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.

A Bounty of Adaptations and Translations | Graphic Novels

IMMIGRANTS ARE US With attempts begun in Washington to restrict immigration, let us draw on graphic novels to better understand those who are new to this country, especially those from the Middle East.

Graphic Novels from the Thought Bubble Festival and Wood & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Whether excerpts of larger works or self-contained stand-alones, all of the Thought Bubble pieces are smart and compelling; Black Road presents a sinewy opening that will draw in readers looking for a Dark Ages adventure

Graphic Novels from Ed Brubaker & Co. and Luke Ramsey | Xpress Reviews

Brubaker & Co.’s latest is a fun, fast read for fans of film noir and Golden Age Hollywood stories; more art collection than graphic novel, Ramsey’s work will find a home with fans of surrealism, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and M.C. Escher

Graphic Memoirs by Alden & Bell, Horror by Brubaker, Williams’s New Batwoman | Xpress Reviews

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