Book Genre: Comics

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Mark Millar
Adelina
5

Hit-Girl gets her well rendered center stage and the spotlight in part one of the Kick-Ass sequel graphic novel. Hit-Girl means its blood-soaked, ass-kicking and quip laden. Just the way I like her.

Hit-Girl, Mindy McCready is trying to settle into her new life as middle school student...

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David Nytra
Hope H
1

The illustrations in The Secret of the Stone Frog are fantastic. Detailed, intriguing, and layered, they are the best part of the book. Unfortunately, the story they help tell and the characters they visualize are in many ways so clichéd and lacking in depth as to make the entire...

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Ed Brubaker
Thane
4

Frequent collaborators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have made a name for themselves producing excellent crime comic books together. Their latest effort carries on that tradition with a twist. Fatale is crime/horror comic book. Think Raymond Chandler meets HP Lovecraft. It has the usual...

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Kate DiCamillo
Georgia
4

Flora sees her neighbor, Tootie, vacuum up a squirrel. Immediately, Flora springs into action to help rescue the little guy. When the squirrel is released from the vacuum cleaner, Flora notices that he is no longer an average squirrel. Convinced that he is a super hero, Flora takes Ulysses (...

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Brian Wood
Becker
4

Mara is a volleyball superstar in a near future world where sports heroes revered even more than they are now. Everyone knows her name, her stats, her face (and her sponsors). When she starts to show more than human abilities, everyone turns on her--is she cheating, deceiving the world? Pulled...

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Maxwell Eaton
Jennifer
4

What a funny book! Who thought a couple of beavers could be super heroes solving dastardly crimes? When trees and houses start disappearing into the earth leaving behind giant squelches of mud, it's up to the beaver brothers to figure out just what is happening and stop it. I can't tell you the...

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Melody
5

I have never outgrown my love of fairy tales and I can’t get enough of Fairy Tale Comics! True to it’s name, this is a collection of fairy tales retold in comic book form by some of the biggest names in comics. Each story is unique, drawn by a different artist, so there is something for everyone...

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Kate DiCamillo
Jennifer
5

One of the best kids books of 2013! Many of you may know author, Kate DiCamillo from some of her earlier (and still popular) books like Because of Winn-Dixie and ...

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Jimmy Palmiotti
Shanna
3

Pure fun, folks-that's what this new comic should be read for.  The Ame-Comi Girls series is based off a set of DC Comics anime figurines, and the story is simple: in this universe, only the ladies have superpowers! Join Power Girl, Steel, Batgirl, and more as they struggle agains the...

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Keith Knight
Sarah Anne
5

Keith Knight is insightful, funny, irreverent and clear-eyed in his observations about the world around us. His illustrations are fabulous, and you don’t even have to wait for his Life’s Little Victories to cross your path, they are here in abundance with so much good reading. His social...

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Jim Ottaviani
Adelina
4

This book is read for Young Adults. It is a good basic accessible introduction to three of the greatest primatologists of the 20th century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey & Birute Galdikas. It looks at each woman's life and contributions to their field. The different personalities and passions of...

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Hugh Murphy
KristenA
5

T-Rex has long been known as the King of the Dinosaurs -- so fierce and ferocious-looking -- but is the super-powerful always so powerful? What happens when he tries to put on sunscreen or a cardigan? Use a web cam? Paint the house? Hang curtains? Paddle in a canoe? 

Hugh Murphy has...

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Charles Burns
Michael
4

Black Hole, by Charles Burns, is a comic book series release between 1995 and 2005. It was bound and released as a graphic novel in 2005. After it was published, Burns won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in 2006 for Black Hole...

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Scott Snyder
Michael
3

Batman: The Black Mirror is a storyline bound together in one collection, encompassing 11 individual comic books. This storyline features Dick Grayson as Batman (not Bruce Wayne), written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock and Francesco Francavilla.

This...

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Allie Brosh
Becker
4

Alternating between meditations on inner life (depression, self-worth, self-perception), childhood anecdotes (an obsession with eating a whole cake, getting lost in the woods), and dog stories (trying to train a dog who just doesn't get it), this book made me laugh out loud in places. It also...

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Matt Fraction
Adelina
4

What do you do while you’re waiting for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD? The next Thor movie isn’t out yet? I have to wait till 2015 for the next Avengers movie? Read graphic novels of your favorite Superheroes while you wait from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye from...

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Matt Fraction
Adelina
4

I love superhero movies. But what do you do after the movie is over? Read the graphic novel from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye from the Avengers blockbuster movie has his own comic book series. It’s the ongoing story of what happens to Hawkeye (Clint Barton) on his day...

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Robert Kirkman
Rebecca
3

I should probably clarify at the outset that I have never seen a zombie movie in my life. Nor a zombie television episode. Nor read any other zombie novels or graphic novels. I haven't read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Needless to say, I am completely unable to place The...

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Robert Kirkman
Michael
4

Days Gone Bye, the first volume of The Walking Dead comic books, starts the entangled story of Rick Grimes (small town sheriff in Kentucky) and his family trying to survive what appears to be a zombie apocalypse. Waking up in a zombie-filled hospital, Grimes escapes and finds...

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Guy Delisle
Michael
4

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle is a few short stories in comic format about bad parenting. This isn't simply an example of bad parenting but rather parenting dilemmas that many parents experience. The few short stories are funny, endearing, relatable,...

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Andy Diggle
Ken
3

Silent Dragon takes place in a future Japanese police state. It focuses on Renjiro a Yakuza lieutenant who is betrayed by the head of the organization, and goes out for revenge. The story is cool, it moves quickly, and the artwork is interesting and dynamic. The only problem I have is the story...

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Jeff Lemire
Emily
4

I loved this book, how messed up could it get you ask? Well... a lot! Fast paced, thrilling and then BAM! I can't wait for the next one :D

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Guy Delisle
KristenA
4

In this graphic novel, Guy Delisle chronicles the year he spent in Burma when his wife worked there for Doctors Without Borders. He gives us diverse glimpses of day-to-day life in Southeast Asia under an incredibly repressive regime. His experiences range from the mundane -- taking care of his...

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Matthew Inman
Jennifer H
5

If you are a cat lover or a cat owner, this book is a must read. It explains some of the weird cat behavior in comic form and may give you some secret insights into why your cat is always lurking on the stairs or sleeping on your laptop. And what other book have you found that explores the idea...

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John Layman
Emily
4

You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning in CHEW, Tony Chu (hahah) is a cibopath, that means that he experiences the life of everything he eats... so pretty much eating anything sucks, except for canned beets they apparently don't register much. This graphic novel series follows the...