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The Heavy Bright

Malkasian’s “once upon a time” parable infuses a Handmaid’s Tale–type set-up with surrealistic charm and bittersweet resolution, reminiscent of Studio Ghibli’s work. Highly recommended for fantasy connoisseurs.

Golden Rage, Vol. 1

This clever, sometimes tongue-in-cheek adventure will draw in fans of dystopian mysteries and tough heroines.

Queen of Snails: A Graphic Memoir

In a triumph of recovery and reinvention, Burdock has reworked her chaotic past to build a memory-rich present through research, reflection, and compelling artistry.

Graphic Novel Adaptations | Brilliant Visual Retellings

Living & Dying in America: A Daily Chronicle, 2020–2022

A wrenching moral call to awareness and action that belongs in social sciences, history, and medicine collections and on curricula for high schoolers and up.


This enjoyable adventure pulls readers in with quirky fantasy details underlain by universal issues: gentrification, coming of age, fear of change, and family legacies. Teens through adults will enjoy Temerity’s exploits.

Drawing Black Lives and Voices | Graphic Novel Round-Up

The Low, Low Woods

This smart, scary mystery from sci-fi/fantasist Machado (Her Body and Other Parties) will suck in readers intrigued by haunting body horror wrapped in a women-centered plot.

Noir Is the New Black: Noir Stories from Black Creators

The expert plotting that packs so much into each vignette can be breathtaking, while the skillful incorporation of historical injustices adds moral depth. This title will easily draw in mystery/crime readers looking to feed their fix.

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