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

Graphic Novels from Hickman & Co., Kelly & Fiumara, and Sousanis | Xpress Reviews


Hickman’s collection has literary, historical, religious, and philosophical references; Kelly & Fiumara’s first series volume features stark black-and-white illustrations; Sousanis might be of interest to fans of hard-core philosophy

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


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


Welcome to the bohemian hothouse of fin de siècle Paris and urban superheroics with an occult fantasy vibe