Graphic Novels

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Drawing Strife: Global Conflicts in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2016

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The striking images in graphic novels are an excellent means of depicting the physical and emotional trauma created by conflicts around the world.

Graphic Novels from Loeb & Co. and Wilson and Morikawa | Xpress Reviews

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This Supergirl is recommended for those who enjoy teen tropes of self-exploration, angst, and hope despite the odds; Wilson and Morikawa’s stories are compelling for both their odd content and historical value

Graphic Novels from Cannon & Fischer, Pfeifer & Co., and Wong & Mochizuki | Xpress Reviews

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Cannon and Fischer’s this tale is done well and deserves consideration, watch Catwoman find the balance between vigilante and villain, patrons interested in poetry and avant-garde comics will be intrigued by the Perpetual’s innovative style

Graphic Novels by Azzarello & Co., Le Tendre & Loisel, and Morrison & Fegredo | Xpress Reviews

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Flinch has its hits and misses, but the list of talent makes it a standout; a fine example of the fantasy genre while being quite distinct; echoes of Dante’s Inferno, down to the division of the work into cantos

DeConnick & Co., Gaiman, Mizuki, Morrison, Smith/Winet, and others | Graphic Novels Reviews, January 1, 2016

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An adult drama that offers heavy plot traction as well as food for thought, an unmissable addition to one of comics’ greatest series, a poignant father-son drama, Thompson’s take on the American Dream, an original memoir of love and loss

A Life Under Fire | Collection Development: Military Memoirs

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Authors ranging from veterans of famous conflicts past to modern combatants, reminiscences of battlefield experiences express boredom and loneliness, brutality and compassion, violence and love. These 31 titles will enhance any collection.

LJ Fiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Naughty fun from Jackson, Kent, Lauren, and Rock; Faye’s and Lowell’s Brontë-inspired fiction; world fiction roundup; graphic novels from DeConnick, Gaiman, Morrison; Sweazy’s Pick of the Month in mystery; Brodsky debuts The Immortals

Graphic Novels from Jodorowsky & Fructus, Kot & Co., Liew, and Trudeau | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Jodorowsky will be thrilled to see a new title; Kot enjoys an indulgent romp through his own imagination; Liew’s relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the medium; Trudeau is essential for patrons who enjoy witty cartoons

Graphic Novels from Adams, Faerber & Co., Finger & Kane, Fraction & Chaykin, More | Xpress Reviews

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Adams mostly hits his mark of lampooning corporate culture; Faeber’s text is spartan but effective, the artwork is fun to look at; archival value alone recommends this omnibus to all Batfans; a complex plot from Fraction; The Abaddon will speak to fans of offbeat sequential art

Graphic Novels from Campbell, Martin/Hewlett, Debuter Sorese, Straczynski & Co., and Tyler | Xpress Reviews

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A bold Bacchus has strong flavors of mythology; fan-favorite Tank Girl is back; while not top-tier, Earth One is still recommended; Tyler’s beautifully drawn biography will make readers both chuckle and tear up