Drawn to Comics March 2015

Checkout the new graphic novels at PBCLS!

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States
Author Stavans, Ilan
Illustrator Alcaraz, Lalo
2014-07 – Basic Books
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Enough with the dead white men Forget what you learned in school Ever since Columbus–who was probably a converted Jew–“discovered” the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country’s most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today.

 

The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel

The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel
Author Rice, Anne
Illustrator Witter, Ashley Marie
2014-11 – Yen Press
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When reporter Reuben Golding arrives at a secluded mansion at the request of the home’s mysterious female owner, he doesn’t expect this assignment will lead to him being inexplicably attacked-bitten-by a beast shadowed in darkness. This single event prompts a terrifying but seductive transformation that both opens Reuben’s eyes to what was previously

unseen and unknown, and leads to even more questions. Why was he given this wolf gift? Is its nature good or evil? And is he now all alone in this mysterious new world?

 

The Secret Service: Kingsman

The Secret Service: Kingsman
Author Millar, Mark
2014-09 – Marvel Comics
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“Kick-Ass” writer Mark Millar, “Watchmen” legend Dave Gibbons, and superstar director Matthew Vaughn team up to reinvent the spy genre for the 21st century in one of the most brilliant new comics of recent years. A British secret agent feels guilty about never spending time with his deadbeat sister and takes his wayward nephew under his wing aft er he’s arrested in the London riots. The boy is heading straight for a jail cell until his uncle steps in and tries to give him a new life, training him up to be a gentleman spy. Gone are the garish street clothes and chunky jewelry, replaced with a Savile Row suit and bulletproof umbrella as he travels the globe to uncover a plot that links the kidnapping of the world’s most famous sci-fi actors with a plot to eradicate 90% of the human race.

 

The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel
Author Weeks, Brent
Illustrator MacDonald, Andy
2014-10 – Yen Press
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From the gutters of the Warrens to the opulent court at Khalidor, Brent Weeks’s epic fantasy THE WAY OF SHADOWS unfolds on the page of this graphic novel adaptation as seen through the eyes of seasoned illustrator Andy MacDonald.
For the orphan Azoth, there are precious few avenues out of the life of a guild rat in the back alleys of the Warrens. There are no rewards without risks, and there are few greater risks than apprenticing yourself to the city’s most accomplished assassin, Durzo Blint.
Reborn as Kylar Stern, the young man must learn to navigate the intrigues of politics and the intricacies of magic, but does he have both the killer instinct and the raw talent to survive the cutthroat life he’s chosen?

 

World War 3 Illustrated: 1979-2014

World War 3 Illustrated: 1979-2014
Editor Tobocman, Seth
2014-07 – PM Press
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Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, “World War 3 Illustrated” is a collective of first-time and professional artists who use confrontational comics to shine a little reality on the fantasy world of the American kleptocracy. This full-color retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, and includes topic of housing rights, feminism, the environment, religion, police brutality, globalization, and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest. “World War 3 Illustrated” also illuminates the war we wage on each other–and sometimes the one taking place in our own minds. Contributors include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Mac McGill, Kevin Pyle, Spain Rodriguez, Nicole Schulman, Seth Tobocman, Susan Willmarth, and dozens more.

 

Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries

Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries
Author Bell, Gabrielle
2014-07 – Uncivilized Books
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Raw, bare-boned, scathingly funny dispatches from the renowned comic diarist Gabrielle Bell, with biting cultural commentary mixed with her signature introspective, self-deprecating humor, and surreal digressions (from car-driving bears, through Zombie Apocalypses, to cute babies, and . . . more bears ) as she visits France, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, back to Brooklyn, and finally landing in upstate New York. In “Truth is Fragmentary” Gabrielle Bell proves she can be . . . funny.

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