Graphic Novels

Spider-Men book cover

Spider-Men

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man
Graphic Novels

Spider-Man (Peter Parker) comes face-to-face with his newcomer "replacement," thirteen-year-old Miles Morales, after master illusionist Mysterio opens a door between their two worlds. Now they must work together to face the deadly villain determined to destroy two Spider-Men in one.

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In a premise similar to "Into the Spider-Verse," Miles finds himself in the regular Marvel universe and meets an adult Peter Parker! -Brian

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man : Ultimate collection book cover

Miles Morales : the ultimate Spider-Man : Ultimate collection

Brian Michael Bendis

COMIC Spider-Man Miles Ultimate
Graphic Novels

Miles Morales takes up the mantle of the Ultimate Spider-Man! Before Peter Parker died, young Miles was poised to start the next chapter in his life in a new school. Then, a spider's bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn't understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter's legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles' Uncle Aaron - a.k.a. the Prowler - learns his secret! He's got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail!

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Miles Morales was introduced in Marvel's Ultimate Universe, which was separate from the regular Marvel universe. In the Ultimate Universe, a young Peter Parker is killed and the mantel of Spider-Man is taken up by Miles. -Brian

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Hey, kiddo

Jarrett Krosoczka

362.2913 /Krosoczka
Graphic Novels, Memoir, Young Adult

"In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along"--

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This book is getting rave reviews and was easy to see why. Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn't know his father's name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka's search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist. The artwork does, as intended, look like a memory or dream sequence and adds to the intensity of the book. It is a very honest description of his life growing up and at times can be very dark. Knowing the books he now writes and illustrates for children, it is amazing to see him overcome his upbringing to be the success he is today, it proves to be a very powerful message for everyone to take away. -Angie

Hawkeye book cover

Hawkeye

Matt Fraction

COMIC Hawkeye 2012
Graphic Novels

Clint Barton, a.k.a. the self-made hero Hawkeye, fights for justice and good rooftop BBQs! And with Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to get some downtime from being one of Earth's mightiest heroes. This is the ongoing tale of the Arrow-Avenger; Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble!

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At the Big 10 Championship football game, Iowa against Michigan State, one of the signs in the Michigan State student section said "Hawkeye is the worst Avenger." I don't think they read this hilarious series by Matt Fraction. -Meredith

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Maus II : a survivor's tale

Art Spiegelman

940.5318 /Spiegelman
Graphic Novels

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I tell anyone who is checking out Maus to go ahead and get Maus II at the same time. There's no way one can stop reading Vladek's story. -Meredith

Maus I : a survivor's tale book cover

Maus I : a survivor's tale

Art Spiegelman

940.5318 /Spiegelman
Graphic Novels

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Maus was the first graphic novel I ever read. Nothing like starting with the best! -Meredith

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Octavia E. Butler's Kindred

Damian Duffy

GRAPHIC NOVEL Butler
Graphic Novels

"Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it"--Jacket flap.

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Every book I’ve ever read by Octavia E. Butler stays with me for a long time. The graphic novel adaptation of Kindred is no exception. Amazing art for an amazing story. -Meredith

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Bitch Planet

Kelly Sue DeConnick

COMIC Bitch
Graphic Novels

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

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Set in a dystopian future where women who are "non-compliant" are sent to another planet to suffer for their sins. These can range from obesity, murder, being too tired to love and care for a man properly, talking too much, etc. Basically, if you're a woman, the man is watching. If he does not like what he sees, you pay. The plot is this first volume is slim, but the concept is intriguing. And scary. Not suitable for ages under 18, though the nudity is not for the sake of nudity, but making the female prisoners even more vulnerable. -Meredith

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Check, Please!


Graphic Novels

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A sweet, funny graphic novel about Eric Bittle, a college freshman who bakes, plays hockey and keeps a vlog. Oh, and he has a crush on the captain of his hockey team :) -Brian

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Woman world

Aminder Dhaliwal

GRAPHIC NOVEL Dhaliwal
Graphic Novels

When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society's ashes.

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A great illustration of women's strength with humor. -Meredith