staff picks

Prez, vol. 1: Corndog-In-Chief

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“Apparently it’s a lot easier to gamble with someone else’s life.” “And there it is. The dirty secret that makes politics possible.” So ends the fifth issue of Prez in this collection of its first story-arc, still in the early…

Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler

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Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler begins with terrified Jews, concentration camps, and cornered members of the French resistance; the story then turns to the man who set this tragedy in motion. Mizuki starts Hitler’s tale with his quest to become an artist in Vienna…

Starve, vol. 1

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Starve reminds me of a Shakespearean tragedy: the good guys are also the bad guys, and the worst guys have the best lines.The cover features a jowly man with a wide face and deep-set eyes holding the flat end of a…

Divinity, vol. 1

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Abram Adams, the black, adopted, Russian, communist cosmonaut protagonist of Divinity, was one of the most interesting character debuts of 2015. An excellent student and soldier raised during the Cold War, he was chosen for a mission to the edge…

Princeless, vol. 4: Be Yourself

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Adrienne, Bedelia, and Sparky continue their quest to save Adrienne’s sisters in the newest volume of Princeless. The next princess on their list is Adrienne’s middle sister Angoisse. To find her they must travel to a tower located in the middle of…

Must Have: Daredevil

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Sunny Side Up

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The Holm siblings, particularly well known in the children’s book world as creators of the Babymouse and Squish series, take a step forward into a more sensitive topic in their latest book, Sunny Side Up. When a family secret forces…

Spider-Gwen, vol. 0: Most Wanted?

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Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted? answers the Marvel “What If?” question you never even knew you had: What would the Marvel Universe look like if Gwen Stacy had become Spider-Woman and Peter Parker had died? Most Wanted? follows Gwen’s struggle to be Spider-Woman and resolve…

Must Have: Legends of Tomorrow

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Tokyo Ghoul, vol. 3

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Investigator Ippei Kusaba and Hiname Fueguchi’s mother have both been violently murdered for crimes they did not commit. Ghouls and humans alike must now cope with their losses while continuing their neverending fight for survival. Already nearing the point of no return, ghoul Touka…

Must Have: Green Arrow

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Today’s graphic literature fans are enjoying a golden age of television undreamed of. Whether you’re a fan of superheroics, spy-thrillers, or horror, there’s something for virtually everyone. But what happens when someone goes looking for the books that inspired their…

Fall of Cthulhu

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“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” Since the 1928 publication of “The Call of Cthulhu” in Weird Tales, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos has attracted and enthralled readers, spawning countless additions as author-fans of multiple generations offer their own interpretations…

Classic Fantastic: Lucifer

Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. Lucifer on TV…

School-Live!, vol. 1

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The School Living Club, comprised of high school upperclassmen Yuki, Kurumi, Yuuri, and their faculty advisor Sakura-sensei, live at school in order to maximize their learning and social experiences. Their school is fully equipped with top-notch technology, allowing them to live…