What Graphic Novel Should You Read Next?

By this time of year, readers are either relaxed and celebrating their accomplished reading goal, OR frantically trying to finish out the year strong by picking up a few last-minute reads. More often than not, I am a part of the latter group, so I can say with less-than-proud honesty that I have some experience in the art of last-minute . . .

The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite | book review

In a strange, unexplainable event, forty-seven children are born at the exact same time, all across the world, birthed by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. A rich inventor named Reginald Hargreeves finds seven of these children and adopts them as his own "to save the world." From what? The . . .

The Prince and the Dressmaker | book review

Prince Sebastian is not as concerned as his parent's are with finding him a suitable lady to marry. He's more worried his parents (and all of Paris) will discover his secret: he likes to wear dresses. During a ball thrown by the King and Queen, Sebastian notices a remarkable dress that stands out from all the rest and demands to know who's created . . .

V for Vendetta | book review

Title: V for Vendetta (Complete) Author/Creator: Alan Moore Illustrator(s): David Lloyd, Steve Whitaker, Siobhan Dodds Series: V for Vendetta Publisher: DC Comics Vertigo Publication Date: March 1982 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Dystopia, Fiction Opening Line: "Good evening, London." The Synopsis Remember, remember the fifth of November… The year is 1997. Britain has fallen and been rebuilt under totalitarian rule…

Maus II | book review

Title: Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began Author/Creator: Art Spiegelman Illustrator: Art Spiegelman Series: Maus Publisher: Pantheon Books Publication Date: August 1991 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Memoir, Historical non-fiction Opening Line: Summer vacation. Francoise and I were staying with friends in Vermont. The Synopsis Art resumes recording his father's history as a survivor of the Holocaust, picking up…