Graphic novels roundup – March 2020

by | Mar 31, 2020 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

With the current pandemic forcing so many countries into lockdown you’d think this would be a great time to read comics but how can we get graphic novels from the library when libraries are closed? 

Please check your library’s website as some libraries do offer graphic novels as part of their digital catalogues and we also encourage you to buy some books to support the creators.

Having said that, the comics industry seems to be slowing down and in some cases stopping distribution so we’ll see how things go in the coming months.

For Junior and YA books I’d highlight Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang and The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson.
For the general adult books, this is a big month with lots of great books but I’d highlight the reprint of 100% by Paul Pope, the first volume of the news series starring one of the greatest (and for many the greatest) villain in Marvel’s history Doctor Doom: Pottersville by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larroca, Goblin Girl by Moa Romanova, Kairos by Ulysse Malassagne and Once & Future Volume 1 by Kieron Gillen.

Junior and YA
DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless – Amy Wolfram, Agnes Garbowska (DC Comics)
Dragon hoops – Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
The fire never goes out: a memoir in pictures – Noelle Stevenson (Harper Teen)
Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontes – Isabel Greenberg (Abrams)
The Mythics Volume 1: Heroes Reborn – Patrick Sobral, Patricia Lyfoung, Philippe Ogaki (Papercutz)
My Hero Academia Volume 23 – Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Media)
The Oracle Code – Marieke Nijkamp, Manuel Preitano (DC)
The Phantom Twin – Lisa Brown (First Second)
The Plain Janes – Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg (Hachette Australia)

General Adult
100% – Paul Pope (Image Comics)
Conan the Barbarian Volume 2: Life and Death of Conan – Jason Aaron, Mahmoud A. Asrar, Garry Brown, Gerardo Zaffino (Marvel Comics) 
Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea – Hugo Pratt (IDW)
Doctor Doom Volume 1: Pottersville – Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca (Marvel Comics)
Emanon Volume 3 – Kenji Tsuruta, Shinji Kajio (Dark Horse)
Goblin Girl – Moa Romanova (Fantagraphics)
The Immortal Hulk Volume 6 – Al Ewing, Joe Bennett (Marvel Comics)
Kairos – Ulysse Malassagne (First Second)
King Thor – Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic (Marvel Comics)
Marvel Comics #1000 – Curated by Al Ewing, various creators (Marvel Comics)
No one left to fight – Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio (Dark Horse Comics)
Once & Future: Volume 1 – Kieron Gillen, Tamra Bonvillain, Dan Mora (Boom! Studios)
Phoolan Devi, Rebel Queen – Claire Fauvel (NBM)
Star Wars, Vol. 13: Rogues and Rebels – Greg Pak, Phil Noto (Marvel) 
Web of Black Widow – Jody Houser, Stephen Mooney (Marvel Comics)


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