Graphic Novels

Like many angsty Chicano teens I found (and subsequently consumed) the Hernandez brothers’ Love and Rockets graphic novels with a certain fervor that only impressionable youths have. So I suppose one might say I’m pretty excited for a new book in the Love and Rockets universe. Maria M., Complete Collection is an unusual graphic novel that tells the Scorcese-by-way-of-Darren-Arnovsky crime tale of Maria M., the mother of one of Love and Rockets’ primary characters. Sex, drugs, rock (maybe some head rolling), and unforgettable characters make this collection a must-read for anyone nostalgic for their tormented teen years. - Gabe

This book's publication date has been rescheduled to January 22nd, 2019. While we are sad this book will not be out this summer, we are excited to share it with you next year! 

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Maria M. Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781683960164
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Fantagraphics Books - January 22nd, 2019

One of my favorite authors teaming up with one of my favorite comic artists to write about the amazing world of Wakanda? Make mine Marvel (by which I mean, yes please!). With the wild success of the movie, everyone now knows Black Panther is an amazing character and Okorafor is picking up right where Ta-Nehisi Coates left off in the aftermath of a revolution. It is sure to be an amazing, wild ride. Wakanda forever! - Ivy

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Black Panther: Long Live the King (Marvel Premiere Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Nnedi Okorafor (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Andre Araujo (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781302905385
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Marvel Comics - June 5th, 2018

Do you want to laugh uncomfortably? Awkwardly empathize? Be absolutely charmed? Full-page personal ads and the adventures of the lonely but undaunted teenage Tobias build one side of Erin Nations’ world, while customer service, memories of growing up a triplet, and honest reflections on being trans and transitioning introduce us to Nations himself. I am both uncomfortable and too comfortable in reading Gumballs because it feels so familiar to me, kindness and weirdness and all; it feels like home. - Jocelyn

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Gumballs Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094313
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - June 26th, 2018

Fans of Mike Mignola (Hellboy) will no doubt devour his latest book, illustrated by the incomparable Troy Nixey and colored by Eisner winner Dave Stewart. With such talents at work, Jenny Finn is sure to be beautifully crafted and promises a generous dose of Mignola’s trademark Lovecraftian horror: a plague that leaves bodies covered in tentacles, a serial killer slashing women at night, and a séance that reveals a horrible curse… - Kelly

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Jenny Finn Cover Image
By Mike Mignola, Troy Nixey, Troy Nixey (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506705446
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dark Horse Books - June 19th, 2018

This comic is completely bonkers and has everything you could want: old-timey hobos, hobo slang, tramps, bums, magical maps, sidekicks, regular kicks, and a heavy dose of hilarity that doesn't quit. It's like O Brother, Where Art Thou? meets Deadly Class. On trains. Trust me—it’s amazing. - Kelly

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Rock Candy Mountain Volume 1 Cover Image
By Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks (Artist), Chris Schweizer (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534303171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Image Comics - October 3rd, 2017

What are the fleeting memories and traumas that shape us? Adrian Tomine follows this question through a collection of tragicomic stories that reflect the humanity in characters that are both flawed and lovable. From the first page to the last, Tomine had me enthralled with both his minimal artwork and poignant prose. - Gabe

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Killing and Dying Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770463097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn & Quarterly a Client - February 6th, 2018

Seiichi Hayashi’s cult-classic comic will make you cry. The experimental black-ink work pays homage to Godard films as much as underground comic books. It completely immerses you in a fractured world of love, failed revolutionary politics, and art. Any word I can use to review this book feels false compared to the stark beauty and emotional viscosity of the book itself. - Gabe

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Red Colored Elegy Cover Image
By Seiichi Hayashi, Taro Nettleton (Translator), Ryan Holmberg (Contribution by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770462120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - February 20th, 2018

After loss, it is normal to search for meaning and solace. Love is Love is a beautiful response to the Pulse nightclub tragedy. Many artists come together to bring hope back into a world which appeared bleak in the wake of such violence. All artwork was donated by the artists and writers. Proceeds from each sale go to benefit the victims and their families. - Ivy

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Love Is Love Cover Image
By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781631409394
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: IDW Publishing - January 10th, 2017

Chris Ware is a Picasso of modern art and storytelling. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Ware, chances are you’ve seen his art and seen the work of those who have been influenced by him. Here you have the most unusual museum feature on a single artist contained between covers. Ware’s art, from early concepts to modern masterpieces, lays out his life with occasional commentary and great insight into an artist, the world he sees, and the art industry. - Jocelyn

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Monograph by Chris Ware Cover Image
By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847860883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 17th, 2017

Roz Chast is a master of the graphic memoir. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant pushed the very boundaries of the genre, showing the world that comics are so much more than “just comic books.” Her new volume promises both an insider and outsider view of Manhattan, a strange yet beautiful city. I can’t wait to crack this one open and soak up Chast’s newest love letter to New York City. - Ivy

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Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781620403211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury UK - October 3rd, 2017

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