Book Genre: Comics

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Joe Hill
Becker
3

Did you like NOS4A2? Like horror comics? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, give Wraith a shot. Joe Hill moves between the worlds of traditional books and graphic novels quite a lot, and here he connects them. Wraith tells the story of Charlie Manx, the ominous presence in NOS4A2...

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Jeffrey Brown
Angelita
4

Jeffrey Brown has proved to be humorous with his Star Wars themed books. This book can be enjoyed by all those who aren't Star Wars fans. There are real hilarious moments and definitely laugh out loud ones. If you have ever been around a toddler, you can appreciate the child's voice. It wasn't...

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Nathan Edmondson
Becker
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as a K.G.B. assassin....

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

The "Gaang" is still going out for adventures. Picking up where the story left off, but now switching to focus on Toph, the blind earth bender. She must also deal with her past and come to some sort of closure in order to move on. I can't wait to see where this story goes, Part 2 comes out in...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This a great way to end this triolgy. It focuses on Zuko, which is great because his back story doesn't always get enough emphasis. It gives the fans some closure as well as Zuko.  Although, the story doesn't end there. It's on to more adventures for this gang. 

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Fumi Yoshinaga
Laurie.
4

Pass the miso soup, this manga is tastefully addictive. Shiro is a lawyer who would much rather be cooking instead of deflecting his colleagues spoken and unspoken questions about his hobbies and dating life. Shiro's boyfriend, Kenji, could care less who knows he is gay, is given to bouts of...

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Angelita
5

I am not sure I would consider this book a graphic novel. I am not sure if it related to the other graphic novels. But it is definitely a collection of art based on the television series' characters. I used the various depiction of the characters and I can't wait to see if there are more books...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is continuation of the The Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Promise Triology. Zuko is still trying to find answers as to what happens to his mother. Only his father seems to know, but he refuses to tell Zuko. The only other person who might know is his sister.  The gang gets...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

I enjoyed this book because it shows the characters that they have been fighting for the wrong reasons. They aren't seeing the bigger picture of what unity means to the four nations, even Aang is guilty of this.  Although it seems like the final chapter in the lives of the characters we...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

As with Captain Marvel, Volume 1, I'm enjoying getting to know this very human hero. Volume 2 finds Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel...

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Simon Spurrier
Becker
4

Have you ever felt like we're all just numbers, being watched over by the great cosmic accountant? Welcome to the world of Numbercruncher. In this genre-mashup graphic novel (the creator describes it as a "metaphysical black-comedy romantic crime noir thriller"), genius Richard Thyme dies young...

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Brian Wood
Brett
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This volume collects issues #1-6 of the most recent, and apparently last, series of Star Wars comics from Dark Horse. Standing independent from other entries in the Expanded Universe, the story takes place during a fascinating time period: immediately following the destruction of the...

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Tim Leong
Brett
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This gloriously silly collection of comics-related infographics comes from Tim Leong, an art director at Wired magazine. The assorted charts and pie graphs are funny, irreverent and sometimes even informative! Highlights include a Chris Ware sadness scale, a Venn diagram of superhero...

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Lucy Knisley
Adelina
5

Graphic Novel meets Cooking Memoir.

Our strongest memories are often linked to our senses. It was delightful to follow Lucy Knisley down memory lane. Her book appeals to three senses: sight, taste and smell. Plus, she tickled my funny bone. I particularly enjoyed the cartoon visual...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of the...

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Paul Pope
Melody
4

Acropolis, a city plagued by monsters, has lost it’s last living hero, Haggard West. Battling Boy is a thirteen year old demigod sent to Acropolis to prove himself. Acropolis is eager for a new hero, but Battling Boy may not be up to the challenge. Luckily, Haggard West is survived by his...

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Grant Morrison
Thane
5

Grant Morrison is a legendary writer in modern comic books. Along with his contemporaries, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, Morrison is credited as being one of the key creators responsible for causing American comic books to "grow up." His seminal work on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, pushed the...

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Rick Kirkman
Thane
5

Baby Blues is a good comic strip. It consistently delivers quality jokes on a daily basis. Its characters are engaging, sympathetic, and pretty funny. From time to time, it even pushes the boundaries of the strip format; particularly in its Sunday strips where the creators experiment with form...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...

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Mark Millar
Adelina
5

Hit-Girl gets her well rendered center stage and the spotlight in part one of the Kick-Ass sequel graphic novel. Hit-Girl means its blood-soaked, ass-kicking and quip laden. Just the way I like her.

Hit-Girl, Mindy McCready is trying to settle into her new life as middle school student...

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David Nytra
Hope H
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The illustrations in The Secret of the Stone Frog are fantastic. Detailed, intriguing, and layered, they are the best part of the book. Unfortunately, the story they help tell and the characters they visualize are in many ways so clichéd and lacking in depth as to make the entire...

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Ed Brubaker
Thane
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Frequent collaborators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have made a name for themselves producing excellent crime comic books together. Their latest effort carries on that tradition with a twist. Fatale is crime/horror comic book. Think Raymond Chandler meets HP Lovecraft. It has the usual...

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Kate DiCamillo
Georgia
4

Flora sees her neighbor, Tootie, vacuum up a squirrel. Immediately, Flora springs into action to help rescue the little guy. When the squirrel is released from the vacuum cleaner, Flora notices that he is no longer an average squirrel. Convinced that he is a super hero, Flora takes Ulysses (...

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Brian Wood
Becker
4

Mara is a volleyball superstar in a near future world where sports heroes revered even more than they are now. Everyone knows her name, her stats, her face (and her sponsors). When she starts to show more than human abilities, everyone turns on her--is she cheating, deceiving the world? Pulled...

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Maxwell Eaton
Jennifer
4

What a funny book! Who thought a couple of beavers could be super heroes solving dastardly crimes? When trees and houses start disappearing into the earth leaving behind giant squelches of mud, it's up to the beaver brothers to figure out just what is happening and stop it. I can't tell you the...