Monster: A Graphic Novel

Monster: A Graphic Novel
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers,Guy A. Sims
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2015-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780062275011

Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Review:

A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions how his ordeal would play out on the big screen. Guy A. Sims, the acclaimed author of the Brotherman series of comic books, collaborated with his brother, the illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, in this thrilling black-and-white graphic novel adaption of Monster. Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is also now a major motion picture called All Rise starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky. Fans of Monster and of the work of Walter Dean Myers—and even kids who think they don't like to read—will devour this graphic adaptation.

Monster

Monster
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780061975028

Monster Book Review:

This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky. The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.

Monster Friends

Monster Friends
  • Author : Kaeti Vandorn
  • Publisher : Random House Graphic
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2021-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781984896834

Monster Friends Book Review:

Two friends: one big, one little. One old, one young. One grumpy, one cheerful. Both: MONSTERS! From the author of Crabapple Trouble comes a sweet and fun-filled chapter-book graphic novel, with a charming cast of adorable monsters. Reggie's plan is to spend the whole summer brooding over his latest adventure gone wrong. But his friendly and curious neighbor, Emily, won't let him sit alone and unhappy in his house forever! Despite their differences, these two monsters make the perfect pair of explorers. And with a map to make, a beach party to plan, and a sea monster to find, Reggie will have to learn to talk about his feelings and let new friends in! With bright, gorgeous art by Kaeti Vandorn, Monster Friends features the cutest, fuzziest monsters you've ever seen.

Monster on the Hill (Expanded Edition)

Monster on the Hill (Expanded Edition)
  • Author : Rob Harrell
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Pages : 186
  • Relase : 2020-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781684069385

Monster on the Hill (Expanded Edition) Book Review:

Can a depressed monster learn how to be a hero? Maybe with a little help. The hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel that inspired the theatrical film RUMBLE! In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster—much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn’t quite as impressive. In fact, he’s a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It’s up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling. Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life’s challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts! Prepare for the release of the 2021 theatrical film RUMBLE with this expanded edition of the beloved graphic novel, now featuring a new 10-page epilogue!

Monsters

Monsters
  • Author : Barry Windsor-Smith
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781473591226

Monsters Book Review:

35 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MOST ANTICIPATED GRAPHIC NOVEL IN RECENT HISTORY *A GUARDIAN 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK* The year is 1964. Bailey doesn't realize he is about to fulfil his tragic destiny when he walks into a US Army recruitment office. Secretive, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, Bobby is the perfect candidate for a secret US government experiment, an unholy continuation of a genetics program that was discovered in Nazi Germany nearly 20 years earlier in the waning days of World War II. Bailey's only ally and protector, Sergeant McFarland, intervenes, which sets off a chain of cascading events that spin out of everyone's control. As the monsters of the title multiply, becoming real and metaphorical, the story reaches a crescendo of moral reckoning. A 360-page tour de force of visual storytelling, Monsters' narrative canvas is copious: part familial drama, part thriller, part metaphysical journey, it is an intimate portrait of individuals struggling to reclaim their lives and an epic political odyssey that plays across two generations of American history. Monsters is rendered in Barry Windsor-Smith's impeccable pen-and-ink technique, the visual storytelling, with its sensitivity to gesture and composition, the most sophisticated of the artist's career. There are passages of heartbreaking tenderness, of excruciating pain, of redemption and sacrifice, and devastating violence. Monsters is surely one of the most intense graphic novels ever drawn.

M Is for Monster

M Is for Monster
  • Author : Talia Dutton
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2022-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781647001926

M Is for Monster Book Review:

A scientist attempts to bring her younger sister back to life with unexpected results in this Frankenstein-inspired graphic novel about ghosts, identity, and family When Doctor Frances Ai’s younger sister Maura died in a tragic accident six months ago, Frances swore she would bring her back to life. However, the creature that rises from the slab is clearly not Maura. This girl, who chooses the name “M,” doesn’t remember anything about Maura's life and just wants to be her own person. However, Frances expects M to pursue the same path that Maura had been on—applying to college to become a scientist—and continue the plans she and Maura shared. Hoping to trigger Maura’s memories, Frances surrounds M with the trappings of Maura’s past, but M wants nothing to do with Frances’ attempts to change her into something she’s not. In order to face the future, both Frances and M need to learn to listen and let go of Maura once and for all. Talia Dutton’s debut graphic novel, M Is for Monster, takes a hard look at what it means to live up to other people’s expectations—as well as our own. M Is for Monster is one of the titles on our Surely list which is dedicated to showcasing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual creators and stories.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters

