Graphic Novel from National Book Award Winner Coates | Xpress Reviews

Coates’s graphic novel is an entertainingly serious political thriller more than a superhero adventure; a thoughtful and complex Black Panther incarnation that draws on prior Marvel-world events

Graphic Novel from M.R. James (Ghost Stories) | Xpress Reviews

Fans of classic horror will relish James’s stories. Even though the gore factor is low, the overall creepiness will keep you looking over your shoulder

Graphic Novels: Aaron & Co., Breathed, de Jongh, Goetzinger & Rodolphe, Greenberg | Xpress Reviews

This Star Wars collection will fly off the shelves; Bloom County will be cherished by smart alecks everywhere; Marie Antoinette is short and sweet; Greenberg is highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy mythology and fable

Graphic Novel from Ben Katchor | Xpress Reviews

A wonderful peek into an old yet new world, Katchor’s work pleasantly combines art and character, opening readers’ eyes and ears to the sights and sounds of this metropolis

Graphic Novels by Humphrey & Co. and Tobocman | Xpress Reviews

The crowdsourced Bartkira is all concept and no vision; fans of social justice history, activism, and famous court cases will enjoy this brilliantly conceived graphic biography of lawyer Weinglass

Graphic Novels: Barker/Scheele, the Frouds, Gillen, Pushwagner, Rooum/Clementson, Vaughan | Xpress Reviews

Queer is a primer on oft-complex ideas; a beautifully illustratedcompanion to the earlier work; a timely Star Warspurchase; fans of indie books and art lovers will embrace Soft City; once hotly contested revolutionary attitudes; an exciting romp through the 1980s

Graphic Novels from Darcy, Lewis & Co., Pedrosa, and Tommaso | Xpress Reviews

Darcy’s work is illogical and unsettling with a dash of surrealism; Lewis’s latest historical work is essential reading for tweens through adults; fans of modern European graphic novels will love Pedrosa’s insightful book; Tommaso has a stilted comic style

Graphic Novels from Barry and Keatinge et al. | Xpress Reviews

Barry’s latest is bound to engage a wide general audience, but YA readers in particular will be delighted; Keatinge’s title is an intriguing and fresh work that will enthrall lovers of sports comics and noir

Graphic Novels by Thompson and Debuter Varela | Xpress Reviews

This True Amazon will please fans of both the superhero and writer/illustrator Thompson; Varela’s sf fable is an enchanting storytelling with an edge

Graphic Novels: Ban on Tezuka, Hanawalt, plus Rall and Trudeau on the Donald | Xpress Reviews

A must for Tezuka devotees; Hanawalt’s collection is charming if occasionally bawdy; both Rall and Trudeau take graphic turns with our Republican presidential candidate