Graphic Novels

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Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman; a marvelous debut for all romantics who believe in hope; a new series from the most dependable names in comics Brubaker and Phillips; newcomer Mukherjee delivers a stirring, entertaining mystery that bursts with lively historical details

Graphic Novels feature Paula Knight on “The Facts of Life” | Xpress Reviews

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Graphic memoirs thrive on candid and open storytelling, and Knight seems a bit quick to close the book. This emotionally honest and personal look into reproductive challenges takes an awkward turn toward manifesto

Graphic Novels from Nicholson, Remender & Co., and Zick | Xpress Reviews

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A great place to whet one’s appetite for further exploration rather than a definitive guide; fans of Remender’s work will be captivated by this story; die-hard fans of Zick’s series may appreciate this raw, unfinished protowork

Graphic Novels from Gabrielle Bell and Debuter Kaplan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Bell’s first graphic memoir, while more realized than her earlier comics, still flows from the same source; Kaplan’s first volume of a new doomsday series solidly balances worldbuilding with action.

Graphic Novels from Dori, Sabaaneh, and Wolf | Xpress Reviews

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The trials and tribulations of a flawed yet highly influential innovator; White & Black offers a candid look into the experiences of a political prisoner; for wistful adult readers who meditate on their own past loves

Graphic Novels from Helfand & Kumar, Muradov, and Sikoryak | Xpress Reviews

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A tool for reluctant readers to teach facts and history; patrons who appreciate the drawings of Al Hirschfeld will appreciate Muradov’s “graphic novella”; an example of how to use art to change how readers approach narrative content

Graphic Novels from Prince & Amor and Roca | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for graphic novels fans who appreciate the complexities of the language; Roca’s art shines brightest, pulling readers into his world, but it’s Francisco’s and Telmo’s friendship that will haunt them

Awoke Reading: Celebrating African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosting record crowds, and a swath of important achievements by various artists and authors, Black History Month is particularly meaningful this year.

Atwood & Co., Dupont/Mezzo, Moebius, Ollmann, Revel, Fantagraphics Turns 40 | Graphic Novels Reviews, February 1, 2017

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Stylistically outstanding, this candid biography will appeal to blues and pop music lovers; Mr. Seabrook is an early contender for one of the best releases in 2017; a solid choice for fantasy fans and book discussion groups