Abel, Doré, Lee, Stevenson, Morel/Mäel, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, November 15, 2015


NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015, held October 8–11, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan, showed that diversity grows the market. The 160,000-plus attendees reflected every age, gender, ethnicity, and orientation.

Best Books 2015: Graphic Novels

Out on the wire

Abel, Jessica (text & illus.). Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio. Broadway: Crown. ISBN 9780385348430. pap. $17. COMMUNICATION/MEDIA Hayden, Jennifer (text & illus.). The Story of My Tits. Top Shelf. ISBN 9781603090544. pap. $29.99. MEMOIR McCloud, Scott (text & illus.). The Sculptor. First Second. ISBN 9781596435735. $29.99. F […]

Backderf, Beaton, Remender/Tocchini, Sattouf, & others | Graphic Novels Reviews September 15, 2015


In 2014, graphic novels boasted the second-largest growth of all segments of the U.S. publishing market, according to Publishers Weekly. Thus encouraged, American publishers have been looking to Europe for more winning work.

Baxter & Co., Jacobs, Moore & Co., Voloj/Ahlering, Wilkie, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, July 2015


Mike’s Place is a fine exemplar of comics journalism; all adult collections should have Top 10; a sarcastic and funny satire of sword-and-sorcery fantasy; Wilkie yields wonder in small doses

Abadzi & Co., Kelman/Fetter-Vorm, Occupy Comics, Williamson & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, May 15, 2015


Doctor Who is a winner fans will embrace, Bang!Tango is a solid bet for adult thriller fans, Wonton Soup is outrageous and picaresque sf, Williams’s serious yet sometimes puckish slice-of-life drama

Fraction/Zdarsky, Knisley, Kon, Miller/Varley & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2015


An award-winning rarity from Fraction and Zdarsky, Goetzinger takes us inside the House of Dior, Kon is accomplished and complex, Miller and Varley’s Ronin is mature, ingenious, and dazzling, Padua’s extravaganza delights.

Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels


The best graphic novels of 2014 as chosen by Library Journal’s graphic novel columnists.

Best Books 2013: Graphic Novels


See all of LJ’s 2013 Bests Bagge, Peter (text & illus.). Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story. Drawn & Quarterly. ISBN 9781770461260. $21.95. BIOG Margaret Sanger’s crusade for reliable contraception changed the modern world. She established the use of birth control in the United States, founded the organizations that would later form Planned Parenthood, and […]

Graphic Novels Reviews | July 2013


Graphic novel reviews from the July issue.

Graphic Novels Reviews | May 15, 2013


Reviews of Aya: Love in Yop City, Siegfried, and Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey: A Parody, plus a full list of Graphic Novel titles from the May 15 issue.