Graphic Novels from Davis & Kettner, Malet & Tardi, Moen & Nolan, and Quinn & Sharma | Xpress Reviews

A beautifully realized biographical comic that tackles a tough subject head-on; fans of detective thrillers and nonsuperhero comics will be impressed; Oh Joy Sex Toy consistently educates and titillates with playful, informative, and honest comics; this stand-alone volume will appeal to both teens and adults who enjoy soccer

Graphic Novels from Azzarello & Risso, Hennessey & McGowan, and Unferth & Haidle | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for anyone interested in fantasy-tinged mob thrillers who are not turned away by foul language or gore; an approachable introduction for those starting a deeper study of gaming; I, Parrot has the bones of a better story but not the meat

Graphic Novels from Paolo Bacilieri and Gareth Brookes | Xpress Reviews

Fun will appeal to those who enjoy crossword puzzles and those who appreciate the history of games using word associations; spooky and edgy, but well worth the read, this intriguing story sheds light on a potentially overlooked condition

Graphic Novels from Fisher & Co., King & Others, and the EC Archives | Xpress Reviews

The diversity of Fisher’s characters and the intermingling of absorbed personalities are well done; this top-notch movie adaptation is a gory nightmare fun house worth exploring again and again; the high artistic standard and compellingly literate noir tales by the industry’s finest

Graphic Novels by Grell and a Gaming-Themed Biography by Kushner and Shadmi | Xpress Reviews

A worthwhile title for fans of sf, action-adventure, and 1980s nostalgia; Kushner offers an affectionate tribute to the classic Dungeons & Dragons and its creator

Graphic Novels: Kelly & ILYA, Langridge & Lagacé, Pak & Co., Perlson & Robbins, and Snider | Xpress Reviews

Visually dizzying and delightful, though light on story; Betty Boop is back; an esoteric Western yarn; a labor of love for both Robbins and her well-selected stable of illustrators; a wonderful addition to the self-help shelf and for anyone seeking encouragement with a dose of wit

Graphic Novels from Hanuka, Lemire, Manara & Pratt, Thurman & Others, and Debuter Kim | Xpress Reviews

This Eisner Award–winning series is rich to view; this book stays with the reader, and Kim’s art leaves a permanent imprint; Lemire is the rare talent who is embraced by both mainstream and independent comics fans; a perfect edition for readers interested in the evolution of comics; an important purchase for readers sympathetic to Tibet’s plight and Buddhist doctrine

Graphic Novels from DuBay & Co., Graham & Churchland, and Moore | Xpress Reviews

Worth a look for old-school fans of Doctor Who, Buckaroo Banzai, or British comics; an admirable yet unsatisfying opus; readers interested in a different perspective on social justice and the history of U.S. protests will also be intrigued

Graphic Novels by Martinson and Wilson & Shimojima on Japan, plus Moore | Xpress Reviews

Fans will appreciate how the epilog mirrors the prolog, ending the trilogy perfectly; light manga artwork coupled with a succinct, well-researched narrative will entice readers; for anyone looking for an introduction to the Buddha and his teachings

Graphic Novels from Alekseyeva, Elliot, and Uslan & Timpano | Xpress Reviews

This authentically rendered story of strong, independent women will appeal to both adults and teens; a wonderful exploration of the myriad conditions that stem from mental illness; this volume is unable to rekindle whatever magic the original radio shows had