Category Archives: graphic novel

Red Rising Sons of Ares by Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin, Eli Powell (Illustrator)

Instead of a paragraph review, I found it easier to just put points: – You’ll want to have read the books to appreciate this. Although it takes place before the events in the book, it’s not going to be as … Continue reading

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White Sand Volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson

Where the first volume focused on world building and setting the stage for the current situation, this second volumes takes a more leisurely approach, focusing on the politics and the interpersonal connections. There is still plenty of action, though, since … Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Bastards 1 by Garth Ennish, Russ Braun

Ever have a kid in one of your classes that tried so hard to be cool but failed miserably? Usually by making really stupid fart jokes or sex jokes all the time? If so, then you will find a lot … Continue reading

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Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson, Jung Gwan, Rubine

This story nicely hits a sweet spot of its target audience – grade school kids looking for a bit of mindless adventure and some humor. While definitely not on the same level as e.g., Avatar, it’s a fun little romp … Continue reading

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Crosswind Volume 1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs

With Crosswind, we have a story that has been done ad nauseum: the body swap. Yet despite the familiar territory, Simone gives us an interesting perspective in this hyper violent book: a more realistic look at what a true gender … Continue reading

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You Can’t Just Kiss Anyone You Want by Marzena Sowa and Sandrine Revel

Author Marzena Sowa gained fame from her autobiographical graphic novels about growing up in communist Poland. Part bittersweet, part biting social commentary of life in that period, her books are full of pathos but also the joys of youth, even … Continue reading

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Eleanor & The Egret by John Layman, Sam Kieth

What we have with Eleanor & the Egret is a wholly original, quirky, and imaginative story with beautiful illustrations and superb layout and coloring. One needs to keep in mind movies like Amelie or the Pink Panther to get a … Continue reading

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