New Book Recommendations! 3/31/18

Here are the graphic novels that caught our attention in the March 2018 Previews!

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From the Previews Catalog #354, March 2018 (for books arriving mainly in May 2018)…


Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(W/A/CA) Hope Larson
A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling Hope Larson. Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.



(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Greg Capullo & Various
The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit sellout REBORN is here. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you – the good and the bad. Collects REBORN #1-6.



(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, the team supreme who transformed the world of Daredevil and wove a cinematic spy thriller starring Black Widow, reunite to work their magic on the greatest hero of all: Captain America! Steve Rogers is back in shield-slinging action and on a journey across the nation he loves to restore his tarnished reputation. But the dangers he encounters require more courage than ever! And when he faces the all-new Swordsman, strap yourselves in for a sword-vs.-shield duel unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Then, in the far future, Cap faces his worst nightmare as a man out of time once again! To save his country, he must adopt his strangest role yet! Be there as America’s living legend is reimagined through the eyes of a pair of living legends! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #695-700.


(W) Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby, Joe Quesada (CA) Joe Quesada
The Fantastic Four take on Galactus in one cosmically oversized hardcover! First, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big G back – but what does he want this time? The answer lies in the Microverse! John Buscema’s powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Then, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth – and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet from becoming his next meal! With Kirby, Buscema and Byrne art showcased on enormous pages, Galactus has never looked bigger – or better! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #48-50, #74-77, #120-123 and #242-244.
Book size: 13-41/64″ x 21-1/4″



“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club moderator by night! This is his comic book pick from the same Previews catalog:

All I know about this book is
1) it’s written by Remender, and
2) the art looks great!

Death or Glory #1 (page 202): I like comic books written by Rick Remender – A Lot. His books, “Tokyo Ghost,” “Low,” “Black Science,” “Uncanny Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Force,” “Strange Girl,” and my personal favorite, “Deadly Class,” are all great comics — ribald, trippy, sexy, dark, lyrical, violent, outrageous, funny, wise and/or thrilling. Who knows which combination this new title will be? Let’s find out. ($3.99)

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