Graphic Novels by Dini, Risso, & Klein and Wilson & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of comics, animation, and memoir are guaranteed to find Dini’s story incredibly engaging; Quarantine Zone isn’t a complete failure, only disappointingly less than the sum of its parts

Graphic Novels: Gran, Kleist on Samia Omar, and Schivone & Manera on Belushi | Xpress Reviews

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Gran’s title is fun while also occasionally poignant; Kleist’s powerfully told story of a celebrity immigrant to die helps to highlight the plight of individuals and families worldwide; sincere but slight, Belushi is barely a thumbnail sketch

Graphic Novels on How To Draw, Agatha Christie, at War in Iraq | Xpress Reviews

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Crilley teaches us to draw, Martinetti and Company reveal the true Agatha Christie, Iraq veteran Uriarte delivers a graphic novel on the cynical tedium of daily life in combat

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2016

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Tensions spike and run high in Heuvelt’s HEX; Joines, Faerber, & Co. offer Secret Indentities for superhero fans willing to step out of the Marvel and DC box; Haddon’s pristinely detailed prose will make your jaw drop

Doerries & Co., Druillet, Dunlap-Shohl, Evans, Prudhomme, Vaughn & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2016

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Doerries & Co.’s new novel will keep readers solidly in thrall for both message and entertainment; Dunlap-Shohl’s journey contextualizes Parkinson’s disease; Motter exhibits beautiful work with a concept that has not aged; a cool, satirical, thought-provoking futuristic noir from Vaughn et. al

Graphic Novel: Historical Fiction from Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for high drama and compelling spiritual journeys will find both in Hawke and Ruth’s Indeh

Graphic Novels: “Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads” | Xpress Reviews

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A powerful exploration of Guthrie’s roots, providing a mesmerizing take on the socioeconomic situation of 1930s America and a prescient commentary on how the challenges of that time continue to shape our identity as a nation

Graphic Novels from Blutch and Yelin | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for a high level of comic art will find a coliseum full of riches in Peplum. Yelin’s Irminais recommended for adults and teens who prefer historical fiction and can handle an ending that is honest rather than perfect

Graphic Novels: A Toothy Autobiography from Evie Wyld, with Joe Sumner | Xpress Reviews

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Wyld’s beautifully written story will interest anyone whose fears as a child—whether sharks or other scary monsters—seemed all consuming

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.