100 Scope Notes
September 8, 2021 by Esther Keller
Here's a collection of titles that feature cryptids, ghosts and zombies. But all the stories resonate more than just fear and thrills.
January 7, 2021 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Join Michael Sweater, Rachel Dukes and their rather atypical adventure party as The Wizerd reluctantly answers the call of adventure in this funny and imaginative all-ages quest.
July 15, 2020 by Johanna
Today, Johanna reviews 'The Black Mage,' a story about the first Black student at a magical academy.
June 26, 2020 by Johanna
Today Johanna looks at three sex education comics that take an inclusive approach and are appropriate for older teens and adults.
June 5, 2019 by Esther Keller
NYC Book Expo 2019 has come to a close. And while it ran for 3 days, piggybacked by Book Con, at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC, I was only able to attend 1 day. I would have surely enjoyed another day, and would have probably seen so much more, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came home with piles of books to read.
October 30, 2018 by Johanna
It’s that time of year, when we start thinking about ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of comics and graphic novels with ghosts in them, but not all are scary. Here are some great reads that happen to have spirits in them. Ghosts by Raina […]
October 2, 2018 by Johanna
Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill Oni Press, $12.99 Ages 7-11 The author of The Tea Dragon Society returns with a graphic novel bound to satisfy her audience. As in her previous book, Aquicorn Cove has the same beautifully colored images, the same confident, sometimes wordless storytelling, similar relationships with unusual creatures, and a corresponding message […]
August 2, 2018 by Johanna
Spectacle Book One by Megan Rose Gedris Oni Press, $15.99 Recommended for ages 12 and up Spectacle sets out to be a murder mystery, but its strongest appeal comes in the atmosphere Gedris creates. Anna and Kat are twin sisters, traveling with a down-at-heels circus. Kat is a talented knife-thrower, while Anna pretends to read […]
May 10, 2018 by Johanna
The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor Oni Press, $19.99 Ages 13 and up The classic idea of a magical transformation, and the lesson of being careful what you wish for, is revisited in this high school-set graphic novel that does a terrific job with individual moments but doesn’t fully assemble them into […]
May 26, 2015 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Terrible Lizard Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Drew Moss Oni Press; $20 The meaner, snarkier part of my critic’s brain can’t help but wish Cullen Bunn and Drew Moss’ comic book about a little girl and the Tyrannosaurus Rex she befriends was a great deal worse, if only so that it could legitimately be […]
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