Pocahontas: Princess of the New World - Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky

Staff Pick

Lush, colorful, dynamic. Yes, that's one way we may describe the "new world" of the first colonial settlers, but it's also how one could describe this graphic novel retelling of Pocahontas's encounter and eventual involvement with the settlers of Jamestown. This story is fully and comfortably centered on the heroine that is Pocahontas, in her slow maturity as a member of her people, of her obsessions and support of the white settlers, and of her eventual abandonment of her known way of life. Locatelli-Kournwsky illustrates this novel with fluid grace--penwork that is as magical and alive as the forests that Pocahontas runs through. Pocahontas really delves into the titular character, exploring issues such as otherness with artistic refinement. A brilliantly executed piece of historical fiction.

Pocahontas: Princess of the New World By Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky, Sandra Smith (Translated by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681772172
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pegasus Books - September 6th, 2016

Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler

Staff Pick

A comic-biography by the Japanese comics master Shigeru Mizuki! Hitler has remained an enigmatic and frightening character for more than seventy years and Mizuki's skillful hand, careful but swift storytelling, and ever present comic humor taken on the task of biographer for one of the most powerful and destructive, men in history. Told in Mizuki's inimitable style, Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler takes a deep and serious look at a man who upended the political system in Germany, raised populist power, and ushered in unprecedented violence and hate--it should be more than clear why now more than ever we should learn from the past.

Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781770462106
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 17th, 2015

The Eternaut - Hector German Oesterheld, Francisco Solano Lopez

Staff Pick

First serialized in a Buenos Aires newspaper, The Eternaut is momentous science fiction graphic novel that captures a world of chaos and fear, catastrophe and paranoia--a perfect reflection of the world of the late 1950s, the years it was created. The Eternaut is deeply political and strives to tell a narrative centered around the goodness of humanity faced with peril. This is immense and moving work of fiction, finally available in English.

The Eternaut By Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Francisco Solano Lopez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606998502
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fantagraphics - November 24th, 2015