Graphic Novel

The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393651621
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2019

Gleefully diabolical nursery rhymes whose disturbing stew of pitch-black humor, macabre menace, and chilling gruesomeness would light up the face of Charles Addams. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419736742
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 8th, 2019

Erin Williams commutes by train from upstate New York into the city for her day job. Along the way, the glances of the men she moves through provide the impetus for this searing examination of how the patriarchy reduces women to nothing. Her memories of alcoholism and rape make this more than a feminist screed. They lay bare how a masculine society exploits women for their own interests. A graphic Between the World and Me, Commute will leave the reader shaken regardless of gender—and reading long past their stop. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

This is not your Mother's D&D game! Humor, bad puns, crazy situations, spells, fourth wall breaking and more! Based on the McElroy's podcast, the reader enters a world of a role playing game where things are not always what they seem, but are always interesting. You do not need to be a fan of the game, just a good time (ages 14 up some mature content/langue) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780809066506
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Published: Hill and Wang - October 25th, 2016

Created by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, you see the action of her original text. Full color pieces of art show you what is any town USA. The suspense of the buildup to the drawing of the lottery is seen on the faces of the characters. They capture their glee, fear, boredom, and, later, even their tuning out their humanity. The limited text captures the feeling of Jackson’s story while the illustrations capture the time and place while adding to the meaning of Jackson’s message. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


They Called Us Enemy by George Takei - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

Takei tells his story in graphic novel format. The years from early/mid-1940s to today, show Takei a child of the Japanese-American internment camps (or as he calls them, incarceration camps) to present day adult who still fights for equality. History and the present blend together realistically (but not in a graphic manner). Take your time to read the illustrations, as they give elements words cannot. Can be for strong pre-teens, but ages 14 to adult are the audience. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


RASL: The Drift, Full Color Paperback Edition by Jeff Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781888963663
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Published: Cartoon Books - August 1st, 2018

This is a beautiful, dark, mixed-up series. It is science-fiction mixed with realism and made into one mad trip down the rabbit hole. Rasl’s adventures of trying to protect himself from those who would stop him, survive “Drifting” (jumping into parallel worlds) and most importantly, protecting loved ones makes him the quintessential anti-hero. Mature images and themes. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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