Category Archives: graphic novel

Avatar: The Last Airbender Imbalance Part 1

Set not long after the original animation, this series now explores how the world came to be industrialized as seen in the Korra arc. With industrialization comes tensions, many of which mirroring the Luddite rebellions in English during the middle … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Fred Fordham

I’m probably one of the few Americans not to have had this in school and never really got around to reading it after. So I was intrigued by this idea of a graphic novel: would I understand from this treatment … Continue reading

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Milton’s Dreams Book One by Mael, Fejard, Ricard

So here’s the thing: Steinbeck, in The Grapes of Wrath, took the abject poverty and hopelessness of Depression Era farmers and created a story with heart. People wanted to do right even though the world was conspiring to tear them … Continue reading

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Empress Charlotte by Nury Bonhomme

Empress Charlotte is an enjoyable historical graphic novel detailing life in the 1860s for European royalty. Our protagonist is a sheltered princess, daughter of Leopold the 1 of Belgium. The story follows her as she deals with her husband’s shortcomings … Continue reading

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Skyward by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela

I greatly enjoyed Skyward. It is clear author Henderson had a fun time with the concept and characters and that made for an engaging read. The art is bright, clean, and inspired – matching the story perfectly. Of course, don’t … Continue reading

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Last Pick Volume 1 by Jason Walz

Last Pick is an easy-to-follow sci fi story about alien invasion. The plot focuses on twins – one autistic and one who learns to stand up for her unusual brother, and their somewhat dysfunctional relationship. There is a huge cliffhanger … Continue reading

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The Wormwood Saga Volume 2: The Shelter of Hope by Daniel Lieske

With book two, we get a better understanding of the plot of the series though unfortunately it does fall into the typical ‘chosen one questing through strange fantasy world’ that we have seen so often. New cities are introduced and … Continue reading

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