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The Secret of the Unicorn
I grew up outside of the US and have been a huge fan of Tintin since childhood, so I am pleased to see that these wonderful stories are becoming more ...more
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Jul 10, 2012
Cat Burglar Black
Richard Sala’s books are eerie, mysterious, offbeat, and full of quirky humor. Cat Burglar Black is one of his only graphic novels that may be deemed ...more
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Feb 24, 2012
I've Got the One-More-Washload Blues (For Better or For Worse, #1)
People have been watching Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth and the rest Patterson family expand, change, and mature through the daily funny papers since ...more
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May 31, 2012
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1
After nine years of writing the Walking Dead comic book series and executive producing AMC’s three seasons of the Walking Dead TV series, Robert Kirkm ...more
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Oct 18, 2012
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Necessary Evil
I haven't read a Spider-Man comic in a long time and this is the newest flagship title for Spider-Man, but I wasn't lost while reading it because this ...more
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Dec 16, 2014
20th Century Boys, Volume 1: Friends (20th Century Boys, #1)
Have you ever wondered what a Goonies 2 might be like? This manga from legendary manga author/artist Naoki Urasawa might be the closest thing we get t ...more
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May 20, 2014
Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal
What do our stories tell us about our psyches? Kripal, a comparative religions scholar, explores modern myth in the making—in particular, how the myst ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
Blood Lad Omnibus, Vol. 1
Staz is the great, great descendant of Dracula and he's the boss of a territory in the Demon World. He's your typical teenager: he likes movies, video ...more
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Apr 02, 2014
Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira, #1)
Akira is one of those stories that is so hard to describe or summarize that you'll inevitably leave something out. What I can tell you is that this is ...more
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Feb 18, 2014
Nylon Road: A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran
This graphic memoir has obvious things in common with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, though Booklist states correctly that Nylon Road complements Satra ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
All the characters from the fairy tales, fables, and legends you loved as a child are alive and living in New York! Meet Snow White, the deputy mayor ...more
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May 31, 2012
Fear Itself
Fear Itself is another one of those "Marvel Comics Events" that involve all of the characters from the Marvel universe coming together to face an over ...more
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May 06, 2014
One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn (One Piece, #1)
Young Luffy wants to be the Pirate King, but all the pirates on the ocean stand in his way. Armed only with his talent for making friends, his indomit ...more
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Jun 19, 2012
Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja (Naruto, #1)
Naruto Uzumaki yearns to be acknowledged by his ninja village, but the evil fox spirit sealed into him while he was a child makes him an outcast among ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
The Moon Moth (Graphic Novel)
Originally published in 1961, Jack Vance's novella, "The Moon Moth" is an imaginative blend of murder mystery and high concept science fiction. This g ...more
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Sep 12, 2012
The Sandman: Endless Nights
Endless Nights is a collection of seven short stories each featuring one of the Endless from the Sandman comic series. The Endless are seven immortal ...more
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Mar 05, 2014
Anya's Ghost
Anya’s Ghost is a remarkably original graphic novel with enough twists and turns to keep your interest throughout. This is sequential storytelling at ...more
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Mar 01, 2012
Tokyo Babylon Omnibus Book One
Some of Clamp's memoriable characters come to life in this prequel of X. Tokyo Babylon can be comical and other times very dark but never boring. When ...more
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May 08, 2014
We've all told a little white lie before and found that having to cover up that lie can become increasingly difficult to do. To make herself stand out ...more
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Feb 03, 2014
X-Men: Battle of the Atom
Time traveling conundrums collide when the X-Men face their greatest foes yet...themselves! The original X-Men of the 1960's time travel to the presen ...more
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Apr 19, 2014
Swan: Volume 8 (Swan, #8)
The Swan series, about a lovely dancer named Masumi, continue to grow on me. The author/illustrator captures not only the movement of dance in her cap ...more
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Dec 27, 2012
Building Stories
The most interesting approach to a book I have ever encountered. This book rejects typical formatting and is comprised of 14 different pieces in vario ...more
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Mar 31, 2014
The Eternals is an exciting revision of a Marvel comic book series originally created by Jack “King” Kirby in the 1970’s. This retelling, by acclaimed ...more
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Feb 24, 2012
Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus Volume 1
I've been a fan of "Lone Wolf and Cub" for a long time and I was really excited to see Dark Horse reissue them in omnibus volumes, giving me an opport ...more
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May 31, 2014
Morning Glories Deluxe Volume 1 Hc
High School's a killer, and this graphic novel series makes anyone feel lucky to get out alive. This is a fast paced, super violent, world building se ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 01 (Hunter x Hunter, #1)
Gon is the gifted child of a famous Hunter, a person specialized in tracking down treasure, monsters, and even other people. Gon wishes to become a Hu ...more
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Apr 19, 2014
Dead to the World (iZombie #1)
What's a zombie girl to do when she starts losing her memories? Eat brains, of course -- even if that means she'll have to avenge her deceased dinner' ...more
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Nov 17, 2014
Bleach Volume 01: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers (Bleach, #1)
High-schooler, Ichigo Kurosaki, has always been able to see and hear ghosts, but when a ghost-eating monster attacks him, a mysterious woman shows up ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
This is the first graphic novel I ever read, and it made me want to explore the genre much more. Persepolis tells the coming of age story of rebelliou ...more
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May 23, 2011
Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 (Fruits Basket, #1)
Meet Tohru Honda, a female teenage orphan, who goes to high school by day, works several jobs by night, and is living in a tent in the local forest. F ...more
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Jun 14, 2012
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