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Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows by Jeff Lemire & Max Fuimara

Doctor Star is on the face a superhero comic, a tale of cosmic powers and the man who wields them, however very quickly Jeff Lemire weaves in another poignant tale of a father trying to connect with his estranged son. The result is a fantastic comic, as much owing to Essex County as it does to Marvel or DC.


Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2157015

  

Quantum Mechanics by Jeff Weigel

Rox and Zam want to do more than spend their days repairing junk on a barren asteroid at the rim of the galaxy but there aren’t many opportunities for a couple of young aliens especially now that a large intergalactic corporation has monopolized the trade routes.  Things change however when an unfamiliar ship touches down.  However when a simple repair job on a real ship turns into a kidnapping and delve into piracy Rox and Zam may find out that a boring asteroid isn’t so bad at all.


Juvenile 
Paperback Graphic Novel pr2723830"

 

Machete Squad by Brent Dulak, Kevin Knodell, David Axe & Per Darwin Berg

Brent Dulak doesn’t want to go to Afghanistan, not after two tours in Iraq have left him burnt out, but he’s a serving U.S. Army medic so he finds himself patching up wounded at a remote outpost near Kandahar.  Surrounded by motivated insurgents, questionable local allies Dulak tries his best to keep people alive in the midst of a brutal war.  Machete Squad is an engaging memoir of one soldier’s experiences in modern war.

Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2734173

 

Batman: White Night by Sean Gordon Murphy

The tables are turned in this standalone Batman story as a cured Joker sets out to “save” Gotham from the masked vigilantes like Batman who seem to do more damage than they prevent while protecting the establishment.  This is an interesting take on the Batman mythos examining the relationship of superheroes to society they are trying to protect.

Young Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2081358

 

 

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka of Lunch Lady and other fame, takes a look at his own troubled childhood in this powerful graphic memoir.  From the outset of Jarrett’s life things were not easy.  His father ran away before he was even born and his mother struggled with addiction and was largely out of his life in rehab and prison. Luckily, young Jarrett had a couple of caring, but opinionated, grandparents who raised him well enough.  Still, life was not normal, not the same as the other kids in school.  Hey Kiddo is the story of a kid learning to understand his families difficulties and ultimately using art to transcend them.

Juvenile Graphic Novel 
Hardcover pr2157141
Paperback pr2157140

 
Caveboy Dave: Not So Faboo by Aaron Reynolds

Shaman Faboo is missing and on the horizon is a plume of smoke indicating that there may just be another village nearby.  In a panic the villagers of Bleccchh elect young Dave as their new leader and hijinks naturally ensue as Dave and friends try to find Shaman Faboo, see what’s up with that strange village and maybe just deal with the giant man eating bird in the sky.  Caveboy Dave: Not so Faboo is a fun follow up to the original.

Juvenile Graphic Novel 
Hardcover pr2094262
Paperback pr2073626

 

Petals by Gustavo Borges

During a long winter two foxes, a father and son, try to survive the merciless cold. While gathering wood for his sick father the young fox meets a mysterious bird in a suit and top hat in the forest who helps the young fox and joins the family to ride out the winter. Petals is a touching wordless tale about friendship and selflessness.

Juvenile Hardcover Graphic Novel pr2508648

 

 

I Feel Machine by Krent Able, Box Brown, Julian Hanshaw, Erik Svetoft, Shaun Tan & Tillie Walden

Six acclaimed graphic novelists delve into humanity’s relationship with the technology that is evermore becoming present in our everyday lives in this anthology of six graphic tales.

Adult Paperback Graphic Novel pr2585249

 




My Brothers Husband, Vol. 2 by Gengoroh Tagame

Fresh off winning the 2018 Eisner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia for the first volume, volume 2 concludes Gengoroh Tagame’s touching tale examining the preconceptions and prejudices of gay culture in Japan.  Mike is an affable Canadian coming to Japan to explore the past of his departed husband, Ryoji. Yaichi is Ryoji’s estranged brother raising his daughter Kana on his own who reluctantly welcomes Mike and dutifully takes him in ultimately forcing Yaichi to examine his own role in his brother’s estrangment.

Adult Hardcover Graphic Novel pr2094899

 

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