Book Genre: Comics

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Michael Rex
Josh
4

    I saw this book on an ALA list of books for young readers and the premise- a kid barbarian from another dimension comes to Earth and settles in a third grade class- is so original that I had to pick it up. I was not disappointed. Fangbone is witty and provides a tongue in...

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Warren Ellis
Hana
4

Starting this series was a little tedious as the descriptions of the character Spider Jerusalem can be a bit redundant for a fan of Hunter S. Thompson. I stuck with this series though and it has paid off. The vivid, detailed cyberpunk illustrations of this comic series make it incredibly...

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Gail Simone
Becker
4

Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this isn't your typical superhero book. Megalopolis used to be the safest city on earth, due to the presence of a great number of superheroes. A mysterious event has occurred, turning the former heroes into crazed killers. We see hints at the investigation...

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James Tynion
Becker
3

A typical high school, including all students and faculty, is mysteriously transported to what looks to be an alien planet. Things are about to get very dangerous, and not only due to the strange beasts that are lurking about. Some teachers want more control of the situation, and will do...

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Lucy Knisley
Becker
4

A coming-of-age graphic travelogue, Age of License both follows the author's month-long trip through Europe and her inner journey trying to figure out where she wants to be going with her life. Invited as a guest at a comics convention in Norway, Knisley extends the trip to include visiting...

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Liz Prince
Becker
3

Do you hate being judged by outward appearances? Liz Prince's memoir reminds us all that identity is not all about the outside, and what it means to find people who truly appreciate you for who you are. Yes, Liz was and is a tomboy. Dresses made her scream as a child--and her mom finally stopped...

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Joe Hill
Becker
3

Did you like NOS4A2? Like horror comics? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, give Wraith a shot. Joe Hill moves between the worlds of traditional books and graphic novels quite a lot, and here he connects them. Wraith tells the story of Charlie Manx, the ominous presence in NOS4A2...

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Jeffrey Brown
Angelita
4

Jeffrey Brown has proved to be humorous with his Star Wars themed books. This book can be enjoyed by all those who aren't Star Wars fans. There are real hilarious moments and definitely laugh out loud ones. If you have ever been around a toddler, you can appreciate the child's voice. It wasn't...

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Nathan Edmondson
Becker
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as a K.G.B. assassin....

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

The "Gaang" is still going out for adventures. Picking up where the story left off, but now switching to focus on Toph, the blind earth bender. She must also deal with her past and come to some sort of closure in order to move on. I can't wait to see where this story goes, Part 2 comes out in...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This a great way to end this triolgy. It focuses on Zuko, which is great because his back story doesn't always get enough emphasis. It gives the fans some closure as well as Zuko.  Although, the story doesn't end there. It's on to more adventures for this gang. 

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Fumi Yoshinaga
Laurie.
4

Pass the miso soup, this manga is tastefully addictive. Shiro is a lawyer who would much rather be cooking instead of deflecting his colleagues spoken and unspoken questions about his hobbies and dating life. Shiro's boyfriend, Kenji, could care less who knows he is gay, is given to bouts of...

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Angelita
5

I am not sure I would consider this book a graphic novel. I am not sure if it related to the other graphic novels. But it is definitely a collection of art based on the television series' characters. I used the various depiction of the characters and I can't wait to see if there are more books...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is continuation of the The Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Promise Triology. Zuko is still trying to find answers as to what happens to his mother. Only his father seems to know, but he refuses to tell Zuko. The only other person who might know is his sister.  The gang gets...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

I enjoyed this book because it shows the characters that they have been fighting for the wrong reasons. They aren't seeing the bigger picture of what unity means to the four nations, even Aang is guilty of this.  Although it seems like the final chapter in the lives of the characters we...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

As with Captain Marvel, Volume 1, I'm enjoying getting to know this very human hero. Volume 2 finds Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel...

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Simon Spurrier
Becker
4

Have you ever felt like we're all just numbers, being watched over by the great cosmic accountant? Welcome to the world of Numbercruncher. In this genre-mashup graphic novel (the creator describes it as a "metaphysical black-comedy romantic crime noir thriller"), genius Richard Thyme dies young...

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Brian Wood
Brett
4

This volume collects issues #1-6 of the most recent, and apparently last, series of Star Wars comics from Dark Horse. Standing independent from other entries in the Expanded Universe, the story takes place during a fascinating time period: immediately following the destruction of the...

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Tim Leong
Brett
4

This gloriously silly collection of comics-related infographics comes from Tim Leong, an art director at Wired magazine. The assorted charts and pie graphs are funny, irreverent and sometimes even informative! Highlights include a Chris Ware sadness scale, a Venn diagram of superhero...

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Lucy Knisley
Adelina
5

Graphic Novel meets Cooking Memoir.

Our strongest memories are often linked to our senses. It was delightful to follow Lucy Knisley down memory lane. Her book appeals to three senses: sight, taste and smell. Plus, she tickled my funny bone. I particularly enjoyed the cartoon visual...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of the...

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Paul Pope
Melody
4

Acropolis, a city plagued by monsters, has lost it’s last living hero, Haggard West. Battling Boy is a thirteen year old demigod sent to Acropolis to prove himself. Acropolis is eager for a new hero, but Battling Boy may not be up to the challenge. Luckily, Haggard West is survived by his...

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Grant Morrison
Thane
5

Grant Morrison is a legendary writer in modern comic books. Along with his contemporaries, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, Morrison is credited as being one of the key creators responsible for causing American comic books to "grow up." His seminal work on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, pushed the...

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Rick Kirkman
Thane
5

Baby Blues is a good comic strip. It consistently delivers quality jokes on a daily basis. Its characters are engaging, sympathetic, and pretty funny. From time to time, it even pushes the boundaries of the strip format; particularly in its Sunday strips where the creators experiment with form...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...