Here is a book that elegantly shows the potential for comic book storytelling. Deep and emotionally complex, WHEN DAVID LOST HIS VOICE subtly unfolds into a gripping, lovely work.
They’re no longer a supercouple, but Superman and Lois Lane had a good run for much of Superman’s 75 years in existence. That’s why Lois is getting her own hardcover retrospective in the collection LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS.
Geary’s series is one of the most interesting examinations of historical events going on in comics. While comics are proving somewhat popular for historical fiction and nonfiction these days, few get it right the way Geary does --- thoroughly researched, with bibliographies, and a keen eye for detail.
Back in 1987, in the days of the black spider suit, Spider-Man got a one-way ticket to a mental institution. Unfortunately for him, it was an institution run by the evil Kingpin, who used it as a front for drugging and then manipulating inmates into committing his crimes. Even worse for Spider-Man, he would take another trip back to the mental institution in 1992 in a sequel to the epic storyline.
With great power comes great responsibility. With a great Paul Pope superhero book comes a whole lot of fun.
The colors pop and the artwork sings throughout the seven stories featured in EXPLORER: THE LOST ISLANDS, the second anthology from editor Kazu Kibuishi (the creator behind the wonderful Amulet series). Kibuishi’s AMULET is known for these eye-grabbing splashes, which take full advantage of the spectrum of four-color creativity that comics allows, so it’s no surprise to see them on display here as well.
POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE is technically aimed for kids (and at 64 pages it’s a short, kid-friendly length) but it can also be fun for adults who have an inner kid in them.
THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith --- creater of the classic comic Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville --- has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and web comics to create this cutting-edge collection.
Written and illustrated by sibling team Ginny and Penelope Skinner and published by the London-based indie press Limehouse Books, Briony Hatch is a poignant yet mischievous romp through the warts-and-all life-world of a geeky, teenage girl growing up in contemporary England. It’s also a feminist fantasy and a ghost story and a coming-of-age tale.
Now 16 years old, Jacob Portman has grown up listening to outlandish tales told by his grandfather, who claims he escaped monsters as a young boy and was able to take shelter in Miss Peregrine’s home. Jacob believes the monsters his grandfather was hiding from during World War II were the Nazis, but after his grandfather dies, horrifically, before his very eyes, Jacob is confronted with the truth.