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

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, April 4, 2014

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A compassionate and entertaining picture of Andre the Giant by Box Brown; Numbercruncher is an engrossing read from Spurrier and Holden

Graphic Novel Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Get in the ring with Schechter and Clarke’s Mendoza the Jew; chuckle along with Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?; experience the rise and fall of Stephenson, Bellegarde & Jordie’s Nowhere Men; nine reviews from the March 15 issue

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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Kot’s latest is recommended for spy thriller enthusiasts and libraries looking for niche titles suited for mature readers

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 14, 2014

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Motter’s latest is fun to flip through, but will it appeal to any but die-hard fans?

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 7, 2014

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Another interesting twist from the “Powers” series, a violent and profane redemption story from Morrison and Robertson, an art object from Vandenbroucke, welcome humor from Way and Crystal. Get DMZ, just get it!

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, February 28, 2014

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Adult sf tale makes an apparent problem into an advantage, an edifying look at alternative culture, a funky graphic novel about life, love, success, and ghosts

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, February 21, 2014

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History, by the document; video game dreams for fans, sometime villain Haller is in over his head, a narrative set against art that is full color, graffiti-like, rough, and visually dirty

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