Graphic Novels Roundup – May 2020

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

We’re almost half way through the year and after all the lock downs and closures, publishers have started to distribute their books again and local stores are starting to cautiously reopen. This month, again, we have a wide range of graphic novels, from pretty commercial stuff to some indie books really worth checking out and a highly anticipated book from one of the masters of the medium.

For Junior and YA books the highlights are the reprints of Svetlana Chmakova’s Nightschool series, The Postman From Space by Guillaume Perreault and Superman Smashes the Klan, a highly anticipated and very topical book by Gene Luen Yang. Finally, we also have the third volume in the Women Who Were Kings Series, this one on Elizabeth I by Australian creator Queenie Chan. A great series for libraries that tells the stories of women who were kings in a very colourful manga style.
For the general adult books Doomsday Clock Part 2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank should be popular. Flake by Matthew Dooley and The Summer of Her Life by Thomas Von Steinaecker and Barbara Yelin look really interesting. The highlight of the month has to be Paying the Land by Joe Sacco, a highly anticipated book by a master exploring the Canadian Northwest Territories of the Dene people and how the natural resources in their lands have been exploited for oil, gas and diamonds.
Junior and YA 
Disney Frozen: True Treasure – Joe Caramagna, Kawaii Creative Studios (Dark Horse Books)
Gen Pet – Damian, Alex Fuentes (Magnetic Press)
Minecraft: Wither Without You – Kristen Gudsnuk (Dark Horse)
Nightschool Collector’s Edition Volume 1 and 2 – Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press)
The Postman From Space – Guillaume Perreault (Holiday House Inc.)
Siberian Haiku – Lina Itagaki, Jurga Vile (SelfMadeHero)
Steam – Drew Ford, Duane Leslie, Eva De La Cruz (Dark Horse)
Superman Smashes the Klan – Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Women Who Were Kings Book 3: Elizabeth I – Queenie Chan (Bento Comics) 
Young Justice Volume 1: Gemworld – Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason (DC Comics) 

General Adult
Doomsday Clock: Part 2 – Geoff Johns, Gary Frank (DC Comics)
Flake – Matthew Dooley (Vintage Publishing)
Gideon Falls Volume 4 – Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart (Image Comics)
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy – Jody Houser, Adriana Melo (DC Comics)
Little Victories: Autism Through a Father’s Eyes – Yvon Roy (Titan Books)
Paying the Land – Joe Sacco (Vintage Publishing)
Star Wars: Rise of Kylo Ren – Charles Soule
The Summer of Her Life – Thomas Von Steinaecker, Barbara Yelin (SelfMadeHero)


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