Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

Issue #1: Debut Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2015

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It continues to be a new golden age for comics and graphic novels. Fresh voices and innovations in art and text provide a glimpse into the future of the craft for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Graphic Novels from Atangan, Ellis & Co., Moon & Bá, Sang, Sheridan, and Than | Xpress Reviews

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Atangan shows his intrinsic design sense despite dark colors, Ellis & Warren will inspire readers to think, Moon and Bá demonstrate that humans are much alike wherever they live, an original narrative with profound resonance from Sang, Than’s work is a great purchase for inspirational or self-help collections

A Graphic Novel from Upson, Hall, & Cannon | Xpress Reviews

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The emphasis on creating a research paper and the exercises clearly mark this as an introductory text for students at the undergraduate or possibly upper high school level; it should prove to be a boon

An Illustrated Halloween Reading List | Wyatt’s World

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These modern classics of horror graphic novels and comics provide layers of chill-inducing menace with their gripping combinations of art, text, and layout. Here are five more suggestions for the Halloween season.

Graphic Novels from Appignanesi & Zarate and Sugg & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Hysteria highly recommended to all readers looking to broaden their intellectual horizons; YouTube sensation Sugg provided direction for this failed graphic novel project: there is passion, but the technique is lacking

Graphic Novels from Tom Hart and Edward Ross | Xpress Reviews

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Tom Hart on the pain of losing a child, his young daughter Rosalie; Ross’s title for anyone interested in cinema (and who isn’t?)

Espionage: In From the Cold | Collection Development: Spy Fiction & More, October 1, 2015

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Spy fiction is alive and well, despite the loss of its favorite setting—the Berlin Wall—and the demise of its chief nemesis—the Soviet Union. Warm up your collection with these 18 titles.

Graphic Novels from Dixon & Kwapisz and Thompson & McClaren | Xpress Reviews

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Civil War buffs might find Civil War Adventure a worthwhile read; Thompson and McClaren’s provocative premise and popular art style that will attract readers, yet few will gain real satisfaction here

Graphic Novels from Best American Comics, Goldfield & Short, and Hawkins & Others | Xpress Reviews

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An anthology of best comics of 2015 is best for those immersed in the medium, the secret journals of John Rodgers Jewitt detail the years he spent as a captive of the Mowachaht, a fun read that asks serious questions about life, religion, and corruption