Comics Cross Over | Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels

In our Genre Spotlight, the most exciting new offerings in graphic novels don’t conform easily to expectations.

Fiction includes “A Superhero Anthology” and works by Carey and Harrison | Xpress Reviews

Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories; this action-packed sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts is a zombie thriller with a sympathetic cast of characters and multiple narrators; Harrison’s latest is a lackluster thriller

The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon | LJ Audio Review

LJ’s review of Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

Thor, Batman ’66, Daredevil, plus World War I in Comics, & Much, Much More | Graphic Novels Reviews

A bloodier, earthier take on the Norse hero, preeminent comics scribe Busiek reveals the the extraordinary side of more ordinary folk living among superpowered movers and shakers, sports fans and history readers will find Kleist’s Boxer mesmerizing

Heroes for Our Time: 21st-Century Superheroes

Superheroes come in all shapes and colors and settings, but we perhaps need them more right here and now in our own backyards. These two dozen titles display the best of 21st-century superheroes.

Graphic Novels Reviews | July 2013

Graphic novel reviews from the July issue.

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, April 26, 2013

A fun romp for fans of urban action and fantasy stories, Gauld’s pieces are intellectual and wryly funny, Johnny Red is like a big bowl of sugary breakfast cereal but loaded with nostalgic energy

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, April 12, 2013

Batman, Earth 2, and did we mention Batman?

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 15, 2013

Holy Batwoman (and Wonder Woman and Green Arrow), plus “a sophisticated script full of twists and turns” from Edmondson & Klein