Graphic Novel

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

 

If you've listened to the podcast and want to see our hapless heroes' hijinks in a new format, this is for you! If you've never heard of The Adventure Zone but love beautifully-drawn graphic novels and lighthearted high fantasy adventures, this is definitely for you! I don't think I've ever found another story that made me feel this purely, laughingly happy the whole time I was reading it.

Ari


Abbott

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By Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela (Illustrator), Jason Wordie (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684152452
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Published: BOOM! Studios - October 30th, 2018

 

Elena Abbott must contend with racism, sexism, and occult horror while she chases down a serial killer the police aren't pursuing. Only she can stop the murderer, but that's provided she survives. Beautiful art, superb storytelling, and fantastic characters. I had no idea how much I needed this comic until I picked it up.

 

Shana


Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781911171195
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

This delightful tale of a young girl on a quest to save her father kept me completely spellbound as I kept looking at each page, continually finding new details in the illustrations. We follow Marcy as she navigates the complicated world of ancient Egyptian gods and ventures into the mysterious realm of the Sphinx to find her father and bring him home. Good thing adventuring runs in the family!

Cissa


SANITY & TALLULAH

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By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368022804
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

A fun story about two smart girls in their space station home with their three-headed kitten named Princess, Sparkle, and Destroyer of Worlds. What's not to love? I really enjoyed the relationship treatment in the story, both with the girls' friendship, their familial relationships, and the relationships amongst coworkers on the station.

Stacey


Illegal

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781492665823
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

 

Where the news stories wash over you, this graphic novel of one boy's journey from central Africa to Italy will open your eyes and stay in your heart. Beautifully told and illustrated. Appropriate for young and old.

Molly


Locke and Key

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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
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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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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


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