My Favorite Thing is Monsters
  • Author : Emil Ferris
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2017-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781606999592

My Favorite Thing is Monsters Book Review:

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

City Monster

City Monster
  • Author : Reza Farazmand
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 9780593087800

City Monster Book Review:

Don’t Miss Poorly Drawn Lines on Cake, airing on FX and streaming on FX on Hulu! From New York Times bestselling author and artist Reza Farazmand, his first graphic novel about a young monster who moves to a big city. City Monster is set in a world of supernatural creatures and follows a young monster who moves to the city. As he struggles to figure out his future, his new life is interrupted by questions about his mysterious roommate—a ghost who can’t remember the past. Joined by their neighbor, a vampire named Kim, they explore the city, meeting a series of strange and spooky characters and looking for answers about life, memories, and where to get a good beer. With Reza's signature style, and familiar snark, this graphic novel is equal parts irreverent and insightful, the perfect vehicle for conveying the utter absurdity of our bizarre and confusing times.

Giant Monster

Giant Monster
  • Author : Steve Niles
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2014-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781613980866

Giant Monster Book Review:

GIANT MONSTER is the ultimate giant monster story from the writer-creator of the smash-hit vampire epic 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. The year is 2013. Astronaut Don Maggert's first space flight swallows him alive in the grip of an intergalactic horror, transforming him into something that throws the entire planet into peril! Featuring oversized Kaiju action and giant monster throw-downs!

Minecraft Volume 3 (Graphic Novel)

Minecraft Volume 3 (Graphic Novel)
  • Author : Sfé R. Monster
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2021-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781506725802

Minecraft Volume 3 (Graphic Novel) Book Review:

The third graphic novel installment in the Minecraft series of books, based on the world's best-selling videogame Minecraft! Candace, Evan, Grace, Tobi, and Tyler continue their adventures in the world of Minecraft and find themselves stumbling upon a mysterious ruined portal. Arriving to a strange and wonderful corner of the Nether that they've never seen, the group turn to their Nether expert, Grace, for help. However, as they face new threats, Grace finds that the team's reliance on her in the Nether is hitting a breaking point! The group discover themselves deep in a bastion and now have to face their most intense challenge yet...without their expert. It'll take the full force of the entire group to overcome the unknown!

Monster Mayhem

Monster Mayhem
  • Author : Christopher Eliopoulos
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2018-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780525553182

Monster Mayhem Book Review:

In this funny, action-packed graphic novel adventure, a science-obsessed girl finds herself in the middle of one of her favorite monster movies. Can she invent her way out of disaster while also saving the monster who has become her friend? Zoe's favorite thing to do--besides invent and build robots--is watch classic monster movies. She has never been comfortable with kids her own age, and so she pretends she doesn't need friends while inside she's longing for connection. And then one day, Zoe finds a mysterious ring on her way home from school. She puts it on, gives it a twist, and--FRZAAKK! There's a massive burst of light! The next morning, a familiar monster appears at Zoe's window. He's from one of her favorite kaiju movies, and he likes Zoe--he wants to be her friend. Has her secret wish been fulfilled? But it turns out that Zoe's ring has brought more than just this friendly monster to life. More monsters have arrived, and they are hungry! Now she'll need to reach out to other people to help her save her town from destruction. Good thing she's a robotics genius!

Monster High: Hopes and Screams

Monster High: Hopes and Screams
  • Author : Heather Nuhfer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 115
  • Relase : 2014-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780316257466

Monster High: Hopes and Screams Book Review:

Seven brand-new stories about all your favorite Monster High characters come to life in this gorgeous full-color graphic novel.

