Nimona

Nimona
  • Author : Noelle Stevenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2015-05-12
  • ISBN : 9780062278241

Nimona Book Review:

Nimona is the New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from ND Stevenson, based on his beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, “If you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.” Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from ND Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org). Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book Fans of ND Stevenson's beloved and bestselling Nimona won't want to miss his moving memoir-in-pictures, The Fire Never Goes Out, featuring short essays, mini-comics, and photographs that span eight eventful years in ND's young adult life.

Nimona

Nimona
  • Author : Noelle Stevenson
  • Publisher : HarperTeen
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 1484455010

Nimona Book Review:

Nimona, a young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy, and Lord Ballister Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, set out to prove that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his friends are not the heroes everyone thinks they are, but Lord Blackheart soon realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past, and her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

The Fire Never Goes Out

The Fire Never Goes Out
  • Author : Noelle Stevenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9780062278289

The Fire Never Goes Out Book Review:

From ND Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds him turning an important corner in his creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of his young adult life, author-illustrator ND Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at his art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for his debut graphic novel, Nimona, ND captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all his own. Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year!

The Midwinter Witch: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #3)

The Midwinter Witch: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #3)
  • Author : Molly Knox Ostertag
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781338566406

The Midwinter Witch: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #3) Book Review:

The acclaimed world of The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch comes to a thrilling conclusion in a new adventure about magic, family, and finding your true power. Magic has a dark side . . .Aster always looks forward to the Midwinter Festival, a reunion of the entire Vanissen family that includes competitions in witchery and shapeshifting. This year, he's especially excited to compete in the annual Jolrun tournament-as a witch. He's determined to show everyone that he's proud of who he is and what he's learned, but he knows it won't be easy to defy tradition.Ariel has darker things on her mind than the Festival-like the mysterious witch who's been visiting her dreams, claiming to know the truth about Ariel's past. She appreciates everything the Vanissens have done for her. But Ariel still craves a place where she truly belongs.The Festival is a whirlwind of excitement and activity, but for Aster and Ariel, nothing goes according to plan. When a powerful and sinister force invades the reunion, threatening to destroy everything the young witches have fought for, can they find the courage to fight it together? Or will dark magic tear them apart?

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies
  • Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2020-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780190917968

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies Book Review:

Comic book studies has developed as a solid academic discipline, becoming an increasingly vibrant field in the United States and globally. A growing number of dissertations, monographs, and edited books publish every year on the subject, while world comics represent the fastest-growing sector of publishing. The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies looks at the field systematically, examining the history and evolution of the genre from a global perspective. This includes a discussion of how comic books are built out of shared aesthetic systems such as literature, painting, drawing, photography, and film. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds. In particular, it explores how the term "global comics" has been defined, as well the major movements and trends that will drive the field in the years to come. Each essay will help readers understand comic books as a storytelling form grown within specific communities, and will also show how these forms exist within what can be considered a world system of comics.

Lumberjanes Vol. 1

Lumberjanes Vol. 1
  • Author : Noelle Stevenson,Grace Ellis,Brooke Allen,Shannon Watters
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781608866878

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 Book Review:

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won't want to miss. Collects Lumberjanes #1-#4.

Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost
  • Author : Vera Brosgol
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2011-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781466805583

Anya's Ghost Book Review:

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part . . . Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol. This title has Common Core connections. Anya's Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011. One of Horn Book's Best Fiction Books of 2011. Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

Page by Paige

Page by Paige
  • Author : Laura Lee Gulledge
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2011-09-05
  • ISBN : 9781613121511

Page by Paige Book Review:

Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she?s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story. Praise for Page by Paige “Gulledge's b&w illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood.” –Publishers Weekly “A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Paige’s sketches are soft and expressive, and Gulledge does an admirable job of providing insight into Paige’s musings, creating a very intimate ambiance for this well-fleshed-out character. The artist masterfully commands her piece, creating a cohesive and fluid work that cascade smoothly along. Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously.” –Kirkus Reviews “Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who’s introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character’s thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced. That same easy, organic quality is found in the book’s design: the story panels and Paige’s sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age—graphic—novel.” –Horn Book “An elegant portrayal of the interactions of Paige’s external and internal states.” –Publishers Weekly

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor
  • Author : Shaenon K. Garrity
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781534460881

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor Book Review:

Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home. One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in Willowweep. It certainly looks like the setting of one of her favorite books: A stately manor. A sinister housekeeper. Three brooding brothers. There’s even a ghost. Except Willowweep is not what it seems. Its romantic exterior hides the workings of a pocket universe—the only protection our world has against a great force of penultimate evil, and its defenses are crumbling. Could cruel fate make Haley the heroine that Willowweep needs?

The Girl Who Owned a City

The Girl Who Owned a City
  • Author : O. T. (Terry) Nelson
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781467731515

The Girl Who Owned a City Book Review:

A deadly plague has devastated Earth, killing all the adults. Lisa and her younger brother Todd are struggling to stay alive in a world where no one is safe. Other children along Grand Avenue need help as well. They band together to find food, shelter, and protection from dangerous gangs invading their neighborhood. When Tom Logan and his army start making threats, Lisa comes up with a plan and leads her group to a safer place. But how far is she willing to go to protect what's hers?

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
  • Author : Prudence Shen
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781250843579

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong Book Review:

You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and the cheerleaders retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake? Student group funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms, but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot deathmatch? Let's do this!

