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November 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Graphic Novels and Comics

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Graphic Novels and Comics

 

The depth and variety of stories told through the graphic novel format is truly breathtaking. Here are some of our favorites.

 

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La Perdida

La Perdida
Abel, Jessica

Carla, an idealistic young American woman, travels to Mexico in search of her heritage, where she finds the path to self-discovery more complicated than she expected.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 4 on 7 copies

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Wonder Woman: Volume 1, Blood

Wonder Woman: Volume 1, Blood
Azzarello, Brian

Amazonian princess Diana’s world turns upside down when dark secrets are revealed about her lineage, which is further complicated by the sinister machinations of a vindictive Hera, Queen of the Gods.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 13 copies

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Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
Bechdel, Alison

Lesbian cartoonist Bechdel examines her fraught relationship with her aloof mother, as well as her life in therapy, in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Fun Home.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir About Being A John

Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir About Being A John
Brown, Chester

After ending a dissatisfying relationship, Chester Brown decided henceforth he would only pay for sex. He meticulously details his encounters with sex workers and his friends’ mixed reactions to his decision in this controversial account.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 2 on 13 copies

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The Tooth

The Tooth
Bunn, Cullen

A strange, mystical hero is brought back to life to continue his battle with evil in this absurd retro story complete with fake ads and design from the heyday of 1970s and '80s comic books.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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X'ed Out

X'ed Out
Burns, Charles

If David Lynch directed a film of Tintin’s adventures, it might look something like this comic, in which our hapless hero Doug stumbles through a confusing and nightmarish landscape. First in a series.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Unterzakhn

Unterzakhn
Corman, Leela

On the crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side circa 1910, twin sisters Esther and Fanya learn the mysteries, joys and tragedies of life in a bustling Jewish immigrant community.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Demon Knights: Volume 1, Seven Against the Dark

Demon Knights: Volume 1, Seven Against the Dark
Cornell, Paul

An unlikely alliance of heroes and villains join together to defend a town from a siege of demonic forces in this alternate history of medieval Europe.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me : A Graphic Memoir

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me : A Graphic Memoir
Forney, Ellen

In a raw, intense memoir, Forney details her personal struggles with bipolar disorder while exploring the history of mood disorders, their treatment and their impact on the lives of famous artists.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 10 copies

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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Georges, Nicole J.

Nicole Georges always believed that her father died when she was two, until a psychic informs her that her father is alive. Unlike the psychic’s other predictions, this one turned out to be true.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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