Bec & Co., D’Salete, Findakly/Trondheim, Longino & Others, Santos, Starks, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

As comics slide more and more into the mainstream, publishers have increasingly been encouraged to take chances on critical and historical texts exploring the medium and its cultural impact.

Newcomer Ata, Chabouté, Chatterjee/Kahlil, Karasik/Newgarden, Lovecraft/Tanabe, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

Ata’s artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements; lovers of action manga and anime will seize upon this; a beautifully designed volume that’s as entertaining as it is informative; expect demand for Chast’s whimsical and helpful smorgasbord of urban goofiness

Genre Mashups & Original Retellings | Graphic Novels Reviews

Many of the books reviewed this month feature genre mashups and showcase how in the right hands such works can completely transcend their origins.

Abdul-Jabbar & Co., Bocquet/Muller, Chabouté, Delisle, plus Debuters Ferris, Steele, and Sun | Graphic Novels Reviews

This picaresque prequel will attract fans of Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes novel and lovers of Holmes spin-offs; this might be Lemire’s most mature and accomplished work yet; even the most cynical reader will have a hard time not being somewhat charmed by Sun’s first book; Steele’s Pantheon should easily find an enthusiastic fan base

A Bounty of Adaptations and Translations | Graphic Novels

IMMIGRANTS ARE US With attempts begun in Washington to restrict immigration, let us draw on graphic novels to better understand those who are new to this country, especially those from the Middle East.