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Livewire. Vol. 1: Fugitive

Overall, an intriguing story that will appeal to fans of the Valiant Event “Harbinger Wars,” who will enjoy the breakout treatment of Livewire. However, newcomers will struggle to follow along, and background reading is necessary to grasping the larger narrative arc.
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Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight

A well-paced yet deep look at the path that led to the first man on the moon, including the early lunar myths, philosophies and fantasies that predated it. Appropriate for those interested in the history of space flight and 20th-century culture. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Novels Spotlight, “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19.]

Catwoman: Vol. 1: Copycats

As conceived by Jones (Lady Killer) and Fernando Blanco (Midnight and Apollo), Catwoman is sultry and morose; still reeling from her failed relationship with Batman, she’s more human than cat. Insight into her past helps flesh her character out and explains the motivation behind some of her actions. This arc is timely considering recent interest in female superheroes’ stories, and would be a good fit for any adult collection.
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The Magic Order: Book One

Treating the magician’s heritage like a mob family, Millar (Civil War) and Coipel (Avengers vs. X-Men) deliver a blunt, adult thrill ride with some excellent twisty-twists that will keep even genre veterans guessing as to their resolution.
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Gideon Falls.

Moody metaphysical horror with echoes of Twin Peaks–style strangeness establishes this mysterious world created by Lemire (Essex County; Roughneck), Sorrentino (Old Man Logan), and Stewart (Hellboy), presented in this first volume of a popular ongoing series. Collects single issues 1–6.
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Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self

Adult readers from most walks of life will admire Finck’s poignant observations and find something to laugh (or laugh-cry) at, but the author’s fellow Millennials will find her treatment of modern woes especially relatable.
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Love: A Discovery in Comics

De Heer’s lighthearted but comprehensive touch on both micro-and macrovisions of love make this entry into the “Discovery” series a treat for almost any curious reader. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Spotlight, “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19, p. 38.]
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Liege-Killer: The Graphic Novel

Recommended for libraries where Hinz’s “Paratwa Trilogy” is popular or where patrons request.

The Forbidden Harbor

From the married creative team of writer Radice (Disney Fairies) and artist Turconi (“Agatha: Girl of Mystery” series) comes a tale that’s far from forbidding. Radice’s flowing prose and Turconi’s fanciful pen invite even the utterly uninitiated to delve into the delight of a sailor’s tale.

The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Vol. 1

The phenomenally wealthy, unabashedly miserly, and thoroughly adventurous Uncle Scrooge is probably better known in the States as the star of a late 1980s cartoon series. Yet these comics from Rosa (Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck, Vol 5: The Richest Duck in The World), originally serialized in Denmark’s Anders And & Co. (1992–94) and brought together here in a single volume for the first time, have sold millions of copies internationally. The stunning craft, sense of fun, and stirring action gracing every page of this Eisner Award–winning collection makes it easy to see why.

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Cannonball

Wroten’s knack for character development and legitimately witty banter, combined with her expressive cartooning and exquisite use of pastel color, result in a highly engaging story about an occasionally abrasive but ultimately sympathetic character
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Alay-Oop

Gropper’s name is probably better known to historians and illustration buffs than to mainstream graphic novel readers at the moment, but this gorgeously drawn, touching story is sure to linger with anyone who reads it
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Marie Curie: A Life of Discovery

Will appeal to curious high schoolers and adults interested in history and science, though some themes will challenge younger readers. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Novels Preview, “Mass Appeal,” p. 39.]

The Weatherman. Vol. 1

Nearly every page of this volume, which collects single issues 1–6 of an ongoing series, adds to Fox’s reputation as one of the most talented and dynamic illustrators working in graphic novels today. Not to be missed
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The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Drawing on von Humboldt’s publications, diaries, and letters, Wulf (The Invention of Nature) brings her subject to life, cleverly allowing him to narrate his story in an affable if possibly anachronistic tone that makes the occasionally complicated scientific theory easily digestible. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]
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Superman. Vol. 1: The Unity Saga; Phantom Earth

Bendis’s much-touted takeover of the Superman franchise is the rare superhero comic book event that actually lives up to the hype, and this volume serves as a great jumping-on point
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The Secret Voice. Vol. 1

Soto (Power Button) blends tropes of epic fantasy with elements of horror, manga, and underground art comics, kicking off what promises to be an excitingly original adventure

