Graphic Novels

When I heard that Ta-Nehisi Coates was writing the new Black Panther series, I nearly hyperventilated. His writing should need no introduction, but his obvious love of comics floored me as I learned more about this upcoming volume. Perfect for die-hard fans of the Marvel universe or for someone looking for a more literary introduction to superhero comics. You can’t miss this almost-historic moment in comics history. —Jax

 

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Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781302900533
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Published: Marvel Comics - September 13th, 2016

I want to press this book into the hands of everyone I know. The authors have done a fantastic job in creating the perfect primer for the queer experience. There is still so far to go when it comes to equality, but this book is going to change future conversations about being gay. And it’s funny! The clean artwork perfectly encapsulates each of the important concepts that have led us to where we are now.  —Ivy

 

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Queer: A Graphic History Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Julia Scheele (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781785780714
Availability: Special Order
Published: Icon Books - November 15th, 2016

Jessica Jones is kind of a mess. Jessica Jones doesn’t care. Jessica Jones is here to help. Jessica Jones is who the superheroes turn to. Because Jessica Jones used to be one. Jessica Jones had something bad happen to her. But Jessica Jones survived. Jessica Jones proves that being a real hero is so much more than super powers. Trust me – you want to read Jessica Jones --Jocelyn

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Jessica Jones: Alias, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Brian Michael Bendis (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Michael Gaydos (Illustrator), Bill Sienkiewicz (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780785198550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Comics - September 22nd, 2015

Abel's comic timing made me a coffee-snorting spectacle in public, because I laughed through every page. In unveiling the creative process behind hit nonfiction podcasts like This American Life, Abel makes something incredible: a graphic novelization about radio storytelling that is, itself, effortlessly enjoyable to read. Ideal for anyone responsible for telling a good story well.

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Amber
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Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385348430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - August 25th, 2015

If you like books, historical jokes, and sassy and hilarious comics, take a look at this new collection from Kate Beaton, a fantastic comic artist. I loved the first book from her wonderful webcomic, and this one exceeded my expectations. Insightful, silly, political, and always witty, her comics never fail to bring a smile to my face. Flip through a few pages; I guarantee you (or anyone who loves comics) will enjoy her!  --Jax

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Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! a Vagrant Collection Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770462083
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 15th, 2015

Star Wars revolutionized science fiction, so it’s no wonder people continually return to its mythos. This Star Wars comic fills in missing scenes from the original trilogy. I loved dropping back in with Leia, Luke, and Han. They’re on a mission to cripple the Empire, but were not expecting to be in Darth Vader’s path long before Luke was ready to face him. The artwork and writing perfectly characterize our old friends, paying homage to the original stylizing with a modern sleekness.  --Ivy

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Star Wars, Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes Cover Image
By Jason Aaron (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), John Cassaday (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780785192138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Comics - October 6th, 2015

Jessica Jones was once known as Jewel—but now she’s just a private eye (if one with unusual access to the world of the suited super-heroes.)  Sarcastic, bitter, sassy, and smart, Jessica will go to extreme lengths to pretend she doesn’t have a good heart, while protecting those who normally protect. Finally back in print, in time for a new Netflix series, Jessica Jones proves that the best heroes are ones that are human first.  --Jocelyn

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Jessica Jones: Alias, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Brian Michael Bendis (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Michael Gaydos (Illustrator), Bill Sienkiewicz (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780785198550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Comics - September 22nd, 2015

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and an endearing helping of awkward combine in this excellent memoir. It’s the late 70’s, and Madge, who is determined to get cool and get laid, lands a job at the totally hip Imperial Cafe in Oakland. What follows are the often bizarre stories of her co-workers, the regulars and everyone in between, all woven around her journey through adulthood.
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Jax
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Over Easy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461536
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 15th, 2014

1973. The Cold War. Velvet Templeton is secretary to the director of MI6, always with a smile (and sometimes more) for the agents passing her desk. None of them suspect the classified, deadly skills she's kept retired for years—until a former lover is killed under suspicious circumstances, and Velvet finds herself framed as a double agent.
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Jocelyn
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Velvet Volume 1 Tp Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069645
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Published: Image Comics - July 2014

Admit it: you're intrigued. Follow that impulse. Because not only is this book funny, fun, and, yes, sexy, it gives you a story original and yet wholly familiar. In spite of the unlikeliest of (spoiler alert!) superpowers, real people battle that greatest terror of thinking we are strange and alone, and the most painful hope when we find someone who makes us think maybe we aren't.
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Jocelyn
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Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069461
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Published: Image Comics - April 29th, 2014

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