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

Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading

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As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

Graphic Novels from Atangan, Ellis & Co., Moon & Bá, Sang, Sheridan, and Than | Xpress Reviews

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Atangan shows his intrinsic design sense despite dark colors, Ellis & Warren will inspire readers to think, Moon and Bá demonstrate that humans are much alike wherever they live, an original narrative with profound resonance from Sang, Than’s work is a great purchase for inspirational or self-help collections

A Graphic Novel from Upson, Hall, & Cannon | Xpress Reviews

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The emphasis on creating a research paper and the exercises clearly mark this as an introductory text for students at the undergraduate or possibly upper high school level; it should prove to be a boon