Graphic Novel

Bitter Root Volume 2: Rage & Redemption by David F. Walker - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534316607
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Published: Image Comics - October 27th, 2020

In this second Bitter Root volume which opens with the Red Summer of 1919, the Sangeryes must now contend with a new enemy, one born from grief and trauma who lost everything in the Tulsa Massacre. Cannot wait for Book 3 coming soon. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Bitter Root Volume 1: Family Business by David F. Walker - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781534312128
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Published: Image Comics - May 14th, 2019

The antiracist Jazz Age Black superheroes you didn't even know you were missing in your life. David F Walker, the writer of The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History, creates an astounding universe where persons corrupted by racism physically transform into demons, and the Harlem-based Sangerye family have spent generations battling them. Super cool! ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem by Gerard Way - Book Review

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By Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, Leonardo Romero (Illustrator), Jordie Bellaire (Illustrator), Nate Piekos (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506722214
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 20th, 2021

This story is set in the world originally created by Gerard Way, for the My Chemical Romance concept album "Danger Days". However the book easily stands alone for those unfamiliar with the origins. This graphic novel offers twists and turns very early on, pairing well with the bright, busy, detail filled art. The characters are likeable and tragic, the action is fast paced. It will leave you wanting to read it a second time, to catch the details that might or might not clarify what is real and what is imagined, in the mind of the main character. ~ Reviewed by Misty Hendrichsen


Harleen by Stjepan Sejic - Book Review

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By Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779501110
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Published: DC Comics - February 11th, 2020

I have no qualms about sharing my fondness for Harley Quinn, and this graphic novel made me love her even more. Sejic's new take breathes life into the character's origin story. Both hilarious and thrilling, combined with the addition of wonderful illustrations, Harleen is great for long time fans and a perfect introduction to the DC universe. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya - Book Review

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780316360166
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yen Press - June 28th, 2016

This series is truly one-of-a-kind. Fruits Basket focuses on a family with close ties to the Chinese zodiac, more specifically one where each family member can turn into one of the zodiac animals at any moment! This family secret is suddenly discovered by an orphan girl, Tohru, who attends school with a few of these family members, Yuki and Kyo. This manga follows their daily shenanigans as well as a deep family secret that they’ll do anything to hide. With character depth like no other, every reader will find themselves connected to at least one persona. Fruits Basket quickly involves you in their family drama, and this unexpected rollercoaster is not one to miss out on. A beautiful series that deserves all the hype it can get. ~ Reviewed by Niamh Doherty


Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 by Takeshi Obata - Book Review

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By Takeshi Obata (Illustrator), Tsugumi Ohba
$14.99
ISBN: 9781421539645
Availability: Backordered
Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 28th, 2010

Without a doubt, a classic! Death Note is perhaps one of the most famous manga series to exist, and for good reason. This series follows Light Yagami, a college student who finds a strange notebook that possesses the power to kill those whose name is written inside. Hell-bent on creating a crime-free world by killing those he deems immoral, Light quickly spirals with these godlike powers. However, elusive investigator L is dedicated to finding him and bringing him to justice. A brutal game of cat-and-mouse, and a psychological thriller like no other. Death Note may be the closest you can get to a “classic” in manga, and if you haven’t already, please partake. ~ Reviewed by Niamh Doherty


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