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

Graphic Novels from Helfand & Kumar, Muradov, and Sikoryak | Xpress Reviews

A tool for reluctant readers to teach facts and history; patrons who appreciate the drawings of Al Hirschfeld will appreciate Muradov’s “graphic novella”; an example of how to use art to change how readers approach narrative content

Graphic Novels from Prince & Amor and Roca | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for graphic novels fans who appreciate the complexities of the language; Roca’s art shines brightest, pulling readers into his world, but it’s Francisco’s and Telmo’s friendship that will haunt them

Graphic Novel Memoir from Debuter Bui | Xpress Reviews

An emotional roller-coaster journey, this thought-provoking account completely satisfies as the story comes full circle; an excellent choice for book clubs

Graphic Novels from Gaiman & Oakley and Spencer & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Gaiman fans will find all the hallmarks of the gifted fantasist brought to life; Spencer is recommended for anyone who enjoys a solid mystery that mixes science with some mysticism

Graphic Novels from Vanessa Davis and Hashtag Love Is Love | Xpress Reviews

Davis delivers a slightly aimless, loosely collected read; a model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults

Graphic Novels by Fraction & Ward, Kirkman & Azaceta, and Kittredge & Co. | Xpress Reviews

There really is nothing else like this out there, both in terms of content and aspiration; horror fans aware of Kirkman’s pedigree should eat it up; fans of X-Men, Kittredge’s previous work, and Sanders’s art will relish this fresh mystery