Graphic Novels & Comics

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We’re far enough into the limbo stage of the Covid-19 pandemic (it’s over, it’s not over, it’s over, it’s not over) to have started welcoming the first wave of pandemic-inspired literature, such as

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“crisp, clear, and evocative . . . a supernatural thriller that takes you where you least expect to go.”

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“a map for others on the power of storytelling . . . writing and drawing her way to liberation”

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“. . . both fantastical and touchingly human.”

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“Barry has a real genius for getting to the reality of middle-school kids . . . gritty, real, and deeply funny.”

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“Packed with emotional power.”

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“An exquisitely painful portrait of loneliness, perfectly pitched for the current time of pandemic isolation.”

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What do you do when the world refuses to look at you, to really see you? When, still, your life is expendable if the smallest excuse for taking it can be conjured?

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“No detail escapes Dauber. . . . A master storyteller . . .”

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"Our research has proved that the chicken came not just before the egg, but before anything else in the known universe."

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“The psychedelic form, as well as the blatant splashes of color, make this graphic novel a feast for the eyes, while some of its themes will be recognizable to anyone familiar with Latin Am

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“Exquisite pacing . . . a masterful artist.”

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a stunning tour-de-force . . . that will surely set a new benchmark for graphic novels and what they can achieve in a literary context.”

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There are two stories being told inside the new Haffner Press anthology, The Complete Ivy Frost by Donald Wandrei. The first is the discovery of a real rarity.

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Tim Fielder’s book Infinitum tells the story of Aja Oba, an ancient African king who steals the son of his concubine and is cursed with immortality in revenge.

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“Hats off to Gildiner for doing a heroic therapeutic job and for writing about it so eloquently.”

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Now more than ever the nation needs an alien it can respect. Not the cute ET-type of alien, either. This one should be wearing cargo pants, smoking a cigarette, and cooking hot dogs on a BBQ.

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Dirty Old Tank Girl by Alan Martin is good clean fun, apart from the swearing, violence, and brief nudity.

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Bronx Heroes in Trumpland has three primary contributors. Each has written a foreword to this graphic novel.

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Rusty Brown is a masterful study of ordinary American humanity.

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Patrick Kyle’s graphic novels are enigmatic. His artwork is abstract and deeply resistant to simple representation, and his stories are surreal.

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“Although the painterly art style and attention to environmental detail provide much to admire visually, narratively this is yet another joyless and bloody tale of a man sent on a rampage o

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The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”

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“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”

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