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 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

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.

Graphic Novels from Gardner & Co.; Geary; Remender, Alixe, & Klein; and Samura | Xpress Reviews

The best overall collection of the Flash, fast-paced whodunit featuring silent film star Louise Brooks, a shift in the Captain America universe, and an essential volume for Blade of the Immortal fans

Graphic Novels from Collins, Nero & Dowling, and Remender & Co. | Xpress Reviews

A visually lyrical modern fable that manages to be both utterly unique and eerily recognizable, a modern-day cautionary parable with a kick, and a book for fans of stories of espionage, spies, assassins, and high school awkwardness

Graphic novels with Tarzan, Atomic Robo, Salander, Hartlepool Monkey, & the Twelve | Xpress Reviews

Tarzan swings again, Atomic Robo is framed, last people on Earth, Lisbeth Salander resurfaces, the Napoleonic Wars never end, Escapo ends too quickly, revisiting a classic cliff-hanger, and “a thrilling novel of tomorrow”

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, January 31, 2014

A remarkable history and memoir from Mizuki, alternate worlds for those who love golden age comics, a fine introduction to the life of Gandhi, a complicated dystopian tale

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, January 10, 2014

Maier and Simon’s work adds a dreamlike quality to the story of Freud’s life; Millar and company give us superheroes with Authority