Graphic Novel

Fangs by Sarah Andersen - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781524860677
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 1st, 2020

A morbidly funny and sweet love story about a werewolf and a vampire- filled with dry, pitch-black humor and stunningly gothic illustrations, this graphic novel shows snippets of everyday life between these two creatures of the night with nothing in common except their love for each other. These two polar opposites complement each other in just the right ways and it was heartwarming to read! ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History by David F. Walker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

This powerful graphic novel history of the Panthers strikes a fine balance between historical narrative and dramatic scenes of traditional comic book-style dialogue-driven action like the murder of Fred Hampton. Walker and Anderson have produced a stirring history of the revolutionary party with short biographies of many of the members alongside its larger history, contextualization in the history of American racism, and the party’s important community programs (J. Edgar Hoover most reviled the Free Breakfast program that paved the way for the national one we now have). What’s finally most important about this book is that “every single concern” Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale had when they founded the Panthers is still relevant today if not more critical. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Little Victories: Autism Through a Father's Eyes by Yvon Roy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781787732308
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Published: Titan Comics - May 25th, 2021

This is one father's story of how he and his son grew together. His son Oliver has a form of autism that many of the stereotypes we associate with it are presented. However, he also has his own unique needs and challenges. There are the realistic feelings (from dealing with the diagnosis of his son, the breakup of his marriage, and finding “me” time) of our narrator, Mark, shown on every page. This is not a technical book on autism, or a "one true wayism" read, but just one man and what happened. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

This nonfiction graphic novel is an AMAZING story not just telling, but showing the perspective of what it’s like to grow up in the wrong body. This book is not for the easily disturbed, as it shows the horrors that can be gender dysphoria, both internally and externally. Do not let that discourage giving it a try, though. I strongly believe this book should be read by everyone, especially those in the transgender community. I have never related and felt more understood by a book in my life. Educational, emotional, and everything you need to experience to put yourself in the shoes of those who struggle with these situations everyday. Highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner


The Seeds by Ann Nocenti - Book Review

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By Ann Nocenti, David Aja (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781506705880
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Published: Berger Books - January 12th, 2021

We have destroyed Earth to the point where much of the population has left the technology side of the city and gone “back to basics.” Yet, this is no lovefest, happy back-to-nature world. Just like the technology side is as horrible as any dystopian world could be, it is a pig-eat-pig world out there. Both worlds are about death, they are corrupt, disillusioned, and neither is a nice place to be. Yet, our three main characters cling to hope. And maybe there is some after all. Haunting images and mature themes. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Afterlift by Chip Zdarsky - Book Review

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By Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo (Illustrator), Paris Alleyne (Illustrator), Aditya Bidikar (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781506724409
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 2nd, 2021

We have our main character, an "uber driver" to Hell. Literally. Only she does not realize that at first. No, she only realizes this after she learns that one of her passengers is dead, The Hord of demons is after her (the girl is going to Hell, as she has a very special soul), and her other passenger is a member of the Hord, too. It is about redemption, life, family, forgiveness of yourself and others. It is about demons, angels, and humans. There are thrills, chills, humor, language, guns, blood, and of course, life and death. There is everything in heaven, hell, and earth on the pages. Not for sensitive readers. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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