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God and Science

Return of the Ti-Girls

by Jaime Hernandez

Hardcover, 134 pages, Fantagraphics, $19.99, published July 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Jaime Hernandez

This "director's cut" volume traces Penny Century's decades-long quest to become a genuine heroine, and other superheroic stories in Jaime Hernandez's fictional world, as originally featured in Love and Rockets: New Stories.

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Flannery O'connor

Flannery O'Connor

The Cartoons

by Flannery O'Connor

Hardcover, 120 pages, Fantagraphics, $22.99, published July 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Flannery O'Connor

This new volume from Fantagraphics, edited by Kelly Gerald, reveals that author Flannery O'Connor originally wanted to be a cartoonist and collects her early comics, which display many of the story-telling techniques that she later used in her writing. With an introduction by Barry Moser.

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Batman

Batman

Earth One

by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Hardcover, p. cm., DC Comics, $22.99, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

In this original graphic novel, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank present a re-imagining of the Dark Knight's origin story, in the tradition of J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis'Superman: Earth One. While Bruce Wayne tracks his parents' killer, Alfred Pennyworth seeks to stop the newly surfaced Batman.

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Journalism

Journalism

by Joe Sacco

Hardcover, 191 pages, Metropolitan Books, $29, published June 19 2012 | purchase
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  • Joe Sacco

The cartoonist creator of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Footnotes in Gaza presents a journalistic collection on the sidelines of wars around the world that includes articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States, illuminating such subjects as the Caucasus widow trials, the dilemmas of India's "untouchables" and the smuggling tunnels of Gaza.

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

A Comic Drama

by Alison Bechdel

Hardcover, 286 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • A Comic Drama
  • Alison Bechdel

Depicts the author's mother as a voracious reader, music lover and passionate amateur actress who quietly suffers as the wife of a closeted gay artist and withdraws from her young daughter, who searches for answers to the separation later in life.NPR Bestseller

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

by Harvey Pekar and J. T. Waldman

Hardcover, 176 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24.95, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Harvey Pekar and J. T. Waldman

A final graphic-novel memoir by the late author of American Splendor traces the loss of his Zionist faith against a backdrop of Jewish history, recounting how his growing disaffection with the modern state of Israel was shaped by the mythologies and realities of the Jewish homeland.

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Habibi

Habibi

by Craig Thompson

Hardcover, 655 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published September 20 2011 | purchase
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  • Craig Thompson

A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam. Read an excerpt from Habibi.NPR Bestseller

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

by Frederic Felder, Winshluss, Frederic Boniaud and Thomas Bernard

Hardcover, 187 pages, Scb Distributors, $29.95, published April 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Frederic Felder, Winshluss, et al

Presents a dark rendition of a classic tale, a greedy Geppetto builds Pinocchio as a metallic weapon of war, while Jiminy Cockroach is a homeless squatter living the good life in Pinocchio's skull.

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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

by Shigeru Mizuki and Jocelyne Allen

Paperback, 368, Drawn and Quarterly, $24.95, published April 26 2011 | purchase
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  • Shigeru Mizuki and Jocelyne Allen

From one of Japan's most famous cartoonists comes the semiautobiographical account of the final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II. Mizuki was a soldier himself and draws from personal experiences of a demoralizing war.

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Troop 142

Troop 142

by Mike Dawson

Paperback, 268 pages, Secret Acres, $20, published October 3 2011 | purchase
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  • Mike Dawson

A group of campers and counselors at a week-long scout retreat in the woods of New Jersey discover the truths between boys and men and growing out of adolescence.

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