Clyde Fans: A Picture Novel

It’s only June, but Seth’s long-anticipated masterpiece is already a strong contender for one of 2019’s best graphic novels. [See author Q&A on p. 99.]
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Mata Hari: The Untold Story of the Original Femme Fatale

A terrific and nuanced biography that proves its subject worthy of reevaluation and announces its author as a talent to watch. [See publisher spotlight, p. 42.]
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The Boys Omnibus. Vol. 1

This omnibus volume collects issues 1–15 of the continuing story line that inspired the highly anticipated upcoming Amazon Prime streaming series and should see high interest from readers

Leaving Richard’s Valley

Prolific and versatile, DeForge excels at combining wit and pathos, and this collection, originally serialized online, serves as a great entry point for readers interested in his body of work and is quite possibly the best he’s released to date

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Jesusfreak

In their introduction, the creators insist that “This is not a religious story,” and indeed their interests seem to lie more in exploring self-realization and the visual style of pop art comics produced in the mid-1970s. As a result, this volume is both far less sacrilegious than it sounds and nowhere near as subversive as fans of the creators’ previous work might expect or desire
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Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother's Suggestions

This brief collection may appeal to hard-core fans of Marx and Chast, so it's best for libraries where their works are popular. The pair have a "rules for couples" collaboration planned for 2020, which hopefully will offer a more satisfying serving.
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Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

By turns harrowing, sad, revealing, and infuriating, this isn't for all readers of graphic novels or memoirs, but those who brave it are in for a challenging, confrontational experience. Optional; frequent profanity, nudity and frank discussions of sex and sexual assault. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp's Spotlight on Graphic Novels, "Mass Appeal," LJ 5/19.]
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Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother’s Suggestions

This brief collection may appeal to hard-core fans of Marx and Chast, so it’s best for libraries where their works are popular. The pair have a “rules for couples” collaboration planned for 2020, which hopefully will offer a more satisfying serving.
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Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

By turns harrowing, sad, revealing, and infuriating, this isn’t for all readers of graphic novels or memoirs, but those who brave it are in for a challenging, confrontational experience. Optional; frequent profanity, nudity and frank discussions of sex and sexual assault.

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Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story

Those who savor tales of adventurous real-life women will enjoy Bagge’s tribute, whether they have dived into Little House or not.
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Coda. Vol. 1

Bergara (Sons of Anarchy; Cannibal) presents visuals that give a dreamlike quality to the brutality of the worldbuilding by Eisner-nominated Spurrier (The Spire), adding layers of complexity to the words. Recommended for adult graphic novel collections owing to violent depictions.

The Fearsome Doctor Fang

This rip-snorting, two-fisted pulp adventure is the first of four titles in TKO's debut lineup. Here, filmmaker and TKO publisher/cofounder Chun (7 Deadly Sins), along with Weiss (The Mentalist) and artists McDaid (Firefly) and Miwa (Shaft) take the tarnished tropes of "yellow peril" fiction and flip it, transforming Fang into a Tony Stark-esque superinventor with a heart of gold. With any luck, this will be the first of many globe-trotting, stereotype-crushing adventures.

The Wrath of Fantômas

Adapting one of French pulp literature's most lurid diabolical masterminds, debut comics creators Olivier Bocquet and Rocheleau render a Fantômas who spectacularly breaks the shackles of the printed word developed by Souvestre and writing partner Marcel Allain to invade the graphic medium. A midnight-hewn thrill ride whose sophisticated art perfectly captures the electrifying colors and terrifying aftermath of deeds most foul.
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Peanuts Dell Archive

This well-produced collection will be of interest to fans of Peanuts or vintage children's comic books and may have a nostalgic appeal to readers who grew up with the famous strip.
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Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made

A fascinating project inspired by obvious passion from everyone involved, but subpar illustration ultimately results in a volume that will, owing to a few text pieces describing the origins of the project and reprints of Dali's initial treatment and notes, appeal primarily to die-hard fans alone.

Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses

This is the latest in a series Lapham has produced on and off since 1995, and part of his brilliance as a storyteller is that every volume works as a great jumping-on point. So if you haven't already jumped on, you really should.
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The Sons of El Topo

Those unfamiliar with the film will find this work inscrutable; nevertheless, owing to Jodorowsky's strong following, it should be in high demand.
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Crude

Readers might find themselves reaching for a notepad to keep track of the multiple groups and allegiances here, but a close reading is definitely rewarded.
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McCay

Fans looking for a straightforward biography of McCay might find themselves thrown by the far-out concepts that appear halfway through the book, but everyone else will enjoy this deeply strange, incredibly fun sf/fantasy noir with artwork that pales only to that of McCay himself.
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The Prague Coup

Maybe not quite to the level of the thrillers penned by Greene himself
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Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead

Griffith is renowned for his absurdist comic strip Zippy the Pinhead, inspired by Schlitzie's iconic image, and on some level this biography seems to be an attempt at restoring some dignity to a life he's mined for his own purposes. He succeeds wonderfully.
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Letter to Survivors

Originally published in French in 1981 and available now for the first time in English, this odd blend of sf and satire of consumer culture by former Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gébé raises more questions than it answers, but who needs answers when the cartooning is this elegant and the questions are this fascinating?
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Philip K. Dick

While some interesting aspects of Dick's life—in particular, his turn to Christianity
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Black Dahlia

Geary is an accomplished cartoonist and storyteller, and these installments in his long-running series on American crime are sure to satisfy fans of graphic novels and true crime alike.
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Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America

This unabashedly pot-positive polemic is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the subject and its history, and a good—albeit optional—addition to a well-rounded collection of resources regarding the same.

I Moved to Los Angeles To Work in Animation

Thoughtful and beautifully done, this is a great introduction for anyone seeking a job in animation, or looking for encouragement to try something new.

Celebrating Culture Through Comics | 2019 Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival

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Graphic Novels, January 25, 2019 | Xpress Reviews

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Flem

Many graphic novels explore mental illness, art, and mother-daughter relations in a more helpful way, including Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?? and Ellen Forney's Marbles. This work contains mature language and images, but more than anything it's the complete lack of redemption that makes it inappropriate for younger readers—or for anyone struggling to keep a positive outlook.

The Lady Doctor

Adults and older teens interested in behind-the-scenes medical fiction will find this gripping.
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Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor; The Many Lives of Doctor Who

Fans of the BBC TV show will delight in the new short stories of each Doctor, and while newcomers will be intrigued, they'll likely need a bit more background to get the full effect. Overall, highly enjoyable for any age group.
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Prism Stalker

Overall, this story is highly enjoyable visually, but the plot falls flat. One hopes future volumes will reel readers back in and offer more in the way of a big picture.
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Love Letters to Jane's World

Suggesting Alison Bechdel's Dykes To Watch Out For without the politics, Jane's World gently lampoons romance and gender stereotypes without rancor and can be enjoyed by all genders and orientations. With the complete run of the story collected and published by Braddock's Girl Twirl Comics, this overview offers a meaty omnibus for newbies and a binge read for aficionados.
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FTL, Y'all! Tales from the Age of the $200 Warp Drive

Lafrenais (Tim'rous Beastie) pulls together a creative, thoughtful collection that manages to be both enjoyable and disturbing. Inspiring fodder for sf fans and storytellers, adults and teens.

Brother Nash

Excellent for readers seeking a fresh, modern take on supernatural fantasy. Recommended for older teens and adults owing to mature language.

Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST)

Conservative-leaning readers may enjoy laughing at Alex and Michael—the very picture of everything the right loathes about the left—and liberal-tending ones will sympathize with their plight to make sense of the political landscape. Suitable for adult collections.

The Prisoner: The Uncertainty Machine

The original Prisoner's magic proves irreproducible, but this acceptable addendum should appeal to readers of dramas such as Queen and Country and The Coldest City as much as it will to fans of the source material.

Graphic Novels from Baudoin, Brubaker/Phillips, de Radiguès, Gaiman, Buckingham, & Co., Nowak, Roberts, Typex, Van Sciver, and Walker | LJ Reviews, Dec. 2018

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

This lively, compulsively readable rendition makes the irony, insight, and humor of the epic accessible and even fun. Humans haven't changed much in 5,000 years, a cautionary message for us all. For high school through adult readers who enjoy over-the-top quest stories.
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The Book of Ballads and Sagas

Collecting works first published by Vess's Green Man Press, this is an excellent introduction to folk ballads for anyone interested in fairy tales and folklore. Recommended for teens and adults for language and explicit content.
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A Perfect Failure: Fante Bukowski Three

