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Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

The book Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a love story in the form of a scrapbook; yet it is so much more than a scrapbook, more than just photos.  It is memorabilia from someone’s life, and that someone is Gloria Fleming.   … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to The Best KIDS COMICS by Scott Robbins

Do you love comic books? Do your kids like to read “Graphic Novels”?  This guide will help with understanding what different kinds of comic books there are for all readers. The first chapter explains how to use the book. The … Continue reading

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Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales

DC Comics made a controversial move last year by ending all of their comics, rebooting the popular (but increasingly crowded and convoluted) DC universe, and starting their titles over at #1. Although their sales have been good, many long-time fans—including … Continue reading

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Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Light Yagami is a bright young man, so when he finds the notebook of a death god that will kill anyone whose name is written in it, he’s understandably skeptical.  It doesn’t take much experimentation to find out that it … Continue reading

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Indian Country (Scalped, 1) by Jason Aaron

Indian Country, a graphic novel, is written and drawn in the hard boiled tradition.  Everything is dark.  Relationships are difficult. Violence is an everyday occurrence. Dashiell Bad Horse has returned to the reservation after being away for years.  He is … Continue reading

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The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

The Tale of One Bad Rat is a very special story. In this graphic novel, Bryan Talbot tackles the serious subject of child sexual abuse and its after-effects. “Once upon a time, there was a very bad rat …” thus … Continue reading

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Black Butler by Yana Toboso

Kuroshitsuji, or Black Butler, is a manga composed of one part serious historical fiction, one part supernatural horror, one part fanservice, and five parts uncut crack. Twelve-year-old Ciel Phantomhive is the last of his line and the Earl of Phantomhive, … Continue reading

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American Vampire, by Scott Snyder

Steven King and I agree that Scott Snyder has written a wonderful, fresh take on vampires.  Steve liked it so much that he asked – yes, asked! – if he could contribute.  Together, Snyder and King, along with illustrator Rafael … Continue reading

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Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto is a long-running series with all the power of hype that that entails.  It begins as the story of a clumsy, none-too-bright boy who wants to become the greatest ninja ever.  This is, as one might expect, not terribly … Continue reading

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Special Exits: A Graphic Memoir by Joyce Farmer

Cartoonist Joyce Farmer has created a graphic masterpiece entitled Special Exits: A Graphic Memoir which chronicles the decline and death of her elderly parents. Living in southern Los Angeles, Lars and Rachel have enjoyed a long, happy life together but old … Continue reading

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