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The Phantom Scientist

A puzzle, a panopticon, and an invitation to seek answers even as obstructions abound, this is an engaging, dryly funny read for armchair philosophers, disillusioned academics, and the unceasingly curious.

Issunboshi

Lang’s graphic novel debut is a fantastic riff on a simple Japanese folktale, clearly told and lovingly rendered with cinematic aplomb. Will delight brave young readers and fantasy-loving adult readers alike.
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A Fade of Light

A capable slice-of-life memoir, this captures the denial, frustration, and despair of observing a loved one’s fading away.
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Look Again

Intense, articulate, and self-reflective, this makes one look hard at the shifting nature of memory. An involving graphic memoir for enthusiasts of the genre.
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Look Back

A beautiful, dream-like story about art-making, friendship, and growing up, best appreciated by manga fans with a basic sense of the visual and cultural cues of the genre.
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The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women’s Lives

Rich with informational content and flashes of brilliance, Ervick’s graphic novel is thoughtful and personal, best suited for an audience interested in the topics of athletics and feminism that it delves so deeply into.
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200

A promising, playful sci-fi noir, this title isn’t perfect or particularly original, but it buzzes with neon energy that leaves readers eager for more.
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Paul at Home

A darker addition to the Paul canon, this slice of midlife feels achingly true for long-time fans, but might be a tricky place to start in the ongoing saga of one man’s unassuming, yet richly realized, life.

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