A great conclusion to a wonderful series that works fairly well as a stand-alone volume, although the entire series is well worth seeking out.
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My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

While lacking the scope of Brubaker and Phillips's longer, serialized stories, this stand-alone novella is a fine addition to a staggering body of work.
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Maestros

Skroce's dynamic style and pacing keeps the pages turning so fast that fans might want to read this one two or three times in order to catch the exquisite detail (enhanced by the work of colorist Dave Stewart) and impressive worldbuilding on display. Tons of fun, with the welcomed promise of future volumes.
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Girl Town

Nowak's characters banter, bicker, and yearn for love, connection, and acceptance. Their world isn't quite ours, but their struggles are familiar and very entertaining.
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Bastard

While the pace quickens to near breakneck speed in the final pages, skimming some content that would have been nice to see fully developed, this is a crime story that ultimately delivers an emotional experience much richer than a typical bloody romp of underworld deceit.
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Chlorine Gardens

An unusually unfolded autobiographical farce with soul, this work is quite funny, and the personal nature of the witticisms help bind the events of the quietly touching narrative together and are what will remain stuck to your funny bone like peanut butter.
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Likely Stories

Gaiman fans looking for his usual rich worldbuilding might find this a little slight, but the artwork makes it worthwhile for urban fantasy collections.
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Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol; A Factual Fairytale

The meticulous level of research is almost a hindrance, as the story sometimes seems to move at the pace of real life. But as an art object, it's unlikely to be outdone by any new release any time soon.
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Graphic Novels, November 16, 2018 | Xpress Reviews

In Memoriam: Stan Lee (1922–2018),  Visionary  Writer, Editor, Publisher

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Graphic Novels, November 9, 2018 | Xpress Reviews

LJ Talks to Cartoonist Jason Lutes About the Highly Anticipated Berlin

Bourdain, Carlin/Malet, Daniels, Fox/Smith, Lutes, Russell/Feehan, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, Nov. 1, 2018

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Berlin

An extraordinary epic that will leave readers both heartbroken and in awe of the virtuosic talent that went into its creation. [See the interview with Lutes on p. 61].
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The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life

Hart's thoughtful instruction will appeal to aspiring comics and storytellers as well as those looking to strengthen their practice. [Previewed in Jody Osicki's "Graphically Speaking," LJ 6/15/18.]
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Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

This is a battle for the very soul of America. While the setup might sound slightly preposterous, the result is one of the best books of the year, an alternately hysterically funny, deeply tragic, and ultimately inspiring work of political art examining the role of artists in a free society.
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Age of Bronze

Filled with enough political machinations and symbolically laden visions of a war-torn future to sate the appetite of all graphic novels readers as well as Game of Thrones fans longing for fresh content with a scholarly attention to detail and keen psychological insight.
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Monk! Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution

Exploring issues of class, race, and social status, Daoudi thankfully avoids a trite moral about music transcending cultural divisions and instead focuses on two extraordinary individuals and the bond between them.
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Mandela and the General

This case study in the power of empathy to defuse conflict stands apart from the often murky annals of would-be peacemaking. Highly recommended for all collections.
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Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem's Legendary Theater

Anyone interested in African American music and history and pop culture history will find this a captivating read.
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Upgrade Soul

Originally serialized as an iOS app, and winner of the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, this work arrives already internationally acclaimed and poised to be one of the most discussed releases of the year.
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Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Sometimes spooky, sometimes gritty, thoroughly satisfying.
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Marilyn's Monsters

Perfect for horror fans—especially those of David Lynch or David Cronenberg.
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Tumult

Fascinatingly straddles the line between classic noir and art house, as Kennedy's striking art and Dunning's penchant for bizarre digressions into deeper meaning and themes behind classic 1980s films combine for original and rewarding storytelling.
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Diverse Voices & Viewpoints: Must-Have Graphic Novels for Black History Month and Beyond

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Finck, Liana

This creative and cerebral memoir, both in narrative and artwork, will appeal to similarly minded readers and fans of illustrator Maira Kalman. [Previewed in Jody Osicki's "Graphically Speaking," LJ 6/15/18.]
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Bad Girls

An immensely gripping thriller, although a bit of historical knowledge about the era is helpful in grasping the full implications of the revolution taking place in the background. [Previewed in Jody Osicki's "Graphically Speaking," LJ 6/15/18.]
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