Wolfie Monster and the Big Bad Pizza Battle: A Graphic Novel

Wolfie Monster and the Big Bad Pizza Battle: A Graphic Novel
  • Author : Joey Ellis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2019-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781338348996

Wolfie Monster and the Big Bad Pizza Battle: A Graphic Novel Book Review:

Three monster brothers get into trouble in a wacky adventure to save their failing pizza parlor! Monster brothers Wolfie, Jackson, and Roy are in for some serious competition when the gigantic corporation, Happy Leaf, moves into their hometown of Oak Hollow and wants to buy their pizza parlor. But not all is on the up-and-up when they discover the villainous CEO, Lord Mudpant, wants to turn the townspeople into zombies. Can the boys set aside their squabbles long enough to thwart Mudpant's nefarious plans?!

Monster and Me

Monster and Me
  • Author : Robert Marsh
  • Publisher : Stone Arch Books
  • Pages : 145
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9781496587305

Monster and Me Book Review:

"Gabby and Dwight attempt to steal the show in the school play, take the field in a teachers-vs.-students baseball game, turn into monster moneymakers in the class candy drive, and study up to become monster spellers for the district-wide spelling bee"--

Minecraft Volume 2 (Graphic Novel)

Minecraft Volume 2 (Graphic Novel)
  • Author : Sfé R. Monster
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2020-10-27
  • ISBN : 9781506708362

Minecraft Volume 2 (Graphic Novel) Book Review:

The sequel graphic novel to the hit book Minecraft Volume 1, from the world's best-selling videogame Minecraft! The end of summer has brought new challenges for Evan when a bully chooses to target him. Evan tries to hide this from his friends, but when he and the gang find themselves in a similar situation in the EverRealm, Evan can't keep quiet anymore. As they find themselves assaulted by pirates, and then by an even bigger threat, all the players realize they must learn to rely on each other to face adversity.

The Sea of Monsters

The Sea of Monsters
  • Author : Robert Venditti
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 125
  • Relase : 2019-08
  • ISBN : 1646970705

The Sea of Monsters Book Review:

After discovering a secret that makes him question the honor of being the son of Poseidon, demi-god Percy Jackson journeys into the Sea of Monsters in an attempt to save Camp Half-Blood.

Monsters

Monsters
  • Author : Ken Dahl
  • Publisher : Secret Acres
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780979960949

Monsters Book Review:

Focuses both on the physical symptoms and the traumatic emotional damage of a sexually transmitted disease that rarely affects two people the same way.

Monster High: I Only Have Eye for You

Monster High: I Only Have Eye for You
  • Author : Heather Nuhfer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2014-12-16
  • ISBN : 0316282863

Monster High: I Only Have Eye for You Book Review:

Romance is in the air in this brand-new Monster High graphic novel featuring a collection of six original stories about all your favorite ghouls. The Fraidy Hawkins Day Dance is creeping up, and the monsters are aflutter with romantic hopes and screams! To make things even more screamtastic, the girls must ask out the guys! Join in on the "winks" with Cleo, Scarah, Draculaura, Lagoona, Iris Clops, and more!

We Found a Monster

We Found a Monster
  • Author : Kirk Scroggs
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Pages : 146
  • Relase : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 9781779508553

We Found a Monster Book Review:

Kirk Scroggs, writer and artist of The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid, introduces a new type of best friend! Casey has always loved monster movies; in fact, he considers himself something of an expert on the subject. He spends his day doing normal kid things, like attending school and riding his bike around his town of Serena Mar-and filling his journal with helpful ways to take care of the various monsters who live all around them, who no one else seems to know exist. But as Casey delves deeper into the history of his spooky friends-or are they fiends?-he uncovers more than just skeletons in the closet. Turns out there’s a Frankenstein and maybe a werewolf tucked in there, too! And he’s just starting to wonder if it’s possible that his new friend, Zandra, has a secret of her own, as well... We Found a Monster is a fun, funny, and fast-paced tale about learning what true friendship is, and respecting the secrets we all have inside.

The Missing Monster Card

The Missing Monster Card
  • Author : Lori Mortensen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 18
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781434218889

The Missing Monster Card Book Review:

Ethan cannot wait to show Zack his new monster card, but when the new card disappears, the search begins.