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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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?)

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


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 Kuper and Seely & Zarcone & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Kuper’s evocative artwork captures heartbreaking events; Effigy is quintessential Vertigo

Graphic Novel from Farazmand | Xpress Reviews


Simplistic line drawings mixed with sarcasm, wit, and dark humor in varying degrees comprise this compilation of webcomics and short essays from website creator Farazmand

Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update

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