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.

Graphic Novels from Bendis, Dawson, DeForge, Edmondson, & Yanow | Xpress Reviews

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Classic Marvel X-Men, for disillusioned counterculturalists, avant-garde work from DeForge, an insightful story of the Bible, Yanow’s memoir isn’t an ideal introduction

Graphic Novels from Guibert, Ryan, & Thompson, plus a Mother Teresa Bio | Xpress Reviews

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An update on Alan Cope from Guibert, an inspirational bio of Mother Teresa, solid storytelling from Ryan, in 3-D, a creative debut from Stechschulte, and a humorous yet contemplative cartoon on childhood from Thompson

A Graphic Novel on Nelson Mandela; Moench on Batman; Vehlmann & Kerascoët | Xpress Reviews

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An excellent biography of Nelson Mandela, an almost supernatural version of Batman, a subtly scary watercolor wonderland that explores the darkness of human nature

Graphic Novels from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock, Edginton & Trifogli, Leach, Xu Bing | Xpress Reviews

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A treat for all ages from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock are blunt and unapologetic, a story ambitious and clever from Edginton & Trifogli, an alternative graphic novel from Leach, and Xu Bing offers experimental fiction and a bit of challenge

Graphic Memoirs by Alden & Bell, Horror by Brubaker, Williams’s New Batwoman | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Bell will enjoy her latest installment; Brubaker’s Raymond Chandler–meets–H.P.Lovecraft series; a mature, nuanced portrait of modern life and love from Hernandez; fans with a sense of history will appreciate Johnson; Williams’s Batwoman is a breath of fresh air

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