365 Graphic Novel Reviews

This is where you will find the list of my 365 graphic novel reviews and quick links to them.  Click on the title of the book to be taken to that review.

Next to the review number, I have noted if the book is (Non-Fiction).

Review #1

Today marks a very important day for me: today, I will start 365 blog posts in 365 days.  All of them will be reviews of graphic novels/comics (approx. 200 words each) with the exception of this post introducing the event and filling you in on the past few months.

 

Review #2

Title: everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

Cute but deep book about an alien exploring Earth

Author: Jomny Sun (@jonnysun)

Publisher: Harper (2017)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #3 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Detailed depiction of Hurricane Katrina

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #4 (Non-Fiction)

Title:  A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

Real survival tales from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Josh Neufeld

Publisher: Pantheon Books (2009)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #5 (Non-Fiction)

Title: The Great American Dust Bowl

Detailed depiction of American Dust Bowl

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #6 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Tetris: The Games People Play

The non-fiction history of Tetris

Author: Box Brown

Publisher: First Second (2016)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #7 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film 

Graphic novel film textbook

Author: Edward Ross 

Publisher: Self Made Hero (2015)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #8

Title: Marvel – The Hip-Hop Covers 

Compilation of Marvel Hip-Hop covers with essays

Author: Alex Alonso, Chris Robinson, and Rickey Purdin (ed.)

Publisher: Marvel (2016)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #9

Title: Your Black Friend  

Short comic that works as a field guide to white people that have black friends

Author: Ben Passmore

Publisher: Silver Sprocket (2017)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #10 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Say Her Name 

Short comic that explores the African-American experience

Author: Bianca Xunise 

Publisher: Self Published (?)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #11

Title: Ghosts 

Young adult book about a girl growing up in a new town with an ill sister

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic (2016)

Rating: 7+ Keep in mind that the book does deal with illness, and there are ghosts in the book, but they are not scary.

 

Review #12 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Not On My Watch  

Short comic about preventing sexual assault

Author: Isabella Rotman

Publisher: Self Published (2016)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #13 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Baddawi  

Author: Leila Abdelrazaq

Publisher: Just World Books (2015)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #14

Title: Scott Pilgrim

Dude has to fight 7 evil exes to date girl

Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley

Publisher: ONI Press (2004-2015)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #15

Title: Brobots And The Kaiju Kerfuffle

Kids book about robots fighting monsters

Author: J. Torres and Sean Dove

Publisher: ONI Press (2016)

Rating: All Ages

 

Review #16

Title: Rick and Morty Vol. 1 

it’s the comic version of Rick and Morty

Author: Zac Gorman (Writer) CJ Cannon (Illustrator)

Publisher: ONI Press (2015)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #17

Title: The Tea Dragon Society  

Cool tale of cute tea dragons and the people that care for them

Author: Katie O’Neill

Publisher: ONI Press (2017)

Rating: All Ages

 

Review #18

Title: Courtney Crumrin: The Night Things Vol. 1  

Exploring young witch in a new town

Author: Ted Neifeh 

Publisher: ONI Press (2012; 2017 Special Edition)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #19

Title: Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1  

Woman battles aliens on cooking show

Author: Natalie Riess 

Publisher: ONI Press (2016)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #20

Title:  Princess Princess Ever After 

Author: Katie O’Neill

Publisher: ONI Press (2016)

Rating: 7+

 

Review #21

Title: Archie 

Author: Mark Waid (writer)

Publisher: Archie Comics (2015-current)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #22

Title: Snotgirl

Author:  Leslie Hung and Bryan Lee O’Malley

Publisher: Image Comics (2017-current)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #23 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Lighter Than My Shadow

Author: Katie Green

Publisher: Roar, an imprint of Lion Forge (2017)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #24

Title: Spider-Man (Miles Morales)

Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2011-current)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #25

Title: Ms. Marvel 

Author: G. Willow Wilson

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2014-current)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #26

Title: Shade The Changing Girl 

Author: Cecil Castellucci (writer) Marley Zarcone (artist) Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist)

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2016-current)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #27

Title: Manifest Destiny

Author: (Team) Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, and Owen Gieni.

