Graphic Novels

M is for Monster

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M Is for Monster By Talia Dutton Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419762208
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - Surely - June 28th, 2022

"Oops, I accidentally created a new person instead of Frankenstein-ing my sister back. That's okay, I'll just start over, right?" A creative and heartbreaking look at what it means to exist as an individual and how we deal with loss and grief.

Stacey


Swim Team

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Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
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Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

Strong characters and a layered plot are brought together by author Johnnie Christmas's beautiful illustrations. Swim Team is a great summer read!

Robin


Way of the Hive

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The Way of the Hive: A Honey Bee's Story By Jay Hosler, Jay Hosler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jay Hosler, Jay Hosler (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063007352
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Published: HarperAlley - April 20th, 2021

I read this in its original iteration, Clan Apis, in probably 2006 when I was 10 and Very Scared Of Bees. I am not exaggerating when I say it changed my relationship to bees entirely - I went from fear and mistrust to awe, appreciation, and curiosity. Jay Hosler's approach to what is essentially an explanation of What Bees Are is funny, interesting, and moving, and his artwork is top-tier.

Piera


Junji Ito's Cat Diary

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Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu Collector's Edition By Junji Ito Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781646512515
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Published: Kodansha Comics - November 9th, 2021

Junji Ito is one of the foremost names in horror comics - well-known titles include TOMIE and THE ENIGMA OF AMIGARA FAULT - and his horror chops make this nonfiction account of his life with housecats even weirder and funnier. Ideal for the cat-and-horror-lover in your life!

Piera


Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Vol 1

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 1 By Hiromu Arakawa Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781421599779
Published: VIZ Media LLC - May 8th, 2018

Experience the delight, horror, humor, and tragedy of this classic tale of two brothers who tried to raise the dead and ended up losing an arm, a leg, and an entire body. That's just the beginning of their story!

Shana


Messy Roots

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Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

This graphic memoir about Laura Gao's experience as a queer immigrant from Wuhan to Texas is great — funny, infuriating, and heart wrenching in turns, with a really smart and compelling approach to rendering bilingual conversation. Throw in Laura Gao and Weiwei Xu's expressive lines, gorgeous palettes, and energetic composition, and you've got a really lovely comic!

Piera


Magical Boy

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Magical Boy Volume 1: A Graphic Novel By The Kao, The Kao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By The Kao, The Kao (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781338775525
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2022

There is nothing I love more than taking a gendered trope and saying, well, what about trans people? Max is the Magical Boy we've been waiting for, and this book is charming, funny, and full of heart. Here's hoping he can defeat gender dysphoria: the fate of the world depends on it!

Shana


Squad

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Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

Squad is the feminist, patriarchy-devouring YA horror graphic novel of my dreams. It asks: What would you do to belong and how far would you go to protect your friends? It reimagines werewolf mythology in a unique way with funny and pitch-perfect writing, and you won't be able to put it down.

April


The Sandman Omnibus Vol 1

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The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1 By Neil Gaiman, Various (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Various (Illustrator)
$150.00
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ISBN: 9781401241889
Published: Vertigo - September 3rd, 2013

If reading the book before watching the movie/TV show is your thing, you'll definitely want to check this out as the upcoming Netflix series is set to come out next year. Beyond that, Sandman is an incredible episodic story of Dream, one of the "endless" as he navigates everything from a quest to the underworld to a centuries-long friendship with a man he has made immortal. It's a sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, sometimes heartfelt, always wild story, and the art is rad. You should probably get it.

Dave


Far Sector

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Far Sector By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779512055
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Published: DC Comics - October 19th, 2021

I read this comic in single magazine issues from Comicazi as it came out, and I'm so excited that it's collected and I can finally share it with everyone. NK Jemisin comics writing is as brilliant as her prose, and Jamal Campbell's art is stunning. Far Sector is a poignant look at politics, police brutality, and the power and price of emotions. It may take place on a distant planet, but the story still hits close to home. 

Shana


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