DeConnick & Co., Gaiman, Mizuki, Morrison, Smith/Winet, and others | Graphic Novels Reviews, January 1, 2016

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An adult drama that offers heavy plot traction as well as food for thought, an unmissable addition to one of comics’ greatest series, a poignant father-son drama, Thompson’s take on the American Dream, an original memoir of love and loss

A Life Under Fire | Collection Development: Military Memoirs

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Authors ranging from veterans of famous conflicts past to modern combatants, reminiscences of battlefield experiences express boredom and loneliness, brutality and compassion, violence and love. These 31 titles will enhance any collection.

LJ Fiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Naughty fun from Jackson, Kent, Lauren, and Rock; Faye’s and Lowell’s Brontë-inspired fiction; world fiction roundup; graphic novels from DeConnick, Gaiman, Morrison; Sweazy’s Pick of the Month in mystery; Brodsky debuts The Immortals

Graphic Novels from Jodorowsky & Fructus, Kot & Co., Liew, and Trudeau | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Jodorowsky will be thrilled to see a new title; Kot enjoys an indulgent romp through his own imagination; Liew’s relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the medium; Trudeau is essential for patrons who enjoy witty cartoons

Graphic Novels from Adams, Faerber & Co., Finger & Kane, Fraction & Chaykin, More | Xpress Reviews

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Adams mostly hits his mark of lampooning corporate culture; Faeber’s text is spartan but effective, the artwork is fun to look at; archival value alone recommends this omnibus to all Batfans; a complex plot from Fraction; The Abaddon will speak to fans of offbeat sequential art

Graphic Novels from Campbell, Martin/Hewlett, Debuter Sorese, Straczynski & Co., and Tyler | Xpress Reviews

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A bold Bacchus has strong flavors of mythology; fan-favorite Tank Girl is back; while not top-tier, Earth One is still recommended; Tyler’s beautifully drawn biography will make readers both chuckle and tear up

Q&A: Olivier Morel & Maël

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Morel and Maël’s new graphic novel, Walking Wounded, deals with issues that rarely make the headline news…. It is about resilience, survival, about how it is possible to overcome the greatest challenges in life

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood

Diverse Heroes, New Series: Seventeen Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month

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Long live the king—the King of Wakanda! T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will have superstar journalist and comics fan TaNehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) as writer for Marvel Comics’ new “Black Panther” series beginning in 2016.

Abel, Doré, Lee, Stevenson, Morel/Mäel, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, November 15, 2015

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NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015, held October 8–11, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan, showed that diversity grows the market. The 160,000-plus attendees reflected every age, gender, ethnicity, and orientation.