Graphic Novels Literary and Adventuresome from Kuper and Van Lente & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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The System has the heft of a literary novel; Volume 1 of Brain Boy is great fun for fans of sf or espionage thrillers

Graphic Novels: Dead Boy Detectives, Twelve Gems, Protectors, & Peter Panzerfaust | Xpress Reviews

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Strange travels of dead boy detectives, a space adventure in search of gems, an intriguing murder mystery involving superheroes, and Wiebe’s take on Peter Pan

A Graphic Novel from Hajime | Xpress Reviews

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Hajime’s Alive is recommended (with reservations) for literary graphic novel fans. The numerous technical errors are a real shame

Graphic Novels from Cho, Delporte, and Kafka & Godbout

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A moving, beautifully drawn, and thought-provoking book from Cho, a distinctive work from Delporte, a fitting adaptation by Godbout of Kafka’s American dream

Manners, Meals, and Mayhem | Books for Dudes

Summer on the Short Bus

This month’s BFD is a compendium of titles that defy overall categorization other than “man appeal.”

Graphic novels with Tarzan, Atomic Robo, Salander, Hartlepool Monkey, & the Twelve | Xpress Reviews

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Tarzan swings again, Atomic Robo is framed, last people on Earth, Lisbeth Salander resurfaces, the Napoleonic Wars never end, Escapo ends too quickly, revisiting a classic cliff-hanger, and “a thrilling novel of tomorrow”

Graphic Novels from Moon & Bá, Richardson & Sakai, and Roy | Xpress Reviews

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Stars all, a nice long thoughtful read from Moon and Bá, narrative and artistic talent from RIchardson and Sakai, a smorgasbord of aliens from Roy

Q&A: Paul Buhle

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Paul Buhle discusses Bohemians, a graphic collection that explores the cultural Left in America

Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Jane Irwin, Mimi Pond, Charles Schulz, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

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Feiffer gets top billing, Kowalchuk’s blocky, slightly retro art renders clarity and zest, Reb’s Sea-Wolf will make excellent fodder for book clubs, a generation Over Easy, Wood gives his characters superhuman depth

Heroes for Our Time: 21st-Century Superheroes

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Superheroes come in all shapes and colors and settings, but we perhaps need them more right here and now in our own backyards. These two dozen titles display the best of 21st-century superheroes.

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