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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Graphic Novels and Comics

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Graphic Novels and Comics

 

The depth and variety of stories told through the graphic novel format is truly breathtaking. Here are some of our favorites.

 

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Justice League Dark: Volume 1, In the Dark

Justice League Dark: Volume 1, In the Dark
Milligan, Peter

When a powerful witch goes mad and unleashes hell on Earth, it’s up to the outcasts of the Justice League, those who work in magic and shadows, to save the world from the mystic terrors let loose.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition

Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition
Moore, Alan

When one of their former colleagues is murdered, a band of retired superheroes reunite to investigate his death and stumble upon a plot with vast consequences for a world teetering on the brink of nuclear war.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 4 on 18 copies

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Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery

Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
Morrison, Grant

The Man of Mystery Muscle returns to discover that his one-time friend, The Fact, holds the key to some disturbing happenings that threaten reality itself.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Footnotes in Gaza

Footnotes in Gaza
Sacco, Joe

In 1956, 111 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in the town of Rafah. Fifty years later, reporter Sacco traveled to Rafah to expose the causes of this little-known incident and document its aftermath.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Persepolis

Persepolis
Satrapi, Marjane

The little rebellions of adolescence have much deeper consequences for young Marjane, as she grows up under the strict religious regime of the Ayatollah’s Iran.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Savage Sword of Conan: Volume 10

The Savage Sword of Conan: Volume 10

The continuing adventures of Conan the Barbarian include his battle with an army of undead warriors and the return of his arch-nemesis, the ruthless King Konar.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Swamp Thing: Volume 1, Raise Them Bones

Swamp Thing: Volume 1, Raise Them Bones
Snyder, Scott

After a terrible accident, scientist Alec Holland is transformed into the Swamp Thing, a creature with mystic connections to the “Green” and a penchant for encounters with supernatural horrors.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Maus: A Survivor's Tale

Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Spiegelman, Art

The burdens of history and filial responsibility are intertwined in this moving account of a Jewish Holocaust survivor’s wartime experiences and his difficult relationship with his adult son, a cartoonist.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Habibi

Habibi
Thompson, Craig

Child slaves Dodola and Zam struggle to preserve their love in a world full of lust, corruption and cruelty. Arabesque illustrations of Islamic tales mirror their story and the power of religion in a fantastical world.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 16 on 4 copies

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The Hypo

The Hypo
Van Sciver, Noah

Before Abraham Lincoln became a national hero, he was a penniless, lovelorn and depressed state legislator in Illinois. Through densely cross-hatched illustrations, Van Sciver evokes Lincoln’s melancholy moods during this dark period in his life.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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