Category Archives: graphic novel

Addams’ Apple by Sarah M. Henry and Luc Sante

Charles Addams definitely had his own unique view of the world – and it was that unexpected quirkiness in his otherwise mundane-looking comics that gave him fame. While most will know of his Addams Family movies/TV, it is interesting to … Continue reading

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These Savage Shores by Ram V, Sumit Kumar

This was a beautifully written and executed story with quite a punch. Using an urban fantasy tale to give strong metaphors as to the actual situation in 1770s India, there is a lot more here to enjoy that just a … Continue reading

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Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1) by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper is a gentle slice of life tale that takes an organic approach to developing the romance. Laconic, using empty space and wordless panels well, we see the unfolding relationship between two boys in a British school grow and develop … Continue reading

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

With Batman: Nightwalker, we get an origins-era story that pays homage to a lot of Batman Canon. Nightwalker is a psychological thriller of “who is playing whom?” reminiscent of Harley Quinn and The Joker as Bruce Wayne is manipulated by … Continue reading

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Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern

This is going to be a very hard one to rate because while I did not enjoy it, there is a lot of unique humor and creativity that I do believe will appeal to many. Author McGovern has a fun … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

I think we need a new term for books like this: it’s more of a graphic biography than a graphic novel. As such, we don’t have a story with an arc or pacing; rather, this is a series of vignettes … Continue reading

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Meta: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige

There is a really sad and mistaken belief in women’s fiction (especially YA) that in order for a woman to be taken seriously, she has to go out and do stupid things, pointless things, and then be taught a lesson … Continue reading

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