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

Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

Graphic Novels feature Paula Knight on “The Facts of Life” | Xpress Reviews

Graphic memoirs thrive on candid and open storytelling, and Knight seems a bit quick to close the book. This emotionally honest and personal look into reproductive challenges takes an awkward turn toward manifesto

Graphic Novels from Nicholson, Remender & Co., and Zick | Xpress Reviews

A great place to whet one’s appetite for further exploration rather than a definitive guide; fans of Remender’s work will be captivated by this story; die-hard fans of Zick’s series may appreciate this raw, unfinished protowork

Graphic Novels from Gabrielle Bell and Debuter Kaplan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Bell’s first graphic memoir, while more realized than her earlier comics, still flows from the same source; Kaplan’s first volume of a new doomsday series solidly balances worldbuilding with action.

Graphic Novels from Dori, Sabaaneh, and Wolf | Xpress Reviews

The trials and tribulations of a flawed yet highly influential innovator; White & Black offers a candid look into the experiences of a political prisoner; for wistful adult readers who meditate on their own past loves