Graphic Novel from Darrow & Stewart Is a Zombie Mess | Xpress Reviews

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Darrow’s artistry and the high-production values work against the book, creating expectations it can’t fulfill. Neither details nor gore can keep this “buffet” from monotony

Graphic Novels from Harbin, the Pinis, and Schubert | Xpress Reviews

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Self-absorbed but benign, earnest, and humorous work from Harbin, there will be call for this latest from Wendy and Richard Pini, and Schubert’s combination of irony with nostalgia will suffice for some

Fraction/Zdarsky, Knisley, Kon, Miller/Varley & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An award-winning rarity from Fraction and Zdarsky, Goetzinger takes us inside the House of Dior, Kon is accomplished and complex, Miller and Varley’s Ronin is mature, ingenious, and dazzling, Padua’s extravaganza delights.

Graphic Novels: Ellis & Co., Hague, Kirkman & Azaceta, Smith & others, Wood & Cloonan | Xpress Reviews

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Two excellent stories in a single volume; another grim and civilization-menacing serial; a silly and fun homage to the timeless heroes that fans have enjoyed throughout the decades; a near masterpiece, with grit and compassion to spare

Graphic Novels from Ed Brubaker & Co. and Luke Ramsey | Xpress Reviews

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Brubaker & Co.’s latest is a fun, fast read for fans of film noir and Golden Age Hollywood stories; more art collection than graphic novel, Ramsey’s work will find a home with fans of surrealism, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and M.C. Escher

Perfect Pairings | Collection Development: Genre Crossovers

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LJ‘s sf columnist turns her eye to the best crossovers blending fantasy and mystery, romance and historical fiction, thrillers and horror, sf and mystery, and more.

A Graphic Novel from Manchette and Tardi | Xpress Reviews

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Manchette and Tardi’s well-paced, violent graphic novel grabs readers and doesn’t let go until the end

Graphic Novels from Davodeau and Fraction & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Readers embark on a thought-provoking journey with Davodeau; Fraction and Company eschew worldbuilding in favor of sexbots and gunfights

Graphic Novels from Cunningham and Stok | Xpress Reviews

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An economics treatise that would have worked better as a nonvisual essay; an emotional, informative, and inspirational biography of van Gogh

21 Illustrated Books for African American History Month | Graphic Novels Short Takes

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In 2014, the comics world saw a new focus on diversity. Superhero comics–wise, we now have a black/Latino Spider-Man, a black Captain America, and a black president Superman.