Graphic Novel | Northshire Bookstore

Graphic Novel

Akira Volume 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Akira Volume 1 Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781935429005
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Kodansha Comics - October 13th, 2009

A massively influential work and the basis for the ridiculously cool movie, this six volume sci-fi epic is about as good as it gets. Katsuhiro Otomo draws action sequences better than anyone and his post-nuclear tale of Tetsuo, Kaneda and their biker gang of misfit youths is fun frantic and full of spooky mysteries. A must-read for any fan of action comics, period. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1 by Kaiu Shirai - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421597126
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 5th, 2017

I'm completely hooked on this ridiculous horror/scifi series, tearing through volumes as fast as I can. The height of popcorn manga, not high art by any means, but an incredibly addictive tale about kids at an orphanage who discover a terrible secret. Full of hooks and cliffhangers, mystery and melodrama, and some legitimate jump scares. Perfect for fans of Deathnote looking for another series to get lost in. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Witch Hat Atelier 1 by Kamome Shirahama - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Witch Hat Atelier 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781632367709
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Kodansha Comics - April 9th, 2019

Please just pick this up and flip through it. Kamome Shirahama can draw manga like no one else. Every detail is spot on, from the fascinating costume design to the jaw dropping fantasy backgrounds. Coco is a young seamstress who discovers a world of magic, accidentally causes a tragedy, and is brought to the atelier of Qifrey the Witch. There she learns her trade as a magician, which involves drawing intricate spells in a magical sketchbook. A really beautiful series for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


Boys Run the Riot 1 by Keito Gaku - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Boys Run the Riot 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646512485
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Kodansha Comics - May 25th, 2021

Yes! Manga by a trans writer/artist about trans and non-binary teenagers who start their own fashion line. This series perfectly captures the experiences of being queer in high school, the difficulties of discrimination, and the joy of finding one's own group of comrades. Never heavy-handed, excellently drawn and translated, a wonderfully balanced work and an exciting new series. ~ Reviewed by Reilly Hadden


The Other History of the DC Universe by John Ridley - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Other History of the DC Universe Cover Image
By John Ridley, Various (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779511973
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: DC Comics - November 16th, 2021

A deep dive into the history of the DC Universe, although not in the usual sense, instead of focusing on the day-to-day battles of the Justice League this story focuses on the history of the disenfranchised heroes who have dealt with racism, violence, and injustice for years. What did being the first Black superhero mean to the likes of Black Lightning or Bumble Bee, What did anti asian sentiment look like to Katana and her attempts to be a hero in America? This is an incredibly human story, as it blends the real history of injustice in America with the history of the comic world, as heroes who haven’t had their voices properly heard in so long finally get the recognition they deserve. ~ Reviewed by Jordan Starks


Spider-Man: Life Story by Chip Zdarsky - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Spider-Man: Life Story Cover Image
By Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley (By (artist))
$34.99
ISBN: 9781302931919
Availability: Backordered
Published: Marvel - December 28th, 2021

Commemorating his 80th anniversary as a character, this is a love letter to Peter Parker and all things Spider-Man, it's been 57 years since 15 year old Peter Parker was bitten by the radioactive spider that would change his life forever, but what if he had aged in real time? How might this change some of Spider-Man’s most iconic stories? Whether you are a veteran comic reader or just starting off your collection this is a fantastic choice. ~ Reviewed by Jordan Starks


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Graphic Novel