Visionary Graphic Narratives: Celebrate Black History Month and Beyond with These Essential Comics

This year’s meaty list of new graphic novels and nonfiction introduces 29 captivating titles.

21 Illustrated Books for African American History Month | Graphic Novels Short Takes

In 2014, the comics world saw a new focus on diversity. Superhero comics–wise, we now have a black/Latino Spider-Man, a black Captain America, and a black president Superman.

Graphic Novels from Anno, Bendis, Peyo, & Woodring | Xpress Reviews

Manga on mangled vanity; for aspiring pros, on the comics business; nostalgia in blue: The Smurfs Anthology, Woodring’s intersection of comic books and outsider art

Graphic Novels from Bendis, Dawson, DeForge, Edmondson, & Yanow | Xpress Reviews

Classic Marvel X-Men, for disillusioned counterculturalists, avant-garde work from DeForge, an insightful story of the Bible, Yanow’s memoir isn’t an ideal introduction

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

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!