Book Genre: Comics

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Dana Simpson
Manon
5

Do you ever feel lonely?  Do you ever wish you had your own unicorn?  A little girl named Phoebe saves Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, a unicorn, from staring at her own reflection forever.  For this good deed, Marigold grants her a wish, and Phoebe wishes Marigold would be her best...

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Paul Tobin
extra medium
4

Bandette is a master thief who loves her job. Who wouldn’t? She is agile, has the witty repartee down, and has a band of loyal sidekicks who help her when she’s in a pinch. Everything is great until Absinthe, ultimate international bad guy with a Paris headquarters, decides that Bandette will...

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Samuel C. Williams
Manon
3

Williams wrote this short but touching nonfiction graphic novel after a series of conversations with his friend Matt, who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The two met while Matt was on leave from the armed forces to receive treatment for PTSD, and they have since formed a close...

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Matt Fraction
Hana
3

A graphic novel that I picked up for title alone without reading any previous reviews or summaries, and ended up being quite different than I expected (I was perfectly willing to read what I was assuming would be a terrifying true crime series). Instead authors Matt Fraction (of Satellite Sam...

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Roz Chast
Steven
5

      A big fat fun collection of Roz Chast's cartoons-- guaranteed to make you laugh, chortle, and guffaw. 

   But... I have a huge gripe with somebody-- the pages aren't numbered!! 

   How are you supposed to find or refer to a...

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Svetlana Chmakova
Cairie
5

Awkwardness makes me squirm in all forms of media. It's pretty hard to get me to watch a Rom-Com primarily because of the "before they fall in love" awkwardness. Needless to say, I was pushed to read this from colleagues and it was most definitely worth it.

This book has charming and...

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Emily Carroll
Cairie
4

If you like creepy horror type things, this is your cup of tea. Emily Carroll's stories remind me of dark folktales, particularly from eastern Europe. Sometimes they have a message but more often than not, they don't. Or maybe the message is more along the lines of, weird stuff can happen,...

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Rick Remender
Cairie
2

Let's start with the positives. The art is unique and the concept of any underwater civilization gets an immediate star from me.

The story was meh. It was harsh and annoyed me throughout. I had no attachment to the characters and felt like, sure go out and put yourselves in danger....

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G. Willow Wilson
Cairie
5

I've never been a big Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel fan. I was more of a Wonder Woman girl myself but I've transformed into a Ms. Marvel fan because of Kamala Khan. I LOVE her, her family, and her best friends. The writing overall has been really great and the art is unique and expressive....

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Ryan North
Cairie
5

I was completely surprised by this comic book. I mean, seriously, I had heard it was good but no one told me it was this good. It's heartfelt, goofy, AND witty. I guess one could probably gather that from the cover or ANY of the variant covers but I didn't do much research.

Squirrel Girl...

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Simon Hanselmann
Lauren
4

Simon Hanselmann's collection of Megg, Mogg, and Owl comics has sparked a cult following for good reason. If suspension of disbelief is not your bag, this wonderfully weird collection may not be for you. Megg and Mogg are a witch and her black cat familiar with a questionable...

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Amy Poehler
Kristen M
5

Yes Please is the first book Amy Poehler has written. I chose to listen to the audio book version because Amy Poehler narrates the story along with some surprise guest from her personal and professional life. Join Amy as she shares a collection of stories, lists, poetry, photographs (...

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Fumio Obata
extra medium
5

This is one of the most elegant, perfectly illustrated comics I’ve seen in a long time. I literally gasped at each page: Obata’s control with watercolor is masterful without being overstated and his minimal approach to color perfectly fits the story. If you're looking for a thoughtful break from...

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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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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...