South Branch Staff Picks Category: Graphic Novel

Yes we’re jumping on the Avengers Bandwagon

Did you know there are many really awesome Avengers graphic novels, in addition to the movies! Check out a few of these!!

ultimate avengers 3: blade versus the avengers graphic novel coverWith the vampires’ new king transforming more and more heroes into super-powered bloodsuckers, Blade soon finds himself at odds with the Avengers. Can the hunter and hunted work together to stem the blood-red tide?


avengers: no surrender graphic novel cover

All of the Avengers you know and love come together to face threats beyond any they’ve faced before – including the Black Order and the Lethal Legion. These two teams of powerful villains bent on destroying each other have arrived on Earth, and they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire.


avengers xmen: axis graphic novel coverAs the Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes, the all-new Astonishing Avengers battle the Uncanny X-Men! Witness an X-Man’s horrifying fate — and an Avenger’s appalling choice! Who will live or die? Who will remain inverted? The shocking climax will crack the Marvel Universe to its core!


Avengers volume 4: Infinity graphic novel coverGalactic empires fall and rise – and as Earth is targeted, the Avengers race back to their own solar system. But will they be in time to stop the Black Order from making their move? Or will Thanos’ mad plans conquer all life?


avengers vs xmen graphic novel coverThe Avengers and the X-Men – the two most popular super-hero teams in history – go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever!


avengers: the ultimate character guide book coverThis revised edition of this superb guide to the characters of Earth’s mightiest Super Hero team features updated images and text for many existing characters as well as a further 60 new heroes and villains.

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

Twisted Fairy Tales

Twisted Fairy Tales

This collection of short stories is not for the faint-hearted! While hearkening back to the macabre roots of the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales, each of these stories features a plucky or clever heroine to cheer on—forget about pining princesses or damsels-in-distress.  The stories are briskly written and acutely psychological, with the whole collection brought together by the atmospheric illustrations of Jane Laurie.  There are the token popular tales of British and German origin, but mixed with several lesser-known tales, such as “The Red Shoes,” and “Molly Whupple, ”as well as some treasures from other cultures, like “Vasilisa’s Fire,” and “The Island of Skeletons”.  Get into the Halloween spirit with this book today!

By Allison S.

Diario de Greg

diario de greg un renacuajo (diary of a wimpy kid) book coverDiario de Greg es una serie de libros con un gran sentido de humor. La historia comienza cuando la mamá de Greg le regala un diario para que anote sus impresiones. Un Renacuajo en este diario Greg empieza a narrar su vida diaria, como sobrevive la secundaria y sus chistosas aventuras. La Ley de Rodrick se basa en el verano de Greg y las fechorías de Rodrick, su hermano mayor. Eesto es el Colmo es el diario en el que Greg explica el porqué su papá lo quiere enviar a una academia militar ¿Se salva de esta?. Dia de Perros muestra el verano ideal para Greg, pero en sus sueños pues su mamá tiene algo más preparado. La serie cuenta con otro libro basado en la película y el quinto libro viene en camino.  Los libros cuentan con simples pero divertidos dibujos animados como tipo comic que te tendrán riendo hasta el final.