Graphic Novel

Ms Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

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No Normal (Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels #1) Cover Image
By Marvel Comics (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel Comics - October 28th, 2014

Kamala Khan is a teenager living in New Jersey that suddenly gains superpowers. She has to learn to balance being a superhero with family, religion, and high school. A great story about identity and coming of age!




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Nimona Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: HarperTeen - May 12th, 2015

Nimona is a shapeshifting monster thrilled to find work as her favorite evil mastermind's henchman. But even being an evil henchman isn't as simple as it sounds: Lord Blackheart is opposing an oppressive government, the noble Sir Goldenloin is kind of a stooge, and the two share a more complicated personal history than just hero and villain. And if the evil mastermind isn't all that evil, and the hero isn't particularly heroic, what does that mean for monsters?




The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307908278
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Published: Pantheon Books - April 21st, 2015

Part Steampunk adventure, part authentic biography, this book is remarkable for the depth of its research, the imagination of its speculations, and the clarity with which it differentiates each from the other. Padua's footnotes to her comics are as entertaining as the comics themselves, as witty as they are captivating in their revelations about Lovelace and Babbage's true life exploits and quirks of personality.




Supermutant Magic Academy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770461987
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 28th, 2015

XMen meets Harry Potter in this delightful yet deep collection of comics. Mutants and magic in one high school is bound to result in hijinks and hilarity. Everlasting Boy experiences the universe and time as a fluid state, while France's artistic commentary moves from profound to hilarious in a moment. And, of course, there’s Marsha’s unrequited love. If you grew up on Harry Potter and comics, or happen to love Lev Grossman’s Magicians, this is not to be missed!




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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419706196
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Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2012

What’s a young Orthodox Jewish girl to do when all she really wants from life is to slay dragons? She’s not short on adversaries—petty bullies, disagreeable talking pigs, and even a crafty troll stand in the way of her retrieving the dragon-slaying sword she’s got her hear set on. But before she can master any of that, she’s got to survive knitting lessons with her delightfully argumentative stepmother…



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The Secret History of Wonder Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385354042
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

I can guarantee that you don't know the real story of Wonder Woman. Margaret Sanger and the early 20th century feminist movement, the Harvard psychologist who claims to have invented the lie detector test, the women's suffrage movement, and one of the most bizarre family arrangements imaginable - all are a part of the amazing history of the third most popular comic character in the US, behind only Superman and Batman. Cultural history at its finest.



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Lowriders in Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452128696
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 2014

This one-of-a-kind graphic novel is an exciting romp about dreaming big and souping up the perfect ride. Raul's captivating illustrations--drawn entirely in ballpoint pen--are a pure delight, conveying exactly the sense of unrestrained hope and wonder that most of us only experience in childhood. Just pick it up and flip through, and see if it doesn't make you smile.



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Broxo Cover Image
By Zack Giallongo, Zack Giallongo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435513
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Published: First Second - October 2nd, 2012

A warrior princess searches for a lost clan…a teenaged barbarian battles zombie warriors…an abandoned mountaintop village infested with monsters waits to have all its secrets revealed. Broxo is an exciting adventure, told with humor and insight, where even the most evil villains have a human core.


Through the Woods

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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442465954
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

One of the most exciting new voices in comics, Emily Carroll’s unsettling fairy tales are atmospheric and lyrical, conveying a loneliness and vulnerability that connects the reader immediately with her unfortunate heroines. Carroll is a master of sowing subtle menace into the tone and settings of her stories, allowing her to achieve the most rare thing of all in horror comics—stories that are actually scary, and long before any monster appears on the page.


The Collected Essex County

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ISBN: 9781603090384
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 1st, 2009

Jeff Lemire is one of the finest craftsmen of literary graphic novels working today, and the Essex County trilogy is his masterpiece. A bit of Southern Gothic  for rural Canada, Essex County is a triptych on guilt and grief, and the ways  places lay claim to the people who inhabit them. Smart, complex, and full of heart,  this is a must-read for serious graphic novel fans, or any fan of well-told stories.



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