comics & graphic novels

This is a list of comics, graphic novels, and mangas I’ve discussed on this blog. The list is organized by title or series title.

A

Above the Timberline ★★★☆☆

by Gregory Manchess (illus.)

Anya’s Ghost ★★★☆☆

by Vera Brosgol (illus.)

Amulet

by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.)

The Stonekeeper (Book 1) ★★★☆☆

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Book 2) ★★★☆☆

The Cloud Searchers (Book 3) ★★★☆☆ ½

The Last Council (Book 4) ★★★★☆

Archie

The New Riverdale (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆ ½

by Mark Waid, illus. by Fiona Staples (issues #1-3), Annie Wu (issue #4), and Veronica Fish (issues #5-6) with colors by Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn

The Arrival ★★★★★

by Shaun Tan (illus.)

Assassin Nation

by Kyle Starks, illus. by Erica Henderson

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆

Audubon: On the Wings of the World ★★★★☆

by Fabien Grolleau, illus. by Jérémie Royer, trans. by Etienne Gilfillan

B

Baba Yaga’s Assistant ★★★☆☆

by Marika McCoola, illus. by Emily Carroll

The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City ★★★☆☆

by Jared Axelrod, illus. by Steve Walker

Birthright

by Joshua Williamson, illus. by Andrei Bressan

Homecoming (Vol. 1) ★★★★☆

Boy-1

by H.S. Tak, illus. by Amancay Nahuelpan

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆

The Boys

by Garth Ennis, illus. by Darick Robertson

The Name of the Game (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

C

Copperhead

by Jay Faerber, illus. by Scott Godlewski

Volume 1 ★★★★☆ ½

D

The Dam Keeper

by Robert Kondo (illus.) and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (illus.)

The Dam Keeper (Book 1) ★★★★☆

World Without Darkness (Book 2) ★★☆☆☆

Delilah Dirk

by Tony Cliff (illus.)

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant ★★☆☆☆ ½

Django/Zorro

by Quentin Tarantino & Matt Wagner, illus. by Esteve Polls

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

E

Elves

by Jean-Luc Istin, illus. by Kyko Duarte with colors by Saito, transl. by Christina Cox-De Ravel

Volume 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

F

Faith

by Jody Houser, illus. by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

From Under Mountains

by Claire Gibson and Marian Churchland, illus. by Sloane Leong

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆

Fullmetal Alchemist

by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.)

Volumes 1-9 ★★★★★

Volumes 10-12 ★★★★★

G

Geis: A Matter of Life & Death ★★☆☆☆ ½

by Alexis Deacon (illus.)

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil ★★★★★

by Stephen Collins (illus.)

Green Lantern

Revenge of the Green Lanterns ★★☆☆☆ ½

by Geoff Johns, illus. by various artists

H

Here ★★★★★

by Richard McGuire (illus.)

I

I Hate Fairyland

by Skottie Young (illus.)

Madly Ever After (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Identity Crisis ★★★★☆ ½

by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Rags Morales

In Search of Lost Dragons ★★★★★

by Élian Black’Mor (illus.) and Carine-M (illus.)

Infinite Spiral

by Kristy Cunningham (illus.)

Another World (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

J

Jughead

Issue #1 ★★★☆☆

by Chip Zdarsky, illus. by Erica Henderson

L

Lady Killer

by Joëlle Jones (illus.) and Jamie S. Rich

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆

Lady Mechanika

by Joe Benítez (illus.)

The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Locke & Key

by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez

Welcome to Lovecraft (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

Lumberjanes

by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, illus. by Brooke A. Allen

Beware the Kitten Holy (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆

M

Monstress

by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda

Issue 1 ★★★★☆

Awakening (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

The Blood (Vol. 2) ★★★★★

Haven (Vol. 3) ★★★★★

Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur

by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos

BFF (Vol. 1) ★☆☆☆☆

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection

ed. by Hope Nicholson

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆

Moonstruck

by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle and Kate Leth

Magic to Brew (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆

N

Nightlights ★★★★☆

by Lorena Alvarez (illus.)

Nimona ★★★★☆

by Noelle Stephenson (illus.)

O

Oddly Normal

by Otis Frampton (illus.)

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

Book 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

P

Pashmina ★★★☆☆

by Nidhi Chanani

Pisces

by Kurtis J. Wiebe, illus. by Johnnie Christmas

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆

Pretty Deadly

by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illus. by Emma Rios

The Shrike (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆ ½

Prodigy

by Mark Millar, illus. by Rafael Albuquerque

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆

R

Rasputin

by Alex Grecian, illus. by Riley Rossmo

The Road to the Winter Palace (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Rat Queens

by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Sass and Sorcery (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

— illus. by Roc Upchurch

The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth (Vol. 2) ★★★☆☆

— illus. by Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic

S

Saga

by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples

Volume 1 ★★★★★

Volume 2 ★★★★★

Volume 3 ★★★★★

Volume 4 ★★★★★

Volume 5 ★★★★☆ ½

Volume 6 ★★★★☆

The Sculptor ★★★★☆

by Scott McCloud (illus.)

Sex Criminals

by Matt Fraction, illus. by Chip Zdarsky

One Weird Trick (Vol. 1) ★★★★☆ ½

Superman

Red Son ★★★★★

by Mark Millar, illus. by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett (pencils), Andrew Robinson and Walden Wong (inkers), and Paul Mounts (colorist)

Sylvania

By Kristin Kemper

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

T

Tea Dragon

by Katie O’Neill (illus.)

The Tea Dragon Society (Book 1) ★★★★★

The Tea Dragon Festival (Book 2) ★★★★★

This One Summer ★★★★☆ ½

by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki

Through the Woods ★★★★☆

by Emily Carroll (illus.)

V

Velvet

by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting

Before the Living End (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

The Secret Lives of Dead Men (Vol. 2) ★★★★★

W

Wheel of Time

by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, illus. by Mike Miller, Harvey Tolibao, and Joseph Cooper

New Spring ★★☆☆☆

The Wicked + The Divine

by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie

The Faust Act (Vol. 1) ★★★★☆ ½

The Faust Act (a reread) ★★★★☆

Fandemonium (Vol. 2) ★★★★★

Commercial Suicide (Vol. 3) ★★★☆☆ ½

Rising Action (Vol. 4) ★★★★★

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki ★★★☆☆ ½

by Mamoru Hosoda, illus. by Yu

Wytches

by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

Z

Zodiac Starforce

by Kevin Panetta, illus. by Paulina Ganucheau with colors by Savanna Ganucheau

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆

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