A Graphic Novel from Mark Crilley | Xpress Reviews


This six-volume, fast-paced story makes fine reading for teens and new adults who like tidy, happy-ending plots and Japanese-ish approaches to comics

Graphic Novels from Hickman & Co., Kelly & Fiumara, and Sousanis | Xpress Reviews


Hickman’s collection has literary, historical, religious, and philosophical references; Kelly & Fiumara’s first series volume features stark black-and-white illustrations; Sousanis might be of interest to fans of hard-core philosophy

Graphic Novels by DeMatteis & Johnson, Kleist, Stephenson, Willingham | Xpress Reviews


DeMatteis & Johnson’s complex observations about life, Kleist’s masterly mix of pathos and politics, Stephenson brings an edge to the scene, Willingham’s fine, classic, and smart conclusion to his series

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television


What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

Graphic Novels from Brandon & Klein and Glanzman | Xpress Reviews


Drifter‘s deep worldbuilding sf mixed with elements of pulp Westerns and esoteric philosophical musings hits the sweet spot; Glanzman presents the sailor’s-eye view of war

Graphic Novels from Debuter LaBoucane-Benson and Sandoval | Xpress Reviews


An accessible, inspiring work, recommended for collections serving young or ex-offenders; Doomboy’s take on teen angst and heartache is affecting, appealing, and strongly recommended

Baxter & Co., Jacobs, Moore & Co., Voloj/Ahlering, Wilkie, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, July 2015


Mike’s Place is a fine exemplar of comics journalism; all adult collections should have Top 10; a sarcastic and funny satire of sword-and-sorcery fantasy; Wilkie yields wonder in small doses

Graphic Novels from Birmant & Oubrerie and Seaton & Palas | Xpress Reviews


Welcome to the bohemian hothouse of fin de siècle Paris and urban superheroics with an occult fantasy vibe

Graphic Novels from Gage, Gage, & Lewis and Seth | Xpress Reviews


A historical graphic novel might be a useful springboard for instructors in an academic setting; Seth’s latest trip to Palookaville touches on the day-to-day experiences of growing up

Graphic Novels from de Radiguès, Rich & Levens, and Cameron & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Similar to a roller coaster, slowly climbing to a peak and then racing to a wild, unexpected finish; a delicious and refreshingly unironic romantic revival; the latest Batgirl is sure to please superhero fans of all ages