Drawn to Comics January 2015

The Palm Beach County Library System provides e-newsletters for our patrons. Today I’d like to feature our popular e-newsletter Drawn to Comics, which updates our patrons on the newest graphics novels in our system. Here are some highlights from the January issue.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind Serenity: Leaves on the Wind

By Whedon, Zack

2014-11 – Dark Horse Books

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In the film “Serenity, ” outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire ‘verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister government–the Alliance. Here,
in the official follow-up to the film, the crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone’s most wanted, and now they are forced to come out. River uncovers more secrets, leading these former Browncoats on a dangerous mission against the Alliance that, with hope, will bring them together again. Television writer Zack Whedon (“Deadwood, Southland, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) continues the saga of Joss Whedon’s space cowboys.

Aama, Volume 1: The Smell of Warm Dust Aama, Volume 1: The Smell of Warm Dust

By Peeters, Frederik

2014-03 – ABRAMS

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In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society. The eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modifications–he went without all these. He was astray in a society he deeply resented–that is, until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious substance called aama. Full of action, adventure, and strange characters, “Aama” is a unique exploration of society’s dangerous relationship with technology.

The Ripper The Ripper

By Lee, Tony

2011-07 – IDW Publishing

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The Eleventh Doctor era begins here! Join the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and his latest companions, Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams, as they travel to the far reaches of space – a planet populated by holograms – and the distant past – where they become embroiled in the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London.

Laika Laika

By Abadzis, Nick2007-09 – First Second

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Awards: Cybils (2007)

Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earths first space traveler in the Soviets Sputnik program. Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives, giving life to a pivotal moment in modern history.

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