Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than a Man - Tom King

Staff Pick

Uncanny Valley to the extreme, Tom King's Vision is a surreal and eerie look into the American dream. The Vision has created himself the perfect nuclear family - except for the fact that none of his created family is actually human. He, his wife, and their two children live in American suburbia just like their human counterparts. But as they soon find, it's harder than it looks to be 'human', and not everybody agrees with their idea of humanity. Here, the Vision's role as an Avenger actually takes a backseat to his role as a father; this is unlike any superhero comic you've read before.

A Girl on the Shore - Inio Asano

Staff Pick

Published for the first time in English, Inio Asano's A Girl on the Shore is a quiet, emotional coming of age story. Koume and Keisuke, two middle school kids living in a small coastal Japanese town, enter a casual physical relationship that develops into something that changes how they view themselves and the world around them. The plot is minimal; what truly drives the story is the characters and their relationships, both physical and psychological. The characters teeter on the edge of adolescence, and Asano explores their feelings with a depth and understanding that is rare and wonderful to see in depictions of middle schoolers in fiction. While the manga is a relatively short read, you'll find yourself wanting to go back and read it over and over again.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781941220856
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vertical Comics - January 19th, 2016

Compass South - Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock

Staff Pick

Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock's newest graphic novel for young adults is fun no matter how old you are. It follows a pair of red-haired twins on their journey through 19th century America as they encounter pirates, gangsters and hidden treasures. Larson draws on classic adventure tropes but revisits them in a way that still feels fresh and exciting. Mock's stylish illustrations feel full of personality and bring life to the characters with crisp lines and saturated colors that immerse the reader in 19th century New York. While the comic visits some darker themes, it never strays too far from its' lively and playful path. Reminiscent of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Compass South is a swashbuckling adventure story that will keep you engaged all the way through.

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