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.


Above the Timberline ★★★☆☆

by Gregory Manchess (illus.)

Adulthood Is a Myth ★★★☆☆

by Sarah Andersen (illus.)

An Embarrassment of Witches ★★★☆☆ ½

by Sophie Goldstein (illus.) & Jenn Jordan

Anya’s Ghost ★★★☆☆

by Vera Brosgol (illus.)


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) ★★★★☆


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)

The Arrival ★★★★★

by Shaun Tan (illus.)

Assassin Nation

by Kyle Starks, illus. by Erica Henderson

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆

Number One With a Bullet (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆ ½

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

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


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

Bingo Love ★★★☆☆ ½

by Tee Franklin, illus. by Jenn St-Onge


by Joshua Williamson, illus. by Andrei Bressan

Homecoming (Vol. 1) ★★★★☆

Book Love

Debbie Tung (illus.) ★★★★★


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) ★★★★★


Conspiracy of Ravens ★★★☆☆

by Leah Moore & John Reppion, illus. by Sally Jane Thompson


by Jay Faerber, illus. by Scott Godlewski

Volume 1 ★★★★☆ ½

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins

by Matthew Mercer & Matthew Colville, illus. by Olivia Samson

Volume 1 ★★★★☆


Dam Keeper

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

The Dam Keeper (Book 1) ★★★★☆

World Without Darkness (Book 2) ★★☆☆☆


by Tom Taylor, illus. by Trevor Hairsine

DCeased (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

DCeased (Vol. 1 — reread in 2022) ★★★★★

DCeased: Unkillables (Vol. 2) ★★★★★
— illus. by Karl Mostert

DCeased: Hope at World’s End (Vol. 3) ★★★☆☆
— illus. by Marco Failla, Renato Guedes, Carmine di Giandomenico, Karl Mostert, Daniele di Nicuolo, Dustin Nguyen, Trevor Scott, & Jon Sommariva

DCeased: Dead Planet (Vol. 4) ★★★★☆
— illus. by Trevor Hairsine


Deadpool: World’s Greatest

by Gerry Duggan, illus. by Mike Hawthorne

Millionaire With a Mouth (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Delicious in Dungeon

by Ryoko Kui (illus.)

Volume 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

Delilah Dirk

by Tony Cliff (illus.)

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


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

Issue 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

Dragon Age

by David Gaider & Alexander Freed, illus. by Chad Hardin

The Silent Grove (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆



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

Volume 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth ☆☆☆☆☆ DNF

by Isabel Greenberg



by Bill Willingham, illus. by Lan Medina

Legends in Exile (Vol. 1) ★★★★★


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 ★★★★★


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


Here ★★★★★

by Richard McGuire (illus.)

How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal

by Kaziya (illus.)

Volume 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½


I Hate Fairyland

by Skottie Young (illus.)

Madly Ever After (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Identity Crisis ★★★★☆ ½

by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Rags Morales

In ★★★☆☆ ½

by Will McPhail (illus.)

In Search of Lost Dragons ★★★★★

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

Infinite Spiral

by Kristy Cunningham (illus.)

Another World (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Isla to Island ★★★★★

by Alexis Castellanos (illus.)


John Constantine, Hellblazer

by Jamie Delano & Rick Veitch, illus. by John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala, Rick Veitch, Tom Mandrake, Brett Ewins, & Jim McCarthy

Original Sins (Vol. 1) ☆☆☆☆☆ DNF


Issue #1 ★★★☆☆

by Chip Zdarsky, illus. by Erica Henderson

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu ★★★☆☆

by Junji Ito (illus.)


Klaus: How Santa Claus Began ★★★☆☆ ½

by Grant Morrison, illus. by Dan Mora


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) ★★★☆☆

Lady S

by Jean Van Hamme, illus. by Philippe Aymond, transl. from the French by Jerome Saincantin

Here’s to Suzie (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆

Locke & Key

by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez

Welcome to Lovecraft (Vol. 1) ★★★★★


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

Beware the Kitten Holy (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆


Manor Black

by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt, illus. by Tyler Crook

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆

Marvel 1602

1602: Witch Hunter Angela ★★★☆☆

by Marguerite Bennett & Kieron Gillen, illus. by Stephanie Hans

Marvel 1602: Part One ★★☆☆☆ ½

by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Andy Kubert

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend ★★☆☆☆

by Mirka Andolfo (illus.), transl. by Arancia Studio


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 ★★★☆☆


by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle

Magic to Brew (Vol. 1) ★★☆☆☆

Some Enchanted Evening (Vol. 2) ★★★☆☆ ½

Troubled Waters (Vol. 3) ★★☆☆☆ ½ 

My Body in Pieces ★★★☆☆

by Marie-Noëlle Hébert (illus.), transl. by Shelley Tanaka


Nightlights ★★★★☆

by Lorena Alvarez (illus.)

Nimona ★★★★☆

by Noelle Stephenson (illus.)


The October Faction

by Steve Niles, illus. by Damien Worm

Volume 1 ★★★★☆

Oddly Normal

by Otis Frampton (illus.)

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

Book 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½


by George O’Connor (illus.)

Zeus: King of the Gods (Vol. 1) ★★★☆☆


Park Bench ★★★★☆

by Christophe Chabouté (illus.)

Pashmina ★★★☆☆

by Nidhi Chanani


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


by Mark Millar, illus. by Rafael Albuquerque

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆

Pumpkinheads ★★★★☆

by Rainbow Rowell, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks



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



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

Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San

by Honda (illus.)

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

Volume 2 ★★★☆☆

Sobek ★★★☆☆

by James Stokoe (illus.)


by Sylvia Douyé, illus. by Paola Antista

Volume 1 ★★☆☆☆ ½


Red Son ★★★★★

by Mark Millar, illus. by Dave Johnson


by Kristin Kemper (illus.)

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆ ½


Tea Dragon

by Katie O’Neill (illus.)

The Tea Dragon Society (Book 1) ★★★★★

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

The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Book 3) ★★★★★

This One Summer ★★★★☆ ½

by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki

Through the Woods ★★★★☆

by Emily Carroll (illus.)



by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting

Before the Living End (Vol. 1) ★★★★★

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

Virtually Yours ★★★☆☆

by Jeremy Holt, illus. by Elizabeth Beals


Watersnakes ★★☆☆☆

by Tony Sandoval (illus.)

Wheel of Time

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

New Spring ★★☆☆☆

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) ★★★★★

Imperial Phase, Part 1 (Vol. 5) ★★★★★

Imperial Phase, Part 2 (Vol. 6) ★★★★★

Mothering Invention (Vol. 7) ★★★★☆

Old Is the New New (Vol. 8) ★★★☆☆ ½

“Okay” (Vol. 9) ★★★★☆

Witch Hat Atelier

by Kamome Shirahama (illus.)

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆ ½

Wizard Beach ★★★☆☆

by Shaun Simon, illus. by Conor Nolan

The Wizard’s Tale ★★★☆☆

by Kurt Busiek, illus. by David T. Wenzel

Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki ★★★☆☆ ½

by Mamoru Hosoda, illus. by Yu


by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock

Bad Egg (Vol. 0) ★★☆☆☆

Volume 1 ★★★☆☆ ½


Zodiac Starforce

by Kevin Panetta, illus. by Paulina Ganucheau

Issue 1 ★★★☆☆


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