The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Expanded Edition)

The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Expanded Edition)
  • Author : Faith Erin Hicks
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2017-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781630089245

The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Expanded Edition) Book Review:

What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world. The expanded edition collects the original Eisner Award-winning comic, two new stories, and new art from creators including Tyler Crook, Ron Chan, Jake Wyatt, Paulina Ganucheau, and more! The first collection won an Eisner Award (Best Publication for Kids) and has gone through 4 printings "This charming modern vision of a Superhero Girl features a young woman living an uncertain life, unsure of the best way to contribute to society. It's superhero as person instead of as corporate symbol or fight machine. We see her struggling with relatable elements of daily life, like keeping her mother informed of how things are going or having to replace her cape after it shrunk in the laundry. One of the best strips has Superhero Girl explaining to a fan how she too can be a superhero without having a horrible tragedy in her past. This strip shines because it's fresh and lighthearted without wallowing in angst. Her arch-nemesis is a normal guy who keeps telling her she's doing it wrong. She struggles to balance her calling with a paying day job but keeps forgetting to take her mask off. Her annoying perfect brother Kevin shows her up, and she struggles with whether to stay hero or take the easier, villainous way to riches. The comic is perfectly suited to Hicks's expressive figures and energetic storytelling. The perfect laugh-filled tonic for heavier angst-filled superhero series." -Publishers Weekly "Have you ever wanted a superhero who lives in your world? If so, you will love Faith Erin Hicks' Eisner-award-winning story of a young woman who happens to be a superhero. " -YALSA The Hub

Displacement

Displacement
  • Author : Kiku Hughes
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781250801623

Displacement Book Review:

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes. Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II. These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself "stuck" back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive. Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.

Alice in Tumblr-land

Alice in Tumblr-land
  • Author : Tim Manley
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Pages : 273
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780143124795

Alice in Tumblr-land Book Review:

Favorite fairy tale characters, including Peter Pan, Rapunzel, the Ugly Duckling, Goldilox and many more are depicted as living in the 21st century and find themselves braving creeps on dating sites, gluten allergies and Facebook stalkers. 75,000 first printing.

The New Fiction Technologies

The New Fiction Technologies
  • Author : Shawn Edrei
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2021-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781476679143

The New Fiction Technologies Book Review:

The Internet has fundamentally altered our perceptions of narrative and its core components, including authorship, setting, characterization, reader reception and more. With new trends, tropes and conventions emerging at the speed of cyberspace, digital media like web comics, video games and fan fiction have become laboratories for experimentation on the boundaries of contemporary storytelling. While web comics, video games and fan fiction have received much scholarly study, this book focuses on the common ground they share, and how their processes, motivations and evolution may be more similar than we think. These media are all regarded as unique genres of digital fiction, and this book aims to bridge the gap between them. Understanding these phenomena as expressions of the same principles could be crucial to understanding the future of narrative storytelling.

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches
  • Author : Maggie Stiefvater
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781779506399

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series) and artist Morgan Beem unearth the primal power of memory and how it twists the bond between two brothers. Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but they are inseparable. For their last summer before college, the two leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined. While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer school laboratory, because he brought something from home on their trip—it’s an experiment that will soon consume him. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface. Swamp Thing: Twin Branches is a story of shadows, both literal and imagined—and those that take form and haunt us.

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies
  • Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 745
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9780190917944

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.

Between Ink and Shadows

Between Ink and Shadows
  • Author : Melissa Wright
  • Publisher : Melissa Wright
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2020-12-01
  • ISBN :

Between Ink and Shadows Book Review:

She’ll win back her freedom, even if she has to steal it. Nimona Weston has a debt to pay. Her father’s dealings with the dark society known as the Trust cost Nim her freedom. There’s one way out of the contract on her life and that’s to bide her time and pay the tithes. But when the Trust assigns Nim to a task in the king’s own castle, her freedom is not the only thing she’ll risk. Warrick Spenser has a secret. As king’s seneschal, he should be the last soul in Inara to risk association with dark magic, but long-hidden ties to the Trust are harder to shed than simply cutting the threads. When the Trust sends a thief to his rooms, Warrick thinks he’s finally found a way to be rid of them for good. But Nimona Weston is hiding secrets of her own. Magical contracts, blood-debt accountants, and a deadly game. An epic fantasy with regency flair, an improper and slightly stabby heroine with a penchant for trouble, clean, slow burn romance, and a dark and twisty plot that pits magic against kings, love against power, and a gothic underworld against a kingdom built on lies. Perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Shadows Between Us.

Velocity

Velocity
  • Author : Chris Wooding
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2017-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781338042788

Velocity Book Review:

Buckle up for a fast-paced, high-octane thrill ride!Cassica and Shiara are best friends. They couldn't be more different, but their differences work to their advantage -- especially when they're drag racing. Cassica is fearless and determined, making her the perfect driver for daring, photo-finish victories. Shiara is intelligent and creative, able to build cars out of scrap and formulate daring strategies from the passenger's seat.Now they've set their sights on the Widowmaker -- the biggest, most anticipated, and most dangerous race of the year. The winners get a pass to a life of luxury and fame. The losers, more often than not, die in fiery explosions. And even if Cassica and Shiara survive the deadly three-day challenge... their friendship might be roadkill.This breathless reimagining of extreme sports is perfect for fans of Mad Max: Fury Road and NASCAR.

Runaways

Runaways
  • Author : Marvel Comics
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781302483715

Runaways Book Review:

Runaways (2015) 1-4, Secret Wars: Secret Love