Graphic Novel

Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781770462939
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 5th, 2017

Readers will be drawn to this collection because of its similarity to the popular memoir Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Finkaly's graphic memoir is distinctly different: taking place in Iraq (not Satrapi's Iran) as a member of a family of Christians frequently facing discrimination and suspicion from the Muslim majority around them. Finkaly's stories are grouped in shorter spouts, highlighting not only her own childhood experiences and impressions as an adult returning to Iraq, but also small moments showcasing Iraqi culture. In one short story, only the same two words are spoken, and only with the text at the end do we discover that the subject of this repetition is the bride-to-be's pubic hair: while we feel as mortified as she looks, this is a common pre-nuptial topic to be decided by the groom-to-be. A story of the human realities behind the news cycle of the Middle East. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Legend of Korra : Turf Wars Part One by Michael Dante Dimartino - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781506700151
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Published: Dark Horse Books - August 8th, 2017

With a gorgeous illustration style that evokes the source but remains original, this graphic novel picks up exactly where the TV show left off. Korrasami fans will adore the queer love story that finally gets its due. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

The title says it all: this book of misspelt philosophy and simple illustrations helped get me through a rough patch. If you're feeling a little less humabn as you struggle with anxiety, purposelessness, the void, and the inexorability of death, well, this book will take you there and leave you better.

*humabn* is a purposeful spelling error. Just trust me.~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Turn Loose Our Death Rays and Kill Them All!: The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks by Fletcher Hanks - Book Review

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$49.99
ISBN: 9781606999677
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - December 6th, 2016

Completely insane stories from the dawn of comic books! Imagine Superman or Wonder Woman on Russian meth - and don't say I didn't warn you!! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


The World of Edena by Moebius - Book Review

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By Moebius, Moebius (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781506702162
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 8th, 2016

What happens when you combine a car commercial with a passion for "raw food"? If you are French comics genius Moebius, you get a masterpiece spanning time and space - an absolute must for any Sci-fi OR comic book fan. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley - Book Review

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781932664089
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Published: Oni Press - April 20th, 2010

The Graphic Novel that made me love Graphic Novels!
This 6 book series is full of insane rock battles, cheesy skateboarding action stars and super-powered vegans, and will make you were cool enough to be friends with Ramona Flowers, Ninja delivery girl. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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