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

Graphic Novels from Breathed, Freibert, Mapa, Palmerino & Ciponte, and Debuter Whyte | Xpress Reviews

A fun, relevant series that accurately captures 21st-century America; for adventurous readers looking for something well off the beaten path; a solid historical recollection, with a smattering of personal narrative; YA and adult readers alike will find this work intriguing and informative; a charming blend of coming-of-age saga and fantasy worldbuilding

Reaching New Audiences | NYCC Professional Day 2017

With record-breaking attendance, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands, the 12th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC), held October 5–8, in a move to support its diverse and ever-growing body of attendees, this year extended its regular programming efforts by partnering with nearby businesses and institutions, offering events outside its central location at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Allende puts a human face on the realities of illegal immigration, broken hearts, courage, and healing; Ellis has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting; Fans of the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano’s well-crafted debut; for fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler’s long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; 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

Graphic Novels from Czap, Durand, Lemire, and Wazem & Tirabosco | Xpress Reviews

A bold tour de force of illustrative, imaginative chutzpah; a chilling testament to Cold War propaganda from debuter Durand; a worthy selection for those interested in literary graphic fiction; a fine little stand-alone that is quiet, dignified, and strangely relaxing

Graphic Novels by Lust, Coste, GG, and Nybrandt & Mikkelsen | Xpress Reviews

A strong optional purchase for fans of the source material, Lust, or historical wartime fiction; a wonderful exploration of a tragic artist; it takes some reflection but a gem for readers willing to engage with it; Tibet’s struggle for independence and the people who continue to endure