Publisher: Image Comics (2013-current)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #28

Title: Bandette

Author: (story) Paul Tobin (art) Colleen Coover

Publisher: Dark Horse (2013)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #29 (Historical Fiction)

Title: Nanjing The Burning City

Author: Ethan Young

Publisher: Dark Horse (2015)

Rating: 17+

 

Review #30

Title: Mae

Author: Gene Ha

Publisher: Dark Horse (2016-17)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #31

Title: Soupy Leaves Home

Author: Cecil Castellucci (writer) Jose Pimienta (illustrations)

Publisher: Dark Horse (2017)

Rating: 13+

 

Review #32

Title: The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Expanded Edition)

Author: Faith Erin Hicks

Publisher: Dark Horse (2017)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #33

Title: Zodiac Starforce: By The Power of Astra 

Author: Kevin Panetta (script) Paulina Ganucheau (art)

Publisher: Dark Horse (2016)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #34

Title: Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon 

Author: Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt

Publisher: Dark Horse (2016)

Rating: 10+

 

Review #35

Title: The Kinder Guardians Vol. 1: Some Kinder Wonderful  

Author: Victor Dandridge and Justin Castaneda

Publisher: Vantage: Inhouse (2015)

Rating: All Ages

 

Review #36

Title: A Piggy’s Tale: The Adventures of a 3-Legged Super-Pup 

Author: Tod Emko & Ethan Young

Publisher: Bohemian Press (2016)

Rating: All Ages

 

Review #37

Title: Rock Mary Rock

Author: Nicky Soh with colors by Jeremy Lawson

Publisher: Independent

Rating: 7+

 

Review #38

Title: Alter-Life

Author: Writer: Caleb Thusat   Art: Katrina Kunstmann

Publisher: Independent (2016)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #39 (Historical Fiction)

Title: No Small Plans 

Author: Gabrielle Lyon, Devin Mawdsley, Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin, and Deon Reed

Publisher: Chicago Architectural Foundation (2017)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #40

Title: Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream  

Author: Laura Park

Publisher: Uncivilized Books (2016?)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #41

Title: 1400 and Death’s Door: Ignorance Likes Company

Author: Jag Lall

Publisher: WRITERSWORLD (2016)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #42

Title: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth

Author: Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo color by Alisa Harris

Publisher: First Second (2014)

Age Rating: 7+

 

Review #43 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Primates 

Author: Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

Publisher: First Second (2013)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #44

Title: This One Summer  

Author: Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

Publisher: First Second (2014)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #45 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Relish: My Life In The Kitchen   

Author: Lucy Knisley

Publisher: First Second (2013)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #46 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Andre The Giant: Life and Legend

Author: Box Brown

Publisher: First Second (2014)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #47

Title: Demon

Author: Jason Shiga

Publisher: First Second (2017)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #48

Title: Level Up

Author: Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Publisher: First Second (2011)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #49

Title: Divinity

Author(s): Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2015)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #50

Title: Archer & Armstrong 

Author(s): Fred Van Lente/Clayton Henry/Matt Milla

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2012)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #51

Title: Faith  

Author(s): Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2016)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #52

Title: Quantum and Woody   

Author(s): James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2013)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #53

Title: Doctor Mirage    

Author(s): Jen Van Meter, Roberto De La Torre, and David Baron

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2015)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #54

Title: RAI   

Author(s): Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2016)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #55

Title: Harbinger   

Author(s): Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Lewis Larosa, and Ian Hannin

Publisher: Valiant Comics (2012)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #56

Lesson Planning Post One

 

Review #57

Lesson Planning Post Two 

 

Review #58

Title: Superman American Alien   

Author(s): Written by Max Landis Art by a ton of peeps

Publisher: DC Comics (2016)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #59

Potpourri

 

Review #60

Title: Word Play – Write Your Own Crazy Comics   

Author(s): Chuck Whelon

Publisher: Dover Publications (2011)

Age Rating: All Ages

 

Review #61 (Non-Fiction)

Title: The Santoro School’s Handbook for Making Better Comics   

Author(s): Frank Santoro and Kurt Ankeny

Publisher: Self-Published (2015)

Age Rating: All Ages (BUT, younger kids ain’t gonna get a lot of what’s going on in this book)

 

Review #62

End of Planning Week One

 

Review #63 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Smile  

Author(s): Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic (2010)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #64

Title: Sunny Side Up  

Author(s): Jenny and Matt Holm

Publisher: Scholastic (2015)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #65

Title: Swing It, Sunny

Author(s): Jenny and Matt Holm

Publisher: Scholastic (2017)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #66

Title: Cleopatra In Space 

Author(s): Mike Maihack

Publisher: Scholastic (2014 vol.1)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #67

Title: Dream Jumper  

Author(s): Greg Grunberg & Lucas Turnbloom

Publisher: Scholastic (2016 Book.1)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #68

Title: Amulet  

Author(s): Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Scholastic (2008 Book.1)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #69 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Sisters  

Author(s): Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic (2014)

Age Rating: 7+

 

Review #70

Title: The Private Eye 

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente

Publisher: Image (2015)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #71

Title: Saga 

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image (2012)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #72

Title: Pride of Baghdad 

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon

Publisher: Image (2006)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #73

Title: We Stand On Guard 

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce

Publisher: Image (2015)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #74

Title: Ex Machina 

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, and JD Mettler

Publisher: Wildstorm (2004)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #75

Title: Runaways

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and Takeshi Miyazawa

Publisher: Marvel (2003)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #76

Title: Paper Girls (Vol. 1)

