Graphic Novels

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LJ Fiction | Review Alert, January 2018

This atmospheric mystery vividly captures a diverse, contemporary L.A. that will still be recognizable to readers of Raymond Chandler; Bujold’s many faithful readers will delight in this engaging blend of mystery and magic; a standout contribution to the ever-increasing subgenre of BDSM erotic fiction; Ball combines a travel adventure with a meditation on human kindness to create a deeply perceptive work of essential truths

Graphic Novels from Bates & Co., Brantz, Johnston, and Wagner & Others | Xpress Reviews

Any theoretical physics geek, sf fan, or solid space yarn aficionado will enjoy this tightly rendered tale; for lovers of Gemma Correll’s Instagram feed more; fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Pattersons; for mature lovers of horror, grave tales, and quality artistic craftsmanship

Graphic Novels from Bevilacqua, Ellis & Davis-Hunt, Rubio & Efa, Stein, plus More Superman | Xpress Reviews

A gateway to introduce new readers to the graphic novel medium; a fast-paced story that will attract all sf fans; this beautiful, evocative story will please fans of biography, art history, and impressionism; Stein’s enjoyable autobiographical vignettes; plus Tomasi and Yang redo Superman

Bec & Co., D’Salete, Findakly/Trondheim, Longino & Others, Santos, Starks, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

As comics slide more and more into the mainstream, publishers have increasingly been encouraged to take chances on critical and historical texts exploring the medium and its cultural impact.

A Course in Comics | Collection Development: Graphic Novels & Nonfiction

The explosion of artistic expression and the breadth of subject matter in the current comics scene are astounding, so libraries can reflect their patron mix, emphasize diverse experiences, and provide popular works alongside those ripe for discovery. These 27 titles are the tip of the graphic iceberg.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, December 2017

Lovesay’s exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters; trippy, nail-biting speculative fiction from Sweterlitsch; fans of Anderson’s first installment of this series will devour this book; D’Salete’s brutal and tragic tales lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide; another riveting read from the unparalleled Chase

Graphic Novels from Fawkes and on Mangasia | Xpress Reviews

Fawkes’s latest work is an overture of mythological imaginings that perfectly match the esoteric tale of performance and magic; an ideal bridge for college-age readers who wish to go from being simply consumers to knowledgeable fans

Graphic Novels from Gallaher & Ellis, Medina & Co., and Oppenheimer & Klein | Xpress Reviews

Combines Weird Western excitement with steampunk flourishes; a deeply felt and absolutely necessary story that humanizes characters too often relegated to statistics and headlines; as the field of psychology has become more humane, readers might be inspired to delve more deeply into areas of interest

Newcomer Ata, Chabouté, Chatterjee/Kahlil, Karasik/Newgarden, Lovecraft/Tanabe, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

Ata’s artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements; lovers of action manga and anime will seize upon this; a beautifully designed volume that’s as entertaining as it is informative; expect demand for Chast’s whimsical and helpful smorgasbord of urban goofiness

Graphic Novels from Fumino, Harris & Morazzo, Kirkman & Others, and Lewis & Sherman | Xpress Reviews

This manga does an excellent job of fostering empathy; once there, it is hard to discern what is driving Snowfall‘s overall narrative; origin story of the most hated man of any zombie apocalypse; stark, dark, and intense