Graphic Novel

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

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By Matt Fraction, Steve Leiber (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781779504623
Published: DC Comics - October 27th, 2020

Jimmy Olsen is mostly known, both in his world and ours, as being Superman’s pal. But he’s got so much more going on than that as a photographer for the Daily Planet and general haver of hijinks. This romp through the weirder corners of the DC Universe is sure to satisfy old and new comics fans alike.


Ex Machina Omnibus

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By Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781401299897
Published: DC Comics - March 24th, 2020

Somehow, in spite of my love for Saga, Runaways, and all of BKV's other modern classics, I missed Ex Machina. Finally discovered it through this omnibus and WOW! As timely now as it was when it was first released this techno-thriller is rooted in the real world while offering some sterling sci-fi. Makes for a great gift or quarantine binge.



Baba Yaga's Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536213102
Published: Candlewick - June 2nd, 2020

Child-eating witches, clever girls...and a house on chicken legs! An adventure for graphic-novel loving kids and those who enjoy remixed fairytales and folklore.

[Note: Yes, I wrote this book, but I'm staff picking it as a December birthday present to myself and my grandmother, and in honor of her memory (the book is dedicated to her, and she did get to see it before she died). I was due to be born on my grandmother's birthday and she died the night before mine. She was the daughter of a bookstore owner, and grew up in the shop. Her love of books is one of her greatest gifts to me.]


Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator), Bryan Koneitzko, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616550745
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 19th, 2013

Picking up exactly where the animated series left off, this is a perfect read for everyone who, like myself, spent parts of their pandemic re-visiting the world of The Last Avatar. The art meshes perfectly with the show and the writing nails each character so well you can't help but hear their voices in your head. 


The Magicians: The New Class

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By Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges, Pius Bak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781684155651
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Archaia - August 25th, 2020

Whether you're a fan of the dearly departed TV show, a devotee of the original novels, or just a passerby looking for a gripping, diverse, "adult Harry Potter"-style tale of magic and murder, this is the graphic novel for you. This is a fresh new take on one of my favorite franchises and I was instantly hooked. More please.


Daughters of Ys

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By M. T. Anderson, Jo Rioux (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728783
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: First Second - August 11th, 2020


A kingdom built on magic that sits precariously on the coast's edge, nefarious deeds in dark rooms, witchcraft and severed heads; this beautiful graphic novel has all the trappings of a good dark and spooky story, but at it's depths it has a heart.


Witches of Brooklyn

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ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020


When orphaned Effie moves in with her Aunts, she's expecting it to be the worst. But her spunky aunts are more than they appear, and when Effie herself starts to exhibit magical talent, life gets interesting. Escabasse's characters are delightfully quirky, and her drawings effervescent. Sweet, smart, magical...this is a loving and lovely book. Readers will devour this graphic novel and beg for the two sequels!



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ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

Witches, skeletons, ghosts, heartbreak, redemption, friendship, family, the power of love...this odd and very loveable graphic novel has it all! A perfect almost-autumn read.



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By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338617436
Availability: On Order at the Wholesaler
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Truly the sweetest, most heartfelt graphic novel series that I've read this year. If you like Check, Please or Love, Simon, this is a must read. The characters are sweet and genuine and seeing their friendship (and maybe more) develop on the page absolutely won my heart.



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