Genre Mashups & Original Retellings | Graphic Novels Reviews

Many of the books reviewed this month feature genre mashups and showcase how in the right hands such works can completely transcend their origins.

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

Graphic Novels from Adams, Faerber & Co., Finger & Kane, Fraction & Chaykin, More | Xpress Reviews

Adams mostly hits his mark of lampooning corporate culture; Faeber’s text is spartan but effective, the artwork is fun to look at; archival value alone recommends this omnibus to all Batfans; a complex plot from Fraction; The Abaddon will speak to fans of offbeat sequential art

Backderf, Beaton, Remender/Tocchini, Sattouf, & others | Graphic Novels Reviews September 15, 2015

In 2014, graphic novels boasted the second-largest growth of all segments of the U.S. publishing market, according to Publishers Weekly. Thus encouraged, American publishers have been looking to Europe for more winning work.

Fraction/Zdarsky, Knisley, Kon, Miller/Varley & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2015

An award-winning rarity from Fraction and Zdarsky, Goetzinger takes us inside the House of Dior, Kon is accomplished and complex, Miller and Varley’s Ronin is mature, ingenious, and dazzling, Padua’s extravaganza delights.

Graphic Novels from Davodeau and Fraction & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Readers embark on a thought-provoking journey with Davodeau; Fraction and Company eschew worldbuilding in favor of sexbots and gunfights