Dictionaries of Law, American Theater, World History, plus Mammals in North America and New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, July 2015

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Hard-to-find information on the American theater from its inception until 1880, the “dark side” of world history, Weiner’s popular guide to graphic novels continues to hold the line, a scholarly study of the Bible’s enduring impact.

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

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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

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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

The Return of Doctor Who: Titan Releases Two New Graphic Novels Series Fans Will Love

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Titan Comics has published the first volumes in two new “Doctor Who” series: The Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror and The Eleventh Doctor: After Life

Graphic Novels: Chambers & Culbard, Conner, MacLean, Miller & Janson, and Reed | Xpress Reviews

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An adaptation of Chambers’s work, stick around for Harley Quinn, MacLean’s work is refreshing and unique, Batman enthusiasts will love his story in black and white, Ms. Marvel will keep die-hard fans happy

Graphic Novels from Johns & Frank & others and Wiebe & Sejic | Xpress Reviews

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Frank’s clear and unobtrusive art complements the dynamic, straightforward Earth One universe plot; patrons who love Buffy the Vampire Slayer will surely enjoy the raucous and powerful Rat Queens

Graphic Novels from Gardner & Co.; Geary; Remender, Alixe, & Klein; and Samura | Xpress Reviews

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The best overall collection of the Flash, fast-paced whodunit featuring silent film star Louise Brooks, a shift in the Captain America universe, and an essential volume for Blade of the Immortal fans

Graphic Novels by Edginton & Deas, with Austen, and Horrocks | Xpress Reviews

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Forget Colin firth; here’s a new Pride and Prejudice for the modern reader; anyone with an interest in the history or creation of comics will find themselves enthralled by Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

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All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

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