator of New York Times-bestselling PandoraHearts! A tale of vampires and curses set in a whimsical and dark steampunk Paris unfolds! On the streets, rumors abound of a clockwork grimoire said to sow curses among the vampires. Now, guided by the Book of Vanitas, the gears begun to turn, and the story of two men, Noe and Vanitas, takes shape...
Suicide Risk #22
Author: Mike Carey
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all—but which side will Tracey find herself when they do?
The Garden of Words Volume 1
Author: Makoto Shinkai, Midori Motohashi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Can a poem save your life? Words are powerful. Insults and rumors can derail a career; a bit of encouragement can give someone the strength to pursue their dreams. When a high school boy skipping class to sketch shoe designs and a taciturn woman drinking a morning beer meet in a Tokyo park, they say little, but the woman bids farewell with an ancient tanka poem. Will the boy figure out the poem’s meaning—and its corresponding response—before it’s too late?
Panic X Panic
Author: Mika Kawamura
Publisher: Del Rey
Childhood friends Mitsuki--a Japanese shrine guardian--and Kakeru--a Christian priest's son--discover they each have the ability to battle spirits, and they band together to save the world from a demon invasion.
Author: Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
THE PREEMMINENT GEKIGA-KA'S FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM FIFTY YEARS AGO Created in the late 1950s,Black Blizzard is Yoshihiro Tatsumi's remarkable first full-length graphic novel and one of the first published examples of Gekiga. Tatsumi documented how his love for Mickey Spillane and hard-boiled crime novels led him to create this landmark genre of manga in his epic, critically acclaimed 2009 autobiography, A Drifting Life. With Black Blizzard, Tatsumi explores the dark underbelly of his working-class heroes that five decades later has made him one of the best-known Japanese cartoonists in North America. Susumu Yamaji, a twenty-four-year-old pianist, is arrested formurder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station, where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer. A cinematic adventure story, Black Blizzard uncovers an unlikely love story and an even unlikelier friendship.