American Born Chinese

american_born_chineseGene Luen Yang
2006
BDA Y22a

This is a coming of age novel featuring Jin, an American-born Chinese boy, who wants to fit in so badly that he loses himself in the process. Like the monkey king who wears shoes and doesn’t see himself as a monkey, he will learn what it is to accept himself. There are very funny scenes in this graphic novel, for instance when Chin-Kee, comes to visit his cousin Danny. Stories intertwine and come together in the end, in a very surprising manner.

CHEW

chew_omnivore_editionJohn Layman
2010
BDA L427c

Tony Chu, a detective who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, is recruited by the Special Crimes Division of the powerful FDA law enforcement agency, where he uses his unusual skill to solve their strangest cases.

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Invincible : ultimate collection. 1

invincibleRobert Kirkman
2008
BDA K59i

Having a father who is the most powerful superhero on the planet makes life interesting for Mark Grayson, but the high schooler’s life really starts to heat up when he finds himself inheriting his father’s powers.

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Y, the last man. 1, Unmanned

y the last manBrian K. Vaughan
2003
BDA V364y

When a plague of unknown origin kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, Yorick Brown discovers that he is the only male left and embarks on a transcontinental journey to discover why.

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V for Vendetta

V_VendetaAlan Moore
2005
BDA M821v

In a near-future Britain ruled by a totalitarian regime, Evey is rescued from certain death by a masked vigilante calling himself « V, » a beguiling and charismatic figure who launches a one-man crusade against government tyranny and oppression. [NoveList]

Maus 1 : a Survivor’s Tale

Maus1Art Spiegelman
1986
BDA S755m

The author-illustrator traces his father’s imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel. [NoveList]

The Sandman. 1, Preludes & Nocturnes

sandman_preludes_nocturnesNeil Gaiman
1995
BDA G141sa

An attempt to summon and imprison Death, results, instead, in the capture of Morpheus, the Sandman, who must regain the tools of his powers. [NoveList]