Paper Girls, vol. 1

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I first heard about Paper Girls when social media exploded with praise for it within hours of the first issue’s release. Difficult to describe, my best summary would be that it’s like a cross between E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial and the…

Invincible Iron Man, vol. 1: Reboot

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Tony Stark is a man of many hats. He is a futurist. He is a philanthropist. And, most famously, he’s a superhero—the Invincible Iron Man. Or so he’d like to think. Tony’s old enemy and ex-girlfriend Whitney Frost (aka Madame…

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

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There’s been something of a golden age for graphic novel memoirs aimed at middle grade readers in the past few years with fantastic titles like Smile, Sisters, El Deafo, and The Dumbest Idea Ever being released (second dumbest idea ever: attempting…

Dragon Ball Full Color: Freeza Arc, vol. 1

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The first volume of Dragon Ball’s Freeza Arc takes readers to planet Namek—the original home of Piccolo and Kami, Earth’s former guardian—and introduces Freeza, a central villain in the Dragon Ball universe. Following Vegeta’s retreat from Earth and the deaths of…

My Hero Academia, vol. 1

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Izuku Midoriya is an ordinary middle school student and, in his world, that’s a major disappointment and severe disadvantage. About 80% of the population has manifested extraordinary powers called “quirks”; not only does that mean superheroes and supervillains battle it…