Book Genre: Graphic Novels

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Greg Rucka
Emily
3

Forever Carlyle is a Lazarus, a woman who can rise from the dead. Set in a near-future in a world seemingly run by Monstanto-esque families, these families are at war over the various technologies they are in charge of. One family has food, another technologies, and there is in-fighting...

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Emily
4

Hee hee, there was laughter for sure, Linda's Letters and Bob's Burger Ideas were probably the highlights but this collection of comics is a great bonus gift of Belcher goodness for Bob's Burgers Fans.

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Doug TenNapel
Josh
4

     If you've never read a Doug TenNapel graphic novel then you are missing out. He writes books that are full of action adventure and a few chuckles as well. The title of this book caught my attention as I could not imagine how a graphic novel could revolve around cardboard. I...

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Cullen Bunn
Becker
4

Just a girl and her...T-rex. Jess's dad is a scientist doing super secret work for the government involving time portals. She's there when he runs his first test--and a T-rex comes through the portal! While the dinosaur, who Jess eventually names Wrex, looks pretty scary, he imprints on Jess and...

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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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Mark Millar
Lucas
4

Rather than review each single volume in the franchise, I've chosen to review the Kick-Ass series of graphic novels as a whole with this installment. 

Dave Lizewski lives in a world where there's no such thing as super powers. That doesn't stop him, though, from becoming a...

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Joann Sfar
Laurie.
4

Sfar writes a fun, zany story and Emmanuel Guibert gives it life with perfectly matched graphic art. When Egyptologist Professor Bowell leaves town on business, his daughter Lillian and prized mummy Imhotep IV decide to spend the day together exploring Victorian London. On...

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Lucy Knisley
Becker
3

A Caribbean cruise sounds like fun...unless you're there to look after your elderly grandparents on their tour, and confronting the realities of their aging bodies and minds. When the author's grandparents signed up for the cruise, all of their children were surprised, and thought it might be...

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Ray Fawkes
Lily
5

To my great delight I read The People Inside seven times in a row. Due to its interesting form, the story requires attention in a variety of ways, both linear and fragmented, but consistently parallel and always lovely. It is innovative, complex, experimental, and all around interesting...

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Ian Culbard
Becker
4

Following 3 people in different parts of the world when everyone around them disappears, Celeste is an unusual, beautiful, and thought-provoking book. In L.A., a man finds himself alone on the highway after being cut off from a frantic call from his wife--and then he finds another man in the...

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Brennan Lee Mulligan
Becker
4

What does it really mean to be a hero? This is the central question of this fun and thought-provoking graphic novel, which started as a web comic and was funded as a print book through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Alison Green is one of many of her generation who got super powers--she...

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Rebecca Chaperon
Angelita
4

This book is a quick read, you are just basically going through the alphabet with reasons to miss school. But the most important part of this book is the art and the design of the book. At first, it comes off as a picture books for kids, but once you look at the art it instantly draws in an...

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Cece Bell
Colleen
4

CeCe is moving from her old school to a new one where everyone knows she is different: CeCe can't hear as well as everyone else, but she handles this difference with humor. She also deals with the everyday problems of growing up like losing best friends, and struggling in school. ...

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Haruki Murakami
Hana
4

A lovely, little hopeless fairy tale, which reminded me that I prefer my fairy tales like this. The pictures are wonderful and as you could expect Murakami makes you very hungry with his beautiful descriptions of food. It doesn't hurt that it takes place in a library with a terrifying...

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Marie Pommepuy
ShellyB
4

It may look like a light and lovely fairy tale, but look deeper and you will see that it is not!  From the very beginning few pages you may notice there is something a little off, a little different about this one, and both the artwork and the story have deeper levels, much darker levels,...

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1971- Hubert
ShellyB
4

Starting out like a typical fairy tale where the poor, picked on girl gets her wish when she does a good deed, but alas, be careful what you wish for because nothing is quite what it seems, as the old saying goes!  Interesting in the extremes this story travels to and the changes brought...

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Frank Miller
Hana
5

One of my favorite parts about the Sin City series is that they can be read out of order, as time and characters do not remain entirely consistent throughout the series. Of all the books in the series this one is by far my favorite. The introduction of color into the graphics makes this volume...

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Charles Burns
Hana
5

Certainly one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. Burns does a spectacular job of tying together all that is horrifying and beautiful about being a teenager, but mostly what is horrifying, and what could be more horrifying than a mysterious sexually transmitted disease that grotesquely...

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Cory Doctorow
Colleen
3

There aren't many books or graphic novels about girl gamers, so this is a nice addition to a small collection. Anda plays a massive multi roll playing game and battles beasts and bullies in both real and game life. Her mom is worried she'll get in trouble online, but Anda gains strength and...

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Mariko Tamaki
Ryan
5

Rose and Windy are not having the perfect cottage summer in Awago that they have experienced since as far back as they remember. With new love, family crisis, and their suddenly-divisive 1.5 year age difference, their friendship is fraying at the seams. This brilliantly illustrated, realistic...

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Julie Maroh
Hana
2

Stark contrast from her previous graphic novel. The illustrations were beautiful, as always, but the story lacked the depth and charm that made Blue is the Warmest Color so wonderful. 

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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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Ted Sullivan
CoCo Supreme23
4

In this all new graphic novel inspired by the ABC hit TV series “Revenge”, Emily Thorne (AKA Amanda Clark) is a wealthy and good hearted philanthropist who befriends the Grayson family.  However, some twenty years ago, the powerful and elite Grayson family committed a horrific crime and...

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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...