Books Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio Hardcover, 515 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $39.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHeart of ThomasAuthorMoto Hagio Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a manga graphic novel being released in English for the first time, boys' boarding school attendee Thomas Werner falls to his death after sending a cryptic letter to a schoolmate. Translated by Matt Thorn. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Heart of Thomas Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels February 20, 2013 There are an increasing number of LGBT characters in mainstream superhero comics — but visibility isn't everything. NPR's comic-book guy Glen Weldon has a roundup of manga and independent graphic novels that offer a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of LGBT life.