Graphic Novel

Locke and Key

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Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator), Robert Crais (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781600103841
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Published: IDW Publishing - August 18th, 2009

 

Halloween might be over, but there’s no reason the fixation on spectacular and scary needs to end. Locke and Key is a supernatural drama that blends the generational mythology of Harry Potter with the jarring otherworldly dread of Twin Peaks. Most of all it is a saga of family, expertly unpacking the consequences of past mistakes and the urgency to grow past what may haunt you. The story of the Locke siblings isn’t one you will be able to shake, nor will you want to; it’s the perfect tale for an overcast fall in New England!

Caleb


Check Please Hockey

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$23.99
ISBN: 9781250177957
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

 

When I first came across this webcomic, I was not expecting to love it as much as I do. It's about college hockey, something I care very little about. But it quickly won me over. Bitty is a figure skater from Georgia who ends up on the Samwell Hockey team. He has to learn to navigate real hockey with real checking while struggling with his sexuality, college culture, and baking enough pies to feed a small army. This comic is both delightful and heartwarming.

Shana


Animus

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721838
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Published: First Second - May 8th, 2018

 

Set in a seemingly normal playground, this eerie, Japanese-inspired ghost story follows two school children who attempt to rid their space of a mask-wearing shade. The story will chill your spine, and the impeccable illustrations will thrill your eyes. Perfect for an October evening full of shadows and shivering trees.

Marika


Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781449446208
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 2nd, 2014

 

Phoebe meets Marigold when she accidentally hits her with a rock. Magical misadventures follow as the unicorn whose favorite activity is staring at herself in a pond becomes best friends with this scrappy, nerdy kid that isn't above asking for a little magical aid for her problems, even when it inevitably goes wrong. Like Calvin and Hobbes for the 21st century.

Shana


DeadEndia

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781910620472
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Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

 

If you put the Muppets in a theme park and added the heart of Steven Universe and some paranormal energy, you'd get Deadendia. It's an awesome mixture of humor, friendship, self-discovery, and drama with flawed characters you will love as much as your best friends. Heart-warming, heartbreaking, heart-pounding, and heartfelt!

Marika


Luisa Now & Then

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781594656439
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Published: Life Drawn - June 20th, 2018

 

Luisa is visited by her teen-aged self and the resulting interactions are just as messy and complicated as you might think. Carole Maurel's gestural illustrations and limited palette captures the emotional nuance of such a meeting, while her careful pacing beautifully chronicles the shifting relationship one has with oneself. An exploration of career, sexuality, and family.

Marika


My Solo Exchange Diary

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My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1: The Sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626928893
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Published: Seven Seas - June 5th, 2018

 

In this follow up to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, the author struggles to break loose from her family's house and establish some sort of independence. Nagata's sometimes frenzied lines capture the internal stress of depression and loneliness and how they can take over your world. An important look at depression and the role of self-esteem that is both honest and accessible.

Marika


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