Author Archive for Jennifer Wharton

Batman Adventures, issues 5-8

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This set of books includes Capstone’s library bound editions of issues no. 5-8 of Batman Adventures. These are loosely based on the cartoon show Batman: The Animated Series. Although the comics keep the same art style and basic characters as…

SMASH: Trial by Fire

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Andrew Ryan is your typical fifth grader. Like all the other kids in town, he hero-worships the Defender, greatest hero the world has ever known. He daydreams about being a hero himself: Sparrowhawk! But real life isn’t so heroic. He’s…

An Enchantment

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Fans of museums, art, and happy endings will fall in love with this light, beautiful love story. In love with the art, that is, for that is what this story is all about. In soft earthy hues, wordless panels introduce…

Grandville, vol. 3: Bete Noire

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The story of Grandville continues in the third volume of the adventures of Detective-Inspector Lebrock of Scotland Yard. If you aren’t familiar with the world of Grandville, it is a deeply engrossing “scientific-romance thriller,” as the subtitle says. Grandville is…

William and the Lost Spirit

William’s sister, Helise, has run away. William feels responsible; he knew she was distressed over their mother’s remarriage, didn’t believe their father was dead, and had some frightening ideas about their mother, but he didn’t listen. He sets off in…

Alabaster: Wolves

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Caitlin Kiernan’s dark stories of a paranormal South are brought to life in this introductory graphic adaptation. I had not previously read the stories this graphic novel is based on. I waited to read them until after I’d read the…

Mermin, vol. 1

Pete is hanging out at the beach with his friends Claire and Toby when they find a strange creature. He looks a little fishy, but he seems friendly enough and tells them his name is Mermin…and he’s a merman…from Mer.…