Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Graphic Novel Info

Publishers are going out of their way to make assigned reading titles accessible. Take a look at Classical Comics: www.classicalcomics.com They've taken some of the Shakespeare plays and turned them into graphic novels. The difference here is that they have three versions: the original text, plain, or modern English, and quick text, which gets right to the point without a lot of words. They've done the same for titles like Jane Eyre and Frankenstein. We own Frankenstein in the original text at Hart - with the quick text versions of Frankenstein and Great Expectations, the original text version of Great Expectations, and Romeo and Juliet in all three versions on order. The website also offers free downloads for teachers and students.

BTW, the Friends of the Hart Library were really generous and agreed to all the items on my wish list. That's how I was able to buy the Classical Comics and much more:

Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? - Neil Gaiman
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? - Alan Moore
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: the authorized adaptation - Tim Hamilton
Fruits Basket Vols. 22 & 23 - Natsuki Takaya
Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns - Geoff Johns
Naruto Vols. 45, 56 & 47 - Masashi Kishimoto
Tales of the Sinestro Corps - Goeff Johns
Garage Band - Gipi
Afro Samurai 1 & 2 - Takashi Okazaki
Cirque Du Freak: the manga, Vols. 1, 2, & 3 - Darren Shan
D. N. Angel Vols. 12 &13 - Yukiru Sugisaki
Escape From Bizarro World - Geoff Johns
Wolverine 1: Prodigal Son - Anthony Johnston
The Flash: Emergency Stop - Grant Morrison
The Color of Earth and The Color of Water - Kim Dong Hwa
Dungeon Monstres 1: The Crying Giant - Lewis Trondheim
Future Diary Vols. 1 - 5 - Esuno Sakae
Luuna Vols. 1 & 2 - Keramidas Nicolas
Bizenghast Vols. 3, 4, 5 & 6 - M. Alice LeGrow
Mugen Spiral Vols. 1 & 2 - Kusanagi Mizuho
All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder - Frank Miller
Amefurashi 1: The Rain Goddess and Amefurashi 2 - Atsushi Suzumi
Sanctuary - Melissa Marr
Bart Simpson: Son of Homer - Matt Groening
Simpsons Comics Hit the Road!
Simpsons Comics Wingding
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vols. 1 - 4 - Nagaru Tanigawa
Wolverine: Worst Day Ever - Barry Lyga
Ender's Game: Battle School - Christopher Yost
Black Bird Vols. 1 & 2 - Kanoko Sakurakoji
Waiting Place - Sean McKeever
Cleburne: A Graphic Novel - Justin S. Murphy
Gettysburg: the Grraphic Novel - C. M. Butzer
Pride of Baghdad - Brian K. Vaughan
Kane De Manga: a fun, easy way to learn the ABCs of Japanese - Glenn Kardy
Kanji De Manga: the comic book that teaches you how to read and write Japanese - Glenn Kardy
Kanji De Manga 4 - Glenn Kardy
Kanji De Manga: YojiJukugo - Glenn Kardy
Manga University Presents...Kanji De Manga: the Comic that teaches you how to read and write Japanese! - Glenn Kardy
Manga University Presents Kanji de Manga 3
Shoulder-a-Coffin - Satoko Kiyuduki
Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro 2 - Satoko Kiyuduki

Some of these have come in already. If you have any suggestions for individual titles and sereies, bring 'em on!

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