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Idle Days by Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau & Simon Leclerc

Drafted into the Canadian military to fight in WWII and still depressed by his father’s violent death Jerome goes AWOL and seeks refuge with his grandfather in a cabin in the remote part of the countryside.  The cabin has tales of its own however, being the scene of violence and a fire that caused it to be rebuilt, and a strange dread fills the woods.  Rumors of murders and ghosts abound as Jerome seeks to uncover the mystery of the cabin while struggling to come to terms with his father’s death.  Idle Days is a beautifully illustrated and haunting graphic novel.

Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2036539

 

Kitten Construction Company by John Patrick Green

All Marmalade wants to do is design and build things, unfortunately she is also a distractingly cute kitten; so cute in fact that nobody takes her seriously, especially the official in charge of building the new mayor’s house.  Along with some fellow construction-oriented, but all too cute, cats she sets out to prove that House Kittens Construction can get the job done. 

Juvenile Hardcover Graphic Novel pr2100930





Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge

The premise of a child stolen by the fey and replaced with a changeling has been done often enough but finds fresh life in this beautiful graphic novel.  Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Edmund, the changeling, sent above to live the human life he’s only ever known. The Childe taken below to be a curiosity and symbol.  Things are destined to stay the same until an evil sorceress seizes the throne and The Childe must seek out Edmund on a quest to save the world.

Juvenile Graphic Novel 
Hardcover pr2054648
Paperback pr2054650

Pizzasaurus Rex by Justin Wagner and WArren Wucnich

Jeremy Duderman is the greatest scientist of his generation but really all he wants to be is totally rad.  In his quest for rad-ness Jeremy builds the Reality Alternative Dimensionator (R.A.D. for short) but instead of making him cool the machine ends up summoning Rex Raditude, the Pizzasaurus, to our dimension. Plus, like, an anti-rad army of zombies led by Emperor Buzzkill come along for the ride to ruin the fun.  Things are bleak and it’s up to Jeremy to help Rex save rad-ness from Buzzkill army.

Juvenile Paperback Graphic Novel pr2039001

 


Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk

Transferring to middle school is hard enough but Danielle is in a pinch when her friends all end up in different classes leaving her to navigate a new social order and maybe find some new friends.  It does not start well so when Danielle inherits a magical sketchbook that can bring images to life she draws a new best friend in Madison.  It’s easy enough to create a magical best friend but relationships are tricky and Danielle needs to learn to keep that friendship. Oh, and there’s the head of her favourite cartoon villain that she also drew in the sketchbook come to life making things difficult.
Juvenile Graphic Novel
Hardcover pr2043750
Paperback pr2043751



Marvel 2-in-1, Vol. 1: Fate of the Four by Chip Zdarsky and Jim Cheung

The Fantastic Four have been out of the Marvel universe for a few years now and while Marvel is putting the full band back together soon, Chip Zdarsky gets to start the fun in Marvel 2-in-one.  The Thing and the Human Torch are adrift without the rest of the family but when Doctor Doom gifts the Thing with a message from Mr. Fantastic the two set out to find the rest of Marvel’s first family. 

 

Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2046746

Laid Back Camp, Vol. 1 by Afro

Headed out on a solo camping trip Rin Shima unexpectedly encounters the energetic new girl in town, Nadeshiko Kagamihara.  With Nadeshiko being just a little but lost, Rin invites her to the campsite looking out over Mt. Fuji.  So begins the camping adventures of Rin, Nadeshiko and their friends from school.  Credited with launching an uptick in interest in camping in Japan, Laid-Back Camp is a pleasant slice-of-life manga about enjoying the great outdoors.

Young Adult Hardcover Graphic Novel pr2368015

 

 

  Cloud Hotel by Julian Hanshaw

Remco knows he is special.  After a weird encounter with a light in the sky he can transfer himself to and from the Cloud Hotel, a mysterious and largely deserted hotel surrounded by clouds.  Normal life back home isn’t going great right now and Remco prefers to spend his time in the Cloud Hotel but you can’t stay forever in the Cloud Hotel and Remco has overstayed his welcome.

Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr1305323

 

 

 The Jetsons by Jimmy Palmiotti

DC continues its line of adaptations of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the Jetsons updating the class sci-fi family with modern sensibilities.  The whole family is there from George to Elroy along with Rosie and Astro but updated to reflect a more modern mindset.  While brilliant scientist Jane Jetson contends with potential disaster by asteroid, capable mechanic George Jetson and the kids contend with life planet side and potential danger from under the seas.  The Jetsons is another fun in a series of interesting adaptations.

Young Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2049585

 

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