Graphic Novel

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781770461987
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Published: Drawn and 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!

Marika

 


HEREVILLE

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ISBN: 9781419706196
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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…

Alexander


THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN

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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.

David


LOWRIDERS IN SPACE

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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.

Alexander


Broxo

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By Zack Giallongo, Zack Giallongo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596435513
Availability: Out of Print
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.

Alexander


Through the Woods

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By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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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.

Alexander


The Collected Essex County

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ISBN: 9781603090384
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 14th, 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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Through the Woods

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By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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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.

Alexander


Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant

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ISBN: 9781608198061
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

This graphic novel provides a first-hand look at the awkward initial conversations with aging parents about disability, assisted living, and death and takes the reader through the struggle to come to terms with the parent-child relationship after the parents are gone. While the specifics of Chast’s story are personal, the journey is universal, and the overall feeling from reading Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant is that of having a good friend nearby during this difficult time of life.

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Gris Grimley's Frankenstein

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By Mary Shelley, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061862977
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 27th, 2013

Artist Gris Grimly intertwines Mary Shelley's text with spooky, spectral illustrations to make one of the greatest horror novels ever even more horrific. A perfect chilling read for October, and a great access point for those who've never read the classic.

Mackenzie


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