Author(s): Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chang, Jared Fletcher, and Matt Wilson

Publisher: Image (2016)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #77

Reflection

 

Review #78

Title: Solid State 

Author(s): conceptualized by Jonathan Coulton, written by Matt Fraction, and art by Albert Monteys

Publisher: Image (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #79

Title: Chew 

Author(s): John Layman, Rob Guillory

Publisher: Image (2009)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #80

Title: Kid Savage (Book One)  

Author(s): Joe Kelly, Ilya, with Gary Caldwell on colors

Publisher: Image (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #81

Title: Bitch Planet  

Author(s): Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro

Publisher: Image (2015)

Age Rating: Adult

 

Review #82

Title: Sex Criminals 

Author(s): Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Publisher: Image (2014)

Age Rating: Adult

 

Review #83

Title: The Goddamned 

Author(s): Jason Aaron and r.m. Guera

Publisher: Image (2015)

Age Rating: Adult

 

Review #84

Title: The Archies 

Author(s): Alex Segura, Matt Rosenberg, Joe Eisma, and Matt Herms

Publisher: Archie Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #85

Title: Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica 

Author(s): Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga, Tony Avina, and Arif Prianto

Publisher: Archie Comics/DC Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #86

Title: The Spiders: Generations 

Author(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Ramon Perez, and Msassyk

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #87

Title: The Iron: Generations 

Author(s): Brian Michael Bendis, Marco Rudy, Szymon Kudranski, and Nico Leon

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 10+

 

Review #88

Title: The Archers: Generations 

Author(s): Kelly Thompson, Stefano Raffaele, Digikore

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #89

Title: Punisher – The Platoon #1

Author(s): Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #90

Title: The Shadow and Batman 

Author(s): Steve Orlando and Gionanni Timpano

Publisher: DC/Dynamite Comics (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #91

Title: Down. Set. Fight!

Author(s): Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Scott Kowalchuk

Publisher: Oni Press (2014)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #92

A Discussion of Color

 

Review #93 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Fetch

Author(s): Nicole J. Georges

Publisher: Mariner Books (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #94

Title: Thor – God of Thunder 

Author(s): Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2014)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #95

Title: Empire State 

Author(s): Jason Shiga

Publisher: Abrams (2011)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #96

Title: Drax

Author(s): CM Punk, Cullen Bunn, and Scott Hepburn

Publisher: Marvel Comics (2016)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #97

Title: Gingerbread Girl

Author(s): Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

Publisher: Top Shelf (2011)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #98

Title: Plutona 

Author(s): Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox

Publisher: Image Comics (2016)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #99

Teacher Reflection

 

Review #100

Blog 100: My Top 5 Titles Thus Far

 

Review #101

Further Classroom Reflections

 

Review #102

Further Reflection Pt.2

 

Review #103

Title: We3 

Author(s): Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Publisher: Vertigo (2014 paperback)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #104

Title: Lost At Sea 

Author(s): Brian Lee O’Malley

Publisher: Oni Press (2005)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #105 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Nortorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

Author(s): Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

Publisher: Dey St. (2015)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #106

Title: Lost in NYC – A Subway Adventure 

Author(s): Nadja Spigelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez

Publisher: Toon Graphics (2015)

Age Rating: All Ages

 

Review #107

Title: Spera 

Author(s): Josh Tierney, Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei, Emily Carrol, Olivier Pichard, Jordyn Bochon, Cecile Brun, Luke Pearson, Leela Wagner, Matt Marblo

Publisher: Archaia (2011)

Age Rating: All Ages

 

Review #108

Title: Monster On The Hill 

Author(s): Rob Harrell

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions (2013)

Age Rating: All Ages

 

Review #109 (Personal Reflection)

A Rant of Sorts

 

Review #110

Title: Naruto 

Author(s): Masashi Kishimoto

Publisher: Shonen Jump (1999)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #111

Title: Death Note 

Author(s): Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Publisher: Shonen Jump (2005)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #112 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Black History In Its Own Words

Author(s): Ronald Wimberly

Publisher: Image (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #113

Title: Adrian and the Tree of Secrets 

Author(s): Humbert and Marie Caillou

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (2014)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #114

Title: I Am Alfonso Jones 

Author(s): Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, and John Jennings

Publisher: Tu Books (2017)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #115 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Maus 

Author(s): Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Pantheon (1986)

Age Rating: 13+

 

Review #116 (Personal Reflection)

My Students’ Book

 

Review #117

Title: Protanopia 

Author(s): Andre Bergs

Publisher: Self Published Digital (2017)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #118 (Non-Fiction)

Title: Walking Wounded 

Author(s): Mael and Olivier Morel

Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing (2015)

Age Rating: 17+

 

Review #119 (Personal Reflection)

Marking the Non-Fiction