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.

Graphic Novels from Anno, Bendis, Peyo, & Woodring | Xpress Reviews

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Manga on mangled vanity; for aspiring pros, on the comics business; nostalgia in blue: The Smurfs Anthology, Woodring’s intersection of comic books and outsider art

Graphic Novels from Bendis, Dawson, DeForge, Edmondson, & Yanow | Xpress Reviews

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Classic Marvel X-Men, for disillusioned counterculturalists, avant-garde work from DeForge, an insightful story of the Bible, Yanow’s memoir isn’t an ideal introduction

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 7, 2014

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Another interesting twist from the “Powers” series, a violent and profane redemption story from Morrison and Robertson, an art object from Vandenbroucke, welcome humor from Way and Crystal. Get DMZ, just get it!