Graphic Novels

Science Comics: The Brain

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By Tory Woollcott, Alex Graudins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626728011
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Published: First Second - October 16th, 2018

I love science comics! They help make complex topics accessible in a fun, colorful way. I have a particular soft spot for The Brain volume for personal reasons. The brain is still a mystery it seems, but that doesn't mean there's not plenty to learn! A knowledge of brain functionality helps to develop understanding for how people experience the world differently.

Stacey


Cyclopedia Exotica

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464377
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 11th, 2021

Cyclopedia Exotica is a whip-smart social and cultural critique. A series of inter-woven episodes reveal the stories of a dozen characters who manage to be both well-rounded and play into stereotypes for laughs. A book about gaze, point of view, and, well, eyes, Cyclopedia Exotica is a book that will capture your attention and have you returning for another read.

Marika


The Low, Low Woods

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By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779504524
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Published: DC Comics - September 29th, 2020

 

This story follows two relatable and lovable queer best friends as they navigate through their cursed small town. Shudder-To-Think, Pennsylvania is crawling with skinless men, sinkhole women, deer woman hybrids, and much more that are lurking in the shadows. This is one of the most immersing and addicting horror worlds I’ve ever encountered, I didn’t want it to end.

Hannah


Shadow Life

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By Hiromi Goto, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626723566
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Published: First Second - March 30th, 2021

 

This checks so many boxes in my "favorite reads" category. An independent, queer protagonist. Reinvention of death mythologies. Adorable little puffball sidekicks. Evocative black and white illustrations that fit the story perfectly. I'm so glad to be introduced to these two fabulous creators.

Stacey


Plunge

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By Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779506887
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Published: DC Comics - November 17th, 2020

This whole line of comics from Joe Hill is perfect for anyone who loves classic horror, and The Plunge is probably my favorite of the batch. Wonderfully illustrated by Stuart Immonen, this one-off graphic novel features all the best parts of Lovecraftian horror, without all the problematic elements!

Caleb


Thirsty Mermaids

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781982133573
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Published: Gallery 13 - February 9th, 2021

In search of booze, three mermaids venture onto shore, where they have to navigate everything from walking and clothes, to jobs and purpose. Thirsty Mermaids is the adult female friendship comic for everyone who's trying to balance their Little Mermaid nostalgia with their feminism.

Marika


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