Graphic Novels

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Graphic Novels by DeMatteis & Johnson, Kleist, Stephenson, Willingham | Xpress Reviews

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DeMatteis & Johnson’s complex observations about life, Kleist’s masterly mix of pathos and politics, Stephenson brings an edge to the scene, Willingham’s fine, classic, and smart conclusion to his series

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television

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What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

Graphic Novels from Brandon & Klein and Glanzman | Xpress Reviews

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Drifter‘s deep worldbuilding sf mixed with elements of pulp Westerns and esoteric philosophical musings hits the sweet spot; Glanzman presents the sailor’s-eye view of war

Graphic Novels from Debuter LaBoucane-Benson and Sandoval | Xpress Reviews

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An accessible, inspiring work, recommended for collections serving young or ex-offenders; Doomboy’s take on teen angst and heartache is affecting, appealing, and strongly recommended

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

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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

Graphic Novels from Birmant & Oubrerie and Seaton & Palas | Xpress Reviews

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Welcome to the bohemian hothouse of fin de siècle Paris and urban superheroics with an occult fantasy vibe

Graphic Novels from Gage, Gage, & Lewis and Seth | Xpress Reviews

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A historical graphic novel might be a useful springboard for instructors in an academic setting; Seth’s latest trip to Palookaville touches on the day-to-day experiences of growing up

Graphic Novels from de Radiguès, Rich & Levens, and Cameron & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Similar to a roller coaster, slowly climbing to a peak and then racing to a wild, unexpected finish; a delicious and refreshingly unironic romantic revival; the latest Batgirl is sure to please superhero fans of all ages

Graphic Novels: Chambers & Culbard, Conner, MacLean, Miller & Janson, and Reed | Xpress Reviews

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An adaptation of Chambers’s work, stick around for Harley Quinn, MacLean’s work is refreshing and unique, Batman enthusiasts will love his story in black and white, Ms. Marvel will keep die-hard fans happy

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