Weekly entries survey new titles selected by different library staff.
Monday, May 5, 2014
If you’ve got the comic book bug after seeing all the recent superhero
movies, you may want to check out these two graphic novels, new to Peter
White Public Library.
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Author: Ed Brubaker
Location: Adult Graphic Novels If you saw the new Captain America movie, you now know who the Winter
Soldier is. However, did you know that the Winter Soldier is based on a
comic story written by Ed Brubaker, who wrote Captain America for 8 years,
and illustrated by Eisner-Winning artist Steve Epting? Much like the film,
this story is about Steve Rogers, Captain America, man out of time.
Working with S.H.I.E.L.D., Rogers must take on a crew of Russian assassins
working for a man named Lutkin and uncover the truth behind their secret
weapon, the Winter Soldier. Along with his friend, Sam Wilson, the Falcon,
the Captain discovers secrets from his past and must decide how to move
forward with his future. If you liked the movie, you should certainly give
this book a shot.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Location: Adult Graphic Novels Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most prolific writers in the Marvel
Comic Book Universe. With the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie set to hit
theaters this summer, Bendis is the perfect choice to write the comic book
to run alongside it. Guardians follows Peter Quill, a half human, half
alien who discovers his rightful place in his intergalactic family. Then,
he swiftly denies his alien family’s legacy and meets an odd group of
interstellar warriors: a talking tree, a genetically engineered talking
raccoon, the daughter of an evil, intergalactic destroyer, and Drax the
Destroyer. Together they make up the Guardians of the Galaxy. With the
addition of Iron Man, this comic takes you on an adventure through space
and what may be the beginning of an intergalactic war.