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Jordan Banks loves drawing cartoons about his life and hanging out with his friends on the block but his normal life is interrupted when his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school where Jordan is on of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Their intentions are right but Jordan finds himself not really fitting in at the private school but also separated from his old friends from the neighbourhood. Can Jordan make it work being the new kid?
Lois Lowry’s modern classic is given a beautiful art treatment in this graphic novel adaptation of the dystopian novel. Young Jonas is assigned to be the receiver of memory, the bearer of the memories of the world before the community. The normal job is to use the knowledge to advise the elders but instead reveals to Jonas a colorless world of uniformity and conformity as the world he had believed in is revealed to be less than the utopia it seemed to be leaving Jonas to choose to accept the world as it is or to try and change it.
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Modern Fantasy by Rafer Roberts & Kristen Gudsnuk
Modern Fantasy operates on a simple premise, take the fantasy world of a typical Dungeons & Dragons game and mash it together with the modern world of office job drudgery and shopping malls creating a world where Cleric’s replace doctor’s and in the next cubicle over is a barbarian preparing reports. Of course, it’s still a fantasy world so when a powerful gem falls into the hands of a dangerous cult (that operates out of a shopping mall) it is time for a quest to save the world.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.