At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Graphic Novels: Gran, Kleist on Samia Omar, and Schivone & Manera on Belushi | Xpress Reviews

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Gran’s title is fun while also occasionally poignant; Kleist’s powerfully told story of a celebrity immigrant to die helps to highlight the plight of individuals and families worldwide; sincere but slight, Belushi is barely a thumbnail sketch

Graphic Novels on How To Draw, Agatha Christie, at War in Iraq | Xpress Reviews

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Crilley teaches us to draw, Martinetti and Company reveal the true Agatha Christie, Iraq veteran Uriarte delivers a graphic novel on the cynical tedium of daily life in combat

Graphic Novel: Historical Fiction from Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for high drama and compelling spiritual journeys will find both in Hawke and Ruth’s Indeh

Graphic Novels: “Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads” | Xpress Reviews

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A powerful exploration of Guthrie’s roots, providing a mesmerizing take on the socioeconomic situation of 1930s America and a prescient commentary on how the challenges of that time continue to shape our identity as a nation

Graphic Novels from Blutch and Yelin | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for a high level of comic art will find a coliseum full of riches in Peplum. Yelin’s Irminais recommended for adults and teens who prefer historical fiction and can handle an ending that is honest rather than perfect

Graphic Novels: A Toothy Autobiography from Evie Wyld, with Joe Sumner | Xpress Reviews

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Wyld’s beautifully written story will interest anyone whose fears as a child—whether sharks or other scary monsters—seemed all consuming

Graphic Novels from Loeb & Co. and Wilson and Morikawa | Xpress Reviews

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This Supergirl is recommended for those who enjoy teen tropes of self-exploration, angst, and hope despite the odds; Wilson and Morikawa’s stories are compelling for both their odd content and historical value

Graphic Novels from Cannon & Fischer, Pfeifer & Co., and Wong & Mochizuki | Xpress Reviews

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Cannon and Fischer’s this tale is done well and deserves consideration, watch Catwoman find the balance between vigilante and villain, patrons interested in poetry and avant-garde comics will be intrigued by the Perpetual’s innovative style

Graphic Novels by Azzarello & Co., Le Tendre & Loisel, and Morrison & Fegredo | Xpress Reviews

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Flinch has its hits and misses, but the list of talent makes it a standout; a fine example of the fantasy genre while being quite distinct; echoes of Dante’s Inferno, down to the division of the work into cantos