Graphic Novels

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Graphic Novels from Johns & Frank & others and Wiebe & Sejic | Xpress Reviews

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Frank’s clear and unobtrusive art complements the dynamic, straightforward Earth One universe plot; patrons who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer will surely enjoy the raucous and powerful Rat Queens

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

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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

Graphic Novels from Gardner & Co.; Geary; Remender, Alixe, & Klein; and Samura | Xpress Reviews

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The best overall collection of the Flash, fast-paced whodunit featuring silent film star Louise Brooks, a shift in the Captain America universe, and an essential volume for Blade of the Immortal fans

Graphic Novels from Ewing & Co., Hussenot, McCann & others, and Miéville & Santolouco | Xpress Reviews

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Doctor Who fans should enjoy these latest adventures, Hussenot’s graphic novel is a thinker, a fun read for those who are interested in a different side of Hawkeye, the artwork steals the show in Dial H

Graphic Novels from B., Dini & Timm, and Running Press Cult Comics | Xpress Reviews

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The Eisner Award gives The Batman Adventures: Mad Love; The Deluxe Edition all the praise it needs. Any library that doesn’t own the original would do well to add this edition to their collections

Graphic Novels from Millar/Quitely, Moreci & Co., Patton/Cannon, plus 25 Years of D&Q | Xpress Reviews

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A veritable Drawn & Quarterly encyclopedia; Jupiter’s Legacy is well wrought, unnecessary, and just compelling enough to recommend; Roche Limit is a bit disturbing but a strong work; looking at philosophy can be a stimulating delight

Graphic Novels by Edginton & Deas, with Austen, and Horrocks | Xpress Reviews

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Forget Colin firth; here’s a new Pride and Prejudice for the modern reader; anyone with an interest in the history or creation of comics will find themselves enthralled by Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Graphic Novel from Darrow & Stewart Is a Zombie Mess | Xpress Reviews

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Darrow’s artistry and the high-production values work against the book, creating expectations it can’t fulfill. Neither details nor gore can keep this “buffet” from monotony

Graphic Novels from Harbin, the Pinis, and Schubert | Xpress Reviews

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Self-absorbed but benign, earnest, and humorous work from Harbin, there will be call for this latest from Wendy and Richard Pini, and Schubert’s combination of irony with nostalgia will suffice for some

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

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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.